Monday, February 17, 2014
Running The Central Park Half Marathon Plus A Fun To Do List Around TheCity #nycruns
I am fighting with myself where I will stay..or rather where to get a hotel room. I was thinking close to the race, but then I would also like to get a beach front hotel room in NJ. There is so much I want to see and do in NYC this weekend before and after my Central Park Half Marathon. Here is an activity guide I made for myself. Fun stuff I actually would enjoy doing. Will I be able to do everything on this list in 3 days? I hope so, but most likely not!
1. Brooklyn Brewery tours
2. Battery Park
3. Statue of Liberty- The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the people of the United States as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the American Revolution.
4. Go see America's Got Talent
5. Ride on the Stanten Island Ferry
6. Visit St Patrick's Cathedral
7. Central Park - Central Park is the 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and designated New York City’s first scenic landmark in 1974.
8. Dance At Cielo Club
9. Central Park Bike Tour - hoping they ride by the model sailboats at the Conservatory Water, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, Belvedere Castle atop Vista Rock, or the Bow Bridge which was Completed in 1862, the Bow Bridge's cast-iron arch stretches 60 ft. over the lake, connecting Cherry Hill and the Ramble.
10. Southern Welcome Tour
11. Watch To Catch A Thief at Film Forum - (1955) As jewel robberies proliferate in the south of France, les flics start to suspect “retired” cat burglar Cary Grant, but he’s more interested in fireworks over Cannes and fire-and-ice Grace Kelly. Perhaps Hitchcock’s most beautiful-to-look-at work, with ravishing Riviera locations in color, the two stars at their most glamorous, and a “zingy air of sophistication” (Pauline Kael). Approx. 106 min. DCP
12. Empire State Building- go to the 86th-floor observation deck around 8:30 a.m. or during lunch & dinner time so its not as busy then I need to remind myself the buy my ticket online.
13. Run The Central Park Half Marathon
14. Go See Copellia - Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this delightful tale presents a budding romance between two villagers, Frantz and Swanilda, alongside the curious workings of their eccentric neighbor Dr. Coppélius, a mad inventor who has taken to creating life-like automatons. Infatuated at the sight of the inventor's new doll, Frantz sneaks into Dr. Coppélius' workshop, and mayhem ensues.
16 Brooklyn Promenade
What did you do for fun the last time you ran a race in NYC?