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    What to Pack When Visiting New York

    September 21

    Packing for one of the fashion capitals in the world can be overwhelming. Follow our expert tips on what and how to pack for your trip to the Big Apple.

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    The Tri-State Origins of Disco Fries

    August 03

    They're one of the signature plates on the small bites menu at Henri’s Patio Grill. Disco fries are a sinfully savory snack made to share. A delectable combination of french fries, melty cheese, and brown gravy, they’re a tried and true crowd-pleaser for the table. But what’s the connection between disco fries and New York anyways? And how did they earn that funny nickname?

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    “Hope Wanted”, Coming Soon

    July 10

    Beginning on August 14th, the New-York Historical Society is opening an exhibit that focuses on the coronavirus pandemic and resulting quarantine through the lens of New York City. The installation - titled “Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine” - will include interviews and photojournalism from the city’s five boroughs, outlining different ways in which New Yorkers were able to adjust to the new landscape of a world under quarantine.

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    Staying Clean at Hotel Henri

    June 15

    The staff at our NYC hotel has taken precautions against the spread of COVID-19 extremely seriously. By staying up to date with the CDC’s recommendations and the city’s shelter-in-place order, our property is continuously updating our services to protect the health and safety of our hotel’s guests and team members.

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    Showfields Hosts: An Epic Tech-Free ‘90s Party

    March 02

    Have you ever wished you could relive the best parts of the 1990s? Fulfill your fantasy at this one night only party! TTYL, a tech-free community that promotes human-to-human connections, is taking over Showfields for the ultimate throwback pop-up party. 

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    Love is in the Air

    February 03

    New York is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Grab your beloved and hit the town in style with these love-inspired activities. 

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    Best Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

    January 06

    Chilly temperatures set the scene for unforgettable days of ice skating in New York City. Lace-up your skates and start practicing your moves this January. Check out our top three ice skating rinks in New York City:

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    Holiday Shop Your Way Into Christmas

    December 02

    Everyone loves gift-giving during the holidays. However, it can be challenging to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, unless you know where to go. This holiday season, check out the top three Christmas markets in NYC. 

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    All the Fall Feels

    November 04

    Autumn is one of the most magical times to visit New York City. This fall, get into the festive spirit with these three can’t-miss activities. 

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    New York’s 46th Annual Village Halloween Parade

    October 07

    New York City knows how to celebrate! That's why it's home to the largest Halloween procession in the world. Every year, 50,000 people participate in this dazzling spectacle of magnificent costumes, massive puppets, glowing lanterns, dance troupes, and more. It's hands down one of the most exciting events in NYC this October.

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    Global Citizen Festival Returns

    September 02

    Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun doesn't have to. Spend a day rocking out to headliners such as Queen with Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R. and more at the Global Citizen Festival, taking place at Central Park on Saturday, September 28th.

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    New York Getaway

    August 05

    Planning the perfect New York getaway requires a delicate balance between research and guidance. Fortunately, we know just the way to get you into an "Empire State of Mind".

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    Bastille Day Fun

    July 01

    New York City knows how to celebrate! This Bastille Day, make Hotel Henri your home base during the festivities. The biggest celebration is at the French Institute Alliance Française on July 14th from 12 pm - 5 pm. Join fellow Francophiles for a street party to remember.

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    Outdoor Summer Activities

    June 03

    New York City is heating up with fun outdoor activities. Embrace the rising temperatures and head out for a summery day surrounded by the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

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    Spring Has Sprung

    May 06

    May is heating up with these fun spring activities. Allow us to help you navigate the array of NYC festivities happening this month.

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    Hudson Yards Finally Opens

    April 01

    Strolling the city is one of the greatest NYC delights. Make the most of these picture-perfect spring days and head to one of the hottest destinations in Manhattan.

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    March Concerts Not To Miss

    March 04

    This March some of the biggest concerts are coming to New York City. Catch one of these epic shows to make stories for a lifetime.

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    Sip! Sip! Hooray! New York Wine Fest

    January 07

    It’s that magical time of year when everything has slowed down, and we can finally dedicate time to the things we enjoy. However, you may find yourself wondering, “What’s next?” Fortunately, we have the answer. Wine. Wine is the answer to the question you didn’t need to ask. 

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  • Feeling Festive in Manhattan

    December 03

    Is there anything more charming than New York City in December? From twinkling holiday lights to festive Christmas trees, it’s hard not to feel the cheer. This December, treat yourself to these feel-good indulgences. 

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  • Little Cloud Debuts at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 05

    Rarely does a float so adorable and charming come around that moves our hearts—but Little Cloud, the newest addition to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, does precisely that. Catch the magnificent white cloud floating over the streets of New York City on Thursday, November 22nd. 

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  • Ghosts, Candlelights, and More

    October 01

    Have you ever wondered about New York City’s haunted past? In a city with 400-year-old streets, there are bound to be chilling ghost stories. Venture to the most haunted house in Manhattan, the Merchant’s House Museum in the East Village. 

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  • September Concerts

    September 03

    New York City's calendar is always full of incredible events and concerts. However, it can be hard to navigate the overwhelming list, which is why we’ve curated our top three shows for September.

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  • Visit the Flatiron Building

    August 06

    Enjoy the last days of summer by strolling the streets of New York City. There is always something new to see. However, we suggest visiting the historic Flatiron building, located at 175 Fifth Avenue, right off of Madison Square Park. It’s just a quick walk from Hotel Henri. Feel the warm sunshine that is broken up by the fresh summer breezes of the East and Hudson River.

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  • Fun July Events

    July 02

    Although Fourth of July is a blast in New York City, there are fun things to do all month. We’ve searched high and low to provide you our top three events.

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  • Surprising Facts About the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

    June 04

    It's that swingy time of year again! Be instantly transported to the 1920's at the 13th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. It’s hard to believe it’s been going on for 13 years, but the popularity keeps on increasing and each year is better attended. It’s genuinely becoming a New York summer staple and the longest running event to ever take place on Governors Island. Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra set the scene for a beautifully authentic experience.

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  • Culture Alert: David Bowie Is, at the Brooklyn Museum

    April 05

    Rarely does an artist touch the world in the unique and magical way of David Bowie. This spring, travel across the bridge to celebrate the vibrant life and work of this creative genius. Brooklyn Museum has put on a retrospective worthy of praise and acclaim, focusing on the multifaceted life and career of artist, musician, and performer David Bowie.

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  • Romancing Your Beloved in NYC: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

    February 05

    Tired of the usual dinner and drinks on Valentine’s Day? Try thinking outside the chocolate box by heading to the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space for an intimate evening of snuggling under the asteroids.

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  • Three New Year’s Resolutions for the New York Traveler

    January 08

    The sky is the limit when it comes to starting off 2018 with a bang. New York city is the perfect backdrop to reenergize and enhance yourself this January. Check out our top three new year’s resolutions:

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  • Feeling the Magic: Wintertime In NYC Is The Best Time

    December 05

    Is there anywhere more magical than NYC during the holidays? We think not. Even the least touristy-New Yorkers head to the streets marveling at the festive tree at Rockefeller Center or cruising through the crafty kiosks of Bryant Park Winter Village. New York is the city that keeps on giving and we hope you are able to enjoy the winter wonderland, while picking up a few gifts and snacking on some street roasted chestnuts.

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  • Exploring Louise Bourgeois: A Day at MoMA

    November 06

    Are you visiting New York and uncertain what to do? Don’t worry, we've got you covered. Head to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a perfect fall day exploring contemporary art. Check out the newly opened Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, on view until January 28, 2018.

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  • Get into the Halloween Spirit at New York Botanical Gardens

    October 02

    Tap into your halloween spirit and start your celebrations early. Head to the New York Botanical Gardens for fall activities with a spooky twist.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Oktoberfest in NYC

    September 04

    Visiting NYC this Fall? Lucky you! There are two times during the year when the weather is ripe for outdoor activities and celebrations. Fortunately, one of those amazing times of the year is now. Grab your lederhosen and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest, Manhattan-style.

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  • Panorama Music Festival, July 28th-30th

    July 03

    Feel the vibrant energy of New York City at this three day outdoor concert. Goldenvoice, the organizers of Coachella, are bringing Panorama Music Festival back to Randall’s Island for it’s second year.

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  • Summertime In NYC: Time to Visit MoMA PS1

    June 04

    Summertime in NYC is a time of exploration. Venture across the bridge to Long Island City to visit MoMA’s sister property MoMA PS1, one of the most innovative and comprehensive institutions of contemporary art in the United States.

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  • A Fashion Lovers Dream: Rei Kawakubo's Exhibition at the Met

    May 04

    On May 2nd, the Met Gala kicked off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute celebration of Rei Kawakubo’s designs. The event was only for A-listers, but the stunning exhibition will be on view from May 4th until September 4th. Be the first of your friends to experience the challenging show that honors the living artist.

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  • Celebrate Spring With the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    April 05

    Nothing gets us in the mood for Spring like an outdoor flower festival. Each year tourist and locals look forward to The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s the premiere activity to kick off the season and get in touch with beauty and nature.

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  • Best NYC Concerts In March

    March 01

    The weather is starting to turn warmer and although you still may catch a couple of icy days, New Yorkers are gearing up for the season ahead. Peel off your layers and catch one of these major concerts this month.

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  • Become a Chocolatier in Honor of Valentine's Day

    February 06

    Forget the corporate grid and pursue your life long fantasy of becoming a Chocolatier. 

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  • Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest at The New Museum

    January 09

    Do your mind, your creativity, and your intellectual self a favor, and go experience this exhibition. Housed in the three main floors of the New Museum, check out the the artists Pipilotti Rist’s first New York survey.

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