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Old 05-10-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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While the OP and her daughter are at the Broadway show, I suggest that her husband and son visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/?gcli...SAAEgJlhPD_BwE
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Having been there many times, a surprise, wonderful activity was a boat ride around Manhattan. Then you'll be near by the 9-11 museum.

Do the kids have any ideas? Statue of Liberty? Horse carriage around Central Park? Empire State?

So much to do.....guessing art museums etc are not quite right for them but maybe the Natural History Museum? Up near Central Park...

Have fun...lucky you.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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Why aren't the guys going to a musical? I hope it's not because they think musicals are for girls. They're missing out! There's so much out there that any music lover could enjoy. It doesn't have to be Phantom of the Opera or My Fair Lady. (I won't suggest Hamilton b/c I know tickets are ridiculous)

Guys LOVE Book of Mormon (written by the same duo who created South Park). Beetlejuice is a new show that should be really funny. And I challenge anyone who claims to not like musicals to sit through Come From Away and not leave the show dancing! It's a true story, and really renews your faith in humanity.

Harry Potter isn't a musical, and it's one that a lot of teens would enjoy, but it's two shows in one day, so it may eat up too much of your day in the city.

And I don't know much about it, but there's an off-Broadway show that is a musical parody of Big Bang Theory.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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I would also suggest, OP do you have your broadway tix yet? if you're flexible and don't care what you see, wait on line @ TKTS for same day discounted tickets.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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I would also suggest, OP do you have your broadway tix yet? if you're flexible and don't care what you see, wait on line @ TKTS for same day discounted tickets.
My friends swear by TKTS.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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OMG--the Moroccan Lentil Soup...

Plus I will give Pret A Manger their props because at the end of the day, all of their leftover food goes to City Harvest, which collects food from restaurants and grocery stores and distributes it into needy areas.
The spinach mac & cheese and the spinach/tomato mac & cheese is equally as good.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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You say they are older teens, right? Why ask strangers who know nothing about the interests your kids have instead of asking your kids? Ask them to do some research and each, independently, give you and their father a short list of things they'd like to do with one or two things highlighted as "must sees." I suggest they should do this independently to see if anything shows up on both lists and maybe after preparing separate lists they should corroborate before giving you the results.

I see nothing in any of the suggestions above that would be universally attractive to all teens and see a few that would be excruciating for some. I also saw not one sporting event suggestion. In August on any given day there will probably be a Mets or Yankees game in New York and on the weekends the Jets and Giants will be playing pre-season games. Not saying they would work for your kids either but might be a consideration...if they show up on their list. Even if it's not your favorite.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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I was in NYC recently for a week with my teen daughter and some of the highlights of our trip were riding around on the Grey Line Hop On Hop Off bus tour, night Brooklyn bus tour, eating at the Plaza Hotel- lounge/bar in hotel and sweet shops in lower level of hotel, 'The Waitress' musical which was light and entertaining, and The Met. I found the show tickets on Today Tix for a good price. Also, we did a pilgrimage across Central Park from our hotel to a bakery and coffee shop over in the Upper East Side.

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Old 05-11-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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You say they are older teens, right? Why ask strangers who know nothing about the interests your kids have instead of asking your kids? Ask them to do some research and each, independently, give you and their father a short list of things they'd like to do with one or two things highlighted as "must sees." I suggest they should do this independently to see if anything shows up on both lists and maybe after preparing separate lists they should corroborate before giving you the results.

I see nothing in any of the suggestions above that would be universally attractive to all teens and see a few that would be excruciating for some. I also saw not one sporting event suggestion. In August on any given day there will probably be a Mets or Yankees game in New York and on the weekends the Jets and Giants will be playing pre-season games. Not saying they would work for your kids either but might be a consideration...if they show up on their list. Even if it's not your favorite.
Maybe they arenít into sports. I love baseball but sitting at a ball field in August heat sounds miserable.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Maybe they aren’t into sports. I love baseball but sitting at a ball field in August heat sounds miserable.
Citi Field (METS) is gorgerous! The food selection is good and very pricey. The problem is it is nowhere close to Manhattan and a long ride on the #7 train. Yankee Stadium is closer but not as nice. It's a full day event - waiting in line to be searched for admission and then baseball can be a long day. If it rains, you are out of luck. A rain ticket for a future date isn't going to help you.

As someone else said, we don't know the ages or likes of these kids. However, suggestions don't hurt anyone.
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