Take the Kids Out for the Common Ground Festival

The Common Grounds Festival is one of the most anticipated events in New York City celebrating the end of summer. Learn more about the kid friendly activities available at the Common Grounds Festival and book your limousine service for an exciting family outing

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New York City has plenty of activities for kids, and this is what makes it one of the best places to visit for a family vacation. But with summer coming to an end, it is getting harder and harder to find great kids activities that take place outside. Museums are all well and good, but children need to soak up the sunshine while they still can. This is why NYC 2 WAY suggests you take the kids out for the Common Ground Festival and enjoy the last few days of summer by spending time outside.

The Common Ground Festival is a family-oriented event that is hosted by the Friends of Morningside Park. It is a chance for people to come and enjoy the last few warm days while exploring Morningside Park and participating in various activities. The festival has become one of the most beloved ways in New York City to celebrate the end of summer.

The festival features face painting, balloon animals, live music, puppet shows, and other forms of entertainment. There is dancing and plenty of room in the park for kids to organize their own games. One of the best ways to celebrate the end of summer is to spend time running around in the warm sun.

limousine serviceAfter the sun sets, the fun continues. Giant handmade paper lanterns are featured in the Morningside Lights Procession that winds through the park and captivates children and adults alike.

Of course, if you are from out of town then getting around the city can be difficult and confusing. Even people who have lived in New York for years avoid navigating the streets themselves. This is why a limousine service is ideal for getting to the Common Ground Festival. A limousine service is convenient and safe. With a limousine service you will not need to worry about getting lost or trying to get through busy New York traffic. It is the ideal way to get around the city.

NYC2Way Limos Share the Street with NYC Street Performers

Street  Performers Are Big Part of New York City

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If you have ever had a doubt about the legitimacy of street performers, consider this: Ben Franklin was a 12 year old Philadelphia street performer of colonial America.  Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger were subway performers during a time in which it was illegal.  Really, for as long as streets have existences, so have its performers.  Now, the idea of street performing has been so embraced by New York City culture, that there is a New York City Street Performing Advocacy Project to protect and promote street performance as a legitimate art form and occupation. They are as much a part of New York as NYC 2 Way transportation services.

Now, as you walk the busy New York City streets, you have a chance to see some genuine New York City talent.  Street performing has gone from a nucane to and attraction.   There are several notable New York City street performers that would be a shame to miss if you are in the area.

The Naked Cowboy

It would be a deserve to the art if the Naked Cowboy were not at least mentioned in a piece about New York City street performers.  He is possibly the most famous NYC street performer and has actually turned his bit into a franchise.  You cannot miss him.  He can be seen in Times Square, holding a guitar, wearing a cowboy hat and some tighty whiteys.  Although his street performing career began with his clothes on, he immediately gained more attention and money after taking his friend’s advice and performed only in his underwear.

The Naked Cowboy can now be seen making guest appearances on television and movies, music festivals and parties across the country.  He is also an official marriage officiant.  So if you come to New York City to tie the knot, this would certainly be a unique and unforgettable option.

Musicians

Some noteworthy musicians got their start from busking, like John Butler and Tracy Chapman.  And several famous musicians often take to the streets for impromptu performances, like Mike Doughty and Bon Jovi.  Other famous musicians, like Paul McCartney, Sting, and world renowned classical violinist, have donned a disguise to play on some crowded NYC street or subway platform.  It just goes to show you that you really never know what you may run into in New York City.

Miming to the Next Level

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Although you will still run into the traditional black clothed, white faced mime, the art of miming has been taken to the next level by several street performers.  One spin off of this historic art form is the statue.  Performers will paint their skin, wear their clothes, and stand still in a way that resembles a stone, silver, or even golden statue.  The artists are so focused on their craft that you may jump when they move, because you thought they were an actual statue.

Dance Crews

Dance crews are another popular street performance.  These groups of dedicated dancers have unique and jaw dropping performances that will have you saying, “Did they really just do that?!” You can take a look at some of our wonderful collection of amazing photos in our projects in NYC 2 WAY Limo from Behance.

While you watch the city life pass by in your NYC Two Way, yell for the driver to stop when you see a crowd forming on the corner.  You don’t want to miss the next big thing.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An NYC Must See

nyc 2 wayNew York City is a major art capitol.. The city is renowned for having some of the best art museums in the entire world. Perhaps the most famous of the NYC museums is  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET).

To Find out more about the MET and to learn why it is so world renowned read this article by NYC 2 WAY: “Visit The Met for an Incredible Day in New York.”

Seeing New York City in a Day

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New York City is chalk full of amazing sights and unique experiences. Tourists can easily spend weeks trying to take it all in.

But what happens when you only have a day to visit New York City? NYC 2 WAY provides a well designed itinerary outlining a 24 hour sampler of the city.

To learn more about New York City and what to do in a day when in the Big Apple read Visiting New York City for a Day With NYC 2 WAY.

Guide & Etiquette to Broadway Show NYC 2 Way

 Broadway Shows & Theater Etiquette – NYC 2 WAY

Broadway shows & theater dos and don'ts

Are you planning on going to a Broadway show or the theater district in New York City and are unsure how to behave or what’s sociably acceptable or objectionable when watching these performances? If you are looking for the Do’s and Don’ts handbook on acceptable behavior on Broadway then you must read our guide & etiquette to Broadway show NYC 2 Way manual here. While there are many reasons millions of people visit New York City every year, one of the biggest tourist attractions is Broadway and its theater district. However, there are certain rules to follow when you go to one of these Broadway shows. Not following some of these Do’s and Don’ts can make your Broadway experience (and that of those around you) very unpleasant or uncomfortable to say the least. NYC2WAY limousine company has been servicing the NYC five boroughs for more than a decade so we know New York City pretty well. For those whom have never been to a Broadway show before be sure to take a peek at the following guide & etiquette to Broadway show NYC 2 Way rule and handbook below.

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 Guide & Etiquette to Broadway Show NYC  2 Way

  • First and foremost, make sure you turn off your cell phone. People who have their phones go off during a performance will be escorted out and asked to leave.
  • Children should only be brought to age appropriate events. Most kids younger than 12 years of age usually have difficulties sitting still and quiet for long periods of time. Do consider leaving the youngsters with a babysitter. In case you have no choice but to bring your children then be sure to keep them under control at all times.
  • Never  wear huge or giant hats to these shows since they may impede the people behind and/or around you from seeing the performances properly.
  • You may want to search for reviews or what the show you are interested in seeing  is about to be sure it is something you can relate to.
  • It is a good idea to buy and eat snacks and candy before the show starts or during intermission. However, DO NOT wait till the show starts to open annoyingly loud wrapper or containers.
  • Be sure to use the bathroom before you sit down. You DO NOT want to have an entire row of people having to stand up during the show to let you get through.
  • Be certain to choose an outfit that’s comfortable as you will likely be sitting down for a few hours at least. Also, while there are no real dress codes to Broadway shows, it is in good taste to wear proper attire.
  • While it may be totally acceptable to take pictures of in and around the outside of the play, you cannot do the same once the performance begins as the plays are copyrighted. It is considered copyright infringement to distribute copyrighted images.
  • Always purchase your tickets from legitimate places such as Ticketmaster or directly at the theater you are going to see the show at. Never purchase tickets on the streets from scalpers as you may end up paying more than what you bargain for.
  • Try NOT to use an excessive amount of perfume or cologne as people will be sitting next to you. (You will still have to make sure you smell pleasant and are clean).
  • Always be sure to arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before the show begins. You may need to be there at least an half hour  earlier if you need to pick up your tickets at the box office. One of the most unpleasant things is for people to have to stand up in order to let you get to your seat once the show has already begun (Same as the bathroom rule).
  • You  can applaud when applicable while watching the show. However, refrain from yelling, hollering or whistling. Whistling and cheering are in bad taste according to systemic theater etiquette.
  • As a courtesy, try NOT to leave the show until ‘the bows’ are done. This is considered disrespectful to the people who have been performing for everyone the last two to three hours.

In the end, Broadway shows in New York will take your breath away and the experience will be something you will likely never forget as long as you follow these guidelines. We hope you have enjoyed this guide & etiquette to Broadway show NYC 2 Way. You can also check out New York City Destinations for places to visit when in NYC.

NYC 2 WAY – We Love New York City

NYC 2 WAY – We Love New York City

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Frank Sinatra sang a beautiful song back in 1979 titled “New York, New York” and it became an instant hit. Not with just New Yorkers, but everyone who listened to it. There are so many reasons to love the city of NY. From the wonderful people to the numerous sites for tourist to visit, it is easy to fall in love with the Big Apple once you set foot in it. 

Check out our recent project on Behance titled We Love New York – NYC 2 WAY where we published some beautiful photos from different places in NY which you are sure to love.
Once you see them, you will love the city of New York even more. All of us here at NYC 2 WAY love being able to serve the people in the tri-state area as we drive them from destination to destination.