Make the Most of Your Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, spend time exploring all the action-packed fun available near the New York Palace. From museum exhibits to special Memorial Day events, we recommend the following seasonal activities to welcome the start of summer.

From May 21st to the 27th, as per tradition, the US Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will touch down in New York City for their annual Fleet Week. Visit the ships docked along Manhattan’s Pier 92 to enjoy the exhibits, performances and other events offered at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

12th Avenue & 46th Street
Manhattan, New York 10036
Phone: 212.245.0072

Discover a magical world with the Metropolitan Museum of Arts at the Cloisters—a medieval castle with spectacular gardens—located in northern Manhattan. Bring the family along for an hour-long Family Workshop and explore the art and architecture of medieval Europe. As a branch of the Met Museum, the Cloister is free with museum admission.

99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, New York 10040
Phone: 212.923.3700

Monday, May 26, 2014, experience NYC’s Annual Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This year, the Philharmonic’s free concert will feature Car Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 5. Starting at 6 pm, tickets will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025
Phone: 212.316.7540

Last but surely not least, Monday, May 26, 2014, honor the heroes who have fought for our freedom at NYC’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. One of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the country, this celebration starts at 12pm on Broadway and Dyckman Street.

Thinking of celebrating a 3-day holiday weekend in NYC? Stay through Sunday at The New York Palace this Memorial Day and receive 20% off your entire stay.

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Get Happy in the Kitchen with Cooking Classes by Chef Michel Richard

World-renowned Chef Michel Richard will be hosting gourmet cooking lessons on how to prepare some of the best recipes to hit a plate. Whether you’re looking to surprise a special someone or simply looking to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity and impressive meal, Chef Michel Richard will lead the way.

From May through July, the Chef of our award-winning restaurant, Villard Michel Richard, will host exclusive cooking classes in a truly unique venue within the hotel, the Apartment. Enjoy a demonstration and discussion on brand new recipes followed by a three-course lunch with wine pairing. After lunch, Chef will be available to answer any additional questions as well as sign your purchased copies of his cookbooks, Happy in the Kitchen and Sweet Magic (available on site).

The cooking classes will be from 10am through 2pm on the following dates:

June 14

First Course: White Asparagus with Green Asparagus Sauce

Entrée: Lemon Chicken Blanquette & Mushrooms

Dessert: French Toast Brioche with Caramel Sauce

July 12

First Course: Shrimp Remoulade

Entrée: Sea Bass with Boullibaisse Sauce

Dessert: Orange Mousse & Almond Cookie

To reserve one of the spots available in Chef Richard’s demo kitchen, contact the Villard Michel Richard reservationist at 212.891.8100.

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Inspired Designs For A Cause

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Every year since 1973, dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club have hosted the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Renowned interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an exhibit of fine furnishings, art and technology. A must-see event for design enthusiasts, all proceeds from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be used towards much needed after-school and enrichment programs for The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of Bronx, NY.

This year, we are honored to be the host of this legendary event at our very own, Mansion on Madison. Join us for the 42nd Annual Decorator Show House, open May 1 – 29th, to discover the work of 22 of the nation’s most celebrated interior designers and architects. Our Kips Bay Show House Package offers:
- Choice of accommodations
- Two tickets to the Decorator’s Show House
- Specialty welcome cocktails, “Kips Kups”

Experience the transformation of The Mansion on Madison, the hotel’s north wing and former Villard House. Whether you’re an experienced designer or architect or simply have a passion for fine furnishings and a flair for exquisite taste, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a stay in our guest rooms and luxury hotel suites in New York City by taking advantage of this special Manhattan hotel deal.

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