The New York Palace & David Kracov Are Bringing Color To Life

While you’re staying in the heart of New York City enjoying the many attractions that Manhattan has to offer including dining, shopping and nightlife, don’t miss this summer’s art exhibit located just outside your luxurious accommodations at The New York Palace. Starting on June 24th at 6:30 pm, you can immerse yourself into a colorful sculpture exhibition by Eden Fine Art displaying the work of David Kracov in The Palace’s Courtyard.

As a child, Kracov was one of the youngest artists in the world to have his paintings displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Later he studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his degrees in animation, special effects and illustration. After moving to Los Angeles he began his career in animation, eventually working with Disney and several other studios on big name projects. While working on animation for many feature films including The Lion King, Kracov discovered that he had a passion for sculpting. Shortly after, he was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores titled “Looney Trails.”

He was also commissioned by the National Holocaust Museum to create a sculpture to pay tribute to the children who lost their lives in the Holocaust. It is during this project that he discovered his signature trademark, a single butterfly, which is now added to almost every edition he creates. Today, Kracov is the exclusive licensed sculpture of Warner Bros, Looney Tunes and many others. He also creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition sculptures for Disney Studios. His sculptures have been included in the collections of Hollywood entertainment names and organizations including Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

Guests and visitors alike have an opportunity to view Kracov’s beautiful, colorful and whimsical metal sculptures and witty shadowboxes at The New York Palace this summer. As just one of many art exhibits and desirable events in New York City, you won’t want to miss this showcase. Admire pieces from the “Gift of Life” collection which include Kracov’s “Book of Love,” “Little Love in Your Heart,” “Gift of Life,” “Book of Life,” “Stroke of Genius,” and “Notebook.” Experience beautiful, colorful and artistic displays just steps from your luxurious accommodations.

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Enjoy Outdoor Dining in The Palace Courtyard


Just in time for the warm weather and people watching in one of the city’s most celebrated settings, why not have lunch in our famed courtyard?  The Hotel’s French Market Cafe, Pomme Palais, has a brand new summer menu with seasonal to-go items to enjoy al fresco.

Embrace the summer weather with our iced frappes, house-made iced teas, coffees and lemonade and enjoy a Pomme Picnic in the Courtyard with Chef’s seasonal sandwiches and pastries. Pomme Palais is located in The Palace lobby across from The Lobby Lounge at 51st Street, outside seating on a first come basis.

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Give Dad a Gift that He Actually Wants for Father’s Day

Dad simply does not need another tie. This year, The New York Palace invites you to spend Father’s Day in NYC so that dad can do what he loves with the ones he loves. Every dad is different, so we’ve come up with a few suggested activities to help you plan the perfect Father’s Day.

For The Sports Enthusiast

Bring dad to Citi Field to watch the Mets play on Friday or Saturday and then spend Sunday at Pier 59. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers is celebrating dad by offering him a complimentary $25 ball card when a family member purchases a ball card. After dad’s swing puts you to shame, walk right next door to The Chelsea Brewing Company  to enjoy a fresh microbrew and a bite to eat.

For the Literary Connoisseur

Begin your Father’s Day in New York City with a trip to the famous Strand Book Store where you’ll find 18 miles of new, used, rare and out-of-print books. After dad has added to his library, head up to 67th Street and 5th Avenue where you’ll find a pedestrian’s path through Central Park that leads to The Mall and the Literary Walk. Grab a cup of coffee and walk the circle to stop at the statues of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and William Shakespeare. Cap off the day by dining al fresco at Palace Gate, The New York Palace’s seasonal outdoor café, while sipping on a classic cocktail and enjoying the architectural splendor of the Villard Mansion.

For the Pampered Papa

Dad may want to take a break from everyday life to pamper himself this Father’s Day. Take a quick walk to The Art of Shaving on 53rd Street and Madison Avenue to purchase specialty toiletries that will give dad the perfect morning shave. Afterwards, spoil dad with personalized treatments at The New York Palace Spa , where our world class massage therapists will work out all of his muscular tension leaving him rested and relaxed for a delicious dinner.

Regardless of your father’s interests, Father’s Day would not be complete without an incredible meal. Villard Michel Richard  at The New York Palace offers delectable dishes designed to match the beauty of the dining room. After dinner, hide away at Trouble’s Trust, midtown’s newest cocktail bar and lounge nestled just under The Palace’s lobby stairs. Dad will love the list of vintage specialty cocktails making it the perfect way to end what is certain to be an unforgettable weekend.

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