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Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)Distance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 53mi
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY
Sat – Tues, Thur, 10:30am- 5:45pm; Fri., 10:30am-8:15pm
MOMA’s permanent galleries chronicle the development of modern art from the late 19th century on.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of ArtDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 53.8mi
1000 Fifth Ave (At 82d St.)
New York NY
Tues.-Thur. and Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm; Fri-Sat, 9:30am-9pm
“The Met” is one of the greatest museums of art in the world. Its hundreds of collections make it a destination whose entire scope would take weeks to explore. The Museum offers walking tours in several languages, gallery talks, lectures, and films for adults as well as many activities for families and students.
American Museum of Natural HistoryDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 54.2mi
79th St. and Central Park West
New York NY
The Museum’s exhibition halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods. These illuminate the natural history of our planet and its myriad species, and bring the world’s cultures to life.
Brooklyn BridgeDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 53mi
Directions: To get to the bridge, take the 4,5 or 6 subway to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station, the N or R subway to City Hall or the 2 or 3 subway to Park Place.
A monument to man’s ingenuity and creativity, the world’s first steel suspension bridge was designed by architect John Roebling between 1867 and 1883. On the Manhattan side, you can get some great views of this majestic bridge from the top of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. From Brooklyn, Pier 1 at the Fulton Ferry landing provides a beautiful sunset view of the bridge and downtown Manhattan.
BroadwayDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 51.9mi
Phone: (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 / group # (212) 239-6262
TicketMaster: (212) 307-4100 / group # (212) 889-4300
Going to the theater is one of the most popular events for visitors to New York City. Tickets should be purchased in advance of any show. While many Broadway shows are presented with adult audiences in mind, there are dozens of shows that teens and even younger children can enjoy and appreciate.
Apollo TheaterDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 52.8mi
253 W. 125th St.
Many well-known performers got their start at the theater’s lively amateur nights, which still take place every Wednesday night.
Empire State BuildingDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 51.8mi
350 Fifth Ave.
Midtown West, NY
Once called the “Empty State,” what was then the world’s tallest building remained half-rented during the Depression. Today, it’s host to millions of visitors a year, most of whom ride to the fenced-in Observation Deck just a short distance from the building’s top.
St. Patrick’s CathedralDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 52.2mi
Fifth Ave. at 50th St.
Midtown East NY (212) 753-2261
This massive house of worship is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Statue of LibertyDistance from Long Island MacArthur Airport: 59.6mi
The trip to Liberty Island where lady liberty stands takes 15 minutes. Round trip fare is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Ferries operate 7 days a week. Ferry information: 212-269-5755.