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NY visit - evening entertainment for teens (18 & 16)

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Visiting NYC in July. First time for kids. Can anyone recommend evening entertainment? Not keen on Broadway shows, maybe themed restaurants, boat trips, or other activities. Staying in Times Sq. Thanks 😊

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1. Re: NY visit - evening entertainment for teens (18 & 16)
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What do they like to do//interests?

What days of the week are you visiting?

Some options off of the top of my head:

-Coney Island

-Union Sq(Friday night)...Legendary Cypher..if they are hip-hop fans

-Ride the Staten Island Ferry

-Walk the Bklyn Bridge

-Check the Central Park and BRIC(Prospect Park) concert scheduled - the majority are free

-Baseball game

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Baseball game? There are some off Broadway shows that have been popular with teens like STOMP. For a cruise, look at

Sail-nyc.com

Empire State Building is open late. In summer there are outdoor movies on some nights. Coney Island for rides. Teens like to hang out in Union Square and Washington Square park.

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Baseball game, Circle Line Sunset Cruise, Coney Island (you may be able to do a baseball game there with the BK Cyclones), Bowlmor Chelsea Piers (ask has a laser tag), Wander through Times Sq at night (keep your wits about you - do not interact with the costumed people - they will harass you for tips)

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I was looking for some similar stuff for my 18 year old daughter, and I found Bowlmor (bowling and arcades) and there's also a Dave & Busters. I can't give a recommendation as I haven't been to either one.

We are planning to ride the free Staten Island ferry after dinner one night. I believe they run 24 hours.

There are also several Escape Rooms that have available bookings after 10 p.m.

In July the sun sets pretty late - you could check if any of the observation platforms/towers are open late to accommodate seeing the city after dark. The Summit at One Vanderbilt (opening later this month) looks really cool.

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Have the teens go to the library & take out a guidebook & let them pick out their own entertainment.

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**Have the teens go to the library & take out a guidebook & let them pick out their own entertainment.**

I definitely agree with this as well as looking on the internet.

Me at 16/18 visiting NYC for the first time....I may just want to hang in Union Sq one night. Maybe Coney Island. Or maybe just hang out in the E Village.

Without knowing what your teens like/are interested in, who knows.

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Thanks for this. Visiting 1-5 July. Got some great recommendations already!

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4th of July fireworks https://www.macys.com/social/fireworks/

More of a daytime activity, but the Rockaways, the local surfer beaches, might be of interest https://www.timeout.com/newyork/queens/rockaway-beach-ny (reachable by subway or a ferry ride out through the harbor)

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My teens loved The Ride!

They also enjoyed Madame Tussaud's and Ripley's.

They did some self made walking tours of things like movie sites,

tv sites and a special "gossip girl" tour.

They also enjoyed riding the Roosevelt Island tram. I wouldn't walk there, but

it's a quick subway ride away!

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If you’ve been to the Madame Tussaud’s in London I wouldn’t bother with the NY one personally

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