It’s February, and New York City is rising from the early winter slumber with an engaging line-up of Presidents’ Day activities and events across town. Participate in the events of your choice in NYC and around off-beat destinations in New York during this three-day weekend.
With activities like museum walks, dress-ups, gatherings, and more, this federal holiday is one of the much-awaited ones by New Yorkers. It celebrates President George Washington’s birthday and honors all the presidents of the United States.
You can expect all the government buildings to be closed on this day with official functions suspended.
New York’s connection to Presidents’ Day is more than a federal holiday. Public schools have mid-winter breaks from February 21 to February 25, when schools are closed. This makes it essential to plan how the kids will spend their weekends.
Additionally, New York is the birthplace of five former U.S. presidents and the final resting place of six great presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt.
The financial districts of New York City may have the day off, which helps reduce traffic and open doors to more accessible exploration since it’s not a typical business day.
Many museums like the Met Museum will be open to the public. We recommend buying tickets in advance to visit and enjoy the cultural sites with kids. Most restaurants and eateries will have special offers and discounts for the weekend. Also, activities like the Hudson River cruise will be open to the public with special programs.
Carmel Limos is excited to serve New Yorkers with our limo and cab services for individuals and families. New Yorkers and visitors to New York don’t shy away from exploring the eateries, bars, parks, museums, and shopping areas when it comes to holidays.
If you have someone traveling into New York or traveling out, we recommend booking airport transfers on the Carmel Limos mobile app in advance to avoid last-minute delays. We’re offering special airport transfer discounts and chauffeured services. For more details, please visit our website.
Five Must-dos in New York City
New York Presidents’ Day Yacht Cruise
Celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend 2022 with Instagram-worthy pictures at the Statue of Liberty while you cruise across the Hudson River. Hornblower’s Yacht on Saturday night will give you a whole new perspective of the city with its breathtaking views, patriotic music, champagne, and more.
It’s an excellent activity for kids and adults to indulge in for just $30 per person. Carmel Limos will help you catch your yacht on time with our super-fast SUVs for prominent families and sedans for couples and small groups.
You can also choose from the following cruising options:
Presidents’ Day two-hour Brunch cruise on Pier 36 with the following inclusions:
- A delicious three-course meal includes Cinnamon Lemon French Toast, Chicken and Waffle, Yogurt Parfait, and New York Style Cheesecake.
- D.J. music
- Sky Deck Access
- Unlimited Mimosas and complimentary coffee, tea or juice, and other drink options on board.
- Panoramic Skyline Views
Presidents’ Day three-hour roundtrip Dinner cruise on Pier 36 with the following inclusions:
- A delicious three-course meal includes Braised Short Ribs, Crab cake, Baby Green Salad, and New York Style Cheesecake.
- D.J. music
- Sky Deck Access
- One complimentary glass of champagne.
- Illuminated New York Skyline Views
To get to Pier 36, choose Carmel Limos, New York’s vehicles that are thoroughly sanitized, and our chauffeurs are always masked and take extra precaution while the pandemic still lurks around.
Presidents’ Day Race
Who doesn’t love a good race and competition on Presidents’ Day? Don’t wait until spring comes for outdoor sports. Without a set course, you can choose to walk or run from a 5k, 10k, 13.1-mile, or 26.2-mile race and submit your time once the race is completed. You can either choose your racecourse or do follow the set route.
Carmel lets you reach your racecourse on time and at competitive prices. Head for a refreshing drink after your race is done. You could also grab some lunch with friends after competing with them.
Presidents’ Day Family Bowl
Spend an exciting day bowling with your family at the Brooklyn Bowls with the spectacular brunch and kid’s menu. First, enjoy classic comfort food with a twist like pancakes with shrimp, fried chicken, and grits.
Then, enjoy unique cocktails or Beer at the drink counters after you’ve got a strike. It’s an excellent place for spending some quality time with the kids and also enjoying popcorn if you will.
Book a Carmel Limos SUV or minivan if more than eight family members are accompanying you. With Carmel Limos, you’ll have great deals and offers at your disposal at your favorite bowling place.
Chinese Art Workshop
Explore your artistic side at the gallery of calligraphy at this festive workshop celebrating the Lunar New Year. The 30-minute class of the DCTA Chinese New Year Program will let you explore brushstrokes and the calligrapher hidden in you.
Indulge in decorative fonts and show off your creativity on Instagram. Then, grab a decadent lunch after working hard at some of the best Chinese restaurants in the vicinity.
Don’t forget to book your Carmel Limos on our mobile app. We’re offering multiple pickup and drop-off point services as well.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not – Times Square
This is an affordable and ongoing activity at Times Square. The “Pay with Presidents” event has exotic and jaw-dropping exhibits, including the giant lock of George Washington’s hair and President Abraham Lincoln’s large portrait, made entirely of coins. You will see other “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” exhibits as you’ve watched on T.V.
Don’t miss this fun and spectacular event! Book your Carmel Limos to avoid last-minute delays. We’re always available and will navigate through New York’s City heavy traffic which will also be unbelievable.
The Butterfly Conservatory
Spring is still two months away, but it comes early during Presidents’ Day weekend at the Butterfly Conservatory.
Explore this colorful Conservatory with hundreds of live butterflies thriving in a tropical environment.
The ticket prices are $23 for an adult, $18 for a senior citizen and student, and $13 for a child.
Slide into our fully-sanitized cabs for a comfortable ride to the Conservatory. Our drivers will wait while you enjoy taking a tour of the Conservatory. We’re offering slashed prices on each waiting hour. So hurry, book your Carmel Limo now!
Patriotic Places and Events
New York City’s rich presidential history is an eyeopener to how our great presidents have been exemplary during their office.
From Federal Hall to the Flatiron District, there’s no shortage of patriotic places to visit and revisit history. Here are some of the top places:
General Grant National Memorial’s State of the Union Address 1870
On February 17, history buffs should visit the General Grant National Memorial for a unique experience on history at the largest mausoleum on the continent.
Historical reenacting of the U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and the First Lady includes meet and greet, photo sessions, and interactions followed by President Grant’s 1870 State of the Union Address reading.
A Q&A session follows with the 18th-century figures at the visitor center.
Tour of Flatiron District with the 23rd Street Partnership
This is one of the most Presidential neighborhoods in the city. The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership will be hosting a guided walking tour of historic spots linked to U.S. presidents, and this tour is free! Historian Miriam Berman will lead the pack with tour stops at the Hoffman House, old Fifth Avenue Hotel, and the original Madison Square Garden’s site on 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
The tour will start at 11:00 am and requires all the visitors to be pre-registered.
Booking a Carmel Limo can get you to join your fellow historians right on time.
Presidents’ Day Concert at Carnegie Hall
The “Who are the Brave” concert at Carnegie Hall is a patriotic-themed show featuring American composers’ original works. Engaging performances from the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers and the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square can be enjoyed at $20.
Enjoy great patriotic musicals and get pulled back into American history like a true patriot. We’re offering great discounts for your rides to Carnegie Hall. Please visit our website for more information.
President’s Week in Prospect Park
Prospect Park will be hosting a line of family-friendly programs during the week. For example, on February 17, there will be George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays at the Lefferts Historic House. An interesting trivia is that this is the former home of a Continental Army lieutenant.
Enjoy presidential trivia for kids and a special birthday cake baked in honor of the two former Commanders in Chief. Kids can enjoy recitations, images, and stories of great Presidents while they enjoy their treats.
Take them safely in a Carmel Limo to avoid unsafe train or bus rides to Prospect Park.
Fraunces Tavern Museum – George Washington in New York City
This New York City Museum dedicates itself to preserving the American Revolution history. It is hosting special events for Presidents’ Day Weekend 2022.
This museum served as the headquarters for Washington during his negotiations with the British. The hour-long tour will let you explore the first deep President’s connection with New York. Within New York City, Washington experienced his most significant military defeat.
He then created a spy ring and laid the groundwork for today’s intelligence teams before becoming the United States’ first president. The tour includes a regular museum admission fee of $7 for adults.
Get onboard a Carmel Limo to reach this venue in style and on time to witness how great history was created.
Presidents’ Day weekend is extraordinary for a New Yorker. We want to make it more fun with our special discounts and safe rides. Remember, Carmel Limousines NYC is the recipient of the best Essential Services recognition in 2021.
We intend to maintain our stride as the best cab services in the city for Presidents’ Day and every other day in New York City. Happy Presidents’ Weekend from the Carmel Limos Family!