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What do to do in between shows that isn’t eat?

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Im seeing Scotland PA and Oklahoma tomorrow. Its a day trip from DC so I wont have a hotel. What is there to do between shows that isnt eat? Typically we like to go sit in Central Park but the weather looks poor. We like art museums but MoMA is closed and I think the Met is a little too far.
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What do you have against "eat"?

 

 

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Spyscape is only a few blocks from Circle in the Square and it was a fun way to kill a couple of hours.

 

Failing that, if you don't want to eat, then drink!

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I like heading over to 5th Avenue and wandering through the library or St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Hudson Yards is worth a visit just to see that giant shawarma thing in person. But the shopping center is nice and worth a browse too.

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There really isn't a lot of time to see anything too far away from the theatre district. I second the library near Bryant Park.  This past trip I went inside for the first time.    I started on a free tour, but ended up wandering the rooms on my own.  The building and rooms were interesting and best thing it was free.

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I love going to the Performing Arts Library up by Lincoln Center which is a little bit of a walk from the Circle in the Square but they always have interesting exhibits. 

https://www.nypl.org/locations/LPA 

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Agree that the main New York Public Library building is charming & worth the tour or wandering. There’s a fun art exhibit by Lucy Sparrow of all handmade felt items mimicking a deli shop - everything is for sale - on 6th ave around 49th (utilizing what would normally be a real store location). For something silly there’s Dave & Busters or bowling nearby.
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I vote Hudson Yards and a walk on the high line if the weather isn’t too bad. And the Citizen M Hotel rooftop is great for pre-show drinks and great views.
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I suggest the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Just a short walk away. Isn't the Hal Prince exhibit up now? I am dying to see it.

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Yes, the Prince exhibit is currently at the Lincoln Center library and you could spend a lot of time there - I did a quick pass through the other day on a lunch break and want to go back to really absorb it all. Aronson’s set models for Follies and Cabaret alone are worth the trip and there’s a lot more besides.
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A movie. Seriously.
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dshnookie said: "A movie. Seriously."

I’m going to second this, as silly as it is. I do day trips to see two shows all of the time (my bus leaves at 6:40am and I’m usually not home until 5:40am the following morning) and I have found that going to a move in between and getting something quick to eat is the best way to not be exhausted and stay cool/warm/comfortable. 

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I like wandering through record shops and browsing the dollar-bin for some hidden treasures.

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carolinaguy said: "Spyscape is only a few blocks from Circle in the Square and it was a fun way to kill a couple of hours.



Failing that, if you don't want to eat, then drink!
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I agree that it was fun. I did do it before I saw Oklahoma on an extremely hot day. Wasn't too crowded and easy to skip around if certain areas are being crowded.

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Saks fifth ave is a little bit of a walk, (don't recommend the subway station there it is super slow & hot) but its fun to walk around a bit & they have really good macaroons at pierre herme.

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I usually just sit in the lounge at the Marriott Marquis or wander around aimlessly doing nothing. Most of the time though I do eat as I never have time before my matinee.
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darquegk said: "I like wandering through record shops and browsing the dollar-bin for some hidden treasures."

Are there any specific shops you suggest?

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Why did Grindr get deleted? It is legal and a way to kill a short period of time. What do to do in between shows that isn’t eat?

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haterobics said: "Why did Grindr get deleted? It is legal and a way to kill a short period of time. What do to do in between shows that isn’t eat?"

Whoever told you that Grindr got deleted, lied to you. 

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Miles2Go2 said: "Whoever told you that Grindr got deleted, lied to you."

Well, I replied "Grindr." earlier in this thread, and it seems to have gone missing... 

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Related there's a series on YouTube series called Broadway Sandwich where the host tags along with cast members to see what they do on two show nights between matinee & evening shows. Short answer is you can fit in a lot if you try! I usually use the time to check in my hostel, shower, rest my legs and recharge. 

Also where do people like to drink in Theater District? Is HH/pre theater drink specials a thing bc I really need to stop buying $20-30 theater cocktails even if the souvenir cups are cute... 

Updated On: 10/10/19 at 10:04 AM
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The Rum House has a happy hour. I can testify that the Rum Punch is yummy.

https://therumhousenyc.com/happy-hour/