Culture, arts & entertainment: things to do in Manhattan


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Welcome to the Manhattan edition of A Thing To Do Today: your Manhattan culture attendant, and the ultimate independent curated guide to the very best of what to do today in Manhattan. Whether it's budget or bespoke, from local tourist attractions to hidden gems, cultural events and even adventurous things to do, if you're in and around New York, New York, whether you're visiting or a local, ATTDT is here to help.

We specialise in finding awesome and often offbeat activities specifically on and open today, which are ready to discover: things to do in NYC for anyone who wants an amazing day. Look at the idea above for something to do today, reload the page to get other interesting things to do, or change the day to have an amazing time in Manhattan all week: here are amazing things to do on Sunday. Find out more...

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Sunset: 17:45
Moon Phase: first quarter
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