Things to Do With Ladies for a Birthday in New York City, New York

by Lauren Griffin
New York City is a magical place to celebrate a birthday.

New York City is a magical place to celebrate a birthday.

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The bright lights and busy streets of New York City attract travelers from across the world like moths to a flame. With so much to do and see, the Big Apple is a prime location to celebrate a birthday with the ladies.

City Cruise

Celebrate a birthday on one of New York City's cruises. For a slow-paced party, board a sightseeing cruise, which will let the birthday girl enjoy time with her friends and beautiful views of the city (circleline42.com). Celebrate in style by boarding the Yacht "Manhattan" or the Schooner "Adirondack" for sunset or city lights cruises (sail-nyc.com). Watching the sunset or sipping champagne and viewing the twinkling skyline from the deck of a vintage boat makes for a wonderful birthday.

Food Truck Hunt

A fleet of eclectic food trucks serve up a variety of delicious dishes in New York City. In honor of a birthday, gather up the ladies and set out in pursuit of these tasty, cheap eats. Sample Korean tacos at the Kimchi Taco Truck (kimchitacotruck.com), Eddie's Pizza (eddiespizzany.com) or burgers at Frites'N'Meats (fritesnmeats.com). For dessert, treat the birthday girl to a cupcake from CupcakeStop (cupcakestop.com), a chewy liege waffle from Wafels & Dinges (wafelsanddinges.com) or a tasty soft-serve sundae from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (biggayicecream.com). Check for truck locations on social networking sites or simply wander the streets and see what you find.

Art Exploration

Art lovers will have a blast celebrating their birthdays by exploring New York City's vibrant art scene. In trendy Chelsea, the ladies can walk by the many art galleries, stopping inside to appreciate the wide range of art for sale, from paintings and prints to photography and sculptures. While in the neighborhood, swing by Chelsea Market for a quick celebratory drink or a festive birthday cupcake (chelseamarket.com). For a more formal birthday experience, visit one of the Big Apple's many art museums, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's extensive collections to the Museum of Modern Art's contemporary exhibits (moma.org).

Outdoor Movies

During the summer, celebrate a birthday outside by attending one of the city's many outdoor movie screenings. On select nights throughout the summer, crowds gather at locations such as Bryant Park, the Elevated Acre in Riverside Park, Sheep Meadow in Central Park, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Brooklyn Bridge park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn and other sites in the outer boroughs to watch movies on the big screen. Meet up with the ladies, bring a picnic dinner and some birthday treats and celebrate with good company and a good movie in a lovely outdoor venue.

About the Author

Lauren Griffin began writing professionally in 2010. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in academics, food and other lifestyle topics. Griffin attended Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

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