Fun Summer Things To Do In Penn Station

Summer is finally here!  The kids are out of school, and backyard barbecues are taking place all over the nation.  After the year we had in 2020, and most people having chosen not to take a vacation, you can almost rest assured that families will be out in full force this year.

With this in mind, we thought we would offer a few great vacation ideas to help you plan, as well as some places that would be great for just a few days away.  We all need time to recharge and some well-deserved play in the sunshine.

Here are some of the best places to check out this summer!

Madison Square Garden

4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121

Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena situated above Pennsylvania (Penn) Station.  The arena is used for professional ice hockey and basketball, in addition to boxing, concerts, circuses, and a wide range of other sports and entertainment.  Originally called Madison Square Garden Center, the Garden opened on February 11, 1968, and is the oldest central sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. It is the oldest arena in the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. In 2016, MSG was the second-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales.

Houdini Museum of New York at Fantasma Magic

213 W 35th St Suite 401, New York, NY 10001

The Houdini Museum of New York has several hundred of the rarest and most essential pieces that were used and personally belonged to Harry Houdini on display.  In the museum’s archives are over 1500 pieces of Houdini memorabilia that allow for ever-changing displays.  The Houdini Museum of New York also offers magic classes in private as in a group, lectures featuring top historians, authors, and magicians; performers from throughout the world who are considered the top magicians of today and the opportunity to host your private event at the museum.

Magnet Theater

254 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Magnet offers a variety of comedy shows every day of the week. The shows are consistently recommended by critics, tourists, locals, comedy snobs, and people looking for a great cheap date. Beer and wine are also available. The theater features talented and experienced (and exceptionally funny) improvisers doing some of the best comedy you’ll see anywhere. The schedule is loaded with shows ranging from long-form improv, musical improv, duos, scripted sketch comedy, storytelling, free jams open to anyone, and one-offs featuring special guest stars. Plus, free student performances take place all weekend at the Training Center Studio. We also provide some of the finest instruction in Improv, Sketch Writing, and Storytelling. Group and corporate training are also available via the Magnet Genius Machine, and our phenomenal improvisers are also available to do private shows (we can travel to your city/country!)

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