Downtown Alliance’s Cornucopia of Suggestions for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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It’s that time of year again, time for turkey, pumpkin pie and giving thanks – Lower Manhattan style. This year the Downtown Alliance has gathered a list of Thanksgiving specials from many local hotels, retailers and restaurants. For all the up-to-date Thanksgiving activities and promotions, visit the Downtown Alliance’s Thanksgiving page at http://www.downtownny.com/thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Dining:

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Thursday, November 24, 2011
(201) 604-2800
4:30 – 7:30 PM
The leaves are changing, and fall is in the air! It is that time again, Thanksgiving is upon us! Let Statue Cruises cook for you and join them for a magnificent Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise! Includes a 2.5 hour cruise, cash bar, Thanksgiving buffet dinner, DJ entertainment. Adults are $84 and children (12 and under) are $49.

Harry’s Café and Steak Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 24, 2011
(212) 785-9200
One Hanover Square
1 – 8 PM

Harry’s Café & Steak will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu consisting of four courses for $58 a person and $25 for children. Reservations are highly advised due to high holiday volume. Harry’s will also be offering a Thanksgiving dinner to go option including: salad, soup, roast turkey, pie, for 8-10 all for $185.00

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Ritz Carlton’s 2 West
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ritz Carlton
2 West Street
(212) 344-0800
12 – 7:30 PM

Savor a delicious Thanksgiving buffet in the warm, relaxed atmosphere of 2 West restaurant featuring traditional Thanksgiving selections, carving station, dessert display and more. The buffet is available for $85 per person (not including gratuities, taxes or beverages), $42.50 per child from 12 PM – 7:30 PM. Due to limited space, reservations are recommended. Please call (917) 790-2600 for more information or to make a reservation.

Thanksgiving Unlimited Dinner Buffet at Ulysses Folk House
Thursday, November 24, 2011
95 Pearl Street
(212) 482-0400
11:30 AM – 6 PM

This is the best buffet in town! All you can eat dinner buffet, includes dessert! You can select from Fresh Herb Turkey, Blackened Salmon, Orange Glazed Ham, with all the trimmings! Please call to make your reservation.

Treat Yourself:

Financier Patisserie
62 Stone Street | (212) 344-5600
3-4 World Financial Center | (212) 786-3220
35 Cedar Street | (212) 952-3838

Grab delectable desserts for your Thanksgiving dinner this season.  Financier is offering a selection of traditional cakes and pies, including deep dish apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies as well as their signature pumpkin cheesecake.  The Thanksgiving menu is available starting Wednesday, November 16. Financier online is highly recommended.

Events:

Fraunces Tavern Museum Holds its Second Annual Evacuation Day Walking Tour
Friday, November 25, 2011
11 AM – 12:30 PM

New York City had been the main base for the British for over 7 years of war.  On November 25th, 1783, they filed onto their ships to leave for good; the War for Independence was finally over.  Led by licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, you will follow in the footsteps of General Washington & his troops as they entered New York in triumph. Picture the surrounding neighborhood as it looked over 200 years ago, see where the Liberty Boys challenged the Redcoats on their own parade ground & learn about the people of NY and what it was like for them to be caught up in a revolution.  $20 /$15 for Museum members. Tickets in advance are required and may be purchased at: www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.org. Once tickets have been purchased, you will be emailed a confirmation receipt & the starting location of the tour. Ticket sales close at 4 PM on Wednesday, November 23.

South Street Seaport’s 28th Annual Chorus Tree Lighting Spectacular

Friday, November 25, 2011
The South Street Seaport
Historic Front Street from Fulton Street to Beekman Street

Kick off the 2011 holiday season with New York City’s first tree lighting of the year. South Street Seaport’s 28th Annual Chorus Tree Lighting Spectacular will be hosted by Today Show personality and fashion expert Jill Martin and will include a light show spectacular, live music and costumed characters helping Santa Claus count down to the tree-lighting ceremony.  Photo opportunities with Santa Claus run until 8 PM!

Places to Stay:

Best Western Plus Seaport Inn
33 Peck Slip Street
(212) 766-6600

Staying 2 or 3 nights in NYC? Book the Culture Pass at the Best Western Seaport Inn Hotel and travel around Lower Manhattan. From popular museums of Downtown Lower Manhattan to simple shopping in J&R, book the Culture Pass package of two nights or more and receive admissions and discounts to the nine cultural attractions, including museums and tours, all within walking distance of the hotel.  Passes include admission to the Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian, The New York City museum, 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, the Skyscraper museum, and Tribute WTC Visitor Center.  This package is available for 2 or 3 night stay. Pass Holders will also receive a 20% discount at the J&R Café, 10% discount to the Mercantile Grill, Bar & Restaurant, 10% discount on food and drinks at the Killarney Rose Pub and $10 off any water taxi cruise. Rates starting at$299 per night

Wall Street Inn
9 South William St.
(212) 747-1500

Spend a traditional Thanksgiving week in the Big Apple and stay at the Wall Street Inn! Special rates start at $249 from November 20 to November 28. Enjoy our spacious accommodations with fine in-room dining; free high-speed internet access and access to our private gym with sauna and steam room.