Love theater? Two-for-one tickets are on sale now for many shows during Broadway Week from Jan. 21 to Feb. 6 (http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek).
Just before the big game, Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade and Festival take place in Lower Manhattan on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. (http://betterchinatown.com/).
If the football card exhibit at the Met whets your appetite for more museums, consider the American Museum of Natural History, a favorite with kids, or the Museum of Modern Art, home to Picassos, Van Goghs and Monets. The Guggenheim is famous for its Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, while tours by costumed actors at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side bring the 20th century immigrant experience to life.
If you haven’t been to New York City in a few years, you’ll want to check out its newest attractions, such as the High Line, a unique urban park built on an old West Side railway line, running along 10th Avenue from 30th Street to just below 14th Street. Entry is free.
The 9/11 Memorial is a must-see, beautiful tribute to those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Reservations recommended; timed tickets are $2 (http://www.911memorial.org/visitor-passes). A limited number of walk-up passes are available at the entrance at Albany and Washington streets. One World Trade Center is not yet open to the public but it’s visible from many vantage points.
Calling all hipsters: Take the L train to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to hang with the cool kids.
HOCKEY IN A BASEBALL STADIUM
Never mind football. For hockey fans, there are games in a baseball stadium, as Yankee Stadium hosts its first hockey games. The New York Rangers play the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 26, while the Rangers play the New York Islanders on Jan. 29.