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Activities for seniors in Midtown
Carnegie Hall:

One of the most famous music halls in the world is senior-friendly. Check their schedule for upcoming concerts and events. The Rose Museum, which chronicles the history of Carnegie Hall, is also open during concert season. There are three performance stages, each with varying degree of accessibility, including elevators and removable seating. You can order wheelchair and companion seating online, by phone (212-247-7800) or box office. Call the house manager’s office at 212-903-9605 for more information on accessible paths.

Empire State Building:

Once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building is a location everyone needs to visit at least once. After purchasing tickets to tour the building, visitors can view exhibits on the history of the building and the plans for sustainability that have been set in motion. Visitors take elevators to the 86th and 102nd floor observation decks in order to take in an unforgettable 360° view of the city. The 86th floor includes ramps and lowered viewing walls so guests in wheelchairs will have an unimpeded view. You can purchase senior discounted tickets online to save time onsite.

Museum of Arts and Design:

Focusing on contemporary and historic innovations in craft, art, and design, the museum seeks to celebrate the creative process. They offer guided and self-guided tours. Check their schedule to see which exhibits will be on display when you come to visit. You can reserve a wheelchair 24 hours in advance by calling the Visitor Services Center at 212-299-7717. They have wheelchair accessible restrooms on the theater level and 6th floor and all galleries and public spaces are accessible.

Museum of Modern Art:

Both home care patient and caregiver will enjoy one of the most popular museums in the country. The building is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and includes works of architecture, design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and much more. Check their schedule to see what exhibits will be on display and what films will be shown on the day of your trip. They offer senior discounts, ensure wheelchair accessibility of all public areas, restrooms, and entrances, and offer wheelchair rentals.

Madison Square Garden:

The Garden is a great venue for sporting events and concerts, giving both home care patient and caregiver something to root for while relaxing, eating tasty snacks, and having some fun. Madison Square Garden has long been home to the New York Knicks basketball team as well as the New York Rangers hockey team. Be sure to check the schedule in advance for ticket pricing, special events, and giveaway days, and if you’re going to a hockey game, remember to dress warmly because it can get chilly down by the ice.
The arena is wheelchair accessible at the main entrance on 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets with ramps and lifts available to take visitors to the Chase Square level. The facility also includes elevators and family-sized restrooms, but you can contact disability services at 212-465-6034 for specific information.

Rockefeller Center:

Even if you live in New York City, sightseeing can be a fun activity during the day. One of the best places to visit is 30 Rockefeller Center, home of NBC Studios. You can buy senior-discounted tickets to take a tour of the wheelchair-accessible facilities. You can call 212-664-3700 if additional accommodations are required.
As part of a separate tour, you can also purchase discounted tickets to gain access to the Top of the Rock observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Center. Senior discounts can be purchased and guests can contact guest services at 212-698-2000 if they have an questions about accessibility.

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