Presented in partnership with NBC Media New York and WNYC New York Public Radio, American Express sponsors the 2009 River to River Summer Festival through mid-August. The Marriott New York Downtown is one of many local sponsors!
Against the backdrop of New York City, the festival features FREE music, dance, film and cultural events. Spend a weekend in New York City and stay at anyone of nearly 100 Marriott hotels located throughout Manhattan and the metropolitan area. Enjoy the free concerts and performances, the spectacular sightseeing and the extraordinary dining that New York offers from River to River!
Make NYC your destination July and August for the 2009 River to River Festival. Here are highlights of the Upcoming Events.
Redeem a night at the Marriott New York Downtown, one of the sponsors of the River to River Festival. For 25,000 Marriott Rewards points per night enjoy extraordinary views of Downtown New York, the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
The 2009 River to River Summer Festival is among several celebrations focused on NYC, but the other big event is New York Quadricentennial. The Quadricentennial celebrates New York's great history and commitment to commerce following the course of Henry Hudson 400 years ago. From New York City, the Hudson Valley through Lake Champlain into Quebec and Montreal. For things to do and more about this Must See event, ExploreNY400.com.
On either side of the Hudson River, there are more than 20 Marriott properties located in Hudson Valley communities including Towneplace Suites, Fairfield Inns, Courtyards, Springhill Suites and Marriott Hotels.
The Residence Inn Poughkeepsie is among my favorites in the late fall and post-Thanksgiving timeframe as there are many Christmas tree farms in the counties connected by the the Mid-Hudson Valley Bridge.-- Edited by TJCNewYork at 08/14/2009 8:20 AM EDT