Since global warming began, it’s been getting harder to stay cool in the summer because, like the scientists say, the sun and earth are getting closer to kissing. Enjoy a climate-controlled activity with this Groupon.
$52 for “The Ride”, a moving theater tour for one ($74 Value)
Departing from the northeast corner of West 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in front of Chevy’s Mexican restaurant, The Ride’s open-visiblity motor coaches take audiences on an interactive journey through the streets of Midtown. Along the way, passengers meet street performers—rappers, Broadway singers, and dancers—as well as scores of regular New Yorkers. A PA system allows audiences to communicate directly with those outside, and internal speakers bring the sounds of the performers and the street inside. See the complete tour schedule here.
Each motor coach embarks on its tour through 4.2 miles of Midtown, guides encourage group participation with song, dance, and question-and-answer sessions, much like any good meeting with a tax accountant. With the aid of 40 plasma monitors displaying images and historical information, they also divulge facts about landmarks such as Central Park, 42nd Street, and Grand Central Station. At times, rappers, dancers, singers, and actors leap from the crowd to entertain their mobile audiences with impromptu routines, and sometimes pull audience members into the show.
Launching in mid-March, 2017, The Downtown Experience will be a multi-media historical adventure with a Storyteller’s live narration exploring the birthplace neighborhoods of the world’s greatest city. Featuring some of The Ride's signature performance interludes, and enhanced with the advanced technology of partner Timelooper, The Downtown Experience will be highlighted by the magic of 6 virtual reality visualizations and include such moments as on location time travel back to the inauguration of George Washington in 1789.