Places to go and things to do in the Neighborhood.
This year our summit is taking place in the very heart of New York City at the beautiful and hospitable Scandinavia House. If you have the time during your visit and are looking to explore the city’s cultural and historic sides, we encourage you to visit some of our favorite neighboring landmarks.
Soaring 1,048 feet high along Lexington Avenue, the Chrysler Building remains an iconic fixture in the NYC skyline. As a perfect example of a classic American Art Deco skyscraper, its unique features include triangular windows, a crescent-shaped spire, and a steel sunburst crown. Located in Midtown East, this 77-story building pays homage to the automobile company, complete with gargoyle replicas of hood ornaments from the 1920s Chrysler Plymouth. Tour the lobby and admire the ornate details including the Moroccan marble walls and embellished Sienna marble floors that have put the Chrysler Building on the list of America’s top 10 favorite architectural masterpieces.
The Chrysler Building is located at 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174
Empire State Building
Towering 1,454 feet tall on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets, the Empire State Building offers some of the best views of New York City. This iconic art-deco skyscraper is a staple of the NYC skyline and one of New York’s most visited tourist attractions.
This must-see destination offers two observation decks that provide unparalleled views of the city. Ride the elevator up to the 86th floor to the highest open-air observatory in the city. Look out of the high-powered binoculars for views of Central Park, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, and The Statue of Liberty. Travel up to the 102nd floor to the Top Deck and get a bird’s eye view 80 miles out.
The Empire State Building is located at 350, 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118
Museum of Modern Art
Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, Lichtenstein, Dali, Warhol, and Pollock are just a few of the world-renowned artists showcased at the Museum of Modern Art. Situated in NYC’s art capital, MoMA celebrates creativity and thought-provoking masterpieces by 20th-century and contemporary artists. Tour the permanent collections of over 21,000 pieces including Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Monet’s breathtaking 14-foot-wide “Water Lilies,” and Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl.” Catch the MoMA’s special exhibitions, including surrealist, René Magritte, and large installations like the Rain Room, which draw crowds by the dozens. In addition to housing the world’s most extensive collection of modern and pop art, MoMA offers casual, family-friendly dining, including an eatery overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Start your weekend early at MoMA with free Friday nights from 4pm-8pm.
The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Spanning 22 acres in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is a national historic landmark filled with fun and exciting things to do all year long. Home to NBC Studios, live TV shows, Radio City Music Hall, the iconic ice-skating rink, and the city’s massive Christmas Tree lighting, Rockefeller Center draws more crowds than any other NYC attraction. From SNL and The Tonight Show to holiday celebrations, feel the magic of New York at this prized Fifth Avenue destination. With over 100 stores and shops from The LEGO Store to Michael Kors, this premier shopping destination offers just about everything in one location. Take in the storied past and breathtaking artistry with a guided tour and soar up 70 floors to the Top of the Rock for 360◦ views of New York. Built in 1928, this art deco building features artwork and sculptures throughout the properties. The famous Prometheus Statue, welcomes visitors at the entrance by the ice-skating rink, while the Atlas statue is located in the International Building’s courtyard.
The Rockefeller Center is located at 45, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
United Nations Headquarters
Located along the East River in Midtown Manhattan, this 18-acre site of international diplomacy welcomes over 1 million visitors from around the world each year. Founded after WW II, the United Nations was built to facilitate harmony and agreements among nations, promote democracy, and human rights to end wars. With 193-member states, the dynamic institution currently oversees over 120,000 peacekeepers in 16 operations on four continents, provides vaccinations to 58 percent of the world’s children, and aids more than 34 million refugees.
See the world-famous diplomatic collective in action and take a one-hour guided tour of the United Nations. Journey through the corridors of international diplomacy, learn about the history of the UN, and visit the General Assembly Hall, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council Chambers.
The United Nations Headquarters are located at 405, E 42nd Street (46th St & 1st Ave), New York, NY 10017