Nashville’s Fifth + Broadway opens March 4th: Making it a point to note that it welcomes group travel, Fifth + Broadway will be one of the largest and most transformational mixed-use developments in the city’s history. Strategically located across from the Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena, it is at the crossroads of one of the South’s busiest and most iconic hubs. A 6.2-acre site that was once home to the city’s convention center, Fifth + Broadway seamlessly provides the opportunity to live, work, and play all in one city block location. The residential tower and office tower portion of the project have already opened and are active.
A major anchor to the project and opening January 30, 2021, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is be a 56,000 square foot facility where visitors will discover the many connections and influences that African Americans have had on all types of music. From classical to country to jazz and hip-hop, NMAAM will integrate history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and subgenres telling a unique narrative through the lens of black music.
Some of the features Fifth + Broadway has for group travelers include these group-friendly programs: Meet + Greets will be available for groups of any size with a 24-hour notice to receive a Visitor Pass; project tours that can also be arranged in advance; and pre-paid gift cards can be included in the materials for each member of the group. FIT clients are welcome, too. For details, contact Carolyn J. Feimster, travel and tourism manager at [email protected], or call 718.757.8489.
• A New Manhattan Skyscraper Observation Deck to Open This Fall: Work is moving along on the observatory in Summit One Vanderbilt, a 1,401-foot-tall commercial supertall in Manhattan’s Midtown East and number four on our countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in the city. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green Realty Corp., the 77-story skyscraper occupies a full-block parcel immediately to the west of Grand Central Terminal. Although the $1.4 billion property has been officially open since its ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-September, the indoor-outdoor observatory dubbed The Summit isn’t due to welcome the public until October 2021.
The Summit is slated to become the second-highest outdoor observation deck in New York City and will feature sweeping panoramas of landmarks like the Empire State Building to the southwest, the World Trade Center complex in the Financial District, the slender residential supertalls along Billionaires’ Row to the north, and all of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
For the latest developments at The Summit, visit https://www.onevanderbilt.com/
• A Selfie Museum? Yes, Nebraska’s Got a Selfie Museum: The Selfie Spot is Omaha’s first and currently only “selfie” museum. Here, guests can immerse themselves in an interactive space with rotating sets to level up their “selfie” and social media feeds. No cash is accepted inside the Selfie Spot. there are no public restrooms or fitting rooms for changing. Tickets must be reserved online, there are limited walk-in spots available. Its last reservation is at 8pm, walk-ins until 8.30pm, on Sundays and Thursdays; 10pm, walk-ins until 10.30pm, on Fridays and Saturdays.
How does it work? Guests walk through the Selfie Spot’s interactive exhibits taking photos on its unique and fun backdrops using their personal phones. Ticket reservations are booked for a one-hour time frame. Please arrive on time and be mindful of the amount of time you are with us to assist with gathering limitations and to not impede on the next set of reservations. Adult tickets cost $20; youth tickets (ages 12 and under) are $15. For more information, visit Home | #PicMe (selfiespotomaha.com) or call 402.590.2123.
• In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Broadway at the Beach will team up with Dublin Worldwide Productions USA to bring Le Grand Cirque 2.0 to the beach city in summer 2021. The jaw-dropping visual feast of breathtaking group acrobatics features an international cast of artists handpicked for their death-defying abilities and precision skills. Le Grand Cirque 2.0 will set up its 850-seat, fully air-conditioned tent in the southeast corner of Broadway at the Beach from June 1 to October 3. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cirquemb.com. or call 843 626 7645.