Things To Do In Tribeca, New York City Before or After Your Sightseeing Cruise

An NYC sightseeing cruise can be book-ended any of the many nearby things to do in Tribeca! New York City visitors and locals alike have so much to see and do before or after our fun boat tour to see some of the major sights found in and along the New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the famous Manhattan skyline.

What is There to do in NYC's Tribeca?

  • Visit Shake Rattle and Roll Pianos

  • Drink at the Brandy Library

  • Enjoy something uniquely sweet or savory at Takahachi Bakery

  • Visit the Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center

  • Snack on something healthy at Mulberry & Vine

  • Go to the Poster Museum

  • Play at Pier 25

  • And so much more!

Another one of the best things to do in Tribeca, NYC, is to take a walking tour of some of the most popular restaurants, shops, and local hangouts! A walking tour makes a great addition before or after a sightseeing tour and they are a great way to get a feel of the neighborhood by spending the day like a local.

Historical Tours Around Tribeca

For history lovers, there are many historical tours that point out some of the most interesting features in this Lower Manhattan neighborhood. After seeing the beauty of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the South Street Seaport from the deck of one of our sightseeing cruise boats, you can take off on foot and learn more about Tribeca's most important buildings on a self-guided or architectural tour. Tribeca is an acronym for "Triangle Below Canal" Street and although it doesn't boast any of the iconic skyscrapers that NYC is known for, it is full of its own charm. As one of the first residential neighborhoods in New York City in the 19th century, Tribeca was also the thriving center of the textile and dry goods industry with many factories scattered throughout the region. Decades later, these empty warehouses would become artists' lofts as the neighborhood transformed into the hip, artistic space that it is today.

Other Fun Things To Do In Tribeca, NY: Film & Theater

The Tribeca Film Festival (Seasonal)

If you're visiting New York City in April or May, checking out a world-premiere at this prominent film festival definitely tops the list of cool things to do in Tribeca. Since 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has drawn independent filmmakers from all over the world to present their projects to a select audience of film lovers. Established in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, this film festival was created in order to bring some much-needed positivity and economic growth to Lower Manhattan. The festival is known for its groundbreaking documentaries, interesting shorts, and even family-friendly films. It now draws an audience of around three million people! If you're looking for one of the best things to do in Tribeca after a sightseeing tour, this film festival is certainly it.

The Tribeca Performing Arts Center

If you're unable to attend the Tribeca Film Festival, get a taste of some of the local and emerging talent at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center! As the longest operating performing arts center in the Lower Manhattan area, BMCC Tribeca PAC is certainly one of the best things to do in Tribeca for a fun night out. This theater strives to bring some of the highest quality artistic performances in dance, theater, and music, as well as film and visual arts. It is also a family-friendly venue, with a thriving children's theater community.