The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to The Ride!

One of the coolest things about The Ride is that the show itself is a moving billboard.

Haven’t heard of The Ride?  Let me explain.

The Ride is a giant, custom built bus . . . the seats are sideways, and the side of the bus is a giant window.  The riders watch NYC fly by them as the bus tours the city.  And as it drives up and down the avenues, a show plays out in front of them . . . with characters at specific locations all over the city.  Yep, the riders are on the bus, the characters are on the street.  Pretty cool, right?

And let me tell you, that if you run into The Ride while you’re walking down the street, you can’t help but notice.  And that’s an instant strong impression.

The tag line for The Ride reads: Part Tour.  Part Show.  Total Entertainment.

I think it should be rewritten to: Part Tour.  Part Show.  Part Marketing.  Totally awesome trifecta.

Still don’t understand what The Ride is?  Well, first check out the website.  Next, enter this week’s giveaway so you can check it out first hand, for free!

How can you win two tickets to The Ride?

The Ride targets NYC tourists who want to see the city, but want a little something different than a City Sights tour.  But if you were designing the itinerary for The Ride, what unique stop in the city would you send the bus to?  In other words, what’s your favorite secret spot in NYC that you think every tourist should see before they go?  Extra credit for adding a show tune that an actor could sing in front of that location?  For example, “The Chess Corner of Washington Square Park . . . Endgame from, duh, Chess.”

Comment below and you’re entered to win!


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  • Lorraine says:

    Fun from Big the Musical infront of FAO Schwartz

  • Sarah P. says:

    Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, where scenes from the ‘Godspell’ movie were of course filmed – and you’d have to sing “Prepare Ye” of course!! 🙂

  • Tyler Siems says:

    (The Night that Goldman Spoke at) Union Square! from Ragtime

  • John P. says:

    Rikers Island for a little “Jailhouse Rock”

  • The Staten Island Ferry
    Ol’ Man River (Showboat)

  • Francie-Sue Rothstein says:

    My favorite place is Wo Hop at 17 Mott Street. Imagine the huge RIDE BUS going down that street!!??!! A chorus should be in front of Wo Hop welcoming the “RIDERS” by belting out: Have an egg roll Mr. Goldstone. Have a napkin, have a chopstick, have a chair! (Take the RIDE, Mr Goldstone. Experience New York’s unique flair!!!)

  • Brian pier says:

    Century 21 (“On The Twentieth Century” even though it is technically one short)

  • Karl P says:

    Balthazar Getty singing “Money, Money, Money” in front of the Federal Reserve Bank!

  • Candace says:

    The site of the former Tavern on the Green, with Donald Trump singing, “Those were the Days!”

  • Ginger Dayle says:

    I think these producers are ahead of the curb. In order to keep audiences excited and anxious to return to live performing art events we have to keep the medium from being stagnant. By changing the audiences’ perspective, they give them an entirely different show. I’m sure people will go back multiple times to see this one. I personally can’t wait to see it!




  • Jillian T. says:

    There should be a stop at “The World’s Best Cup of Coffee” coffee shop from Elf! And Buddy the Elf should be the actor at the stop.

  • Cheryl Dzubak says:

    It should stop in front of The New York Botanical Gardens. The actor should sing something like, “Water Me, Man. I Need Some Water…in tune with the song, “Feed Me, Seymore”, from The Little Shop of Horrors.

  • Keni Fine says:

    Penn Station Men’s Room
    “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

  • Alan B. says:

    The Stonewall Bar in the West Village. Forty years ago riots at this historic bar sparked the modern gay rights movement.

    “Keep It Gay” from The Producers

  • Solange De Santis says:

    Gotta experience the New York City subway – to the tune of “New York, New York” from On the Town.

  • nancy says:

    the Waverly movie theatre on sixth avenue…the song: Frank Mills from Hair.

  • Fran says:

    My tour would start in Chinatown,
    song: have an eggroll, Mr. Goldstone from Gypsy

    Next, bus goes over the Brooklyn Bridge
    song: Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

    Next: Grimaldi’s Pizza, 1 Front Street, Brooklyn
    song: “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizaa pie, its Amore”

    Next: Kaufman Astoria Studios
    song: Life Upon the Wicked Stage from Showboat
    And Museum of the Moving Image
    song: Movies Were Movies from Mack and Mable

    Next: Crossing the 59th Street Bridge back to NYC
    song: 59th Street Bridge song (of course) [“Slow Down, You move too fast” which is also appropriate for sitting in the bridge traffic!] also by Simon and Garfunkel

    Finale: Drinks at Joe Allen
    song: Applause from Applause

  • Brian says:

    The underappreciated TKTS booth at South St Seaport and have a cast member from one of the available shows sing 50 Percent from Ballroom, an under appreciated musical.

  • Laurie says:

    Central Park Zoo….and they could sing: “What’s New at the Zoo” from Do Re Mi!

  • David Rigano says:

    If they don’t go down Christopher Street singing “Christopher Street” from Wonderful Town, I’ll be very disappointed.

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    I’m thinking Grand Central Station main waiting room, at rush hour, and a large chorus of commuters from different corners of that large room would emerge singing “Another Hundred People” from “Company”. That would give me chills, just thinking about it. Someone should stage that, in that amazing space.

  • Alex Bishop says:

    Stop in front of the Met and sing “Sunday”

  • Geri W says:

    They could visit the Friends Apartment building exterior from the tv show located in the West Village, and they could attempt to sing the whole theme song from Friends.

  • Elizabeth T says:

    If you could put The Ride on a ferry, I’d love to see it stop on Governor’s Island where actors would be singing What Can You Do With A General from White Christmas!

  • Cara says:

    Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen on the corner of 8th and 41st. A favorite hangout of the Newsies Boys and my #1 choice when I eat in The City. “King of New York” leaping and twirling from the Nederlander to tapping atop the outside tables at Schnipper’s, spoons and all!!

  • Ron says:

    Sounds like fun. I’ll try it in Feb when I’m in NYC.

  • LAURA SMITH says:

    I Would have The Ride stop at Katz Deli (where Harry Met Sally) to the Song “You Can Be as Loud as you Want (When you’re Making Love) – Avenue Q with a Gary Coleman lookalike.

  • Lynn Manuell says:

    KGB Bar in the east village and sing Hernando’s Hideaway – it is where the KGB once met and now hosts poetry readings and unique vodka

  • Ron Cervi says:

    Why not head down 44th St and have a cast of hundreds marching around the Schubert Theatre singing Opening Night from The Producers.

  • Nathan C says:

    A Muzzy in the center of New York singing “Only in New York” from Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • Heather says:

    My favorite spot in the city would have to be The Brooklyn Bridge. The bus would have to cross the bridge while playing “I Love NY” from First Date.

  • Ryan McCurdy says:

    Drive past the Morris-Jumel mansion with a walking performance of the opening verses of In The Heights.

  • Martha says:

    my favorite promotion is 20at20. I have been doing it for 5 years and I love it.
    I normally see 7 shows and I get 2 free dinners.

  • Fran says:

    another stop for my submission:
    between the 59th Street bridge and Joe Allen’s:
    My City from Seesaw.

  • Jeannie says:

    A ride around Columbus Circle while playing “America” from West Side Story. A favorite memory of mine is visiting Christopher Columbus in his living room thanks to Tatzu Nishi’s project.

  • Tuli Reno says:

    There’s a row of benches inside the Cloisters that had been used by the monks when the Cloisters were still cloisters. It’s quiet and really evokes a time and place.

  • Lynn Anderson says:

    I would have it stop at the South Street Seaport Museum (near where the White Star Line dock used to be). Song: “Godspeed Titanic” (from “Titanic The Musical”).

  • The Merchants Marine Memorial just below Pier A in Battery Park where the changing tides reveal and hide and alters the men on the sinking ship. Little known but highly charged NYC site. Sing To The Lifeboats from Titanic The Musical.

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