I wanted to treat everyone to a great day out in New York City for Father’s Day. To us, that meant a day out to see a matinee on Broadway and to have a nice meal out either before or after the show. We chose to get up early, go out for brunch and then see a 3PM performance of Disney’s Aladdin ( click here, winner of 20 Tony awards!)
The least expensive seats I could find for all of us, was up in the balcony, right center. Despite the tickets being $75.50 each, they also had a service charge of $28.50 tagged on to them (you read that right!) thus bringing the cost of one ticket to $104.
I bought five tickets totaling $520.
Brunch cost $79. Parking the car cost $32 (DH refuses to ride a subway). Gas for the day cost $30 round trip. Tolls were $5.28. DH and I stopped for dinner before our ride back home. Cost for dinner $30.
Total cost for a day out in NYC: $696.28
I’ve been going to Broadway shows since I was a little girl of 5 years old. I took my own two daughters to the theater starting at the age of five. And our tradition has been passed down once again as my granddaughter just turned five a few days ago. That’s one of the benefits of being born in NYC: you get to do and see many cultural events, one of which is seeing an authentic Broadway production. Priceless!
The amount of money spent yesterday is meaningless. The experience we all felt, together as a family, has no pricetag attached to it. Granted, we can’t have days spent like this all the time BUT we can do it to celebrate certain milestones in our lives.
Such as Father’s Day. And turning five years old.
Live well and prosper, my friend. Live well and prosper.