If you are going to Manhattan, I believe the Taxi Cab ballet is playing all month! Seriously, the regional forum events thread hasn't had a post in more than 8 months. NYC is not what I would call a "car town". Perhaps something closer to Lime Rock, or Watkins Glen might yield a better result if it isn't already snowing there.
Def not your car friendly city. NYC is more of a party / don't sleep type of place I know I live very close to there, really depends on what your plans are there is broadway, always shows, Museums etc.