Enjoy Free Admission to Wave Hill cultural center and its 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River in the Bronx on Tuesday and Saturday. You must arrive before noon, but you can stay all day.
Diverse music fest
January 6, 2019
0.6 miles SW
Enjoy 12 musical acts on three stages from countries all over the world at globalFEST near Times Square.
Convention for theater fans
January 11 - 13, 2019
0.3 miles NW
BroadwayCon promises “performances, panels, workshops, autographs, photo booths, Q&As, meet-and-greets, singalongs, and much more” for people who love live theater at New York Hilton Midtown.
No pants on the subway
January 13, 2019
Liven up winter by joining thousands who follow the instructions for taking a No Pants Subway Ride, followed by an after party at Bar 13. Free.
January 18 - 19, 2019
10.2 miles south
Zlatne Uste Golden Festival is a music and dance festival with 60 bands on 4 stages, vendors of Balkan art and textiles, and Middle Eastern refreshments at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn.
View and purchase exceptional antiques ranging from ancient Roman glass to mid-century modern from 70 exhibitors at The Winter Show [formerly Winter Antiques Show] at the Park Avenue Armory. No baby strollers on weekends.
Winter Carnival includes an opening-night skating show, a DJ night, winter sports and games, skating, a brew house, and puppet shows at Bryant Park. Free, unless you rent skates.
French casserole cook-off
1.1 miles south
Taste slow-cooked casserole traditionally made with meat and beans in the south of France, vote for your favorite competing chef, and drink French wine and brandy at Cassoulet War at Kimpton Hotel Eventi.
Snow sports in the park
1.2 miles north
Enjoy free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and sledding during Winter Jam, when the Central Park bandshell area is covered with blown-in snow. Bring equipment or borrow it free. Bring photo ID for sports or a legal guardian if under age 18. This event may be delayed if it rains.
1.3 miles south
Cochon 555 is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer at Second Floor NYC for age 21+.
A ticket to family-friendly Jets House includes food, beverages, live music, ping pong, appearances by Jets players, entertainment by their cheerleaders, and autograph sessions at SPiN New York.
Jewish film festival
1.5 miles NW
The New York Jewish Film Festival showcases films that investigate, record, and celebrate the Jewish experience at Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center.
Architecture & design conference
2.5 miles north
City of Tomorrow features fascinating panel discussions by real estate developers, architects, and design innovators at 92nd Street Y.
2.6 miles south
See contemporary theater and dance performances and premieres at COIL in Performance Space 122.
Three kings parade
3 miles north
Children wearing crowns join real camels, sheep, colorful puppets, musicians, dancers, and community leaders dressed as kings in the festive Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration in East Harlem. Free.
3.8 miles south
The New Yorker calls American Realness Festival “a sampler of boundary-pushing performance bordering on dance” with 38 performances of 10 productions, plus exhibitions, at Abrons Arts Center.
French casserole cook-off
6 miles SE
Taste competing chefs’ versions of this slow-cooked casserole from the south of France made with meat and beans at Cassoulet Cook-Off at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg for age 21+. A ticket includes food samples plus cider, craft beer, wine, and spirits.
8 miles south
Hear 50 comics each present a first new joke of the year at 50 First Jokes at the Bell House in Brooklyn for age 21+.