January NYC Events (01/17/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Editor’s Pick Film | In Search of My Sister (2021): Screening and Discussion of Genocide in China (online)
For decades, the Chinese Communist Party has sought to forcibly assimilate the Uyghur Muslim community moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
5:00 pm

Free

Films, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, In Search of My Sister (2021): Screening and Discussion of Genocide in China (online)

Editor’s Pick Tour | Banff: A Walk in the Canadian Rockies (online, livestream)
Join the tour guide Patrick Twomey for an evening walk in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta. The moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
6:15 pm

Free

Tours, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, Banff: A Walk in the Canadian Rockies (online, livestream)

Editor’s Pick Author Reading | Game On: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between (online)
Raise your hand if, over the past year, you turned or returned to games—board games, computer games, moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
7:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, Game On: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between (online)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Editor’s Pick Film | Beauty and the Beast (2017): Timeless Fairytale (online, streaming for 24 hours)
Journeying across the perilous countryside, a struggling merchant stumbles upon the magical domain of moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
12:00 am
to 11:59 pm

Free

Films, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, Beauty and the Beast (2017): Timeless Fairytale (online, streaming for 24 hours)

Editor’s Pick Concert | A Percussion Duo
An evening of live music by a precussion duo.
New York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
4:30 pm
to 6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, A Percussion Duo

Editor’s Pick Workshop | How to Develop a Comic Strip
Students will learn about the mechanics of a comic strip with an introduction to the world of comics moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, How to Develop a Comic Strip

Editor’s Pick Jazz | Jazz Quartet: Blues, Bop, Ballads, Gospel Roots
Jay Hoggard, Vibes; Nat Adderley, Jr., Piano; Belden Bullock, Bass; Pheeroan akLaff, Drums. One of the moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Free

Concerts, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, Jazz Quartet: Blues, Bop, Ballads, Gospel Roots

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Editor’s Pick Symposium | State of Democracy Summit (online)
Debates about election procedures and voting rights continue to heat up at the local and national levels. moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
12:00 pm

Free

Symposiums, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, State of Democracy Summit (online)

Editor’s Pick Dance Performance | Ice Skating Performance
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents short pop-up lunch time performances. Be dazzled by some of the moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
12:40 pm

Free

Dance Performances, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Ice Skating Performance

Editor’s Pick Concert | Winter Songs With Mezzo-Soprano and Lutes (In Person and Online)
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Howard Bass, lutes. “A Wintry Mix” is a potpourri of traditional moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
1:15 pm
to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Winter Songs With Mezzo-Soprano and Lutes (In Person and Online)

Editor’s Pick Discussion | Nazis on Long Island: The Story of Camp Siegfried (online)
In 1936, the German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi group, was formed in the United States to advocate for moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Nazis on Long Island: The Story of Camp Siegfried (online)

Editor’s Pick Concert | New York in Yiddish Song (online)
This is a night exploring New York City in the Yiddish imagination with musical performances from inside moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, New York in Yiddish Song (online)

Friday, January 21, 2022

Editor’s Pick Opening Reception | The Medieval Body: The Human Form Over a Thousand Years
The title of the exhibition refers to both a literal thread of figuration that runs throughout the works moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, The Medieval Body: The Human Form Over a Thousand Years

Editor’s Pick Dancing | Winter Wonderland Silent Disco Party
Light up your best “apres-ski” look and strut your stuff at a cold weather family-friendly silent dance moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free

Dancings, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, Winter Wonderland Silent Disco Party

Editor’s Pick Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare’s Tragic Teens (online; streaming for 24 hours)
Teenagers Romeo and Juliet fall for each other despite their warring families in Verona. Their passionate moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Tragic Teens (online; streaming for 24 hours)

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Editor’s Pick Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors
Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sat, Jan 22
8:00 am
to 4:00 pm

Free

Fairs, January 22, 2022, 01/22/2022, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Editor’s Pick Jazz | Tribute to One of The Most Important Jazz Drummers in History, Max Roach
Vocalist Christine Correa and her ensemble perform the rarely performed compositions of percussionist moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sat, Jan 22
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 22, 2022, 01/22/2022, Tribute to One of The Most Important Jazz Drummers in History, Max Roach

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Editor’s Pick Performance | Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew: Stories of Struggle and Humor (online)
Growing up or living in the American South, one finds oneself in a legacy of hospitality, good food, moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sun, Jan 23
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, January 23, 2022, 01/23/2022, Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew: Stories of Struggle and Humor (online)

Editor’s Pick Tour | One of Japan’s Oldest Temples (online, livestream)
Zenko-ji temple is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Built in dedication to moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sun, Jan 23
8:15 pm

Free

Tours, January 23, 2022, 01/23/2022, One of Japan's Oldest Temples (online, livestream)

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Eater Critic Ryan Sutton’s 23 Best Dishes of 2021 – Eater NY

The Best Restaurants To Book For NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2022- TONY

10 Best Spots For Mouthwatering Soup Dumplings In NYC – Secret NYC

New York City’s First-ever Hotel Week Offers Stays up to 22% Off in January | Travel + Leisure

The Coziest Cabins, Igloos & Yurts For Private Outdoor Dining In NYC-guestofaguest

22 things we’re looking forward to in 2022-TONY

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January NYC Events (01/14/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

5 Things to Do This Weekend in NYC

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

Dance

KIDS

Classical Music

Theater

Pop & Rock

Find a full discussion of Things To Do This Weekend Go HERE.

The New York Times has an Arts section second to none. If you want know What’s Happening in the Arts around town this is the place to be.

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now

Want to see some new art? Start in the Meatpacking district with Winfred Rembert’s tooled leather paintings of beauty and horror from the Jim Crow South. Then head to the Upper East Side to check out Lutz Bacher’s conspiracy-theory project involving video and photomontage. And don’t miss Keisha Scarville’s abstract photographs and Wade Guyton’s bloody inkjet images.

Here are just a few.

Meatpacking district

Through Feb. 12. Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan. 917-639-3113; fortgansevoort.com.

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Chelsea

Through Feb. 12 at David Zwirner Gallery, 537 West 20th Street, Manhattan. 212-517-8677; davidzwirner.com.

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Upper East Side

Through Jan. 15. Gladstone 64, 130 East 64th Street, Manhattan. 212-753-2200; gladstonegallery.com.

Find a full discussion of What to See NYC Galeries HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

11 must-see exhibitions coming to NYC in 2022-TONY

Top NYC Restaurant Meals of 2021 – Eater NY

Historic Tours: Before NYC Was English, It Was Dutch | TheTravel

Adam Platt’s 12 Best Restaurants of 2021-grub street

My 6 Favorite Stops On A Greenwich Village Food Tour – TravelAwaits

25 Things Only True New Yorkers Can Relate To – Secret NYC

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January NYC Events (01/11/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

The best things to do in NYC this week

“The best things to do in NYC this week include cozy winter pop-ups, comedy shows and moreWritten by Shaye WeaverTONY

If you’re looking for the best things to do in NYC this week, or even for today, there are tons of fun options. Check out Dante’s Winter House pop-up in the Seaport, see a burlesque tribute to The Muppets at the Slipper Room, head to Updating and get on those ice bumper cars at Bryant Park! For more ideas, scroll down to see this week’s best things to do in NYC.

Make sure to check respective venues before you head out to make sure they’re open.

Here are 3 of my faves:

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Photograph: Angelito Jusay for Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bumper cars on ice at Bryant Park

  • Things to do
  • City Life

One of the most fun things to do at the annual Bryant Park Winter Village is to ride those bumper cars on ice and, as of this Friday, the slick autos will be back for you to play around with. Woohoo! Available between 2pm and 8pm on weekdays and 11am to 5pm on weekends, the cars will be in the park through Sunday, February 27—so you’ve got a little over a month to have some fun on the ice. New this year, the Bank of America Winter Village announced that it will also host special late-night rides—but no specifics on that just yet.

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UpDating

  • Things to do
  • ChelseaUntil Apr 20, 2022

Nationally-recognized comedy show, UpDating, is finally returning to the stage after a long year away. Deal with your dating hang-ups front and center at this live romantic experiment. Two New Yorkers will be paired on-stage for a blind date, and you get to join in on the magic (or the meltdown). The show comes from NY-Based Comedian Brandon Berman and Dating Blogger Harrison Forman. For more details you can check out UpDating’s Instagram.

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Cozy yurts outside of Fairfax

Photograph: Alexander Helas7. Cozy yurts outside of Fairfax

Cozy yurts outside of Fairfax

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

If you’re looking for a cute (and warm!) dining destination now that the weather has officially turned cold and the first snow hit the city, consider reserving one of the cozy yurts that have been set up outside of Fairfax, the all-day cafe and bar in Greenwich Village. Although the fabulous tents aren’t anything new, it is the first year that the eatery has decided to operate them on its own (in the past, they’ve been part of an experiential partnership with American Express).  There are three total yurts on premise and reservations for groups of up to four are available right here (just make sure to select the “yurt dining” option). The best part: diners can order from the spot’s a la carte menu, not having to worry about meeting a minimum or indulging in a prix-fixe offering. Fairfax’s sister restaurant, Jolene in NoHo, is also currently operating four heated yurts that you can reserve.

For all 73 of the weeks best things to do go HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 12 more of my fave NYC suggestions.

Each one is useful, all 12 are incredibly useful.

These Waterfront Glass Greenhouses Offer The Most Amazing Panorama Of The Brooklyn Bridge – Secret NYC

NYC’s Eater Awards Winners for 2021 – Eater NY

The best things Time Out New York editors ate in 2021-TONY

One of Spain’s Most Acclaimed Chefs Debuts In Manhattan West Following Seven-Year NYC Hiatus – Eater NY

Top 10 Best Coffee & Tea near SoHo, Manhattan, NY – December 2021 – Yelp

Broadway Week & Restaurant Week are BACK!-nycinsiderguide

The 25 Essential Dishes to Eat in New York City – The New York Times

The 12 best new restaurants in NYC, 2021-TONY

8 Spots In NYC Where You Can Dine In A Cozy Winter Igloo – Secret NYC

An Eater’s Guide to New York City – Eater NY

Best things to do outside this winter in New York City-TONY

Restaurant Review: Dame in Greenwich Village – The New York Times

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The best things to do in the winter in NYC

“The weather outside might be freezing, but the best things to do in winter in NYC will keep you cheery.Written by Shaye Weaver – TONY

New York City doesn’t shut down in the winter, thank you very much! We’re just turning up the heat on all there is to do here! There are a lot of incredible things to do all season long during the snowiest time of year, including great museum exhibits and winter pop-ups to keep this town entertained. For something a bit more snuggly, check out the free fireplaces to cozy up by in NYC or lounge inside a sauna at one of the best spas. Don’t forget that New York is absolutely gorgeous in winter, so bundle up and go out to admire all the snow-covered trees at the best NYC parks, and enjoy fun winter celebrations.”

For all 34 and more go HERE.

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January NYC Events (01/05/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

50 Fantastic Things To Do In New York City This January

Justine GolataSecret NYC

The holidays are officially over, but there are already plenty of exciting things to look forward to this January!

Sure, everyone has “exercising more” and “eating better” on their list of New Year’s resolutions, but what about “experiencing more of what NYC has to offer”?

Well, we’ve made the search this month a bit easier with our list of some of the best things to do in NYC this January! And everything can be done while social distancing or entirely outdoors (time to bundle up!).”

Here are 3 of my faves:

. Join the waitlist for Dining in the Dark & surprise your senses

Prepare for the ultimate dining experience that will have you completely blindfolded. Awaken your remaining senses while you indulge in decadent meals at a secret location that will be blanketed in darkness. Try this fabulous experience for yourself and sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale.

Enjoy breathtaking performances at these Candlelight concerts

Experience the sensational melodies of string quartets, pianists, and more in breathtaking venues across NYC that are bathed in candlelight. Each concert provides an intimate ambience for an unforgettable experience that can be enjoyed by all. Whether you’re a fellow Swiftie, rock fanatic, or a purist, classical lover, there’s sure to be a concert you’ll want to see and hear.

Dine in enchanting igloos across NYC

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Is it really winter in the city without igloo dining post March 2020? Cozy into spots from Lower Manhattan all the way to the Upper West Side in your own little snow globe. Here are some of our favorite igloo dining spots:

To see all 50 fantastic events go HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Best free art exhibitions in NYC-TONY

11 Revolutionary War Sites Across NYC – Untapped New York

40 Heated Outdoor Dining Spots In NYC For Staying Cozy In The Cold Weather – Secret NYC

Edge at Hudson Yards is the thin to do in NYC this holiday season-TONY

NYC Restaurateur Danny Meyer Throws Millions Behind Taco Chain Tacombi to Take on Chipotle and Taco Bell – Eater NY

Economy Candy, a New York Sweet Shop Out of Childhood Dreams – The New York Times

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amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in NYC, Jan. 7-9

By Emily Davenport

Photo via Getty Images

Friday, Jan. 7

New York Botanical Garden GLOW: Let it GLOW at New York Botanical Garden this weekend! This annual show lights up the garden with breathtaking colors that are begging to be explored. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. 5 to 10 p.m. $35 for adults, $20 for children.

Ice Skating at Governors Island Winter Village: Love to skate? Governors Island is the latest in outdoor ice skating. The 5,000-square-foot ice skat­ing rink open Fri­days-Sun­days and offers free admissions on Fridays for all visitors! Reservations are highly encouraged. 10 South Street, Slip 7. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $11 admission, $8 for skate rental.

Saturday, Jan. 8

NYC Lantern Festival: Illuminate the Farm: If you can’t get enough of walking through lights, head over to Queens County Farm Museum for the NYC Lantern Festival: Illuminate the Farm. As you explore the farm, you will find a dazzling display of lanterns in the shape of farm animals, flowers, tractors and more! 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens. 4:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $24.99 or $16.99 for those aged 3-12.

Screening of “The Muppets”: Love the Muppets? Head over to the Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of the 2011 film “The Muppets” starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper. 36-01 35 Ave, Queens. 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11).

Town Square Greencycle “Post-Holiday” Swap: Looking to do some post-holiday organization or find a few treasures to bring home? Town Square is hosting its annual Greencycle “Post-Holiday” Swap for those who reduce, reuse or recycle gently used items. Head over to the Town Square website for a complete list of acceptable items. N. 15th Street & Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn. 12 to 3 p.m. Free, suggested $10 donation.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Lightscape: This is the last day that you can see Lightscape in Brooklyn! Hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Lightscape is one of the largest light shows in New York City. Bundle up and take a stroll through the outdoor holiday illuminated trail with over a million lights that run almost the full length of the garden. 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. Multiple times. $34 for adults, $18 for kids.

Discoveries—Imagining a Whole New World: A Place for You and Me: For those with learning disabilities and autism, The Met has a series of workshops taking place on Sunday for a couple of different age groups. This virtual workshop will include a talk and opportunity to make art in the comfort of your home. 11 a.m. Virtual. Free, reservations required.

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January NYC Events (01/02/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: December 31 – January 6

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Arrivals” at the Katonah Museum of Art, “Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection” at The New-York Historical Society, “Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890-1940” at the Neue Galerie, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.”

Arrivals

Arrivals

Katonah Museum of Art

Westchester / Wed, Oct 20, 2021 – Sun, Jan 23, 2022

“Arrivals” call forth origin stories. How did we get here? Where did we come from? Americans have remarkably varied stories to share, having come to call this country home in so many different ways: by conquest, displacement, colonialism, the slave trade, voluntary migration, and more. The exhibition is organized around a series of “arrival moments” —Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Mayflower, Ellis Island / Angel Island, WW2, 1965, and Today—in order to explore some of the …

Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South

Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Sep 24, 2021 – Sun, Jan 16, 2022

The Morgan Library & Museum presents “Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South,” opening September 24, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s 2018 acquisition of eleven drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Black Southern artists and their communities. The artists represented in the acquisition are Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young. In the last …

Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890-1940

Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890-1940

Neue Galerie

Manhattan / Thu, Nov 11, 2021 – Sun, Mar 13, 2022

An exhibition of major works of Austrian and German fine art and design from the permanent collection, “Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890–1940” underscores the Neue Galerie’s unique mission to bring a sense of perspective back to Germanic culture of this period, and to make the best of this work available to American and other audiences for both scholarly and aesthetic inquiry. The presentation, organized in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the founding …

Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection

Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan / Fri, Oct 22, 2021 – Sun, Feb 27, 2022

The New-York Historical Society presents “Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection,” an exhibition of 130 paintings, works on paper in various media, and sculpture from an extraordinary promised gift by philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. On view October 22, 2021 – February 27, 2022, the exhibition features many artists new to New-York Historical’s collection, including Marc Chagall, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, George O’Keeffe, …

Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints

Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints

Manhattan / Sat, Dec 04, 2021 – Sun, Mar 13, 2022

“Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints” exhibition is drawn exclusively from the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University and includes photographs produced using most photomechanical processes. Arranged in four thematic sections—time and technology, face, innocence, and fame—the exhibition presents formal portraits alongside figurative subjects in photojournalism and documentary photography, with over 100 examples of works dating from the origins of photography in the 1840s to today. “Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints” is curated by …

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

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The Infatuation’s Most Exciting New Restaurants Of 2021 – New York – The Infatuation

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New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2021 – The New York Times

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The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

“Searching for listings and reviews for the best New York museum exhibitions and shows? We have you covered. Shaye Weaver – TONY

Don’t waste your time—head to NYC’s best museum exhibits now!

New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”

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December NYC Events (12/30/21)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC events in January 2022

“Make the new year great by attending the best NYC events in January 2022 from concerts to new exhibitionsWritten by Shaye Weaver

Begin the new year on the right foot with our list of NYC events in January 2022 to plan your month. We’ve included the best events in January, from can’t-miss happenings to popular New York attractions. From new museum exhibits to celebrating Martin Luther King Day, check out these events and more sensational things to do in the winter.”

Here are a few of my faves:

The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

open through March 6, 2022.

The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will be open for shopping and food. Its 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink that’s free to use (if you bring your own skates) is the highlight, while more than 100 shopping and food kiosks are there to peruse—all at one of the best NYC parks. You can even go ice-less curling and rent an igloo to sip on warm drinks this year!

INterSECTS: Where Arthropods and Homo Sapiens Meet

  • Midtown West Jan 7-Aug 13, 2022

Award-winning graphic novelist Peter Kuper’s intricate drawings of insects—bees, ants, cicadas, butterflies, silkworms, beetles, dragonflies, and more—show them “flying, crawling, and interacting with the various rooms of the Library’s 42nd Street building, where they will be showcased. “This bug’s-eye view of the building’s Beaux-Arts architectural details illuminates the iconic spaces in a completely original way.” Kuper has been working on an upcoming graphic novel, INterSECTS, and had the chance to explore the building and its rooms while they were empty during the pandemic. It was there that he realized that the building would be a perfect vehicle for his concept.

Viewers of his work can access commentary by experts online and via QR codes, such as Jessica Ware on dragonflies, Gene Kritsky on cicadas, Michael Engel on bees, Barrett Klein on scarab beetles, and Mark W. Moffett on ants with Mexico’s leading poet/novelist, Homero Aridjis, reading his poem “A Una Mariposa Monarcha.”  The audio talks are accompanied by the insect-inspired music of David Rothenberg. All of this plus downloadable coloring book art will be available on January 7 at nypl.org/intersects.

“There are roughly 10 quintillion insects on Earth,” Kuper says. “They touch everything we do in our daily lives, our economy, our very survival. Yet most of us barely notice their existence except to swat them away. I have been fascinated with these amazing creatures my whole life, so to be able to do research at the Library investigating them and how they’ve interacted with humans over the centuries was a true passion project. To then have the opportunity to incorporate the Library’s iconic spaces into that artwork is incredibly meaningful. I hope visitors not only enjoy the images and see the Library anew, but they’ll particularly view arthropods through a new lens, and appreciate the beauty and mystery of these tiny giants that are essential to our planet and our lives.”

Under the Radar 2022

Noho Jan 12-Jan 30, 2022

The Public Theater presents edgy new works from around the world in a top-notch festival curated by Mark Russell. Back in person this year, the participating artists this year include JoAnne Akalaitis, Migguel Anggelo, Savon Bartley, Salty Brine, Inua Ellams, María Irene Fornés, Phillip Glass, Nile Harris, Miranda Haymon, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Eric Lockley, Michelle Memran, Alicia Hall Moran, Raelle Myrick-Hodges, Pascal Rambert, Mia Rovegno, Annie Saunders, Justin Elizabeth Sayre, Roger Guenveur Smith, Mariana Valencia, and Becca Wolff.

The festival will also include the return of Under the Radar + Joe’s Pub: In Concert with performances by Migguel Anggelo, Salty Brine, and Alicia Hall Moran; the INCOMING! works-in-process series featuring projects by Devised Theater Working Group artists; and the Under the Radar Professional Symposium on Thursday, January 13.

Visit the Public’s website for details about all these shows and more.

INterSECTS: Where Arthropods and Homo Sapiens Meet

  • Midtown West Jan 7-Aug 13, 2022

Award-winning graphic novelist Peter Kuper’s intricate drawings of insects—bees, ants, cicadas, butterflies, silkworms, beetles, dragonflies, and more—show them “flying, crawling, and interacting with the various rooms of the Library’s 42nd Street building, where they will be showcased. “This bug’s-eye view of the building’s Beaux-Arts architectural details illuminates the iconic spaces in a completely original way.” Kuper has been working on an upcoming graphic novel, INterSECTS, and had the chance to explore the building and its rooms while they were empty during the pandemic. It was there that he realized that the building would be a perfect vehicle for his concept.

Viewers of his work can access commentary by experts online and via QR codes, such as Jessica Ware on dragonflies, Gene Kritsky on cicadas, Michael Engel on bees, Barrett Klein on scarab beetles, and Mark W. Moffett on ants with Mexico’s leading poet/novelist, Homero Aridjis, reading his poem “A Una Mariposa Monarcha.”  The audio talks are accompanied by the insect-inspired music of David Rothenberg. All of this plus downloadable coloring book art will be available on January 7 at nypl.org/intersects.

“There are roughly 10 quintillion insects on Earth,” Kuper says. “They touch everything we do in our daily lives, our economy, our very survival. Yet most of us barely notice their existence except to swat them away. I have been fascinated with these amazing creatures my whole life, so to be able to do research at the Library investigating them and how they’ve interacted with humans over the centuries was a true passion project. To then have the opportunity to incorporate the Library’s iconic spaces into that artwork is incredibly meaningful. I hope visitors not only enjoy the images and see the Library anew, but they’ll particularly view arthropods through a new lens, and appreciate the beauty and mystery of these tiny giants that are essential to our planet and our lives.”

Winter Spa at The William Vale

  • Greenpoint – Until Mar 31, 2022

There’s no need to travel far and wide to experience a Scandinavian spa—The Willam Vale is has brought back its Winter Spa with four perfectly appointed, private, red cedar outdoor saunas and hot tubs for some cold weather self-care. Set up on the fourth floor of The William Vale, the Winter Spa lets you sweat your stress away, relax your muscles and remove toxins as you enjoy the view through the panoramic dome window, away from the frosty winter air. 

JanArtsNYC

  • Hell’s Kitchen Jan 1-Jan 31, 2022

The citywide festival JanArtsNYC, an annual presentation of amazing performances at various NYC venues, is coming back this year in a live format! Throughout the month of January, you’ll be able to catch new works in theater, dance, opera, music and more. Supported by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the festival includes PROTOTYPE, which will contain five world premieres, The Public Theater’s beloved Under the Radar Festival and the 18th Annual NYC Winter Jazzfest. Why says January’s a bad time to be in New York?

Jerry Schatzberg: 25th & Park

  • Gramercy Jan 14-Mar 5, 2022

Get a glimpse inside New York photographer and director Jerry Schatzberg’s studio from the 1960s, where he shot some extraordinary portraits of icons such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Sharon Tate, Catherine Deneuve and Carmen De Lavallade. The studio was set up in 1957 a few steps from Fotografiska at 333 Park Avenue South and became the setting for Schatzberg’s playful portraiture that “betray his unquenchable, almost maniacal search for glamour, for glimmers that elevate the geniuses of his time out of their accomplishments and into a pictorially extraordinary ordinary.”

Check out all 29 January select events right HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Coolest Neighborhoods in NYC: The five most exciting – TONY

New immersive experience will make you feel like you’re flying high over NYC | 6sqft

45 Things to See and Do in New York City – yahoo.com

Best Ramen in NYC: Top Ramen Shops & Noodle Places in New York City – Thrillist

An Interactive Map of NYC Filming Locations – vulture.com

The Best Halal Restaurants In NYC – New York – The Infatuation

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10 Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This New Year’s Weekend In NYC: Dec 31 – Jan 02

We’ve got your weekend plans ready!

Whether you’re looking for last minute NYE plans or delicious deals, we’ve got you covered!

Here are 3 of our top 10 plans we know you’ll enjoy this weekend:

1. 25 fabulous ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

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In need of some last minute ideas for how to spend your NYE in the city? Don’t stress, because we’ve put together 25 of the best ways to spend NYE in NYC, from catching fireworks to attending epic bashes. Get ready to welcome the new year with open arms and discover all the incredible things you can do in NYC this New Year’s Eve. I mean, we are the best city in America to be in to ring in the new year.

2. 70 magical things to do in NYC before New Year’s Day

Courtesy Hudson Yards

The festive spirit is palpable in every corner of the city. From must-visit restaurants to gorgeous light displays, we’ve created the ultimate list of things to do in NYC before the new year. See our full list here.

3. 10 extraordinary places you won’t believe are in New York City

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sure NYC is known for it’s many famous landmarks and monuments, but let’s not forget about some of the more unique spots located in the concrete jungle. Whether you’re looking for a cascading waterfall or an island oasis, see here for the most extraordinary places in NYC you might not have known about!

For all the rest of the Top 10 of secretnyc Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This New Year’s Weekend In NYC go HERE.

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December NYC Events (12/27/21)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

Monday, December 27, 2021

Editor’s Pick Book Discussion | From The Vilna Ghetto To Nuremberg By Avrom Sutzkever (Online)
After escaping the Vilna Ghetto and surviving winter in the forest among partisan fighters, Avrom Sutzkever moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Mon, Dec 27 / 1:00 pm / Free

Book Discussions, December 27, 2021, 12/27/2021, From The Vilna Ghetto To Nuremberg By Avrom Sutzkever (Online)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Editor’s Pick Museums | Dutch Masterpieces: Paintings by Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer
Dutch paintings of the 17th century: the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer. Through sixty-seven moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Dec 28 / 10:00 am / to 5:00 pm
Pay-what-you-wish for NY…

Museumss, December 28, 2021, 12/28/2021, Dutch Masterpieces: Paintings by Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Editor’s Pick Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Dec 29 / 10:00 am / to 7:00 pm
Free

Tours, December 29, 2021, 12/29/2021, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Editor’s Pick Dance Performance | The Nutcracker by The New York City Ballet (online, streaming for 24 hrs)
Enjoy this timeless holiday classic!
New York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Dec 30 / 12:00 am / to 11:59 pm
Free

Dance Performances, December 30, 2021, 12/30/2021, The Nutcracker by The New York City Ballet (online, streaming for 24 hrs)

Editor’s Pick Classical Music | Musician Hailed By The New York Times And More (In Person and Online)
Jeremy Rhizor, violin; David Dickey, oboe; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; Sarah Stone, cello; Marc Bellassai, moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Dec 30 / 1:15 pm / to 2:00 pm
Free

Concerts, December 30, 2021, 12/30/2021, Musician Hailed By The New York Times And More (In Person and Online)

Editor’s Pick Concert | An Evening of Holiday Music
Performances by musicians from a symphony that aims to radically democratize the concert experience and moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Dec 30 / 4:30 pm / to 6:00 pm
Free

Concerts, December 30, 2021, 12/30/2021, An Evening of Holiday Music

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Editor’s Pick Classical Music | The Met’s Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (online)
Fix yourself a drink and experience The Met’s Balcony Bar from home with ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Dec 31 / 5:00 pm
Free

Concerts, December 31, 2021, 12/31/2021, The Met's Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (online)

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Editor’s Pick Concert | The Largest Carillon In The World
Experience the thundering delight of the largest carillon in the world ringing in the New Year from the moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sat, Jan 2 / 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm
Free

Concerts, January 01, 2022, 01/01/2022, The Largest Carillon In The World

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Editor’s Pick Comedy Club | Open Mic Comedy Club
Experience stand up comedy in NYC at the historic New York Comedy Club. This open mic features both pro moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sun, Jan 3 / 5:30 pm / to 7:00 pm
Free

Comedy Clubs, January 02, 2022, 01/02/2022, Open Mic Comedy Club

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

A Grubhub Guide to Hell’s Kitchen Eating – Gothamist

The Bronx Brewery in NYC has opened a new tasting room – TONY

Best Things to Do in New York City: Museums, Parks, Art, and More – insider.com

7 Best Pizza Spots in SoHo – Restaurant Clicks

The 101 Best Movies Set in NYC – vulture.com

Iranian food is having a New York moment – TONY

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December NYC Events (12/24/21)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

5 Things to Do This Weekend in NYC

“Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.”

Because of an increase in the spread of the coronavirus, events are subject to cancellation. Before heading out, visit the website of the performance space or organization for the latest updates.

Art & Museums

KIDS

Film Series

Comedy

Jazz

Find a full discussion of Things To Do HERE.

The New York Times has an Arts section second to none. If you want know What’s Happening in the Arts around town this is the place to be.

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now

Want to see some new art for the New Year? Start in the Upper East Side with the Belgian master James Ensor’s dark, gripping paintings. Then head to TriBeCa to view ‘8 Americans,’ a group exhibition featuring the likes of Byron Kim andJean Shin. And don’t miss Pat Phillips’s depictions of our curdled luxury culture or John Willenbecher’s sinister shadowboxes.

TriBeCa

Through Jan. 22. Chart, 74 Franklin Street, Manhattan. 646-799-9319; chart-gallery.com.

Tribeca

Through Feb 12. Jeffrey Deitch, 18 Wooster Street, Manhattan. 212-343-7300; deitch.com.

Find a full discussion of What to See NYC Galeries HERE

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

NYC’s 16 Best Beer Bars, Beer Halls, Craft Beer and Outdoor Beer Gardens -TONY

New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2021 – The New York Times

NYC Tourism Tips: Here’s an Expert Guide this Holiday Season – NBC New York

The Best Restaurants In The West Village -theInfatuation

10 of the Best Holiday Attractions to Visit in NYC | TravelPulse

A Northern Lights Display Is Coming to NYC’s Grand Central Terminal | Travel + Leisure

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The best things to do in NYC this weekend

“The best things to do in NYC this weekend include the holiday lights, Christmas and more”

Edited by Shaye WeaverTime Out New York contributors

“Looking for the best things to do in NYC this holiday weekend? Whether you’re the group planner searching for more things to do in NYC today, or you have no plans yet, here are some ideas to add to your list for this weekend. Catch beautiful holiday lights around the city before they turn off for the last time this year, walk to see the holiday windows, go ice skating and more. All you have to do is go right HERE to plan your weekend!

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December NYC Events (12/20/21)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

Monday, December 20, 2021 Mon, Dec 20
11:00 am

free Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the G … more Mon, Dec 20
12:00 pm

free, tip-supported, booking required Tour | Russia’s St Petersburg: Festive Walk along the Nevsky Avenue Imperial Style (online)
Take a walk along the oldest part of the Nevsky Avenue to admire the holiday illuminations. 2022 wil … more

More Free Events for Mon, Dec 20, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Tue, Dec 21
9:00 am

free; no reservation required Concert | Bach to Beatles: Winter Solstice Waltz
A quartet will perform a wide-ranging mix of Classical masterpieces, Brazilian compositions, pop fav … more Tue, Dec 21
5:30 pm

free; no reservation required Parade | Radiant Revelry: A March of Remembrance and Relief
A Winter Solstice procession that serves as a collective release through music and dance after two y … more Tue, Dec 21
6:00 pm

free; no reservation required Workshop | Bell by Bell: A Garden Soundscape
Continuing a ten-year tradition, volunteers will hand out color-coded bells to revelers that play di … more Tue, Dec 21
7:30 pm

donation of any amount, reservation required Classical Music | Chamber Ensemble Performs Works By Arnold Schoenberg And More (In Person and Online)
Argento Chamber Ensemble celebrates the winter solstice by barking at the moon with Pierrot Lunaire! … more

More Free Events for Tue, Dec 21, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Wed, Dec 22
10:00 am

free; reservation required Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations … more Wed, Dec 22
6:00 pm

free, registration required Concert | Medieval Carols
Caroles by Candel-leoht: a service of medieval carols and Middle English readings. … more Wed, Dec 22
7:00 pm

free; no reservation required Jazz | Afro-Cuban Holiday Concert with a Grammy-Nominated Pianist (online)
Born in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, Steinway Artist, Grammy Nominated, and 2014 Jalc Millenn … more

More Free Events for Wed, Dec 22, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021 Thu, Dec 23
1:15 pm

free Classical Music | Essercizii Musici by Telemann (In-Person and Online)
Alex Yu, recorder; Ka-Wai Yu, viola da gamba and baroque cello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord. … more Thu, Dec 23
4:00 pm

Pay-what-you-wish, advanced reservation required Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More
This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpiec … more Thu, Dec 23
6:00 pm

free, tip-supported, booking required Tour | Christmas in Chicago – Magnificent Mile Lights (online)
Chicago’s winters are chilly, but you can discover how the city celebrates Christmas from the warmth … more

More Free Events for Thu, Dec 23, 2021
Friday, December 24, 2021 Fri, Dec 24
11:00 am

free Fair | Christmas Market: Local Crafts, Artisan Provisions, Exquisite Gifts
This European inspired open-air market hosts artisan vendors from New York City and around the world … more Fri, Dec 24
3:30 pm

free, tip-supported, booking required Tour | Florence Christmas Eve Tour (online, livestream)
Join the tour guide on a walk of discovery through Florence on… Christmas Eve! … more

More Free Events for Fri, Dec 24, 2021
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Sat, Dec 25
12:00 am

free Film | The Christmas Candle (2013): Holiday Story (online, streaming for 24 hrs)
A pastor who’s suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas mi … more Sat, Dec 25
12:00 am

free Dance Performance | The Nutcracker by The New York City Ballet (online, streaming for 24 hrs)
Enjoy this timeless holiday classic! … more Sat, Dec 25
11:00 am

free, registration required Classical Music | Handel’s Messiah on Christmas Day: A Liturgical Presentation
The Eucharist (mass) of Christmas Day with the music of Handel’s great oratorio Messiah. … more

More Free Events for Sat, Dec 25, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Sun, Dec 26
12:00 am

free Film | Nutcracker (1986): Film Adaptation (online, streaming for 24 hrs)
The colorful holiday classic brought to the big screen, designed by famed children’s story author an … more Sun, Dec 26
2:30 pm

Donation of any amount; registration required City Walk | From Pushcarts to Pricey Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
This walking tour will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the lat … more

More Free Events for Sun, Dec 26, 2021

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

NYC’s Metropolitan Opera will begin requiring booster shots – TONY

The 25 Essential Dishes to Eat in New York City – The New York Times

New York City’s Best New Restaurants Of 2021 – New York – The Infatuation

10 Pop-Up Bars for Basking in Holiday Cheer-ny.eater.com

Best NYC New Year’s Eve Parties & Events 2021 – Thrillist

This NYC Restaurant Has a Secret New Bar That Will Transport You to Venice | Travel + Leisure

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December NYC Events (12/18/21)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

9 Actually Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend

Zany ice cream treats, multi-course pasta meals, and brand-new bookstores.

By Juliet IzonThrillist

“If you’re celebrating Christmas, red alert: this is your last shopping weekend before the main event. And if you haven’t yet found the perfect gifts to stash under the tree, the next few days are an excellent time to make inroads on your list (and with COVID cases in NYC currently increasing again, please have your mask handy and get your booster if you haven’t already). We’ve got intel on two bookstores, both stocking hard-to-find titles, plus a massive market with independent vendors. And if all of that shopping leaves you starving, you can check out a new pasta spot, or knock back a milkshake or two curated by one of NYC’s most famous pastry chefs.

For those details and more, read on for nine actually fun things to eat, drink, and do this weekend in NYC.”

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Treat yourself to an extravagant pasta tasting

Weekend-long
Chelsea
Pastaphiles are probably familiar with Pastificio Di Martino, one of Italy’s most beloved purveyors of dried pastas. And now, you don’t even have to cook that bucatini yourself: the brand has just opened a gorgeous new shop, restaurant, and pasta bar in Chelsea Market. Dubbed La La Devozione, it encompasses multiple concepts, including the more casual A Tavola (look out for outdoor dining in the spring), but for now, we suggest you go big at The Oval. The 30-seat bar with four dedicated chefs serves a decadent pasta tasting menu, with dishes like a vermicelli topped with white truffle.
Cost: $165 per person

Get your beer geek on at this brewery’s new dining concept

Weekend-long
Port Morris
If you’re still looking for the perfect present for your brew-obsessed pal, we’ve found it. Treat them to a night at The Lab, Bronx Brewery’s new immersive dining experience located in the middle of the brewing facility. While you snack on Empanology’s full menu of sandwiches and empanadas, you can ask the staff all of your burning questions about hops, IPAs, and homebrewing. And the space, which can seat up to 28 people, can also be rented out for private parties or sports watching events.
Cost: Empanadas from $11 for 4 pieces

Try a BEC carbonara for one night only

Friday, December 17th at 5:30 pm until sold out
West Village
Ice cream lovers throughout the city have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of Caffe Panna. And while we have a bit longer until the shop begins churning out batches of our beloved Red Flag gelato again, this Friday you can get a small taste of what owner Hallie Meyer and her team have been working on in the interim. Trattoria Panna is the ice cream shop’s pop-up pasta concept; and it’s as phenomenal as the gelato. Starting at 5:30 PM at Daily Provision’s West Village location, you can grab the menu of BEC carbonara, stracciatella toast, a cookies ‘n panna cruller, and a mini-pint of cookies ‘n panna gelato. Go early: we have a feeling this will draw a crowd.
Cost: $42 per person

Sip on a Trix-infused milkshake/hot cocoa hybrid

Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19
Various locations
Quick: name two NYC sweet shops that always have a line out the door. Did you guess Dominique Ansel Bakery and Kith Treats? This weekend, in an epic collaboration, the two powerhouses are combining their talents for the limited time event of Trix Kithmas. Both locations of Kith Treats will feature a bonkers menu curated by chef Dominique Ansel: think a Trix-infused milkshake that melts into hot chocolate, a six-layer panettone trifle, plus a half-dozen holiday-themed milkshakes. And before you ask, yes, there will be special Kith merch for sale, too.
Cost: Treats from $8.75

Discover novels from underrepresented authors at this new bookstore

Weekend-long
Chinatown
How does that saying go? Anytime a new independent bookstore opens, an angel gets its wings? That’s certainly how we feel, at least, about Yu and Me Books, which just opened on Mulberry Street last week. We also love the shop’s focus: Owner Lucy Yu is committed to stocking titles from authors who have been historically underrepresented in publishing, with a special focus on titles related to immigrant stories. Yu will also be adding beer, wine, and pastries from Fay Da Bakery in the new year.
Cost: Book prices vary

Find a new cookbook at this seasonal pop-up

Weekend long
Bed-Stuy
It’s an especially great time of year for gifting books and BEM Books & More, run by sisters Danielle and Gabrielle Davenport, is an excellent online source for food literature of the African diaspora. While the business’s plans for a brick and mortar shop are on hold due to the pandemic, the Davenports are bringing their carefully curated selection to a multi-week pop-up at Bed-Vyne Brew in Bed-Stuy. Peruse everything from cookbooks, to poetry to food fiction, plus products from Black purveyors and makers including Zach & Zoë, Gloria’s Shito, and Trade Street Jam Co.
Cost: Prices vary

Scoop up presents from independent businesses at this market

Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19
Greenpoint
If you’ve been dragging your feet on buying holiday gifts, perhaps drinking while shopping would help? If so, head to the Brooklyn Expo Center this weekend, where American Field will be hosting their bustling Brooklyn Holiday Market. Over 90 independent vendors will be selling everything from clothing to leather goods to home decor, plus you can sip craft hard kombucha from JuneShine or draft beers from Sixpoint Brewery.
Cost: Tickets from $5

Celebrate Christmas Eve (a little early) at this Filipino pop-up

Sunday, December 19
Lower East Side
In the Philippines, Noche Buena is the midnight meal families eat together as Christmas Eve turns into Christmas. And luckily, this weekend you can enjoy it a few days ahead of schedule, thanks to a group of Filipino Americans all in the food and beverage biz. Their version of Noche Buena is the newest addition to the local holiday-themed pop-up bar scene in the city. Hosted in the back room of Pretty Ricky’s, it starts on Sunday and runs until December 26. Expect seasonal cocktails, plus inventive takes on traditional Filipino dishes like smoked fish croquettes, pancit, and kinilaw.
Cost: Food from $8

Channel your posh inner wizard with afternoon tea at this quirky bar

Weekend-long
Financial District
England may be known for its afternoon tea, but only in NYC can you find a place with a proper cuppa and magic wands. Whether you’re an alum of Hogwarts or not, anyone is welcome at The Cauldron NYC for their Wizard Afternoon Tea, which launches this weekend. The experience includes two interactive teas to brew; scones, sand“witches” and dessert; plus, of course, your magic wand.
Cost: Tea experience from $54.99

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Thrillist, a site with tons of food, drink, travel & entertainment info, introduces folks to the coolest things to do in NYC (and other places when you are traveling). I like to check them out regularly. You should, too.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Here are Time Out New York’s 2021 Best of the City award winners – TONY

In the Bronx, a Tour of Little Yemen – grubstreet

NYC’s Best New Dishes Of 2021 – New York – The Infatuation

24 Best Coffee Shops NYC Has for Your Daily Caffeine Buzz in 2021-TONY

Grubhub Best of 2021: Ten Great NYC Burgers – Gothamist

Find Afghan Cooking at Astoria’s Balkh Shish Kabab House-GRUBSTREET

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