January NYC Events (01/05/22)

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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

Instagram / @marzenka_

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.


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


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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