Once you’ve seen Central Park under a fresh coat of snow, you’ll understand why so many visitors have fond memories of winter visits to New York City. Among the season’s main draws are open-air ice-skating rinks and the City’s holiday festivities—including the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop. It’s also a good time to try indoor attractions like basketball or hockey games at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, the art institutions on Museum Mile and shows at NYC’s many comedy clubs and music venues.
NYC’s streets, store windows and social calendar are extra-vibrant during the holidays.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at these restaurants, which are as passionate about holiday decor as they are about cuisine.
Keep warm, arrive early and stay safe as you welcome the New Year in NYC.
The four-mile New Year's Eve run (what better way to kick off those resolutions?) starts at the stroke of midnight at the first sight of fireworks; consider the pre-race dancing and costume parade and contest to be evening-appropriate handicaps. For more information, visit nyrr.org.
This annual festival, produced by The Public Theater, features a variety of new theater from the United States and around the world. With a lineup that includes emerging talents and masters in the field, Under the Radar offers a crash course in exciting, independent and experimental theater, created by some of the most dynamic artists working today.
Presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this global survey of innovative and provocative movies focusing on the Jewish experience is back in 2016 for its 25th installment. A number of films presented in years past have gone on to be distributed nationally in theaters and on TV (in fact, Ajami, a tense crime thriller that unfolds on the streets of Jaffa in Israel and was featured in the 2010 festival, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film).