Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Christina Parrella, 12/04/2012
(From left) Museum of Jewish Heritage photo by Julienne Schaer • Custom-made pierced metal lamp at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Honolulu, photo by Tim Street-Porter/Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Winter is a wonderful time to be in New York City—you can stroll through snow-covered Central Park, spin around the ice rink at Rockefeller Center and enjoy a hot toddy or cozy dinner in one of the City's bars and restaurants with indoor fireplaces. The winter season also welcomes a fresh roster of theater performances, provocative exhibitions and indoor programming throughout the five boroughs. Delight your sense of smell at the Museum of Arts and Design's exhibition dedicated to olfactory art; see the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine's The Nutcracker; or catch a comedy show at the historic St. George Theatre. There's also The Scream on display at The Museum of Modern Art and the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden—two absolute essentials. From spectacular exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum to live jazz performances at the Rubin Museum of Art, there's something thrilling happening in NYC every day and night. Read on for more details on these events and attractions.
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