NYC's Best Winter Performing Arts Festivals

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

Winter in New York City brings events and entertainment to suit all tastes, with holiday traditions leading the way. Seasonal favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life (performed live), A Christmas Carol (in three separate productions) and The Nutcracker—the Balanchine classic by the New York City Ballet and a more modern take by the Brooklyn Ballet—highlight the calendar. For details on these and other performances, read on.

Sep
22

Off-Broadway
Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Broadway’s longest-running musical revue returns to the stage this fall.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
The True

Politics, power, love and loyalty in the male-dominated 1970s.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

The story of four women who battle loneliness during the Depression.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
Trainspotting Live

Immersive, in-your-face production based on the novel and film.

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Sep
22

Festivals & Parades
Hispanic Heritage Month

Thirty days of events celebrate NYC’s Hispanic community.

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Sep
22

Film & TV
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film

Scandinavia House celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ignmar Bergman's birth with a series of his best films.

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Sep
22

Museums & Galleries
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

This exhibition at the New-York Historical Society chronicles the struggle that black Americans faced in the 50 years after the Civil War.

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Sep
22

Museums & Galleries
Delacroix

The Met Museum presents the first-ever comprehensive retrospective in North America of the works of 19th century French painter Eugene Delacroix.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
Neurosis

A hilarious new musical about finding happiness and love while surrounded by worries.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
Because I Could Not Stop

A dramatic glimpse into the mind and inner talent of poet Emily Dickinson.

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Sep
22

Off-Broadway
What the Constitution Means to Me

Writer Heidi Schreck’s personal exploration in the shadow of the Constitution.

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Sep
22

Things to Do
The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival

This festival showcases the emerging arts scene in Downtown Brooklyn.

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