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.

Jan
17

Other Theater
Cuba Festival

Over a nearly two-week period, the Joyce Theatre turns its focus to the talents of dancers emerging from the island nation of Cuba.

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Jan
17

Off-Broadway
Dance of Death

August Strindberg's play exposing the conflicts between a husband and wife after 25 years of marriage feels contemporary despite being more than 100 years old.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room

Rising New York–based artist Eric N. Mack holds his first NYC solo exhibition.

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Jan
17

Off-Broadway
Mies Julie

August Strindberg’s play reimagined by South African playwright Yaël Farber.

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Jan
17

Off-Broadway
God Said This

Five Kentucky natives are reunited through their individual struggles.

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Jan
17

Off-Broadway
Alice by Heart

This new musical, set in WWII-era London, was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Crusader

the inspiration, influence and legacy of MLK

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Jan
17

Off-Broadway
Superhero

A new musical about the superhero who may be living next door in a New York apartment.

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Jan
18

Museums & Galleries
LGBT Connections Night at Leo Bar

Asia Society's monthly LGBT Happy Hour

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Jan
19

Off-Broadway
Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical

A matinee musical about cocktails that comes with accompanying beverages.

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Jan
23

Museums & Galleries
Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold

The Met Breuer hosts a major exhibition of the works of Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana, the founder of the art movement known as Spatialism.

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Jan
23

Performing Arts
BAM 2019 Winter/Spring Season

The Brooklyn Academy of Music kicks off its Winter/Spring Season in January, which goes through June.

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