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.

Jul
1

Arts & Culture
Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell reflects on the evolution of liberty, freedom and democracy and encourages viewers to do the same.

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Oct
2

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Inspired by "What Is Left"

This text-based installation by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, a Crown Heights–based arts collective, uses the words of the late poet Lucille Clifton to convey resiliency and perseverance.

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Oct
29

Arts & Culture
Madison Square Park: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom

Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom serves as a centerpiece for Madison Square Park Conservancy’s exploration of the roles of public art and civic spaces in these times.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Vida Americana

Whitney exhibit explores the impact Mexican artists had on their counterparts in the United States.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Women March

Celebration of the centennial of 19th Amendment and other women’s victories.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural

Exhibition of artist Jackson Pollock's famed large-scale painting.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
About Time: Fashion and Duration

Exhibition dissecting the relationship between fashion and time.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
We Fight to Build a Free Worl

Artist-curated exhibition showcasing responses to social injustice.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
We Do Not Dream Alone, the Asia Society Triennial

This far-ranging event includes exhibitions, interdisciplinary panels and performances.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside

More than 100 images from Davidson's work in photojournalism are on display at the Queens Museum.

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Jan
17

Museums & Galleries
The Nature of Color

an exploration of the many roles of color

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Jan
17

Arts & Culture
Sophie Calle: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Near Green-Wood's main entrance, artist Sophie Calle has created an ongoing site-specific installation in the form of a headstone.

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