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
23

Museums & Galleries
Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings

Exhibition of 70 drawings by American artist Eva Hesse.

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Sep
23

Music
New York Philharmonic 2019–2020 Season

Newest season of orchestral performances and world premieres happen this season along with three new initiatives.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
A Musical About Star Wars

Two Star Wars superfans create a musical about their favorite sci-fi movie franchise.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
Mothers

The parents and nannies at a Mommy-Baby Meetup ratchet up their competitiveness to dangerous levels in this black comedy.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
The Office! A Musical Parody

Clock back in at Dunder Mifflin for a hilarious unauthorized spoof of the hit NBC sitcom The Office.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
runboyrun & In Old Age

Two plays presented as one night of theater, runboyrun and In Old Age follow a Nigerian-American couple haunted by the past and unsure of the future.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo

The only Western master of Rakugo, the Japanese art of comic storytelling, Katsura Sunshine debuts a new comic monologue and traditional tales.

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Sep
23

Off-Broadway
Dublin Carol

A broken man haunted by his shameful past receives a surprise visit from his estranged daughter on Christmas Eve.

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Sep
23

Restaurants
Eataly in Flatiron Plaza

Eataly’s first-ever outdoor kiosk is open in the Flatiron Plaza offering pizza and soda.

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Sep
23

Museums & Galleries
Respect

A three-artist show at Casita Maria celebrating black womanhood.

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Sep
24

Off-Broadway
Fern Hill

Three couples in their golden years have their relationships tested.

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Sep
24

Off-Broadway
Heroes of the Fourth Turning

A group of friends reunite in celebration and end up in a political battle.

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