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.

Mar
11

Museums & Galleries
Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe

retrospective of this Yanktonai Dakota artist’s work

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Mar
18

Museums & Galleries
Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans

contemporary use of ancient Buddhist healing practices

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Apr
6

Museums & Galleries
Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept

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May
1

Museums & Galleries
Henri Matisse: The Red Studio

Learn the story behind this iconic painting.

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May
28

Museums & Galleries
Banksy: Building Castles in the Sky

This exhibition brings together more than 100 original works and objects by the British artist known as Banksy.

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Jun
1

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Sanitation Museum Pop-Up

This exhibit at Floyd Bennet Field covers the history of sanitation in Jamaica Bay through photographs and other archival materials.

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Jul
27

Concerts
Rise Up NYC Concerts

Free concert series featuring 10 shows in all boroughs.

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Aug
1

Broadway
The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel comes to the Broadway stage.

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Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Sharks

Learn about these ancient fish and their customs.

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Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room

Visit the Met to see a long-term installation focusing on Afrofuturism.

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Aug
18

Broadway
Funny Girl

Beanie Feldstein the role Streisand made famous

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Aug
18

Broadway
Mr. Saturday Night

Billy Crystal reprises his film role

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