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.

Jun
1

LGBTQ
Visual Impact: On Art, AIDS and Activism

The NYC AIDS Memorial and the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program commemorate WorldPride and Stonewall 50 with an educational installation featuring the sobering work of eight artists, including Keith Haring and Catherine Opie. View the exhibit on Greenwich Avenue, adjacent to the NYC AIDS Memorial Park between West 12th Street and Seventh Avenue.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Intrepid Museum Celebrates Apollo

summer long celebration of Apollo 11

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Jul
17

LGBTQ
Poet of the Body: New York's Walt Whitman

"Poet of the Body: New York's Whitman" is a free exhibit at The Grolier Club that celebrates the 200th birthday of the luminary poet Walt Whitman. The exhibit has multiple editions of his famous tome "Leaves of Grass" along with personal items of Whitman's, like the author's pen. Visitors can also take a virtual walk in Whitman's shoes via an interactive 3D stroll down Broadway in the mid-1800s.

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Jul
17

Arts & Culture
Beyond the Streets

Contemporary art installation in Williamsburg focused on graffiti and street art.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Audubon Mural Project

Murals in Harlem honoring John James Audubon shine a light on endangered birds.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Salvation by the Sea

This exhibit examines Coney Island’s role in providing a new life for European immigrants.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome

Loan of unfinished painting from legendary artist by Vatican Museums.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Treasures from Chatsworth: The Exhibition

, museum-style exhibition will feature 43 works from the fabled Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth House displayed in a ground-breaking exhibition created by David Korins – set designer for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, among many other celebrated projects. Following Sotheby’s award-winning video series about the collection, the exhibition will allow visitors the opportunity to experience a curated selection of masterworks firsthand in our reimagined New York galleries.

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Jul
17

Museums & Galleries
Walt Whitman: America’s Poet

NYPL celebrates Whitman’s 200th birthday with an exhibit of his work.

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Jul
19

Museums & Galleries
Blue Man Group: Ready…Go!

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