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.

Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Automania

the automobile's impact on art and beyond

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Oct
27

Arts & Culture
Eco-Urgency: Artists Make the Case

explores the intersection of art, artists and science

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Hassan Hajjaj: VOGUE, The Arab Issue

an exploration of cultural stereotypes and cliches

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
New York, New Music:1980–1986

celebrate the impact of the music of the 1980s

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

held concurrently at the Whitney and Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Oct
27

Arts & Culture
Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal

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Oct
27

Broadway
Chicken & Biscuits

Norm Lewis and Michael Urie help tell the Jenkins’ family’s story in this Broadway play.

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Oct
27

Broadway
Lackawanna Blues

ee the new production of the 2001 play, debuting on Broadway 20 years after its premiere.

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Oct
27

Broadway
Thoughts of a Colored Man

Follow the lives of seven Black men over the course of a day in Brooklyn.

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith

View art from Spain’s religious history.

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Learn about an iconic fashion designer at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Oct
27

Museums & Galleries
Gillian Laub: Family Matters

See photos of a family’s relationship over decades.

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