With the holidays over, you would think the city would slow down. Nope! If you missed the holiday fun you can still catch the following: The Holiday Train Show 12/31, The Christmas Spectacular 1/3, spend Winter in Bryant Park until 1/3. Watch the lighting ceremony for a Christmas tree 1/6, thrill at the Nutcracker Rouge is a decadently sumptuous baroque burlesque production 1/17, see George Balanchine’s holiday tradition The Nutcracker 1/3, Shred Bad Memories (12 to 1 p.m. on 12/28).
For New Years:
New Year’s Eve – Times Square: Dazzling lights, big-name music, balloons, confetti, fireworks, and a crystal ball that drops at midnight. To join the crowd seeing it live, read the FAQ and arrive early. Free.
New Year’s Eve – Orchestra. The New York Philharmonic plays French music ranging from Ravel to the Can Can at New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne in Avery Fisher Hall.
New Year’s Eve – Run Free music and dancing begin at 10 p.m., fireworks at midnight, plus a 4-mile Midnight Run that requires registration, all at Central Park Bandshell.
New Year’s Eve Bike Ride & Outdoor After Party for bikers or skaters has three starting points that all lead to a dance party with fireworks at Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Free.
New Year’s Eve – Peace Concert: Choir and orchestra music, solo singers, and bright candles at New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace will uplift you in The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
1/6 Three kings parade: Children wearing crowns join real camels, sheep, a donkey, colorful puppets, musicians, and community leaders dressed as kings in the festive Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration in East Harlem. Free.
1/6 – 1/10 Boat show: See new boats, marine gear, and accessories plus workshops and TV celebrities at the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
1/7 – 1/ 17 Squash championship: See world-class squash players compete at Grand Central Terminal in the Tournament of Champions.
1/7 – 1/ 17 American Realness Festival features 71 performances of 18 productions, plus exhibitions, mostly at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St.
1/8 – 1/ 10 Travel Show: Hear travel tips from experts, browse hundreds of travel booths, watch cultural performances, and try international foods at the New York Times Travel Show in Javits Convention Center.
1/ 10 French Casserole Cook-Off: From 12 to 3 p.m. taste competing chefs’ versions of this slow-cooked casserole from the south of France made with meat and beans at Cassoulet Cook-Off at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St.
1/13 – 1/17 Jazz Festival: Winter Jazzfest includes 100 groups playing at 11 venues in the Village. Buy a day or weekend pass.
1/13 – 1/26 Jewish Film Festival: Showcases films that investigate, record, and celebrate the Jewish experience at Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center.
1/14 – 1/17 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival [sound] screens dozens of unusual films at Tribeca Cinemas.
1/15 – 1/17 Knitting Show: Vogue Knitting Live features knitting classes, fashion shows, and vendors at New York Marriott Marquis.
1/15 – 1/17 Professional Bull Riders take on the fiercest bucking bulls at Madison Square Garden. Discount tickets $38.
1/16 Sample beer and whiskey with live entertainment (burlesque, jazz, circus) and food for sale at East Ville Des Folies – Acte Trois in Webster Hall.
1/17 Diverse Music Fest: Enjoy 12 musical acts on 3 stages from countries all over the world at globalFEST at Webster Hall.
1/18 MLK Celebration: WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration is a panel discussion and music at the Apollo Theater. Free.
1/18 – 12/5 Restaurant Week: Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, not on Saturdays.
1/21 – 1/24 Ceramics Show: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair features exhibits by 30 galleries at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St.
1/22 – 1/31 Antiques Show: View and purchase exceptional antiques ranging from ancient Roman glass to mid-century modern from 73 exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory.
1/23 Snow Sports in The Park: Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and games during Winter Jam, when the Central Park bandshell area is covered with blown-in snow. Bring equipment or borrow it free. Bring photo ID for sports. Free.
1/30 Sample beer, taste bourbon, hear bluegrass music, and eat barbecue at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at 608 W. 28th St. Sells out.
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