Because New York City never sleeps, there’s always something to do. From outdoor activities to cultural events and music, a trip to NYC offers a panorama of winter fun people of all ages can enjoy.
If you’re planning a winter visit to the Big Apple, you’ll want to know about these top 5 things to do in New York City this winter.
Winter Jazz Fest.
Admirers of American Jazz are always seeking opportunities to enjoy a concentrated experience, featuring a variety of top artists. New York’s Winter Jazz Fest, which takes places between January 5 and 10 in NYC’s iconic Greenwich Village, is one such opportunity. Take in some the Jazz world’s brightest and best, performing at intimate venues, over five nights.
Chinatown Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Parade.
2017 is the Year of the Rooster. New York City’s Chinatown is set to celebrate with its famed Firecracker Ceremony on January 28. The ceremony’s thousands of brilliant firecrackers ward off the year’s evil spirits, followed by a celebration featuring food and cultural events in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The world-renowned Lunar New Year Parade talks place on February 05.
Winter Jam in Central Park.
If the frosty nip of the winter air doesn’t put you off, head to Central Park to take part in New York’s celebration of winter sports – Winter Jam. There you’ll be able to take part in activities like cross country skiing. If you’ve ever wondered about what snow shoeing entails, you can find out at this event, which takes place on January 28, 2017. Hot chocolate will be available for the faint of heart.
Amateur Night Holiday Special.
NYC’s famed Apollo Theater is home to a well-loved, weekly talent search for young people under 18. Their Holiday Special is an all-ages event which features the years’ brightest stars. You’ll see the divas and superstars of the future at one of New York City’s most compelling symbols of musical and performing arts talent. Find out more about this exciting yearly event and the weekly amateur hour at the Apollo Theater’s site.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center.
Romcom fans have seen Rockefeller Center’s ice skating rink in scores of movies. It stands as a unique symbol of the city and the special spirit of winter in NYC. Open from October until early April, every visitor to New York City needs to skate there with 149 of their closest friends, at least once. For us, it’s first among the top five things to do in New York City this winter.
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