24 Winter Activities to Do Now in NYC

Here are 24 Winter Activities in NYC to try now.

Winter is the perfect time to explore NYCtoday, we are sharing 24 Winter Activities to do in NYC.

Soca vs Reggae at Schimanski

Get ready for the biggest sound clash in NYC with Soca VS Reggae at Schimanski, hosted by Empress CeCe, Scrillz, and the birthday girl, Nedra The Dancer. Then, be ready to get down and sweaty for a true bashment party with music by D.J. Mad Scientist, Chromatic, and Billionaire Pat. Doors open at 10 PM, and the party goes until 4 AM. Limited free entry is available for ladies who RSVP and arrive before 11 PM, and general admission costs $20-30.

Soca vs Reggae at Schimanski

For tickets and more information, visit here.

54 North 11th Street—Williamsburg

NYC Restaurant Week Winter Edition 2023

NYC Restaurant Week Winter Edition will take place from January 17 through February 12, 2023. It is the perfect time to experience a restaurant you have not tried before or support an old favorite. We live for NYC Restaurant Week, and here are some tips for navigating NYC Restaurant Week.

NYC Winter Jazzfest

NYC Winter Jazzfest will run from January 12 to 18, 2023–this annual festival features 100 bands and musicians playing at multiple venues. 

Visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a masterful blend of art, technology, architecture, and thrills that will ignite your imagination in unexpected ways.

Expand Your Horizon. Every experience at SUMMIT is unique to you: challenging, inspiring, and thrilling. Reconsider what is possible.

45 E 42nd Street—Murry Hill

SOUL, SOUL, SOUL! A Vinyl Dance Party at Crystal Lake

Are you ready for the winter edition of Soul Soul Soul? On Friday, January 20, Crystal Lake is throwing a Northern Soul Dance Party featuring the best all-vinyl DJs on the East Coast. Steve Myers, the singer of Brooklyn’s Mighty Fine, will play MC along with a stellar lineup of D.J.s, including Gaylord Fields from WFMU, Josh Styles of Daddy Long Legs, Jennie Wasserman, and the master of soul, Yana Lil Jerk. 

Dance under the lights of the disco ball and large screen projected visuals while enjoying the vinyl tunes, full bar, and kitchen all night long. The party goes from 9 PM till late and is open to the public with NO cover charge.

A Northern Soul Dance Party. Soul Soul Soul!

For more information, visit here.

647 Grand Street—Williamsburg

Brooklyn Wine Fest

Wine Fest New York is your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines worldwide. Travel the World of wine at City Point BKLYN. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the entire session paired with live entertainment, food, and interactive games. It is one of the best Winter activities to try in NYC.

There are two sessions. Session 1 will take place from 1 to 4 PM. and session two from 6 to 9:30 PM. 

The ticket includes a souvenir sample cup, samples of wine for the entire session, great music, and access to delicious food, vendors, and merchandise.

Buy tickets here

NYC Broadway Week

NYC Broadway Week is back from January 17 to February 12. Get 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best NYC shows Broadway has to offer.

Shop at Chelsea Market

The Chelsea Market is a well-known food hall. You can find unique shops, restaurants, spice markets, and cafes. It is the perfect indoor activity to shop or window shop.

75 Ninth Avenue [between 15th & 16th Street]—Chelsea

Take in a show at Carnegie Hall.

Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in 1891. Located on the corner of 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, it is a national historic landmark that comprises three venues: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall. In addition, Carnegie Hall supports educational activities throughout the city and beyond through its Weill Music Institute.

Winter is the perfect time to take in a show. 

881 7th Avenue—Midtown West

Have a drink at Mace

Mace has been one of the World’s 50 Best Bars for five years. It is unlike any cocktail bar you have ever seen. The upscale cocktail bar was opened in 2015 by acclaimed French bartender Nico de Soto and Cocktail Kingdom’s Greg Boehm. With this dynamic duo, Mace has risen to the top of the cocktail world and transformed cocktails as we know them.

Mace is dedicated to incorporating unique spices handpicked from around the World and collectively forming an award-winning menu.

35 West 8th Street—Greenwich Village 

Sledding in Central Park

Grab your sled and head to Central Park. As long as Central Park gets more than six inches of snow, the sledding areas that have been closed for the season reopen for kids of all ages to enjoy.

The two most popular spots are Pilgrim Hill and Cedar Hill. Pilgrim Hill has the steepest slopes and is always a favorite place to go sledding in Central Park. Unfortunately, it is also typically the most crowded. Get there by entering the park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

Cedar Hill has become one of the top sledding spots in Central Park. There are two areas to the hill: the lower portion, separated by a walkway, is excellent for younger and beginner sledders. 

The hill from the top of the east drive down is for the more adventuresome. Enter the park between 76th and 79th Street at Fifth Avenue.

Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is always a good idea. Here is a guide to help you navigate your stroll. 

Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard

The Winter Show 2023

From January 20 through the 29th, The Winter Show 2023 is back. There with an opening night party on January 19. The Winter Show is the première art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring many of the World’s top fine and decorative arts experts.

The Fair was established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement and, by the end of that decade, had firmly established itself as the leading event of its kind in the United States. East Side House is a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan; its programs focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and the keys to economic opportunity.

All ticket sales proceeds from the Show provide unrestricted funds for East Side House’s life-changing programs.

643 Park Avenue—Upper East Side

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated every third Monday in January. It is an official holiday in the U.S. in honor of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential African-American people in the U.S.

Booking Dance Festival at Jazz Lincoln Center

Dancers Unlimited (DU) will showcase experts from their Edible Tales immersive dance installation at the following events this weekend.

Over the past two years, the organization has explored cultural heritage, social justice, and food sustainability through food-related narratives. Based in New York City and Hawaii, Dancers Unlimited is working towards creating authentic moveMEANT narratives for community advancement through community-centered creative collaboration and social justice work.

Friday, January 13th
Booking Dance Festival Jazz at Lincoln Center
2:00 PM 5:00 PMMore Information

Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle—Hell’s Kitchen

APAP 2023: Edible Tales Excerpts

Sunday, January 15, 2023
APAP 2023: Edible Tales Excerpts
2:00 PM 5:00 PM
More info

City Center Studios—Studio 4
130 West 56th Street—New York, NY

Visit Aire Spa

Aire Spa Is located amid the bustle and fast-paced downtown rhythm, right at the heart of TriBeCa; an oasis of tranquility is exclusively designed to balance mind and body.

Located at a restored historic building, originally an 1883 textile factory, the AIRE experience consists of an unforgettable journey through sensations across the various baths with water at different temperatures that will transport you to the ancient times of the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions.

88 Franklin Street—TriBeCa

Visit the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a must-see attraction in NYC it is magical in winter. It is the perfect place to enjoy a cozy afternoon.

18 West 53rd Street
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Visit Essex Market

For over 100 years, Essex Market has served as a gathering place for the Lower East Side community. The market features a diverse family of vendors and offers a wide array of unique and delicious products—from fresh grocery items to prepared meals to flowers and gifts. You can even visit an art exhibit or get a haircut.

88 Essex Street—Lower East Side

Celebrate Crystal Lake’s 5th Anniversary with CARRIE Prom

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, Crystal Lake is throwing a CARRIE-themed prom party on Friday, January 13. Expect killer prom decor, a spinning disco ball, dancing all night, themed cocktails, and drink specials courtesy of Misguided Spirits and Jim Beam. The party starts at 8 PM and is open and FREE to the public. Costumes aren’t required but are encouraged.

647 Grand Street—Williamsburg

Renaissance: A Beyonce Tribute at Bar Schimmi

In honor of Queen Bee’s fabulous discography and the beehive that adores her, Bar Schimmi will host a Beyoncé tribute party on Friday, January 13. Guests are invited to let loose in an uplifting atmosphere while dancing and singing to Beyonce’s greatest hits. Enjoy “Break My Soul” and other top songs from her most recent album, ‘Renaissance’ in good company.

Doors open at 10 PM and the party goes on till 4 AM. Limited tickets cost $10 for party-goers who RSVP beforehand, and general admission costs $20-30 after that.

Renaissance The Beyonce Tribute Party

For tickets and more information, visit here.

60 North 11th Street—Williamsburg

Celebrate National Pizza Week in NYC

National Pizza Week is upon us until Saturday, January 14, which offers New Yorkers the perfect opportunity to score great deals and support their favorite local pizza shop. Brooklyn’s favorite, Ainslie, offers a complimentary glass of house wine or select beer with each pizza order.

76 Ainslie Street—Williamsburg

Grab A Dozen Oysters and a Cocktail for $12 at Isla & Co.

Isla & Co. in Williamsburg adjacent to the William Vale [and expanded to Fairfield, Dallas, and Atlanta this year] is offering a $12 cocktail and dozen oyster special that is not to be missed.

The Aussie all-day cafe and restaurant will offer guests 12 East Coast oysters plus a specialty or classic cocktail like a Margarita or an Old Fashioned for $12. This seasonal winter special offer is available now until the end of January at all Isla & Co. locations from opening until 6 PM, Monday-Sunday, while supplies last.

107 North 12th Street—Williamsburg
25 West 38th Street—Midtown West

Culture Clash: The Ultimate Caribbean & African Experience at Schimanski

Get ready for the ultimate Caribbean and African party experience presented by The Wave NYC x Upper Echelon at Schimanski on Saturday, January 14. Spice up your winter with high-quality sounds and all-out dancing to the best afrobeat, soca, dancehall, piano, and hip hop from a lineup of killer DJs such as Mohogany, Vibes Unit, Slice, Hol Up, & DJ Ron.

The party starts at 10 PM and goes on till late. General admission costs $20-30 with limited free entry for all ladies who RSVP and arrive before 11:30 PM.

Culture Clash The Ultimate Caribbean African Experience

For more information and tickets, visit here.

54 North 11th Street—Williamsburg

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