Upper West Side
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Ring in 2019 with a glittery celebration that recreates Vienna’s golden era of music and dance. This decades-long New York tradition features brilliant waltzes, sweeping melodies, and beautiful orchestrations from some of Europe’s finest musicians.
Art of Native America at The Met
This landmark exhibition at The Met showcases masterworks from over 50 cultures across North America. Spanning the 2nd to 20th centuries, the exhibit includes sculptures from British Columbia, pottery from the southwest, and rare accessories from the eastern woodlands.
The Magic Flute at Lincoln Center
See Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairytale as it wraps up its run at Lincoln Center. The magical opera is performed in an abridged, English-language version that’s perfect for the whole family.
50 First Jokes
Head to The Bell House in Gowanus for the 13th annual 50 First Jokes show, where 50 comics present the first joke they’ve written since the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. The hilarious show’s lineup includes up-and-comers as well as established NYC comedians.
INK at The Met
INK is an art lecture, live personal essay, and electronic music concert all in one. Experience musician-storyteller duo James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis’ analysis of works from around the world, as they turn the traditional art lecture into a unique theatrical experience.
Awe-inspiring music, a storied nightclub, and a pivotal time in American culture collide at this year’s globalFEST. The 16th annual festival will showcase musicians from Cuba to Palestine and beyond in the famed Copacabana Times Square.
Find out exactly why New York is known as the jazz capital of the world. Winter Jazzfest brings hundreds of jazz artists – both upcoming and established musicians – to various venues throughout the city. The festival culminates in marathon performances that take place on January 11 and 12.
The Cher Show
The much-anticipated Broadway musical about Cher’s life is finally here. Hear the iconic pop star’s most beloved songs in this glamorous, unique production.
Julio Le Parc 1959
Marking the 90th birthday of Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc, this exhibition at The Met presents a substantial, never-before-seen selection of gouaches from one of the most prolific and transformative years of his career.
Wall-Floor Positions at MoMA
Originally performed by Bruce Nauman in 1965, Wall-Floor Positions is a performance piece in which the body is used to explore the space of a room. See recreations of this piece every Thursday and Sunday through the month.
Make Pizza, Drink Wine
Spend your Friday night learning how to make authentic Neapolitan pizza and sipping on wine at Kesté Fulton. Renowned pizza chefs Roberto and Giorgia Caporuscio will teach you everything you need to know about the art of pizza-making.
Whiskey in the Dark
Experience a whiskey tasting and food pairing in the dark and expect other twists at this whimsical whiskey wonderland. All your senses will be engaged at this unique event.
Cheese 101 at Murray’s Cheese
Calling all cheese lovers! Whether you’re an Edam expert or a Roquefort rookie, this cheese lesson will help you understand more. You’ll taste seven families of cheese and learn their stories, while you enjoy wine pairings.
Meditations in an Emergency
See an evocative exhibit by photographer Bettina von Zwehl, the New-York Historical Society’s first artist-in-residence. The 17 silhouette photographs were inspired by and are a memorial to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Mast Chocolate Tour
Witness the magical chocolate-making process that results in delicious Mast bars. Go sample some chocolates while you learn about the artisanal chocolate company’s offerings.
The Coddling of the American Mind at 92Y
Bestseller Malcolm Gladwell, columnist Lenore Skenazy, and authors of “The Coddling of America” Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt come to 92Y to discuss civil discourse and American democracy.
Outsider Art Fair
Now in its 27th year, the Outsider Art Fair features works by artists outside of the conventional art space: namely self-taught and boundary-pushing artists. See works from over 60 exhibitors from around the world.
Introduction to Latte Art
Learn how to pour your own latte hearts and flowers at this two-hour course by Irving Farm. Instructors will provide hands-on coaching on steaming milk and the precise art of pouring.
The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory
Visit the leading art, antiques, and design fair in the country, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The fair highlights works dating from ancient times to present day and benefits East Side House Settlement.
Central Park West
Winter Tree Walk: The North Woods
Take a stroll through Central Park and learn about its landscapes as well as how to identify trees from their bark and leaves. Conservancy guides will lead the walk through the North Woods’ Ravine.
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting
Sample more than 100 wines at the largest Bordeaux tasting in the country. The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, an affiliation of the best Bordeaux producers in the world, will host the event at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Experience a play unlike any you’ve seen before. A different guest actor takes the stage at every performance, and he or she gets the script in a sealed envelope minutes before the show.
The Bronx Zoo
Spend a day with the lemurs at the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar! exhibit. You’ll see different types of lemurs swinging from the trees of the lush habitat, and you might spot some crocodiles and boas, too.
Precious Papers: Transforming Origami into Jewelry
Take origami to the next level by transforming your paper creations into beautiful jewelry. At this Japan Society workshop, a paper jewelry designer will teach you all you need to know about the artform.
Central Park West
Stroll to Strawberry Fields
It was once supposed to be a military parade ground, but later became a memorial for a famed peace activist. Learn more about the secrets of Strawberry Fields, which commemorates the life of John Lennon.
Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival
Head to Industry City to try some of Brooklyn’s best brews and bites. The annual festival showcases chefs, restaurants, and breweries nominated by the public.
The New York Times Travel Show
Stoke your wanderlust at this year’s NYT Travel Show, where 550 exhibitors will represent over 170 destinations. Watch cultural performances, savor tastes from around the world, and get globe-trotting tips from experts.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Tour
Arguably the largest cathedral in the world, this historic site offers daily tours. During the Vertical Tour, you will climb the spiral staircases to the top, learning about the history, architecture, and art along the way.
Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Bob Mackie
Bob Mackie has designed dresses for some of the most iconic stars of the past few decades: from Judy Garland and Diana Ross to Cher and Rihanna. Hear him talk about his illustrious career with Fern Mallis at 92Y.
Jewelry: The Body Transformed at The Met
Traversing time and space, this exhibition explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. See a dazzling array of headdresses, necklaces, rings, ear ornaments, brooches, and more.
Activist New York
Throughout this city’s history, New Yorkers have banded together on social and political issues such as religious freedom and civil rights. Explore the passions and conflicts that underlie this history of social activism at the Museum of the City of New York.