Winter is officially here and New York City doesn’t look like it will be spared this time around with temperatures plunging into the 20s. While many New Yorkers are tempted to crawl under a blanket and binge watch Netflix, there are some great events going on in the city that can help stave off the winter blues.
Holiday Train Show January 1 – January 15, 2018: This is one of our personal favorites and great for kids and adults alike. Held at the New York Botanical Gardens, model trains speed around miniature city buildings like Grand Central Station and the Chrysler building that are all made of leaves, twigs and other plant material. The details are awe-inspiring. Click here for more information.
Snow Sports In The Park January 27, 2018, 11am-3pm: Can’t get to the Swiss Alps this winter? No need. Central Park is bringing snow sports to you. This free event includes skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding for their Winter Jam event. Snow is blown in and covers the bandshell in the park. ID is required and all participants must sign a waiver. Click here for more information.
Broadway Discount Week January 16 – February 4th, 2018: Sadly, many Broadway shows have become financially out of reach for New Yorkers thanks to exorbitant production costs and theater rental space. Broadway discount week is a great opportunity to hit the Great White Way where 2-for-1 deals are offered on select shows. A list of participating shows will be available January 5th at nycgo.com/broadway-week.
Restaurant Week January 22 – February 9, 2018: Restaurant week has grown to include 300 restaurants throughout the city. What better way to treat yourself after all that money spent on holiday gifts? Open for lunch and dinner, 3-course dishes are either $29 (for lunch) or $42 (for dinner). Visit nycgo.com/restaurant-week starting January 8 to browse menus and book your table.
What are your favorite winter activities? Leave your comments below.