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As the magic of the holiday season winds down, the remainder of winter in New York City remains an exciting and enchanting time. After the iconic Times Square Ball Drop welcomes in the new year with song and celebration, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the season, from ice skating and sledding in the parks to warming up with a bowl of soup at renowned restaurants throughout the city. Curated with the perks of the season in mind, TOWN shares this guide to the city’s best events and destinations, including glamorous philanthropy galas, upbeat jazz festivals and exciting ballet performances. We have also included short links to easily reference the details about each event. Enjoy everything the city has to offer this winter, and please let us know if you have any questions about the New York City real estate market, or how TOWN AttachÊ, our concierge service, can assist you. For up-to-the-minute events and news, check out our social channels.

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CONTENTS FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

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BON APPÉTIT

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ARTS AND CULTURE

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PHILANTHROPY

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jam

New York Fashion Week

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January 10th through 17th Various Locations

January 27th, 11:00am-3:00pm Bandshell Area, Central Park

February 8th through 16th Various Locations

Winter Jazzfest reigns as a beacon of the New York City jazz scene, bringing

For a chance to witness live ice sculpting, snowshoe across Central Park

Calling the fashion forward! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to preview the

the world’s leading musicians together for a week of jazz celebration through both talks and performances. The annual event has been critically acclaimed as the most important showcase of its kind, and one that conceptually pushes the genre forward time and again.

and learn how to snowboard, be sure not to miss the Winter Jam! This winter sports festival is designed for New Yorkers of all ages. Even if the weather does not permit, NYC Parks’ partners at Gore Mountain will bring the snow!

greatest new styles to hit the scene next season during New York Fashion Week. The weeklong event brings together some of the industry’s brightest minds, so be sure to don your best.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Orchid Show

Brooklyn Winter Flea & Holiday Market

townre.nyc/orchid18 townre.nyc/westminster18 February 12th through 13th Madison Square Garden

March 3rd through April 22nd Tuesdays through Sundays New York Botanical Garden

Since its debut in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been widely regarded as the most prestigious dog event in America. Bringing together thousands of dedicated breeders, owners and handlers who compete for championship titles and top rankings, let this years best in show dazzle you!

Enjoy the prettiest time of the year for the New York Botanical Garden at the Orchid Show! Each year, the display includes thousands of luscious blooms inside the Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Select evenings during the season include tours and special performances!

townre.nyc/brooklynflea18 Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am-6:00pm 241 37th Street, Industry City Don’t let the cold weather keep you away from the Brooklyn Flea! This winter, visit the renowned market at its indoor location in Industry City. As one of New York City’s top attractions, the market invites all to shop its wide selection of furniture, jewelry, fresh food and more.

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The Rink at Brookfield Place

LeFrak Center at Lakeside

City Ice Pavilion

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Battery Park City $15 for a 90-minute session, $5 for skate rental What better rink to skate on this winter than one owned by US Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov? The Rink at Brookfield Place is situated alongside the Hudson River, so gorgeous views are sure to be the backdrop of your experience. The space may be a little less central than the Rinks at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center, but that means it’s less touristy all the same!

Prospect Park $7 on weekdays, $10 on weekends, $6 skate rental With two ice rinks, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside provides plenty of room to skate into the winter spirit! Situated at the southeast corner of Prospect Park, the location enables you to avoid the crowded lines at Manhattan rinks. Plus, warm up afterward with a cup of hot chocolate at center’s Bluestone Cafe!

Long Island City $7 on weekdays, $10 on weekends and holidays, $6 skate rental City Ice Pavilion reigns as one of the largest rinks in New York. All talent levels are welcome, so whether you’re an aspiring hockey professional, a twirling figure skater or someone who is most comfortable along the perimeter, be sure to stop by. The rink offers a pizza booth, making it the perfect venue for winter birthday parties!

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PARK ACTIVITIES BRING YOUR TOBOGGANS AND BOBSLEDS TO NEW YORK CITY’S PARKS THIS WINTER, AND HIT THE HILLS! HERE ARE THE BEST SLEDDING OPPORTUNITIES IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN AND QUEENS.

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park

Long Meadow, Prospect Park

Astoria Park, Astoria

Near 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue, south of Conservatory Water

Near the Tennis House at Prospect Park West and 9th Street

Between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard off Ditmars Boulevard

Steeped to perfection, Pilgrim Hill in Central Park is the be-all and end-all of sledding in the city. This is no secret, so be sure to look out for fellow sledders (and potential obstacles) on your way down!

Prospect Park’s Long Meadow reigns as the single longest stretch of uninterrupted meadow in any urban park in the nation. Check out the gentle rolling hills designed especially by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux! Plus, nearby is the Picnic House for hot chocolate, the perfect followup to a day well-spent on the slopes.

While Astoria Park may be more widely known for its swimming pool (the oldest and largest in New York City), its slopes certainly do not disappoint. Bring the whole family for winter fun!

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BON APPÉTIT WARM UP THIS WINTER WITH SIX OF OUR FAVORITE SOUP SPOTS!

2nd Ave Deli

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

townre.nyc/2ndavedeli 162 East 33rd Street, Midtown East 1442 First Avenue, Upper East Side Often referred to as Jewish Penicillin, some of the best Matzoh Ball Soup is

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townre.nyc/oysterbar Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, Midtown

Locations in East Village, NoMad, Midtown East, Lincoln Square The Roasted Tomato Soup at this New York City brunch favorite adds a twist

served up at the 2nd Ave Deli. Don’t want to leave the house? Then order the Chicken in the Pot, tasty chicken soup with half of a boiled chicken, a matzoh ball, noodles and carrots.

Bring a taste of summer to a cold winter’s day. Serving up both Manhattan and New England-style Clam Chowder along with a full seafood menu, let this Grand Central staple bring you back to warmer weather.

Mu Ramen

An Choi

99 Favor Taste

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1209 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

85 Orchard Street, Lower East Side

Reigning as one of New York City’s most creative ramen shops according to New York Magazine, Mu Ramen is a staple of Long Island City, Queens. Be sure to try their signature ramen made with oxtail and bone marrow-based soup and brisket.

A Lower East Side neighborhood favorite, this Vietnamese eatery is known as one of the best places for Pho in New York City. Pho is the the national dish of Vietnam, sure to warm you up on chilly New York night all the same. Try their Pho Bò, beef broth simmered for 24 hours, served with flat rice noodles and beef brisket.

Various locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

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to every bowl! Every order comes topped with a cheddar melt, similar to a French Onion Soup.

An all-you-can-eat Hot Pot and Barbecue restaurant, 99 Favor Taste offers six choices of broths, and 31 different kinds of fresh vegetable and meats. Bring family and friends and have some fun preparing dinner at your table!


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MUSIC, OPERA, BALLET & THEATER M E T R O P O L I TA N O P E R A

N E W YO R K C I T Y B A L L E T

T H E S T. J A M E S T H E AT E R

L’Elisir d’Amore

Romeo & Juliet

Frozen on Broadway

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Opens January 16th

Opens February 13th

Previews February 22nd

First premiering in 1832, L’Elisir d’Amore has been celebrated as one of the most consistently popular operatic comedies. The story unfolds with genuine character development alongside comic archetypes, a rarity in this type of art. Don’t miss this charming and emotional opera performance!

Shakespeare’s timeless tale of romance and tragedy is demonstrated on stage through the impeccable choreography of Peter Martins and music of Sergei Prokofiev. Witness this classic in its glory of naivety, betrayal and despair, proving once again that true love cannot be overcome by death.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of a princess who freezes everything she touches and hit animated Disney film, this timeless tale of two sisters now comes alive on Broadway. Through exquisite stagecraft, the beloved story will take on a whole new meaning!

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The Winter Guide | 2017 - 2018 MUSEUM OF THE CIT Y O F N E W YO R K

THE MET

M USEUM OF MODERN ART

King in New York

Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings

Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000)

Opens January 13th

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., this exhibit chronicles the leader’s encounters with New York throughout the 1950s and 60s. Featuring historic images depicting King’s sermons, discussions and relationships, the exhibition will reveal a lesser-known side of the activist and position New York City within the national civil rights movement.

Opens January 30th

Opens February 3rd

Widely celebrated as one of our nation’s preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole traveled extensively throughout England and Italy during his years as a young artist. The exhibit explores Cole’s career in relation to his travels and European roots and highlights the dialogue between American and European artist in the mid-19th century.

This exhibition features the work of the Cuban-born artist and activist Tania Bruguera, whose performative installation activates the audience to investigate questions of state power. Combining milled sugarcane, video footage of Fidel Castro and live performance in near-total darkness, the work considers the contradictions involved in life post-Cuban Revolution.

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ARTS & CULTURE THE MET

GUGGENHEIM

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

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Opens February 5th

Opens February 9th

Opens March 2nd

This exhibit traces the transformation of the representation of Medusa overtime - from grotesque and horrific to increasingly feminine and beautiful. Featuring 60 works of art, the collection explores the idealizing humanism of Classic Greek art, the connection between beauty and horror and lasting societal influences in terms of reactions to female empowerment.

For the first time in the United States, a comprehensive survey of work by Danish artist Danh Vo will fill the Guggenheim’s rotunda. The exhibit will offer insight into Vo’s productions over the past 15 years, as well as new works created especially for the installment. Witness Vo’s illuminating inspection of the power structures and cultural forces that shape our world.

Though most well-known for his American Gothic, the double portrait of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and a woman, Grant Wood’s career includes a wider range of decorative objects, Impressionist oils and more. Witness this exhibition’s exploration of the complex, sophisticated artist who delved into the economic and social upheaval in America during the Depression!

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81st Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner

2018 MDA Muscle Team Gala Stadium of Strength

The Winter Antiques Show townre.nyc/winterantique

townre.nyc/mdagala January 9th, 6:00-10:00pm Pier 60, Chelsea Piers

January 19th through 28th Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue

Join the YMA Fashion Fund at its 81st Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting education for the fashion arts and business, and hosts this event to toast the significant achievements of acclaimed industry veterans. Scholarships will be awarded to over 200 students who represent the future of the industry. Tickets for the event range between $20,000 and $100,000.

Join MDA’s Muscle Team at their highprofile sports dinner where professional athletes come together to sponsor children living with muscle diseases, with all benefits going toward finding treatments and cures. The Muscular Dystrophy Association leads the fight to assist individuals and families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Sponsorship opportunities at the event range from printed journal ads to premier tables with celebrity guests.

Reigning as America’s leading art, antiques and design fair, The Winter Antiques Show features 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. All proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized communitybased organization working with schools and community centers to bring quality education and resources to residents of the South Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Tickets for the event begin at $25.

24th Annual Skate with the Greats

The Seventh Annual Gold Gala

The Boys’ Club of New York Winter Luncheon

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February 16th, 6:00-8:30pm The Rink at Rockefeller Center

February 24th, 9:00pm-1:00am The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery

February 26th, 11:30am-2:00pm 583 Park Avenue

Ronald McDonald House New York’s 24th Annual Skate with the Greats offers the unique opportunity to skate alongside NHL’s New York Rangers Alumni. All attendees can also participate in auctions featuring soughtafter sports memorabilia and get their favorite players’ autographs. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House New York’s mission of providing care for families with children battling cancer.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s seventh annual event brings together New York City’s leading philanthropists for an evening of dancing and fundraising. With $650,000 raised to date, the gala helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can remain focused on their child. Tickets begin at $185, and sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $20,000.

The Women’s Board of the Boys’ Club of New York is proud to host the Winter Luncheon, featuring a talk by Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times columnist and best-selling author. The BCNY strives for the highest quality of services for its members, seeking to create a safe and supportive environment for them to grow and succeed. Tables range between $500 and $15,000.

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