Though tourists often receive a lot of flak for not knowing much about a city or area they’re visiting, it’d surprise people to know that there are events that even they might not have heard about going on right in their own backyard. New York City is full of various festivals and interesting activities for people to take part in. So, if you’re ever in the mood for something different, be sure to look around your local area.
To help you get started, here are some events happening in New York in January:
Ice Skating at The Rooftop on Pier 17
All the way up until the middle of March, you can go ice skating at a newly opened rink on the rooftop of Pier 17 in Manhattan’s Seaport district. Not only does it provide a great view of the city, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty, the attached restaurants and event space combine for a unique experience unlike any other.
BroadwayCon at the Jacob Javits Center
If you’re a big fan of Broadway plays and musicals, then you’ll definitely want to check out this three-day exhibition. You can meet and interact with your favorite Broadway stars, enjoy feature panels and interviews, and even participate in a singalong or two. Plus, so much more that’s sure to enthuse your theatrical spirit.
A Night at the Museum at the Museum of Natural History
You enjoyed the movie, now it’s time to live the experience. Get ready for a massive sleepover at the Museum of Natural History, filled with private tours, live animals, and evening and morning snacks. Ages 6 – 13 are allowed in with an accompanying guardian.
Location: Greenwich Village
Music lovers will certainly appreciate this week-long celebration of Jazz. This annual festival features 100 bands and musicians playing at 11 different venues, something that’s sure to heat up these cold winter nights.
Improv Everywhere hosts this annual event in which people meet up in a specified area and ride the rails. There’s only one catch: no pants allowed. That’s right, get ready to make a scene as you and a bunch of potential new friends take an interesting subway ride around New York City.