NYC Weekend Guide for January 13 – 14, 2018

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink

It may be the middle of winter, but the Big Apple is always hot with things to see and do as always! Whether you’re interested in shopping, culture, the performing arts or anything else in between, NYC is packed with great events and activities for this weekend. Here’s just a quick look at a few of the top things to see and do this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend in NYC!

The 60s: The Years that Changed America

This interesting festival at Carnegie Hall takes an in-depth look at the music, social changes and culture of the 1960s. Featuring panel discussions, lectures and shows, this fascinating event is not to be missed. More information can be found here.

Ice Skating

Tired of being stuck inside due to the cold weather and snow? Head out to one of the city’s many ice skating rinks! With the holidays over, now’s the perfect time to hit the ice. Just a few to check out include the famed ice rink at Rockefeller Center, Wollman Rink in Central Park, the City Ice Pavilion in Queens and the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn!


This acclaimed contemporary art installation by Erwin Redl is now featured in Madison Square Park in Manhattan. A must for modern art lovers!

The Zlante Uste Golden Festival

Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall at 263 Prospect Avenue will feature the 32nd annual Zlante Uste Golden Festival. Featuring live music, food and crafts for sale, this unique event is always fun to check out. Starts this Friday at 7:30PM and Saturday at 6:00PM.

The Jim Henson Exhibit

Head on over to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria for this popular new exhibit focused on the life and works of Jim Henson. Featuring archival footage and a permanent exhibit of nearly 50 puppets and characters, this exhibit is a must for anyone interested in Henson’s career!

Clip Show: A Sketch Show

For a good laugh, head over to The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City for this popular sketch comedy show. Starts this Saturday at 8:00PM!

Explore the City’s Hidden Gem Museums and Cultural Institutions

The cold weather is the perfect excuse to check out the city’s wealth of lesser-known museums and cultural institutions. Just a few worth exploring include the Rubin Museum of Art, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, the Museum of Chinese in America and many others!

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