NYC Weekend Guide for January 6 – 7, 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Happy New Year!

The holidays may be over, but the new year offers a fresh start to enjoy the Big Apple’s many activities and events. From cultural exhibits to Broadway shows, the city offers plenty of ways to have fun – even if the weather’s unbearably cold! Here’s just a quick look at a few of the top events and activities going on in NYC for the weekend of January 6 -7, 2018!

Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World

This is your last weekend to catch this fascinating exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in the Upper East Side. The exhibition showcases more than 150 premier artworks from Chinese artists during the critical years between 1989 and 2008. A must for anyone interested in both art as well as Chinese history and culture!

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Are you a fan of the hit show Downton Abbey? Then you’ll definitely want to head on over to this interesting new exhibit at 218 West 57th Street in Manhattan to check this out! The exhibit features authentic artifacts, costumes and sets used during the production of the show and even more! Additional information can be found at

Grand Bazaar NYC

Brave the cold for some post-holiday treats, artwork, jewelry and home furnishings at this unique outdoor market. Takes place this Sunday at 100 West 77th Street in Manhattan. Please visit for more information.

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Head on over to the Rattle N Hum West bar at 306 West 39th Street in Manhattan to catch some classic and contemporary tunes played by two dueling pianists. Fun for music lovers of all tastes!

Friday Night Poetry Slam

Fans of poetry and just having a good time will definitely want to check out the Friday Night Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café at 236 East Third Street in Manhattan. You might even be chosen at random as a judge for the event, too!

Explore the City’s World-Class Museums and Cultural Institutions

The cold weather is the perfect excuse to check out the city’s plethora of acclaimed museums and cultural institutions. Immerse yourself in more than 5,000 years of human history and culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, check out the modern masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art or explore the planet’s rich natural history at the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to all of these, be sure to also check out the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tenement Museum, the Paley Center for Media, the New York Hall of Science and countless others!

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