NYC Weekend Guide January 14 – 15, 2017

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It may be the dead of winter here in the Big Apple, but there’s no shortage of things to do and see! From celebrating the nation’s foremost civil rights leader to live music, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are just a few event and activities here in New York City for this weekend.

Holiday Train Show

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a classic holiday train show! Located at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the famed Holiday Train Show features almost a half-mile of beautiful miniatures of New York City’s best-known landmarks like the iconic Empire State Building. Fun for visitors of all ages, this train show is not to be missed.

Birdland Big Band

This talented and popular band features jazz, Latin and funk music. See them at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan from 5PM to 1AM on Friday.

Nerd Nite

Located at the Littlefield at 622 DeGraw Street in Brooklyn, Nerd Nite feature a wide array of science and technology-related topics. Learn about the science behind mind reading, music videos and much more! Additional information can be found at www.littlefieldnyc.com.

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

For more than 30 years, this festival has featured the best of Balkan and Eastern European music. Head over to the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn to discover more than 50 great bands and an unforgettable time! More information can be found at www.goldenfest.org.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Historic Harlem Walking Tour

Explore the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the history of the civil rights movement in this fascinating walking tour of Harlem courtesy of Big Onion Walking Tours. Starts at Lenox Avenue and 135th Street in Manhattan and explores landmarks like Striver’s Row and the Abyssinian Baptist Church. More information can be found at www.bigonion.com.

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for some truly spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. A great way to get out and see the city from a striking angle!