Even in the middle of winter, the Big Apple still offers plenty of things to see and do. From art fairs to antique shows to the city’s acclaimed theater scene, this weekend is certainly no exception! Here’s just a quick look at some of this weekend’s activities and events here in New York City.
Birdland Big Band
Start your weekend early with some great music this Friday evening courtesy of the Birdland Big Band, a fun blend of Latin, funk and jazz. Starts Friday from 5PM to 1AM at the Birdland Jazz Club at 315 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Outsider Art Fair
If you’re a fan of art, then you definitely want to check out the Outsider Art Fair taking place this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan. The art fair features acclaimed works from folk and self-taught artists and has been a staple of the city’s arts community for 25 years now. Additional information can be found at www.outsiderartfair.com.
Winter Antique Show
Hosted by the historic Park Avenue Armory, the Winter Antiques Show boasts more than 70 booths of antique and vintage art, furniture and housewares to discover. A must for history and art fans alike, this event is not to be missed. The event will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 7PM and cost $25 per person. For more information, please visit www.winterantiquesshow.com.
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jermi Collection
Explore more than 300 antique toys and model trains at this fun and fascinating exhibit at the New-York Historical Society in the Upper West Side. More information can be found at www.nyhistory.org.
Go to a Broadway Show
It’s no secret that New York City is packed with great Broadway shows and performing arts events to enjoy. Just a few worth checking out include Hamilton (if you can get tickets, of course!), Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and many others. In addition, don’t forget to check out acclaimed Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters such as the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Public Theater, the Orpheum Theatre and many others!