NYC Weekend Guide January 7 – 8, 2016

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The holidays are finally over, but there’s still plenty to do in the Big Apple. This weekend is a great time to relax, unwind and ease into the new year with everything from music to health to a little post-holiday retail therapy. From jazz festivals to record fairs, this weekend has a little bit of something for everyone. Here’s just a small sample of some of the things to see and do in NYC this weekend.

Winter Jazzfest 2017

If you’re a fan of jazz music and similar genres, then you’ll definitely want to check out this year’s Winter Jazzfest. This five-night event features some of the best jazz musicians in the country in a wide array of downtown music venues and clubs. This year’s lineup features established veterans as well as new upcoming artists, offering a little bit of something for everyone. Find out more information about this popular event at www.winterjazzfest.squarespace.com.

CityStrong New York

Is your New Year’s resolution to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle? Then head on over to the Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin Street in Brooklyn for this fun cardio workout. In addition to getting in shape, the event is for a good cause as well, as proceeds will benefit CreatiVets. For a fun, fit time for a great cause, don’t miss this event!

Brooklyn Flea Mini Record Fair

The Brooklyn Flea is one of the city’s most popular markets. This weekend features its fourth annual Mini Record Fair at its indoor location at Skylight One Hanson at 1 Hanson Place. Discover a plethora of vintage vinyl records from various sellers from 10AM to 6PM on both Saturday and Sunday. A must for any vinyl fan!

Explore the City’s Acclaimed Museums and Cultural Institutions

With temperatures set to drop considerably this weekend, it’s a great time to consider some indoor activities and explore the city’s world-renowned museums. The iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art offers thousands of artifacts and artworks that include everything from medieval armor to ancient Greek and Roman statues to Renaissance masterpieces. The Museum of Modern Art holds a vast collection of masterworks from Picasso, Van Gogh and countless others while the American Museum of Natural History boasts an impressive collection of dinosaur fossils, precious gems and much more. Other great museums and cultural institutions to explore include the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Skyscraper Museum and many others!