When the weather gets chilly, people tend to spend less time enjoying themselves outside, and more time ordering takeout and binge-watching trashy TV.
Fortunately, New Yorkers have a full itinerary ahead of them, no matter how low the temperature drops. From shopping antiques shows to enjoying some of New York City’s best food, these incredible activities are sure to keep you busy all winter long.
Skating at Chelsea Piers: If you’ve been cooped up indoors for too long and haven’t been getting enough exercise as a result, there’s still plenty of time to fix that. Instead of braving the New Year’s resolution crowds at your local gym, go for a skate at Chelsea Piers. This Chelsea gym has tons to do, from skating to bowling, and you might even work up a sweat, no matter how low the temperature drops.
The Winter Antiques Show: New York is undeniably the place to be for anyone who favors unique home décor. This winter, check out the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, held from January 19th through the 28th, where some of the best antiques dealers in the world will by plying their wares.
Restaurant Week: New York is known for its food culture, and with good reason: the world’s culinary geniuses from every specialty use the city as a proving ground. Luckily, enjoying a meal from one of these world-renowned chefs doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. This winter, try a fabulous meal at one of the amazing eateries participating in Restaurant Week, including Serafina, The Palm Court, and Daniel.
Winter Jazzfest: Jazz lovers can prepare to be carried away on a sea of sound at this year’s Winter Jazzfest. Now in its fourteenth year, this best jazz musicians will descend on the city from January 10th through the 17th, creating beautiful music along the way.
The Food and Beer Festival: Hop across the bridge and enjoy some of the city’s best food at the Dime Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival. This culinary celebration offers food from many of the most celebrated chefs in the five boroughs, as well as tastings from Coney Island brewing, Kelso Beer Co., Kombrewcha, and more.
Just because the temperatures have dipped doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors all winter long. New York heats up when it’s cold outside, with countless exciting activities to take part in every neighborhood. Grab your warmest coat, some friends, and make this winter in New York your best one yet.