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11 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in NYC This January

Published On 01/01/2015 Published On 01/01/2015
Flickr/Asia Society

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Jan 8-10

Winter Jazzfest If you’re into jazz, get involved with this celebration across the city with over 100 acts. If you're not into jazz, bro, get into jazz.

Multiple locations

Winter Jazzfest Multiple locations If you’re into jazz, get involved with this celebration across the city with over 100 acts. If you're not into jazz, bro, get into jazz.

Flickr/Alpha

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Jan 11 Sun

Seventh Annual Cassoulet Cookoff Cassoulet, aka French chili, is in the spotlight at this event at East Village favorite Jimmy’s No. 43 where more than 10 chefs bring their best for this walk-around event.

Jimmy's No. 43

Seventh Annual Cassoulet Cookoff Jimmy's No. 43 Cassoulet, aka French chili, is in the spotlight at this event at East Village favorite Jimmy’s No. 43 where more than 10 chefs bring their best for this walk-around event.

Flickr/William Droops

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Jan 11 Sun

No Pants Subway Ride Now when you don’t wear pants on the subway, it’s totally funny, not weird.

TBD

No Pants Subway Ride TBD Now when you don’t wear pants on the subway, it’s totally funny, not weird.

Flickr/clappstar

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Jan 16 Fri

Burns Night There will be events all across the city, and you can learn how to celebrate right here, but the American Scottish Foundation is a marquee one.

Multiple locations

Burns Night Multiple locations There will be events all across the city, and you can learn how to celebrate right here, but the American Scottish Foundation is a marquee one.

Flickr/julesgriff

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Jan 16-23

Squash Tournament A squash tournament INSIDE of Grand Central? With some of the best squash players in the world? Uh, sure?

Grand Central

Squash Tournament Grand Central A squash tournament INSIDE of Grand Central? With some of the best squash players in the world? Uh, sure?

Flickr/Sharon Mollerus

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Jan 18 Sun

Pinot Days Come and get a ton of wine from West Coast pinot producers from California and Oregon as well as kind-of-down-underers like New Zealand.

City Winery

Pinot Days City Winery Come and get a ton of wine from West Coast pinot producers from California and Oregon as well as kind-of-down-underers like New Zealand.

Flickr/Yelp Inc.

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Jan 22 Thu

Good Spirits Get to the first-ever Brooklyn edition of Manhattan's popular Good Spirits event (put on by Edible Brooklyn) for lots and lots of liquor, and also some food... but also lots and lots of great liquor. Let’s focus here people.

Invisible Dog Gallery

Good Spirits Invisible Dog Gallery Get to the first-ever Brooklyn edition of Manhattan's popular Good Spirits event (put on by Edible Brooklyn) for lots and lots of liquor, and also some food... but also lots and lots of great liquor. Let’s focus here people.

Flickr/Anna Fischer

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Jan 24 Sat

Idiotarod Do you want to participate in a costumed race with shopping carts? Or are you a terrible person? Oh, so the first one? Cool. Get a team and get involved.

TBD

Idiotarod TBD Do you want to participate in a costumed race with shopping carts? Or are you a terrible person? Oh, so the first one? Cool. Get a team and get involved.

Flickr/Dave Bledsoe

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Jan 24 Sat

Winter Jam NYC Here’s your chance to snowshoe, ski, and snowboard in the middle of Manhattan.

Central Park

Winter Jam NYC Central Park Here’s your chance to snowshoe, ski, and snowboard in the middle of Manhattan.

Flickr/Jeff Jackowski

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Jan 24 Sat

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ The name really says it all. Well, not all, it should really say "bacon", too, 'cause there will be lots.

The Tunnel/la.venue

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ The Tunnel/la.venue The name really says it all. Well, not all, it should really say "bacon", too, 'cause there will be lots.

Flickr/Christopher Aloi

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Jan 25 Sun

New Porc City Part of the Cochon 555 tour, this meaty spectacular offers more than 36 dishes as well as booze, wine, cheese, and oysters.

Andaz 5th Ave

New Porc City Andaz 5th Ave Part of the Cochon 555 tour, this meaty spectacular offers more than 36 dishes as well as booze, wine, cheese, and oysters.