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17 things you have to do this winter in New York City

Published On 12/18/2014 Published On 12/18/2014
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Dec 19 Fri

All the holiday crap you didn't do yet Have you been to Rolf’s? Did you check out the tree? Have you been to Miracle on 9th St? If the answer is no to any of these, you have so much work to do.

Multiple locations

All the holiday crap you didn't do yet Multiple locations Have you been to Rolf’s? Did you check out the tree? Have you been to Miracle on 9th St? If the answer is no to any of these, you have so much work to do.

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Dec 20-Mar 20

Treat yourself at the brand-new Spa Castle You no longer have to go to the far reaches of Queens for a Spa Castle experience -- they’ve opened a “Premier" one in Midtown, so rooftop hot-tubbing can be yours all winter. 

115 E 57th St 8F

Treat yourself at the brand-new Spa Castle 115 E 57th St 8F You no longer have to go to the far reaches of Queens for a Spa Castle experience -- they’ve opened a “Premier" one in Midtown, so rooftop hot-tubbing can be yours all winter. 

Bowlmor

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Dec 20-Mar 20

Drink coffee with cats This is really something you can do anytime, but why would you want to wait?

Meow Parlour

Drink coffee with cats Meow Parlour This is really something you can do anytime, but why would you want to wait?

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Dec 20-Mar 20

Play mothersexing laser tag It just opened at the Bowlmor at Chelsea Piers. It’s NYC’s only laser tag spot. And it’s also got a gravity ropes course. 8-year-old you is gonna be so jealous.

Chelsea Piers

Play mothersexing laser tag Chelsea Piers It just opened at the Bowlmor at Chelsea Piers. It’s NYC’s only laser tag spot. And it’s also got a gravity ropes course. 8-year-old you is gonna be so jealous.

Flickr/lorna

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Jan 1 Thu

New Year's Day swim Join the Polar Bear Club out in Coney Island for their annual tradition of jumping in freezing cold water while the rest of us sleep or eat many, many egg sandwiches.

The Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave

New Year's Day swim The Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave Join the Polar Bear Club out in Coney Island for their annual tradition of jumping in freezing cold water while the rest of us sleep or eat many, many egg sandwiches.

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Jan 8 Thu

Winter Jazzfest Over 100 great acts across the city -- get into it.

Multiple locations

Winter Jazzfest Multiple locations Over 100 great acts across the city -- get into it.

Flickr/DeShaun Craddock

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Jan 11 Sun

No Pants Subway Ride You know you’ve always wanted to do this, so just do it.

TBD

No Pants Subway Ride TBD You know you’ve always wanted to do this, so just do it.

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Jan 22-Feb 26

Good Spirits The first-ever Good Spirits Brooklyn is happening on the 22nd and the Manhattan version is happening on Feb 26th, but both will be pairing top-notch booze with excellent local eats.

Invisible Dog Gallery and the Altman Building

Good Spirits Invisible Dog Gallery and the Altman Building The first-ever Good Spirits Brooklyn is happening on the 22nd and the Manhattan version is happening on Feb 26th, but both will be pairing top-notch booze with excellent local eats.

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Jan 24 Sat

Winter Jam Head to Central Park where you can ski, snowboard, snow shoe, and do other wintery things and then chow down at the Taste of NY market.

Central Park

Winter Jam Central Park Head to Central Park where you can ski, snowboard, snow shoe, and do other wintery things and then chow down at the Taste of NY market.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

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Jan 24 Sat

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Not only will they have plenty of the titular goods, but they’ll also have bluegrass and a bacon eating contest. It’s on.

The Tunnel

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ The Tunnel Not only will they have plenty of the titular goods, but they’ll also have bluegrass and a bacon eating contest. It’s on.

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Feb 7 Sat

NYC Winter Wine Festival Three hours of wine tasting, apps, and jazz should help you get through the dead of winter.

Best Buy Theater

NYC Winter Wine Festival Best Buy Theater Three hours of wine tasting, apps, and jazz should help you get through the dead of winter.

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Feb 7 Sat

Cupid’s Undie Run Running around in your underwear, in the winter. Perfect?

Starts at Stage 48

Cupid’s Undie Run Starts at Stage 48 Running around in your underwear, in the winter. Perfect?

Flickr/erin m

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Feb 14 Sat

Valentine's Day You know what to do here, but this is a gentle reminder that you should have a dinner planned. If you’re single may we suggest something like this or this?

Multiple locations

Valentine's Day Multiple locations You know what to do here, but this is a gentle reminder that you should have a dinner planned. If you’re single may we suggest something like this or this?

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Feb 20-Mar 1

7th Annual NYC Beer Week It's always a good time. How could a week spent drinking a ton of awesome beer not be?

Multiple locations

7th Annual NYC Beer Week Multiple locations It's always a good time. How could a week spent drinking a ton of awesome beer not be?

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Feb 22 Sun

16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival Get down to Chinatown for the parade and maybe follow it up with some dim sum.

Starts at Canal St and Mott St

16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival Starts at Canal St and Mott St Get down to Chinatown for the parade and maybe follow it up with some dim sum.

Flickr/Ngarkat

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Feb 25 Wed

Whisky Live Over 300 whiskies. That miiiiight be enough for you. Might.

Pier 60

Whisky Live Pier 60 Over 300 whiskies. That miiiiight be enough for you. Might.

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Mar 17 Tue

St. Patrick’s Day Sure, 50% of the people reading this are going to do everything in their power to avoid the crapshow unfolding in the streets, but for the rest of you, here’s something that could be helpful.

Multiple locations

St. Patrick’s Day Multiple locations Sure, 50% of the people reading this are going to do everything in their power to avoid the crapshow unfolding in the streets, but for the rest of you, here’s something that could be helpful.

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