January’s Can’t Miss Events

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A new year means a whole lot of new things to do in the city! The holidays might be over, but there are still plenty of great events for you to enjoy in the Big Apple. Here are January’s can’t miss events.

Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Swim – January 1

This annual swim put on by The Coney Island Polar Bear Club will have you plunging into 2015. For $20, you can join hundreds of swimmers for a refreshingly cold dip in the Atlantic. Come fully armed in warm clothes, surf boots or old sneakers, and of course, a camera! polarbearclub.org

Winter Jazzfest 2015 – January 8 – 10

Winter Jazzfest kicks off NYC’s annual jazz calendar with its signature Greenwich Village extravaganza from January 8 – 10. For any jazz and blues lover, this melody packed weekend is one for the books. The festival features the genre’s best and up-an-coming talents, including two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas Quintet. winterjazzfest.squarespace.com

Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride – January 11

The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in the city. It started as a small prank and has grown into an international phenomenon with cities around the world joining in on the pants-less metro ride. In 2014, tens of thousands of people in over 25 countries across the globe participated in the event. Get on your winter coat, hats and gloves, but make sure you leave your pants at the hotel! timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents a Lunar New Year Celebration – January 25

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep, traditional Chinese arts, and the history of China’s civilization with a modern dance performance by the Nai-Ni Dance Company. This innovative and show-stopping performance will feature music by The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. The Company has also partnered with the Consulate General of China to bring 10 distinguished guest artists from SiChuan and Beijing to perform. brooklyncenter.com

Mac Conner: A New York Life – On until February 1

This is your last chance to check out the works of one of the original “Mad Men” at the Museum of the City of New York. McCauley (“Mac”) Conner, a 1950s ad artist, had a massive influence on the advertising industry and helped to redefine American style and culture. The museum is exhibiting 70 of his original works, along with photos, sketches, and prints that demonstrate Conner’s creative process. mcny.org/exhibition/mac-conner-new-york-life

The post-holiday blues will have no effect on you if you’re visiting New York. We can guarantee you’ll have a blast in January!

30 Dec 2014