NYC January Events, Activities and Things to Do Calendar

Happy New Year! New York City Events January 2015 include huge savings on Theatre with 2 for 1 Broadway tickets, $20 Off Broadway Shows and Kids Night on Broadway, New York City Hotel Week and Winter Restaurant Week.

Special events include Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New York National Boat Show, and the Annual Winter Antiques Show. There are a ton of celebrities on Broadway, ranging from Sting to Bradley Cooper to James Earl Jones.

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About January in New York City

January follows a fantastic season of shopping, celebrations and parties, so New York City tends to be a bit quieter in January. Masses of visitors and tourists have left, making this an ideal time to visit so you not only have every NYC attraction to yourself, but get REAL discounts on Broadway, Restaurant and Hotels.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit until 8pm on January 7, 2015 and everything is on sale in the stores! The only catch? January can be freezing, so layer up with hats, gloves, scarves, heavy sweaters and your best waterproof boots.

Please check sightseeing and holiday hours for New Years Day (January 1st) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 19, 2015).

January 2015 New York City Concerts and Shows

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Half Price Tickets January in New York City

GoldStar Half Price Tickets

January Half Price Tickets:

  • Brooklyn Nets Basketball
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
  • Big Apple Circus

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CityPASS - 41% off Top 6 Attractions. NEW in 2015! Choice of 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Includes Empire State Building, Circle Line Cruise, Museum of Natural History and more.

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NYC January Sports – Rangers, Knicks, Nets

Winter is a great time to catch one of our 3 (soon to be 4) professional sports teams in action! Knicks and Nets basketball is underway, as is the NY Rangers hockey season. Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC and a great indoor activity when it’s cold outside!

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January Broadway Show Picks

Which celebrities will you see on Broadway in January? We have some tough choices this month – Bradley Cooper & Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen, James Earl Jones, Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally!

You Can't Take It With You Broadway Comedy You Can’t Take It With You Broadway Comedy – Starring James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne

Called the “original Modern Family,” this comedy play follows the freethinking Sycamore family and mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. (August 26, 2014-February 22, 2015)


The Last Ship Broadway MusicalThe Last Ship Broadway Musical – starring Sting (Dec 9 – Jan 10)

Inspired by Sting’s own childhood, The Last Ship is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger.


Its Only a Play Broadway ComedyIts Only a Play Broadway Comedy– Starring Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally
It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady and more. (September 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015)


Love Letters Broadway PlayLove Letters Broadway Play Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen

Two actors, playing long time aristocrats, read love letters written to each other from the age of 7 through the next 50 years. Diana Rigg & Stacey Keach through January 9th; Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen January 10 – February 15, 2015.


A Delicate Balance Broadway PlayA Delicate Balance Broadway Play – starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton

Married couple, Agnes and Tobias, cope over the course of a weekend, as they welcome home their 36-year old daughter after the collapse of her fourth marriage, give shelter to their best friends, and tolerate Agnes’ alcoholic live-in sister. (October 20, 2014 – February 22, 2015)


The River Broadway Play Starring Hugh JackmanThe River Broadway Play – starring Hugh Jackman

A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. Erotic, chilling and poetic, The River promises to be the must-see event of the season. (October 31, 2014 – February 8, 2015)


Elephant Man Broadway PlayElephant Man Broadway Play – starring Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson

The true story of a 19th-century British man whose disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show. When a renowned Dr. takes Merrick under his care, all of high society becomes fascinated with him, but a “normal” life begins to seem all but impossible. (November 7, 2014-February 15, 2015)

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New York City Hotel Week 2015 – Rooms from $100

Hotel Week New York City 2014January 3-18, 2015

Hotel Week New York City is a GREAT time to save big on hotel rooms which usually go for $500 or more per night. Combine Hotel Week with Broadway Week, Restaurant Week, and huge shopping sales, and you can truly experience the BEST of NYC at a fraction of the usual cost! Check out awesome rates at posh hotels like: Gansevoort Park Avenue and Meatpacking, Hotel Elysée, Hotel Giraffe, Library Hotel, Viceroy and many others!

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The New York City Travel Guide 2015 is your NYC PRE VACATION Guide, sort of like, “New York City 101.” This book is an overview of NYC to help you PLAN your trip so you make the absolute MOST of your time and money here. Think of this book as the guide to answer all the most commonly asked questions and avoid the most common NYC Vacation and Trip Planning mistakes.

The NYC Map Printable Bonus Guide is a 14 page downloadable Bonus Guide, compiled of the best free, downloadable local neighborhood maps with stores and shops block by block put together by our local NYC neighborhood associations; all formatted and ready for you to print.

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The Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square GardenJanuary 2-3, 2015
Madison Square Garden

The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are always a blast to watch. This is not ordinary basketball – it is a comedy show and wholesome family fun. Their high-flying blend of basketball action and comedy has thrilled fans of all ages for over 80 years. We loved this show as a kid.

Try first for half price at Harlem Globetrotters, but if not, Harlem Globetrotters Tickets start at $25.

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Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

January 1-11, 2015

A world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail, starring Anna and Elsa, Jasmine and Aladdin, Ariel and Prince Eric and many more! Disney on Ice is all over NYC in January at the Prudential Center, Izod Center and Nassau Coliseum.

If Disney on Ice: Frozen is any example, then this show will be sold out as well !!!! Get the best ticket deals at: Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes.

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New York National Boat Show

New York National Boat ShowJanuary 21-25, 2015
Jacob Javits Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street

Boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the New York National Boat Show. With its 100+ year history, this show is THE place to see the latest and greatest in boating, yachts, cruisers, bass and pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks and fishing boats.

Adults (16 and older): $12, 15 and younger: FREE when accompanied by an adult. Half price tickets often available at GoldStar Events, just sign up for free. More information at New York National Boat Show.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day NYCMonday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday with all public schools, post offices, and government buildings closed. There are many ways to celebrate the great life of this inspirational man, including: Martin Luther King Weekend in Harlem, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Anti-Hunger Serve-a-thon and often, a Central Park Seneca Village Tour

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Annual Winter Antiques Show

Annual Winter Antiques Show NYC

January 23-February 1, 2015
Park Avenue Armory (Park Ave & 67th St)

The most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the “best of the best” from antiquities through the 1960s. Curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers can view and purchase pieces showcased by over 70 exhibitors. Daily 12pm – 8pm, Sun & Thurs 12pm – 6pm, Tickets $25, (includes catalogue)

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New York City Broadway Week 2015

New York City Broadway WeekJan 20 – Feb 5, 2015, Tickets on sale January 9, 10:30 am

Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows including Aladdin, Beautiful, Chicago, If/Then, It’s Only a Play, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Lion King, Mamma Mia, Matilda, On The Town, Phantom of the Opera, Pippin and Wicked. Check out New York City Broadway Week and get your FREE tickets using code BWAYWK.

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Kids’ Night on Broadway – see a show for FREE!

Kids Night on BroadwayJanuary 9-15, 2015
Kids (ages 6-18) go FREE in NYC.

Kids’ Night on Broadway (KNOB) lets kids go FREE to over 20 Broadway shows, when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Kids dine free at many Times Square restaurants, and parents get discounted parking rates. With a different celebrity National Ambassador each year, KNOB is a don’t miss! Over 20 Broadway Shows participate.

More Info: Tickets on sale November 5, 2014.

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See Over 20 Off-Broadway Shows for Only $20 Each

20 at 20 Off Broadway Tickets NYCJanuary 20 – February 8, 2015

20at20 is your chance to see the Best of Off-Broadway for only $20! A 3 course meal (when it coincides with Restaurant Week) and a show for $58 per person??? Can’t beat that! Catch up on all the hot Off Broadway Shows this season and more info at 20 at 20 Off-Broadway Shows for $20.

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Ongoing New York City Events January 2015

New York City Events January

Museum of Natural History, Side Entrance

NYC Winter Restaurant Week

New York Restaurant Week

Photo: Tao Restaurant, Midtown, New York City

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