NYC January Events, Activities and Things to Do Calendar

Happy New Year! New York City Events January 2019 include huge savings with Broadway Week, Hotel Week and Restaurant Week. Spend a Night at the Museum, catch the last of the Rockefeller Center Christmas, see the stars at BroadwayCon, dream of yachts at the Boat Show and much more.

Special January events include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New York National Boat Show, and the Annual Winter Antiques Show. Please check sightseeing and holiday hours for New Years Day (January 1st) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21, 2019).

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Top NYC January Events

  • New York City Hotel Week
  • New York City Broadway Week
  • A Night at the Museum
  • Disney on Ice Frozen
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
  • New York National Boat Show
  • BroadwayCon
  • NYC Winter Restaurant Week
  • Annual Winter Antiques Show
  • NY Rangers, Knicks, Nets, Islanders
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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New York City Hotel Week 2019 – Rooms from $100

Hotel Week New York City, January 4-19, 2019, 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!

Hotel Week New York City

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NYC Concerts Shows January 2019

January New York City Shows and Concerts

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January Things to do with Kids in New York

January is chock-full of things to do with Kids in NYC!

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Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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The Guggenheim: Skip The Line

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Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

There are so many things to do in New York in Winter, making it one of the BEST times to visit NYC. Yes, the weather can be cold and wet, so it is a risk. However, there are two huge payoffs, depending on a pre-or post holidays visit. Some of our favorite picks are:

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Disney on Ice: Frozen

Disney on Ice NYC Frozen

Disney on Ice Frozen – coming January 2019

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen coming to the New York City Area January 3-13, 2019! Be be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. More Info: Disney on Ice

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NYC Airport Guides - LGA, JFK, EWR

Our detailed NYC Airport Guides go in-depth on everything you need to know about each airport. Free shuttles, nearby hotels, Stay & Fly Free Parking, Taxis, Limos, Shuttles, Parking, Cheap Flights and more.

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A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum

Oct 13, Nov 9 & 17, 2018
Sleep Over at the Museum of Natural History

Just a few times per year, the Museum of Natural History lets you sleep over!!!! And yes, it's just like the movie! Evening and morning snacks, cots to sleep on, a flashlight fossil fact-finding mission, live animals, private museum tours and more.

This is an authentic NYC experience you and the kids can't miss! Ages 6 - 13, + an accompanying guardian.

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BroadwayCon

Broadway Con

January 11–13, 2019
Jacob Javits Center

BroadwayCon is a 3 day expo/exhibition in NYC where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. BroadwayCon brings you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind-the-scenes. There are feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. BroadwayCon is where fans come together to celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre.

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Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

Coming to town for the Boat Show, Comic Con, Motorcycle Show, NYT Travel Show, BroadwayCon, International Toy Fair, Restaurant and Food, The Auto Show, Chocolate Show or any one of dozens of fashion, technology or other industry shows? If your goal is to work hard, play harder, you'll definitely want to stay as close to the Javits Center as possible. Here are our top picks for Hotels Near NYC Javits Center.

Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

  • Ink48 Hotel - about 10 blocks from Javits Center, right next to the Intrepid Museum and my ALL time favorite rooftop! (photo)
  • Magnuson Convention Center Hotel - the closest hotel to the JC, less than a block away. Small, clean rooms, geared towards convention exhibitors and attendees.
  • Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel - new "digitally enhanced" hotel in Garment District, 15 min walk to JC, modern, though modest.

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New York National Boat Show

New York National Boat Show

January 23-27, 2019
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. More info: New York National Boat Show.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day NYC

Monday, January 21, 2019

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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New York City Broadway Week Winter 2019

New York City Broadway Week

2019 TBD
January 16 – February 4, 2018
Tickets on Sale Jan 5th.

Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows including (shows coming soon). Check out New York City Broadway Week and get your FREE tickets using code BWAYWK.

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NYC Winter Restaurant Week

NYC Winter Restaurant Week
Tao Restaurant, Midtown, New York City

January 21 – February 8, 2019; Res open Jan ?th

A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $42? Sign me up! One of my favorite times of the year. I love a good bargain almost as much as I love good food. It almost feels like you’re stealing..only you’re not.

Read more on Restaurant Week New York City.

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Get Your January New York City Discount Pass

All the New York City Sightseeing Passes Compared! Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, NYC Go Select Card, New York Pass or New York CityPASS? Get discount codes and find the best New York City Pass for your NYC vacation.

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New York Pass - 1 to 10 Days, 80+ Attractions Included

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New York City Go Select Card - Build Your Own NY Pass

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Explorer Pass - Pick the Number of Attractions - Choose Which as You Go

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January Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for December!

Network Broadway Play Bryan Cranston

Network Broadway Play - Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn, Tatiana Maslany

Network centers on news anchorman Howard Beale who isn’t pulling in viewers. In what is to be his final broadcast, he unravels live on screen, and as the ratings soar, Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Nov 10, 2018 - March, 17 2019

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen on Broadway Tickets

With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. Previews Feb 22, 2018, Opens March 22, 2018. (Ages 8+).

The Cher Show Broadway Musical

The Cher Show Broadway Musical

The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show. Previews Nov 1, 2018, Opens Dec 03, 2018.

Head Over Heels Broadway Musical

Head Over Heels Broadway Musical Tickets

Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom. Set to the iconic music of the 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, it includes the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and many more!

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman, the smash-hit 1990 film comedy, comes to the Broadway stage as a new musical. Edward Lewis, a successful businessman asks Vivian Ward, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, to pose as his girlfriend. Things gets complicated and hilarious when this business arrangement turns into a love affair.

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Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience

From the eerie underground tracks of the NYC subway to the basement of a haunted mansion to Ghostbusters Headquarters to the streets of Times Square, brace yourself for several spooks and even catch a ride on Ecto-2. The Ghostbusters Experience is a multi-layered and sensory environment immersing you into a fantastical and spirited world, inspired by the 2016 film.

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

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Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in Room

Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in room offer travelers a wonderful way to relax and connect after a long day of walking around NYC. Our top picks for in room jacuzzi spa tubs include:

Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in Room

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NYC January Sports

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Winter is the perfect time to head indoors and catch the Knicks, Nets, Rangers and Islanders leave it on all the court or ice!

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More New York City Events January 2019

More January Events:

  • Central Park Winter Jam – NYC’s Ultimate Snow Day, Saturday, Jan TBD, 2019, 11-3pm
    www.nycgovparks.org
  • Outsider Art Fair –  January 17-20, 2019
  • NYT Travel Show – January 25 – 27, 2019 | Jacob Javits Center, NYC
  • 20at20 – TBD
  • NYC Attractions Week – 2019 TBD. 2017 Info – The first-ever NYC Attractions Week is now on sale with 2-for-1 admission to select NYC attractions, tours, cultural organizations, museums and performing arts.
  • Lunar New Year (Feb 2019)

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Rangers MSG Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. With our All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the NY Rangers bring us some serious hockey action. Entering their 91st season, the Rangers have built their reputation on pride, passion, tradition and truly die-hard fans. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

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NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games January 2019

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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

The NY Knicks have a great roster, so come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”As a general rule (with plenty of exceptions), evening basketball games start at 7:30 and daytime at 12:00pm.

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NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games January 2019

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Brooklyn Nets Schedule

Brooklyn Nets Tickets

The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center is a true NYC experience. They offer classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and have Jay-Z as a part owner! Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center serves drinks until 2am. With 2,000 seats at Barclay’s Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! See Brooklyn’s newest team bring it New York style and check our insider guide to Brooklyn Nets Tickets, Schedule and Directions!

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games January 2019

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

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