The holidays may be behind us, but the action never stops in NYC. In fact, January is a wonderful time to take advantage of discount prices on exhibits, hotel stays, restaurants, Broadway shows, and attractions. Grab a friend or loved one and make plans!

Hotel Week

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Jan. 3 Thinking about cozy winter staycation plans? NYC Hotel Week  is coming back! Returning for its second year, NYC Hotel Week will run from January 3 through February 12, 2023, offering 23% savings off standard room rates at more than 140 hotels across all five boroughs, with additional properties expected to join.

Presented by preferred payment partner Mastercard, NYC Hotel Week 2023 participating hotels include Hard Rock Hotel New York; Lotte New York PalaceThe Beekman, A Thompson HotelThe Hoxton, Williamsburg, The Wall Street Hotel, Hotel Indigo Wall Street, and others.

Restaurant Week

Jan 17-Feb. 12 Restaurant Week get a taste of the NYC and enjoy prix-fixe meals at hundreds of restaurants across the five boroughs. Check back above link on January 10 to view menus and make reservations. It’s part of NYCgo.’s Winter Outing, that also includes in the same time frame Broadway Week and Must See Week.


Ongoing -A winter tradition, with a downtown twist. The Ice Rink returns to The Seaport for a season of winter festivities and complimentary skating along the East River. Skyline views continue to set the Ice Rink apart, and this year skaters can also take in the celestial sights of Aurora, an overheard light installation designed by Ithaca Studio.

The Ice Rink will be open daily. Rink admission is free, with skate rentals available for cost. Our neighbors and Seaport Insiders have the opportunity to receive a discount offer.*

Tip: DO NOT book the “Rink Admission ONLY” ticket if you need to rent skates. You MUST book a “Rink Admission + Skate Rental” ticket, otherwise you may be subject to an additional fee onsite, on top of the existing skate rental fee. Book here.

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Now – March 2023 The Rink at Brookfield Place Located on the Waterfront Terrace, the Rink at Brookfield Place opened in mid-November for another memorable skating season. New Yorkers and tourists alike can enjoy breathtaking views of the cityscape and Hudson River while skating the 7,350 square-foot outdoor rink. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. New to skating? Guests can also sign up for private and semi-private lessons led by US Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. Hours vary and are weather permitting.


Alan Strutt (British, born 1967). Yasmin Le Bon, Palladium, London, 1997. Evening Standard, October 1997. Haute couture Fall/Winter 1997–98 collection (“La Chimère”). © Alan Strutt 

Now -May 7, 2023 Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, now open at Brooklyn Museum, is the first retrospective to explore the fascinating, edgy universe of French designer and creator of iconic perfumes Thierry Mugler. A fashion visionary, Mugler’s bold silhouettes and unorthodox techniques and materials—including glass, Plexiglas, vinyl, latex, and chrome—made their mark on fashion history. The exhibition features more than 100 outfits ranging from haute couture pieces to stage costumes, alongside custom accessories, sketches, videos, images by leading fashion photographers, and spectacular installations that mirror Mugler’s futuristic approach. For more information, visit


Now-March 31, 2023 In collaboration with renowned New York artist Paul Richard, The Dominick Hotel is home to a new art-forward experience.  A custom-curated, gallery-style penthouse suite comes with a commissioned portrait by the artist and opportunities to collect original Paul Richard works. SoHo is known as a destination for art galleries, street fashion, character and edge in Manhattan. Today, The Dominick hotel on Spring Street officially launched, “The Street Art Suite,” in collaboration with Paul Richard, one of the city’s best-known artists.  The Street Art Suite – a re-imagined Landmark Sunset Penthouse – pays homage to NYC’s most celebrated art form and offers guests the opportunity to turn their own portrait into a lasting piece of sidewalk art. A minimum of 72 hours notice-reservation is required. To reserve The Street Art Suite and commissioned work, visit: or email The Dominick reservations team at [email protected] or Instagram DM @thedominickhotel

NFTS Now: A Digital Exhibit

Now-Jan. 26, 2023 at The Seaport, The Gallery on Pier 17 presents NFTS Now: A Digital Exhibit from Early Backers of Web 3. The collection is from Jamie George and Harris Lipton, co-founders of Bored of Directors-A Collective of Select Ape NFTs. The collection features pieces by Beeple, @Beeple, Fewoious, @FEWOCiOUS, Lisa Nicole, @love_thy_land, TJO, @0XTjo, Dana Taylor, @itsdanataylor, Bored Ape Yacht Club, @BoredApeYC , World of Woman, @worldofwomennft, and others.

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Colin Miller for Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, 2021

Now-March 5, 2023 New York City’s celebrated Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, featuring the city’s only free admission ice skating rink, holiday market and delicious food offerings, returns. Highlights include the The Rink, 100+ shops by Urbanspace, a rinkside Lodge where skaters can grab a bite and a cocktail, and more.


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Now open seven days a week, the latest from restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is Tin Building, a sprawling 53,000 square foot market down by The Seaport. It includes six full service restaurants, six fast casual outlets, four bars, along with a food market and curated gourmet grocery packed with specialty ingredients, meats, cheeses, and fresh produce.


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Photo by Gregory Kramer

Now-Feb. 19, 2023 Boundary-breaking, “living sculpture” designer Machine Dazzle (né Matthew Flower) is having his first solo museum exhibition, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). He is best known for the genre-defying sets and pieces worn by Taylor Mac and Justin Vivian Bond, that are an integral aspect of New York’s cabaret and drag scene. The Pulitzer prize-nominated designer is showcasing over 80 creations spanning two floors of the Museum, running through February 19, 2023. Throughout the duration of the exhibit there will also be talks, screenings of films that inspired Machine Dazzle such as Clash of the Titans , Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Xanadu, and other events. Machine Dazzle is also completing his first album, due out this fall.


Governors Island Winter Village © Julienne Schaer

Ongoing- Governors Island Winter Village will transform historic Colonels Row into a singular seasonal destination for the second year in a row. The popular Winter Village will include a 7,500-square foot skating rink for visitors of all ages to enjoy, along with wintery activities, festive decorations, games, cold-weather food and drinks, and warming fire pits. The rink will be open Thursday through Sunday and all New York City public school holidays, with additional Winter Village activities available seven days a week.


New-York Historical Society

Carnegie Deli, NY, 2008. Photo by Ei Katsumata/Alamy Stock Photo

Now-April 2, 2023 The title taken from Nora Ephron’s classic film When Harry Met Sally, the hit exhibit at The New-York Historical Society examines how Jewish immigrants imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant, and NYC staple, the Jewish delicatessen. Click here to read more about the exhibit I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli at N-YHS.


Edward Hopper, Manhattan Bridge, 1925–26. 

Ongoing- Edward Hopper’s New York will take a comprehensive look at Hopper’s life and work through his city pictures, from his early impressions of New York in sketches, prints, and illustrations, to his late paintings, in which the city served as a backdrop for his evocative distillations of urban experience.


Photo: Ivo Philbert

Ongoing. Nearly 75 years after Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), founded by Robinson’s wife Rachel, finally opens its doors, at 75 Varick Street. The nearly 20,000 square-foot space honors the life and legacy of a ballplayer who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, but also played an integral role in the Civil Rights movement.

Halles des Lumieres: Gustav Klimt

Photo: Eric Spiller

Ongoing The Hall des Lumieres is the brainchild of Culturespaces, the creators of the original immersive digital art centers including Ateliers des Lumieres, with international event leaders IMG. The inaugural exhibition, Gustav Klimt: Gold In Motion, explores the revolutionary art of the Viennese painter, and has been created exclusively for Hall des Lumieres by an artistic team led by Gianfranco Iannuzzi. Hall des Lumieres will present new art experiences based on the work of world-renowned artists every 10 to 12 months Tickets on sale now.


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Ongoing- at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, the new core, 12,000 square-foot exhibition features more than 700 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection, in objects donated by survivors and their families. Many of the items are from Ukraine.

Meret Oppenheim: MY EXHIBITION at MoMA

Meret Oppenheim’s Object : Fur covered cup, saucer, and Spoon. Paris, 1936.

Now-March 4, 2023. Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art is the first major transatlantic exhibition—and the first in the United States in over 25 years—to survey this visionary Swiss artist’s career. The exhibition, spanning five decades, considers the full scope of Oppenheim’s lifelong innovation through over 180 works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, collages, and drawings.  The exhibition will explore all of these facets of Oppenheim’s career, from early paintings such as Quick, Quick, the Most Beautiful Vowel is Voiding, M.E. by M.O. (1934), to mid-career sculptures such as The Green Spectator (1959), to monumental late works like New Stars (1977–82). Her broad thematic interests ranged from the natural world and mythology to gender and selfhood. “Nobody will give you freedom,” she stated in 1975, “You have to take it.”

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Ongoing QC NY Spa at Governors Island. Recently opened in March 2022, now you can take advantage of a spa filled day on Governors Island any day of the year, enjoying the most incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.  There are steam rooms, saunas, and architecturally stunning relaxation rooms.