Watch my new video series “What’s Up New York” to get Luis and my opinions on what is happening in NYC from January 21 to 27. We’ll talk about what we think is the best, plus this week we have a special ticket giveaway to the Aquarius Festival. To enter the giveaway, click here.
See the video below and remember to subscribe. This article has even more things to do than what we could cover in the video plus extra details on everything and links to each thing. Enjoy!
Aquarius Festival - January 26 - TICKET GIVEAWAY
The 2nd Annual arctic-chic Aquarius festival, highlighting sustainable seafood and cocktails, will take place at The Foundry in Long Island City on Saturday, January 26th from 7pm - 1am. The historic Foundry is a fully restored 19th century building offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline along with a gorgeous indoor Greenhouse, which will be filled with delicacies from the sea complimented perfectly with wines and spirits. Aquarius 2019 is brought to you by the talented producers of Secret Summer
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January 26, 2019 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Enjoy free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and sledding during Winter Jam, when the Central Park bandshell area is covered with blown-in snow. Bring equipment or borrow it free. They also have live ice carving and an ice sculpture garden!
NY Wine Fest
January 26, 2019 (1 & 6 p.m.)
Taste hundreds of wines from around the world with with live entertainment, interactive games, and food for sale during New York Wine Fest at The Altman Building for age 21+. Tickets start at $15.
Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival
January 26, 2019
Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It's a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Tickets start at $75.
January 26 - 27
Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trotting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world's most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam. Tickets start at $20.
NYC Broadway Week
January 21 - Feb. 10, 2019
Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week. Buy your tickets now because some of the shows are already sold out! These deals won't last long.
The Illusionists Table at the McKittrick Hotel - After sell-out runs around the world, THE ILLUSIONIST’S TABLE is back again at The McKittrick Hotel. Performing in The Club Car, the McKittrick’s Scottish pub and dining hall, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling. Candles flicker. Whisky pours. Conversation stirs. Before the night is over, your thoughts will transcend; mysteries will materialize; and your dreams will be revealed. Now through March 10.
Carmen is playing at the Metropolitan opera from January 9 to February 8. This is one of the world’s most iconic opera’s and if you haven’t seen an opera yet this is a great first show! Carmen is Bizet’s classic opera about a hot-tempered Spanish gypsy woman who seduces a corporal. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world for the last 144 years.
Now through February 3
Through live performance, film, photography, sculptural objects, and other artisitic materials, Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done traces the history of Judson Dance Theater both in and outside the church, from the workshops that took place there to other spaces around downtown New York. For a brief period in the early 1960s a group of creatives gathered in Greenwich Village for a series of workshops that ultimately redefined what counted as dance. The performances that evolved from these workshops incorporated everyday movements—gestures drawn from the street or the home; their structures were based on games, simple tasks, and social dances. Spontaneity and unconventional methods of composition were emphasized. The Judson artists investigated the very fundamentals of choreography, stripping dance of its theatrical conventions, and the result, according to Village Voice critic Jill Johnston, was the most exciting new dance in a generation.
Andy Warhol— From A to B and Back Again exhibition is on display at The Whitney Museum now through March 31. This exhibition is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. It reconsiders the work of one of the most influential American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. They do tours of this exhibit every day at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
NYC Restaurant Week
January 21 - Feb. 8, 2019
Get a special deal on a 2-course lunch or a 3-course dinner at 380 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week. There are tons of great restaurants to choose from but one of my favorites is Delmonico's Restaurant. These guys literally invented eggs Benedict, lobster Newberg and baked Alaska, among other now-standards, and changed the face of fine dining in early America. Check out restaurant weeks website, they have it organized very clearly - there is even a section dedicated to fireside eats which is perfect for winter.
There’s now another Marinara Pizza location, this time on the Upper West Side. They already have spots on the UES and in Midtown East, both of which are good slice options. Marinara might just seem like an average slice place - but it’s one of the best spots for pizza on the Upper East Side, and there a couple of tables where you can hang out and eat. They typically have a bunch of different square and round slices like pesto and buffalo chicken, but we tend to keep it simple and go for the pepperoni.
The Factory 380
If you saw the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Whitney and now need to go drink in a dark lounge-y bar inspired by his Pop Art (and plastered with his picture), The Factory 380 is where you can do it. This Murray Hill spot also has a hidden speakeasy room and serves food like barbacoa tacos, dumplings, and a TV dinner with cornish hen.