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New York Things To Do in January 2022

Temperatures are feeling more like winter weather with flurries coming more than rain and sunshine. Time to enjoy the best months of Manhattan for those who love crisp air and a reason to bundle up and be cozy.



Met Opera: Rigoletto (now through January 29)

Omicron won’t keep them down. Rigoletto kicked off their opening night on New Year's Eve with a new energy infused into the story, set and costumes lead by Tony Award winning director, Bartlett Sher.  The 2 hour and 40 min performance does include a 30 min intermission and requires masks during performance. 


Candlelight Concerts (Varies)

A sensory experience of music (and ballet!) performances by candlelight in beautiful settings around the city. Don’t think it’s only Beethovans and Tchaikovskys, tributes to ABBA, Coldplay, and even Lady Gaga are some of the performances available.


NYC Community Fridges (Ongoing)

As you walk the streets of New York City and Brooklyn, you may notice “random” operating fridges. Spurn from the lockdown in 2020, community fridges started popping up by the community to help individuals affected by the pandemic. No questions, no requirements, or justification needed to take something. Support the community and add something to a fridge you pass by. Guidelines and locations can be found online.


Under the Radar (January 14 - 23)

Steer away from Broadway for a night and experience something different. ‘Under the Radar’, hosted at The Public Theater and other venues throughout the city, brings you “cutting-edge performance(s)” from the U.S and abroad. Visit their calendar page for updates on special performances and tickets.


Watermark Winter Wonderland (now through March)

Rent a private ‘glass’ house for dinner and take in views of the bay and Brooklyn skyline. The winter wonderland delivers on lights, photo ops, spiked cider and a full menu (truffle fries, tuna tartare, lobster bisque, wagyu pigs in a blanket). Best time to go is at night to experience the full effect of twinkling lights or enjoy during the day for a cozy brunch on the water. Each house has space heaters but make sure to dress warmly!


New York Botanical Gardens: GLOW

For their second year running, the Botanical Gardens hosts GLOW, the 1.5 mile long outdoor light installation of wonder, activities, and fun for the whole family. Nighttime performances of ice sculpting and steel pan (weather and schedule dependent) provide additional art and entertainment. 


**All New York City events will require a vaccination card and/or a negative COVID-19 test to attend events. Mask requirements vary depending on venue. Make sure to check the event’s safety protocols before booking.