January Happenings in NYC

If you can brave the cold, the start of the year is a wonderful time to experience all that New York City has to offer. Note that the city's buildings can help to make the wind feel even colder so make sure that you dress for low temperatures when heading out.


NYC Events in January 2016

  • Hubble @ 25

This exhibition is a commemoration of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990. Hubble @ 25 is at the Intrepid Museum, located at Pier 86, W. 46th and 12th Ave. The exhibition is just a part of the Intrepid Museum's initiative that includes a variety of other programs that revolve around the Hubble and space exploration in general. The exhibition runs until the 10th of January.


  • Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival

The rise of folk music in the middle part of the last century began in New York City and in Greenwich Village in particular. This is where singers like Judy Collins, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger first became widely known. This exhibition features a range of artifacts from the era of the revival including original instruments along with film footage that allow visitors to see the revival’s origins. The exhibition is open until January 10. The Folk City exhibition takes place at the Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.


  • Ice Skating

Ice skating is one of the ultimate New York City experiences and there are numerous places to do it including the Rockefeller Center, the Wollman Rink at Central Park or Chelsea Piers. Alternatively, you could just watch as others take to the ice. You can ice skate in New York City through March. 


  • The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History

This exhibition features hundreds of butterflies housed in a vivarium that is similar to their natural habitats in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Their environment at the museum includes sources of nectar and the light, temperature and humidity are all controlled. This exhibition will run through May 29.


  • Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye at the Museum of Modern Art

Here, visitors will explore the connection between music and design along with the ways in which design has impacted how music is heard. The Making Music Modern exhibition includes a range of instruments and equipment for listening to music. There will also be record sleeves, posters and sheet music on display. The exhibition runs through January 17. The Museum of Modern Art is at 11 West 53rd St.


  • JP Morgan Tournament of Champions

For fans of the game of squash, the annual Tournament of Champions will take place in Grand Central Terminal. It is the largest squash spectator event anywhere and includes the world's best players representing 24 nations. The tournament runs through January 14. Grand Central Terminal is located at 89 East 42nd St.

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