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Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Martin Luther King Day of Service Weekend, Women's March, Yiddish Theatre Concert, Holiday Train Show, Skating, Art & Culture

manhattan things to do nycJanuary 17, 2020 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will range between 30 and 40 throughout the three day weekend. The temperature lows will be in the low 20's throughout the weekend - except on Saturday when the low will be in the mid 30's. A small amount of Rain or Snow is forecast on Saturday afternoon / evening [1/10th inch], but NOT on Friday, Sunday & Monday. Winds will range from 8 - 12 mph all weekend. TheHumidity will be between 50% - 60% throughout the weekend, except on Friday when it will be in the high 30% range. Click for Manhattan Weather.

The photo at right shows the Women's March in a prior year. The march returns Saturday - see details below.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

Enjoy yourself this weekend by visiting one of the Manhattan arts, culture or historic organizations, or use the links below to shop a farmers market, visit one of the holiday markets or one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Art & Culture, Train Show, Skating

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right was taken inside the Metropolitan Museum over the holidays. The Museum is a fascinating cultural center located along 5th Avenue at 81st Street on the Upper East Side.

The 18th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 23, 2020 at Grand Central Station at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. The train show is located near the northwest corner of the main floor and is open from 8 am - 8 pm weekdays and from 10 am - 7 pm weekends and closed major holidays [FREE].

The Skating Rink at Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues opened on Halloween. The Bryant Park Skating rink is open daily from 8 am - 10 pm and the season runs through Winter 2020. Admission is free, but skates run $18 - $33 depending on skating at peak or regular times.

The Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center at 5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets opened on October 12th. It will remain open through Winter 2020 from 8.30 am - 12 midnight daily, in 90 minute skating intervals. General admission runs from $15 for kids to $25 - $33 for adults during general admission periods and skate rentals cost $13 extra.

Every weekend is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

 

Saturday - Women's March, Holiday Train Show, Skating

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows the Women's March map. The march returns Saturday - see details below.

The Women's March rallybegins at 10.30 am along Central Park West between the American Museum of Natural History [at West 78th Street] and Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side / Midtown. The march is estimated to last until about 3 - 4 pm, ending at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue - see map at right.

The 18th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 23, 2020 at Grand Central Station at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. The train show is located near the northwest corner of the main floor and is open from 8 am - 8 pm weekdays and from 10 am - 7 pm weekends and closed major holidays [FREE].

The Skating Rink at Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues opened on Halloween. The Bryant Park Skating rink is open daily from 8 am - 10 pm and the season runs through Winter 2020. Admission is free, but skates run $18 - $33 depending on skating at peak or regular times.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - History Tour, Yiddish Theatre Concert, Holiday Train Show, Skating, Art & Culture at Museums

On Sundays there's a free FlatIron History Tour. No advance registration is required. Meeting at the tip of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway. For details see www.flatirondistrict.nyc/free-walking-tour.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place is hosting a performance by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene entitled Soul to Soul beginning at 2 pm. Tickets $35 at www.nytf.org.

The Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center at 5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets opened on October 12th. It will remain open through Winter 2020 from 8.30 am - 12 midnight daily, in 90 minute skating intervals. General admission runs from $15 for kids to $25 - $33 for adults during general admission periods and skate rentals cost $13 extra.

Every weekend is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend or Saturday sections above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Week Beginning 1.20.20 - Martin Luther King Day - Federal Holiday

Monday is MLK Day of Service commemorating Civil Rights Activist Dr. Martin Luther King. Scroll down for full report about things to do on Martin Luther King Day.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Holiday Markets

January 2020 - Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and Manhattan holiday events tree lightings & menorah lightings. Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

* The Whitney Museum at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village has six exhibits running. On Friday at 5 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 4 pm there's Jazz on the High Floor in the afternoon [$18 / $25 at www.whitney.org].

* Anthology Film Archives -.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Hanukkah & Menorah Lightings Begin Sunday, Winter Solstice St John the Divine UWS, Vintage Subway Car Rides on Sundays, Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets, Rockefeller & Bryant Park Skating, History Tour

manhattan things to do nyc* December 20, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the low 30's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the low 40's on Sunday. The temperature lows will rise from the low 20's on Friday to the low 30's on Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation. No precipitation is expected over the weekend. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will be 50% Friday, rising to 60% Saturday and Sunday. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* The photo at right shows the Bryant Park Market in a prior year. The market continues through the holidays - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend by visiting one of the Manhattan arts, culture or historic organizations, or use the links below to shop a farmers market, visit one of the holiday markets or one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Paul Winter Solstice Concert St. John the Divine UWS, Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets, Skating Rinks, Art & Culture at Museums

queens things to do* The photo at right shows the Large Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza in Midtown Manhattan in a prior year. Hanukkah starts Sunday - see details below.

* On Friday & Saturday, December 20 & 21, 2019 beginning at 7.30 pm & 2 pm respectively Paul Winter hosts the 39th Winter Solstice concert at St John the Divine at 1029 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The concert is an angelic classical music concert, gospel singer performance and dance group. Certain to cleanse the mind and soul prior to the New Year. Tickets $38 / $58 / $98 on up to $148 at these websites - www.stjohndivine.org / www.solsticeconcert.com.

* The Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station - see report or link below for Holiday Events in Manhattan.

* The Grand Central Holiday Market is located in Grand Central Station in the entrance halls / foyer of Vanderbilt Hall near the southern entrance to Grand Central Station at 89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue South between Lexington & Vanderbilt Avenue. The market is open from 10 am - 8 pm weekdays, closing an hour early on Saturday and two hours early on Sunday. On Sunday the market opens at 11 am.

* Columbus Circle Holiday Market runs through Tuesday, December 24, 2019. It's located at Columbus Circle and is open daily from 10 am - 8 pm, except on Sunday when it closes at 7 pm.

* This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

 

Saturday - Paul Winter Solstice Concert St. John the Divine, Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets & Skating

* The video below shows snippets from a ride on the Vintage Subway Cars running through Manhattan on Sundays between 12 noon and 5 pm along the F and A lines. See Holiday events section or link below for details on how to take a ride for the cost of a subway fare.



* On Friday & Saturday, December 20 & 21, 2019 beginning at 7.30 pm & 2 pm respectively Paul Winter hosts the 39th Winter Solstice concert at St John the Divine at 1029 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The concert is an angelic classical music concert, gospel singer performance and dance group. Certain to cleanse the mind and soul prior to the New Year. Tickets $38 / $58 / $98 on up to $148 at these websites - www.stjohndivine.org / www.solsticeconcert.com.

* Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station - see report or link below for Holiday Events in Manhattan.

* The Union Square Holiday Market is located on the southern end of Union Square Park along 14th Street between Park Avenue and Union Square West / University Place in the Village. It's open weekdays from 11 am - 8 pm, and opens an hour early on Saturday and closes an hour early on Sunday. The market runs through December 24th.

* The Skating Rink at Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues opened on Halloween. The Bryant Park Skating rink is open daily from 8 am - 10 pm and the season runs through Winter 2020. Admission is free, but skates run $18 - $33 depending on skating at peak or regular times.

* The Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center at 5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets opened on October 12th. It will remain open through Winter 2020 from 8.30 am - 12 midnight daily, in 90 minute skating intervals. General admission runs from $15 for kids to $25 - $33 for adults during general admission periods and skate rentals cost $13 extra.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Menorah Lightings, Vintage Subway Car Rides on Sunday, History Tour, Holiday Markets, Skating, Art & Culture at Museums

* There's a Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza at 5th Avenue & 59th Street in Midtown across from what used to be the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan beginning at 5.30 pm.

* The video below shows the Large Menorah Lighting in Midtown Manhattan in a prior year. The event returns Sunday as Hanukkah begins - see details below.



* From 3 - 5.30 pm there's a Menorah Lighting is being held at the skating rink at Pier 17 near the South Street Seaport at 89 South Street. Admission $27 / $18 for neighborhood residents of the Financial District / South Street Seaport neighborhood. Note that skating is not included, but latkes, dreidels, face painting, clowns and cotton candy are.

* On Sundays there's a free FlatIron History Tour. No advance registration is required. Meeting at the tip of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway. For details see www.flatirondistrict.nyc/free-walking-tour.

* The Bryant Park Holiday Market will run through January 5th, 2020. The market is located in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. There are 175 boutiques that will stay open until 8 pm daily, opening at 11 am on weekdays and at 10 am on the weekends.

* This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Week Beginning 12.23.19 - Christmas & Kwanzaa & Hanukkah

* On Tuesday, December 24th at 5 - 6 pm there's Christmas Eve Caroling at the Washington Square tree in Washington Square at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North [equal to about 7th Street / Waverly Place]. The event is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

* Wednesday is Christmas Day and a national holiday.

* On Thursday, December 26th, Kwanzaa begins and runs through January 1st, 2020.

* On Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 11 am - 12 noon - Kwanzaa Celebration at the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

* On Friday, December 27, 2019 from 11 am - 2 pm - Hanukkah Celebration at the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

* More Manhattan Holiday Events & Markets - see links below.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Holiday Markets

* December 2019 - Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and Manhattan holiday events tree lightings & menorah lightings. Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

* Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY ASTERISKED events have been updated.

A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

The Whitney Museum at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village has six exhibits running. On Friday at 5 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 4 pm there's Jazz on the High Floor in the afternoon [$18 / $25 at www.whitney.org].

Anthology Film Archives -.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Vintage Subway Car Rides on Sundays, Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets, Rockefeller & Bryant Park Skating, History Tour

manhattan things to do nycDecember 13, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be range between 55 degrees on Saturday to 45 degrees on Sunday. The temperature lows will drop from 50 degrees on Friday to 30 degrees on Sunday. Precipitation. A couple of inches of rain is forecast beginning Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. On Sunday it will be partly cloudy, but no rain. Winds will be about 5 mph on Friday rising to 12 mph by Sunday. The Humidity will be 80% Friday, rising to 95% Saturday and then dropping to 50% on Sunday. Click for Manhattan Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

The photo at right shows a scene from the Yorkville Nutcracker, which over the years has evolved into a multi-dimensional, holiday aesthetic feast. This weekend only at the Kaye Theater - see details below.

Enjoy yourself this weekend by visiting one of the Manhattan arts, culture or historic organizations, or use the links below to shop a farmers market, visit one of the holiday markets or one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets, Skating Rinks, Art & Culture at Museums

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the Columbus Circle Holiday Market in a prior year. The holiday market is open until Christmas Eve - see details in the holiday events report below.

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station - see report or link for Holiday Events in Manhattan below.

The Grand Central Holiday Market is located in Grand Central Station in the entrance halls / foyer of Vanderbilt Hall near the southern entrance to Grand Central Station at 89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue South between Lexington & Vanderbilt Avenue. The market is open from 10 am - 8 pm weekdays, closing an hour early on Saturday and two hours early on Sunday. On Sunday the market opens at 11 am.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market runs through Tuesday, December 24, 2019. It's located at Columbus Circle and is open daily from 10 am - 8 pm, except on Sunday when it closes at 7 pm.

This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

 

Saturday - Yorkville Nutcracker, Holiday Train Show, Holiday Markets & Skating

manhattan things to do manhattanThe photo at right shows Skating at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan in a prior year. The skating continues through the holidays - see details below.

The Yorkville Nutcracker will be performed beginning at 7 pm Friday and Saturday with a 12 noon matinee on Sunday at the Kaye Theater on 68th Street on the Upper East Side. Tickets range from $25 - $70 at www.dancespatrelle.org.

LINK.

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station - see report or link for Holiday Events in Manhattan below.

The Union Square Holiday Market is located on the southern end of Union Square Park along 14th Street between Park Avenue and Union Square West / University Place in the Village. It's open weekdays from 11 am - 8 pm, and opens an hour early on Saturday and closes an hour early on Sunday. The market runs through December 24th.

The Skating Rink at Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues opened on Halloween. The Bryant Park Skating rink is open daily from 8 am - 10 pm and the season runs through Winter 2020. Admission is free, but skates run $18 - $33 depending on skating at peak or regular times.

The Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center at 5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets opened on October 12th. It will remain open through Winter 2020 from 8.30 am - 12 midnight daily, in 90 minute skating intervals. General admission runs from $15 for kids to $25 - $33 for adults during general admission periods and skate rentals cost $13 extra.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Yorkville Nutcracker, Candlelight Service UWS, Vintage Subway Car Rides on Sunday, History Tour, Holiday Markets, Skating, Art & Culture at Museums

The Yorkville Nutcracker will be performed beginning at 7 pm Friday and Saturday with a 12 noon matinee on Sunday at the Kaye Theater on 68th Street on the Upper East Side. Tickets range from $25 - $70 at www.dancespatrelle.org.

LINK.

There's a Candelight Service at Riverside Church from 4 to 6 pm at 490 Riverside Drive between 120th and 122nd Streets on the Upper West Side. The musical prelude begins at 3 pm. Then a candle light service with the full cultural theater developed over thousands of years by the Christian church. They describe it as thus, "... combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church and culminates in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave ...". Tickets are $25 / $35 / donation.

The video below shows snippets from a ride on the Vintage Subway Cars running through Manhattan on Sundays between 12 noon and 5 pm along the F and A lines. See Holiday events section or link below for details on how to take a ride for the cost of a subway fare.



On Sundays there's a free FlatIron History Tour. No advance registration is required. Meeting at the tip of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway. For details see www.flatirondistrict.nyc/free-walking-tour.

The Bryant Park Holiday Market will run through January 5th, 2020. The market is located in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. There are 175 boutiques that will stay open until 8 pm daily, opening at 11 am on weekdays and at 10 am on the weekends.

This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Week Beginning 12.16.19 - More Holiday Events & Markets

More Manhattan Holiday Events & Markets - see links below.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Holiday Markets

December 2019 - Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and Manhattan holiday events tree lightings & menorah lightings. Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

* Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

* The Whitney Museum at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village has six exhibits running. On Friday at 5 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 4 pm there's Jazz on the High Floor in the afternoon [$18 / $25 at www.whitney.org].

* Anthology Film Archives -.


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