10 Things To Do In Manhattan In January And February

Teddy Son | December 23, 2019 |

A saxophonist at last year’s Winter Jazzfest


Winter Jazzfest
The annual festival again draws some of the biggest jazz names in the world, as well as taking PRS Foundation’s initiative to achieve a gender balance onstage. Tickets from $20, multiple venues, winterjazzfest.com


The Winter Show
This year’s edition of New York’s oldest design and antiques fair will feature a globally diverse lineup that spans from past to present. Old and new participants from Europe and the U.S. will be showcasing their work. Opening night party admission $500-$5,000, Park Avenue Armory, thewintershow.org


La Damnation de Faust
Hector Berlioz brings back the coveted Faust legend for the first time in 10 years, with stars including Bryan Hymel, Michael Spyres and Elina Garanca. Tickets from $25, Metropolitan Opera, metopera.org


Master Drawings New York 2020
Contemporary drawings and art will be showcased in various galleries on Madison Avenue, extending up the Upper East Side. Auctions and scholarly events are scheduled across eight days, featuring dealers from Europe and the U.S. Multiple locations, masterdrawingsnewyork.com


The Orchid Show
The 18th edition of the Singaporean-inspired festival will feature blossoms in every shape, size and color imaginable for two months. Weekday admission $23, weekend admission $28, New York Botanical Garden, nybg.org

Block_Concert_new_(photo_credit_Christopher_Boudewyns)_HIGH_REZ.jpgFresh off The Cher Show, Stephanie J. Block comes to Cafe Carlyle.


Stephanie J. Block
The Tony Award winner, beloved for The Cher Show, Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Wicked, makes her Cafe Carlyle debut. Premium seating $135, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, cafecarlylenewyork.com

SwanLake_760_Mearns_sRGB.jpgSara Mearns as Odette in Swan Lake


Swan Lake

Tschaikovsky’s Swan Lake returns to NYC Ballet, choreographed by Peter Martins to pay homage to the original staging of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Tickets $35-$200, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater, nycballet.com


Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The 144th edition of the coveted dog show returns for two nights of canine talent from all over the country. Go Anywhere general admission ticket $210, Madison Square Garden, westminsterkennelclub.org


New York Dance Festival
This celebration of ballroom dancing, organized by Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova, invites both professional and amateur dancers to showcase their talents. The event kicks off with a dinner dance gala with social dancing and a live performance from Mitch Frohman & The Bronx Horns. Tickets from $25, Roosevelt Hotel, nydancefestival.com


Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
The 24th edition of the annual French film festival celebrates such works as Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama; Julia Ducournau’s Raw; Bruno Dumont’s Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc and more. Tickets $12-20, Lincoln Center, filmlinc.‌org

Photography by: Ballet photo by Paul Kolnik; Winter Jazzfest photo courtesy of NYC Winter Jazzfest/Emra Islek; Stephanie J. Block photo by Christopher Boudewyns