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Winter in the northeast can be brutal. People often stay indoors to stay out of the cold and snow. However, in the city that never sleeps, there is always something to do and something to see in the winter. Think that the only good art events are during the warmer months? Art doesn’t die in the winter, it flourishes.

Getting to those art events can be problematic if you don’t like to drive in the snow. Make an evening of it and call a car service to transport you. You won’t have to wait for your car to warm up, or stress while driving in the adverse conditions, or even worry about having an alcoholic beverage while enjoying the latest in the New York art scene. The car service will have all of that handled.  

Here is a sample of some the events available to you this winter, in a variety of art mediums:

Lunar New Year Parade & Festival – Chinatown – Manhattan

February 2, 2014

Chinatown erupts in color and pageantry in the celebration of the Chinese New Year. This event open to all ages and will have a multitude of vendors and sights to see. While not a typical art event, the festival will showcase Chinese art and dance throughout the day.

Mike Kelley Exhibit – MoMA PS1 – 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

October 13, 2013 – February 2, 2014

View the largest display of the late Mike Kelley ever. He is known as one of the most influential artists of our time, mixing pop culture with other traditions for an aesthetic that is uniquely his own.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

Previews November 21, 2013 – Opens January 12, 2014

The story about Brooklyn’s favorite singer and songwriter during the early part of her career in the 1960’s. Starring Jessie Mueller as Carole King and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil.

The New York Jewish Film Festival – 1109 5th Ave and 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

January 8, 2014 – January 23, 2014

Celebrate the Jewish experience, even if you aren’t Jewish yourself. Throughout the month, there will be a collection of documentaries and short films, along with exhibitions from the Jewish Museum.

NYC Winter Jazzfest – Locations vary, check the site for details

January 10, 2014 – January 11, 2014

Let jazz warm your soul and your body in the annual jazz festival. The line-up is still being put together but the festival has never disappointed. Tickets sell out quickly so keep an eye out when they go on sale.

Focus Dance – The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

January 7, 2014 – January 12, 2014

Curated by Laurie Uprichard, eight US-based dance companies are featured in this initiative to promote American dance. There are four different programs, each one performed twice.


Art is certainly not dead in New York City in the winter. Whether you enjoy Broadway, film, exhibitions or something in between, you will not suffer from a lack of activities this winter. Try something new and you might be pleasantly surprised. Don’t forget to call the car service for a stress-free evening on the town.