By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, January 12, 2023
The New-York Historical Society. Photo courtesy of Jon Wallen
Reservations are now open to book some of New York City’s most in-demand attractions, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, announced on Tuesday. “NYC Winter Outing,” which runs from January 17 through February 12, offers discounts and special deals at restaurants, Broadway shows, museums, hotels, and more.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, January 9, 2023
All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
New Yorkers will soon be able to relax in an ice lounge with cool views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Located atop the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Polar Lounge at Harriet’s Rooftop offers patrons a glacial experience with seating, sculptures, and drinks made from ice. The lounge opens to the public on Thursday, January 12, and will stay open until February 26.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, January 5, 2023
Images courtesy of Edge
A sky-high ice skating rink is opening at 30 Hudson Yards this month. Located within the indoor section of the skyscraper’s observation deck Edge, “Sky Skate” is a 1,024-square-foot rink made of synthetic ice and surrounded by breathtaking views of the city skyline. At 1,131 feet in the air, the Sky Skate will be the highest ice skating rink in New York City.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, December 29, 2022
Image by Anthony Quintano via Flickr
On December 31, tens of thousands of revelers will converge on Times Square to welcome in 2023. Spectators will vie for the best spot to gaze up at the 11,875-pound crystal ball as it makes its way down the pole on One Times Square and rings in the new year at midnight. The annual event is back at full capacity this year after two years of scaled-back celebrations due to the pandemic. Ahead, find everything you need to know about the 2022 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (And for those avoiding the Times Square crowds this year, find a list of fun NYE events, dance parties, and champagne toasts happening across the city here.)
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, December 22, 2022
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels
For New Yorkers who want to avoid Times Square during the New Year’s Eve ball drop, there are still plenty of other options to celebrate the New Year. Ahead, find a few ways to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 in New York City, from feasting on Singaporean cuisine at the new food hall Urban Hawker and gazing up at the glowing sky during a firework display at Prospect Park to dance parties and champagne toasts at festive venues across the city.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, December 21, 2022
All images courtesy of Times Square Alliance
It’s almost the New Year in New York. The signature seven-foot-tall shining numerals that sit underneath the New Year’s Eve crystal ball arrived in Times Square this week. The numbers are available for viewing at Times Square Plaza between 46th and 47th Street until noon on December 23 when they take their place on top of One Times Square.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, December 15, 2022
All photos taken by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft
Next year’s Tony Awards will be held outside of Manhattan’s theater district for the first time in 75 years. The presenters of the Tony Awards on Tuesday announced that this year’s ceremony will move uptown to Washington Heights. The event will be hosted at the historic United Palace theater on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, December 9, 2022
© John Halpern Courtesy of the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is hosting its first-ever New York Jewish Book Festival this weekend. Kicking off on Sunday, December 11 at 10 a.m., the full-day event will feature talks, panels, author signings, and other programs that explore themes of Jewish heritage, culture, history, and more. The festival is free to attend and will be held at the museum’s location at 36 Battery Place in Battery Park City.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, December 7, 2022
Image courtesy of Chabad West Village
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset on Sunday, December 18, and lasts until sunset on Monday, December 26. There are a variety of events across New York City that celebrate the eight-night holiday, including menorah lighting ceremonies, arts festivals, live music, and much more. Ahead, find a way to celebrate the holiday, from the famous menorah lighting in Central Park and Prospect Park to arts and crafts at the Jewish Museum.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, December 2, 2022
All photos courtesy of NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney
NYC Park’s annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition has returned to the Arsenal Gallery for its 40th year. Now through December 30, the public can visit the gallery, located in Central Park, and view nearly 40 unique, handcrafted wreaths that celebrate the holiday season.
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