Outsider Art Fair

(Jan. 17-20, 2019)

The fair, which is dedicated to self-taught artists, Art Brut, folk and outsider art, celebrates the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of its featured artists in its 27th anniversary edition, which showcases 60 galleries representing 27 cities from nine countries.

Th 2-6 pm (early access), 6-9 pm (vernissage), F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm

Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration

(Dec. 20-22, 2018)

The 39th annual festival of music and dance pays homage to the return of the sun after December’s longest night. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Th & F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 7:30 pm

General admission: $38-$58, Reserved seating: $98, Premium reserved seating: $123, Prime reserved seating: $148

Progressive New York Boat Show

(Jan. 23-27, 2019)

The annual show marks the start of the season for boating and fishing aficionados with luxury motor yachts, cruisers, sport fishers, performance boats and runabouts, as well as marine accessories, electronics, engines and more on display.

Hours: W-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm

Admission: $16 adults, children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Prudential Center

This multi-purpose indoor arena in Newark, New Jersey is home to the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's SEton Hall Pirates men's basketball team. The arena, which seats 16,514 fans for hockey and 18,711 for basketball, is noted for its handsome red and gray exterior (paying homage to the red and black colors of the New Jersey Devils) and its 4,800-square-foot LED display. 

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

(Nov. 9, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins)

This family-friendly holiday variety show features the high-kicking Rockettes, the world-famous precision dance team, who perform crowd-pleasing routines such as the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Favorite scenes include the “Living Nativity” and the reimagined “Rag Dolls” number, which debuted in 1940 and is set in Santa’s workshop. 3-D effects and enhanced projections add to the enjoyment.

Schedule: Several shows daily

Tickets start at $49


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(Nov. 28, 2018-Jan. 7, 2019)

Arguably the world’s most famous holiday tree has lit up Midtown Manhattan since 1931.

The gala tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 28, 2018, 7-9 pm, features performances from some of the world’s most renowned musicians.

The 2018 tree, decorated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights, features a new Swarovski crystal star, designed by architect David Libeskind, as its tree-topper. The new star measures 9 feet 4 inches, weighs 900 pounds and is adorned with 3 million Swarovski crystals.

TEFAF New York Fall

(Oct. 27-31, 2018)

The international art fair, with an emphasis on fine and decorative art and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, features exhibitors from the United States and abroad. Vetted works include furniture, decorations, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, and Asian art. 

TEFAF is an acronym for The European Fine Art Foundation.

Opening hours: Sa, M-Tu noon-8 pm, Su & W noon-6 pm

Admission: TBA

The Armory Show

(March 7-10. 2019)

Devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary art, this prestigious, annual event—now in its 25th anniversary year—is a showcase for international exhibitors.

The New York Art Book Fair

(Sept. 21-23, 2018)

Publishers, artists and dealers offer modern art books, catalogs, periodicals and magazines in MoMA’s hip, outer-borough outpost.

F 1-7 pm, Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm


The New York Times Travel Show

(Jan. 25-27, 2019)

Visitors and globe-trotters can find travel deals and special giveaways at this expansive travel show, featuring 550+ exhibitors from more than 170 destinations, plus travel seminars and workshops, food tastings and cultural stage performances.

Hours: F (travel professionals only, 9 am-7 pm), Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: $20 ($25 two-day pass), free for children under 18


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