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Best upcoming events and festivals

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Things to do Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Since 1933 this classic spectacle offers tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus and, of course, the Rockettes.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Things to do Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dyker Heights offers so much luminous, holiday razzle-dazzle that you may want to wear shades

Christmas in New York
Things to do Christmas in New York

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! 

New Year’s Eve
Things to do New Year’s Eve

It’s been one helluva year, so use our guide to find the best parties, incredible concerts, firework displays and more. 

Big Apple Circus
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Big Apple Circus

The family-friendly circus comes bouncing back to life at Lincoln Center

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Latest news

Garage punks Oh Sees unplug for a night of psychedelic serenades

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Garage punks Oh Sees unplug for a night of psychedelic serenades
Take a peek inside the Eataly of coffee that Starbucks is opening in the Meatpacking District

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Take a peek inside the Eataly of coffee that Starbucks is opening in the Meatpacking District
The Holland Tunnel Christmas decorations are causing a major controversy

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The Holland Tunnel Christmas decorations are causing a major controversy
Get free CBD-infused facials in Greenwich Village this Saturday

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Get free CBD-infused facials in Greenwich Village this Saturday
The Cornelia Street Café, a West Village fixture since 1977, is set to close

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The Cornelia Street Café, a West Village fixture since 1977, is set to close
A pop-up bar specializing in hot toddies is opening in Murray Hill

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A pop-up bar specializing in hot toddies is opening in Murray Hill
Williamsburg dance club Output is officially closing on New Year’s Eve

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Williamsburg dance club Output is officially closing on New Year’s Eve
Catch a vintage bus in NYC this month for the holidays

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Catch a vintage bus in NYC this month for the holidays
This Holiday Plaza next to the High Line offers spectacular trees and boozy hot cocoa

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This Holiday Plaza next to the High Line offers spectacular trees and boozy hot cocoa
The Standard East Village’s cozy, outdoor yurts are back for the colder months

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The Standard East Village’s cozy, outdoor yurts are back for the colder months
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Best sellers

Holiday gift guide 2018
Shopping Holiday gift guide 2018

Whether you're searching for affordable options or grand experiential gift ideas, we've got you

Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights

Dyker Heights residents take the holidays very seriously: The houses in this nabe are decked out with thousands of lights, life-size toy soldiers, inflatable Santas and more. Take in all the best displays on this 3.5-hour bus tour.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

This magical 1954 production includes the full New York City Ballet company an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree!

The Book of Mormon
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The Book of Mormon

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will be gone in three weeks. Meanwhile, that airborne infection Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark dominates headlines and rakes in millions, without even opening. Celebrities and corporate brands sell poor material, innovation gets shown the door, and crap floats to the top. It's enough to turn you heretic, to sing along with The Book of Mormon's Ugandan villagers: "Fuck you God in the ass, mouth and cunt-a, fuck you in the eye." Such deeply penetrating lyrics offer a smidgen of the manifold scato-theological joys to be had at this viciously hilarious treat crafted by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, of South Park fame, and composer-lyricist Robert Lopez, who cowrote Avenue Q. As you laugh your head off at perky Latter-day Saints tap-dancing while fiercely repressing gay tendencies deep in the African bush, you will be transported back ten years, when The Producers and Urinetown resurrected American musical comedy, imbuing time-tested conventions with metatheatrical irreverence and a healthy dose of bad-taste humor. Brimming with cheerful obscenity, sharp satire and catchy tunes, The Book of Mormon is a sick mystic revelation, the most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical in years. The high

Springsteen on Broadway
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Springsteen on Broadway

It's your last chance to see this 5-star show! Bruce leave the building Dec 15th

Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

This tour beneath St. Patrick’s Basilica takes you through NYC’s underground

The Ferryman
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The Ferryman

The Ferryman is a tremendously noisy play about silence and its price

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason's musical take on Dr. Seuss's yuletide fable, in which a selfish creature overcomes his chronic cardiac deficiency, played two holiday seasons on Broadway during the Great White Way's green-monster craze of the 2000s. Now it returns to MSG in a production directed by Matt August and starring Gavin Lee, who recently shone as another green grump in Broadway's SpongeBob SquarePants.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

You’ll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the leggy, dazzling Rockettes

Home Alone in Concert
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Home Alone in Concert

The New York Philharmonic performs John Williams’s score during this festive screening

The Lifespan of a Fact
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The Lifespan of a Fact

See Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale in this critically acclaimed hit

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The best of New York

The best of 2018
Things to do The best of 2018

Everything you need to make the next months the wildest, most culture-packed and FOMO-free ever

101 best things to do in NYC
Things to do 101 best things to do in NYC

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider's guide

The 100 best restaurants in NYC you have to try
Restaurants The 100 best restaurants in NYC you have to try

We ranked the best restaurants in NYC, including classics, under-the-radar gems, buzzy newbies and more

The best bars in NYC
Bars The best bars in NYC

From dives to cocktail dens and craft-brew havens to wine haunts

The best New York attractions
Things to do The best New York attractions

The attractions locals love including historical landmarks, stunning NYC parks and more

The best Broadway shows you need to see
Theater The best Broadway shows you need to see

NYC is the place to catch these exciting plays, musicals and revivals

The best hotels in NYC
Hotels The best hotels in NYC

From glam boutique hotels to dazzling luxury properties, these are the best hotels

The best free attractions in New York
Things to do The best free attractions in New York

NYC is the perfect place to explore great landmarks without spending a dime

The top art museums in NYC
Art The top art museums in NYC

See our picks for the best art museums presenting the finest in art

The best bagels in NYC
Restaurants The best bagels in NYC

These shops serve everything from a classic lox-and-shmear to composed sandwiches

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New York neighborhoods

Williamsburg
Williamsburg

Williamsburg is the epicenter of Brooklyn as a fashionable worldwide brand

Chelsea
Chelsea

The nabe is NYC’s premier contemporary-art district

Bushwick
Bushwick

Bushwick is quickly gaining a name for itself as the new hipster hub

Soho
Soho

Don’t write off Soho as a mere urban shopping mall

Chinatown
Chinatown

Discover why this nabe is considered not only a foodie destination but a cool place to hang

East Village
East Village

East Village is easy to get to from just about anywhere in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Meatpacking District
Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District is home to some incredible art galleries and one of the most impressive art museums in NYC

Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village

NYC’s neighborhood of artists, is the best place to go for bohemian fares

Harlem
Harlem

Most notable for its exuberant gospel choirs, soul food restaurants and being home to the Harlem Renaissance

Lower East Side
Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods

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Popular stories

All the free museums days in NYC you should know about
Museums All the free museums days in NYC you should know about

In many major cities around the world, museums are government funded, which means entry is free. Alas, this is not the case with New York City’s museums. Institutions like MoMA and the Guggenheim charge hefty admissions, and while the Metropolitan Museum of Art used to be pay what you wish for everyone, that policy is restricted now to New York State residents. Still, there are plenty of museums that are free or have free days. And there still museums with pay what you wish admission, if not every day, then on certain days weekly or monthly. You just have to know who offers what. To figure that out, check our guide to the best free museums and discount hours at NYC’s museums. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best museums in NYC

A Q train was completely covered in illegal graffiti
News A Q train was completely covered in illegal graffiti

It’s unknown how long the train was in operation before being pulled out of service for a clean up

The 50 best ’80s songs
Music The 50 best ’80s songs

Grab your Walkman, turn up the treble and get ready to celebrate pop’s golden era with these best ’80s songs

The best fall shows to see on Broadway and beyond in 2018
Theater The best fall shows to see on Broadway and beyond in 2018

Our short list of the major new plays, musicals and revivals coming to Broadway and Off Broadway stages this fall

Sports experiences you need to try
Sports experiences you need to try

From catching a Yankees game to playing third base in Central Park, 26 ways to have a ball in NYC

The best karaoke songs ever
Music The best karaoke songs ever

Take on one of the best karaoke songs next time you feel like belting out a classic tune or singing a love songs

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The 101 best things to do in New York City
Things to do The 101 best things to do in New York City

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider’s guide to restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and more

The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles
Things to do The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles

Your essential guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles, from stair hikes to welding workshops and more.

The 31 best things to do in Chicago
Things to do The 31 best things to do in Chicago

Experience the best of the city with our guide to the top things to do in Chicago.

The 30 best things to do in Miami
Things to do The 30 best things to do in Miami

These are the 30 best things to do in Miami, featuring must-see art, nightlife hot spots and can’t-miss restaurants.

The 41 best things to do in San Francisco
Things to do The 41 best things to do in San Francisco

There are tons of amazing things to do in San Francisco, but we took on the seemingly impossible task of narrowing down the city's endless offerings to a tidy list of essentials. 

The 50 best things to do in Boston
Things to do The 50 best things to do in Boston

Numerous Boston attractions and activities can lay claim as the best things to do in Boston; options run the gamut from top-notch eats at Boston’s best restaurants and cool treats at the best ice cream shops to engaging cultural offerings at world-class Boston museums.

The 15 best things to do in Virginia
Things to do The 15 best things to do in Virginia

With valley hikes, decent beaches and a glut of fresh seafood, Virginia makes a strong case for a visit.

The 16 best things to do in Tennessee
Things to do The 16 best things to do in Tennessee

Explore the best things to do Tennessee with our guide to everything from country music museums to distillery tours.

The 10 best things to do in Clearwater
Things to do The 10 best things to do in Clearwater

This city has much to offer, from botanical gardens to craft beer. Here are the best things to do in Clearwater.

The 14 best things to do in Spokane
Things to do The 14 best things to do in Spokane

Looking for things to do in Spokane? Here are the places to check out in the hometown of Bing Cosby.

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