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The best of 2016

See our essential guide to the best of 2016 including upcoming concerts, movies, restaurant openings and more

Agnolotti at Lilia
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Over the past year, we saw some huge events and openings: Our best of 2016 feature highlights everything from new eateries that make our best New York restaurants list to new music festivals such as Panorama music festival, and brand-new New York attractions such as The Museum of Ice Cream. But, hey, we’re optimists and think next year will be even better than the last. Check out our critics’ lists to relive the glory of this incredible year.

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The 16 best exhibits we can’t wait to see in 2016
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The 16 best exhibits we can’t wait to see in 2016

Fairy-tale fashion, textbook sculptures and medicinal plants all get the exhibit treatment this year

25 films we're excited about in 2016
Movies

25 films we're excited about in 2016

J.K. Rowling returns to wizardry, there's more mutant mayhem from the X-Men, and a certain ridiculously good-looking male supermodel is back

The 25 best concerts coming to NYC in 2016
Music

The 25 best concerts coming to NYC in 2016

Mark your calendar with the year's best NYC concerts, from blues to post-rock and everything in between

The top 10 NYC art events to see in 2016
Art

The top 10 NYC art events to see in 2016

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