As Fall quickly becomes a distant memory, Winter in NYC typically signifies a great migration into cramped basement bars, lots of scrolling through Seamless, and watching Netflix like it’s going out of style. Fortunately there are alternatives that will help keep you active and social, while also giving you something cool to talk about when you head back into the office.
BAM Next Wave Festival
When: November – December 20th
Going strong since 1983, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual Next Wave Festival offers a variety of avant-garde music, theater, performance art, opera, and dance. Discounts available when multiple shows are purchased.
On The Mountain Ski & Music Festival
When: December 4 – 6th
For its third season, The Wild Honey Pie will be returning to the Stratton Mountain Resort for a weekend filled with music, skiing, and snowboarding. Featured artists include Of Montreal, Dan Croll, Marian Hill, and more. Ticket price includes staying accommodations, lift tickets, ski/snowboard rentals, plus access to all the music.
When: January 13 – 17th
Winter JazzFest celebrates its 12th season in NYC featuring over 100 groups and over 500 musicians performing in and around Greenwich Village. JazzFest brings top quality artists to NYC and has been referred to as “the jazz equivalent to CMJ.” 5 day, 2 day, and single event passes are available.
Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival
When: January 30th
The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival enjoys its 7th installment in Chelsea celebrating all things southern including beer, bourbon, BBQ, bacon, and Bluegrass music. Admission gets you a sampling glass for unlimited beer and bourbon sampling.