The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters return to Madison Square Garden for their first holiday season engagement in 89 years. Having read the words Harlem Globetrotters, chances are you already have ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ (their whistled jazz theme music) in your head, such is the indelible impact of the Globetrotters.
Contemporary dance, theatre and performance art festival COIL returns for its 10th anniversary, featuring a menu of interactive experimental works, with four groundbreaking theatre productions—including opening show RoosevElvis from intellectually playful group TEAM—four dance works and three provocative installations….more
Three Kings Day Parade
For more than three decades El Museo del Barrio has celebrated and promoted the Three Kings Day tradition with an annual parade. This year’s edition begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and travels north along Third Avenue, ending at 115th Street and Park Avenue. The procession features camels, colourful puppets…more
Under the Radar Festival
This annual festival, produced by The Public Theater (though taking place at a handful of locales around town), celebrates its 11th anniversary in 2015. It features a variety of new theatre from the United States and around the world. With a line-up that includes emerging talents and old hands, Under the Radar offers a…more
2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest
A convergence of summer festivals used to mark the high point of the NYC jazz calendar, but with many of those showcases defunct or on hiatus, the annual Winter Jazzfest has become arguably the genre’s top local draw. Celebrating its 11th year, the festival features a dazzling array of talent and is both a bustling for…more
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt is probably best known for playing Spencer Olchin—nerdy friend to Doug Heffernan—on the hit sitcom The King of Queens. He’s also appeared in other TV shows and films, most notably as the voice of the rat Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille. In addition, Oswalt has made quite a stand-up caree…more
First Look Festival
The Museum of the Moving Image’s annual showcase for inventive new international cinema returns for its fourth year, expanding in size and scope. The festival opens with the US premiere of Austrian direction Jessica Hausner’s acclaimed Amour Fou—a period film about love and suicide—followed by an additional 40 films th…more
Chinese dance company Shen Yun returns to Lincoln Center, applying its visually stunning art form to tell stories and legends from the past 5,000 years. The colourful and animated backdrops, gorgeous costumes, thrilling orchestral music and awe-inspiring dancing make this a production you won’t soon forget.
Rangers vs. Islanders
Fans of the Blueshirts, as the Rangers are affectionately known, pack the Garden even when the team is having a down year and lend the arena one of the more intense atmospheres in New York City sports. To see the stands particularly charged, come to the game.
New York Jewish Film Festival
Presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this global survey of innovative and provocative movies focusing on the Jewish experience is back in 2015 for its 24th instalment. A number of films presented in past have gone on to be distributed nationally in theatres and on TV (in fact, Ajami, a…more
Brooklyn Academy of Music Winter/Spring 2015 Season
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) proudly presents the first half of its 2015 season—five months of opera, dance, music and theatre. The season opens with the Mariinksy Opera’s The Enchanted Wanderer, a rarely performed Russian opera. That will be followed by the classic ballet Swan Lake; Nathan Lane and Brian Denneh…more
Pro Bull Riders
While a bull-riding competition in New York City might seem as incongruous as a kosher deli in Alabama, this Professional Bull Riders (PBR) showdown has quickly become one of the city’s most anticipated annual sporting events. The action is fast and tough, and involves trying to hold on to a one-ton bucking bull for ei…more
JP Morgan Tournament of Champions (Squash)
This event, held at a gorgeous glass-walled squash court in the middle of Grand Central Terminal, could attract more than a few new fans who might mistake it for the railroad depot’s similarly sleek Apple Store. It’s free to watch the games through the front wall (though spectators can also buy premium seating right up…more
New York City Ballet Winter 2015 Repertory Season
The New York City Ballet returns to Lincoln Center this winter with a slew of breathtaking performances. The season kicks off with an all-Balanchine evening, consisting of Serenade, Agon and Symphony in C. The remainder of the six-week season includes more Balanchine performances along with celebrations of regional wor…more
New York Boat Show
Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start the year at the New York Boat Show. At the Javits Center, you’ll find yachts and cruisers, bass and pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks, fishing boats and personal watercraft. There’s also electronics, engines, fishing gear and even financing and insurance to trav…more
Winter Antiques Show
Each winter, the most prestigious antiques show in America comes to the Park Avenue Armory, featuring ‘the best of the best,’ from Roman antiquities to mid-century-modern items. Expect to see plenty of Americana, plus English, European and Asian fine wares and decorative arts. The show also serves as a benefit for the …more
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation
Frequently topping historians’ rankings of US presidents, Abraham Lincoln was a compassionate, intelligent and thoughtful man whose wisdom and words changed the course of history. More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an enduring icon, both a subject of academic study and an inspiration.