4 Fun Things To Do In Lower Manhattan During January 2017

Give yourself a pat on the back – you survived the holiday season in NYC! While you may have thought the plethora of things to do in this great city peaked with the celebrations of November and December, there are still plenty of new and exciting things to do to kick off the new year! Whether you’re looking for an educational walking tour or something new in the performing arts scene, there are a host of exciting activities happening in New York City this January:

2nd Avenue Subway OPEN

(72nd Street Station, 86th Street Station and 96th Street Station on Second Avenue, New York)

After nearly 100 years, the 2nd Avenue Subway is finally open! An extension of the Q train, riders are able to access the Upper East Side with ease. The MTA also commissioned various local artists to design each station. Check out the stunning mosaics by acclaimed artist Church Close at the 86th Street Station.

Phantom of the Opera

(January 9 – June 17; Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street, New York)

Spend an evening watching the timeless yet tragic love story, Phantom of the Opera. Based upon the tale of a masked man who’s obsessed with a well-known Paris Opera House performer, the evolution of this dark,  jaw-dropping, performance will leave you wanting more! Discount tickets for $89 are available Monday through Thursday.

Jewish Film Festival

(January 11 – 24; Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York)

The New York Jewish Film Festival is back and this year’s line-up of films and documentaries are even better than last. The Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center aim to bring audiences around the world the finest narrative and documentary films that explore the diversity of Jewish experience.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem Walking Tour

(January 16, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, Harlem)

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day exploring a piece of New York history. Dive into the center of African-American culture between New York and the civil-rights movement during this educational and experiential walking tour. Dress accordingly as it’s winter season!

Q&A Residential Hotel, located at the iconic 70 Pine in Lower Manhattan, is designed to serve the needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. Furnished Quarters, the company behind Q&A Hotel, features exciting area events and attractions on their official blog. Check it out!


Images courtesy of MTA/Flickr.