The Culture Guide to January in New York



If you’re anything like us “being more cultural” is definitely somewhere on your list of 2018 resolutions. Lucky for you, this city is drenched in cultural activity. Start the year strong with our cultural guide to January in New York.

Winter Jazzfest 2018

January 10th to 18th

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First making its splash in the 1920s, jazz music helped form the backbone of the New York’s explosive music scene. Now considered a well-established epicentre for jazz, the city hosts an annual winter festival showcasing its brightest stars at various venues downtown.

Purchase tickets to events here.

American Realness

January 11th to 15th


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Helping you get into the rhythm of 2018 is American Realness, an internationally renowned festival dedicated to choreography and performance. Now nested in its ninth year, the multi-event celebration of movement  looks to re-imagine our understanding of American dance.

A $100 festival pass will give you access to five performances.


David Zwirner 25 Years

January 13th to February 17th

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In 25 years the David Zwirner gallery has made a hard-hitting impact on New York’s art scene, becoming one of the most influential galleries in the city. A catalog of old Zwirner favorites will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with exclusive, never-before seen works. The celebration will be featured for over a month at both locations, so there’s plenty time to ponder.

David Zwirner: 519- 533 West 19th Street / 537 West 20th Street New York



January 14th

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Borders come crumbling down for the 15th annual GlobalFest, a music and dance festival giving a platform to the most dynamic and exciting acts from around the world. The event prides itself on cultural cohesion and unity through the power of music.

Purchase tickets here.


NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 22nd to February 9th


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We apologize in advance if slimming down was an immediate goal for January because NYC Restaurant Week will probably undo all your hard-sweat work. Restaurants across all boroughs, including top tables like Untitled at the Whitney Museum, are offering prix fixe, multi-course lunches for $29 and dinners for $42. Bon appetit!

Check here for all available deals.

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