What to do in New York in January 2021

New York in January is cold, with a good chance of snow. So plan your activities accordingly! It’s a perfect month for attending a sports game, both the ice hockey and basketball seasons are in full swing. The Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to explore the city. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in January 2021

  • Concerts in New York

    Want to enjoy a live performance? You can watch free virtual concerts every week!

  • Ice Skating in New York

    Discover the best ice skating rinks in New York.

  • Outlet shopping

    Shopping centres are open! You can visit the Empire Outlets, an outdoor mall, for example.

  • Watch American Football

    While the Giants and the Jets are playing home games without an audience, check out the best sports bars to watch the current NFL season.

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1 Jan
Friday
New Year's Day
Start off the year with a great view of the city from the Top of the Rock, take a walk in Central Park, visit one of the iconic museums or a Broadway show.
1 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
1 Jan
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
2 Jan
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
2 Jan
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
3 Jan
Sunday
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3 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
3 Jan
Sunday
Various Broadway shows
Start time: 14:00 | Broadway
5 Jan
Tuesday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
6 Jan
Wednesday
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
7 Jan
Thursday
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
7 Jan
Thursday
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
8 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
8 Jan
Friday
Ski or Snowboard in New York
Enjoy a day in the snow in Hunter Mountain, just outside New York. Practice your favourite winter sport, ski or snowboard, with an all-inclusive package.
9 Jan
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
10 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
10 Jan
Sunday
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $47.00
12 Jan
Tuesday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
14 Jan
Thursday
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
14 Jan
Thursday
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
15 Jan
Friday
National Bagel Day
It's National Bagel Day today! Pay a visit to one of my favourite bagel places in town to celebrate this New York classic.
15 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
15 Jan
Friday
Ski or Snowboard in New York
Enjoy a day in the snow in Hunter Mountain, just outside New York. Practice your favourite winter sport, ski or snowboard, with an all-inclusive package.
16 Jan
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
16 Jan
Saturday
Stephanie Mills & The Whispers
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $72.00
17 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
17 Jan
Sunday
Stephanie Mills & The Whispers
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $100.00
18 Jan
Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
An American federal holiday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. A good excuse to visit Harlem today.
19 Jan
Tuesday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
21 Jan
Thursday
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
21 Jan
Thursday
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
22 Jan
Friday
Ski or Snowboard in New York
Enjoy a day in the snow in Hunter Mountain, just outside New York. Practice your favourite winter sport, ski or snowboard, with an all-inclusive package.
22 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
23 Jan
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
24 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
26 Jan
Tuesday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
28 Jan
Thursday
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
28 Jan
Thursday
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
28 Jan
Thursday
The Sweet Remains
Start time: 20:15 | Concerts | Starting at $191.00
29 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
29 Jan
Friday
Ski or Snowboard in New York
Enjoy a day in the snow in Hunter Mountain, just outside New York. Practice your favourite winter sport, ski or snowboard, with an all-inclusive package.
30 Jan
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
31 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
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