What to do in New York this weekend

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Do you want to know what there is to do in New York this weekend? Take a look below where you can find an overview of weekend activities in the city. For example, catch a sports game. Almost every weekend throughout the year there’s a range of sports games on and the atmosphere in the stadiums is always awesome! Feel like some music? There is a huge range of concerts each week throughout New York. See the biggest stars live on stage at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall or Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Of course, it’s also very important to know if you happen to be in New York on National Pizza Day or National Burger Day! In the below breakdown, you can see a daily account of things to do in NYC this weekend.

NYC Activities This Weekend

Seeing a Broadway Musical is a must during your New York trip. During the weekend you can see a Matinee show on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and also evening performances on both days. Go and see a classic show that has been running for years or see one of the exciting new musicals and enjoy the modern storylines and impressive sets.

If you feel like going out on the town during the evenings and are looking for the best of New York’s nightlife, the Rooftop Bar Tour on a Friday is something for you. Saturday is the perfect day to see a show of some sort and grab a drink afterwards. Alternatively, make it an early night and head back to your hotel so you can be up bright early on Sunday to board the bus for a gospel tour through Harlem!

New York Weekend Calendar

As I am sure you already know, there is always something to do in New York City. They don’t call it The City That Never Sleeps for nothing! Take a look at the calendar below and see for yourself what is happening in the city during your stay. I have put the best NYC activities this weekend together in one handy list for your Friday, Saturday and Sunday so you never have to ask what to do in New York this weekend. You can buy tickets directly, safely and easily by clicking on the links!

Weekly events in New York in December 2023

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3 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
3 Dec
Sunday
Fifth Avenue for All
Food vendors, music and holiday spirit! Fifth Avenue will be closed to all car traffic between 12:00 and 18:00, so you can enjoy the iconic shop windows and Christmas lights. Download my app to get the best Christmas walking route to marvel it all.
3 Dec
Sunday
First Advent Sunday
It's less than four weeks to Christmas and the preparation for the holidays begins. For unique presents, visit one of the Christmas markets in New York.
3 Dec
Sunday
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3 Dec
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
3 Dec
Sunday
Jazz Brunch - One If By Land Two If By Sea
Start times: 12:00, 14:00 | Brunch
3 Dec
Sunday
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Christmas Spectacular is a magical Christmas show for the whole family, starring the Rockettes.
Start times: 09:00, 11:30, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00
Radio City Music Hall | Radio City Christmas Spectacular
3 Dec
Sunday
New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons
Start time: 13:00 | American Football | Starting at £24.00
3 Dec
Sunday
New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Start time: 13:00 | Ballet | Starting at £89.00
3 Dec
Sunday
Metropolitan Opera: Tannhauser
Start time: 14:00 | Opera | Starting at £23.00
3 Dec
Sunday
New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Start time: 17:00 | Ballet | Starting at £120.00
3 Dec
Sunday
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks
Start time: 18:00 | Ice Hockey | Starting at £112.00
3 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights
Start times: 5:30, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
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