HERE YOU WILL SEE A GLIMPSE INTO A NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS AND WHAT TO VISIT, SEE, DO AND ENJOY WHILE VISITING OR JUST LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY IT! MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2015.
Hello everyone, this is David Hill with New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com ). Let’s explore the fun things to do in the winter in New York through a new video guide from New York Habitat.
Don’t forget to check out other video tours showing you free things to do in New York, like great views http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNiT3M14Sg0 or free museums and musical events http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn2ZGdojDEk
One great yearly event takes place for two full weeks at the end of January and beginning of February. It’s called Restaurant Week. The trendiest and best restaurants in New York serve their most delicious 3-course meals for one flat price, usually around for lunch and for dinner.
Ice Skating Rinks:
The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center attracts many people each year. The rink is located in the center of the Rockefeller Center complex of buildings between 47th and 50th Streets and between 5th and 7th Avenues. It can accommodate up to 150 skaters and is open from October to April.
Skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park on a magical winter night can give you a picturesque view of the city.
New York Fashion Week:
Besides the ice skating rink, Briant Park also hosts the New York Fashion Week; held in mid-February. Journalists, editors and celebrities gather here to view top fashion designers present their fall collections and dress up the night! You might run into a celebrity, you never know! For more information about the schedule of events, check out the fashion week website.
Chinese New Year:
Chinese New Year begins anytime between late January and mid-February depending on the lunar calendar and Chinatown is the epicenter of the celebrations for this fun and happy holiday. Each year is represented by a different symbol or animal and giant colorful figures of tigers, dragons, monkeys, pigs and snakes are paraded down the streets of Chinatown.
Madison Square Garden:
Few cities have an arena right in the middle of town, but in New York you’ll find Madison Square Garden between 7th and 8th Ave at 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan. Check out their online calendar. They’ve got fantastic events going on all winter long – Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Cirque du Soleil, the annual Westminster Dog Show and of course, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers for all those basketball and hockey fans out there.
New York Wine Expo:
At the end of February – beginning of March the Jacob K. Javits Center presents the New York Wine Expo, a 3-day exposition of over 600 wines from over 170 top wine makers around the world. Don’t miss this great opportunity to taste some of the best wines all at once and even ask questions to the wine experts.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
One fun and meaningful event in New York City is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which occurs every year on March 17 to honor Saint Patrick and to celebrate Irish Heritage and Culture.
These fun winter events keep NYC warm and alive. And if you come to NY during this time, you’ll find great savings on New York Habitat apartments http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment.html between early January and late March of each year.
Not only will you save money on vacation rentals, but you and your family and friends can stay together in the same home with a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook and save even more.
New York Habitat has vacation rentals http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation , furnished apartments http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/furnished and rooms to rent in shared apartments http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/roommate-share , all over New York City, in very convenient locations.
Take a look at this 1-bedroom vacation rental in Chelsea, Manhattan (NY-14397): http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation/14397
There’s also this alcove studio furnished apartment in a luxury building with a 24-hour doorman and elevator in the Financial District (NY-15522) http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/furnished/15422 .
There are many other events in January, February and March in New York City. If you know of any good events, please let me know by adding a comment in the comment section below.
Please be sure to check out the New York Habitat blog and this article about fun things to do in New York http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2010/02/05/fun-things-winter-new-york/