The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC Jan. 3 - 5 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
January 02, 2020 - 3:26 pm
Things To-Do List

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A new year is here and so is your chance to live your best life! If getting active is on your list of resolutions, get up, and get out with help from us. So whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer.

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

A whimsical world of lights awaits you at the NYC Winter Lantern Festival. A family friendly Chinese-style lantern festival with eight acres of lights, live cultural shows, interactive exhibits, and more. The one-of-a-kind LED light festival will leave guests of all ages in awe.

Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island

When: Friday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 5, 5 p.m. - 10: 30 p.m.

Cost: $25

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When Harry Met Sally

Go relive the classic romantic comedy that chronicles this eternal question by following the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally, played by Billy Crystal and and Meg Ryan. Don't forget to tell your server, "I’ll have what she’s having!"

Where: Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Jan. 4, - Sunday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.

Cost: $15

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Arcadia Earth Museum

Arcadia earth is a large scale multi-sensorial journey through planet Earth. Travel through underwater worlds, fantasy lands, and inspirational art installations. Guests can interactively explore our planet and learn how small lifestyle changes will have a massive impact on the future of it.

Where: 718 Broadway

When: Friday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 5, time varies

Cost: $33 

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Bronx Zoo Holiday Light Show

The Bronx Zoo has a dazzling light display show that covers several acres of the zoo in a walk-through experience with wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, and animated light shows with holiday-themed music playing in the background.

Where: Bronx Zoo

When: Friday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 5, 5 p.m., - 9 p.m. 


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Color Factory

Brighten up your day this winter the pop-up shop named 'The most Instagrammable place on earth' by Fast Company. Color Factory is a vibrant interactive exhibit that features brand-new participatory installations of colors from around the city. 

Where: 251 Spring Street

When: Friday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m. - 8.p.m.

Cost: $38

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The Brooklyn Flea

For those missing the Smorgasburg experience can make their way The Brooklyn Flea. The curated market of antiques, vintage, furniture, artisans and of course, delicious food to fill your belly.

Where: 25 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Jan. 4, - Sunday, Jan 5, 10 a.m. - 6.p.m.

Cost: Free

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Professional Bull Riders: Unleash the Beast

Unleash the Beast Series (UTB) is the elite series of the Professional Bull Riders that opens at Madison Square Garden. The first major of the year is the Monster Energy Buck Off event where the top 35 riders and top bulls compete at each event, and it culminates in the PBR World Finals at the end of the year. The event includes pyrotechnics, pulsating music, and special effects.

Where: Madison Square Garden

When: Friday, Jan. 3, - Sunday, Jan 5, time varies

Cost: Varies

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Sinbad at Caroline's

Actor and comedian Sinbad heads to the world-famous Caroline's for a stand-up that will have the audience laughing. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the "100 Greatest Standups of All Time," Sinbad has had people laughing for over three decades and this weekend will be no different.

Where: Caroline's

When: Friday, Jan. 3, - Saturday, Jan 4, time varies

Cost: $46.50

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NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K

Start off the New Year by running a 10K at Central Park! The race starts on the East Drive just south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive and head north around the northern end of the park through the Harlem Hills, then south on West Drive.

Where: Central Park 

When: Saturday, Jan 4, 8 a.m.

Cost: $37

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