NYC At A Glance

Your guide to can’t-miss events in the city that never sleeps.
Celebrating The Met’s 150th anniversary. Photo: Thilda Lindholm/Alamy Stock Photo

January 9-18

Winter JazzFest

This packed week of performances celebrates NYC’s vibrant jazz scene. The festival encourages artists to express social justice rhetoric through performance. Tickets and locations vary.

January 30

The Garden Came First With Deborah Nevins

East End landscape designer Deborah Nevins speaks on the fine art of botanical design, history, sustainability and aesthetic. Members: $32, non-members: $35. New York Botanical Garden Ross Lecture Hall, 2900 Southern Blvd.

February 10-11

Westminster Dog Show

Watch beloved breeds from across the country strut their stuff at the Garden. All tickets include behind-the-scenes meet-and-greets with show dogs, breeders and handlers. $119. Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza.

February 13

Six: The Musical

The six ex-wives of Henry VIII take the stage for a hilarious contemporary retelling of historical events in this British concert-musical. The all-female cast and band rock the house. $109 and up. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.

February 20

Countryside, The Future Opening Reception

Architect Rem Koolhaas’ instillation materializes the speculative future of rural life. The exhibition explores how technology, political climate and economy will permanently impact the global landscape. General admission, $25 for adults. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

March 2

Company Opening Night With Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk

A gender-bent rendition of Company has hopped across the pond from London. Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone star in this dark comedy about the single life. $169 and up. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St.

March 10

Young People’s Chorus Gala

This night of song and dance will help bring the incomparable gift of music to over 2,000 children across New York City. Dinner and concert packages starting at $1,250. Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, followed by a dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.

March 30-August 2

Making The Met, 1870 to 2020

The focal point of The Met’s 150th anniversary happenings, this interactive exhibit features 250 diverse works that have shaped the museum’s history. Free with museum admission. 1000 Fifth Ave, Gallery 899.