New York At A Glance

Art, wellness and culinary offerings light up NYC and the Hamptons this winter.
Author Anthony Alofsin will speak on Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum. Photo: Drew Patrick Miller

December 5-January 9


A spectacular winter light show bathes the New York Botanical Garden’s famed Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in vibrant, festive color. Enjoy ice sculpting, music, pop-up performances and art installations adorning the reflecting pool and surrounding gardens. $30. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx,

January 2

Hither Woods New Year’s Hike

This bucolic journey through Montauk’s 3,000-acre Hither Woods offers the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and set intentions for 2021. The trek will pass landmarks such as Split Rock, the Devil’s Cradle, and Ram Level, before reaching Rod’s Valley on the shore of Fort Pond Bay. Free.

January 8

Voices of Freedom: Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone

Iconic songs from 20th-century musical giants are performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and vocalists in jazz, blues, folk and more, honoring the stronghearted nature of these female trailblazers. Registration included with subscription.

January 14

Fit as a Fiddle, Building Robust Immunity With Herbs

A crash course on the power of adaptogenic herbs, and how to utilize plant-based remedies to boost immunity and stay protected this winter. Free. Contact to learn more.

January 27-June 6

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

Thirty-seven multimedia artists spanning across generations convene at the New Museum for an exploration into the collective grief suffered by Black Americans caused by racially- charged violence. The exhibition will feature video, painting, sculpture, photography and sound from artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker and more. Museum admission, $18. 235 Bowery,

February 15-16

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Celebrate 145 years of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, an exhibition of the top pooches from across the nation. All tickets include behind-the-scenes access to “Best in Breed” winners and their handlers.

February 25

Aperitivo: Italy’s Magical Hour

Learn the origins of aperitivo, the centuries-old Italian pre-dinner ritual featuring cocktails and small bites. Using recipes supplied by 92Y, participants can whip up traditional beverages like the Negroni, Bellini, Aperol Spritz and Americano, while snacking on crostini, pizzette and panettone gastronomico. $20. Registrants will receive access link after registration.

March 10

Anthony Alofsin: Frank Lloyd Wright and New York

Anthony Alofsin, author of Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect, leads a discussion on the renowned architect’s complex relationship with New York City, and the visionary’s final years spent in the Plaza Hotel designing the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum. $20. Registrants will receive access link after registration.