At A Glance

Energetic arts, community and educational offerings light up NYC, Miami, Palm Beach and Aspen this winter.
The all-ages Winter Lantern Festival returns to NYC. Photo: Melanie Magdalena

By Jenna Lebovits



Winter Lantern Festival

Step into a whimsical world of light at the annual traditional Chinese lantern celebration. The family-friendly festival blends culture, craftsmanship and storytelling into one unforgettable event. Tickets from $26 for adults, from $17 for children (4-13). Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Queens;


Winter Jazzfest

Returning for its 20th year, the Winter Jazzfest—a beacon of social justice and a hub for leading musicians across the globe—returns with a full spectrum of jazz for all to enjoy. Be sure not to miss this year’s artist-in-residence, Shabaka, making six appearances with Esperanza Spalding, Saul Williams, Jason Moran, Joe Lovano and more. Ticket price varies depending on the show. Events in Manhattan and Brooklyn;


Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation

Take a deep dive into female physiology, birth control, menstruation and medical biases in an insightful talk with Dr. Jen Gunter, author of Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation. Participants will walk away from the conversation more equipped to discern misinformation, and feel more empowered to put their health and bodies first. Tickets from $35. 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY;


NY NOW Winter Market

Immerse yourself in a multiday buying event where thousands of heritage and emerging brands join together for a highly stimulating market with a global feel. Open to the trade only; registration is free for qualified buyers.. Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY;


The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion

The beloved colorful display returns to the New York Botanical Garden for its 21st year. The celebration of all things orchids features unique species and special works from Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx; 

Experience quintessential Miami at Art Deco Weekend, a vibrant cultural celebration. Photo: Jason Briscoe



South Beach Jazz Festival

The multiday musical festival takes place in multiple venues across South Beach, showcasing world-renowned jazz artists spanning the entire spectrum of the genre, from Latin American to contemporary. The event—presented by Power Access—is a proud celebration of inclusion and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. All-access passes are $250. Various locations;


Art Deco Weekend

The famed artistic affair returns for its 47th year. Celebrate the iconic architecture, history and culture of South Beach with a free, family-friendly community event. Enjoy jazz, an artisan market, guided tours, car shows, lectures, films and more. Lummus Park and along Ocean Drive between 5th and 12th Streets, Miami Beach;


The Life Time Miami Marathon + Half Marathon 

Tourists, residents and spectators from across the world unite in a one-day athletic affair in the beautiful city. The almost entirely flat route takes runners on a diverse course through cityscapes, ocean views and the MacArthur Causeway Bridge. Join the waitlist for tickets. The starting line is at 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;


The Norton Museum of Art’s Annual Gala 

Celebrate the work of Norton Museum’s collectors, founders and headlining exhibitions—including works by Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Dorothea Lange and more—with a vibrant evening filled with dancing, cocktails and dinner. Sponsorship levels from $7,500. 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach;


Valentine’s Day Tea Service

Step back in time and enjoy a warm cup of afternoon tea in the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum’s Railcar 91 Tea Room, all while taking in stunning panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the West Palm Beach skyline. Tickets are $50 for members, $76 for nonmembers. 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach;


Coconut Grove Arts Festival

The annual festival—produced by the nonprofit Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association—helps to fund year-round arts programs in local schools. Since 1963, the organization has awarded hundreds of scholarships to students in need. The three-day outdoor art event in Miami’s original art district is a celebration of world-class visual, performing and culinary arts experiences. Tickets are $25 the day-of, and $20 in advance. 2700 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami;


Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 

Partake in an exciting culinary extravaganza all throughout Miami—from burgers to fine dining—with Food Network stars, celebrities, sommeliers and more. Net proceeds will benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Various locations;

Immerse yourself in one of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s genre-bending performances— such as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Photo: David Hofmann



St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

For its 11th consecutive year, Aspen Valley Polo Club hosts the highly anticipated polo championship, the only snow polo event in North America, in downtown Aspen. Tickets from $600. Rio Grande Park; IG: @aspensnowpolo


DanceAspen: A Snowy Soirée

The nonprofit contemporary dance company presents holiday-themed performances with snacks, hot chocolate and more at the historic Wheeler Opera House. Tickets from $15 (adult), from $10 (child). 320 E. Hyman Ave.; 


Stretch + Sound Bath

Calm the nervous system with gentle stretching and the healing vibrations of chimes and crystal singing bowls. Sound therapy helps release stagnant energy, improves sleep and energizes the mind, body and spirit. $55 drop-in. 408 S. Mill St.;


Aspen Gay Ski Week

Celebrating 47 years of pride in Aspen, Gay Ski Week returns to educate, honor and give back to the community through a spectrum of events: drag queen bingo brunches, cocktail receptions, group meet-ups, community dinners, comedy shows and more. Tickets $25 and up. Various locations;


Winter X Games

Nearly 100 of the world’s very best will compete for the 23rd year in a row in the largest snow sport event of the year at stunning Buttermilk Mountain. Guests can enjoy varied musical performances, mingling and more. Free. 38700 Highway 82; 


Women’s Ski Adventures

An enriching, community-oriented experience for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers awaits. Join two-time world extreme skiing champion Kim Reichhelm for a unique experiential trip. Contact Kim for pricing. Snowmass Village;


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, for the second presentation of the season, will feature an all-male comic drag ballet company in celebration of its 50th anniversary season. Tickets from $36. 235 High School Road;