This Week’s Must-Do Activities!

Still recovering from that holiday slumber? Brighten up your work week by attending some of these exciting events listed below:

1. NY Transit Museum’s Holiday Train Show: Tucked into the bustling terminals of Grand Central, this exhibit features various kinds of locomotives in a 34 ft long display. It is adorned with miniature versions of city landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State building, and trains that run to their final destination: the North Pole. The exhibit will be featured until Feb 23, so make sure to check it out during your commute!


Address: Grand Central Terminal, E.42nd St.     

2. The Standard Ice Rink: A wintertime favorite amongst New Yorkers! Nestled in the heart of the Meatpacking District in front of a hotel, this ice skating rink features affordable rates for adults and children: $12 + $3 skate rental for adults and $6 + $3 rental for kids. A cute Standard skater is also present to provide free lessons for those beginning to learn how to skate. When you’re feeling tired or hungry, options such as hot cider and waffles are great to indulge in!


Address: 848 Washington Street 

3. Ice Festival: This annual ice-sculpting event will take place on Saturday, Jan 18th at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. Skilled ice carvers hailing from Okamoto Studio in Long Island City, Queens will chisel blocks of ice into replicas of iconic features of the Terrace, such as the Angel of the Waters sculpture. Visitors can also learn more about the history behind the landmark by listening to the talks given by the guides in the area. Take in a deep breath of crisp fresh air, and marvel at the masterpieces in the making right in front of you this weekend!


Address: Mid-Central Park 72nd St.

4. Panorama of the City of New York tour: Looking for an indoor activity? The Queens Museum displays an exhibit featuring buildings constructed before 1992, as well as some newer structures (i.e. Citi Field), in order to celebrate the panorama work of World Fair’s President Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair. The creation was a result of the work of 100 individuals over the past 3 years under the direction of architects Raymond Lester & Associates. This is a great opportunity to test your knowledge of New York City’s topography and perhaps even “adopt-a-building!”


Address: New York City Building, Queens, New York


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