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Family Fun in Manhattan This January

Family Fun in Manhattan This January

This January, do something out of the ordinary with your family that will make them think your'e the coolest parent ever! The Okee Dokee Brothers Winterland Concert, The 2019 New York Boat Show, and The Big Apple Circus are just some of the exciting things you and your family can see during your visit to the Big Apple this month. 

Singin’ in a Winterland

The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to Symphony Space for A ‘Winterland’ Concert featuring music from their latest album. Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they're a Grammy Award-winning folk-and-roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music. Performing songs from their new album Winterland, the Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in. Jan. 5, 11am. Ages: 2 and older. $14-$17. Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side. symphonyspace.org.

Boats, Boats, Everywhere!

The 2019 Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show® docks at the Javits Center this month, bringing lifelong boaters and enthusiastic dreamers the latest in luxury motor yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, watersport boats, and thousands of new marine technologies and accessories. A New York tradition since 1905, the five-day event delivers a shopping paradise for boaters with the latest in boating innovations, plus interactive boating workshops and fun for the whole family. Jan. 23-27, Wednesday-Friday, 12-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. Age: ALL. $16; free for children 12 and younger. Jacob Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St., Chelsea. nyboatshow.com.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

In its 17th season, the iconic holiday experience features its beloved ice-skating rink (the only free admission skating rink in NYC), more than 170 holiday shop vendors curated by Urbanspace (through Jan. 2), and the debut of The Lodge, an après skate-style escape from the cold anchored by a festive cocktail bar and a luxury Champagne Bollinger bar, along with 12 new and classic restaurant concepts.

Visit it: 40th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown; 212-768-4242; bryantpark.org

Can’t-miss event: Read-to-Skate Storytime: Jan. 12-Feb. 23, Saturdays, 12-1pm

Lincoln Center

Whether you love dance, music, film, or theater, there’s always something spectacular to be seen at Lincoln Center, especially in the wintertime. LC Kids has an always evolving smorgasboard of arts and culture for children, as does CMS Kids (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center). Plus, it’s always fun to let the littles run around the adjacent plazas and burn some energy before and after showtime!

Visit it: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side; 212-257-2330; bryantpark.org

Can’t-miss event: The Big Apple Circus: through Jan. 27, see website for schedule


Main Image: The Big Apple Circus is back for its 41st season at Lincoln Center.
Courtesy Big Apple Circus