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January 2013 Events in New York City

Events and Things to Do in New York City in January

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Get more information about can't-miss events in New York City this January.
  • New Year's Day in New York -- Start 2013 right with a New Year's Day to remember. Find out where to go for New Year's Day brunch or football or see which museums and NYC attractions are open on New Year's Day.


  • Stick with Those New Year's Resolutions -- Check out our resources to keep you on track with your New York New Year's resolutions -- including tips on picking a New York City gym to help you get buff in 2012.


  • Three Kings Parade -- On January 6th, join El Museo de Barrio for their annual Three Kings Day Parade, a festive holiday celebrated throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Led by the Three Kings, the parade will wind throughout the streets of El Barrio. Admission is free.


  • MulchFest 2012 -- On January 12 and 13, you can take your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across New York City. Manhattan MulchFest locations include Central Park, Riverside Park, Morningside Park, Washington Square Park, and many more. Pick up some free mulch to take home for your apartment greenery.


  • New York Restaurant Week -- Starting on January 14, you can dine at New York City's best restaurants for only $24.07 (lunch) or $35.00 (dinner) during New York Winter Restaurant Week 2013.


  • Under the Radar Theater Festival-- See new theater from around the U.S. and the world from both emerging talents and masters in the field. The festival, produced by Mark Russell and the Public Theater, will feature shows at partner theaters around Manhattan from January 9-20, 2013. See the full schedule of Under the Radar productions.


  • No Pants! Subway Ride -- Ride the subway without your pants on Sunday, January 13th and call it art. Improv Everywhere, the group known for rallying New Yorkers to make public scenes, has organized their 12th annual pantsless commute for 2013. Meeting location and start time will be posted in early January on the Improv Everywhere blog.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in New York City -- In New York City, there are many wonderful ways to honor Dr. King on his birthday, celebrated annually on the third Monday of January.


  • Free Admission to All National Parks
    All 397 national parks across the country will offer free admission on January 21 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Did you know that there are 10 National Parks with 22 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey? Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the African Burial Ground National Monument, Castle Clinton, or Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace on East 20th Street.


  • Broadway Week -- Starting January 22, you can get 2-for- tickets to 18 different Broadway shows including Annie, Chicago, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, and more.


  • 2-for-1 Off Broadway Ticket Promotion -- Starting January 28, you can get 2-for- tickets to the hottest Off Broadway shows as part of the 2nd annual On the House promotion.


  • Celebrate the Year of the Dragon and the Lunar New Year -- Celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year at celebrations in Chinatown and all over Manhattan.
See February event listings or check out our other monthly NYC event calendars.

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