Whatever you class as entertainment, New York will leave you with plenty to keep you occupied. Each January, Winter Jazzfest brings throngs of music lovers to a variety of downtown venues for five nights of musical magic. Although New Orleans may be the home of jazz, New York is its winter retreat. The signature event is the Greenwich Village marathon where you can hear old masters and rising stars alike. If jazz isn’t your thing, then why not celebrate the Year of the Rooster at two main neighbourhood parties organised by the Better Chinatown Society. The Chinese New Year is certainly celebrated with a bang, with a New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony on the 28th January that will see hundreds of thousands fire crackers light up the city.
You also can’t miss the cultural festival with live dance performances in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
If your first love is the sea and you have the heart of a sailor, then you’ll want to check out the New York Boat Show from the 25th to 29th January in the Javits Center. This nautical convention features a wide array of yachts, sailboats and other things that float, alongside activities and seminars geared towards helping you find your sea legs. Of course, we couldn’t mention entertainment in New York without talking about Broadway or sports! January is jam-packed full of musical shows from The Lion King and Cats to Avenue Q and the much-discussed Hamilton. It is a month full of sporting theatrics also with The New York Nicks and New York Rangers hosting several must-watch games.