New York Holiday Season To-Do List: 8 Inspiring Happenings

Tired of turkey? Can’t think of what to do over the holiday season? WGSN has got you covered.

1. Visit the Greater New York at MoMA PS 1

A special exhibit featuring work by established and emerging New York-based artists and designers. This is the fourth iteration of the exhibition series that started in 2000. Greater New York explores our longing for the past set against our desire for the future.

  • On view from October 11, 2015 – March 7, 2016

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2. Eat at Baita by Birreria

Eataly’s Birreria has been transformed into an Italian Alps pop-up restaurant. The brewery come mountain-lodge captures the spirit of a Baita, which means a small ski lodge in Piemontese. The space is now a cosy winter retreat featuring rustic polenta, olive oil smashed potatoes and mulled wine.

  • Open from December to March.

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3. Shop at Kith Women’s

Located directly across from its menswear store, Kith opened its first women’s shop this week while simultaneously launching its first womenswear line. The brand sees its new line as dressed-up activewear. Shop elevated activewear, sneakers, accessories and periodicas.

  • 64 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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4. Stay at The Knickerbocker Hotel

This luxury lifestyle hotel reopened in February 2015. While it overlooks Times Square, the beautiful beaux-arts façade dates from the early 1900s. The exterior of the hotel has been carefully conserved while the interior has been completely renovated showcasing a refined elegance.

  • 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

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5. Observe Lowline Lab

Set to open in 2020, the future Lowline will be the world’s first underground park, built on the site of a historic trolley station on the Lower East Side. As a preview of what’s to come, the Lowline Lab is open as a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibit meant to test and show how the Lowline will grow and sustain plants underground.

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 5pm from October 2015 – March 2016 – Free.

6. See Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, this documentary captures the colourful life of a prominent female art collector and socialite who dominated the art world in the twentieth century. Playing this week at IFC and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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7. Contribute to Yoko Ono: The Riverbed, Andrea Rosen Gallery and Galerie Lelong

Yoko Ono invites the public to contribute to her new exhibit, which takes place simultaneously at Andrea Rosen Gallery and Galerie Lelong. The two spaces, both located in Chelsea, engage the audience in a direct collaboration with this renowned conceptual artist.

  • Open at Galerie Lelong December 11 2015 – January 29 2016, Open at Andrea Rosen Gallery December 11 2015 – January 23, 2016

8. Skate at the Rink at the Standard, High Line

It’s a classic NY activity for a reason. Skate your heart out at the trendiest rink in town. Don’t forget to grab a spiked cider at the neighbouring café.

  • 848 Washington St. at 13th St. Open through February 2016

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