14 Things to Do in New York This Winter

The weather has turned wintery and the days are shorter. But don’t be fooled—there is still plenty to enjoy on the Island. Fight the chill with hot tickets and heart-warming local fare and have the best week!

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Two forks are better than one—take in both! On the South Fork, Parrish Art Museum’s Artists Choose Artists exhibit features some of the Island’s finest talents. Up on the North Fork, chef Stephan Bogardus continues the storied legacy of Southold’s North Fork Table and Inn.

Ditch the modern-day rules of museum etiquette and enjoy interacting with numerous art installations spanning the four-acre outdoor Socrates Sculpture Park. After sparking your creative soul—and bearing the chilly elements—warm your body and palate with some delectable mulled wine.

Avoid the midweek slump with some retail therapy at Americana Manhasset. Tap personal shopper Danielle Merollo for the season’s must-haves. After a hard day’s holiday shopping head to the innovative The Crispy Pig in Sea Cliff where johnnycakes meet other first rate comfort food.

Ok, it’s too cold to go out. Concoct one of our Holiday Spirits cocktails, compiled from the best barkeeps in the city. Then tuck into Netflix to catch up on The 11 Best Movies of 2016. Juxtapose 13th, Ava DuVernay’s gripping documentary, with the coming-of-age story of Everybody Wants Some!!

Check Red Zone for winter brews a few favorite local breweries are bringing back—like an homage to A Christmas Story served in a tasting room replete with leg lamp. To further ramp up the holiday spirit, take in the Holiday Spectacular On Ice at Patchogue Theatre and join Pulse for a pre-show party.

Catch Tony winner Kelli O’Hara perform songs from her show stopping Broadway career at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center. Grab a bite afterwards at Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge in nearby Rocky Point, they take martinis to a whole new level with festive concoctions that taste as good as they look.

The M14et’s Jerusalem 1000-1400: All People Under Heaven is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit that compiles religious and cultural artifacts from around the world. To take the holiday lights further—whether on trees or menorahs— check lipulse.com for our guide to the best holiday lighting ceremonies around.