By Abigail Grigoryan, Staff Writer
There is no doubt that New York City is perfect during the winter. The stores are packed with holiday shoppers, festive window decor, crazed hot chocolate drinkers, and so much to do. So where should you start when planning your winter break bucket list? Here is a compilation of a few new and unknown New York City experiences for this season.
- The New York Botanical Garden Glow
This winter season, the New York Botanical Garden added a light show, NYBG Glow. The whole property has LED lights and festive installations. There are also dance performances, ice carving demonstrations and other seasonal activities to enjoy. It will run from Dec 18, 2020-Jan 9, 2021.
- The Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
In Brooklyn, Dyker Heights residents take the holidays very seriously. The houses have thousands of lights, life-size moving toys, inflatables, and more. Take a walk around the neighborhood or a ride on the bus checking out all of the amazing displays.
- TurnStyle Underground Market
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has finally reopened the TurnStyle Underground Market, just in time for the holidays! The Underground Market is located within the Columbus Circle Subway Station. It consists of 39 retailers with shops and kiosks offering food, drinks, apparel, music, and more.
- Go Sledding at Brooklyn Parks
With snow coming our way, a free activity to do is go sledding with friends at Fort Greene Park. The massive space and public atmosphere allows for fun and social distancing. While every NYC public park takes initiative in free winter activities, the most popular one is sledding at Fort Greene.
- Check out the Winter Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Winter break is a great time to expand your horizons and explore some museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently having an exhibition that includes a magnificently lit, twenty-foot tree that stands over a vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene. If you plan to go, don’t forget your student I.D. for a discount.