By Erica McCarthy

Published on December 21, 2015

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We know you’re in the midst of the holiday season hustle and bustle, but it WILL be January eventually. We’ve rounded up 10 things to do during this wintry month. You won’t even miss the holidays!

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monika baer “oh hold” art installation

Berlin-based, Monika Baer’s art is known for its lush paintings and soft strokes. Now, through Jan 23rd, head over to Chelsea to see her newest piece entitled ‘On Hold’—a great weeknight event with girlfriends before dinner. 

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taste the new pizza in town

An old fashioned gas station turned pizza bar, Service Station NYC captures the essence of an old school pizza parlor with fun modern flair. Plus, pizza’s the perfect way to warm up in the dead of winter. 

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trains at the botanical gardens

Bring out your inner child by taking a trip to the botanical gardens in the Bronx . Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created in bark and leaves.

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NYC big flea

With over 600 vendors, the NYC big flea is the largest antique market in Manhattan. From vintage clothing to antique furniture, you’re sure to find something eclectic and unique. And don’t worry, the 140,000 square foot room is indoors—meaning you have no excuse not to take a mini day trip for a fun ‘treasure’ hunt. 

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go to Rolf’s German Restaurant

It’s nearly impossible to get a reservation there during the holidays, but if you’re looking for something fun to do after the holiday madness wears off, make a reservation at Rolf’s and experience holiday cheer with less of a crowd. The ambiance is still there!

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see a movie with strangers

Have you guys heard of The Skint? It’s a website devoted to offering free events to folks in the city. From movie viewing parties, to unheard of events, there’s always something new to explore.

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see a broadway show

Even if the weather has officially gone down the tubes, don’t let it keep you from enjoying something NYC’s known for. Gather some of your girlfriends together and head out for a midweek musical to take your mind off of a gray day. 

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go ice skating in bryant park

Wished you would have gone ice skating in Bryant Park during the holidays but never got around to it? Not to worry, the rink is (free!) and open for business through the first week of March. (Don’t be fooled though, skate rentals are $18/person. Bring your own to save money).

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ski or snowboarding trip in hunter mountain

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have never ridden a slope in your life, this is the trip for you. Take advantage of a group day trip to Hunter Mountain (leaving at 7am in Midtown, and arriving back in the city at 6pm) for a nice getaway from the city.

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see st. lucia and haerts: webster hall, jan 30th

If you’re not well versed in St. Lucia’s music, it’s time you started listening. Hailing from Johannesburg South Africa and eventually planting roots in Brooklyn with his wife, Jean-Philip Grobler mixes 80s tropical sound with modern day synth. Not to mention, their incredibly talented friends, Haerts are opening.