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Winter Jazz Festival

A 9 night spectacle spread between Le Poisson Rouge, Nublu and Brooklyn Steel- the Winter Jazz Festival is a must see for any Jazz aficionado! With everyone from Felix Pastorius to Connie Han to the Bright Dog Red amongst many others! The festival will run from January 8th through January 18th. For tickets visit the festival website or please see your Concierge.

45th Annual Poetry Project Marathon

Kicking off the New Year on January 1st is the Annual Poetry Project taking place at the legendary St. Marks Church on E. 10th St. A 10 hour event featuring a plethora of over 150 poets, dancers and musicians- come see the event that was home to everyone from Allen Ginsburg, Adrienne Rich and Josh Ashbery! The event is $20 for the whole day and tickets are purchased at the door on the day of the event. For any additional information, please see your Concierge.

Holiday Train Show

Returning this January is the family friendly Holiday Train Show featuring a breathtaking and elaborate collection of model trains set alongside a painstakingly accurate backdrop of NYC and the gorgeous vegetation of the Bronx’s famed Botanical Gardens. The exhibitions will run every Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM until January 26st. Admission runs from $23 to $30 and can be purchased in advance along with VIP packages here or at the door prior to the Exhibit. Please see your Concierge for any additional information.


While January is generally quiet in New York City following the holidays and New Years celebrations- the most revered and highly rated Broadway and Off-Broadway plays are in full swing! Everything from new heavy hitters such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child to classics such as Wicked, The Lion King, Phantom of The Opera, Kinky Boots and Chicago amongst many, many others will be running all throughout the month. For ticket information and booking please contact your Concierge!

Live Concerts

In addition to the Winter Jazz Festival, January will be filled with tons of live concerts from all genres! The legendary Billy Joel will be continuing his Madison Square Garden residency on January 25th, Alternative Juggernauts They Might Be Giants will be performing at Lower East Sides own Bowery Ballroom on January on January 11th, Hip Hop staple A$AP Rocky will be performing at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on January 17th, Emo heavyweights Motion City Soundtrack will be performing a reunion show at Webster Hall on January 8th and on January 23rd, New York’s critically acclaimed Metal Crossover act Moon Tooth will be performing at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. For ticket information and inquiries, please see your Concierge.

New Years Day

Of course what would January in New York City be without mentioning New Years Day and the post-holiday events taking place all over Manhattan and Brooklyn?! The Polar Bear Club New Years Day Swim will be taking place in Coney Island where armadas of New Yorkers will be plunging into the Atlantic Ocean to wash their New Year’s hangovers away! The frigid festivities begin at noon on January 1st with a suggested, but not mandatory donation of $25. For the sports goers January 1st also kicks off the Rose Bowl and the NHL Winter Classic from which you can watch from any sports bar within the immediate area. Our personal favorite Sports bars within the Lower East Side area for watching the game are Kelly’s, The Grayson and Hair of the Dog. Please see your Concierge for additional information.

Christmas Dining

Even though January marks the end of the holiday season, we’d like to share local holiday experiences for Christmas. If you’re looking for holiday plans including a dining experience on Christmas Day, then we have put together a list of restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day! Firstly, Chef Chris Santos’ Beauty & Essex will be business as usual on Christmas with it’s sister property at Vandal NYC open as well! French Lower East Side mainstay The Dirty French will be open with a limited Christmas menu with a majority of classic Italian restaurants in Little Italy such as Benito One, Da Nico and Angelo’s of Mulberry Street. Vietnamese Lower East Side staple Pho Grand will be open with their regular menu as will the vast majority of eateries within China Town for those Dumpling cravings! For reservations or more information, please speak with your Concierge.

Graff Tours

We’ve partnered with graffiti tour company Graff Tours to bring you a unique new way to experience the Lower East Side neighborhood and its vibrant street art scene. Sign up at our concierge desk for a tour, a graffiti lesson with a local artist, or both!

The 90 minute tour starts with a visit to Jean-Michel Basquiat's old studio and the old home of The CBGB Rock Venue, then winds through the Centre-fuge Art Project that is using the New York City Subway as its canvas and finishes where Keith Haring once stood underneath Manhattan's largest street art mural.

If you opt for the lesson, you’ll learn tips and techniques of aerosol art from an authentic NYC graffiti artist. This unique hands-on lesson allows you to create your own art project to take home at the end of the experience. Paint, canvas, and gloves are all provided.

Tour ( $150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 1pm*
Meeting Location: Meet at Think Coffee 1 Bleecker St. in Manhattan Northwest Corner of Bleecker St. and The Bowery . The tour ends where it begins.
Lesson ($150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 3pm
Meeting Location: First Street Green Park located on first street between First and Second Avenue.
Tour & Lesson ($250 for up to 5 people)

*The Tour start time can also be tailored upon request.