It’s that time of winter when we all start to get a little tired of the shorter, darker days—when we start dragging at work and dreading the next snow fall. In short, we start to get bored of the long winter. However, as Punxsutawney Phil declared on Sunday, the winter is here to stay, at least for a few more weeks.
Fortunately, in New York City, there’s actually plenty to be excited about for the remaining weeks of winter! However, these activities and attractions aren’t going to explore themselves. It’s time to get up and get out there with a GO Select New York Pass! You can’t make winter disappear, but you can certainly make the most of it in with these upcoming events.
The Orchid Show
Spring always comes a bit early at the New York Botanical Garden. From March 1st to April 14th, the annual Orchid Show will be held at the Garden, dazzling guests with vibrant displays of orchids of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Whether you’re an expert gardener, a novice, or you just like flowers, The Orchid Show is a fun experience for everyone. Now in its 12th year, the show features everything from hands-on demonstrations to weekend concerts and cocktails. You can also check out the other beautiful displays showcased here with New York Botanical Garden discount tickets.
Art comes to life this winter with the New York City Ballet, now half way through its the Winter 2014 season, which ends on March 2nd. Two world premieres are the highlight of the winter, Liam Scarlett’s New Combinations and Chief Peter Martins’ A La Française, which are bound to be masterpieces performed by one of the foremost dance companies in the world. The musically inclined will also be impressed by the vast and many-layered pieces from globally renowned composers that drive the performances. To learn more about schedules and tickets, go to www.nycballet.com.
Armory Arts Week
Theater isn’t the only kind of art that thrives in New York City—far from it! During Armory Arts Week, which will be held March 4th through 9th this year, artists, curators, critics, collectors, and art-lovers from around the world come together to celebrate the vivacious New York City arts scene with a week of public programming. You can expect open studios, panels, artist discussions, art tours, and cocktail parties during this week artistic schmoozing.
If you won’t be in New York for the week of the show or one week simply isn’t enough for you, don’t be discouraged! New York City’s dozens of top-tier art institutions also offer exceptional programming. Use your Go Select New York Pass to check out the immersive film exhibition, Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves with Museum of Modern Art discount tickets or use The Guggenheim Museum discount tickets to see the much anticipated Italian Futurism exhibit opening on February 21st.
The Power of Poison
There’s never a dull season at the American Museum of Natural History. This winter, explore the vast and varied roles of poison in our society and the natural world with The Power of Poison, the AMNH’s newest exhibition. Use your Museum of Natural History discount tickets to learn about how poison serves species like Flame Butterfly Caterpillars, explore some of history’s most intriquing (and even unsolved) poisoning cases, and discover the truth in the many myths and legends that feature poison in whatever form it may take.
More NYC Attractions
When the weather gets you down, just remember that a small New York City vacation might be just what the doctor ordered. With a Go Select New York pass and an attitude for adventure, you can be part of the excitement and innovation that define the Big Apple.