Winter Wonders: Exploring the Charms of New York City in January

If you’re on the hunt for ways to honor the first month of the new year in NYC, look no further than this fun round-up of events and dinners! Kick-off 2024 with a bang, partaking in new experiences, from dazzling Restaurant Week dinners to parties and more, this guide is your ticket to making the most of January in the Big Apple.

Jam Out at Schimanski During the Vibrant Yoi Toki Future Funk/Vaporwave Party on 1/12

Step into Schimanski (54 N. 11th Street) to experience the vibrant world of Yoi Toki, a Future Funk/Vaporwave Party taking the US by storm, on Friday, January 12th starting at 10 PM. Future Funk, a subgenre of Vaporwave pioneered by artists like Yung Bae, Night Tempo, and Macross 82-99, blends 70s disco, disco house, vaporwave, and Japanese City Pop influences, resulting in an upbeat, irresistibly danceable, and profoundly funky sound. The aesthetic draws from a nostalgic mix of 90s anime and '80s consumer culture, offering a familiar yet uniquely captivating experience. With all-night drink special featuring $12 vodka mixed drinks, special guest Engelwood and performances by Valentine Faith and In The Glitch Merlin, this event promises an unforgettable night. Tickets begin $10 and can be found by visiting,

Winter Wonderland at Somewhere Nowhere Extended to Sundays Starting 1/14

Experience a Winter Wonderland at Somewhere Nowhere, which boasts igloo dining this winter season! Eight heated teardrop-shaped igloos overlooking the Empire State Building provide guests with a cozy refuge amidst the winter chill. Each igloo also comes with an integrated Alexa music system, allowing you to control the playlist and set the perfect ambiance for up to five guests. Delight in delectable winter cocktails like a Choctail made with Woodinville Bourbon, Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur, Rumple Minze, Hot Chocolate, Butter and Marshmallows and mouth watering bites curated by Executive Chef, Sandy Hall like Wagyu Beef sliders and Mushroom Crostini. These igloo experiences are available for booking Wednesday through Sunday, starting January 14th, with seating times available from 5pm - 9:30pm, now through winter's end in March 2024. The experience begins at $85 per person, and each Igloo reservation for two or more includes a bottle of champagne to elevate your winter celebration. More information can be found by visiting and reservations can also be secured via OpenTable.

Indulge in Truffle Infused Dishes at Amali During Their Luxurious Sopra Truffle Dinner on 1/25

Experience the exquisite flavors of truffles at Amali (115 E. 60th St.), during their Sopra Truffle Dinner on Thursday, January 25th! Priced at $250 per person (excluding tax and service), the dinner includes tasting portions of delectable items such as Zuppa di Stracciatella, an Italian Egg Drop Soup infused with Black Truffle, Stracciatella di Buffala featuring Koginut Squash, Brown Butter, and Black Truffle, the Cappelletti filled with Short Rib and Black Truffle, Tajarin, with Chestnut Cream with Alba White Truffle and Filet Mignon accompanied by Lobster, Wild Mushroom Ragu, and Black Truffle. The meal ends with the White Truffle Sundae, featuring a delightful blend of Tahitian Vanilla and Alba White Truffle. Each dish is crafted to perfection, promising a culinary adventure that tantalizes the taste buds, complemented by exclusive wine selections from Amali's cellar. Doors open at 7 PM and dinner begins at 7:30 PM, with seating at Sopra's single long table available on a first-come first-served basis. Amali’s exclusive truffle-infused dishes are also available any time via their a la carte options. Info on the dinner can be found here and reservations can be made by visiting Open Table:

Celebrate Australia Day at Isla & Co. in Williamsburg on 1/26

Celebrate Australia Day in the Big Apple at Isla & Co. (107 N 12th St.) in Williamsburg! The Australian hotspot will host a charitable Australia Day Party on Friday, January 26th beginning at 6pm. Bring along your best mates and enjoy an Aussie-inspired happy hour with delicious bites like Sausage Rolls, Meat Pies, cocktails, beer, wine and more. Jam out to Aussie hits all night long, including the Triple J Hottest 100 from a special guest DJ, and participate in a philanthropic raffle with all of the proceeds being donated to Variety Children's Foundation. Tickets are $10, and include a complimentary drink upon arrival. Reserve your spot by visiting,

Haven Rooftop’s Winter Ski Chalet Serving up Restaurant Week Specials

Head to Haven Rooftop (132 West 47th St.) during Restaurant Week to experience the exquisite offerings at their Winter Ski Chalet above The Sanctuary Hotel. Enjoy dinner with a diverse selection of appetizers, including a House Kale Salad, Crab and Avocado Palette, or Crispy Calamari. For the main course, there’s enticing choices like the rooftop’s signature ‘Havenly’ Chicken, Truffle Spaghetti, or Sesame Crusted Tuna. Conclude your culinary journey with a delightful dessert, choosing between the decadent NY Cheesecake or the classic Crème Brûlée. Priced at $60, this Midtown ski chalet-inspired experience can be booked by visiting Open Table or

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