Bella’s Buzz – What’s Happening in New York in January

New York is the city that never sleeps, which means there’s always something new and exciting happening. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to kick off the New Year the right way and attend some of the best events the Big Apple has to offer. Trust us, there are definitely a few you don’t want to miss!

Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Swim


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Jumping into the freezing Atlantic Ocean may not be the best for a hangover, but it’ll be worth it for a good cause! The Coney Island Polar Bear Club annual New Year’s Day Swim raises money for Camp Sunshine, a charity that supports children who have life-threatening illnesses. If you’re a little hesitant about taking a dip in ice-cold water, come out and cheer on those crazy enough to take the plunge.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events


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On January 18th, the city comes together to honor a courageous man who changed our country for the better. To celebrate and learn about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr, events are happening all around the city, including live-music, museum exhibits, readings and walking tours. Time Out New York has a running list of events to help you choose how you want to celebrate MLK.


The No Pants Subway Ride


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What started off as seven guys and a prank has turned into an international celebration of silliness. Improv Everywhere started and continues the No Pants Subway Ride tradition, which will take place on January 10. To participate, just hop on a subway on the 10th wearing all your normal winter gear, except your pants. Prepare yourself for a lot of weird looks and laughter!


Take a Walk


After an extremely busy holiday season, New York City slows down a bit in January. With less people running around and fewer tourists visiting, now is your chance to take in the city at a slower speed. Nothing is better than seeing the buildings and Central Park during a beautiful snowfall, visit (crossing our fingers that we get some soon). So get outside and take in a quieter New York, it won’t last long.

Whether this is your first time visiting or you’re a New York veteran, there is always something new and fun to discover. Have you been to one of these New York City events? We want to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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