Here are our editor picks on the 9 things to do this week in New York City, from performances, to immersive experiences, tours, talks and more.
Friday, January 3rd
At the Merchant’s House Museum, one of our Untapped New York Insiders Museum Partners, catch one of the last performances of the recreation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It’s December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, in the elegant and intimate parlor of the Landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum and be transported back 150 years in this captivating and critically acclaimed one hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Tickets available here.
Saturday, January 4th
Join our Underground Tour of the NYC Subway, which revels in the little-known origins of the subway system. Begin above ground, see numerous abandoned subway stations while riding the train, and discover the ingenuity that led to the subway’s creations and the evolution of the system and art through over a century.
Sunday, January 5th
Walk the original street grid of Manhattan and see where the coastline was during colonial times on Untapped New York’s Tour of the Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam. On this expert led tour, guests will get to check to physically touch centuries old relics and see how the city’s first European settlers influenced the modern cityscape.
At the Eldridge Street Synagogue, join the talk “Women in Power and Powerful Women in the Bible” at 3 PM. The Bible is full of stories involving women – in battle, in peril, in moral quandaries. Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky has dedicated her scholarship to powerful woman of the Bible, their legacies in our culture and their impact on our lives today. The Museum at Eldridge Street is an Untapped New York Insiders Museum Partner.
Explore the stunning lobby of the landmarked Woolworth Building. This space is off-limits to the public, but on tis deluxe tour you can get up-close to all the ornate details of the Cathedral-like lobby, even the shimmering mosaic ceiling! Guests will also get to look inside the building’s original cellar level vault.
Tuesday, January 7th
Photograph Courtesy of Showfields
Immerse yourself in the funky art and fun products at House of SHOWFIELDS, a revolutionary new art and retail space in Manhattan. After exploring the top floor Loft, take a slide down to the second floor where you will be immersed in a theatre experience that bridges art and retail. Here you will get to touch, smell, eat, and test all products and artwork onsite. If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can join this top to bottom tour of SHOWFIELDS with a group guide (also on the ! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
Wednesday, January 8th
Photograph by Reiko Yanagi
Watch a dress rehearsal of Las Fridas, presented at the Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310. This 60-minute duet is inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. Las Fridas explores a transcultural, transdisciplinary art, theater, and performance space, while the sum of its two parts suggests a strange new surrealistic view of Frida’s life and traumas. The performance was directed, and choreographed by Mark DeGarmo, who also plays a role alongside performer Marie Baker-Lee, Performer. You can join a preview of this performance if you are an Untapped New York Insider. Public performances start on January 9th.
At 3 PM, Skyscraper Museum Curator Carol Willis will lead a tour of the museum’s exhibition HOUSING DENSITY: TENEMENTS TO TOWERS. Curators tours are free with admission. No RSVP required. The Skyscraper Museums is an Untapped New York Insiders Museum Partner.
Thursday, January 9th
Discover of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal on an expert led tour with Untapped New York. Whether you travel through this terminal everyday or have never been, you are sure to find something surprising or learn something new. Guest on this tour will uncover hidden murals, peek into the secret glass walkways, locate the little known tennis courts, and more!