Upcoming Winter Events in New York City

Winter hot coco

Despite the cold January weather, there plenty of upcoming events taking place in the local Roosevelt Island area. Do your best to break out of your winter hibernation mode to check out some of the events happening near The Octagon this month.


Winter Jazzfest – If you love live music or are a huge fan of jazz (or both), you won’t want to miss Winter Jazzfest in New York. This year’s fest runs from Wednesday, January 20th to Wednesday, January 17th, with the marathon portion of the event happening Friday, January 12th and Saturday January 13th.  More than 100 groups will perform at this year’s Jazzfest, gracing the stages of roughly a dozen Manhattan venues. Get your tickets now to see attend this yearly event.


Hot Chocolate Festival – The chocolate connoisseurs at Valrhona have brought back the third annual Hot Chocolate Festival to New York City! The event brings together the city’s finest bakeries across the city to celebrate the art of steaming a cup of cocoa for an oh-so-delicious cup of hot chocolate. The festival will take place from January 20 – February 4 at bakery locations across the city, where each bakery will brew an artisanal cup of hot chocolate. You can also attend the Hot Chocolate Festival Kick-Off Party at Laudrée on January 18th, where you can sample an unlimited selection of specialty hot chocolates. Tickets for this event are $35 and all proceeds will benefit C-CAP’s Job Training Program to help break the cycle of poverty and empower students for success from their first day on the job throughout their careers.


90s Bar Crawl – Get out your best 90s gear and rally your friends to take part in the upcoming 90s Bar Crawl, taking place on Saturday, January 20th.  The event will kick off at 2pm at Bar None on 3rd Avenue in Stuy Town. From there, the crawl will make its way to The Spotted Owl Tavern, Red Lion, and Macho’s NYC. Don’t miss the Red Lion stop around 4pm with live music from 90s cover bands! Specials at the bars include $3 Bud Lights and $4 mixed drinks.


Winter Jazzfest NYC

New York, NY, 10012



Valrhona’s Hot Chocolate Festival

222 Water Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 522-7001



90s Bar Crawl

Various Locations

New York, NY 10009

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