A Bag Exhibit, a Freezing Ocean Dip and other Weekend Ideas

Friday, December 29, 2017

The new year gets delivered to Times Square

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do over the weekend. In a city like New York, there are just too many options. Fortunately, AVENUE’s editors have put their collective heads together and come up with a few suggestions, ranging from beautiful luggage to bracing ocean dips. What unites them all is that they’re worth your time.


New Year’s Eve in Times Square

AVENUE would never send its readers to the Crossroads of the World on a night that’s predicted to set a cold-weather record…or would we? All you have to do is arrive by 11 a.m., wear your best snow suit and you’re good to go. We’re sure you’ll catch a glimpse of Brittany Spears and Mariah Carey.


Times Square, near 42nd street and Broadway, New York

December 31st, as early as possible


Bernstein on Broadway

Or, stay indoors on New Year’s Eve, as the New York Philharmonic celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s musicals—On the Town, Wonderful Town and…wait, what’s that other one? It’s an evening that’s sure to have you saying “Easy, Action,” or at least “Easy, 2018.”


David Geffen Hall, 1o Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

December 31st, 8 p.m.


Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge

If your new year’s day tradition doesn’t include jumping into the Atlantic Ocean, then you’re missing out. This Monday, head to Coney Island for the 114th annual polar bear plunge. That’s right—New Yorkers have been jumping into the ocean for over a century, and they’ve all lived to tell the tale. The plunge raises money to support the Coney Island community, including the New York Aquarium and the Alliance for Coney Island. 


Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn

January 1, 1 p.m.


Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

If you’re not going on vacation this winter, why not pretend? The exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez—Louis Vuitton,” currently on view at the American Stock Exchange Building, features art and artifacts from the fashion house’s 150-year history—steamer trunks, bags and everything else you need for a luxury vacation. It’s sure to be almost as good as the real thing.


American Stock Exchange Building, 86 Trinity Place, New York

Through January 7


Phantom Thread

Speaking of luxury fashion…Daniel Day-Lewis dazzles in what’s reputed to be his final role as Reynolds Woodcock, a master tailor in 1950s London. See it for that, for Paul Thomas Anderson’s direction or just for the sumptuously designed clothes.


Regal Union Square Stadium 14, AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 and others





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