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Five Must-See Winter Events In New York City

Winter is a great time to be in New York City. The flowers may not be in bloom, but the city’s cultural events and nightlife certainly are. Check out these must-see events happening this winter in the Big Apple!

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Henrí Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
Runs through February 8, 2015
$25 admission plus varying fees for special exhibition

This is the largest and most extensive presentation of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs ever assembled. Approximately 100 examples from this innovative body of work—beginning in the 1940s when Matisse turned to cut paper as his primary medium—are shown alongside drawings, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. Among the masterpieces on view is The Swimming Pool (1952), a monumental cut-out originally made for the artist's dining room, which has been newly conserved and is being exhibited for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Chinese Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
February 22, 2015
Canal & Mott Streets, Chinatown, Manhattan
FREE

Enjoy one of the largest celebrations of Chinese New Year in America! The festivities and parade begin at Canal and Mott Streets, and proceed to Chatham Square at East Broadway, down East Broadway under the Manhattan Bridge, down Eldridge Street to Grand Street at Forsyth Street, ending at Sara D Roosevelt Park. Enjoy the food, culture, costumes, dance, and pageantry… and welcome in the Year of the Goat!

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The Ice Man Cometh
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
February 5 through March 15, 2015
Starting at $35

Eugene O’Neill’s classic tale of pipe dreams and disillusionment is brought to life on stage by award-wining stage and screen actors Nathan Lane (The Producers and The Bird Cage) and Brian Dennehy (Golden Globe winner for his portrayal of Willy Loman in O’Neill’s Death of a Salesman). Join the crew at Harry Hope’s Saloon as they await the arrival of their friend, Hickey. This 18-character drama is directed by Robert Falls during a very limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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The Armory Show
Pier 92/94 (2th Ave at 53rd Street), Manhattan
March 3 through March 8, 2015
FREE

The Armory Show is among the top international art fairs devoted to the most significant artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Armory Show is an internationally recognized celebration of art, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an unmatched program of events and exhibitions at the fair venue and throughout New York City. The show attracts noted artists, gallery owners, collectors, critics, and curators from around the globe to New York each March.

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Asia Week New York
Various venues
March 13 through March 21, 2015
Fees Vary

Join this 9-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans 19 local museums, galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions—including the Brooklyn Museum, the Noguchi Museum, the Museum of Chinese in America and the Rubin Museum of Art. Each venue will be showing works from the region, and art dealers from around the world will display their collections during open houses throughout the week. There will also be a full schedule of films, lectures, symposia, curator talks, tours, auctions and other special events.