What's New In New York This Month?

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan, plus old and new favorites.

2900 Southern Blvd. 


Handel's Messiah and the Holidays are Perfect Together

The Masterwork Chorus' presentation of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall on December 20, at 7:30 pm will be one of the best shows in town. Combined with the window displays on 5th Ave., the tree at Rockefeller Center, and dinner with family and friends, it is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Masterwork's Messiah features professional baroque orchestra and soloists, and the glorious sound of the chorus singing the beauty of Christ's birth, passion, and resurrection.

Carnegie Hall, 7th Ave. and 57th St.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway!

This epic two-part event is the most awarded new play in theatre history including the Tony Award® for Best Play. It brings one of the most iconic characters of our time to the stage–now as a husband and father. PEOPLE declares, “Like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, this is a visit tourists everywhere should take,” and Rolling Stone raves, “This is the stuff of legend.” Whether you're a fan or new to Harry Potter, this show will leave you spellbound.

Lyric Theatre
214 W. 43rd St.


Enjoy a Fusion of Flavors at Don Pancho Villa

Don Pancho Villa restaurant was founded with a 100 percent Tex-Mex menu. Inspired by the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the murals covering the restaurant showcase Pancho Villa and the women of the revolution. Now celebrating twelve years in business, the restaurant’s traditionally Mexican dishes are now infused with Japanese-inspired recipes, making it a great place to dine when looking to explore a new fusion of flavors.

199 Borinquen Pl., Brooklyn