Written by on 16.01.15

This winter has not been as cold and chilly as the last one, so people can engage in more fun winter activities. Get out there while you can! Indoor activities in NYC are beginning to become just as popular as outdoor activities. This season offers a chock-full of interesting and engaging things to do on the Upper East Side. There are many events for people of all ages some of which include shows, sights, food and even quite a few attractions for kids.

Something to See

As it turns out, winter is an excellent time to catch a show, whether it is an art gallery exhibition or a musical performance. You might want to head to the Neue Galerie in February to see its upcoming exhibition on Russian Modernism. This style of art is from the early 20th Century and features bold designs, with German and French influences.

After you are done browsing the museum, you can take a break and listen to some delightful entertainment at Café Carlyle on 76th Street.

If you are willing to pay a little more for fun on a Monday night, you could enjoy the vocal styling of Woody Allen and The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.

When you feel like you need a night out during the middle of the week, check out each of the café’s lineups to preview the performers for the next few months. Some of the performers you may be interested in include, Buster Poindexter, Alexa Ray Joel and Herb Alpert.

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A Good Nosh

One cannot live on entertainment alone, so you may have a hankering for something great to eat. Why not try The East Pole, which is rated best of 2014 in the Upper East Side by the Village Voice? Whether you want brunch, lunch or dinner, The East Pole has the local flavor and healthy choices that you are looking for. The Village Voice gave this restaurant its superlative vote for the trendy ambiance, as well as their locally-sourced ingredients that are bursting with flavor. Selections range from chicken Kiev to bacon cheeseburgers.

For the culinary event of the season, purchase tickets to the Village Voice’s 8th Annual Choice Eats event in March. At this event you can sample dishes from The East Pole and other restaurants from all five of New York’s boroughs.

For the Kids

Kids also need some activities during the winter so that they can run off some of their stored energy. Many children get bored during the winter because they are stuck at the home all day. Somewhere to have fun indoors would be ideal. Right, parents? At the Art Farm in the City on 91st Street, your children can experience the outdoors, even in the dead of winter. This facility serves as an indoor farm and petting zoo with a wide variety of age-appropriate activities for children. It is an excellent choice for play dates and birthday parties, as well.

If you want something that offers you a choice between fun indoors or outdoors try to stop by Asphalt Green on 90th Street. This is a spot that is great for the whole family. Asphalt Green offers a huge complex that is both indoors and outdoors. They offer a range of indoor activities such as swim classes, sports instruction, gymnastics and general fitness. By the end of a fun-filled day, you and the kids will all be pleasingly worn-out.

Do not spend the winter season trapped in the house binge-watching television. Instead, you should sample a few of the interesting things going on in the Upper East Side. Double check your schedule and try and make some time. You can then plan out a day or an evening full of Upper East Side activities that will leave you with many pleasant memories.

Topics: NYC Things to Do