Winter on the Upper West Side

Whether you’re into the theater, sports or shopping, there’s no need to travel too far from home, especially during these cold winter days. The Upper West Side offers some of our favorite retail stores close to home and winter activities that you won’t want to miss this season!

If film is your passion, then you will love the 2014 New York Jewish Film Festival, presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival is hosting 40 films from now until January 23, including critically-acclaimed documentaries, short films, narrative films and special presentations. To view the upcoming schedule click here.

If you are looking for great outdoor activities this winter season to share with loved ones and friends, there is no better place than Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park. With some of the city’s best scenic views as your backdrop, the rink offers pond hockey, private and public skating lessons, and recreational skating.

For a more subdued experience, how about the ballet? The David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center brings NYCB audiences two world premieres. A bright new choreographic voice, The Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett contributes the first, premiering January 31 on the New Combinations program. On February 21, Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins premieres a new work to a commissioned score by Marc-André Dalbavie, their second collaboration in just three seasons, as part of a program paying tribute to French music.

Finally, if you’re looking to heat things up this winter season with a new wardrobe, the Upper West Side has some of the best shopping destinations in New York City. Comptoir Des Cotonniers, Barney’s New York, Wink, and Steven Alan Outpost are just some of our favorite fashion locales.

From everyone here at One Riverside Park, stay warm!