Temperatures are dropping, and New Yorkers are taking cover from the brutally cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay holed up at home all winter! There are a few classic New York City experiences just for the winter, and these are a few of our favorites.
Outdoor Ice Skating
Cross an item off your NYC bucket list this winter with outdoor ice skating at Central Park or the Rockefeller Center. Bundle up in your coziest jacket and scarf and play tourist for an afternoon as you glide over one of the city’s ice rinks. Once you’re chilled to the bone, warm up with hot cocoa or wrap up your evening at a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try.
Self-guided Museum Tour
Escape the cold with an outing to one of the city’s many well-known museums. The American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other New York museums offer self-guided tours for English language learners. Spend an entire day or just a few hours surrounding yourself with art, history, and culture for a true New York experience.
Good Riddance Day
The end of the year is a time to reflect on the challenges, triumphs, and events of the previous months, good or bad. Good Riddance Day offers New Yorkers a unique way to say goodbye to the struggles thrown their way in 2018. Inspired by a Latin American tradition of burning dolls that represent bad memories and issues from the year before, this annual event encourages people to leave the things they’d like to forget in the past. Take anything that brings up bad memories—be it a love letter from your ex or a test that didn’t go so well—to the Broadway Plazas on December 28 to shred it, trash it, or destroy it.
Say goodbye to the difficulties of 2018 at Good Riddance Day, then enjoy the rest of your holiday break spending time with friends and family or catching up on well-deserved rest. When you return to your ALCC American Language courses with a clean slate in January, you’ll feel ready to tackle whatever 2019 throws your way. Register for classes now or call ALCC American Language at (212) 736-2373 to find out how to enroll.