New York City is brimming with culture, great food, and exciting experiences. With Fordham campuses in both the Bronx and Manhattan, you have the opportunity to explore the bustling city streets and vibrant communities of both boroughs.

Check out our list of things to do in NYC this month!

1. Free Friday Nights and Second Sundays at the Whitney

Dive into a world of art and immerse yourself in thought-provoking exhibits as you walk through the iconic Whitney Museum—for free! 

Beginning Jan. 12, Friday Nights, 5 – 9 p.m., and the Second Sunday of each month, Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY

2. Birding: Owls

Embark on a birdwatching adventure with Urban Park Rangers! Explore the finest bird viewing spots in New York City as you discover the diverse species of owls inhabiting this Bronx park.

Saturday, Jan. 13,  4 – 5 p.m.,Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

3. Harlem Street Tree Care: MLK Day of Service

Trees on NYC streetJoin forces with NYC Parks Stewardship in a special tree care event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Dive into an immersive volunteer experience where you’ll unlock the secrets of aerating, cultivating, mulching, and identifying street trees. Discover the vital roles our trees play in New York City.

Monday, Jan. 15,  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fred Samuel Playground, Manhattan

4. NYC Vintage Pop-up

Travel back in time at the NYC Vintage Pop-Up – a retro-chic event for vintage lovers! From iconic graphic T-shirts, vinyl records, classic cameras and more, this market has something for everyone. 

Sunday, Jan. 21,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,Grand Bazaar, Manhattan

5. Taylor Swift Dance Class: Look What You Made Me Do in New York

Taylor SwiftLace-up your best dancing shoes for an electrifying dance class, where you’ll conquer the moves to Taylor Swift’s iconic hit, “Look What You Made Me Do.” Get ready to groove and make this song your own!

Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Pearl Studios NYC, Manhattan


Giorgia Sabia is the communications coordinator for the office of University Communications at Fordham. She can be reached at [email protected] or (212) 903-2040.