Flatiron District Holiday Event Schedule Offers Something For Everyone
The Flatiron District and Chelsea rank among New York City’s most exciting neighborhoods any time of the year. But over the holidays and into the New Year, they are truly something special. Book your event at the New York City Seminar and Conference Center now and, as an added bonus, enjoy the abundance of holiday events, promotions and activities in two of Manhattan’s greatest neighborhoods.
The Flatiron BID’s annual 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer, which runs through December 23rd, is in full swing. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience a New York City event packed tighter than a hefty Christmas stocking with programming that appeals to all ages, interests and religions. Here’s rundown of what’s on offer, courtesy of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership.
Friday, December 15:
Flatiron Prize Wheel
Warm Ginger Spiced Coconut Milk by BONMIi
Performance by The PIT
Saturday, December 16:
Flatiron Prize Wheel
Free Tote Bag of Flatiron Discounts
Hot Tea by DAVIDsTEA
Saturday, December 23:
Flatiron Prize Wheel
Free Tote Bag of Flatiron Discounts
Hot Coffee by Idea Coffee
Food Drive Donations are also accepted online which double – or even triple – the amount a dollar can provide at the grocery store. Click here to donate.
Flatiron Holiday Gift Preview Party
Tuesday, December 12, 6 to 8 pm
You’re invited to Sony Square NYC to immerse yourself in virtual reality and other holiday must-haves from PlayStation for kids, teens, and adults alike. This family-friendly event will include an exclusive Sony gift bag for the first 350 attendees! Enjoy light bites and soft drinks while you test out the latest technology and games for your holiday wish list. Presented by Sony Square NYC.
Update 12/11: UPDATE: We’ve decided to release a limited number of additional registration sign-ups for this event! See you Tuesday night! RSVP here
Winter Solstice on the Flatiron Public Plaza
December 21, 4 to 8 pm
Join us on the Flatiron North Public Plaza to celebrate the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Enjoy banh mi sandwiches (veggie & meat option) and warm beverages from BONMi and the Flatiron prize wheel starting at 4 and continuing until 8 pm.Then at 6 pm, help us and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) complete a Fibonacci Spiral puzzle!
Winter Wellness Wednesdays
Enjoy the opportunity to take a free morning fitness class at one of our Flatiron studios. Each Wednesday through December 20th we will feature various studios offering free admission to a morning class. There are two available classes each Wednesday, and if your first choice is full, please check the other options, as some classes have a higher capacity than others.
New York Health & Racquet Club – Fluidity Barre – 7 am – More info & RSVP SOLD OUT! Waitlist full
ANYA – AntiGravity® Decompression Session (beginner friendly!) – 8 am – More info & RSVP SOLD OUT! Waitlist full
JUST ADDED: New York Personal Training (NYPT) – Kickboxing – 4 SLOTS ONLY – 6 am – More info & RSVP
ChaiseFitness – Reinvention – 7:15 am – More info & RSVP SOLD OUT! Waitlist full
Tiger Schulmann MMA – Kickboxing – 8:45 am – More info & RSVP
JUST ADDED: New York Personal Training (NYPT) – Restore & Recovery – 4 SLOTS ONLY – 7 am – More info & RSVP
Notable Flatiron chefs are sharing their favorite holiday recipes each Tuesday via our website & newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter in the top right corner of our website in the grey box that says “Subscribe”. Check back each week on this page for a new recipe, or find them in your inbox!
Curried Cauliflower Steaks by Black Barn chefs John Doherty and Matteo Bergamini
Baked Moussaka Eggplant by ilili Chef de Cuisine Daniel Dorado
Honey Nut Tamal by Cosme chefs Enrique Olvera and Chef Daniela Soto Innes
Stay tuned for next weeks recipe from the Natural Gourmet Institute!
Social Media Contest
Visitors to the district and the Flatiron Reflection holiday artinstallation are invited to share photos and experiences on Twitter and Instagram. Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #FlatironReflection to be entered to win prizes from local businesses.
Prizes include dining gift certificates, fitness memberships and classes, tickets to performances, and much more. A winner will be chosen each day throughout the “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer.”
With thousands of New Yorkers experiencing hunger and hardship, the BID is holding a food drive through December 23rd to benefit the Food Bank For New York City. The BID is collecting non-perishable foods such as canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and hot and cold cereal at the Flatiron North Public Plaza during Live on the Plaza events.
Donations are also accepted online which double – or even triple – the amount a dollar can provide at the grocery store. Click here to donate.
Historic Flatiron District Walking Tours
On Sundays at 11 am, meet us at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park for holiday-themed walking tours. Join our professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks. Special Flatiron Building edition: Sunday, December 3rd.
To learn more about our walking tours, click here.
Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition
Anchoring “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” is the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership holiday art installation, selected through the annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition in partnership with the Van Alen Institute and permitted through NYC DOT Art. This year, the winning design is Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion.
The piece is a bundle of shimmering tubes creating a fragmented column at the scale of the public plaza. The fluted perimeter offers niches that can be occupied, while a panoramic central space opens out like a stage into the plaza. The conical interior form cuts out the visual noise of the city to isolate the image of the Flatiron Building and its neighbors on the skyline. For more information about Flatiron Reflection, click here.
Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Meringoff Properties, Supporting Sponsors 212 Fifth Avenue and Sony Square NYC, as well as Contributing Sponsor Porcelanosa, for making this year’s holiday installation possible.
Flatiron Holiday Installation Launch Event
On Monday, November 20th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership kicked off the holiday season by unveiling Flatiron Reflection and launching its sixth annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” which runs from December 1st – 23rd and features free, holiday-themed events showcasing the intersection of shopping, dining, and culture in the neighborhood. Along with experiencing Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion for the first time, the event featured a performance by The Jazz Gallery, Shake Shack’s hot chocolate, small bites by ilili BOX, and premium prize wheel prizes from neighborhood businesses. You can read the event recap here.
Presented by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Flatiron Reflection and the accompanying programming “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” is made possible with generous support from Presenting Sponsor Meringoff Properties, Supporting Sponsors 212 Fifth Avenue and Sony Square NYC, as well as Contributing Sponsor Porcelanosa.
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership also thanks local businesses who are participating in “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” through the donation of items for the Flatiron prize wheel, social media contests, and the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer tote bags, hot beverages; performances; fitness classes; and other festive activities on the Flatiron North Public Plaza and around the neighborhood!
Thank you &pizza, 10/10 Optics, Abracadabra, ANYA, Athleta, Barry’s Bootcamp, Baruch PAC, Belgian Beer Cafe, Bode NYC (Formerly Bikram Yoga NYC), Black Barn Restaurant, BONMi, CAVA, ChaiseFitness, Citi Bike, Cohen’s Optical, Cosme, DAVIDsTEA, Dos Toros, Eataly, Ethan Allen, Fields Good Chicken, Flatiron Green Café, Foto Care, Gansevoort Park Avenue South, Hill Country Chicken, Hill Country BBQ, Hill Country Live, Idea Coffee, ilili Restaurant, ilili BOX, J&M True Value Hardware, LEGO, Made Nice, Natural Gourmet Institute, National Museum of Mathematics, New York Health & Racquet Club, NY Laser Loft, NYPT, Obica, Origins, Pottery Barn, Rizzoli Bookstore, Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South, Sony Square NYC, Shake Shack, sundays nail salon, Sushirrito, Tacombi Flatiron, TADA! Theater, Tarallucci e Vino, Terri, The Center for Book Arts, The Copy Specialist, The Evelyn, The Financial Gym, The James New York – Nomad, The Jazz Gallery, The Little Beet, The Nomad Hotel, The Peoples Improv Theater, Tiger Schulmann, Uplift Studios, and YO! Sushi.
And special thanks to local businesses and offices for hosting a food drive for the Food Bank For New York City at their locations: Bond Collective, Carnegie Fabrics, Coalition Flatiron, Community Healthcare Network, Estee Lauder, Function X, General Assembly, Michael Alan Group, NYC Seminar and Conference Center, Public Plazas Food Drive, Regus, Select Office Suites, The Yard, ThoughtMatter, WeWork, and Yext.