Flatiron Partnership
Credit: Flatiron Partnership

Want something simply spectacular to visit this holiday season?  The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District just kicked off the sixth annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” season featuring free performances, fitness sessions, prizes, hot beverage giveaways, and much more. The centerpiece of the festivities, Flatiron Reflection, selected through the fourth-annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition in partnership with Van Alen Institute and NYC DOT Art, also was unveiled on the North Public Plaza in the shadow of the famed Flatiron Building.

“23 Days of Flatiron Cheer,” which runs from Friday, December 1st through Saturday, December 23rd, includes free, holiday-themed events showcasing the intersection of shopping, dining, and culture in the neighborhood. The launch event featured a performance by The Jazz Gallery, small bites from ilili BOX, hot chocolate from Shake Shack, and opportunities to win gifts from local businesses by spinning the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Prize Wheel.

“You can brighten your holidays with a visit to Flatiron this season,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. “We’re excited to showcase all this amazing neighborhood has to offer with fun-filled activities for everyone who visits, works in, or lives in the district. This holiday season, Flatiron is the place to be!”

Check out some of this year’s roster of events:

Dive into dishes. Every Tuesday, starting with Chefs John Doherty and Matteo Bergamini from Black Barn, the Flatiron Partnership is sharing favorite holiday recipes of Flatiron chefs. Coming weeks will feature Cosme, Eataly, and the Natural Gourmet Institute amongst others. Recipes will be available on FlatironDistrict.nyc and through weekly newsletters!

Work out on “Winter Wellness Wednesdays.” Sign up for free morning fitness classes at a number of Flatiron studios, including: Barry’s Bootcamp, bodē nyc, ANYA, New York Health & Racquet Club, ChaiseFitness and Tiger Schulmann MMA.

Relax and enjoy performances. Every Friday and Saturday, from Noon to 4:00 PM, there will be activities here on the North Public Plaza, with free beverages, and the ever-popular Prize Wheel. Fridays also will feature performances by The Peoples Improv Theater among others.

More information can be found here.