Forget New Year, New You. Just do the same old things in 2019 – curl up with a good book, listen to some music and generally have a chilled time.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

New Year Book Fair

More than 100 booksellers converge on Knavesmire, bringing with them fabulous facts, fictions and all sorts of stories, collectables and ephemera.
Sat Jan 12
10.00 am-4.30 pm
York Racecourse
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The Brass Monkey half marathon

It’s time for the first big road race of the year. Get out and cheer on the runners in the 37th year of this event, organised by York Knavesmire Harriers.
Sun Jan 13
10.00 am-12.45 pm
York Racecourse
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York Races – Dante Festival

Wed May 15 @ 11.15 am - Fri May 17 @ 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – First Saturday

Sat May 25 @ 11.15 am - 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – June Meeting

Fri Jun 14 @ 11.15 am - Sat Jun 15 @ 7.15 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – Summer Music Saturday with Busted

Sat Jun 29 @ 11.15 am - 8.00 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – John Smith’s Meeting

Fri Jul 12 @ 11.15 am - Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – Music Showcase Weekend: Day 1, Tears For Fears

Fri Jul 26 @ 4.00 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – Music Showcase Weekend: Day 2, James Arthur

Sat Jul 27 @ 11.15 am
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival

Wed Aug 21 @ 11.00 am - Sat Aug 24 @ 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – September Sunday

Sun Sep 8 @ 11.15 am - 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Races – October Finale

Fri Oct 11 - Sat Oct 12
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

Tue Nov 26 - Sun Dec 8
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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Exhibition by GAMMA Photo Forum

Some terrific images in this new exhibition at City Screen, all from members of the Gamma Photoforum Yorkshire group.
Sun Jan 6-Wed Feb 6
City Screen
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Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

Fri, June 22 - Sun, May 12
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes

Fri, July 13 @ 9.30 am - Sun, April 28 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Testing

Fri, October 12 - Sun, April 28
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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The Case Of The Steel-Plated Soldier

Tue Feb 5 - Sat Apr 27
York Army Museum
3 Tower Street
York, YO1 9SB United Kingdom
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Savage Satire

Fri Feb 15 - Fri Jun 7
Fairfax House
Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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York Printmakers

Mon Feb 18 - Sun Mar 24
Pyramid Gallery
43 Stonegate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 8AW United Kingdom
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Home! at Goddards

Fri Mar 1 - Sun Nov 3
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy

Tue Mar 5 - Sun Nov 3
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All Things Bright

Tue Mar 5 @ 9.30 am - Thu Mar 28 @ 5.30 pm
York Fine Arts
83 Low Petergate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7HY United Kingdom
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Museum of Broken Relationships

Fri, March 22 @ 9.30 am - Sun, March 22 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

Fri Mar 29 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun, June 23

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

Fri Mar 29 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
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York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Children Curate

Fri Apr 12 @ 10.00 am - Sat Aug 31 @ 5.00 pm
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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York River Art Market

Sat Jun 22
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Each Saturday from 22/06/19 - 24/08/19
Dame Judi Dench Walk
Esplanade
York, YO1 7DP
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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a lot of fun… Oddsocks productions bring their own take on Robin Hood for one night only…
Sat Jan 12
7.30 pm
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The Grand Old Dame Of York

Thu, December 13 @ 7.30 pm - Sat, February 2 @ 7.30 pm

The Crescent by York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

Fri Jan 18 - Sat Jan 19
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW United Kingdom
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The Howl & The Hum & more

Some terrific acts lined up for the fifth birthday of the Fulford Arms in its present incarnation. The Howl & The Hum, , Amy May Ellis, Fawn, Nathan Luke… what a night.
Sat Jan 12
4.00 pm-11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
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The Recital Room

Thu Mar 21 @ 1.05 pm - 1.45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:05pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 13

Bootham School
49-57 Bootham
York, YO30 7BU United Kingdom
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Liam Byrne & Jonas Nordberg

Thu Mar 21 @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Lee Scratch Perry w/ DJ Selecter B (Bangarang)

Fri Mar 22 @ 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Fibbers: Live Music Venue
3-5 Toft Green
York, YO1 6JT
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My Wonderful Daze @ The Fulford Arms

Fri Mar 22 @ 7.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Escape Club at the Crescent

Fri Mar 22 @ 8.00 pm - 11.59 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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The Wave Pictures

Sat Mar 23 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Coldplace

Sat Mar 23 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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Hello Operator/Honours/Sounds Like A Storm/Pavilion

Sat Mar 23 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Sat Mar 23 @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ
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