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February 2020

February 1

Lunar New Year Festival

Mark the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.

 

February 2

Superbowl LIV Party

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers go head to head, while you enjoy meaty sliders, tacos, and a three hour open bar at SPiN. Feeling lucky? Play a game of pickup ping pong, or challenge your friends to large-scale Uno, Jenga, and other crowd pleasing favorites.

February 3 

Broadway Week 

There’s nothing like live theater—and no place for it like Broadway. NYC Broadway Week invites you to experience the magic firsthand with 2-for-1 tickets to some of the most spectacular performances on stage right now.

February 4

NYC Must-See Week 

It may be impossible to do it all in New York City—but trying is the fun part. During NYC Must-See Week, enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to many of the iconic experiences right in our backyard, including attractions, museums, tours and performing arts like The Empire State Building, The Shed at Hudson Yards and many more. 

February 5 

Speakeasy Sessions 

Sugar East NYC is a discreet subterranean Lounge offering Prohibition Speakeasy-worthy cocktails. Speakeasy Sessions will offer live bands and the opportunity to celebrate the four pillars of Sugar East: Escape, Luxury, Style and Play.

February 6 

New York Fashion Week No Ring Death Match Extravaganza

Former model and professional wrestler MV Young is working to bring the wild world of wrestling to new audiences. This week he’s taking it to the runway at the New York Fashion Week No Ring Death Match Extravaganza. The evening will feature a fashion showcase, music, and, of course, no-ring wrestling matches.  

February 7 

A Surrealist Soirée

Explore unconventional worlds at the Morgan Library’s Surrealist Soirée, presented in conjunction with two of their exhibits: Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect and Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being. Hear gallery talks on both men and their fantastical, humorous works, and then try your hand at the surrealist party game Exquisite Corpse. There will also be French wine and cheese, as well as French-inspired gypsy jazz and swing from the Bailsmen.

February 8 

Switch n' Play: Vamp

Feel a chill down your spine at Brooklyn drag collective Switch n' Play’s fourth-annual Vamp. Billed as “a celebration of all things queer, bloodthirsty, and decadent,” the variety show will explore vampire mythology through innovative drag and burlesque. Performers include collective members Divina GranSparkle, Miss Malice, Nyx Nocturne, Vigor Mortis, and more; they’ll be joined by guest artists Louisianna Purchase, Untitled Queen, Sweet Lorraine, and MiscAllaneous DomTop.

February 9 

Romeo & Juliet @ Kings Theater

Fall in star-crossed love with the National Ballet Theater of Odessa’s rendition of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. One of the most choreographed modern ballets, this production features 55 dancers and the neoclassical score composed in 1935 by Sergei Prokofiev, who is also known for his scores for Cinderella and Peter and the Wolf. Woven in with the Shakespearean plot, Prokofiev’s music includes themes from WWII Russia, such as the need for self-unity and support for the national struggle.

February 10

144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Be a part of this epic two-night event filled with hundreds of dogs from across the country competing in categories such as Best in Group and Best in Show. Westminster is one of the remaining benched shows, which means that you can visit with handlers, breeders and the dogs on their ‘bench’. This allows you to speak to breeders and to learn the specific breed you might be interested in. All tickets include access to see the Best of Breed winners on their benches at Madison Square Garden before the show! Additionally, a new breed will be introduced to the competition, the Azawakh, making its Westminster debut at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

February 11

Technology and the Brain

Does babies’ exposure to digital technologies like smartphones and touchpads affect the way their brains develop? How is technology shaping our cognitive abilities, attention span, and mental prowess? As “digital natives” enter the professional workforce, employers must find ways to balance the skills and capabilities of a new generation with the expertise and experience of previous generations. Join this panel discussion led by scientists, exploring some of the neurological advantages and challenges of living in a digitized world.

February 12

Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious

A gallery of historic and contemporary photographs showcases works by both well-known and emerging artists. A companion gallery presents original drawings, garments, posters, decorative arts objects, and many other artifacts speaking to the everyday life of the city. Together, these beautiful, eclectic, and poignant images and objects illuminate the compelling and layered identity of New York and its stories.

February 13 

The Lumineers

The Lumineers bring their world tour to Brooklyn's Barclay Center on February 13 and 14 with special guests Mt. Joy and JS Ondara.

February 14

Harry Potter 

Experience every magical moment in a theatre packed with your fellow Hufflepuffs in this special house pride version of the Broadway show. The theater opens 45 minutes early for a pre-show trivia contest with cast appearances, costume contest, and photo ops in the theatre.  Other nights this month will honor Gryffindor, Slytherin, & Ravenclaw fans. 

February 15

Dream City 

This new indoor 6,200SF playground has been thoughtfully and custom designed for young children from one to six years old. They offer open play, classes, special events and parties, and  aim to create a fun and safe learning environment that sparks curiosity while encouraging social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. ​

February 16

Sesame Street Live ​

Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita.
During the Sesame Street Live! pre-show experience, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Elmo and two of his furry friends before the show 

February 17

International Center of Photography

ICP is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Its brand new home at Essex Crossing reunites its museum with its school, and features exhibition galleries, media labs, darkrooms, a shop, café, and public event spaces.

February 18

The Winter Tippler

From Saturday February 1, 2020 until Sunday March 15, 2020, partake in this interactive, city-wide cocktail party, using your passbook of 15 vouchers to redeem 15 stellar signature cocktails crafted at 15 highly-rated New York City establishments.

Attempt to knock out 15 spots in one go, or spread the fun over the full 6 weeks to swig at a slower pace, filling weekends with flavorful fancies and weekdays with after-work surprises.

February 19

Wavefield, Variation O

All spectators, whether active or passive, are immersed in a heteromorphic soundscape, forming an undulating field that fluctuates between surprising syncopations and abstract sound expansions. Each seesaw is inhabited by a foreign entity, each with its own temperament and its own musical vocabulary. Set in motion, they burst into a menagerie of electric calls that resonate with the site’s urban pulse, blurring the boundaries between sound and landscape.

February 20

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse 

This exhibit at FIT Museum illustrates the rise and subsequent influence of classical ballet and ballerinas on high fashion from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. Most of the 80 objects on view in the exhibition are high fashion garments, ranging from Parisian couture to British custom-made clothing to American ready-made. 

February 21 

Beginner’s Ear

Unplug and

recharge your batteries during a 60-minute deep dive into the art of listening with guided meditation and live music. Beginner’s Ear brings you closer to the music by opening the mind to both silence and sound.  Through guided meditation, participants reach a deep state of attentive calm, out of which a live performance unfolds with visceral beauty.

February 22 

Bagel Making Workshop

Learn the secret to making this fun and easy twice-cooked bread at home, which will allow you to make not only bagels, but pretzels too. Get the techniques to mix, proof, shape, boil and bake the quintessential NYC, complete with classic toppings such as sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Plus, you’ll learn to make flavorful compound butters and cream cheeses that will remain a “must” on your breakfast table from now on.

February 23 

Apres Ski Disco​

On The Rooftop at Pier 17, Aprés-Ski Disco is bringing together the pinnacle of all après-ski experiences – from cozy chalet style lounges to decadent food stations to boozy bar selections to keep you warm. To top it all off, there will be rooftop ice skating and spectacular performances alongside global DJs playing disco-inspired music that will certainly keep you moving even after the sun has set.

February 24

Serra Alpina by Birreria 

Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to relax at SERRA ALPINA, Eataly''s “winter greenhouse” replete with a cozy, snow-covered atmosphere, an extensive cocktail menu (think: coffee and even truffle-inspired cocktails), and vibrant seasonal plates infused with traditional flavors of the Italian Alps and featuring top local produce.

February 25 

Fat Tuesday 

Enjoy iconic New Orleans classic dishes reflecting French, African and American cuisines: gumbo, red beans and rice, po boys, bananas foster. 

 

February 26

City/Game: Basketball in NYC

Basketball in New York is a saga set in schoolyards, street corners, gymnasiums, and packed arenas, where a shared sports culture cuts across race, ethnicity, class, and language. City/Game: Basketball in New York captures the excitement and evolution of this quintessentially urban game and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love it. Relive historic highs and lows, and revisit legendary players like Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, WNBA trailblazer Nancy Lieberman, as well as current stars such as Queens-born Liberty star Tina Charles and the city’s latest headline player, Kevin Durant. From Rucker Park to Madison Square Garden, from jazz bands to sneaker stories, experience why basketball is truly the city game.

February 27

DJ Lessons 

Join Scratch Academy, an East Village institution founded by Jam Master Jay of Rum DMC, for a fun one-on-one DJ instruction in Alphabet Bar, completely complimentary!

February 28

Celine Dion at Barclay Center

The Canadian chanteuse has launched her first world tour in more than a decade, with an incredible new concept in support of her acclaimed new album Courage!

February 29

Farmacy Kitchen

This pop-up from the UK ends February 29th. Farmacy Kitchen’s entirely plant-based, globally inspired menu is right at home at SoHo’s Chefs Club Counter