New York City events calendar for February 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in NYC, New York.

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Enjoy the best New York City events, festivals, and things to do in February 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Rockefeller Center in downtown New York City, New York.

Antiques show

Feb. 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 23)

1 mile north

View and purchase exceptional antiques ranging from ancient Roman glass through mid-century modern from 73 exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. No strollers on weekends.

Dance film festival

February 1 - 3, 2015 (begins Jan. 30)

NYC locations

Dance on Camera shows documentaries, features, shorts, experimental works, and music videos that combines dance with cinematography in innovative ways, selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Broadway discounts

February 1 - 5, 2015 (begins Jan. 20)

0.5 miles west

Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during Broadway Week. Buy tickets Jan. 9. Repeats in Sept.

American Indian show

February 1, 6, 7, 8, 2015 (begins Jan. 30)

2.5 miles south

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers play traditional music, dance in elaborate dress, and tell stories. The audience can join the Round Dance, and then the cast mingles with children at Theater for the New City.

Tony-winning musical

February 1 - 28, 2015 (Dec. 10 to Sept. 6)

0.6 miles west

Kinky Boots is based on a true story about a shoe factory owner and a drag queen, with a joyful and inspiring score by Cyndi Lauper at Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Discount tickets for January and February.

Italian wine tasting

February 2, 2015 (6 to 8:30 p.m.)

0.2 miles east

Taste your way through the regions of Italy during the Slow Wine US Tour NYC at Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Skating party

February 2, 2015 (6 to 8 p.m.)

3 miles north

Skate to soul music at Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party, which has ice skating demonstrations, food, and music at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Groundhog Day

February 2, 2015

13 miles SW via ferry

Staten Island Zoo opens at 6:30 a.m., and Chuck the groundhog looks for his shadow at 7:30 a.m. on Groundhog Day. Free. Buy breakfast afterwards if you made a reservation.

Short-film festival

February 5, 2015 (8 p.m.)

9 miles SW

Black Maria Film and Video Festival shows diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos under 60 minutes by independent makers, premiering free at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ.

Wine tasting

February 7, 2015 (3 or 8 p.m.)

0.5 miles SW

Attend one of the two sessions of NYC Winter Wine Festival to enjoy 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at Best Buy Theater in Times Square.

Run in your underwear

February 7, 2015

1.1 miles NW

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Stage 48 to support charity.

Dance festival

February 12 - 15, 2015

0.4 miles SE

Reserve a seat to watch ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel.

New York Fashion Week

February 12 - 19, 2015

NYC locations

Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events that unveil fall collections during New York Fashion Week. Repeats in Sept.

Valentine’s weekend jazz

February 13 - 14, 2015

1 mile NW

Dianne Reeves performs songs of love and romance at Lincoln Center on Valentine’s Day weekend. Optional $100 Valentine’s Dinner & open bar Feb. 14.

Valentine’s Day restaurants

February 14, 2015

NYC locations

OpenTable lists restaurants in greater New York City that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day in Times Square

February 14, 2015

0.5 miles west

Renew your marriage vows on the red glass steps, or take a photo together in front of the heart sculpture in Times Square at W. 46th Street & Broadway. Free.
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Valentine’s Day wine tasting

February 14, 2015

0.8 miles east

Taste wine, eat appetizers, and meet new people at Wine Lovers Valentine’s Day Event at the World Bar.

Champagne Gala

February 14, 2015 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

1.5 miles south

Champagne Gala for Valentine’s Day is a discussion of sparkling wines, a tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and buffet at Institute of Culinary Education for $300 per couple.

Cupcakes and Cocktails

February 14, 2015 (6 to 10 p.m.)

1.5 miles south

Bake and sample exotic cupcakes while mixing and sipping cocktails in Cupcakes and Cocktails class on Valentine’s Day at Institute of Culinary Education.

Soul concert

February 14, 2015

1.7 miles NW

The ‘70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert features 5 acts Saturday afternoon or evening at Beacon Theatre.

Valentine’s Day tango class

February 14, 2015

1.7 miles south

Valentine’s Day Beginner Workshop is a 90-minute tango lesson plus champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at Triangulo for $110 per couple.

Valentine’s Day under the stars

February 14, 2015

2 miles north

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with jazz, champagne, chocolate, and hors d’oeuvres, and then sit back for a view of the stars and love stories based on mythology at Romance Under the Stars in Hayden Planetarium.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 14, 2015

2.5 miles south

Hear lush, romantic vocal music of 19th-century composers in Greek-revival double parlors of the Merchant’s House Museum at Love in the Parlors.

Valentine’s dinner blindfolded

February 14, 2015

2.5 miles south

Your senses are heightened when you can’t see your four-course meal at Dinners in the Dark at Camaje Bistro. Click 6 PM or 9 PM for the all-inclusive deal.

Valentine’s Day cabaret

February 14, 2015

4.2 miles south

La Vie Parisienne: Saint Valentine’s Masquerade Ball transforms a private Victorian clubhouse into a 1930s Parisian cabaret hall with a costumed or masked masquerade and optional dinner at DTA, 60 Pine St.

Romantic ballet

February 13 - 22, 2015

1 mile NW

New York City Ballet performs Romeo + Juliet at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets for February 15.

Dog show

February 16 - 17, 2015

NYC locations

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has breed judging and benching at the Piers, with best-in-show and junior showmanship at Madison Square Garden.

Restaurant Week

February 16 - March 6, 2015

NYC locations

Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, not on Saturdays. Menus on website. Repeats in July.

Fringe theater festival

February 18 - March 8, 2015

2.6 miles south

Since participants are chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect at Frigid New York, which brings 30 affordable shows to two East Village theaters.

Chinese firecrackers & culture

February 19, 2015 (11 a.m.)

3 miles south

New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival [scroll down] has 600,000 firecrackers to scare away evil spirits and a festival with dancers, singers, and food vendors at Sara Roosevelt Park. Free.

Film festival

February 19 - 22, 2015

NYC location

Viva! Latino Film Festival [sound] has subtitled shorts, feature films, documentaries, and music videos.

Wine tasting

February 20, 2015 (7 to 10 p.m.)

29 miles west

Taste 150 wines, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, and cheese to live jazz at New Jersey Winter Wine Festival at the Hilton in Short Hills, NJ. Optional class.

Beer week

February 20 - March 1, 2015

NYC locations

New York City Beer Week celebrates craft beer with hundreds of festivals, tastings, menu pairings, and beer dinners throughout New York City.

Unusual film festival

February 20 - March 1, 2015

1.3 miles NE

See at least 20 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.

Chinese parade

February 22, 2015 (1 p.m.)

4 miles south

See colorful floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, and performers at Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. Free.

Beer tasting

February 24, 2015 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)

5 miles SE

NYC Brewer’s Choice is at Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.

Kinky film festival

February 24 - March 1, 2015

3 miles south

CineKink shows films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality at Anthology Film Archives. It also offers panel discussions, audience choice awards, a kick-off party, and an after-party.

Whisky tasting

February 25, 2015 (5:30 to 10 p.m.)

2.5 miles SW

A ticket to Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live entertainment, and a glass to sample the greatest whiskies in the world at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson.

Poker tournament

February 26, 2015 (uncertain)

1 mile south

Play poker or buy a food and drink ticket to watch the Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser at Stout on West 33rd St.

Cocktails & food

February 26, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

1.7 miles south

Good Spirits pairs fine spirits with local-restaurant food to delight your taste buds, at 135 W 18th Street.

Women’s film festival

February 26 - 28, 2015

NYC locations

Fusion Film Festival is a student-run celebration of women in film, television, and new media by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Free.

Children’s film festival

February 27 - March 22, 2015

NYC theaters

New York International Children's Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.

Children’s food festival

February 28 - March 1, 2015

0.5 miles south

Kids food fest has games for children from 6 months to tweens, plus presentations and exhibits for their parents, to encourage healthy eating, at Bryant Park.

LGBT expo

February 28 - March 1, 2015

1.5 miles SW

See exhibitors of gay and lesbian products and services, including weddings, at The Original LGBT Business Expo in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Orchid Show

February 28 - April 19, 2015

12 miles north

Billed as the largest exhibition of its kind in America, The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Romantic Orchid Evenings add music and cocktails.
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