Italian wine tasting
February 3, 2016 (7 to 10 p.m.)
2.3 miles SWTaste your way through the regions of Italy during the Slow Wine World Tour, with Italian bites and live entertainment at the Highline Ballroom.
NYC Restaurant Week
February 5, 2016
NYC locationsGet a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, not on Saturdays. Repeats in July.
Broadway discount week
February 5, 2016 (begins Jan. 19)
0.5 miles westGet 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during Broadway Week. Repeats in Sept.
February 5 - 6, 2016
0.5 miles southWinter Carnival includes winter sports, ping pong, skating, a brew house, and a silent disco dance at Bryant Park. Free (unless you rent skates).
Stephen King thriller
February 5 - 14, 2016
0.6 miles SWBruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in suspenseful, stylish, and scary Misery at Broadhurst Theatre.
American Indian show
February 5 - 7 and 12 - 14, 2016
2.5 miles southThunderbird 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 kids at Theater for the New City.
Gritty drama by Arthur Miller
February 5 - 21, 2016
0.5 mile SWA View From the Bridge is a passionate tragedy about an immigrant longshoreman set in 1950s Brooklyn, at Lyceum Theatre. Discount tickets $59.
February 5 - 27, 2016 (7 p.m.)
2.4 miles southAs You Like It is a romantic comedy of mischievous misunderstandings, pleasing poetry, and hilarious happenstance at Players Theatre. Discount tickets $15.
February 5 - April 30, 2016
2.8 miles southYour ticket to The Imbible includes 3 craft cocktails plus a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at SoHo Playhouse. Discount tickets $28.
Star Wars exhibition
February 5 - May 30, 2016
0.5 miles SWSee 77 costumes worn in all seven films at Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Discovery Times Square.
Creative percussion show
February 5 - June 26, 2016
0.5 miles SWSTOMP has high-energy dance, acrobatics, comedy, and nonstop rhythym from unusual instruments at the Orpheum Theatre. Discount tickets at Goldstar and Groupon.
Blue Man show
February 5 - June 26, 2016
2.3 miles southBlue Man Group is back with a new stage show that combines comedy, art, science, visual effects, and music at Astor Place Theatre. Discount tickets $59.
Popular musical: Fantasticks
February 5 - July 3, 2016
0.2 miles westThe Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical entertaining audiences since 1960, at intimate Snapple Theater in Times Square. Discount tickets $15.
Fiddler on the Roof (live)
February 5 - July 3, 2016
0.4 miles NWFiddler on the Roof is a musical about Jewish tradition in Imperial Russia, which has won 10 Tony Awards, at Broadway Theatre. Discount tickets $69.
February 5 - July 3, 2016
0.6 miles SWBased on a book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is about a girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny, at Shubert Theatre. Discount tickets $59.
Edgy puppet show
February 5 - Dec. 18, 2016
0.4 miles westHumans and puppets who live in a shabby neighborhood on Avenue Q entertain mature audiences with sassy songs and funny antics at New World Stages. Discount tickets $49.
February 5 - Dec. 31, 2016
0.7 miles westBased on a 1912 novel, Daddy Long Legs is a musical about a girl’s correspondence with an anonymous benefactor as she matures into an intelligent and witty woman, at cozy Davenport Theatre. Discounts tickets at Goldstar and LivingSocial.
February 6, 2016 (3 & 8 p.m.)
0.5 miles SWNYC Winter Wine Festival features 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at PlayStation Theater in Times Square. Coupon code “events12” saves 10%.
February 6, 2016
1.5 miles westCelebrate Chinese New Year watching a world-class Fireworks Spectacular over the Hudson. Free to watch from shore, or see it on a dinner cruise:
February 6, 2016 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
3 miles northSkate to soul music at Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party, which has ice skating demonstrations, food, and music at Lasker Rink in Central Park.
February 6, 2016 (12:30 & 5:30 p.m.)
6.3 miles NWSample 150 beers from 70 brewers at Great Beer Expo at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.
February 6, 2016
26.6 miles northSample 200 craft beers with food and music at Big Brew NY at Westchester County Center in White Plains, a two-minute walk from the train station. Discount tickets $52.
February 6 - 13, 2016
1.1 miles NWIl Trovatore by Verdi is an action-packed opera that features powerful songs and dramatic music at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $60 to $155.
February 6 - 28, 2016 (1 p.m.)
1.7 miles NWPinkalicious eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns pink. Kids 2 to 7 enjoy seeing how she gets out of this predicament with help from her brother, at McGinn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway. Discount tickets $25.
February 7 - March 19, 2016
1.2 miles southYou and 11 others are Trapped in a Room with a Zombie [sound] on a chain and have one hour to solve clues and escape, at 355 7th Avenue. Discount tickets $21.
Dancing with the Stars
February 8, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)
1.7 miles NWShaping Sound performs an electrifying mashup of dance styles and musical genres that made it famous on TV’s Dancing With the Stars, at Beacon Theatre. Discount tickets $35.
Chinese firecrackers & culture
February 8, 2016 (11 a.m.)
3 miles southNew Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival includes 600,000 firecrackers to scare away evil spirits and a festival with dancers, singers, and food vendors at Sara Roosevelt Park. Photos. Free.
February 8 - March 28, 2016 (Mondays)
2.4 miles southFive professional magicians perform card tricks and feats of wonder with plenty of humor at Monday Night Magic in cozy Players Theatre. Discount tickets $26.
California wine tasting
February 9, 2016 (6 to 8:30 p.m.)
2.7 miles southTaste wines from dozens of West Sonoma Coast vintners at West of West NYC at City Winery.
Mardi Gras evening
February 9, 2016 (also Jan.)
5 miles SENew Orleans Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil [scroll down] features a brass band and optional crawfish dinner at The Hall in Brooklyn. Discount tickets $8, with dinner $22.
February 9, 2016 (8 p.m.)
11 miles southHear the music of unfading youth when The Beach Boys (Good Vibrations) perform at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Discount tickets $15 to $35.
February 9 - March 20, 2016
1.2 miles southThe New York Knicks play at Madison Square Garden.
February 9 - May 8, 2016
1 mile SWStraight is a funny and reflective off-Broadway drama about three Millennials in a romantic entanglement at Acorn Theatre. Discount tickets $35.
New York Fashion Week
February 10 - 18, 2016
NYC locationsTop models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events unveiling fall collections during New York Fashion Week [sound]. Repeats in Sept.
February 11 - 14, 2016
0.7 miles SWAn Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde weaves together blackmail, political corruption, and public and private honor in late 19th-century England at Times Square Arts Center. Discount tickets $10.
Sesame Street show
February 11 - 21, 2016
1.2 miles southFamilies love joining in when their favorite characters sing and dance onstage in Sesame Street Live at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Wine & chocolate tasting
February 12, 2016
0.3 miles SEEnjoy wine, chocolate, entertainment, food for purchase, and a silent auction at Ripple Effect Artists Chocolate & Wine Gala at People’s United Bank on Park Avenue.
Valentine’s Day drag show
February 12, 2016 (9:30 p.m.)
1 mile SWDistorted Valentines twists together iconic pop-culture moments to destroy the holiday at Laurie Beechman Theatre for age 17+. Discount tickets $11.
Valentine’s Day cocktail class
February 12, 2016 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
1.5 miles southSample a wide variety of cocktails and create your own at Couples Romantic Cocktails for Valentine’s Day at Institute of Culinary Education for $195 per couple.
Wine & cheese cruise
February 12, 2016 (also March)
2.4 miles SWTaste five wines with artisan cheese and see city views during a Wine & Cheese Pairing Class aboard the Yacht Manhattan, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets $51.
February 12 - 13, 2016
4 miles southRock the Yacht is a 3-hour cruise with city views, DJ dance music, and cash bar leaving Pier 15 at South Street Seaport for age 21+. Discount tickets $15.
Valentine’s Day jazz
February 12 - 14, 2016
1 mile NWVocal wonder Cécile McLorin Salvant gives a Valentine’s Day-inspired performance at Lincoln Center.
Valentine’s haunted house
February 12 - 14, 2016
3 miles southBlood Manor opens its doors for a horrifying Bloody Valentine’s Weekend at 163 Varick Street.
Dance film festival
February 12 - 16, 2016 (gala Feb. 10)
NYC locationsDance on Camera screens documentaries, features, shorts, experimental works, and music videos that combine dance with cinematography in innovative ways, selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Dance party: ‘80s & ‘90s
February 13, 2016 (10:30 p.m.)
1 mile southThe ‘80s vs ‘90s Party features your favorite songs played by a cover band and DJ, props, movie clips, costumes, and sound bites at the Cutting Room for age 21+. Discount tickets $11.
Central Park Ice Festival
February 13, 2016 (3 to 7 p.m.)
1.1 miles northSee carvers make romantic statues with chisels and power tools. At 5 p.m. trade ID for headphones and dance outdoors at a “silent disco” with DJs and colored lights during Ice Festival at Naumburg Bandshell. Free.
Run in your underwear
February 13, 2016 (noon)
1.1 miles NWCupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Stage 48 to support charity.
Valentine’s Day champagne
February 13, 2016 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
1.5 miles southChampagne Gala for Valentine’s Day is a talk about sparkling wine, a tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet at Institute of Culinary Education for $300 per couple.
Valentine’s Day soul concert
February 13, 2016 (3 & 8 p.m.)
1.7 miles NWThe ‘70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert has five acts in a revival of R&B, disco, and soul at Beacon Theatre.
Valentine’s Day formal soiree
February 13, 2016 (9 p.m.)
2.1 miles southSweetheart Soirée features plush seating, dancing, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, sweets, (wine and cocktails for sale) on 4 floors of Norwood mansion for age 21+.
Valentine’s Day concert
February 13, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles southHear lush, romantic vocal music of 19th-century composers in Greek-revival double parlors of the Merchant’s House Museum at Love in the Parlors. A post-performance reception is optional.
Valentine’s Day masquerade party
February 13, 2016
4.2 miles southCarnival of Venice Masquerade is an edgy Venetian Carnival masked ball, which requires a costume, at Down Town Association (DTA).
Valentine’s Day art tour
February 13 - 14, 2016
0.2 miles northValentine Tours begin with a candlelit reception, including a glass of wine and fine hors d’oeuvres, followed by a private guided tour after the museum closes at The Museum of Modern Art, $225 a couple.
Valentine’s Day tango class
February 13 - 14, 2016
1.7 miles southCome as a couple to the Valentine’s Day Workshop for an introductory tango lesson plus champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at Triangulo.
Valentine’s Day cruise
February 13 - 15, 2016
2.4 miles SWEnjoy 90 minutes of views on a Statue of Liberty & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise, including a glass of champagne or other beverage on Yacht Manhattan, from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets $26.
Classic drama about prejudice
February 13 - March 12, 2016 (Saturdays)
4.5 miles northA black family moves to the white side of Chicago in A Raisin in the Sun, a ground-breaking classic that became a movie starring Sidney Poitier, live at Harlem Repertory Theatre. Discount tickets $11.
Valentine’s Day restaurants
February 14, 2016
NYC locationsOpenTable lists restaurants in greater New York City that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Also see recommendations by NY Magazine and Zagat.
Valentine’s Day in Times Square
February 14, 2016
0.5 miles westRegister to renew your marriage vows on the red glass steps, or take a photo together in front of the Heart of Hearts sculpture in Times Square at W. 46th Street & Broadway. Free.
Valentine’s scavenger hunt
February 14, 2016 (2 to 5 p.m.)
0.8 miles southThe Amazing Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt begins at Slattery’s Midtown Pub, and then you follow a series of clues around the city performing physical and mental challenges. Discount tickets at Goldstar and LivingSocial.
Valentines’ Day burlesque
February 14, 2016 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
1 mile SWLe Scandal Valentine’s Day Show is a burlesque variety show with live music and an available dinner and bar menu at Laurie Beechman Theatre.
French Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2016 (5 p.m.)
1.1 miles southYour ticket to Maison D’Amour: a Celebration of Love includes wine, cheese, and chocolate by candlelight, plus live French music, entertainment, and a rose at Interface NYC for age 21+.
Valentine’s Day under the stars
February 14, 2016 (sold out)
2 miles northCelebrate 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.
Bossa Nova brunch
February 14, 2016 (12:30 p.m.)
2.3 miles SWHear the world’s most romantic music at The Girl From Ipanema at Highline Ballroom.
Valentine’s Day burlesque
February 14, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)
2.3 miles SWFilthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Spectacular is a night of teasing, live music, and sultry fun at Highline Ballroom. Discount tickets $15.
February 14, 2016 (1 p.m.)
4 miles southSee colorful floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, and performers at Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. Free.
Valentine’s Day family party
February 14, 2016 (12 to 3 p.m.)
5.1 miles SELittle Club Heads Family Dance Party includes dancing to popular tunes played by DJs, face painting, balloon twisting, and stage shows at Verbotem in Brooklyn for children age 1 to 12, plus their older siblings.
Valentine’s music in a mansion
February 14, 2016 (4:30 p.m.)
15 miles northThe Rivertown String Quartet plays romantic music by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum at Pelham Bay. Afterwards, attend an opening reception for the Gilded Age Glamour fashion exhibit.
February 15 - 16, 2016
NYC locationsWestminster Kennel Club Dog Show has daytime events at Piers 92/94 with finals and best-in-show evenings at Madison Square Garden. Discount tickets $20.
Fringe theater festival
February 16 - March 6, 2016
2.6 miles southSince participants are chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect at Frigid New York, which has 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters. Scroll down their page to see all shows.
Unusual film festival
February 17 - 24, 2016
1.3 miles NESee 18 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.
Classical concert in NJ
February 18, 2016 (8 p.m.)
36 miles westPolish Baltic Philharmonic of Gdansk performs works by Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. Discount tickets $21.
February 18 - 20, 2016
0.4 miles northLes Ballets de Monte Carlo perform a dark and sensual version of Cinderella choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot at New York City Center. Discount tickets $20 to $53.
February 19, 2016 (9 p.m.)
11 miles southQueen of Funk Chaka Khan performs with Vivian Green at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Discount tickets $57.
February 19 - 28, 2016
NYC locationsNew York City Beer Week celebrates craft beer with special tastings, pairings, and dinners at many venues.
February 19 - March 5, 2016 (7 p.m.)
3 miles SWEnjoy a reception, a three-course dinner, and a DJ dance with three hours of views on a Manhattan Dinner Cruise by Hornblower Yachts, departing from Pier 40 at 353 West Street. Discount tickets $102, child $60.
Opera by Puccini
February 19 - April 12, 2016
1.1 miles NWMadama Butterfly is a young Japanese geisha who mistakenly believes her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage, at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $73 to $158.
February 19 - June 12, 2016
0.5 miles NWIn sentimental She Loves Me, two sparring store clerks unknowingly write each other secret love notes at Studio 54. Discount tickets $67.
Bloody Mary festival
February 20, 2016 (sold out)
2.6 miles southTaste Bloody Marys from 18 restaurants with brunch snacks, and then vote for your favorite at Eat, Drink and Bloody Mary at L’Apicio.
February 20 - March 5, 2016
3 miles southAvant Music Festival devotes each night to music by a single contemporary composer at the Wild Project.
Jazz brunch on a yacht
February 21 - March 6, 2016 (Sundays)
3 miles southEnjoy a buffet, live jazz, and two hours of views on the Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise by Hornblower Yachts, departing from Pier 40.
Concert for Tibet
February 22, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)
0.6 miles northExpect big-name performers at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall to raise funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala dinner afterwards.
Italian wine tasting
February 23, 2016 (4 to 8:30 p.m.)
2.4 miles SWSample 295 wines from 100 Italian vintners at Great Wines of Italy, with cheese & meat appetizers and music from a singer/songwriter at IAC on W. 18th St.
February 24, 2016
2.5 miles SWA ticket to Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live entertainment, and a glass to sample the greatest whiskies in the world at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.
February 24, 2016 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)
6.5 miles SETaste 40 beers and meet the brewers at NYC Brewer’s Choice at Sanders Studios in Brooklyn.
February 24 - 27, 2016
0.4 miles northThe renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet and its orchestra perform three works by Ballanchine (Feb. 24 & 25) and a contemporary program (Feb. 26 & 27) at New York City Center. Discount tickets $38 to $79.
February 25 - 28, 2016
0.4 miles SEGet reserved seats for ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel.
February 25 - March 26, 2016
1.1 miles NWThe Marriage of Figaro is a popular comic opera by Mozart, which is sung in Italian with multi-language subtitles at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $53 to $124.
February 25 - Oct. 9, 2016
0.2 miles westSteve Martin wrote Bright Star, a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South of the ‘20s and ‘40s, with songs by Edie Brickell at Cort Theatre. Discount tickets $39 to $89.
NJ wine tasting
February 26, 2016 (7 to 10 p.m.)
29 miles westTaste 150 wines, with hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, and cheese while hearing live jazz at New Jersey Winter Wine Festival at the Hilton in Short Hills, NJ.
Children’s film festival
February 26 - March 20, 2016
NYC theatersNew York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
February 26 - May 1, 2016
0.7 miles SWA physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show [sound] using cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights at Elektra Theatre. Discount tickets $20.
Cask beer tasting
February 27, 2016 (afternoon & evening)
1.7 miles southSample 150 cask beers with light fare, meet the brewers, and watch the awards at Beer Week Cask Fest and Awards Gala at The Altman Building.
Children’s film festival
February 27 - 28, 2016
6 miles southBAMkids Film Festival shows the best features and shorts from around the globe at BAM Rose Cinemas.
February 27 - April 17, 2016
12 miles northThe 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 beginning March 5.
February 29, 2016
1.7 miles southSample 200 kosher wines and kosher food at Kosher Food & Wine Experience [sound] at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60) and on an adjacent yacht with a band for ages 21+.
Breakfast at night
February 29, 2016 (6:30 to 9 p.m.)
2.4 miles SWSample breakfast items made by 17 restaurant chefs, vote for your favorites, hear live music, and visit the cash bar (open bar tickets available) at Breakfast for Dinner in the meatpacking district.