New York City events February 2019. Things to do in NYC.

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New York City events February 2019

Black history - musical films

February 1 - 3, 2019
4 miles north
Celebrate Black History Month with seven films that “explore the history of various music genres with a strong African influence” at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Skating party

February 2, 2019
3 miles north
Skate to soul music at Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party, which has ice skating demonstrations, music, and a bake sale at Lasker Rink in Central Park. Your ticket includes skate rental.

Beer tasting

February 2, 2019
6.3 miles NW
Sample 150 beers from 70 brewers and attend beer seminars at Great Beer Expo at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ for age 21+.

Concert for Tibet

February 7, 2019
0.6 miles north
The Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall raises funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala party.

Women’s Fashion Week

February 8 - 16, 2019
NYC locations
Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events unveiling fall collections during New York Fashion Week. Repeats in Sept.

Run in your underwear

February 9, 2019
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. The 15-minute run starts at 2 p.m. Must be age 21+.

Kosher tasting

February 11, 2019
1.7 miles south
Sample 250 kosher wines and kosher food at Kosher Food & Wine Experience, which includes a live band at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60) for age 21+.

Dog show

February 11 - 12, 2019
NYC locations
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has daytime events at Piers 92/94, with evening events including best-in-show at Madison Square Garden.

Valentine’s Day restaurants

February 14, 2019
NYC locations
OpenTable lists restaurants in greater New York City that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Also see the romantic restaurants recommended by amNY, Town & Country, and Zagat.

Valentine’s Day art tour

February 14, 2019
0.2 miles north
Valentine Tours begin with a candlelit reception, including a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres (7 p.m.) or dessert (9 p.m.), followed by a special group tour after closing time at The Museum of Modern Art.

Valentine’s Day in Times Square

February 14, 2019
0.5 miles west
Register to renew your marriage vows at Love in Times Square on the red glass steps at 6 p.m., or take a photo together in front of the heart sculpture at W. 46th Street & Broadway. Free.

Valentine’s Day under the stars

February 14, 2019
2 miles north
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with live jazz, an open bar, 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, 2019
2.5 miles south
Hear lush, romantic vocal music from 19th-century composers in the Greek-revival double parlors of the Merchant’s House Museum at Love in the Parlors. Optional pre-concert reception at 6 p.m.

Valentine’s brunch cruise

February 14, 2019
3 miles SW
Enjoy a brunch buffet, unlimited mimosas, and two hours of views on Valentine’s Day Brunch Cruise by Hornblower Cruises, leaving Pier 40, 353 West Street.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 14, 2019
8.4 miles south
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentines Show at Littlefield in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day jazz

February 15 - 16, 2019
1 mile NW
“Known for her effortlessly powerful sound and unusually broad spectrum of sensual repertoire,” Grammy winner Dianne Reeves performs in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Valentine’s scavenger hunt

February 16, 2019
0.8 miles south
The 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.

Adult art tour

February 16, 2019
(2 p.m.)
1.7 miles north
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art on The Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. No knowledge of art is required.

Sleeping Beauty ballet

February 17, 2019
(7 p.m.)
1.1 miles NW
New York City Ballet performs the classic story of Sleeping Beauty with beautiful costumes, lush sets, and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

Ticket deal $79 to $101

New York’s Got Talent

February 20 & 27, 2019
1.2 miles west
Vote for your favorite acts at New York’s Got Talent, which includes singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, acrobats, and comedians at The Green Room 42. Optional food is available for sale.

Ticket deal $7 to $11

Fringe theater festival

February 20 - March 10, 2019
2.6 miles south
Since 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.

Dance festival

February 21 - 24, 2019
0.4 miles SE
Order reserved seats for ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in ballrooms at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Wild films

February 21 - 24, 2019
1.2 miles north
New York Wild Film Festival screens 28 films about wildlife and wild places at The Explorers Club.

Women’s film festival

February 28 - March 3, 2019
4.2 miles north
Athena Film Festival “showcases films about strong and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world” at Barnard College.

Outdoor sport show

February 28 - March 3, 2019
37 miles north
World Fishing & Outdoor Expo is about fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities. See large-mouth bass in a giant tank, hear expert speakers, and visit 250 exhibitors at Rockland Community College in Suffern.

Broadway discount week

February 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles west
Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week. Repeats in Sept.

Winter Carnival

February 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles south
Winter Carnival includes an opening-night skating show, a DJ night, winter sports and games, skating, a brew house, and puppet shows at Bryant Park. Free, unless you rent skates.

Unusual film festival

February 2019
(undated)
1.3 miles NE
See 13 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.

Tasting at Sotheby’s

February 2019
(undated)
1.9 miles NE
Enjoy spirits and hors d’oeuvres prepared by 25 local restaurant chefs at Our Town’s Art of Food, surrounded by elegant art at Sotheby’s on York Ave. for age 21+.

Entrepreneurs Festival

February 2019
(undated)
2.5 miles south
Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 50 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.

Experimental theater

February 2019
(undated)
2.6 miles south
See contemporary theater and dance performances and premieres at COIL in Performance Space 122.

Chinese firecrackers & culture

February 2019
(undated)
3 miles south
New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival [scroll down their page] includes 600,000 firecrackers at noon to scare away evil spirits and a festival with dancers, singers, and food vendors at Sara Roosevelt Park. Free.

Underground art show

February 2019
(undated)
3.2 miles south
The NYC Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 100 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at M1-5 Lounge for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

Chinese parade

February 2019
(undated)
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. The parade starts at Hester Street, goes south on Mott, east on Broadway, and north on Forsyth to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Free.

Black History Month show

February 2019
(undated)
4.2 miles north
Soundtrack ‘63 is a live musical documentary and multimedia retrospective of the black experience in America, from civil rights in 1963 to black lives matter today, with an 18-piece orchestra at Apollo Theater.

Beer tasting

February 2019
(undated)
4.4 miles SE
Get unlimited samples from 60 breweries (half from NYC) and buy food from vendors at NYC Beer Week Opening Bash at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Fermented food festival

February 2019
(undated)
4.4 miles SE
Family-friendly NYC Fermentation Festival celebrates all things fermented, with vendors selling beverages (beer, cider, and spirits) and foods (pickles and vegetables), and offering seminars, demonstrations, and live acoustic music at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Children’s film festival

February 2019
(undated)
6 miles south
BAMkids Film Festival shows “the best features and shorts from around the world” at BAM Rose Cinemas.

Whiskey tasting in Jersey City

February 2019
(undated)
6.6 miles SW
Sample 100 styles of whiskey and spirits at Whiskey Fest, which includes live music, food for sale, and a view of Manhattan at Harborside Atrium for age 21+.

Meat tasting

February 2019
(undated)
13 miles east
Sample charcuterie, learn from the makers, vote for your favorites, and shop at Charcuterie Masters, which includes pairings with wine, beer, and cider at Flushing Town Hall.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 2019
(undated)
1 mile SW
Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Show is a burlesque variety show with live music and an available dinner and bar menu at Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Valentine’s dance class

February 2019
(undated)
2 miles SW
Register as a couple for the Valentine’s Day Tango Workshop for a beginner’s tango lesson, sparkling apple cider, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a rose at Saint Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church.

Valentine’s Day formal dance

February 2019
(undated)
2.1 miles south
The Sweetheart Soirée offers plush seating, dancing, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts (plus wine and cocktails for sale) on four floors of Norwood mansion for age 21+. Dance lesson at 9:30 p.m.

Valentine’s dinner blindfolded

February 2019
(undated)
2.5 miles south
Your senses are heightened when you can’t see your multiple-course meal with wine at Dinners in the Dark at Camaje Bistro.

Valentine’s dining cruise

February 2019
(undated)
3 miles SW
Enjoy a brunch or dinner New York City Valentine’s Day Cruise with views by Hornblower Yachts, departing from Pier 40 at 353 West Street.

Valentine’s Day masquerade party

February 2019
(undated)
3.1 miles south
Venetian Valentine Grand Masquerade promises “a sumptuous, over-the-top fusion of Baroque dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and immersive theater” at Capitale, age 21+. Dress code.

Music in a mansion

February 2019
(undated)
15 miles north
Hear classical guitar at the Valentine’s Day Concert, followed by a reception with light refreshments at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum at Pelham Bay.

Weird films

February 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival screens dozens of unusual films “that challenge the viewers reality with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories” at Cinema Village East & Museum of the Moving Image. Directors at some screenings.

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