New York City events calendar for February 2018. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in NYC, New York.

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February 2018
February 2018

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

Distance is from Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Skating party

February 3, 2018

3 miles north

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

Dog show

February 12 - 13, 2018

NYC locations

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has daytime events at Piers 92/94 with finals and best-of-breed evenings at Madison Square Garden.

Valentine’s Day restaurants

February 14, 2018

NYC locations

OpenTable lists restaurants in greater New York City that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Also see the best romantic restaurants by AMNY and Zagat.

Wine & chocolate tasting

February 14, 2018

0.3 miles SE

Enjoy wine, chocolate, entertainment, food for sale, and a silent auction at Ripple Effect Artists Chocolate & Wine Gala at People’s United Bank on Park Avenue.

Valentine’s Day in Times Square

February 14, 2018

0.5 miles west

Register to renew your marriage vows at Love in Times Square on the red glass steps, or take a photo together in front of the heart sculpture at W. 46th Street & Broadway. Free.

Valentines’ Day burlesque

February 14, 2018

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 Day concert

February 14, 2018

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.

Valentine’s dinner blindfolded

February 14, 2018

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.

Weird films

February 15 - 18, 2018

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 four different venues.

Valentine’s scavenger hunt

February 17, 2018

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.

Dance festival

February 22 - 25, 2018

0.4 miles SE

Get reserved seats for ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel.

Wild films

February 22 - 25, 2018

1.2 miles north

New York Wild Film Festival shows 20 films about wildlife and wild places at The Explorers Club.

Beer tasting

February 24, 2018

4.4 miles SE

Get unlimited samples from 50 breweries (half from NYC) and buy food from vendors at NYC Beer Week Opening Bash Invitational at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Fermentation festival

February 24, 2018

4.4 miles SE

Family-friendly NYC Fermentation Festival celebrates all thinks fermented, with vendors selling beverages (beer, cider, and spirits) and foods (pickles and vegetables), plus seminars, demonstrations, and live acoustic music at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Women’s film festival

February 25 - 28, 2018

4.2 miles north

Athena Film Festival showcases films about powerful and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world at Barnard College.

Beer tasting

February 28, 2018 (uncertain)

6.5 miles SE

Taste 40 beers and meet the brewers at NYC Brewer’s Choice at 1 University Plaza in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Children’s film festival

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Dance film festival

February 2018 (undated)

NYC locations

Dance 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.

Women’s Fashion Week

February 2018 (undated)

NYC locations

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

Also see events open to the public.

Wine tasting

February 2018 (undated)

0.5 miles SW

The NYC Winter Wine Festival features 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at PlayStation Theater in Times Square.

Winter Carnival

February 2018 (undated)

0.5 miles south

Winter Carnival includes winter sports and games, skating, a brew house, and a silent disco dance at Bryant Park. Free (unless you rent skates).

Central Park Ice Festival

February 2018 (undated)

1.1 miles north

See 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.

Unusual film festival

February 2018 (undated)

1.3 miles NE

See 18 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.

Kosher tasting

February 2018 (undated)

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+. VIP is sold out.

Tasting at Sotheby’s

February 2018 (undated)

1.9 miles NE

Enjoy spirits and hors d’oeuvres prepared by 24 local restaurant chefs at The Art of Food, surrounded by elegant art at Sotheby’s on York Avenue.

Fringe theater festival

February 2018 (undated)

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. Scroll down their page to see all shows.

Chinese parade

February 2018 (undated)

4 miles south

See colorful floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, and performers at New York City Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. The parade starts at Hester Street, goes south on Mott, east on Division, north on Eldridge, and west on Hester to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Free.

Whiskey tasting

February 2018 (undated)

4.4 miles SE

Taste 40 different whiskeys and cocktails with fall-inspired bites at Whiskey Feast, which includes live music and games at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Beer tasting

February 2018 (undated)

6.3 miles NW

Sample 150 beers from 70 brewers at Great Beer Expo at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

LGBT films and art

February 2018 (undated)

Brooklyn locations

New York Queer Experimental Film Festival (MIX NYC) includes films, performance art, and installations.

NJ wine tasting

February 2018 (undated)

29 miles west

Taste 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.

Valentine’s Day art tour

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Run in your underwear

February 2018 (undated)

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.

Valentine’s dance class

February 2018 (undated)

1.7 miles south

Come as a couple to the Valentine’s Absolute Beginner’s Workshop for a beginner tango lesson, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a rose at Triangulo.

Valentine’s Day soul concert

February 2018 (undated)

1.7 miles NW

The ‘70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert has five acts in a revival of R&B, disco, and soul at Beacon Theatre.

Valentine’s Day under the stars

February 2018 (undated)

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. It is likely to sell out again this year.

Disney Valentine’s Ball

February 2018 (undated)

2.3 miles SW

Disney Valentine’s Ball is an all ages “all-night rock ‘n roll sing along” featuring Disney cover band The Little Mermen at Highline Ballroom.

Romantic music

February 2018 (undated)

3 miles south

An Evening of Romance with Paul Loren features the native New Yorker singing timeless music at Rockwood Music Hall for age 21+. Drink minimum.

Valentine’s brunch cruise

February 2018 (undated)

3 miles SW

Enjoy a brunch buffet, champagne toast, and views on the Valentine’s Day Brunch Cruise by Hornblower Cruises, departing from 353 West Street, Pier 40.

Valentine’s Day masquerade party

February 2018 (undated)

10.2 miles south

Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball has a “Carnival of Venice” theme with over-the-top dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and vivid immersive theater at Grand Prospect Hall for age 21+. [We’re told tickets will be sold at the door.]

Music in a mansion

February 2018 (undated)

15 miles north

Sip a mimosa, enjoy some light fare, and hear a quintet from Colombia play a wide range of music at Music and Mimosas at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum at Pelham Bay.
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