NYC February Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events February 2015 are full of sports, concerts, shows and special events, like Chinese New Year, Westminster Dog Show, Winter Wine Fest, Top of the Rock Starlight Music Series and more. We have fabulous celebrities on Broadway this month, including Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton, Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen.

NYC School Winter Break is February 16-20, 2015, so expect some attractions to be more crowded than usual. Please check sightseeing hours for President’s Day (Monday, February 16th). Add an event to the New York City Events February Events Activities Calendar calendar.


New York City Events February Discount Tickets

February Half Price Tickets:

  • Harlem Globetrotters at MSG
  • Sesame Street Live
  • Big Apple Circus Spectacular
  • Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
  • Dart to the Heart Valentine’s Day Party
  • STOMP, Avenue Q Off Broadway
  • Dueling Pianos

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February New York City Concerts and Shows

  • Barclays Center
    Ringling Bros B&B Circus – February 19 – March 1, 2015

More New York City Concerts

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Valentines Day in New York City 

Things to do on Valentines Day in NYC range from the very typical Central Park Carriage Ride (likely to be banned soon) to the more sophisticated “only in NYC.” Check out our romantic Insider Guides:

Valentines Day in  NYC Romantic Hotels

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NYC February Sports – Rangers, Knicks, Nets

February is a great time to catch one of our 3 (soon to be 4) professional sports teams in action! Knicks and Nets basketball is underway, as is the NY Rangers hockey season. Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC and a great indoor activity when it’s cold outside!

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February Broadway Show Picks

Which celebrities will you see on Broadway in January? We have some tough choices this month – Bradley Cooper & Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen, James Earl Jones, Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton!

You Can't Take It With You Broadway Comedy You Can’t Take It With You Broadway Comedy – Starring James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne

Called the “original Modern Family,” this comedy play follows the freethinking Sycamore family and mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. (August 26, 2014-February 22, 2015)

Love Letters Broadway PlayLove Letters Broadway Play Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen

Two actors, playing long time aristocrats, read love letters written to each other from the age of 7 through the next 50 years. Starring Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen January 10 – February 15, 2015.

A Delicate Balance Broadway PlayA Delicate Balance Broadway Play – starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton

Married couple, Agnes and Tobias, cope over the course of a weekend, as they welcome home their 36-year old daughter after the collapse of her fourth marriage, give shelter to their best friends, and tolerate Agnes’ alcoholic live-in sister. (October 20, 2014 – February 22, 2015)

The River Broadway Play Starring Hugh JackmanThe River Broadway Play – starring Hugh Jackman

A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. Erotic, chilling and poetic, The River promises to be the must-see event of the season. (October 31, 2014 – February 8, 2015)

Elephant Man Broadway PlayElephant Man Broadway Play – starring Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson

The true story of a 19th-century British man whose disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show. When a renowned Dr. takes Merrick under his care, all of high society becomes fascinated with him, but a “normal” life begins to seem all but impossible. (November 7, 2014-February 15, 2015)

See the full List of Broadway Shows

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February Things to do with Kids in New York

February Things to do with Kids in New YorkFebruary is jam-packed with special events, activities and shows for kids! The February New York Events calendar includes Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum, Sesame Street Live and lots more.

Check out the NYC Insider Guide to: February Things to do with Kids in New York

Note: The Harlem Globetrotters are playing December 2014 and January 2015 this year.

Kids Night on Broadway will take place in January 2015

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Chinese New Year’s Day 2014 – Chinatown

Chinese New Years Day 2014

Photo ©Better Chinatown Society

February 19 and 22, 2015

The Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the spring, the rebirth of the Earth and 2015 is the Year of the Goat.

New York City celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Firecracker Ceremony, Cultural Festival and a New Year Parade followed by another Festival.

Chinese New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

February 19, 2015 | Thursday | 11:00am
After the firecrackers, a traditional Lunar New Year practice believed to scare away evil spirits, join the opening ceremonies, a dozen Lion, Dragon and Unicorn dance troupes marching down the main streets of Chinatown. A massive festival in the heart of Chinatown will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American signers and dancers, along with promotional booths.Location: Sara Roosevelt Park (Grand & Forsyth St.)

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
February 22, 2015 | Sunday | 1:00pm
A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. Begins in Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown.
More info at Better Chinatown Society.

See Also: Insider guide to Chinatown, Lower East Hotels, East Village Hotels

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Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 16-17, 2015, 6pm – 11pm; Madison Square Garden
Daytime Sessions at Piers 92/94
Tickets – $20 to $145, www.westminsterkennelclub.org

  • Monday – hound, toy, non-sporting and herding groups (beginning at 8 PM)
  • Tuesday am- sporting, working, terrier groups (day)
  • Tuesday pm – Junior Showmanship, Best in Show

More Info: Hotels near Madison Square Garden and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Vacation Package

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Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-BenzFall/Winter: February 12-19, 2015

Fashion Week provides the world’s top designers an international platform to showcase their collections to more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world. Dozens of fashion shows and related events are held around the city during New York Fashion Week.

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New York City Winter Wine Fest

New York City Winter Wine Fest FebruarySaturday, February 7, 2015; 3-6 pm, 8-11 pm
Best Buy Theatre, 44th and Broadway

Warm up from the cold with over 200 high-quality, unique wines from around the world for tasting. Expect small boutique vineyards producing better quality wines at more affordable prices and cleanse your palette between tastings with cheese, bread, and crudités, while listening to live jazz.

More Info: www.nywinefestivals.com

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Tickets on Sale in February


Ongoing New York City Events February 2015

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More New York City Events February

More New York City February Events 2015:


Prior February Events (stay tuned for 2015 updates):

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Top of the Rock Winter Starlight Music Series

2015 Dates TBD
February 12, 14, 19, 26, 7 – 9pm

Wine, this spectacular view and live jazz music! Visit the 67th floor observation deck at Top of the Rock and enjoy the city at sunset with wine and champagne (for purchase) provided by Rock Center Café and hot chocolate and sweet treats provided by La Maison du Chocolat. Music free with Top of the Rock Admission fee. Select Wednesdays in February and Valentine’s Day.

Starlight Music Series | Top of the Rock

The winter music line up at Top of the Rock includes:

February 12th: The Bothers | February 14th: Laura DiStasi *Special Valentine’s Day performance*
February 19th: Bohemian Trio | February 26th: Devin Bing


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