NYC February Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events February 2021 certainly look different than in prior years, but there is still a ton of fun to be had in February, even in the cold weather. If you live in NYC and/or can pass the quarantine standards, there’s plenty to do during February in NYC.

New York City Events February usually are full of sports, concerts, shows and special events, like Lunar (Chinese) New Year, Westminster Dog Show, New York Tennis Open, NYC Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Must See Week (2 for 1 attraction tickets). Most of these are cancelled in 2021, but read below for tons of great things to do in February 2021.

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

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Best New York City Hotel Rooftops

NYC Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City, along with cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Museums

Most every museum is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols  and most have reservations required. Check out the new Museum of Ice Cream (SoHo), Guggenheim, MoMA, Whitney and so many more museums from which to choose.

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Attractions & Sightseeing

Most every NYC attraction is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols and reservations required. Whether you want to sightsee from the sky or selfie with celebs @ Madame Tussauds, you can be safe and explore.

Go HIGH or Go Home

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory or Edge? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

Edge NYC Observation Deck

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) opened March 2020, highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)

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Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!

Fun Things to Do in NYC

Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

There are so many winter activities in NYC, making it one of the BEST times to visit NYC. Yes, the weather can be cold and wet, so it is a risk. However, there are two huge payoffs, depending on a pre-or post holidays visit. Wondering what do to in New York in winter? Some of our favorite picks are:

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Romantic New York City Hotel Deals

Some of our top Romantic NYC Hotels include:

Romantic New York City Hotel Deals

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Below is ALL February Events 2020

Top NYC February Events

  • Valentines Day in New York City
  • NYC Off-Broadway Week
  • NYC Broadway Week
  • NYC Winter Restaurant Week
  • Lunar (Chinese) New Year
  • Sesame Street Live
  • Kids Night on Broadway
  • Rangers, Knicks, Nets, Islanders
  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Fashion Week in NYC
  • NYC Must See Attractions Week

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February New York City Concerts Shows

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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 (possibly banned soon) to the more sophisticated “only in NYC.” Check out our romantic Insider Guides:

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Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in Room

Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in room offer travelers a wonderful way to relax and connect after a long day of walking around NYC. Our top picks for in room jacuzzi spa tubs include:

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NYC February Sports

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Winter is the perfect time to head indoors and catch the Knicks, Nets, Rangers and Islanders leave it on all the court or ice!

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New York Tennis Open

New York Tennis Open

February 10-16, 2020

The New York Open takes place at the newly renovated state-of-the-art NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This ATP World Tour 250 Series event is one of only 10 United States men’s professional tennis tournaments held on tour today, and the sole indoor championship in the country. Read our New York Open Long Island guide to the black tennis courts, best tickets, Long Island hotels, parking, seating charts, coupon, schedule, Insider Tips and more.

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February Things to do with Kids in New York

February Things to do with Kids in New York

February is jam-packed with special events, activities and shows for kids!

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book, Travel Planner and Bonus Map Guides include organized, easy to follow, color coded guides, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers. Download everything you need to know NYC Like a Pro and make the most of your NYC vacation. NYC Insider Printable Guides

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Walk, Bike, Bus, Blade or Fly Over NYC?

Tourist Attractions Empire State Building

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NYC Events Today

NYC events today, like every day, include shows, concerts, Broadway, sports, kids events and much more. Check our NYC events calendar to see things to do in NYC today, NYC Events, shows in NYC tonight, events in NYC tonight, NYC events this weekend and more New York City upcoming events!

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NYC Winter Bargains and Discounts

NYC is giving away everything this time of year!!! Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Must See (Attractions) Week are all at the exact same time! Tickets and Reservations all open on January 9th for these three major events.

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  • NYC Broadway Week – January 21-February 9, 2020
  • NYC Winter Restaurant Week – January 21-February 9, 2020
  • NYC Must See Week – January 21-February 9, 2020 – 2 for 1 tickets to major NYC attractions, such as Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise, Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Museum, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, CitySightseeing Cruises, Empire State Building, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Madame Tussauds, Museum of Modern Art, New York City Ballet, One World Observatory and many more.

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Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is currently planned to be held at Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New York on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021.

February 9-11, 2020

Schedule:

  • Monday 8pm – hound, toy, non-sporting and herding groups
  • Tuesday am- sporting, working, terrier groups
  • Tuesday 7:30 pm – Junior Showmanship, Best in Show

Daytime Sessions at Piers 92/94
Tickets – $20 to $145, www.westminsterkennelclub.org

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Hotels Near Penn Station, NYC

Staying near Penn Station / Madison Square Garden is a great idea when staying late for the Rangers, Knicks or your favorite concert, arrive or leave early via Amtrak or LIRR or just want to stay in a very affordable area of Manhattan steps from the Empire State Building, Macy's and no more than a 15 minute subway ride anywhere in Manhattan. Some of our top picks near Penn Station include:

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Broadway Shows NYC February 2020

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for February!

Girl From The North Country Broadway Musical

Girl From The North Country Broadway Musical - Music by Bob Dylan, Resumes October 13, 2021

In 1934, a family down on their luck attempts to survive the Great Depression. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls - and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love. Previews February 7, 2020. Ages 12+

Jagged Little Pill Broadway Musical

Jagged Little Pill Broadway Musical - Performances resume Oct 21, 2021

The Healys are a picture-perfect family, but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. Featuring Alanis Morissette’s iconic songs including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” plus brand-new songs written for the show. Previews: November 3, 2019

Six the Musical Broadway

Six the Musical Broadway - Opens September 17, 2021, Tickets on Sale May 10, 2021

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Six centers on the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII, who take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse. They remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.

To Kill a Mockingbird Broadway Tickets

To Kill a Mockingbird Broadway Tickets - Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, Play adapted by Aaron Sorkin

Inspired by Harper Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on Lee herself, has come to define youthful innocence—and its inevitable loss—for generation after generation of readers around the world. Returns Oct 5, 2021. Ages 12+

West Side Story Broadway

West Side Story Broadway

"A radical, thrilling new interpretation of this iconic work, with extraordinary dancing, breathtaking vision, and 23 young, brilliantly gifted performers all making their Broadway debuts. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a landmark in musical theater history as if for the very first time." Previews: December 10, 2019. Tickets on sale through June 2020.

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Broadway Shows will resume starting Sept 2021! We have opening dates for Hamilton, Aladdin, Phantom, Six, Diana & Music Man + 20 more shows and more being announced daily!

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Fashion Week in NYC

New York Fashion Week

  • Fall/Winter Women’s Fashion Week: February 6-13, 2020
  • Men’s Fashion Week: February 3-5, 2020

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 and Men’s Fashion Week.

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NYC Off-Broadway Week

NYC Off-Broadway Week

February 10–23, 2020
Tickets on Sale January 27th

Off Broadway Week is great time to save big on some of the city’s best shows! You can read more about all the hot Off Broadway Shows this season or check out the discount codes at Off Broadway Week offering 2 for 1 tickets.

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Lunar (Chinese) New Year 2020

Chinese New Years Day 2020

Photo ©Better Chinatown Society

Parade will be postponed a few months until Spring 2021, updated dates will be provided once confirmed.

The Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the spring, the rebirth of the Earth and 2020 is the Year of the Rat. New York City celebrates the Lunar New Year with a Firecracker Ceremony, Cultural Festival and a New Year Parade followed by another Festival.

Lunar New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival
January 25, 2020 | Tuesday | 11:00am – 3:30 pm
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 9, 2020 | 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.

There is also usually a Lunar New Year’s Fireworks (& Dinner Cruise) and the NY Philharmonic Lunar New Year Concert and Gala.

More info at Better Chinatown Society and Lunar New Year in New York

See Also: Insider guides to Chinatown, Lower East Side Hotels, East Village Hotels

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NYC Airport Guides - LGA, JFK, EWR

Our detailed NYC Airport Guides go in-depth on everything you need to know about each airport. Free shuttles, nearby hotels, Stay & Fly Free Parking, Taxis, Limos, Shuttles, Parking, Cheap Flights and more.

Rangers MSG Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers have made the finals and/or playoffs the last six consecutive seasons. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games February

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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

No matter how they are performing, Knicks games are always a blast and there's nothing like an event at MSG. Come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, "The World’s Most Famous Arena." Go NYC style with cheap seats, fast paced sports action, hot dogs and beer and cheer on the New York Knicks today! As a general rule, with plenty of exceptions, basketball games start at either 7:30pm or 12:00pm, November through April.

NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games February

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Brooklyn Nets Schedule

Brooklyn Nets Tickets

The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center is a true NYC experience. They offer classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and have Jay-Z as a part owner! Jay-Z's 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center serves drinks until 2am. With 2,000 seats at Barclay's Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! See Brooklyn's newest team bring it New York style.

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games February

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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month. Check out our Monthly Things to do in NYC Guides.

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