NYC February Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events February 2018 are full of sports, concerts, shows and special events, like Lunar (Chinese) New Year, Westminster Dog Show, New York Tennis Open (new in 2018), NYC Must See Week (2 for 1 attraction tickets), Marvel Live!, NFL Experience in Times Square and much more. NYC Concerts Shows February 2018 include Billy Joel, Robert Plant, Blues Traveler, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and more announced all the time. Broadway premieres include the long-awaited Frozen and Escape to Margaritaville.

NYC School MidWinter Recess is February 19-23, 2018, so expect some attractions to be more crowded than usual. Please check sightseeing hours for President’s Day (Monday, February 19th).

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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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New York CityPASS - 6 Top Attractions

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New York Pass - 1 to 10 Days, 80+ Attractions Included

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New York City Go Select Card - Build Your Own NY Pass

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Explorer Pass - Pick the Number of Attractions - Choose Which as You Go

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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:

Valentines Day in  NYC Romantic Hotels

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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:

Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in Room

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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! Plus, The Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to Brooklyn for the first time after making its Manhattan debut in 2016.

New York Tennis Open – February 11-18, 2018 – The New York Open debuts on Long Island this February 11-18 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. Twenty eight of tennis’ most talented singles athletes and 16 of the best doubles teams will compete for over $700,000 in prize money.

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NFL Experience Times Square

A new Football Theme Park in Times Square! The man in charge says, “I like to think of it as Disney meets the Hall of Fame meets Dave and Buster’s, with a liquor license in Times Square.” You enter as a fan, become a player, and leave as a champion while being taken into the center of the pulse-pounding action of professional football in this very immersive and active experience.

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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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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more!

New York City Coupons

Sites we use ALL the time to save are:

  • Groupon - save on dining, tours, things to do, attractions, cruises, shows
  • Gilt City - upscale deals on dining, exclusive events, Broadway, shopping
  • ShowTickets.com - huge sightseeing tourist discounts

See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Marvel Universe Live! in NY & NJ

An original, live-action arena experience, featuring the greatest marvel super heroes and villains.

Marvel Universe Live!

Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers - Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena experience. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.

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Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

There are so many things to do in New York in Winter, 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. Some of our favorite picks are:

Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

This guide is incredible! I wish I had found it months ago. I like that it has suggested locations (shopping, restaurants and things to do) in each neighborhood. I can plan out days in each area and have activities, lunch, and maybe even dinner while in that area. Thank you so much – you have done an outstanding job covering everything – all in one reference! - Cindy (November 2017)

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

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.

L-O-V-E this guide! It's well thought out, easy to read and easy to follow with a very sensible layout. I can tell whomever wrote this put a heck of a lot of thought into every section. Thanks so much for this awesome book. This is going to make this our best NYC trip by far. --Brenda, PA

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Popular New York City Tours and Activities

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour (StatueTour)

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 + 102 for Fee)

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Gulliver's Gate Exhibit NYC

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Ocean Odyssey Exhibit Times Square NYC

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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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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Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 12-13, 2018, 6pm – 11pm
(photo from 2015 – 2018 hosts the 142nd show)

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:

Hotels Near Penn Station NYC

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February Broadway Show Picks

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

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen on Broadway Tickets

With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. Previews Feb 22, 2018, Opens March 22, 2018. (Ages 8+).

Escape to Margaritaville Broadway Musical

Escape to Margaritaville – Music by Jimmy Buffett

Featuring a rousing score of original songs and Jimmy Buffett’s most beloved classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more, Escape to Margaritaville invites the audience to a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Coming February 16, 2018

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Celebrities on Broadway

The Boys in the Band Play

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Fashion Week in NYC

New York Fashion Week

  • Fall/Winter Women’s Fashion Week: February 7-14, 2018
  • Men’s Fashion Week: February 4-6, 2018

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

Feb 12-25, 2018
Tickets on Sale Jan 29th

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 2018

Chinese New Years Day 2018

Photo ©Better Chinatown Society

The Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the spring, the rebirth of the Earth and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. 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
February 16, 2018 | Friday | 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 25, 2018 | Sunday |1:00pm pm
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 on February 20, 2018.

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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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. With our All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the NY Rangers bring us some serious hockey action. Entering their 91st season, the Rangers have built their reputation on pride, passion, tradition and truly die-hard fans. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

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NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games February

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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

The NY Knicks, in their 71st Season, have a great roster, so come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” As a general rule (with plenty of exceptions), evening basketball games start at 7:30 and daytime at 12:00pm.

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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 and check our insider guide to Brooklyn Nets Tickets, Schedule and Directions!

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games February 2018

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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.

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