New York City Events February 2016

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NYC February Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events February 2016 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. Concerts and shows include Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Janet Jackson and Bryan Adams.

NYC School Winter Break is February 15-19, 2016, so expect some attractions to be more crowded than usual. Please check sightseeing hours for President’s Day (Monday, February 15th).

Top February NYC Activities and Events

February New York City Concerts Shows

Februrary New York City Concerts Shows

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Where to Stay in February in NYC

Check into a romantic or sexy NYC Hotel with champagne, massage oils, candles, flowers, and more; or be right in the heart of NYC attractions and next to iconic ice skating and attractions near Rockefeller Center and Central Park.

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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, Islanders, Knicks, Nets

February is a great time to catch one of 4 professional sports teams in action! Knicks and Nets basketball is underway, as is the NY Rangers and Islanders 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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Top of the Rock Winter Starlight Music Series

February 10, 14, 17 & 24, 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). Music free with Top of the Rock Admission fee. Select Wednesdays in February and Valentine’s Day.

Starlight Music Series | Top of the Rock

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February Broadway Show Picks

Which celebrities will you see on Broadway in February?

Misery Broadway Play | Bruce Willis

Misery Broadway Play – Starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf

Following a near fatal car accident, a world-famous novelist finds himself in a strange house being nursed back to health by his doting, self-proclaimed Number One Fan. But as her love for his work turns to dangerous obsession, he realizes he must plot his greatest story yet: how to escape with his life. (Closing Feb 14, 2016)

Disaster Comedy Musical

Disaster Comedy Musical – Roger Bart, Adam Pascal & More

Follow a group of NYC A-listers on a summer night in Manhattan in 1979 as they party at the grand opening of a floating casino/disco—until disaster strikes. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks, and piranhas all threaten the guests, who sing some of the biggest hits of the ‘70s including “Hot Stuff,” “I Am Woman,” “Knock on Wood” and more. (Previews Feb 9, Opens Mar 8, 2016)

See the full List of Broadway Shows and List of Discount Broadway Tickets

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February Things to do with Kids in New York

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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 Winter Restaurant Week

NYC Winter Restaurant Week
Tao Restaurant, Midtown, New York City

January 18 – February 5, 2016

A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $38? Sign me up! One of my favorite times of the year. I love a good bargain almost as much as I love good food. It almost feels like you’re stealing..only you’re not.

Read more on Restaurant Week New York City.

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NYC Off-Broadway Week

NYC Off-Broadway Week

February 1–19, 2016.
Tickets on Sale Jan 19

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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Chinese New Year’s Day 2016

Chinese New Years Day 2016

Photo ©Better Chinatown Society

February 8 and 14, 2016

The Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the spring, the rebirth of the Earth and 2016 is the Year of the Monkey.

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 14, 2016 | Sunday | 1:00pm
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, 2016 | 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 www.betterchinatown.com

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

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Fashion Week in NYC

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz

Fall/Winter: February 11-18, 2016 (Women’s)
Feb 1-4, 2016 (Men’s)

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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Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 15-16, 2016, 6pm – 11pm

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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New York City Winter Wine Fest

New York City Winter Wine Fest February

Saturday, February 26, 2016; 3-6 pm, 8-11 pm
PlayStation 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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Ongoing New York City Events February 2016

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More New York City Events February

February New York City Events Calendar

More New York City February Events 2016:

  • New York City Beer WeekFeb 19-28, 2015
  • NY International Children’s Film Festival
  • NYT Travel Show
  • Paley Center Oscar Viewing Party

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