February will be tugging on your heart strings with events galore. From Broadway to food and wine, art, hearts, winter being celebrated with plenty of ways to stay warm. You will have plenty to pick and chose from when it comes to entertainment.
2/ 1 – 4: Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week.
2/ 1 – 9: Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week.
2/ 1 – 4: Winter Carnival includes an opening-night skating show (Jan. 26), winter sports and games, skating, a brew house, puppet shows, and karaoke at Bryant Park. Free, unless you rent skates.
2/ 3 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.): Skate to soul music at Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party, which has ice skating demonstrations, music, and a bake sale at Lasker Rink in Central Park. Your ticket includes skate rental.
2/ 5 (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.): Sample 250 kosher wines and kosher food at Kosher Food & Wine Experience, which includes a live band at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60)
2/ 8 (6 to 9 p.m.): A ticket to the Chef Showdown includes tasty bites prepared by three local chefs, beer, and wine at FEDCAP Career Design School.
2/ 8 – 16: Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events unveiling fall collections during New York Fashion Week.
2/ 10 (12 to 4 p.m.): Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Stage 48 to support charity. The 15-minute run starts at 2 p.m. Must be age 21+.
2/ 10 (7:30 p.m, VIP 6:30): Enjoy spirits and hors d’oeuvres prepared by 25 local restaurant chefs at Our Town’s Art of Food, surrounded by elegant art at Sotheby’s on York Avenue.
2/ 10 (opens 9:30 p.m.): Venetian Valentine Grand Masquerade promises “a sumptuous, over-the-top fusion of Baroque dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and immersive theater” at Capitale.
2/ 11 (1:30 p.m.): 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.
2/ 12 – 13: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has daytime events at Piers 92/94, with evening events including best-in-show at Madison Square Garden.
2/ 13 (6 to 8 p.m.): Enjoy chocolate, appetizers, wine tasting (optional), live music, and a silent auction at Chocoholic Frolic: a Valentine’s Gala for Ripple Effect Artists at People’s United Bank on Park Avenue.
2/ 13 (9:30 p.m.): A Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Celebration features a fun-loving group of musicians and dancers playing Creole jazz in the New Orleans tradition in Dizzy’s Club at Broadway and 60th.
2/ 14: 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. Tickets will be posted eventually on the events page.
2/ 14: Register to renew your marriage vows at Love in Times Square on the red glass steps at 6 p.m., or take a photo together in front of the heart sculpture at W. 46th Street & Broadway. Free.
2/ 14 (8:30 p.m.): Celebrate Chinese New Year watching the New York City Chinese New Year Fireworks show over the Hudson River near Pier 84. Free.
2/ 14 (7:30 to 9 p.m.): Register as a couple for the Valentine’s Day Tango Workshop for a beginner’s tango lesson, sparkling apple cider, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a rose at Triangulo.
2/ 14 (SOLD OUT): Celebrate Valentine’s Day with live jazz, an open bar, 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.
2/ 14 (5 & 8:30 p.m.): Your senses are heightened when you can’t see your multiple-course meal with wine at Dinners in the Dark at Camaje Bistro.
2/ 16 (11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.): New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival [scroll down their page] includes 600,000 firecrackers at noon to scare away evil spirits and a festival with dancers, singers, and food vendors at Sara Roosevelt Park. Free.
2/ 21 – 22 (7 p.m.): The NYC Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 100 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at M1-5 Lounge.
2/ 22 – 25: Order reserved seats for ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in ballrooms at the Roosevelt Hotel.
2/ 22 – 25: New York Wild Film Festival screens 28 films about wildlife and wild places at The Explorers Club.
2/ 22 – 25: Athena Film Festival “showcases films about strong and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world” at Barnard College.
2/ 23 – 24: Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 50 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.
2/ 23 – 25: 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 Cinema Village East & Museum of the Moving Image. Directors at some screenings.
2/ 23 – 27: See 13 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.
2/ 23 – 3/ 18: New York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
2/ 25: The New York Flute Fair features performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Columbia University.
2/ 28 (6 p.m., VIP 5:30 p.m.): A ticket to Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live music, chocolate pairings, and a glass to sample scotches, bourbons, and whiskies from around the world at the Metropolitan Pavilion.