Love is in the air, and you can feel it all over NYC. Though February is the shortest month, it’s packed with fun things to do – from skating parties to dog shows. If you’re looking to shake off that winter chill, any one of these hot events will do the trick.
Living History: Founding Black Harlem
(Feb 2-3) To celebrate Black History Month, the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at New York Historical Society will be presenting Living History: Founding Black Harlem. On the first weekend in February, Living Historians will portray early residents of Harlem, including Madam C.J. Walker who became a millionaire by selling hair products and creating hairstyles.
Soul on Ice: Winter Skating Party
(Feb 2) Organized by the Figure Skating in Harlem Parent’s Association, the Winter Skating Party is an afternoon full of fun, food, music, prizes, and of course ice-skating. The event takes place at Lasker Rink at 110th and Central Park.
Tibet House Benefit Concert
(Feb 7) Head to Carnegie Hall for an evening of music that benefits the Tibet House US. This is the 32nd year for this annual concert, and this year features collaborations from Artistic Director Phillip Glass, Margo Price, Jon Batiste, Tibetan composer Tenzin Choegyal, and many others. This event always sells out, so be sure to get your tickets early.
New York Fashion Week
(Feb 8 – 16) Fashion Week is here again! If you love staying in-the-know about fashion trends, then this is the place to be. The theme for the week is “technological developments” and attendees will be treated to glimpses of responsive garments, virtual reality, and how the industry is integrating cutting-edge technology into the fashion of today.
Cupid’s Undie Run
(Feb 9) Cupid’s Undie Run is a short fun run that happens during a big party all with the goal of raising money for charity. Yes, runners wear only their underwear, but it’s to stand in solidarity with those who have neurofibromatosis (NF) and can’t cover up their tumors. The running part only lasts about 15 minutes, so you won’t be cold for long.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
(Feb 11 – 12) Cheer on your favorite breed at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Check out one of the Evening Sessions at Madison Square Garden to see who will claim Best in Show. While you’re there, snag some WKC swag for your favorite dog lover.
Love in Times Square
(Feb 14) Proclaim your love in front of the world at Love in Times Square. Join thousands of couples as they declare their love for each other, pop the question, or renew their vows, right in the heart of the city.
The Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt
(Feb 16) Are you looking for something unusual to do for your Valentine? Then take them to The Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt, a “sultry search for nudity in art.” If you like to laugh and you’re up for learning something new, this is the event for you.
Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
(Feb 17) Ring in the Year of the Pig at the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. Marvel at the Firecracker Ceremony and watch the parade go by while you snack on some tasty Chinese treats.
(Feb 20 – March 10) Finally, finish off the month with a little uncensored, avant-garde theater at the Frigid Festival. The event is hosted by the Horse Trade Theater, and all proceeds go directly to the artists.
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