New York City has so much to do at all times that it can feel like serious FOMO (fear of missing out) if you don’t get out there and witness it all! Just because it’s getting colder out, it doesn’t mean that we have to stay in our apartments all day! I’ve found some of the very best things to experience this month and it’s all readily available for friends and the whole family to enjoy! It’s a big month with holidays and it’s also that time of the year where we show our loved ones how much we care about them. A lot of people’s love languages are quality time and what better way to spend time together than at a unique experience?! New Yorkers and those visiting town, you’ve come to the right place to find out what’s happening in the big apple!
Here are all of the upcoming events to check out this month in NYC!
If you haven’t heard about Sky Skate, get out the door and go try it! The Edge has a roller rink– in the sky! You can roller skate with the best views in the city, which is even better because it’s cold out so it’s a nice indoor activity. They are open until March 14th and have a live DJ on Thursdays and Fridays! Tickets are available now!
Image: The Edge
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is kinda all month long! As it should be! There really are so many things to do for Valentine’s Day, whether it be a nice dinner out on the town, going to the movies or even just staying in and enjoying time together! Little Italy has some of the best restaurants in town and of course, there are plenty of spots doing bottomless brunches for Galentine’s Day with friends! Eventbrite and SecretNYC always have the best finds once deals are released.
Celebrate Black History Month
It’s Black History Month! One thing that is incredibly important to do is reflect on the history of this country and continue to educate others on it. We have come so far, but we can always do better. Being allies and continuing to educate the younger generations are some of the best things we can do. Take time this month to donate to great causes, such as Prosperity Now or Bridges 4 Life . Another amazing way to celebrate the month is by supporting black businesses! I am obsessed with businesses such as Briogeo, Smash Shoes, The Grey available on Goldbelly and glassware from Estelle Colored Glass!
Image: Estelle Colored Glass
Watch the Superbowl
The big game is almost here! Airing on Sunday, February 12th at 6:30PM EST, two football teams will battle for the winning title. Personally, I love to watch for the halftime show! Rihanna is performing this year and I cannot contain my excitement! This annual event is also the perfect excuse to have a party. I have a whole post about the best dips to make, check it out here!
Image: Jeff Kravitz c/o Getty Images
It’s the biggest week in fashion again in the city! New York Fashion Week is a week where we go to a bunch of fashion shows and events to learn all about new seasonal styles to look forward to. It’s the best time and I love seeing all of the looks! Are there any shows you’re looking forward to in particular this year?
Image: Alice + Olivia SS ’23
If you love vintage finds, this is something you absolutely can not miss out on! It’s always the perfect time to add to your vintage collection, by the way. The show is taking place February 3rd-4th and you need to have tickets. So don’t waste any time, make sure to get your hands on them while you still can! It will be located at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Image: Manhattan Vintage
This is a really cool and educational opportunity that is fun! Its STEAM week- science, technology, engineering, arts and math. There are tons of hands-on workshops, NASA exhibits, performances, activities and more! It’s running from the 18th-25th.
See the Chinese New Year Parade
The Chinese New Year is taking place on January 22nd! This Lunar New Year Celebration is for the rabbit. And not just any rabbit, but the water rabbit! Traditionally, celebrations last for 16 days and NYC has a New Year parade you can attend in celebration! Hudson Yards, Seaport, CMOM and more are having festivities this month! Sunday, February 12th from 12PM-4PM, you can witness the parade beginning at Mott and Canal!
Image: The Seaport
Firstly, if you haven’t seen the movie Titanic, please watch it! This exhibit is based on the historical event that took place many many years ago. It’s open every day except Mondays and is about a 90 minute experience. Explore the history and make sure to get your hands on tickets to this experience!
Image: Titanic Exhibit
This art gallery is all about signs of life and it was created by Chiharu Shiota. Everything is just so incredible to see in real life and the textures are fantastic. After a decade from being in the NY contemporary art scene, this artist is back and better than ever! If you’re looking for something to do, you have to check out this exhibit!
There are few things better than a great cocktail and a nice night out in the city! Bucketlisters has done it again! They have created the ultimate event that you will have serious FOMO on! General admission is $60 and three waves of tickets for this Brooklyn activity! Only open on Friday nights, witness acrobatics, theater, circus acts and so much more entertainment, all while enjoying amazing drinks!
The Orchid Show is something we look forward to each year! It’s such a unique event at a great place! The Botanical Gardens are so serene and a spot the whole family can enjoy. The show was designed by the artist Lily Kwong and is inspired by her ancestors with a meditative vibe. If you’re looking for an artsy activity to do this month, you have to check it out! It will be taking place until April 23rd, but tickets will fly!
Image: New York Botanical Garden
Restaurant week is still going on! And I’m glad because I love to find all of the great deals! It’s always fun to make a whole day out of this date idea. Start with a walk on the high line, see a Broadway show or go ice skating at the Wollman Rink or Rockefeller Center. Finish up with dinner at one of the participating restaurants and you have a full day of fun! You can get a 2 course lunch or 3 course dinner for anywhere from $30-$60.
Image: NYC Go
Participate in Broadway Week
I love that Broadway Week and Restaurant Week coincide! If you have your eye on a show, now is the time to go see it because tickets are 2 for the price of 1 with this deal! Grab a friend or make it a double date and get 4 for 2! Finish off with dinner at a Restaurant Week location!
Image: NYC Go
We can still jam in winter! Central Park has a ton of activities at this free winter sports event. There will be ice carving, ice bowling, sledding, snowshoeing and so much more fun to be had! The winter season has a lot to look forward to and this annual festival being back is a part of that fun! It will be taking place February 4th from 11AM to 3PM.
Relax at the Polar Lounge
Take advantage of the winter months and spend it below freezing point– at the Polar Lounge! Located the 1 Hotel in Brooklyn, this rooftop bar is all ice! Harriet’s Rooftop is a great place to be and the skyline itself makes it worth while. Admission starts at $50 per person and has VIP options. With some of best drinks in town, you will not want to miss out on this pop up! Tickets fly for this event, as well, so plan a night with your friends and book it before it goes! It’s open Thursdays-Saturdays and closes on the 26th.
Image: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Finally, I saw this online and could not resist! I’m planning the ultimate date night here this month and we are so excited! Located on Hudson Street, this bar not only has phenomenal cocktails, but the food is out of this world! They have fondue, raclette, desserts, boards and so much more! I love a good bite with cocktails and the atmosphere here is like nothing I’ve experienced. Book a reservation at this Switzerland-inspired spot.
Image: Lavaux Wine Bar
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