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What to do in NYC in February

A new month means new things to do in New York City! I love to find activities to do with my family and friends and, of course, this is the city where there is always something to do. I feel like the city is finally feeling like it’s back to its old self and better than before, might I add. There are so many options from Broadway shows to pop ups all the way to restaurants.

Participate in NY Restaurant Week

There’s no better way to kick off a New York City guide than with Restaurant Week! The food in this city is to die for but the prices can be iffy. During Restaurant Week, the deals are outstanding, but my biggest tip is to make reservations! Participating restaurants give deals on 2 course lunches and 3 course dinners and they will offer prices at either $29, $39 or $59. If you’ve ever eaten here, you’ll understand just how much of a steal this is! It goes through February 13th, so take advantage of it while you can!

Attend Broadway Week

This is happening at the same time as Restaurant Week, and will also end on the 13th. But I think it would be great to do both one night! Go to dinner and then see a Broadway show! I just saw Moulin Rouge and I highly recommend going, it was phenomenal! You can get two tickets for the price of one during this deal, which again, is a steal! Take a peek at the shows and see which one you’d like to go to! I think both of these would make the ultimate date night.

Dog Days on Governor’s Island

This is another really exciting thing- dogs will now be allowed on Governor’s Island Saturday’s from 7am-3pm. So if you’ve been wanting to make a day out of going there and didn’t want to leave your furry friend at home, you don’t have to worry about that anymore! They even have a special un-leashed spot for those dogs who want to run free. You can go grab lunch and sit in the park with your dog on Saturday for a relaxing weekend day off!

Intrepid Museum Kids Week

From February 19th- February 26th, The Intrepid Museum will be hosting their annual Kids Week Festival! It’s a special week where kids will learn all about STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through workshops, live animal shows, fun activities and so much more. If you’re looking for something that is so much fun and educational at the same time, you have to check them out! You can email them here for tickets!

Rise

RiseNY is the newest and dare I say, coolest new attraction! It’s a three part flying journey that takes place in a flying theater. Visitors will get a bird’s eye view of NYC and the sights are quite beautiful. The whole attraction is a simulation ride and it really feels like you are soaring over the city. You get lifted 30 feet in the air and the projection dome features 8K aerial footage to actually create that feeling of flying. Tickets are available now and they welcome groups! Check it out!

Go To the Sloomoo Institute

Slime is everything these days. It’s the “it” toy of the past few years. I must admit it’s actually a really cool craft for your kids to do and it keeps them off their screens! Sloomoo Institute is like an interactive slime museum. Yes, you heard that right, you can DIY slime yourself there! And they have so many different activities, experiments and even an ASMR tunnel! I highly recommend bringing your kids here to play because not only is it so much fun, but you can bring slime home with you. Sloomoo has a really cool deal going on right now where you can get 3 tickets for the price of 2 with the code: WINTERJOY22. This deal expires on February 18th, so grab it while you can!

Visit Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie

Christopher Bishop Fine Art has the coolest exhibit going on through February 19th! It features over three centuries of works on paper animals. You will see just how animals can exhibit tension within a piece of art and through every animal you can think of. If you’re looking for a cool exhibit this month, this is it!

Sunday in Brooklyn Seaport Pop Up

If you haven’t had brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn, first of all, it’s an absolute must! But a really exciting thing is that they have a pop up going on in the Seaport! So if you’re looking to stay in Manhattan, you just got lucky. They have their special hazelnut maple praline pancakes that are heavenly! Grab a friend or bring your family and get some brunch!

Go Sledding

Yes, you can go sledding in New York City! This is a really fun activity to do with your kids and I have a whole blogpost about the coolest sleds this season. Top hills in the city are Pilgrim Hill and Cedar Hill both in Central Park, Van Cortland Park and Prospect Park. They are all really great choices, I’d recommend heading to whichever is closest to you! And make sure you stop to get hot chocolate after!

Check out Briar Patch in Madison Square Park

A new art exhibit by Hugh Hayden will be on display through April. It features wooden chairs with trees coming through the center of the desks. There are several of these spread out throughout the park, but the largest section of them contains 48 chairs. It calls attention to the US education system in general, and while it may be a bit of an eerie sight, it definitely is an important work of art to go see!

Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects

This exhibition is at the Grolier Club now through the middle of April. Glen S. Miranker assembled this collection and my oh my, is it a collection! There are manuscripts, books, art, letters from Doyle to friends and so many more pieces of work to view. It’s actually really cool, but if you’re a Sherlock fan, this is a must see!

Pop Art Festival

Who doesn’t enjoy Pop Art?! It’s such a cool form of artwork that somehow works with everything. The exhibition lasts through February 21st and will feature artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Mr. Brainwash and more! You can find it at the Carlton Fine Arts ltd and this is the perfect event to bring friends to! There are three full floors of artwork, how could you not want to experience this?! Schedule your appointment here.

Dante Pop Up in Seaport

It’s in Pearl Alley, to be exact. If you don’t know what Dante is, let me just tell you, this is a top spot in NYC. They have a whole winter wonderland Pop Up with three separate bars: Coffee, the Dante bar and a Negroni bar. But the fun doesn’t stop there! The spot features a flatbread food truck and a gelateria truck. Grab some friends or a date and make this spot a night to never forget!

Buildings and Blocks

A brand new interactive art experience is now at the top of the Rock! It’s staying through the middle of March, so while you do have some time, I wouldn’t wait to go see it. Kris Moran and Martin Duffy are the genius artists behind the installation. It’s all about architecture, time, playfulness, lines, rhythm, patterns and so much more. The best part is that it is family-friendly, so you can make a whole day of it and go see this, ice skate at Rockefeller Center and then get hot chocolate and dinner! Get your hands on tickets now.

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