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Things to do in NYC in Febuary

Hope you enjoy many of the unique and charitable events listed below!

Date Event Location Contact
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Tuesday Annual Lunar New Year Reception Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street aabdc.com

Over the years, the Lunar New Year has become one of the most important events on New York’s social calendar. Distinguished guests include city officials, ambassadors and counsel generals of Asian countries to New York. The reception will feature holiday drinks provided by Moet & Chandon and Hennessy, as well as musical and dance performances selected by the Chinese American Arts Council.

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02 –
Wednesday New York City Ballet’s Annual Luncheon
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
nycballet.com
Making her return to New York City Ballet this winter with the world premiere of For the Love of Duke, the Company will honor Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Susan Stroman. Highlights of the program include film clips, archival footage, and dance excerpts performed by the Company’s exceptional dancers.

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03 –
Thursday Autism Speaks To Young Professionals Gala
Avenue Lounge autismspeaks.org
Autism Speaks will host their fourth Autism Speaks to Young Professionals gala on Thursday, February 3 from 7pm-10pm at Avenue. The reception will feature an evening of cocktails, musical entertainment, and passed hors for 200 guests, while helping educate and raise awareness of the disorder now affecting one in every 110 American children.

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Friday BAMcafé Live
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue bam.org
BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM’s Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June.

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Saturday NYC Parks & Recreation’s Winter Jam
The Nethermead in Prospect Park
nycgovparks.org
Are winter sports your thing but don’t have time to drive North? Take a short trip South to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and spend the day playing in the snow at Winter Jam. At this annual event, you can ski, snowboard, sled, snowshoe, build snowmen, sip hot chocolate, and more. Winter Jam is FREE and open to the public.

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06 –
Sunday
Stieglitz, Streichen, Strand
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
metmuseum.org
More than 100 photographs by the three iconic photographers, drawn from the museum’s collection.

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Monday
New York Urban League’s 8th Annual Champion of Diversity Awards Breakfast
Four Seasons Restaurant nyul.org

The New York Urban League will be saluting four New York City area corporations for their commitment to diversity as part of its 8th annual Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast. Former N.J. Gov. and Sen. Jon Corzine, chairman and CEO of Global Holdings, Ltd., will be delivering the keynote speech, with Darlene Rodriguez of WNBC-TV as mistress of ceremonies.

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Tuesday
Thirteenth Anniversary Gateways Bar Mitzvah
Sotheby’s
1334 York Avenue gatewaysonline.com
Gateways provides an opportunity for all Jews to unlock the treasure of their heritage through dynamic educational and social programs. Join us in this historic opportunity in engaging collegiates and young adults to own their Jewish identity.

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Wednesday
African Rainforest Conservancy 20th Annual Artists for Africa Benefit
The Prince George Ballroom
15 E. 27th Street africanrainforest.com
African Rainforest Conservancy 20th Annual Artists for Africa Benefit celebrates two decades of conserving and restoring Tanzania’s Eastern Arc rainforest. Honorary Chair Christy Turlington Burns will present the New Species Award to Deloitte who will join the ranks of previous ARC New Species Award recipients including Harrison Ford and James Gandolfini.

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10 –
Thursday
IRI Valentine’s Wine Tasting
The Water Club
500 East 30th Street irivalentines.org
IRI’s Annual Valentine’s Wine Tasting returns to the Water Club and it’s beautiful view and ambiance. Featuring fine wines and special cuisine, it will also have a jazz trio for your musical pleasure. This fundraiser is in support of IRI’s residential and community support programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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11 –
Friday
Outside Art Faire 7 West 34th Street sanfordsmith.com
Check out New York’s most cutting-edge art show. This annual expo features outsider art, art brut, primitive art, and other nontraditional art forms. Daily admission is $20 and $30 and gets you a two-day pass.

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12 –
Saturday Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity Event The Empire Room
350 5th Avenue josephmahon4@hotmail.com
Singles Mingle charity event at The Empire Room, a massive, ’20’s-inspired vintage cocktail lounge on the ground floor of The Empire State Building. Open to all singles 21+. Valentine’s Party, Social Mixer and Happy Hour.

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Sunday Cycle For Survival
Equinox
420 Lexington Avenue cycleforsurvival.org
Join Cycle for Survival, the indoor team cycling fundraiser that benefits lifesaving cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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14 –
Monday HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

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15 –
Tuesday
22nd Annual Heart and Soul Gala
Christie’s Auction House
20 Rockefeller Plaza Heartandsoulfund.org
Christie’s Auction House will host the 22nd Annual Heart & Soul Charitable Fund Gala Auction. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will receive an award recognizing his commitment to humanitarian service.

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16 –
Wednesday
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Madison Square Garden westminsterkennelclub.org
The Westminster Kennel Club’s famous All Breed Dog Show has been a tradition since 1877, making it America’s second longest continuously held sporting event. Over two days, 165 breeds and varieties of dogs will be judged and Best In Show will be awarded on Tuesday evening.

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17 –
Thursday
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short Helen Hayes Theatre
240 W. 44th St. colinquinnlongstoryshort.com
In this show, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn hilariously explains the history of the world from Caesar to Snooki—all in 75 minutes. Seinfeld’s quirky and offbeat comedic style couples with Quinn’s everyman persona and casual delivery to create witty, intelligent commentary that lets no country or culture off the hook.

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18 –
Friday L’Africana Night Fashion Finale Party New york Society for Ethical Culture macadellacooper.org
The MacDella Cooper Foundation for the benefit of the MCF Academy: “L’Africana Night” at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Runway show featuring African inspired garments designed exclusively for L’Africana Night by a range of designers. Following the show, each dress will be auctioned off, along with other special prizes, followed by an awards presentation, and live musical performances.

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19 –
Saturday Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites The Museum of Natural History carltonhobbs.com
This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old solar system through interactive displays and specimens, including the 34-ton Ahnighito meteorite, discovered by Admiral Peary during an 1894 arctic expedition.

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20 –
Sunday MOMA Documentary Fortnight
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St. moma.org
This year’s program includes a selection of over 40 films, performances, and music events, and many of the filmmakers will be present throughout the festival.

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21 –
Monday Armida The Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center metopera.org
The Metropolitan Opera presents Armida, an opera by Rossini about a powerful but conflicted sorceress. The production is directed by Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman

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22 –
Tuesday
Scandal! Financial Crime, Chicanery, and Corruption That Rocked America!
Museum of American Finance moaf.org
Madoff was only the latest in a long line of swindlers who tricked investors—and America. Get the dirty details on financial scams throughout the ages, from scallywag William Duer’s role in the Wall Street crash of 1792 to Charles Ponzi himself…

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23 –
Wednesday
Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind Museum of Chinese in America www.mocanyc.org

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) invites visitors to explore the intellectual, historical, aesthetic, and cultural dimensions of puzzles with an exhibition of antique games from China. Some of the world’s most famous and widely enjoyed puzzles-such as tangram and interlocking burrs-have their roots in China, with close links to Chinese scientific and artistic traditions across more than two thousand years.

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24 –
Thursday The Quantum Eye
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place thequantumeye.com
The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton’s entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time.

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25 –
Friday
4th Annual New York Wine Expo Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Newyorkwineexpo.com
The 4th Annual New York Wine Expo offers attendees a chance to sample more than 600 wines from over 150 winemakers from around the globe. Attendees can casually sip and stroll through old world Italian, French, German Austrian, Spanish and Portuguese wines then let their taste buds lead them through the new world wines of South America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.

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26 –
Saturday White Night – A Moveable Performance Soiree Space on White
81 White Street amandaselwyn.notesinmotion.org
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre present “White Night – a Movable Performance Soiree.” Proceeds from this Gala Extravaganza will support Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s Eleventh Annual Performance Season

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27 –
Sunday Bowling For Books
Harlem Lanes
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. reachoutandreadnyc.org
Enjoy bowling, food and exciting raffle prizes in a fundraiser to benefit Reach Out and Read of Greater New York!

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28 –
Monday Planet Earth, Shallow Seas
New York Aquarium
602 Surf Avenue nyaquarium.com
Planet Earth: Shallow Seas, at the aquarium is bringing you along on your very own under sea adventure through the native habitats of these amazing creatures. The state-of-the-art 4-D experience includes incredible footage from the Discovery Channel’s popular Planet Earth collection, along with true-to-life sound effects, smells and sensations.


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