NYC in February is not just for cozy nights in and hot toddies. In the city that never sleeps, there are myriad cultural activities to keep you busy until warmer days. Whether it’s immersing yourself in New York’s finest museums or checking out a Broadway show, here are our top picks to get you through till March:
The Best Events in NYC in February
Get Lost in The Met and See Seurat’s Circus Sideshow Exhibit
February 17th to May 19th
In an unprecedented exploration of his work, The Met will explore Georges Seurat’s Circus Sideshow painting and the group of work related to the famous piece. On display are more than 100 artworks that span everything from paintings to illustrated journal entrees, transforming visitors into the traveling circuses of the time. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Immerse Yourself in Dancing Magic at The New York City Ballet
February 8th to 19th
New York City Ballet will transport audiences into the romantic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty with ethereal sets and over 100 dancers dressed in luxurious costumes. The full-length piece by legendary choreographer Peter Martins will feature a gorgeous score by Tchaikovsky. Photo courtesy of the NYC Ballet.
Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Make his Broadway Musical Debut
February 11th to April 23rd
Speaking of all things Seurat, Broadway’s Hudson Theatre will make its grand re-opening with Steven Sondeheim’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George that centers around painter Georges Seurat’s playful imagination. Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway music debut starring alongside Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford. Also on stage this month: Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, Sara Bareilles’s hit Waitress, the always fun Aladdin, and that show called Hamilton. Photo courtesy of @sundayparkbroadway
Explore Italian Cuisine on Valentine’s Day at Eataly
Manhattan’s Italian wonderland, Eataly, helmed in collaboration with well-known chefs like Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, hosts an array of eclectic Italian cuisine related classes. For a romantic foyer into Italian fare, feast on their four course chef’s table dinner featuring aphrodisiacs on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day dessert photo courtesy of @eatalyflatiron.
Catch The First Exhibition in the USA to Showcase Francis Picabia’s Entire Career
Through March 19th
The Museum of Modern Art presents a comprehensive display of Francis Picabia’s work with the exhibit, Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Sour Thoughts Can Change Direction. Picabia is renowned as one of the founding fathers of the Dada movement and his career spreads into a variety of forms including paintings, poetry and film. The retrospective displays more than 200 pieces of his work. Photo courtesy of the MoMA.