Your New York City Event Guide for February 2022

Updated: Feb 2

While February may be considered New York City's "off season," there is no shortage of things to do and see throughout the Big Apple. Fewer holiday crowds make now the perfect time to gain quicker access to the city's top attractions and activities and enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences, ranging from art exhibits to live ballet and orchestral performances.


NYC event city guide February 2022

Here is a day-by-day guide of things to do in the city this month.


February 1: Begin Anew

Flushing

Featuring artworks by eight Asian American immigrant artists living in New York, this exhibition connects past with present and celebrates Lunar New Year.


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February 2: Make Your Own Sushi

Williamsburg

Learn how to prepare sushi rice, select ingredients, and layer and roll your own sushi during this class led by a sushi chef.


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February 3: Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music

Harlem

Enjoy a musical performance exploring the rich tradition of Black composers and musicians in classical music.


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February 4: History Now: Rose Deler

Washington Heights

This Morris-Jumel Mansion exhibition celebrates the surrounding neighborhood of Washington Heights through historical black-and-white film portraits.


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February 5: The World Around Summit

Virtual

The annual summit returns to the Guggenheim, featuring world-renowned participants and live presentations that examine contemporary architecture and design.


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New year Chinese festival fireworks

February 6: Lunar New Year Chinese Documentary Film Festival

Flushing

The two-day film festival at Flushing Town Hall will feature three films: “Curtain Up!,” “Please Remember Me,” and “No-Contact Delivery.”


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February 7: The 24th Annual BAMKids Film Festival

Virtual + Fort Greene

The 24th annual BAMKids Film Festival will present a selection of short films from around the world that children of all ages can enjoy.


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February 8: New York Philharmonic’s Lunar New Year

Upper West Side

Welcome the Year of the Tiger with the New York Philharmonic, which will feature conductor Earl Lee, violinist Stella Chen, and soprano Hera Hyesang Park.


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February 9: Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in Community

Midtown East

The first Black recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks’ poetry intersected with her activism. This exhibition explores her roles in her community.


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February 10: A Whirlwind History of the English Language

Virtual

Learn about the fascinating ways the English language has evolved by attending linguist and English historian Anne Curzan’s discussion.


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Gregory Porter in Concert  Flatbush Brooklyn

February 11: Four Quartets

Fort Greene

See the New York City debut of “Four Quartets,” a thrilling dance performance set to the poetry of T. S. Eliot.


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February 12: Gregory Porter in Concert

Flatbush

Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter will bring his soulful music to Kings Theatre for a Valentine’s concert.


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February 13: Bettye LaVette at Blue Note

Greenwich Village

Head to Blue Note Jazz Club for an evening of soul and blues music from Bettye LaVette, who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2020.


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February 14: Valentine’s Day Champagne Gala

Tribeca

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a selection of sparkling wines at this tasting hosted by the Institute of Culinary Education.


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February 15: How Diseases Shape the Course of Human History

Virtual

Hear from author and historian Kyle Harper on his new book, “Plagues Upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History.”


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NYC event guide February 2022

February 16: Mid-Winter Comfort Foods Class

Virtual

Embrace the season and learn how to make warming one-pot meals including soups and stews. Chef Rob Rosenthal will lead the live session.


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February 17: Brooklyn Reads: Bitter with Akwaeke Emezi

Prospect Heights

Join author Akwaeke Emezi as they discuss their latest novel, “Bitter,” at the Brooklyn Museum.


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February 18: Our Composite Nation

Upper West Side

This installation features artifacts and images that bring to life Frederick Douglass’ famed speech about striving toward a plural American democracy.


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February 19: Intuition: From the Minds of Women

Flushing

Alicia Olatuja, featured soloist at President Obama’s second inauguration, will perform works by female composers.


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February 20: Ballet Folklórico de México

The Bronx

The folkloric ensemble from Mexico City—which brings together modern and pre-Colombian music and dance—will celebrate its 70th anniversary, performing at the Lehman Center.


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Ballet Folklórico de México - The Bronx - February 20

February 21: Mother Tongue Film Festival

Virtual

The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates International Mother Language Day by showcasing diverse films centered around language.


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February 22: A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song

Virtual

This virtual event hosted by The Met will set Langston Hughes’ poetry to music in a recital led by soprano Julia Bullock.


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February 23: Top 10 Culinary School Techniques

Virtual

Chef Rob Rosenthal will share his 10 most important learnings from culinary school, focusing on key techniques and tools that elevate home cooking.


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February 24: Assembly: Rashaad Newsome

Upper East Side

Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s “Assembly” will feature dancers, musicians, and more and will celebrate vogue culture.


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February 25: An Untitled Love

Fort Greene

A dance performance set to the music of R&B artist D’Angelo, “An Untitled Love” is choreographer Kyle Abraham’s tribute to Black love and unity.


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February 26: Particular Matter(s)

Hudson Yards

This exhibition and sensory experience at The Shed includes interactive installations and floating sculptures that explore our collective existence.


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February 27: Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song

Midtown East

Folk icon Woody Guthrie, who wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in Manhattan in 1940, is the focal point of this exhibition of rare artifacts and manuscripts.


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February 28: The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

The Bronx

Famed floral designer Jeff Leatham’s mesmerizing installations will be on view at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of the New York Botanical Garden.


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