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The Orchid Show

February 27, 2015

As February comes to an end we start to think forward to spring. March can still be quite cold, but toward the end we can usually start to see a change in the weather pattern. Of course spring means flowers. What better way to kick off spring a bit early than at the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. See beautiful hanging orchids in the conservatory, which will make you think of spring. There are also poetry readings, dance performances, orchid care demostrations, and Orchid Evenings where you can sip a cocktail while viewing the show. Enjoy!


Kids Food Festival

February 25, 2015

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Take the kids to Bryant Park this weekend to teach them how to eat healthy and achieve balance in their food choices. And it won't just be boring presentations, there are plenty of fun activites for them to participate in and plenty of food samples. It's being held this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. General admission is free, but tickets are required for the hands on cooking classes that will be offered. Have fun!


Fashioning the '70s

February 23, 2015

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The Museum at FIT often has some interesting exhibits and they are usually free. Right now until April 18, see the fashion of the '70s, more specifically from Yves Saint Laurent and Halston, who were two of the most famous and influential designers of the era. The exhibition places their fashion in the context of the sexy and indolent 1970s.


Lunar New Year

February 18, 2015

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Celebrate the Year of the Goat during the Chinese New Year festival in Chinatown this weekend. The parade takes place on Sunday at 1pm and the Firecracker Ceremony on Thursday, with fireworks at noon. During the parade (and before and after) there will be lots of performances, food vendors, and more to check out. Have fun!


NYC Beer Week

February 16, 2015

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From February 20 to March 1 celebrate one of America's favorite drinks: beer. Check out all the events throughout the city, including Opening Bash on February 21 at the Altman Building. Over 200 venues and 15 local craft breweries will be participating this year. Enjoy!


Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 13, 2015

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For all the dog lovers out there, it's time for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For the second time this year there will also be an agility competition that will take place on Saturday, February 14 from 8am-4pm at Pier 94. The tickets for this fun event will be $22 per adult and $10 per child. These can be purchased at the door. The main events happen on February 16-17 at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden. Some tickets for these events may still be available online. If you can't make it over there and still want to see some of the dogs, the nighttime events at Madison Square Garden are usually televised.


Ice Festival

February 11, 2015

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Celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique way on Saturday at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park at 72nd Street. Watch artists carve ice sculptures from 3-5pm. There will be food truck fare available for purchase throughout the event. After 5pm it becomes a silent disco with your choice between 80s hits, Top 40, or favorite NYC artists. The event is free and open to all ages and headphones will be provided for the silent disco. Have fun!


NYC Restaurant Week

February 09, 2015

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Get ready for the popular NYC Restaurant Week starting February 16. Three course lunches will be $25 and dinners will be $38 per person. It's a great chance to try something new or get a great deal at an old favorite. Reservations are open now and restaurant week will run until March 6, so you have plenty of time to try many restaurants.


Valentine's Day

February 06, 2015

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Valentine's Day is next Saturday, so if you haven't made any plans yet, it's time to do so. Many of New York City's restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus for the occasion. You should make your reservations now at the spot you want to dine in, since it's a popular night out and McDonald's won't cut it. Enjoy!