After a monastic January (giving up all your vices and spending nothing because the holidays cleared you out), it's time to cut loose. Use our events calendar to guide you to the best things to do this month: Get a delicious meal at NYC Restaurant Week, re-tox yourself at New York City Beer Week with our guide to NYC's best beer events, and check out Broadway’s latest musical-theater offering.
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Featured events in February 2017
Every year, New York's usual anxiety and chaotic charm turns laissez-faire via The Crescent City for Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras in NYC is a typically rambunctious affair, featuring jazz music performances, funky shows, rich cajun cuisine, king cake and some of the best parties in New York. So, for your celebratory pleasure, here's our roundup of the city's best Big Easy events.Read more
Ring in the Year of the Sheep by exploring the numerous Chinese New Year happenings offered in New York! Chinatown hosts the annual Lunar New Year Parade & Festival, where crowds gather to enjoy food vendors, traditional lion and dragon dances, vibrant floats and multicolored confetti for days. In addition to festive celebrations occurring across the boroughs, learn about traditional Chinese arts and culture by attending one of the calligraphy workshops at Flushing Town Hall.Read more