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February 2017 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, Valentine's Day events and our picks from theater, the arts and music

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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

Valentine's Day in New York

To help you have an enjoyable time on and around February 14, we've come up with Valentine's Day ideas that should help you plan the Goldilocks of dates: one that's not too cheap, not too expensive, not too over the top and not too uncaring—it'll be just right.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Mardi Gras in New York

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.

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By: Jillian Anthony

Chinese New Year in New York City

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.

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NYC Restaurant Week

The twice-annual discount dining event NYC Restaurant Week offers cheap dining deals at more than 300 restaurants in New York

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Watching the Super Bowl in NYC

Throw on your shoulder pads, perform your weird football ritual and get into the game with our guide to the best bars in NYC to watch the Super Bowl, plus how to chow down like a champion

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New York Fashion Week guide

No ticket to the shows? Don't worry—feel like a fashion insider with our ultimate guide to NYFW

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By: Jennifer Picht