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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

Ongoing

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Cellar
Through 12/31/2016

Richard Estes: Painting New York City - Museum of Arts & Design
Through 3/10/2016

Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 2/29/2016

Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks - Museum of the City of New York
Through 4/21/2016

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through 12/31/2020

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through 1/31/2020

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through 5/30/2016

Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th-18th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 6/19/2016

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through 5/29/2016

Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season - Gotham Chamber Opera
Through 6/30/2016

Some Place Like Home - Rumney Guggenheim
Through 11/11/2025

Superheroes in Gotham - New-York Historical Society
Through 2/21/2016

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 9/16/2016

Bar None Comedy Show - Bar None NYC
Through 1/03/2017

The New York City Marathon: The Great Race - Museum of the City of New York
Through 3/08/2016

Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season Music Series - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through 5/01/2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2015-16 Jazz Series - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through 5/01/2016

Flavor: Making It and Faking It - Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab
Through 2/28/2016

Flavor: Making It and Faking It - Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab
Through 2/28/2016

Through 2/14/2016
11AM-5:45PM
$15
Ages: All

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave | (212) 423-3200 |
South Street Seaport Museum Announces Participation in Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage at the Jewish Museum South Street Seaport Museum ... MORE

Through 2/14/2016
11AM-5:45PM
$15
Ages: All

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave | (212) 423-3200 |
Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage at the Jewish Museum The museum showcases an acclaimed work by the photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) as ... MORE

Through 2/15/2016
11am-10pm
Free
Ages: AD

Mira Pop-Up Experience The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave | 7326677777 |
Mira is a beautiful, smart bracelet and wellness app developed to help women live healthier, happier lives without compromising style. Mira is redefining the wearables space b... MORE

Through 2/13/2016
$25
Ages: AD

Collaborators Grand Hall at St. Mary’s Church
440 Grand St. | 646-481-6583 |
This is the New York premiere of the 2012 winner of England's Olivier award for Best Play! Hilarious and chilling, Collaborators is the story of the brilliant dissident writer... MORE

Through 2/14/2016
2
$18
Ages: All

Henry V Access Theater
380 Broadway | 845-264-1172 |
"War is brewing in Europe. King Henry the Fifth, newly on the throne, presses an ancient claim on France and leads his army onto mainland Europe. Surrounded by enemies both wi... MORE

Through 2/14/2016
1.5
$18
Ages: All

Henry V Access Theater
380 Broadway | 845-264-1172 |
"War is brewing in Europe. King Henry the Fifth, newly on the throne, presses an ancient claim on France and leads his army onto mainland Europe. Surrounded by enemies both wi... MORE

Through 2/14/2016
90min
$10
Ages: All

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow Wow Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue | (212) 254-1109 |
TNC PRESENTS ITS 41st ANNUAL THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS' DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW FEBRUARY 5 TO 14, 2016. All proceeds benefit Native American scholarship fun... MORE

Through 2/14/2016 Ages: AD

Alwin Nikolais Celebration Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
Under the artistic direction of Murray Louis and Alberto del Saz, the work of Alwin Nikolais comes back to The Joyce for the first time since the 2010 worldwide centennial cel... MORE

Through 2/12/2016
7:30pm
$35-42
Ages: TE

Kathryn Posin Dance Company 92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Avenue | 212-415-5500 |
The Kathryn Posin Dance Company has been invited by the 92nd St. Y to re-open the Kaufmann Concert Hall, site of performances by many famed companies and the 1967 choreographi... MORE

Through 2/14/2016
1.5
$26
Ages: AD

Adam Ray Headlines Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 |
Adam Ray is best known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s buddy cop comedy “The Heat.” Currently you can see him in Melissa McCarthy's ne... MORE

Through 2/12/2016
07:30-11:00 pm
$35-$39
Ages: AD

Harkness Dance Festival 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. | 212-415-5500 |
Leading ballet dancers from New York City Ballet and other companies will dance the revival of Laurie Spiegel's WAVES, the modern dance classic that has been performed by Elio... MORE

Through 2/16/2016
8am-8pm
Free
Ages: AD

TRESemmé Runway Studio Spring Studios
50 Varick Street | 212-704-8287 |
TRESemmé invites you to grab your girlfriends and get down to the hottest spot at New York Fashion Week. Trial the latest hair trends the minute they hit the catwalk at the be... MORE

Through 2/12/2016
7:30pm to 10pm
$25
Ages: AD

90X Arts Festival - Urinetown & Gallery Flamboyan Theater
107 Suffolk St. | 212-727-2424 |
Urinetown, the Tony-Award-winning musical comedy that makes fun of musical comedy, will be the main theatrical attraction of the 90X Arts Festival, when the actors, singers, ... MORE

Through 2/13/2016 Ages: AD

Be My Valentine Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Liliane Montevecchi is exquisitely French, like the finest vintage champagne. Her enchanting autobiographical one-woman show is full of amusing personal stories and legendary ... MORE

2/12/2016 - 2/21/2016 Ages: AD

Handa's Surprise New Victory Theater
229 W. 42nd St. | 646-223-3010 | newvictory.org
Handa fills her basket with plump, ripe fruit and sets off for the next village. But along the way, seven stealthy animals have their own ideas about who should get these tast... MORE

2/12/2016
8:30pm
$10
Ages: AD

Michael Persall at Webster Hall Webster Hall
125 E 11th St | 212-353-1600 |
Singer-Songwriter Michael Persall takes the stage in The Studio at Webster Hall Friday, February 12th at 8:30pm. The 22-year-old brings his mix of Pop and Soul to Webster Hall... MORE

2/12/2016
7:30pm
$34
Ages: AD

Singer and Acclaimed Performer Nellie McKay Makes Her Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Debut Adelphi University
1 South Avenue | 5168773010 |
GARDEN CITY, NY, January 2016—Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the acclaimed singer-songwriter Nellie McKay with her music showcasing diff... MORE

2/12/2016 - 3/03/2016
11:00am-6:00pm
Free
Ages: AD

Fragmented Reality: An Exhibition in NYC Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea | 212-226-4151 |
With gusto and energy, Agora Gallery’s exhibition Fragmented Reality boasts over one hundred artworks by twenty artists. Angela Di Bello and her team have curated a remarkable... MORE

2/12/2016
7pm to 10pm
$20
Ages: AD

Pre-Valentine Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser Mustang Harry's NYC
352 7th Avenue | 718-757-6933 |
The Catholic Fellowship of NYC and WeekendDating.com have teamed up to bring hundreds of Catholic/Christian singles together for this very special Pre-Valentine’s Day Singles ... MORE

2/12/2016 - 3/13/2016
Varies per performance
$25-$80
Ages: All

Big Apple Circus Returns with the New Jersey Premiere of The Grand Tour TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park (GPS: 860 East Main Street) | 800-922-3772 |
Big Apple Circus returns to Bridgewater, New Jersey for the company’s 38th season with the New Jersey Premiere of The Grand Tour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from ... MORE

2/12/2016 - 12/31/2016
The film will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am, and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change.
Tickets, which include general admission, are $27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children).
Ages: All

National Parks Adventure American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
In its New York premiere, MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and un... MORE

2/12/2016
9pm
Ages: AD

Wasabassco's Tunnel of Love Bell House
149 7th St. | 718-643-6510 | www.thebellhouseny.com
Burlesque MORE

2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016
7:00 pm
$25
Ages: AD

yeah, i met this girl... UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place | 212-946-6584 |
When the possibility of love and sex enter Guy's downtown Manhattan restaurant, it drives him and his two best friends to near insanity and back again. "yeah, i met this girl…... MORE

2/12/2016
8PM-9PM
Free
Ages: AD

Love, Can We Handle It? Valentine Show The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal St. | 212-998-5867 |
Joined by virtuoso bass player and poet Larry Roland, storyteller Regina Ress brings some questions and some storied answers about love for her thirteenth annual Valentine’s c... MORE

2/12/2016
12pm
Free with museum admission *Tours will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL)
Ages: All

Curator's Eye Tours Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave | 212-423-3500 |
Fridays, 12 pm Public gallery tours of the museum’s exhibitions led by Guggenheim curators. February 12: Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better Nancy Spector, Depu... MORE

2/12/2016
7:00pm
Free
Ages: All

Friendship Bloomingdale School of Music
323 W 108th Street | 212-663-6021 |
BSM horn instructor Lisa Pike celebrates the intimacy of both composers and performers--the great personal friendship of Brahms and Schumann and their love of the horn. Lis... MORE

2/12/2016
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Ages: AD

Awkward Sex... and the City The Pleasure Chest
1150 2nd Ave | 212-355-6909 |
Come watch some of New York City's finest storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your pleasure. Hosted by the sexually awkward Natali... MORE

2/12/2016
8pm
$10–$35
Ages: AD

The Love Show presents 'Hollywood Honeymoon' (le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker Street | 646-219-6450 |
The Love Show presents Hollywood Honeymoon A Friday night date night Valentine's homage to the golden age of the silver screen! Grab your baby, brush off your top hat an... MORE

2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016
2/12 - 5-8pm; 2/13-14 - 11am-7pm
Free
Ages: All

The One - Best Friends Animal Society Pop-Up Adoption 159 Bleecker Street
159 Bleecker Street | 347-76ADOPT |
Best Friends Animal Society is hosting a Valentine’s Day pop-up adoption event to help you find “The One” this weekend. Starting on Friday, February 12th from 5-8pm there will... MORE

2/12/2016
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$25
Ages: AD

ACRONYM and Les Canards Chantants Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater
450 West 37th Street | 646-731-3200 |
Baryshnikov Arts Center and Five Boroughs Music Festival co-present Baroque string band ACRONYM and the vocalists of Les Canards Chantants. The concert features the unusual an... MORE

2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016
7:00 pm
25.00
Ages: AD

yeah, i met this girl... UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place | 212-946-6584 |
When the possibility of love and sex enter Guy's downtown Manhattan restaurant, it drives him and his two best friends to near insanity and back again. "yeah, i met this girl…... MORE

2/12/2016 - 2/13/2016
No cover
Ages: AD

Tyga 1OAK
453 W 17th St. | 212-889-0440 |
Tyga at 1OAK NYC Join 1 OAK NYC as they continue the celebration during NYFW 2016 on Friday, February 12th with a special performance by Tyga. Starting at 11:00 p.m. ET wit... MORE

2/12/2016 Ages: AD

7th Annual Aquarius Celebrity Aquarius Bash B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Aquarius Celebration Bash for, T.V. personality ICE-T, Radio personality ED-LOVER, Recording Artist Rakim Da God M.C, AQUARIUSBOYZ and Aquarius Family. Special Guest Movie... MORE

2/13/2016 Ages: All

Cavalleria Rusicana/Pagliacci Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metopera.org
Opera's indomitable double bill returns in Sir David McVicar's searing production from the 2014–15 season. Tenor Yonghoon Lee and mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana star in Cavaller... MORE

2/13/2016 Ages: All

Billy Joel Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
Tickets on sale now MORE

2/13/2016
4-5:30pm
$30/couple
Ages: AD

Valentine's Tango Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave. | 718-624-8400 |
Nothing says “be mine” quite like the tango! Indulge in a sweet prelude to Valentine’s Day with tango class at the Dance Center on Saturday, February 13. Learn the basics of t... MORE

2/13/2016 - 2/13/2015
8:30-10:00 pm
$110 in advance, $125 at the door (if space is available)
Ages: AD

Valentine's Day Argentine Tango Workshop Triangulo
135 West 20th Street Suite 301 | 2126336445 |
Looking to re-ignite the spark of passion with your loved one this Valentine’s day? Come to Triangulo, and step out of the cold bustle of the city into the intimate atmosph... MORE

2/13/2016 - 2/15/2016
$15-$75
Ages: TE,AD

My Little Pony Fan Convention The Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Avenue | 646-596-6652 |
This year New York City’s My Little Pony fan convention will make fans’ dreams come true as the convention moves to The Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Ponycon 2016 is a glob... MORE

2/13/2016
10:30am
$30.50-$42.50 (includes museum admission)
Ages: TW,TE,AD

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop hi... MORE

2/13/2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$25
Ages: AD

People's Champs & BCAM: Stories from My Brooklyn National Sawdust
80 N. 6th Street | |
People's Champs & BCAM's performance is the culmination of a two-week music, production & songwriting workshop. In this special collaboration, students from Bedford Stuyvesant... MORE

2/13/2016
3pm-7pm
Ages: All

Central Park Ice Festival Central Park
1 Central Park West | 212-310-6600 | www.centralparknyc.org
Ice carvings, silent disco, and more! MORE

2/13/2016
1
$10
Ages: AD

The Charles Duke Valentine's Concert Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar
254 W 72nd Street #1A | |
You are cordially invited to an evening celebrating the power of love. Saturday, February 13 at 8 p.m., join soulful singer-songwriter/pianist/composer Charles Duke and hi... MORE

2/13/2016 - 2/14/2016
Free
Ages: All

New York Sword Dance Festival Multiple Venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan
| 718-938-4819 |
The 31st Annual New York Sword Dance Festival will be held in New York City, on Feb. 13–14, 2016. The event will feature 12 teams, as the performing groups are known, in an e... MORE

2/13/2016
2-5 pm
Free
Ages: All

R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – February 13th - Jewish Art & Design Day! The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street | 347-604-3964 |
The Jewish Community Center In Manhattan Announces: The 2015/2016 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – February 13th - Jewish Art & Design Day! WHO: Origami with Emily; Hebrew ... MORE

2/13/2016
Meet 6:45pm, start tour 7pm
$20 advance, $25
Ages:

Boroughs of the Dead: Ultimate Greenwich Village Dead Tour: Valentine's Day Edition St. Mark's Place and Bowery
St. Mark's Place and Bowery | | www.boroughsofthedead.com
On Saturday, February 13th, Boroughs of the Dead presents a special Valentine's Day edition of The Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, led by Boroughs of the Dead founder A... MORE

2/13/2016
8 PM
$8
Ages: AD

The New Tarot The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery | (212) 228-0228 |
Brooklyn-based, "witchy babes" (NYLON) and sister-fronted band, The New Tarot, announce their headlining performance at The Bowery Electric in New York City at 8 PM on Saturda... MORE

2/13/2016
1PM-6PM
Free
Ages: AD

Free Brewery Tours Every Saturday Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
463 East 173rd Street | 718-484-8850 |
Free brewery tours start on the hour beginning at 1PM with the last tour starting at 6PM. Free beer samples during the tour $4 discounted pint tickets to be used after t... MORE

2/13/2016
3
Free
Ages: All

'In the Mood for Love' Instammet Battery Park
| 201-835-2256 |
In the Mood for Love" Valentine's-themed photography meet-up! We'll be hosting the meet on Saturday, February 13th in at 1 p.m. in Battery Park, and are expecting to see over ... MORE

2/13/2016
No cover
Ages: AD

Jazz Brunch with Martina DaSilva Bathtub Gin
132 Ninth Ave. | 212-777-6727 |
Set Times: 11:30am & 3:30pm MORE

2/13/2016
8 PM
$8
Ages: AD

The New Tarot The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery | 212-228-0228 |
Brooklyn-based, "witchy babes" (NYLON) and sister-fronted band, The New Tarot, announce their headlining performance at The Bowery Electric in New York City at 8 PM on Saturda... MORE

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