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This Week in NYC (2/3-2/10)

January 14, 2016 - by CG News Desk

(2/3-2/10) Each week, City Guide's Things to Do in NYC brings you the best in special NYC events, the newest exhibits, sightseeing activities, fun for kids, concerts, nightlife, and more. This weekend also the marks the 50th anniversary of Super Bowl Sunday; going head to head are the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos. 

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: THE BIG EVENT

Winter Carnival at Bryant Park

(2/5-2/6) Check out the 2nd Annual Winter Carnival at Bryant Park. Activities will include extravagant ice sculptures, skating, ping pong, curling lessons, a silent disco, and much more!

(2/7) It's Super Bowl Sunday. While New York is not playing, plenty of bars and restaurants will be getting in on the action, including B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Pound & Pence, PHD Rooftop Lounge, Highline Ballroom, Brooklyn's Bell House, and many others. 

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

The Vikings Exhibition

(2/5) See the Vikings in a whole new light as Vikings The Exhibition arrives at Discovery Times Square*Get a FREE poster for tickets purchased visiting dates 2/5-2/21. 

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(2/5) Warhol by the Book opens at Morgan Library & Museum 

(2/5) Laura Poitras: Astro Noise opens at The Whitney 

(permanent) New York’s latest resident is a 122-foot-long dinosaur so new it has yet to be formally named. Going by “Titanosaur for now, it has taken up residence at the American Museum of Natural History, in a cast of 84 fossil bones uncovered in Patagonia in 2014. The find included a colossal 8-ft. thigh bone, whose shape and size indicated a new species—and one of the biggest dinosaurs ever found. The titanosaur is so large, in fact, that it doesn’t fit in the gallery: a 39-ft.-long neck in a new permanent exhibit extends out towards the elevator banks.

(ongoing) Flatlands brings together five painters who experiment with notions of space at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

(now-4/17) Celebrate New York's role in the tech revolution at Silicon City at the New-York Historical Society.

(ongoing) New York has had a fascination with the treasures of King Tut since archaeologist Howard Carter unearthed them nearly a century ago. Visitors to Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue can walk in Carter’s footsteps in the remarkable recreation The Discovery of King TutClick here for a discount coupon.

(ongoing) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters now! The Force is strong in New York: visit Star Wars and the Power of the Costume: The Exhibition, now at Discovery Times Square. The interactive exhibit features 70+ costumes, including seven from the new film! Here is a $5 off coupon! 

(ongoing) Agitprop! at the Brooklyn Museum connects contemporary art, social change, and historic moments in creative activism.

(now-2/21) Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style looks at one of the most celebrated fashion icons of the 20th century, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(now-2/21) Wild Medicine in the Tropics at New York Botanical Garden 

(ongoing) Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 is up at the Brooklyn Museum.

(ongoing) The Secret World Inside You provides an incredible tour of the trillions of micro-organisms living in and on the human body at the American Museum of Natural History.

(now-2/28) Flavor: Making It and Faking It at the brand-new Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in Brooklyn.

(now-2/7) Final days! Emerging artist (and New Yorker) Rachel Rose at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

(now-2/21) Superheroes in Gotham at the New-York Historical Society explores the origins, influences, and culture of beloved NYC-based comic book phenomenons, dating back to the 1930s. 

(ongoing) On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War has opened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumIntrepid made three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966-1969. Here's a coupon!

(ongoing) The Butterfly Conservatory is back at AMNH.

(ongoing) Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition is open at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue. Also on display is King Tut in NYC!  Get your discount coupon here!

(now-8/16) Pixar: The Design of Story is open at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: COMEDY

 Last Comic Standing winner Clayton English

(2/4-2/6) Last Comic Standing winner Clayton English headlines at Gotham Comedy Club, with Aaron Berg, Gina Brillon, and Mike Finoia

(2/4-2/6) Joel McHale of Community, E!'s Talk Soup, and most recently seen on the revival of The X-Files, comes to Carolines on Broadway

(2/5) Mitch Fatel, Yamaneika Saunders, Mike Yard, & Bob Dibuono at Stand Up NYEnjoy 2 for 1 admission!  

(Ongoing) Enjoy 2 for 1 tickets to Broadway Comedy Club 

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: KIDS

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

(now-3/27) A special production of the beloved children's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at 47th Street Theatre.

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(2/6) Celebrate Bob Marley's Birthday Family Matinee with CCB, at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. 4pm. 

(2/5-2/21) High octane Australian hoofers Untapped returns to the New Victory Theater 

Star Wars: The Power of the Costume at Discovery Times SquareHere is a $5 off coupon

(Permanent) Connected Worlds is now open at the New York Hall of Science

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: SIGHTSEEING

 Top of the Rock

Explore NYC from an incredible vantage point at Top of the Rock! Then, check out the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink , partake in new rink activities, including Après Skate, Starlight Skate, and more! 

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(ongoing) Explore NYC with a magical live interactive experience when you take THE TOUR! Here's $10 off! 

Every Sunday [except 2/7] through 3/10, NYC Audubon Winter Seals & Waterbirds Ecocruise with New York Water Taxi.

Check out the new "tour about nothing" When Harry Met Seinfeld with On Location Tours

The One World Observatory is open. Click here for a free collectible pin!

Explore NYC's Financial District with Wall Street Walks

Check out the hottest spots to eat and drink in the Flatiron District and Williamsburg with Like a Local Tours. 

Take a selfie with Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, and countless other famous celebs at Madame Tussauds New York! Here's a coupon!

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

 Lead Belly Fest

(2/4) Folk and blues master Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, gave his final performance at Carnegie Hall in 1949. Tom Paley performed then, and he’ll perform there again along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Burden, and Edgar Winter and many others at the Lead Belly Fest, with proceeds contributed to the Association to Benefit Children (ABC).

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(now-2/5) Final days for Broadway Week! Enjoy two-for-one tickets to some of Broadway's hottest shows.

(2/3-2/4) Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins and M. Ward perform at the Beacon Theatre.

(2/6) Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Cannaibis Cup Reggae Band at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 

(2/7) Bounce Super Bowl Super Sunday Funday event at Highline Ballroom 

SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

George Clinton

(2/9) It's Fat Tuesday! Celebrate with George Clinton and P. Funkadelic at B.B. King Blues Club & GrillFind out about more NYC Mardi Gras activities here. 

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(2/8) Alan Cumming is joined by Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Chris and Ricki Lake at Carnegie Hall for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends.


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