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
(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
(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) 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 Tut. Click 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) Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 is up at the Brooklyn Museum.
THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: COMEDY
(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
THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: KIDS
(now-3/27) A special production of the beloved children's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at 47th Street Theatre.
(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
THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: SIGHTSEEING
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!
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.
THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK: NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC
(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).
(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
(2/9) It's Fat Tuesday! Celebrate with George Clinton and P. Funkadelic at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Find out about more NYC Mardi Gras activities here.
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