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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - February 16-February 23
City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups are only the beginning of the rich offerings you can find here. From Downtown to Midtown to Uptown, check out City Guide's suggestions for great free events in Manhattan.
Sports Events in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
City Guide's New York calendar catches all the local sports, from Knicks or Rangers games at Madison Square Garden to Nets and Islanders at Barclays Center, with Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, plus college basketball, the Liberty of the WNBA, and the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones also on our comprehensive list of things to do in NYC.
Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it in City Guide's calendar. That includes dance, with contemporary performances at places like The Joyce Theater joined by classics like the New York City Ballet.
Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
Music fans in NYC can find all the latest blues and jazz shows and performances in City Guide's calendar. With newer venues like Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola joined by world-famous classics like the Village Vanguard and Birdland, you'll find jazz from hard bop to progressive. The blues also live in NYC, at great spots like Terra Blues.
Classical Music in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
From the New York Philharmonic to churches and smaller concert halls, you'll find the best of New York's classical music in City Guide's calendar. When it comes to acoustics, famous destinations like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center are world-class attractions and we've got every upcoming performance listed in our system.
Comedy Shows in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
Any night in New York brings dozens of chances for laughter. From basement comedy clubs to classic established venues, national comedians and sketch comedy groups are everywhere. City Guide lists Manhattan icons like Carolines, Gotham Comedy Club, and Comedy Cellar, alongside Jerry Seinfeld's frequent Beacon Theatre performances and up and coming comedy venues like Union Hall and The Creek and The Cave. We also list great improv spots like the PIT/Peoples Improv Theater and UCB/Upright Citizens Brigade.
Films to See in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
New York has a vibrant repertory film scene, with classic movie houses like Film Forum joined by newer venues like Metrograph, Videology, and Nitehawk Cinema. You can also find movie specials, premieres, and simulcasts like the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD listed in City Guide?s film calendar section.
Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
For art in galleries, from shows to openings to receptions and special events, check out City Guide's calendar listings for New York City. From Chelsea galleries to SoHo galleries to all points in between, we've got comprehensive painting, sculpture, performance art, conceptual art, and photography listings.
Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
Holiday events and specials join parades and celebrations in City Guide's New York specials activity planner. From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to New Year's Eve to Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, and St. Patrick's Day, you'll find the best in New York holidays on City Guide's calendar listings. You'll also find amazing street fairs, festivals, and more.
Events for Kids in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
Fun for kids and great ideas for parents can be found in City Guide's calendar listings. Whether it's a sleepover at the Intrepid, an exhibition at the Children's Museum of the Arts or the American Museum of Natural History, a scavenger hunt, a dropoff pajama party, or special arts and crafts afternoon at a museum, you can find it on City Guide's calendar.
Museum Events in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.
Nightlife in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
New York's nightlife scene is legendary, backing up the promise that NYC is the city that never sleeps. Classic, historical taverns stand alongside the hippest new mixology bars and DJ-driven nightclubs. Parties, cocktails, drink specials, burlesque nights, are more can be found in City Guide's nightlife listings for everything to do in NYC after hours.
Random Happenings in New York City This Week - February 16-February 23
If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.
NYC Sporting Events This Month - February 2020
Sometimes you just want to get out in the stands and cheer on your team. In New York City, you can do that! No matter what your preferred sport is (basketball, hockey, baseball, etc.), the City Guide calendar is filling in all the blanks. Don't miss a game this season, from college to the minor leagues all the way up to the pros.
Broadway in the Bars: Cabaret Shows in NYC This Month - February 2020
Cabaret shows attract a wide range of clientele, from comedy lovers to song, dance, and theatre fanatics. (Broadway stars are known to make an appearance or two.) NYC's cabaret shows are some of the most renowned in the industry, and if you're wanting to catch a show at places like Feinstein's/54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, and Caf? Carlyle in the city this month, City Guide's calendar has all the information you'll need.
Arena Shows in NYC This Month - February 2020
There are few things as memorable as an arena show, let alone a show at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, or any of NYC's other famed big-scale venues. Catch your favorite performers in some of New York City's most iconic concert spaces by checking out City Guide's calendar for arena shows happening this month in NYC.
Improv Shows in NYC This Month - February 2020
Some people prefer rehearsed acts and some people prefer hilarity happening on the spot. If you're part of the latter group, then take a look through City Guide's calendar to see what the latest and greatest improv shows are this month in New York City. At spots like the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Magnet Theater, and the Peoples Improv Theater, be prepared to laugh!
Gallery Shows in New York City This Month - February 2020
Many of the world's most acclaimed artists live in New York City, including up-and-coming painters, sculptors, video and performance artists, and photographers. Take advantage of the rich art scene by checking out some gallery shows in New York City this month. City Guide has the best gallery events rounded up here.
Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - February 2020
Gramercy is one of Manhattan's smallest neighborhoods, but it's also one of the most beautiful. You'll find a nice selection of tasty eateries and independent shops in the area, as well as quite a few class New York City photo ops. City Guide will prepare you for your exploration of the area with this list of things to do in Gramercy this month.
Things to Do in Queens This Month - February 2020
If you really want the full New York City experience, you've got to make a trek out to all five boroughs, including the one-of-a-kind area of Queens. Home to MoMA PS1, the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the Queens International Night Market, there's plenty to see in do in Queens. Check out City Guide's list of things to do in Queens this month for a full and thorough rundown.
Things to Do on Chelsea This Month - February 2020
You can easily spend your entire visit to New York City hanging out in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. The High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Whitney Museum all call Chelsea home. Want to know about all of the most memorable things to do in Chelsea this month? City Guide has compiled the best neighborhood happenings for you here.
Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - February 2020
Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.
Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Weekend - February 14-February 16
There's no denying that Manhattan is the sparkle in New York City's eye, but that doesn't mean you have to dump out your wallet to hang out there. City Guide's compiled all the best free things to do in Manhattan this weekend, and for those wanting to explore the city's most famous borough on the cheap, this is your go-to guide.
Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - February 14-February 16
From jazz and blues to punk and rock to electronic and pop, every kind of live music venue exists in NYC. City Guide's roundup of weekend random live music shows in New York City will cover all the ground for you, making sure you don't miss out on a single show of other music.
Sports Events in New York City This Weekend - February 14-February 16
NYC is home to the Knicks, the Yankees, the Jets, the Rangers, the Mets, the Nets, and the Islanders, so you can bet that there are sporting events happening in the city no matter the season. (There's also soccer, minor league baseball, marathons, and all kinds of college teams.) Find out what sports events in New York City are happening this weekend on City Guide's roundup and then snag some tickets for a game you'll never forget.