Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Met. Photo courtesy of the museum
Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Met. Photo courtesy of the museum

Things To Do in NYC This Weekend: Lunar New Year, Winter Jam, Groundhog Day

The first weekend in February is action-packed. First of all, it's NYC Must-See Week, and that means 2-for-1 tickets to some very cool places around town, including museums, zoos, the aquarium, and more. Winter Jam schusses back to Central Park on Saturday, spinning in with a blizzard of activities. And the BAMkids film festival in Brooklyn is back for its 22nd year.

Lunar New Year celebrations abound at the Prospect Park Zoo, The Met, Brookfield Place, and the Asia Society. February is also Black History Month, and you can mark the occasion with a special tour at Fraunces Tavern, family-friendly screenings at the Paley Center, or learn about Harlem's storied history at the New-York Historical Society

Sunday is Groundhog Day, and while Punxsutawney Phil (accuracy rate 38%) is poised to prognosticate once again, NYC's local groundhog, Staten Island Chuck (accuracy rate 80%!), is the one to watch. Early risers at the Staten Island Zoo get a spring proximity forecast, plus musical performances and animal encounters. In the Bronx, Wave Hill hosts a Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast as part of its Hibernator's Weekend festivities.

You don't ever need to suffer from FOMO. Our February GoListWinter Fun Guide, and list of 40 FREE Things To Do in February With NYC Kids keep you entertained. Our Event Calendar is on point through the coming spring (or endless winter, depending on Phil and Chuck).


Wave Hill
249th Street and Independence Avenue
New York, NY

BAM Rose Cinemas
Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St
New York, NY 10004

New York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

Times Square - Duffy Square
Broadway between West 46th and West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY

Central Park
Terrace Drive Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY 10024

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th
New York, NY 10025

Eataly NYC Downtown
4 World Trade Center Floor 3
NY, NY 10007

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Bryant Park
40th and fifth avenue Bank of America Winter Village
New York, 10018

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
2351 Veterans Rd W
Staten Island, NY 10309

Brookfield Place Arts
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Dimenna / New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway
Staten Island, NY

China Institute
100 Washington Street
New York , NY 10006

LeFrak Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY

The Flea Theater
20 Thomas St
New York, NY 10007

Dimenna / New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Park East Day School
164 East 68 Street
New York, NY 10065

Brooklyn Cat Cafe
76 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201