february events

Fairy Tale Fashion

February 1, Museum of FIT, Manhattan;
fitnyc.edu/museum

This imaginative exhibit looks at classic fairy tales, including those of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, through the lens of high fashion. It explores the way clothing symbolizes characters’ transformation, vanity, power, or privilege—which could certainly go beyond the realm of fantasy.

 

 

february events

Winter Wine Festival

February 6, PlayStation Theater, Manhattan;

newyorkwineevents.com/events/nyc-winter-wine-festival

One of Thrillist’s “17 Things You Have to Do in Winter in New York City,” the Winter Wine Festival is indeed a grand celebration of wine. With over 250 varieties from all over the world, artisan food sampling tables, a custom etched tasting glass, and three hours of live entertainment by Soul Train Music Award winner Alex Bugnon, this is the real deal. For the ne-plus-ultra experience, upgrade to the VIP Suite ticket.

 

 

february events

New York Fashion Week

February 11-18, Various locations, Manhattan;

newyorkfashionweeklive.com

It’s back, to ease the winter melancholy, to adorn the city with colorful patterns and fresh inspiration. Fashion Week: what began as a group of private salon shows in 19th century Paris and is now a world-wide event that occurs in all four fashion capitals. We invite you to follow the action as we surely will be.

 

 

february events

Ice Festival

February 13, Central Park, Manhattan;
centralparknyc.org/events

Start the Valentine’s weekend off right by taking your special someone (even the whole family of special someones) by the hand and strolling over to the Naumburg Bandshell for an afternoon of rare programming, including live performances by ice-carving artists, food trucks, a dance party, and more. For the full list of romantic activities for the big day, check our handy Valentine’s Day guide.

 

 

february events

Film Comment Film Festival

February 17-24, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Manhattan;

filmlinc.org

Snow may cover the sidewalks, late afternoon gloom may obscure the faces in the streets, but illumination is never far away this month, thanks to events like Film Comment magazine’s annual festival. To be shaken, transported, and emerge—with the feeling of being alive—back into the everyday, reserve a ticket, on sale from February 4th.

 

 

february events

The Orchid Show

February 27, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx;

nybg.org/visit

In The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession, the writer Susan Orlean says about the world, “If I had been an orchid hunter…I think I would have seen it as acres of opportunity where the things I loved were waiting to be found.” Maybe you too will see what she meant when you attend the annual orchid showcase at the Haupt Conservatory, which includes a full schedule of activities for adults and children alike.

 

 

february events

Brooklyn Museum: This Place

February 29, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn;

brooklynmuseum.org

Set aside a day to view this moving exhibit, featuring over 600 photographs that explore the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of 12 acclaimed photographers.

 

 

 

Visit resident.com/events for a complete calendar of events, including our featured events and insider info.

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