The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC this weekend, Jan. 31- Feb. 2 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
January 31, 2020 - 2:06 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A new month is here, and it's time to try new things in the city that never sleeps. Beat the cold weather with some hot plans!  Whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer.

First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum

Celebrate the start of Black History Month at First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. The evening features rapper and actor Common discussing mental and physical health, intention setting, singing bowls and of course end the night with great music!

Where: Brooklyn Museum

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Cost: Free entry

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Winter Jam NYC

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! NYC Parks has teamed up with Gore Mountain Ski Resort to blow a mini mountain of snow in Central Park and creates an urban wonderland for all to enjoy.

Where: Central Park

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, time varies

Cost: Free

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NYC Must-See Week

There's so many things to do in NYC that we may not have the money to see it all. That all changes during NYC Must-See week. Enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to many iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts.

Where: Check website

When: Friday, Jan. 31 - Sunday, Feb. 2, time varies

Cost: Varies

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Chinese New Year Family Festival

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion dance followed by activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, and a special Year of the Rat puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works.

Where: China Institute in America

When: Sunday, Feb. 2, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Best of Brooklyn Festival

Clear your calendars for the fourth annual Dime Best of Brooklyn Festival. The festival showcases the best of the best out of  nominated businesses in over 100 categories. Choose from 3 different sessions to enjoy a collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brews, the best chefs plus music from curated DJs. 

Where: Industry City, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, time varies

Cost: $39

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Distillery Tour and Tasting

Head New Jersey City for a semi-private in depth tour of the All Points West Distillery in Newark's trendy Ironbound neighborhood. Get your spirits up and sample vodka, gin and whiskey crafted at the distillery. A souvenir glass is even included with your ticket. 

Where: All Points West Distillery - Newark 

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Cost: $12

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Heart Squared in Times Square

Heart Squared is the winner of the 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition. The steel frame art installation uses the magic of 125 mirrors to bring a kaleidoscopic experience that represents the collective heart of the city. 

Where: Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets

When: Friday Jan. 31, - Sunday, Feb. 2, all day

Cost: Free

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NYC Broadway Week

There's no place like NYC's to experience live theater. Theater goers, can choose from a wide selection of Broadway’s most amazing productions at a 2-for-1 price. 

Where: Varies

When: Friday, Jan. 31 - Sunday, Feb. 2, time varies

Cost: Varies

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North Shore Animal League's Kitty Bowl Party

In honor of this year’s feline football showdown, the North Shore Animal League is hosting a Kitten Bowl Party in Brooklyn. The party will be fun for the whole family and you can even take home a four-legged furry friend.

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

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NYC Restaurant Week

Have you been eyeing a certain restaurant? NYC Restaurant is the perfect time to go and dive into the city's culinary culture with prix-fixe meals at over 360 of the City's finest restaurants. Eat until your heart's content, just don't forget to use the hashtag #nycrestaurantweek on Instagram.

Where: Varies

When: Friday, Jan. 31 - Sunday, Feb. 2, time varies

Cost: Varies

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