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Things to Do in New York City for Winter 2015

It may be cold outside but luckily spring is only two short months away! In the meantime, there is still a lot to do during the final winter months. From Chinese New Year to can’t miss foodie events, here are our picks for fun things to do in New York City for Winter 2015.

NBA All-Star Weekend – February 13 to 15
The NBA All-Star Game is in New York City this year. There will be a number of events including autograph signings, special basketball clinics, dunk contests, a celebrity basketball game and even a All-Star Taste program which will highlight the best dishes from stadiums around the country.

The Ice Festival Central Park – February 14
Looking for a fun, unique date idea for Valentine’s Day? How about the fourth annual Ice Festival at Central Park? You can watch ice- carving artists transform a block of ice into true works of art. Be sure to bring a heavy jacket to keep warm.

NYC Restaurant Week – February 16 to March 6
NYC Restaurant Week is our favorite time of the year! It is a foodie’s dream and it is a great opportunity to try new restaurants and sample new cuisines. The possibilities are endless. This year we are eying top restaurants like Chez Josephine, City Hall Restaurant and David Burke Kitchen. Be on the lookout for our NYC Restaurant Week guide.

Chinese New Year Celebration – February 19
The Chinese New Year and the start of year of the goat is February 19th this year. Join the festive atmosphere, watch the firecrackers and dragon dancers and try some unique Chinese New Year treats in Chinatown. You know you will find us there!

New York City Beer Week – February 20 to March 1
If you love beer, be sure to mark New York City Beer Week on your calendar. There will be events across the city starting with the Opening First Tap which will feature rare beers and beers that you can only get at that event.

The Orchid Show – February 28 to April 19
The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden is wonder to behold and one of the signs that spring is just around the corner.

Kids Food Festival – February 28 & March 1
Why do the adults in the family have to have all the fun? The Kids Food Festival is a unique foodie event for the young ones. There will be several fun events at Bryant Park to encourage kids to eat healthier and try new foods.

Choice Eats Tasting Event – March 13
Choice Eats Tasting Event hosted by the Village Voice will highlight over fifty of the best restaurants in New York City. For $65, you can taste the best that these restaurants have to offer. There is no better way to explore the New York dining scene.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival – March 14 to 15
Who says vegetarian dishes have to be boring? For $30 for a one day pass and $50 for a two day pass, you can sample yummy dishes and check out interesting exhibits and speakers.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17
New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which celebrates Irish history and culture is one of the largest in the world. The parade and bars around the city are sure to be buzzing with excitement.

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