Things to Do on the Upper West Side in February

February 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

Take a break from being indoors and see what’s happening in the city this month! Check out these five February events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon.

NYC Restaurant Week

Jan. 21-Feb. 8
This bi-annual event offers special prix fixe menus at participating restaurants at a great price: $26 lunch and a $42 dinner. Twenty restaurants located on the Upper West Side are in the mix of this season’s restaurant week, which runs Jan. 21 through Feb. 8. Check out local eats, from Australian bistro fare from Burke & Wills to duck meatloaf at Sarabeth’s Upper West Side. See participating restaurants.

SciCafe: Science of Love

Feb. 6
Join neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin at this after-hours event at the American Museum of Natural History as she discusses the “love drug” oxytocin and strong emotional bonds that exist between humans. Free with registration; doors at 6:30 pm. Adults 21+

Sweethearts Bazaar

Feb. 10
Pick up Valentine’s Day sweets at the Grand Bazaar, which will feature handmade Valentine’s Day gifts made by locals artists as well as locally-made treats. If you’re going stag, the bazaar is hosting a special matchmaking activity that pairs you up on a blind date based on your preferences. Go ahead, live a little. The weekly bazaar features handmade and artisanal goods from local vendors. Held from 10 am to 5:30 pm at 100 W. 77th St., right near the Theodore Roosevelt Park.

70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert

Feb. 16
Do frigid temperatures have you feeling blue? Warm up to soul jam at the Beacon Theatre, located just steps from Hotel Beacon. Acts include The Stylistics, bringing soul from Philly since 1968, The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, and more. See details and buy tickets.

Upper West Side Story to Central Park Tour

Feb. 26
Take an interactive Broadway tour to the tune of West Side Story. The tour will visit filming locations from the UWS to Central Park, such as the famous Ghostbusters Building, the Beacon Theatre, The Dakota (home to John Lennon and Yoko Ono) and more. The tour begins at the Beacon Theatre at 1:30 pm and ends in Central Park. Reserve your spot today.


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