How is it already February?? I don’t know where the time has gone. Between Dry January (hallelujah it’s over!), planning for a trip to Cuba next week and getting back into a workout routine after an embarrassingly long hiatus, I feel like I just blinked and the month is over. That being said, I’m excited for some fun stuff this month, like said Cuba trip and my 2nd annual Galentine’s Day bash with all my ladies. The city will also be bumpin’ this month, so check out all of these great things to do in February.
Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival, January 18–February 5
With participating locations across the city, work your way through the entire list to try all of the unique options. With places on the list like Laudaree and Almondine Bakery, you’re sure to be in a chocolate-lovers heaven. Plus, all proceeds go to raising money for the Valrhona Clean Water Project that improves living conditions and public health in Peru.
New York Restaurant Week, January 23–February 10
I’m the world’s biggest fan of NYC Restaurant Week. I’ve gone both times every year since moving to New York and I can’t rave enough about the experiences I’ve had. Check out some of the city’s hottest restaurants and get a great deal on a three course menu for both dinner and lunch. Reservations are usually required and some restaurants exclude the weekends, so be sure to read the fine print before booking.
Central Park Ice Festival, February 11
Stop by Central Park next Saturday from 3 until 7pm to enjoy this annual ice carving extravaganza. Watch as pros create sculptures from a block of ice right before your eyes and after enjoy a silent disco with live DJs spinning top hits from the past few decades.
The Orchid Show, February 18–April 9
In it’s 15th year, this year’s show at the New York Botanical Garden is dedicated to Thailand. As the leading world exporter of orchids, Thailand has over 1,000 varieties–many of which are featured at the show. Check it out during the day or score tickets for Orchid Evenings and explore with a cocktail in-hand.
New York City Beer Week, February 24–March 4
This annual event takes place all over the city and at different breweries, celebrating all things beer. Check out the Fermentation Festival, Opening Bash Invitational or the grand finale event, the Ruppert’s Cup.