What to Do in NYC February 24 – March 1

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It’s another new week and the start of a new month, which means that there are so many things to do and see around New York City. Below are my top picks of the best events, museum exhibitions, and entertainment to check out for February 24 – March 1. 

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Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

EVENTS

NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL

February 27 – March 1 | $25+

The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, NY, NY 10017

“Enjoy world-class dancing with competitors from all over the world. Experience The Roosevelt Hotel, which impresses with its grand architecture and spectacular interiors beautifully restored to their original brilliance. The “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” is the pinnacle of classic New York City  glamour and an iconic Manhattan landmark.” – New York Dance Festival

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HISTORYTALKS

February 29 | 10am – 5pm | $287.50+

Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10019

“HISTORYTalks is a traveling speaker series that explores newsworthy topics and historical events, inviting audiences to experience first-hand conversations with trailblazers, global leaders, witnesses, authors and filmmakers. Join us as we explore our shared history through these exclusive day-long events, with candid recollections and unique perspectives that will help us better understand the present and inform the future.” – HISTORYTalks

Some special guests include Matthew McConaughey, Trevor Noah, Gloria Steinem, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Brokaw, and many more! 

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Photo by Luis Quintero from Pexels

SECRETS OF NEW YORK TOUR

Saturdays | 11am-2pm | $49

Financial District & Battery Park City in Manhattan

Join the 5-star rated Secrets of New York tour. Learn secrets of the city that have never been revealed in Sarah’s videos. It is the perfect way to spend a Saturday and discover more about the city you live in, or are visiting. You’ll travel through hidden passageways, hear fascinating true stories of the area, and learn secrets from the city’s origins. You’ll see a WWII biplane parked on a skyscraper roof, pieces of the Berlin Wall, a hidden elevated park with an epic city view, and where the largest concentration of gold in human history is kept, plus much more! You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience.

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MUSEUM/ART EXHIBITIONS

COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE

Now – August 14 | $25

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10128

“Countryside, The Future is an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). A unique exhibition for the Guggenheim Museum, Countryside, The Future will explore radical changes in the rural, remote, and wild territories collectively identified here as “countryside,” or the 98% of the Earth’s surface not occupied by cities, with a full rotunda installation premised on original research.” – The Guggenheim Museum

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CAULEEN SMITH: MUTUALITIES

Now – May 17, 2020 | $25

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, NY, NY 10014 

“Cauleen Smith (b. 1967) draws on experimental film, non-Western cosmologies, poetry, and science fiction to create works that reflect on memory and Afro-diasporic histories. Mutualities, the artist’s first solo show in New York, presents two of Smith’s films, Sojourner and Pilgrim—each in a newly created installation environment—along with a new group of drawings collectively titled Firespitters. The films unfold across several important sites in Black spiritual and cultural history, weaving together writings by women from different eras.” – Whitney Museum

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ENTERTAINMENT

INTIMATE APPAREL

Previews begin February 27 | $82+

Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, NY, NY 10023

“Set in 1905 in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. There is warm affection between her and the Orthodox Jewish man who sells fabrics to her, but any relationship between them, even a touch, is completely forbidden. Seeking love and romance, Esther eventually embarks on a letter writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. When he moves to New York they embark on an unhappy marriage, leading Esther to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges.” – Intimate Apparel

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CLASSIC SOUL & MOTOWN REVUE BRUNCH: A DECADE OF SOUL

February 29 | 12:30pm | $25+

Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, NY, NY 10012

“A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy’s Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record’s Booker T and the MG’s were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. “Soul Music” A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us “The Godfather of Soul” while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us “The Queen of Soul”. Bruce “Big Daddy” Wayne and Lady Jae Jones lead this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it’s difficult to stay in your seat!” – Blue Note 

Note: Brunch not included in ticket price 

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