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When temperatures drop, it’s so tempting to stay home and binge Netflix yourself into oblivion. We hope this list of NYC event picks for January and February 2014 proves that there’s much more to NYC winters than sitting around in sweats. Bundle up and get out there!

Find even more events on our calendar in the sidebar or on our ongoing & upcoming NYC events list. You can use the top navigation bar to sort by borough or event type. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our free e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter.

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Top January & February Event Picks
Through Sunday, February 8th: $20 Off-Broadway Tickets During 20at20 2015
Through Thursday, February 5th: 2-for-1 Broadway Tickets During Broadway Week 2015
Through Tuesday, February 3rd: 50% Off Brooklyn Boulders Passes & Classes
Through Saturday, February 24th: MoMA Screens Arch Oboler’s 4-D SpaceVision Film 'The Bubble'
Saturday, January 24th: South 4th Bar's 2015 Chili Cookoff
Saturday, January 24th: Winter Jam 2015 Transforms Central Park Into a Snowy Wonderland with Free Outdoor Sports
Saturday, January 24th: Idiotarod 2015
Sunday, January 25th: Free Game Day Cooking Class
Through Sunday, January 25th: NYT Travel Show 2015
Sunday, January 25th: Free Valentine's Day Styling Tips
Sunday, January 25th: Habitat's 2015 Chili Cookoff
Saturday, January 25th: How to Choose Film for Photographs
Monday, January 26th: Free Film: 'Hot Tub Time Machine'
Tuesday, January 27th: Plant-O-Rama 2015 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesday, January 27th: Road Trip-Themed Book Launch Party + Free Drinks & Snacks
Tuesday, January 27th: The Great Nonprofit Gathering 2015
Wednesday, January 28th: 'Creatocracy!' with Elizabeth Wurtzel ('Prozac Nation')
Wednesday, January 28th: 'Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession'
Wednesday, January 28th: Stories About Money, Debt & the Roles They Play in Our Lives
Wednesday, January 28th: Romance and Revenge: Aphrodisiacs and Female Poisoners with Masters of Social Gastronomy
Thursday, January 29th: Art History Happy Hour with Brooklyn Brainery
Thursday, January 29th: Ask Roulette Third Birthday Show with Ted Leo, Julia Turner & More!
Friday, January 30th & Saturday, January 31st: Free Winter Carnival with Silent Disco, Curling Lessons, Ice Golf & More
Friday, January 30th: Re-Telling it Slant: Reclaiming Identities & Rewriting Histories
Through Saturday, February 21st: Underground Railroad Tour
Through Saturday, February 21st: ‘More paintings about poets and food’
Sunday, February 1st: Free & Cheap NYC Super Bowl 2015 Events (new events added weekly)
Through Saturday, February 28th: Composers Now Festival 2015
Through Saturday, February 28th: Whiskey Fest 2015
Sunday, February 1st: The Brooklyn Soup Takedown 2015
Through Friday, February 27th: Taste Unique Flavors During Pancake Month 2015
Tuesday, February 3rd: 'Grand Opera: The Story of the Met'
Tuesday, February 3rd: An Evening with Lisa Batiashvili of the New York Philharmonic
Wednesday, February 4th: 'NYC Subways: Mapping the Urban Microbiome, Genome, and Metagenome'
Through Sunday, February 22nd: Poetic License Festival 2015
Through Sunday, February 8th: Athena Film Festival 2015 Celebrates Women & Leadership
Thursday, February 5th: Free Film: 'Amélie' + Language Class Giveaway
Thursday, February 5th: Free Film: 'Mystic Pizza' (Sex! Pizza! Julia Roberts!)
Friday, February 6th: Sex on the Brain Valentine’s Party with Brooklyn Brainery + Free Drinks & Snacks
Saturday, February 7th: Paper Jam 2015 Small Press Festival
Saturday, February 7th: Free Film: 'The Princess Bride'
Sunday, February 8th: Greenpointers 2015 Valentine's Day Market
Sunday, February 8th: Free 'Sweet Smell of Success' Screening + Lou Lumenick & James Wolcott
Monday, February 9th: 'Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers'
Tuesday, February 10th: Santorum
Wednesday, February 11th: David Duchovny
Wednesday, February 11th: James Beard Award Winner & 'Top Chef' Judge Shares Tips for Sweet Baking
Thursday, February 12th: From Dapper to Dope: The Exquisite and Enduring Style of Harlem Men
Friday, February 13th: IndiePop Prom 2015
$19 Brewery Tour for Two + 5 Beers Ea. & Growler to Take Home
Saturday, February 14th: Free & Cheap NYC Valentine’s Day 2015 Events (new events added weekly)

More Awesome NYC Event Picks
Through Sunday, January 25th: 'Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection'
Through Sunday, January 25th: The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015
Through Sunday, January 25th: The Metro Show 2015
Through Thursday, January 29th: New York Jewish Film Festival 2015
Through Saturday, January 31st: Celebrate 45 Years of 'Sesame Street' with NYPL
Through Saturday, January 31st: 'Broadway Revealed: Photographs by Stephen Joseph Behind the Theater Curtain'
Through Saturday, January 31st: COIL 2015 Performing Arts Festival
Through Sunday, February 1st: 'Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire'
Through Sunday, February 1st: El Greco at The Frick
Through Sunday, February 1st: El Greco at the Met
Through Saturday, February 7th: 'Dust, Dialogue and Uncertainty: Slow Knowledge in Design Thinking and Practice'
Through Sunday, February 8th: 596 Acres Presents Every Urban Renewal Plan NYC Has Ever Adopted
Through Saturday, February 7th: Dokoupil's 'Soap Bubble' Paintings Grace NYC for the First Time in 2 Decades
Through Sunday, February 8th: The Fire This Time Festival 2015
Through Sunday, February 8th: 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' at MoMA
Through Sunday, February 15th: 'Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe'
Through Sunday, February 15th: 'Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran'
Through Saturday, February 21st: Helmut Lang's First NYC Solo Art Show
Through Sunday, February 22nd: 'Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection'
Through Saturday, February 22nd: Drone-Created Paintings by KATSU
Through Saturday, February 22nd: Smack Mellon RESPONDs to Our Broken Justice System
Through Saturday, February 28th: 50% Off Admission to the Museum of Sex
Through Sunday, March 1st: Ice Skating in Bryant Park
Through Saturday, March 7th: 'Light Cycles' Installation Illuminates the Winter Garden
Through Sunday, March 8th: 'Tongue Stones' at Pioneer Works
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power'
Through Sunday, March 22nd: ‘Tomi Ungerer: All in One’ Spotlights the Beloved Children’s Book Illustrator’s Broad Range of Work
Through Monday, March 23rd: 'Witness at a Crossroads' Showcases Marc Riboud’s Post-War Photographs of Asia
Through Sunday, March 29th: 'Lights, Camera, Astoria!' Explores the Rich History of Astoria Filmmaking
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters'
Through Spring 2015: 'Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911'
Through Sunday, April 1st: Free & Cheap Fitness Classes Near Union Square
Through Sunday, April 19th: 'Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein'
Through Saturday, April 25th: 'Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits' in the Fashion Industry with Garments from Chanel & Yamamoto
Through Thursday, April 30th: ‘Avian Aviators’ Take Over the Garment District
Through Summer 2015: Spencer Finch's 'A Certain Slant of Light' Turns The Morgan Into a Calendar Based on the Movement of the Sun
Through Sunday, November 1st: 'Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye'

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