9. Go to a Chinese New Year Gala With the New York Philharmonic

On February 20, you can celebrate the Chinese New Year with the New York Philharmonic. The event starts at 7:30pm, where you’ll listen to Beethoven’s grand Choral Fantasy with 13-year-old pianist Serena Wang and the Farmers’ Chorus of the Yunnan Province, farmers from the mountains of southern China, appearing outside of the country for the first time ever. The New York Philharmonic will also “play” Ricochet, which includes ping pong champions, violin, and percussion.

If you want to extend your visit, another option is the evening gala that includes not only the concert, but also a pre-concert reception and a post-concert seated dinner with the artists. You can find more information here.