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February is jammed packed with events as we draw near Valentine’s DayChinese New Year and President’s Day. Celebrate with these quirky New York City activities taking place soon:

Friday, February 9th

NYC Restaurant Week ends today! Grab a delicious, full course meal at an affordable price during this special promotional event.

Saturday, February 10th

If you got a rush from the Coney Island Polar Bear Swim, make sure to join the Cupid Undie Run, which takes place  good cause: the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This year, the event takes place on February 10, kicking off at Stage 48 with a bit of drinking and dancing before the run takes place around Pier 84. Following your jog, join an epic (dance) party back at Stage 48.

Sunday, February 11th

The abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex—once the standard for United States medical care (and later transformed to the FBI headquarters when the island served as a detention center)—has been left to decay for nearly 60 years. Now, Untapped Cities is bringing you behind-the-scenes for a unique exploration of the abandoned facility; on this experience, you’ll visit the contagious disease wards, the autopsy rooms and have exclusive access to places usually closed to the public.

Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past and present transit hubs of lower Manhattan. This unique tour is designed to give a comprehensive history of the NYC Subway system, from its groundbreaking in 1901 up through the creation of the three different proprietary lines which were unified into the system we know today. We’ll uncover information and learn about spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about. Using the 6 train as our own ten-car time machine, we will ride through and see three abandoned ghost stations that 4, 5, and 6 riders unknowingly pass through everyday. This tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public.

Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

Monday, February 12th

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is hosting daytime events on Piers 92 and 94, with additional evening events at Madison Square Garden.

Tuesday, February 13th

Enjoy chocolate and wine, alongside live music at Chocoholic Frolic: a Valentine’s Gala for Ripple Effect Artists, taking place at People’s United Bank on Park Avenue.

Wednesday, February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day! Check out our guide to quirky New York City events that celebrate love!

Also take the chance to renew your marriage vows at Love in Times Square, taking place on the red glass steps at 6pm. You can also take a photo in front of the newest heart sculpture at W. 46th Street & Broadway.

Frigid New York, featuring 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters, kicks off today!

Thursday, February 15th

#GoodFortuneDog by Gillie and Marc Art is coming to Chinatown. The sculpture, which features Dogman holding a red apple, will be on view from February 15 to January 2019.

“In honour of Year of the Dog, we’ve created this brand new sculpture to help bring good fortune to all of Melbourne and New York this Chinese New Year!,” Gillie and Marc Art write on their Facebook page. “…The word for Apple in Chinese is ‘ping’ — which is also the word for peace! In the face of last year’s unstable global landscape, we created Dogman holding an apple to spread the message of diversity and acceptance for all beings, and inspire the pursuit of a better world.”

See all upcoming Untapped Cities Behind the Scenes Tours.

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