From museums to botanical gardens to antique collections and everything else in between, the Big Apple has a little bit of something for everyone this weekend! February may be winding down, but the city is just heating up as winter finally begins to loosen its grip on New York City. Here are just a few of the top things to see and do this weekend here in NYC.
K2 Friday Nights
On Friday nights, the Rubin Museum of Art’s K2 Lounge is the place to be! Relax with a drink and some great food and enjoy the music after you explore one of New York City’s most unique museums. The museum is located at 150 West 17th Street in Manhattan. More info can be found at www.rubinmuseum.org.
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Those interested in models and antique toys will love this special exhibition at the New-York Historical Society in the Upper West Side on Central Park West. More than 300 antique toys and model trains are on display for this family-friendly event. More info can be found at www.nyhistory.org.
The Big Oscars Quiz Thing
Head on over to Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker Street in Manhattan for a fun night of movie trivia. Prizes include Videology screening passes, improv classes and much more! Starts at 5:30PM this Sunday, so don’t miss out!
The Orchid Show: Thailand
The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show features a new theme every year, which this year’s being Thailand. The exhibit, recently opened last weekend, features thousands of richly-colored orchids arranged in an authentic Thai garden. In addition to this beautiful orchid collection, the event also offers music, lectures from experts, guided tours and Q&A sessions.
Walk the High Line
The High Line may be most popular in the summer, but now is a great time to visit seeing as most of the crowds have dissipated, offering a more leisurely and relaxing stroll. Take in the scenic views and discover the mix of historic and modern architecture along the way. Be sure to stop by Chelsea Market for a bite to eat afterwards and head over to the nearby Hudson River Park to relax and take in the riverfront scenery!