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Fun February Events Near NYC Ferry Landings

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January 31, 2024 Danielle Vito

Get ready for a February filled with festivities near NYC Ferry landings! From celebrating Black History Month to ringing in the Lunar New Year and spreading love on Valentine’s Day, this month promises a load of exciting cultural events. Join us as we explore these lively happenings around NYC.

Black History Month Events

NYPL: Black History Month Krafty-Noon for Kids 
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Route: Soundview
Landing: Soundview
Head to Castle Hill Library for an afternoon of kids crafts to celebrate Black History Month.

NYPL: Black History Month Trivia
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 3 – 4 PM
Route: Soundview
Landing: Soundview
This program will be held in person at the Soundview Library in the Community Room. Wrap up Black History Month with a trivia challenge on Black History Month Jeopardy-style!

Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Abolitionist Movement
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: DUMBO
Juneteenth is a commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the United States. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a walk discussing Brooklyn’s significant history to the abolitionist movement in the United States. Registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday February 7.

Black History Paint Night with Trivia
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Corlears Hook
Join in celebrating African American contributions through art. You will create a stunning masterpiece in an instructional painting workshop. Participants will also engage in a trivia session after creating your one-of-a-kind piece.

NYC Parks: Black History Month: Audre Lorde Park Walk
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Route: St. George
Landing: St. George
Celebrate Black History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Join us on the Audre Lorde Walk at Silver Lake Park as we honor the famous poet and draw inspiration from our surroundings as we practice creating our own poetry.

Snug Harbor – 2024 Black History Month: Painting with Soul
Date: February 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Route: St. George
Landing: St. George
Celebrate Black History with the Staten Island Community Alliance at a free family-friendly event! Enjoy the timeless convocation of a historical Libation Ceremony to acknowledge our ancestors, a drum circle by Greg Taylor, and painting with soul, a self-guided paint project.

BPL – Teen Time: Black History Month Painting
Date: Wed, Feb 28 2024 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Route: South Brooklyn / Rockaway
Landing: Sunset Park / Brooklyn Army Terminal
Celebrate the end of Black History Month by learning about iconic black artists that revolutionized painting, including examples from late, Brooklyn-native Jean-Michel Basquiat, who is buried in Sunset Park’s Greenwood Cemetery. There will be watercolor and acrylic paint supplies and examples from art books!

Lunar New Year Events

Museum of Chinese in America Events
Date: All month long!
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Corlears Hook
Check out all the great events, like the Lunar New Year Family Festival, that are happening at the Museum of Chinese is America—from concerts to speaking events and more.

Lunar New Year Celebration & Balloontopia Dragon Edition
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024, 11:00 AM
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Atlantic Ave
Celebrate Chinese New Year at City Point with traditional Lion Dances, Balloontopia Dragon Edition, Kids Lunar New Year-inspired crafts, and family portraits. Free and fun for all ages on Saturday, February 3, 11 am to 4 pm.

Year of the Dragon: An Asian Artist Exhibit
Date: February 1 – February 4
Route: Astoria
Landing: LIC
Check out the stunning artwork by a group of talented Asian artists.

Hudson Yards – Performances for The New York Chinese Cultural Center
Date: Saturdays through February 10th, 2024
Route: St. George
Landing: Midtown West
Enjoy traditional lion dances and ribbon twirling performances from The New York Chinese Cultural Center every Saturday (1/27, 2/3, 2/10) at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Seaport
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Route: Multiple
Landing: Wall Street / Pier 11
Live lion dance performances, calligraphy, crafts and more! This event is perfect for the whole family.

Events Throughout LIC
Date: Throughout February
Route: Astoria
Landing: LIC
Check out these events in collaboration with the Long Island City Partnership. Scroll through the list and choose from special discounts, festive menus, crafts, and more.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Books of Wonder
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2024 1:00 PM
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Corlears Hook
Celebrate Lunar New Year with some great picture books at Books of Wonder.

Lunar New Year with Wilkhahn
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
Route: St. George
Landing: Battery Park City
Come for the Nom Wah dumplings, stay for the lion dance by NYC Chinatown Community Young Lions. We’ll be feasting and reveling in honor of colleagues, neighbors, and all who observe this exhuberant New Year tradition.

Lunar New Year 2024 at Culture Lab LIC!
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 4:00 PM
Route: Astoria
Landing: LIC
Enjoy fun games including Mahjong and participate in traditional dress-up. Stay for the exciting live performances, you may even see a dragon making it’s way through the gallery!

Lunar New Year Comics Fest
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11:00 AM
Route: Astoria
Landing: LIC
The Lunar New Year Comics Fest will take place at Aloft Hotel LIC. Admission is free. See you there!

Lunar New Year Family Celebration
Date: February 9-10, 2024
Route: St. George
Landing: Midtown West
Ring in 2024 as the year of the Wood Dragon: abundance, prosperity, and rejuvenation for all! Come celebrate a diasporic Lunar New Year at Lincoln Center across two days with a family-friendly party on February 10, featuring a beloved lion dance performance; and the New Year’s Eve celebration with a live DJ on February 9.

Lunar New Year Celebration 2024
Date: February 7, 2024, 6pm
Route: Mulitple
Landing: Wall Street / Pier 11
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at New York City Hall!

Valentine’s Day Events

Literary Valentine’s Craft
Date: Monday, February 12, 2024, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Route: Soundview
Landing: Soundview
Join us at Soundview Library for a Valentine’s-themed craft!

St. Valentines at The Alice Austen House
Date: February 10, 2024, 12-4pm
Route: St. George
Landing: St. George
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Alice Austen House Saturday February 10th from 12-4pm. Admission is free. The Aura Portrait Studio will be up all day for singles and couples portraits. Mingle with other creatives and crafters in our make-your-own-valentine craft room.

Hearts & Crafts Valentine’s Day Bash
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3:30 PM
Route: St. George
Landing: Battery Park City
Join Curated Care and The Montessori Schools for an afternoon of hearts and crafts! Enjoy love-themed games, crafts (like custom Valentines) and performances

Get Your HeART On
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024 3:00 PM
Route: Rockaway
Landing: Rockaway
Get Your Heart On is an exciting in-person gathering where you can connect with like-minded individuals and make valentines! This event is all about embracing joy, spreading love, and fostering meaningful connections. Paint shells and rocks, and make cards and other crafts.

Other Fun Events

Harissa Hot Honey on Board NYC Ferry
Date: 2/9/24
Route: Select departures between 4 PM and 7 PM on the Astoria Route
Join us on board for free samples of Harissa Hot Honey!

Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum
Date: 2/17/24-2/24/24
Route: St.George
Landing: Midtown West
During Kids Week, children of all ages and interests will learn about STEAM through fun-filled activities, NASA displays, exhibits, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests, and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Dance Party with DJ Baba Yako
Date: 2/19 4pm
Route: St.George
Landing: St. George
Transform your afternoon into a vibrant cultural celebration at our lively dance party featuring DJ Baba Yako, who specializes in Afrobeat music—a genre known for its infectious rhythms and rich cultural influences. Let your little ones experience the joy and unity inspired by Afrobeat, as they move and groove to the beats. Included with admission.

Summer Camp
Date: 2/4  11AM-3PM
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Atlantic Ave
CAMPTOPIA will feature 30+ summer camps in Brooklyn & beyond + countless free activities for children 2 to 12 years old.

Ice Sculpture Show
Date: 2/3  12-5PM
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Governors Island
This year’s Ice Sculp­ture Show will also fea­ture food trucks, ice carv­ing demos, live sets from DJ Shan­non and Dada Cozmic curat­ed by Bru­jas and Radio Boni­ta, and more win­ter fun. The live DJ sets will be streamed live online via Radio Boni­ta from 12 – 2pm.

Brooklyn Book Bodega
Date: 2/3  11AM-2PM
Route: Astoria
Landing: Brooklyn Navy Yard
Well-loved and overstocked books for kids and adult readers. Please sign up to come to our Brooklyn Navy Yard Book Hub to take as many books as you can carry.

Fukushima Fair
Date: 2/3-2/9
Route: South Brooklyn
Landing: Sunset Park
Get ready for the Fukushima Fair, a lively in-person gathering celebrating the vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and remarkable resilience.

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