Finally, we've crawled our way out of that everlasting black hole of for-no-reason busyness that is January. Though February is keeping things short, making its quadrennial early exit this year, this month's still got plenty to pencil into your social calendar.
Dust off your gowns and start brushing up on your charming, inconsequential cocktail hour chat...
THE SOCIETY OF MSK WINTER LUNCH
Wednesday, February 7th
Ladies gotta lunch. The Rainbow Room is the venue of choice this month for society staples and philanthropy fixtures, in support of The Society of Memory Sloane Kettering Cancer Center.
TINA FEY & AMY POEHLER'S RESTLESS LEG TOUR
February 7th - February 18th
Everyone's favorite comedy duo is in residence at The Beacon Theatre this month with 11 straight days of shows. They'll be chatting about their thirty years of friendship, their greatest comedy hits and more. Basically it's their version of The Eras tour, even down to the crazy ticket prices.
FIT'S DRESSING THE PART: TV'S MOST STYLISH SHOWS
Thursday, February 15th
From Mad Men and Sex & The City to Scandal and Gossip Girl, Author Hal Rubenstein will be breaking down the most iconic and society-shaping style moments from his book Dressing the Part: Television's Most Stylish Shows alongside costume designer Eric Daman.
THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC'S LUNAR NEW YEAR GALA
Tuesday, February 20th
What chicer way to celebrate the Year Of The Dragon than at the New York Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year Gala? Enjoy a handful of stunning numbers, including a narrated performance of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.
ELEVEN MADISON PARK X LE MEURICE
February 20th - February 23rd
An eight-course tasting menu of vegan delights dreamed up by Chefs Daniel Humm and Alain Ducasse, this four-night culinary experience is certainly the hottest ticket in town.
SOFT HANDS KNITTING CLUB BY ELLA EMHOFF
Tuesday, February 20th
If you've ever thought you were cool, spend two minutes at Ella Emhoff's monthly knitting club at The Standard, East Village, and for sure you'll be brought back down to reality. Learn how not to drop a stitch by the artsy model.
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN'S ORCHID DINNER
Thursday, February 22nd
'Tis that most magical time of year when The Plaza's ballroom turns into a floral fantasy. In celebration of the NYBG's annual Orchid Show, this year themed Florals in Fashion, a gaggle of the city's most talented aesthetes will dream up their own orchid-inspired tablescapes. Cocktails start at 6:30PM, and trust us when we say this is the only social event you won't want to be late for. Two minutes in and it's a sea of sharks in gowns and tuxedos on a mission to snag every potted beauty at the Rare Orchid sale. You've been warned!
SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 90TH ANNIVERSARY BALL
Monday, February 26th
Dinner and a show? Following a special performance at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theatre, black tie sporting guests will be treated to a beautiful evening of dinner, desserts and more dancing in honor of longtime SAB supporters Coco Kopelman and Suki Shorer.
FRICK YOUNG FELLOWS BALL
Thursday, February 29th
Midnight on Madison is the theme of this year's Frick Young Fellows Ball, an excellent sendoff as the museum readies itself to bid farewell to its temporary digs in the Marcel Breuer’s building uptown and move back to its newly renovated home.
[Photos courtesy The Frick, NYBG]