Best Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State: February 28 - March 1

Erica Brosnan
February 28, 2020 - 1:10 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — It’s a leap year, meaning there’s an extra day at the end of February. So why not use the extra time to have some fun?

Though it might be cold outside, there’s still plenty of things to do to get you out of the house. From free movie screenings to a chocolate expo, here’s our top picks.

“Jurassic World” Live Tour

See dinosaurs come to life in New Jersey all weekend long when the “Jurassic World” live tour stops at the Prudential Center. Whether you’re a fan of the classic “Jurassic Park” or the reboot, it’s sure to be an event that’s fun for all.

When: Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1

Where: Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.)

Price: Varies

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“17 Minutes” Final Performances

This weekend, Scott Organ’s “17 Minutes” will give its final acts. The powerful play highlights a sheriff’s deputy and the decisions he makes in the aftermath of a school shooting – making for a spellbinding performance you don’t want to miss. 

When: Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1

Where: TBG Theatre (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $25 to $45

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Museum After Dark | Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras this weekend at the NBMAA with a fun, New Orleans-themed environment. Enjoy a wide variety of food and, of course, sample Mardi Gras’ signature dessert: King Cake.

When: Friday, Feb. 28 (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Where: New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, Conn.)

Price: $20 to $30

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Great South Bay Whiskey Fest

Meet the distillers, master blenders and other experts behind all the craft whiskey on Long Island. Taste craft-distilled spirits from moonshine to mescal and more. The Great South Bay Brewery's extensive beer portfolio will also be available.

When: Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Great South Bay Brewery (Bay Shore, N.Y.)

Price: $15 to $60

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Free Rooftop Films

A movie ticket seems to cost an arm and a leg in New York City – so skip the ticket booth and head to Industry City’s rooftop movie screenings. This Friday, they’ll be playing “Knives Out” and Sunday’s feature is “Frozen 2.”

When: Friday, Feb 28 and Sunday, March 1

Where: Industry City (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Celine Dion Live

Mega star Celine Dion is bringing her “Courage” world tour to New York City this weekend at the Barclays Center. Get tickets now to see the popstar perform her record-breaking hits, including her 1997 smash hit, “My Heart Will Go On.”

When: Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Leap Day Party

Celebrate 2020’s extra day with an extraordinary dinner party this Saturday! Friends Fish Cheeks, o ya's Alyssa DiPasquale, and OddFellows Ice Cream are teaming up to fete Leap Day with the dinner, drinks and dessert of your dreams – so reserve your spot today.

When: Saturday, Feb. 29 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Where: OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: $30

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The Chocolate Expo

Taste, purchase, celebrate and indulge in all things delicious this Sunday when the Chocolate Expo returns to New York at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. This time, the event features an even bigger line-up of chocolate vendors, drink selections and so much more.

When: Sunday, March 1 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, N.Y.)

Price: $10 to $35

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