Best Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: February 21-23

Erica Brosnan
February 20, 2020 - 3:10 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Cold weather got you down? Well cheer up because despite the chill in the air, there’s still plenty of things to do and see this weekend!

From a cannoli making workshop to a festival dedicated to margaritas – our “To-Do List” if jammed pack with things to entertain anyone while keeping you out of the cold.

Here's our top picks:

Arcadia Earth Exhibit

All weekend long, the Arcadia Earth exhibit is not to be missed. Featuring unique art installments in the Downtown area of Manhattan, the exhibit draws attention to climate change and the issues plaguing the environment.

When: Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23

Where: 718 Broadway (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $27 to $33

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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Take the kids to join the Urban Park Rangers to find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in Van Cortlandt Park.

When: Friday, Feb. 21 (1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Where: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (Bronx, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Cannoli Making Workshop

This weekend, learn how to make this beloved Italian pastry with cannoli expert Allison Scola and Sicilian pastry chef Giusto Priola as your guides. The hands-on class is perfect for all levels and the entire family.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22 (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Where: Cacio e Vino (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $75 Adults, $45 Children

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Stamford Margarita Festival

Head to Stamford this weekend for an afternoon of fun full of complimentary margaritas, a live DJ, food, new friends and a few surprises! One lucky winner will even win big with a roundtrip flight anywhere in the U.S.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22 (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Sign of the Whale (Stamford, Conn.)

Price: $12.50 to $42.50

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Witch World: A Spiritual Art Market

Journey to Brooklyn this weekend for a unique pop-up market focusing on all things supernatural and spiritual. The event will feature vendors who “provide creative energy to inspire, heal, and connect” and showcase a multitude of magical services and products.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Catland (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Annual Chili Cook-Off

Highlands’ annual Chili Cook Off is back! Head over this weekend to take part in the showdown and vote for your favorite dish while helping to raise movie for the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

When: Sunday, Feb. 23 (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Where: Proving Ground (Highlands, N.J.)

Price: $30

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“Sorry to Bother You” Screening

Movies are expensive to see in New York City – so skip the ticket sales and head to a free screening of “Sorry to Bother You” this weekend while supporting the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens.

When: Sunday, Feb. 23 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Lewis Latimer House Museum (Queens, N.Y.)

Price: Donation recommended

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International Polar Bear Day Celebration

Bring the family to the Museum of Natural History this Sunday to celebrate the polar bear. The entire day will be filled with performances, talks with experts and hands-on activities honoring the unique species.

When: Sunday, Feb. 23

Where: American Museum of Natural History (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Admission fees

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