New York City is brimming with culture, great food, and exciting experiences. With Fordham campuses in both the Bronx and Manhattan, you have the opportunity to explore the bustling city streets and vibrant communities of both boroughs.

Check out our list of things to do in NYC this month!

1. High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers 

NYC panoramic view of the High LineCurious about the NYC High Line? Check out one of the free guided tours and hear about the fascinating history and unique features of this iconic park in the sky. 

Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m and Saturdays, 12 – 1:30 p.m., On the High Line at Gansevoort Street, at the top of the Gansevoort Street stairs

2. A Musical Celebration of Black History Month with Harpist Brandee Younger

Celebrate Black History Month with vibrant music and engaging conversation with experts, about artworks in the Met galleries. In this program, musician Brandee Younger explores the profound impact of the harp on the American musical landscape, drawing connections to the Met collection.

Saturday, Feb. 10,  2 – 2:45 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

3. Valentine’s Day Crafting and Card-Making Workshop

Hands doing Valentines Day craftsExpress your love to your special someone with a one-of-a-kind, handmade Victorian-style Valentine’s Day card! Explore the fascinating history of valentines while crafting your own special card.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx

4. Chinese New Year Parade and Festival

Immerse yourself in the lively spectacle of dragon dances, mesmerizing performances, and the electrifying energy of the Year of the Dragon at this Chinese New Year Parade and Festival. After the parade, enjoy delicious food or sing karaoke in Chinatown! Join the NYC community as they usher in prosperity, unity, and joy for the new year. 

Sunday, Feb. 25,  1 p.m., Mott and Canal Street, Chinatown

5. Black History Month: Historic Black Women of Harlem

Explore the richness of Black History Month with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers as they explore the stories of Black women who have played a revolutionary role in shaping the vibrant community of Harlem. 

Sunday, Feb. 25,  1 – 2:30 p.m., 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan


Giorgia Sabia is the communications coordinator for the office of University Communications at Fordham. She can be reached at [email protected] or (212) 903-2040.