NYC Events Picks: “Concerto Barocco”, Chinese New Year Parade and More

February 2, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015


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NYC Ballet's "Concerto Barocco" will perform at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater this week. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Original 13th Amendment on View

Coinciding with Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12), the New-York Historical Society will display a rare handwritten copy of the 13th Amendment that is signed by Lincoln himself. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed before the 13th Amendment, Lincoln wanted to make the abolition of slavery permanent by putting it in the Constitution.

New-York Historical Society

Wednesday, Feb. 1 through April 1
Tickets: $15, children under 7 free

NYC Ballet’s “Concerto Barocco”

Gracefully dancing to the heavenly music of Johann Sebastian Bach, New York City Ballet performs the “Concerto Barocco,” a signature 18-minute work. On Oct. 11, 1948, the “Concerto Barocco” was one of three ballets at New York City Ballet’s first performance. Depending on the date of performance, other acts may include “Tarantella,” “The Seven Deadly Sins,” and “Vienna Waltzes.”

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Thursday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $29–$149

Europa Galante

Vivaldi’s gorgeous, and at times enchantingly frenetic, operatic works are brought to life by mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and the Italian Baroque ensemble Europa Galante, who perform on period instruments. Europa Galante, under the direction of violinist Fabio Biondi, is acclaimed for its Vivaldi performances, which have been hailed as “first-class fireworks” by BBC Music.

Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall
Thursday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $54–$64

Flushing Chinese New Year Parade

Fun and enriching for the whole family, celebrate the year of the dragon with lion and dragon dances, fireworks, elaborate costumes, and Chinese community performances. Stay afterward for authentic Chinese cuisine at the many restaurants Flushing has to offer.

Flushing, Queens, from Union Street at 37th Avenue to Main Street at 37th Avenue
Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 11 a.m.
This event is free.
Contact number: 718-888-7747

Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday Celebration

Considered one of the greatest writers, Dickens’s 200th birthday will be celebrated by The Morgan Museum & Library. Visitors who mention his birthday will get free admission to the entire museum, including an exhibition dedicated to Dickens’s work. The exhibition includes the original manuscripts of “A Christmas Carol” and “Our Mutual Friend,” as well as original letters, books, photographs, and illustrations.

The Morgan Museum & Library
Tuesday, Feb. 7
This event is free, just mention Dickens’ birthday

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