Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — February is just around the corner and this weekend is jammed pack with events to help you start the month off right.

Watch a groundhog predict how much longer winter will last, learn how to make an authentic New York City bagel and so much more. Here’s out top picks.

The Winter Show

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring dozens of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The fair highlights a mix of works from ancient times through the present day. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date and condition by a committee of experts from the U.S. and Europe.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Feb. 2

Where: Park Avenue Armory

Price: $30 to $100

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Learn The Hustle, More Classic Dances

“The Hustle” is a disco dance that started in the 1970s in the south Bronx – so head into Manhattan this weekend and learn the history behind it while learning how to master the dance like a pro.

When: Friday, Jan. 31 (6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Where: City Best Dance (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $25

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Disco Ball

Monster Jam on Long Island

Monster truck motor sport tears through the Nassau the weekend. Get tickets now and watch the battle between high-powered vehicles, ATVs and trucks. You can even met the drivers when you sign up for the Monster Jam Pit Party.

When: Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Ess-a-Bagel Making, Baking & Tasting Experience

Treat yourself to the ultimate authentic bagel tour this weekend. Go into the kitchen of a world-renowned bagel emporium and learn how bagels are rolled, boiled, baked and seasoned – then try your hand at it!

When: Saturday, Feb. 1 (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Where: Ess-a-Bagel (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $65

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Bagel Making

Great Beer Expo: New Jersey

Pre-game for the Super Bowl at the Great Beer Expo in New Jersey on Saturday. It’s the state’s biggest pre-game tailgate party and features local hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries and international trend-setters.

When: Saturday, Feb. 1 (12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center (Secaucus, N.J.)

Price: $12 to $48

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Coney Island History Project Walking Tour

Coney Island is a huge chunk of history in New York City with some site dating back to the 1800s. Get to know the ins and outs of the community this weekend with this unique walking tour.

When: Saturday, Feb. 1 (12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

Where: Deno's Wonder Wheel Park (Coney Island, N.Y.)

Price: $25

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Coney Island

Groundhog Day at the Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Chuck will make his grand return this Sunday to determine if winter will persist for six more weeks – or if spring will arrive early. The annual event is full of festivities and free to attend.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 7 a.m.

Where: Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Join the Long Beach Polar Bears this Sunday to raise money for a good cause when you head into the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. For the past 20 years, each Super Bowl Sunday, the group plunges with the goal of granting as many wishes as possible for Make-A-Wish.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m.

Where: Between Riverside Blvd. and Broadway (Long Beach, N.Y.)

Price: Donations encouraged

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Polar Bear Plunge

Juggle Jam Sundays

Join circus professional juggler Olga Glazman and friends for a fun-filled time of juggling all different kinds of props in a spacious studio located in Long Island City. All clubs, hoops, balls, and more are provided for students to practice their juggling skills as well as learn new skills.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Where: Cosmic Fit Club (Queens, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Super Bowl Viewing Party

The 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend and you can watch all the action right here in New York. Head to the Ainsworth Midtown’s Super Bowl LIV viewing party and cheer for your team with music, drinks and plenty of food.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.

Where: The Ainsworth (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $10 to $15

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