If Super Bowl Sunday is not the most important day of the year to you, score a goal with these suggestions how and where you can avoid the Big Game entirely in the Big Apple.
Visit a museum.
Many NYC museums have FREE admission the first weekend of the month. See our list here.
NYC museums are all open on Super Bowl Sunday. Take your pick.
The National Museum of Math in Flatiron sounds like a bore, but it’s fascinating, since everything we do is based on math, from the tempo of music and dance to building skyscrapers and figuring out our taxes. Exhibits are designed for fun and let you learn something, too.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Paley Center for the Media with a full-day of screenings of important TV shows and appearances with African-American artists. Saturday and Sunday is a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald.Hang out with the city’s real wildlife.
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden First Sunday family-day is literally for the birds on Super Bowl Sunday, focusing on the city’s winter wildlife.
Kids can build a bird’s nest, everybody can take a guided birding tour.
See a show.
Our recommendations are:
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers performing all weekend on the Lower East Side.
This is a knock-out group of Native Americans from a variety of tribes living in the New York City area who perform traditional dances combined with storytelling, and performances are family-friendly.
Tickets are just $10. See an Off-Broadway show for just $20.
This season’s 20at20 promotion includes such long-running favorites as Stomp, Avenue Q, and Newsical the Musical, and newcomers as Gloria A Life and The Book of Mermen.
Get $20 tickets 20 minutes before the show, for performances through Feb. 10.
Hide out at the New York Public Library’s beautiful and famous Rose Main Reading Room. With its glowing chandeliers, high ceilings and book-lined walls, this majestic space is the perfect place to take a work in style – and quiet – or just take a break to enjoy the spot featured in so many films and TV shows. And it’s FREE.
Visit the future.
The new FordHub “City of Tomorrow” exhibit just opened in the Oculus transportation center downtown, with virtual reality tours of the city, exhibits on what we’ll be driving one day, and games that teach about the environment, even how regenerative braking works in electric and hybrid cars. And it’s FREE.
Stay home and binge watch Oscar-winning films.
This year, each day focuses on a particular category, such as romance, politics, bio-pics, Westerns, and taking on the Nazis.
Super Bowl Sunday features two sweeping historical dramas – Dr. Zhivago and The Lion in Winter – and one memorable musical, Funny Girl.
Here’s looking at you, kid.
How are you avoiding Super Bowl Sunday?