3 to Try: Lower Manhattan in February

The city is full of happenings - but you don't need to venture far from home to enjoy choice entertainment, exploration and educational options.

3 to try this February in Lower Manhattan:

Pictures Under the Palms

Movie Screening - under Palm Trees - Pictures Under the Palms at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City (Photo from brookfieldplaceny.com)

(Pictures Under the Palms at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City - Photo from brookfieldplaceny.com)

Not a theater hidden by hands - this is an engaging annual movie screening series which takes place on Tuesdays in Brookfield Place, under palm trees. Coming up: "Rebel Without A Cause", "Space Jam", "Battle of the Sexes" and "Cool Runnings.   All movie nights come with a musical treat: A pre-movie DJ set.

Tour Your Neighborhood

See the city at its most brilliant when you:

"Join Free Tours by Foot as we stroll through the ancient streets of Manhattan's Financial District and explain the rich history of New York City. From a Dutch trading post to a world financial capital, no stone is left unturned."

Learn about History in a New Way 

Explore a unique interactive exhibit at the Jewish Heritage Museum

"The first of its kind in the New York area, New Dimensions in Testimony℠ allows visitors to have “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors Pinchas Gutter and Eva Schloss. Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Pinchas and Eva answer those questions in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Specialized recording and display technologies and next-generation natural language process."

There's also the exceptional photo exhibit: "Eyewitness: Photographs by B.A. Van Sise" featuring portraits of Holocaust survivors living in New York City.

Remember: Battery Park City Residents can get a Free Museum Museum Membership (through June 30, 2018).

New Dimensions in Testimony Exhibit - at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

(From the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Instagram: @MuseumofJewishHeritage )