Every four years the calendar graces February with an extra day, adding Feb. 29. A Leap Day comes around once every four years, but a Leap Day on a Saturday occurs once every 28 years — the last time this happened it was 1992.
Many places in New York City are not letting the extra day go to waste this month. Check out some of these events that are taking place on Leap Day this year.
Take a Leap with Bundle: A Quirky Afternoon Celebrating 2020’s Bonus Day
27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Q.E.D. Astoria is celebrating Leap Day with a special event hosted by Bundle. Guests can reflect on the last four years by making vision boards, doing dream card readings, and playing a custom board game. If self reflection isn’t for you, no worries — there will be food, booze and music to enjoy. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at qedastoria.com.
Free Drinks for Leap Year Babies at Lot 15
45 West 35th Street, Manhattan
All weekend long, Lot 15 is offering a special treat to those who are 21 and over that were born on Feb. 29. If you’re a leapling, bring in a valid identification proving that you were in fact born on Feb. 29, you can get a free Planters Punch, a tall, rum-based drink that is customizable with 8 different fruit garnishes (and topped with a sparkler for some extra pizazz) and served and stirred tableside for up to six people.
Leap Day Pop-Up Party in Dumbo
60 Water Street, Brooklyn
6 to 9 p.m.
Oddfellows is teaming up with Fish Cheeks to put on a Leap Day Pop-Up Party on Feb. 29. From 6 to 9 p.m., ticket holders can enjoy a curated three-course meal, sake pairings and a delicious sundae to round off the meal. If you’re still hungry, additional food, sake and a special sake slushie will be available for purchase. Walk-ins are limited, so buying a ticket guarantees you a spot. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.
Tavern Concerts – Harbortown
Richmond Road, Historic Richmondtown, Staten Island
6 to 8 p.m.
Every Saturday in winter, Historic Richmondtown hosts an indoor concert series at the Guyon Tavern, located between Arthur Kill Road and Court Place on Richmond Road. On Leap Day, the band Harbortown will hit the stage for an evening of folk favorites and story songs. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at historicrichmondtown.org.
Leap Day/Leap Year Laughs at Scavello’s On The Island
Scavello’s On The Island
101 City Island Avenue, The Bronx
7 to 11:30 p.m.
If you want to enjoy a night of comedy on Leap Day this year, head over to Scavello’s On The Island. Kool Mike Ski Events, Fever Records and Laughs R Us Comedy Club are teaming up to host an epic night of comedy. Advance tickets are highly recommended and are available for $25 on Eventbrite.
Movie Night at Transmitter Brewing
141 Flushing Avenue Building #77, Brooklyn
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Settle in for a chill Leap Day evening with a movie night at Transmitter Brewing. They’re screening the classic film “Groundhog Day” and serving up slices from Il Porto — your ticket guarantees you two slices to eat during the flick. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Transmitter Brewing’s Facebook event or on Eventbrite.
Leap Day 2020 Celebration at Pianos NYC
158 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Pianos NYC is teaming up with GigFinesse to put on a Leap Day show that will have you partying all night long. Every hour between 7 and 11 p.m. a new artist will take the stage, followed by a surprise DJ set starting at mindight.Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase your ticket at pianosnyc.com. You must be 21 or older to attend.
The Second Quadrennial Late Night Leap Day Bonanza
254 W 54th Street, Manhattan
Interested in a night of entertainment this Leap Day? Feinstein’s/54 Below is putting on a one-of-a-kind show with singing, comedy, audience interaction, and so much more. Tickets start at $20 and are available on 54below.com.
Leap Day Love Show at Skyz The Limit
Skyz The Limit
638 Sharrotts Road, Staten Island
6 to 10 p.m.
Skyz The Limit is hosting a can’t-miss cabaret show to celebrate Leap Day. The lineup is packed with aerialists, musicians, comedians, jugglers, clowns and so much more. DJ Nazz will be spinning on the decks and L Train Brass will be playing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available on Eventbrite. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Leap Day Party at Elsie Rooftop
1412 Broadway, Manhattan
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Elsie Rooftop isn’t letting Leap Day go to waste. They’re hosting a special Leap Day party for those 21 years old and over on their rooftop with great food, music and party vibes on Feb. 29. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $10.