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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

Ongoing

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through 1/06/2016

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through 2/20/3014

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
Through 9/07/2015

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 8/05/2015

David Yarrow Exhibit - Rotella Gallery
Through 10/07/2015

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour - City Sites NY
Through 10/13/2015

Hubble @ 25 - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 9/13/2015

Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 8/16/2015

Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 8/16/2015

Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/06/2015

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 1/10/2016

Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 11/15/2015

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - American Museum of Natural History
Through 11/15/2015

Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 9/07/2015

Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time - Brooklyn Museum
Through 7/12/2015

Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through 1/02/2016

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease - American Museum of Natural History
Through 7/12/2015

Countdown to Zero - American Museum of Natural History
Through 7/12/2015

Duet Brasserie Happy Hour - Duet Brasserie
Through 12/31/2015

Through 7/02/2015
11-6
free
Ages: All

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | (+1) 212-226-4151 | www.agora-gallery.com
This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists... MORE

Through 7/03/2015 Ages: AD

Jeremy Jordan 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
After his sold out 2014 debut at 54 Below, Tony nominee Euan Morton is excited to return and launch his newest project, I ? the Carpenters. Backed by the newly formed Downey C... MORE

Through 7/09/2015 Ages: TE,AD

Three With Robin Williams (Film Series) Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
While Robin Williams was best known for his dazzling comic improvisations, his film work showed remarkable range. In his finest roles, he was able to convey a deep inner life ... MORE

Through 7/04/2015 Ages: All

Festival of Tall Ships: Voyage of L'Hermione South Street Seaport
Pier 15 | 212-732-8257 | www.southstreetseaport.com
Twenty years ago, a small group dreamed of reconstructing an exact replica of General Lafayette's 18th-century ship called the Hermione. Today, the majestic vessel is the larg... MORE

7/02/2015 - 7/26/2015
7:30pm
single ticket pricing, will be posted online in mid-October for the 2015 Summer Season.
Ages: All

Opera Saratoga Announces 2015 Summer Festival Season Opera Saratoga
19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 215 | (518) 584-6018 |
Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 – July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout?Saratoga Springs, New York. The 2014/20... MORE

7/02/2015 - 7/05/2015 Ages: AD

Rob Stapleton's July 4th Weekend Takeover Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
Not just a show but a party! Featuring a special BBQ menu. Known for his high energy, Rob Stapleton has become a favorite around the country as well as the NY comedy scene.... MORE

7/02/2015 - 7/05/2015 Ages: AD

Rob Stapleton's July 4th Weekend Take Over Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
Not just a show but a party! Featuring a special BBQ menu. Known for his high energy, Rob Stapleton has become a favorite around the country as well as the NY comedy scene.... MORE

7/02/2015
Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
From $37.90 pp
Ages: AD

New York Cocktail Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cockt... MORE

7/02/2015
Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
From $37.90 pp
Ages: AD

New York Cocktail Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cockt... MORE

7/02/2015
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm.
Ages: AD

Zephyr Happy Hour New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Party at NYC's hottest rooftop bar this summer! It's officially sunglass season and the summer's coolest party is on board the ZEPHYR. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktail... MORE

7/02/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Swamp Gumbo B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
With their musical mix of Cajun zydeco, jazz and R&B, the members of Swamp Gumbo create a New Orleans-style party atmosphere wherever they play. Up front is lead singer Ms. Ka... MORE

7/03/2015 - 8/02/2015 Ages: AD

The Essential John Ford Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reput... MORE

7/03/2015
Boards 9:15pm, sails 9:45pm-12am (midnight)
Ages: AD

House on the Hudson New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Feel the heat aboard our stylish dance party infused with live celebrity DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the glittering city. Ignite your weekend and experience ... MORE

7/03/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Jermaine Paul B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Winner of the hit TV show NBC's "The Voice", season 2, former back-up singer of Alicia Keys and two-time Grammy Nominated artist, Jermaine Paul, has been brewing in the entert... MORE

7/03/2015
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Viper Rocks the Top Gun Soundtrack Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
w/White Wedding opening. MORE

7/04/2015
3pm-9pm
$18 advance, $20 day of show
Ages: TE,AD

Warm Up 2015 MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. | 718-784-2084 | momaps1.org
MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2015, beginning June 27 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 5. A New York summer staple now in its 18th year, MoMA PS1's hi... MORE

7/04/2015
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Popa Chubby B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Plays the Music of JIMI HENDRIX's Electric Chubby Land MORE

7/04/2015 - 11/29/2015
10am-5:45pm
Free with Museum admission
Ages: All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Spiders Alive! American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Back by popular demand at the American Museum of Natural History, Spiders Alive! is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibitio... MORE

7/04/2015
8pm
FREE
Ages: All

39th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Brooklyn Bridge
| 212-494-4495 | macys.com/fireworks
After a five year stint on the Hudson, NYC's premier fireworks show makes a triumphant return to the East River. Set to an amazing 25-minute score celebrating the 200th annive... MORE

7/04/2015
10:30am
$18.00-$22.00
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street | 877-946-4868 | www.watsonadventures.com
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, yo... MORE

7/04/2015 - 7/12/2015
9am-5pm
$15
Ages: All

Ahoy! Hornblower Cruises & Events Presents The Festival of Tall Ships Featuring El Galeon Pier 15
South Street Seaport, South and Fletcher Sts. | (646) 576-8405 |
Hornblower Cruises & Events is welcoming a very special guest to Pier 15 at South Street Seaport this Independence Day, sailing all the way from St. Augustine, Florida. That ... MORE

7/04/2015
2pm
$24.50
Ages: AD

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street | 877-946-4868 |
Discover cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, tim... MORE

7/04/2015
1pm
$24.50
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ Revolutionary New York Scavenger Hunt Battery Park
State St & Battery Place | 877-946-4868 |
Discover downtown sites where the Founding Fathers battled the Brits--and each other. Highlights include Alexander Hamilton’s grave, Federal Hall (where Washington was inaugur... MORE

7/04/2015 - 7/05/2015
3pm-1am
$20
Ages: AD

Independence Island – The Only 4th of July Beach Party in Manhattan La Marina Beach
348 Dyckman Street | 917-664-2686 |
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 PartyHost, Perk Hospitality and Eric Virgil Independence Island – The Only 4th of July Beach Party in Manhattan at LA MARINA BEACH 348 Dyckman ... MORE

7/04/2015 - 7/05/2015
0
Ages: AD

W New York - Downtown Presents: 4th of July Party with G-Bo the Pro and Friends Living Room @ W New York – Downtown
8 Albany Street | wnychappenings@whotels.com |
Please join us on Saturday July 4th at W New York – Downtown to celebrate with DJ G-Bo the Pro & Friends. G-Bo the Pro has been credited as being one of the pioneers of the "m... MORE

7/04/2015
12pm-6pm
Ages: All

Family Bowl Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
Bowling for kids of all ages. Food by Blue Ribbon, as well as local brews and more. MORE

7/04/2015
$407 pp
Ages: AD

Fireworks Dinner Cruise World Yacht
Pier 81, W. 41st St. | 212-630-8100 | www.worldyacht.com
Take in the dazzling celebration of our nation's independence as you dine on a sumptuous dinner and witness the brilliant fireworks display! - Private table - Five-cours... MORE

7/04/2015
$135
Ages: AD,All

July 4th Cruise Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. | 212-563-3200 | www.circleline42.com
Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness this Fourth of July with a Circle Line cruise. You'll be in the best seats to witness our country's "largest display of pa... MORE

7/04/2015
Boards 5pm, sails 6pm-11pm
$499.90
Ages: All

July Fourth Fireworks Dinner Cruise Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers | 866-817-3463 | bateauxnewyork.com
This cruise is the most sophisticated way to celebrate Independence Day. Come aboard Bateaux New York, where gourmet tastes, elegant décor and extraordinary views combine to c... MORE

7/04/2015
7:15pm
$300
Ages: AD

Zephyr 4th of July Cruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Join us for the most thrilling views of New York City's dazzling Fourth of July Fireworks! Ticket includes passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, dessert tray... MORE

7/04/2015
Boards 5pm, sails 6pm-11pm
From $349.90
Ages: AD

New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Buffet-style Dinner Menu Premium open bar package (must be 21 or older with ID) Engaging DJ entertainment for dancing Views of spectacular July 4th fireworks (weather permi... MORE

7/05/2015
3pm
Ages: All

Summerstage: Global Family Day Central Park
1 Central Park West | 212-310-6600 | www.centralparknyc.org
Shine and the Moonbeams? exploded on to the family music scene in 2011, bringing a brand new R&B  sound to the genre and introducing the sounds of classic funk, soul, blues, ... MORE

7/05/2015
6pm-9pm
$60 for adults, $50 for children (3-12)
Ages: All

Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Jamaica Bay South Street Seaport Pier 16
89 South Street | 212-742-1969 |
Experience the wonders of New York's famous harbor at sunset—and visit some of the harbor’s best kept secrets and proudest conservation stories on NYC Audubon’s Sunset Ecocrui... MORE

7/05/2015
12pm-6pm
Ages: All

Family Bowl Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
Bowling for kids of all ages. Food by Blue Ribbon, as well as local brews and more. MORE

7/05/2015
6pm-9pm
Ages: All

Jamaica Bay EcoCruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Visit the New York Harbor and see the many islands of the huge Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, nesting osprey, and all wading bird species. Birds you may see on this tour include... MORE

7/06/2015 - 7/10/2015
1pm-4pm
Ages: AD

Kids Printmaking Camp Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace | 212-923-8008 | www.morrisjumel.org
Stretch your child's creative muscles at M. Tony Peralta's week-long printmaking workshop for kids. Tony will teach the elements of printmaking and give kids ample hands-on op... MORE

7/06/2015 - 1/10/2016
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ages: All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Jeanchel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean-Mi American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
Filmed over three years at locations around the world, including the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean is narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvi... MORE

7/06/2015
7.30pm
free
Ages: AD

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. | 718-302-3770 |
A real adults-only spelling bee with a kinder and gentler three-strikes-you’re-out policy, and a fun, not-too-competitive environment. Winners receive nerdy prizes and a spot... MORE

7/06/2015 - 7/24/2015
9am-4pm
$1,550
Ages: TW,TE

Brooklyn Creative Arts Lab Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave | 718-624-8400 | www.brooklyncreativeartslab.org
Brooklyn Creative Arts Lab July 6 - 24, 2015 For rising 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Monday-Friday 9am-4pm | Extended day option available: 4:15-6pm Final Presentatio... MORE

7/06/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

An All Star Tribute to the Music of B.B. King City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
Celebrate the life & music of the King of the Blues, B.B. King with Jim Weider, Joe Louis Walker & friends w/ Brian Mitchell, Randy Ciarlante, Lenny Bradford and many other ve... MORE

7/06/2015 - 7/17/2015
10am-6pm
free
Ages: All

WCM New York Sample Sale WCM New York Showroom
12 West 37th Street, 10th fl | 212-268-0723 |
The sample sale will include one-of-a-kind samples, and discounted, current season belts, small leather goods, handbags and leather jewelry at 25-70% off retail. Men’s and w... MORE

7/07/2015 - 7/08/2015 Ages: AD

Kevin Hart Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
MORE

7/07/2015 - 7/11/2015
$433 (see site for details)
Ages: All

ThrillerFest X Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 E. 42 St. | 203-226-0199 | www.thrillerfest.com
The Big Apple once again becomes the backdrop for thrills, chills, murder and mayhem. The International Thriller Writers (ITW) ThrillerFest, the largest gathering of New York ... MORE

7/07/2015 - 7/28/2015
10am-11am
Free
Ages: AD

Art in the Parks Rufus King Park
Jamaica Avenue, between 150th & 153rd Streets | 718-526-8700 |
A FREE summer series located in Rufus King Park designed for children, (k-6) to see professional performances by local and national artists. Attendees consists of counselors, ... MORE

7/07/2015 - 7/28/2015
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | (+1) 212-226-4151 |
This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackl... MORE

7/07/2015
, from 7-8pm, and Thursday mornings, from 8:15-9:15am
$15
Ages: All

New York Theatre Ballet announces Pilates Class St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street, 2nd Floor | (212) 679-0401 |
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) is pleased to announce its new Pilates classes, beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at NYTB’s home studio, located at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bower... MORE

7/07/2015
7:30pm
0
Ages: AD

Dumbo Comedy Dumbo Kitchen
108 Jay Street | 718-797-1695 |
Standup Comedy returns to DUMBO! Featured in the NY Daily News, Dumbo Comedy brings you top comics from Comedy Central, HBO, MTV and all the best clubs in the city. The show i... MORE

7/07/2015
7pm
Free
Ages: AD

What Women Do (and men too) Manhattan Theatre Club Studios
311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor | (212) 399-3000 |
A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson... MORE

7/07/2015 Ages: AD

Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n Roll 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Micky Dolenz is best known as the lead singer of the hugely successful rock 'n' roll band, The Monkees, which originated from the classic sixties TV show of the same name. Th... MORE

7/08/2015 - 9/09/2015
2 pm
Free with reservations
Ages: TE,AD

Mind's Eye Programs Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue | 212-423-3500 | www.guggenheim.org/mindseye
MIND’S EYE PROGRAMS Wednesdays, July 8 and September 9, 2 pm For visitors who are blind or have low vision, tours and workshops focused on the Guggenheim’s summer exhibitio... MORE

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