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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

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

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

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

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through 3/11/2015

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through 1/04/2015

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through 12/31/2014

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 12/31/2014

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through 10/01/2014

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 9/21/2014

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 10/05/2014

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through 10/12/2014

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through 1/04/2015

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through 12/09/2014

Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
Through 9/06/2014

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/07/2014

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through 11/15/2014

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 9/07/2014

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through 9/21/2014

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through 5/03/2015

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 10/05/2014

Through 9/06/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. | 212-831-7272 | www.elmuseo.org
This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the w... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved f... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhi... MORE

Through 9/08/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Bodies in Balance Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. | 212-620-5000 | www.rmanyc.org
Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, b... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. | 212-534-1672 | mcny.org
Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafae... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Re: Collection Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle | 212-299-7777 | madmuseum.org
MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through obje... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park | 718-592-5555 | www.queensmuseum.org
50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World's Fair. As part of a prominent set of public c... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013 International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. | 212-857-0000 | www.icp.org
A major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasio... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Caio Reisewitz International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. | 212-857-0000 | www.icp.org
One of Brazil's leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz (b. 1967) has produced a remarkable body of work during the past 15 years, concentrating almost exclusively ... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & the Women Who Designed Them New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | nybg.org
With a stunning evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, and exhibits highlighting the rich and artful history of some of the gardening world's most signific... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. | 212-685-0008 | themorgan.org
Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a cultural benefactor and former New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hand... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. | 212-685-0008 | themorgan.org
Organized by the Morgan and London's Courtauld Gallery, A Dialogue with Nature explores aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from the 1760s to 1840s. T... MORE

Through 9/07/2014
$8
Ages: Add to Itinerary

Rescuing the Past Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 E. 61st St. | 212-838-6878 | www.mvhm.org
In celebration of the Museum's 75th year, view photographs, documents and objects which detail the historic preservation of the building from 1939 to today. Free with admissio... MORE

Through 9/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

James Lee Byars Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
The Department of Media and Performance Art, in collaboration with MoMA PS1, presents several of James Lee Byars's most influential performance works. Byars (Detroit, 1932-Cai... MORE

Through 9/08/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

2014 US Open Tennis Championships USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Road | 718-760-6200 | www.usopen.org
We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a big-time tennis fan: the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds b... MORE

9/02/2014
6pm, show 8pm
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Jeff Bridges & the Abiders City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
Separate meet & greet event also available. MORE

9/02/2014 - 9/05/2014
by appointment
Free
Ages: TW,TE Add to Itinerary

Trinity Youth Chorus Holding Auditions Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall Street | 212-602-0798 | http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music/youth-music/youth-chorus
Trinity Youth Chorus will hold one-on-one auditions for children ages 10-18 beginning Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5. Performance opportunities include five... MORE

9/02/2014 - 11/30/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square | 212-595-9533 | folkartmuseum.org
Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) celebrated the common man and tackled complex issues of postwar America in colorful, socially minded paintings. This exhibition celebrates the 100t... MORE

9/02/2014
8pm
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Coco Montoya B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Over the course of his almost 40-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of t... MORE

9/02/2014
8pm & 10pm
Ages: Add to Itinerary

B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project Lucille's
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of... MORE

9/02/2014
8pm
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Eric Harland Voyager Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland is the most «In demand drummer» of his generation. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at his age of 36. "VIPASANA" ... MORE

9/02/2014
8pm
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The Business NYC Edition The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
Presented by Kara Klenk, Alex Koll, Michelle Wolf, Jared Logan, and more! MORE

9/03/2014
6-9pm
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Living Live: Radio Underground & Beyond Red Bull Studios New York
220 W 18th Street (btw 7&8) | (646) 344-4206 |
Roundtable discussion on NY radio culture generally and followed by a curated set of music and programming from different stations. DJ set by Delphine Blue (EVR and Clocktow... MORE

9/03/2014 - 9/24/2014
Noon to 1:30pm
$50
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Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet gu... MORE

9/03/2014
7pm & 9:15pm
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Renee Manning Quintet B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Renee Manning is known for her robust voice, rich tones and impeccable time making her truly a musician's vocalist. Her new release, All Grown U... MORE

9/03/2014
9pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Nick & Knight Record Release Party Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Come celebrate with Nick Carter and Jordan Knight at a very special event for the release of their debut album "Nick & Knight" at the Highline Ballroom NYC! There are a limite... MORE

9/03/2014
7, 9 & 10:30pm
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The Victor Lesser Quintet Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
2751 Broadway | 212-864-6662 | www.smokejazz.com/index.php/event-detail?eID=114
A special performance by Victor Lesser's supergroup featuring Nat Adderley Jr. - piano, Victor Jones - drums, Greg Jones - bass, Mick Gaffney - guitar, plus special guests. Re... MORE

9/04/2014
7:30pm
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

9/04/2014 - 1/03/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. | 212-831-7272 | www.elmuseo.org
Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montanez Ortiz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throu... MORE

9/04/2014 - 10/11/2014
Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Nicholas Krushenick, Early Paintings Garth Greenan Gallery
529 W. 20th St. | 212-929-1351 | www.garthgreenan.com
The exhibition offers a detailed view of Krushenick's work from 1961 to 1963 - the period of time during which the artist first developed his signature "pop abstract" style - ... MORE

9/04/2014 - 9/07/2014
Sept. 4th--6th at 8:00 pm, Sept. 7th at 3:00pm
$15
Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St | (718) 392-0722 |
Wombat Theatre Co. proudly presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Synopsis: Preternatural fairies, battling lovers, and the most absurd play-within-a-... MORE

9/04/2014 - 9/05/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise Circle Line Downtown
Pier 16, South Street Seaport | 866-987-2542 | www.circlelinedowntown.com
Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks... MORE

9/04/2014
Boarding: 6pm; sailing: 6:30-8:30pm
$26
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Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - DJ Yonny and 92.3 NOW Street Team Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. | 212-563-3200 | www.circleline42.com
Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on ... MORE

9/04/2014 - 9/06/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Bobby Lee Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Bobby Lee, best known from his numerous years as a cast member on Madtv, can now be seen as a regular guest on E!'s Chelsea Lately and has been touring the count... MORE

9/04/2014
7:30pm & 10pm
Ages: Add to Itinerary

Mary Mary B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Fearless. That one word eloquently captures the creative spirit of groundbreaking duo Mary Mary. Ever since siblings Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 wit... MORE

9/04/2014
7pm & 9pm
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Carlton J. Smith Brings R&B Alive ! Lucille's
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
R&B Alive! at Lucille's Cafe at B.B. King Blues Club & Bar is the weekly appointment you must keep to infuse your life with good R&B and Soul music. You'll be amongst friends ... MORE

9/04/2014
10pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Fat Baby w/Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir, Giulio Gallatori, Ben & Josh, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
MORE

9/05/2014 - 2/02/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. | 212-620-5000 | www.rubinmuseum.org
The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente's work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India featur... MORE

9/05/2014 - 1/04/2015
Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. | 212-288-6400 | asiasociety.org
Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the "father of video art," his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinc... MORE

9/05/2014
8pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Who's Bad's live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music's one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds... MORE

9/05/2014 - 10/16/2014
11-6
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Weight of Happiness featuring artists Rima Fujita and Michela Martello Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
22 West 15th St. | 212-807-0563 | www.tibethouse.us
Tibet House US presents Weight of Happiness, a two-artist show displaying paintings variously inspired by Buddhism, folklore, dreams, the artists’ cultural heritage (Italy and... MORE

9/05/2014
10PM
$10
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Mount Sharp Pianos
158 Ludlow St | 2127776727 |
Brooklyn-based indie rockers Mount Sharp got to work crafting songs about “science and bad decisions” and started playing shows in late 2012. With up-tempo drum beats, distort... MORE

9/05/2014
8pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Scott Pemberton Trio B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
A master showman who draws amazed stares when audiences realize he's shredding without a guitar strap, Pemberton's unique musical gifts and infectiously positive attitude come... MORE

9/05/2014
Boards: 9:30pm; sails 9:45-12:30am
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

House on the Hudson Circle Line Downtown
Pier 16, South Street Seaport | 866-987-2542 | www.circlelinedowntown.com
House on the Hudson is a stylish weekly dance party infused with live DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the surrounding city and harbor. Ignite your weekend by exp... MORE

9/05/2014
7pm
$20-$45
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate l... MORE

9/05/2014
11pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Cirque Fridays Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 + MORE

9/05/2014
8pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Wyatt Cenac, Big Jay Oakerson, Gary Gulman, Derek Gaines, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
MORE

9/05/2014
10pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

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