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.


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

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through 5/21/2015

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 4/01/2015

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

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

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 11/02/2014

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 2/28/2015

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

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through 2/22/2104

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through 2/25/2015

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 2/24/2015

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 |
Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medie... MORE

Through 10/31/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Worlding Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park | 718-592-5555 |
An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Rob... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989 Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W. 125th St. | 212-864-4500 |
The first museum survey of Los Angeles�based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. The exhibition features 75 works from the beginning of a singular career that now s... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 |
The term "time capsule" was coined at the New York World's Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket - possibly the oldest unopened time... MORE

Through 10/26/2014
Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
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Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. | 212-288-0700 |
The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - amon... MORE

Through 10/29/2014
$160 (materials not included)
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Animal Drawing American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 |
Eight Wednesdays. The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as settings for this series of intensive after-hours drawing ... MORE

Through 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Do Ho Suh - Drawings Lehmann Maupin
540 W. 26th St. | 212-225-2923 |
This two-part show � also taking place at their gallery on 201 Chrystie Street � features the range of the renowned Korean artist's works on paper, including drawings using pe... MORE

Through 10/31/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd. | 718-817-8700 |
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display inc... MORE

Through 10/26/2014
Weekends and Columbus Day, 12-8pm
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Luna Park's Halloween Harvest Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave. | 718-373-5862 |
Halloween shouldn’t just be celebrated on October 31st! Join Luna Park in Coney Island on weekends September 20th through October 26th for our family-friendly activities, fall... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 |
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. ... MORE

Through 10/25/2014
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Free Tap Dance Open House The American Tap Dance Foundation
154 Christopher St. #2B | 646-230-9564 |
FREE TAP DANCE OPEN HOUSES For adults, teens, and children ages 3 ½ and up Saturdays In October: October 11th, October 18th, October 25th 10-11AM Meet the teachers an... MORE

Through 10/24/2014
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7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival Google NY
79 9th Avenue | 914-584-6678 |
The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival promises to be an exciting week of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will e... MORE

Through 10/25/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

New York Television Festival Various venues
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The 10th annual NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, ... MORE

Through 10/24/2014
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Sunnyside Restaurant Week Sunnyside, Queens
| (718) 606-1800 |
32 fantastic local restaurants have signed up for this year's Sunnyside Restaurant Week! Each restaurant will serve a 3 course dinner menu for $25, and some have also opted ... MORE

Through 10/28/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

The Allman Brothers Band Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 |
These shows are rescheduled from March 25, 26, 28, & 29. (*No show Oct. 23.) MORE

Through 10/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Circa and I Fagiolini: How Like an Angel (U.S. premiere) James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway | 212-875-5000 |
Six acrobats soar with the overtones of sacred song in this exhilarating collaboration between Australian avant-garde circus troupe Circa and renowned early-music choir I Fagi... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 |
The company returns for a seventh Joyce season with its winning stable of dancers, a stellar choreographic roster, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the art form throu... MORE

Through 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Source Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 |
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has many identities: adrift adolescent, emboldened whistleblower, traitor to her country. In this penetrating music-theater work, Brooklyn-b... MORE

Through 10/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Bronfman, Bartok, and Bruckner New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 |
Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Philharmonic. No performances 10/26-27. MORE

Through 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cynthia Oliver New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relatio... MORE

Through 10/26/2014
$15 for opening- and closing-night screenings ($12 for Members, seniors, and students), $12 for all other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)
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American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 |
The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during... MORE

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Free and open only to families with children under 18
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Family Veggie and Yoga Night Charlotte's Place
107 Greenwich Street | 212-602-0800 |
Yoga is a great way for a family to bond, and it is also a great equalizer. Bring the entire family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street) at 6 PM the fourth Friday of e... MORE

10/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Elza van den Heever Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 |
South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever won raves for her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Elizabeth I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Now this remarkable singer disp... MORE

10/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

New York Pops - All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 |
The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke kick off their Carnegie Hall season with a program entitled All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles, joined by Finni... MORE

10/24/2014 Ages: TE,AD,All Add to Itinerary

The Death of Klinghoffer Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 |
In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

White Light on Film: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-875-5000 |
In this masterwork of modern cinema, initially aired as a series on Polish television, influential filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors trilogy) brings his Solidarity-... MORE

10/24/2014 - 3/29/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 |
Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper... MORE

10/24/2014 - 3/31/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 |
New York producers Klaw & Erlanger mounted their untitled project at virtually the same time that D. W. Griffith began his racist epic "The Birth of a Nation," but they abando... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
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Haunted House Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. | 718-347-3276 |
The Haunted House at Queens Museum is perfect for thrills and chills for the younger set! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. Adults wi... MORE

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Haunted Lantern Tours Fort Totten Park
422 Weaver Avenue | 718-352-1769 |
Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 pm for guaranteed a... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
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Paul Reiser Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St. | 212-501-3330 |
JazzReach, Inc. is proud to present “An Evening With Paul Reiser” Thursday, October 2nd at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, City. The event brings Paul back to his hometown t... MORE

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Risky Talking feat. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw and Eve Ensler SLAM
51 N 1st St | 718-384-6491 |
What change scares you? Hear: Eve Ensler, playwright/activist, and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, law professor, with author/broadcaster Laura Flanders of GRITtv and action arc... MORE

10/24/2014 - 11/02/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

See It Big! Horror Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 |
At the Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the ongoing series programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot, See It Big! Horror will feature six timeless big-screen... MORE

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For Ferguson: A Benefit Performance The Muse Brooklyn
32D S. 1st St. | (929) 400-1678 |
In response to the tragic events in Ferguson, MO in August 2014, several incredible local and visiting performers are donating their art to an evening of aerial, dance, music,... MORE

10/24/2014 - 12/06/2014
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The Lightness of Weight Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue | 212-239-1181 |
Sean Kelly is pleased to announce The Lightness of Weight, an exhibition of new work by Jose Dávila. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 23 from 6:00-8:0... MORE

10/24/2014 - 2/11/2015
Closed Thurs.
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V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. | 212-423-3500 |
The first retrospective and scholarly presentation of the work of seminal Indian-born modernist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001). With approximately 30 major paintings and 10 w... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

SpokFrevo Orquestra Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. | 212-721-6500 |
Saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, also known as "Spok," is considered a frevo maestro with an adventurous mind. Drawing from the democratic underpinnings of jazz, ... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

JLCO Goes to Brazil Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle | 212-721-6500 |
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guitarist/composer/arranger Mario Adnet come together to perform the music of the late Moacir Santos, one of Braz... MORE

$125 advance, $130 day of show
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Jerry Lee Lewis B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 |
It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America's pop, country, and R&B charts with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin... MORE

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

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George Lamond Concert Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. | 888-888-8801 |
Join us for this special Live performance, celebrating George's illustrious career spanning Freestyle, Pop and Salsa! Special duet performances by Frankie J & K7. Doors open a... MORE

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
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Foster the People United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway | 212-568-6700 |

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Mario Cantone Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 |
Mario Cantone's one-man variety show "Laugh Whore" opened to a flurry of rave reviews, and took its final Broadway bows with a special taping for the Showtime network. MORE

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Joe List, Big Jay Oakerson, Monroe Martin, Paul Virzi, Aaron Berg, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 |

Boards: 9:30pm; sails 9:45-12:30am
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House on the Hudson Circle Line Downtown
Pier 16, South Street Seaport | 866-987-2542 |
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

10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers David Kramer Band Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 |
The fascinating folk music from the Cape region of South Africa is explored by two groups in this concert. New York audiences have a rare opportunity to hear a Cape Malay choi... MORE

10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Le Poeme Harmonique - The Dark Hours Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 W. 46th St. | 212-854-1633 |
Miller Theatre's favorite French early-music band, Le Poeme Harmonique, returns with another evocative, candlelit performance. Lalande was the leading French composer of sacre... MORE

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Bobby McFerrin Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. | 718-951-4500 |
Best known for his chart-topping single, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin has redefined the role of the human voice in contemporary music. He has interpreted everyone f... MORE

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