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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

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

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 10/05/2014

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

Through 9/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | www.brooklynmuseum.org
Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using ... MORE

Through 9/28/2014
Tues.-Sun., 8:30am-5:30pm
Free with Garden admisiion ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students and children)
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Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History -- The Story of Queens Botanical Garden Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street | 718-886-3800 | queensbotanical.org
Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is ... MORE

Through 9/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
The exhibition brings together recently acquired contemporary works by two generations of contemporary artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, Allen Rupp... MORE

Through 9/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway | 212-408-1500 | www.mobia.org
A look at the biblical story of the Garden of Eden and how it has inspired leading artists of today, both directly and indirectly. Powerful, universal themes addressed include... MORE

Through 9/29/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Ray Johnson Designs Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
The art of Ray Johnson was rooted in his constant practice of correspondence. He dispersed a copious amount of collages and other printed matter through the mail to friends an... MORE

Through 9/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Here and Elsewhere New Museum
235 Bowery | 212-219-1222 | www.newmuseum.org
One of the most comprehensive presentations of contemporary art from and about the Arab world in the US to date, and featuring groundbreaking work by emerging, established, an... MORE

Through 9/26/2014
$20
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Foreplay Fridays lexicon
225 E 54th Street | 917-653-0768 |
FOREPLAY Fridays LEXICON. nyc clubs. 226 East 54th Street 10022 (2nd & 3rd Ave). Door at 10:30 pm $4 CIROC Shots 1am - 2 am! 2 for 1 on all Drinks til 12! Door assisted by C... MORE

Through 9/27/2014
$20
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Selective Saturdays yotel
570 10th ave | 917-653-0768 |
Selective Saturday YOTEL. NYC Nightclubs. Multi-Room/Rooftop. 570 10th ave 10036 (@ 42 St). Doors Open at 10 pm. DRINK SPECIALS 10-12! Bottle Packages Start at $300(ask me f... MORE

Through 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

Through 9/22/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

2014 World Maker Faire New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. | 718-699-0005 | nysci.org
Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and u... MORE

9/22/2014 - 1/04/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
This landmark exhibition traces - through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United S... MORE

9/22/2014
7pm
$20-$45
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Lez Zeppelin Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th Street | 2164965697 | www.highlineballroom.com
The world's first she-incarnation and leading purveyor of the music, power and magic of legendary British rock group, Led Zeppelin. They will be performing Led Zeppelin II in ... MORE

9/22/2014
8pm
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New Riders of the Purple Sage B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years ... MORE

9/22/2014
1 hour sponsored open bar (6:30PM - 7:30PM) Dockside 6:30PM - 7:30PM Sails: 7:30 - 9:30PM Dockside: 9:30PM - End of game
$40
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New York Water Taxi Presents: NFL on the Hudson Pier 16
South Street Seaport, Pier 16 | 646-452-5637x374 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Kick-off your week right! Catch the biggest games this season on NYC’s first ever floating sports bar meets tailgating yacht party, hosted by New York Water Taxi. Enjoy ... MORE

9/22/2014
8pm
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A Celebration of Style, Hosted by Simon Doonan City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
Join acclaimed street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte as we celebrate New York City¹s most fashionable seniors and their incredible style. Hosted... MORE

9/22/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Le Nozze di Figaro Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville b... MORE

9/22/2014
7:30pm
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Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Janeane Garofalo, Pete Davidson, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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9/23/2014 - 9/30/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1 New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Program also includes a U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto. No performances 9/24-25, 28-29. MORE

9/23/2014 - 9/24/2014
8pm
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The Black Keys - Turn Blue Tour Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. | 917-618-6700 | www.barclayscenter.com
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9/23/2014 - 10/04/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
New York Live Arts' second Resident Commissioned Artist Kyle Abraham will present three all-new world premieres over two programs, "The Watershed" and "When the Wolves Come In... MORE

9/23/2014 - 10/05/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cia. Union Tanguera Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
The celebrated French/Argentinean company is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of ... MORE

9/23/2014 - 9/27/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Landfall Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Iconic storyteller and musician Laurie Anderson and ground-breaking ensemble Kronos Quartet unite for their first-ever collaboration, inspired by Anderson's experience of Hurr... MORE

9/23/2014
$69
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Big & Rich 'Gravity' Album Release Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
Admission includes new album. MORE

9/23/2014
Doors open, 6:30pm, show 7:30pm
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Ask Me Another: VIP Guest: Lewis Black Bell House
149 7th St. | 718-643-6510 | www.thebellhouseny.com
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctio... MORE

9/23/2014 Ages: TE,AD,All Add to Itinerary

La Boheme Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Franco Zeffirelli's classic take on Puccini's most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of the fragile ... MORE

9/23/2014
8pm & 10pm
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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

9/23/2014
8pm
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Christopher Owens Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Former member of Stanley Marsh 3's Dynamite Museum, born and raised in The Children of God, Christopher Owens is an American song writer. MORE

9/23/2014 - 9/24/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Lily Allen Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. | 212-582-6600 | terminal5nyc.com
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9/23/2014
8pm
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Northern Discomfort w/Janeane Garofalo, Josh Carter, Ray DeVito, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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9/24/2014 - 2/08/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle | 212-299-7777 | madmuseum.org
MAD celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, with an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and fea... MORE

9/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Rokia Traore, Toumani Diabate, and Sidiki Diabate Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Both singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traore and master kora player Toumani Diabate with his son Sidiki Diabate ignite the stage with the sounds of Mali during two separ... MORE

9/24/2014 - 10/04/2014
Starting at $50
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Rita Wilson Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. | 212-744-1600 | www.thecarlyle.com/dine2.cfm
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9/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Macbeth Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling producti... MORE

9/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 866-858-0008 | thegarden.com
Enrique & Pitbull reunite and share the stage with fast-rising Latin urban star J Balvin as the support act. MORE

9/25/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Train Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. | 212-307-7171 | www.radiocity.com
Perennial hitmakers and three-time Grammy award winners, Train will set the table for the album's release in September with a show at New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall. ... MORE

9/25/2014 - 9/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Caetano Veloso Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Veloso and trio will perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award�winning Abracaco, which Nonesuch released in the US earlier this year. MORE

9/25/2014 - 11/09/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. | 212-685-0008 | themorgan.org
This exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages... MORE

9/25/2014
11pm
$5 advance, $8 day of show
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DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more tha... MORE

9/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Le Nozze di Figaro Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville b... MORE

9/25/2014
Boarding: 6pm; sailing: 6:30-8:30pm
$26
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Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Native New Yorkers Night: Music from and inspired by NYC 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

9/25/2014
8pm
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9/25/2014
10pm
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Fat Baby w/Chris Gethard The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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9/26/2014
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Free, open only to families with children under 18
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Family Veggie and Yoga Night Charlotte's Place
Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets | 2126020800 | www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
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

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
For the fourth consecutive year, Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform a multiple-night residency at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre, increasing its annual run to four concer... MORE

9/26/2014 - 10/13/2014
various
tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations.
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The Old Man and the Old Moon New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street | 6462233010 | newvictory.org
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. After nearly a li... MORE

9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Dumbo Arts Festival
45 Main St. | | dumboartsfestival.com
Plenty of family friendly art-making activities await at the Dumbo Art Festival. There will be more than 500 participants, 50 galleries, and 100 studios participating. Consult... MORE

9/26/2014 - 1/18/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Untamed Landscape: Theodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. | 212-685-0008 | themorgan.org
Comprising 70 works from private and public collections, this exhibition considers Rousseau's wide-ranging achievements as a draftsman and his particular approach to the open-... MORE

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