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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

It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
Through 5/06/2015

A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through 5/16/2015

Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex
Through 6/24/2015

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

Objects in Conversation - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 6/08/2015

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through 5/17/2015

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

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through 5/25/2015

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

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 5/10/2015

Through 5/06/2015
6pm
$15
Ages: AD

It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! The Bell House
149 7th Street | 8486671636 | www.legalizenowny.com/bell_house_event
LN NY is state-registered Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to the passing of sensible marijuana legislation in the great state of New York. Momentum is building, leg... MORE

Through 5/10/2015 Ages: All

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential ch... MORE

Through 5/07/2015 Ages: All

The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season The Collegiate Chorale
| 917-687-2448 | www.collegiatechorale.org
The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season The Collegiate Chorale Presents its 2014-15 Season NOT THE MESSIAH (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) New York City Premiere ... MORE

Through 5/10/2015
Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Ages: All

Buddhist Art of Myanmar Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. | 212-288-6400 | asiasociety.org
The first exhibition in the West focusing on works of art from collections in Myanmar, with approximately 70 spectacular works - including stone, bronze and wood sculptures, t... MORE

Through 5/10/2015 Ages: All

Audubon's Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock) New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
Part III of the highly acclaimed tripartite series showcases masterpieces from the N-THS collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-el... MORE

Through 5/10/2015 Ages: All

Audubon's Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock) New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
Description: Part III of the highly acclaimed tripartite series showcases masterpieces from the N-THS collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptu... MORE

Through 5/09/2015
7pm
$25-$65
Ages: AD

One Funny Mother: I'm Not Crazy!! The Player's Theatre
115 MacDougal Street | 856-793-7999 |
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder, picked a child’s nose or had a kid pee on you? Then, you won’t want to miss “One Funny... MORE

Through 5/06/2015
8pm
Ages:

Todd Rundgren Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion o... MORE

Through 5/10/2015
May 5-6 7:30pm-9pm; May 7-8 8pm-9:30pm, May 9 2pm-3:30 and 8pm-9:30pm, May 10 2pm-3:30pm
$10-59
Ages: AD

Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Joyce Theater The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street | 415-863-3040 |
May 5-6 7:30pm-9pm; May 7-8 8pm-9:30pm, May 9 2pm-3:30 and 8pm-9:30pm, May 10 2pm-3:30pm San Francisco based Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to the Joyce Theater with two ... MORE

5/06/2015 Ages: All

Petrushka and Der Rosenkavalier Suite New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Alan Gilbert conducts works by Ravel, Strauss, and Stravinsky. MORE

5/06/2015 - 5/07/2015 Ages: All

The Road of Promise Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The Road of Promise is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's 1937 epic musical spectacle, The Eternal Road. A dramatic mix of opera, musical theater, and b... MORE

5/06/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Paramore Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
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5/06/2015
7pm
Ages: AD

Diane Von Furstenberg / Rhonda Garelick New York Public Library
476 5th Ave. | 917-275-6975 | www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize powe... MORE

5/06/2015
7pm-10pm
$125
Ages: AD

PMP Spring Fling Midtown Loft & Terrace
Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 5th Ave | 347-570-0124 |
Education nonprofit hosts dazzling event to provide summer learning programs. Break out the bubbles; spring is finally here in New York. Wednesday, May 6th promises to prov... MORE

5/06/2015 Ages: All

Un Ballo in Maschera Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and D... MORE

5/06/2015
8:30pm
Ages: AD

Homo Comicus: Girls Gone Hilarious! Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Girls Gone Hilarious! Out laugh legend the great KATE CLINTON (star of stage, screen, blog and bookstore) headlines a night of her-larious LGBT ladies of laughter. Other gues... MORE

5/06/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Amateur Night Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
A brand new line-up of contestants compete for the chance to move on up in the Amateur Night competition to the May 6 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on Jun 3. It all leads t... MORE

5/06/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Funny Faces with Christian Finnegan Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
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5/07/2015 - 8/16/2015 Ages: All

Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
This explores how China has fueled the creative imagination for centuries, resulting in layers of cultural translations, re-translations, and mistranslations. In this collabor... MORE

5/07/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Emanuel Ax, piano Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway | 212-721-6500 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Pianist Emanuel Ax carries his audience around the world for this specially crafted French recital: Debussy's impressionistic works evoke tiered pagodas and the tinkling of te... MORE

5/07/2015
7:00PM
$10
Ages: All

Irving Louis Lattin Terra Blues
149 Bleecker Street | (212) 777-7776 | www.terrablues.com
Irving Louis Lattin, another of Chicago's notable music exports, is one of the most desirable talents in the entertainment industry. Called upon for his song writing prowess a... MORE

5/07/2015 - 5/10/2015 Ages: AD

Jeff Garlin Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
Jeff Garlin's talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin is co-star and Executive Producer of the HBO series "Curb You... MORE

5/07/2015
6pm-10pm
25
Ages: All

Art Strut SoHo Building
110 Greene Street | 330-936-7928 |
Art Strut will take place on Thursday, May 7th from 6-10pm beginning with a tour of participating galleries in SoHo (Martin Lawrence, LIK Gallery and LUMAS), followed by a pop... MORE

5/07/2015
7pm-8:30pm
$20 General Admission; $15 Students, Seniors, Jewish Museum and PEN Festival Members
Ages: AD

H.G. Adler: A Survivor's Dual Reverie The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave | 2124233200 |
Featured authors: Peter Filkins, Jeremy Adler, Daniel Mendelsohn, Ruth Franklin Moderator: Edwin Frank Compared by critics to Kafka and Joyce, H. G. Adler is quickly gaini... MORE

5/07/2015 - 6/07/2015
Wed – Sun, 12-6 pm
Free
Ages: All

Frida Kahlo’s New York, by Felipe Galindo/Feggo Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street | 212-253-9479 |
Frida Kahlo’s New York, by Felipe Galindo/Feggo Is an exhibition of works on paper and sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo/Feggo’s project “Frida Kahlo’s New York,” as we... MORE

5/07/2015 Ages: All

The Merry Widow Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
The great Renee Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehar's enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and ch... MORE

5/07/2015
7pm-9:30pm
Ages: AD

New York Dinner Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Celebrate a special occasion, host a group event, or share a romantic evening aboard the recently renovated Spirit of New York. Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit Dinner... MORE

5/07/2015
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

5/08/2015 - 5/09/2015 Ages: All

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Eotvos's Senza sangue New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Alan Gilbert conducts, with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie van Otter and baritone Russell Braun. MORE

5/08/2015 Ages: All

Sofia Gubaidulina - Bach, Revisited Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Sofia Gubaidulina shares a special affinity with Bach: both artists' music is influenced by their faith, and they share a unique blend of emotional transcendence and compositi... MORE

5/08/2015 - 5/09/2015 Ages: All

Lang Dance New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts. This par... MORE

5/08/2015 - 5/17/2015
various
Tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations.
Ages: All

LUV: American Style New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street | 6462233010 | newvictory.org
Popping & locking to a soundtrack of chart-topping rock, the talented young performers of Rennie Harris Awe-inspiring Works (New Vic 2013) use dance and dialogue to portray on... MORE

5/08/2015
8pm
$39-$85
Ages: AD

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. | 718-793-8080 | kupferbergcenter.org
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5/08/2015 - 5/09/2015
Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM
26
Ages: AD

The All in Tour W/ Special Guest Yannis Pappas Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd St | 212-367-9000 | www.gothamcomedyclub.com
Bill Burr brought together two of his favorite comics who are featured regularly on his Monday Morning Podcast. Joe “ the Rose Bowl Tail Gate Legend” Bartnick and Paul “Dude ... MORE

5/08/2015
7pm-8:30 pm
$22.50
Ages: All

Pamela Lewis in 'New York State of Mind: The Songs of Billie Joel Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street | 212-206-0440 |
Pamela Lewis (aka Champagne Pam) performs her stirring rendition of the greatest songs of Billy Joel, in what has been a show receiving rave reviews. MORE

5/08/2015
10pm
Free
Ages: AD

Ben Hope & The Uptown Outfit Perform at Murphy's Bar Murphy's Bar
48-20 Skillman Ave | 212-777-6727 |
NYC-based country rock group Ben Hope & The Uptown Outfit perform in Sunnyside, Queens at Murphy's Bar. The group will be performing newly released tracks such as "Colleen," a... MORE

5/08/2015 Ages: TE,AD,All

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo actio... MORE

5/08/2015
11pm
Ages: AD

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

5/08/2015 Ages: AD

Dex! A Killer Musical 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Following a sold out Off-Broadway workshop in 2014, DEX! A Killer Musical Parody comes live and in concert to 54 Below! Conceived & Produced by Cooper Jordan; Book by Erika Je... MORE

5/08/2015
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

5/09/2015
2pm
Ages: All

Young People's Concert: Dance Transformed New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway & W. 65th St. | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
The waltz craze swept through Europe in the 19th century, and that beautiful music has been reinterpreted by composers ever since. Trace the evolution of this most charming mu... MORE

5/09/2015
3pm-4pm
FREE
Ages: All

Dance with MMDG Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette | 718-624-8400 |
WHERE Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Brooklyn, NY 11217 WHEN once a month on Saturdays, 3-4pm WHAT Free dance class for all ages in which participants will learn seg... MORE

5/09/2015
1pm
$24.50 (plus $10.00 for food)
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park (starting point)
1 Washington Sq East | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet... MORE

5/09/2015
12pm - 5pm
Free
Ages: All

Long Island City Partnership's 2nd Annual LIC Springs! Community Festival 48-18 Vernon Boulevard
48-18 Vernon Boulevard between 50th Ave & 46th Ave | 212-889-0808 |
As part of the NYC Dept. of Transportation’s Weekend Walks Program, the Long Island City Partnership will host its second annual LIC Springs! free community block festival on ... MORE

5/09/2015
6:30pm
$15
Ages: AD

Acoustic T Blues Band TERRA BLUES
149 Bleecker Street | 2129897776 |
The T Blues Band is a nightly, sound-shifting, blues machine that cannot be found anywhere except here at Terra Blues! A nightly collective of different Terra Blues' regulars,... MORE

5/09/2015
8:45pm
Ages: AD

JD Souther Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. | 212-744-1600 | www.thecarlyle.com/dine2.cfm
On May 9, legendary singer-songwriter JD Souther will celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album, Tenderness, with a one night engagement at Café Carlyle. An ar... MORE

5/09/2015 Ages: All

Un Ballo in Maschera Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and D... MORE

5/09/2015 Ages: All

The Rake's Progress Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky's only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the firs... MORE

5/09/2015
12pm
Ages: All

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute : Brunch B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribu... MORE

5/09/2015
Boards 9pm, sails 9:30pm-12:30am
Ages: AD

Saturday Night Dance Cruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Absorb the vitality of your Saturday night aboard the ZEPHYR's three-hour cruise boasting a resident DJ, signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor levels of pulsating ... MORE

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