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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

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

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

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

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through 4/05/2015

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

Through 11/30/2014 Ages: All

A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
This exhibition assembles objects from the N-YHS collection chosen by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, which together constitute a unique history of New... MORE

Through 12/01/2014 Ages: All

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

Through 12/01/2014 Ages: All

Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square | 212-595-9533 | folkartmuseum.org
The first monographic exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) to be presented in the United States. The exhibition includ... MORE

Through 11/30/2014
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

360 Allstars New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street | 6462233010 | newvictory.org
Circling the globe and spinning circles around the competition, 360 ALLSTARS showcases seven sensational champions on a single stage. Meet Pete, a professional trick BMX rider... MORE

Through 11/30/2014 Ages: All

Complexions Dance Company Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
Complexions celebrates its 20th Anniversary season by showcasing the diversity of its repertory and the brilliance of its artists. On a program of repertory favorites and prem... MORE

Through 11/30/2014 Ages: All

Mummenschanz: The Musicians of Silence NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl. | 212-352-3101 | nyuskirball.org
By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the h... MORE

Through 11/29/2014 Ages: AD

Ann Hampton Callaway 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Tony-nominated Broadway star and multiple MAC Award winner Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new personal and inspiring show to 54 Below. Called Turning Points, the show explores ... MORE

Through 11/29/2014 Ages: All

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven's Seventh New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Jaap van Zweden conducts with violinist Hilary Hahn, with works by Beethoven, Wagenaar, and Korngold. No performance 11/27. MORE

Through 11/27/2014
$20
Ages: AD

18+ Thanksgiving Eve Party at 55 Gans NYC Gansevoort
55 Gansevoort Street, , NY 10014 | (917) 300-8976 |
E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 NYC's ONLY 18+ Party In The Meatpacking Thanksgiving Eve at 55 Gans at 55 Gans 55 Ganse... MORE

Through 11/27/2014
11pm - 4am
$25
Ages: AD

Up and Down Thanksgiving Party at Up And Down : New York 2014 Up and Down
244 West 14th Street | 917-300-8976 |
Up and Down Thanksgiving Party at Up And Down : New York 2014 E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 Thanksgiving Eve at Up an... MORE

11/27/2014 Ages: All

88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Manhattan
77th Street and Central Park West to Macy's Herald Square | 212-494-4495 | www.macys.com/parade
An annual holiday tradition featuring the signature giant helium character balloons, fantasy-filled floats, marching bands, performance groups and a variety of clowns. MORE

11/27/2014
1pm - 10:30pm
$75 per person
Ages: All

Village Thanksgiving at Duet Brasserie Duet Brasserie
37 Barrow Street | 212-255-5416 |
Celebrate America's favorite holiday at the new Duet Brasserie in the West Village; noted Chef Dmitry Rodov will lovingly prepare a three-course Thanksgiving feast ($75 per pe... MORE

11/27/2014
11:30am - 10:30pm
$35.95
Ages: All

Thanksgiving Three Course Feast at Merchants River House Merchants River House
375 South End Ave. | (212) 432-1451 |
Give thanks this year with your friends and family on the Hudson River waterfront at Merchants River House. Now taking reservations for parties of all sizes. Order from our a ... MORE

11/27/2014
$35.95
Ages: All

A Southern Fried Thanksgiving at Neely’s Barbecue Parlor Neely's Barbecue Parlor
1125 1st Ave. | 212-832-1551 |
Give thanks this year with ample amounts of Southern hospitality at Neely’s Barbecue Parlor! Now taking reservations for parties of all sizes on Thanksgiving Day, let Gina and... MORE

11/27/2014
$28
Ages: All

A Spicy Thanksgiving Feast at SouthWest NY SouthWest NY
301 South End Ave | (212) 945-0528 |
You deserve a break. So put up your feet and let us cook the turkey for you this year at SouthWest NY. Order any of the everyday delicious items from our a la carte menu or en... MORE

11/27/2014
$30
Ages: AD

Thanksgiving at The 40/40 Club 40/40 Club
6 West 25th Street | 212-832-4040 |
This year The 40/40 Club had a lot to be thankful for! Spend Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 27th) at The 40/40 Club complete with a delicious meal and all the NFL Thanksgivi... MORE

11/27/2014
12pm-8pm
$155, $75 for children
Ages: AD

Thanksgiving's Most Bountiful Buffet Clement Restaurant & Bar
700 Fifth Avenue @55th St. | 212-903-3918 |
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Clement, which will clobber any other contenders for most extravagant Thanksgiving buffet with more than 60 dishes exquisitely presented in the soph... MORE

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 Ages: All

Barclays Center Classic Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. | 917-618-6700 | www.barclayscenter.com
Virginia, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, and La Salle participate in the 3rd annual Barclays Center Classic men's basketball tournament. MORE

11/28/2014
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Free, open only to families with children under 18
Ages: All

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

11/28/2014
10:30am
$18-$22
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street | 877-946-4868 | http://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

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 Ages: AD

Akim Funk Buddha's Hip-Hop Holiday Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Dancer, beatboxer, and all-around hip-hop visionary Akim Funk Buddha returns to BAMcafe for a genre-busting, cross-cultural evening of music and dance. Having toured with lege... MORE

11/28/2014
2pm
$29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)
Ages: TW,TE,AD

Watson Adventures’ How To Find Your Dragon Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 8779464868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique dragon-hunting scavenger hunt! The Met Museum is filled with dragons that need to be tracked down and rounded up. Kids and adults will go... MORE

11/28/2014 - 12/23/2014
$150-$250
Ages: All

Black & White Truffle Season Dinner Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
447 Lexington Ave | 212-661-4810 |
Join Davio’s Manhattan, located in Midtown East, for dinner to enjoy the exclusive Black & White Truffle season! Executive Chef Chad Brown has specially prepared a choice of ... MORE

11/28/2014
6:30-10pm
$48.90
Ages: All

Karaoke Dinner Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritofnewyork.com
Come aboard Spirit's Karaoke Night if you like to sing or have a friend or loved one that loves belting it out. The DJ for the Friday Karaoke Night Cruise will cue the music, ... MORE

11/28/2014 - 1/03/2015 Ages: All

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center | 212-721-6500 | nycballet.com
Welcome to the world of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family traditi... MORE

11/28/2014 Ages: TE,AD,All

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

11/28/2014 - 12/03/2014 Ages:

Bob Dylan and His Band Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 at 10am. (No show Nov. 30) MORE

11/28/2014
8pm
Ages:

George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
George Clinton is the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and he is a solo funk artis... MORE

11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014 Ages: AD

Dan Naturman Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Hot off a killer run on this season's America's Got Talent (being only comedian to be voted into the semi-finals), Dan Naturman is also known to his fans as the "real winner... MORE

11/28/2014
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

11/29/2014 Ages: All

The Frozen Apple Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 866-858-0008 | thegarden.com
College Hockey returns to "The World's Most Famous Arena" when the Cornell University Big Red face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions. MORE

11/29/2014
4pm
$29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 8779464868 | http://www.watsonadventures.com
Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes character... MORE

11/29/2014
2pm
$24.50
Ages: AD

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults at Grand Central Terminal! Discover little-known passageways, the latest exhibit at the Transit Museum Gallery,... MORE

11/29/2014
2pm - 7pm
0-50
Ages: AD

Fiercely Fab NYC Glam Day Party Fiercely Fab NYC Pop Up
223 East 60th st | 917-342-2256 |
Hello NYC! Join us for our very first Fiercely Fab Glam Day!! This special event was created and designed for the city's most chic and fiercely fab girls ages 6 to 16! Fierce... MORE

11/29/2014
1-2 pm
Free
Ages: AD

Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Ave | 718-939-0647 ext. 17 |
A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! Our very own Karyn Balan will be guiding the child... MORE

11/29/2014
8pm
$12.50-$70
Ages: All

Arlo Guthrie in Concert Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave | 212-247-7800 |
Arlo Guthrie has delighted audiences at Carnegie Hall with his annual holiday concert for over 40 years, and he returns this year with The Guthrie Family for an evening of sto... MORE

11/29/2014
11am-4pm
None
Ages: All

New/Vintage Yukata & Kimono Sale Kaede NYC
45 W. 34th Street #1107 | 347-450-5692 |
Flash sale of new & vintage yukata, kimono, accessories https://www.facebook.com/events/679686158811719/ MORE

11/29/2014 - 12/19/2014
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Warmth and Wonder in the Artworks at Agora Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212.226.4151 |
Now that winter is in the air, the art galleries in Chelsea must compete with the chilly weather to get New York out and about. Agora Gallery is up for the challenge, with the... MORE

11/29/2014 - 12/19/2014
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Warmth and Wonder in the Artworks at Agora Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212.226.4151 |
Now that winter is in the air, the art galleries in Chelsea must compete with the chilly weather to get New York out and about. Agora Gallery is up for the challenge, with the... MORE

11/29/2014
6pm-8pm
$40
Ages: AD

1980s Reunion Murder Mystery Night Galway Pub
7 East 36th Street | 718-344-8962 |
Join us for an interactive night of fun at our 1980s High School Reunion Murder Mystery. After you sign up, you will be emailed your character – a high school student from th... MORE

11/29/2014
11:30pm
Ages:

Lady Sings For You 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Joined by a six-piece band and special guest Joe Iconis, Badia Farha (aka Lady Rose) brings her original songs and "R&B/Soul +" style to 54 Below. Lady Sings For You features ... MORE

11/29/2014
7pm-10pm
Coat Donation or $10
Ages: AD

Thanksgiving Back Party Sullivan Thompson
167 Bleecker St. | 9089224663 |
It's back. Talent & Skills' Black & White Party. Put on your hottest black and white outfit (Semi-Formal). Come out and support our cause, while networking with other people i... MORE

11/29/2014
5pm-9pm
Free admission
Ages: All

A Family Affair with Carolers, Hot Chocolate and more… Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
810 Yonkers Avenue | 9142607436 |
EMPIRE CITY CASINO THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTINGON SATURDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 29; FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT5:00 PM; LIGHTS GO ON AT 6:15 PM Yonkers, NY—Empire City Casino an... MORE

11/29/2014 Ages: All

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
In Bartlett Sher's effervescent production of Rossini's most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won't be kept under lock and key. Lawrence B... MORE

11/29/2014
8pm & 11pm
Ages: AD

One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
Featuring: the Wailers, Third World, and special guests What a party! Bob Marley's Apollo debut in October 1979 is the stuff of legend. This commemorative concert, featuri... MORE

11/29/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

Sinbad Live Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. | 888-888-8801 | www.rwnewyork.com
Don't miss funny comic veteran Sinbad , doors open at 7pm. MORE

11/29/2014
7pm
Ages: All

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute 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

11/29/2014
7pm
$50 advance, $55 day of show
Ages: AD

Jimi Hendrix 72nd Birthday Tribute B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
ROBBY KRIEGER (The Doors) MICHAEL HAMPTON (P-Funk) VINCE MARTEL (Vanilla Fudge) ANDRE LASSALLE (Burnt Sugar) DUCKS CAN GROOVE (Larry Coryell) PATRICK STANFIELD JONES... MORE

11/29/2014
2pm
Ages: AD

Day & Night Brunch Club Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB... MORE

11/30/2014
11am
Ages: All

Alice Sara Ott, piano Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Performing Beethoven's Sonata No. 17 ("The Tempest") and Liszt's Grandes etudes de Paganini. MORE

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