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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

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

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through 4/01/2015

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

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

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

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through 5/01/2015

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

Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through 5/01/2015

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 3/22/2015

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

Indochino New York Showroom - Indochino New York
Through 3/10/2015

Killer Heels - Brooklyn Museum
Through 3/01/2015

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution - China Institute
Through 4/26/2015

Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving - Museum of Chinese in America
Through 3/01/2015

Through 2/28/2015 Ages: All

A Collection of Ideas Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead... MORE

Through 3/01/2015 Ages: All

Killer Heels Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | brooklynmuseum.org
Divided into six sections, the exhibit features 160+ artfully crafted historical and contemporary heels from the seventeenth century through the present, including stilettos w... MORE

Through 3/01/2015 Ages: All

Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. | 212-619-4785 | www.mocanyc.org
This exhibition highlights the best of MOCA's archives and special collections while engaging visitors in a discussion about identity. The Museum celebrates its 35th year anni... MORE

Through 3/01/2015 Ages: All

Memory Prints: The Story World of Phillip Chen Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. | 212-619-4785 | www.mocanyc.org
In 15 relief etchings centering around his family, Chen reckons with significant moments in Chinese American history. At first glance, individually and as an ensemble, these r... MORE

Through 3/02/2015 Ages: All

New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America, 2000-2013 Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle | 212-299-7777 | madmuseum.org
A broad survey of contemporary trends and ideas in design, craft and art from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities of South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbe... MORE

Through 3/01/2015 Ages: All

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. | 917-618-6700 | www.barclayscenter.com
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME coming to Barclays Center from February 19 through March 1. It's time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAOR... MORE

Through 3/01/2015 Ages: All

Sesame Street Live Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend... MORE

Through 2/28/2015 Ages:

Paulo Szot 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
A BRAND NEW SHOW! Audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below with a brand new show for a limited 5-night engagement. In his sh... MORE

Through 2/28/2015 Ages: All

Sibelius, Brahms, and Zimmermann New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Sakari Oramo conducts with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. MORE

Through 2/27/2015
8pm
Ages: TE,AD

Sleater Kinney Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. | 212-582-6600 | terminal5nyc.com
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Through 3/01/2015 Ages: AD

Natasha Leggero of E!'s Burning Love Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
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2/27/2015 Ages: All

People Get Ready's Steven Reker Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. | 212-721-6500 | americansongbook.org
Brooklyn-based artist Steven Reker marries indie rock melodies and irresistible movement for an infectious blend of pop music and performance art. An alumnus of David Byrne's ... MORE

2/27/2015
8pm
Ages:

Dr. John 'Spirit of Satch' Dr. John interprets Louis Armstrong Sarah Morrow Musical Director with Special Guests The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series enters its fifteenth season offering 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. Each concert will cover a... MORE

2/27/2015 - 3/01/2015
Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM, 10:00PM / Sun. 8:00PM
26
Ages: AD

Pablo Francisco Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd Street | 212-367-9000 |
Pablo Francisco will rock the house with screams of laughter at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, NY February 27th – March 1st. Pablo’s fans will have an opportunity to catch a... MORE

2/27/2015 - 2/28/2015
Friday: 7pm; Saturday 2pm & 7pm
$25
Ages: AD

On Kentucky Avenue Aaron Davis Hall
138 Convent Ave. | 212-650-6900 | http://www.OnKentuckyAvenue.com
ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue will bring you back to a time when nightclubbing was in vogue and leggy showgirls, black comics, specialty acts and gre... MORE

2/27/2015 Ages: All

Don Giovanni Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director ... MORE

2/27/2015 - 2/28/2015 Ages: All

Jazz Across the Americas Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours the jazz idiom as expressed across the Americas by its leading musicians and composers. Lalo Schifrin of Argent... MORE

2/27/2015
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

2/28/2015 - 4/19/2015 Ages: All

The Orchid Show New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | nybg.org
Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures... MORE

2/28/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Takacs Quartet & Lawrence Power, viola Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway | 212-721-6500 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Period-instrument ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment delves into the Romantics by celebrating two fathers of Czech music, beginning with the overture from Smet... MORE

2/28/2015 Ages: All

Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 W. 46th St. | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Whether they're performing at the BBC Proms or alongside rock icon Sting, the members of Stile Antico fuse rich expressivity with technical prowess. These masterful interprete... MORE

2/28/2015
3pm-5pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
Ages: All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: HERE WE STAND: Honor Black History American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 |
Experience globally-minded, groundbreaking artists create history at the Museum! Legendary hip-hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and renown... MORE

2/28/2015 - 3/01/2015
Wellness Day 2/28: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Birthday Bash 3/1: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
$216 for both days of the event or $108 for a day pass for either the Wellness Day or Birthday Bash
Ages: AD

Big Love Weekend The Waterfront NY
269 11th Avenue | 518-852-8739 |
Please join Jason Patrick, a.k.a. Bearded Yogi, in New York City for BIG LOVE WEEKEND benefitting God’s Love We Deliver. BIG LOVE WEEKEND begins with a Wellness Day on Sat... MORE

2/28/2015 - 3/02/2015
Free with registration
Ages: AD

Playtime New York Metropolitan West
635-639 West 46th St. | | http://www.playtimenewyork.com
The 10th annual Playtime NY is a trade show that showcases the best American & international children's brands with over 120 exhibitors showing their wares. MORE

2/28/2015 Ages: All

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all thre... MORE

2/28/2015 Ages: All

La Donna del Lago Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" ... MORE

2/28/2015
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

3/01/2015 Ages: All

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti conclude their three-night series of concerts with Brahms's A German Requiem, Op. 45 featuring soprano Diana Damr... MORE

3/01/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Off The Top: The Neuroscience of Creativity 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. | 212-415-5500 | 92y.org
Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, neuropsychologist Rex Jung and cognitive psychologist and science writer... MORE

3/01/2015
2pm-4pm
$12/$5 Japan Society members
Ages: All

Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri Japan Society
333 East 47th Street | 212-715-1258 | www.japansociety.org
Come see our beautiful collection of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls, known as hina-ningyo, and learn about the songs, tradition and history that surrounds Hinamatsuri... MORE

3/01/2015
7pm & 9:30pm
Ages: AD

Bushel & A Peck Benefit Starring Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Hunter Foster & MOre 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
oin some of Broadway's brightest stars for an evening of music and laughter to raise money for Bushel and a Peck, a charitable organization in honor and memory of Jack Navin. ... MORE

3/01/2015
Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
$40 adv.; $42.50 door
Ages: All

Gospel Brunch B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clappi... MORE

3/01/2015
12pm
Ages: All

Winter Audubon Cruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Step aboard for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals and learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, lo... MORE

3/02/2015
6:30pm
Ages: All

Great Voices on Film: Theodora Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Great Voices on Film begins with a landmark interpretation of the late oratorio Theodora, led by William Christie and sung by Dawn Upshaw in the title role, with David Daniels... MORE

3/02/2015
7pm
free
Ages: AD

Williamsburg Spelling Bee Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. | 718-302-3770 | www.petescandystore.com
A real adults-only spelling bee with a kinder and gentler three-strikes-you’re-out policy, and a fun, not-too-competitive environment. Winners receive nerdy prizes and a spot... MORE

3/02/2015 Ages: All

Don Giovanni Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director ... MORE

3/03/2015 - 4/04/2015 Ages: All

Lauren Bacall: The Look Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. | 212-217-4558 | fitnyc.edu
A celebration of the film and theater star's unique style in which Bacall's own garments take the spotlight. The exhibition also explores her personal relationships with sever... MORE

3/03/2015
7pm - 9pm
Free
Ages: All

AJC and Museum of Jewish Heritage Launch Series Examining the Future of European Jewry at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place | (646) 437-4202 |
In response to the recent tragic events in Europe, the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will partner with AJC to launch a new series, AJC in Action... MORE

3/03/2015 Ages: All

La Donna del Lago Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" ... MORE

3/04/2015
6:30pm
Ages: All

Great Voices on Film: Alcina Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
The second program of Great Voices on Film features an act from Alcina in Adrian Noble's daring 2010 production for the Vienna State Opera. Conductor Marc Minkowski is joined ... MORE

3/04/2015
7pm
Free
Ages: AD

SciCafe: Explore21: Papua New Guinea American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W & 79th St | 212-769-5100 |
Join Museum scientists Paul Sweet, Neil Duncan, Brett Benz, and Chris Raxworthy as they tell tales of their recent expedition into the highlands of Papua New Guinea. As part o... MORE

3/04/2015 - 3/07/2015
7:30pm,8pm
$25
Ages: All

Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca New York City Center
131 West 55th Street | 212-581-1212 | www.NYCityCenter.org
The U.S premiere of Voces, Suite Flamenca, a new work from flamenco superstar Sara Baras, will run for four performance at New York City Center, March 4 - 7, 2015. Capturin... MORE

3/04/2015 Ages: All

Carmen Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. A... MORE

3/04/2015
9:30pm
Ages: AD

Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own… UNTIL NOW! Saturday, March 4, 2015, some of the best m... MORE

3/05/2015 - 3/08/2015
11am-8pm
$20
Ages: All

PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St. | 212-255-2327 | pulse-art.com
PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs provide a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolv... MORE

3/05/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway | 212-721-6500 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
The soprano performs works by Berlioz, DeBussy, and Ravel, as well as Poulenc's La voix humane with pianist Donald Sulzen. MORE

3/05/2015 Ages: All

Augusta Read Thomas - Composer Portraits Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Augusta Read Thomas wowed audiences and critics at her first Miller Portrait a decade ago, and she remains among the most prominent composers of her generation. Now she return... MORE

3/05/2015
7:30pm
$35-$200
Ages: AD

Tibet House Benefit Concert Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Scheduled Performers: Philip Glass Laurie Anderson Tenzin Choegyal The Flaming Lips Patti Smith Sturgill Simpson Ashley MacIsaac Debbie Harry MORE

3/05/2015
6pm
Free
Ages: AD

James Arthur Lecture: On The Evolution Of The Human Brain American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W & 79th St | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Free and open to the public. Dick Byrne, a Research Professor in the School of Psychology at St Andrews University, Scotland, whose work focuses on the evolution of cogniti... MORE

3/05/2015 Ages: All

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all thre... MORE

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