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Through 7/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 10am-6pm. Closed Sun.


Ages: All

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard - 212-491-2200 - www.schomburgcenter.org

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and ... (more)


Through 7/27/2014


Ages: All

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710 - www.metmuseum.org

The first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, ... (more)


Through 7/25/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-6pm


Ages: All

John Clement: Fireflies
De Buck Gallery

511 W. 25th St. - 212-255-5735 - www.debuckgallery.com

The New York-based sculptor's first solo exhibition at De Buck Gallery. Clement has created a large-scale site-specific installation for De Buck Gallery, bringing what would typically be an outdoor, public work into the white cube of the gallery space.


Through 7/25/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm


Ages: All

The Photographic Object, 1970
Hauser & Wirth

32 E. 69th St. - 212-790-3900 - hauserwirth.com

An ambitious historical exhibition exploring the legacy of Peter Bunnell's landmark 1970 show "Photography into Sculpture," which was presented at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recognized as the first comprehensive survey of photographically formed images used in a sculptural or fully dimensional manner, "Photography into Sculpture" stand... (more)


Through 7/25/2014


Ages: All

Works of Elegance and Energy
Agora Gallery

530 West 25th Street - 212-2264151 - www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/7_10_2014.aspx

This summer, Agora Gallery will unveil fresh and memorable shows to all art-lovers who may need that extra incentive go gallery-hopping in the infamous NYC heat. Come in to cool down, enjoy glass of seltzer, and peruse our diverse and international collections. Guests may find themselves completely transformed, if not simply gratefully refreshed! ... (more)


Through 7/27/2014


Ages: TE,AD

Star Presence on Screen
Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888 - www.movingimage.us

In conjunction with the publication of James Harvey's insightful new book, Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar (2014, Faber & Faber), this series showcases some of film history's most transcendent performers and performances. They include (as the subtitle suggests) the donkey Balthazar (Au hazard Balthaz... (more)


Through 7/26/2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ages: All

National Zookeeper Week
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue - 203-394-6565
Price: Zoo admission

Our zookeepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zookeepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!


Through 7/23/2014

Robert Hunter
City Winery

155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555 - www.citywinery.com/newyork



Through 7/25/2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Ages: All

Zoo Patrol
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue - 203-394-6563 - beardsleyzoo.org
Price: $140 - $165

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for n... (more)


Through 7/23/2014


Ages: All

The Bolshoi Ballet - Don Quixote
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - www.lincolncenterfestival.org

The exploits of Cervantes's legendary hero in search of his perfect love are seen in a critically acclaimed staging by Alexei Fadeyechev. Featuring dazzling costumes recreated from historic sketches, this is classic Bolshoi, teeming with life and set to a cadence of castanets and tambourines.


Through 7/23/2014


Ages: All

Sarah McLachlan
Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225 - www.beacontheatre.com

The Shine On tour promotes her first album in four years.


7/23/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: All

Front Row Cinema/ E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
South Street Seaport

Pier 17 - 212-732-8257 - www.southstreetseaport.com

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world


7/23/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

Larry Harlow's HOMMY: A Latin Opera & Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park - 212-721-6500 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/larry-harlows-hommy

Narrated by Ismael Carlo Featuring the Masacote Dance Company With special guest star Roberto Roena and a full symphony orchestra and chorus At a red-hot peak in the '70s, this pianist, composer, producer, and driving force of over 200 Fania albums had a vision to expand salsa's possibilities. He penned a Spanish-language opera about a deaf an... (more)


7/23/2014
Hours: 3pm


Ages: All

Madeline's Tea Party
New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400 - www.nyhistory.org
Price: $40 per child ($35 per child Member); $50 per adult ($40 per adult Member).

Enjoy an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children's book Madeline! Families will choose from a uniquely crafted menu that evokes Paris while listening to some of their favorite Madeline books read aloud. They can then visit the special exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans.


7/23/2014 - 7/26/2014


Ages: AD

Galactic
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369 - www.brooklynbowl.com

7/23 Cyril Neville, Glen David Andrews 7/24 Corey Glover (Living Colour), Living Brass Band 7/25 Trampled Under Foot 7/26 The Filthy Six


7/23/2014
Hours: 6pm-9pm


Ages: AD

Himalayan Happy Hour Shop & Cafe
Rubin Museum of Art

150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000 - www.rubinmuseum.org

Unwind every Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy 10% off selected specialty teas, wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks and see exceptional examples of Himalayan artistry and craftsmanship in Serai. Hear local musicians as they fill the room with sounds from across the globe, or attend a concert, book launch, or talk in the theater.


7/23/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

New York Choral Society 54th Annual Summer Sings!-Handel: Messiah
Symphony Space

2537 Broadway - 212-247-3878 - www.symphonyspace.org
Price: $20

Celebrate summer by attending New York Choral Society Summer Sings this July and August. Read through the most popular masterworks of the choral literature conducted by six prominent choral conductors from the New York City area. We lend you the scores for the evening, provide accompaniment and soloists, air-conditioning, and YOU are the chorus! ... (more)


7/23/2014


Ages: All

Chaz Langley Live
Toshi's Living Room

1141 Broadway - 212-777-6727 x210 - www.toshislivingroom.com

NYC based R&B, pop artist Chaz Langley recently released his self-titled debut EP to sold out house at Joe's Pub. Chaz has performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” with Grammy Nominated R&B sensation Keri Hilson and has sung with several notable artists, including Michael McDonald, Larry Carlton, Michael English, Tabitha Fair, Lucy Woodward, Be... (more)


7/23/2014
Hours: 6-8PM


Ages: AD

Lyfebulb Social Club: Learn about Bullous Pemphigoid
Le Colonial

149 E 57th St - N/A

An Exclusive Cocktail Party to Connect and Learn about Bullous Pemphigoid: a rare auto-immune skin disease. Dr. Karin Hehenberger, founder of Lyfebulb, and the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) will host a night of mingling, discussion, specialty cocktails and healthy refreshments to address the concerns of patients that su... (more)


7/23/2014
Hours: 6-9pm


Ages: All

Living Live: I Love Vinyl
Red Bull Studios New York

220 W 18th Street (btw 7&8) - 646-344-4206 - www.redbullstudios.com/newyork
Price: Free

Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper hosts the I Love Vinyl crew at Red Bull Studios New York as we continue the summer long Living Live streamcast and viewing party. The group shares from their vast musical collection and discusses new media radio innovation. Join us onsite or online Wednesday, July 23 from 6-9pm and enjoy the radio adventure as part... (more)


7/23/2014


Ages: All

The Live-Drawing Flash Perception Lab with Flash Rosenberg
Flash Rosenberg Studio

W. 35th St. - 706.570.5603 - ideasmyth.com/wednesdays-flash-perception-lab-with-flash-rosenberg
Price: $125

Imagine your attitude as an art supply. This and many other provocative prompts are the kinds of productively playful exercises you will encounter in a Flash Perception Lab--with guidance in drawing, photography and writing to generate artworks. Experience how Ms. Rosenberg innovated a career translating words into pictures, pictures into words, ob... (more)


7/23/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: AD

The Creeps of Comedy! Hosted by Aaron Berg w/Joe List, Jim Florentine, Dan Soder, Monroe Martin, Dan St. Germain, and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



7/24/2014
Hours: 12:30pm


Ages: All

106.7 LITE FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park
Bryant Park

41 W. 40th St. - 212-768-4242 - bryantpark.org

The best of Broadway and Off-Broadway is presented FREE with this lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage, hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities. Scheduled performers for 7/24 include Phantom of the Opera, Piece of My Heart, Cinderella, Avenue Q, and Bullets Over Broadway. Hosted by Christine Nagy and the show Sistas the Musical.


7/24/2014 - 7/25/2014


Ages: All

Katy Perry
Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave. - 917-618-6700 - www.barclayscenter.com



7/24/2014
Hours: 11pm


Ages: AD

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369 - www.brooklynbowl.com
Price: $5 advance, $8 day of show

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.


7/24/2014


Ages: All

ROOFTOP FILMS: ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY
Brookfield Place

220 Vesey St - 718-417-7362 - rooftopfilms.com
Price: 13

Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast, and their screenings draw huge crowds to see the best new animated films in the world. Each year the opening night of the festival is presented outdoors in partnership with Rooftop Films, and this year’s screening, presented by Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place, will featu... (more)


7/24/2014 - 7/27/2014


Ages: AD

Jon Faddis Quartet
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - www.lincolncenter.org

Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie, celebrates his 61st birthday at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Known for having an extraordinary and virtually unparalleled range, Faddis has complete mastery over the trumpet. He evokes the voices of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, and, of course, Gillespie, all while remai... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

Rennie Harris Puremovement / A Batalha do Passinho
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park - 212-721-6500 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/rennie-harris-a-batalha-do-passinho

Rennie Harris Puremovement For 20 years, this North Philadelphia?raised choreographer and his company have taken street forms and swept them to new platforms, honoring hip-hop culture while creating ambitious, transcendent works. This virtuosic troupe of dance theater innovators will present three N.Y. premieres: Get it, Church, and Spirit Migra... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: TE,AD

Sun Kil Moon
The Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003 - www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Folk rock, indie vocalist and guitarist


7/24/2014
Hours: 6:30pm-9:30pm


Ages: AD

Art Off The wall: According to What?
Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000 - brooklynmuseum.org

Join us for an evening of interactive performances and activities in celebration of Ai Weiwei's work. The night includes a multimedia performance by spoken-word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, entitled Ai Weiwei: The Seed, exploring the roots of Ai Weiwei's political consciousness; a presentation and workshop on untold and hidden stories with the Asian ... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: All

#SeeMeTakeOver at Times Square
Times Square Billboard

Times Square Billboard

On July 24th, global creative community, SeeMe with over 1 million members, will take over Times Square and celebrate its users’ most prominent artwork, photography and images by featuring them on the two largest video billboards in Times Square at 8pm. The images are taken with SeeMe’s online community and newly released iPhone app, which allows ... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 7 pm


Ages: All

Singer/Songwriter Julia McKinnis
Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St - 212.777.6727 - juliamckinnismusic.com

NYC-based singer/songwriter Julia McKinnis performs at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) on July 24th, 2014 at 7 PM. Showcasing her signature lilting vocals and ukulele, Julia will perform songs off her debut album The Good Has Won, including her latest single “Airplane.”


7/24/2014
Hours: 8-11pm


Ages: AD

Habitat Young Professionals Launch Party
Mister H

150 Lafayette Street - 828 668 2655
Price: $50

Don’t miss out on Habitat for Humanity New York City’s first-ever Young Professionals Network Launch Party. Join us on July 24th at one of NYC's most eclectic nightlife destinations, Mister H in Soho, to meet new people and network with other professionals, while also raising a toast to affordable housing for all! The event will feature an open... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: Doors open, 6pm, show 8pm


Ages: AD

Marc Cohn w Special Guest Allison Moorer
City Winery

155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555 - www.citywinery.com/newyork



7/24/2014
Hours: 8 - 11 PM


Ages: AD

The Wind Up: Alphabet Party
The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Avenue - 2126601527
Price: $13 in advance; $18 day of

The Wind Up returns this summer to celebrate the cerebral and colorful Thesaurus paintings of Mel Bochner. Join us for an evening of music and art, featuring block printing on tote bags (supplies provided or BYO T-shirts) and exhibition tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language. The music kicks off with a DJ set by Le Chev (8 pm) and continues with a g... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 3-4pm


Ages: All

Children's Yoga
The Plaza Hotel

768 5th avenue - (212) 759-3000
Price: $75; $10 for adults

The Eloise Shop at The Plaza Hotel presents a beginner yoga class for young children. The 45 minute lesson will take place in La Palestra!, where children will learn proper yoga techniques, coordination, and vocabulary. The lesson will be followed by refreshments in the Eloise Shop. Every child will also receive an Eloise Favor.


7/24/2014 - 7/27/2014


Ages: All

3rd Annual Short Play Festival
The Kraine Theatre

85 East 4th Street - 718-669-8551 - unboxedvoices.com
Price: $18

Join us for 4 days of exciting 10-minute plays by new and seasoned writers from across America, performed by talented NYC performers! For the first time ever, we have an evening of plays written by Youth Playwrights!


7/24/2014
Hours: 4:30 pm-11:00 pm


Ages: AD

Celebrate National Tequila Day
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Marlin Bar

551 Fifth Ave at 45th Street - 212-537-0960

Join the National Tequila Day festivities at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Marlin Bar in Midtown (551 Fifth Ave at 45th Street) this Thursday, July 24th! Celebrate by sipping on a number of Tommy Bahama’s unique cocktails such as The Leap of Faith, The Holy Mole, and the Mango Habanera Margarita. Made with the Mexican distilled spirit, these flavorfu... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: Boarding: 6pm; sailing: 6:30-8:30pm


Ages: AD

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Freestyle Night
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)

Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200 - www.circleline42.com
Price: $26

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 Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.


7/24/2014 - 7/25/2014


Ages: AD

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise
Circle Line Downtown

Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542 - www.circlelinedowntown.com

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: TW,TE,AD,All

Summer Movie Series: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072 - www.intrepidmuseum.org

Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to the screening, which will take place on a huge inflatable screen on the Flight Deck of the aircraft carrier. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no admission after 8:30 PM. Food and beverages are allowed; however, alcohol is not permitted.


7/24/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

An Evening with The Subdudes
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com

In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina's in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music - sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born. Nearly 10 year... (more)


7/24/2014


Ages: AD

Jazz Age Evenings: Cocktails, Concerts, and Dancing
New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700 - nybg.org
Price: $30

Enjoy the Groundbreakers exhibition while sipping a complimentary cocktail. Then immerse yourself in the spirit of the era with Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, the world's premier Jazz Age dance band, specializing in the Hot Jazz of the Roaring Twenties, big band dance music, and the sophisticated sounds of swing. Learn how to dance t... (more)


7/24/2014
Hours: 1-4pm


Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Harry Potter Month: Three Broomsticks Thursdays
The Scholastic Store

557 Broadway - 212-343-6187 - scholastic.com/sohostore

Meet other fans and enjoy an afternoon of activities inspired by one Harry Potter's favorite hang out spots. Plus, you can help share the magic of books! For every Harry Potter book purchased at the store in July, a copy will be donated to The Pajama Program.


7/24/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: AD

Chris DiStefano, Damien Lemon, Gary Gulman, Adrienne Iapalucci, Monroe Martin, and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



7/24/2014
Hours: 3:30pm-9pm


Ages: All

Project EATS Farm Stand
Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000 - brooklynmuseum.org

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand and pick up some fresh produce for dinner! Presented as part of our upcoming exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond (opening October 3), this is the first of many exciting exhibition events to come. Project EATS is a program of the Active Citizen Project, and operates four workin... (more)


7/25/2014 - 8/23/2014


Ages: All

Mostly Mozart
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5000 - mostlymozart.org

This year's Festival will offer more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works.


7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
Hours: 6pm


Ages: All

Sila: The Breath of the World
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Hearst Plaza - 212-875-5000 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/sila-the-breath-of-the-world

In a co-presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the 2014 Mostly Mozart festivities begin with the world premiere of American composer John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World. In the Inuit tradition, sila is the spirit that animates all things - the wind, the weather, and all forces of nature. In Adams's piece, composed specifically... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:15pm


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
Price: Free and open only to families with children under 18

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 every month for Family Veggie and Yoga Night. Your children will love helping you work on poses that come easily and naturally to them! This fun, healthy class includes yoga ... (more)


7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014


Ages: All

The Bolshoi Ballet - Spartacus
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - www.lincolncenterfestival.org

Spartacus is Bolshoi to the core. A hymn to pulse-raising male dancing created specifically to showcase the company, this ballet with its shackled slaves confronting the might of ancient Rome boldly depicts the triumph of the human spirit. Yuri Grigorovich's choreography, set to Khachaturian's lush score, is painted in bold, broad strokes and has l... (more)


Ongoing Events

Date: Activity:
Through 1/04/2015 Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.


Through 1/06/2016 Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and t... (more)


Through 10/08/2017 Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.


Through 3/11/2015 Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.


Through 1/04/2015 Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/bodyworlds
Ages: All
Price: $19.50-$25

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.


Through 12/31/2014 Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptia... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs --... (more)


Through 8/15/2014 Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showc... (more)


Through 10/01/2014 The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. - 212-908-4110
moaf.org
Ages: All

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.


Through 9/21/2014 Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the mod... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that ... (more)


Through 10/12/2014 Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early... (more)


Through 8/31/2014 Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from Wor... (more)


Through 1/04/2015 Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould... (more)


Through 8/10/2014 The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people hav... (more)


Through 12/09/2014 The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. - 212-689-6337
www.museumofsex.com
Ages: AD

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were... (more)


Through 9/06/2014 Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's ... (more)


Through 8/09/2014 Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in lite... (more)


Through 12/07/2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York ... (more)


Through 11/15/2014
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm; Tues. & Thurs., 9am-7pm; Sun., 1-5pm
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
53 E. 79th St. - 212-288-6900
www.nysoclib.org
Ages: All

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fict... (more)


Through 7/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 10am-6pm. Closed Sun.
Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard - 212-491-2200
www.schomburgcenter.org
Ages: All

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and ... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens an... (more)


Through 9/21/2014 City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated... (more)


Through 8/18/2014 Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing si... (more)


Through 5/03/2015 Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a ... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and w... (more)


Through 8/15/2014 Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday ... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/art-of-the-brick
Ages: All

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.


Through 2/28/2015 A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

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 to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators h... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installati... (more)


Through 2/20/3014
Hours: 8-9pm
Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd - 2127776727
ChazLangley.com
Ages: All

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangle... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.


Through 2/22/2104
Hours: $22
Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 - 917-300-8976
Ages: AD
Price: 0

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type... (more)


Through 9/01/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.


Through 9/01/2014 Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the nor... (more)


Through 2/25/2015 On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street - 212-352-3101
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9882016
Ages: All
Price: $15

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGu... (more)


Through 8/31/2014
Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm
Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd., Queens - 718-204-7088
www.noguchi.org
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults; $5 seniors and students wtih ID; free for children younger than 12

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.


Through 8/24/2014 Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digit... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Mun... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and Br... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of... (more)


Through 9/08/2014 Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the las... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance... (more)


Through 4/05/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's ... (more)


Through 9/28/2014 Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

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 innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, p... (more)


Through 8/24/2014 Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply movin... (more)


Through 1/05/2015 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur c... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.



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