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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/26/2015 Ages: All

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution China Institute
125 E. 65th St. | 212-744-8181 | www.chinainstitute.org
During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China was in a political "mango fever." In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Ma... MORE

Through 4/25/2015 Ages: All

Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. | 212-217-4558 | fitnyc.edu
An exploration of the various levels of authenticity in fashion using approximately 100 objects from the museum's permanent collection. Throughout the past 150 years of fashio... MORE

Through 4/26/2015 Ages: All

Beautiful Users Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 E. 91st St. | 212-489-8404 | www.cooperhewitt.org
An introduction to one of the fundamental changes in design thinking over the past half-century: the shift toward designs based on observations of human anatomy and behavior. MORE

Through 4/26/2015 Ages: All

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Featuring iconic works by such towering figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, Andre Kertesz, G... MORE

Through 4/21/2015
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Spring Blooms with Color, Culture, and Art in NYC Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212-226-4151 | www.agora-gallery.com
Travel around the world in twenty-two days with three international art exhibits this April at Agora Gallery. With East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, artist... MORE

Through 4/25/2015
Daily, 1-5pm
Ages: All

American Watercolor Society - 148th Annual International Exhibition Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave. at 12th Street | 212-206-8986 | www.awsinc.org
At the 148th Annual International Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club April 6-25, more than 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 27 foreign countries submitted the... MORE

Through 4/26/2015
7:30pm & 2pm
$10-$59
Ages: All

Ballet Hispanico The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue | 212-242-0800 | www.joyce.org
Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring f... MORE

Through 4/26/2015 Ages: All

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Film Festival
| | www.tribecafilmfestival.org
Established by Robert De Niro in 2002, the Tribeca Film spotlights local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up... MORE

4/20/2015 Ages: All

Fretwork Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The 17th century was a golden age of English music for multiple viols as composers wove together intricate strands of melody in compositions both intimate and expressive. The ... MORE

4/20/2015
6:30pm-8:00pm
free with RSVP
Ages: AD

New York Jewish Film Festival Presents Artist Focus: Keren Cytter The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave | 212-423- 3200 |
The Israeli artist Keren Cytter uses visual media in strikingly original ways to build powerful and affecting narratives out of skewed scenes of everyday life. Cytter’s films,... MORE

4/21/2015 - 4/21/2016 Ages: All

Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. | 212-534-1672 | mcny.org
Many believe New York's pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pr... MORE

4/21/2015 - 7/11/2015 Ages: All

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East | 2129986780 | www.nyu.edu/greyart
Featuring cutting-edge examples from Tseng's archive that have rarely or never been shown, this is the first major solo museum exhibition of his works, which have long sparked... MORE

4/21/2015
6:30 pm
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members
Ages: All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live, How Big Is the Universe? American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W at 79th St. | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Look up into the night sky—can you tell how big the universe is? Calculating the scale of the universe is not an easy task, nor is determining Earth’s position within it. Join... MORE

4/21/2015 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

4/21/2015
7pm & 9:30pm
Ages: AD

54 Sings the Beatles, Feat. Constantine Maroulis & more 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
In February of 1964, The Beatles landed in America. Their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th was watched by a reported 73 million people, and huge crowds... MORE

4/22/2015
12pm -2pm
Ages: AD

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Environmental Lecture and Luncheon American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5165 | www.amnh.org
The Museum’s 25th Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon (ELL) will take place on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from noon to 2 pm. The theme this year is Come Spen... MORE

4/22/2015
3:30pm-5pm
free with Garden admisiion ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students with ID and children 3-12)
Ages: All

Earth Day Craft & Mini Garden Tour Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street | 718-886-3800 | www.queensbotanial.org
Earth Day Craft & Mini Garden Tour Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 to 5pm Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last) Join us after school... MORE

4/22/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Mary Chapin Carpenter The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts... MORE

4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015
3pm & 8pm showtimes (see link below)
$40 General Admission ($45 Onsite/Day of Show)
Ages: All

Rhythm In Motion The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street and 1st Ave | 646-230-9564 |
Rhythm in Motion returns to the Theater at the 14th Street Y with two fresh and innovative tap dance programs premiering Wednesday, April 22 and running through Sunday, April ... MORE

4/22/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Cristela Alonzo Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Cristela Alonzo is the cocreator, coexecutive producer and star of the ABC sitcom, "Cristela," an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. Cristela rose to fame in the world o... MORE

4/22/2015 Ages: All

Don Carlo Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Dynamic maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Verdi's ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner's handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with B... MORE

4/22/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Moondance Tribute to Van Morrison B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Rock and roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey... MORE

4/22/2015
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

4/23/2015 Ages: All

Kristian Bezuidenhout Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Keyboard master Kristian Bezuidenhout brings intelligence, wit, and subtlety to the extraordinary range of music for harpsichord. MORE

4/23/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Les Arts Florissants Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway | 212-721-6500 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Le Jardin de Voix (The Garden of Voices), an academy for young singers founded by William Christie in 2002, has launched the careers of Sonya Yoncheva, Christophe Dumaux, and ... MORE

4/23/2015 Ages: All

Anna Clyne - Composer Portraits Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Though her earliest published pieces are still little more than a decade old, Anna Clyne is quickly becoming one of the most sought after electro-acoustic composers active tod... MORE

4/23/2015 - 4/25/2015 Ages: All

Emily Johnson New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
SHORE is third in a trilogy of works that began with The Thank-you Bar (the New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award-winning work presented in the fall of 2011 on New Yor... MORE

4/23/2015
11pm
$5 advance, $8 day of show
Ages: AD

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more tha... MORE

4/23/2015 - 4/24/2015
9:30pm-11:00pm
$16.50
Ages: AD

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky (4/23) Carolines On Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 |
Drawing on the late-night tradition from Carson to Cavett to Conan, host Scott Rogowsky and his sidekick/dad Marty welcome an eclectic mix of comedians, musicians, authors, ac... MORE

4/23/2015
6:30pm-8:00pm
Pay what you wish
Ages: AD

Converging Lenses Issues in Contemporary Photography The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave | 212-423-3200 |
Over the last ten years, approaches to using photography have changed drastically in reaction to new digital imaging technologies and the proliferation of images on the Intern... MORE

4/23/2015
6pm
$30
Ages: All

Graphic storytelling: From Cuneiform Tablets to New York's New Pedestrian Maps The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 |
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art, MMA Michael Bierut, award-winning graphic designer, partner at Pentagram, and co-founder of Design Observer Julie Bu... MORE

4/23/2015 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

4/23/2015 - 4/24/2015
8pm
Ages: All

John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Tour Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
Grammy-winning musician John Mellencamp has touched the heart and souls of music listeners and influenced American Culture with enduring songs, he is also one of the most succ... MORE

4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM, 10:00PM & 11:45PM / Sun. 8:00PM
Ages: AD

Bret Ernst Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd St | 212-367-9000 |
BRET ERNST starred in the NBC pilot, MASON TWINS, and he was a series regular on the Fox pilot TAGGED. He recurred on the hit Showtime series WEEDS and guest starred on CSI: N... MORE

4/24/2015 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

4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015 Ages: All

John Scofield & Taj Mahal Celebrate Muddy Waters Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
Masters of their instrument and architects of distinctive styles, guitarist John Scofield and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal are each legends in their own right. The... MORE

4/24/2015
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Keith Sweat B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Born in Harlem, NY, R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat once worked an ordinary job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was d... MORE

4/24/2015
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

4/25/2015 Ages: All

I Fagiolini Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
With a program title that translates to mean "The Little Beans," vocal ensemble I Fagiolini presents a meal fit for a king, seasoned with the group's signature blend of vocal ... MORE

4/25/2015
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

The Mysterious Hat: Autism Friendly New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street | 6462233010 | newvictory.org
It's Not Naptime when two-time Grammy® nominee for Best Children's Album (Jungle Gym, 2011; Recess, 2014) Justin Roberts pulls up in his Yellow Bus with his band of Not Ready ... MORE

4/25/2015
11am
Ages: All

Wall to Wall Johnny Cash Symphony Space
2537 Broadway | 212-247-3878 | www.symphonyspace.org
This year's 45th free Wall to Wall marathon performance is dedicated to the oeuvre and legacy of Johnny Cash. MORE

4/25/2015
8:30am-2pm
Donation based
Ages: All

21st Parkinson’s Unity Walk Naumburg Bandshell
Central Park, 72nd Street | 866-789-9255 |
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research in the country. 100% of donations support research funded by seven major Parki... MORE

4/25/2015
Brunch noon to 3pm, VIP 11am-3pm, Evening 7pm-10pm, VIP 6pm-10pm
$39 - $129
Ages: All

Bacon and Beer Classic Citi Field
126th St and Roosevelt Ave. | | www.baconandbeerclassic.com/#!nyc/c334
A one-of-a-kind event, the Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field is part of a national series of events hosted by major league baseball stadiums across the country. Fans can ge... MORE

4/25/2015
4pm
$29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 877-946-4868 |
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 characters a... MORE

4/25/2015
5:45pm
Ages:

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Garrison Keillor, along with the Royal Academy of Radio Actors' Tim Russell, the man of a thousand voices, Sue Scott and sound effects wizard Fred Newman bring to life show fa... MORE

4/25/2015
11am (for younger children), 1 pm, 2:30 pm
$12 ($10 Members)
Ages: All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Baby Animal Encounter American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W at 79th St. | 212-769-5100 |
Spring is the season for discovery and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow ... MORE

4/25/2015 - 4/26/2015
10am-6pm
Ages: All

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave., Brooklyn | 718-623-7200 | www.bbg.org
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival m... MORE

4/25/2015
10am-6pm
Free
Ages: All

Tribeca/ESPN 9th Annual Sports Day Tribeca
N. Moore Street (between Greenwich Street and West Street) | 212-843-2968 | www.tribecafilm.com/festival
Tribeca and ESPN will once again bring “sports to the street” at the 9th annual Sports Day. Families and youth are invited to participate and enjoy activities from New York Ci... MORE

4/25/2015
10am-6pm
Free
Ages: All

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair Tribeca
Greenwich Street (between Chambers Street and Hubert Street) | 212-843-2986 | www.tribecafilm.com/festival
Lights, Camera, Family Festival! Come downtown and spend the day in the Tribeca neighborhood with live Broadway performances, arts and crafts, games and activities, local r... MORE

4/25/2015
5:30pm-6:30 pm
$35
Ages: AD

'Tribeca Talks: After the Movie' - Chef’s Table - Tribeca Film Festival SVA Theater
333 West 23rd Street | 212-941-2400 |
Join series creator David Gelb, director Clay Jeter, and chef Dan Barber for an advance screening of “Chef’s Table” followed by a conversation about the anticipated Netflix se... MORE

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