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NYC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

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.

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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

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 10/01/2014

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 10/05/2014

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through 10/12/2014

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

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through 11/15/2014

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

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 10/05/2014

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

Through 10/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Fed at 100 Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. | 212-908-4110 | moaf.org
"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 throu... MORE

Through 10/05/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

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
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 ... MORE

Through 10/05/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
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... MORE

Through 10/01/2014
Closed Thurs.
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. | 212-423-3500 | www.guggenheim.org
Organized by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countri... MORE

Through 9/30/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1 New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Program also includes a U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto. No performances 9/24-25, 28-29. MORE

Through 10/04/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
New York Live Arts' second Resident Commissioned Artist Kyle Abraham will present three all-new world premieres over two programs, "The Watershed" and "When the Wolves Come In... MORE

Through 10/05/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cia. Union Tanguera Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
The celebrated French/Argentinean company is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of ... MORE

Through 10/04/2014
Starting at $50
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Rita Wilson Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. | 212-744-1600 | www.thecarlyle.com/dine2.cfm
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Through 9/30/2014
8pm
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The Raveonettes Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St. | | www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com
18 and over. MORE

Through 10/06/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

8th Anniversary Celebration Benjamin Steakhouse
52 E. 41st St. | 212-297-9177 | www.benjaminsteakhouse.com
Benjamin Steakhouse celebrates 8 years with 8 days of extended happy hour, all day long. MORE

9/30/2014 - 10/05/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Ivana Muller New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
Returning to the Live Arts theater for the first time since the 2008 Dance Theater Workshop performances of While We Were Holding It Together (also presented in partnership wi... MORE

9/30/2014 - 12/11/2014
4pm-5:30pm
$250
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ENRICHMENT AT QPAC! - Afterschool GLEE/DANCE Workshops Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56th Avenue | 718-631-6311 | www.visitqpac.org
All Workshops are for ages: 8-13 Tuesdays - Singing with GLEE! Students learn pop and Broadway music arranged especially for this class, along with fabulous harmony and ba... MORE

9/30/2014 - 3/22/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle | 212-299-7777 | madmuseum.org
Featuring the personal and political narratives embedded in Scott's work, which tackles such complex themes as poverty, rape, love, sex, racial stereotypes' and social disturb... MORE

9/30/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

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

9/30/2014 - 10/21/2014
Noon to 1:30pm
$50
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Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet gu... MORE

9/30/2014
8pm
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The Business NYC Edition The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
Presented by Kara Klenk, Jared Logan, Michelle Wolf, & Alex Koll. MORE

9/30/2014
8pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

9/30/2014
6:30pm
$15
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Autumn Skies Telescope Party American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams. Visit the Andromeda Galaxy and a double open cluster in the constellation of Perseus, a... MORE

10/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Opening Night Gala - Berliner Philharmoniker Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The legendary Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, opens Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 season in a thrilling concert of Rachmaninoff's brilliant Symphonic Dance... MORE

10/01/2014 - 10/03/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Alan Gilbert Conducts Nielsen New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Program includes Maskarade Overture, Symphony No. 5, and Symphony No. 6 - Sinfonia semplice. MORE

10/01/2014
7pm-8pm
Free; registration required
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Last Kind Word Blues: On Collecting and the Vanishing History of American Music The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th Street) | 212-817-8215 |
This event will focus on the difficulty of obtaining and preserving the nation’s rural music traditions, particularly jazz and country blues of the 1920s and 30s. Participants... MORE

10/01/2014
7:30pm
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Ask Me Anothr: VIP Guest: Ethan Hawke Bell House
149 7th St. | 718-643-6510 | www.thebellhouseny.com
21 +. MORE

10/01/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Bryan Ferry Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
Tickets go on sale April 25. MORE

10/01/2014
8pm
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Los Lonely Boys Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
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10/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Chou Wen-Chung - Composer Portraits Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Chou Wen-chung has played a vital role in the confluence of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Born in Yantai, Chou moved to New York and studied with Edgard Varese at Co... MORE

10/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Berliner Philharmoniker Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The orchestra and Maestro Rattle reprise Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, and present Stravinsky's The Firebird (complete). MORE

10/02/2014 - 10/04/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

QUANTUM Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Developed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck while in residence at CERN, the world's largest particle physics lab, QUANTUM takes ... MORE

10/02/2014 - 1/11/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. | 212-369-4880 | www.nationalacademy.org
This exhibit demonstrates the ways in which classicism has been understood and expressed by artists for centuries, and the ways in which our response to classicism and classic... MORE

10/02/2014
11pm
$5 advance, $8 day of show
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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

10/02/2014 - 11/01/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Blood Manor 163 Varick Street
163 Varick Street | 212-290-2825 | www.bloodmanor.com
BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labrinth of passageways designed to to max... MORE

10/02/2014
8pm
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Shelby Lynne City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
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10/02/2014 - 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | nybg.org
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. ... MORE

10/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Le Nozze di Figaro Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville b... MORE

10/02/2014
6-8pm
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Alive After Five Cruise: Featuring Morton's The Steakhouse Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 15, South Street Seaport | 212-206-7522 | hornblowernewyork.com/mortons-alive-after-five/
Cruise the harbor with decadent cocktails. hot d'oeuvres courtesy of Morton's, skyline views, music, and more. See website for details. MORE

10/03/2014 - 2/13/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. | 212-620-5000 | www.rubinmuseum.org
Featuring an exceptional set of paintings in the intimate format of album leaves from 18th-century China that illustrate the meditation practice of Sarvavid Vairochana, a prim... MORE

10/03/2014 - 1/04/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | www.brooklynmuseum.org
The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups who liv... MORE

10/03/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Roberto Carlos - Projeto Emocoes Tour Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. | 212-307-7171 | www.radiocity.com
Roberto Carlos, the living example of the worldwide success of Brazilian popular music, will perform on the Great Stage. With a career spanning 52 years, Roberto Carlos is the... MORE

10/03/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Macbeth Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling producti... MORE

10/03/2014
11pm
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Cirque Fridays Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 + MORE

10/03/2014 - 10/05/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Godfrey Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
GODFREY is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Godfrey's Nige... MORE

10/03/2014
8pm
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Cigars Under the Stars Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. | 888-888-8801 | www.rwnewyork.com
Enjoy hand-rolled cigars and jazz music on the outdoor deck of Central Park. Tickets include a cigar and a drink. MORE

10/04/2014
10am-noon
Ages: YE,TW,All Add to Itinerary

First Saturdays for Families - Future Cities New Museum
235 Bowery | 212-219-1222 | www.newmuseum.org
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and include... MORE

10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
Boarding: 8:30am; departs: 9am; returns: 5:30pm
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Bear Mountain Cruises Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. | 212-563-3200 | www.circleline42.com
Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's... MORE

10/04/2014
5pm
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Target First Saturday Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | brooklynmuseum.org
Target First Saturday celebrates the vibrant Latino communities in and around Brooklyn through music, talks, and dance. MORE

10/04/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

The Afghan Whigs Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6500 | www.beacontheatre.com
The Afghan Whigs perform in support of their first all-new album in 16 years, Do to the Beast. With special guest Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. MORE

10/04/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Lykke Li Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. | 212-307-7171 | www.radiocity.com
Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-songwriter whose music often blends elements of indie pop, alternative, and electronic; various instruments can also be found in her songs, includ... MORE

10/04/2014
2pm-4pm
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Halloween Harvest Pie Eating Contest Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave. | 718-373-5862 | www.lunaparknyc.com
Amateur competitive eaters unite! Luna Park is holding our pie eating contest Saturday October 4th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Battle competitors and consume as much pie as you c... MORE

10/04/2014 - 1/18/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Heart Is Not a Metaphor Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
The first large-scale survey of Robert Gober's career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowl... MORE

10/04/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

La Roux Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. | 212-582-6600 | terminal5nyc.com
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