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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

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through 2/20/3014

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
Through 9/07/2015

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 8/05/2015

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 1/10/2016

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

Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/06/2015

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 1/10/2016

Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 11/15/2015

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - American Museum of Natural History
Through 11/15/2015

Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 9/07/2015

Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through 1/02/2016

Duet Brasserie Happy Hour - Duet Brasserie
Through 12/31/2015

Pre and Post Theater Dinner Menu at Limani - Limani
Through 12/30/2015

Richard Estes: Painting New York City - Museum of Arts & Design
Through 3/10/2016

Matthew Weiner's Mad Men - Museum of the Moving Image
Through 9/06/2015

Through 8/05/2015 Ages: All

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. | 212-245-0072 | www.intrepidmuseum.org
Submerged, a permanent and immersive exhibit makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families. MORE

Through 7/31/2015 Ages: All

Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for t... MORE

Through 7/31/2015 Ages: All

Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for t... MORE

Through 8/02/2015 Ages: AD

The Essential John Ford Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reput... MORE

Through 8/02/2015
2:15pm
Free
Ages: All

Romeo and Juliet Bryant Park
6th Avenue at 42nd Street | 212-873-9050 |
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in... MORE

Through 8/02/2015
10am-7pm
Free
Ages: All

Peru Show Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. | 212-652-2110 |
Experience Peru At Chelsea Market “Peru Show” Pop Up Peruvian Chefs And Artists Create A Unique Week-Long Dining And Shopping Destination Featuring The Cultural Food And ... MORE

Through 7/31/2015
7pm
Ages: AD

Christine Ebersole : Big Noise from Winnetka 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole returns to 54 Below for three performances only of her hit concert Big Noise From Winnetka. Praised by The New York Times' Charle... MORE

7/29/2015
6:30 pm
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members
Ages: TE,AD

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Grand Tour of the Universe American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions while you travel from Earth to the most d... MORE

7/29/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Jazz & Sondheim, Side By Side 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. | 212-415-5500 | 92y.org
Know your Sondheim? Not till you've heard piano duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes' stunning jazz treatments of his masterpieces—from groundbreaking shows like Company, Foll... MORE

7/29/2015
2
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Ages: AD

The Amazing How I Met Your Mother Trivia Challenge Henri on Fifth
279 Fifth Avenue | 718-344-8962 |
Come join us every other Wednesday for a fun, themed, free and exciting night of Trivia at Henri on Fifth! MORE

7/29/2015
6pm-9pm
Ages: All

Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. | 212-534-1672 | mcny.org
Created in conjunction with Museo del Barrio, each week, visitors can enjoy a variety of different music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, and local ... MORE

7/29/2015
2pm-7pm
Free
Ages: All

Honey Day on the High Line The High Line
West 14th St and 10th Avenue | 212-500-6035 |
Friends of the High Line and Brooklyn Grange present Honey Day on the High Line on Wednesday, July 29, from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The free public event, to be held on the High L... MORE

7/30/2015
8pm
Ages: All

U2 Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
MORE

7/30/2015 Ages: AD

Katie Buchanan @ Rockwood 1 Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St | 212-777-6727 |
Blues-rock singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan just announced the release of her debut full-length album GLOW. Influenced by artists like John Mayer and Sara Bareilles, Katie pai... MORE

7/30/2015
7pm
Ages: AD

Cheese and Riesling w/Martin Johnson 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. | 212-415-5500 | 92y.org
Riesling has become such a dominant summer wine that it's the only white served by the glass at some leading wine bars during the warmer months. Survey some of the best, wi... MORE

7/30/2015
12:30pm
FREE
Ages: AD

106.7 Lite FM's Broadway in Bryant Park w/Bob Bronson, Perfect Crime, Matilda, On the Town, Les Miserables, The Fantasticks Bryant Park
41 W. 40th St. | 212-768-4242 | bryantpark.org
Fans can look forward to seeing performances from current 2015 and past Tony Award-winning musicals, including The King and I (2015 Tony Award Winner), Something Rotten (2015 ... MORE

7/30/2015
12:30pm-1:30pm
Free
Ages: AD

BAM R&B Festival: Theo Croker MetroTech Commons
1 MetroTech Roadway At Lawrence Street | 646-335-0420 |
Grandson of the jazz legend Doc Cheatham, trumpeter and composer Theo Croker is a rising star in his own right, having performed with such greats as Benny Powell, Billy Hart, ... MORE

7/30/2015 - 8/02/2015
8:00pm--11:00pm
$10 students/$15 general, $15/ $20 at the door
Ages: All

Wombat Theatre Co. presents The History of Henry the Fourth, Part One Franciscan Community Center
214 West 97th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) | 978-807-4959 |
Wombat Theatre Co.’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth Part One emphasizes the moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s work with a dystopian vision, setting t... MORE

7/30/2015
8pm
$10
Ages: AD

Folk-Rock Artist Sherman Ewing The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St | 212-777-6727 |
The Minnesota-born singer/songwriter began his solo career in 2002 when he teamed up with producer Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Billy Squier). In the years since then... MORE

7/30/2015
8pm
$10
Ages: AD

Folk-Rock Artist Sherman Ewing The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St | 212-777-6727 |
The Minnesota-born singer/songwriter began his solo career in 2002 when he teamed up with producer Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Billy Squier). In the years since then... MORE

7/30/2015
Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
From $37.90 pp
Ages: AD

New York Cocktail Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cockt... MORE

7/30/2015
Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
From $37.90 pp
Ages: AD

New York Cocktail Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cockt... MORE

7/30/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Light... MORE

7/30/2015
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm.
Ages: AD

Zephyr Happy Hour New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Party at NYC's hottest rooftop bar this summer! It's officially sunglass season and the summer's coolest party is on board the ZEPHYR. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktail... MORE

7/30/2015
6:30pm-9:30pm
$35, $25 members
Ages: AD

Frida Al Fresco Evenings New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
Enjoy these festive evenings out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Stroll through Kahlo's beloved Casa Azul reimagined in the Conserv... MORE

7/30/2015
6:30pm-9:30pm
$35, $25 members
Ages: AD

Frida Al Fresco Evenings New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
Enjoy these festive evenings out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Stroll through Kahlo's beloved Casa Azul reimagined in the Conserv... MORE

7/31/2015
8pm
Ages: All

U2 Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
MORE

7/31/2015
7pm
Ages: AD

7/31/2015
5pm-9pm
$10
Ages: All

Smorgasburg in Central Park Central Park
1 Central Park West | 212-310-6600 | https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/832663
Smorgasburg is returning to Central Park! After a (too?) successful trial run last fall, the renowned Brooklyn food market is back for one summer night only. Eat and drink spe... MORE

7/31/2015
8pm
$40 adults; $25 children
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD,All

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Evening Bat Walks in Central Park American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
At dusk, bats leave the warm spaces under city roofs to feed on flying insects. Join Bradley Klein, Danielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a ... MORE

7/31/2015
8pm
Ages:

Paul Mooney & Dick Gregory B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Paul Mooney came into his own with his controversial debut album "Race. "Masterpiece" continues to stir anger, laughter, and thought. His latest DVD's, Analyzing White Ameri... MORE

7/31/2015 Ages: AD

Stephanie Mills & The Whispers Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue | 800-745-3000 | www.kingstheatre.com
MORE

7/31/2015 - 8/15/2015
1:30pm
FREE
Ages: All

Macbeth Parking Lot on East Norfolk Street
114 Norfolk Street | 212-873-9050 |
Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's ... MORE

7/31/2015 - 8/20/2015
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

An Art-Filled August at Agora Gallery Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212-226-4151 |
August comes with two new exciting exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms present a collection of artists who turn the art world on ... MORE

7/31/2015 Ages: TE,AD

7/31/2015
2pm - 3:30 pm
$8 Adults; $7 Seniors & Students; Free for Children under 12
Ages: AD

Hearst Fellows Symposium Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street | 212-838-6878 | www.mvhm.org
The Museum’s Hearst Fellows will present their original research. Topics include the opening of the Erie Canal and its impact on New York City, and the 1828 presidential elec... MORE

7/31/2015
7pm
$12
Ages: AD

July TRU Panel Producers and Literary Agents: A Long Overdue Meeting of Minds The Playroom Theater
151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor | 212-714-7628 |
Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre present the July TRU Panel Producers and Literary Agents: A Long Overdue Meeting of Minds Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:00... MORE

7/31/2015 - 8/02/2015
$20 - $26
Ages: AD

Godfrey Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd Street | 212-367-9000 | www.gothamcomedyclub.com
From Fox TV’s hit show “Bullseye” Godfrey headlines Gotham Comedy Club July 31st – August 2nd Check him out on the Fox Summer show “Bullseye” Check out “Bullseye”: htt... MORE

7/31/2015 Ages: All

Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers | 866-817-3463 | bateauxnewyork.com
When the moon is at its fullest, step aboard our European-inspired, all-glass vessel for an evening of unparalleled splendor aboard a New York Harbor cruise. Savor an exquisit... MORE

7/31/2015
Boards 9:15pm, sails 9:45pm-12am (midnight)
Ages: AD

House on the Hudson New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Feel the heat aboard our stylish dance party infused with live celebrity DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the glittering city. Ignite your weekend and experience ... MORE

7/31/2015
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

7/31/2015
11:30pm
Ages: AD

Songs For Change Featuring Jana Robbins 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
oin Jana Robbins (Gypsy, Romance/Romance, Footloose, Tale of the Allergist's Wife), Joshua Warr (MAC Award Nominee), Julie Reyburn (MAC Award Winner), and Donna Moore (Cougar ... MORE

8/01/2015 Ages: All

Marco Antonio Solis and Camila Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
MORE

8/01/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Reggae Jazz Fest: Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue | 800-745-3000 | www.kingstheatre.com
MORE

8/01/2015
3pm-9pm
$18 advance, $20 day of show
Ages: TE,AD

Warm Up 2015 MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. | 718-784-2084 | momaps1.org
MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2015, beginning June 27 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 5. A New York summer staple now in its 18th year, MoMA PS1's hi... MORE

8/01/2015
1pm-3pm
Ages: AD

Adult Batik Workshop Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace | 212-923-8008 | www.morrisjumel.org
Learn more about the venerated Indonesian dyeing technique—used by Yinka Shonibare MBE to such amazing effect—and try your hand at making colorful batik patterns. Admission is... MORE

8/01/2015
9am-12pm
$45-$70
Ages: AD

The Chardonnay Run Celebrates with “Wine at the Finish Line” in New York City Hudson River Park’s Pier 26
353 West Street | 213-988-8344 |
The Chardonnay Run, a national 5k wine racing series, will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in New York City. Enjoy a refreshing morning r... MORE

8/01/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Reggae Jazz Fest Starring Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue | 800-745-3000 | www.kingstheatre.com
MORE

8/01/2015
10am
Ages: All

Children's Potions & Planting Tea Party The McKittrick Hotel
530 W 27th St | 212-904-1883 | www.mckittrickhotel.com
Atop The McKittrick, located in Chelsea near The High Line. Boy and girls aged 6-11, as well as their favorite stuffed animal or teddy bear, are invited to join us in the gar... MORE

8/01/2015 - 9/27/2015
10am-7pm
$22, $11 children ages 5-12, free for children younger than 5
Ages: All

New York Renaissance Faire Sterling Forest
600 Route 17A | 845-351-5171 | renfair.com
Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, tr... MORE

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