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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

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Cellar
Through 12/31/2016

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through 12/31/2020

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through 1/31/2020

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through 5/30/2016

Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th-18th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 6/19/2016

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 5/29/2016

Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season - Gotham Chamber Opera
Through 6/30/2016

Some Place Like Home - Rumney Guggenheim
Through 11/11/2025

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 9/16/2016

Bar None Comedy Show - Bar None NYC
Through 1/03/2017

Nashville-Style Songwriters' Round - The Bitter End
Through 10/01/2815

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 10/11/2016

The Secret World Inside You - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 8/14/2016

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through 11/17/2017

Subtle Interchange - NARS Foundation
Through 12/18/2105

The Dining Concourse in Concert - Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal
Through 12/01/2016

Agitprop! - Brooklyn Museum
Through 8/07/2016

Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 6/05/2016

Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits - Museum of the City of New York
Through 10/11/2016

Through 5/30/2016
2:30pm - 4:30 pm
$3-5
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Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave. | 718-939-0647 |
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at ... MORE

Through 5/29/2016 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! The American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | amnh.org
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural H... MORE

Through 5/31/2016
11:57pm-12:00am
Free
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Times Square Art's Presents May Midnight Moment - Botanic by Jennifer Steinkamp Times Square
Manhattan | 212-843-9319 |
May 1–31, 2016 Every night | 11:57pm–midnight Botanic is an animation consisting of flowering condolence plants floating inside a cubic framework. The flowers are blown by... MORE

Through 6/04/2016
8
$20-$30
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Harper Regan T. Schreiber Theatre
151 West 26th Street (7 fl.) , New York, NY, 10001 | 212-352-3101 |
TERRY SCHREIBER DIRECTS "HARPER REGAN" BY ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT SIMON STEPHENS A woman leaves home and family in the outskirts of London to lose and find herself. WHERE AND W... MORE

Through 5/28/2016
7:30pm
$19 in advance, $22 at the door, $15 for students/seniors
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Spermhood Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St | 212-219-0736 |
Called “the ultimate satirist of the downtown New York social landscape,” by The New York Times, and “a wonderful performer” by The New Yorker, acclaimed writer and performer... MORE

Through 5/29/2016
1 hour and 43 minutes
$20-$50
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BJM—Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue | 212-242-0800 |
Internationally renowned for “jazzing up” classical ballet, BJM—Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal is one of Canada’s most popular dance companies, captivating audiences with sexy, ... MORE

Through 5/31/2016 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Fleet Week 2016 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. | 212-245-0072 | www.intrepidmuseum.org
Celebrate Fleet Week at Intrepid, and tour other military ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special Broadway performances and help kick off our summer movie series on... MORE

Through 5/29/2016 Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Mad Max Memorial Day Weekend Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
Over three days, the Museum will screen the four Mad Max films on its glorious big screen: the multiple Academy Award-winning Mad Max: Fury Road (two screenings, Fri and Sun),... MORE

5/28/2016 - 7/17/2016
Varies per performance
$25
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Opera Saratoga 2016 Summer Festival Program OPERA SARATOGA
19 ROOSEVELT DRIVE, SUITE 215 | (518) 584-6018 |
OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM Le nozze di Figaro Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte Directed by David Paul, Conduc... MORE

5/28/2016 - 6/04/2016
10-6
Free
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World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Javits Center
655 W 34th St | toll-free (844) 977-2016 |
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 May 28-June 4 (8 days) Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001. Free admission. Free informal appraisals-bring your items! 200 internat... MORE

5/28/2016
4:00pm
$30.50-$42.50 (includes museum admission)
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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 character... MORE

5/28/2016 - 5/30/2016
Noon-6pm
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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Washington Square Park
1 Fifth Ave. | | wsoae.org
Featuring an impressive roster of over 125 individual artists and craft artisans, each selling their own work directly to the public, the show continues to attract outstanding... MORE

5/28/2016
2:00pm
$24.50
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Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street | 877-946-4868 |
Discover cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, tim... MORE

5/28/2016
5:00pm
$35.50-$46 (includes museum admission)
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Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gat... MORE

5/28/2016
7pm
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Newgrange Festival Gantry Plaza State Park
| 646-490-6446 |
New York Irish Center’s Dawn Chorus will lead the audience in song followed by a performance of Irish folk music against the backdrop of a sun setting across the East River in... MORE

5/28/2016 - 6/18/2016
Pay what you wish
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Kiss It, Make It Better The New Ohio
154 Christopher Street | 866-811-4111 |
Theatre 4the People (NYIT Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play for In Vestments) will present Erika Phoebus’ KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Ot... MORE

5/28/2016 - 7/24/2016
1 (1-2, 3-4)
Free
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Life is But a Dream Governor's Island
Nolan Park, House #7A | 512-745-2930 |
Life is But a Dream takes place in a whimsical two-story house that we have transformed into a childlike dream. There is a room sized blanket fort, a room where painting on th... MORE

5/28/2016
2:00pm
$18
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Maybe Tomorrow The PIT Loft
154 W. 29th St. | 603-203-3166 |
Inspired by true events, Maybe Tomorrow is a tragicomical, meta-theatrical experience that explores the obstacles and tolls in a relationship, and also the very medium of thea... MORE

5/28/2016
8pm
$8
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The New Tarot Bowery Electric
327 Bowery | 212-777-6727 |
Join The New Tarot as they hit the stage at Bowery Electric, in support of upcoming new music. The sister-fronted witch-pop act will be joined by Modern Diet and Perry Serpa MORE

5/28/2016
6PM
$40
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Purple Rain: Dinner and a Movie (Ticket includes 3-course dinner) City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 |
Doors 6PM Showtime 7PM A tribute to Prince's life, come to City Winery and enjoy a showing of "Purple Rain" while savoring a 3 course dinner. Your ticket for the "Dinner and... MORE

5/28/2016
9pm, sails 9:30pm-12:30am
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Saturday Night Dance Cruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
t's what Saturday night should be – dancing and drinking on a luxury yacht. Come aboard ZEPHYR's three-hour cruise boasting signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor l... MORE

5/28/2016 - 1/02/2017 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West (at 79th St.) | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Crocs have flourished for 200 million years. Now you can explore the complex lives of crocodilians—a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and ghari... MORE

5/29/2016
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
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Boogie on the Boulevard Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse | 718-681-6000 |
Boogie on the Boulevard Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse start... MORE

5/29/2016
7:00PM
$24-$115
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Caesar Sings Nat 'King' Cole Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St. | 323-377-4459 |
May 29th @ 7PM. Caesar Sings Nat "King" Cole @ The Metropolitan Room New York. Friends, I can’t guarantee there will be seats left so please buy your tickets today and share t... MORE

5/29/2016
12pm - 2pm
$40
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Craft Beer and Hot Dog Showdown Stuyvesant Cove Park
23rd & Ave C | 929-242-9594 |
Craft beer and hot dogs on the pier! WE prepare the hot dogs and YOU declare the winner of a glorious pig trophy! As part of CookoutNYC's Memorial Day Food Party on the Pie... MORE

5/29/2016
6-10pm
$10
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It Hurts When I do This! The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy
177 Prince Street | 212-274-8757 |
Love to invite the gang to this: The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy ?It Hurts When I do This! The History of Quack Medical Devices! Sunday May 29th 2... MORE

5/29/2016
8:30pm
$20-100
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Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue | 212-707-8566 |
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:30 PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras Joel Carlson, Conductor Peter Park, Conductor... MORE

5/29/2016
7:PM - 8:PM
$15
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Broadway My Way Starring David Vernon Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46th Street | 212-757-0788 |
Broadway songs are composed within the framework of a story. Through the music the lyrics can permeate the soul and expose the human experience. Broadway has always been the d... MORE

5/29/2016
1pm; concert 4pm
FREE
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Sailor Jerry's Spice Rum Block Party w/Caged the Elephant Pier 84
43rd Street and Twelfth Avenue | | www.sailorjerry.com
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, announces Cage The Elephant will perform a free concert a... MORE

5/30/2016
$10
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The New Apollos EP Release Show Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St | 212-777-6727 |
Surf-garage rockers The New Apollos will be celebrating the release of their debut EP, "In The Shade," on May 30 at Mercury Lounge. The EP is the first of three that the band ... MORE

5/30/2016
11am
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Memorial Day Ceremony Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. | 212-245-0072 | www.intrepidmuseum.org
Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Join hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from World War II to the p... MORE

5/31/2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Adults $5 and seniors/students $3
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Refugee Kids The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place | 212-431-7993 |
Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World is a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s m... MORE

5/31/2016 - 6/03/2016
1:00 PM
Free!
Ages: TW Add to Itinerary

YouthSpark Camp: Kodu Makerspace Microsoft 5th Ave Flagship
677 5th Ave | 212-824-3100 | http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/ny/new-york/fifth-avenue-/store-1087
Create rich and exciting games with Kodu Game Lab in this free, beginner-level camp for kids ages 8 to 11. They'll work on Kodu games like Boku’s Amazing Race, Flashy Fish... MORE

6/01/2016 - 6/05/2016
$10-$50
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Ballet BC The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue | 212-242-0800 |
Date(s) June 1-5 Schedule Wednesday 7:30pm Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC ... MORE

6/01/2016 - 6/15/2016
Free with admission
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World Science Festival: ReThink Science Various
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.worldsciencefestival.com
Nation’s Foremost Science Festival Will Bring the Wonder of Scientific Discovery to Everyone with a Wide Range of Original Programs Including: * Awakening the Mind: A ... MORE

6/01/2016
2 hours
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Big Quiz Family Thing Symphony Space
2537 Broadway | 347-607-7284 |
Put on your smarty pants for this live, family-friendly multimedia quiz show spectacular! The Big Quiz Thing brings a ridiculous amount of fun to Symphony Space for an afterno... MORE

6/01/2016
2 hours
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Big Quiz Family Thing Symphony Space
2537 Broadway | 347-607-7284 |
Put on your smarty pants for this live, family-friendly multimedia quiz show spectacular! The Big Quiz Thing brings a ridiculous amount of fun to Symphony Space for an afterno... MORE

6/01/2016 - 6/05/2016
7:30 pm
$10-$30
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Sidra Bell Dance New York world premier of 'L O S T L A N G U A G E' Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave (enter on 25th) | 646-312-4081 |
Award-winning dance theater company Sidra Bell Dance New York is collaborating with electronic sound artist and Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky for the exciting world p... MORE

6/01/2016
Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7 pm Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Free with cash bar
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AMNH Presents: SciCafe: Explore21: Cuba American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-8100 |
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and home to an astonishingly diverse and unique set of animals and plants. Join Museum scientists Ana Porzecanski, Natalia Rossi, a... MORE

6/01/2016
3 hours
No cover
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Live Jazz The Rose Club at The Plaza
768 5th Ave | 610-804-1378 |
Located where the Persian Room, a once legendary nightclub, played host to such formidable acts as Bob Hope, Kay Thompson, Bob Fosse and Liza Minnelli, The Rose Club walls hav... MORE

6/01/2016
5:30 pm- 7:30pm
Free
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Bronx Trolley Night Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse | 718-681-6000 |
Bronx Trolley Night June 1, 2016 Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided tour by artist Valeri Larko of he... MORE

6/01/2016
6:30pm-8:30pm
$15
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Mental Floss Trivia Show Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. | 212-505-3474 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-floss-trivia-show-nyc-tickets-24601330241
Join mental_floss founders Will Pearson & Mangesh Hattikudur at the mental_floss Trivia Show! Don't miss out on brain-busting trivia, fabulously flossy prizes & surprise guest... MORE

6/01/2016
3 hours
Free
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Arts to End Violence: A Discussion and Interactive Art Session St. Paul's Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street | 212-602-0800 |
Using art as a tool to raise awareness, Trinity Church Wall Street and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center are hosting “Arts to End Violence” on Wednesday, June 1st a... MORE

6/01/2016
6:30-8:30 pm
Free but RSVP Required
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Transforming Science and Technology into Healthcare Solutions DuPont Corian Design Studio
49 West 23rd St. | |
This FREE event requires a ticket for entry. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-healthcare-is-here-tickets-25216891401 Harnessing the power of scienc... MORE

6/02/2016
7:30 PM
Starting at $40
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Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by NY PHIL BIENNIAL and Lincoln Center's 50th Season of Great Performers Rose Theater (Time Warner Center)
West 60th Street and Broadway 5th Floor | 212-258-9800 |
Irish composer Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, based on Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will have its American stage premiere June 2,3 and 4. This production, whi... MORE

6/02/2016 - 6/22/2016
8pm
$18
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'The Beekeeper's Daughter' Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. | 212-868-4444 |
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY AND THEATER THREE COLLABORATIVE TO PRESENT "THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER," WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KAREN MALPEDE WHERE AND WHEN: June 2-26, 2016 Thea... MORE

6/02/2016 - 6/22/2016
7:30pm
$18, $13
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Dark Night Bright Stars La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater)
74a East Fourth Street | 646-430-5374 |
La MaMa to present Yara Arts Group in "Dark Night Bright Stars." Multimedia performance recreates the encounter of Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldr... MORE

6/02/2016
7pm
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First Annual Boot Stomp: A Texas Hootenanny Gym at Hudson
243 Thompson Street | | www.theatreeast.org/bootstomp
Theatre East on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm is having their First Annual Boot Stomp: A Texas Hootenanny. The fun filled evening begins at 7:00 pm at the Gym at Judson, 243 ... MORE

6/02/2016 - 6/04/2016 Ages: Add to Itinerary

Tracy Morgan Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
MORE

6/02/2016
6:30 - 8 PM
$20
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To Be Loved... Book Talk One Spirit Learning Alliance
247 W. 36th St., 6th fl | 646-877-0788 |
An evening with transformational relationship coach and bestselling author Mai Vu. For all women who want to be Loved, Adored, and Cherished. Do you ever ask yourself…W... MORE

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