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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

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through 4/01/2015

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

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

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through 4/05/2015

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

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion - New-York Historical Society
Through 4/19/2015

Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 4/19/2015

The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide - Rubin Museum of Art
Through 4/13/2015

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

Through 4/01/2015 Ages: All

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 4/05/2015
Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Ages: All

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. | 212-288-0700 | www.frick.org
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 h... MORE

Through 3/31/2015 Ages: All

100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
New York producers Klaw & Erlanger mounted their untitled project at virtually the same time that D. W. Griffith began his racist epic "The Birth of a Nation," but they abando... MORE

Through 4/05/2015 Ages: All

The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Featuring works by Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Bratsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Meh... MORE

Through 4/04/2015 Ages: All

The Left Front: Radical Art in the "Red Decade," 1929-1940 Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East | 2129986780 | www.nyu.edu/greyart
Highlighting work produced by American artists amid the economic and social devastation of the Great Depression. Joining forces in the John Reed Club and its successor, the Am... MORE

Through 4/03/2015
11:30am-close
Varies
Ages: All

Fish Fridays at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
551 5th Ave at 45th Street | 212-537-0960 |
There’s no need to search any further for a meat-free meal on Fridays during Lent – Tommy Bahama’s Fish Fridays program is back for another year! From February 20th through Ap... MORE

Through 4/04/2015 Ages: All

Lauren Bacall: The Look Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. | 212-217-4558 | fitnyc.edu
A celebration of the film and theater star's unique style in which Bacall's own garments take the spotlight. The exhibition also explores her personal relationships with sever... MORE

Through 4/06/2015
All day
0
Ages: All

Watch the NCAA March Madness LIVE at Latitude Bar & Grill Latitude Bar & Grill
783 8th Avenue | 212-245-3034 |
Watch the NCAA March Madness LIVE at Latitude Bar & Grill. Spread over 3 floors, there will be 30 flat screens with sound on to catch all the action. Enjoy a casual dining... MORE

Through 4/04/2015 Ages: All

Macy's Flower Show - The Secret Garden Macy's
151 W. 34th St. | 212-494-4495 | www.macys.com/flowershow
The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of flowers. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the... MORE

Through 4/04/2015
8:45pm
Ages: AD

Debbie Harry Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. | 212-744-1600 | http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/the-carlyle-new-york/dining/cafe-carlyle
Legendary punk artist Blondie performs. *On Fridays, March 27 & April 3, a second show will be added at 10:45pm. MORE

3/31/2015 - 4/02/2015
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Liz Gerring Dance Company glacier Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
When glacier made its world premiere in September 2013, The New York Times proclaimed that it was an "enthralling and important new work" that had "wit without quirkiness, pas... MORE

3/31/2015 - 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

3/31/2015 Ages: All

Ernani Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
James Levine and Placido Domingo reunite for Levine's first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo's first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars... MORE

3/31/2015 - 12/31/2015 Ages: All

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl | 646-437-4200 | www.mjhnyc.org
Through a showcase of vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphics, this exhibition explores how Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects helped spark America... MORE

4/01/2015
6:30pm
Ages: All

Great Voices on Film: Mahagonny Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Highlighting Weill's Berlin period with an incontestably great work that resulted from his rich but stormy collaboration with Bertold Brecht: The Rise and Fall of the City of ... MORE

4/01/2015
8:40pm
Ages: All

Great Voices on Film: Seven Deadly Sins Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill found refuge in Paris, where he composed another great work with Bertold Brecht, Seven Deadly Sins, presented here in a 1993 production direct... MORE

4/01/2015 - 4/04/2015 Ages: All

Rashaun Mitchell New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
Rashaun Mitchell, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards, presents his newest evening-length work featuring performer... MORE

4/01/2015 Ages: TE,AD

Bjork New York City Center
131 W. 55th St. | 212-581-1212 | www.nycitycenter.org
Bjork performs songs from her new release, Vulnicura. Also March 28, April 1, 4. MORE

4/01/2015
7:30pm - 10pm
10.00
Ages: AD

The Gorgeous Mosaic Starring Christian Finnegan Q.E.D.
27-16 23rd Ave | (347) 451-3873 |
Christian Finnegan has lived in New York City for nearly twenty-three years. The question is…why? From rat-infested apartments to bicycle confrontations to overly-intimate del... MORE

4/01/2015
7pm
Free with cash bar
Ages: AD

American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Why Walk on Two Legs? The Pros and Cons of Bipedalism American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 |
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 21+ with ID Enter at 77th Street Walking on two ... MORE

4/01/2015 Ages: All

Lucia di Lammermoor Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera's most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman's ... MORE

4/01/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson from That Metal Show B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
EDDIE TRUNK is the leading voice in the world of rock and metal music. Since 1983 he has been a champion for the music and bands he loves without the cliches usually associate... MORE

4/01/2015 - 4/14/2015 Ages: AD

Patti LuPone The Lady with the Torch 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Patti LuPone's appearances at 54 Below have already achieved the status of legend. Experiencing the great diva in the intimate atmosphere of 54 Below is not only a never-to-be... MORE

4/02/2015 - 4/05/2015 Ages: TOD,YE,TW

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue | 800-745-3000 | www.kingstheatre.com
Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic F... MORE

4/02/2015
7pm
Ages: AD

Ron Sexsmith Album Release Show City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
MORE

4/02/2015
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

4/02/2015
6pm
$10
Ages: AD

Pants Velour and Oxymorrons at Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue | 631-275-8556 | www.brooklynbowl.com
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/809287 On April 2nd at Brooklyn Bowl, two NYC-based groups, Pants Velour? and Oxymorrons will be performing together and bringing a hyped-... MORE

4/02/2015 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

4/03/2015 - 8/23/2015 Ages: All

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | www.brooklynmuseum.org
Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, word play, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular ... MORE

4/03/2015 Ages: All

Billy Joel Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 866-858-0008 | thegarden.com
Billy Joel returns to the Time Warner Cable Concert Series at Madison Square Garden. The performance, presented by Q104, will be Billy Joel's first time back at the venue sinc... MORE

4/03/2015 - 4/04/2015 Ages: AD

Dean Edwards Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One's cli... MORE

4/03/2015 - 4/04/2015
9pm - 1am
$25 in advance, $30 on the day of show
Ages: AD

American Museum of Natural History Presents: One Step Beyond American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History continues One Step Beyond’s eighth season with DJ sets by Brenmar, DJ Ayres, and Dunes. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lew... MORE

4/03/2015
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

4/03/2015 - 4/12/2015
10am-10pm (Sun. until 7pm)
Ages: All

2015 New York International Auto Show Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St. | 800-282-3336 | autoshowNY.com
With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2015/2016 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2015 Show is a must-see, fun d... MORE

4/04/2015 Ages: TE,AD

Bjork New York City Center
131 W. 55th St. | 212-581-1212 | www.nycitycenter.org
Bjork performs songs from her new release, Vulnicura. Also March 28, April 1, 4. MORE

4/04/2015
12-2pm
$5 per child
Ages: All

Spring Egg-stravaganza! Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street | 718-886-3800 |
Spring Egg-stravaganza! Saturday, April 4,12pm-2pm, rain or shine (activities move indoors for rain); no refunds Pre-registration required - register at https://eventbrite... MORE

4/04/2015 - 4/05/2015
Sat. 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Ages: AD

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project brings together today's best tap artists and musicians in an innovative evening of rhythm, original live mu... MORE

4/04/2015 Ages: All

Ernani Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
James Levine and Placido Domingo reunite for Levine's first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo's first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars... MORE

4/04/2015 Ages: All

Lucia di Lammermoor Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera's most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman's ... MORE

4/04/2015
7pm
Ages: All

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribu... MORE

4/04/2015
6:30pm
$30
Ages: AD

Orchid Nights New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
Enjoy the unforgettable beauty of The Orchid Show with a specialty cocktail in hand. While taking in the elegance of the show, stop by for quick lipstick touchups by one of Gu... MORE

4/04/2015 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

4/04/2015 - 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

4/04/2015 - 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

4/05/2015
10am-4pm
Ages: All

NYC Easter Parade St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue | |
Each year on Easter the best of the bonnets are showcased along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday by roaming the streets in their most festive spring gear. The... MORE

4/05/2015
12pm-8pm
$45
Ages: All

Celebrate Easter at Davio’s Manhattan Davio's
447 Lexington Ave | 212-661-4810 |
This year, Davio’s Manhattan will be offering a delicious yet elegant Easter Sunday Dinner Menu on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 from noon to 8:00pm. Executive Chef Chad Brown has c... MORE

4/05/2015
12:30pm
$30-$60
Ages: All

Easter Sunday at Conrad New York The Conrad New York - ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant
102 North End Avenue | 646-769-4250 |
The Conrad New York will host a fun-filled Easter celebration that the whole family can enjoy on Sunday, April 5. From 12:30-5pm, ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant will be serving t... MORE

4/05/2015
11:30am & 6:30pm
From $61.90 & $92.90
Ages: All

New York Easter Brunch and Dinner Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritofnewyork.com
Celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit with a plentiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and more. The brunch cruise includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny and ... MORE

4/05/2015
Boarding: 12:30pm; departs: 1pm
$70 pp
Ages: All

Easter Brunch Cruise Hornblower Cruises and Events
353 West St. | 212-206-7522 | hornblower.com
Start a new tradition this Easter Sunday. Sit back and take in the country's most beautiful skyline while enjoying Bottomless Breakfast Cocktails, a plentiful buffet, and the ... MORE

4/05/2015
Boards noon, sails 12:30pm-2:30pm
$54.50 adults, $25 kids (3-12)
Ages: All

Easter Brunch Cruise World Yacht
Pier 81, W. 41st St. | 212-630-8100 | www.worldyacht.com
Tickets include a private table, brunch buffet, a complimentary family portrait & a complimentary mimosa. There will also be a live pianist on board performing relaxing tunes ... MORE

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