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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

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

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

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

Vikings - Discovery Times Square
Through 9/05/2016

National Parks Adventure - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 12/31/2016

Watson Adventures’ the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 2/19/2019

No Name @ Word Up Weekly Comedy Variety Show - Word Up Community Bookshop
Through 12/31/2016

Tania Bruguera: The Artist as Activist - The Graduate Center, CUNY
Through 3/17/2017

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems - New-York Historical Society
Through 9/25/2016

Dinosaurs Among Us - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/02/2017

Through 8/31/2016 Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Stitching History from the Holocaust Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl. | 646-437-4200 | www.mjhnyc.org
In 1939, Paul Strnad wrote to his American cousin seeking help for him and his wife Hedy to escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Nearly 60 years later, the Strnad family disco... MORE

Through 8/31/2016 Ages: Add to Itinerary

KULTURFESTNYC Museum of Jewish Heritage & Other Venues Citywide
36 Battery Pl. | 646-437-4200 | www.kulturfestnyc.org
The festival of Jewish performing arts returns featuring theater, concerts, films, cabarets, children's programs, tours, lectures, and workshops. KulturfestNYC is organized by... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, from July 6th to August 31st
Free
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Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series Presented by the Lincoln Square BID Richard Tucker Park
Between Broadway and Columbus Ave. at 66th St. | 212-581-3774 |
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce its continued partnership with the MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC), bringing... MORE

Through 8/30/2016
10am - 6pm
Free
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The Gallery@Spring: LIFE Photo Exhibition Spring Studios
Spring Studios, 6 St. Johns Lane | 212-257-5600 |
Spring Studios has announced the launch of The Gallery@Spring, an exhibition featuring more than 50 exceptional fashion photographs from the LIFE Photo Archives from the 1940’... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
10pm-12am
Prices vary
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Specialty Late Night Menu Landmarc at Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, Third Floor | 212-823-6123 |
This August, Marc Murphy’s Landmarc at Time Warner Center is launching a specialty Late Night Menu guaranteed to satisfy your nighttime cravings! This special, late night menu... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
11:57PM-Midnight
Free
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Midnight Moment: Cistern Times Square
43rd Street and Broadway | 212-843-9215 |
Times Square Arts brings musician and composer Jherek Bischoff’s Cistern, a video from his latest album, to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight ev... MORE

Through 8/28/2016 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Fringe Festival Various
520 Eighth Avenue | | www.fringenyc.org
FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world pe... MORE

Through 9/02/2016
7pm
$35
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Happy 50ish! The Triad
158 W. 72nd St. | 888-596-1027 |
HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). Created by Lynn Shore with book, music and ... MORE

Through 8/28/2016 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble - August 2016 Season: Violetta & her Sisters Rose Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Ave. | 646-765-4773 |
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company’s August 2016 Season – Violetta & her Sisters – featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata, Jules Massenet’s Manon, a semi-staged Sce... MORE

Through 8/28/2016
7:30pm & 2pm
$38
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dell’Arte Opera Ensemble August 2016 Season presents Violetta & Ger Sisters Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. (entrance on 25th Street) | 646-312-4085 |
DELL’ARTE OPERA ENSEMBLE August 2016 Season presents Violetta & her Sisters in The Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue August... MORE

Through 8/29/2016
6:00-10:00pm
$320
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DSLR Video Classes at PhotoManhattan PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R | 212-929-3302 |
Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as ... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Free
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Great Chemistry Happy Hour Lot 45
411 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11237 | 347-505-9155 |
Announcing LOT 45's GREAT CHEMISTRY happy hour! Lot 45 is Bushwick's most inviting lounge and cocktail bar, with beautiful indoor and outdoor space and a delicious menu from t... MORE

Through 9/03/2016
$15-$35
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The Good Earth The Flea Theater
41 White St. | 917-562-5670 |
MOTHERLODE THEATRE, RCT Theatres, in association with Wales Millennium Centre, and Arts Council Wales, presents the US premiere of THE GOOD EARTH at The Flea Theater. This acc... MORE

Through 8/28/2016
7:30pm & 2pm
$38
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dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents Manon Rose Nagelburg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street) | 646-312-5073 |
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company’s August 2016 Season – Violetta & her Sisters – featuring , Jules Massenet’s Manon on August 20, 22, 24, 26 at 7:30pm and August ... MORE

Through 9/04/2016
2 hours
Free
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Barefoot Shakespeare Company Presents “Taming of the Shrew” Summit Rock, Central Park
81st and Central Park West | | www.barefootshakespeare.org
Raw, quick, sharp. That's our Kate and Petruchio. But how did we get here? Men and women look at the world from different lenses, and it comes to a head in a fast, tumultuous ... MORE

Through 8/28/2016 Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Afropunk Festival 2016 Commodore Barry Park
Flushing Ave. | | www.afropunkfest.com
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. This year's line-up features ... MORE

8/28/2016
7-10
Free
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The Science of Booze OTB
OTB: 141 Broadway, Brooklyn | |
FREE BUT RSVP REQUIRED! Have you ever woken up with a hazy memory and monster hangover? Nausea, sweats, a cracking headache and that niggling sense that you did something ... MORE

8/29/2016
6:00-8:00pm
$75
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Workshop Digital Camera PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R | 212-929-3302 |
Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as ... MORE

8/29/2016
6:00-8:00pm
$99
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Workshop Digital Camera PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R | 212-929-3302 |
Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as ... MORE

8/29/2016 - 9/13/2016
$160-$800
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Offshore Sailing Adventures Aboard Lettie G. Howard: Race Aboard a Gloucester Schooner! South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St. | 212-748-8600 |
South Street Seaport Museum announces Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howard: Race aboard a Gloucester schooner! August 29 – September 13, 2016 South S... MORE

8/29/2016
Doors open 8pm, show 9pm
$15
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William Shatner Hosts AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a Live Comedy TV Taping that will be airing on AXS TV on Thursday's at 10PM WILLIAM SHATNER HOSTS! William Alan Shatner is a ... MORE

8/30/2016
6:00 PM
Free
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Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Challenge of Rising Sea Levels and Extreme Storms Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Atlantic Avenue & Furman Street | 718-222-9939 |
Join guest speakers for free public lectures aboard the Nantucket Lightship, a historic floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The triple threat of rising sea le... MORE

8/30/2016
7 PM
$12-$15
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AMNH Presents: Countdown to Totality American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 2127695100 |
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Enter at 81st Street $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members August 21, 2017, will bring the first complete solar eclipse for the l... MORE

8/30/2016
1 Hr 50 min
$12- $15
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One Night Special Event- The Insanity of God Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX
6707 Transit Rd | (310) 694-3118 |
In partnership with LifeWay Films, Fathom Events is bringing the big screen premiere of THE INSANITY OF GOD to select cinemas nationwide with never-before-seen bonus content, ... MORE

8/30/2016
7:00pm
$15-$18
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Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers Premiere Party Union Square 14
850 Broadway | 310-694-3118 |
In partnership with SpectiCast, Invincible Pictures and SModCo, Fathom Events is bringing KEVIN SMITH'S YOGA HOSERS PREMIERE PARTY to select cinemas nationwide for a hilarious... MORE

8/30/2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$25
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Awakening Our Inner Lover, Goddess, Warrior: Workshop 33 Irving Pl.
33 Irving Pl., 3rd Floor | 646-780-9618 |
It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family a... MORE

8/31/2016
7pm-10pm
Free
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Chicago 20th Anniversary Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield | | summerstage.org
Live music from Broadway’s worldwide smash, featuring stars from the show! After 20 years in the spotlight, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway –... MORE

8/31/2016 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Alessi Loves You Back! Alessi SoHo
130 Greene Street | 212-941-7300 | http://store.alessi.com
Alessi Loves You Back! Special Promotion: Receive a free Alessi object with select purchases WHO: Alessi WHAT: Alessi Loves You Back! Promotion WHEN: July 15th, 20... MORE

8/31/2016
7:30 PM - 11 PM
Complimentary with your meal
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Jazz Nights At The Lambs Club - Julia Haltigan 8/31 The Lambs Club
132 W. 44th St. | 212-988-7705 |
In keeping with The Lambs Club's tradition to promote the arts, they seek out new and emerging musicians and singers to feature weekly. Every Tuesday & Wednesday night in The ... MORE

8/31/2016
7:30pm
$15
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Mala Waldron Club Bonafide
212 E. 52 St., 3 fl. | 646-918-6189 |
Jazz/Soul vocalist/pianist /composer Mala Waldron is a native of New York. Mala credits her parents both of whom were jazz pianists (most notably her father, pianist/composer,... MORE

8/31/2016 - 10/01/2016
7pm-9pm
$19.99
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LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St. | 603-203-3166 |
Performances are from Wednesday to Saturday at 7PM. Please note: no shows on Thursday September 8th and September 9th. In the last five years, Bunny's performed two sold... MORE

9/01/2016
7:30pm
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Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. | 212-307-7171 | www.radiocity.com
The Madison Square Garden Company and Mills Entertainment announced today that Mel Brooks will take the Radio City Music Hall stage on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30PM fo... MORE

9/01/2016 - 9/05/2016
3 hours
$35
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RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS: a Middle Eastern and North African Dance Festival in NYC Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St. | 347-512-0541 |
Purpose: Cultural Diplomacy through Middle Eastern and North African Dance. Honoring the traditions of the indigenous dances and cultural expressions of the Middle East and N... MORE

9/01/2016
9.30pm-10.30pm
Free
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Rachael Sage Performing Strong Place
270 Court St. | 323-806-0400 |
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, NYC singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing... MORE

9/01/2016 - 9/17/2016
7pm
$25
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The Jamb The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th St. | 917-408-3677 |
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J. Stephen Brantley’s THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, September 1-17 at The... MORE

9/01/2016
9pm
$15
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Champagne Jerry Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St. | 603-203-3166 |
Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, se... MORE

9/01/2016
2 hours
Free
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Ryder Cup Trophy Tour to Make Stop Chelsea Piers
Pier 59 (at West 18th Street) | 732-469-5700 |
Ryder Cup Trophy Tour and PGA of America to announce energy and sustainability partnership plans. Golf fans across the Unites States will have an extraordinary opportunity... MORE

9/01/2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Free
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The Mini-Internship Discussion Series Samsung 837
837 Washington St. | 732-233-1181 |
As you may have heard, Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with Samsung 837 to offer students and young adults the rare opportunity to listen to loca... MORE

9/01/2016
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm
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Zephyr Happy Hour On a Boat 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

9/02/2016 - 9/04/2016
$55-$135
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Star Trek: Mission New York Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street | | www.starktrekmissions.com
Star Trek: Mission New York is the ultimate destination for Star Trek fans, filled with interactive exhibits, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, screenings and m... MORE

9/02/2016 - 3/02/2017
LEFRAK THEATRE, daily, every half hour from 10:30am to 4:30pm
$27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children); Member Discount: $13.50 adults; $8.50 children.; Free for Voyager-level Members and above.
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AMNH Presents: Wonders of the Arctic American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
Film Examining the Vast Ice Wilderness of the Arctic Will Screen in 3D Digital and 2D Set in the frozen wilderness at the top of the world, Wonders of the Arctic tells the... MORE

9/02/2016
5:00pm
$24.50
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Watson Adventures’ High Line at Sunset Scavenger Hunt The High Line
13th Street and 9th Avenue | 877-946-4868 |
Sunset is the most dramatic time to enjoy the views atop New York’s newest, utterly unique park, the High Line, built atop an old elevated railway. This becomes the spine of y... MORE

9/02/2016 - 9/04/2016
$22-24
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Nai-Ni Chen’s Raindrops to Be Performed by the D’amby Project in The Thing About Art, See The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhineback
661 NY-308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 | 845-876-3080 |
Nai-Ni Chen’s Raindrops to be performed by the D’amby Project in The Thing About Art, See September 2-4, 2016 The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhineback Nai-Ni Chen’s... MORE

9/02/2016
7-9pm
Free
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First Fridays Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Queens | 718-658-7400 |
The JCAL First Friday Residency Series aims to provide an inviting and nurturing environment for artists in need of a platform to exhibit their work. Musicians, Poets & Writer... MORE

9/03/2016
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$500
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The Perfect Earth Project Third Biennial Picnic and Concert Cindy Sherman’s Residence
| 212-243-7300 |
The PRFCT! Biennal Benefit, rated one of the Hampton’s top three summer benefits, will welcome guests to Cindy Sherman’s breathtaking property in East Hampton for its third in... MORE

9/03/2016
6pm
Prices vary
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New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury Madison Square Garden
Seventh Ave. at 34th St. | 212-465-6073 | www.nyliberty.com
The New York Liberty is celebrating their 20th season all summer long at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden. Catch the best female basketball players in the ... MORE

9/03/2016 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 5th Avenue
| 855-569-6977 |
The 2016 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile is taking place on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. With a new title sponsor this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 2... MORE

9/03/2016 - 9/04/2016
10pm - 4am
$40
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DJ NORIE Presents ANYTHING GOES LIVE Amazura Concert Hall
91-12 144th Pl., Queens | 718-210-6473 |
POWER 105'S DJ NORIE TNMEDIA GROUP PRESENT #ANYTHINGGOESLIVE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD 2016 #LABORDAYEDITION WE HAVE BROUGHT YOU YEAR 2 YEAR SOLD OUT CONCERT AND N... MORE

9/03/2016
2:00pm
$24.50
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Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park
5th Avenue and Washington Square North | 877-946-4868 |
Go on a whirlwind tour of one of the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods on a unique scavenger hunt in Greenwich Village! You’ll search twisty streets packed with history, i... MORE

9/03/2016
7:30 PM-11 PM
8pm
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Extra Medium Pony (Album Release!) The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery | 212-228-0228 |
Cleveland-based “wonderfully scummy indie rock band” (Consequence of Sound) Extra Medium Pony celebrates the release of their new album, “Meaninglessness,” with a headlining s... MORE

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