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Through 8/24/2014


Ages: All

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War
New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400 - www.nyhistory.org

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply movin... (more)


Through 8/24/2014


Ages: All

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000 - www.brooklynmuseum.org

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installati... (more)


Through 8/24/2014


Ages: All

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400 - moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, inc... (more)


Through 8/23/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm (Wed. until 7 pm)


Ages: All

Sami Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America

58 Park Ave. - 212-779-3587 - www.scandinaviahouse.org

Curated by the Tromso University Museum and Northern Norway Art Museum, Sami Stories is a landmark exhibition examining the history, identity, politics, and visual culture of the Sami, the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Featuring a selection of contemporary artworks and traditional duodji (handicraft) - i... (more)


Through 8/25/2014


Ages: All

Ladies of the House: History from a Feminine Perspective
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

65 Jumel Terrace - 212-923-8008 - www.morrisjumel.org

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to present Ladies of the House: History from a Feminine Perspective, featuring photography by Trish Mayo as part of our Contemporary Meets Colonial exhibition series. Throughout the Mansion's history women have had a strong presence. The Mansion was built in 1765 for Mary Philipse, by her husband Colonel Roger Mo... (more)


Through 8/23/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm


Ages: All

Jerry Kearns- RRRGGHH!!!
Mike Weiss Gallery

520 W. 24th St. - 212-691-6899 - mikeweissgallery.com

Jerry Kearns' first solo exhibition with the gallery will be the artist's first show in New York since 2006, and will feature 8 new paintings on canvas as well as 5 wall murals. RRRGGHHH!!! restages the elemental conflict between hero and villain in the template tradition of this type of narrative, good versus evil, begun over 2000 years ago with T... (more)


Through 8/27/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm


Ages: All

Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Arsenal Gallery

830 Fifth Ave. - 212-360-8163 - www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World's Fairs, Tomorrow's World includes never-before-exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World's Fairs propelled this tr... (more)


Through 8/23/2014


Ages: All

Mostly Mozart
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5000 - mostlymozart.org

This year's Festival will offer more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works.


Through 8/24/2014


Ages: AD

The Adventures of Swamp Girl
New York International Fringe Festival

107 Suffolk St - 646-246-9123
Price: $18

A single woman uses karaoke, dirty dancing and garbage bag couture to slither through the residue of fertility treatments, breast cancer, and—worst of all—a really lame breakup email. Laughter! Tears! Baseball signs! Includes at least half a song. Part of FringeNYC.


Through 8/24/2014


Ages: TE,AD

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong
Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888 - www.movingimage.us

**With Patrick Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person on August 15 & 16*** The Museum presents a tribute to the visionary Hong Kong director Patrick Lung Kong, who made his first film nearly 50 years ago, and who had a profound impact on following generations of filmmakers, including John Woo and Tsui Hark. Lung Kong drew on the rich traditions of Cant... (more)


Through 8/24/2014
Hours: 7-11pm


Ages: All

No Cover Live Music
Moscow 57

168 1/2 Delancey Street - 212-260-5775 - moscow57.com

A Lower East Side "Russian Central Asian restaurant from a New Yorker's perspective" featuring nightly live music.


Through 8/22/2014


Ages: AD

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise
Circle Line Downtown

Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542 - www.circlelinedowntown.com

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-... (more)


8/22/2014 - 8/23/2014


Ages: All

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Closing Night: Mozart's Requiem
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5000 - mostlymozart.org

The Festival closes with Mozart's towering Requiem, which consumed the composer in his final days. Echoing its themes, Frank Martin's violin concerto Polyptyque is combined with Bach chorales.


8/22/2014 - 8/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm

Arcade Fire
Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave. - 917-618-6700 - www.barclayscenter.com

Released October 29, Reflektor was hailed by Rolling Stone as "extraordinary...the best album Arcade Fire have ever made." It was the second Arcade Fire album to debut at #1, the first being 2010's Album of the Year Grammy Award-winner The Suburbs.


8/22/2014
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:15pm


Ages: All

Family Veggie and Yoga Night
Charlotte's Place

Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets - 2126020800 - www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
Price: Free and open only to families with children under 18

Yoga is a great way for a family to bond, and it is also a great equalizer. Bring the entire family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street) at 6 PM the fourth Friday of every month for Family Veggie and Yoga Night. Your children will love helping you work on poses that come easily and naturally to them! This fun, healthy class includes yoga ... (more)


8/22/2014
Hours: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Ages: All

Flexifun: A Night of Creative Construction
National Museum of Mathematics

11 E. 26 Street - 212-542-0566 - familyfridays.momath.org

Flex your creative muscles with Flexure, the flexible new wonder toy, and construct bouncy, wiggly, suction-y models during an evening of hands-on, play-based learning. Join Richard Elaver, the designer of Flexure, in assembling some imaginative structures, from molecular models and the platonic solids, to models of puppies and rocket ships. H... (more)


8/22/2014 - 2/01/2015


Ages: All

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt
The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222 - thejewishmuseum.org

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection.


8/22/2014


Ages: AD

Garden State Line
Trash Bar

256 Grand Street - 212 777 6727
Price: $8

From knocking the Smithereens' socks off to sharing the stage with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Yellowman, The Wailers, and John Eddie, New Jersey's next band to watch is Garden State Line.


8/22/2014
Hours: 1pm - 2pm


Ages: All

Meet Tennis Star, Sloane Stephens - Exclusively at Walgreens!
Walgreens Times Square

1471 Broadway - (212) 302-0552 - Not applicable
Price: Free

Brought to you by LISTERINE(R) Brand and BENGAY(R) Brand, tennis star, Sloane Stephens, will appear at Walgreens Times Square location from 1:00PM - 2:00PM on August 22, 2014. Throughout the event, Sloane Stephens will meet and greet fans while posing for photographs and signing autographs.


8/22/2014
Hours: 4pm-5pm


Ages: All

Meet Tennis Star, Sloane Stephens - Exclusively at Walgreens!
Walgreens Union Square

145 4th Ave - 212 677-0214 - Not applicable
Price: Free

Brought to you by LISTERINE(R) Brand and BENGAY(R) Brand, tennis star, Sloane Stephens, will appear at Walgreens Union Square location from 4:00PM - 5:00PM on August 22, 2014. Throughout the event, Sloane Stephens will meet and greet fans while posing for photographs and signing autographs.


8/22/2014
Hours: 5-close


Ages: All

$35.95 2lb. Steamed Lobster
Morton's The Steakhouse

551 5th Ave. - 212-972-3315 - mortons.com/newyork



8/22/2014
Hours: Boards: 9:30pm; sails 9:45-12:30am


Ages: AD

House on the Hudson
Circle Line Downtown

Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542 - www.circlelinedowntown.com

House on the Hudson is a stylish weekly dance party infused with live DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the surrounding city and harbor. Ignite your weekend by experiencing the pulse of New York City's nightlife from the vantage of the Hudson River! The evening includes live DJs (including DJ Chris Bachmann), bottle service by reservati... (more)


8/22/2014
Hours: 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 +


8/22/2014 - 8/24/2014


Ages: AD

Tony Rock
Gotham Comedy Club

208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000 - gothamcomedyclub.com

Tony just finished shooting the film "Three Can Play That Game" with Vivica Fox in Atlanta and recently wrapped his fourth season of "All of Us" on the CW, playing the role of Dirk Black. He starred in the films "Life Support" with Queen Latifah, and "Homie Spumoni" with Whoopi Goldberg and Joey Fatone. He is currently featured on the TV screen a... (more)


8/22/2014
Hours: 11pm

Kurtis Blow Krush Groove Reunion W Special Guests Dougie
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com



8/22/2014
Hours: 8pm

The Music of The Bee Gees, Performed by The Hit Squad
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com

You Should Be Dancin' presents the most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. The band offers all of the classic 70's disco hits from "Stayin' Alive" to "Night Fever" while embracing their early works such as "To Love Somebody," "I've Got To Get A Message To You" and "Massachusetts."


8/22/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Gary Gulman, Wyatt Cenac, Big Jay Oakerson, Paul Virzi, Ari Shaffir, and More!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/22/2014
Hours: 11:59pm

Wyatt Cenac, Ari Shaffir, Big Jay Oakerson, Paul Virzi, Gary Gulman, and More!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/22/2014
Hours: 11:59pm


Ages: AD

Fat Baby Friday! With Chris Gethard, Monroe Martin, Giulio Gallarotti, Ben & Josh, Lauryn Petrie, Jonas Barnes, and More!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/22/2014
Hours: 9pm


Ages: AD

Dance Party with WBLS Marley Marl with Special Guest
Resorts World Casino

110-00 Rockaway Blvd. - 888-888-8801 - http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=9244
Price: $25

21 and over. Featuring Marley Marl, Ralph McDaniels, DJ Vernon, and hosted by Ray DeJon. Ticket proceeds benefit the Queens Boys & Girls Club and Jamaica YMCA. Doors open 8pm.


8/22/2014 - 11/30/2014


Ages: All

A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects
New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400 - www.nyhistory.org

This exhibition assembles objects from the N-YHS collection chosen by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in t... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 4:30pm


Ages: AD

Watson Adventures' High Line at Sunset Scavenger Hunt
The High Line

13th Street and 9th Avenue - 877-946-4868 - watsonadventures.com
Price: $24.50

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in the Meatpacking District! 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 your quest to explore the Meatpacking District, the trendy "new" neighborhood that... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 10:30am


Ages: All

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt
Grand Central Terminal

100 East 42nd Street - 877-946-4868 - www.watsonadventures.com
Price: $18-$22

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 5pm


Ages: AD

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt
Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868 - www.watsonadventures.com
Price: $34.50-$44.50 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about... (more)


8/23/2014


Ages: All

The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt � Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway - 347-806-0889 - pogoevents.com
Price: $35

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt -part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL Brooklyn Museum! A series of clues leads you around the Brooklyn Museum performing mental challenges along the way. Bring a friend, a date or a family member and test your detective skills! Each member of the winning team receives a New Y... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 11am

Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park
Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park

Riverside Park from 59th Street to 148th Street - www.nyc.gov/parks/sch
Price: FREE

Shape Up NYC (a NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. Saturdays, May 3- September 27. 11am - 125th & Marginal Sts.


8/23/2014
Hours: 3pm-9pm


Ages: TE,AD

Warm Up 2014
MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Ave. - 718-784-2084 - momaps1.org

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2014, beginning June 28 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 6. Now celebrating its 17th year, the museum's highly anticipated outdoor music series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: TE,AD

Front Row Cinema The Aviator
South Street Seaport

Pier 17 - 212-732-8257 - www.southstreetseaport.com

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.


8/23/2014

An Evening with Lyle Lovett
Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225 - www.beacontheatre.com



8/23/2014
Hours: 10am-1pm


Ages: TOD,YE,TW,TE,AD,All

Legends of Oz Ride-a-Long, Sing-a-Long!
The Plaza Hotel, Central Park Zoo, Rockefeller Center

64th St and 5th Ave - 310-633-9439 - https://www.facebook.com/events/753620604676209/
Price: Free

Play tourist for a day with a twist... for free. Celebrate Fox’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return on August 26 by hopping on a Manhattan Double Decker Bus for a 45-minute tour of Midtown with the Holderness Family (the folks behind that "Christmas Jammies" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kjoUjOHjPI). They'll le... (more)


8/23/2014


Ages: All

Astronomy Night
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072 - www.intrepidmuseum.org
Price: RSVP required

Guests are invited to join amateur astronomers from the Intrepid Museum staff and get an up-close view of the stars, planets and constellations through eight different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations. Coffee, tea and cider will be served. The event is fre... (more)


8/23/2014


Ages: AD

Saturday Night Dance Cruise
Circle Line Downtown

Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542 - www.circlelinedowntown.com
Price: $30

Slide aboard the ZEPHYR for a two-hour cruise with resident DJ's spinning the latest jams! Groove on over to one of two cash bars and enjoy signature cocktails. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- the ZEPHYR provides a unique, glittering and glamorous venue for a truly spectacular evening! Enjoy a 2-Hour Harbor Cruise; Llve DJs spinning the ... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: Boarding: 9:30am; sailing: 10-11:15am


Ages: All

Kids Cruise
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)

Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200 - www.circleline42.com
Price: $28; $20 children ages 3-12

Enjoy a 75-minute cruise to the Statue of Liberty with a kid-friendly, interactive live tour guide and band on board. Take a pic with the Statue of Liberty, win prizes, and more.


8/23/2014
Hours: 530pm


Ages: AD

American Comedy Institute
Gotham Comedy Club

208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000 - gothamcomedyclub.com

A show featuring the best up and coming comedians.


8/23/2014
Hours: 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 tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black... (more)


8/23/2014
Hours: 7:30pm & 10pm


Ages: AD

Air Supply
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com



8/23/2014
Hours: 6pm


Ages: AD

Laughing Buddha Comedy w/jeff Lawrence, Kurt Metzger and Friends
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/23/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: AD

Pete Davidson, Kurt Metzger, Adrienne Iapalucci, Big Jay Oakerson, Derek Gaines, and More!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/23/2014
Hours: 10pm

Chris Gethard, Damien Lemon, Adrienne Iapalucci, Derek Gaines, and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



8/23/2014
Hours: 9pm


Ages: AD

Legends of Ol' Skool R&B And House Music Concert Dance Party Featuring Full Force, Meli'sa Morgan, Horace Brown, and more
Resorts World Casino

110-00 Rockaway Blvd. - 888-888-8801 - http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=9244
Price: $25-$80

Live performances by Christopher Williams, Full Force, Meli'sa Morgan, Horace Brown, Johnny Kemp, Taana Gardner and Joyce Sims.


Ongoing Events

Date: Activity:
Through 1/04/2015 Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.


Through 1/06/2016 Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and t... (more)


Through 10/08/2017 Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.


Through 3/11/2015 Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.


Through 1/04/2015 Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/bodyworlds
Ages: All
Price: $19.50-$25

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.


Through 12/31/2014 Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptia... (more)


Through 12/31/2014 Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showc... (more)


Through 10/01/2014 The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. - 212-908-4110
moaf.org
Ages: All

"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 throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.


Through 9/21/2014 Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the mod... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 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
Ages: All

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 the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that ... (more)


Through 10/12/2014 Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early... (more)


Through 8/31/2014 Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from Wor... (more)


Through 1/04/2015 Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould... (more)


Through 12/09/2014 The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. - 212-689-6337
www.museumofsex.com
Ages: AD

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were... (more)


Through 9/06/2014 Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's ... (more)


Through 12/07/2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York ... (more)


Through 11/15/2014
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm; Tues. & Thurs., 9am-7pm; Sun., 1-5pm
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
53 E. 79th St. - 212-288-6900
www.nysoclib.org
Ages: All

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fict... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens an... (more)


Through 9/21/2014 City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated... (more)


Through 5/03/2015 Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a ... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

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 artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and w... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/art-of-the-brick
Ages: All

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.


Through 2/28/2015 A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators h... (more)


Through 2/20/3014
Hours: 8-9pm
Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd - 2127776727
ChazLangley.com
Ages: All

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangle... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.


Through 2/22/2104
Hours: $22
Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 - 917-300-8976
Ages: AD
Price: 0

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type... (more)


Through 9/01/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.


Through 9/01/2014 Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the nor... (more)


Through 2/25/2015 On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street - 212-352-3101
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9882016
Ages: All
Price: $15

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGu... (more)


Through 8/31/2014
Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm
Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd., Queens - 718-204-7088
www.noguchi.org
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults; $5 seniors and students wtih ID; free for children younger than 12

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.


Through 2/24/2015 Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digit... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Mun... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of... (more)


Through 9/08/2014 Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the las... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance... (more)


Through 4/05/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

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 houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's ... (more)


Through 9/28/2014 Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, p... (more)


Through 8/24/2014 Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply movin... (more)


Through 1/05/2015 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur c... (more)


Through 8/24/2014 Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installati... (more)


Through 11/02/2014
Hours: 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends
Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd. - 718-367-1010
bronxzoo.com
Ages: All
Price: Included in Total Experience Ticket: $33.95; $28.95 seniors; $23.95 kids ages 3-12. Parking is $15 per car

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour throu... (more)


Through 9/14/2014 Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

The first major U.S. exhibition of works by Haida artist Robert Davidson, a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. For more than 40 years, Davidson has mastered Haida art traditions by studying the great works of his great-grandf... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair - Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
www.queensmuseum.org
Ages: All

50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World's Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion's exterior, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of ... (more)


Through 11/02/2014 The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions structures for which he has been... (more)


Through 8/31/2014 The World Comes to Queens: Films From the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939–1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan "the Dawn of a New Day." The 1964–1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by... (more)


Through 8/31/2014
Hours: See website for schedule
The World Comes to Queens: Films from the World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All
Price: $12 adults; $9 seniors and students; $6 children 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939-1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan 'the Dawn of a New Day.' The 1964-1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by... (more)


Through 1/11/2015 Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhi... (more)


Through 1/11/2015 Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYR... (more)



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