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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.

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Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through 1/06/2016

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

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through 3/11/2015

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through 1/04/2015

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through 12/31/2014

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 12/31/2014

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through 1/04/2015

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through 12/09/2014

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/07/2014

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through 11/15/2014

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

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 2/28/2015

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

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through 2/22/2104

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through 2/25/2015

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 2/24/2015

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

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/05/2015

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through 11/02/2014

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medie... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989 Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W. 125th St. | 212-864-4500 | www.studiomuseuminharlem.org
The first museum survey of Los Angeles�based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. The exhibition features 75 works from the beginning of a singular career that now s... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
The term "time capsule" was coined at the New York World's Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket - possibly the oldest unopened time... MORE

Through 10/26/2014
Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
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Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. | 212-288-0700 | www.frick.org
The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - amon... MORE

Through 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Do Ho Suh - Drawings Lehmann Maupin
540 W. 26th St. | 212-225-2923 | www.lehmannmaupin.com
This two-part show � also taking place at their gallery on 201 Chrystie Street � features the range of the renowned Korean artist's works on paper, including drawings using pe... MORE

Through 10/26/2014
Weekends and Columbus Day, 12-8pm
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Luna Park's Halloween Harvest Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave. | 718-373-5862 | www.lunaparknyc.com
Halloween shouldn’t just be celebrated on October 31st! Join Luna Park in Coney Island on weekends September 20th through October 26th for our family-friendly activities, fall... MORE

Through 10/21/2014
Noon to 1:30pm
$50
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Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet gu... MORE

Through 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | nybg.org
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. ... MORE

Through 10/25/2014
10-11am
FREE
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Free Tap Dance Open House The American Tap Dance Foundation
154 Christopher St. #2B | 646-230-9564 |
FREE TAP DANCE OPEN HOUSES For adults, teens, and children ages 3 ½ and up Saturdays In October: October 11th, October 18th, October 25th 10-11AM Meet the teachers an... MORE

Through 10/24/2014
TBD
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7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival Google NY
79 9th Avenue | 914-584-6678 | www.imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/
The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival promises to be an exciting week of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will e... MORE

10/20/2014
7:30pm
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Ensemble ACJW Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Ensemble ACJW presents Mozart's Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello in D Major, K. 285; David Lang's these broken wings; and Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20... MORE

10/20/2014 Ages: TE,AD,All Add to Itinerary

The Death of Klinghoffer Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus... MORE

10/20/2014 - 2/16/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
The most important exhibition of the essential Cubists - Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picas... MORE

10/20/2014
8:15pm
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The Wonder Years Reunion w/Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano in Conversation 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. | 212-415-5500 | 92y.org
Before there was Modern Family, That '70s Show or Freaks and Geeks, there was The Wonder Years -- a nostalgia-inducing take on the traditional family sitcom -- and one of the ... MORE

10/20/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

New York Television Festival Various venues
| | www.nytvf.com
The 10th annual NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, ... MORE

10/20/2014 - 10/24/2014
$25
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Sunnyside Restaurant Week Sunnyside, Queens
| (718) 606-1800 | http://www.sunnysideshines.org/sunnyside-restaurant-week
32 fantastic local restaurants have signed up for this year's Sunnyside Restaurant Week! Each restaurant will serve a 3 course dinner menu for $25, and some have also opted ... MORE

10/20/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Monday Night Football at Slate Slate
54 West 21st Street | 212-989-0096 |
Slate's Monday Night Football Party is hotter than ever on October 20th with Renee Graziano (from VH1's Mob Wives) and MC Frank Jugga. Watch the Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh ... MORE

10/20/2014
7:30pm
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Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Yannis Pappas, Chrystian Ramirez, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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10/20/2014
10pm
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Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted By Aaron Berg! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
Featuring Bonnie McFarlane, Jordan Carlos, Yannis Pappas, Rory Albanese, Amber Nelson, Paul Virzi, Crystian Ramirez, and More! MORE

10/21/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Sivan Magen Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Harpist Sivan Magen performs the world premiere of a new work by Sean Shepherd, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, alongside works by C.P.E Bach, Brahms, J.S. Bach, Debussy, Bruno... MORE

10/21/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Lang Lang Plays Mozart New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
The pianist joins the NY Phil for Piano Concerto No. 17, Overture to The Magic Flute, and Piano Concerto No. 24. MORE

10/21/2014 - 10/28/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

The Allman Brothers Band Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
These shows are rescheduled from March 25, 26, 28, & 29. (*No show Oct. 23.) MORE

10/21/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Roomful of Teeth: Sonic Tapestry Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Clark Studio Theater | 212-875-5000 | www.whitelightfestival.org
This vocal octet's name only hints at how much it shatters all preconceived notions of choral singing. Gleaning inspiration from experimental and world traditions, including T... MORE

10/21/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Skin Cancer Foundation Gala Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle | | SkinCancer.org/gala
The Skin Cancer Foundation Gala is an annual event where Skin Sense Awards are given in recognition of exceptional achievement in skin health, including public education about... MORE

10/21/2014 - 2/01/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
Exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being ex... MORE

10/21/2014
6:30pm
$150
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The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party: Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. | 212-582-6600 | terminal5nyc.com
An evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank Featuring original photography and a musical performance by Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy Silent a... MORE

10/21/2014
7:30pm
Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Unbound: Lena Dunham with Zadie Smith Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
The writer-director, creator, executive producer, and star of the HBO series Girls reads from and discusses her new collection of personal essays with author Zadie Smit... MORE

10/21/2014 - 10/22/2014
4pm to Midnight
$5
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CMJ Event: Behind The Red Door Showcase Red Door
140 West 24th Street | 917-482-4128 |
Check out www.bighousepresents.com for more info $5 DOOR - DAY AND NIGHT! 16 KILLER BANDS FREE A Blueberry Mimosa Shot - Day Shows FREE First 25 people for each conce... MORE

10/21/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Die Zauberflote Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met perf... MORE

10/21/2014
8pm
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Richard Marx Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
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10/22/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Belcea Quartet Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The Belcea Quartet performs Mozart's String Quartet in F Major, K. 590; Berg's Lyric Suite; and Brahms's String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1. MORE

10/22/2014 - 3/22/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Letters to Afar Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. | 212-534-1672 | mcny.org
Capturing life - views of 1930s Poland through the lens of Jewish New Yorkers. Co-Presented by the City Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is A... MORE

10/22/2014 - 10/24/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Circa and I Fagiolini: How Like an Angel (U.S. premiere) James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway | 212-875-5000 | www.whitelightfestival.org
Six acrobats soar with the overtones of sacred song in this exhilarating collaboration between Australian avant-garde circus troupe Circa and renowned early-music choir I Fagi... MORE

10/22/2014 - 10/26/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. | 212-242-0800 | joyce.org
The company returns for a seventh Joyce season with its winning stable of dancers, a stellar choreographic roster, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the art form throu... MORE

10/22/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Source Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has many identities: adrift adolescent, emboldened whistleblower, traitor to her country. In this penetrating music-theater work, Brooklyn-b... MORE

10/22/2014
5pm
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Ryan Hobler @ CMJ Music Festival Astor Place Starbucks
13-25 Astor Place | 732-614-8933 |
Eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler has been playing music in and around his native New York for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands ... MORE

10/22/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Le Nozze di Figaro Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville b... MORE

10/22/2014
8pm
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Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Jena Kingsley, Derek Gaines, and More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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10/22/2014
8pm
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Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Jena Kingsley, Derek Gaines, And More! The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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10/22/2014
10pm
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Grift Comedy Hosted by Mike Finoia The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. | 212-677-2600 | www.thestandnyc.com
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10/23/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Rafał Blechacz Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Twenty-eight-year-old Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz - winner of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award - plays a recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. MORE

10/23/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Steve Ross Cafe Sabarsky
1048 Fifth Ave. | 212-628-6200 | www.neuegalerie.org/cafes/sabarsky
Steve Ross performs a program featuring the unlikely connections between American popular song and the beloved songwriters of Germany and Austria in the 1920s and '30s. MORE

10/23/2014 - 10/28/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Bronfman, Bartok, and Bruckner New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Philharmonic. No performances 10/26-27. MORE

10/23/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Chaya Czernowin - Composer Portraits Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Although born in Haifa, Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin has lived all over the globe, and her work draws upon a rich palette of textures, traditions, and instrumentations. I... MORE

10/23/2014 - 10/25/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cynthia Oliver New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relatio... MORE

10/23/2014
8pm
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Cameron Carpenter The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
32-year-old virtuoso Cameron Carpenter has taken a sledgehammer to organ conventions while forcing the cloistered organ world to acknowledge his iconoclastic vision. Winner of... MORE

10/23/2014 - 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kontakthof Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Marking the 30th anniversary of its New York debut at BAM, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to Brooklyn with one of its beloved founder's seminal dance-theater works. MORE

10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014
$15 for opening- and closing-night screenings ($12 for Members, seniors, and students), $12 for all other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)
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American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during... MORE

10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014
6:00 pm
$15 for opening- and closing-night screenings ($12 for Members, seniors, and students), $12 for all other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)
Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/
The Four-Day Festival Will Screen More Than 40 Films and Feature Diverse Forums, Remarkable Performances, and Lively Parties The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past... MORE

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