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Through 7/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 10am-6pm. Closed Sun.


Ages: All

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard - 212-491-2200 - www.schomburgcenter.org

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and ... (more)


Through 7/31/2014


Ages: All

The Greek Monsters
Onassis Cultural Center

645 Fifth Ave. - 212-486-4448 - onassisusa.org

Created by the award-winning Greek design group Beetroot, "The Greek Monsters" is a staged invasion of Hellenic monsters in the form of freestanding sculpture, bas-relief and paintings installed in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower. Beetroot's contemporary interpretations of gruesome characters from classical mythology - including Cyclops, the Minota... (more)


Through 7/27/2014


Ages: All

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710 - www.metmuseum.org

The first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, ... (more)


Through 8/01/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm


Ages: All

Transmutations
Tibet House US Museum/Gallery

22 West 15th Street - 1.212.807.0563 - tibethouse.org
Price: Free

Tibet House US is pleased to announce Transmutations, an exhibition featuring artist Benigna Chilla's new series of large scale paintings created after a 2012 stay in Bhutan. Her process as an artist begins with inspiration from ancient, geometric patterns found in architecture, textiles, and nature. These recent paintings explore both organic and ... (more)


Through 7/25/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-6pm


Ages: All

John Clement: Fireflies
De Buck Gallery

511 W. 25th St. - 212-255-5735 - www.debuckgallery.com

The New York-based sculptor's first solo exhibition at De Buck Gallery. Clement has created a large-scale site-specific installation for De Buck Gallery, bringing what would typically be an outdoor, public work into the white cube of the gallery space.


Through 7/25/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm


Ages: All

The Photographic Object, 1970
Hauser & Wirth

32 E. 69th St. - 212-790-3900 - hauserwirth.com

An ambitious historical exhibition exploring the legacy of Peter Bunnell's landmark 1970 show "Photography into Sculpture," which was presented at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recognized as the first comprehensive survey of photographically formed images used in a sculptural or fully dimensional manner, "Photography into Sculpture" stand... (more)


Through 7/25/2014


Ages: All

Works of Elegance and Energy
Agora Gallery

530 West 25th Street - 212-2264151 - www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/7_10_2014.aspx

This summer, Agora Gallery will unveil fresh and memorable shows to all art-lovers who may need that extra incentive go gallery-hopping in the infamous NYC heat. Come in to cool down, enjoy glass of seltzer, and peruse our diverse and international collections. Guests may find themselves completely transformed, if not simply gratefully refreshed! ... (more)


Through 7/27/2014


Ages: TE,AD

Star Presence on Screen
Museum of the Moving Image

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

In conjunction with the publication of James Harvey's insightful new book, Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar (2014, Faber & Faber), this series showcases some of film history's most transcendent performers and performances. They include (as the subtitle suggests) the donkey Balthazar (Au hazard Balthaz... (more)


Through 7/26/2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ages: All

National Zookeeper Week
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue - 203-394-6565
Price: Zoo admission

Our zookeepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zookeepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!


Through 7/25/2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Ages: All

Zoo Patrol
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue - 203-394-6563 - beardsleyzoo.org
Price: $140 - $165

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for n... (more)


Through 7/26/2014


Ages: AD

Galactic
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369 - www.brooklynbowl.com

7/23 Cyril Neville, Glen David Andrews 7/24 Corey Glover (Living Colour), Living Brass Band 7/25 Trampled Under Foot 7/26 The Filthy Six


Through 7/25/2014


Ages: All

Katy Perry
Barclays Center

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



Through 7/27/2014


Ages: AD

Jon Faddis Quartet
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - www.lincolncenter.org

Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie, celebrates his 61st birthday at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Known for having an extraordinary and virtually unparalleled range, Faddis has complete mastery over the trumpet. He evokes the voices of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, and, of course, Gillespie, all while remai... (more)


Through 7/27/2014


Ages: All

3rd Annual Short Play Festival
The Kraine Theatre

85 East 4th Street - 718-669-8551 - unboxedvoices.com
Price: $18

Join us for 4 days of exciting 10-minute plays by new and seasoned writers from across America, performed by talented NYC performers! For the first time ever, we have an evening of plays written by Youth Playwrights!


Through 7/25/2014


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)


7/25/2014 - 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.


7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
Hours: 6pm


Ages: All

Sila: The Breath of the World
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Hearst Plaza - 212-875-5000 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/sila-the-breath-of-the-world

In a co-presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the 2014 Mostly Mozart festivities begin with the world premiere of American composer John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World. In the Inuit tradition, sila is the spirit that animates all things - the wind, the weather, and all forces of nature. In Adams's piece, composed specifically... (more)


7/25/2014
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)


7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014


Ages: All

The Bolshoi Ballet - Spartacus
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - www.lincolncenterfestival.org

Spartacus is Bolshoi to the core. A hymn to pulse-raising male dancing created specifically to showcase the company, this ballet with its shackled slaves confronting the might of ancient Rome boldly depicts the triumph of the human spirit. Yuri Grigorovich's choreography, set to Khachaturian's lush score, is painted in bold, broad strokes and has l... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 8pm

Evening Bat Walks in Central Park
American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100 - www.amnh.org
Price: $40

At dusk, bats leave the warm spaces under city roofs to feed on flying insects. Join Brad Klein, Danielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a walk through Central Park. Aided by a detector that amplifies the bats' otherwise inaudible high-frequency chirps, bat watchers monitor and catalogue the species that call the ci... (more)


7/25/2014


Ages: All

ROOFTOP FILMS: NY SHORTS
Brookfield Place

220 Vesey St - 7184177362 - rooftopfilms.com
Price: FREE

No city in the world produces more independent films than New York City, with more films being made each year. This short film program showcases the energetic diversity of work being produced here in the capital of the indie film world, including Luke Meyer’s short documentary Unlocking the Truth. Presented by Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place.


7/25/2014
Hours: 7pm


Ages: All

Seaport Music Festival
South Street Seaport

Pier 17 - www.seaportmusicfestival.com
Price: FREE

07/11 Alvvays 07/18 Calvin Love 07/25 Torres 08/01 The Casket Girls / Snowmine 08/07 Black Bananas / Shockwave Riders 08/15 Boogarins / Jacco Gardner 08/22 Dead Gaze 08/29 Joanna Gruesome / Big UPS


7/25/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Delbert McClinton
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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

In recent years, although tightening radio formats may have offered fewer opportunities for his expansive musical approach, musician Delbert McClinton has continued to solidify his loyal following with his relentless touring and his annual Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise every January in the Caribbean. In addition, he has continued... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

Pam Tanowitz Dance & eighth blackbird
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park - 212-721-6500 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/pam-tanowitz-dance

Pam Tanowitz Dance PASSAGEN featuring violinist Pauline Kim Harris The Spectators (excerpt) featuring FLUX Quartet Freedom teases form and the graceful traditions of ballet and modern dance fracture in gorgeous, post-modern moments, set to contemporary scores performed live. The onstage vitality of violinist Harris, playing John ... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 6-8 PM


Ages: All

Meet the Artist: Benigna Chilla
Tibet House US Museum/Gallery

22 West 15th Street - (212) 807-0563 - tibethouse.org

Please join Ms. Chilla, an artist, author and teacher, as she discusses her recent exhibition Transmutations, featuring her new series of large scale paintings created after her recent stay in Bhutan. Vivid yet meditative, these works employ architectural, geometric and symmetric natural forms, Bhutanese design elements, textiles and thangkas. ... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 6pm


Ages: All

Trigger Hippy ft. Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Steve Gorman (Black Crowes) ,Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik
Watermark

78 South Street
Price: $35

Trigger Hippy is a powerful, soul-infused rock and roll band founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, featuring twin lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who also plays guitar and keyboards. Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac, and bassist Nick Govrik. Accordin... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 6:30-9pm


Ages: All

Bronx Stories: (Im)migrant Experiences from the Bronx and the Lower East Side
Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000 - bronxmuseum.org
Price: Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

Bronx Stories: (Im)migrant Experiences from the Bronx and the Lower East Side Situated in neighborhoods that have historically been, and continue to be, home to many newcomers to New York, City Lore and The Bronx Museum of the Arts have come together to celebrate their immigrant communities with a special edition of Bronx Stories. The Br... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: Doors open 6pm, show 8pm


Ages: AD

Marc Cohn w/Gabriel Kahane
City Winery

155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555 - www.citywinery.com/newyork



7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
Hours: Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM, 10:00PM & 11:45PM


Ages: AD

Anthony Anderson
Gotham Comedy Club

208 W 23rd St - 2123679000
Price: $26

Anthony Anderson has appeared in over 20 films, and his performance on “Law & Order” earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Before joining Law & Order, Anderson starred in the New Orleans-based drama “K-Ville.” Over the years, he has displayed his bountiful talent in the DreamWorks’... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 7-10pm


Ages: AD

Breath and Beats Ramp Jam!
Skate Brooklyn

78 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn - 347-405-3665 - squareup.com/market/skateyogi/breath-beats-ramp-jam
Price: $30

Yogis and skateboarders coming together for fun evening at Skate Brooklyn! Bring your mat for a yoga class on the ramp led by Urban Asanas and then stick around to try out skateboarding with SKATEYOGI in a no-ego environment with live DJ, food, adult beverages and door prizes from our sponsors including Lululemon. (This event is 21+) Breath and... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 8PM - 10PM


Ages: All

SubDrift NYC Open Mic
Two Moon Art House and Cafe

315 4th Ave, Brooklyn - 571-451-9563

Celebrating talent and building community in New York City, Subcontinental Drift is an open mic event which encourages creative expression and artistic involvement in the South Asian community.


7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014


Ages: All

The 32nd Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza A El Barrio
St. Cecilia’s Church

125th East 105th Street - 212-307-7420 - cccadi.org

This year's 32nd anniversary brings a diverse community together in celebration of a centuries-old tradition steeped in African roots, mixed with Spanish culture and Caribbean flavor. A project of Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza Aldea in partnership with CCCADI and El Barrio-Taino Tower, the festival will follow the legendary tradition of dedicating ea... (more)


7/25/2014


Ages: All

Harmonica Lewinskies
The Gutter

200 North 14th Street, Brooklyn - 7183873585
Price: $7

Come check out NYC based jazz-funk octet, The Harmonica Lewinskies. The Harmonica Lewinskies do not shy away from a potent blend of punk, funk, big band, jazz, americana and blues signatures when crafting their cheeky, throwback sound. Managing to blend conflicting sounds into musical harmony, it’s sure to be a performance you don’t want to miss


7/25/2014
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)


7/25/2014
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 +


7/25/2014
Hours: 2:05pm


Ages: All

Velocita by Pippo Oriani
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500 - www.guggenheim.org

In conjunction with Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Guggenheim screens Pippo Oriani's 1930-31 film.


7/25/2014
Hours: 1:40pm


Ages: All

The Mechanical Man by Andre Deed
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500 - www.guggenheim.org

In conjunction with Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Guggenheim screens Pippo Oriani's 1930-31 film.


7/25/2014
Hours: 1pm


Ages: All

Thais by Anton Giulio Bragaglia
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500 - www.guggenheim.org

In conjunction with Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Guggenheim screens Anton Giulio Bragaglia's 1916 film.


7/25/2014
Hours: 1-4pm


Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Harry Potter Month: Fun Fact Fridays
The Scholastic Store

557 Broadway - 212-343-6187 - scholastic.com/sohostore

Expand your knowledge of the Harry Potter universe as you talk with other fans about the story and its characters. Plus, you can help share the magic of books! For every Harry Potter book purchased at the store in July, a copy will be donated to The Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and new books to children in need.


7/25/2014


Ages: All

Rockettes Summer Intensive Showcase Performance
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Pl. - 212-352-3101 - nyuskirball.org

The 2014 Rockettes Summer Intensive Student Showcase Performance is the culmination of a week of intense training in the Rockettes dance technique. This exciting event gives friends and family of the participants a chance to see the dancers on a renowned New York City stage performing three full-length Rockettes routines, including the legendary Wo... (more)


7/25/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Chris DiStefano, Wyatt Cenac, Gary Gulman, Mike Vecchione, Marina Franklin, and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

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



7/25/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Mike Vecchione, Gary Gulman, Marina Franklin, Wyatt Cenac, Chris DiStefano, and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

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



7/25/2014
Hours: 11:59pm


Ages: AD

Fat Baby Friday w/Chris DiStefano, Giulio Gallarotti, Ben & Josh, and More!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

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



7/25/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: TE,AD

Queen & Adam Lambert
Mohegan Sun Arena

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard - 800-745-3000 - www.mohegansun.com

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Adam Lambert's stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show's history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned... (more)


7/26/2014


Ages: All

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Free Preview Concert
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - mostlymozart.org

The Mostly Mozart summer celebration launches as Louis Langree leads the acclaimed Festival Orchestra in the first Mozart of the season, his Overture to Don Giovanni.


7/26/2014
Hours: 1pm


Ages: AD

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt
Washington Square Park (starting point)

1 Washington Sq East - 8779464868 - watsonadventures.com
Price: $24.50 (plus $10 for food)

A unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you've ever had. Be sure t... (more)


7/26/2014
Hours: 10:30am


Ages: All

Watson Adventures' Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt
Central Park

Starting at the Arsenal at 5th Avenue and 64th St. - 877-946-4868 - www.watsonadventures.com
Price: $18-$22

A unique scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you'll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message... (more)


7/26/2014
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)

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 the art, you begin to pie... (more)


7/26/2014
Hours: 5pm-7pm


Ages: TE

Teen Beach Volleyball
Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park

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

Teens 13-17 hit the Beach Volleyball Courts in Riverside Park for instructional clinics and open play. Saturdays through July 30. For more information please call 212-408-0296. 105th Street Courts.


7/26/2014
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.


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 8/03/2014 Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs --... (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 8/10/2014 The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people hav... (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 8/09/2014 Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in lite... (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 7/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 10am-6pm. Closed Sun.
Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard - 212-491-2200
www.schomburgcenter.org
Ages: All

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and ... (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 8/18/2014 Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing si... (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 8/15/2014 Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday ... (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 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installati... (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 8/24/2014 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 8/03/2014 Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and Br... (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 8/03/2014 Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.



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