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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex
Through 6/24/2015

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 8/05/2015

Objects in Conversation - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 6/08/2015

David Yarrow Exhibit - Rotella Gallery
Through 10/07/2015

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour - City Sites NY
Through 10/13/2015

Hubble @ 25 - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 9/13/2015

Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 8/16/2015

Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 8/16/2015

Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/06/2015

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 1/10/2016

Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 11/15/2015

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - American Museum of Natural History
Through 11/15/2015

Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 9/07/2015

Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time - Brooklyn Museum
Through 7/12/2015

Maira Kalman Selects - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Through 6/14/2015

Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through 1/02/2016

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease - American Museum of Natural History
Through 7/12/2015

Through 5/31/2015
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FREE
Ages: All

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Bryant Park
6th Ave and 40th St | 212-873-9050 |
In Shakespeare’s First Folio edition, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” opens with Valentine leaving Verona for Milan to finish his education, leaving his friend Proteus at home t... MORE

Through 5/31/2015
10am-6pm
Free
Ages: All

Chinese Cultural Celebration Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway/82nd St | 212-362-8835 |
WHAT: This year’s BookExpo America (BEA) for the first time hosts China as part of its Global Market Forum (GMF) initiative, bringing the world’s largest market to U.S. shores... MORE

Through 5/31/2015
Free with admission
Ages: All

World Science Festival: ReThink Science Various
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.worldsciencefestival.com
Over the course of five days (May 27-31), the Festival will engage audiences of all ages in the drama of scientific discovery, presenting more than 50 events in performing art... MORE

5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015 Ages: All

Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Brahms's Symphony No. 4 New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Manfred Honeck conducts with violinist Augustin Hadelich. MORE

5/28/2015 Ages: All

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

5/28/2015 - 5/29/2015
7:30pm
Ages: All

Ed Sheeran Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place | | www.foresthillsstadium.com
Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year old British singer/songwriter's ... MORE

5/28/2015 Ages: AD

Pixies Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue | 800-745-3000 | www.kingstheatre.com
MORE

5/28/2015 - 5/31/2015 Ages: AD

Betty Buckley: Dark Blue Eyed Blues Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St. | 212-539-8777 | www.joespub.com
After her sold out engagement last fall, BETTY BUCKLEY returns at the end of May for seven performances with a new show tailored specifically for Joe's Pub at The Public ca... MORE

5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015 Ages: AD

NYC Craft Beer Festival Lexington Armory
68 Lexington Avenue | 201-434-8700 | www.NYCCraftBeerFest.com
NYC Craft Beer Festival returns to Lexington Armory. The goal is to give guests the opportunity to sample 100+ craft beers, and to eat delicious gourmet food. Every guest will... MORE

5/28/2015
11pm
$5 advance, $8 day of show
Ages: AD

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more tha... MORE

5/28/2015
6:30-8 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended
Ages: AD

Dialogue and Discourse: Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel The Jewish Museum, Scheuer Auditorium
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St | 2124233200 | www.thejewishmuseum.org
In the 1950s and 60s, American television was a virtual gallery for new movements in the arts--from abstract expressionism to jazz to pop art. Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel d... MORE

5/28/2015
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0
Ages: AD

Emily Soto: Petzval Portraits Lomography Gallery Store - NYC
41 W 8th Street | 212-529-4353 |
In the hands of New York-based fashion photographer Emily Soto, the Petzval Art Lens has captured amazing portraits. Emily is a well accomplished New York based fashion photog... MORE

5/28/2015
6pm-9:30pm
Free
Ages: AD

[Silence Is Accurate] Conversations [Silence Is Accurate]
138 Sullivan Street | 646-504-9861 |
[Silence Is Accurate] is excited to present its first Art Experience: artist conversations featuring New York sculptor, Nicolas Holiber, and mixed media collaboration, GENTLEM... MORE

5/28/2015
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm.
Ages: AD

Zephyr Happy Hour New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Party at NYC's hottest rooftop bar this summer! It's officially sunglass season and the summer's coolest party is on board the ZEPHYR. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktail... MORE

5/28/2015
8pm
Ages: TE,AD

StarTalk Live! w/Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Co-Host Eugene Mirman and Guests Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
Science, pop culture and comedy collide on the immensely popular talk show StarTalk, with celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and specia... MORE

5/28/2015
7:30pm
$25 advance, $30 day of show
Ages: AD

Pitch Talks: Mets B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Moderated by Mike Puma Anthony Dicomo Marc Carig Emma Span Matthew Cerrone Darren Meenan Jeff Paternostro MORE

5/28/2015
8pm
Ages: AD

Startalk Live with Neil DeGrasse Tyson Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
Co- Host Eugene Mirman plus special guests Science meets comedy onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that's entertaining and educating sold-out audience... MORE

5/29/2015 Ages: AD

George Thorogood and Brian Setzer Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
MORE

5/29/2015
10pm
N/A
Ages: AD

12 Piece Swing-Pop Band, Joe Benjamin & The Mighty Handfuls The Way
683 Washington Ave | (347) 627-4949 |
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from ... MORE

5/29/2015
7pm-8:30pm
$35, Bring the Kids for $1
Ages: AD

Wild Sound: Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 | www.metmuseum.org
Percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) and Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion are creating a unique program for Met Museum Presents, which centers on on... MORE

5/29/2015
8pm-9:30pm
$10.00
Ages: AD

'Fake Church' - A Live Comedy Show The PIT
123 e. 24th | (212) 563-7488 |
A rotating cast of comedians improvise hilarious character pieces as members of an improvised religion based on audience suggestions. Character performers improvise scripture ... MORE

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015
05/29/2015 7pm 05/30/2015 3pm & 7pm
$25 General/ $15 for Student
Ages: All

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD…In Practice & Performance Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street | (212) 787-1178 |
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhatt... MORE

5/29/2015 - 5/31/2015
7pm, 3pm, 5pm
$15-$100
Ages: All

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… and A Gala Benefit Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street, New York City 10023 | (212) 787-1178 |
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhatt... MORE

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015 Ages: All

Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi Traveling Highway 61 Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
Bill Frisell, along with pianist Craig Taborn, trumpeter Ron Miles, saxophonist Greg Osby, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, embarks on a musical journey along the revered route, re... MORE

5/29/2015
Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
From $37.90 pp
Ages: AD

New York Cocktail Cruises Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 866-483-3866 | www.spiritcruises.com
Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cockt... MORE

5/29/2015
11pm
Ages: AD

Cirque Fridays Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 + MORE

5/29/2015 - 5/31/2015 Ages: AD

Michael McDonald Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
MORE

5/29/2015
Boards 9:15pm, sails 9:45pm-12am (midnight)
Ages: AD

House on the Hudson New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Feel the heat aboard our stylish dance party infused with live celebrity DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the glittering city. Ignite your weekend and experience ... MORE

5/29/2015
7pm-9pm
Ages: AD

Life at the Limits: Trivia Night American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Round up your geekiest friends and stretch your brain to its "limits" in an after-hours trivia night held under the blue whale. Come with your own team or join up with others ... MORE

5/30/2015 - 6/07/2015
various
Member tickets start at $10 and full price tickets start at $15.
Ages: All

Paper Planet The Duke on 42 Street
229 West 42nd street | 646.223.3010 | www.dukeon42.org
Venture into a wild woodland unlike any other. There, a dragon! Look, a butterfly! In PAPER PLANET, kids and their adults team up to explore a jungle of cardboard trees filled... MORE

5/30/2015
6:30pm
Ages: All

The Who & Joan Jett Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place | | www.foresthillsstadium.com
The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, by going on tour. They originally played Forest Hills Stadium back in 1971. MORE

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
Tickets start at $89. This does NOT include fees to BEA author events.
Ages: All

BookCon Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St. | 800-544-1660 | www.thebookcon.com
Author guests will include Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Wolf, Emma Donoghue, Brie Larson, B.J. Novak and others. Discover new and upcoming books before the... MORE

5/30/2015
3:00pm-5:00pm
free
Ages: All

NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue | Evan |
New York City's best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and i... MORE

5/30/2015
8pm
$20 General | $15 for Students and Seniors
Ages: All

Musical Performance: Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicholas Presents Romantic and Arab Compositions Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) | 646-732-3261 |
Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicholas Romantic and Arab Compositions Evening's Repertoire First Set Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor - Allegro Maestoso - Molto vivace - Largo ... MORE

5/30/2015
1pm-4pm
$60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings
Ages: YE

Drop off with Project Playdate to see Curious George Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. | 516-807-0447 | www.projectplaydate.org
Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at Tribeca Performing Arts this May 30th. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so... MORE

5/30/2015 - 6/02/2015
2pm, 8pm, 5:30pm
Tickets start at $60
Ages: All

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
155 W. 65th Street | (212) 769-6610 | www.sab.org
The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard’s Morse Hall, ... MORE

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
3pm-5pm/1pm-5pm
Ages: All

NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue | | www.Facebook.com/NYCMayorsCup
New York City's best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and i... MORE

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
10am-6pm
$30-$40
Ages: All

2nd Annual BookCon NYC Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 | 212-981-5181 | www.bookexpoamerica.com
ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, is returning to New York City’s Javits Center May 30-31st with the world’s best-selli... MORE

5/30/2015
$25
Ages: AD

The Amazing 80's Hunt Slattery's Midtown Pub
8 East 36th Street | 718-344-8962 |
POGO Events presents The Amazing 80's Scavenger Hunt - part hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and me... MORE

5/30/2015
12pm-6pm
Ages: All

Family Bowl Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
Bowling for kids of all ages. Food by Blue Ribbon, as well as local brews and more. MORE

5/30/2015
Noon
$20
Ages: All

Mafia Walking Tour Cacio e Vino (meet outside)
80 Second Avenue | 347-465-7767 |
This popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many... MORE

5/30/2015
2pm
$39.50 (includes museum and Space Pavilion admission)
Ages: All

Watson Adventures’ All Hands on Deck Scavenger Hunt at the Intrepid Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue & West 46th Street | 877-946-4868 | www.watsonadventures.com
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum! Get a salty taste of adventure on the seven seas without leaving New Y... MORE

5/30/2015
2pm
$10
Ages: All

11th NYC Musical Saw Festival Trinity Lutheran Church LIC
31-18 37th Street | 718-278-0036 |
Largest international gathering of people who make music with carpenter's handsaws! Concert, art exhibit & workshops revolving around this 300 year old art form. 50 musical... MORE

5/30/2015
5:00pm
$34.50-$44.50 (includes museum admission)
Ages: TE,AD

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 877-9GO-HUNT | www.watsonadventures.com
Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in w... MORE

5/30/2015
5:45pm-9am
Ages: AD

A Night at the Museum Sleepover American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures. Meet your relatives in the Anne and Bernard Spi... MORE

5/30/2015 Ages: All

The Artistry of Max Roach with Ali Jackson Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
After crossing paths with Roach at age 12, Ali Jackson was forever impacted, and the two would enjoy a formative student-teacher connection. In a one-night-only salute to the ... MORE

5/30/2015
12pm
Ages: All

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

5/30/2015
8pm & 10:30pm
Ages: AD

Slam Allen CD Release Party B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
MORE

5/30/2015
Boards 9pm, sails 9:30pm-12:30am
Ages: AD

Saturday Night Dance Cruise New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Absorb the vitality of your Saturday night aboard the ZEPHYR's three-hour cruise boasting a resident DJ, signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor levels of pulsating ... MORE

5/30/2015
6:30pm-9:30pm
$35, $25 members
Ages: AD

Frida Al Fresco Evenings New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
Enjoy these festive evenings out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Stroll through Kahlo's beloved Casa Azul reimagined in the Conserv... MORE

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