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

Ongoing

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

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Cellar
Through 12/31/2016

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through 12/31/2020

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through 1/31/2020

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through 5/30/2016

Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th-18th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 6/19/2016

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 5/29/2016

Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season - Gotham Chamber Opera
Through 6/30/2016

Some Place Like Home - Rumney Guggenheim
Through 11/11/2025

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 9/16/2016

Bar None Comedy Show - Bar None NYC
Through 1/03/2017

Nashville-Style Songwriters' Round - The Bitter End
Through 10/01/2815

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 10/11/2016

The Secret World Inside You - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 8/14/2016

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through 11/17/2017

Subtle Interchange - NARS Foundation
Through 12/18/2105

The Dining Concourse in Concert - Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal
Through 12/01/2016

Agitprop! - Brooklyn Museum
Through 8/07/2016

Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 6/05/2016

Laura Poitras - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through 5/15/2016

Through 5/08/2016
2 hours
$10/$15/$35
Ages: AD

Votes Castillo Theatre
543 West 42nd Street | 212-941-1234 |
April 1 to May 8, 2016 Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street (betw. 10th and 11th Avenues) Presented by Castillo Theatre Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 ... MORE

Through 5/08/2016
12-6pm
Free
Ages: AD

Void + Collapse Chloe Curtis
55-59 Chrystie St. | 917-957-0900 |
Chloe Curtis is pleased to present Void + Collapse, a group exhibition of contemporary ceramic art. The show features new and recent works by artists Jenny Blumenfield, Adam F... MORE

Through 5/06/2016
$65 application fee
Ages: AD

ChEckiT!Dance now accepting applications for the Sixth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival Solar 1
2420 FDR Drive | 6467654773 |
ChEckiT!Dance is now accepting applications from female choreographers to the Sixth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female cho... MORE

Through 5/08/2016
8p/2p
$18
Ages: AD

The Spring Fling: Crush IRT Theater
154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl | 212-206-6875 |
Back for YEAR SIX, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with six, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch... MORE

Through 5/08/2016
All Day
$25-$75
Ages: All

Art New York and CONTEXT New York Open New York Art Week 2016 Pier 94
12th Avenue at 55th Street | 800-376-5850 | http://www.artnyfair.com/
Art Miami, the preeminent presenter of contemporary and modern art fairs, expands its borders for a second year to New York City. Art New York will be joined by the debut of C... MORE

Through 5/08/2016
7:30pm
$25+
Ages: All

Flamenco Vivo Presents Voces de Andalucia BAM Fisher Hall
321 Ashland Pl | 646-765-4773 |
FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA celebrates the fundamental power and diversity of flamenco in VOCES DE ANDALUCIA, the company’s 2016 NYC season, May 3-8 at Brooklyn Academy of M... MORE

Through 5/08/2016
$35-$50
Ages: All

São Paulo Dance Company The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue | 212-242-0800 |
Date(s) May 3-8 Schedule: Tuesday 7:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm Sunday 2pm Recognized as one of the major dance companies of... MORE

5/05/2016 Ages: TE,AD

Jerry Seinfeld Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
Jerry Seinfeld is now beginning a residency at the Beacon Theatre. Additional dates include Feb. 18, March 2, April 14, May 5, June 8. More dates to be announced. MORE

5/05/2016
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Adults $5 and seniors/students $3
Ages: AD

Remember Us The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place | 212-431-7993 |
Join us for a special screening of the new documentary film, Remember Us: The Hungarian Hidden Children to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Directed by Jason Auerbach and Rudy Veglian... MORE

5/05/2016 Ages: AD

Future of Fashion Runway Show Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center at FIT
227 W. 27th St. | 212-691-2800 |
The Future of Fashion Runway Show is the Fashion Institute of Technology’s highly-anticipated end-of-year fashion show featuring sensational, innovative looks created by FIT’s... MORE

5/05/2016 - 5/08/2016
11am
Ages: All

Frieze Art Fair Randalls Island
New York | | http://frieze.com/fairs/frieze-new-york
Frieze New York presents the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe, bringing an international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in New York. In ad... MORE

5/05/2016
7.30pm -11.00pm
$15
Ages: AD

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Best Santana Tribute SantanaRia B.B. King Blues Club & Grille
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 |
"The music of the band Santana has touched generations with it's groundbreaking mix of international rhythms, classic rock jams and great songs. The Santana Tribute Show, Sant... MORE

5/05/2016 - 5/08/2016
11am - 7pm Thursday to Saturday. 12pm-6pm Sunday
Ages: AD

Sweaty Betty Warehouse Sale Sweaty Betty SoHo Boutique
77 Mercer St. | 646-494-0115 |
Sweaty Betty Warehouse Sale. Kicking off Thursday May 5th through Sunday May 8th at the Sweaty Betty Soho store located at 77 Mercer Street. Sweaty Betty, the premium women... MORE

5/05/2016
8:30 PM
$10
Ages: AD

Hayden Special Event: From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
We know the universe began 13.7 billon years ago in an event called the Big Bang, but many questions remain. Is our universe part of a larger multiverse? What is causing the a... MORE

5/05/2016
12:00pm - 2:00 pm
Free
Ages: AD

Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Simone Coonrod Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse | 718-681-6000 |
Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Simone Coonrod Thursday, May 5, 12:00pm to 2:00pm In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special... MORE

5/05/2016 - 5/25/2016
$8-$10
Ages: All

Workers Unite! Film Festival Various Locations
| 646- 455-2225 |
The Workers Unite! Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles,... MORE

5/05/2016
9:30AM - 2:00 PM
$35
Ages: AD

Moms +SocialGood New York Times Center
241 West 41st Street | 202-887-9040 |
Join us at Moms +SocialGood to share our vision for a better future, and inspire action to help improve the lives of children and families everywhere. Moms +SocialGood is a... MORE

5/05/2016 - 8/04/2016 Ages: All

ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition, presented in the Museum's Robert Lehman Wing, will explore how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-m... MORE

5/05/2016
7:00pm
$20
Ages: AD

Mother's Day Comedy Show with Karith Foster and Mary Kennedy Broadway Comedy Club
318 W 53rd Street | 310-941-3788 |
Karith Foster and Mary Kennedy have been doing comedy combined over 30 years. They first met early on as up and coming comics in NY and a lifelong friendship was created. They... MORE

5/05/2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$20
Ages: AD

The Aeolus Quartet Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space
450 West 37th St. | 646-731-3200 |
The Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the exciting young string ensemble Aeolus Quartet in a BAC Salon performance. Aeolus Quartet will perform Washed by Fire, written in 2007 ... MORE

5/05/2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
$10
Ages: AD

The Debate in Every Person: To Feel More or Less Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene Street | 212-777-4490 |
Men and women everywhere want to be stirred by things and people, to have big feeling. At the same time, we can think that to feel a lot is dangerous and weak. How can we make... MORE

5/05/2016 - 5/08/2016
8AM-10PM
Free
Ages: AD

The Arrivals x Snarkitecture Pop-Up Parasol Projects Gallery
2 Rivington St. | 646-887-3993 |
The Arrivals teamed up with Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham’s renowned art and architecture studio), to design a limited edition waterproof poncho. The poncho is available online... MORE

5/05/2016
$5
Ages: AD

Live with Kelly & Jay The PIT Loft
PIT Loft 154 W 29th St NYC, 10001 | 212-563-7488 |
Definitely well-known and universally admired comedian Jay Malsky would like to join Kelly Ripa as co-host of nationally syndicated morning program Live this summer when Micha... MORE

5/05/2016 Ages: AD

La Bohème Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metopera.org
Puccini's unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, perhaps his most beloved staging of all. Maria Agresta, Ramón V... MORE

5/05/2016
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm
Ages: AD

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

5/05/2016
6:30pm-8:30pm
$5 adults, $3 students and seniors
Ages: AD

Remember Us Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Pl. | 212-431-7993 | www.annefrank.com
Join us for a special screening of the new documentary film, Remember Us: The Hungarian Hidden Children to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Directed by Jason Auerbach and Rudy Veglian... MORE

5/05/2016 - 10/28/2016
Thursdays and Fridays, Boards 11:30am, sails noon-2pm
From $49
Ages: TE,AD

Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 40, 353 West St. | 212-206-7522 | hornblower.com
If you're looking for the perfect relaxing lunch in NYC, Hornblower's Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise is for you. Step aboard Hornblower's luxury yacht and lunch in style as you ... MORE

5/06/2016
8pm
Ages: AD

Mo'Nique Mother's Day Special Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. | 212-531-5305 | www.apollotheater.org
Only NYC area appearance! The multimedia powerhouse, stand-up artist and Oscar-Winning Actress hosts an evening of fun with Tone X and friends. A star of television's The Park... MORE

5/06/2016 - 5/08/2016 Ages: All

America's Cup Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza
| | www.americascup.com
This event will take place from May 6-8, 2016, with official practice racing on the Friday and point-scoring races on Saturday and Sunday. This is the first time in 96 years s... MORE

5/06/2016
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$10
Ages: AD

First Fridays! In Collaboration with The Moth Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse | 718-681-6000 |
First Fridays! In Collaboration with The Moth Friday, May 6, 7:00pm to 10:00pm First Fridays Join us for a Bronx StorySLAM hosted by The Moth. Arrive by 7pm for the ... MORE

5/06/2016
9:30pm-11pm
$24
Ages: AD

A Mexican Affair The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street | 212-206-0440 |
A Mexican Affair, a new cabaret created and performed by Rafa Reyes, celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful exchange of cultural i... MORE

5/06/2016
2 hours
$12
Ages: AD

Drunk Restoration Comedy: Star Wars Shakespeare The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street | 646-288-1077 |
After selling out last month’s reading of Tis Pity She’s a Whore, RAT is back for a May the 4th be with you themed reading of Star Wars Shakespeare: The Empire Striketh Back! ... MORE

5/06/2016 - 5/07/2016
$15
Ages: All

Children's Dance on a Shoestring NYTB Studio
131 E 10th St | 646-765-4773 |
New York Theatre Ballet will host the Children's Dance on a Shoestring from May 6th, 2016 at 7pm and May 7th, 2016 at 3pm at the NYTB Studio, 131 E. 10th Street, 2nd floor NYC... MORE

5/06/2016
8pm
Ages: AD

The English Beat City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
MORE

5/06/2016
6pm-8pm
$9 (includes a free drink)
Ages: AD

Champagne and Cocaine Book Launch Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 321-298-2482 |
Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly– CHAMPAGNE AND COCAINE Launch with author Richard Vetere Friday, May 6, 2016, 6 p.m. Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (betw... MORE

5/06/2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$50
Ages: AD

Chiara String Quartet performs Beethoven & Schubert Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 |
The Met Museum presents the Chiara String Quartet in its final MetLiveArts concert of the season. The concert, titled Death and the Maiden, focuses on two awe-inspiring medita... MORE

5/06/2016
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
$60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings
Ages: YE

Drop Off Pajama Party Kidville Union Square
67 E 11th St. #3 | 516-807-0447 |
Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Union Square this May. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so much m... MORE

5/06/2016
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
$60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings
Ages: YE

Drop Off Pajama Party Kidville Williamsburg
184 Kent Ave | 516-807-0447 |
Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Williamsburg this May. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so much m... MORE

5/06/2016
1.5 hours
$10
Ages: All

An Evening of Chamber Music with the FSU College of Music Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave | 212-247-7800 |
The Seminole Trombone Quartet explores the sonorities of its genre. The four members of STQ are colleagues in academia, as they all currently pursue Doctor of Music degrees at... MORE

5/06/2016 - 9/18/2016 Ages: All

Roberto Burle Max: Brazilian Modernist The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. | 212-423-3200 | thejewishmuseum.org
Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet he is not a familiar figure outside of his native Brazil. He ... MORE

5/06/2016
7:30pm
Ages: AD

5/06/2016
7pm
$50, Bring the Kids for $1
Ages: All

Death and the Maiden The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 |
Two awe-inspiring meditations on death by two great masters: Schubert grappled with his own mortality in the haunting and dramatic String Quartet No. 14; Beethoven composed hi... MORE

5/06/2016
7.30-10.30 pm
Ages: All

EOarts Performance Art Series. Session 1: Noodle Rice Studio and Huisi He Rabbithole Gallery
33 Washington Street | 347-484-6212 |
The Espejo Organization for the Arts presents “EOarts Performance Art Series 2016: Session 1”. The first night of this four-night series will host two performances; “Traps” by... MORE

5/06/2016 Ages: AD

Otello Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metopera.org
The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downf... MORE

5/06/2016 - 5/07/2016
8pm, 10pm, *11:45pm
Ages: AD

Bobby Lee Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian best known as a cast member on Mad TV from 2001 to 2009 and for his roles in the films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Pineapple... MORE

5/06/2016
6:30pm
FREE
Ages: TE,AD

CNN Screening and Conversation: The Eighties: Video Killed the Radio Star New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
RSVP required to: koconnor@nyhistory.org The 80s. Michael Jackson released the greatest-selling album of all time. Madonna created a persona just as important as her music. P... MORE

5/07/2016
7:30-9pm
20-40
Ages: All

EUROPA REGINA – Bohemian Baroque First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Central Park West at 68th Street | 212-749-6600 |
Welcoming spring, EM/NY's first chair players perform 17th-century Central and Eastern European chamber works composed for the Crown Lands of the Habsburg Empire: Italian expa... MORE

5/07/2016 - 5/08/2016
11am-6pm
Ages: AD

NYC Veg Food Fest Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave) | | www.nycvegfoodfest.org
With over 120 exhibitors, three stages of entertainment, a giant activity-packed kids area, and two floors of fun….our 6th year is not to be missed! MORE

5/07/2016 - 5/08/2016
$30 adults, $27 seniors, $15 child
Ages: All

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion, the... MORE

5/07/2016
Free
Ages: AD

Display Sale Boffi SoHo
31 1/2 Greene St. | 212-431-8282 |
Save up to 50% OFF display items including some of the most iconic pieces of Boffi and DePadova. Sale started March 16th, final day is May 7th! MORE

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