This Week in NYC (8/26-9/2) (City Guide Magazine)

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This Week in NYC (8/26-9/2)

August 26, 2015 - by CG News Desk

(8/26-9/2) Each week, City Guide's This Week in NYC brings you the best in special NYC events, the newest exhibits, sightseeing activities, fun for kids, concerts, nightlife and more. 

THE BIG EVENT 

(8/26-8/29) Central Park Conservancy Film Festival-Free films all week continues! **Tickets required. In order by day-Blues Brothers, Airplane, Raging Bull, Superman II. 6:30pmcentralparknyc.org

PLUS

(now-8/30) The 19th Annual Fringe Festival ends this weekend!  fringenyc.org

(8/29-8/30) The popular Japanese pop culture festival, Waku Waku +NYC takes place at Brooklyn Expo Center. wakuwakunyc.com

Final days! See It Big! concludes (8/28-8/30)with a screening of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. movingimage.us.

EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

(now- 11/1)  Frida Kahlo:*Art*Garden*Life at The New York Botanical Garden, includes a display of her original works, plus a spectacular recreation of the garden tended by Kahlo and husband/muralist Diego Rivera from 1930-1954, Casa Azul, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. On 8/27, enjoy Frida Al Fresco Evenings, when the exhibit is open 6:30pm-9:30pm. Feast on Mexican fare, music, exotic cocktails and more! 

PLUS

(now -10/12) The Hirschfeld Century explores the cartoonist's glorious career at New York Historical Societynyhistory.org 

(now- 1/3/16) Hunger Games: The Exhibition is now open at Discovery Times Squarediscoverytsx.com

(now-11/29) The popular Spiders Alive! returns to AMNHamnh.org

(now-9/13) Hip Hop Revolution explores the birth of hip hop in NYC in the 70s through today, through the eyes of three photographers, at MCNY. mcny.org

(now-10/11) Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland , now at the Morgan.  themorgan.org 

(now- 9/7) China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Artmetmuseum.org

(now-1/10/16) Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at Museum of the City of New York explores Bob Dylan and the explosion of folk music, esp. in Greenwich Village. mcny.org 

(ongoing) Saturday Night Live: The Exhibitionis now open at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue. snltheexhibition.com

(now- 9/27) America Is Hard to Seenow at the new Whitney. whitney.org 

(ongoing) Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism at the Museum of Jewish Heritagemjhnyc.org 

(now-9/15) Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, now at The Jewish Museum. thejewishmuseum.org

(now-1/10/16) At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, explore Hubble@25intrepidmuseum.org

(now-10/4) Double exhibit treat! Check out The Rise of Sneaker Culture & FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds explores NYC street culture at Brooklyn Museum brooklynmuseum.org

(now- 9/6) Final weeks! The exhibit Matthew Weiner's Mad Men now at the Museum of the Moving Image is a must for fans, including authentic sets of Don Draper's office and the family kitchen, plus costumes, Draper's 'box of secrets' and more. movingimage.us

COMEDY

 

(8/28) Kevin Hart What Now? Comedy Tour at Jones Beach. jonesbeach.com 

PLUS

(8/27-8/29) JB Smoove at Carolines. carolines.com

(8/28-8/30) Ted Alexandro at Gotham Comedy Club. gothamcomedyclub.com

Check out the hottest in up n coming comedy talent at Broadway Comedy Club Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling performs Monday evenings! broadwaycomedyclub.com.

Enjoy an evening of great comedy on the Upper East Side at legendary venue, Dangerfield's. dangerfields.com

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KIDS 

(8/29) Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the family day precursor to the US Open, will be jam packed, with interactive activities, face painting, and performances by Bea Miller, Kalin and Myles, Jacob Whitesides, Natalie La Rose, Sweet Suspense, appearances by Brooke Taylor from Radio Disney, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and more! arthurashekidsday.com

(Permanent) Connected Worlds is now open at the New York Hall of Sciencenysci.org 

PLUS

(8/27) Runbow Tournament at Nintendo World. nintendoworldstore.com

(now-11/29)  Spiders Alive! returns to AMNHamnh.org 

(now through 1/3/16) Hunger Games: The Exhibition, is open at Discovery Times Squarediscoverytsx.com

 

SIGHTSEEING

Beat the heat and cool off with a speedy ride aboard The Beast! 

PLUS

Take a Yankee Stadium Touryankeestadiumtours.com

The Circle Line is now celebrating its 70th anniversary. circleline42.com

The One World Observatory is now open. oneworldobservatory.com

Explore NYC's financial district with Wall Street Walks. wallstreetwalks.com

Check out the hottest spots to eat and drink in the Flatiron District and Williamsburg with Like a Local Tourslikealocaltours.com

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

 

(8/29) Full Moon Dinner Cruise with Bateaux New Yorkbateauxnewyork.com

PLUS

(8/26) J. Geils Band w/ Ian Hunter & The Rant Band at Beacon Theatrebeacontheatre.com 

(8/27) Zephyr Happy Hour with New York Water Taxi. nywatertaxi.com

(8/27) Bobby Caldwell at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. bbkingblues.com

(8/27-8/28) I Left My Heart in Theatre Camp at 54 Below. 54below.com

(8/28) Midnight Yacht Party w/Lenny Green with Spirit Cruises. spiritcruises.com

(8/28) Cirque Fridays at Highline Ballroom.  highlineballroom.com

(8/29) Work up an afternoon sweat with Warm Up 2015 at MoMAPS1. momaps1.org

(8/29) Laid Back Festival, w/Gregg Allman, Doobie Bros, City of the Sun, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at Jones Beach. 3pm.

jonesbeach.com

(8/30) Andrea Bell Wolff at Iridium. theiridium.com

(8/30) Dark Side of the Hudson Pink Floyd Tribute at B.B. King Blues Club. bbkingblues.com

(8/30-8/31) Aaron Neville Duo: An Evening of Songs & Stories at City Winerycitywinery.com

(8/30) Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion at 54 Below. 7pm & 9:30pm. 54below.com

SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

(8/31-9/13) Get ready, set, match! 2015 US OPEN Tennis Championships gets underway. usopen.org

(9/1) Anthony Rapp Unplugged at 54 Below. 54below.com

(9/2-9/3) Peking Opera: Legend of the White Snake & The Jewelry Purse at Lincoln Center. lincolncenter.org

 

 

 

 

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