search cityguideny

Random Happenings in New York City This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
Print Article Email Article

Random Happenings in New York City This Week Photo: Nicholas Ruiz/Flickr / 2013 Scott Rudd 


If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

Autographed Baseball Memorabilia Sale from Private Collection of Mets Legend Ed Kranepool -
Through May 31, 2018 - Long Island

As a top Mets Memorabilia Collector, Mr. Kranepool is offering a limited number of collectors the opportunity to visit him at his home on Long Island to examine and purchase unique Mets and Yankees Sports Memorabilia directly from his collection. The items for sale are autographed vintage photos, autographed assorted team and individual baseballs, great baseball memorabilia from different teams, as well as unsigned, never been seen before personal photos from his days while he was with the Mets for his 17-year career. This opportunity to visit Mr. Kranepool for a Meet and Greet at his home will be during the Springtime of 2018. This will take place in the evenings between 7 PM-10 PM on Monday to Thursday, as well as some weekends. All home visits will be by appointment only. This memorabilia sale will help pay for some of Ed's major medical bills from this past year. Contact Martin Gover of Momentum Sports Management, 212-918-4545.

Tammy Faymous Cabaret featuring Alexander Kacala - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 13, 2018 - New York

Every month Tammy Faymous will pay tribute to influential "divas"!

Video Music Brunch: Old School VS New School Mothers Day Edition Brunch & Day Party - MIST Harlem
May 13, 2018 - New York

Remember when MTV actually played music videos instead of all those ratchet reality TV shows? At one time, music videos were a really BIG DEAL! C'mon… you know you used to race home after school to watch The Box ("Music Television You Control"), and Video Soul or Rap City on BET. If you were in NYC back then, you remember how we lived for Video Music Box with Ralph McDaniels and The Bobby Simmon's show. But no matter where you grew up, chances are that at some point you spent time watching music videos – imitating the dance moves, learning the lyrics, and copy the fashion trends… Man, those were the days! Well, The Alumni Group is taking you on a trip down memory lane at our Video Music Brunch. Along with our delicious brunch food specials, we'll not only be spinning the classics, we'll also be showing off the visuals that go along with them. Enjoy our dope music video playlist, featuring your old school favorites as well as the new-new hotness, as you sip on unlimited brunch cocktails. The song says that "videos killed the radio star", but at this brunch we'll celebrate the role videos have played in shaping our culture over the years. Trust us, you won't want to miss this visual,... (read more)

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
May 13, 2018 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

Stunt Dogs - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
May 13, 2018 - Peekskill

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
May 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Lynne Bernfield presents 'Bashert' A ONE WOMAN SHOW - The Triad
May 13, 2018 - New York

Based on the Yiddish for destiny, Lynne Bernfield presents "Bashert - Some Things Are Meant to Be." All those moments you think are coincidences, might really be Bashert. Maybe there's a reason one person stands out in a crowd, or your phone rings just when you're thinking about an old friend, or someone you've just met reconnects you to friends or lovers from the past. Bashert tells true stories in word and song about things that couldn't have happened, but did. It's a love letter to the idea of coincidence, accident, serendipity, or fate, karma, miracles and destiny.

Parenting Patterns and Reconstructive Memory - Rubin Museum
May 13, 2018 - New York

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? Learn how to apply tenets of mindfulness in everyday family interactions. This third of four sessions focuses on understanding the patterns of behavior that inform parents' reactions. Practice reconstructing your parenting style and developing a more compassionate approach to disciplining your child. Each session of this series combines teaching with working periods that can be applied to everyday family life. As a cumulative series, subsequent Mindfulness for Families sessions will build upon previous ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees. This program is designed for children ages three to seven with accompanying adult(s). Family Programs are made possible by Con Edison, Agnes Gund, New York Life, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. About the Instructor Ayman Mukerji Househam is a mindfulness teacher and neuroscience researcher at NYU Langone Medical School. Her work focuses on the benefits of mindfulness for families. Househam's publications show the benefits of a regular mindfulness pra... (read more)

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
May 13, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Open Mic at the Triad Theater with Host Tom Gamblin - Triad Theater
May 13, 2018 - New York

Mother's Day BUFFET Brunch with Includes a Brunch Cocktail for the Moms! - 12 Grapes Restaurant
May 13, 2018 - Peekskill

Mother's Day Cruise - Empire Cruises
May 13, 2018 - New York

Treat mom to our Mother's Day Lunch Cruise! On this beautiful Sunday, relax and sightsee our amazing city as we sail to the Statue of Liberty. With a complimentary drink on the house, live DJ entertainment, and plenty of photo ops, this mother's day gift. Aboard our Mother's Day Cruise, enjoy of live music as we showcase the amazing New York City's skyline. At our Mimosas & Sangrias, enjoy of refreshing beverages and cocktails. Food available for purchase. From Skyport Marina, we start boarding at 2:00 PM and depart at 2:30 PM. After tons of fun, we return to the dock at 4:30 PM.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
May 13, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

NYCRUNS Mothers Day 5K & 10K - Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island
May 13, 2018 - New York

Race with or for your mother in this special 5 or 10k race out on Roosevelt Island, which, if you're not familiar, is fast and flat with spectacular views of Manhattan. This race is for everyone, but all the women will be receiving a flower at the finish. With the plentiful bagel and fruit spread at the finish, there's a whole lot of post-race love to be had here. If you haven't raced at Roosevelt Island before, you're in for a treat. Fast, flat and with one of a kind views of Manhattan, Queens, and beyond: you're going to have a blast!

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
May 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Festival | Japan Day 2018 - Club Free Time
May 13, 2018 - New York

Featuring: -- Stage performances with amazing artists -- Activity Tents include a variety of fun and family-friendly Japanese activities, while our Food Tents offer free samples of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine. -- Charity Initiatives

Fair | Street Fair - Club Free Time
May 13, 2018 - New York

Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.

Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom - Wave Hill Public Gardens
Through May 13, 2018 - Bronx

Celebrate all mothers this weekend, including mother earth! Bring photos of the moms in your life whom you wish to acknowledge through notes and images on special papers. Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements. Place it in a translucent envelope for a gift Mom will treasure. Mother's Day event.

Mother's Day Weekend - Mohonk Mountain House
Through May 13, 2018 - New Paltz

Treat Mom to a weekend away, with or without the family, at our Victorian castle resort. This special Mother's Day Weekend offers activities, events, and adventures for every Mom—from active to crafty! A Mother's Day Weekend is not complete without a nature-inspired treatment at our award-winning spa. Moms can soak in our outdoor heated mineral pool, indulge in the eucalyptus steam room and dry rock sauna, or just curl up with a good book on the veranda.

Passport to Eataly: Tours for Kids - Eataly
Through May 13, 2018 - New york

In New York City, kids are always eager for adventure! Enter the Passport to Eataly tour, a journey around our marketplace for kids ages 8-12. With Eatalian passports in hand, kids will: Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides them around our marketplace Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in their passports Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, margherita pizza, and gelato **The tour meets at the Guest Relations desk, located just inside our 23rd Street entrance. While their kids are on the tour, parents or caregivers can kick back at our Lavazza café, where they will be treated up to two cups of espresso or espresso macchiato! ** Please note that space is limited to a small group, and only the registered children will be able to participate in the tour. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10 to 15 minutes. Please notify us in advance if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies.

To Catch A Terrorist - La Mama
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

is a cryptic work that looks at the formation of disciplined bodies, borders and the instrumentalist usage of fear as a sovereign act. Through data analysis, exorcist dances, demographic research, court hearing documents, visa applications, and disappearing traditional choreographies -- this new work enmeshes science, history, performance and law. A new Choreopera; utilizing different movement writing techniques, a sound archive, and space making strategies to create an ominous score that wonders whose lives (and therefore intangible heritage) matter. At the crux of the piece -technically- is the question of what choreography is, as the company's artists engaged with notions of choreo-policing and city making, both from the perspectives of urban studies and dance studies.

Bridge Social - Bryant Park
Through May 13, 2018 - Midtown

Join us for a fun couple of hours of sociable bridge on weekends from 5pm-7pm. Whether you're an occasional player or a seasoned champ, we'll find just the right level game for you. You'll be joining players from just above beginners to National Champions courtesy of Honors Bridge Club.

Heartbeat Opera Spring Festival 2018 - Baruch College
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

Anarchy! Revolution! Desire! Don Giovanni is dancing at the edge of a precipice. Three women pursue him, each seeking their own reckoning. Set to the most sublime music ever written, Mozart's masterpiece finds complex resonance in our cultural climate. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Directed by Louisa Proske Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth New Arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 14, 2018 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back!

Base Jam - The PIT Underground
May 14, 2018 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying!

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble - The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
May 14, 2018 - New York

Following the resounding success of their recent Streicker Center concerts, the Orchestra of St. Luke's returns with a Serenade for Spring, including a Mozart Divertimento, a Mendelssohn Violin Concerto written when he was just 13-years-old and Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings, considered one of h greatest works.

Lisa Sung, Viola - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2018 - New York

Deadpool Takeover - 7-Eleven
May 14, 2018 - New York

Deadpool is taking over a 7-Eleven store on Monday in total anti-hero fashion. On Monday, May 14th, an NYC 7-Eleven will be transformed into a Deadpool fan's dream. With exclusive and free Deadpool snacks and drinks, ranging from free Mutant Monster Slurpee drinks for all to Chimichangas and pizza (for true fans who come dressed in "Deadpool Eyes"). If snacking isn't your thing, photo booths and face painting will be available, offering experiences for everyone. Want to meet the creator of the Deadpool comic book? Rob Liefeld will also stop by the store to get his Slurpee on. Fans will also get to try the new Deadpool Augmented Reality experience in store via the 7-Eleven app.

Mary Karr: Tropic of Squalor - Books Are Magic
May 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar's Club and Lit. Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous—that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power—illness, death, love's agonized disappointments. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you're an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness. Mary Karr is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs: The Liars' Club, Cherry, and Lit, as well as The Art of Memoir, also a New York Times bestseller. She received Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships for poetry and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syr... (read more)

Diana Arbenina and 'the Night Snipers' - Stage 48
Through May 14, 2018 - New York

3rd Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival - Knockdown Center
May 15, 2018 - Maspeth

Join us for the 3rd Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival presented by The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth. This festival will feature some of the finest beers from some of the best breweries from NYC as well as several from across the US and abroad. In addition to the great beers available, we will be featuring cider, wine tasting and live music. Several food vendors will be available offering tasty choices for an additional cost. All of the proceeds will go to charities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.

Writing the City - Museum of the City of New York
May 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City. Speakers to be announced, check back for details and join our email list for updates. Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue. Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city's identity, culture, and history – glass of wine in hand. To view all of the programs in the series, click here. About the Host: Sarah Maslin Nir is a native New Yorker and a reporter for The New York Times best known for her report on the working conditions of nail salon workers, for which she was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of the Brearley School, Columbia University, and the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she received her master's, she was also The New York Times' nightlife correspondent, covering 252 parties in 18 months. She once had an audience with the Queen of Spain, though she failed to realize it at the time. She... (read more)

On The TownPresented by Molloy College CAP 21 BFA Program - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Through May 15, 2018 - Rockville Centre

With the pomp and fanfare of New York City, the brassy lyricism of Leonard Bernstein, and the sweet immediacy of a day of freedom during a time of war, On the Town is an American classic, beloved both for its moment in history and for its timeless qualities of youth and exuberance. The show follows the adventures of three sailors on leave for just 24 hours in the great city of New York before heading off to battle in World War II. Goofy ladies' man Ozzie is looking for a date—maybe seven or eight—and studious innocent Chip, guidebook in hand, has several days' worth of tourist attractions to check off his list. But when idealistic Gabey falls for the photograph of lovely Miss Turnstiles, a subway beauty queen, they all join in an ambitious scavenger hunt around the city to locate this dream girl — and, on the way, find all of the romance, adventure, and New York atmosphere for which they could wish. Joined by Claire, a sophisticated anthropologist with a red-hot heart, and Hildy, a sweetly aggressive cab driver on the lam, the sailors careen through museums and nightclubs, Carnegie Hall, and Coney Island, before Gabey and Ivy are finally united — just in the knick of time. With bra... (read more)

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
May 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Wednesdays at One: Pre-College Chamber Music - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
May 16, 2018 - New York

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 16, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Sign-a-Buffalo! - University at Buffalo
Through May 16, 2018 - New York

Leave your mark at UB! Graduating students can sign the seventh annual Buffalo. Join us in the Student Union Lobby to sign the replica Buffalo for this year's graduating class. Sponsored by: Campus Life

Happy Hour Karaoke with Ben Easton! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 17, 2018 - New York

Benjamin Easton is a pianist and arranger based in New York City. Easton is co-bandleader of The Academy Blues Project, a multi-genre group begun in 2012. ABP's newest record, Upwelling, was released in April of this year. When not tickling ivories — or hosting piano karaoke at YOUR next private soiree — you may find Ben crosswording, cycling through the boroughs, or listening to Odessey & Oracle on repeat.

Stephen Greenblatt - 92nd Street Y
May 17, 2018 - New York

In The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, scholar Stephen Greenblatt — the award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World — explores how the biblical story has resonated with different peoples in different time periods and of different faiths. "Greenblatt's great and rare gift as a writer is an ability to feel fully the concentrated force of the buried past," wrote Dwight Garner.

Juilliard Orchestra Commencement Concert - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
May 17, 2018 - New York

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
May 17, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Chance Encounters Jam - The PIT Loft
May 17, 2018 - New York

Chance Encounters is an improv jam where a dice roll determines the number of performers on stage. $3 to watch or play! Hosted by: Jon Monje, Glorillis Tavarez, Trumane Alston, and Julien Darmon. $3 for Citizens, $1 for PITizens

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92Y
May 17, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations.Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

2018 Poets' Prize Ceremony - Nicholas Roerich Museum
May 17, 2018 - New York

The Moth StorySLAM: Ego - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
May 17, 2018 - New York

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner.

Tour: Celebrating Spring Ephemerals - High Line
Through May 17, 2018 - West Village

Learn more about the cultural significance, survival strategies, and ecology of spring plants. Guided by a High Line gardener, you'll visit spring favorites and native species, from candy-striped tulips to pearly-petaled native twinleafs.

ASIS New York City Chapter Trade Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through May 17, 2018 - New York

Join more than 2,200 security and law enforcement professionals for the ASIS Security Conference and Expo. Collaborate with peers, examine the latest trends, and discover the innovative products and services needed to ensure the safety and security of your people and property. Admission to the Expo is FREE. Attend two intensive days of education, networking, and the Expo. This is your best two-day security investment of the year! Pursuing ASIS Board Certification? Take the CPP, PCI, or PSP classroom review prior to the conference as part of your study preparation.

Happy Hour - The PIT Underground
May 18, 2018 - New York

Show up ready to be challenged, meet new people, and improvise! This jam will get you ready for the next level of improv while being the perfect pregame to your weekend. There are four rotating formats with different hosts.

Juilliard's 113th Commencement Ceremony - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
May 18, 2018 - New York

RR: TNS After Hours - KGB Bar
May 18, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
May 18, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Wine & Cheese Fest - Eataly
May 18, 2018 - New york

Wash down the week and prep your palate for the ultimate evening of pairings at our springtime Wine & Cheese Fest at Eataly Downtown! Kick off the weekend with us on Friday, May 18th and enjoy the cheesiest event of the season! Explore our marketplace with your all access bracelet where we'll be cooking up a series of seriously cheesy Italian dishes, sampling a variety of a decadent cheeses and offering unlimited sips of the perfect wines to pair it all together… and maybe even some cocktails to top it all off! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste over 15 different wines, visit 8 different food stations, sample cheeses from over 7 different producers and take home your very own Eataly wine glass! Tickets sell fast, so lose the briefcase, grab a glass and a friend and join us! Pre-purchased bracelets are $60 and get you full, unlimited access of this tasty two-hour event. Be advised, all guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to show valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 18, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Big Sean /w Playboi Carti - Madison Square Garden
May 18, 2018 - New York

Unstoppable: The Musical - Sheen Center
Through May 18, 2018 - New York

Haven Kids Rock is a music program that was created for at-risk kids in the New York City child welfare and foster care systems. Rock guitarist Jimi K Bones and musician and casting director Nefertiti Jones founded Haven Kids Rock in 2008 to provide children with a creative/enriching/therapeutic outlet. The weekly music program resides within Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx and shares a close partnership with The New York Foundling, one of the city's largest and most respected social service agencies. Participation in Haven Kids Rock Music Program presents a unique opportunity for Haven Academy scholars. The students who participate do not typically have regular access to enrichment opportunities outside of the school environment. As an extension of the school day, Haven Kids Rock provides a therapeutic environment by giving scholars a chance for self-expression through music, acting and dance.

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through May 18, 2018 - New York

Every Thursday night, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

David Krakauer Presents Alicia Svigals: the Yellow Ticket - National Sawdust
May 19, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with Toronto's virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. Pre-eminent film scholar Tom Gunning said about the score: "I believe this accompaniment to The Yellow Ticket is one of the most powerful I have heard. It evokes not only a sense of the contemporary context of the culture in which the film took place, but our awareness of what was done to it afterwards. The sound of piano, violin and the human voice evoke passion, energy and a profound sense of mourning, bridging the historical distance between us and this film as eloquently as does Pola Negri's extraordinary face. The Yellow Ticket has garnered: The Foundation for Jewish Culture's annual new music commission A major grant from the Still Point Fund for Alicia to create a brand new digital restoration of the film A commission from Music of Remembrance in Seattle to write a new version of the score adding Seattle Symphony's clarinetist Laura DeLuca (the program is also available in this version) A Trust for Mutual Understand grant to bri... (read more)

The Elastic Time Cannon - The PIT Loft
May 19, 2018 - New York

The Elastic Time Cannon is a mind bending, time blending, never ending adventure through the space-time continuum. With the suggestion of an opening line of dialogue this extratemporal cast creates an expanding and eventually collapsing universe of characters all born from the same moment in time. ETC shows are marked with causal loops, dimensional incursions, and a multiverse of high stakes moments. It's an absurd, laugh out loud thrill ride of a show!

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
May 19, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Lescandal - Laurie Beechman Theatre
May 19, 2018 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 19, 2018 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Spring String Festival - Houghton College
Through May 19, 2018 - Houghton

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
May 20, 2018 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

Sight and Sound: Debussy and French Painting—Beyond Realism - The Met
May 20, 2018 - New York

The Orchestra Now Leon Botstein, conductor with the Bard Festival Chorale Debussy's Nocturnes and the artwork of the French Impressionists. Debussy's Nocturnes have been celebrated for their ability to evoke imagery, light, and color. But is he really music's answer to Impressionist painting? His works and those of Manet, Degas, and Whistler—who created his own series of atmospheric, tonal scenes that he labeled "nocturnes"—illuminate how the artistic response to nature differs in music and painting. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, March 6–July 29, 2018.

Pop Up Repair - Grand Bazaar NYC
May 20, 2018 - New York

Grand Bazaar NYC has partnered with FIXUP to help make repairs easy and convenient for you. Every third Sunday a month we'll have a special Pop Up Repair booth at our market for you to drop-off your beloved items that you'd like fixed - lamps, chairs, small appliances, jewelry, ceramics, toys, and more. This is such a great service that helps extend the lifespan of your favorite items, while diverting waste from landfills, and providing work for local fixers. Be sure to Share & Invite your friends so that they can find out about this special service. Thanks!

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections - Museum of the City of New York
May 20, 2018 - Upper East Side

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference 2018 Theme: Intersections How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights? Join educators to address, celebrate, unpack, and encourage intersection in the classroom and beyond. Participation is free; proposals to present are due February 1, 2018. About the Teaching Social Activism Conference The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum's groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for this free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change. The Conference is free. Registration is now sold out. If you would like to add your name to the Waitlist, please complete... (read more)

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 20, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

Hula (Open Level) - 92Y
May 20, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the native dance of Hawai'i and the holistic values embodied in its poetry, music and movement.Experience hula's fundamental elements with respect to the form's historical perspectives and cultural context. The Hawai'i-born facilitator is a student of Kumu Hula (master teacher), Johnny Lum Ho.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
May 20, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K - Governors Island
May 20, 2018 - New York

The NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K offers unrivaled views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty, starts off with a ferry ride and features a great post-race party. Afterwards, stay and enjoy all the island has to offer! The NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K offers unrivaled views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty, starts off with a ferry ride and features a great post-race party. Afterwards, stay and enjoy all the island has to offer!

The Cityfox Experience & Brooklyn Mirage Opening - Avant Gardner
Through May 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Geniuses - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

Two kids from a school for kids who learn differently sneak into an elite private school for students with exceptionally high IQs and shake things up for the better, especially when they uncover one student's evil plot to take control of the world.

Project: Identity Photography - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Through May 23, 2018 - Bethel

In this 11 week program teens will use digital photography as their artistic vehicle for expression. Working together with a teaching artist, teens will focus on how to produce, manipulate, and curate images and learn about the past and present history of modern day techniques. At the end of the program teens will participate in a photography exhibition on May 23rd from 6-9PM in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods! During the program teens will be held accountable for their point and shoot camera, tripod, flash drive and other equipment with the opportunity to keep the camera at the end! At the conclusion of the program the teens will have produced a photo book and photography exhibition with their original imagery.

Carlos Rolón - Brookfield Place New York
Through May 23, 2018 - New York

Arts Brookfield and artist Carlos Rolón will put a spotlight on the worldwide trend of bicycle riding as a serious and sustainable means of transportation that is re-shaping cities. When We Were Young will explore the exquisite mix of engineering and craftsmanship, ranging from cutting-edge designs to populist expressions, that moves us forward on calibrated wheels. The exhibition will feature The Majestics (For Louise) and two bikes commissioned by Arts Brookfield.

The Metromaniacs - The Duke On 42nd Street
Through May 26, 2018 - New York

It's springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, the poetry craze, is all the rage. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton, Meriadec de Peaudoncqville (say it). She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman (yes, that's right) with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics, and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy "translaptation" of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives (The Liar, Venus in Fur, All in the Timing). Red Bull Theater, the company that brought you recent acclaimed productions of The Government Inspector, Coriolanus, and The School for Scandal, is proud to present the New York Premiere of this new David Ives play.

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race. The fun is fueled by bottomless cocktails from the bar.

Seasonal Highlights Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Tuesday–Sunday | 1–2 p.m. (except April 28 and 29) Saturday–Sunday | 3–4 p.m. (except April 22, 28, and 29) April 1–May 31, 2018 Meet at Magnolia Plaza by building steps. Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk. Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Garden After Hours - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Spring at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is not to be missed—and this year, the Garden is offering an extended hours opportunity during peak bloom season! On Tuesdays during April and May, purchase a Garden After Hours ticket, enter at any time, and stay up till 8:30! (Visitors purchasing regular admissions must leave by 6 p.m.) Enjoy an evening stroll through the Garden's vibrant spring blooms—progressing from daffodils and magnolias to peonies, cherry blossoms, and azaleas—and treat yourself to dinner, cocktails, and sunset views of Lily Pool Terrace in Yellow Magnolia Café. Advance tickets on sale in March.

New York Through the Lens of George Kalinsky - New York Historical Society
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

Some of New York's most iconic cultural moments over the past 50 years have been captured by George Kalinsky. Serving as Madison Square Garden's official photographer, Kalinsky has turned truly memorable moments?sporting events, legendary performances, and notable occasions?into lasting images that have defined the city. Among the quintessential photographs on view will be Pope John Paul II hoisting a seven-year-old child onto the Popemobile in Madison Square Garden, Bill Bradley celebrating a New York Knicks victory, Frank Sinatra crooning in 1975, and Jesse Orosco falling to his knees on the mound as the Mets won the 1986 World Series. Curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. New York Through the Lens of George Kalinsky is based on the book Legends by George Kalinsky, available at the NYHistory Store. Support for this exhibition provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of ... (read more)

EUGENIO MERINO - Unix Gallery
Through June 09, 2018 - New York

Treatment: The Plan for Rain - Knockdown Center
Through June 17, 2018 - Maspeth

Treatment: The Plan for Rain is a project by Nicholas O'Brien that rethinks the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) stormwater collection program by focusing on soil biodiversity, transparency, maintenance, and its impact on citizens. Through a series of animations and sculptures, artist Nicholas O'Brien questions how the DEP's plan employs System Engineering principles that often ignore the human element in undertaking large-scale urban infrastructure projects. The animations in the exhibition render components from the stormwater collection systems, and are overlaid with segments of audio from interviews with various experts as well as DEP officials. The exhibition attempts to shed light on the often opaque decision making that occurs when trying to reshape the city into a more environmentally conscientious place.

Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction - Knockdown Center
Through June 17, 2018 - Maspeth

Knockdown Center presents Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction, an eight-chapter investigation of one-on-one social interaction, exploring an expanded understanding of "the pair." This exhibition will be the first time the project is exhibited in its entirety, and includes all eight chapters developed by Bass between January 2015 and January 2018 as well as additional interventions created in response to Knockdown Center's public spaces outside of the gallery. Bass uses daily life as a site of research to study the modes and scales of intimacy, locating where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. Her works prioritize the fostering and observing of everyday interpersonal situations, and take a variety of forms across photography, text, video, sculpture, performance, a mobile phone app, poetic modes of documentation, and site-specific interventions. Presented in sequential chapters, each with its own central question and focus, Bass' inquiries expand in scale and scope; she begins with an investigation of intimacy between herself and a stranger, and expands outward to study the relationships between individuals and their safe spaces, institutions, and finally citi... (read more)

Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Through June 27, 2018 - New York

This Ain't No Disco - Atlantic Theater Company: Linda Gross Theater
Through July 01, 2018 - New York

World Premiere Musical THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Musical & Lyrics by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ Book by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ and RICK ELICE Directed by TRIP CULLMAN Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain't No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one's fate can turn on a dime bag. An electrifying new musical from composer/lyricist of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stephen Trask, along with Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers), directed by Trip Cullman (Atlantic's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Broadway's Six Degrees of Separation). "Trask's songs have everything: melody, swagger, piano, wit, electric guitar, harmony, fun, angst, a little filth. The band, [Yanowitz & co], combine the look of old-school glam and punk with the one thing the genre currently lacks: youth." – The New Yorker

Being: New Photography 2018 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 19, 2018 - Manhattan

Every two years, MoMA's celebrated New Photography exhibition series presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year's edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology. Exploring new ground and the many forms that the photographic image can take, ... (read more)

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Central Park Walking Tour - Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc
Through October 28, 2018 - New York

The Central Park Walking Tour Daily 12pm—2 hours—2 miles—$25/person Gain a complete picture of Central Park’s origins, wit-ness its design, experience the cultural influences and feel the calming effect being in nature brings from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Looking for Free Group Planning Services?

Get free advice on planning your group's trip to New York.


Name:
E-Mail:
Where is Your Group Coming From?
Type of Group:
Date of Trip:
Areas of Interest: Sightseeing Dining Theater Culture

Shopping Transportation

Group Size:

Enter the code: 6116

MORE Activity Planner ARTICLES

RESTAURANTS

Vida Verde Photos

Vida Verde

Vida Verde brings the tastes, colors, sounds, and scents of ...

THEATER

Anastasia Photos

Anastasia

The Tony-winning creators of "Ragtime" transport us from the...

SHOPPING

Schumer's Wines and Liquors Photos

Schumer's Wines and Liquors

Specializing in the great vineyards of California, France, A...

SIGHTSEEING

Grand Central Terminal Photos

Grand Central Terminal

Opened to the public in 1913 thanks to the ingenuity and amb...

SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES

search cityguideny

Group Booking

This Week in New York City

(12/12-12/19) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC this week, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

This Week in New York City