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Why You Shouldn't Miss 'Rain—A Tribute to The Beatles'

(April 24, 2018) - What’s your favorite Beatles song? Is it a classic like “Eight Days a Week” or “All You Need is Love”? One of Paul McCartney’s dreamy, singable ballads like “Eleanor Rigby,” or a John Lennon dreamscape like “I Am the Walrus”? Deep cuts like “You Know My Name”? The Beatles are the biggest band in history for a reason. They wrote seemingly endless hits—so many incredible songs that score our favorite memories. Experience all the best Beatles songs at Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles this spring at Madison Square Garden! (read the story...)

Summer Showtime, Bryant Park Picnics, Free Performing Arts Series

(April 24, 2018) - Thanks to Bryant Park Corporation—a private, not-for-profit—there are lots of fun, free, music, dance, and theater events to enjoy all summer long at Bryant Park. The 2018 schedule for the newly renamed free performing arts series, Bryant Park Picnics, will feature live theater, major artists, dance, and weekly picnics on the Lawn. (read the story...)

Walk This Way: Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

(April 23, 2018) - For three decades, along with running his eponymous company, Stuart Weitzman and his wife Jane have been collecting vintage footwear. Now, 100 items from their cache are on display in Walk This Way at the New-York Historical Society, supplemented by items and archival items from the museum’s own collection and some contemporary creations by Weitzman and other designers. (read the story...)

What Special Exhibitions Are at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC?

(April 20, 2018) - Wondering what special exhibitions are at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC? This lesser-known museum contains an arresting collection of art and artifacts from the native tribes of North, Central, and South Americas, as well as the Caribbean. (read the story...)

Weekly Family Programs This Spring at the New-York Historical Society

(April 13, 2018) - Bring your family to one of these rich cultural experiences, most of them free with museum admission, this spring at the New-York Historical Society. (read the story...)

Historic Lower East Side Synagogues

(April 13, 2018) - Whether you are interested in history, Judaism, architecture, or even none of the above, there is a lot to enjoy at three old synagogues on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the most famous immigrant district in a city renowned for its immigrant history. All three can be visited in a few hours as distances between them are small. (read the story...)

What Are the Oldest Places in New York City?

(April 06, 2018) - What are the oldest establishments in NYC? Everyone in the city is generally in such a hurry to eat at/walk by/gaze at/climb the top of whatever is newest, that we sometimes forget that one of the things that makes the city so great is its history. (read the story...)

QUEENIE: Latina Art From El Museo del Barrio’s Collection at HEH Gallery

(March 23, 2018) - From March 21 to June 23, 2018, art from the El Museo del Barrio collection will be on display at the Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Called QUEENIE, this exhibition will focus on Latina artists from the Caribbean, South America, Central America, and the Latinx diaspora. (read the story...)

Museum of Jewish Heritage Coupon Code: Save $4 Off Admission

(March 21, 2018) - Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is one of New York City’s most intriguing museums, holding essential elements of recent Jewish history within its walls. Experience this extraordinary place at a discount with City Guide's special $4 off coupon (kids under 13 are always free). (read the story...)

Ecstatic Music Festival Continues in NYC

(March 19, 2018) - This winter and on into spring, Kaufman Music Center presents the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival, which will spotlight a talented lineup of artists from across the sonic spectrum. They’ll perform for nine collaborative, one-night-only performances. (read the story...)

Memory Unearthed: Henryk Ross Photographs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

(March 09, 2018) - Recovered like buried treasure after the Second World War, the photographs of Henryk Ross survive to tell the hidden story of the Lodz Ghetto. Two hundred of these photographs are on view now at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The exhibition is called Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. (read the story...)

The Best New York Dance Performances of Spring 2018

(March 09, 2018) - Dance lovers are spoilt for choice in New York City, as the city’s stages host everything from the world’s top dance companies to exciting emerging artists. Here are some of the upcoming dance performances in all disciplines to look forward to this spring. (read the story...)

Unseen Oceans at the Natural History Museum Celebrates a Golden Age of Marine Exploration

(March 09, 2018) - Unseen Oceans, a fascinating, hands-on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History opening March 12, helps visitors grasp two things—how little we still know about life under our oceans (only about 10%-15% is mapped out, according to Curator John Sparks) and how crucial it is not to underestimate the importance of the micro-organisms that live there. (read the story...)

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Guggenheim Museum

(March 06, 2018) - The historical and the personal collide in the moving new show Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (read the story...)

Diverse Dance Performances This Spring at Lincoln Center

(March 05, 2018) - Spring is on its way; seems like a fine time to enjoy a dance at Lincoln Center. From the music of Swan Lake’s Tchaikovsky to the indie-rock of Sufjan Stevens, the slate of music is as wide-ranging as choreography on display. (read the story...)

Sound & Vision: 'David Bowie is' Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

(March 05, 2018) - David Bowie, the beloved English singer/New York transplant who sang about "Changes" and is revered for perpetually changing his sound and look over a five decades-plus career, is being celebrated in the exhibition David Bowie is, now open at Brooklyn Museum. (read the story...)

Miriam Schapiro's Femmages at Museum of Arts and Design's Surface/Depth

(March 02, 2018) - Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015) was a pioneer of feminist art, incorporating traditional decorative craft into her painting and sculpture. This spring, come to the Museum of Arts and Design and see Schapiro’s work along with that of her artistic heirs at Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. This exciting exhibition opens on March 22. (read the story...)

Explore New York on Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

(February 26, 2018) - May 5-6, 2018, the New York Landmarks Conservancy will assemble hundreds of faith communities for their eighth annual “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.” The theme this year is “Sacred Sounds and Settings,” meant to showcase the musical worship held in each congregation’s facilities. (read the story...)

What to See at The Met Cloisters

(February 23, 2018) - The Met Cloisters is a somewhat overlooked branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the mystery is part of its appeal. This offshoot of the Met is dedicated to the preservation of medieval European art in a facility inspired by (and in part comprised of) medieval architecture. (read the story...)

Solid Futures at the Rubin's Visionary New Exhibitions

(February 23, 2018) - The Rubin Museum of Art has declared 2018 as the year of the future, with exhibitions, programs, and experiences that heighten the awareness of past, present, and future. (read the story...)

The Things They Carried: Pockets to Purses Exhibition to Open at Fashion Institute of Technology

(February 23, 2018) - The graduate students at FIT’s Fashion and Textile Study program have curated a new exhibition at the campus museum coming March 6. Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function will consider the variety of ways people have stored their belongings from the 18th century until today. (read the story...)

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. at the New-York Historical Society

(February 22, 2018) - In the midst of the chaos and social upheaval of the 1960s, perhaps no figures epitomize the era better than the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. That intersection is at the heart of Rebel Spirits, a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society that explores the two distinct, yet often overlapping, paths of King and Attorney General-turned-Senator and presidential front-runner Robert F. Kennedy. (read the story...)

What to See at NYC Museums This Spring

(February 16, 2018) - This spring, New York museums are offering a mix of the crowd pleaser (think: Impressionists) and the edgy—sometimes under the same roof. So while spring may spring outside, it’s also a good time to stay indoors and see what’s new. (read the story...)

Celebrate Women's History Month 2018 in NYC

(February 16, 2018) - Get excited: Women’s History Month is coming up! Each March since 1987, the U.S. has recognized the many and various contributions of women throughout history, as well as the ladies making the world a better place today. New York has no shortage of brilliant, glass-ceiling-busting women, and you can enjoy their work throughout the month of March and beyond. Here are some museum exhibitions, events, comedy, food, and drink, to whet your appetite for Women’s History Month. (read the story...)

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time Opens at the Morgan Library

(February 16, 2018) - Keeping track of time was important long before Western civilization had clocks which appeared around 1300. The exhibition, Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at the Morgan Library & Museum on view from January 26 through April 29, 2018, makes a compelling reason to look up from your digital device and visit. (read the story...)


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