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From Art to Economics: What to See and Do at NYC's China Institute
(June 15, 2018) - Whether your interest in things Chinese relates to art, language, programs for kids and teens or cultural topics, Lower Manhattan's China Institute is a great resource. Read on for our picks for what to see there now. (read the story...)


Escape to Georgia O'Keeffe's Visions of Hawaii at The New York Botanical Garden
(June 13, 2018) - The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden, now a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1881, six years before the birth of Georgia O’Keeffe, whose Hawaiian paintings inspired NYBG’s current thematic show: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, on view until October 28, 2018. (read the story...)


Flatiron Summer Series Offers Tech Classes, Fitness, and Games—for Free!
(June 08, 2018) - The Flatiron Summer Series is a schedule of weekly free events like digital marketing classes, kickboxing, and jazz with a scoop of gelato. (read the story...)


An Incredible Giacometti Retrospective Comes to the Guggenheim
(June 01, 2018) - Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), a Modernist sculptor, was a master of perspective. His elongated human figures, spindly miniatures, and ghostly paintings and drawings invite the viewer to lean in close and evaluate the work on its own terms rather than those of the viewer herself. June 8, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presents Giacometti, an exhibition of over 175 works by the artist. (read the story...)


Renoir, Silver, Asian Art and Much More: The Jane N. Rothschild Estate at Auction in NYC
(May 30, 2018) - Antique lovers, dust off your auction paddles for the upcoming auction from Jane N. Rothschild’s estate. This collection is 311 items strong, including an Ernest Hemingway signed letter, early Renoir etchings, early Chinese reverse glass painting, and a Hiroshige Japanese woodblock print. The auction will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 1pm at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center in Midtown East. (read the story...)


Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms at New-York Historical Society
(May 30, 2018) - For a look at American popular culture of the Rockwell/Roosevelt era, visit the first floor galleries at the New-York Historical Society to see Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a new exhibition that gives insight into how Rockwell’s paintings united public opinion behind President Roosevelt’s call for the defense of universal rights. (read the story...)


Why You Should See the Frick Collection
(May 25, 2018) - What if you could tour the home of an art collector? You’d see masterpieces hanging inside beautiful interiors and peek in on the life of someone with impeccable taste. That’s exactly what you get at The Frick Collection. This mansion on Fifth Avenue formerly housed Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). (read the story...)


Live Orchestra al Fresco: New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks
(May 25, 2018) - Every year since 1965, the New York Philharmonic has toured the public parks of New York City, bringing free music to anyone with two ears and a picnic blanket. This year, the Concerts in the Park series will last from June 12 to 17, including a diverse program of music to liven up your summer evening. (read the story...)


Kids Use Their ImagiNATIONS at NYC's National Museum of the American Indian
(May 23, 2018) - Entertaining learning experiences for kids abound at the new ImagiNATIONS Center at the National Museum of the American Indian, where a series of lively, interactive galleries awaits. (read the story...)


9/11 Museum Debuts “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11” This Summer in NYC
(May 21, 2018) - This summer, come see “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11”, a special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Opening June 27, this exhibit will explore the uplifting moments at sporting events following the September 11 attacks. (read the story...)


What’s On and Upcoming at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum
(May 17, 2018) - At the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, you’re introduced to the world of design in the masterpiece that is Carnegie Mansion. This gorgeous, historical house on Museum Mile is filled with innovations in all kinds of design, from home furnishings to architecture to paper goods. (read the story...)


Museum of Jewish Heritage Coupon Code: Save $3 Off Admission
(May 16, 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...)


Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at The Met
(May 10, 2018) - Those who worship at the altar of fashion will be in seventh heaven at The Metropolitan Museum’s spring costume exhibit. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination reflects the influence of religious art, ceremony, and imagery on clothing design. (read the story...)


What to Do on Your Visit to the Louis Armstrong House in Queens
(May 04, 2018) - A lesser-known museum in New York is jazz hero Louis Armstrong’s home, which has been preserved since his death in 1971, its fabulous mid-century decor intact. The site is informative and beautiful and is located in Corona, Queens. This is a residential area without much tourist traffic, but that’s your chance to scope out some authentic New York and enjoy the best of what the area has to offer. (read the story...)


Where to Celebrate Pride 2018 in NYC
(April 24, 2018) - Get excited! New York celebrates LGBTQ Pride Week from June 14 to June 24 this summer. (read the story...)


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...)


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: Historic Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection
(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...)


See the Next Spielberg at the New Directors/New Films Festival in NYC
(March 29, 2018) - Cinephiles rejoice! The New Directors/New Films Festival is returning for its 47th year in New York. The slate of up-and-coming filmmakers at the 2018 festival will represent talent from around the world. Past festivals have shown work from then-obscure filmmakers like Spike Lee and Christopher Nolan. The screenings, which will occur at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will often accompany appearances by the films’ creators and Q&As with them after the films. The festival will begin Wednesday, March 28 and end Friday, April 6. (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...)



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