Free Things to Do in NYC This Week – July 29 – August 5

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You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide’s list of free things to do in NYC this week. You may just be surprised at how little it’ll cost you to have a great time in the world’s greatest city, with music, museums, and other free events awaiting

Ace Air: Shannon Finnegan – Ace Hotel
July 29, 2018 – New York

At Ace, we agree with Richard Avedon when he says, “Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art.” Sculpture, mineral, sound, and thought — some people wink and call it art. Each Sunday night our Artists in Residence program invites members of the community to spend one night with us, enjoying a modest tab and access to a cart of supplies. On Monday mornings, we find out what they’ve made. Shannon Finnegan is an artist whose practice involves a mix of drawing, design and writing. Her current motto is “Reinventing my strangeness as an art form that only I am the perfect practitioner of.” She’s created Anti-Stairs Club Lounge, Disability History PSA, and other projects about disability culture and access. This July, our Artists in Residence are curated by Taeyoon Workshop, whose Distributed Web of Care (DWC) research initiative explores the Distributed Web as a peer-to-peer, alternative web which prioritizes collective agency and individual ownership of data and code. Through collaborations with artists, engineers, social scientists and community organizers, DWC imagines distributed networks as a form of interdependence and stewardship, in critical opposition to the n… (read more)

Choir Rehearsal – Judson Memorial Church
July 29, 2018 – New York

MEETING ROOM (Enter by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Activist Women walking tour – Museum at Eldridge Street
July 29, 2018 – New York

The Lower East Side of the late-19th and early-20th century was teeming with newcomers to the country. Eastern Europeans brought with them a tradition of activism and discourse, and almost immediately applied it to their new home. These new immigrants challenged the status quo and fought to improve their own lives and the lives of their countrymen. In many cases, women were the strongest voices of all. Stroll the historic streets of the old neighborhood while celebrating these fiery women, who led events like the kosher meat riots of 1902. Discussing activism along the way, the tour will end at the Henry Street Settlement, another vital site for women and advocacy, for a tour and refreshments.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 – Hudson River Park’s Pier 25
July 29, 2018 – Manhattan

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels, and instruction.

Midnight at the Masquerade – Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan East
July 29, 2018 – New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New york and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

Watson Adventures’ Cloisters Capers Scavenger Hunt – The Cloisters
July 29, 2018 – New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in one of upper Manhattan’s most unusual treasures! Explore the Cloisters and solve mysteries like a latter-day Brother Baskerville. You’ll tackle tricky clues among the breathtaking architecture that dates from the 12th through the 15th century and the nearly 3,000 works of art. Discover gruesome faces hidden in demons, take a ladder to Heaven or fall into the mouth of Hell, and learn why dead princes sleep with dogs. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Summer Sunday Brunch & Shop – Grand Bazaar NYC
July 29, 2018 – New York

n addition to our weekly Sunday market we also organize special themed events. We curated the best-of-the-best, including bringing in those amazing lesser known gems, and new and very talented entrepreneurs.

Sunday Night Live – The Broadway Comedy Club
July 29, 2018 – Manhattan

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

Sunday Brunch on Summer Break – Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
July 29, 2018 – New York

Smoke’s popular Sunday Jazz Brunch is currently on summer break!

FunkMaster Flex Bday Bash at Freq NY ABoogie & Jay Critch Live – FREQ NYC
July 29, 2018 – New York

Sunday July 29th, 2018 – FunkMaster Flex Birthday Bash with A Boogie & Jay Critch live at Freq NYC formally known as Space Ibiza located at 637 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019. Come party with NYC Hottest Dj Hot97 Funk Flex & Friends along with live performance from A Boogie with the Hoodie & Jay Critch! Gametightny.com 3475920300 for info/ tickets/ tables Tickets are 40$ for regular admission Ticket are 100$ for a VIP line skip For more information/ tickets on Funk Master Flex’s Birthday Party with Aboogie & Jay Critch live at Freq NYC Party call or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com

MaîTre Gims – Irving Plaza
July 29, 2018 – New york

Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical – Every Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM – New World Stages
July 29, 2018 – New York

BRUNCH IN A GLASS! Looking for the quintessential New York brunch outing? You’ll find it at New World Stages in DAY DRINKING, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy shows about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining Bellinis and Bloody Marys with an Off-Broadway show in the heart of Manhattan’s world-famous Theatre District? “Get your brunch on!” -The Village Voice Join four friends as they battle today’s always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. “A laugh-out-loud delight!” -The Mary Sue Your ticket includes a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, an authentic Irish Coffee, and a seasonal Bellini! DAY DRINKING is the perfect afternoon outing for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special events – group discounts are available at Telecharge Group Sales or call 800-432-7780. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to enjoy the… (read more)

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: – Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung – Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle – Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy – American Ballet Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews – Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   “An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process” -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY – December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lea… (read more)

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel:1968-Let The Sun Shine In – Joe’s Pub
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Following the release in 2016 of their highly acclaimed album Come Together – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles, the ferociously talented, award-winning duo bring a new show, 1968 – Let The Sun Shine In, to Joe’s Pub in New York City for four performances, July 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th at 7pm. With their potent musical synergy, Jungr and McDaniel reinvent some of the most iconic anthems of the pivotal year of 1968, when the Viet Nam War and its protestors clashed and raged, and the U.S. saw the assassinations of both Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. The groundbreaking musical, HAIR, from which the title of the show was coined, debuted at The Public Theater, home of Joe’s Pub, in 1968. The repertoire of 1968 – Let The Sun Shine In reflects the tenor of the times with titles including Born to be Wild, Do you Know the Way to San Jose?, Revolution and Everlasting Love. In a widely admired career that has defied categorization, musician, writer, composer, lyricist, Barb Jungr, has been critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style, described as “revelatory” by the New York Times. In recent years, Jungr has brought her singular tal… (read more)

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki – Sid Gold’s Request Room
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakowski, hosted by Shannon Conley!

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel:1968-Let The Sun Shine In – Joe’s Pub
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Following the release in 2016 of their highly acclaimed album Come Together – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles, the ferociously talented, award-winning duo bring a new show, 1968 – Let The Sun Shine In, to Joe’s Pub in New York City for four performances, July 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th at 7pm. With their potent musical synergy, Jungr and McDaniel reinvent some of the most iconic anthems of the pivotal year of 1968, when the Viet Nam War and its protestors clashed and raged, and the U.S. saw the assassinations of both Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. The groundbreaking musical, HAIR, from which the title of the show was coined, debuted at The Public Theater, home of Joe’s Pub, in 1968. The repertoire of 1968 – Let The Sun Shine In reflects the tenor of the times with titles including Born to be Wild, Do you Know the Way to San Jose?, Revolution and Everlasting Love. In a widely admired career that has defied categorization, musician, writer, composer, lyricist, Barb Jungr, has been critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style, described as “revelatory” by the New York Times. In recent years, Jungr has brought her singular tal… (read more)

AILEY DANCERS’ RESOURCE FUND PRESENTS: REVEAL – The Ailey Citigroup Theater 
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

REVEAL is a benefit performance featuring choreography and performances by current dancers with the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER. The two performances will take place on JULY 28TH at 7:30pm and JULY 29TH at 3pm at the AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER, located inside the Joan Weill Center for Dance. All proceeds raised from ticket sales to these performances will directly go to the AILEY DANCERS RESOURCE FUND. [ADRF provides financial assistance to AAADT dancers in the form of Career Transition Grants, Creative Endeavor Grants and Emergency Loans. Career Transition Grants assist dancers in pursuing new career paths when the inevitable retirement from performing occurs. Creative Endeavor Grants provide dancers with support for choreographic projects and workshops. Emergency Loans are for dancers faced with emergency situations such as illness and disability.]

AILEY DANCERS’ RESOURCE FUND PRESENTS: REVEAL – The Ailey Citigroup Theater 
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

REVEAL is a benefit performance featuring choreography and performances by current dancers with the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER. The two performances will take place on JULY 28TH at 7:30pm and JULY 29TH at 3pm at the AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER, located inside the Joan Weill Center for Dance. All proceeds raised from ticket sales to these performances will directly go to the AILEY DANCERS RESOURCE FUND. [ADRF provides financial assistance to AAADT dancers in the form of Career Transition Grants, Creative Endeavor Grants and Emergency Loans. Career Transition Grants assist dancers in pursuing new career paths when the inevitable retirement from performing occurs. Creative Endeavor Grants provide dancers with support for choreographic projects and workshops. Emergency Loans are for dancers faced with emergency situations such as illness and disability.]

SoHo Block Party This Weekend – Consortium
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

SoHo Block Party This Weekend SoHo’s liveliest corner is banding together to bring you this summer’s hottest Block Party. This weekend, you and your friends can enjoy all these perks from the following vendors. Bring your receipts totaling $100 or more to CONSORTIUM, and we’ll enter you to win the grand prize! Details below… Participating Vendors Acustom Apparel Sanctuary T Soho Grand Hotel Bell’s Coffee & Design Elan Flowers Papatuzul The James Hotel Toad Hall Il Mulino How to Win it All Stretch your hard-earned dollars at the above participating vendors this Saturday-Sunday (July 28th-29th). Bring your receipts totaling at least $100 to CONSORTIUM (60 Grand Street) and we’ll create your entry. The Grand Prize Winner will be drawn on Sunday 7/29 at 6pm sharp! …probably via megaphone, standing on a roof on the corner. Grand Prize $200 Gift Card @CONSORTIUM Free Custom Shirt @Acustom 1-Night Staycation @SoHo Grand Hotel A $350 Gift Card @Elan Flowers 1 Complimentary Night @The James Hotel $50 Gift Card @Bell’s Coffee & Design Dinner for 2 @Il Mulino Prime $100 on drinks @Toad Hall

Terry Winters Forces and Fictions – The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 – Soho

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters’s drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center’s Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters’s drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters’s practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

Hipkiss Bulwark – The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 – Soho

Praised for their meticulously-detailed panoramic landscapes, Anglo-French artists Alpha and Chris Mason, known collectively as Hipkiss, have been collaborating for three decades on intricate drawings that interweave dystopian narratives with a personal lexicon of symbolic forms. Past works by Hipkiss chronicle fictional histories of warring clans, urban crusades, and quasi-apocalyptical societies. For Bulwark, the artists’ first solo museum show in New York, Hipkiss will present the most recent cycle of drawings in their series The Towers (2015–ongoing). The drawings pull from the myriad allegorical significance of towers as symbols for transcendence, irrational ambition, and piety.

God Save Queen Pam: A New Musical Comedy – Players Theater
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Harken back to a time before we were all filled with existential dread, and see a new musical comedy that is all about fun, silliness, and laughter. Remember laughter? It’s like a backwards hiccup. In ‘God Save Queen Pam’, the entire royal house of Edevane has died out, and the only living heir is an American bartender from New Jersey. With the help of her devoted staff, Pam Duffy has to figure out her new God-ordained career before the snobby jerks of court unseat her and ruin everything. Hilarity ensues, and nothing else. No, really- we promise: no moments of sad reflection, no ironic nods to the woes of the day, and your cellphone will be off, so no NYT notifications about who tweeted what this time. God Save Queen Pam is running Off-Broadway at the Players Theater from June 21st-July 29th. Performances are at 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 3pm on Sundays. More information can be found at www.godsavequeenpam.com.

Fred Hersch Trio – Village Vanguard
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

In the quest to describe the music of Fred Hersch in a word — a preposterous task, but not a pointless one — you could do a lot worse than “refinement.” Mr. Hersch is a pianist of cultivated taste and erudition; he’s also the sort of jazz musician who brings a lissome elegance to his playing, disinclined to accentuate the effort behind it all. But there’s another definition of refinement that has to do with painstaking progress, the incremental stretch toward an elusive ideal.

The Blue Room – WhiteBox Gallery
Through July 29, 2018 – New York

Bridge Production Group will present David Hare’s THE BLUE ROOM directed by Max Hunter at The WhiteBox Art Gallery (329 Broome Street between Bowery and Chrystie Streets), July 12-29. Performances will run Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday, July 21 & 28 at 2pm. Tickets ($30) are available for advance purchase at www.bridgeproductiongroup.org. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. Last seen on Broadway with Nicole Kidman in 1998, The Blue Room is David Hare’s loose adaptation of La Ronde – a series of vignettes that show how chance sexual encounters travel throughout class and power in society. The Bridge Production Group is thrilled to reunite Artistic Director Max Hunter and Resident Artist Christina Toth in presenting The Blue Room, bringing the company’s visual and abstracted aesthetic to create a multimedia immersion of light, sound, movement, and performance. The Bridge is transforming The WhiteBox Gallery on the Lower East Side, creating an immersive visual art instillation that will house performance salons – only forty audience members per performance! The cast will feature Max Hunter*… (read more)

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on Monday, July 30th at Junior’s Restaurant – Junior’s Restaurant 
Through July 30, 2018 – New York

With National Cheesecake Day on Monday, July 30th, there is no better way to celebrate than with The World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake from Junior’s Restaurant. In honor of this delicious holiday, Junior’s is introducing a brand-new cheesecake flavor, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake, being offered for $5 in restaurants from July 26th until July 30th. The cake will also be available online and in restaurants until the end of August! To create the new Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake, Junior’s blends their World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake with fresh strawberry puree to create a delicious strawberry cheesecake which is then sandwiched between layers of homemade yellow cake, strawberry preserves, and fresh whipped cream. The entire cake is hand frosted with buttercream and decorated with a strawberry buttercream border. Additionally for National Cheesecake Day Weekend only, Junior’s is having their best sale of the year online, with all cheesecakes on sale for as low as $29.99 plus shipping.

Ian Hendrickson-Smith Quartet – Smalls Jazz Club
July 31, 2018 – New York

New York City based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues driven melodies. Equally adept on all the saxophones, Ian stays very busy doing what he loves and loves staying busy! From 2004 to 2010, Hendrickson-Smith maintained an intense recording and touring schedule as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Currently you can find Ian playing with The Roots onThe Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallonand also with the incredible Loston Harris Trio at the Carlyle Hotel in NYC. Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of ten jazz records as a leader. His most recent, Live At Smalls (SmallsLive 2015) garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times.

Night at the Museum – Free Summer Movie – Palace Theatre
July 31, 2018 – New York

Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office in Advance or on the Day of Movie

Laser Open Hours – Fat Cat Fab Lab
July 31, 2018 – New York

This meetup is open to the public and dedicated to the Laser. If you’ve taken our laser basis usage and safety class, you can use this time to run your jobs with an instructor present and brush up on your skills! This is a requirement before going solo! Please note that this is a shared time so we ask that you do not come with a job that will take longer than 15-20 minutes. Please note: to use the laser non-members pay $20 and $1 per minute for job-time, which is defined by when the laser is actually cutting or engraving. FCFL Members get 3 hours of job-time included every month and pay $0.50 per minute after that. If you haven’t had the class already, come enjoy a laser demo!

People – Jeffrey Deitch
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Sheba Mason – The Broadway Comedy Club
Through July 31, 2018 – Manhattan

The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother’s plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene, spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers. Now, she’s taking her show on the road, and she’s bringing along some of her talented friends. Join Mason for a hilarious night of comedy alongside Comedy Central’s Tom McCaffrey, Raj Mahal and more of New York’s brightest up-and-coming comics.

Nicholas K Sample Sale – Nicholas K Studio
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Up to 80% off apparel and accessories. Shop runway samples and overstocks items including outerwear, leather jackets, dresses, pants, tops, shoes and more. Cash and credit card accepted. All sales final.

Summer Block Party at Coach – The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Coach is a modern American luxury brand with a rich heritage rooted in quality and craftsmanship. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with the ease and sophistication of New York style.

BOSS X Formula E – The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Boss is one of the leading international fashion and lifestyle groups that offers a versatile range of products in menswear, womenswear, kidswear, eyewear, watches and fragrances. The brand world of Boss consists of the core brand Boss and the avant-garde brand Hugo.

Hugo Boss Summer Sale – The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Boss is one of the leading international fashion and lifestyle groups that offers a versatile range of products in menswear, womenswear, kidswear, eyewear, watches and fragrances. The brand world of Boss consists of the core brand Boss and the avant-garde brand Hugo.

Pilates in the Park – Freeman Plaza West 
Through July 31, 2018 – New York

Pilates in the Park – @ Freeman Plaza West Real Pilates is back in Hudson Square! This is a super fun treat and is being extended through July, so be sure to join us before it’s gone. Here are the details: WHAT: One-Hour Mat Classes in the new Hudson Square Park WHEN: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 @ 6-7pm WHERE: Freeman Plaza West, between Broome+Watts (enter on Hudson) HOW MUCH: Free! BRING: Yourself and water! Mats are included. . #feelthereal

Hudson Riverflicks – Big Hit Wednesdays – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Hudson River Park’s Pier 63
August 01, 2018 – Manhattan

Come out and enjoy a movie on the great Chelsea Lawn Bowl. Bring your blanket and watch recent blockbuster hits outdoors in your westside backyard! Films are rated PG-13 and R. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm). Free popcorn. Snacks and beverages are for sale.

Design Kids | Imagination Playground – Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
August 01, 2018 – New York

Stimulate your child’s design creativity! Join us for Imagination Playground in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m from June 27 through August 1. WORKSHOP PROGRAM HOURS Ongoing, 11 – 1 p.m. Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden

Rage Fest Featuring Attila – Irving Plaza
August 01, 2018 – New york

ATTILA The fate of Attila was sealed the moment Chris “Fronz” Fronzak was handed a demo by his high-school pal Sean Heenan. It was a disc filled with the extreme sounds of underground metal, housed in the CD jewel case of an album by rapper/actor Ludacris. It’s from these gritty essential ingredients, the “biscuits” of Southern-fried metal like Pantera and the “gravy” of hip-hop like Lil Jon, that Attila was born. Each of these seemingly disparate genres are united in aggressive force; in a shared authenticity; by a determination to keep it real, and with loud dedication to stay true to the game. Fitting, of course, that the sometimes controversial and always incredible champions of Warped Tour chose to name their boldest effort yet after the number one thing Attila will always conjure: Chaos. After all, these are the guys who costarred on the hilariously tongue-in-cheek named Supervillains Tour, alongside Ronnie Radke’s Falling In Reverse and Metro Station, featuring pop culture firebrand Trace Cyrus. Nothing Attila does is by accident and by far, Chaos is their most confident and self-assured album yet. Make no mistake, Attila is still absolutely nuts and completely i… (read more)

¡Arriba!: Latin Dance Party with Cocomama – The High Line
August 01, 2018 – New York

Feel the rhythm of some of New York City’s hottest Latin bands! On summer evenings the High Line transforms into an open-air dance floor. DJ Rimarkable kicks off each night follwed by live performances from local salsa legends. Grab your friends and get ready to dance! A virtual United Nations of women, the members of Cocomama hail from five countries on four continents. Playing their own kind of World Latin music, powerfully virtuosic yet elegantly musical. Join us at 6 PM for music by DJ Rimarkable, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view!

72 Hour Shootout Film Competition – Asian American Film Lab
Through August 01, 2018 – New York

JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab has an open Officer position and is currently accepting applications for Treasurer. The Treasurer applies for 2-3 grants a year. The position is unsalaried, however the Treasurer receives a commission from each successful grant award and works with a fabulous team doing great work to create positive social change through media entertainment! Email info@film-lab.org for more information. JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab is now accepting applications for the 2018 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition coordinator. Registration for the competition opens March 1st, 2018, and ends with a grand finale screening of the top ten films at AAIFF in NYC in the summer of 2018. The coordinator should have some filmmaking experience and must be local to NYC and generally available during May-August 2018! Email Shootout@film-lab.org for more information.

106.7 LITE FM LITE 106.7 LITE FM – Bryant Park
August 02, 2018 – New York

106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park returns for its 18th season beginning Thursday, July 12th, with FREE, open-air lunch hour performances, for six consecutive weeks, featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Theater fans in the NYC area can expect musical numbers from hit shows including “The Band’s Visit,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best musical and best performances by an actor and actress in a lead role in a musical, “Once on this Island,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best revival of a musical and “SpongeBob SquarePants,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best scenic design of a musical, as well as “Waitress” starring Katharine McPhee, “Beautiful” starring Melissa Benoist, “Come From Away,” “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” “Chicago,” “Kinky Boots,” “School of Rock,” “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” and many more. New this year, Disney on Broadway will take over 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park on August 2nd with performances from the hit shows “Aladdin,” “Frozen,” and “The Lion King.” The lineup for August 2nd includes numbers from “Aladdin”, “Frozen”, and “The Lion King.” The event will be hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s Host Delilah.

RR: F Bomb Reading Series – KGB Bar
August 03, 2018 – New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Compass Song – Times Square
Through August 03, 2018 – New York

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Ti… (read more)

#BigSaturdays #BestSaturdayParty …Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List – Show
August 04, 2018 – NyC

#BigSaturdays #BestSaturdayParty Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to join us each and every Saturday at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Saturday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies all-night, Gents til 11pm). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the “A.C. Pass Guest List” please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Lad… (read more)

Chuck Braman Jazz Band – Hudson River Park
August 04, 2018 – New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us three Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear the Chuck Braman Jazz Band! Chuck Braman is a jazz drummer and bandleader who lives in the West Village. He leads several unique jazz bands, each based around a particular instrumentation, repertoire, stylistic concept, and core group of musicians.

Opening Party: Lego® Bricks a Celebration! – Scandinavia House
Through August 04, 2018 – Manhattan

This summer, to mark the 60th anniversary of the LEGO® brick, the American-Scandinavian Foundation presents an exhibition saluting the LEGO Group as a leader of learning through play, LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration! Featuring sculptures, mosaics, and interactive play zones by renowned LEGO® Certified Professional artist Sean Kenney, the exhibition will also include an overview of the LEGO Group’s history and educational mission, as well as a variety of children’s workshops at Scandinavia House from April 28 through August 4, 2018.

NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile – New York Road Runners
August 05, 2018 – New York

You’ve asked for a variety of race distances, so for the first time since 2005, we’re challenging runners to a seven-mile distance with the NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile. Take on a unique course in Central Park at this all-new challenge. Event hashtag: #NYRRManhattan7M—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Not an edge but a hinge – Abrons Arts Center
Through August 05, 2018 – New York

The 2018 edition of the annual AIRspace exhibition features work by 2017-2018 visual arts residents Christopher Aque, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall, Carl E. Hazlewood, Trokon Nagbe, Macon Reed, Gabriela Salazar, Patrice Renee Washington, and Chris Watts. Marking the culmination of their residency at Abrons Arts Center, Not an edge but a hinge presents works across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, video, and site-specific installation, and is organized by AIRspace curatorial residents Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson. Aligning with Abrons’ wide-ranging multidisciplinary performance and educational programming, Not an edge but a hinge attends to difference within shared time and space. Occupying the building’s three main galleries, the exhibition takes a kaleidoscopic approach in order to honor the complex and shifting affinities between individual artworks. In the exhibition, several works withhold the figure from view, privileging the outline or trace over direct representation, investigating notions of disclosure or voyeurism. Others establish an indexical, material, or metaphorical relationship to place, often marking displacement or loss…. (read more)

nanimarquina Offers Discounts on Designer Rugs and Poufs – nanimarquina
Through August 05, 2018 – New York

nanimarquina, the family-owned rug design brand, is pleased to announce that from July 15th – August 5th the company will host their Special Summer Sale at participating dealers, offering 10% off their entire collection, including standard and custom sizes along with 15% off a rug and pouf combination. This is a great opportunity to own unique, hand-made rugs and poufs for below retail value. Sale items include the Shade and Shade pouf collection (originally $2,896, now $2,462), the Hayon x Nani Collection (originally $3,825, now $3,443), and the Tres Collection + Tres Poufs (originally $3,185, now $2,708), as well as the remainder of nanimarquina’s collections.

Innit – SoHo Playhouse
Through August 05, 2018 – new york

Meet Kelly Roberts as she visits a psychologist. She’s bold, vulgar…and broken. You’ll laugh blindly to heartfelt tears! Powerful, sell-out one-woman show Innit, set during working class, 90’s Manchester, demonstrates the teenage angst and wilted heart of the outrageous, guffaw-inducing Kelly Roberts. Witness her first ever visit to a psychologist as she unwittingly discloses her hilarious and heart-breaking story, leaving a mark on those who remember those isolating teenage year.Colette Forde’s INNIT Begins Performances on July 6; Opening night is July 12 through August 5, 2018 Playing Schedule: Wednesday at 8:30 pm; Thursday at 7 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 6 pm; Sunday at 3 pm Running Time 75 minutes

Little Rock – Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through August 05, 2018 – New York

This docudrama with music chronicles the true story of nine brave students poised to integrate the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three years after Thurgood Marshall successfully litigated the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, Little Rock, Arkansas became ground zero in the fight to integrate public schools across America. Through a series of events and with the aid of an emerging technology called television, living rooms across the world would witness a real life drama featuring a brave and stalwart group of black teenagers, who would become known as The Little Rock Nine, along with a supporting cast including a defiant Governor, a resolute President Eisenhower, and 11,000 federal and state troops. Integrating Little Rock Central High School would become an important and dramatic prerequisite step in implementing the new federal law. Successfully completing the school year would become its ultimate test. N.B. Strong language To receive and email alert when tickets go on sale, sign up here!

Get The Boat – SoHo Playhouse
Through August 05, 2018 – NEW YORK

When you meet someone for the first time you bond over the things you have in common. But what if the thing you have in common is also your biggest secret? Two strangers that meet on a journey many Irish women still keep as their biggest secret. Get The Boat his poignant, gruff, funny piece about sudden friendship, life shattering decisions and the secrets that we share. Get The Boat is produced by Holy Show Theatre Company, Playing Schedule: Wednesday at 8:30 pm; Thursday at 7 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 6 pm; Sunday at 3 pm

Gerald Clayton Quintet – Village Vanguard
Through August 05, 2018 – New York

The music is forever moving, riding streams of intriguing, pleasing sounds — ambling grooves, burrowing piano solos and colorful and often unpredictable multi-saxophone lines. All are tributaries of a highly personal music that’s clearly drawn from jazz tradition but headed in new, unexpected directions. It’s brainy, yes, but heavy on emotional content, too.

Alabama to Wyoming, Moments from 50 States – Sony Square NYC
Through August 08, 2018 – New York

View the photographic journey of Sony Artisan Tony Gale, as he takes on the personal challenge to capture all 50 states.

Francesca Cernia Slovin Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit – Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through August 08, 2018 – New York

The Immigrant Arts Coalition will host its second annual summit featuring distinguished artists and presenters from the tapestry of arts and cultural organizations that enrich our country. Honoring diversity and empowerment through the arts, the program includes panels, talks, workshops, performances, a keynote address and an outdoor concert at Robert F. Wagner Junior Park. VIP tickets are limited and include admission to the closing night event, “The United States of Comedy” at the exclusive Friar’s Club. For more information please visit https://immigrantarts.org/

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary – MAD Museum of Art and Design 
Through August 12, 2018 – Columbus Circle

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park – Bryant Park
Through August 16, 2018 – New York

106.7 LITE FM CELEBRATES BROADWAY THIS SUMMER AT ‘106.7 LITE FM’S BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK’ 18th Annual Series of Free Broadway Performances Kick-off Thursday, July 12 in New York City’s Bryant Park New York, NY (June 20, 2018) – iHeartMedia’s 106.7 LITE FM announced today the return of its highly-anticipated, annual lunchtime theatre summer series, 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park. The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for FREE performances for six consecutive weeks from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s on-air personalities, this year’s annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and FUJIFILM Instax®. 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park invites participants to soak up the summer sun while enjoying musical numbers from hit shows including “The Band’s Visit,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best musi… (read more)

Summer Restaurant Week Dinner at Scarpetta in NoMad – Scarpetta in NoMad
Through August 17, 2018 – New York

Scarpetta in NoMad is thrilled to participate in NYC Restaurant Week, Summer 2018. Guests can enjoy fine dining and experience the delicious cuisine and ambiance. For $42 per person, guests can enjoy a delicious 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner which will feature Scarpetta’s classic dishes, such as Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil and Raw Yellowtail. Finish your dinner with delectable desserts such as a Coconut Panna Cotta or the delicious Valrhona Chocolate Cake. Scarpetta’s Restaurant Week Dinner Menu will be available Monday through Thursday from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday from 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The new flagship location and the indulgent menu offered at Scarpetta in Nomad is an evening not to be missed. Scarpetta’s Summer 2018 Restaurant Week Dinner Menu: primi {choice of one} CAULIFLOWER ROMANESCO salmoriglio, herbed bread crumbs CREAMY POLENTA fricassée of truffled mushrooms RAW YELLOWTAIL olio di zenzero & pickled red onion secondi {choice of one} SPAGHETTI tomato & basil BRANZINO rosemary lentils, braised endive ROASTED CHICKEN spring vegetables, roasted fingerlings, orange olivada dolci {choice of one} OLIVE OIL CAKE … (read more)

Baby Soda – Bring your swing dancing shoes! – Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Through August 17, 2018 – New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us Friday night at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at 7pm to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band!

Ailey Extension 2018 Summer Performance Workshop – The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through August 19, 2018 – New York

Ailey Extension’s annual Summer Performance Workshop gives novice students the chance to shine in the spotlight and take their training to the next level. Beginning Saturday, July 21, dancers can learn Horton, hip-hop, or ballet themed choreography and gain invaluable performance training with 16 hours of rehearsal over the course of four weeks. Under the guidance of five notable Ailey Extension notable instructors (Karen Arceneaux, Fernando Carrillo, Robin Dunn, Yuka Kawazu, and TweetBoogie), students will expand their style of movement, enhance their ensemble skills, and cultivate confidence and stage presence. Each workshop culminates in two performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday, August 19 at 3pm & 7pm.

Ailey Extension 2018 Summer Performance Workshop – The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through August 19, 2018 – New York

Ailey Extension’s annual Summer Performance Workshop gives novice students the chance to shine in the spotlight and take their training to the next level. Beginning Saturday, July 21, dancers can learn Horton, hip-hop, or ballet themed choreography and gain invaluable performance training with 16 hours of rehearsal over the course of four weeks. Under the guidance of five notable Ailey Extension notable instructors (Karen Arceneaux, Fernando Carrillo, Robin Dunn, Yuka Kawazu, and TweetBoogie), students will expand their style of movement, enhance their ensemble skills, and cultivate confidence and stage presence. Each workshop culminates in two performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday, August 19 at 3pm & 7pm.

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)

Twilight Open House: Kiki Smith at Eldridge – Museum at Eldridge Street
Through August 22, 2018 – New York

We’re swinging open the grand doors of the Museum after-hours for three special evenings welcoming art lovers to our latest exhibition. Kiki Smith titled this show Below the Horizon because she felt “that’s when we have access to the stars.” Stars are a consistent theme in her work, nowhere more so than here at Eldridge, where stars fill the stunning stained glass window she designed with architect Deborah Gans. Returning to the Museum for this building-wide show, Smith has selected 50 works in a range of mediums – from works on paper to photographs to sculpture. The exhibition features pieces never before shown in this way – in a dramatically designed National Historic Landmark, originally built in 1887 as a house of worship. Don’t miss this chance to have after-work drinks with the art of Kiki Smith!

Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again – Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through August 22, 2018 – New York

This summer, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum co-present a special Fiddler-themed Wednesday evening series Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again. The series is presented in association with NYTF’s American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, beginning performances at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on July 4 and running through August 26. Click the title of the series installments below to find out program specifics and ticket information.

Sunset on the Hudson – Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Through August 24, 2018 – New York

Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the Park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.

Pushkin – The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture – Black Box Theater
Through August 25, 2018 – New York

Pushkin, a new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two-years in the life of Russia’s most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin. Always quick to take offense, delusionally jealous, forever in debt, and censored by Tsar Nicholas I, Pushkin chronicles the sufferings of an artist of modest rank and mixed race, the confrontation between his exceptional talent and a flawed society, and the painful choice between duty and personal happiness. In his struggles to end serfdom and reform his homeland, Pushkin, Russia’s first literary superstar, raised his voice above exile and censorship to turn his art into a substitute for politics poetically declaring, “Autocratic miscreant, Thee, thy throne I detest.”

Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder – Red Bull Arts New York
Through August 26, 2018 – New York

The cultural impact of the equation known as The Rammellzee (1960—2010) — legendary artist, graf writer, hip-hop pioneer, Gothic Futurist theoretician and New York cult icon — set the groundwork for today’s interdisciplinary creative hyphenates. Taking over the entirety of Red Bull Arts New York, “RAMMELLZEE: Racing for Thunder”’s largest survey to date examines the evolution of the artist’s diverse body of work. From seminal post-graffiti works to his rare but robust formal output throughout the 1980s, the show features important artworks and sculptures created over the last 20 years of his life. The exhibition gathers archival materials and artworks from RAMMELLEZEE’s estate and collections around the world, alongside oral histories recently commissioned by Red Bull Arts New York. This historic survey aims to introduce a new generation to an artist-prophet from the edge who found himself, again and again, in the center of everything.

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki – Sid Gold’s Request Room
Through August 26, 2018 – New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakowski, hosted by Shannon Conley!

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish DIRECTED BY JOEL GREY – Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through August 26, 2018 – New York

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z”l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish from July 4 through August 26, 2018, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

New York’s Hottest New Outdoor Workout Venue Is…34th Street – Broadway Boulevard
Through August 27, 2018 – New York

The 34th Street district is known for shopping and entertainment, but now a full complement of exercise classes has been added to its list of attractions. And it’s all free! Each Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM, the Sweat 34 program offers exercise classes by the city’s top fitness studios on Broadway Boulevard outside Macy’s. Upcoming Sweat 34 events: Wed., June 13, Wed. Aug 8 Sanctified Booty – This workout with Fitness Sanctuary is designed to strengthen the booty and lower extremities with a mix of strength and conditioning to today’s hottest hits. Wed., June 20, Wed. July 25, Wed. Aug. 15 – 305 Fitness – Shed between 500 to 900 calories with this intense 55-minute cardio blast. Wed., June 27, Wed., July 18, Wed. Aug. 22 – IronStrength – Join Dr. Jordan Metzl from the Hospital for Special Surgery for this bootcamp class in the middle of Herald Square for 30 minutes, followed by a rocking Zumba class with Angelina Alfaro. Tues., July 3, Wed. Aug 1 – Ratchet Fitness – A workout with intermittent training that targets everything – abs, glutes, arms, and legs. And if you love working out to hip-hop and love a high-intensity cardio workout, this class is for you! Wed., J… (read more)

Dining Concourse in Concert – Grand Central Terminal – Lower Level Dining Concourse
Through August 28, 2018 – New York

Opened in the late ’90s, the Dining Concourse celebrates its 20th anniversary with a free lunchtime music series featuring ’90s cover bands. BYO nostalgia!

Soccer Fans in the City – Eat Soccer
Through August 28, 2018 – New York

What is your unique connection to soccer? Come share your story in the media capital of the world. Our Soccer Fans in the City event offers you the opportunity to be the feature subject of a 40 minute cover story experience. Using the streets of New York City as the backdrop, feel what it is like to be in the boots of the globe’s biggest stars, as we capture images of you wearing your cherished soccer jersey and/or supporter gear in your very own editorial photo shoot. Share thoughts, insights and anecdotes from your life during your one-on-one interview with a member of our team. As the world’s favorite sport on earth, we celebrate the diverse experiences of those who play, cheer and coach the beautiful game. Join us in showcasing your personal history with the game. You’ll gain an opportunity to inspire others who love the sport. And, you’ll score a one-of-a-kind magazine quality keepsake in your Inbox 48 hours later that you can place on display and will honor the moment you told your soccer story in NYC.

Soccer Fans in the City – Eat Soccer
Through August 28, 2018 – New York

What is your unique connection to soccer? Come share your story in the media capital of the world. Our Soccer Fans in the City event offers you the opportunity to be the feature subject of a 40 minute cover story experience. Using the streets of New York City as the backdrop, feel what it is like to be in the boots of the globe’s biggest stars, as we capture images of you wearing your cherished soccer jersey and/or supporter gear in your very own editorial photo shoot. Share thoughts, insights and anecdotes from your life during your one-on-one interview with a member of our team. As the world’s favorite sport on earth, we celebrate the diverse experiences of those who play, cheer and coach the beautiful game. Join us in showcasing your personal history with the game. You’ll gain an opportunity to inspire others who love the sport. And, you’ll score a one-of-a-kind magazine quality keepsake in your Inbox 48 hours later that you can place on display and will honor the moment you told your soccer story in NYC.

Rockefeller Center Farmers Market Returns This Summer – Offering Specialty Products from Regional Farms – Rockefeller Center
Through August 31, 2018 – New York

Rockefeller Center’s annual farmers market returns this summer with a wide variety of specialty products from regional farms spanning New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. The market will be open Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, August 31, Wednesday-Friday of each week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Shoppers will find fresh produce, meat, eggs, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, wine, spirits, and more. The farmers market is organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket and is free and open to the public. For more information visit rockefellercenter.com. For news and updates follow @RockCenterNYC on Twitter and Instagram and Like Rockefeller Center on Facebook. Join the conversation by using #RockCenter DATE: Wednesday, July 25 – Friday, August 31 Wednesday through Friday, weekly TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Rockefeller Plaza Between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues Manhattan

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration – The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 – New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit ‘Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld’ is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Molasses in January – Theater Center
Through August 31, 2018 – New York City

“Molasses in January” is a charming historical fiction musical that is fun for the whole family, ages 8 and up. Performances are every WED, THURS at 7:30 and SAT at 5. Call Theater Center at 212 921-7862 for tickets, location of theater is 210 West 50th St New York.” Molasses in January”, tells of struggling Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919. The play is similar to “Fiddler on the Roof”. “Molasses in January” is done in a traditional Broadway musical songbook style. A fun time for the whole family www.molassesinjanuary.net

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration – The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 – New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit ‘Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld’ is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration – The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 – New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit ‘Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld’ is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration – The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 – New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit ‘Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld’ is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition – AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through September 01, 2018 – New York

The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14 to September 1, 2018, will be accompanied by a full-day symposium, evening panels, and k-12 educational programming for local students.

Vivek Shraya: Trisha – Ace Hotel
Through September 01, 2018 – New York

Ace Hotel New York and John Chaich are proud to present Vivek Shraya: Trisha, a captivating photo series in which the artist occupies spaces and wears outfits to recreate photographs of her mother from the 1970s when she was a single woman recently immigrated to Canada. The concept was born from a desire to document striking physical similarities Shraya first began to notice while transitioning. Chaich notes that Vivek’s imperfect recreations remind viewers that “queer people create our gender presentations with what’s available to us, wherever we are.” The collection’s juxtaposition of new and source images creates a dialogue across time, genealogy and gender. Canada’s Vivek Shraya is a queer-identifying artist whose body of work spans photography, albums, films and books. Her 2017 album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part-Time Woman, was included in CBC’s Best Canadian Albums of 2017; her first book of poetry, even this page is white, won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and her debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books. The founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books and a four-time Lambda Lite… (read more)

Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City Exhibition – Center for Architecture 
Through September 01, 2018 – New York

The Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City exhibition opens at the Center for Architecture in NYC, explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. The 10-week exhibition focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms – New York Historical Society
Through September 02, 2018 – Upper West Side

The first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms launches at the New-York Historical Society in May. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art. In addition to Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, the exhibition encompasses numerous other examples of painting, illustration, and more, by both Rockwell and a broad range of his contemporaries, as well as historical documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts; interactive digital displays; and immersive settings, some using virtual-reality technology, all on the theme of the Four Freedoms, from FDR’s initial enunciation of them as a reason to enter the War to their powerful post-war legacy. Following New-York Historical, the exhibition travels to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI; The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Mu… (read more)

Highlights Of German Art from the Collection – Neue Galerie New York
Through September 03, 2018 – New York

The German collection spans the period from 1890 to 1940, and emphasizes the key movements of that era, including Expressionism, with canvases by members of the Brücke (Bridge), including Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and also artists affiliated with the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider), such as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, and Gabriele Münter. The Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement is also addressed, with important selections by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. In the decorative arts, the Bauhaus is a special area of emphasis, with major examples of design by Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Collectively, these works reflect this tumultuous epoch in German history, as the nation shifted from an empire to a fragile democracy under the Weimar Republic following World War I. Likewise, the utopian ideal of uniting art and life in the pre-war era was replaced by a more practical embrace of a machine aesthetic, as artists reconciled themselves to the emergence of modern technology.

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary – Neue Galerie New York
Through September 03, 2018 – New York

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are two of the greatest artists Austria produced in the early twentieth century. Although born nearly thirty years apart, both tragically died in 1918—the same year that the Austro-Hungarian Empire ceased to exist following its defeat in World War I. Over the intervening century, the works of Klimt and Schiele have come to define the fertile creativity that marked the so-called “joyous apocalypse,” an apt term used to connote the waning days of Habsburg rule. This show pays tribute to the groundbreaking achievements of Klimt and Schiele, two masterful artists who are key figures in the collection of the Neue Galerie New York.

Madison Square Park Conservancy Announces Artist Diana Al-Hadid’s First Major Commissioned Outdoor Public Art Exhibition – Madison Square Park
Through September 03, 2018 – New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy Announces Artist Diana Al-Hadid’s First Major Commissioned Outdoor Public Art Exhibition Date: May 14, 2018 through September 3, 2018. Madison Square Park Conservancy announces its thirty-sixth exhibition, Delirious Matter by artist Diana Al-Hadid. Six new sculptures will be installed across Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn, peripheral lawns, and northern reflecting pool. Delirious Matter is the artist’s first major public art project. It will be on view from May 14, 2018- September 3, 2018. In spring 2018, artist Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981, lives and works in Brooklyn) will create newly commissioned sculptures in Madison Square Park. Two wall works will be combined with rows of hedges to form a room suggesting the elegiac beauty of deteriorating structures nestled into plant material. Three reclining female figures, titled Synonym, sit on plinths and will be displayed on the surrounding lawns. In the Park’s reflecting pool, the artist will realize a site-specific sculptural bust of a female figure perched atop a fragmented mountain. Al-Hadid is best known for creating work using traditional and contemporary scu… (read more)

2018 Plaza Cafés – Rockefeller Center
Through September 03, 2018 – New York

Two outdoor dining options will open at Rockefeller Center for a limited time this summer: LT Biergarten Presented by Brasserie Ruhlmann, an outdoor dining haven featuring traditional German fare and a variety of beers on tap, and Limani Café, an al fresco oasis offering the best in Mediterranean cuisine. The outdoor cafes will open on Friday, June 8 in Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. Both patios will be open throughout the summer, Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 9pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. The LT Biergarten menu includes sausages, salads, snacks and ice cream sandwiches. Featured items include the Brew Master salad with radicchio, baby kale, frisee, gruyere, black forest ham, red onion, cherry tomato, mushroom, and egg; sausage options including Bratwurst, Wiener, Bauernwurst, Chicken Bratwurst, and Knackwurst; and a German chocolate macaroon ice cream sandwich. Happy hour specials featuring $5 beers will be available Monday through Friday from 4-6pm. The Limani Café menu includes salads, Paninis, sliders, additional light fare and desserts. Featured items include an octopus salad; a vegetarian Panini; lobster … (read more)

Julia Phillips: Failure Detection – The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 – Manhattan

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Julia Phillips (b. 1985, German), featuring newly commissioned major works in combination with existing sculptures. Primarily working with ceramics, Phillips creates objects and scenes that are intimately connected to the body. Her sculptures mostly avoid direct figuration, however, and instead propose various interventions into and support structures for the body, emphasizing its absence from the works. Impressions of the human form are visible through elements like casts of orifices, handprints, and other traces, which indicate particular bodily placements in relation to her forms. While suggestive of particular functions and purposes that are overtly physical, these works also extend to the social and psychological. For Phillips, the body is entangled in the real and abstract spaces of politics, evident through indications given in her arrangements as well as the works’ titles, which are often directives for specific actions.

Projects 108: Gauri Gill – The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 – Manhattan

MoMA PS1 presents the US premiere of photographer Gauri Gill’s most recent body of work, Acts of Appearance, a series of vivid color photographs for which the artist worked closely with members of an Adivasi community in Jawhar district, Maharashtra, India. Gill’s collaborator-subjects are renowned for their papier-mâché objects, including traditional sacred masks. In these pictures they engage in everyday village activities while wearing new masks, made expressly for this body of work, which depict living beings with the physical characteristics of humans, animals, or valued objects. A range of scenarios and narratives, situated in both “reality” and dreamlike states, come together in the photographs, which simultaneously portray symbolic or playful representations as well as the familiar experiences of community members against the backdrop of their home and culture.

Reza Abdoh – The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 – Manhattan

Though he was only thirty-two at the time of his passing, the Iranian-American theater director Reza Abdoh’s (1963-95) mark on the world of theater was unmistakable. Relentlessly inventive, he pushed his actors—and audiences—to their limits amid ambitious, unusual, disorienting stage sets. Abdoh’s aesthetic language borrowed from fairy tales, BDSM, talk shows, raves, video art, and the history of avant-garde theater. This exhibition, the first large-scale retrospective of Abdoh’s work, will highlight the diverse video works that Abdoh produced for his performances and an installation based on his 1991 production Bogeyman. The exhibition also includes contextual materials reflecting the club scenes in both Los Angeles and New York, the culture wars of the Reagan era, and the AIDS crisis. Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995.

Sara Berman: Between Community and Commerce – ZAZ10TS 
Through September 04, 2018 – New York

ZAZ10TS the public art program at 10 Times Square presents SARA BERMAN: BETWEEN COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY Curated by Tamar Dresdner, organized by Tzili Charney July 11 – September 4, 2018 ZAZ10TS is pleased to present an exhibition of lint on canvas works by London-based artist Sara Berman (b.1975) July 11 through September 4, 2018 in the new lobby space at 10 Times Square (aka 1441 Broadway). Titled Between Community and Commerce, the exhibition presents a series of works exploring the former fashion designer’s interest in repetition, textiles and patterning, in addition to her deeply held curiosity in social and cultural signifiers, in this case the intimacy of the body in a world of mass consumption and commerce. The installation in the heart of Times Square and the storied commercial building in the Fashion District––the home of so many globalized manufacturing decision makers—is for Berman a fitting showcase to this end. www.zaz10ts.com 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway@ 41st Street) Subways: Times Square 42nd Street (1,2,3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W) , Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)

Microsoft and Artist Mel Chin Unveil ‘Unmoored’ in New York’s Times Square – Broadway Plaza
Through September 05, 2018 – New York

Artist Mel Chin will take over Times Square’s Broadway plazas on July 11 with two new installations, ‘Wake’ and ‘Unmoored’, as part of a multi-location exhibition Mel Chin: All Over The Place, produced by the Queens Museum and public art nonprofit No Longer Empty. ‘Wake’, a 24-foot-tall construction resembling a shipwreck intertwined with the skeleton of a marine mammal, adjacent to a 21-foot-tall sculpture based on the figure head of 19th century opera star Jenny Lind, will serve as a bridge to a ground-breaking digital work, ‘Unmoored’. In collaboration with Microsoft, ‘Unmoored’ uses cutting-edge Mixed Reality technology to present a vision of a world where global warming has gone unchecked, with technology bringing the work to life through digital interaction. The augmented reality experience can be viewed on cell phones and tablets through a downloaded app, and will extend from 45th to 47th street from July 11-September 5. A heightened HoloLens experience of the project, created by Microsoft, will be available from July 11-13.

Yoga in the Park with Sacred Sounds Yoga – Washington Square Park
Through September 06, 2018 – New York

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Celebrating Bill Cunningham – New-York Historical Society Museum
Through September 09, 2018 – New York

Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham, one of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities. The legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati. Showcasing a selection from Cunningham’s Facades project?his eight-year photographic project documenting New York City’s architectural and fashion history, shown at the Museum in 2014?Celebrating Bill Cunningham also features photographs documenting his friendship with floral designer Toni Cimino, known as Suzette; a Cunningham bicycle; his Nikon camera; signature blue jacket; ephemera; and unforgettable William J hats. Curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts.

Celebrating Bill Cunningham – New-York Historical Society
Through September 09, 2018 – New York

Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham. One of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities, the legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing images of New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati. Among the highlights of Celebrating Bill Cunningham are a bicycle that he rode around the city; his first camera, an Olympus Pen-D, 35mm; signature blue jacket; personal photographs of Cunningham at home and with friends; correspondence, including a few of the hand-made Valentines he frequently sent to friends; and a New York City street sign, “Bill Cunningham Corner,” that was temporarily installed at 5th Avenue and 57th Street in his honor, following his death. Soon after he arrived in New York, Cunningham worked as a milliner, and items on view from his millinery line, William J., include an innovative beach hat, along with other hats and fascinators; and a press release written for t… (read more)

Surface/Depth – Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 09, 2018 – New York

In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on contemporary art has yet to be fully acknowledged or critically assessed. This exhibition seeks to redress this gap in the history of American art through an exploration of Schapiro’s signature femmages, the term she coined to describe her distinctive hybrid of painting and collage inspired by women’s domestic arts and crafts and the feminist critique of the hierarchy of art and craft. In examining the aesthetic and political objectives of Schapiro’s femmages, this exhibition highlights the pivotal role her work and leadership played in the expansion of the art world to include historically marginalized forms of craft, decoration, and abstract patterning associated with femininity and women’s work. Although she is unheralded as the source, the influence of Schapiro’s subjective approach to forms of decoration can be identified today in an remarkably diverse group of artists who continue to find i… (read more)

Tai Chi in the Park – Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 – New York

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Movement Class for Adults and Seniors – Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2018 – New York

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Healthy on the Hudson — Fitness with Lululemon – Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 12, 2018 – New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Wednesday from May 23 through in September 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us on Pier 25 for a dynamic variety of fitness classes provided in partnership with lululemon! Try different workouts and challenge yourself all summer long!

Kids Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga – Washington Square Park
Through September 12, 2018 – New York

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat. Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are! Please bring your own yoga mat.

Healthy on the Hudson – Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 – New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

Healthy on the Hudson — Yoga – Pier 46 at Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 – New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

Vinyl Nights Thursdays at Plaza 33 – Plaza 33
Through September 13, 2018 – NY

Join us on Thursday evenings for Vinyl Nights. We continue to spread the love of music & vinyl this Summer! FREE outdoor dance parties with The MM Crew & friends from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Plaza33 (33rd St & 7th Avenue), a new pedestrian plaza right outside Madison Square Garden. For decades New York City has had one of the most creative, vibrant music and nightlife scenes in the world and Mobile Mondays! celebrates it all with DJs who expertly tell the story through vinyl 45s. Join us Thursday June 7th for the Season Opener! We are Funk & Soul, Disco, Pop, Boogie, House, Hip Hop, 80’s, 90’s, Salsa & so much more. Thursday June 7th Joey Carvello & Woof Thursday, June 14th Misbehaviour & Operator Emz Thursday, June 21st Operator Emz & Just Blaze Thursday June 28th Natasha Diggs & Operator Emz Thursday, July 12th Joey Carvello & Woof Thursday, July 19th Operator Emz & Joey Carvello Thursday, July 26th Misbehaviour & Boogie Blind Produced with Rebecca Lynn / Mobile Mondays! NYC 45’s Mobile Mondays! is NYC all 45’s vinyl night every Monday at The Bowery Electric to save the music, preserve DJ culture & keep the vibe & soul of NYC alive. #pr… (read more)

St. Ives Mixing Bar – St. Ives Mixing Bar
Through September 15, 2018 – New York

The St. Ives Mixing Bar is back starting Friday, June 15th for another summer of fun! Located in the center of the Flatiron neighborhood at 168 Fifth Avenue, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will offer visitors the opportunity to create personalized face scrubs, moisturizers and body lotions from more than 60 customizable combinations, including on-trend ingredients, such as: rose water, yuzu, kiwi, pink grapefruit, and more! A truly unique sensory experience, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will allow guests to see, smell and touch the ingredients that will leave them feeling fresh-faced and glowing. And for those looking to step up their glow game, a new mineral shimmer can be added to any combination of ingredients. The St. Ives Mixing Bar will also be heading online so those who aren’t traveling to NYC this summer can still create and ship custom products!

BRYANT PARK KICKS OFF 16TH SEASON OF YOGA CLASSES MAY 24 – Bryant Park 
Through September 20, 2018 – New York

Bryant Park’s yoga classes, believed to be the largest regularly scheduled outdoor series of its kind in the world, begin a new season Thursday, May 24. The twice-weekly classes will be held Tuesday mornings on the Upper Terrace 10 AM-11 AM, and Thursday evenings on the Lawn 6 PM-7PM. All classes are free and open to the public. The 2018 yoga season is made possible by the generosity of KeVita®, a leading manufacturer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages. A supporting sponsor, Gaiam, a yoga, fitness and wellness brand, will donate 1,200 yoga mats for participants to use throughout the season. Both partners will also participate in the Bryant Park Frequent Yogi loyalty program, rewarding returning attendees for their dedication. Bryant Park’s yoga classes draw thousands of participants throughout the warm weather months, making it one of the park’s most-attended activities. The Thursday evening class has drawn over 1,500 people during a single session. This year on select Tuesday mornings, Bryant Park introduces post-class yoga workshops on topics including self-care, meditation, and alignment with instructors from the Gaiam Wellness Studio, located in Lord & Taylor o… (read more)

Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care – Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 – New York

Los Angeles–based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga has established herself as a crucial voice working at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. Her work, ranging from her “Performance Crafting” series—which uses craft to generate dialogues about identity, culture, and gender—to furniture whose material and form reimagine its functionality to provide “support,” shows a commitment to design thinking as political. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation. Founded by Aguiñiga and launched in 2015, AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) is a long-term initiative that activates sites along the US–Mexico border through collaborative art-making and storytelling projects. Started as a month-long activation at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, it has evolved its focus to record and paint a picture of life along the length of the border. To date, AMBOS, in collaboration with artists and community organizations working with border issues/themes, has produced programs along the border between the United States and Mexico, stopping at thirteen US/M… (read more)

La Frontera – Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 – New York

Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture. Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President’s anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.

McCoy Tyner – Blue Note
Through September 24, 2018 – New York

While playing piano in John Coltrane’s historic early-to-mid-’60s quartet, Tyner employed a pentatonic-derived, African-tinged chordal vocabulary that gave left-hand accompaniment and right-hand line playing a palpably physical forward thrust. Still blazing new trails, he’s firing up a set at his favorite Village digs.

360 Wellness – The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through September 30, 2018 – New York

The Shops at Columbus Circle proudly curates a progressive, four-month wellness series focusing on different themes: Movement Matters, Clean Beauty, Mindful Eating, Conscious Fashion. Join industry leaders and lifestyle experts for live beauty demos, fitness classes, introspective health seminars and eco-friendly fashion exhibits.

Big City Fishing Sundays on Pier 25 – Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Through September 30, 2018 – New York

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Explore NYC’s new Rosé Mansion! – Rosé Mansion
Through October 07, 2018 – New York

This summer we’re making all of your Rosé dreams come true. Wander the rooms in the mansion while sipping Rosé from around the world. Each room will transport you to a different place and time. Along the way you will learn about the history, science, and economics of this magical beverage. Travel to Ancient Rome, stop by the Finger Lakes, blend your own wine, swing from a gold chandelier, and more before you end your journey in the greatest Rosé wine bar on the planet. Buy a ticket for a specific date and time. All tickets include entrance to the experience and wine samples equaling about two glasses of wine. Additional glass, bottles, and snacks are available for purchase in the Grand Tasting Lounge.

Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes – New York Historical Society
Through October 08, 2018 – Upper West Side

Shoes in recent years have culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation, calling up abstract considerations—like the freighted meanings of femininity, power, domination, and aspiration—for both women and men alike. Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes highlights examples from the shoe designer’s extensive private collection, assembled over three decades. The exhibition considers the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production with more than 100 pairs of shoes on view. The exhibition will explore larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women’s contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Coordinated by Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women’s History, with Edward Maeder, consulting curator, and Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez, curatorial coordinator.

Susan York Foundation – The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 – Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center’s Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum’s 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum’s foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum’s ground floor. York’s long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center’s building, York’s installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 21, 2018 – New York

Returning to The Met for the 11th consecutive year, the exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition will be on view and open to the public at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 12 through October 21, 2018. P.S. Art highlights the talent and creativity of young artists and champions art making as a way to appreciate the cultures, life experiences, and traditions across the city. The 121 works in this year’s exhibition represent 123 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools throughout the five boroughs. The works were chosen from over 1,200 submissions, and the final decisions were made by a jury comprised of distinguished members of the art community, including members of The Met staff. P.S. Art 2018: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc.

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.

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi – Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 – New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T’ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

Epic New York Beer Tour – Bars, Taprooms, Breweries – Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 – New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this ‘Epic New York Beer Tour’ we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it’s done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you’ll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for ‘Beer Adventures’ in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O… (read more)

Models and Bottles Fridays … Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List – Show
Through December 29, 2018 – New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to “The Original” Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the “A.C. Pass Guest List” please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie… (read more)

NYC Scavenger Hunt – Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 – New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You’ll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York’s Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park’s rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Architecture In Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 – The Museum of Modern Art
Through January 13, 2019 – Manhattan

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

 

 

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