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Through 1/06/2016 Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and t... (more)

Through 10/08/2017 Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Through 3/11/2015 Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Through 4/01/2015 The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. - 212-908-4110
moaf.org
Ages: All

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

Through 5/03/2015 Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a ... (more)

Through 2/28/2015 A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators h... (more)

Through 2/20/3014
Hours: 8-9pm
Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd - 2127776727
ChazLangley.com
Ages: All

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangle... (more)

Through 4/05/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the... (more)

Through 5/06/2015
Hours: 6pm
It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
149 7th Street - 8486671636
www.legalizenowny.com/bell_house_event
Ages: AD
Price: $15

LN NY is state-registered Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to the passing of sensible marijuana legislation in the great state of New York. Momentum is building, legislation has passed the Assembly 4 times since 2007, and only the Senate is holding us up. This is THE new issue for New York, and we are dedicated to making it happen. L... (more)

Through 5/16/2015 A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

Discover the rich history of Oswiecim, Poland - the town the Germans called Auschwitz - through photographs that trace the life of the town and its Jewish residents, from the 16th century through the post-war period.

Through 5/01/2015
Hours: Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave - 718-939-0647 ext. 17
queenshistoricalscoiety.org
Ages: All
Price: $3-5

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections... (more)

Through 6/24/2015 Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. - 212-689-6337
www.museumofsex.com
Ages: AD

This immersive work features five "attractions" designed to stimulate all the senses in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Physical, visual and olfactory experiences will be utilized to give the audience a breathless rush of endorphins, challenge their strength and agility, and allow them to compete with and impress friends, lovers, and other patr... (more)

Through 5/01/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores his representational origins.

Through 3/22/2015 The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from MoMA's stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

Through 8/05/2015 Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Submerged, a permanent and immersive exhibit makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families.

Through 6/08/2015 Objects in Conversation - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses more than 9,000 historic objects, archives, photographs and film dating from Intrepid's years as a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from 1943 to 1974. "Objects in Conversation" shares stories from the Museum's collections that no single object could tell on its own. The exhibit features objects that crew member... (more)

Through 3/10/2015
Hours: Mon-Fri:10am-9pm Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm
Indochino New York Showroom - Indochino New York
435 Broome St - 1 (855) 334-0788
www.indochino.com
Ages: All
Price: N/A

Announcing the Indochino New York Showroom, where men can easily architect one-of-a-kind wardrobes of custom suits and shirts made just for them, will include luxurious showroom-only fabrics when it opens its doors at 435 Broome Street, Soho, on 10 September.

Through 3/01/2015 Killer Heels - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Divided into six sections, the exhibit features 160+ artfully crafted historical and contemporary heels from the seventeenth century through the present, including stilettos worn by Marilyn Monroe, Lady GaGa, supermodel Naomi Campbell, ballerina stilettos codesigned by filmmaker David Lynch and Christian Louboutin, and others.

Through 4/26/2015 Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution - China Institute
125 E. 65th St. - 212-744-8181
www.chinainstitute.org
Ages: All

During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China was in a political "mango fever." In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the "Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams." It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worke... (more)

Through 3/01/2015 Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving - Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. - 212-619-4785
www.mocanyc.org
Ages: All

This exhibition highlights the best of MOCA's archives and special collections while engaging visitors in a discussion about identity. The Museum celebrates its 35th year anniversary in January 2015.

Through 3/01/2015 Memory Prints: The Story World of Phillip Chen - Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. - 212-619-4785
www.mocanyc.org
Ages: All

In 15 relief etchings centering around his family, Chen reckons with significant moments in Chinese American history. At first glance, individually and as an ensemble, these relief prints are schematic and enigmatic.

Through 4/19/2015 Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States -- a history that involved New York from its very beginnings -- and will raise the question "What does it mean to be an American?" The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and in... (more)

Through 3/15/2015 Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring the personal and political narratives embedded in Scott's work, which tackles such complex themes as poverty, rape, love, sex, racial stereotypes' and social disturbances, as well as tales from American and African history.

Through 4/19/2015 Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Benton (1889–1975) painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 1... (more)

Through 4/13/2015 The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rubinmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring an exceptional set of paintings in the intimate format of album leaves from 18th-century China that illustrate the meditation practice of Sarvavid Vairochana, a primordial Buddha central to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The album is one of only two of its kind in existence to depict visually a secret esoteric practice. The presentation ... (more)

Through 5/17/2015
Hours: 11 and 1:30
Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.bit.ly/bkmfamily
Ages: TOD,YE
Price: 10

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity!

Through 10/07/2015
Hours: 10am-7pm
David Yarrow Exhibit - Rotella Gallery
468 West Broadway - 212-260-1140
Ages: AD
Price: 0.00

Rotella Gallery, the definitive fine-art photography gallery with flagship showrooms in New York and Las Vegas, will add to its impressive collection of Resident Artists with the addition and arrival of David Yarrow’s limited edition prints with an exhibition in the New York/Soho gallery slated from Oct. 8, 2014 – October 7, 2015

Through 10/13/2015 Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour - City Sites NY
52 Chambers Street - 212-812-2700
Ages: All
Price: 35

Take a wonderful walking tour daily with City Sights NYthrough the trendy DUMBO neighborhood including a history of the Brooklyn Bridge and visits to historic shops and other attractions.

Through 3/23/2015 Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rubinmuseum.org
Ages: All

More than 100 arresting black-and-white photographs offer glimpses into everyday life in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, and Japan, illuminating tensions between tradition and post-war modernity.

Through 3/22/2015 Letters to Afar - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Capturing life - views of 1930s Poland through the lens of Jewish New Yorkers. Co-Presented by the City Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is America's first exhibition of an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by New York City's Jewish immigrants who traveled back to visit Poland during the 19... (more)

Through 9/13/2015 Hubble @ 25 - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Hubble@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition is the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration.

Through 3/29/2015 Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper. Judith Scott was in her mid-40s when she began making art at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. Born with Down syndrome, and largely deaf and mute, she was i... (more)

Through 3/31/2015 100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

New York producers Klaw & Erlanger mounted their untitled project at virtually the same time that D. W. Griffith began his racist epic "The Birth of a Nation," but they abandoned the seven reels of exposed film in postproduction, leaving buried within it unique photographic documentation of its black cast and white crew on the set. Starring the leg... (more)

Through 8/16/2015 Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals. Drawn from the Metropolitan's superb holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries, this installation, which features sev... (more)

Through 8/16/2015 Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting, carving, or inlaying precious materials such as gold or mother-of-pearl. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection, this display celebrates th... (more)

Through 3/22/2015 Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and enduring influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). By the time of her death, Rubinstein had risen from humble origins in small-town Jewish Poland to become a global icon - the head of a cosmetics empire extending across four continents. She was... (more)

Through 5/25/2015 The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in... (more)

Through 3/02/2015 New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America, 2000-2013 - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

A broad survey of contemporary trends and ideas in design, craft and art from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities of South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. Global Latin America will include the work of approximately 70 designers, artists, craftspersons and collectives whose work demonstrates the... (more)

Through 12/06/2015 Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The permanent collection of the Department of Arms and Armor is one of the most encyclopedic in the world, rivaled in its scope and depth only by the Royal Armouries in England. To highlight the ongoing development of the collection's multicultural and interdisciplinary nature, this exhibition will focus on approximately thirty works from Europe, t... (more)

Through 1/10/2016 Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

Presenting the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, New Mexico - one of the most celebrated jewelry making families of our time. The silver, gold, and stone inlay work of Lee Yazzie and his younger brother, Raymond, has won every major award in the field. Their sister Mary Marie makes outstanding jewelry t... (more)

Through 11/15/2015 Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

This exhibit uncovers the causes of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, and explores the risks associated with each, examining how people cope and adapt in their aftermath. Interactive displays and animations help visitors understand how natural phenomena work. By monitoring earthquakes around the world in r... (more)

Through 11/15/2015 Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Drawn entirely from the Museum's collection, "Making Music Modern" gathers designs for auditoriums, instruments, and equipment for listening to music, along with posters, record sleeves, sheet music, and animation. The exhibition examines alternative music cultures of the early 20th century, the rise of radio during the interwar period, how design ... (more)

Through 3/15/2015 Madame Cezanne - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first exhibition of the paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) of his most painted model, Hortense Fiquet (1850-1922).

Through 5/10/2015 Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-a-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals will consider how emer... (more)

Through 4/25/2015 Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. - 212-217-4558
fitnyc.edu
Ages: All

An exploration of the various levels of authenticity in fashion using approximately 100 objects from the museum's permanent collection. Throughout the past 150 years of fashion history, couture copies, diffusion lines, and licensing agreements have blurred the line between what is genuine and imitation. Meanwhile, the exponential growth and sophist... (more)

Through 9/07/2015 Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the 17th and 19th centuries, and striking for their synthesis of intense rawness and poetry, these representations of seated figures - mothers nurturing their off... (more)

Through 7/12/2015 Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

"Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time" centers on a monumental mural that takes Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction and rebirth, and other figures from Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" as starting points for portraying female power and plurality.

Through 5/25/2015 Tools: Extending Our Reach - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 E. 91st St. - 212-489-8404
www.cooperhewitt.org
Ages: All

This full-floor exhibition includes objects from Cooper Hewitt and nine other Smithsonian collections, spanning 1.85 million years of tool use and design, to explore how tools extend the human body while considering how some tools break into our lives as radical innovations, whereas many others have remained almost unchanged in form and function fo... (more)

Through 4/26/2015 Beautiful Users - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 E. 91st St. - 212-489-8404
www.cooperhewitt.org
Ages: All

An introduction to one of the fundamental changes in design thinking over the past half-century: the shift toward designs based on observations of human anatomy and behavior.

Through 6/14/2015 Maira Kalman Selects - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 E. 91st St. - 212-489-8404
www.cooperhewitt.org
Ages: All

Featuring 56 objects from the collections of Cooper Hewitt, other Smithsonian museums and Kalman herself, arranged by the acclaimed author, artist, and designer to suggest the journey of a life story, from birth through death.

Through 4/26/2015 Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Featuring iconic works by such towering figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, Andre Kertesz, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-kn... (more)

Through 4/05/2015 The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Featuring works by Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Bratsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford, and Michael Williams.

Through 3/08/2015 A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America - American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square - 212-595-9533
folkartmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Barbara L. Gordon collection offers a stunning representation of American folk art made primarily in rural areas of New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and 1920. More than sixty works of art, including portraits; still-life, landscape, and allegorical paintings; commercial and highly personal sculpture; and distinctive examples... (more)

Through 5/07/2015 The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season - The Collegiate Chorale - 917-687-2448
www.collegiatechorale.org
Ages: All

The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season The Collegiate Chorale Presents its 2014-15 Season NOT THE MESSIAH (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) New York City Premiere A Comic Oratorio based on Monty Python’s Life of Brian by Eric Idle and John DuPrez Featuring Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch, Lauren Worsham, and William Fergus... (more)

Through 3/21/2015
Hours: 2pm-5 pm
The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – January 3rd – Winter Day - The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue - 347-604-3964
Ages: All
Price: Free

The Jewish Community Center In Manhattan Announces: The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – January 3rd – Winter Day WHO: Restoring our connection to Winter Children’s Art Project; New Year Calming Flow Spa; Face Painting with Jaime Gruber; Circle Games with Alex and Ian; Community Cinema: Winter in Wartime; Community Concert: The Stony... (more)

Through 1/02/2016
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm (Wed. until 7 pm)
Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave. - 212-779-3587
www.scandinaviahouse.org
Ages: All

The first Scandinavia House exhibition dedicated to digital art, with moving image artworks by Nordic artists working with video, interactive, and virtual performance. Exploring new Nordic interpretations of visual space – the cinematic, architectural, and conceptual – the exhibition invites visitors on a perceptual voyage into the realm of the vir... (more)

Through 3/08/2015
Hours: 12pm-2pm
Winter Seals & Waterbirds Ecocruise with NYC Audubon - NY Water Taxi, Southstreet Seaport, Pier 16
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
Ages: All
Price: $35 Adults; $25 Children (3-12) $105 family pack (2 adults, 2 children)

Meet at South Street Seaport Pier 16 for a winter adventure with NYC Audubon, looking for playful harbor seals and beautiful wintering ducks, loons, and sandpipers. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Complimentary hot cocoa and tea. To buy tickets go to http://www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/audubon-winter or call 212-742-1969... (more)

Through 7/12/2015 Countdown to Zero - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic benefits. This exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions focuses on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Through 4/04/2015 The Left Front: Radical Art in the "Red Decade," 1929-1940 - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East - 2129986780
www.nyu.edu/greyart
Ages: All

Highlighting work produced by American artists amid the economic and social devastation of the Great Depression. Joining forces in the John Reed Club and its successor, the American Artists' Congress, a group of intellectuals and artists - among them Isabel Bishop, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, and Raphael Soyer - tackled themes ranging from class st... (more)

Through 7/12/2015
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Free for Members or with Museum admission

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, a new exhibition, developed in collaboration with The Carter Center, focuses on several global efforts that have been able to contain, eliminate, or eradicate disease. Chief among these is the 30-year campaign that may soon eradicate Guinea worm disease, positioning it to become only the second human disease ev... (more)

Through 4/19/2015 Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in January 1965. Somerstein was a student in City College of New York's night school and Picture Editor of his student newspaper when he traveled to Alabama to document the March.

Through 6/07/2015 Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Exploring Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours.

Through 5/17/2015 Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane's Museum - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

In 1777, the great Italian draftsman, etcher and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited the haunting and majestic archaeological site of Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno south of Naples and produced a series of monumental drawings. Preserved at Sir John Soane's Museum in London, the drawings have only recently been restored and will be shown ... (more)

Through 5/17/2015
Hours: Varies per performance
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 60th Anniversary Winter/Spring Season - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 7189514500
Ages: All
Price: $9-$25

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, includ... (more)

Through 3/12/2015
Hours: 7pm -9:30pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Art of Diorama - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD
Price: $185 ($170 Members)

Back by popular demand! Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for a hands-on look at the creation of our legendary dioramas. Learn behind-the-scenes stories and discover how dioramas are made, from start to finish. In this six-part course, study some of the Museum’s most popular dioramas, and create your own replica to take home.

Through 3/14/2015
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm
Hugo McCloud, Palindrome - Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue - 2122391181
Ages: All
Price: Free

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce Palindrome, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Hugo McCloud. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The artist will be present. Sean Kelly is also delighted to announce that the gallery now represents Hugo McCloud.

Through 3/21/2015 Years of South Africa - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. - 718-793-8080
kupferbergcenter.org
Ages: All

Exhibitions featuring the Collection of Violet and Les Payne and Contemporary South African photography.

Through 5/03/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
On Kawara - Silence - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Through radically restricted means, On Kawara's work engages the personal and historical consciousness of place and time. Kawara's practice is often associated with the rise of Conceptual art, yet in its complex wit and philosophical reach, it stands well apart.

Through 5/03/2015 Hebrew Illumination in Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Startling illuminations - recent gifts to the Morgan - created by this contemporary artist.

Through 12/31/2015
Hours: 3pm-7pm
Duet Brasserie Happy Hour - Duet Brasserie
37 Barrow Street - 212-255-5416
Ages: All
Price: Free

Duet Brasserie presents three experiences by a husband / wife culinary team – an informal neighborhood café, a casual fine dining destination and a bakery boutique. Collectively, they address a broad spectrum of early morning to late night moods and appetites. All three showcase globally influenced contemporary American cuisine with a decided Frenc... (more)

Through 6/13/2015 Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa - Art and Film - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997) helped forge an evocative and enduring image of Mexico. This exhibition features film clips, paintings by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Manuel Rodriguez Lozano and Jose Chavez Morado, photographs, prints, posters and documents, many of which... (more)

Through 5/24/2015 Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

More than 90 drawings created between 1900 and 2013 by artists from Matisse, Mondrian, and Schiele to Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly, and - more recently - Kippenberger and Dumas.

Through 6/15/2015 Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents in German and Russian Art, 1907-1917 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

An exhibit dedicated to the radical modernist movements in German and Russian art at the beginning of the 20th century. Their development was parallel and often intersected. Such artists as Wassily Kandinsky or Alexei von Jawlensky are claimed by the Germans but remain Russian artists for the Russians.

Through 3/01/2015 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme - Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. - 917-618-6700
www.barclayscenter.com
Ages: All

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME coming to Barclays Center from February 19 through March 1. It's time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America's favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you've never seen before and that ... (more)

Through 3/01/2015 Sesame Street Live - Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 212-465-5800
www.thegarden.com
Ages: All

No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join t... (more)

Through 6/14/2015 Sculpture in the Age of Donatello - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

Twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture - most never seen outside Italy - serve as the centerpiece of MOBIA's tenth anniversary season. MOBIA will be the sole world-wide venue for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. These works - by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, Luca della Robbia and others - were made in the ... (more)

Through 5/24/2015 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Comprised of approximately 60 objects, the first museum survey of Kehinde Wiley's rich and prolific career highlights the range of his work. The exhibition includes his early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist's observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explo... (more)

Through 5/10/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Buddhist Art of Myanmar - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

The first exhibition in the West focusing on works of art from collections in Myanmar, with approximately 70 spectacular works - including stone, bronze and wood sculptures, textiles, paintings, and lacquer ritual implements - from the 5th through the 19th centuries. Artworks include objects created for temples, monasteries, and personal devotion, ... (more)

Through 4/03/2015
Hours: 11:30am-close
Fish Fridays at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
551 5th Ave at 45th Street - 212-537-0960
Ages: All
Price: Varies

There’s no need to search any further for a meat-free meal on Fridays during Lent – Tommy Bahama’s Fish Fridays program is back for another year! From February 20th through April 3rd, the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Midtown (45th Street and 5th Ave) will prepare two special seafood entrées on Fridays in addition to its regular menu, which alre... (more)

Through 2/28/2015 Paulo Szot - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

A BRAND NEW SHOW! Audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below with a brand new show for a limited 5-night engagement. In his show, the Brazilian opera star celebrates the centennial of Frank Sinatra with a program of songs from his 1967 and 1969 sessions with Brazilian singer/songwriter Tom Jobim, fro... (more)

Through 5/24/2015 2015 Triennial: “Surround Audience” - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

A signature initiative of the New Museum, The Generational Triennial is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to emerging artists from around the world. It provides an important platform for a new generation of artists who are shaping the current discourse of contemporary art and the future of culture. The 2015 Trienn... (more)

Through 5/17/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Coypel's "Don Quixote" Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

A masterpiece of comic fiction, Cervantes's Don Quixote (fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha) enjoyed great popularity from the moment it was published, in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, respectively. Reprints and translations spread across Europe, captivating the continental imagination with the escapades of the knight Do... (more)

Through 2/28/2015 Sibelius, Brahms, and Zimmermann - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Sakari Oramo conducts with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Through 3/01/2015 Natasha Leggero of E!'s Burning Love - Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway - 212-757-4100
www.carolines.com
Ages: AD


Through 3/15/2015
Hours: 7pm
Othello - The Seeing Place @ The Clarion Theatre
309 East 26th St. at 2nd Avenue - 917-397-0978
Ages: All
Price: $15

To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater brings you Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. Staged in modern dress with a deep focus on the language, this story is brought to life through the lens of one central dilemma: How can your ego survive when “the othe... (more)

Through 2/28/2015 Jazz Across the Americas - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours the jazz idiom as expressed across the Americas by its leading musicians and composers. Lalo Schifrin of Argentina; Hermeto Pascoal of Brazil; Canadians Oscar Peterson and Gil Evans; and Chico O'Farrill of Cuba represent some of the best examples of jazz as an international musical med... (more)

Through 3/01/2015
Hours: Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM, 10:00PM / Sun. 8:00PM
Pablo Francisco - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd Street - 212-367-9000
Ages: AD
Price: 26

Pablo Francisco will rock the house with screams of laughter at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, NY February 27th – March 1st. Pablo’s fans will have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of some hilarious new material as he prepares to shoot a new one hour comedy special for Nuvo entitled “Here We Go Again”. The new special will feature outrageously f... (more)

Through 2/28/2015
Hours: Friday: 7pm; Saturday 2pm & 7pm
On Kentucky Avenue - Aaron Davis Hall
138 Convent Ave. - 212-650-6900
(135th St.)
http://www.OnKentuckyAvenue.com
Ages: AD
Price: $25

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue will bring you back to a time when nightclubbing was in vogue and leggy showgirls, black comics, specialty acts and great singers and dancers reigned supreme. The show has an original score true to the era interspersed with classic songs from the 1960s.

2/28/2015 - 4/19/2015 The Orchid Show - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.

2/28/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Takacs Quartet & Lawrence Power, viola - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway - 212-721-6500
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Period-instrument ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment delves into the Romantics by celebrating two fathers of Czech music, beginning with the overture from Smetana's most popular comic opera and concluding with Dvorak's "New World" Symphony, written during his tenure in New York. Violinist Viktoria Mullova recaptures the idyllic summ... (more)

2/28/2015 Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines for the first six performances, with Audrey Luna, Susanna Phillips, and Elena Maximova stepping in later in the run. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and Jam... (more)

2/28/2015 La Donna del Lago - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" of the title, and Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Cu... (more)

2/28/2015 Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 W. 46th St. - 212-854-1633
millertheatre.com
Ages: All

Whether they're performing at the BBC Proms or alongside rock icon Sting, the members of Stile Antico fuse rich expressivity with technical prowess. These masterful interpreters of Renaissance choral music return to Miller Theatre with a program that captures triumphs and tragedies from the Imperial courts of the Hapsburgs. Across the generations, ... (more)

2/28/2015
Hours: 7pm
Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black... (more)

2/28/2015
Hours: 3pm-5pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: HERE WE STAND: Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Free for Members or with Museum admission

Experience globally-minded, groundbreaking artists create history at the Museum! Legendary hip-hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and renowned director Jamal Joseph together with the Oscar-nominated Harlem-based IMPACT Repertory Theatre and New Orleans’ Uptown Music Theatre, choreography by Obediah Wright, premier... (more)

2/28/2015 - 3/01/2015
Hours: Wellness Day 2/28: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Birthday Bash 3/1: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Big Love Weekend - The Waterfront NY
269 11th Avenue - 518-852-8739
Ages: AD
Price: $216 for both days of the event or $108 for a day pass for either the Wellness Day or Birthday Bash

Please join Jason Patrick, a.k.a. Bearded Yogi, in New York City for BIG LOVE WEEKEND benefitting God’s Love We Deliver. BIG LOVE WEEKEND begins with a Wellness Day on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Wellness Day is a mini-festival held at The Waterfront. It will feature an inspirational talk by Gabby Bernstein; yoga with Elena Brower and Gui... (more)

2/28/2015 - 3/02/2015 Playtime New York - Metropolitan West
635-639 West 46th St.
(Twelfth Ave.)
http://www.playtimenewyork.com
Ages: AD
Price: Free with registration

The 10th annual Playtime NY is a trade show that showcases the best American & international children's brands with over 120 exhibitors showing their wares.

3/01/2015
Hours: 7pm & 9:30pm
Bushel & A Peck Benefit Starring Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Hunter Foster & MOre - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

oin some of Broadway's brightest stars for an evening of music and laughter to raise money for Bushel and a Peck, a charitable organization in honor and memory of Jack Navin. Performers for the evening will include Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Kelli O'Hara, Hunter Foster, Steve Rosen, Kate Wetherhead, Kenita R. Miller and more to be announced... (more)

3/01/2015 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti conclude their three-night series of concerts with Brahms's A German Requiem, Op. 45 featuring soprano Diana Damrau, baritone Christian Gerhaher, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. A pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Walter Frisch, professor... (more)

3/01/2015
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will hav... (more)

3/01/2015
Hours: 8pm
Off The Top: The Neuroscience of Creativity - 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. - 212-415-5500
92y.org
Ages: AD

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, neuropsychologist Rex Jung and cognitive psychologist and science writer Scott Barry Kaufman to explore the brain basis of improvisation, mixing freestyle rap with the latest research. What's going on "under the hood" when a comedian or musicia... (more)

3/01/2015
Hours: 12pm
Winter Audubon Cruise - New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: All

Step aboard for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals and learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers on this environment themed New York harbor cruise.

3/01/2015
Hours: 2pm-4pm
Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri - Japan Society
333 East 47th Street - 212-715-1258
www.japansociety.org
Ages: All
Price: $12/$5 Japan Society members

Come see our beautiful collection of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls, known as hina-ningyo, and learn about the songs, tradition and history that surrounds Hinamatsuri, a festival which celebrates the health and future happiness of young girls. After examining the hina-ningyo, try your hand at creating your very own doll during the hands-on... (more)

3/02/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
Great Voices on Film: Theodora - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-601-1000
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Great Voices on Film begins with a landmark interpretation of the late oratorio Theodora, led by William Christie and sung by Dawn Upshaw in the title role, with David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and Richard Croft. Peter Sellars directed this controversial production for Glyndebourne in 1996.

3/02/2015 Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert crosses the Lincoln Center Plaza to conduct.

3/02/2015
Hours: 7pm
Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. - 718-302-3770
www.petescandystore.com
Ages: AD
Price: free

A real adults-only spelling bee with a kinder and gentler three-strikes-you’re-out policy, and a fun, not-too-competitive environment. Winners receive nerdy prizes and a spot in the annual Finals. Words start out easy, and all spelling bees (up to the season finals) are open to everyone. With host & singer b-o-b-b-y-b-l-u-e & education author ... (more)

3/03/2015 La Donna del Lago - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" of the title, and Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Cu... (more)

3/03/2015 - 4/04/2015 Lauren Bacall: The Look - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. - 212-217-4558
fitnyc.edu
Ages: All

A celebration of the film and theater star's unique style in which Bacall's own garments take the spotlight. The exhibition also explores her personal relationships with several of the fashion designers who dressed her.

3/03/2015
Hours: 7pm - 9pm
AJC and Museum of Jewish Heritage Launch Series Examining the Future of European Jewry at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place - (646) 437-4202
Ages: All
Price: Free

In response to the recent tragic events in Europe, the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will partner with AJC to launch a new series, AJC in Action: The Future of European Jewry. Moderated by Jewish Week’s editor and publisher, Gary Rosenblatt, the groundbreaking series will feature AJC experts who will provide in-depth,... (more)

3/04/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
Great Voices on Film: Alcina - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-601-1000
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

The second program of Great Voices on Film features an act from Alcina in Adrian Noble's daring 2010 production for the Vienna State Opera. Conductor Marc Minkowski is joined by Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova, and Veronica Cangemi. The program is completed by archival footage of some of the early and mid-20th century's great Handel interpreters.

3/04/2015 Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don Jose. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

3/04/2015
Hours: 9:30pm
Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own… UNTIL NOW! Saturday, March 4, 2015, some of the best musical theater composers and writers in the biz will perform the songs of Kinosian & Blair (Murder For Two). Kinosian & Blair's many comedy songs (and, like, two serious songs... (more)

3/04/2015
Hours: 7pm
SciCafe: Explore21: Papua New Guinea - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W & 79th St - 212-769-5100
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Join Museum scientists Paul Sweet, Neil Duncan, Brett Benz, and Chris Raxworthy as they tell tales of their recent expedition into the highlands of Papua New Guinea. As part of the Museum's Explore21 scientific initiative, the team set out to a remote site in the central highlands of the island. Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7 pm. Pleas... (more)

3/04/2015 - 3/07/2015
Hours: 7:30pm,8pm
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca - New York City Center
131 West 55th Street - 212-581-1212
www.NYCityCenter.org
Ages: All
Price: $25

The U.S premiere of Voces, Suite Flamenca, a new work from flamenco superstar Sara Baras, will run for four performance at New York City Center, March 4 - 7, 2015. Capturing the emotion, drama and passion of traditional flamenco with a vibrant contemporary edge, Sara Baras is joined on stage by her company of ten dancers, including guest artist ... (more)

3/05/2015 - 3/08/2015
Hours: 11am-8pm
PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair - The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St. - 212-255-2327
pulse-art.com
Ages: All
Price: $20

PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs provide a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair's distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market ... (more)

3/05/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway - 212-721-6500
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

The soprano performs works by Berlioz, DeBussy, and Ravel, as well as Poulenc's La voix humane with pianist Donald Sulzen.

3/05/2015 Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines for the first six performances, with Audrey Luna, Susanna Phillips, and Elena Maximova stepping in later in the run. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and Jam... (more)

3/05/2015 Augusta Read Thomas - Composer Portraits - Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway - 212-854-1633
millertheatre.com
Ages: All

Augusta Read Thomas wowed audiences and critics at her first Miller Portrait a decade ago, and she remains among the most prominent composers of her generation. Now she returns with a program including Resounding Earth, a percussion tour-de-force that brings together bells from around the world. Another highlight is the world premiere of an octet c... (more)

3/05/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Tibet House Benefit Concert - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: AD
Price: $35-$200

Scheduled Performers: Philip Glass Laurie Anderson Tenzin Choegyal The Flaming Lips Patti Smith Sturgill Simpson Ashley MacIsaac Debbie Harry

3/05/2015
Hours: 6pm
James Arthur Lecture: On The Evolution Of The Human Brain - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W & 79th St - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Free and open to the public. Dick Byrne, a Research Professor in the School of Psychology at St Andrews University, Scotland, whose work focuses on the evolution of cognitive and social behavior, particularly the origins of distinctively human characteristics, will review recent studies of gesture in chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans... (more)

3/06/2015 Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert crosses the Lincoln Center Plaza to conduct.

3/06/2015 - 3/07/2015 Salute to Betty Carter - Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

Betty Carter blazed her own trail as one of the most original jazz vocalists of our time. Her flawless phrasing, uncanny unpredictability, and signature glissando placed her in a league of her own as a true "musician's singer." Pianist and music director Benny Green and vocalist Charenee Wade celebrate the legacy of Carter, who would have turned ei... (more)

3/06/2015
Hours: 11pm
Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 +

3/06/2015 - 5/10/2015 Audubon's Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock) - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Part III of the highly acclaimed tripartite series showcases masterpieces from the N-THS collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr.

3/06/2015 Edmar Castaneda Trio - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda leads his jazz trio - saxophonist Shlomi Cohen, and drummer and percussionist Dave Silliman - plus special guest and vocalist Andrea Tierra in a concert of global music.

3/06/2015 - 3/07/2015 Craig Ferguson - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: TE,AD

Tickets go on sale for general public Dec. 5, 12pm.

3/06/2015 - 5/10/2015 Audubon's Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock) - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Description: Part III of the highly acclaimed tripartite series showcases masterpieces from the N-THS collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr.

3/07/2015
Hours: 2pm
The Beauty of Ballet - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: All
Price: FREE event, no tickets issued; recommended for ages four and up

Join students and faculty of the world-famous School of American Ballet (the official academy of New York City Ballet) in this program illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. Your children will watch a "class" where training exercises and steps are demonstrated, and also enjoy excerp... (more)

3/07/2015 Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don Jose. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

3/07/2015 La Donna del Lago - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" of the title, and Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Cu... (more)

3/07/2015 Aaron Diehl Quartet - Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway - 212-854-1633
millertheatre.com
Ages: All

Electrifying vibraphonist Warren Wolf joins the Aaron Diehl Trio. Diehl's passion, technical mastery, and love of both jazz and classical music find a partner in Wolf, his friend and fellow young bandleader. The quartet - who played together on Diehl's debut album The Bespoke Man's Narrative - draw inspiration from John Lewis' Modern Jazz Quartet w... (more)

3/07/2015 - 6/07/2015 Bjork - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

MoMA presents a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the Icelandic composer, musician, and artist Björk. The exhibition will chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance, culminating with a newly commissioned immersive music and film experience from director Andrew ... (more)

3/07/2015 Kronos Quartet - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Kronos Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall together with special guests Bryce Dessner, and Face the Music, with a program that includes the world premiere of Derek Charke's Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall; the world premiere of MerlijnTwaalfhoven's On Parole; the US premiere of Bryce Dessner's... (more)

3/07/2015
Hours: 7pm
Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black... (more)

3/07/2015
Hours: 2pm
The Beauty of Ballet - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 718-951-4500
Ages: All
Price: free

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2pm. This event is free, with no tickets or reservations required. The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation w... (more)

3/07/2015
Hours: 9am-4pm
CoffeeCon NYC 2015 - Broad Street Event Ballroom
41 Broad Street - 630-930-2556
Ages: All
Price: $35

CoffeeCon is a consumer coffee festival and traveling coffee university. Taste local and national specialty roasters side-by-side. Attend labs, lectures and panels on coffee tasting, sustainability, The Future of Coffee panel and more. Attend classes in every brewing method and coffee topics including; Water for Coffee, Importance of Proper Grindin... (more)

3/07/2015 Bjork - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: TE,AD

Bjork performs music from her new album Vulnicura. Also March 14.

3/07/2015 Bjork - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: TE,AD

Bjork performs music from her new album Vulnicura. Also March 14.

3/07/2015
Hours: 11am
17th Annual Kids Fleadh (The Craic Fest) - Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street - 917-373-6735
www.thecraicfest.com
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults, $5 kids

17th annual Craic Fest presents the Kids Fleadh Saturday, March 7 at Tribeca Cinemas. A fun program of Award-winning shorts, Irish Step Dancing (Niall O'Leary dancers) and Storytelling (John Liam Shea & Honor Molloy) for kids 4-12 starts at 11am sharp. Followed by a reception. Goodie bags for the Kids. Free tea/coffee and scones. $10 for adults a... (more)

3/07/2015 Lynette Williams Live At The Apollo Cafe w/ Mieka Pauley & Lynette Williams - The Apollo Cafe
253 125th Street - 212-531-5300
Ages: AD
Price: $20

Live at The Apollo Cafe Lynette Williams with Mieka Pauley & KJ Denhert take the stage. Featuring a string quartet arranged by Nicholas Zork.