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Through 1/04/2015 Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

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 1/04/2015 Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/bodyworlds
Ages: All
Price: $19.50-$25

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

Through 2/15/2015 Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous indi... (more)

Through 12/31/2014 Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptia... (more)

Through 12/31/2014 Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showc... (more)

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 1/04/2015 Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould... (more)

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 2/22/2104
Hours: $22
Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 - 917-300-8976
Ages: AD
Price: 0

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type... (more)

Through 2/25/2015 On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street - 212-352-3101
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9882016
Ages: All
Price: $15

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGu... (more)

Through 2/24/2015 Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digit... (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 1/04/2015 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur c... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhi... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYR... (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 1/04/2015 Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/avengers
Ages: All

A completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that ... (more)

Through 2/08/2015 The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Salon Style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the nineteenth century Salon Style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numero... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) unveils a new, site-specific, large-scale installation inspired by the Morgan's great collection of medieval Books of Hours - beautiful, hand-painted works that served as personal prayer books for different times of the day and different periods of the year. Taking advantage of the Morgan's four-story, glass-... (more)

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 1/18/2015 Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment - Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place - 212-968-1961
skyscraper.org
Ages: All

Are you too young to remember New York thirty years ago? Then time travel to experience Times Square in the 1980s at The Skyscraper Museum's new exhibition. Or perhaps are you of an age that remembers 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues when even Rolling Stone Magazine called it "the sleaziest block in America"? Then revisit your youth a... (more)

Through 1/19/2015 What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

Animation director and artist Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (1912?2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic i... (more)

Through 1/19/2015 Chuck Jones Matinees - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

To accompany the new exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, the Museum will present matinees of films directed by Jones, many presented in archival prints from The Academy Film Archive and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

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 2/15/2015 For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906-84) was born during a time of great change for his people - one year before Oklahoma statehood and six years after the U.S. government approved an allotment policy that ended the reservation period. A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, he began making a visual history in the mid-1920s and continued... (more)

Through 1/04/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Korean Ceramics from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

The three ceramics on view in the Asia Society Visitor Center come from the Asia Society Museum Collection of Asian and Asian American art.

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 2/01/2015 Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection.

Through 2/15/2015 Gerard & Kelly: P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange) - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

Gerard & Kelly's new project - comprising public programs, workshops, and exhibitions of research and performance - continues their longstanding investigation into intimacy, relationships, and cultural transmission via vernaculars of pole dancing

Through 1/03/2015 Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montanez Ortiz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throughout the Americas, the works in this exhibition target colonialism, imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony with a vast array of weapons, including irreverence and ... (more)

Through 2/02/2015 Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rubinmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente's work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India features approximately 20 works, including paintings from the last 30 years, and four new, larger than life-size sculptures created especially for the exhibition. In contrast to lea... (more)

Through 1/04/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the "father of video art," his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture. He created a new visual language using mediums previously associated with mass entertainment and scientific discovery. "N... (more)

Through 2/15/2015 Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.

Through 1/19/2015 Mac Conner: A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

The New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men." Illustrator McCauley ("Mac") Conner (b. 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father's general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city's publishing industry. As the first exhibition of his ... (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 2/15/2015 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 1/11/2015 in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

Over the course of its 40-year history, the Bronx Museum has drawn together a significant collection of prints and graphic-art works, guided by its mission to give visibility to artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent. For these artists, the print medium has been an invaluable tool for channeling their aesthetic and political concerns... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

From Nas in the first studio recordings for what would become his iconic debut album Illmatic, to Snoop on the set of his first video, from ingenue Debi Mazar on the subway to Grandmaster Flash at a RockSteady reunion, Leone's photographs open portals to the sounds, places and, most importantly, the people who forged and continue to influence the e... (more)

Through 2/01/2015 Dani Gal's Wie Aus Der Ferne (As From Afar) - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

The U.S. premiere of Israeli artist Dani Gal's short film. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum, Gal's new video work examines the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and close confidant. Speer initiated a correspondence wit... (more)

Through 2/01/2015 From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952 - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

A revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African American man, each experimented with approaches that joined abstraction and cultural specificity. Their work similarly brims with gesture, image, and incident, yet was often overlooked by critics in their time.

Through 1/03/2015 Dance & Fashion - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. - 212-217-4558
fitnyc.edu
Ages: All

An exploration of the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Dance has utilized a wide variety of costumes, including contemporary fashions, to identify different characters, but there are also certain iconic styles, which represent a dance more abstractly. Tutus and pointe shoes, for example, are integral to the imag... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

Nearly 40 original drawings by Plympton from his films offer a view into his creative process, and there will be continuous screenings of an hour-long selection of Plympton’s best short films, from 1987 to 2010.

Through 1/11/2015
Hours: The museum is open to the public: Monday and Wednesday, Noon to 5PM; Thursday and Friday, Noon to 6PM;Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 5PM. Closed Tuesdays
Drawn to Language - Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St - 212.274.0986
cmany.org
Ages: All
Price: Adults: $11; Children: $11; Seniors, Infants (0-12 months): Free.

Description: The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is pleased to announce Drawn to Language, on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language. In Drawn to Language, words are given visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are tr... (more)

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 1/11/2015 Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis - International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. - 212-857-0000
www.icp.org
Ages: All

The third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Lonesome George - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction and hundreds vanish each year. We don't always know the exact time of extinction, but we do for the Pinta Island giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. On June 24, 2012, Lonesome George - the tortoise displayed at the Museum and the last kno... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art - Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
www.queensmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exploration of changing attitudes towards self-expression, attribution, and identity in contemporary Tibetan art. Firmly established as well as emerging artists are featured, including Ang Sang, Benchung, Dedron, Gade, Jhamsang, Karma Phuntsok, Kesang Lamdark, Losang Gyatso, Marie-Dolma Chophel, Nortse, Palden Weinreb, Penba Wangdu, Phurba Namga... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This landmark exhibition traces - through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States - the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that develo... (more)

Through 2/08/2015 What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

MAD celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, with an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection.

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 1/18/2015 The Untamed Landscape: Theodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Comprising 70 works from private and public collections, this exhibition considers Rousseau's wide-ranging achievements as a draftsman and his particular approach to the open-air oil sketch.

Through 1/25/2015 Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Showcasing Cy Twombly's monumental painting "Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)," executed in Rome in 1970, and its related drawings, all from the Menil Collection in Houston.

Through 2/16/2015 Thomas Struth: Photographs - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition celebrates the Museum's unparalleled holdings of photographs by Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), one of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century.

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 1/11/2015 Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

This exhibit demonstrates the ways in which classicism has been understood and expressed by artists for centuries, and the ways in which our response to classicism and classical subjects still resonates in the cultural dialogue and inspires art being produced today.

Through 1/11/2015 Gestures: The Designs of Wendell Castle and William Pedersen - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

Showcasing large-scale works by Wendell Castle and William Pedersen's Loop de Loop chair series, this exhibition explores the pivotal intersection of art and design.

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 1/04/2015 Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups who live and/or work in Brooklyn. The exhibit features work in virtually every medium, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Whil... (more)

Through 1/18/2015 The Heart Is Not a Metaphor - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The first large-scale survey of Robert Gober's career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Early in his career he made deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects - beginning with sinks before mov... (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 1/10/2015 Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 1955-1998 - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This retrospective project seeks to re-establish Marisol as a major figure in postwar American art while also fostering a broader understanding of her work. This exhibition and catalogue will provide a comprehensive look at Marisol's biography and career, placing her within a larger historical context, with 21 significant works - both sculptures an... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th-century Netherlandish artist explores the artist's career and reunites many of the finest surviving drawings, panel paintings, and cartoon fragments from his hand with 19 of the spectacular Renaissance tapestries that were made to his designs.

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 1/19/2015 Egon Schiele: Portraits - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition devoted to portraits created by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, whose work is central to the mission of the museum. The Neue Galerie holds the finest collection of paintings and drawings by Schiele in the United States.

Through 1/19/2015 Austrian Portraiture in the Early Twentieth Century - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

The genre of portraiture underwent dramatic changes at the turn of the twentieth century. With the invention of photography, artists shifted from purely representational likenesses in favor of portraits that captured the personality and essence of the sitter. This exhibition focuses on the portraiture of Gustav Klimt and his peers.

Through 1/19/2015 Austrian War Bond Posters from the Great War - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

One hundred years ago, Europe erupted into a cataclysmic war that brought down four empires (Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian), wreaked unprecedented destruction, and altered modern society forever. Known as the Great War, and later as World War I, the trigger event was the assassination of heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand and h... (more)

Through 1/07/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957-1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group's aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 30 artists from 9 countries, the exhibition will highlight the points ... (more)

Through 1/10/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm (Wed. until 7 pm)
ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave. - 212-779-3587
www.scandinaviahouse.org
Ages: All

An exhibition focusing on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their country - one of the most geologically dynamic places on earth. The exhibition features 12 of Iceland's leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and mediums, including painting, ph... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Garden of Unearthly Delights - Japan Society
333 E. 47th St. - 212-832-1155
japansociety.org
Ages: All

A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered in this exhibition. The featured artists Manabu Ikeda (b. 1973, Saga Prefecture), Hisashi Tenmyouya (b. 1966, Tokyo) and the art and technology c... (more)

Through 12/30/2014 ZERO Film Program - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: TE,AD
Price: Free with museum admission

Screened in conjunction with "ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s", this film program features artist documentaries, providing an expanded look at the ZERO network and the process that the artists employed.

Through 2/08/2015
Hours: Call for Schedule
That Kodak Moment: Picturing the New York Fairs - Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
queensmuseum.org
Ages: All

Inspired by the generous donation of over 1,200 medium format color slides taken by fashion photographer Jerry Kean and theater photographer Van Williams at the 1964-65 Fair, this exhibit reveals materials from the museum's permanent collection never seen before by the public such as vintage photographs, albums and scrapbooks, ephemera and books su... (more)

Through 2/21/2015 Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Jewish American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition showcases a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery. A wonderful testimony to the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived Jewish immigrants, the quilt was originally owned by a Russian Jewish family that likely arrived in America during the late 19th century. Curated by Claudia Nahson, Morris ... (more)

Through 2/08/2015 Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

A groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs - borrowed from public and private collections around the globe - along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textile... (more)

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 2/15/2015 Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape. Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 19... (more)

Through 2/15/2015 Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape by the Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same loca... (more)

Through 1/25/2015 Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That?! - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

For her first solo museum presentation in the United States, Lili Reynaud-Dewar has created a new body of site-specific works.

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 1/11/2015 Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Damrosch Park - 888-541-3750
www.bigapplecircus.org
Ages: All

Venture within the hubbub at the heart of Gotham, where the restless tide of humanity rushes through canyons of skyscrapers and shoals of billboards: The dog-walker, whose rowdy pups perform amazing tricks! Businesswomen who arrange to meet, soaring high above on a double trapeze! The rube, a clown-prince among peers, celebrating the mirth of life!... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Durer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

Spanning five centuries, this exhibit features prints created by some of the most gifted artists of all time. Albrecht Durer's Engraved Passion, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, and Max Pechstein's Lord's Prayer are featured alongside Old and New Testament themes by Rembrandt and a powerful Dead Christ with Angels by Manet. This s... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history.

Through 1/11/2015 A Bible for Our Nation: American Bible Society, 1816-1830 - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

Focusing on the founding of American Bible Society (ABS) and its early years as a national organization. Approximately 20 items will be on display, including copies of the first Scriptures published by ABS and copies of the earliest books to enter the ABS Library

Through 2/16/2015 Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The most important exhibition of the essential Cubists - Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) - in more than 30 years.

Through 2/01/2015 Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

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 12/24/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Charlie Hewitt: White Light - Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 W. 23rd St. - 212-206-6872
jimkempnerfineart.com
Ages: All

The American artist presents his most recent paintings as well as a sculpture, "Chesapeake Rambler," in the sculpture garden.

Through 2/11/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first retrospective and scholarly presentation of the work of seminal Indian-born modernist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001). With approximately 30 major paintings and 10 works on paper drawn from public and private collections across India, Europe, and the United States, the exhibition charts the artist's development, from his first Paul Klee-i... (more)

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 1/25/2015 Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

A glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the early 20th century, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.

Through 2/01/2015 Chris Ofili: Night and Day - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of artist Chris Ofili (b. 1968). Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition spans the artist's influential career, encompassing his work in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously execu... (more)

Through 2/16/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Wang Jianwei: Time Temple - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Wang Jianwei: Time Temple comprises an intricately designed exhibition space, a film, and a performance art event, exploring the role of time-based art practices in contemporary Chinese art for the first commission of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim Museum. Wang Jianwei was born 1958 in Suining, Sichua... (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 1/04/2015
Hours: 12pm-2:30pm
Sunday Brunch Overlooking Central Park - The Park Room - The Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park South - 2128439206
Ages: All
Price: $60

The Park Room, located inside the Park Lane Hotel, a luxury New York City hotel with views of the skyline and Central Park, has introduced their new Sunday brunch specials. The menu offers an all inclusive brunch, including a breakfast buffet, selection of one hot entree, a dessert buffet, freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas and your choice of ... (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 2/01/2015 El Greco in New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The Frick Museum will display its paintings contemporaneously.

Through 2/01/2015 Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first major exhibition devoted to this fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperor. Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611) emerged as one of the most prominent artists at the court of Rudolf II in Prague and the most significant Northern Mannerist artist of his generation. The exhibition will examine his remarkable c... (more)

Through 2/01/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
El Greco at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, the Frick continues its 2014 focus on the artist with an installation organized in conjunction with El Greco in New York, opening in November at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Frick will unite its three remarkable El Greco paintings - Purification of the Temple and portraits of Vincenzo A... (more)

Through 2/01/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent's iconic portrait of Lady Agnew - will travel in 2015 with forty-five additional w... (more)

Through 12/31/2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. - 866-858-0007
www.radiocitychristmas.com
Ages: All

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites includi... (more)

Through 2/22/2015 Sturtevant: Double Trouble - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive survey in America of Sturtevant's 50-year career, and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the United States since her solo show at the Everson Museum of Art in 1973. Rather than taking the form of a traditional retrospective, the exhibition offers a historical overview of her work from a contemporary... (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 1/11/2015 GingerBread Lane Opens - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: AD

GingerBread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 450-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy – acknowledged as the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records will reinvent itself in 2014 with a new circular format. Adding a transparent area for visitors to walk underneath as well as more New York... (more)

Through 1/03/2015
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5pm; Sat. 10-4pm
CRAFT-TASTIC: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade @ Pelham Art Center - Pelham Art Center
155 5th Avenue - 914-738-2525
Ages: All
Price: free

CRAFT-TASTIC: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015 Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop: Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM 15% Member Discount Sale: December 2 – December 6, 2014 Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade objects. As well as a... (more)

Through 1/11/2015
Hours: varies
GingerBread Lane - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: TOD,YE,TW,TE,AD,All
Price: $8

GingerBread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 450-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy – acknowledged as the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/8000/largest-gingerbread-village -- will re-invent itself in 2014 with a new circular for... (more)

Through 1/15/2015
Hours: Ongoing
The Bronx Museum Holiday Pop-Up Shop - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
Ages: All
Price: Varies

The Bronx Museum launches a holiday pop-up shop in collaboration with Puerto Rican fair trade retailer, Concalma The Store, featuring accessories, t-shirts, books, organic coffee, and home goods, as well as Concalma’s iconic handbags. Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique, fair trade gifts for your friends and family. The pop-up shop offers ... (more)

Through 1/19/2015 Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

This cherished tradition delights people of all ages. Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, stroll the spectacular grounds, and shop for everyone on your list. This year's edition features more trains than ever before, and a new holiday dining experience inspired ... (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 1/07/2015
Hours: Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Adelphi University Presents “Jennifer Maloney: How Are Things?” - Adelphi University Galleries
1 South Avenue - 5168774040
Ages: All
Price: Free

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present a captivating exhibition featuring oil and gouache paintings by Jennifer Maloney. Created during her sabbatical, How Are Things? explores the nature of hoarding, saving, and procrastinating. This exhibition will be on view in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, One South Ave... (more)

Through 12/24/2014 Annual Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St. - 212-532-4900
grandcentralterminal.com
Ages: All

This year's Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair features distinctive gifts from 76 artisans, craftspeople and small businesses in the Greater New York area and around the country.

Through 1/04/2015 Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway Ferries This Holiday Season - Port Imperial
Port Imperial Blvd - 1-800-53-FERRY
Ages: All
Price: free for children under 12

Kids 12 and under ride free on NY Waterway ferries this holiday season from November 17 through January 4, cementing NY Waterway’s place as the easiest, most family-friendly way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays in the Big Apple. Ferries allow families to avoid holiday gridlock and expensive Manhattan parking rates. Additionally,... (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 2/22/2015 Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America's best-known living photographers. Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. The images speak in a commonplace language t... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

An exhibition of highly original, graphically intriguing, and rarely seen handmade holiday cards created by major 20th-century artists.

Through 2/22/2015 Holiday Express - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

A spectacular holiday exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and toys showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era. Assembled over a period of some fifty years by U.S. collectors Jerry and Nina Greene, the Jerni Collection is widely acknowledged as the world’s best. With pieces dating... (more)

Through 12/29/2014
Hours: 8pm
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking - SoHo Playhouse
15 Vandam Street - 212-691-1555
Ages: AD
Price: $29

The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music! Tickets are only $28 and include 3 cocktails! Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like Assume the Pos... (more)

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 1/04/2015 Nicholas Nixon: Forty Years of The Brown Sisters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This installation - featuring all 40 images - marks the first time MoMA has displayed Nixon's larger prints.

Through 1/01/2015
Hours: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Victorian Christmas: Origins of Christmas Traditions Walking Tour - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Manhattan - 212-465-3331
Ages: All
Price: $22

Want to experience a new Christmas tradition in New York - something beyond the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center tree? Go off the beaten path this holiday season by taking this walking tour through three Victorian areas--Gramercy Park, Ladies Mile, and Chelsea--exploring the Christmas traditions that emerged from each. Stops include where O. He... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of... (more)

Through 1/06/2015 Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene - embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above - adorns the candlelit spruc... (more)

Through 1/03/2015 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center - 212-721-6500
nycballet.com
Ages: All

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. From the moment the lights dim, you will... (more)

Through 12/23/2014 Black & White Truffle Season Dinner - Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
447 Lexington Ave - 212-661-4810
Ages: All
Price: $150-$250

Join Davio’s Manhattan, located in Midtown East, for dinner to enjoy the exclusive Black & White Truffle season! Executive Chef Chad Brown has specially prepared a choice of either a four-course or six-course Black & White Truffle dinner menu. Winter truffles are a gourmet delicacy and relatively difficult to find. They grow only in the forests of... (more)

Through 12/31/2014
Hours: 7pm
Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour - A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour
Departs from Union Square - 212-913-9917
www.asliceofbrooklyn.com
Ages: All
Price: $55; $45 children under 12

This 3-1/2-hour holiday tour highlights the festive homes of Dyker Heights, the Italian-American section of Brooklyn made famous in the PBS documentary "Dyker Lights" and seen on TLC's "Crazy Christmas Lights". You'll also visit the festive homes in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Included is a stop for a delicious cannoli and hot chocolate... (more)

Through 1/03/2015 Holiday Lights Tour - Gray Line New York Sightseeing
NYC - 800-669-0051
www.newyorksightseeing.com/tourpage.php?item=NL
Ages: All
Price: $44 ; $34, child

View New York when it is at its absolute best - during the holiday season. Sit back and relax during a licensed tour through the city. Enjoy the sparkling holiday lights around the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Manhattan Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, and Times Square on a ... (more)

Through 12/31/2014
Hours: Boards, 6:30pm, Cruise, 7pm-10pm
Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise - Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River - 866-483-3866
www.spiritcruises.com
Ages: AD

This three-and-a-half hour event features a three-hour cruise, tasty dinner buffet, live DJ and dazzling skyline views!

Through 12/31/2014 December Date Night Special - The Bridges
66 Water St., Brooklyn - 347-987-4504
www.thebridgesdumbo.com
Ages: All

Every Monday through Friday in December, join this new, innovative American restaurant as they offer two entrees, two desserts, and a bottle of wine for $50.

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 1/07/2015 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree - Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza - 212-632-3975
www.rockefellercenter.com
Ages: All

The 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by 30,000 energy efficient LED lights. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2015.

Through 1/04/2015
Hours: various
Cirque Ziva - New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street - 6462233010
newvictory.org
Ages: All
Price: Member tickets start at $13 and full price tickets start at $19.

Time-honored traditions take on a terrific technicolor transformation in CIRQUE ZÍVA. Lauded for their unparalleled precision and dynamic design, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats (New Vic 2005) will wow you with amazing acts, ancient artistry and a Lion Dance that will have the crowd roaring. Under the expert eyes of impresario Danny Chang and ch... (more)

Through 12/28/2014 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 212-465-5800
www.thegarden.com
Ages: All

Moved by the songs "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," the Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch... (more)

Through 1/07/2015
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm
Wreath Interpretations - Arsenal Gallery
830 Fifth Ave. - 212-360-8163
www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery
Ages: All

This year's 32nd-anniversary exhibition offers an astounding collection of 56 eclectic wreath interpretations that deviate from traditional organics into modern and eccentric styles. Participants use the customary circular motif as a springboard to experiment with unconventional materials, such as sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect sp... (more)

Through 12/25/2014 DUTCH CHRISTMAS: Age of Rembrandt - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), - Box Office 212 280-0330
Ages: All
Price: $20-$50

Early Music New York's men's choir is joined by a consort of recorders to perform late Renaissance repertoire from the Ex cathedra Records CD, "A Dutch Christmas" (produced in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Carols and dances by Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck, Jacob van Eyck, Pierre Phalèse & Tielman Susato. Traditionally sold-out seaso... (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 12/21/2014 American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

American Ballet Theatre offers the final performances ever in New York City of Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed The Nutcracker as it concludes its five-year engagement.

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 12/21/2014
Hours: 12pm-6pm
Holiday Market at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Bohemian Hall
29-19 24th Ave - 7182744925
Ages: All
Price: free

It's that time of year again! Astoria Market invites you to join us for our Holiday Shopping Event on Sunday, December 14th and December 21st from 12 to 6pm in the main hall of the world famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. With just a few weeks before the holidays and a full house of fantastic vendors, you’re sure to find that special gift y... (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 1/04/2015 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

The internationally adored Trocks, the all-male troupe who risk comfort for brilliant pointe work, tread lightly through the classics of ballet. For its 40th anniversary year, the company is guaranteed to bring down the house with two programs featuring some of its most beloved productions - Go For Barocco, ChopEniana, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake, a... (more)

Through 12/23/2014
Hours: Through Dec. 23. 6pm
Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah - Grand Army Plaza in front of the Plaza Hotel
Grand Army Plaza; 5th Ave. btw. 58th & 59th Sts.
Ages: All

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Festival of Lights. The Menorah will be lit every night during Hanukkah.

Through 12/21/2014 Damon Wayans - Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway - 212-757-4100
www.carolines.com
Ages: AD


Through 12/21/2014
Hours: 8pm
NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular 2014: Home for the Holidays - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl. - 212-352-3101
nyuskirball.org
Ages: All

The vocally uplifting NYC Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Spectactular 2014: Home for the Holidays, will be performed this year at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. On Sun., Dec. 21, show at 3pm

Through 12/21/2014
Hours: on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm
Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker - Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street - (212) 355-6160
Ages: All
Price: Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Performances on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm. Tickets are $35 for c... (more)

Through 1/02/2015
Hours: 11am & 5pm
The Greatest Pirate Holiday Spectacularrr! - The Snapple Theater Center
210 W. 50th Street - 212-921-7862
Ages: All
Price: $59

Off Broadway's improvised, interactive "A Christmas Carol" with a piratical twist! Join the crew of the Riley Rose and Charles Dickens himself as they improvise their way through musical adaptation of the holiday classic!

12/21/2014
Hours: 3-5pm
Caroling at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All
Price: Free with museum admission

Traditional and popular holiday music will be performed throughout the Morgan by singers from Mannes College The New School for Music.

12/21/2014
Hours: 4pm
The Snow Maiden - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: All
Price: $35-$50

Enjoy this magical Russian-language musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This delightful children's extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland.

12/21/2014 Family Holiday Concert: The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke feature in a special concert with the New York Theatre Ballet and Essential Voices USA.

12/21/2014
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)

12/21/2014 Mariah Carey - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All
Price: $59.50-$250

Mariah Carey will bring her all-time favorite, chart-topping Christmas hits to the Beacon Theatre for five unprecedented performances this December 15, 16, 18, 20 & 21. Mariah will spread festive love and cheer on stage performing her timeless hits from her worldwide bestselling holiday albums "Merry Christmas," which has sold over 14 million copie... (more)

12/21/2014
Hours: 7-9pm
Beyond Quintet: Jazz for Winter Solstice - University of The Streets
130 E. 7th St. - 212-254-9300
Ages: All
Price: $10

A holiday concert with Cheryl Pyle - flute; Roberta Piket - piano; Bern Nix - guitar; Francois Grillot - bass; Newman Taylor Baker - washboard percussion.

12/21/2014
Hours: 7pm
The Stephen Schwartz-athon - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

We Beseech Thee! 54's got Magic to Do this December when we unveil two Extraordinaryconcert events dedicated to the work of the beloved composer/lyricist behind Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, Children of Eden, The Baker's Wife… need we go on? Expect All Good Gifts when some of Broa... (more)

12/22/2014 La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Verdi's consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker's timeless setting. Marina Poplavskaya, who originated the title heroine in this striking production, and the rising soprano Marina Rebeka share the role of Violetta. Stephen Costello and Francesco Demuro are Alfredo, Ludovic Tezier is Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

12/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
Lez Zeppelin - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th Street - 2164965697
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: All
Price: $20-$45

The world's first she-incarnation and leading purveyor of the music, power and magic of legendary British rock group, Led Zeppelin. They will be performing "The Song Remains the Same," MSG concert, 1973

12/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
Lez Zeppelin performs Song Remains The Same at MSG July 1973 at Highline Ballroom NYC - Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St - (212) 414-5994
Ages: AD
Price: 25-50

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin. Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist Steph Paynes, the group didn't take long to acquire a reputation for playing Zeppelin's music with a kind of passion and f... (more)

12/22/2014 - 12/27/2014 Liz Callaway - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

Broadway favorite Liz Callaway returns to 54 Below this holiday season in Celebrate! This festive evening will feature songs from her Christmas album Merry and Bright as well as personal favorites by Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Ahrens and Flaherty and more. To add to the fun, Liz will be joined by a special guest each night! *No performan... (more)

12/22/2014
Hours: 9:30pm
54 Celebrates The Christmas Music of Charlie Brown - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $30-$40

The music from A Charlie Brown Christmas will be recreated live onstage at 54 Below! Featuring the Snoopy Trio, Don "Schroeder" Rebic on piano, David "Linus" Finck on bass, and Mike "Charlie Brown" Berkowitz on drums, playing all the songs made famous by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Hear O Tannenbaum, Linus and Lucy, Skati... (more)

12/22/2014
Hours: 9:30pm
54 Celebrates The Christmas Music of Charlie Brown - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $30-$40

The music from A Charlie Brown Christmas will be recreated live onstage at 54 Below! Featuring the Snoopy Trio, Don "Schroeder" Rebic on piano, David "Linus" Finck on bass, and Mike "Charlie Brown" Berkowitz on drums, playing all the songs made famous by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Hear O Tannenbaum, Linus and Lucy, Skati... (more)

12/23/2014 Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainment is Richard Jones's witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, in which two children face off against a wicked witch. In a lush setting of giant chefs, suit-clad trees, and an industrial kitchen where the Witch gets what's coming to her, Christine Schafer as Gretel and Christine... (more)

12/23/2014 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

James Levine's return is sealed with a signature run of the epic Wagnerian comedy, back at the Met for the first time in eight years. Johan Reuter, who triumphed in last season's Die Frau ohne Schatten, sings the central role of Hans Sachs. Johan Botha reprises his indomitable Walther, and the elegant Annette Dasch is Eva.

12/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Kindred The Family Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

Consisting of married couple Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul first emerged from the turn-of-the-century Philadelphia neo soul movement that also birthed Jill Scott, who discovered the pair when they were performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival. Both Dantzler and Graydon had begun their careers as solo perf... (more)

12/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz feat. Ari Hest, Julian Velard & More - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com

Huddled around an AM radio on the fire escape of a fifth floor walk-up, native New Yorkers Ariel Hammerstein and Yakob Veivelman grew up obsessed with the smooth sounds of the post-disco, pre-new wave era. Completely devoted to this hallmark era of pop music, it's their life's mission to bring the hits and lesser-known classics of the late '70s and... (more)

12/23/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10pm
B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project - Lucille's
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.

12/23/2014 Matt Doyle & The Whiskey 5 - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Arranged by composer, Will Van Dyke, the evening will be jam packed with holiday classics. Expect to hear favorites such as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride, What Child is This, The Christmas Song, and many more. Special guests will range from Tony-nominated broadway stars to Matt's dearest friends and family. The December 4th... (more)

12/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Allen Touissant Trio A New Orleans Christmas - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork
Ages: AD

The legendary Allen Toussaint is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, National Medal of Arts recipient (awarded by President Obama), 2014 Grammy nominee for his CD Songbook (Rounder), Grammy Trustees Award winner, world renowned producer, pianist, writer, arranger and singer. He has collaborated with, produced, or had his songs covered by The Roll... (more)

12/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz feat. Ari Hest, Julian Velard & More - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com

2 men singing the hits and lesser known classics of the late '70s and early 80's through the prism of the New York Jewish experience. Huddled around an AM radio on the fire escape of a fifth floor walk-up, native New Yorkers Ariel Hammerstein and Yakob Veivelman grew up obsessed with the smooth sounds of the post-disco, pre-new wave era. Com... (more)

12/24/2014
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)

12/24/2014
Hours: 2:30pm
Gospel Brunch Chistmas Eve Matinee Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $22 advance, $28 day of show

For well over a decade, the Harlem Gospel Choir has brought its experience of Harlem and the Black Church to New York's Times Square in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel show. The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most renowned gospel choir in America and a preeminent gospel choir worldwide. It travels the globe, sharing the j... (more)

12/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Harlem Gospel Choir: Christmas Eve Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $22 advance, $28 day of show

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.

12/24/2014 New York String Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The orchestra, conducted by Jaime Laredo, performs an all-Mozart program including the overture to The Impresario; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K.543; and Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 featuring soloist Liang Wang.

12/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Soulfarm - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com

Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Their sound has been dubbed as New American music, full melodic song writing and progressive modern arrangements. Together with drummer Ben Antelis and Grammy Award winning bassist Mitch Friedman, Their live shows are ful... (more)

12/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
A Very Jewish Christmas - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com


12/24/2014
Hours: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 40, 353 West St. - 212-206-7522
hornblower.com
Ages: All
Price: $104 pp

There's so much to do in New York during the holidays–viewing the tree at Rockefeller Center, perusing the window displays at Macy's, shopping for presents at FAO Schwarz, or going for an evening skate at Wollman Rink. This year, Hornblower New York is offering the perfect Christmas Eve experience for New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. Aboar... (more)

12/24/2014 - 12/31/2014 Grand Central Oyster Bar: 'Wonderful' Holiday menus for Feast of 7 Fishes, New Year's Eve - Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E 42nd St - 914-260-7436
Ages: All

As the Andy Williams classic goes, the Holiday Season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” That will ring true at the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar (Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal), where executive chef Sandy Ingber will put forth seafood bounty on the Feast of the Seven Fishes (Wednesday, December 24) and New Year’s Eve (Wednesday,... (more)

12/25/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
The Maccabeats Annual Hanukkah Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All

In the fall of 2007, a few students at Yeshiva University came to a startling realization: Jewish collegiate a cappella groups had been formed on almost every college campus with a substantial Jewish student community - every campus, that was, except for YU! This realization soon led to the formation of the Maccabeats, YU's all-male a cappella grou... (more)

12/26/2014
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte's Place
Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets - 2126020800
www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
Ages: All
Price: Free and open only to families with children under 18

Yoga is a great way for a family to bond, and it is also a great equalizer. Bring the entire family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street) at 6 PM the fourth Friday of every month for Family Veggie and Yoga Night. Your children will love helping you work on poses that come easily and naturally to them! This fun, healthy class includes yoga ... (more)

12/26/2014 Aida - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Grand opera at its grandest: the splendors of ancient Egypt return to the stage of the Met. Verdi's mythic love triangle features Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Oksana Dyka sharing the title role, with Olga Borodina and Violeta Urmana as Amneris and Marcello Giordani and Marco Berti singing Radames. Marco Armiliato and Placido Domingo sha... (more)

12/26/2014 - 12/31/2014 Deer Tick 10 - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD


12/26/2014
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 +

12/26/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Willie Nile - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Anyone who's paid attention to his recent output knows that Willie Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that's produced some of the most compelling music of his 35-year career. The tradition continues with his forthcoming American Ride, due out June 25, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, where Nile becomes the first artist released u... (more)

12/26/2014
Hours: 8pm
A Darlene Love Christmas : Love for the Holidays - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $45 advance, $50 day of show

It's no wonder The New York Times raves: "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances.

12/26/2014 Annaleigh Ashford - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

Annaleigh Ashford and Music Director Will Van Dyke return to 54 Below with an updated version of their sold out concert, Lost in the Stars. Annaleigh is currently playing Essie in You Can't Take It With You on Broadway. She known for her Tony-nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's Masters... (more)

12/26/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Dar Williams & Guests - Bell House
149 7th St. - 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
Ages: AD
Price: $25

Dar Williams has become a major force on the New England folk scene. An idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few acidic and at times hi... (more)

12/26/2014 - 12/27/2014 Nick Griffin - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD

Nick Griffin has been doing stand up for over twenty years. He has been invited to the indusrty's most significantfestivals icluding The Montreal International Comedy Festival, The Las Vegas Comedy Arts Festival, and the Kilkenny, Ireland. He makesregular appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and had h... (more)

12/27/2014 Kwanzaa Celebration - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

This cultural festival of African and African-American performing and visual arts commemorates the seven principles of Kwanzaa. A feast for the soul and senses, this family-friendly all-day event offers African dance, spoken word, live musical performances, and traditional crafts. A bustling Kwanzaa Marketplace will feature vendors, visual artists,... (more)

12/27/2014 Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainment is Richard Jones's witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, in which two children face off against a wicked witch. In a lush setting of giant chefs, suit-clad trees, and an industrial kitchen where the Witch gets what's coming to her, Christine Schafer as Gretel and Christine... (more)

12/27/2014 La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Verdi's consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker's timeless setting. Marina Poplavskaya, who originated the title heroine in this striking production, and the rising soprano Marina Rebeka share the role of Violetta. Stephen Costello and Francesco Demuro are Alfredo, Ludovic Tezier is Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

12/27/2014
Hours: 2pm & 7:30pm
Kwanzaa Celebration Regeneration Night - Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. - 212-531-5305
www.apollotheater.org
Ages: All

Featuring: Abdel R. Salaam's Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests Hosted by Imhotep Gary Byrd The Apollo's annual Kwanzaa celebration returns with the renowned and energetic New York-based dance company, Abdel Salaam's Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. It is an evening of joyful dance and music, hosted by WBLS personality Imhotep ... (more)

12/27/2014
Hours: 11am & 1pm
Peter and the Wolf - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

The Little Orchestra Society, in association with BAM, presents an enchanting new production of Prokofiev's masterpiece. Written in 1936, Peter and the Wolf depicts each character musically with a particular instrument of the orchestra and musical theme. This version sets the classic work in a winter wonderland, with repertoire from other great Rus... (more)

12/27/2014
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)

12/27/2014
Hours: 2pm
Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB "LIKE BRUNCHING AT STUDIO 54" - ZAGAT

12/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
A Darlene Love Christmas : Love for the Holidays - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $45 advance, $50 day of show

It's no wonder The New York Times raves: "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances.

12/27/2014
Hours: 9:30pm
Donny Most Sings & Swings - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" from the long running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7 piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50?s cool are fused together in one very unique show as Donny shares stories from Happy Days and bey... (more)

12/27/2014
Hours: 11:30pm
Christine Pedi: Snow Bizness - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

All I want for Christmas is Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and my favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking. Well, do you hear what I hear? Longtime SiriusXM RADIO personality & musical theater powerhouse Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical) conjures them ... (more)

12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014 'Winter Light' - La MaMa E.T.C Theater
66 East 4th Street - 646-430-5374
Ages: AD
Price: $10-$25

In "Winter Light" Yara Arts Group will perform a World Music Theater piece that includes the Koliadnyky, an ensemble of winter song singers from Kryvorivnia (Ukraine); scenes from the crisis in Ukraine today, and an 18th century Baroque Nativity folk opera staged by Yara artists. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the piece December 27-28 in its Ellen Ste... (more)

12/27/2014
Hours: 1:30pm
Elvis Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $18 advance, $22 day of show

Gene DiNapoli is considered one of the top Elvis acts in the country with a voice range of 3 and a half octaves. His outfits are exact replicas of Elvis which cost in the thousands, no cheap halloween costumes here. Gene has won many Elvis contests around the country. Gene has real hair and sideburns. His shows are total excitement. He will tailor ... (more)

12/27/2014
Hours: 2pm-5 pm
The Jewish Community Center In Manhattan Announces: The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – DECEMBER 27th – Multi-Cultural Day - The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue - 347-604-3964
Ages: All
Price: Free

WHO: Circle Games with Alex and Joe; Community Cinema: Shanghai Ghetto; Storytelling with Gia Pace; THE CASTLE ON HESTER STREET PERFORMANCE; Restoring our connection to the Multicultural Jewish Community Art Lesson For Kids; Community Concert: Sirens of Sterling and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat af... (more)

12/27/2014
Hours: 2pm-5 pm
The Jewish Community Center In Manhattan Announces: The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – DECEMBER 27th – Multi-Cultural Day - The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue - 347-604-3964
Ages: All
Price: Free

WHO: Circle Games with Alex and Joe; Community Cinema: Shanghai Ghetto; Storytelling with Gia Pace; THE CASTLE ON HESTER STREET PERFORMANCE; Restoring our connection to the Multicultural Jewish Community Art Lesson For Kids; Community Concert: Sirens of Sterling and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat af... (more)

12/27/2014 - 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)

12/28/2014 New York String Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The orchestra, conducted by Jaime Laredo, is joined by violinist Augustin Hadelich for Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C Major for Strings, Op. 48, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral."

12/28/2014
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)

12/28/2014
Hours: 12:30pm
La Vie En Rose Holiday Brunch Special - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: All
Price: $15-$25

La Vie En Rose is a tasteful marriage of French Chanson & Golden Age swing, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: A bridge between the old world and the new, between French charm, American glam and contemporary pop. With the melodious voice of French native singer Violette and her musicians from around the world, a... (more)

12/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
The Machine Tribute to Pink Floyd - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 20-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd while creating another legacy all its own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs, and casinos across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. The New York... (more)

12/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
God's Unruly Friends: World Music from Another World - University of The Streets
130 E. 7th St. - 212-254-9300
Ages: All
Price: $10

A holiday concert with Dawoud Kringle: dilruba, laptop, Ashbury bass, and whatever else he feels like playing; Dan Latif Kurfirst: percussion; Dano Behroozi: saxophone, flute, electronic wind; Chenana Manno: vocals, chromatic bowls.