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Things to do this week in NYC May 28-Jun 4: Outdoor Activities
(05/28) - New York City is not only home to great cultural institutions, shops and events; it's also a place where there are plenty of things to do outside. If you're looking for ways to enjoy New York's beautiful summer weather, we've got some great suggestions for things you can do outdoors?from New York parks and outdoor cafes to flea markets, sporting events, and street fairs. Here are some of our favorite things to do in NYC this week that will get you out of the house! (read the story...)

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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 12/31/2016
Hours: 10pm-1am
Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Cellar
22 Warren St. - 917-921-4128
Ages: AD
Price: 20

Every Saturday night at 10pm, it's an all-request rock n roll party! Two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast play your favorites all night long in a sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along, drink-along good time. Everything from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears to Biz Markie - if you can think it, we can play it! Great for birth... (more)

Through 12/31/2020 Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered ... (more)

Through 1/31/2020 Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: All

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedne... (more)

Through 5/30/2016
Hours: 2:30pm - 4:30 pm
Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave. - 718-939-0647
Ages: All
Price: $3-5

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, a... (more)

Through 6/19/2016 Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th-18th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found throughout southern China—as well as in Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan—is an amazing material. When exposed to oxygen and humidity, lacquer hardens or polymerizes, becoming a natural plastic and an ideal protective covering for screens, trays, and other implements. Mixed with pigments, particularly ci... (more)

Through 5/29/2016 The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - The 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 6/30/2016
Hours: Varies per performance
Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season - Gotham Chamber Opera
410 West 42nd Street - 646-765-4773
www.gothamchamberopera.org
Ages: All
Price: free

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella’s 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist) in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a co... (more)

Through 11/11/2025
Hours: 11am-6pm
Some Place Like Home - Rumney Guggenheim
834 Driggs Ave. - 917-807-7174
Ages: All
Price: Free

Rumney Guggenheim’s inaugural exhibition, Some Place Like Home, unites an international selection of site-specific works by Olek in collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead and Moral Turgeman, addressing the range of associations—from domestic bliss to bleakness—that define our experience of the home. The recontextualize... (more)

Through 9/16/2016 On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid's history. The exhibition, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, will offer a site-specific immersion in... (more)

Through 1/03/2017
Hours: 8pm-10pm
Bar None Comedy Show - Bar None NYC
98 3rd Avenue - (212) 777-6663
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Bar None Comedy Show is a Free comedy show that happens every Tuesday at 8PM at Bar None NYC - 98 3rd Avenue. 2-4-1 drinks during the show! Featuring both up and coming comics and seasoned pros! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/barnonecomedyshow Reservation page: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bar-none-comedy-8540884598?s=46402254

Through 10/01/2815
Hours: 1.5
Nashville-Style Songwriters' Round - The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St. - 212-673-7030
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Nashville-style songwriters' round featuring Nashville songwriters Jane Bach, Billy Lee, Kati Mac, and Sandra Piller. A Writers-in-the-round is a singer/songwriter event in which all writers take the stage at the same time to perform "in the round." A country music tradition, the in-the-round format encourages the sharing of songs, stories, l... (more)

Through 10/11/2016 Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan's collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. Replete with masterpieces dating from the Tang dynasty (608–917) to the present, the collection encompasses the vast historical sweep of the brush arts of China, from serene Buddhist scriptures to bombastic ... (more)

Through 8/14/2016 The Secret World Inside You - The American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

Our bodies are home to approximately 100 trillion bacteria living inside us and on us—a vast community known as the microbiome. The Secret World Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health, offering new perspectives on common health problem... (more)

Through 11/17/2017
Hours: 1.5
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
80 Hanson Place - 718.636.4181
Ages: All
Price: $20

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveO... (more)

Through 12/18/2105
Hours: Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Subtle Interchange - NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor - 7187682765
Ages: AD
Price: Free

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present Subtle Interchange, an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2015 Season IV International Artist Residency Participants: Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Keren Anavy, Emma Critchley, Milton Croissant, Bima Engels, Sandra Erbacher, Emma Bernhard, John Roach, and Karin Wask... (more)

Through 12/01/2016
Hours: 6pm-8pm every first Thursday
The Dining Concourse in Concert - Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd Street - 212-340-2583
Ages: AD
Price: Free

The First Thursday of every month we invite you to enjoy live music inspired by an eclectic spectrum of 30's era swing, New Orleans jazz, soulful blues, and more. Come grab dinner, drinks, and a table, and prepare to be captivated by the sounds of the Dining Concourse in Concert. For more info and a full lineup visit grandcentralterminal.com/... (more)

Through 8/07/2016 Agitprop! - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: TE,AD

At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term agitprop, a combination of agitation and propaganda, has directly reflected the intent of this work. Agitprop! connects contemporary art devoted to social c... (more)

Through 6/05/2016 Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: AD

Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely unrecorded category of late medieval Indian devotional art. The masks depict the protagonists in a deadly battle between Vishnu in his man-lion avat... (more)

Through 9/05/2016 Vikings - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com
Ages: All

What does the word Viking bring to mind? Ruthless warrior and merciless invader? Or prosperous farmer and enterprising merchant? These questions will be answered when Vikings debuts at Discovery Times Square. The acclaimed exhibition, which had welcomed 1.3 million visitors to date, is organized by the Swedish History Museum in Sweden, in partners... (more)

Through 10/11/2016 Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: AD

Beginning in the 18th century, New York City's well-to-do denizens commissioned paintings of themselves and their loved ones to display in their homes as indicators of prestige. Portraits were often created to commemorate a significant moment in the sitter's life—a marriage, acquiring an inheritance, or assuming an important position—and they offer... (more)

Through 12/31/2016
Hours: The film will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am, and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change.
National Parks Adventure - The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: Tickets, which include general admission, are $27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children).

In its New York premiere, MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, the film lets audiences soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mou... (more)

Through 2/26/2018 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival - Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street - 415-355-4371
Ages: AD

Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night. Among the 86 Official Selections to be... (more)

Through 2/19/2019
Hours: 10:30am
Watson Adventures’ the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD
Price: $29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)

Kids and adults work together to chase down cats and dogs hidden in works of art throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You’ll search for ancient Egyptian felines, misbehaving hounds, naughty children teasing a tabby, a ferocious feline from Peru and a wrapped up Egyptian Rover that just wants to find his mummy. This hunt is for ages seven and ... (more)

Through 8/25/2016
Hours: Hours vary per workshop
Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops - Bowne Printers at the South Street Seaport Museum
211 Water St. - 212-714-7628
Ages: All
Price: $10 to $75

South Street Seaport Museum announces Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops. Workshops in Custom Stationery, Fresh Prints, and Woodtype will be offered monthly beginning March 5th, 2016 Workshops are open to participants ages 12 and up. Printing Workshops at Bowne Printers cr... (more)

Through 2/27/2017
Hours: 5-7pm
POPc - Flowers For All Occasions
1114 Dekalb Ave
Ages: AD
Price: Free

POPc is back this Saturday (2/27) from 5-7pm at Flowers for all Occasions - 1114 Dekalb Ave (J Train to Kosciuszko St). Hope everyone is loving the new meeting location :) Come back and continue creating meaning through conversations about censorship with POPc founder, Dena Shottenkirk. Don't forget to bring a friend! Please share this event... (more)

Through 12/31/2016
Hours: 7:00-9:00pm
No Name @ Word Up Weekly Comedy Variety Show - Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Acenue - 347-688-4456
Ages: AD
Price: Free

"No Name" Comedy / Variety picks up where they left off with their Tuesday evening @ Word Up! shows in the bookshop's beautiful new Washington Heights incarnation on 165th Street & Amsterdam Avenue.According to producer Eric Vetter, every week at 7:00pm, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try ou... (more)

Through 3/17/2017
Hours: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tania Bruguera: The Artist as Activist - The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th Street) - 212-817-8215
Ages: AD
Price: Free; registration required

Tania Bruguera creates politically charged works that have led to her detention in her native Cuba. The artist—whose performance pieces and installations have been shown at the Venice Biennial, Tate Modern, and MoMA—speaks with Claire Bishop, GC professor of art history, about the role of activism in her work. Their talk is the keynote event of a c... (more)

Through 9/25/2016 The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

This spring, the New-York Historical Society will celebrate Mo Willems' beloved children's book characters, including The Pigeon, who is bus-obsessed; comedy duo Elephant and Piggie; and famed Brooklynites Trixie and Knuffle Bunny. On view March 18 through September 25, 2016, The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems will follow a multifaceted journey acros... (more)

Through 8/07/2016 Isaac Mizrahi: Un Unruly History - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3200
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History is the first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur. On view from March 18 to August 7, 2016, the exhibition explores Isaac Mizrahi's unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture. While best known for his clothing designs, Mizrahi's ... (more)

Through 1/02/2017
Hours: 10 AM - 5:45 PM
Dinosaurs Among Us - The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Ages: All
Price: $27 for Adults

Dinosaurs Among Us will examine how one group of dinosaurs evolved into the fascinating living creatures we call birds. The exhibition will highlight the continuities between living dinosaurs—birds—and their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the ... (more)

Through 12/31/2016
Hours: 8:00PM
Nicky Sunshine's 'Time To Shine Monday' - Free Weekly Comedy Show @ Playwright Celtic Pub In NYC - Playwright Celtic Pub
732 8th Ave - (212) 354-8404
Ages: AD
Price: FREE

Actress-comedian Nicky Sunshine's free weekly comedy / variety show on Monday evenings on the third floor of the Playwright Celtic Pub (located between 45th & 46th St. on Eighth Ave.) in Manhattan.

Through 6/18/2016 Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus - Onassis Cultural Center NY
645 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304 - 212-583-2743
Ages: AD
Price: Free

From March 24 through June 18, 2016, the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present the exhibition Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus, exploring the relationship between daily life in a city built on the slopes of Mount Olympus and the mythological abode of the gods at the peak. Within an immersive setting, the exhibition will fea... (more)

Through 7/24/2016 Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
www.moma.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition focusing on Edgar Degas's (1834–1917) extraordinary and rarely seen monotypes and their impact on his wider practice, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty is the first exhibition in the U.S. in nearly 50 years to examine these radical, innovative works—and The Museum of Modern Art's first monographic exhibition of the artist. It wil... (more)

Through 7/31/2016 Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk - Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
www.queensmuseum.org

Released in April 1976, the Ramones' self-titled debut album introduced the world to four unsmiling hoods in ripped jeans and leather jackets, and to the uncompromising attitude known as punk. Ramones' minimalist tunes, slapstick lyrics, buzzsaw guitars, and blitzkrieg tempo became the wellspring for a genre of music and a strain of culture. On ... (more)

Through 8/31/2016 Stitching History from the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl. - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: TE,AD

In 1939, Paul Strnad wrote to his American cousin seeking help for him and his wife Hedy to escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Nearly 60 years later, the Strnad family discovered the letter in their basement, along with a packet of Hedy's dress designs. While Hedy and Paul Strnad did not survive, their story is brought to life through the contemp... (more)

Through 9/02/2016
Hours: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pm Friday - Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00am
Loopy Doopy at Conrad New York is Now Open! - Loopy Doopy at Conrad New York
02 North End Ave - (646) 769-4250
Ages: AD
Price: N/A

Loopy Doopy at Conrad New York, located in the heart of Battery Park City, is now open for the season! Loopy Doopy is the perfect place for happy hour, group gatherings or a chic place to catch up with friends. If you are in the area, stop by, relax and enjoy the bar’s signature Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail, which combines an alcohol-infused ice pop... (more)

Through 6/26/2016
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
f.a.d. weekend | makers’ market & flea - Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place - 917-775-4636
Ages: All
Price: Free

f.a.d. weekend is a pop-up (fashion, art and design) indoor makers’ market & flea held in Brooklyn every Sunday and begins its pop-up series at 22 Boerum Pl, a McKim, Mead & White 1926 Renaissance revival style theater, on May 1 – June 26. This is a curated space that brings together a pool of emerging and mid-career artists and designers from all ... (more)

Through 5/31/2016
Hours: 11:57pm-12:00am
Times Square Art's Presents May Midnight Moment - Botanic by Jennifer Steinkamp - Times Square
Manhattan - 212-843-9319
Ages: AD
Price: Free

May 1–31, 2016 Every night | 11:57pm–midnight Botanic is an animation consisting of flowering condolence plants floating inside a cubic framework. The flowers are blown by an unseen force, causing the plants to collide with each other and the edges of the frame. With each collision, they break apart into a collection of seeds, twigs, leaves and... (more)

Through 9/25/2016 Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

Coming to MAD from the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bent, Cast & Forged explores the jewelry designs of Harry Bertoia (b. 1915 – d. 1978) and follows his investigations of form and material in his early days as an artist and designer. A graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and a former metalsmithing instructor, Bertoia has received international acclai... (more)

Through 6/04/2016
Hours: 8
Harper Regan - T. Schreiber Theatre
151 West 26th Street (7 fl.) , New York, NY, 10001 - 212-352-3101
Ages: AD
Price: $20-$30

TERRY SCHREIBER DIRECTS "HARPER REGAN" BY ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT SIMON STEPHENS A woman leaves home and family in the outskirts of London to lose and find herself. WHERE AND WHEN: May 4 to June 4, 2016 T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street (7 fl.) Presented by T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre. Wed-Sat at 8:00 PM, plus matinees May 25 and Ju... (more)

Through 10/28/2016
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, Boards 11:30am, sails noon-2pm
Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 40, 353 West St. - 212-206-7522
hornblower.com
Ages: TE,AD
Price: From $49

If you're looking for the perfect relaxing lunch in NYC, Hornblower's Lady Liberty Lunch Cruise is for you. Step aboard Hornblower's luxury yacht and lunch in style as you cruise by New York's iconic landmarks including, of course, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and amazing views of the Manhattan skyli... (more)

Through 8/04/2016 ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition, presented in the Museum's Robert Lehman Wing, will explore how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. With more than 150 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will addr... (more)

Through 7/10/2016
Hours: 11-6 pm
Different Roads – Same Destination - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
11-03 45th Ave - 718-937-6317
Ages: All
Price: Free

D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y | Curatorial Programs is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of independently curated exhibitions Different Roads – Same Destination curated by John Alexander The exhibition features the works of artists Arthur Simms and Randy Wray. A color brochure with an essay by the curator has been published to ac... (more)

Through 6/05/2016
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Grand Opening Preview - Opera Gallery New York
791 Madison Ave. - 646-707-3299
Ages: All
Price: Free

Opera Gallery, one of the world’s leading dealers in modern and contemporary art, made its grand opening debut of its newest location on the prestigious Madison Avenue on Thursday, May 5. Curated by Gilles Dyan, the GRAND OPENING PREVIEW presents more than 30 paintings and sculptures, including: Jackie (1964) by Andy Warhol; Enseigne de Lunettes (1... (more)

Through 9/18/2016 Roberto Burle Max: Brazilian Modernist - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3200
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet he is not a familiar figure outside of his native Brazil. He is best known for his iconic seaside pavements on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach, and for his abstract, geometric garden designs. But his work encompasses an enormous range... (more)

Through 9/11/2016 Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org
Ages: All

American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition. In the Conservatory, stroll through an American Impressionist garden, a stunning interpretation by Francisca Coelho, NYBG's renowned curator and designer, of the alluring gardens that influenced ... (more)

Through 6/12/2016
Hours: See website for schedule
Big Apple Circus:The Grand Tour - Cunningham Park
196-22 Union Turnpike - 888-541-3750
www.bigapplecircus.org
Ages: All
Price: Tickets start at $20

Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company's 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The GrandTour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from May 15 - June 12, 2016 under the Big Top at Cunningham Park, located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in Oakland Gardens, NY 11363. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www... (more)

Through 6/12/2016
Hours: Varies per performance
Big Apple Circus presents THE GRAND TOUR - Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike and 196th Street - 800-922-3772
Ages: All
Price: $25-$69

Big Apple Circus Returns to Cunningham Park with the Queens Premiere of The Grand Tour May 15 – June 12, 2016 Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company’s 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The Grand Tour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from May 15 – June 12, 2016 under the Big Top at Cunningham Park, located ... (more)

Through 6/05/2016 Prospect - Teatro Circulo
64 East 4th Street - 917-408-3677
Ages: AD
Price: $18

Boundless Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Octavio Solis’ PROSPECT, directed by Elena Araoz (Architecture of Becoming with Women’s Project) at the 64E 4th Street Theater (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), May 19-June 5 with performances on Thu 5/19, Wed 5/25, Thu 5/26 & Thu 6/2 at 7pm, Fri 5/20, Sat 5/21, Fri 5... (more)

Through 6/09/2016
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
Collective Creativity - Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St., Chelsea - 212-226-4151
Ages: All
Price: Free

This May Agora Gallery presents a slate of exhibitions probing faraway lands. Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition is a collection of work from accomplished Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong, whose intricate metal sculptures offer an updated interpretation of Hinduism and the possibilities of its artistic aesthetic. Out From Down Under & Beyo... (more)

Through 10/09/2016 Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Museum's Collection - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us

Arcade Classics features more than 40 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video ... (more)

Through 6/30/2016
Hours: 7AM - 9PM
Jason Archer - The Lone Star Empire Art Show - Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. - 212-402-3481
Ages: All
Price: Free

Jason Archer is a contemporary artist out of Austin, Texas. A pioneer in the Texas contemporary art scene, Jason’s work fuses Pop Art and cultural archetypes to create modern myths that reimagine historical events, natural phenomena or existing ritual. Now through June 30th, you can view Jason’s Lone Star Empire, an exhibit which features five new ... (more)

Through 5/29/2016
Hours: 1 hour and 43 minutes
BJM—Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal - The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue - 212-242-0800
Ages: AD
Price: $20-$50

Internationally renowned for “jazzing up” classical ballet, BJM—Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal is one of Canada’s most popular dance companies, captivating audiences with sexy, explosive, and original performances. The company’s works are marked by a dynamic physicality and virtuosity produced by high level, eclectic artists brought into unique and e... (more)

Through 5/31/2016 Fleet Week 2016 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Celebrate Fleet Week at Intrepid, and tour other military ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special Broadway performances and help kick off our summer movie series on the Flight Deck. Watch the military battle it out in the famous Tug of War. Visit displays from various partners and more on Intrepid's Pier 86. Join them for the annual Memo... (more)

Through 5/29/2016 Mad Max Memorial Day Weekend - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: TE,AD

Over three days, the Museum will screen the four Mad Max films on its glorious big screen: the multiple Academy Award-winning Mad Max: Fury Road (two screenings, Fri and Sun), the original Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Through 6/19/2016
Hours: 90 min
A Persistent Memory - Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre
410 W. 42nd St. - 646-481-6583
Ages: AD
Price: $49.50

David is losing his grip on reality. With every passing moment his most precious memories are slipping away. Haunted by his past, he finds help while investigating a mysterious phenomenon that is overwhelming the world’s elephant population. A poetic and emotionally driven narrative, A Persistent Memory explores the unexpected virtues of grief, the... (more)

Through 9/07/2016 Moholy-Nagy: Future Present - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All


Through 7/17/2016
Hours: Varies per performance
Opera Saratoga 2016 Summer Festival Program - OPERA SARATOGA
19 ROOSEVELT DRIVE, SUITE 215 - (518) 584-6018
Ages: All
Price: $25

OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM Le nozze di Figaro Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte Directed by David Paul, Conducted by Andrew Bisantz Featuring Katherine Whyte, Chelsea Basler, Keith Phares and Peixin Chen June 24 – July 15, 2016 The Witches of Venice – American Premiere Music by ... (more)

Through 6/04/2016
Hours: 10-6
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 - Javits Center
655 W 34th St - toll-free (844) 977-2016
Ages: All
Price: Free

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 May 28-June 4 (8 days) Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001. Free admission. Free informal appraisals-bring your items! 200 international dealers selling and buying stamps, collection, supplies and related material. 50+ postal administrations from around the world. World's rarest stamps on display, comp... (more)

Through 5/30/2016
Hours: Noon-6pm
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Washington Square Park
1 Fifth Ave.
wsoae.org
Ages: All

Featuring an impressive roster of over 125 individual artists and craft artisans, each selling their own work directly to the public, the show continues to attract outstanding new and veteran artists in all of the fine arts, including photography and sculpture, as well as craft artisans in jewelry, glass, woodworking, ceramics, fiber and mixed medi... (more)

Through 1/02/2017 Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West (at 79th St.) - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

Crocs have flourished for 200 million years. Now you can explore the complex lives of crocodilians—a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials—in a new exhibition featuring live species, life-sized dioramas, and interactive exhibits.

Through 6/18/2016 Kiss It, Make It Better - The New Ohio
154 Christopher Street - 866-811-4111
Ages: AD
Price: Pay what you wish

Theatre 4the People (NYIT Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play for In Vestments) will present Erika Phoebus’ KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart) at The New Ohio (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), May 28-June 18 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at ... (more)

Through 7/24/2016
Hours: 1 (1-2, 3-4)
Life is But a Dream - Governor's Island
Nolan Park, House #7A - 512-745-2930
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Life is But a Dream takes place in a whimsical two-story house that we have transformed into a childlike dream. There is a room sized blanket fort, a room where painting on the walls is encouraged, a star-filled room, and much more! In each room you will encounter a memory, and be brought into a poignant moment from a childhood experience. To r... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Boogie on the Boulevard - Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
Ages: All
Price: Free

Boogie on the Boulevard Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond. Check ba... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 7:00PM
Caesar Sings Nat 'King' Cole - Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St. - 323-377-4459
Ages: AD
Price: $24-$115

May 29th @ 7PM. Caesar Sings Nat "King" Cole @ The Metropolitan Room New York. Friends, I can’t guarantee there will be seats left so please buy your tickets today and share the link below with your friends family and co-workers. http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=236374 Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Caesar thought playing the g... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 12pm - 2pm
Craft Beer and Hot Dog Showdown - Stuyvesant Cove Park
23rd & Ave C - 929-242-9594
Ages: All
Price: $40

Craft beer and hot dogs on the pier! WE prepare the hot dogs and YOU declare the winner of a glorious pig trophy! As part of CookoutNYC's Memorial Day Food Party on the Pier, Copenhagen Street Dog will be hosting the ultimate Craft Beer and Hot Dog Showdown! If you missed your chance to vote at the Winter Hot Dog Championship, now is your chance... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 6-10pm
It Hurts When I do This! - The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy
177 Prince Street - 212-274-8757
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Love to invite the gang to this: The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy ?It Hurts When I do This! The History of Quack Medical Devices! Sunday May 29th 2016 ? come anytime within 6pm - 10pm all ages?? The Museum of Interesting Things ?takes over a Soho Loft for a special ?History of Quack Medical themed party for the Museu... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 8:30pm
Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue - 212-707-8566
Ages: AD
Price: $20-100

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:30 PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras Joel Carlson, Conductor Peter Park, Conductor Under the direction of Mr. Joel Carlson, the Grammy Award-winning music program for the wind ensembles, vocal ensembles and symphony at Mira Costa High School (MCHS) in Ma... (more)

5/29/2016
Hours: 7:PM - 8:PM
Broadway My Way Starring David Vernon - Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46th Street - 212-757-0788
Ages: AD
Price: $15

Broadway songs are composed within the framework of a story. Through the music the lyrics can permeate the soul and expose the human experience. Broadway has always been the driving force behind the entertainment industry in New York City. Let your imagination or memories stir through this program of Broadway gems. Alex Leonard, Music Director

5/29/2016
Hours: 1pm; concert 4pm
Sailor Jerry's Spice Rum Block Party w/Caged the Elephant - Pier 84
43rd Street and Twelfth Avenue
www.sailorjerry.com
Ages: All
Price: FREE

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, announces Cage The Elephant will perform a free concert as part of its Sailor Jerry Block Party during Fleet Week. The event will celebrate Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, and their supporters, with the Grammy-nominated Ameri... (more)

5/30/2016
Hours: 11am
Memorial Day Ceremony - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Join hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from World War II to the present, at the Intrepid Museum's annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 11:00am. This ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing ... (more)

5/30/2016 The New Apollos EP Release Show - Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St - 212-777-6727
Ages: AD
Price: $10

Surf-garage rockers The New Apollos will be celebrating the release of their debut EP, "In The Shade," on May 30 at Mercury Lounge. The EP is the first of three that the band will be releasing this summer.

5/31/2016
Hours: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Refugee Kids - The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place - 212-431-7993
Ages: AD
Price: Adults $5 and seniors/students $3

Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World is a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chroniclin... (more)

5/31/2016 - 6/03/2016
Hours: 1:00 PM
YouthSpark Camp: Kodu Makerspace - Microsoft 5th Ave Flagship
677 5th Ave - 212-824-3100
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/ny/new-york/fifth-avenue-/store-1087
Ages: TW
Price: Free!

Create rich and exciting games with Kodu Game Lab in this free, beginner-level camp for kids ages 8 to 11. They'll work on Kodu games like Boku’s Amazing Race, Flashy Fishbots, and Air Delivery. In the process, they learn how interesting and powerful games can be created with simple building blocks and techniques. Attendees analyze and revise g... (more)

6/01/2016 - 6/05/2016 Ballet BC - The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue - 212-242-0800
Ages: AD
Price: $10-$50

Date(s) June 1-5 Schedule Wednesday 7:30pm Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC deftly pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance with intelligence, passion, and artistry. For its first appearance at The Joyce in over 15 years, the company performs a bol... (more)

6/01/2016 - 6/15/2016 World Science Festival: ReThink Science - Various
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.worldsciencefestival.com
Ages: All
Price: Free with admission

Nation’s Foremost Science Festival Will Bring the Wonder of Scientific Discovery to Everyone with a Wide Range of Original Programs Including: * Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks, Which Will Bring the Work of the Renowned Physician and Author to Life with Stories, Music, and Imagery * Gravitational... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 2 hours
Big Quiz Family Thing - Symphony Space
2537 Broadway - 347-607-7284
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Put on your smarty pants for this live, family-friendly multimedia quiz show spectacular! The Big Quiz Thing brings a ridiculous amount of fun to Symphony Space for an afternoon of fast and funny team trivia with quizmaster extraordinaire EdP. Over the course of six rounds, children and their parents team up to show off their knowledge of topics ra... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 2 hours
Big Quiz Family Thing - Symphony Space
2537 Broadway - 347-607-7284
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Put on your smarty pants for this live, family-friendly multimedia quiz show spectacular! The Big Quiz Thing brings a ridiculous amount of fun to Symphony Space for an afternoon of fast and funny team trivia with quizmaster extraordinaire EdP. Over the course of six rounds, children and their parents team up to show off their knowledge of topics ra... (more)

6/01/2016 - 6/05/2016
Hours: 7:30 pm
Sidra Bell Dance New York world premier of 'L O S T L A N G U A G E' - Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave (enter on 25th) - 646-312-4081
Ages: AD
Price: $10-$30

Award-winning dance theater company Sidra Bell Dance New York is collaborating with electronic sound artist and Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky for the exciting world premiere of their new piece L O S T L A N G U A G E at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. L O S T L A N G U A G E physicalizes the memories, and histories of its performers to ... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7 pm Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
AMNH Presents: SciCafe: Explore21: Cuba - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-8100
Ages: AD
Price: Free with cash bar

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and home to an astonishingly diverse and unique set of animals and plants. Join Museum scientists Ana Porzecanski, Natalia Rossi, and Angelo Soto-Centeno for a lively discussion about their recent expedition to Cuba and the new avenues for scientific collaboration on the island. Enter at 77th Street ... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 3 hours
Live Jazz - The Rose Club at The Plaza
768 5th Ave - 610-804-1378
Ages: AD
Price: No cover

Located where the Persian Room, a once legendary nightclub, played host to such formidable acts as Bob Hope, Kay Thompson, Bob Fosse and Liza Minnelli, The Rose Club walls have listened in on many unforgettable moments in music and entertainment history. During the Persian Room’s 41 year run, modern jazz made a spectacular debut with a stellar cast... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 5:30 pm- 7:30pm
Bronx Trolley Night - Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
Ages: All
Price: Free

Bronx Trolley Night June 1, 2016 Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided tour by artist Valeri Larko of her exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko as well as free, guided tours of the current exhibitions by a Bronx Museum Teaching Artist, including Spotlight: John Ahea... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mental Floss Trivia Show - Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. - 212-505-3474
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-floss-trivia-show-nyc-tickets-24601330241
Ages: AD
Price: $15

Join mental_floss founders Will Pearson & Mangesh Hattikudur at the mental_floss Trivia Show! Don't miss out on brain-busting trivia, fabulously flossy prizes & surprise guests. All proceeds benefit John & Hank Green's P4A: Project for Awesome* Space is limited so get your ticket today! Must be 21 or over to attend. *P4A is no ordinary c... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 3 hours
Arts to End Violence: A Discussion and Interactive Art Session - St. Paul's Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street - 212-602-0800
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Using art as a tool to raise awareness, Trinity Church Wall Street and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center are hosting “Arts to End Violence” on Wednesday, June 1st at St. Paul’s Chapel. Leading a discussion on gun violence prevention will be David Gaskin, Program Manager at Save Our Streets Crown Heights at the Center for Court Interventi... (more)

6/01/2016
Hours: 6:30-8:30 pm
Transforming Science and Technology into Healthcare Solutions - DuPont Corian Design Studio
49 West 23rd St.
Ages: AD
Price: Free but RSVP Required

This FREE event requires a ticket for entry. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-healthcare-is-here-tickets-25216891401 Harnessing the power of science and technology can save lives everywhere. It might just save yours. Lack of accessible healthcare is a global issue. Easy and quick access to doctors is low in rural, ... (more)

6/02/2016
Hours: Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm
Zephyr Happy Hour On a Boat - New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: AD

Party at NYC's hottest rooftop bar this summer! It's officially sunglass season and the summer's coolest party is on board the ZEPHYR. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktails, drink specials, bar snacks and tunes spun by NYC Celebrity DJs. Take in the breathtaking 360 skyline views on any of our three decks and party alongside NYC's sexiest crowd... (more)

6/02/2016
Hours: 7:30 PM
Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by NY PHIL BIENNIAL and Lincoln Center's 50th Season of Great Performers - Rose Theater (Time Warner Center)
West 60th Street and Broadway 5th Floor - 212-258-9800
Ages: AD
Price: Starting at $40

Irish composer Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, based on Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will have its American stage premiere June 2,3 and 4. This production, which was premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, is directed by Ramin Gray and will be conducted by Ilan Volkov leading New York Philharmonic musicians. Reuniting for the ... (more)

6/02/2016 - 6/22/2016
Hours: 8pm
'The Beekeeper's Daughter' - Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. - 212-868-4444
Ages: AD
Price: $18

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY AND THEATER THREE COLLABORATIVE TO PRESENT "THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER," WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KAREN MALPEDE WHERE AND WHEN: June 2-26, 2016 Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at East 10th Street) Presented by Theater for the New City and Theater Three Collaborative. Thurs.- Sat at 8:00 PM, Sun at 3:00 PM $18... (more)

6/02/2016 - 6/22/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
Dark Night Bright Stars - La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater)
74a East Fourth Street - 646-430-5374
Ages: All
Price: $18, $13

La MaMa to present Yara Arts Group in "Dark Night Bright Stars." Multimedia performance recreates the encounter of Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge, African-American actor, in 1858. Two great artists who rose up from serfdom and slavery find a common language in art and song. WHERE AND WHEN: June 3 to 19, 2016... (more)

6/02/2016
Hours: 7pm
First Annual Boot Stomp: A Texas Hootenanny - Gym at Hudson
243 Thompson Street
www.theatreeast.org/bootstomp

Theatre East on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm is having their First Annual Boot Stomp: A Texas Hootenanny. The fun filled evening begins at 7:00 pm at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, NYC 10012. The doors open at 6:45. The Bar and BBQ will be available at 7:00 pm and the music by Seth Walker begins at 7:15. The benefit is Sponsored by Tan... (more)

6/02/2016 - 6/04/2016 Tracy Morgan - Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway - 212-757-4100
www.carolines.com


6/02/2016
Hours: 6:30 - 8 PM
To Be Loved... Book Talk - One Spirit Learning Alliance
247 W. 36th St., 6th fl - 646-877-0788
Ages: AD
Price: $20

An evening with transformational relationship coach and bestselling author Mai Vu. For all women who want to be Loved, Adored, and Cherished. Do you ever ask yourself…Why do I work so hard, but I am not getting the love, success, and support that I want?” Then you will want to attend! Come hear Mai Vu, author of the bestselling book, The ... (more)

6/02/2016 A Special Benefit Performance by Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels - Howl at the Moon
240 W. 52nd St. - 212-399-4695
www.howlatthemoon.com/new-york/
Ages: AD
Price: $40, includes two drinks

"Walk This Way" and join Howl at the Moon New York for a rare NYC live performance by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels at Howl at the Moon (240 West 52nd Street) singing your favorite Run-DMC hits on Thursday, June 2nd. The night will benefit The Bryan Jacobson Foundation, which provides support to charitable organizations that inspire, nurture and promote t... (more)

6/02/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
LABAlive Presents BEAUTY/BOUNDARIES - 14th Street Y
344 E 14th St - 646-765-4773
Ages: AD
Price: $20

LABAlive presents BEAUTY / BOUNDARIES on June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY. Crossing boundaries alters our perceptions, including our perception of beauty. Experience three new multi-disciplinary works-in-process and the teachings of the ancient text that inspired them, created by LABA ... (more)

6/03/2016 - 6/05/2016 Governors Ball 2016 - Randall's Island Park
One Randall's Island, Under RFK Bridge - 212-307-7171
www.governorsballmusicfestival.com
Ages: TE,AD

The Governors Ball Music Festival, which happens June 3-5 at Randall's Island Park in NYC, has announced it's 2016 lineup which includes headliners Kanye West, the Strokes, and The Killers, plus Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Eagles of Death Metal, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Jamie xx, Miike Snow, Bloc ... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
New Taste of The Upper West Side - Summer in the City: Surf & Turf - O’Shea Complex Schoolyard
Columbus Ave between West 76th and 77th Streets - 212-988-7705
Ages: All
Price: $105 per person/ 2 for $185

The 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side returns this June with an impressive lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs, and celebrity hosts for a delectable two-night celebration. The annual event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, donates all net proceeds to t... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 8pm
The Brand New Heavies - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

The Brand New Heavies are a British music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the dance scene for well over two decades - and shows no sign of stopping. The founding and ever-present trio of Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy on drums/keyboards, guitar and bass respectively had been influential in creating wha... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 7:30 PM
Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by NY PHIL BIENNIAL and Lincoln Center's 50th Season of Great Performers - The Rose Theater (Time Warner Center)
West 60th Street and Broadway 5th Floor - 212-258-9800
Ages: AD
Price: Starting at $40

Irish composer Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, based on Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will have its American stage premiere June 2,3 and 4. This production, which was premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, is directed by Ramin Gray and will be conducted by Ilan Volkov leading New York Philharmonic musicians. Reuniting for the ... (more)

6/03/2016 - 6/26/2016
Hours: Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, and Monday at 8pm with additional performances on Wednesday, June 15 & 22 at 8pm
Universal Robots - The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street - 212-925-2812
Ages: AD
Price: $25

Gideon Productions will proudly present at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Lafayette) - UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, a science fiction epic from acclaimed playwright Mac Rogers inspired by Karel Capek's seminal 1921 play R.U.R. . The production, directed by Jordana Williams, will run June 3-26 with performances Thursday through Saturda... (more)

6/03/2016 - 9/18/2016 Rembrandt's First Masterpiece - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
www.themorgan.org
Ages: All

Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt's Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognized as the artist's first mature work, his first masterpiece. The painting demonstrates many of the characteristics that would come to define Rembrandt's style: dramatic lighting, a rhythmic harmony of composition, and his... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 9:30pm
Blogologues - The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E 24th Street - 603-203-3166
Ages: AD
Price: $15

BLOGOLOGUES is the internet performed! We find the most outrageous text on the world wide web and perform it verbatim on stage. Blogologues brings to life Craigslist posts, online dating profiles, tweets, Missed Connections, Yelps reviews, and more.

6/03/2016
Hours: 11:30pm
Star Wars The Farce Awakens (Musical Parody) - Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Join Jody Shelton (50 Shades! The Musical, Baby Wants Candy) and an all-star cast of musical comedians for a concert version of the new musical parody, Star Wars: The Farce Awakens, written by Jody Shelton, Chris Grace & Tim Sniffen. Featuring: Roman Pietrs as Han Solo Rebecca Vigil as General Leia Natalie Sullivan as Rey Nikita Burd... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 2 hours
Drunk Restoration Comedy - The School for Scandal - The Players Theatre Loft
115 Macdougal Street - 713-412-2507
Ages: AD
Price: $12

Random Access Theatre, in association with The Players Theatre, is proud to present Drunk Restoration Comedy! Join RAT the first Friday of each month for an interactive night of old-school debauchery. Part scripted, part improvisation, part drinking game, Drunk Restoration Comedy allows the cast to utilize a combination of their professional traini... (more)

6/03/2016 - 6/04/2016
Hours: 7pm
New York Book Fair - Czech Center
321 E. 73rd St. - 212-731-0574
Ages: All
Price: Free

Publishing houses & book shops will sell works by all of the authors featured at the Literary Festival: Prague Summer Program in NYC from 3-5 June as well as other Czech and European authors. 111 Places in New York that you must not miss! By Jo Anne Elikann (ACC Distribution) Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance by Charles Nova... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 7:30pm
Ensembles Concert - Christ and St. Stephen's Church
122 West 69th Street - 212-663-6021
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Performances by the BSM Preparatory Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra and the Bloomingdale Chamber Orchestra.

6/03/2016
Hours: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Bioart Course: Turning Weeds into Watercolors - Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th Floor - 516-200-6537
Ages: All
Price: $100-$200

Explore an artisanal process for creating watercolors from wild urban plants during this three-day, hands-on course. Join acclaimed artist and Brown University art instructor Ellie Irons for a tour of the wild world of Brooklyn weeds. We’ll learn the histories of these plants, how they found their ecological niches in New York, and their other unus... (more)

6/03/2016
Hours: 9:30pm-Midnight
Sig Social: Dive Bar - Signature Theatre
480 W. 42nd St. - 646-388-8168
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Party with Signature Theatre as we transform our Center into the best dive bar you’ve ever seen! Play bar games like cornhole, Pictionary, ping pong and giant Jenga. Dance with friends to a live DJ. Spin the wheel for a chance to win fun prizes. And enjoy FREE DRINKS,* plus $4 beer, $5 wine and $6 liquor. Friday, June 3, ditch your old favorite div... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 9pm, sails 9:30pm-12:30am
Saturday Night Dance Cruise - New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: AD

t's what Saturday night should be – dancing and drinking on a luxury yacht. Come aboard ZEPHYR's three-hour cruise boasting signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor levels of pulsating energy. Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID ID must be presented to board vessel. If you show up without an ID you will not be allowed to boar... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
New Taste of The Upper West Side - Best of the West - O’Shea Complex Schoolyard
Columbus Ave between West 76th and 77th Streets - 212-877-2678
Ages: AD
Price: $135 per person/2 for $250

The 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side returns this June with an impressive lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs, and celebrity hosts for a delectable two-night celebration. The annual event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, donates all net proceeds to t... (more)

6/04/2016 Sherman Ewing Live - Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St. - 212-777-6727
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Sherman Ewing Live at Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street, NY, NY Stage 1 - No Cover Saturday, June 4, 2016 9 PM

6/04/2016
Hours: 7:00PM
KTUphoria 2016 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
nt1000 Ocean Pkwy - 212-377-7900
Ages: AD
Price: $25-$189

103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York, is once again heating up the summer with KTUphoria 2016! The annual show will feature live performances by Pitbull, Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha. The concert is taking place on Saturday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m. ET at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. KTUph... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 7:30 PM
Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by NY PHIL BIENNIAL and Lincoln Center's 50th Season of Great Performers - The Rose Theater (Time Warner Center)
West 60th Street and Broadway 5th Floor - 212-258-9800
Ages: AD
Price: Starting at $40

Irish composer Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, based on Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will have its American stage premiere June 2,3 and 4. This production, which was premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, is directed by Ramin Gray and will be conducted by Ilan Volkov leading New York Philharmonic musicians. Reuniting for the ... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 1:00pm
Watson Adventures’ Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
67 Mulberry St. - 877-946-4868
Ages: AD
Price: $24.50 (plus $10.00 for food)

Discover the most unusual and enticing restaurants, cafes, markets and even food carts in Chinatown and neighboring Little Italy while collecting treats and answers along the way. You’ll be challenged to acquire and taste such foods as dumplings, roti canai (Malaysian fried bread), popcorn chicken, mini cakes hot off the grill, bubble teas, “Zen bu... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 10:30am
Watson Adventures’ The Museum Strikes Back Family Scavenger Hunt for Star Wars Fans - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 877-9464-868
Ages: AD
Price: $29-$41.50 (includes museum admission)

On this unique scavenger hunt, kids and adults work together to explore the Museum of Natural History in search of artifacts that echo the characters, creatures and planets of Star Wars. Track down Bantha-sized beasts, hunters as fearsome as Boba Fett and samurai who helped inspire the Jedi. This hunt references the Star Wars movies to provide a su... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 10-11AM
Sketching Tour: Distortion and Abstraction - Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St. - 212-570-3600
Ages: All
Price: $5 per child, plus Museum admission ($22 adults; $18 seniors. Museum admission is free for members and children under 18).

FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 6–10 Explore current exhibitions through drawing! Look closely at works of art and create experimental sketches inspired by what you see. This month, join us to explore the exhibitions Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection and June Leaf: Thought Is Infinite. Learn how artists represent the human figure... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 11am
LC Kids Artists at the Atrium presents Shine and the Moonbeams - David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd Street (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd) - 212-875-5000
Ages: All
Price: Free

With infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Shine and the Moonbeams fuse classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to bring a brand new R&B sound to kids and families in this soulful extravaganza. Celebrating the global family, this local band rejoices the heart of music and delights audiences with their distinctive sound, energy, and jubilation. ... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 11am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 3:30pm
The Bad Birthday - The New Perspectives Studio
458 West 37th Street, Ground Floor (at 10thAvenue) - 212-630-9945
Ages: All
Price: $8/person, with a special family rate of $25 for 4 people.

Using puppets and live actors, THE BAD BIRTHDAY tells the story of a twin brother and sister who decide to bake themselves a birthday cake because they can't afford to buy one. Things start to go wrong when they ask their neighbors—whom they have helped with various chores—to provide the ingredients. The greedy ne... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm
Spoke the Hub's LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS - Spoke the Hub
748 Union Street - 718-408-3234
http://spokethehub.org/perform/local-produce/
Ages: All
Price: Free

Spoke the Hub’s LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS is a community-based, cultural “green market” featuring the diversity, creativity and vitality of Brooklyn’s own performing artists-in-residence of all ages. The day will feature FREE workshops, performances and fun & games for the whole family! LOCAL PRODUCE 2016 Schedule o... (more)

6/04/2016 Explore Central Park’s Woodlands with the Central Park Conservancy Discovery Club Offers Family Educational Opportunities - North Woods (West Side to mid-Park from 101st to 110th Streets)
Central Park (entry at 5th and 110th) - 212-310-6675
Ages: All

WHAT Get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more as you explore Central Park’s urban forest! This five-part interactive series takes you on an immersive woodland adventure that engages the whole family. Learn how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in Central Park by getting a different "insider's view" each week. Activities related to... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 1pm-4pm
Arab-American Artist Leila Buck’s “HoUSe” at Free Participatory Art Exhibit Writing On It All - Governors Island
Governors Island
Ages: All
Price: Free

HoUSe is an immersive, interactive exploration of what it means to make a place home. You are invited to enter an abandoned house on Governor’s Island – once a military barracks, banned by federal law from being inhabited since – in ways that evoke the process of entering the US. The house is filled with prompts and questions for you to respond to ... (more)

6/04/2016
Hours: 11am-5pm
Bohemian Book Fair - Czech Center New York
321 E. 73rd St. - 212-731-0574
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Interested in hot books by cool publishers? Check out the BOHEMIAN BOOK FAIR on Saturday, June 4, 11-5 at Czech Center New York, in the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, (Between 1st and 2nd Aves). Admission is free. The event is presented by The Prague Summer Program for Writers and co-sponsored by New York-based independent publisher ... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 2-3pm
REFUGE Studio Previews - Ailey Studios
405 W. 55th St. - 646-765-4773
Ages: All
Price: $15

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents REFUGE Studio Preview on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2pm at Ailey Studios, 5th floor – 405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. REFUGE is a new choreographic work by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre inspired by Francesco Clemente's Encampment. REFUGE explores isolation, inner reflection, and the creation of sacred space. ... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Glam Room - Studio 450
450 West 31st Street - 347-281-3514
Ages: All
Price: $20

It's a Ladies Day Party in NYC Sunday, June 5, 2016 1pm-6pm Studio 450 As temperatures rise and summer beckons, New York City shifts into celebration mode. The Glam Room Presented by Enjoi Lux & Kami Cosmetics is the summer moment that we have all been eagerly waiting for! Glam Room guests will have the ultimate access to the newest f... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 2:00pm
New! Watson Adventures’ The Hunt For The Throne Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868
Ages: AD
Price: $34.50-$44.50 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the hit TV show and pop culture phenomenon, the Game of Thrones. Hunters follow a trail of trivia questions to find art and objects that reflect the characters, locations, and themes of the show. You’ll encounter decapitations, tortures, earthly delights, sinis... (more)

6/05/2016 - 6/25/2016
Hours: 3:00PM
'Being Here And Keeping It Real' - Vocalist Lionel Shockness - Dont Tell Mama
343 W 46th Street - 212-757-0788
Ages: AD
Price: $15

New York City native Lionel Shockness returns to legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan for "Being Here And Keeping It Real" - two afternoons of song - on Sunday June 5th & Saturday,June 25th . A regular on the city's cabaret scene - including appearances at Sweetwater's and The Duplex - Lionel's... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 2-3:30 pm
Different Roads–Same Destination A Curator/Artists Tour of the Exhibition - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
11-03 45th Ave - 718-937-6317
Ages: All
Price: Free

John Alexander, curator of Different Roads–Same Destination joined by exhib¬iting artists, Arthur Simms and Randy Wray will lead a walk-through of the exhibition. The curator will discuss the genesis of the exhibition, highlighting commonalities and differences in the works of the two sculptors. The artists will discuss their practices including th... (more)

6/05/2016 Ana Popovic - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Serbian-born Ana Popovic, one of the most lauded blues guitarists on the circuit, moved to Memphis to capture the city's greasy Stax sound, record at Ardent Studios, and play with its ?nest musicians. A passionate student of the blues, her newest LP 'Can You Stand The Heat' is equally inspired by Albert King and WAR. She belts from the gut and shre... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 2pm-7pm
Celebrate Israel Unity Festival - Terminal 5
610 West 56th St. - 212-582-6600
https://www.purplepass.com/cinewyork2016
Ages: All
Price: $10-$14

Join with thousands of New Yorkers — from all parts of our community — as we come together for the Celebrate Israel Unity Festival on June 5th, 2016. Hosted by IAC and sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York, the Celebrate Israel Unity Festival will bring more than 5,000 New Yorkers together to celebrate the State of Israel — and the unity of our ... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 2pm-4pm
Bow Wow at The Bean Union Square With Kaleb's Organics Dog Treats on June 5th! - The Bean
824 Broadway - 908-202-4528
Ages: All
Price: Free

Dog owners and coffee lovers unite for a Sunday fun-day Bow Wow event! On Sunday, June 5th from 2:00 - 4:00pm, Kaleb's Organics and The Bean coffee shop will team up to present a treat tasting doggie delight snack bar. The Bean's Union Square location will host this fun-filled afternoon where attendees can enjoy sampling snacks with four-legged fri... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 5pm
Bridges - Connecting Communities Through Music - Ansche Chesed Synagogue
251 W 100th St - 646-202-9623
Ages: All
Price: $30 and $45

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) Launches “Bridges – Connecting Communities Through Music” Featuring a World Premiere, Naamah’s Ark Music by Marisa Michelson and Libretto by Royce Vavrek Performed by MasterVoices and members of the community of Lawrence, Long Island June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm at Ansche Chesed Synagogue ... (more)

6/05/2016
Hours: 3-4pm
Sonia Guiñansaca's 'Finding Home After Migration' - Governor's Island
Nolan Park - House 8A - 603-203-3166
Ages: All
Price: Free

Sonia Guiñansaca’s “Finding Home After the Migration” is a healing, imaginative, creative session that has participants exploring the idea of finding “home” after the migration. The first two hours of the exhibit will be a closed intentional writing session between artists and cultural workers who are undocumented, formerly undocumented or children... (more)