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

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

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

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

Through 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 2/20/3014
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 5/06/2015
Hours: 6pm
It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
149 7th Street - 8486671636
www.legalizenowny.com/bell_house_event
Ages: AD
Price: $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 3/10/2016 Richard Estes: Painting New York City - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

Spanning from the mid-1960s to the present, this exhibit presents works by this quintessential New York artist and enduring leader of the Photorealist movement. Providing an unprecedented insight into the artist's creative process, the exhibition reveals a full range of Estes' paintings and works on paper, including his photographs, silkscreens and... (more)

Through 6/14/2015 Matthew Weiner's Mad Men - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: AD

Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, will be the subject of a major new exhibition opening at Museum of the Moving Image on March 14, 2015. Just days after the exhibition opens, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer, and executive producer will appear at the Museum on March 20 for a conversation about the creation ... (more)

Through 6/07/2015 To See Jerusalem Before I Die: Abraham Lincoln and the Jews - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination, this exhibition focuses on the significant, and hitherto unknown, relationships and interactions between Abraham Lincoln and his Jewish friends and associates. At a time when Jews comprised less than one-half of one percent of the American population, and with th... (more)

Through 6/07/2015 Lincoln and the Jews - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the New-York Historical Society will present the exhibition Lincoln and the Jews, on view March 20 through June 7, 2015. Through several never-before-exhibited original writings by Lincoln and his Jewish contemporaries, the exhibition will bring to ligh... (more)

Through 1/01/2016
Hours: 8pm - 9:30pm
Judy and Liza Together Again - Don't Tell Mama
343 west 46th Street - 212-757-0788
Ages: All
Price: $25.00/2 Drink Minimum

Saturdays ONLY!! Winner of the 2012 "MAC" AWARD as BEST DUO Tommy Femia and Rick Skye in "JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN!" Musical Director: Ricky Ritzel (as Mort/Pappy) Now in it's 5th YEAR, "Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named "BEST DUO"in 2012 by the Manhat... (more)

Through 10/04/2015 The Triumphal Return of Taddeo Gaddi's Maesta Conserved - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

After a two-year absence for conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the New-York Historical Society's Virgin and Child Enthroned with Ten Saints: Maesta returns. Painted ca. 1334 by Taddeo Gaddi, the major disciple of Giotto, the jewel-like panel will take pride of place in a small focus exhibition highlighting its conservation treatment. Thomas... (more)

Through 7/12/2015 Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

In 1955 The Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone betw... (more)

Through 5/17/2015
Hours: 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents 2015 Target Storybook Series - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenter.org
Ages: YE
Price: $9-$15

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to continue its partnership with Target® to bring quality, affordable, and educational performing arts programming to the culturally diverse families of Brooklyn with its 2015 Target Storybook Series, running March 29 – May 17, 2015. The series aims to encourage both a love of s... (more)

Through 12/31/2015 Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

Through a showcase of vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphics, this exhibition explores how Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects helped spark America's embrace of midcentury modernism— forging a bold new direction in design and thought. On view are creations by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, S... (more)

Through 8/23/2015 Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, word play, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist's notebooks, this features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with r... (more)

Through 7/31/2015 Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for two hours as they dive nearly a mile deep in search of food, many animals, plants, and other organisms on our planet have extraordinary ways of going about the daily business o... (more)

Through 7/31/2015 Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for two hours as they dive nearly a mile deep in search of food, many animals, plants, and other organisms on our planet have extraordinary ways of going about the daily business o... (more)

Through 4/26/2015
Hours: 7:30pm & 2pm
Ballet Hispanico - The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue - 212-242-0800
www.joyce.org
Ages: All
Price: $10-$59

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleek... (more)

Through 4/26/2015 2015 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
www.tribecafilmfestival.org
Ages: All

Established by Robert De Niro in 2002, the Tribeca Film spotlights local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. Monday, April 6 - Individual Tickets available for general public. Now you can download the Tribeca Film Festival app in the App Store and Googl... (more)

Through 4/30/2015 Marilyn Maye, Her Way, A Salute to Frank Sinatra - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Back by overwhelming popular demand! Any evening with Marilyn Maye is a special event, but the particular magic of Her Way is its melding of two unique artists, one in spirit, the other in the flesh, into an evening in the theater that boasts not just one but two living legends. It doesn't get any better than this.

Through 2/29/2016 Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

This bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 160 objects.

Through 5/09/2015
Hours: 7pm
One Funny Mother: I'm Not Crazy!! - The Player's Theatre
115 MacDougal Street - 856-793-7999
Ages: AD
Price: $25-$65

Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder, picked a child’s nose or had a kid pee on you? Then, you won’t want to miss “One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy!!” Dena Blizzard’s hilarious, truthful look at the life of the average mom will make you realize that YOU’RE NOT CRAZY... motherhood is. Through stories... (more)

Through 4/21/2016 Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Many believe New York's pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It en... (more)

Through 7/11/2015 Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East - 2129986780
www.nyu.edu/greyart
Ages: All

Featuring cutting-edge examples from Tseng's archive that have rarely or never been shown, this is the first major solo museum exhibition of his works, which have long sparked the imaginations of younger artists.

Through 4/26/2015
Hours: 3pm & 8pm showtimes (see link below)
Rhythm In Motion - The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street and 1st Ave - 646-230-9564
Ages: All
Price: $40 General Admission ($45 Onsite/Day of Show)

Rhythm in Motion returns to the Theater at the 14th Street Y with two fresh and innovative tap dance programs premiering Wednesday, April 22 and running through Sunday, April 26. Rhythm in Motion features SIX performances over five days, showcasing the rich diversity of contemporary tap dance with a combination of young and emerging talent as well... (more)

Through 9/06/2015 Film: Living in the Ages of Airplanes - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: All

Through June 4, 2015; Monday – Friday, 1 pm; Saturday & Sunday, noon June 5 – 30, 2015; Monday – Friday, 1 pm; Saturday & Sunday, noon & 3 pm July 1 – August 31, 2015; Monday – Friday, 1 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am & 1 pm September 1 – 6, 2015; Monday – Friday, 1 & 3 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am & 1 pm Living in the Age of Airplanes is an imme... (more)

Through 4/26/2015 Antique Furniture Garden Fair - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspir... (more)

Through 4/26/2015
Hours: Fri. 8:30PM & 10:30PM / Sat. 8:00PM, 10:00PM & 11:45PM / Sun. 8:00PM
Bret Ernst - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd St - 212-367-9000
Ages: AD

BRET ERNST starred in the NBC pilot, MASON TWINS, and he was a series regular on the Fox pilot TAGGED. He recurred on the hit Showtime series WEEDS and guest starred on CSI: NY. He first gained national notoriety in the feature film, VINCE VAUGHNS WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW, which documents Ernst, Vaughn, and three other comedians as they perform in a 3... (more)

Through 4/26/2015
Hours: Friday, 4-8pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm
Best Friends Animal Society Pet Super Adoption - The Altman Building
135 W 18th Street - 412-537-0632
Ages: All
Price: Free

More than 600 of the city's most adorable residents will be available for adoption at the Best Friends Animal Society Pet Super Adoption happening Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. The free event will take place The Altman Building located at 135 W 18th Street in Manhattan on Friday, 4-8pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm. More than 3... (more)

Through 4/26/2015
Hours: 10am-6pm
Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave., Brooklyn - 718-623-7200
www.bbg.org
Ages: All

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. Featuring Taiko Drumming • Cosplay Fashion Show • Tea Ceremonies ... (more)

Through 4/26/2015 Wildcard Weekend - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Ages: All

April 25 & 26, 2015; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm Participants will learn a paracord survival bracelet made super strong 550 paracord that can easily unravel to several feet of rope, which, depending on the situation, could help them in an emergency. They'll also learn how to use the paracord in different ways such as building shelter, slings or lift... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: 12pm & 3pm
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: All
Price: $15

Based on the hit PBS Kids series, this interactive musical adventure features all of your kids' favorite characters, including Buddy, Tiny, Don, and Mr. Conductor, all brought to life through the magic and mastery of Jim Henson Studios. Climb on board for a fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth...and rode in trains!... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: 2:30pm - 4pm
Film Screening: To Be Alive!; To The Fair!; and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth - Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Ave - 718-939-0647
Ages: AD
Price: $5-$8

Three short films will be shown about the 1964 World’s Fair. To Be Alive! is a short documentary film co-directed by Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid and was designed to celebrate the common ground between different cultures by tracing how children in various parts of the world mature into adulthood. $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 Gen... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: 3pm
Funny Girls: TV Boomer Babes Tell All - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. - 718-793-8080
kupferbergcenter.org
Ages: AD


4/26/2015
Hours: 12pm, 3pm
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live! Big Buddy's Adventure - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: YE

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its Target Storybook Series with Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE! - Buddy's Big Adventure on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm and 3pm. Recommended for ages three and up, the popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series comes to life for this interactive "pre-hysterical" musical. ... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: 11am-6pm
Arbor Festival - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - 718-886-3800
Ages: All
Price: free with Garden admisiion ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students with ID and children 3-12)

Arbor Festival Sunday, April 26, 11am to 6pm Fee: Free with Garden Admission (extra fee for certain activities) It’s a fun-filled day at QBG’s Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent! ... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: 9am
March for Babies - Eisenhower Park
Hempstead Turnpike - 516-496-2100
marchofdimes.com
Ages: All

A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life, and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Take your own first steps by joining March for Babies and make sure more babies get that chance. Join us in walking together for stronger, healthier babies. In 2013, the March of Dimes, the leading non-prof... (more)

4/26/2015
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

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

4/27/2015 The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

The great Renee Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehar's enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ive... (more)

4/27/2015 - 5/18/2015
Hours: 6pm–8 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Sackler Brain Bench Salon Series: Unlocking the Biology of Addiction, Autism, ADHD, and Depression - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W at 79th St. - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: see description

Four Mondays, April 27–May 18, 6–8 pm $40 per session ($125 series) $35 per session for Members ($105 series) In this intimate, salon-style setting, you will probe the science behind brain-based illnesses such as autism, ADHD, and addiction. Each session will be led by an expert, helping participants critically examine symptoms and possible ... (more)

4/28/2015 New World Symphony - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

An eclectic program that spans Biedermeier Vienna to 20th century Switzerland is performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony. Mutter is featured in two 20th-century works: Berg's profoundly moving Violin Concerto and Moret's rapturous En reve, a work written for her in 1988. Schubert's warmly melodic... (more)

4/28/2015 Un Ballo in Maschera - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David Alden's film noir-inspired production.

4/29/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Simon Keenlyside, baritone & Emanuel Ax, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway - 212-721-6500
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Performing Duparc's Phidyle; Le manoir de Rosemonde; Chanson triste; DeBussy's Nuit d'etoiles; Romance: Voici que le printemps; Beau soir; Les angelus; Mandoline; Poulenc's Le travail du peintre; Faure's Mandoline; En sourdine; Green; Aubade; Madrigal; Le papillon et la fleur; and Ravel's Histoires naturelles.

4/29/2015 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: TE,AD,All

Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Alvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio... (more)

4/29/2015 Audra McDonald - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The six-time Tony Award winner and Musical America's 2014 Musician of the Year returns to Carnegie Hall with Music Director Andy Einhorn. *Rescheduled from Dec. 12, 2014.

4/29/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
KiDs of NYU Langone: Springfling - The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Avenue - 212-981-5166
Ages: AD
Price: $1250

Media Contact: Carolyn Petschler:carolyn_petschler@dkcnews.com Office:(212) 981-5166 Cell:(845) 313-9801 Joe Giordano: joe_giordano@dkcnews.com Office:(212) 981-5155 Cell:(845) 519-5487 KiDs of NYU Langone: Springfling WHAT: The funds raised at the Springfling help to enhance clinical and supportive care for children at NYU La... (more)

4/29/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. - 212-531-5305
www.apollotheater.org
Ages: All

A brand new line-up of contestants compete for the chance to move on up in the Amateur Night competition to the May 6 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on Jun 3. It all leads to the chance to win the title of 2015 Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!

4/29/2015
Hours: 9pm
Top Headliners – Mike Vecchione, Calise Hawkins, Brian McFadden - Broadway Comedy Club
318 W. 53rd St. - 212-757-2323
www.broadwaycomedyclub.com
Ages: AD


4/29/2015
Hours: 7pm-11:30pm
Brian Charette Sextet at Smoke Jazz Club - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
2751 Broadway - 212 777 6727
Ages: All
Price: $9

Organist/pianist Brian Charette is one of the leading voices in modern jazz. The New York Times states that he “weighs the ageless objective of soul-jazz with a trace of restless modernity,” while JazzTimes says he’s “reliably burning.” In addition to his many jazz credits, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Pa... (more)

4/30/2015 English Baroque Soloists / The Monteverdi Choir - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine is a sacred work that draws upon a variety of secular early Baroque vocal styles. The music is quietly contemplative and joyously ecstatic, bringing an operatic sensibility for the first time to sacred music. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, are renowned... (more)

4/30/2015 The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

The great Renee Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehar's enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ive... (more)

4/30/2015
Hours: 7pm
Hubble and Our Altered Universe - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with leading scientists, as they discuss Hubble's most important scientific discoveries including Hubble's only Nobel Prize. Sara Seager, MIT; Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI); Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Yale; and Matt Mountain, Dire... (more)

4/30/2015
Hours: 8pm
Ben Folds with yMusic - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD

Southern piano man Ben Folds and NYC classical sextet yMusic are teaming up for an album this year. No title or release date has been listed, but the trailer below offers a preview of the music and a few details: It will feature nine original songs plus a concerto for piano and orchestra, and they'll be touring together in April. Watch the trailer ... (more)

4/30/2015
Hours: 6:30 pm
Eakins Press Foundation and Their New Publication Celebrating The Harlem Renaissance, Featured in Literature Program at The General Society on April 30 - The General Society Library
20 W 44th Street - 212-840-1840 x2
Ages: All
Price: $15

The next Literature lecture, as part of the Labor, Literature and Landmarks 2015 Lecture Series, will feature the Eakins Press Foundation, as part of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York’s ongoing showcase of independent presses in New York City. It will take place on Thursday April 30th at 6.30pm in the General S... (more)

5/01/2015 English Baroque Soloists / The Monteverdi Choir - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are undisputed masters of Baroque repertoire, particularly the dramatic and piercingly beautiful music of 17th-century composer Monteverdi. Gardiner and his ensemble perform Monteverdi's groundbreaking opera L'Orfeo, a masterpiece that recounts the tale of the legendary musicia... (more)

5/01/2015 The Rake's Progress - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky's only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years. Paul Appleby adds another leading role as Tom Rakewell, opposite Layla Claire as Anne Trulove, Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady Baba the Turk, and Gera... (more)

5/01/2015 Sheila E. - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

World-class drummer and percussionist SHEILA E.’s credits read like chapters in a music history book: Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyonce, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke. The Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind the seminal hits "The Glamorous Life" and "A Love Bizarre" has a new album in ... (more)

5/01/2015 - 9/15/2015 Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3200
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television—many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetic... (more)

5/01/2015
Hours: 8pm
Sufjan Stevens - Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue - 800-745-3000
www.kingstheatre.com
Ages: TE,AD

To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April. The headline dates include stops at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. Stevens will also headline the U.K.'s End of the Road festival this September. Presale tickets for the U.S. dates and further information are available at ... (more)

5/01/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Kids in the Hall - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD
Price: $49.50, $55

"The Kids in the Hall", the watershed comedy troupe of the 1990's, are returning to their live-performance roots for a major North American theater tour.

5/01/2015
Hours: 11pm
Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

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

5/01/2015 - 5/02/2015 Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - info: 212-465-5800; groups: 212-465-6080
www.thegarden.com
Ages: All

Tickets go on sale March 20.

5/01/2015 - 5/02/2015 Lynne Koplitz - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD


5/01/2015
Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
Moms +SocialGood 2015 - New York Times Center
242 W. 41st St (enter from 41st St) - 212-697-3315
Ages: All
Price: 35

Join us for the 3rd annual Moms +SocialGood on May 1 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan. In conjunction with Mother’s Day, Moms +SocialGood is a one-day event dedicated to the power of mothers and families to create a better future for their communities. We’ll draw attention to some of the greatest challenges facing women and childre... (more)

5/01/2015 - 5/03/2015 Roslyn Kind - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

After a sold out 54 Below debut in 2014, Roslyn Kind returns for another fabulous engagement. Prior to 54 Below, Ms. Kind had not appeared solo on the New York club scene for 20 years. Now, watch her make a splash with her show featuring career highlights, pop songs, showtunes, and personal favorites. She will share some great stories too!

5/01/2015
Hours: Boards 9:15pm, sails 9:45pm-12am (midnight)
House on the Hudson - New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: AD

Feel the heat aboard our stylish dance party infused with live celebrity DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the glittering city. Ignite your weekend and experience the pulse of the moment in true NYC fashion aboard the city's first floating night club! Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktails, drink specials and bar snacks. Keep the par... (more)

5/01/2015 - 6/17/2015
Hours: Sun–Wed, 10 am–5:45 pm; Fri, 10 am–5:45 pm; Sat, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thurs.
A Year with Children 2015 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue - 212-423-3500
Ages: All
Price: Adults $25, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free.

Now in its 44th year, Learning Through Art (LTA), the pioneering arts education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2015, an exhibition organized by the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum, on view May 1–June 17, 2015. The annual presentation showcases select artworks by students in grades two thro... (more)

5/02/2015 Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble - 50th Anniversary Concert - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

For the culminating event of her residency, Meredith Monk is joined by the extraordinary vocalists and instrumentalists that make up her ensemble. Selections from several of her most recent works - On Behalf of Nature, impermanence, and mercy - alongside classic works from the 1970s and '80s will be performed, offering an expansive view of Monk's 5... (more)

5/02/2015 Un Ballo in Maschera - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David Alden's film noir-inspired production.

5/02/2015 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: TE,AD,All

Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Alvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio... (more)

5/02/2015
Hours: 8pm
Spandau Ballet - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: AD

British band Spandau Ballet brings their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour to the Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Nov. 15 at 11am.

5/02/2015 - 9/27/2015
Hours: 10am-6pm (ride 1/2 hr)
The Beast - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Got a weak heart or fake hair? This tour is not for you. Thrill seekers and bald/naturally-coiffed people? Woohoo! Hop aboard! You will love the Beast Speedboat Ride, one of the most exciting things you can do in NYC that is totally legal. This custom-built, 70-foot speedboat flies towards the Statue of Liberty at around 45 mph, and yet she nev... (more)

5/02/2015
Hours: Boards 11:30am, sails noon-2pm
Statue of Liberty Lunch Cruise - Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River - 866-483-3866
www.spiritcruises.com
Ages: AD

Spirit's menu features fresh and organic ingredients to create culturally inspired cuisine. We execute our menus on board daily to feature a variety of salads, entrees and desserts for our guests. By sourcing ingredients and using various culinary techniques, our chefs elevate the flavors of traditional favorites.

5/02/2015
Hours: Boards 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

Absorb the vitality of your Saturday night aboard the ZEPHYR's three-hour cruise boasting a resident DJ, signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor levels of pulsating energy. 21+ a must.

5/02/2015
Hours: 9pm
Headliner Showcase – Sherry Davey, Brian Scott McFadden, Steve Marshall - Broadway Comedy Club
318 W. 53rd St. - 212-757-2323
www.broadwaycomedyclub.com
Ages: AD


5/02/2015
Hours: 2pm-7pm
Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub Presents First Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Derby Day Hat Contest - Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub
160 8th Ave - 646-449-8150
Ages: AD
Price: Drink Specials

On May 2, bet on Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub as THE place to be “the most exciting two minutes in sports” shown on three large screens with a trifecta of food, drink and music. Enjoy a full day of Churchill Downs racing, culminating in the Kentucky Derby at 6:24 p.m., followed by the awarding of the $500 prize for the winner of the restaurant’s Derby D... (more)

5/02/2015
Hours: 7pm-11pm
DreamBone® Attending “Bark at The Park” at Mets Stadium on May 2nd, 2015! - Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave - 9082024528
Ages: All
Price: 40.00

“Take me out to the bark game!” DreamBone® is gearing up for a canine ballgame extravaganza. On May 2nd, 2015, baseball fans and pet lovers will have the unique opportunity to bring their canine companions to Citi Field for a special “Bark in the Park” event. Located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, Citi Field is the home baseball park of... (more)

5/03/2015
Hours: 12pm-1:30 pm
Nature Photography Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - 718-886-3800
Ages: AD,All
Price: $15 per person

Nature Photography Workshop Sunday, May 3, 12 to 1:30pm Fee: $15 per person (limited to 12 participants). Advanced registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15203235286/ Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop. Photographer H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on ... (more)

5/03/2015 Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series - Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - 866-817-3463
bateauxnewyork.com
Ages: All

When the moon is at its fullest, step aboard our European-inspired, all-glass vessel for an evening of unparalleled splendor aboard a New York Harbor cruise. Savor an exquisite dining experience where gourmet tastes, elegant decor and extraordinary views result in an evening of unparalleled pleasure. The imaginative culinary creations, bountiful wi... (more)

5/03/2015
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

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

5/03/2015
Hours: 11 am–4:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Sea Turtles - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W at 79th St. - 2127695100
Ages: All
Price: Free for Members or with Museum admission

Sea turtles are simply astounding! They lived alongside dinosaurs 150 million years ago and still survive today. Playing a crucial role in our oceans’ ecosystems, this incredible animal group is now endangered due to climate change, poaching, habitat destruction, and accidental capture in fishing gear. Learn more about these resilient aquatic creat... (more)

5/03/2015
Hours: 2 PM and 7 PM
Other Myths - Lightbox
339 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 - (718) 418-4405
Ages: AD
Price: $35

Other Myths by choreographer Jonah Bokaer offers intercultural myths and histories which expand our understanding of dance. Bokaer turned to mythology from other cultures, partly because abstract dance in the United States and Western Europe has resisted the use of mythology in recent decades – often effacing cultures whose story-telling remains m... (more)

5/03/2015
Hours: 7:30am-5:00pm
Team NPF Walk - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd. - 503-546-8387
Ages: All
Price: Free

Join us for our family-friendly, non-competitive event that features 1K & 5K Walk Routes, a Psoriasis + Psoriatic Arthritis Health Fair, kid's activities, music, food, giveaways, raffles, live entertainment and more! These walks are a celebration of our community’s commitment to find a cure. Learn about new ways to manage psoriasis and psoriatic ar... (more)

5/03/2015
Hours: 11am-4pm
Folklore Family Day - Japan Society
333 E 47th Street - 212-715-1258
www.japansociety.org
Ages: All
Price: $15 / $8 (kids)

Step into the folktales of Peach Boy, Urashima Taro, Princess Kaguya and more in a spectacular event that transforms Japan Society into the set of Japan’s most well-known fables. Playful performances, fantastical films, kid crafts, calligraphy lessons, real-life characters, and more greet children in this all-day adventure.