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(09/20) - Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss. (read the story...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 10/01/2014 The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. - 212-908-4110
moaf.org
Ages: All

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

Through 9/21/2014 Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the mod... (more)

Through 10/05/2014 The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that ... (more)

Through 10/12/2014 Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early... (more)

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

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

Through 12/09/2014 The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. - 212-689-6337
www.museumofsex.com
Ages: AD

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were... (more)

Through 12/07/2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York ... (more)

Through 11/15/2014
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm; Tues. & Thurs., 9am-7pm; Sun., 1-5pm
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
53 E. 79th St. - 212-288-6900
www.nysoclib.org
Ages: All

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fict... (more)

Through 9/21/2014 City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated... (more)

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

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

Through 10/05/2014 A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and w... (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digit... (more)

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

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

Through 9/28/2014 Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, p... (more)

Through 1/05/2015 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

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

Through 11/02/2014
Hours: 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends
Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd. - 718-367-1010
bronxzoo.com
Ages: All
Price: Included in Total Experience Ticket: $33.95; $28.95 seniors; $23.95 kids ages 3-12. Parking is $15 per car

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour throu... (more)

Through 11/02/2014 The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions structures for which he has been... (more)

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

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

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

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYR... (more)

Through 9/21/2014 Mel Bochner: Strong Language - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3200
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

An in-depth survey of Bochner's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. The exhibition will include over 70 text-based works. Among the highlights are his mid-1960s Portrait Drawings, never before exhibited in New York, and paintings from the last decade using synonyms appropriated from the latest edition of Roge... (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 9/28/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 8:30am-5:30pm
Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History -- The Story of Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - 718-886-3800
queensbotanical.org
Ages: All
Price: Free with Garden admisiion ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students and children)

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

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 10/26/2014 The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movem... (more)

Through 1/04/2015 Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/avengers
Ages: All

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

Through 10/31/2014 Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
www.queensmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Through 9/28/2014 Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The exhibition brings together recently acquired contemporary works by two generations of contemporary artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Simryn Gill, Liz Deschenes, Charles Gaines, Emily Roysdon, Matt Mullican, Hanne Darboven, and Peter Downsbrough.

Through 9/21/2014 'I Live. Send Help.' 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was founded in New York City in 1914 as a response to the plight of Jews in Europe and Palestine at the outset of World War I. Since then, JDC has become a premiere humanitarian organization helping Jews and non-Jews the world over in times of need. On the occasion of its 100 year anniversary, ... (more)

Through 10/01/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Organized by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Vene... (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 10/19/2014 Jeff Koons: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: All

The Whitney's final exhibition in their building on the Upper East Side is a once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of the famed artist, which will occupy most of the building's space.

Through 9/28/2014 Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

A look at the biblical story of the Garden of Eden and how it has inspired leading artists of today, both directly and indirectly. Powerful, universal themes addressed include Utopia/Dystopia or Before the Fall/After the Fall. The elusive concept of the "perfect garden" is also examined, as is the issue of biodiversity, an implicit central theme of... (more)

Through 9/21/2014 Garry Winogrand - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) - the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s - brings together more than 175 of the artist's most iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand's famed series of photos made at the Metropolitan Museum ... (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 10/12/2014 NYC Makers - The MAD Biennial - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Museum of Arts and Design transforms itself into a nexus for NYC's leading makers -- artists, artisans, and designers -- through this first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD's new director Glenn Adamson. Exemplifying the Museum's commitment to making across all creative fields, the exhibition draws together approximately 10... (more)

Through 9/29/2014 Ray Johnson Designs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The art of Ray Johnson was rooted in his constant practice of correspondence. He dispersed a copious amount of collages and other printed matter through the mail to friends and colleagues. The Museum of Modern Art Library received materials in the mail from Ray Johnson from the 1950s until his death in 1995. This exhibition focuses on Johnson's ear... (more)

Through 10/19/2014 Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, the New-York Historical Society honors the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks. In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition features Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals f... (more)

Through 11/02/2014 Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders repr... (more)

Through 10/19/2014 Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still def... (more)

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

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

Through 9/28/2014 Here and Elsewhere - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

One of the most comprehensive presentations of contemporary art from and about the Arab world in the US to date, and featuring groundbreaking work by emerging, established, and under-recognized artists. Rather than presenting a portrait of the region in broad strokes, this exhibition highlights and elucidates the complex social, political, and cult... (more)

Through 10/26/2014 Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989 - Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W. 125th St. - 212-864-4500
www.studiomuseuminharlem.org
Ages: All

The first museum survey of Los Angeles�based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. The exhibition features 75 works from the beginning of a singular career that now spans four decades.

Through 10/19/2014 Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts - Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: All

Featuring artists who came to the fore between 1940 and 1990, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.

Through 1/15/2015 What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

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

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

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

Through 10/26/2014 New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

The term "time capsule" was coined at the New York World's Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket - possibly the oldest unopened time capsule in the world - was filled, sealed, and entrusted to the New-York Historical Society. A group of merchants, calling themselves the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Ass... (more)

Through 3/01/2015 The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

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

Through 11/02/2014 Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a major survey of one of the most influential artists working in the photographic medium, confirms Christopher Williams's (American, b. 1956) status as one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking artists of his generation, one whose interests in his generational elders is mirrored by the ... (more)

Through 9/21/2014
Hours: 10am-7pm
New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
600 Route 17A - 845-351-5174
renfair.com
Ages: All
Price: $22, $11 children ages 5-12, free for children younger than 5

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amu... (more)

Through 10/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

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

Through 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 11/07/2014 'To The Inhabitants of Great Britain': The Robert R. Livingston Letters - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) drafted a letter titled "The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain." Commissioned by the Second Continental Congress as an eleventh-hour attempt to reconcile with the mother country, it is a striking piece of testimony ... (more)

Through 9/26/2014 Foreplay Fridays - lexicon
225 E 54th Street - 917-653-0768
Ages: AD
Price: $20

FOREPLAY Fridays LEXICON. nyc clubs. 226 East 54th Street 10022 (2nd & 3rd Ave). Door at 10:30 pm $4 CIROC Shots 1am - 2 am! 2 for 1 on all Drinks til 12! Door assisted by Cris A.C. This venue is very elegant to satisfy the needs of many celeb's VIP requests as well as many that want that VIP Treatment. With DJ WILL & Guests plays hip-hop, r&b, r... (more)

Through 9/27/2014 Selective Saturdays - yotel
570 10th ave - 917-653-0768
Ages: AD
Price: $20

Selective Saturday YOTEL. NYC Nightclubs. Multi-Room/Rooftop. 570 10th ave 10036 (@ 42 St). Doors Open at 10 pm. DRINK SPECIALS 10-12! Bottle Packages Start at $300(ask me for more info)! On saturday come join us for a night of late dining & dancing at the heart of times square while listening to a dj play a mix of great music(hip-hop, top 40, ED... (more)

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

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

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

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

Through 11/30/2014 A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

This exhibition assembles objects from the N-YHS collection chosen by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in t... (more)

Through 11/30/2014 Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget - American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square - 212-595-9533
folkartmuseum.org
Ages: All

Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) celebrated the common man and tackled complex issues of postwar America in colorful, socially minded paintings. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bronx-born artist's birth and brings together key works from a career spanning fifty-two years.

Through 9/24/2014
Hours: Noon to 1:30pm
Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: $50

Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their winter home. Please note: walks begin across from the Museum on ... (more)

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

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

Through 10/11/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Nicholas Krushenick, Early Paintings - Garth Greenan Gallery
529 W. 20th St. - 212-929-1351
www.garthgreenan.com
Ages: All

The exhibition offers a detailed view of Krushenick's work from 1961 to 1963 - the period of time during which the artist first developed his signature "pop abstract" style - with nine of his brilliantly colored, abstract paintings, as well as a selection of collages and preparatory drawings, many of which have never before been exhibited.

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

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

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

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

Through 10/16/2014
Hours: 11-6
Weight of Happiness featuring artists Rima Fujita and Michela Martello - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
22 West 15th St. - 212-807-0563
www.tibethouse.us
Ages: All

Tibet House US presents Weight of Happiness, a two-artist show displaying paintings variously inspired by Buddhism, folklore, dreams, the artists’ cultural heritage (Italy and Japan), symbolism, and spirituality as interpreted by Ms. Rima Fujita and Ms. Michela Martello. This will be the second showing of Ms. Fujita’s works at Tibet House US and ... (more)

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

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

Through 1/11/2015 Mac Conner: A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

The New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men." Illustrator McCauley ("Mac") Conner (b. 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father's general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city's publishing industry. As the first exhibition of his ... (more)

Through 10/29/2014
Hours: 7pm-9pm
Animal Drawing - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $160 (materials not included)

Eight Wednesdays. The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as settings for this series of intensive after-hours drawing classes with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. Learn about the gifted artists who created these world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their "natural" environ... (more)

Through 11/30/2014 Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic - American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square - 212-595-9533
folkartmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first monographic exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) to be presented in the United States. The exhibition includes over forty artworks: panoramic paintings, collages, drawings, personal notes, sculptures of trolleys, and an installation of raincoats (van Genk collected hundreds of rainc... (more)

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

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

Through 9/21/2014 Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Mulberry St. - 212-768-9320
sangennaro.org
Ages: All

The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musi... (more)

Through 10/25/2014 Do Ho Suh - Drawings - Lehmann Maupin
540 W. 26th St. - 212-225-2923
www.lehmannmaupin.com
Ages: All

This two-part show � also taking place at their gallery on 201 Chrystie Street � features the range of the renowned Korean artist's works on paper, including drawings using pencil, pen, ink, and watercolor, his unique "thread" drawings, as well as his large-scale rubbings.

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

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

Through 10/12/2014 Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsaio-hsien - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: AD

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes, largely static camera positions, and a radically elliptical approach to storytelling, is instantly recognizable in su... (more)

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

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

Through 9/21/2014
Hours: 12-8pm
The Asia Art Fair - Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street - 212-998-1733
theasiaartfair.com
Ages: All
Price: $20 General; $180 Preview

Showcasing international art galleries and dealers featuring artwork and antiques from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Oceana and the Near East.

Through 11/23/2014 Dennis Oppenheim: S-T-A-B- - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

Composed of welded rolled steel angle, steel plate and red vacuum formed letters that spell the word "stab" in fragments. First shown in 1991 at MoMA PS1 as part of the exhibition And the Mind Grew Fingers, organized by Alanna Heiss, S- T- A- B- can be seen as the diagram of a street fight, with all the socio-political implications one can associat... (more)

Through 9/21/2014
Hours: 12pm-8pm
New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show - Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue - 212-580-0835
NYFallShow.com
Ages: All
Price: $20

The Palm Beach Show Group will host over 80 international exhibitors at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Admission is $20 a ticket and is valid for all general show days. The show is a must-shop event, offering collectors a stunning selection of high-quality treasures from ancient antiquities through 21st century ... (more)

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

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

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

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

Through 9/21/2014 Woodstock Comedy Festival : Comedy for a Cause - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD

Description: Hosted by Eddie Brill (Late Show with David Letterman) and more comedians to be announced! Surprise guests and Live Auction!! Comedians slated include Eddie Brill, Jim Norton, Wyatt Cenac, Ted Alexandro, Sasheer Zamata The Woodstock Comedy Festival's mission is to bring Comedy Back to the Catskills and to use comedy as a platform f... (more)

Through 12/14/2014 Thread Lines - The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. - 212-219-2166
drawingcenter.org
Ages: All

Featuring 16 contemporary artists who use textile in a variety of formats (embroidery, weaving, collage, and performance), this exhibition highlights the expressive and conceptual possibilities of line, with an emphasis on its making.

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

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

Through 10/31/2014 The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd. - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster's imagination.

Through 9/21/2014
Hours: Boarding: 8:30am; departs: 9am; returns: 5:30pm
Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: All

Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest.

Through 9/21/2014
Hours: 11am - 6pm daily
Queens County Fair - Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway - (718) 347-3276
www.queensfarm.org
Ages: All
Price: ADMISSION*: ADULTS: $9.00; CHILDREN: $5.00 (12 & under); Free with Farm Membership * Admission does not include maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, visit the Con Edison Ecology Booth where you can adopt-a-worm for your home compost bin, get great planting tips, recycling ideas, and enjoy free crafts for kids! The fair features, pie-eating and cor... (more)

Through 10/26/2014
Hours: Weekends and Columbus Day, 12-8pm
Luna Park's Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave. - 718-373-5862
www.lunaparknyc.com
Ages: All

Halloween shouldn’t just be celebrated on October 31st! Join Luna Park in Coney Island on weekends September 20th through October 26th for our family-friendly activities, fall decorations and more. Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest features pumpkin picking and painting and FREE activities like trick or treating, daily entertainment, costumed characters... (more)

9/21/2014
Hours: 12:30pm
Mario The Magician - The Drilling Company
236 West 78th street - 917.605.0662
mariothemagician.com
Ages: All
Price: Children $15, Adults, $20

Join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a... (more)

9/21/2014 Bunbury - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatrenyc.com
Ages: All

In 2013, Bunbury reinvents himself with "Palosanto", an album with aseptic and cold production applied to hot and emotional songs reflecting on the world's revolutions as well as the self-inner revolution. It is a new journey of cosmic guitar sounds, earthy rhythms and irreproachable songs, including the first single "Despierta" and other soon to b... (more)

9/21/2014 - 9/22/2014 2014 World Maker Faire - New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. - 718-699-0005
nysci.org
Ages: All

Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and unusual creations such as rockets and robots. There will also be arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live music, and much more.

9/21/2014
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

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

9/21/2014
Hours: 5pm-7:30pm
Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org
Ages: YE,TW

Celebrate the Edible Academy and Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens with chefs from the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group's acclaimed restaurants. Each dinner features a three-course, family-style menu designed by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Also enjoy hands-on gardening and craft activities, live cooking demonstrations by to... (more)

9/21/2014
Hours: Various times and locations.
Brooklyn Book Festival -
Various locations. - 718-802-3830
brooklynbookfestival.org
Ages: All

The Brooklyn Book Festival happens at various locations and events are dedicated to nearly every literature genre. Readers of all ages will find their thing. The event ends with a day-long literary extravaganza at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza. Check website for complete 2014 schedule.

9/21/2014
Hours: 11am-5pm
New York on Location - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

A day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. Go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks - straight from productions shooting in New York - and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop,... (more)

9/21/2014
Hours: 11am-5pm
New York on Location - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue - 718-777-6888
http://movingimage.us/nyonlocation
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD,All
Price: free

Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks—straight from prod... (more)

9/21/2014
Hours: 8pm
Grift Comedy Hosted by Mike Finola - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/21/2014
Hours: 10pm
Anniversary Weekend w/Pete Lee, Kurt Metzger, Nikki Glaser, Ari Shaffir, Mike Veccione, Sean Donnelly, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/21/2014
Hours: 6:30pm
Phil Lesh & Friends - Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place
www.foresthillsstadium.com
Ages: All


9/22/2014 Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter M... (more)

9/22/2014 - 1/04/2015 Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

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

9/22/2014
Hours: 7pm
Lez Zeppelin - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th Street - 2164965697
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: All
Price: $20-$45

The world's first she-incarnation and leading purveyor of the music, power and magic of legendary British rock group, Led Zeppelin. They will be performing Led Zeppelin II in its entirety and other Zep classics!

9/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
New Riders of the Purple Sage - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), ... (more)

9/22/2014
Hours: 1 hour sponsored open bar (6:30PM - 7:30PM) Dockside 6:30PM - 7:30PM Sails: 7:30 - 9:30PM Dockside: 9:30PM - End of game
New York Water Taxi Presents: NFL on the Hudson - Pier 16
South Street Seaport, Pier 16 - 646-452-5637x374
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: AD
Price: $40

Kick-off your week right! Catch the biggest games this season on NYC’s first ever floating sports bar meets tailgating yacht party, hosted by New York Water Taxi. Enjoy multiple decks surrounded by HD screens, 360 skyline views, and a curated selection of local craft beers, and bar appetizers. Then as the clock runs down, this sports bar ... (more)

9/22/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Janeane Garofalo, Pete Davidson, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/22/2014
Hours: 10pm
Frantic! Free Comedy Show w/Pete Davidson, Nick Vatterott, Pete Lee, Adrienne Iapalucci, Chloe Hilliard, Subhah Agawal, Casey Balsham, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/22/2014
Hours: 830pm
EMCF 2014 Startalk Live! With Host Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Co-Host Eugene Mirman, and Special Guests - Bell House
149 7th St. - 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
Ages: AD


9/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
A Celebration of Style, Hosted by Simon Doonan - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork
Ages: AD

Join acclaimed street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte as we celebrate New York City¹s most fashionable seniors and their incredible style. Hosted by Barneys Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan, the evening will consist of rousing discussion, inspiring photographs, and an exclusive preview of Advanced Style, a feature leng... (more)

9/23/2014 La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: TE,AD,All

Franco Zeffirelli's classic take on Puccini's most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of the fragile Mimi is shared by Angela Gheorghiu, Kristine Opolais, and Ekaterina Scherbachenko; the love-sick poet Rodolfo is sung by Bryan Hymel and Ramon Vargas; Riccardo Frizza conducts... (more)

9/23/2014 - 9/30/2014 Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1 - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Program also includes a U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto. No performances 9/24-25, 28-29.

9/23/2014 - 9/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
The Black Keys - Turn Blue Tour - Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. - 917-618-6700
www.barclayscenter.com
Ages: TE,AD


9/23/2014 - 10/04/2014 Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion - New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
Ages: All

New York Live Arts' second Resident Commissioned Artist Kyle Abraham will present three all-new world premieres over two programs, "The Watershed" and "When the Wolves Come In." No performances 9/28-29.

9/23/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10pm
B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project - Lucille's
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com

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

9/23/2014 - 10/05/2014 Cia. Union Tanguera - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

The celebrated French/Argentinean company is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of contemporary and traditional Argentinean tango. Set to classic tango recordings and original compositions played live by a quartet of Buenos Aires' finest musicians, Nuit Blan... (more)

9/23/2014 - 9/27/2014 Landfall - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

Iconic storyteller and musician Laurie Anderson and ground-breaking ensemble Kronos Quartet unite for their first-ever collaboration, inspired by Anderson's experience of Hurricane Sandy.

9/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Christopher Owens - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Former member of Stanley Marsh 3's Dynamite Museum, born and raised in The Children of God, Christopher Owens is an American song writer.

9/23/2014 - 9/24/2014 Lily Allen - Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. - 212-582-6600
terminal5nyc.com


9/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Northern Discomfort w/Janeane Garofalo, Josh Carter, Ray DeVito, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/23/2014
Hours: 10pm
The Illuminati Party w/Chris DiStefano, Dan Soder, Monroe Martine, Alexis Guerreros, Mike Cannon, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/23/2014 Big & Rich 'Gravity' Album Release - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD
Price: $69

Admission includes new album.

9/23/2014
Hours: Doors open, 6:30pm, show 7:30pm
Ask Me Another: VIP Guest: Lewis Black - Bell House
149 7th St. - 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
Ages: AD

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music.

9/24/2014 Macbeth - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

9/24/2014 - 2/08/2015 What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

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

9/24/2014 Rokia Traore, Toumani Diabate, and Sidiki Diabate - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

Both singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traore and master kora player Toumani Diabate with his son Sidiki Diabate ignite the stage with the sounds of Mali during two separate sets.

9/24/2014 - 10/04/2014 Rita Wilson - Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. - 212-744-1600
www.thecarlyle.com/dine2.cfm
Ages: All
Price: Starting at $50


9/25/2014 Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 866-858-0008
thegarden.com
Ages: All

Enrique & Pitbull reunite and share the stage with fast-rising Latin urban star J Balvin as the support act.

9/25/2014 Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter M... (more)

9/25/2014
Hours: Boarding: 6pm; sailing: 6:30-8:30pm
Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Native New Yorkers Night: Music from and inspired by NYC - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: AD
Price: $26

Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.

9/25/2014 Train - Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. - 212-307-7171
www.radiocity.com

Perennial hitmakers and three-time Grammy award winners, Train will set the table for the album's release in September with a show at New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall. Audiences have come to expect a melodic and visceral tour de force from Train, with the band possessing one of the more potent, radio-embedded repertoires. The acclaimed group... (more)

9/25/2014 - 9/26/2014 Caetano Veloso - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

Veloso and trio will perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award�winning Abracaco, which Nonesuch released in the US earlier this year.

9/25/2014 - 11/09/2014 From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

This exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.

9/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
Gary Gulman, Chris Gethard, Dan Naturman, Jena Kingsley, Derek Gaines, Alingon Mitra, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/25/2014
Hours: 10pm
Fat Baby w/Chris Gethard - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/25/2014
Hours: 11pm
DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD
Price: $5 advance, $8 day of show

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

9/26/2014 - 4/19/2015 Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

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

9/26/2014
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte's Place
Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets - 2126020800
www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
Ages: All
Price: Free, open only to families with children under 18

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

9/26/2014 La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: TE,AD,All

Franco Zeffirelli's classic take on Puccini's most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of the fragile Mimi is shared by Angela Gheorghiu, Kristine Opolais, and Ekaterina Scherbachenko; the love-sick poet Rodolfo is sung by Bryan Hymel and Ramon Vargas; Riccardo Frizza conducts... (more)

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014 Tedeschi Trucks Band - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All

For the fourth consecutive year, Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform a multiple-night residency at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre, increasing its annual run to four concerts. Also 9/26-27.

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014 Marcus Roberts: Piano Masters of Melody - Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

An instrument of multitudinous function, the piano has played an integral role in the development of jazz since the days of ragtime and remained a central component in the evolution of the music. The prodigious Marcus Roberts has a long history of treasuring the tenets of jazz through his work, which for the last quarter century has epitomized pres... (more)

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014 Heather McDonald - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD

Heather McDonald doesn't hold back on anything, especially when it comes to demonstrating her many talents. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author. Currently in her sixth season, McDonald is best known for her roundtable appearances on E!'s top rated show Chelsea Lately and... (more)

9/26/2014 - 10/13/2014
Hours: various
The Old Man and the Old Moon - New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street - 6462233010
newvictory.org
Ages: All
Price: tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations.

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon (which leaks its liquid light daily), an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. With spirited folk music, inventiv... (more)

9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014 Dumbo Arts Festival -
45 Main St.
dumboartsfestival.com
Ages: All

Plenty of family friendly art-making activities await at the Dumbo Art Festival. There will be more than 500 participants, 50 galleries, and 100 studios participating. Consult the website closer to the Festival's dates to find activities and their exact locales as this event is spread out over the neighborhood.

9/26/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Jennifer Holliday : The Original Dreamgirl - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

Jennifer Holliday is undeniably one of R&B and Broadway's greatest voices. Endowed with a commanding and irresistible voice, immeasurable range and artistry that few can rival, Holliday has long stood in a class by herself. The dynamic songstress' now legendary show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad "And I'm Telling You, I'm... (more)

9/26/2014 - 1/18/2015 The Untamed Landscape: Theodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

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

9/26/2014 - 1/25/2015 Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

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

9/26/2014
Hours: 6pm-7:15PM
Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte’s Place
107 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets - 212-602-0800
http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/family-friday-yoga-and-veggie-night
Ages: All
Price: Free

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

9/26/2014
Hours: 11pm
Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

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

9/26/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10pm
Todd Barry, Gary Gulman, Big Jay Oakerson, Monroe Martin, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/26/2014
Hours: 11:59pm
Gina Yashere, Monroe Martin, Big Jay Oakerson, Chris Gethard, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/26/2014
Hours: Doors open, 6:30pm, show, 7:30pm
Broken Bells - Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Rumsey Playfield - 212-360-2777
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/26/bowery-presents-broken-bells
Ages: AD
Price: $48.35

James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse have completed work on the first album by their new and ongoing band Broken Bells. Broken Bells features Mercer on vocals, guitars and bass while Burton plays organ, drums, piano, synths and bass. The pair play all the instruments on the album with the exception of a full string section arranged by D... (more)

9/26/2014
Hours: 8pm
Boomtown Rats - Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. - 212-582-6600
terminal5nyc.com
Price: $48

With a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards and Ivor Novellos The Boomtown Rats, fronted by Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, can safely be described as musical greats. Making history as the first Irish band to have a UK no 1 hit with 'Rat Trap', they went on to top the charts in 32 Countries with 'I Don't Like Mondays' a... (more)

9/27/2014 - 9/28/2014
Hours: Boarding: 8:30am; departs: 9am; returns: 5:30pm
Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: All

Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest.

9/27/2014 Macbeth - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

9/27/2014 Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter M... (more)

9/27/2014
Hours: 11am
Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park - Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park
Riverside Park from 59th Street to 148th Street
www.nyc.gov/parks/sch
Price: FREE

Shape Up NYC (a NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. Saturdays, May 3- September 27. 11am - 125th & Marginal Sts.

9/27/2014 - 9/28/2014 Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: TE,AD

Legendary British singer-songwriter and Led Zeppelin alum Robert Plant, newly signed to Nonesuch Records, comes to BAM for two nights with his band, the Sensational Space Shifters.

9/27/2014 Eric Prydz: Epic 3.0 - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 866-858-0008
thegarden.com
Ages: AD

The Swedish DJ performs an 18-and-older show. His 2013 essential mix was named Essential Mix of the Year by Pete Tong.

9/27/2014
Hours: 7pm
Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All

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

9/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
The 12th Annual New York Burlesque Festival - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Sunday, September 28th the festival goes out with one last pomp and circumstance at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom with The Golden Pastie Awards and Super Club Stage Show! Join all the performers at this Oscar styled escapade, full of mischievous antics, live performances and an awards ceremony that both honors and pokes fun at the world's fines... (more)

9/27/2014
Hours: $30-$125
Legends of Hip Hop Vol. II -featuring Fatman Scoop, Coolio, Rob Base and More - Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. - 888-888-8801
www.rwnewyork.com
Ages: AD

Doors open 8pm.

9/27/2014
Hours: 2pm
Gustafer Yellowgold's 'The Tooth Will Set You Free' Tour - Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce Street - (212) 346-1715
http://gustaferyellowgold.com/event/new-york-ny-schimmel-center-at-pace-university/
Ages: TOD,YE
Price: $10/kids, $25/adults

Full Yellowgold Band Show! Celebrate the 9/23 release of Gustafer’s brand new DVD/CD set: “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth Of Wisdom” “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times An absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning ill... (more)

9/27/2014
Hours: 12–4 p.m.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road - 718-885-1461
bpmm.org
Ages: TW,TE,AD
Price: Free

Bartow-Pell once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for details.

9/27/2014
Hours: 11:00PM - 4:00AM
The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 9176642686
www.ericvirgil.com
Ages: AD
Price: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist.

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Tickets and table reservations call 347-277-3322 or email juniorsvip@gmail.com

9/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
Dan Naturman, Dan Soder, Todd Barry, Gary Gulman, Chris DiStefano, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/27/2014
Hours: 11:59pm
Monroe Martin, Gina Yashere, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Derek Gaines and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/27/2014
Hours: 11:59pm
Monroe Martin, Gina Yashere, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/27/2014
Hours: 3pm-5pm
Wine Tasting - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace - 212-923-8008
www.morrisjumel.org
Ages: AD

We're happy to announce the return of our popular wine tasting series! In this kickoff event, Christian Galliani of Wine for the 99 will present a French wine tasting inspired by the imports of Stephen Jumel, a Bordeaux wine merchant who purchased the Mansion in 1810. Danielle Oteri from Feast on History will share stories from Jumel's life and ... (more)

9/27/2014
Hours: 11am-6pm
Chile Pepper Festival 2014 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave. - 718-623-7200
www.bbg.org
Ages: All
Price: $20 adults, $15 seniors, kids 12 and under, free

The annual event will feature 45 fiery food artisans, 52 acres of glorious gardens, 22 years of spicy cultures, seven hours of chocolate debauchery, six bands, two fire breathers and more!

9/28/2014
Hours: 7pm & 9:30pm
Ada Dyer & the 'A' Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com

Ada Dyer (given name Adaritha) made her recorded debut on eminent jazz drummer Norman Connors's album Invitation (1979) after her drummer discovered her talents singing the title track. In addition to "Invitation," she was also featured on "Handle Me Gently." Connors invited the vocalist back for his next album, 1980's Take It to the Limi... (more)

9/28/2014
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

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

9/28/2014
Hours: 11:30am-6pm
Medieval Festival - Fort Tryon Park
Linden Terrace, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue
www.whidc.org
Ages: All
Price: Food, drinks, crafts for sale.

The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, a... (more)

9/28/2014
Hours: 4pm
René Pape in Recital - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

One of today's most renowned operatic artists, bass René Pape presents a solo recital of works by Dvorák, Beethoven, Ravel, and Mussorgsky, accompanied by pianist Camillo Radicke.

9/28/2014
Hours: 2pm
Apples and Honey in the Big Apple New Year Celebration - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore Following the Normandy landings, a group of U.S. soldiers goes behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Free with suggested donation Tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4 P.M. on the day of... (more)

9/28/2014
Hours: 11am - 5pm
21st Annual Bus Festival: The Bus of the Future - Atlantic Antic
Boerum Pl between State St and Atlantic Ave - 718-694-1600
www.mta.info/museum
Ages: TOD,YE,TW,TE,AD,All
Price: FREE

New technologies such as alternative-fuel engines, Real-Time Bus Tracking and Select Bus Service vehicles are making our bus rides safer, faster and more sustainable for the environment. What surprises and innovations will we see in New York’s buses of the future? See our collection of vintage buses that improved our rides through history, then vis... (more)

9/28/2014
Hours: 10pm
Chris DiStefano, Todd Barry, Gary Gulman, Chris Gethard, Aaron Berg, Subhah Agarwal, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


9/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
Smart, Funny & Black! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD

Presented by Amanda Seales and Marc LaMont Hill.