Your Guide for What to Do, What to See and Where to Go in New York City

Planning a trip? Click here for the full site.

Activity Planner
Submit Event to CityGuideNY.com Calendar

Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway.


Things to do this week in NYC May 23-May 30: Music
(05/23) - 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...)

   ACTIVITY PLANNER
   Sign up for Our Weekly NYC Activity Newsletter Email

   Find out what's happening in NYC when you're planning to visit.

Arrival:
Click Here to open the calendar
Departure:
Click Here to open the calendar
Category:  

Date: Activity:
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9/06/2015 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 6/28/2015 Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Nature - The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street - 212-864-4500
www.studiomuseum.org
Ages: All

"Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing" chronicles the foundation and evolution of Hancock’s prolific career. The exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the artist’s extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper.

Through 6/28/2015 Samuel Levi Jones: Unbound - The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street - 212-864-4500
www.studiomuseum.org
Ages: All

"In Profile" brings together modern and contemporary works from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection that exemplify certain approaches to portraiture, with a specific focus on works that embody the concept of self-fashioning.

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 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 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 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 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 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)

Through 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)

Through 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)

Through 6/27/2015
Hours: 12pm-4pm
It's Showtime NYC - Battery Park
New York - 718-624-8400
Ages: TE,AD
Price: Free

It’s Showtime NYC WHERE Battery Park, New York, NY WHEN on Saturdays through June 27th, 2015 WHAT Legal performance opportunities for street and subway dancers and free weekly public performances ABOUT THE PROGRAM Come see NYC’s most talented hip-hop and street dance crews perform every Saturday through June from 12PM to 4PM at Batter... (more)

Through 8/16/2015 China: Through the Looking Glass - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, will explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to ... (more)

Through 6/07/2015
Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6 pm
Frida Kahlo’s New York, by Felipe Galindo/Feggo - Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street - 212-253-9479
Ages: All
Price: Free

Frida Kahlo’s New York, by Felipe Galindo/Feggo Is an exhibition of works on paper and sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo/Feggo’s project “Frida Kahlo’s New York,” as well as preparatory drawings and storyboards for the animation in progress of the same title. “Frida Kahlo’s New York” is inspired by Kahlo’s five visits to New York City in th... (more)

Through 5/31/2015
Hours: 2
The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Bryant Park
6th Ave and 40th St - 212-873-9050
Ages: All
Price: FREE

In Shakespeare’s First Folio edition, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” opens with Valentine leaving Verona for Milan to finish his education, leaving his friend Proteus at home to woo Julia. The Drilling Company’s version, which opens the second season of Bryant Park Shakespeare, is set in NYC’s Little Italy and Shakespeare’s two cities are transforme... (more)

Through 11/01/2015 Frida Kahlo's Garden - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

Frida Kahlo's Garden focuses on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. The exhibition is the first solo presentation of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 25 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on her intense interest in the botanical world.

Through 6/14/2015
Hours: See website for schedule
Big Apple Circus:Metamorphosis - Cunningham Park
196-22 Union Turnpike - 888-541-3750
www.bigapplecircus.org
Ages: All
Price: Tickets start at $20

Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! The audience will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change... (more)

Through 9/13/2015 From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The first major exhibition to focus on the German-born Grete Stern and the Argentinean Horacio Coppola, two leading figures of avant-garde photography who established themselves on both sides of the Atlantic.

Through 5/27/2015 Pixies - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All


Through 5/31/2015
Hours: 10am-6pm
Chinese Cultural Celebration - Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway/82nd St - 212-362-8835
Ages: All
Price: Free

WHAT: This year’s BookExpo America (BEA) for the first time hosts China as part of its Global Market Forum (GMF) initiative, bringing the world’s largest market to U.S. shores and kicking off more than a dozen events to take place across New York City. The cultural exchange will include a series of panels and activities at BEA as well as offsite ev... (more)

5/27/2015
Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Word for Word: John Waters - The Bryant Park Reading Room
The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. - 2127684242
Ages: AD
Price: Free

The filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented discusses his latest book Carsick, which will be released in paperback in May. In conversation with Matthew Love (Time Out New York, Rolling Stone). "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that fe... (more)

5/27/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Neil Patrick in Conversation with Jonathan Tisch - 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. - 212-415-5500
92y.org

From "How I Met Your Mother" to his iconic performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch; from the beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. to Dr. Horrible; from Gone Girl to the Harold & Kumar movies; he's won multiple awards and gained a massive and devoted following. Irreverent, sharp, witty and completely charming, he's hosted the Tonys, the Emmys and the Oscars... (more)

5/27/2015 - 8/23/2015 Shakespeare in the Park - Central Park
Delacorte Theater - 212-310-6600
www.publictheater.org
Ages: AD

Shakespeare in the Park is a consummate New York City institution, one that has drawn more than 5 million people since it was first staged in the park's Delacorte Theater in 1962. This year the production will include The Tempest, starring Oscar nominee Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, Law & Order) and directed by Tony nominee Michael Greif, from... (more)

5/27/2015 - 5/31/2015 World Science Festival: ReThink Science - Various
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.worldsciencefestival.com
Ages: All
Price: Free with admission

Over the course of five days (May 27-31), the Festival will engage audiences of all ages in the drama of scientific discovery, presenting more than 50 events in performing arts centers, museums, parks, plazas, rivers, lecture halls, laboratories, and other locations spanning—and outside of—New York City’s five boroughs. Among the highlights are ... (more)

5/27/2015
Hours: 9pm
Ben Hope & The Uptown Outfit - LIC Bar
45-58 Vernon Blvd - (718) 786-5400
Ages: AD
Price: 0

Originally from Alabama, Ben Hope moved to New York City to pursue both his acting and his music careers. He won the prestigious Kennedy Center award for “Most Promising Career” in 2006 and appeared in the lead role for the critically-acclaimed Broadway production, Once. In February 2015, the band released their debut album, Ragged and Rowdy, which... (more)

5/27/2015
Hours: 9pm
Your Showcase of Showcases - Eastville Comedy Club
85 E. 4th Street - 212-260-2445
Ages: All
Price: $8

Join us for another special night of live stand up comedy featuring: Nick Griffin (Late Show w/ David Letterman) Brian Scolaro (Conan) Andy Sandford (Conan) Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City) David Feldman (The Jack and Triumph Show) Betsy Carroll (The Stand) Lindsay Bengel (Gotham Comedy Club) Hosted by Scott Rogowsky (Running Late Show) $8... (more)

5/27/2015
Hours: Noon
Mafia Walking Tour - Cacio e Vino (meet outside)
80 Second Avenue - 347-465-7767
Ages: All
Price: $20

This popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of N... (more)

5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015 Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Brahms's Symphony No. 4 - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Manfred Honeck conducts with violinist Augustin Hadelich.

5/28/2015 Billy Joel - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 866-858-0008
thegarden.com
Ages: All

Billy Joel returns to the Time Warner Cable Concert Series at Madison Square Garden. The performance, presented by Q104, will be Billy Joel's first time back at the venue since his record-breaking "longest run by a single artist" in 2006 when he performed 12 consecutive sold-out shows. Also 1/27.

5/28/2015 - 5/29/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Ed Sheeran - Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place
www.foresthillsstadium.com
Ages: All

Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year old British singer/songwriter's masterful debut album, "+," entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist ever and is now certified 6x platinum. Fueled... (more)

5/28/2015 Pixies - Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue - 800-745-3000
www.kingstheatre.com
Ages: AD


5/28/2015
Hours: Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm.
Zephyr Happy Hour - New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 - 212-742-1969
www.nywatertaxi.com
Ages: AD

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

5/28/2015 - 5/31/2015 Betty Buckley: Dark Blue Eyed Blues - Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St. - 212-539-8777
www.joespub.com
Ages: AD

After her sold out engagement last fall, BETTY BUCKLEY returns at the end of May for seven performances with a new show tailored specifically for Joe's Pub at The Public called Dark Blue-Eyed Blues. Her new collection of songs – running May 28 through May 31 – will feature "Musings of a Chanteuse" and will include standards and songs by contempo... (more)

5/28/2015
Hours: 8pm
StarTalk Live! w/Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Co-Host Eugene Mirman and Guests - Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. - 212-531-5305
www.apollotheater.org
Ages: TE,AD

Science, pop culture and comedy collide on the immensely popular talk show StarTalk, with celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and special guests that include comedians, celebrities and scientists. All things space—extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of Earth and the environment—are explored with c... (more)

5/28/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Pitch Talks: Mets - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD
Price: $25 advance, $30 day of show

Moderated by Mike Puma Anthony Dicomo Marc Carig Emma Span Matthew Cerrone Darren Meenan Jeff Paternostro

5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015 NYC Craft Beer Festival - Lexington Armory
68 Lexington Avenue - 201-434-8700
www.NYCCraftBeerFest.com
Ages: AD

NYC Craft Beer Festival returns to Lexington Armory. The goal is to give guests the opportunity to sample 100+ craft beers, and to eat delicious gourmet food. Every guest will go home with a souvenir tasting glass and a wonderful, warm feeling in their belly.

5/28/2015
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.

5/28/2015
Hours: 6:30-8 pm
Dialogue and Discourse: Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel - The Jewish Museum, Scheuer Auditorium
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St - 2124233200
www.thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: AD
Price: Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

In the 1950s and 60s, American television was a virtual gallery for new movements in the arts--from abstract expressionism to jazz to pop art. Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel discuss early television’s role in popularizing modernism, and consider how TV continues to influence American tastes and ways of seeing the world. Held in conjunction with in ... (more)

5/28/2015
Hours: 8pm
Startalk Live with Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St. - 212-531-5305
www.apollotheater.org
Ages: AD

Co- Host Eugene Mirman plus special guests Science meets comedy onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that's entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country! Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science; and includes scientists, cele... (more)

5/28/2015
Hours: -
Emily Soto: Petzval Portraits - Lomography Gallery Store - NYC
41 W 8th Street - 212-529-4353
Ages: AD
Price: 0

In the hands of New York-based fashion photographer Emily Soto, the Petzval Art Lens has captured amazing portraits. Emily is a well accomplished New York based fashion photographer. Her recent feature in The Huffingon Post displayed a series of hauntingly beautiful portraits; an attempt to recreate old Polaroid pictures. Her works are published on... (more)

5/28/2015
Hours: 6pm-9:30pm
[Silence Is Accurate] Conversations - [Silence Is Accurate]
138 Sullivan Street - 646-504-9861
Ages: AD
Price: Free

[Silence Is Accurate] is excited to present its first Art Experience: artist conversations featuring New York sculptor, Nicolas Holiber, and mixed media collaboration, GENTLEMAN'S GAME. [Silence Is Accurate] is an art platform that narrates the journeys of New York's incredibly inspiring artists. Conversations that transpire during studio visit... (more)

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015 Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi Traveling Highway 61 - Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

Bill Frisell, along with pianist Craig Taborn, trumpeter Ron Miles, saxophonist Greg Osby, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, embarks on a musical journey along the revered route, revisiting Dixieland jazz, Memphis soul and rock, and the Delta Blues in a unique embodiment of the American musical landscape.

5/29/2015
Hours: Boards 3:30pm, sails 4pm-5:30pm
New York Cocktail Cruises - Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River - 866-483-3866
www.spiritcruises.com
Ages: AD
Price: From $37.90 pp

Shake up your week. You work hard all week long, so isn't it time for a little reward? Break routine and do something fun with your crew this summer. Spirit Cruises' new Cocktail Cruise is a quick refresh to reward you for a week well done and start off your weekend on a high note. Forget your land-locked, go-to bar for happy hour and treat yoursel... (more)

5/29/2015
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 +

5/29/2015 - 5/31/2015 Michael McDonald - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD


5/29/2015
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)

5/29/2015 George Thorogood and Brian Setzer - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: AD


5/29/2015
Hours: 10pm
12 Piece Swing-Pop Band, Joe Benjamin & The Mighty Handfuls - The Way
683 Washington Ave - (347) 627-4949
Ages: AD
Price: N/A

Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musica... (more)

5/29/2015
Hours: 7pm-8:30pm
Wild Sound: Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 212-570-3949
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: AD
Price: $35, Bring the Kids for $1

Percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) and Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion are creating a unique program for Met Museum Presents, which centers on one of the most extraordinary objects in the Met and Musical Instruments department's collection, an 1880 Rock Harmonicon, also known as a stone dulcimer or a geological piano. ... (more)

5/29/2015
Hours: 8pm-9:30pm
'Fake Church' - A Live Comedy Show - The PIT
123 e. 24th - (212) 563-7488
Ages: AD
Price: $10.00

A rotating cast of comedians improvise hilarious character pieces as members of an improvised religion based on audience suggestions. Character performers improvise scripture readings, kids programs, guest appearances, a sermon, a sacrament. All with hymns and songs improvised by the Fake Church Choir.

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015
Hours: 05/29/2015 7pm 05/30/2015 3pm & 7pm
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD…In Practice & Performance - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street - (212) 787-1178
Ages: All
Price: $25 General/ $15 for Student

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya will begin with a cocktail hour at 5pm, followed by the gala performance at 6pm curtain. There will also ... (more)

5/29/2015 - 5/31/2015
Hours: 7pm, 3pm, 5pm
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… and A Gala Benefit - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street, New York City 10023 - (212) 787-1178
Ages: All
Price: $15-$100

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya will begin with a cocktail hour at 5pm, followed by the gala performance at 6pm curtain. There will also ... (more)

5/30/2015 The Artistry of Max Roach with Ali Jackson - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

After crossing paths with Roach at age 12, Ali Jackson was forever impacted, and the two would enjoy a formative student-teacher connection. In a one-night-only salute to the father of modern drumming, JLCO member Jackson illuminates Roach's conceptual and artistic genius. As a drummer, Roach kicked down perceived boundaries of drumming, creating c... (more)

5/30/2015 - 6/07/2015
Hours: various
Paper Planet - The Duke on 42 Street
229 West 42nd street - 646.223.3010
www.dukeon42.org
Ages: All
Price: Member tickets start at $10 and full price tickets start at $15.

Venture into a wild woodland unlike any other. There, a dragon! Look, a butterfly! In PAPER PLANET, kids and their adults team up to explore a jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper flora and fauna. Folding, scrunching and crawling, families contribute original art and populate the ever-changing environment with their own rustling paper creati... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
The Who & Joan Jett - Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place
www.foresthillsstadium.com
Ages: All

The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, by going on tour. They originally played Forest Hills Stadium back in 1971.

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015 BookCon - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St. - 800-544-1660
www.thebookcon.com
Ages: All
Price: Tickets start at $89. This does NOT include fees to BEA author events.

Author guests will include Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Wolf, Emma Donoghue, Brie Larson, B.J. Novak and others. Discover new and upcoming books before they hit the stands. Talk to publishers about favorite books. Mix and mingle with other book lovers and share your passion for reading. Get autographs and advanced reads of un... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 12pm
Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute : Brunch - 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)

5/30/2015
Hours: 8pm & 10:30pm
Slam Allen CD Release Party - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD


5/30/2015
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.

5/30/2015
Hours: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Frida Al Fresco Evenings - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org
Ages: AD
Price: $35, $25 members

Enjoy these festive evenings out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Stroll through Kahlo's beloved Casa Azul reimagined in the Conservatory, see rare works in the Art Gallery—and then transport yourself to Mexico without leaving New York via live music performances, Kahlo-inspired items from Shop in the Gard... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 3:00pm-5:00pm
NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games - Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue - Evan
Ages: All
Price: free

New York City's best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools will compete in the NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games to determine which league is the "Best in the City." The two-day event kicks off on Saturday, M... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 8pm
Musical Performance: Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicholas Presents Romantic and Arab Compositions - Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) - 646-732-3261
Ages: All
Price: $20 General | $15 for Students and Seniors

Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicholas Romantic and Arab Compositions Evening's Repertoire First Set Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor - Allegro Maestoso - Molto vivace - Largo - Presto,non tanto Chopin Ballade No 4 , Op. 54 in F minor Second Set Dia Al Succari Tukish March Dia al Succari Danse de Laila Dia Al Succari Syrian Suite - Apel - ... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 1pm-4pm
Drop off with Project Playdate to see Curious George - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. - 516-807-0447
www.projectplaydate.org
Ages: YE
Price: $60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings

Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at Tribeca Performing Arts this May 30th. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so much more! Email Amanda at amanda@projectplaydate.org for more information about the event. Cost: $60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings Visit http://www.proj... (more)

5/30/2015 - 6/02/2015
Hours: 2pm, 8pm, 5:30pm
The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 - The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
155 W. 65th Street - (212) 769-6610
www.sab.org
Ages: All
Price: Tickets start at $60

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard’s Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more inform... (more)

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
Hours: 3pm-5pm/1pm-5pm
NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games - Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue
www.Facebook.com/NYCMayorsCup
Ages: All

New York City's best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools will compete in the NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games to determine which league is the "Best in the City." The two-day event kicks off on Saturday, M... (more)

5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
Hours: 10am-6pm
2nd Annual BookCon NYC - Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 - 212-981-5181
www.bookexpoamerica.com
Ages: All
Price: $30-$40

ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, is returning to New York City’s Javits Center May 30-31st with the world’s best-selling authors and hottest Hollywood talent taking the stage for the Second Annual BookCon (www.thebookcon.com). Expanded this year to a full two-day event due to an overwhelming ... (more)

5/30/2015 The Amazing 80's Hunt - Slattery's Midtown Pub
8 East 36th Street - 718-344-8962
Ages: AD
Price: $25

POGO Events presents The Amazing 80's Scavenger Hunt - part hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way.This totally tubular hunt celebrates all that the 80s are famous for. Sure to be a rad time!You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we ... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 12pm-6pm
Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: All

Bowling for kids of all ages. Food by Blue Ribbon, as well as local brews and more.

5/30/2015 - 12/31/2015 SNL: The Exhibition - Premiere 5th Avenue Exhibitions
417 5th Avenue - 888-647-2789
www.premierexhibitions.com
Ages: TE,AD

SNL THE EXHIBITION at the newly opened PREMIERE EXHIBITIONS 5th AVENUE takes visitors through the show's tight weekly schedule and its 40-year history. Get a behind the scenes glimpse and meet SNL's key players (Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain, Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, to name just a few), past and pr... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: Noon
Mafia Walking Tour - Cacio e Vino (meet outside)
80 Second Avenue - 347-465-7767
Ages: All
Price: $20

This popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of N... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 2pm
Watson Adventures’ All Hands on Deck Scavenger Hunt at the Intrepid - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue & West 46th Street - 877-946-4868
www.watsonadventures.com
Ages: All
Price: $39.50 (includes museum and Space Pavilion admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum! Get a salty taste of adventure on the seven seas without leaving New York on a unique scavenger hunt aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. From the “vulture’s row” above to the mess hall below decks, you’ll clamber through passageways, pe... (more)

5/30/2015
Hours: 2pm
11th NYC Musical Saw Festival - Trinity Lutheran Church LIC
31-18 37th Street - 718-278-0036
Ages: All
Price: $10

Largest international gathering of people who make music with carpenter's handsaws! Concert, art exhibit & workshops revolving around this 300 year old art form. 50 musical saw players from around the world, the Astoria Symphonic Choir and Trinity Handbell Choir will perform diverse music styles (classical, pop, folk, show-tunes, etc.). Nata... (more)

5/31/2015
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)

5/31/2015 - 5/31/2005
Hours: 12pm–5pm
Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour - Tip of the Tongue
43 Lincoln Road - 718-284-6210
Ages: All
Price: $25

45th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Noon to 5 PM Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 on Tour Day TEN STOPS including complimentary refreshments in adjacent townhouse gardens. Opportunity to visit with architects Roberta and John Woelfling, whose rooftop solar array provides all the electricity the ho... (more)

5/31/2015
Hours: 1:00PM-5:00Pm
NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games - Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue - (212) 484-5478
Ages: All
Price: free

New York City's best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools will compete in the NYC Mayor's Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games to determine which league is the "Best in the City." The two-day event kicks off on Saturday, M... (more)

5/31/2015 - 6/14/2015
Hours: Varies
New York African Restaurant Week - Taj II
48 W. 21 Street - 212-620-3033
Ages: All
Price: Varies

For the third year New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW), founded by Akin Akinsanya, will invite the New York City tri-state area residents and visitors to celebrate and experience African-inspired cuisine, conversation and culture this Spring across NYC with: prix-fixe meals at: Accra, The Cecil Harlem ("the best restaurant of 2014 - Esquir... (more)

5/31/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Vulture Festival Comedy Night - Bell House
149 7th St. - 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
Ages: AD

Kevin Barnett, Wyatt Cenac, Jermaine Fowler, Brett Gelman, Chris Gethard, Cyrus Ghahremani, Jared Logan, Colin Quinn, Max Silvestri, Michelle Wolf

5/31/2015
Hours: 2pm-9pm
Sweet Spot Festival Summer Kick-Off Jam! - West Harlem Piers
125th & Westside Highway - 908-444-1841
www.sweetspotfestival.com
Ages: AD,All
Price: Free

For the 4th year in a row, Uptown's Funkiest Festival returns to Harlem Join us for the Sweet Spot Festival Summer Kick-Off Jam!! MAY 31, 2015 from 2-9PM West Harlem Pier (125th and Westside Highway) Featuring RICH MEDINA, JASMINE SOLANO, OP! (I Love Vinyl) & HERBERT HOLLER Music, Dance, Food & Artisan Vendors, Kids Art Workshops, Fr... (more)

5/31/2015
Hours: 12pm-6pm
Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: All

Bowling for kids of all ages. Food by Blue Ribbon, as well as local brews and more.

5/31/2015
Hours: 5pm cocktail hour, Performance 6pm
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 W 60th St - 212-787-1178
Ages: All
Price: $50-$100

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya will begin with a cocktail hour at 5pm, followed by the gala performance at 6pm curtain. There will also ... (more)

6/01/2015 - 6/01/2016 Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

In the 1950s and 1960s, folk music blossomed in New York City, particularly in Greenwich Village, the iconoclastic neighborhood that had long nurtured unconventional art and progressive politics. Folk City provides a rich, multimedia experience that will trace the revival's roots, its growth in New York, its major players and songwriters, and its i... (more)

6/01/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music.

6/01/2015 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)

6/01/2015
Hours: 6pm-9pm
33rd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards 2015 - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place - 315 292 4214
Ages: All
Price: 60-425

The Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts will be Honoring Joel Grey with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, and Harvey Weinstein with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre and Film, with Honorary Chairs Desiree Gruber, David Schiff, Jean Shafiroff, Countess Luann Delesseps and Wendy Federman. On Monday J... (more)

6/01/2015 - 6/29/2015
Hours: 6:00-8:30pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Our Earth’s Future - American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: Application Required, $25 registration fee once accepted

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change—and how to talk about it. You will hear from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology, and study how climate change is affecting people and their ways of life. You will explore the multiple lines of evidence that human-induced climate change is h... (more)

6/01/2015
Hours: 6:30pm-7:30pm
The Power of Legacy: Letty Cottin Pogrebin in Conversation with Marcia Ann Gillespie - The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th Street) - 212-817-8215
Ages: All
Price: free; registration required

Acclaimed writer and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her new novel Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate with legendary editor Marcia Ann Gillespie, former editor in chief of Ms. and Essence magazines. Though at heart a love story, the book is also about the dynamics of racial and religious identity, fealty to one’s people, the power of inh... (more)

6/01/2015
Hours: 7.30pm
The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. - 718-302-3770
Ages: AD
Price: free

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

6/02/2015
Hours: 8pm
Robert Cray Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

Blues guitarist and singer Robert Cray's smooth, seductive vocal phrasing and rhythmic R&B stylings have earned him a reputation as a modern blues poet. His signature blend of rhythm and blues, pop, rock, soul, and traditional blues have made him a standout, prompting Guitar Player Magazine to declare: "Cray is not only making great music, he's mak... (more)

6/02/2015
Hours: 8pm
An Evening with Judy Blume moderated by Samantha Bee - 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. - 212-415-5500
92y.org
Ages: AD

In her highly-anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the number one New York Times bestselling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. ... (more)

6/02/2015
Hours: 9:30 am – 6pm
Carson Daly & IndyCar Driver Helio Castroneves Kick off 3,000 Mile Cross-Country Relay from Times Square - Military Island
Broadway & 43rd Street - 512-634-3654
Ages: All
Price: Free

To celebrate the North American launch of the new Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline, the company is creating an unprecedented cross-country, celebrity-studded premium vehicle relay race (NY to Los Angeles with stops in Chicago and Las Vegas). The free Times Square kickoff event will include: A car display including rare vintage and e... (more)

6/02/2015
Hours: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6pm (doors 5:30pm)
ACME gives free Pop-Up concert featuring music by Timo Andres - Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway, MC 1801 - 212-854-7799
Ages: All
Price: Free

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6pm (doors 5:30pm) ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Chamber Music of Timo Andres presented by Miller Theatre at Columbia University as part of Miller's Pop-Up Concerts series. For these free, hour-long performances, Miller Theatre welcomes concertgoers with a complimentary drink and invites them to... (more)

6/02/2015 - 6/03/2015
Hours: 8pm & 10:30pm
Savion Glover - The Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St. - 212-475-8592
www.bluenote.net
Ages: AD


6/03/2015 - 6/06/2015 All-Mozart - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Jeffrey Kahane conducts and plays piano as the NY Philharmonic performs Piano Concerto Nos. 20 & 21, Don Giovanni Overture, and Symphony No. 38, Prague.

6/03/2015
Hours: Doors open 6:30pm, show, 8pm
Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night: Chaka Khan - Prospect Park Bandshell
95 Prospect Park West
www.prospectpark.org
Ages: All
Price: FREE (suggested donation, $3)

The kickoff show for the 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park series has been announced. The legendary Chaka Khan will play the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 3, and as always, opening night is free (with a suggested donation of $3). Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8.

6/03/2015 - 6/07/2015
Hours: 9:30pm
A Harry Potter Sketch Show - The Treehouse Theatre
129 West 29th Street - 212-244-1722
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD
Price: $5

An all-Potter-everything sketch comedy show with a lazy title. See how muggles entertain themselves! Humor is 18+. $3 off your first drink at pioneersbar.com after the show with a ticket. Dates & Times: Wednesday, June 3 at 9:30 PM Saturday, June 6, at 9:30pm Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 PM http://treehousetheaternyc.com/event/a-harry-potter-ske... (more)

6/03/2015 Rob Delaney - Bell House
149 7th St. - 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
Ages: AD

Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Much of Delaney's success can be attributed to his massive following on Twitter of over 1,000,000 followers. Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the A... (more)

6/03/2015
Hours: 6pm
Book Signing Event With Celebrity Dog Groomer & Pet Expert Jorge Bendersky at Financier Patisserie NYC - Financier Patisserie
35 Cedar St - 9082024528
Ages: All
Price: 30.00

Would you care for a cup of pup? On Wednesday, June 3rd, pet owners and their furry friends will have the fun opportunity to join Celebrity Dog Groomer and Pet Expert, Jorge Bendersky, for a book signing event at Financier Patisserie in NYC. Jorge’s best-selling book “DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show,” has had great success in the ... (more)

6/03/2015 - 9/30/2015
Hours: 6pm
Rooftop Film Club series at YOTEL New York - YOTEL New York
570 10th Ave - 212-981-5259
Ages: AD
Price: 15-25

Beginning on Wednesday, June 3rd, the Rooftop Film Club series at YOTEL New York invites local residents and YOTEL guests to take in their favorite movies on YOTEL’s expansive Terrace – the largest outdoor hotel space in the city. To celebrate Rooftop Film Club’s U.S. debut, the first four-days of the film series will screen the same movies - G... (more)

6/03/2015 - 6/04/2015
Hours: 8pm
The Sorrows of Young Werther Operatic Concert 6/3-4 - Symphony Space
2537 Broadway - 212-864-5400
www.symphonyspace.org
Ages: All
Price: $47

Described recently by The New York Times as “a dazzling musical and multimedia paean to human aspiration,” the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Symphony Space for two performances of The Sorrows of Young Werther. Written by James Melo based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s groundbreaking novella Sorrows of Young Werther, ERC’s prod... (more)

6/03/2015
Hours: 6:30pm - 11:30pm
9th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament - Dream Downtown PH-D
355 West 16th Street - 212-427-7900
Ages: AD
Price: $250 To Play; $125 for Festivities only

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd for our 9th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament! This annual event features a cocktail hour, luxury silent auction, and heavy appetizers and open bar for the entire event. The most exciting part of the evening will be when our poker players compete for top prizes. All proceeds will benefit Storefront Academy Har... (more)