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(04/19) - 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 4/27/2014 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 5/21/2014 Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

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

Through 7/07/2014 From India East - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

This year-long exhibition allows the museum to exhibit for the first time examples from far beyond the Himalayan region, including art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum's temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.

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 6/09/2014 Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

A collection of prayer beads from various Asian cultures, including more than 70 sets of long and short strings of beads with flourishes, counters, attachments, and tassels, will be part of the first such exhibition at the Rubin Museum. The exhibition includes examples from the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Th... (more)

Through 8/03/2014 Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs --... (more)

Through 6/15/2014 Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Deba... (more)

Through 8/15/2014 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 6/22/2014 The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in... (more)

Through 6/01/2014 Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible -- an explosive, unprecedented scope of ar... (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 5/11/2014 William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

A new joint acquisition by the Met and SFMOMA, William Kentridge's five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) is a thirty-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist's own intellectual life. Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, where he still lives and works. After dra... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from Wor... (more)

Through 11/13/2014 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 8/10/2014 The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people hav... (more)

Through 6/08/2014 Cleopatra's Needle - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The exhibition will celebrate the completion of an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle." Relying primarily on the Metropolitan's own collection enhanced with several important loans from local museums and private lenders, the exhibition will explore the me... (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 6/08/2014 Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute
125 E. 65th St. - 212-744-8181
www.chinainstitute.org
Ages: All

Dunhuang's tradition, with its timeless charm and depth, continues to invigorate artists, teachers and students in their quest for education, self-cultivation and artistic creation. Highlighting paintings and sculptures by a dozen modern and contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the historical site's profound influence on generations of artis... (more)

Through 9/06/2014 Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's ... (more)

Through 8/09/2014 Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in lite... (more)

Through 6/29/2014 3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: Adults: $27; Children (2-12): $16; Seniors/Students with ID: $22

For the first time ever, the American Museum of Natural History will show films in 3D digital beginning on Friday, January 10, with Mysteries of the Unseen World - a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's En... (more)

Through 6/01/2014 Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

This exhibition of 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict was produced by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, in conjunction with the Nicollet County Historical Society. The project was funded by Gustavus Adolphus College, the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Cent... (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 5/11/2014 Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan, and will showcase over twenty sheets by Spanish artists from the Morgan's pre-eminent master drawings collection. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted territory. It was traditionally assumed that Spani... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. He also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating epi... (more)

Through 5/14/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, this retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking Kitchen Table Series (1990), but also pres... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 The Little Prince: A New York Story - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Readers throughout the world have embraced The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding. Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the story in New York during World War II and it was first published here, in English and French. This exhibition of the original ... (more)

Through 6/15/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

The Frick Collection will be the only venue for the first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. The nearly forty sculptures included in the show are of exceptional quality and span the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, exemplifying the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its d... (more)

Through 5/18/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Himalayan Sculpture from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

The four sculptures on view in the Asia Society Visitor Center come from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, which forms a major part of the Asia Society Museum Collection of Asian and Asian American art. The installation coincides with the exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view in the second f... (more)

Through 5/04/2014 Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813-1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann built in their place for Emperor ... (more)

Through 6/29/2014 Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series - Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W. 125th St. - 212-864-4500
www.studiomuseuminharlem.org
Ages: All

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

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 5/04/2014 Capa in Color - International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. - 212-857-0000
www.icp.org
Ages: All

Organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young, this exhibition shows Robert Capa's color work for the first time. Beginning in 1941, he worked with color film and used it regularly until his death in 1954. Some of this work was published in the magazines of the day, but the majority of these images have never been printed, seen or otherwise even studied. ... (more)

Through 5/04/2014 What Is a Photograph? - International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. - 212-857-0000
www.icp.org
Ages: All

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. After Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged and upended its artistic, intellectual, and technical concepts and aesthetics... (more)

Through 7/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 10am-6pm. Closed Sun.
Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard - 212-491-2200
www.schomburgcenter.org
Ages: All

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and ... (more)

Through 6/01/2014 Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright's t... (more)

Through 9/07/2014 The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens an... (more)

Through 5/31/2014 Do You Want the Cosmetic Version or the Real Deal?: Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1986-2013 - Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 718-592-5555
www.queensmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first museum survey of the Los Angeles-based performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Founded in 1985 on Los Angeles's Skid Row by performance artist, director, and activist John Malpede, LAPD is made up principally of homeless or formerly homeless people and has been an uncompromising force in performance and urban advocacy f... (more)

Through 5/04/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Tales of Wonder: Indian Art from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Fantastic legends surround the plethora of deities that populate the religions of India. The sources for these images range from religious scriptures to great Indian epics. Dynamic sculptures and paintings refer to these tales of awesome beings who can morph in form, character, and size. This exhibition, organized to coincide with Nalini Malani: Tr... (more)

Through 8/24/2014 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 5/04/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 8am-4:30pm and beginning April 6, will include Sun.
Art in the Garden at QBG: 'Get The Picture?' - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - 718-886-3800
queensbotanical.org
Ages: All

Artist Alan Richards's colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 4pm.

Through 5/18/2014 Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl - 646-437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org
Ages: All

An exhibit that details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community of Iraq in a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives' ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.

Through 8/18/2014 Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing si... (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 6/08/2014 Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led to considerable exchange. Looking from the Indian perspective... (more)

Through 5/18/2014 A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan. With over eighty works from more than two dozen collections arranged into a surprising chain of visual associations, the exhibition explores the many ways of interpreting a photograph and pays tribute to the unique role played by the cr... (more)

Through 5/11/2014 The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/art-of-the-brick
Ages: All

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Through 8/15/2014 Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday ... (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 5/18/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

This exhibition is the first ever to explore the history, iconography, and extraordinary artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Densatil that was largely destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution. The Densatil Monastery is renowned for the eight extraordinary thirteenth- to fifteenth-century inlaid gilt cop... (more)

Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installati... (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 6/30/2014 Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.

Through 9/01/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

Through 5/11/2014 Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century. Though stylistically diverse, the creative expressions by wood engravers during this period - somet... (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 4/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm (Wed. until 7 pm)
Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave. - 212-779-3587
www.scandinaviahouse.org
Ages: All

Focusing on a diverse selection of recent photographic works, Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography illuminates the ways in which light - both measured and perceived - informs the practice of contemporary Nordic photographers. Over 30 recent works by 10 emerging and established photographers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and S... (more)

Through 9/01/2014 Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the nor... (more)

Through 5/18/2014 Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition of stained glass from England's historic Canterbury Cathedral features six Romanesque-period windows that have never left the cathedral precincts since their creation in 1178-80.

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 4/27/2014 Tales from Red Vienna - New York City Center
131 W. 55th St. - 212-581-1212
www.nycitycenter.org
Ages: AD

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC), begins performances tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement will open Tuesday, March 18. Tickets for the production are cu... (more)

Through 5/18/2014 Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

A major retrospective of Anders Zorn (1860-1920), one of the greatest Norwegian painters at the turn of the 20th century. A virtuoso watercolorist, bravura painter, and etcher, Zorn rose from humble beginnings in the Swedish countryside to travel the world, captivate American artists and politicians alike, and paint some of the most-sought after po... (more)

Through 5/18/2014 Edwin Blashfield and the American Renaissance - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

Celebrating the conservation of Study for Minnesota, Granary of the World, Blashfield's magnificent final study for the Minnesota Capitol lunette, and also featuring works by other American Renaissance artists.

Through 5/18/2014 Philip Pearlstein: Six Paintings, Six Decades - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

An installation of signature works by America's preeminent figure painter.

Through 4/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm
Klara Kristalova - Big Girl Now - Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie St. - 212-225-2923
www.lehmannmaupin.com
Ages: All

An exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Czechoslovakian-born and Sweden-based artist Klara Kristalova. In her second exhibition with the gallery, Kristalova continues her work in ceramics to visualize psychological states of being and explore the complexity of the human condition.

Through 5/09/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm
Transcending Boundaries, Reflecting Change: New Images by Tashi Norbu - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
22 West 15th Street - 1.212.807.0563
tibethouse.org
Ages: All

An exhibition featuring artist Tashi Norbu’s art works which explore the imagery of modern day Tibet, referencing the Buddhist notions of flux and change, interdependence, and absence. Educated in the circle of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a traditional Tangka painter and later in contemporary art in the West, Tashi juxtaposes the contemplative a... (more)

Through 8/31/2014
Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm
Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd., Queens - 718-204-7088
www.noguchi.org
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults; $5 seniors and students wtih ID; free for children younger than 12

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.

Through 8/24/2014 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 5/25/2014 2014 Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: All

The Museum's signature survey of contemporary American Art will take on a new form as three outside curators -- Stuart Comer (currently Curator: Film at Tate Modern, London, and soon to become Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabne... (more)

Through 6/08/2014 Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

This exhibition is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many ... (more)

Through 7/06/2014 Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

A presentation of 103 works by 66 artists that is among the few exhibitions to explore how painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era but also helped to influence its direction.

Through 6/08/2014 Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum - Japan Society
333 E. 47th St. - 212-832-1155
japansociety.org
Ages: All

This spring, Japan Society Gallery presents Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum. Over two thousand years of Japan's art-making history are detailed in over 70 paintings, prints, sculptures, and decorative objects drawn from Brooklyn's renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition showcases the history of the colle... (more)

Through 6/08/2014 Gauguin: Metamorphoses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibi... (more)

Through 5/03/2014 The Paradox of Sculpture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

An exploration of the diversity of form, shape and media used in contemporary sculpture, focusing on artwork that challenges preconceived notions about the medium. Each work investigates a variety of materials and diverse philosophical and conceptual approaches, encouraging a dialogue that questions traditional ideas about sculpture.

Through 6/30/2014 Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Mun... (more)

Through 6/15/2014 Bill Cunningham: Facades - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city's thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitled Facades, which paired model... (more)

Through 7/20/2014 The Black Fives - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

This exhibition covers the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.

Through 8/03/2014 Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and Br... (more)

Through 9/07/2014 Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of... (more)

Through 9/08/2014 Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has... (more)

Through 9/01/2014 Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the las... (more)

Through 5/18/2014 Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field
126th St and Roosevelt Ave. - 718-507-8499
cirquedusoleil.com/Amaluna
Ages: All

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of... (more)

Through 4/26/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm
William Beckman: Recent Paintings and Drawings - Forum Gallery
730 Fifth Ave. - 212-355-4545
forumgallery.com
Ages: All

An exhibition of 16 new works including 12 oil paintings and 4 pastel landscapes, all completed since 2008, are a testament to Beckman's singular power and innovation in the fifth decade of his New York exhibition history.

Through 5/26/2014 Audubon's Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of the Complete Flock) - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr. Part II o... (more)

Through 6/15/2014 Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave., Astoria - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: All

The first solo museum exhibition in New York of the work of Jim Campbell (b. 1956), the San Francisco-based artist best known for his evocative low resolution works. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The survey exhibition features more than 2... (more)

Through 9/07/2014 Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance... (more)

Through 6/29/2014 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South - Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W. 125th St. - 212-864-4500
www.studiomuseuminharlem.org
Ages: All

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South queries the category of "outsider" art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition considers work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in p... (more)

Through 5/04/2014 Women's Project Theater Presents 'The Most Deserving' - New York City Center Stage II
131 W 55th St - 212-765-1706
womensproject.org
Ages: All
Price: $60-70

The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest individual artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. THE MOST DESERVING is a tart, satirical comedy about what happens when the arts collide with sex, class, and politics.

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 9/07/2014 Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's ... (more)

Through 4/30/2014
Hours: 11:30am-9:30pm
Target Rock Oysters Declared 'Bivalve of the Month' - Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 East 42nd St. - 212-490-6650
www.oysterbarny.com
Ages: All

The "Bishop of Bivalves" refuses to be an April Fool. And so, Grand Central Oyster Bar renowned Executive Chef Sandy Ingber has declared Target Rock Oysters from Long Island's K & B Seafood as "Bivalve of the Month" for April at the iconic Grand Central Terminal seafood eatery.

Through 4/30/2014
Hours: 11:57 p.m.–midnight
Apirl Midnight Moment - Times Square Arts Coalition - Times Square
Times Square - (212) 452-5283
www.TimesSquareNYC.org/MidnightMoment
Ages: All
Price: Free

The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts have partnered with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) to present April’s Midnight Moment. This month’s film, Local/Express, is made by some of the 20 participants in this year’s Tribeca Film Fellows program, a year-long fellowship for New York City students aged 16-18. The film will p... (more)

Through 6/30/2014
Hours: Lunch & Dinner Hours
Maya’s First Annual Tamale Festival - Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria
1191 1st Ave - (212) 585-1818
Ages: All
Price: $9- $22

Get wrapped up in Maya’s inaugural tamale festival, a three-month long celebration of the myriad varieties of one of Latin America’s oldest (dating to 1200 BC), most traditional dishes. Savor any of the five different tamale iterations ranging in price from $9 to $22, with a sample of three at $15, created by Chef / Owner Richard Sandoval especi... (more)

Through 5/17/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Marc Yankus: The Space Between - ClampArt
531 W. 25th St. - 646-230-0020
clampart.com
Ages: All

Yankus' fourth solo show at the gallery, this exhibition of more than 20 photographs explores the fine line between urban reality and architectural fiction through surreal portraits of buildings.

Through 4/27/2014
Hours: 1hr 45min
Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man - The Kraine Theatre
85 E. 4th Street - 212-777-6088
www.lessthanrenttheatre.org
Ages: TE
Price: $15-$18

LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU’RE THE VERY MAN! is based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, resetting its antihero, the renowned outlaw Macheath, in the Wild West on the run from the local oil tycoon, Mr. Peachum, and his henchman, Sheriff Lockit. The long arm of the law pursues Little Mac across the country, and through a hodgepodge of American histor... (more)

Through 8/24/2014 Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply movin... (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 4/30/2014
Hours: 10-5
Contemporary Realism - Project 3W57
3 West 57th Street, 4th Floor - 212.570.4696
www.cavaliergalleries.com
Ages: All

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Contemporary Realism, a group exhibition focusing on the American Realism movement by highlighting the gallery’s diverse stable of artists. The Contemporary Realism exhibition will integrate a diverse group of realist artists, showing the range of the genre through landscape, figurative, still life, and tr... (more)

Through 5/10/2014
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm
Tim Prentice - Color and Light - Maxwell Davidson
724 Fifth Ave. - 212-759-7555
davidsongallery.com
Ages: All

For his twelfth solo exhibition at Maxwell Davidson Gallery, the acclaimed sculptor has created work that references both his own background in architecture and kinetic sculpture, but also his art historical influences. His new work takes cues from Op-Art, Abstraction, and even Suprematism. More so than any other kinetic sculptor alive today, Prent... (more)

Through 5/04/2014
Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM
Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery - Jan Hus Playhouse
351 East 74th Street - 2129240496
Ages: All
Price: $18

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre returns to the Jan Hus Playhouse, 351 East 74th Street, April 10 to May 4 with "Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery," conceived and directed by Vit Horejs, adapted and directed from an anonymous play of itinerant puppeteers. In 18th century Europe, Don Juan ("Don Shayn") was among the top "hits" of the Czech... (more)

Through 5/17/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Howardena Pindell: Paintings, 1974-1980 - Garth Greenan Gallery
529 W. 20th St. - 212-929-1351
www.garthgreenan.com
Ages: All

An exhibition of paintings, collages, and drawings, this is the first presentation of Pindell's work in a New York gallery in nearly a decade. Eight of the artist's large-scale, abstract paintings will be on view, most of which have never before been exhibited. A fully illustrated catalogue - Pindell's first since 1992 - will accompany the exhibiti... (more)

Through 5/10/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Martin Wickstrom - Perfume River - Mike Weiss Gallery
520 W. 24th St. - 212-691-6899
mikeweissgallery.com
Ages: All

Blending signage, landscape, figuration, and Sixties paraphernalia into montage, Perfume River presents twelve oil-on-canvas paintings of cinematic proportion and enigmatic presence.

Through 8/03/2014 Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

Through 8/24/2014 Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installati... (more)

Through 7/31/2014 The Greek Monsters - Onassis Cultural Center
645 Fifth Ave. - 212-486-4448
onassisusa.org
Ages: All

Created by the award-winning Greek design group Beetroot, "The Greek Monsters" is a staged invasion of Hellenic monsters in the form of freestanding sculpture, bas-relief and paintings installed in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower. Beetroot's contemporary interpretations of gruesome characters from classical mythology - including Cyclops, the Minota... (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 9/14/2014 Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

The first major U.S. exhibition of works by Haida artist Robert Davidson, a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. For more than 40 years, Davidson has mastered Haida art traditions by studying the great works of his great-grandf... (more)

Through 7/27/2014 Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, ... (more)

Through 4/30/2014 $10 Off Summer Specialty 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

Tickets now available for the Beast Speedboat, Thirsty Thursday DJ Cruises, Kids Cruises, Bear Mountain Cruises, and more. Use promo code CLSUMMER14 and get $10 off before 4/30/2014.

Through 4/27/2014 Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

Highlights include a world premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and three Joyce premieres: Eduardo Vilaro's Hogar, created in collaboration with composer Lev Zhurbin; Sombrerisimo, Belgo Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's athletic tour de; and Edgar Zendejas's first work for Ballet Hispanico, an imaginative interpretation of Dia de los Muertos. Nacho... (more)

Through 7/12/2014
Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11–6, Weds. 11–8, Sat. 11–5
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East - 2129986780
www.nyu.edu/greyart
Ages: All
Price: SUGGESTED ADMISSION: $3.00, Free to NYU students, faculty, and staff

"ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri" features early works by five artists who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cu... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 2014 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
www.tribecafilmfestival.org
Ages: All

A celebration of film, including the Tribeca Family Festival Day (April 26.). Schedule of films for 2014 to be announced. Visit website for more information.

Through 6/07/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Richard Renaldi - This Grand Show - Bonni Benrubi
41 E. 57th St. - 212-888-6007
bonnibenrubi.com
Ages: All

Renaldi's new images are a meditation on the narrative power of pure landscape photography and a rereading of the American story inscribed across a damaged land. Inspired by the words of preservationist John Muir, who witnessed his absolute faith in America's wilderness clash with the imperatives of the twentieth century, Renaldi's new work occasio... (more)

Through 4/27/2014
Hours: 10am-10pm (Sun. until 7pm)
2014 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St. - 800-282-3336
autoshowNY.com
Ages: All

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2014/2015 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2014 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens o... (more)

Through 8/10/2014 Ai Weiwei: According to What? - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first North American survey of the work of provocative Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and activist Ai Weiwei. This will be the first large-scale museum exhibition of Ai's work in New York and the final presentation on the exhibition's tour. The Brooklyn Museum will include several major works not seen in previous ... (more)

Through 5/18/2014
Hours: 9am-11pm
"Little Apple" Interactive Exhibit - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
234 W. 42nd St. - 212-398-3133
ripleysnewyork.com
Ages: All

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square joins Mezco Toyz in celebrating the 16th Anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls with a time capsule... and a "deadly" twist.

Through 8/03/2014 Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010), encompassing Polke's work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the postwar generation, Polke possessed an irreverent wit that, coupled with his exceptional grasp o... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Anthony Mann - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: TE,AD

Hollywood director Anthony Mann was one of the greatest directors of two genres that seem very disparate; the film noir, featuring nocturnal and claustrophobic dramas, and the Western, with their dramas set against wide-open landscapes. This series featuring eight of Mann's greatest noir and western films is programmed by Max Alvarez and presented ... (more)

Through 4/27/2014
Hours: 10:30am - 7:30pm
ID Pop Shop - Chelsea Market
75 9th Ave - 2127299619
www.facebook.com/IDPopShop
Ages: All

ID POP SHOP, the popular independent designer shopping experience in New York City is making a fashionable return in April with Spring’s latest fashion collections. Thoughtfully curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is a shopping destination for aficionados of high quality, style-defining jewelry, appare... (more)

Through 8/03/2014 Goya and the Altamira Family - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition features Goya's four portraits of members of the Altamira family, including the so-called Boy in Red, one of the Metropolitan Museum's most beloved Old Master paintings. Also on view is a fifth Altamira portrait, by Agustin Esteve. This is the first time these family portraits - now dispersed in public and private collections in Spa... (more)

Through 4/24/2014 11th Annual Games for Change Festival - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl. - 212-352-3101
nyuskirball.org

Three days of inspiring speakers, great games to play, and networking opportunities galore: all to celebrate and promote games that make the world a better place! The Games for Change Festival—New York City's largest gaming event—joins the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distributio... (more)

Through 4/24/2014 The Music of George Gershwin - Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

Michael Feinstein's 2006 Gershwin tribute in Rose Theater, for which the singer-pianist-historian convened A-list luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, cabaret, popular song, jazz, and classical music, celebrated the indestructible works of this giant of American song. Feinstein now hones in on the maestro's deep connection to jazz, both i... (more)

Through 7/06/2014 Jeanine Oleson: Hear, Here - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

Through an exhibition, performances, and public events, Jeanine Oleson explores the affective role of voice through a mix of humor, rancor, and joy. The artist will develop a new experimental opera around neoliberal conditions of globalization as empire, an installation concerning fandom and ecstatic spectatorship, and public programs about engaged... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 James Baldwin, This Time! - New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
www.newyorklivearts.org
Ages: All

Spanning the course of five days, James Baldwin, This Time! will include lectures, panels, performances and a full range of artistic responses. The festival will launch "The Year of Baldwin," a year-long celebration featuring Baldwin-inspired programming presented by a number of cultural institutions around the city on the occasion of what would ha... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

The New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj's acclaimed production of Snow White, a contemporary romantic ballet that turns the Grimm Brothers classic tale on its head. The intriguing production features compelling choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and over the top costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Through 6/22/2014 Hannah Sawtell: Accumlator - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

For her first museum solo presentation in the United States, Hannah Sawtell has developed a new installation and sound work for the New Museum's Lobby Gallery. In her work, Hannah Sawtell considers the relationship between the surfaces of images and objects, and the multiplicity of structures that underpin them. Through a variety of media - install... (more)

Through 4/27/2014
Hours: 8:00, 2:00
Juilliard Opera presents Massenet's 'Cendrillon' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
155 W 65th Street - 212-769-7406
Ages: All
Price: $30

Emmanuel Villaume, conductor Peter Kazaras, director Avery Amereau as Mme. de la Haltière, Lacey Jo Benter as Le Prince Charmant, Julia Bullock as Cendrillon, Joseph Eletto as Le Surintendent des plaisirs, Marguerite Jones as Dorothée, Kurt Kanazawa as Le Premier Ministre, James Edgar Knight as Le Doyen de la Faculté, Szymon Komasa as Pandolfe,... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Dance Theatre of Harlem 45th Anniversary New York Season - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway 60th street - 212-721-6500
www.dancetheatreofharlem.org
Ages: All
Price: $30-$110

For 45 years Dance Theatre of Harlem has changed the way people see. Join us for a season of 21st-century ballet. New productions and cherished classics.

Through 4/26/2014
Hours: Weds - Fri, 4pm - 11pm Sat: 1-7pm
Tribeca Film Festival “Storyscapes” - BOMBAY SAPPHIRE House of Imagination
121 Varick Street - 646 654 3423
tribecafilm.com/innovation/storyscapes#
Ages: All

In collaboration with Bombay Sapphire gin, Tribeca Film Festival will showcase five selections from this year’s “Storyscapes”, a new juried section introduced at the 2013 Festival, which honors innovative, interactive, transmedia work across genres. From creating your own human choir through “On a Human Scale” to experiencing a live “Choose Your Ow... (more)

Through 4/27/2014 Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman - Vidas Perfectas - Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: All
Price: $20 general admission; $16 senior citizens and students

Alex Waterman directs Robert Ashley's "speaking opera" from 1968, in which the main speaker is asked to publicly answer 100 questions about her life by an interrogator offstage. At the Biennial, Anne Opie Wehrer's character will be replaced by four contemporary art-world personalities. No performance 4/25.

Through 5/04/2014 Miguel Gutierrez: Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ - Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. - 212-570-3600
www.whitney.org
Ages: All
Price: $20 general admission; $16 senior citizens and students

A duet Miguel Gutierrez performs with young dancer Mickey Mahar. The piece deals with mid-career anxiety, futurity, and tropes about the aging gay choreographer, and is the first of a three-part series of queer pieces addressing longevity, sustainability, aesthetic signature, and burnout. No performances 4/28-29.

4/24/2014 Concertante: Messiaen & Shostakovich - Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St. - 212-501-3303
www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org
Ages: All

Concertante is a virtuosic chamber ensemble committed to collaboration, education, and innovation -- sharing a wide breadth of chamber music with diverse audiences. Throughout Concertante's 2012-13 season at Merkin Concert Hall, members of the ensemble's core string sextet will collaborate with great musicians and friends to present chamber music m... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 6pm
collected stories: love/loss - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Signal is joined by some of the most inventive soloists on the new-music scene to explore the duality of love and lost love rooted in narrative music making. Curated by David Lang -- this season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair -- as part of his collected stories series, the program includes works by Julia Wolfe and Nico Mu... (more)

4/24/2014 - 4/26/2014 Taylor 2 - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce St. - 866-811-4111
www.pace.edu/schimmel
Ages: All

Paul Taylor's renowned Taylor 2 Company, composed of six professionals with a particular gift for his style, are headed back to the Schimmel! Don't miss three of Paul Taylor's most exceptional pieces, Aureole, Dust, and Company B.

4/24/2014 - 4/26/2014 Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Franck, and Anderson - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway & W. 65th St. - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

With conductor Sir Andrew Davis and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

4/24/2014
Hours: 9pm
Julio Iglesias - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Julio Iglesias performs at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 25 years as part of the 2014 Medal of Excellence Gala, honoring legendary fashion icon and philanthropist Oscar de la Renta. The concert is open to both gala patrons and members of the public.

4/24/2014 Arabella - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom stars in the title role of Strauss's nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, with Michael Volle and Genia K?hmeier. Philippe Auguin conducts.

4/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Carla Bruni - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Bruni is touring North America in support of her fourth album, Little French Songs, released in 2013. Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997. Her debut album, Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone Told Me), released in 2002, was an international hit which went on to sell more than two million copies. In 2003, Bruni won the Prix Raoul Br... (more)

4/24/2014 Melissa Errico:At the Corner of 54th & Crazy - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about "... (more)

4/24/2014 - 4/26/2014 Jon Reep - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com

Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it's not from his stand-up performances then you probably know Jon from Dodge's popular ad campaign as the "Hemi guy" where Jon is known to millions a... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 6:30PM-10PM
Spring Fling - Singles Mingle Charity - Iron Bar & Grill NYC
713 8th Avenue - 718.757.6933
WeekendDating.com
Ages: AD
Price: $15.75

***This event is open to all singles 21+. Feel free to invite friends.*** WeekendDating.com has teamed up with several leading singles and professionals’ organization throughout the NYC tri-state area to bring together hundreds of singles for this very special Spring Fling Singles Mingle Charity Event. Come out to Iron Bar on Thursday April 24... (more)

4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: Thursday April 24 - Sunday April 27, 2014, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM
Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home - La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East Fourth Street - 212-475-7710
kindingsindaw.org
Ages: All
Price: $25

"Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home" by Kinding Sindaw the New York-based southern Philippine performance troupe, entwines a contemporary story of the modern Philipines with a dramatic adaptation of the third chapter of the epic Derangen. The Derangen is a Mindanao epic shared by the Maranao, Maguindanao and Iranun tribes of the southern Philippines... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Sebastian Bach - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: TE,AD

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Sebastian Bach's most recent solo album, KICKING & SCREAMING, was met with universal acclaim and praise with Outburn declaring, "Sebastian Bach delivers a balls out gang of mountainous hooks, titanic grooves and stra... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 7:30pm & 9pm
What Just Happened - Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow St. - 914.584.5141
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605190
Ages: All
Price: $20

Out by Ten presents What Just Happened, an evening of two solo performances by Bay Area theater artist Nina Wise at Spectrum NYC on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 and 9pm. In her signature style, Wise builds an improvised show based on the personal and political events that have transpired over the previous 24 hours. No two shows are the same—not... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 9:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Anastasia Markov's NYC Debut - The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery - 212-228-0228
www.theboweryelectric.com
Ages: All

Anastasia Markov, the quirky Boston-based singer-songwriter, makes her New York City debut at the Bowery Electric Thursday 4/24 at 9:30 pm. The young artist counts Kate Nash and Regina Spektor as influences, while her quirky story-telling abilities are reminiscent of Courtney Barnett, and she puts on an engaging and entertaining live show.

4/24/2014 - 6/07/2014
Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5:30 pm
Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century - Mnuchin Gallery
45 East 78th Street - 212-861-0020
www.mnuchingallery.com
Ages: All

Mnuchin Gallery, together with Dr. David Ekserdjian, is proud to present Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century. This exhibition will present a survey of more than 30 masterworks in bronze by the leading artists of the twentieth century including: Arp, Bourgeois, Brancusi, Calder, Chadwick, de Kooning, Ernst, Giacometti, Johns, Koons, Lauren... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Jill Sobule: Dottie's Charms Album Release with Dawn Landes - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork


4/24/2014 - 4/25/2014
Hours: 12pm-7pm
Ralph Steadman – For No Good Reason Pop-up Gallery - Red Bull Studios New York
220 W 18th Street - 9172167380
fornogoodreason.splashthat.com
Ages: All
Price: Free - MUST RSVP

“For No Good Reason,” directed by Charlie Paul and featuring Johnny Depp, is a richly creative, visual feast of a film about the power and importance of art to achieve Steadman’s aim. A screening and pop-up gallery will be held at Red Bull Studios New York, April 24th and 25th 12pm-7pm and the Premiere After Party 4/25 at 8pm, MUST RSVP . The film ... (more)

4/24/2014 Aaron Lee Tasjan - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
196 Allen St - 2127776727
Ages: All

Aaron Lee Tasjan is filled with insight and brutal honesty, humorous and sincere in a fashion which is truly unique to the man delivering the song. His songs have been heard all across the USA this past year; in just about every bar, parking lot, van and music club that is still open and still puts on live music. As you listen to the songs on his E... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 7pm - 9pm
Beer & BBQ Tasting Event - Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave. - 2127797427
www.brotherjimmys.com
Ages: AD
Price: $29.00

Brother Jimmy’s has been offering slow-smoked, down-home, North Carolina BBQ for over 20 years. With today’s deal, you can experience their Southern-style specialties plus a whole lot more with admission to this BBQ event. The event includes two hours of all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, plus four 6-ounce beer tastings. The BBQ buffet features pulled po... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 7-9pm
Open House: A Workshop for Parents on the Importance of Early Awareness and Testing Standards for NYC Specialized High School Placement - Kweller Prep Tutoring and Educational Services
104-40 Queens Blvd Suites 1C & 1D (Parker Towers Building) - (800) 631-1757
KwellerPrep.com
Ages: AD

Join Kweller Prep's student representatives from Baccalaureate High School for Global Education, Stuyvesant High School, Hunter College High School, Bronx High School of Science, Queens High School for the Sciences and high school students who have been accepted to prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton will speak about NYC ... (more)

4/24/2014
Hours: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Judy Chicago: The Saga of Rainbow Pickett - The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All
Price: $15 General | $12 Students and 65+ | $10 Member

Influential feminist artist, author, and educator Judy Chicago reflects back on the creation of her work Rainbow Pickett, which was included in the original Primary Structures exhibition in 1966. Chicago will discuss how the artwork exemplifies the obstacles women artists faced in the art world of the 1960s and ‘70s.

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014 Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

This beautiful show has been refreshed to include many new and exciting dealers specializing in sculpture, ornament, and furniture for the garden, and garden-related objects for the home. Bold and refined, contemporary and classic - and more engaging than ever. Benefit Preview Party and Collector's Plant Sale on April 24.

4/25/2014 La Cenerentola - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola - a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabi... (more)

4/25/2014
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
Ages: All
Price: Free

Trinity Wall Street introduces an ongoing series of family veggie and yoga nights at Charlotte’s Place, a free space operated by Trinity, and teaches the whole family yoga poses while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

4/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
David Bromberg and David Johansen - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
thetownhall.org
Ages: All
Price: $45, $50, $55

A double-bill with two icons of multiple genres and styles, including bluegrass, folk, country blues, jazz, and rock & roll. David Bromberg, the godfather of Americana music and master of stringed instruments, is backed by his raucous big band; David Johansen, presents the singer-songwriter side of his multi-faceted career, featuring songs of the p... (more)

4/25/2014
Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm
Combating Threats to the International Financial System: The Financial Action Task Force - New York Law School
185 West Broadway - (212) 431-2109
www.nylslawreview.com/FATF
Ages: All
Price: $60

In response to rampant international money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was established to set international standards and promote the effective implementation of legislative and regulatory reforms. This symposium examines policy recommendations promulgated by FATF, their implementation at both state an... (more)

4/25/2014
Hours: 11 am & 3 pm
That’s What a Princess Does/Så gör prinsessor-Boulevardteatern - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue - 212-779-3587
www.scandinaviahouse.org
Ages: TOD
Price: $7 ($5 ASF Members)

A fairy tale princess is often sweet and fair. Delightful and delicate she awaits her prince. But that’s not what Swedish author Per Gustavsson’s princess does. She goes against prejudices in an imaginative and refreshing way. Yes, her hair is yellow and her dress pink. And yes, she has thousands of shoes, dresses, and pieces of jewelry. But when s... (more)

4/25/2014
Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Monica Huggett: All-Corelli - Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue - 212-799-5000
Ages: All
Price: $20

Violinist Monica Huggett leads members of Juilliard415 in an all-Corelli program: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 7; Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 5; Triosonata in D Minor, Op. 1, No. 11; Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 5, No. 2; Triosonata in A Minor, Op. 1, No. 4; Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 5, No. 3; Violin Son... (more)

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: 8 p.m.
Juilliard Senior Dance Production - The Juilliard School
155 W. 65th St. - 212-799-5000
juilliard.edu
Ages: All

Featuring the Class of 2014. Senior Dance Production is the culmination of a year-long creative and educational process focused on self-producing a showcase of original work. This year's choreographers are Alexander Anderson, Taylor Drury, Bynh Ho, Eve Jacobs, Robert Moore, Nicholas Ranauro, and Kyle Scheurich.

4/25/2014
Hours: 6:30pm-9pm
1040 Lounge: Portadores - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
bronxmuseum.com
Ages: All

Portadores is a collaborative project between the artist Almudena Lobera and architect Isabel Martínez Abascal, and whose medium is living bodies. The project which consists of drawings (by Almudena Lobera) that are shown and tattooed onto the skin of volunteers (by Isabel Martínez Abascal) and then destroyed so that the only remaining and existing... (more)

4/25/2014 George Lopez - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All

George Lopez brings his "Listen To My Face" tour to NYC.

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: All Day
Food Book Fair 2014 - Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue - (917) 780-2830
www.foodbookfair.com
Ages: All
Price: $5-$85

On April 25, the annual Food Book Fair returns to Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel for its third year to present three days of food writing, reading, and activism. Each spring, food enthusiasts, publishers, book collectors, chefs, artists, activists, scholars, and writers come together to explore the latest in food innovation and conversation at the Fair. Th... (more)

4/25/2014 Melissa Errico:At the Corner of 54th & Crazy - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about "... (more)

4/25/2014
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 +

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: Fri. & Sat., 11am-6pm & 8pm*; Sun., 11am-2pm
Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
guggenheim.org/weemslive
Ages: All

In conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view through May 14, 2014, the Guggenheim will host a weekend of public programs, featuring film, interviews, music, panel discussions, performances, spoken word, and more. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, will host an all-star cast of activists, artists, musicians, wri... (more)

4/25/2014 - 5/04/2014 Rascals with Altitude - The Connelly Theatre
220 East 4th Street - 212-714-4694
www.artful.ly/store/events/2754
Ages: All
Price: $10-25

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude. Performances will take place from April 25 – May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 to children ten and under) and are available at https://ww... (more)

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: 11am to 7pm
Pet Super Adoption - Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue - 4356442001
bestfriends.org
Ages: All

NY Pet Super Adoption with Best Friends Animal Society! About 700 adoptable animals from 30 shelters and rescue groups are expected at this free event. Adoption fees start at $50 and include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and an adoption starter kit.

4/25/2014
Hours: 10am & noon
Paper Bag Players: 'Hiccup Help!' - Kumble Theater
1 University Plaza - 7184881624
www.kumbletheater.org
Ages: All
Price: Purchase tickets: pbagp@verizon.net or call (212) 353-2332

For their new show, HICCUP, HELP! The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out, Lost In the Mall, That’s Good, and A Perfect Picture. They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. You’ll meet a grandfather and his young granddaughter, Kaitlin, as they discover that you are never,... (more)

4/25/2014
Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm
Combating Threats to the International Financial System: The Financial Action Task Force - New York Law School
185 West Broadway - (212) 431-2109
www.nylslawreview.com/fatf
Ages: All
Price: $60

In response to rampant international money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was established to set international standards and promote the effective implementation of legislative and regulatory reforms. This symposium examines policy recommendations promulgated by FATF, their implementation at both state an... (more)

4/25/2014 2013-2014 Open Stage: KKumdongi Puppet Theatre 'Climb a Willow to the Sea GOD'S Palace' - Korean Cultural Service NY
460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor - 212-759-9550
www.koreanculture.org/?mid=RSVP04252014&act=dispBoardWrite
Ages: All
Price: FREE

Korean puppets, sounds and drawings take children to a universal fairy tale, talking brotherhood and love. Climb a Willow to the Sea GOD'S Palace is a live painting puppet theatre. Actors draw 8 different Korean paintings on Korean traditional paper (“Hanji”) and the paintings become the background of scenes. Handmade shadow puppets emerge from... (more)

4/25/2014 Manic Panic - Rickys NYC
369 3rd Ave and 27th Street - 2124216485
Ages: All

Meet the Manic Panic creators Tish & Snooky. Special appearance by Megan Massacre from TLC’S “NY Ink” and “Americas Worst Tattoos” from 7-8pm. Stop by for prizes, gift bags, fun samples, and much more!

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: 10am-6pm
Sample Sale - Ligne Roset
250 Park Ave S. - 2123531383
Ages: All

Ligne Roset is hosting a sample sale at their Park Ave showroom (250 Park Ave S.) April 25-27, 2014 offering up to 60% off retail price on floor samples, overstock, and discontinued items.

4/26/2014
Hours: 2pm
Watson Adventures' Gangsters' New York Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
67 Mulberry Street - 877-946-4868
www.watsonadventures.com
Ages: AD
Price: $24.50

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Discover the bygone haunts and battlegrounds of gangs and gangsters in Little Italy and Chinatown. You'll also explore cafes, bakeries, teahouses, stores, markets, historic buildings, TV and movie locations, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to such questions as: What... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 8pm
An Evening With Barbara Cook - Symphony Space
2537 Broadway - 212.874.7624
95th St.
www.symphonyspace.org
Ages: All
Price: $65

This cabaret icon synonymous with the St.Regis Hotel does what she does best as part of the Sleeping Around Festival.

4/26/2014
Hours: 6pm
collected stories: travel - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The Annees de pelerinage is a massive undertaking for any pianist, clocking in at more than 180 minutes and requiring extreme ranges of virtuosic fireworks and emotional commitment. Written by Liszt, this musical diary is a travelogue of the composer's years of pilgrimage, summing up memories and visions inspired by his physical and psychic journey... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 9:45am-11am
Parkinson's Unity Walk - 72nd Street Bandshell
Central Park - 212-986-7000
www.unitywalk.org
Ages: All

The Parkinson's Unity Walk is the largest grassroots Parkinson's fundraiser in the U.S, bringing thousands of participants together since the walk's inception in 1994 for once main purpose: to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. 100% of donations from the Parkinson's Unity Walk go towards Parkinson's disease research.

4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
Hours: 10am-6pm
Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave., Brooklyn - 718-623-7200
www.bbg.org
Ages: All

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

4/26/2014
Hours: 10:00 am
DREAM BIGGER! Narcolepsy Walkathon 2014 - Hudson River Park - 4016672523
www.narcolepsynycwalk.org
Ages: All
Price: $20

Narcolepsy Network will hold its second annual NYC walk, DREAM BIGGER! Narcolepsy Walkathon 2014. Starting with a pre-walk warm up, walkers will join forces to raise awareness of narcolepsy, a serious sleep disorder, which affects approximately one in every 2,000 people. Walkathon donations and sponsorship will support the work of Narcolepsy Networ... (more)

4/26/2014 - 5/04/2014 Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys - New Victory Theater
209 W. 42nd St. - 646-223-3010
www.newvictory.org/Show-Detail.aspx?ProductionId=5270
Ages: All
Price: $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members based on seat locations, with full price tickets starting at $14

Welcome to the mad, mod world of the Ginghams, a trio who travels to bring long-lost misfit toys into their home. Fluff was dropped under the couch, Squibbly was abandoned in the gutter and Disco Frog was caught in a ceiling fan. But don't fret, dear pet! With a comedic, quirky and colorful mix of sound, story, video and vacuum, toys get discovered... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 6pm
ComedySportz NYC's 10th Anniversary Spectacular! - Broadway Comedy Club
318 W 53rd St - 646-580-0291
www.comedysportznewyork.com
Ages: All
Price: $15-$20

We were laughing so hard, we didn't even notice ten years rush by. A shrewdly selected roster of ComedySportz NYC all-stars will pull out all the stops and perform a spectacular Match of the Decade consisting entirely of the improv gamez our fanz love most! ComedySportz NYC's 10th Anniversary Spectacular is the comedy show they'll be talking about ... (more)

4/26/2014 Cosi fan tutte - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the ... (more)

4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014 Dancing the Gods - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl. - 212-352-3101
nyuskirball.org
Ages: All

Following unforgettable performances by Shantala Shivalingappa and Rama Vaidyanathan in 2011, and Nrityagram's Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy in 2013, Dancing the Gods weekend festival highlighting classical Indian dance returns in 2014. Expect spectacular shows, enriching lec-dems, intimate artist receptions and more.

4/26/2014
Hours: 3pm
Natalie Merchant - Family Concert - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Celebrated pop artist Natalie Merchant presents a Carnegie Hall Family Concert joined by guitarist Gabriel Gordon, pianist and accordionist Uri Sharlin, and chamber ensemble Decoda, performing works from her recent book-and-music project Leave Your Sleep, which features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to Merchant's ... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 5:00pm
Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868
www.watsonadventures.com
Ages: AD
Price: $34.50-$44.50 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about... (more)

4/26/2014 I Puritani - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini's final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera's greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

4/26/2014 Pet Shop Boys - Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. - 212-582-6600
terminal5nyc.com
Ages: TE,AD


4/26/2014
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. Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist; Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Music by: Ross One sp... (more)

4/26/2014 Guo DeGang Talk Show - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All

Guo Degang, the most famous Chinese comedian, brings his new talk shows "the teacher," "perusing my happiness" and "love" to North America. Guo has performed part of "perusing my happiness" in CCTV spring festival Gala, and this time he will perform the whole show here in April.

4/26/2014 Melissa Errico:At the Corner of 54th & Crazy - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about "... (more)

4/26/2014 The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt – Easter Egg Hunt - Libation
137 Ludlow Street - 7183448962
pogoevents.com
Ages: All
Price: $20

Celebrate Easter in NYC with an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt in a new technology way! POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt – part scavenger 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. Each member of the winning team rec... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 10am-6pm
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL STREET FAIR - Tribeca
Greenwich Street between Hubert and Chambers Streets
tribecafilm.com/family
Ages: All

A free all-day street fair featuring food, entertainment, and family activities, including demonstrations on filmmaking, animation, and video gaming as well as live Broadway performances, arts and crafts, storytelling, music, and free screenings. Rain or shine.

4/26/2014
Hours: 7-10PM
Amir Nojan with the Nava Ensemble - Mystical Persian Music - Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue - 917-267-0363
roulette.org/comm_events/amir-nojan-the-nava-ensemble/
Ages: All
Price: $25

First New York appearance of Amir Nojan and the Nava Ensemble in a meditative program of sung poetry and instrumental music in the classical Persian tradition. The ensemble is under the direction of virtuoso setar (lute) player Amir Nojan, who is joined by master vocalist Taghi Amjadi and the brilliant percussionist Sina Dehghani. The program’s son... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 3pm
Earth Day - The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway - 212-488-2060
Ages: YE,TW,TE

What better way to celebrate Earth Day then to plant a tree! Join Ms. Frizzle for a special storytime featuring The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge. Kids can then plant their very own tree to care for, plant outside, and watch grow for years to come. Ages 5 & up.

4/26/2014
Hours: 11:30 pm & 1:00am
THE TEASE Burlesque - SCORES New York
536 W 28th St - 2128890440
www.scoresny.com
Ages: AD

The exotic burlesque pair, Pearle Noire and Nikki LeVillain, will take the main stage for two acts each at 11:30 PM and 1:00 AM. This dynamic duo will perform classic Burlesque moves with a modern twist. By combining different elements and styles of erotic entertainment, we are giving the audience even more visual eye candy! Scores is raising t... (more)

4/26/2014 Strawberry Fields Beatles 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 Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert a... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 1:30-3:30pm
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival - Pelham Art Center
155 5th Avenue, Pelham - 914-738-2525
pelhamartcenter.org
Ages: All

Free Ikebana (flower arranging) and Weaving Workshops Plus a Traditional Japanese Dance Performance. Part of our Folk Arts Series. Cherry Blossom season returns! Join us as we celebrate our third annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) with free hands-on workshops and activities in the traditional arts of Japan as part of our Folk Ar... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 7:00PM
La La Lush - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
125 E 11th Street - (212) 353-1600
Ages: All
Price: $12

La La Lush brings an old-school energy to the modern pop music scene. Their sound blends heavy guitar riffs, funk rhythms and raspy female vocals reminiscent of artists like Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Kings of Leon.

4/26/2014
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest - Tribeca Family Festival
N. Moore Street (from Greenwich St to West St)
movies.disney.com/million-dollar-arm/special-event
Ages: All

Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Seychelles & BC Footwear Spring Bash - Tani New York
100 Rivington Street
Ages: All

Join us for the Seychelles & BC Footwear Spring Bash event at Tani New York. Check out the fun new collections from Seychelles & BC and enjoy braids, mimosas and desserts.

4/26/2014
Hours: 12pm-7pm
Transforming the Temple: The Bliss of Now! with Keynote Speech by Susan L. Taylor - Taino Towers
240 East 123rd Street - 212-307-7420 ext. 3004
www.theblissofnow.eventbrite.com
Ages: All
Price: $5-$10

Susan L. Taylor – former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine and recipient of the Henry Johnson Fisher Award by the Magazine Publishers of America, along with countless other honors – will be giving a keynote speech to start off the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Expo, Transforming the Temple: The Bliss of Now! on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. ... (more)

4/26/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Fireworks Performance Piece by Artist Judy Chicago - Prospect Park
Long Meadow
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a monumental pyrotechnic performance piece by artist Judy Chicago, whose work The Dinner Party has become a feminist icon, will be presented in Prospect Park at twilight by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. A Butterfly for Brooklyn will t... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 3pm
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Road - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: All
Price: $5

Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in America for more than half a century. This special tribute concert, performed by the 17-member Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra featuring vocalist Kim Nazarian, will include original arrangements pulled from the Smithsonian and Ella Fitzgerald Charitab... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 6pm
collected stories: (post)folk - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Alarm Will Sound and Artistic Director Alan Pierson uncover how composers utilize musical language to underscore factual and fictional history. The group performs Donnacha Dennehy's Gra agus Bas, which weaves traditional Irish music into contemporary forms to address the ebb of ancient morphing into the present. The program also includes the US pre... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 10:30am
Bertrand Chamayou, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-601-1000
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Rising young French pianist Bertrand Chamayou concludes the Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts series with an all-Schubert recital, including the "Wanderer" Fantasy.

4/27/2014
Hours: 2-5pm
Spring Family Fair - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

Join the Morgan as they celebrate The Little Prince with activities that include watching an animated short film, composing a large mural made of planets, and trying on fun costumes. The Ben Jam troupe will bring the little prince, the fox, and the rose to life and invite families to follow the mysterious little boy in his magical journey through o... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 3:00 PM
Jillian Michaels Maximize Your Life - Beacon Theatre
2114 Broadway - 619-297-3742
www.JillianMichaelsLive.com
Ages: All
Price: $25+

Jillian Michaels, America’s leading authority in health, wellness and fitness, brings her critically acclaimed motivational live tour “Maximize Your Life” to New York! Jillian takes the stage in this intimate and uniquely personal live experience that provides you with the tools and motivation to harness your potential, kick-start your goals, and l... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 1pm
Kids n Comedy - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
www.kidsncomedy.com
Ages: YE,TW,TE,All
Price: $15 cover

Every month Kids 'n Comedy presents a showcase of its best and brightest teenage stand-up grads at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. We won't ask you to wear a tie. In fact, we hate ties. Nobody wearing a tie is allowed in. There, we've put our foot down. Come see the funniest young comedians in New York, and even get the chance to tell a joke yours... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 2:15pm
ALL THE WAY with Francine & Joel - Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46 St. - 212-757-0788
Ages: AD
Price: $10 + 2 drink min - cash only

An afternoon of live musical cabaret featuring the engaging repertoire of husband-wife musical duo, FRANCINE EVANS & JOEL ZELNIK and also, the “Joel Zelnik Trio” with David Cox on drums & Brian Glassman on bass. Highlights include selections from the duo’s favorite programs such as: “The Lady Swings Sinatra”, “A Judy Garland Tribute”, “Broadway Ma... (more)

4/27/2014 Mark Nadler : Runnin' Wild: Songs & Scandals of the Roaring Twenties - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

Award-winning entertainer Mark Nadler takes you on a tour of the sex, booze, drugs & even murder from the wildest decade of the 20th century. Says Clive Davis of The London Times, "The nearest most of us get to the music of the Roaring Twenties is a late-night rerun of Some Like It Hot or two tickets for Chicago. With Mark Nadler as your guide, you... (more)

4/27/2014 - 5/14/2014
Hours: 7:00PM
Maxine Linehan: An American Journey - Terminus Recording Studios
723 7th Avenue, Penthouse Suite - 866-811-4111
Ages: All
Price: $30

After a sold out performance at Broadway at Birdland actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, at famed Terminus Recording Studios in Time’s Square. Some of the legendary artists who have recorded there include Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Andre Previn and Lisa Min... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 11am-6pm
Arbor Festival - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - (718) 886-3800
www.queensbotanical.org/programs/arborfest
Ages: All
Price: free with Garden admisiion ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students and children)

It?s a fun-filled day at QBG?s Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, consultations with tree and compost experts, and a beer tent! Craft vendors and artisans- learn more about participating in Arbor Fest here: http://www.qu... (more)

4/27/2014
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)

4/27/2014
Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm
PCF Walkathon | Give Hope Walk | Pediatric Cancer Foundation - Riverside Park
Enter @ West 79th Street Boat Basin Rotunda - 914-777-3127
www.pcfwalk.org
Ages: All

Dear Friends of PCF, My beautiful daughter, Randi, was a fun-loving, active 10 year old when she was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumor, a childhood kidney cancer. She loved to dance, and her spirit and zest were admired by everyone who met her. In 1975, at just 10 years old, her life was cut far too short. This tragic loss inspired me to become act... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 6-9pm
The Cougar Ball - Connoly's Klub 45 Room
121 W. 45th St.
www.catchorganization.com/the-cougar-ball.html
Ages: All
Price: $30 (advance)/$40 (at door)

A black-tie (suggested) charity event benefiting The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative.

4/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
Raul Midon with the Bailen Brothers - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to record... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 6:30pm
Nathalie Schmidt's 'Forgotten Lovers' - Moscow 57 on Delancey
168 1/2 Delancey Street - 2122605775
moscow57.com
Ages: All
Price: $10.00

Parisian-based actor/singer/writer and director Nathalie Schmidt will star in her one-woman show, "Forgotten Lovers". For this show, Nathalie will be accompanied by Moscow 57 music director, producer and arranger Ethan Fein on guitar and Ben Brown on bass. Nathalie Schmidt is an acclaimed French actress, comedian, singer, writer and direct... (more)

4/27/2014 The Bunny Bunch - La Cenita
409 W 14th St New York, NY 10014 - 917-300-8976
thebunnybrunch.eventbrite.com
Ages: AD

Special Birthday Celebration for Rob Diesel. Music by DJ PR Rob, Robbie Wilde, Francis Mercier and Scottie C spinning House and Top 40. Doors open at 1:00pm. Brunch Food served from 1-3pm. End at 8pm. Please text 917-300-8976 for Brunch Reservations. Admission: Everyone free on The E&R Group guestlist. Reservations a must for Bru... (more)

4/27/2014
Hours: 11am
Special Screening-Animation Master Class - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All
Price: $12 adults; $9 seniors and students; $6 children 3-12 free for children younger than 3.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is one of the most acclaimed and popular animated films of the year. Here is a special opportunity to see it along with an exclusive conversation with director Rob Minkoff, who will discuss his creative process and present special behind-the-scenes footage. Minkoff, best known as the director of The Lion King and Stuart Litt... (more)

4/28/2014 La Cenerentola - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola - a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabi... (more)

4/28/2014
Hours: 7pm
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust - Museum of Tolerance
226 E 42nd St - 212-697-1180
www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com
Ages: All
Price: $15

RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST highlights a fascinating, yet little-known, chapter in World War II history. The documentary recounts how a high-profile group of poker buddies hatched an intricate international plan to rescue 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps and give them a new life in the Philippines. ... (more)

4/28/2014
Hours: 8 - 10 p.m.
40th Anniversary of Musical Evenings hosted by Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Ave. - 212-873-4448
goddard.org
Ages: All
Price: $175

This special performance celebrates the 40th anniversary of Musical Evenings at Goddard Riverside, with the world-renowned Orion String Quartet performing at our cultural arts center.

4/28/2014
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!

4/28/2014
Hours: 7:00PM
La La Lush - Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St - 212 477 4155
Ages: AD
Price: One Drink Minimum

Zayne blends old-school, soul and R&B with modern pop-rock music. He recently released his mixtape AutobiograMe, which features Matisyahu, Amber Riley from Glee and King Blaise.

4/28/2014
Hours: 7:00
Lecture: 'The Syrian Crisis and Media Coverage' by Patrick Cockburn - Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street - (646) 732-3261
alwanforthearts.org
Ages: All

As part of the Patrick Cockburn lecture circuit produced by Alwan for the Arts, a lecture entitled "The Struggle for Syria" by Patrick Cockburn will also be given at Columbia University.

4/28/2014
Hours: 9:30pm
TRANS Formative - Songs that Propel Us - Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street - (212) 539-8778
publictheater.org/en/Joes-Pub-at-The-Public
Ages: All
Price: $30 plsu 2 drink minimum

TRANS Formative: Songs That Propel Us at Joe’s Pub at The Public, April 28 is an LGBT-FREINDLY benefit for New York Voices, Joe’s Pub’s artist commissioning program, and the Ali Forney Center. Hosts: Tammy Faye Starlite and Eric Schmalenberger. Performers: mother and father of performance art, Penny Arcade and John Kelly; Seth Bedford, Louise... (more)

4/28/2014 Slide Slam - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: $15 ($13.50 seniors, $10 students) Free for Members

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library's collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library. Come celebrate this milestone as Library Director Tom Baione moderates a lively discussion with renowned New York... (more)

4/28/2014
Hours: 9pm
A Vape-In to Protest New York City’s E-Cigarette Smoking Ban - Play
1 East 27th Street - 443.722.5592
thank-you-for-vaping.eventbrite.com
Ages: AD

Opponents of New York City’s ban on e-cigarettes will gather to discuss its ramifications on public health and personal liberty. Then they’ll thumb their noses at the prohibitionists by vaping as the ban takes effect at midnight. A DJ will play music as guests show their disregard for the nanny state by vaping and dancing the night away. The v... (more)

4/29/2014 - 5/04/2014 Limon Dance Company - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

Limon Dance Company comes back to The Joyce with two world premieres and two Limon masterworks. For one premiere, Dianne McIntyre, the legendary dancer/choreographer, has created a special solo for Roxane D'Orleans Juste, honoring her 30-year tenure with the company. The other premiere features the exceptionally gifted choreographer Sean Curran, w... (more)

4/29/2014
Hours: 6pm
collected stories: memoir - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Holder of this season's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, David Lang serves as director in this culmination of his collected stories series. The program pairs the world premiere of Lang's mystery sonatas with John Cage's massive percussion piece that explores the relationship between sound and silence, as well as Cage's Indeterminacy, a pe... (more)

4/29/2014 - 6/08/2014 2014 Spring Season - New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center - 212-721-6500
nycballet.com
Ages: All

New York City Ballet will begin Spring 2014 with a one-week festival of 21st Century Choreographers featuring 11 ballets by 10 different choreographers.

4/29/2014 I Puritani - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini's final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera's greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

4/29/2014 - 5/04/2014 21st Century Choreographers - New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center - 212-721-6500
nycballet.com
Ages: All

Featuring a variety of styles, the works on this program are contemporary favorites by four of today's most formidable voices, including Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky, Justin Peck, Angelin Preljocaj, and others.

4/29/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10pm
B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
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.

4/29/2014 - 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)

4/29/2014
Hours: 8:00pm
Dumbo Comedy - Dish Dumbo
81 Washington St., Brooklyn - (718) 625-3474
www.facebook.com/dumbocomedy
Ages: AD

Standup Comedy returns to DUMBO! Featured in the NY Daily News, Dumbo Comedy brings you top comics from Comedy Central, HBO, MTV and all the best clubs in the city. The show is in the downstairs lounge of Dish Restaurant at 81 Washington Street. Great food and a full bar with specials for the show! F train to York Street or A/C train to High St/B... (more)

4/29/2014 Nickel Creek - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All

The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio performs.

4/29/2014
Hours: 8pm
New York Choral Society Presents Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms; Gustav Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus - Carnegie Hall
57th St. & 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All
Price: $30-$80

Experience the NY premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms. Join us as we explore this extraordinary "house of life" in which the violin sings, the choir sings, and the orchestra sings as they lead us through a series of rooms, each a unique world of sound. With acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh. Rounding out t... (more)

4/29/2014 The Skivvies : One Giant Leaf for Mankind Featuring Laura Benanti, Mark Price, Daisy Eagan & more! - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors... (more)

4/29/2014
Hours: 6:30-8 PM
Author’s Talk with Anand Gopal – “No Good Men Among the Living” - The Cooper Union – The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square - 212-353-4195
cooper.edu
Ages: All

Acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal discusses his new book, NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING, a heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds that challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners. Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s war on terror. He follows a Taliban co... (more)

4/29/2014
Hours: 8pm
David Lynch in Conversation - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: AD

The visionary mastermind behind The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks comes to BAM to discuss his many passions and his creative process.

4/29/2014
Hours: 8:30PM
Bridge City Hustle - The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery, New York - 2127776727
www.theboweryelectric.com
Ages: All
Price: $8

Modern soul/R&B band Bridge City Hustle brings their famously energetic live show to the Bowery Electric on April 29th at 8:30 PM. They have just released their new single "Too Good For Me" to rave reviews and the quartet will be playing the rest of their EP at the Bowery Electric.

4/29/2014 City Winery 4th Annual International Pairing Series: Spain - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork

City Winery and American Airlines invite you to our fourth season of the International Pairing Series where we present a dinner showcasing the wines and cuisine of a fascinating region served by American Airlines. Each program includes remarks by a leading regional expert, a three-course dinner, and three flights of wine highlighting the traditi... (more)

4/29/2014 - 8/17/2014 Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring more than 40 outstanding examples of calligraphy from the collection of Jerry Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, created by leading artists of the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The selection of artworks and their interpretation in the galleries are intended to speak to beginners and specialists alike,... (more)

4/29/2014
Hours: 5:00PM
Chefs Collaborative Dinner - Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
451 Lexington Ave. - 2126614810
www.davios.com/nyc
Ages: All
Price: $79.00

Davio’s Manhattan invites you to attend the first Chefs Collaborative Dinner, a special evening featuring guest Chef de Cuisine of Del Posto, Matt Abdoo, and Davio’s Executive Chef Chad Brown. On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, chef Abdoo, will team up with his old friend, chef Brown to present a five course prix-fixe dinner menu available for one night... (more)

4/30/2014
Hours: 8pm
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall led by Robert Spano for Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66 featuring soprano Evelina Dobracheva, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, baritone Stephen Powell, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, part of Carnegie Hall's season-long celebration of the late British composer's ... (more)

4/30/2014 - 6/29/2014 Roberto Cuoghi: Suillakku Corral - New Museum
235 Bowery - 212-219-1222
Prince St.
www.newmuseum.org
Ages: All

Through an array of unconventional media, Roberto Cuoghi's projects explore ideas of metamorphosis and hybridity. Approaching his work with a combination of obsession, passion, and devotion, Cuoghi (b. 1973) embarked on a two-year study of Assyrian language and rituals. For his first major New York exhibition, Cuoghi will present a selection of his... (more)

4/30/2014 Cosi fan tutte - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the ... (more)

4/30/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Standard Time With Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein continues his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein. Guest artists and program to be announced.

4/30/2014
Hours: 6-10 pm
2014 International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award Gala - Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 28th Street - 609-689-1051
www.sculpture.org/pfaffuvr
Ages: All

The International Sculpture Center is proud to honor Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard at the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala. This exclusive event will feature an art sale, cocktail party, seated dinner, and an awards ceremony, and will take place on April 30th, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Ms. Pfaff and Ms. von Ryding... (more)

4/30/2014 Ledisi - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: All

"The Truth" Tour with special guest the Robert Glasper Experiment.

4/30/2014 Mark Nadler : Runnin' Wild: Songs & Scandals of the Roaring Twenties - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com

Award-winning entertainer Mark Nadler takes you on a tour of the sex, booze, drugs & even murder from the wildest decade of the 20th century. Says Clive Davis of The London Times, "The nearest most of us get to the music of the Roaring Twenties is a late-night rerun of Some Like It Hot or two tickets for Chicago. With Mark Nadler as your guide, you... (more)

4/30/2014 An Evening with David Chase in Person and Screenings of the first and last episodes of The Sopranos - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $30

David Chase was the creator and showrunner of The Sopranos (1999?2007), and his vision for the series is reflected in all 86 of its episodes. Of these, he directed just two: the pilot and the finale. Museum of the Moving Image will present a special evening with David Chase in conversation with Chief Curator David Schwartz about the groundbreaking... (more)

4/30/2014
Hours: 6pm
Sarah Mlynowski - Author Visit - The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway - 212-488-2060
Ages: YE,TW,TE

Enjoy an evening of fractured fairy tales with the Whatever After series and author Sarah Mlynowski, who will be reading and signing from the newest book in the series, Whatever After #5: Bad Hair Day. This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find... (more)

4/30/2014
Hours: 6-8pm
Sparkling Tour Around the World - Morton's The Steakhouse
136 Washington St. - 212-608-0171
www.eventbrite.com/e/sparkling-tour-around-the-world-world-trade-center-tickets-11063640647
Ages: AD
Price: $60/person

Join Morton's on a bubbly excursion, featuring sparkling wines from France, Italy, California and Washington State, paired with their signature hors d'oeuvres, including Plymouth Rock Oysters, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Port Reduction Glaze, Petite Lamb Chops, and Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Truffles.

4/30/2014
Hours: 6:30
Lecture: “The Struggle for Syria' by Patrick Cockburn - Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street - (646) 732-3261
alwanforthearts.org
Ages: All

As part of the Patrick Cockburn lecture circuit produced by Alwan for the Arts, a lecture entitled "The Syrian Crisis and Media Coverage" by Patrick Cockburn will also be given at MEMEAC The Graduate Center - CUNY.

4/30/2014 24th Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: Individual: $350-$1,500 Table: $3,500-$25,000

In recognition of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) pioneering work over the last two decades, this year's event will focus on past and future efforts to conserve biological diversity.

4/30/2014
Hours: 7pm (doors at 6:30)
Mic Fiends Presents: The Heater - Nuyorican Café
236 E 3rd St
www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=2aeb8573f346722c7fc276563eab08b9
Ages: All
Price: $10

Come to a night of beat dropping, tapes popping, and words non-stopping hip hop and spoken word with NYU's baddest, raddest, (and sometimes saddest) kidz from Bryonn Bain's Spring 2014 "Microphone Fiends" Gallatin class! For one night only, this eclectic crew hailing from NYU will be performing original works of poetry/ rap, as featured on our clas... (more)

5/01/2014 - 5/03/2014 Alain Buffard - Baron Samedi - New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
www.newyorklivearts.org
Ages: All
Price: $20

First performed in April 2012 at the Theatre de Nimes in France, Alain Buffard's Baron Samedi is named after a Haitian "Vaudou" spirit. A tutelary figure for the work, Baron Samedi invokes ghosts, extracts the perfect dancing body and is a symbol of visibility in life and invisibility in death. Featuring an international cast including Nadia Beugre... (more)

5/01/2014 - 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)

5/01/2014 - 5/03/2014 Pixar in Concert - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway & W. 65th St. - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

From the Toy Story trilogy to Finding Nemo, Wall-E and UP, Pixar has given audiences of all ages some of the most touching and memorable moments in movie history. Now, together with visually stunning film clips from all 13 Pixar hits, you can enjoy these remarkable scores performed as only the New York Philharmonic can.

5/01/2014
Hours: 8pm
Richard Goode - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Pianist Richard Goode plays Janacek's Selections from On the Overgrown Path, Book I; Schumann's Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6; and Debussy's Preludes, Book I.

5/01/2014 Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: All

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

5/01/2014 - 5/03/2014 Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatrenyc.com
Ages: All

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) is a Mexican musical duo who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The musicians gained a reputation by playing on the streets of Dublin, Ireland and gained a cult following.

5/01/2014 - 5/03/2014 Lillias White - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Tony Award & Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls, Fela, "Hercules") makes her 54 Below solo concert debut! In this brand new concert, audiences can expect to hear the music of Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman and more. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lillias pulls back the show curtain to tell humorous,... (more)

5/01/2014 - 5/03/2014 Loni Love - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD

LONI LOVE is a one of the busiest women in comedy as co-host of the new FOX daytime talk show THE REAL, as one of the most in-demand stand-up comedians in the country, and as a regular Guest DJ on THE ELLEN SHOW. Loni can also be seen on shows such as CHELSEA LATELY, PREMIUM BLEND, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, VH1's I LOVE THE 70's/80's/90's... (more)

5/01/2014 - 5/31/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Stories in Stone: Photographs of Colonial Calcutta - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 W. 27th St. - 212-677-4520
www.sundaramtagore.com
Ages: All

Indian-born photographer Prabir Purkayastha debuts a new collection of large-scale black-and-white photographs documenting the fading colonial architecture of Calcutta, once Asia's most cosmopolitan city.

5/01/2014 - 6/07/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
Jay DeFeo - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 W. 26th St. - 212-744-7400
miandn.com
Ages: All

Assembling 48 key works spanning the years 1965-1989, the exhibit examines DeFeo's distinctive exploration of visual vocabulary, rich materiality and experimental process across the media of painting, drawing, photography, and rarely seen photocopy works.

5/01/2014 - 6/14/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Fred Tomaselli - Current Events - James Cohan Gallery
533 W. 26th St. - 212-714-9500
jamescohan.com
Ages: All

Tomaselli presents 9 new paintings and 20 works from his ongoing New York Times collage series.

5/01/2014 Ray LaMontagne - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org


5/01/2014 - 6/07/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Elements - Birnam Wood Gallery
514 W 24th St
www.birnamwoodart.com
Ages: All

Birnam Wood Galleries is pleased to announce that David Datuna's eighth solo show titled Elements will run from May 1st through June 7th at the gallery's Chelsea location in New York. The exhibition will be the artist's first show of new work since his installation Viewpoint of Billions at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in February dre... (more)

5/01/2014 Aaron Lee Tasjan - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
196 Allen St - 2127776727
Ages: All

Aaron Lee Tasjan is filled with insight and brutal honesty, humorous and sincere in a fashion which is truly unique to the man delivering the song. His songs have been heard all across the USA this past year; in just about every bar, parking lot, van and music club that is still open and still puts on live music. As you listen to the songs on his E... (more)

5/01/2014
Hours: 6:00 PM
“The Only Difference Between a Researcher and a Patient is a Diagnosis” - NYU School of Medicine
Farkas Auditorium, 550 First Avenue - 212.843.8286
school.med.nyu.edu/mspevents
Ages: All
Price: Free

Dr. Susan Love—surgeon, researcher, advocate, author, and cancer survivor—will share insights learned during her recent battle with leukemia with Dr. Deborah Axelrod, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Medical Director for Community Outreach & Education for the NYULMC Cancer Center, during a special discussion, boo... (more)

5/01/2014 - 6/07/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Greg Smith - Susan Inglett Gallery
522 W. 24th St. - 212-647-9111
www.inglettgallery.com
Ages: All

Greg Smith's fifth exhibition with the gallery and his latest film, BREAKDOWN LANE. The film, featuring the artist as protagonist on a dystopian road trip, was documented using a series of hand-made and modified cameras.

5/01/2014 - 8/17/2014 Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. The installation One Kind of Behavior is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the random opening and closing of their shells on the beach, a stark contrast with contemporary society ... (more)

5/01/2014 - 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)

5/01/2014 - 8/31/2014 in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse - 718-681-6000
www.bronxmuseum.org
Ages: All

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

5/01/2014
Hours: 9:30pm
Steven Chera - Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St. - 212.206.0440
www.stevenchera.com
Ages: All
Price: $20

NYC native singer/song stylist Steven Chera performs. Chera will perform a range of American songbook classics from Nat King Cole and Ray Charles to classic rock songs of the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Chera will also be performing some original songs off his latest album Smile, now available on iTunes.

5/01/2014 - 5/31/2014
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sin., noon-6pm
Anniversary Lottery - Kaori's Closet TOKYO
71 W Houston St - (212) 387-7788
www.kaoriscloset.com
Ages: All

Kaori's Closet TOKYO is a women's lingerie boutique located in SOHO, New York. This coming May will be our 6th year Anniversary! We are very excited about this and wanted to do something as an appreciation for our customers for making this happen, as well as a chance for new customers to recognize Kaori's Closet TOKYO. From May 1st to May ... (more)

5/01/2014 - 5/29/2014
Hours: Every Thurs., 10am-5pm
Our Earth's Future - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5200
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: $25

Become fluent in the science of climate change in this course led by Museum scientists and other experts in the field, including journalists from Scientific American. Organized around case studies, Our Earth?s Future offers a unique opportunity to gain solid understanding of key scientific principles, analyze scientific data, confront misconception... (more)

5/01/2014 - 5/29/2014 Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean's Glow - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 2127695800
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: Free with admission

Take a night dive into the coral-rich waters of the South Pacific's Solomon Islands, where a cast of biofluorescent creatures on a reef wall surround you in eye-popping colors. Most of the glowing species you see - corals, anemones, crinoids, and even fishes - had never been known to be biofluorescent until American Museum of Natural History scient... (more)