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

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

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

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

Through 4/01/2015 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 5/03/2015 Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/19/2015 Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Benton (1889–1975) painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 1... (more)

Through 4/13/2015 The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rubinmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring an exceptional set of paintings in the intimate format of album leaves from 18th-century China that illustrate the meditation practice of Sarvavid Vairochana, a primordial Buddha central to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The album is one of only two of its kind in existence to depict visually a secret esoteric practice. The presentation ... (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 9/13/2015 Hubble @ 25 - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Hubble@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition is the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration.

Through 8/16/2015 Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals. Drawn from the Metropolitan's superb holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries, this installation, which features sev... (more)

Through 8/16/2015 Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting, carving, or inlaying precious materials such as gold or mother-of-pearl. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection, this display celebrates th... (more)

Through 5/25/2015 The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 5/10/2015 Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-a-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals will consider how emer... (more)

Through 4/25/2015 Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. - 212-217-4558
fitnyc.edu
Ages: All

An exploration of the various levels of authenticity in fashion using approximately 100 objects from the museum's permanent collection. Throughout the past 150 years of fashion history, couture copies, diffusion lines, and licensing agreements have blurred the line between what is genuine and imitation. Meanwhile, the exponential growth and sophist... (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/05/2015 The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Featuring works by Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Bratsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford, and Michael Williams.

Through 5/07/2015 The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season - The Collegiate Chorale - 917-687-2448
www.collegiatechorale.org
Ages: All

The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014/2015 Season The Collegiate Chorale Presents its 2014-15 Season NOT THE MESSIAH (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) New York City Premiere A Comic Oratorio based on Monty Python’s Life of Brian by Eric Idle and John DuPrez Featuring Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch, Lauren Worsham, and William Fergus... (more)

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

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

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

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

Through 4/04/2015 The Left Front: Radical Art in the "Red Decade," 1929-1940 - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
100 Washington Square East - 2129986780
www.nyu.edu/greyart
Ages: All

Highlighting work produced by American artists amid the economic and social devastation of the Great Depression. Joining forces in the John Reed Club and its successor, the American Artists' Congress, a group of intellectuals and artists - among them Isabel Bishop, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, and Raphael Soyer - tackled themes ranging from class st... (more)

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

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

Through 4/19/2015 Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in January 1965. Somerstein was a student in City College of New York's night school and Picture Editor of his student newspaper when he traveled to Alabama to document the March.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/03/2015
Hours: 11:30am-close
Fish Fridays at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
551 5th Ave at 45th Street - 212-537-0960
Ages: All
Price: Varies

There’s no need to search any further for a meat-free meal on Fridays during Lent – Tommy Bahama’s Fish Fridays program is back for another year! From February 20th through April 3rd, the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Midtown (45th Street and 5th Ave) will prepare two special seafood entrées on Fridays in addition to its regular menu, which alre... (more)

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

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

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

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

Through 4/19/2015 The Orchid Show - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.

Through 4/04/2015 Lauren Bacall: The Look - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St. - 212-217-4558
fitnyc.edu
Ages: All

A celebration of the film and theater star's unique style in which Bacall's own garments take the spotlight. The exhibition also explores her personal relationships with several of the fashion designers who dressed her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/06/2015
Hours: All day
Watch the NCAA March Madness LIVE at Latitude Bar & Grill - Latitude Bar & Grill
783 8th Avenue - 212-245-3034
Ages: All
Price: 0

Watch the NCAA March Madness LIVE at Latitude Bar & Grill. Spread over 3 floors, there will be 30 flat screens with sound on to catch all the action. Enjoy a casual dining menu which offers a selection of twists on crowd-pleasing American classics, like delicious burgers, salads, and small bites like steakhouse spring rolls. Perfect for those w... (more)

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

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

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

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

Through 4/04/2015 Macy's Flower Show - The Secret Garden - Macy's
151 W. 34th St. - 212-494-4495
www.macys.com/flowershow
Ages: All

The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of flowers. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.

Through 4/04/2015
Hours: 8:45pm
Debbie Harry - Cafe Carlyle
35 E. 76th St. - 212-744-1600
http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/the-carlyle-new-york/dining/cafe-carlyle
Ages: AD

Legendary punk artist Blondie performs. *On Fridays, March 27 & April 3, a second show will be added at 10:45pm.

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

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

Through 4/18/2015
Hours: various
Catch Me! - New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street - 6462233010
newvictory.org
Ages: All
Price: tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations.

School's out, and so is the sun! Say hello to summer this spring in the witty, wild and wonderful CATCH ME! (Attrape-moi). With awesome acrobatics, astonishing aerial acts and the wherewithal for whatever, this talented troupe from Quebec City has a ball discovering new ways to lift each other up and reach new heights. When they set up a trampowall... (more)

Through 4/18/2015 Catch Me - New Victory Theater
209 W. 42nd St. (Broadway) - 646-223-3020
www.newvictory.org
Ages: All

School's out, and so is the sun! Say hello to summer this spring in the witty, wild and wonderful CATCH ME! (Attrape-moi). With awesome acrobatics, astonishing aerial acts and the wherewithal for whatever, this talented troupe from Quebec City has a ball discovering new ways to lift each other up and reach new heights. When they set up a trampowall... (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 4/02/2015
Hours: 7:30pm
Liz Gerring Dance Company glacier - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: AD

When glacier made its world premiere in September 2013, The New York Times proclaimed that it was an "enthralling and important new work" that had "wit without quirkiness, passion without emotionalism." This well-deserved praise is the result of Gerring's attention to detail when creating movement and the intense physicality of the work. Integral t... (more)

Through 4/21/2015
Hours: 11am-6pm
Spring Blooms with Color, Culture, and Art in NYC - Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street - 212-226-4151
www.agora-gallery.com
Ages: All
Price: free

Travel around the world in twenty-two days with three international art exhibits this April at Agora Gallery. With East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, artists from across the globe travel to New York to share their unique perspectives of the Asian contemporary art world. Featuring artists from China, Japan, and South Korea, East M... (more)

4/01/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
Great Voices on Film: Mahagonny - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-601-1000
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Highlighting Weill's Berlin period with an incontestably great work that resulted from his rich but stormy collaboration with Bertold Brecht: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In a provocative 2010 Fura dels Baus production, conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads an outstanding cast including Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Konig, Jane Hensche... (more)

4/01/2015
Hours: 8:40pm
Great Voices on Film: Seven Deadly Sins - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-601-1000
www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Ages: All

Fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill found refuge in Paris, where he composed another great work with Bertold Brecht, Seven Deadly Sins, presented here in a 1993 production directed by Peter Sellars, with Teresa Stratas in the role of Anna. This program is completed by a selection of Weill's songs sung by his greatest interpreter - and wife - Lotte Len... (more)

4/01/2015 Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera's most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman's production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti's melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.

4/01/2015 - 4/04/2015 Rashaun Mitchell - New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
Ages: All

Rashaun Mitchell, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards, presents his newest evening-length work featuring performers Silas Riener, Cori Kresge, Hiroki Ichinose and Melissa Toogood.

4/01/2015
Hours: 8pm
Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson from That Metal Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

EDDIE TRUNK is the leading voice in the world of rock and metal music. Since 1983 he has been a champion for the music and bands he loves without the cliches usually associated with the genre. He currently hosts two national radio shows. The FM syndicated "Eddie Trunk Rocks" as well as Eddie Trunk Live/Trunk Nation every Monday 6-10P ET on SiriusXM... (more)

4/01/2015 Bjork - New York City Center
131 W. 55th St. - 212-581-1212
www.nycitycenter.org
Ages: TE,AD

Bjork performs songs from her new release, Vulnicura. Also March 28, April 1, 4.

4/01/2015 - 4/14/2015 Patti LuPone The Lady with the Torch - 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. - 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Ages: AD

Patti LuPone's appearances at 54 Below have already achieved the status of legend. Experiencing the great diva in the intimate atmosphere of 54 Below is not only a never-to-be-forgotten experience but is one you will want to repeat again and again. This April, the two-time Tony Award winner returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show The... (more)

4/01/2015
Hours: 7:30pm - 10pm
The Gorgeous Mosaic Starring Christian Finnegan - Q.E.D.
27-16 23rd Ave - (347) 451-3873
Ages: AD
Price: 10.00

Christian Finnegan has lived in New York City for nearly twenty-three years. The question is…why? From rat-infested apartments to bicycle confrontations to overly-intimate delivery guys, Christian has endured every conceivable form of urban indignity. And yet, he remains pathologically devoted to this damn town. A mixture of standup and storytellin... (more)

4/01/2015
Hours: 7pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Why Walk on Two Legs? The Pros and Cons of Bipedalism - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
Ages: AD
Price: Free with cash bar

Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7 pm Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis Free with cash bar 21+ with ID Enter at 77th Street Walking on two legs, or “bipedalism,” is a key characteristic defining humans and our early ancestors. But what an odd way to walk and run! In this SciCafe, join Museum Curator Brian Richmon... (more)

4/02/2015 Don Carlo - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Dynamic maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Verdi's ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner's handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Simon Keenlyside, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip. Co-production of the Metr... (more)

4/02/2015 - 4/05/2015 Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales - Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue - 800-745-3000
www.kingstheatre.com
Ages: TOD,YE,TW

Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Bea... (more)

4/02/2015
Hours: 7pm
Ron Sexsmith Album Release Show - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork
Ages: AD


4/02/2015
Hours: 11pm
DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD
Price: $5 advance, $8 day of show

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

4/02/2015
Hours: 6pm
Pants Velour and Oxymorrons at Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue - 631-275-8556
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD
Price: $10

http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/809287 On April 2nd at Brooklyn Bowl, two NYC-based groups, Pants Velour? and Oxymorrons will be performing together and bringing a hyped-up hip-hop NYC experience to all Brooklynites and Queens-based alike. Pants Velour is to New York hip hop as cheese whiz is to Philly Cheesesteaks: undeniably satisfying, b... (more)

4/03/2015 - 8/23/2015 Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

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

4/03/2015 Billy Joel - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 866-858-0008
thegarden.com
Ages: All

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

4/03/2015 - 4/04/2015 Dean Edwards - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com
Ages: AD

As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One's clip show, VIDIOTS and serves as a correspondent on BET's new program, DON'T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.

4/03/2015
Hours: 11pm
Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

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

4/03/2015 - 4/12/2015
Hours: 10am-10pm (Sun. until 7pm)
2015 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St. - 800-282-3336
autoshowNY.com
Ages: All

With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2015/2016 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2015 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Celebrating its 115th year, the Show will reveal new vehicles such as the all-new Nissan Maxima, Cadillac CT6, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Lexus RX and the... (more)

4/03/2015 - 4/04/2015
Hours: 9pm - 1am
American Museum of Natural History Presents: One Step Beyond - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: AD
Price: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of show

The American Museum of Natural History continues One Step Beyond’s eighth season with DJ sets by Brenmar, DJ Ayres, and Dunes. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, April 3. At these events, an ongoing party series, guests can dance in the Museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space to the so... (more)

4/04/2015 Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

James Levine and Placido Domingo reunite for Levine's first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo's first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love.

4/04/2015 Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera's most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman's production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti's melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.

4/04/2015
Hours: 7pm
Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All

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

4/04/2015 Bjork - New York City Center
131 W. 55th St. - 212-581-1212
www.nycitycenter.org
Ages: TE,AD

Bjork performs songs from her new release, Vulnicura. Also March 28, April 1, 4.

4/04/2015
Hours: 12-2pm
Spring Egg-stravaganza! - Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street - 718-886-3800
Ages: All
Price: $5 per child

Spring Egg-stravaganza! Saturday, April 4,12pm-2pm, rain or shine (activities move indoors for rain); no refunds Pre-registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201538210/ Fee: $5 per child (does not include Garden Admission), supplies limited to first 750 children Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family! Childre... (more)

4/04/2015
Hours: 6:30pm
Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
www.nybg.org
Ages: AD
Price: $30

Enjoy the unforgettable beauty of The Orchid Show with a specialty cocktail in hand. While taking in the elegance of the show, stop by for quick lipstick touchups by one of Guerlain's famed make up artists, and indulge in a specialty cocktail inspired by Guerlain's Orchidee Imperiale line. Dine at The Pine Tree Cafe and lounge to the sounds of a li... (more)

4/04/2015 Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series - Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - 866-817-3463
bateauxnewyork.com
Ages: All

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

4/04/2015 - 4/05/2015
Hours: Sat. 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: AD

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project brings together today's best tap artists and musicians in an innovative evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion. Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, has been recognized by Dance Magazine for having "monstrous techniq... (more)

4/04/2015 - 7/31/2015 Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

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

4/04/2015 - 7/31/2015 Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All

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

4/05/2015
Hours: 11:30am & 6:30pm
New York Easter Brunch and Dinner Cruises - Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River - 866-483-3866
www.spiritofnewyork.com
Ages: All
Price: From $61.90 & $92.90

Celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit with a plentiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and more. The brunch cruise includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny and Spirit's Grande Lunch Buffet with additional kid-friendly items.

4/05/2015
Hours: Boarding: 12:30pm; departs: 1pm
Easter Brunch Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
353 West St. - 212-206-7522
hornblower.com
Ages: All
Price: $70 pp

Start a new tradition this Easter Sunday. Sit back and take in the country's most beautiful skyline while enjoying Bottomless Breakfast Cocktails, a plentiful buffet, and the best service on the Hudson.

4/05/2015
Hours: Boards noon, sails 12:30pm-2:30pm
Easter Brunch Cruise - World Yacht
Pier 81, W. 41st St. - 212-630-8100
www.worldyacht.com
Ages: All
Price: $54.50 adults, $25 kids (3-12)

Tickets include a private table, brunch buffet, a complimentary family portrait & a complimentary mimosa. There will also be a live pianist on board performing relaxing tunes and ballads.

4/05/2015
Hours: 10am-4pm
NYC Easter Parade - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue
Between 49th and 57th streets
Ages: All

Each year on Easter the best of the bonnets are showcased along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday by roaming the streets in their most festive spring gear. The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 49th Street, but the best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral.

4/05/2015
Hours: Board: 11:30am & 6:15pm
Easter Champagne Brunch & Dinner Cruises - Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - 866-817-3463
bateauxnewyork.com
Ages: All

Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration aboard New York's most luxurious cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive dining. Sophisticated live holiday entertainment. Dancing and stunning views. Make a lasting memory this year and celebrate Easter in style.

4/05/2015
Hours: Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: All
Price: $40 adv.; $42.50 door

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

4/05/2015
Hours: 12pm-8pm
Celebrate Easter at Davio’s Manhattan - Davio's
447 Lexington Ave - 212-661-4810
Ages: All
Price: $45

This year, Davio’s Manhattan will be offering a delicious yet elegant Easter Sunday Dinner Menu on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 from noon to 8:00pm. Executive Chef Chad Brown has created a dinner menu ($45 per guest) featuring traditional dishes with a Northern Italian twist. The first course includes options such as Asparagus Soup, Pancetta, Hazelnut a... (more)

4/05/2015
Hours: 12:30pm
Easter Sunday at Conrad New York - The Conrad New York - ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant
102 North End Avenue - 646-769-4250
Ages: All
Price: $30-$60

The Conrad New York will host a fun-filled Easter celebration that the whole family can enjoy on Sunday, April 5. From 12:30-5pm, ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant will be serving two pre-fixe brunch menus, one for adults ($60/person) and one designed especially for kids ($30/child). For Mom and Dad, a choice of one entree is accompanied by a Bloody Mary... (more)

4/06/2015 Don Carlo - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Dynamic maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Verdi's ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner's handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Simon Keenlyside, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip. Co-production of the Metr... (more)

4/06/2015
Hours: 2pm
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868
Ages: All
Price: $29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books ... (more)

4/06/2015 - 4/25/2015
Hours: Daily, 1-5pm
American Watercolor Society - 148th Annual International Exhibition - Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave. at 12th Street - 212-206-8986
www.awsinc.org
Ages: All

At the 148th Annual International Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club April 6-25, more than 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 27 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 122 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings... (more)

4/06/2015
Hours: 8pm
Because of You: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder & Songs in the Key of Life - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD


4/07/2015 - 4/08/2015 L'Arpeggiata - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Purcell's works for the church, theater, and court displays his unsurpassed mastery in setting English words to music. Some of his finest songs, selections from his ceremonial odes, arias from his great stage works, and a beautiful sacred anthem will be showcased in this program that marks the return of L'Arpeggiata to Zankel Hall.

4/07/2015 Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera's most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman's production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti's melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.

4/07/2015 - 4/08/2015
Hours: 8pm
Incognito - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of U.K. music during the last 30 years. Look at the recent history of soulful U.K. artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow the list to those that have created a uniquely British sound and that have endured as a global phenomenon on ... (more)

4/07/2015
Hours: 2pm
Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue - 877-946-4868
Ages: AD
Price: $29.50-$40.50 (includes museum admission)

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the cri... (more)

4/07/2015 - 4/08/2015
Hours: 7pm-9:30pm
Spring Open House - Gotham Writers Workshop
1450 Broadway - 212-974-8377
www.writingclasses.com
Ages: AD
Price: Free

Gotham Writers Workshop has been the go-to place for writers wanting expert instruction and an artistic community for the past twenty years. Come see what we’re all about at our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8 in Manhattan. We’re offering free one-hour classes in a wide variety of courses. You’ll meet our instructor... (more)

4/07/2015
Hours: 6pm-8pm
Amanda Nissman - O'Brien's Irish Pub
134 west 46th - 2122276556
Ages: AD
Price: $10

*Event:* Shakers and Stirrers - Business Networking Mixer *Date*: Tuesday 7 April 2015 *Time*: 6pm to 8pm *Place*: O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant (Private room upstairs) 134 West 46th Street (Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue) New York, NY 10036 *Cost*: NFP Members: $10, Non-Members: $15, AT DOOR: $20 Cash only. SPECIAL OFFER - FO... (more)

4/08/2015 Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

James Levine and Placido Domingo reunite for Levine's first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo's first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love.

4/08/2015 - 4/11/2015 Batiashvili, Bach, and Shostakovich - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Oboist Francois Leleux joins violinist Batiashvili, conducted by Alan Gilbert.

4/08/2015 - 4/11/2014
Hours: 7pm
2015 New York Season - April 8 - 11 - Dance Theatre of Harlem
131 West 55th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues) - 212-581-1212
Ages: All
Price: Tickets start at $35

Dance Theatre of Harlem returns home to New York City Center with dynamic programs that define the diversity of 21st century ballet. Don't miss the company premiere of Nacho Duato's Coming Together and Vessels the new ballet by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Groups of 10 or more save big! Call 212-690-2800 ext. 404 or email groupsales@dancetheatreofh... (more)

4/08/2015 - 4/12/2015 Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales - Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 212-465-5800
www.thegarden.com
Ages: All

Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Bea... (more)

4/08/2015 - 4/11/2015
Hours: Various
2015 NY Season - NY City Center
131 W 55th Street - 212-581-1212
www.dancetheaterofharlem.org
Ages: All
Price: $35

Dance Theatre of Harlem returns home to New York City Center with dynamic programs that define the diversity of 21st century ballet. Don't miss the company premiere of Nacho Duato's "Coming Together" and "Vessels" the new ballet by Darrell Grand Moultrie. 4 PERFORMANCES ONLY Tickets start at $35 Groups of 10 or more SAVE BIG! Call 212.690.... (more)