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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 18-Oct 25: Music
(10/18) - Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss. (read the story...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through 10/21/2014
Hours: Noon to 1:30pm
Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: $50

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

Through 12/11/2014
Hours: 4pm-5:30pm
ENRICHMENT AT QPAC! - Afterschool GLEE/DANCE Workshops - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56th Avenue - 718-631-6311
www.visitqpac.org
Ages: TW
Price: $250

All Workshops are for ages: 8-13 Tuesdays - Singing with GLEE! Students learn pop and Broadway music arranged especially for this class, along with fabulous harmony and basic dance movements. This is not your stale, old, chorus ensemble. This is a course for the energetic, American Idol enthusiast. All levels accepted. An informal classroom... (more)

Through 3/22/2015 Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring the personal and political narratives embedded in Scott's work, which tackles such complex themes as poverty, rape, love, sex, racial stereotypes' and social disturbances, as well as tales from American and African history.

Through 10/26/2014 Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden - New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
nybg.org
Ages: All

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Stroll the grounds to explore a Japanese tree tour and enjoy haiku in the perennial garden. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. - 212-369-4880
www.nationalacademy.org
Ages: All

This exhibit demonstrates the ways in which classicism has been understood and expressed by artists for centuries, and the ways in which our response to classicism and classical subjects still resonates in the cultural dialogue and inspires art being produced today.

Through 11/01/2014 Blood Manor - 163 Varick Street
163 Varick Street - 212-290-2825
www.bloodmanor.com
Ages: AD

BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labrinth of passageways designed to to maximize one's fears. *Not recommended for kids under 14 years. *Wheelchair accessible. Thursdays, 7:30pm-midnight Sundays, 6pm-11pm Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm-1am ... (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 1/04/2015 Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups who live and/or work in Brooklyn. The exhibit features work in virtually every medium, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Whil... (more)

Through 1/18/2015 The Heart Is Not a Metaphor - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

The first large-scale survey of Robert Gober's career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Early in his career he made deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects - beginning with sinks before mov... (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 11/11/2014 White Light Festival 2014 - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5000
www.whitelightfestival.org
Ages: All

This multidisciplinary Festival spans 12 venues, and numerous musical traditions and genres. It includes 30 performances, films, and events and feature eight premieres, plus new works and debuts by artists and companies from the United States, Australia, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, the U.K. and South Africa - including the Lincoln Center debut of th... (more)

Through 1/10/2015 Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 1955-1998 - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This retrospective project seeks to re-establish Marisol as a major figure in postwar American art while also fostering a broader understanding of her work. This exhibition and catalogue will provide a comprehensive look at Marisol's biography and career, placing her within a larger historical context, with 21 significant works - both sculptures an... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th-century Netherlandish artist explores the artist's career and reunites many of the finest surviving drawings, panel paintings, and cartoon fragments from his hand with 19 of the spectacular Renaissance tapestries that were made to his designs.

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 1/19/2015 Egon Schiele: Portraits - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition devoted to portraits created by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, whose work is central to the mission of the museum. The Neue Galerie holds the finest collection of paintings and drawings by Schiele in the United States.

Through 1/10/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm (Wed. until 7 pm)
ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave. - 212-779-3587
www.scandinaviahouse.org
Ages: All

An exhibition focusing on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their country - one of the most geologically dynamic places on earth. The exhibition features 12 of Iceland's leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and mediums, including painting, ph... (more)

Through 1/07/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957-1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group's aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 30 artists from 9 countries, the exhibition will highlight the points ... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Garden of Unearthly Delights - Japan Society
333 E. 47th St. - 212-832-1155
japansociety.org
Ages: All

A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered in this exhibition. The featured artists Manabu Ikeda (b. 1973, Saga Prefecture), Hisashi Tenmyouya (b. 1966, Tokyo) and the art and technology c... (more)

Through 10/25/2014
Hours: 10-11am
Free Tap Dance Open House - The American Tap Dance Foundation
154 Christopher St. #2B - 646-230-9564
Ages: TOD,YE
Price: FREE

FREE TAP DANCE OPEN HOUSES For adults, teens, and children ages 3 ½ and up Saturdays In October: October 11th, October 18th, October 25th 10-11AM Meet the teachers and take a FREE demo class! For more information and to pre-register call: 646-230-9564 American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B

Through 2/21/2015 Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Jewish American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition showcases a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery. A wonderful testimony to the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived Jewish immigrants, the quilt was originally owned by a Russian Jewish family that likely arrived in America during the late 19th century. Curated by Claudia Nahson, Morris ... (more)

Through 2/08/2015 Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

A groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs - borrowed from public and private collections around the globe - along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textile... (more)

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 2/15/2015 Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape. Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 19... (more)

Through 2/15/2015 Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape by the Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same loca... (more)

Through 11/02/2014 The Turn of the Screw - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace - 212-923-8008
www.morrisjumel.org
Ages: AD

Figures pass through the shadows and stare into windows, watching the children, waiting to take them away. Their young governess stands ready to protect them – but do they want to be saved? Everyday Inferno Theatre Company presents a haunting new adaptation of Henry James' classic novella of innocence, sensuality, and horror in a site-specific sta... (more)

Through 1/11/2015 Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Damrosch Park - 888-541-3750
www.bigapplecircus.org
Ages: All

Venture within the hubbub at the heart of Gotham, where the restless tide of humanity rushes through canyons of skyscrapers and shoals of billboards: The dog-walker, whose rowdy pups perform amazing tricks! Businesswomen who arrange to meet, soaring high above on a double trapeze! The rube, a clown-prince among peers, celebrating the mirth of life!... (more)

Through 1/18/2015 Durer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

Spanning five centuries, this exhibit features prints created by some of the most gifted artists of all time. Albrecht Durer's Engraved Passion, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, and Max Pechstein's Lord's Prayer are featured alongside Old and New Testament themes by Rembrandt and a powerful Dead Christ with Angels by Manet. This s... (more)

Through 10/24/2014 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival - Google NY
79 9th Avenue - 914-584-6678
www.imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/
Ages: All
Price: TBD

The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival promises to be an exciting week of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will explore TIME in all its variants: timelapse film, the age of the universe, time travel, geologic time, nanosecond-scale subatomic interactions, the genetics of aging, and much ... (more)

Through 1/05/2015 The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
themorgan.org
Ages: All

The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history.

Through 1/18/2015 A Bible for Our Nation: American Bible Society, 1816-1830 - Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway - 212-408-1500
www.mobia.org
Ages: All

Focusing on the founding of American Bible Society (ABS) and its early years as a national organization. Approximately 20 items will be on display, including copies of the first Scriptures published by ABS and copies of the earliest books to enter the ABS Library

Through 1/11/2015 Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500
www.lincolncenter.org
Ages: All

Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team... (more)

Through 2/16/2015 Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The most important exhibition of the essential Cubists - Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) - in more than 30 years.

Through 10/25/2014 New York Television Festival - Various venues
www.nytvf.com
Ages: AD

The 10th annual NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.

Through 10/24/2014 Sunnyside Restaurant Week - Sunnyside, Queens - (718) 606-1800
http://www.sunnysideshines.org/sunnyside-restaurant-week
Ages: All
Price: $25

32 fantastic local restaurants have signed up for this year's Sunnyside Restaurant Week! Each restaurant will serve a 3 course dinner menu for $25, and some have also opted to create a special lunch menu.

10/21/2014 Sivan Magen - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Harpist Sivan Magen performs the world premiere of a new work by Sean Shepherd, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, alongside works by C.P.E Bach, Brahms, J.S. Bach, Debussy, Bruno Mantovani, and Marcel Tournier.

10/21/2014 Die Zauberflote - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met performances since her stirring debut. Toby Spence is her prince, Tamino, Markus Werba is Papageno, and the great Rene Pape is Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.

10/21/2014 Lang Lang Plays Mozart - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

The pianist joins the NY Phil for Piano Concerto No. 17, Overture to The Magic Flute, and Piano Concerto No. 24.

10/21/2014 - 10/28/2014 The Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway - 212-465-6225
www.beacontheatre.com
Ages: AD

These shows are rescheduled from March 25, 26, 28, & 29. (*No show Oct. 23.)

10/21/2014 Roomful of Teeth: Sonic Tapestry - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Clark Studio Theater - 212-875-5000
www.whitelightfestival.org
Ages: All

This vocal octet's name only hints at how much it shatters all preconceived notions of choral singing. Gleaning inspiration from experimental and world traditions, including Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Korean p'ansori, and Sardinian cantu a tenore, the ensemble has become a leading incubator for new a cappella music. This colorful program inclu... (more)

10/21/2014 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala - Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle
SkinCancer.org/gala
Ages: All

The Skin Cancer Foundation Gala is an annual event where Skin Sense Awards are given in recognition of exceptional achievement in skin health, including public education about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The event will include award presentations, a seated dinner and live entertainment. Tables range from $17,500 to $50,000. Indi... (more)

10/21/2014 - 2/01/2015 Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

10/21/2014
Hours: 6:30pm
The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party: - Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. - 212-582-6600
terminal5nyc.com
Ages: AD
Price: $150

An evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank Featuring original photography and a musical performance by Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy Silent auction and commissioned live auction of road-inspired photographs. Event will include a short set by The Kills, plus Alec Soth, Joe Purdy and Billy Bragg.

10/21/2014
Hours: 7:30pm
Unbound: Lena Dunham with Zadie Smith - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: TE,AD

The writer-director, creator, executive producer, and star of the HBO series Girls reads from and discusses her new collection of personal essays with author Zadie Smith. In Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned", Dunham tells stories "about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonder... (more)

10/21/2014
Hours: 8pm
Richard Marx - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com


10/21/2014
Hours: 10pm
$5 Funnies w/Bonnie McFarlane, Damien Lemon, Rory Albanese, Chris Gethard, Chrystian Ramirez, Danny Palmer, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/21/2014 - 10/22/2014
Hours: 4pm to Midnight
CMJ Event: Behind The Red Door Showcase - Red Door
140 West 24th Street - 917-482-4128
Ages: AD
Price: $5

Check out www.bighousepresents.com for more info $5 DOOR - DAY AND NIGHT! 16 KILLER BANDS FREE A Blueberry Mimosa Shot - Day Shows FREE First 25 people for each concert segment get a beer ticket FREE Bronx Pale Ale (1) for CMJ Badgeholders TWO FREE SHOTS Anyone who buys a vinyl Line Up :: Harellelujah : 4p-7p : Raveena – Strange Ac... (more)

10/22/2014 Belcea Quartet - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The Belcea Quartet performs Mozart's String Quartet in F Major, K. 590; Berg's Lyric Suite; and Brahms's String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1.

10/22/2014 Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

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

10/22/2014 - 3/22/2015 Letters to Afar - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Capturing life - views of 1930s Poland through the lens of Jewish New Yorkers. Co-Presented by the City Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is America's first exhibition of an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by New York City's Jewish immigrants who traveled back to visit Poland during the 19... (more)

10/22/2014 - 10/24/2014 Circa and I Fagiolini: How Like an Angel (U.S. premiere) - James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway - 212-875-5000
www.whitelightfestival.org
Ages: All

Six acrobats soar with the overtones of sacred song in this exhilarating collaboration between Australian avant-garde circus troupe Circa and renowned early-music choir I Fagiolini. The standing audience is invited to explore the sanctuary, following the awe-inspiring stunts unfolding around and above them. Buoyed by Renaissance motets, medieval mo... (more)

10/22/2014 - 10/26/2014 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
joyce.org
Ages: All

The company returns for a seventh Joyce season with its winning stable of dancers, a stellar choreographic roster, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the art form through its unique brand of contemporary ballet. ASFB's high-octane offerings - Cayetano Soto's evocative Beautiful Mistake, Jiri Kylian's seminal and rarely performed Return to a ... (more)

10/22/2014 - 10/25/2014 The Source - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has many identities: adrift adolescent, emboldened whistleblower, traitor to her country. In this penetrating music-theater work, Brooklyn-based composer Ted Hearne and director Daniel Fish dive into the media hysteria responsible for the many faces of the Army private who infamously leaked hundreds of thousands o... (more)

10/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Jena Kingsley, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/22/2014
Hours: 8pm
Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Jena Kingsley, Derek Gaines, And More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/22/2014
Hours: 10pm
Grift Comedy Hosted by Mike Finoia - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/22/2014
Hours: 5pm
Ryan Hobler @ CMJ Music Festival - Astor Place Starbucks
13-25 Astor Place - 732-614-8933
Ages: AD

Eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler has been playing music in and around his native New York for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands and working as a professional audio engineer, Hobler developed a refined, lyric-driven style with a sound that combines intertwining layers of natural acoustic tones, transpor... (more)

10/23/2014 Rafał Blechacz - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Twenty-eight-year-old Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz - winner of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award - plays a recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.

10/23/2014 Steve Ross - Cafe Sabarsky
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
www.neuegalerie.org/cafes/sabarsky
Ages: AD

Steve Ross performs a program featuring the unlikely connections between American popular song and the beloved songwriters of Germany and Austria in the 1920s and '30s.

10/23/2014 Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don Jose. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

10/23/2014 - 10/28/2014 Bronfman, Bartok, and Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-875-5656
www.nyphil.org
Ages: All

Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Philharmonic. No performances 10/26-27.

10/23/2014 Chaya Czernowin - Composer Portraits - Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway - 212-854-1633
millertheatre.com
Ages: All

Although born in Haifa, Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin has lived all over the globe, and her work draws upon a rich palette of textures, traditions, and instrumentations. In her new work, commissioned by Miller Theatre, Czernowin promises once again to inspire with gorgeous and exotic sonic landscapes. The International Contemporary Ensemble ret... (more)

10/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Dan & Shay - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: TE,AD

Since coming together a little over a year ago, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney—known collectively as Dan + Shay—have established themselves as one of country music's most promising duos. With pristine vocals and a knack for writing clever yet relatable songs about looking for, finding and losing love, Dan + Shay bring a youthful sense of energy to coun... (more)

10/23/2014 - 10/25/2014 Cynthia Oliver - New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
Ages: All

BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship-of a woman to herself, her history, her present and her fu... (more)

10/23/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10:30pm
George Benson - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD

In a career that spans five decades, more than 30 recordings as a leader, and 10 Grammy Awards, NEA Jazz Master George Benson has used his jazz roots as the foundation for an engaging mix of pop, R&B, and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience. Along the way, he has also established himself as a formidable j... (more)

10/23/2014
Hours: 8pm
Cameron Carpenter - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD

32-year-old virtuoso Cameron Carpenter has taken a sledgehammer to organ conventions while forcing the cloistered organ world to acknowledge his iconoclastic vision. Winner of the prestigious Bernstein Award (Schleswig-Holstein), Carpenter has devoted himself to expanding the organ's frontiers. Through his numerous transcriptions of non-organ works... (more)

10/23/2014 - 11/02/2014 Kontakthof - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Ages: All

Marking the 30th anniversary of its New York debut at BAM, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to Brooklyn with one of its beloved founder's seminal dance-theater works.

10/23/2014 - 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.

10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014 American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
www.amnh.org
Ages: All
Price: $15 for opening- and closing-night screenings ($12 for Members, seniors, and students), $12 for all other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media insta... (more)

10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014
Hours: 6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $15 for opening- and closing-night screenings ($12 for Members, seniors, and students), $12 for all other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)

The Four-Day Festival Will Screen More Than 40 Films and Feature Diverse Forums, Remarkable Performances, and Lively Parties The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October ... (more)

10/23/2014
Hours: 11pm
DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com
Ages: AD
Price: $5 advance, $8 day of show

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

10/23/2014
Hours: 10pm
Fat Baby Live w/Gina Yashere, Damien Lemon, Giulio Gallarotti, Ben & Josh, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/23/2014 - 12/06/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Charlie Hewitt: White Light - Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 W. 23rd St. - 212-206-6872
jimkempnerfineart.com
Ages: All

The American artist presents his most recent paintings as well as a sculpture, "Chesapeake Rambler," in the sculpture garden.

10/24/2014
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte's Place
107 Greenwich Street - 212-602-0800
www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
Ages: All
Price: Free and open only to families with children under 18

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

10/24/2014 Elza van den Heever - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever won raves for her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Elizabeth I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Now this remarkable singer displays her tremendous range and versatility in her New York recital debut, singing Handel arias and songs by Schumann, Brahms, Faure, and three South African composers.

10/24/2014 New York Pops - All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke kick off their Carnegie Hall season with a program entitled All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles, joined by Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic group's arrival in America.

10/24/2014 - 2/11/2015
Hours: Closed Thurs.
V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first retrospective and scholarly presentation of the work of seminal Indian-born modernist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001). With approximately 30 major paintings and 10 works on paper drawn from public and private collections across India, Europe, and the United States, the exhibition charts the artist's development, from his first Paul Klee-i... (more)

10/24/2014 The Death of Klinghoffer - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
Ages: TE,AD,All

In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Klinghoffer overwhelmed audiences when it premiered just a few years after the tragic incident; now it finally arri... (more)

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 SpokFrevo Orquestra - Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

Saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, also known as "Spok," is considered a frevo maestro with an adventurous mind. Drawing from the democratic underpinnings of jazz, Spok uses improvisation as an exercise in expressing freedom, taking this music from the streets of Brazil to the international stage.

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 JLCO Goes to Brazil - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle - 212-721-6500
jalc.org
Ages: All

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guitarist/composer/arranger Mario Adnet come together to perform the music of the late Moacir Santos, one of Brazil's most important musicians and prolific composers.

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014 White Light on Film: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-875-5000
www.whitelightfestival.org
Ages: All

In this masterwork of modern cinema, initially aired as a series on Polish television, influential filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors trilogy) brings his Solidarity-era characters face to face with the Bible's Ten Commandments. The complete cycle of 10 self-contained, hour-long "episodes" will be shown over the course of a weekend, making... (more)

10/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Jerry Lee Lewis - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
www.bbkingblues.com
Ages: AD
Price: $125 advance, $130 day of show

It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America's pop, country, and R&B charts with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." While those iconic performances still define the essence of rock 'n' roll for millions, "The Killer" himself continues to thrill audiences aro... (more)

10/24/2014 - 3/29/2015 Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper. Judith Scott was in her mid-40s when she began making art at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. Born with Down syndrome, and largely deaf and mute, she was i... (more)

10/24/2014
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 +

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
Hours: 4pm-7pm
Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. - 718-347-3276
www.queensfarm.org
Ages: YE

The Haunted House at Queens Museum is perfect for thrills and chills for the younger set! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. Adults will find it creepy too!

10/24/2014
Hours: 9pm
George Lamond Concert - Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. - 888-888-8801
www.rwnewyork.com
Ages: AD

Join us for this special Live performance, celebrating George's illustrious career spanning Freestyle, Pop and Salsa! Special duet performances by Frankie J & K7. Doors open at 8pm. Other special guests TBA.

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
Foster the People - United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway - 212-568-6700
unitedpalace.org
Ages: AD


10/24/2014
Hours: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Haunted Lantern Tours - Fort Totten Park
422 Weaver Avenue - 718-352-1769
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-totten-park

Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 pm for guaranteed admittance. Please call the Fort Totten Visitor Center at (718) 352-1769 for more information.

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014 Mario Cantone - Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000
gothamcomedyclub.com

Mario Cantone's one-man variety show "Laugh Whore" opened to a flurry of rave reviews, and took its final Broadway bows with a special taping for the Showtime network.

10/24/2014
Hours: 8pm
Michelle Buteau, Monroe Martin, Christian Finnegan, Big Jay Oakerson, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/24/2014
Hours: 10pm
Christian Finnegan, Monroe Martin, Michelle Buteau, Big Jay Oakerson, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/24/2014
Hours: 11:59pm
Joe List, Big Jay Oakerson, Monroe Martin, Paul Virzi, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/24/2014 - 2/11/2015 V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue - 212 423 3840
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

Comprising 45 major paintings and works on paper drawn from 30 leading public institutions and private collections across Asia, Europe, and the United States, this is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of celebrated Indian modern painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001).

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
Paul Reiser - Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St. - 212-501-3330
Ages: AD
Price: 30

JazzReach, Inc. is proud to present “An Evening With Paul Reiser” Thursday, October 2nd at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, City. The event brings Paul back to his hometown to perform stand-up and all net proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit JazzReach’s committed national initiatives in arts education.

10/24/2014
Hours: Boards: 9:30pm; sails 9:45-12:30am
House on the Hudson - Circle Line Downtown
Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542
www.circlelinedowntown.com
Ages: AD

House on the Hudson is a stylish weekly dance party infused with live DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the surrounding city and harbor. Ignite your weekend by experiencing the pulse of New York City's nightlife from the vantage of the Hudson River! The evening includes live DJs (including DJ Chris Bachmann), bottle service by reservati... (more)

10/24/2014
Hours: 7pm-9pm
Risky Talking feat. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw and Eve Ensler - SLAM
51 N 1st St - 718-384-6491
Ages: All
Price: $20

What change scares you? Hear: Eve Ensler, playwright/activist, and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, law professor, with author/broadcaster Laura Flanders of GRITtv and action architect Elizabeth Streb. Experience: A unique action moment created for the event by STREB. Participate: Say what you think. Mental gymnastics. Place: SLAM (The Streb ... (more)

10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Hours: Boarding: 8:30am; departs: 9am; returns: 5:30pm
Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: All

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

10/25/2014 Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers David Kramer Band - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

The fascinating folk music from the Cape region of South Africa is explored by two groups in this concert. New York audiences have a rare opportunity to hear a Cape Malay choir - the Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers, a 15-voice male choir led by Moeniel Jacobs - performing music from Cape Town that combines Dutch folk songs called nederl... (more)

10/25/2014 Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

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

10/25/2014 Die Zauberflote - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met performances since her stirring debut. Toby Spence is her prince, Tamino, Markus Werba is Papageno, and the great Rene Pape is Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.

10/25/2014
Hours: 12:30-3am
Hot Latin Moonlight Cruises - Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River - 866-483-3866
www.spiritofnewyork.com/New-York/latin-moonlight-cruises
Ages: AD
Price: $21.90

New York's hottest summer cruise is celebrating its 11th anniversary and you can?t afford to miss the boat. Grab your favorite pair of dancing shoes to rock the boat all night with non-stop Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Come aboard and enjoy a night under the stars dancing to your favorite songs!

10/25/2014 Le Poeme Harmonique - The Dark Hours - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 W. 46th St. - 212-854-1633
millertheatre.com
Ages: All

Miller Theatre's favorite French early-music band, Le Poeme Harmonique, returns with another evocative, candlelit performance. Lalande was the leading French composer of sacred music during the 18th century, and he wrote with an emphasis on the female voice that was unusual for his time - perhaps inspired by the vocal talents of his wife and daught... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
Bobby McFerrin - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. - 718-951-4500
www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Ages: All
Price: $36-$60

Best known for his chart-topping single, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin has redefined the role of the human voice in contemporary music. He has interpreted everyone from Bach to The Beatles, and his collaborative partnerships range from Yo-Yo Ma to Sesame Street. Join this international superstar as he opens Brooklyn Center's 60th Annivers... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: 8pm
Judy Collins Live! - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly... (more)

10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Hours: various times listed below
Puppets on Film - BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue - 7186364100
http://www.bam.org/kids
Ages: All
Price: : $7 for children 12 and under, $10 for adults ($9 for BAM Cinema Club Members, Free for BAM Cinema Club Movie Moguls)

With a selection of BAMkids screenings, BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation present the fourth annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, Muppets, special guests, and more. This year’s line-up features Shortstack! Kids Shorts Program (Oct 25 at 11am), Muppets Most Wanted (Oct 25 at 1:30pm; Directed ... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: 11:00PM - 4:00AM
The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 9176642686
www.ericvirgil.com
Ages: AD
Price: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist.

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

10/25/2014 Clifford's Halloween Parade - The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway - 212-343-6166
scholastic.com/sohostore
Ages: All

Celebrate ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins, pirates, and all of your favorite things about Halloween with Clifford! Come dressed in your best costume to make spooky Halloween treat bags, join Clifford in his Halloween Parade, and take part in a costume contest! The parade is sure to delight (not fright) young kids.

10/25/2014
Hours: Boarding, 9:30am, sails 10am-11:15am
Halloween Ball Kids Costume Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Pier 83, W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. - 212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com
Ages: TOD,YE,TW

Kids Cruises feature an interactive live tour guide, plus: Live entertainment Snap a pic with Statue of Liberty Kid friendly interactive tour guide Kid friendly food & drink for purchase Strolling magician and face painter or balloon artist provided by Melinda's Children's Parties Giveaways This is a specially Halloween-themed cruise.

10/25/2014 Judy Collins Live! - The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Ages: AD

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: Noon-5:30pm
Ghouls & Gourds - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave. - 718-623-7200
www.bbg.org
Ages: All
Price: $20 adults, $15 seniors, kids 12 and under, free

…Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade!

10/25/2014
Hours: 11am-3pm
Halloween Harvest Festival - Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard - 718-956-1819
www.socratessculpturepark.org
Price: FREE

Bring your friends and family to Socrates' annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants. and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Cani... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: Noon
16th Annual Great PUPkin Festival - Fort Greene Park /Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
Myrtle Ave., DeKalb Ave.
betw. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-greene-park/
Ages: All

The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m. The rain date will be Sunday, October 26th.

10/25/2014
Hours: Noon-3pm
24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade - Tompkins Square Park
500 E. 9th Street
www.tompkinssquaredogrun.com
Ages: AD

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world" with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says "It's Barkin' Mad." This year's parade wi... (more)

10/25/2014
Hours: 6pm
Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/25/2014
Hours: 10pm
Bonnie McFarlane, Pete Dominick, Christian Finnegan, Big Jay Oakerson, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/25/2014
Hours: 10pm
Christian Finnegan, Big Jay Oakerson, Bonnie McFarlane, Pete Dominick, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/25/2014
Hours: 11:59pm
Big Jay Oakerson, Joe List, Monroe Martin, Derek Gaines, Subhah Agrwal, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/25/2014
Hours: 11:30am-2pm, 3:30pm-6pm
CiderfeAst Seaport - South Street Seaport
Pier 17 - 212-732-8257
www.southstreetseaport.com
Ages: AD

Beer Sessions Radio™, the Good Beer Seal and Jimmy's No. 43 in conjunction with Fulton Stall Markets are pleased to present CiderfeAst, the unofficial kick-off party for Cider Week NYC. This "pop-up" real cider event offers a sophisticated drinking experience for discerning New Yorkers.CiderfeAst will feature the best of regional, national and Euro... (more)

10/25/2014 Fulton Stall Market - South Street Seaport
Pier 17 - 212-732-8257
www.southstreetseaport.com
Ages: All

The Fulton Stall Market marks a return of its local farmer and artisan market to Fulton Street at the Seaport.

10/25/2014
Hours: 7pm-11pm
Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' Coast Guard & Airmen's Club 8th Annual Halloween Party - The Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' Coast Guard & Airm
283 Lexington Ave - 9179463044
Ages: AD
Price: 50.00

The Junior Committee of the Soldiers' Sailors' Marines' Coast Guard's & Airmen's Club cordially invites you to it's annual Halloween spooktravakanza. Come dressed in your finest garb as, 'SSMAC Sails the Seven Seas: A spooky nautical adventure'. Your $50 ticket includes a 4-hour open bar with Partly Coudy's sponsored by South Sea Rum, light ref... (more)

10/26/2014
Hours: 7pm
Tessanne Chin - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Tessanne Chin continues a long musical tradition for the Caribbean—with a twist. On her self-titled debut full-length for Republic Records, the season five winner of NBC's The Voice definitely upholds the hallmarks of her heritage, while touting a decidedly spunky pop spirit.

10/26/2014
Hours: 7pm
Tessanne Chin - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Tessanne Chin continues a long musical tradition for the Caribbean—with a twist. On her self-titled debut full-length for Republic Records, the season five winner of NBC's The Voice definitely upholds the hallmarks of her heritage, while touting a decidedly spunky pop spirit.

10/26/2014
Hours: 8pm
The World of Ice and Fire with George R.R. Martin - 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. - 212-415-5500
92y.org
Price: From $100, includes signed book

In his only US appearance to promote his new book, George R. R. Martin, bestselling author of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones is based, is coming to 92Y on October 26. His latest book, The World of Ice and Fire, is an illustrated never-before-seen history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vivid... (more)

10/26/2014 The English Concert - Handel's Alcina (opera in concert) - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

An enchanted island, a knight errant, one of the most seductive sorceresses in all of music, and a happy ending that could only take place in a Baroque opera make Handel's Alcina magical fun. Gramophone magazine said that Joyce DiDonato "is superb: Her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain, and vindictive." DiDonato casts her spell in one of... (more)

10/26/2014
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)

10/26/2014
Hours: 7pm
Johnny Mathis - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. - 718-793-8080
kupferbergcenter.org
Ages: AD

One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty" continue to delight audiences around the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awa... (more)

10/26/2014
Hours: 7pm
Johnny Mathis - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. - 718-793-8080
kupferbergcenter.org
Ages: AD


10/26/2014
Hours: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla - Central Park
31-33 W. 110th Street - 212-310-6600
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-float
Ages: All
Price: FREE

Enjoy spooky music, crafts, live pumpkin carving demonstrations, and of course our signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! Due to the limited number of floats and space, pre-carved pumpkins will only be accepted between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or until flotilla is full. No advance registration. At the ... (more)

10/26/2014
Hours: 10pm
Yannis Pappas, Christian Finnegan, Mark DeMayo, Subhah Agarwal, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/26/2014
Hours: 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Howlin Halloween with FiDi Families - South Street Seaport
Pier 17 - 212-732-8257
www.southstreetseaport.com
Ages: All

Join FiDi Families for a Howlin' Halloween at the South Street Seaport. Activities include a mini-pumpkin decorating station, complimentary photos with Amazebooths, trick or treat parade, and snacks from GoGo squeeZ and Bitsy's Brainfood! Bring your furry friend and enter the pet costume contest. Schedule of Events: 11am - Rock out to kids-favo... (more)

10/26/2014
Hours: 12pm-4pm
Fall Fest - Citi Field
126th St and Roosevelt Ave.
http://mlb.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/group_offers.jsp?group=fallfest
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults, $7 kids

Free Activities Include: Mets Fan Fest Games Mr. & Mrs. Met Appearance Fall Themed Arts & Crafts brought to you by Oriental Trading Trick or Treating Kid's Costume Contest Halloween Decoration Display Truck or Treat box-making station to help raise money for City Harvest Additional Activities: Pumpkin Carving & Painting Apple Dipping ... (more)

10/26/2014
Hours: 3pm-4:30pm
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery Presents InnoVox Ensemble & Revelations Quartet - St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street - 717-253-2886
Ages: All
Price: $15

Please join us for a special concert of Baroque and Contemporary chamber music in one special bill, bridging the musical past, present and future. InnoVox Ensemble was recently featured in Chamber Music America's 2014 National Conference Showcase. They work closely with living composers, and premiered a large spectrum of styles while maintaining... (more)

10/27/2014 Paper Music: A Cine Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

This is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller. Their artistic partnership dates back to Kentridge's 1993 film Felix in Exile, part of his celebrated Soho Eckstein series for which Miller wrote the score. Paper Music features a selec... (more)

10/27/2014 Die Zauberflote - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met performances since her stirring debut. Toby Spence is her prince, Tamino, Markus Werba is Papageno, and the great Rene Pape is Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.

10/27/2014
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!

10/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
Jessica Kirson's New Talent Night w/Dan Soder, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/27/2014
Hours: 10pm
Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted by Aaron Berg - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD

Featuring Dan Soder, Subhah Agarwal, Rory Albanese, Derek Gaines, Chloe LaBranche, and More!

10/27/2014
Hours: 8pm
Demi Lovato - Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. - 917-618-6700
www.barclayscenter.com
Ages: TE,AD

w/Christina Perri

10/27/2014
Hours: 3-5pm
Annual Rooftop Halloween Party - The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway - 212-343-6166
www.scholastic.com/pajamajam/
Ages: All

Jump on your brooms and fly on over for a Spook-tacular Sunday afternoon shindig, held high above the city in Scholastic's Haunted Headquarters. Dance along with a live DJ, decorate cupcakes, gorge on snacks and treats, and haunt up a storm with their costume conga! Plus: a bonus character appearance from Clifford! Admission is $20 for 1 adult and ... (more)

10/28/2014 A Distant Drum - Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. - 212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org
Ages: All

Violinist Daniel Hope curates a one-time-only music theater production, joining forces with his father, writer Christopher Hope, founder of South Africa's Franschhoek Literary Festival. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, A Distant Drum is a portrait of Nat Nakasa, a brilliant, irreverent spirit of his generation, who left behind South Africa's aparthei... (more)

10/28/2014 Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org
Ages: All

Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don Jose. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

10/28/2014 Motley Crue and Alice Cooper - Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza - 866-858-0008
thegarden.com
Ages: All

This will be the iconic rock n' roll band's final show in New York.

10/28/2014 - 1/25/2015 Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

A glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the early 20th century, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.

10/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
Sinead O'Connor - City Winery
155 Varick St. - 212-608-0555
www.citywinery.com/newyork
Ages: AD


10/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
Adrian Belew Power Trio - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com
Ages: AD

Adrian Belew (born Robert Steven Belew, December 23, 1949, in Covington, Kentucky) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson (which he has fronted since 1981) and for his unusual impressionistic approach to gui... (more)

10/28/2014
Hours: Doors open, 7pm, show, 8pm
Interpol - Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. - 212-582-6600
terminal5nyc.com
Ages: AD

Tickets on sale July 18.

10/28/2014
Hours: 8pm
Northern Discomfort w/Josh Carter, Ray DeVito, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD


10/28/2014
Hours: 10pm
$5 Funnies w/Chris DiStefano, Pete Lee, Zainab Johnson, Yannis Pappas, Rory Albanese, Danny Palmer, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600
www.thestandnyc.com
Ages: AD