ongoing events

ongoing events

thru 8/10 (wednesdays at 6pm): flatiron fitness series: get pumped: the annual ‘wellness wednesday’ series of fitness classes returns to the flatiron’s public plazas for eight-weeks of evening outdoor yoga, hiit, hip-hop dance, pilates, and more. free. >>

thru 8/11: 1962…1963…1964: from luis buñuel to stanley kubrick to agnès varda and beyond, a 35-film screening series at film forum (south village) highlights the three-year cinematic renaissance that brought us cléo from 5 to 7, diary of a chambermaid, dr. strangelove and more. $15. >>

thru 8/12 (mon-fri 10am-6pm): barbara kruger exhibition at david zwirner gallery: an exhibition of recent works by conceptual artist and collagist takes over three gallery spaces at david zwirner gallery in chelsea. free admission. >>

thru 8/13 (wednesdays, saturdays, sundays): the speakeasy at lincoln center: cool off at lincoln center’s new pop-up speakeasy, an underground venue designed by tony-winning costume and set designer clint ramos. located in the jaffe drive parking lot, the speakeasy will be the site of free live spoken word performances, jazz sets, and comedy shows throughout the summer. >>

thru 8/14: under the dragon’s tail: four short plays: cosmonauts, lovers, self-help gurus, and mythological heroes search for hope and meaning in an often-irrational world in isaac byrne’s quartet of tragicomic short plays, inspired by the united states’ growing mental health crisis and burgeoning self-help industry. matthew corozine studio theater (midtown west), $25+ (pay-what-you-can admission at the door 7/20 + 7/27). >>

thru 8/14: the secret theatre’s act one: one act festival: after nearly closing up shop during the pandemic, the secret theatre is making a comeback in a new location in woodside, where it’ll host a curated selection of more than 50 self-produced short plays that’ll compete for cash prizes. $25. >>

thru 8/14: lincoln center’s summer for the city: lincoln center’s season of free outdoor programming returns with more than 300 events (most free), including dance parties, performances, film screenings, an underground ‘speakeasy,’ and more. >>

thru 8/14: the oasis on josie robertson plaza: dance under the shimmering light of a ten-foot disco ball at new york city’s largest outdoor dance floor, the oasis, which transforms lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza into a gathering place for dance parties, concerts, spoken word performances, workshops, and more. free admission. >>

thru 8/14: garmenting: costume as contemporary art: 35 international contemporary artists give ‘dress-up’ a whole new meaning in garmenting, the first global survey exhibition focused on the use of clothing as a visual art medium. the exhibition, on view at the museum of arts and design thru august, includes a series of live events and video-based performances. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 8/14: temporary statue of legendary photographer diane arbus goes up in central park: gillian wearing’s life-sized likeness of the iconic lady behind the lens will stand in doris c. freedman plaza (near 60th street + fifth avenue) thru august. >>

thru 8/16: yoga and tai chi at randall’s island park: strengthen your body and cultivate inner peace at free weekly outdoor yoga (tuesdays at 6:30pm) and tai chi classes (thursdays at 6:30pm) at randall’s island park. free.

thru 8/17: paley salutes shark week: the paley center for media (midtown) takes a deep dive into discovery’s shark week in a new immersive exhibit where visitors can use vr sets to come face-to-face with sharks, play games of ‘hungry shark’ and shark trivia, watch episodes on the big screen, and more. $20 general, $16 students/seniors. >>

thru 8/18 (thursdays at 7pm): prospect park yoga: held on the long meadow in prospect park, the popular series returns with free, outdoor yoga classes led by instructors from brooklyn yoga studios bend + bloom, jaya yoga, healhaus, kula yoga, bk yoga project, urban asanas, and bk yoga club. all experience levels welcome. free (rsvp required prior to your first class). >>

thru 8/19 (fridays at 9:45pm): coney island friday night fireworks: enjoy a colorful seaside display from the boardwalk every friday night thru mid august. free admission. >>

sponsored: thru 8/20: new ohio theatre’s annual obie award-winning ice factory festival: now in its 29th year, new ohio theatre in the west village presents 7 weeks of 7 new shows by nyc’s most exciting independent theatre companies. called ‘new york’s #1 summer theatre festival” by new york magazine and ‘an annual celebration of the weird, the wild and the unexpectedly wonderful’ by the new york times. special offer for skint readers: get tickets for just $17 with promo code ‘skint17’ >>

thru 8/21: hip to hip theatre company’s shakespeare in the parks: hip to hip theatre company’s 15th annual outdoor shakespeare season brings o.g. rom-com much ado about nothing and swashbuckling adventure epic pericles to parks in the bronx, brooklyn, queens, staten island, southampton, and jersey city. free admission. >>

thru 8/21 (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): hudson classical theater company: macbeth: hudson classical theater company presents an intimate outdoor production of shakespeare’s macbeth at soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

thru 8/21: restaurant week reservations are open: 650 restaurants throughout the five boroughs are offering prix-fixe lunches and dinners at price points of $30, $45, and $60 during this year’s summer restaurant week. >>

thru 8/21: two new exhibitions open at poster house: ethel reed: i am my own property highlights the life and work of 1890s poster designer ethel reed, one of a select few female poster designers at the turn of the century; the utopian avant-garde: soviet film posters of the 1920s features soviet propaganda film posters created in the aftermath of the bolshevik revolution and the russian civil war. poster house (chelsea), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free on fridays. >>

thru 8/21 (sundays 12pm-6pm): the new colossus festival at 18th ward brewing: jam out to bands and solo artists during this outdoor afternoon concert series hosted by the new colossus festival at 18th ward brewing (east williamsburg). free admission. >>

thru 8/24 (tuesdays 10am, wednesdays 6pm): bryant park yoga: flex and flow at outdoor yoga classes, taking over bryant park’s lawn on tuesdays and wednesdays thru august. first class of the season is wednesday, may 25th. pre-registration required. >>

thru 8/25: heeseop yoon: agglomeration: artist heeseop yoon’s large-scale line drawings take over the the korea society gallery (midtown east). opening reception thursday, june 9 5-7pm (free, rsvp). >>

thru 8/26 (mon-fri 11am-6pm): women at war: fridman gallery and kyiv’s voloshyn gallery presents an exhibition of works by ukrainian women artists offering a feminist take on women’s role in ukrainian history, society, and conflict. several works were created after russia’s invasion. opening reception 7/6 5-8pm. fridman gallery (les), free. >>

thru 8/26 (fridays at 7pm): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. pier 45 (west village). >>

thru 8/26: summer of darkness: films directed by john carpenter: step inside director john carpenter’s house of horrors at alamo drafthouse (lower manhattan + downtown brooklyn), where they’re showing some of his greatest hits on the big screen, including halloween, the thing, escape from new york, and more. $18.50. >>

thru 8/27 (fridays and select saturdays): summer sway at the shed: inspired by the history and presence of black social dance in our city and beyond, the shed (hudson yards) presents summer sway, a series of dj sets, dance performances, workshops, parties, and more at the venue’s outdoor public plaza. a site-specific sculptural installation designed by wip collaborative provides sculptural platforms for sitting and lounging. free admission. >>

thru 8/28: (weekends 1-6pm): brooklyn waterfront artist coalition’s summer exhibitions opening: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over a 25,000 square foot civil war-era warehouse gallery space on the brooklyn waterfront: ‘more art of coney island’ juried exhibition, the members’ exhibition, and solo shows by sarah baley and emily legleitner. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

thru 8/28 (sundays 2-6pm: summer thunder at union pool: after two years off, union pool’s popular summer thunder music series returns with a season of backyard concerts. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

extendded thru 8/20 (tuesdays at 7:30am): free outdoor tai chi classes: learn to ‘part the horse’s mane,’ ‘repulse the monkey,’ and more at bryant park’s free outdoor tai chi classes. >>

thru 8/30 (tuesdays at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm. no class 7/5.): the sweat sessions: the best is sweat to come at the meatpacking bid and wellth collective’s series of outdoor fitness classes, which include yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates, and more. note: b.y.o. mat. hudson river park’s 14th street park, free (rsvp). >>

thru 8/30: ‘orange + blue skies: spike lee’s new york’ series at nitehawk cinema: do the right thing and get yourself to nitehawk cinema’s screening series, featuring 25th hour, crooklyn, inside man, malcolm x, and more. nighthawk cinema (williamsburg + prospect park), $14. >>

thru 8/31: snl ticket lottery opens: throw your hat in the ring for free tickets to a saturday night live taping by entering the show’s lottery, which will be open through the end of august. >>

thru 8/31 (9pm): syndicated’s sidewalk cinema: august calendar: the outdoor screening series at syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues with an eclectic collection of films, including labyrinth, grease 2, tron, wet hot american summer, they live, repo man, clueless, boyz n the hood, and more. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

thru 8/31: rooftop terrace movies series: grab a drink, don a pair of headphones (provided by the venue), and enjoy an outdoor movie on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. this month’s selections include titanic, moana, little shop of horrors, sunset boulevard, the silence of the lambs, the parent trap, dirty dancing, legally blonde, grease, and more. $20 admission includes a $10 food and beverage voucher. >>

thru 8/31: rooftop cinema club: rooftop cinema club returns to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown, where you can kick back in a comfy lounge chair and enjoy a classic new york movie beneath the night sky. this month’s screenings: the big lebowski, the shining, poetic justice, call me by your name, american psycho, roman holiday, lost in translation, casablanca, selena, moonlight, dazed and confused, and more. food, drinks, and movie snacks are available for purchase. $22.50+ admission. >>

thru 8/31 (wednesdays at 12pm): lincoln square bid’s summer jazz sensations: lincoln square bid serves up an outdoor lunchtime concert series at dante park (uws). free. >>

thru 8/31: jazzmobile summerfest: swing into summer with new york city’s longest-running live jazz concert series, bringing jazz icons and up-and-comers to outdoor stages throughout nyc. free. >>

thru 8/31: the soul of jazz: an american adventure: inspired by disney pixar’s animated film soul, the traveling exhibit the soul of jazz chronicles the history of jazz with artifacts like duke ellington’s white grand piano, eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis’ tenor saxophone, a player piano and working 78rpm victrola, and more, along with maquettes of soul characters and other imagery from the film. the national jazz museum in harlem, free. >>

thru august: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival is back with almost 90 free and benefit shows in central park and a dozen neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. kicking off saturday, june 4 with a benefit from aurora and sub urban, the festival’s first free concert will feature herbie hancock on june 11. upcoming programming includes caribou, waxahatchee, mc solaar, belle and sebastian, tank and the bangas, sharon van etten, george clinton and parliament funkadelic, and many more. >>

thru august: rooftop films summer series: nyc’s popular outdoor indie film screening series is back with more than 40 events that include features, shorts, and live performances at 10+ locations. various prices. >>

thru august: high line art: untitled (drone) by sam durant: the high line unveils its latest plinth commission, a fiberglass rendering of a military-style predator drone. sitting atop a 25-foot pole and with a 48-foot wingspan, the sculpture is the same size as the real thing, a pointed reminder of the drone warfare that the u.s. carries out in distant countries. the high line at 30th street and 10th ave, free. >>

thru august: the rooftop at elsewhere is open: the bushwick venue’s rooftop event space opens for a season of live shows and dance parties. various prices. >>

thru the season: outdoor pools open: make a splash at one of the city’s 50+ free outdoor pools, which are open for the summer season. >>

thru the season: outdoor roller skating in nyc: new york is on a roll! strap on your skates (rent or bring your own) and enjoy this retro pastime at outdoor rinks throughout the city:
► denny farrell riverbank state park >>
► flipper’s roller rink at rockefeller center >>
► pier 2 roller rink at brooklyn bridge park >>
► prospect park’s lefrack center at lakeside >>
► roll-a-rama at the twa hotel’s runway rink >>
► roller rink at the standard hotel high line >>
► the discoasis roller disco at central park’s wollman rink >>

thru the season: designated barbecuing spots: looking to bbq? the parks department shows you all the places you can get your grill on. >>

thru the season (weekends 12-6pm): free kayaking at pier 96: free kayaking sessions are now open at hudson river park’s pier 96 boathouse at west 56th street. >>

thru the season: little island performances: little island park’s second summer season includes more than 200 free and ticketed events. all events in the amph are general admission and require a ticket to guarantee your seat. >>

thru the season: climate change-themed mini-golf course: putting green, a mini-golf course that made its debut on the williamsburg waterfront last summer, returns with 18 climate change-themed holes designed by local environmental advocacy organizations, artists, and community and school groups. river street + north 1st street (williamsburg). $5-10 general, $2-5 seniors and children (a portion of proceeds will be donated to local organizations addressing climate change in nyc). >>

thru the season (closed wednesdays thru sundays): vale(mini)golf: go fore it! the william vale hotel in williamsburg has opened a nine-hole mini golf course, featuring a ‘you are not alone’ mural by artist jason naylor. $15 general, $10 children ($1 from each round will be donated to the national alliance on mental illness of new york city). >>

thru the season: the met roof garden bar opens: enjoy cocktails and snacks with a classic new york city view at the metropolitan museum of art’s cantor roof garden bar, which is now open for the season. free admission with regular museum admission. >>

thru the season (saturdays 5pm-midnight): queens night market returns for the season: explore a world of food at the queens night market, where you can sample global cuisine from 50+ food vendors for $6 or less, shop for art and merch from local makers, and enjoy live music and performances. new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru the season (12-5pm thurs-sun and holidays): prospect park carousel reopens for the season: catch a ride on a horse, giraffe, lion, deer, or dragon-pulled chariot at prospect park’s historic carousel. $3/ride, $13/book of 5 tickets. >>

thru the season (weekends 10am-5pm): brooklyn flea in dumbo: now in its 15th year, the outdoor brooklyn flea returns to dumbo with a curated selection of artisans and antique, vintage, and furniture sellers. free admission. >>

thru the season (weekends 10am-6pm): greenpoint terminal market: waterfront views of the manhattan skyline form the backdrop for this rain-or-shine outdoor market, which showcases local creatives, food vendors, and shops. 2 noble street (greenpoint), free admission. >>

thru 9/2: healthy on the hudson: turn the scenic hudson river waterfront into your outdoor gym when you try out free hiit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation classes, held every weekday in various locations throughout hudson river park. >>

thru 9/2 (select fridays): fireworks at the brooklyn cyclones baseball game: start your weekend off with a bang as fireworks fill the skies after tonight’s game at maimonides park. $10-15. >>

thru 9/3 (fridays + saturdays 5:30-8:30pm): sun sets electronic music series on the met roof: soak up the sun, scenery, and sounds at a new electronic music series at the metropolitan museum of art’s cantor roof garden bar, featuring a lineup that includes lauren flax, liondub, kristine barilli, toibio, and more. free with museum admission (with pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students, $25 general/$17 seniors/$12 students otherwise). >>

sponsored: thru 9/4: the fans strike back: the largest star wars fan exhibition: the fans strike back is an exhibition featuring more than 600 official items from the star wars universe collected by fans and displayed for fans! see photos, posters, costumes, figures, models, and more. 526 6th ave (greenwich village / chelsea). >>

thru 9/4 (sundays at 8pm): new york night train’s sunday soul scream!: dj jonathan toubin’s sixth season of rooftop parties at the our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) returns with live bands at 8pm ($10-15) and soul, funk, r+b and boogaloo on vinyl at 10pm (free). >>

thru 9/4: brooklyn cyclones baseball season: for a cheaper alternative to big league ticket prices, get tickets to root, root, root for the home team at maimonides park, the brooklyn cyclones’ home stadium on the coney island beachfront. $10-15. >>

thru 9/4: jamel shabazz: eyes on the street: from dapper b-boys to rikers island correction officers, street photographer jamel shabazz captures new yorkers going about their day-to-day lives in this career-spanning survey exhibition at the bronx museum. free admission. >>

thru 9/5: horror: messaging the monstrous: museum of modern art (midtown west) presents a 10-week screening series exploring the social and political messages woven into classic and contemporary horror films. with a whopping 100+ features and an international selection of shorts, the series is divided into weekly themes, which include slashers, gender and horror, race and horror, women make horror, creatures, and more. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

thru 9/5 (weekends + holidays 1-7pm): coney island history project exhibition center opens for the season: from an original steeplechase horse to a cyclops head from the park’s oldest dark ride, check out the coney island history project’s collection of historic artifacts and ephemera, photographs, maps, films, and more. located on 12th street next to deno’s wonder wheel. free admission. >>

thru 9/5: life of a neuron: walk into a real-life 3d model of a human prefrontal cortex neuron — the ‘thinking cell’ of the brain — and see it grow from birth through death at artechouse’s latest immersive exhibit. artechouse (chelsea market), $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/5: in america: an anthology of fashion: the second installment of the costume institute’s two-part exhibition at the met patches together a history of american fashion from the 1800s to the present. the garments on display are full of historical resonance–you’ll find a coat worn by george washington and the jacket lincoln was assassinated in–and are divvied up into 13 period-themed rooms of the museum’s american wing that have been staged by film directors including sofia coppola, regina king, martin scorsese, chloé zhao, and others. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>

thru 9/5: whitney biennial: quiet as it’s kept: the 80th whitney biennial exhibition features an intergenerational and interdisciplinary roster of 63 artists and collectives whose works rerflect ‘the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of the american experience today.’ emphasizing the ever-changing nature of the present-day american experience, the artworks change, walls move, and performances animate the galleries. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm with advance tickets. >>

thru 9/5: multitudes at american folk art museum: from early american portraits to hand-tinted photographs to complex quilts, the american folk art museum’s 60th anniversary exhibition showcases some 400 folk and self-taught artworks spanning four centuries. american folk art museum (uws), free admission. >>

thru 9/5: in america: a lexicon of fashion: the costume institute’s two-part exhibition patches together a history of modern american fashion from the 1940s to the present, with 100 men’s and women’s ensembles organized by defining emotional qualities, from nostalgia to consciousness. the range of designers on display includes household names–isaac mizrahi, calvin klein, donna karan, and others–along with up-and-comers like vaquera and olivia cheng. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>

thru 9/5 (sat 1-7pm, sun 1-6pm): the coney island circus sideshow: things get freaky at the famed sideshow, which returns for performances thru the summer. coney island usa, $12. >>

thru 9/7 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: start or end your day with healthy exercises paired with hudson river views. tai chi (wednesdays at 6:30am, thru 9/7) and yoga (wednesdays at 6:45pm, thru 8/31). fort tryon park (washington heights), free.

thru 9/11: beaches reopen for the summer: sunbathe and swim your way across nyc’s 14 miles of free admission beaches, which are open thru mid-september. >>

thru 9/11 (11am-6:50pm. closed tuesdays.): jane’s carousel summer hours: overlooking the east river with views of the brooklyn and manhattan bridges, historic jane’s carousel is now open six days a week thru the season. $2/ride. >>

thru 9/11: raphael montañez ortiz: a contextual retrospective: el museo del barrio (east harlem) presents a career retrospective exhibition honoring artist, educator, and el museo founder raphael montañez ortiz. pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested: $9 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thru 9/12: william klein: yes; photographs, paintings, films, 1948–2013: international center of photography (les) hosts a new retrospective of artist william klein’s prolific six-decade career. featuring nearly 300 works, the exhibition showcases klein’s contributions to street and fashion photography, graphic design, painting, writing, documentary and narrative film, and more. in tandem with the exhibition, anthology film archives will show a selection of klein’s films, including who are you, polly maggoo?, mr. freedom, and the model couple from june 3-6. $16 general, $12 students/seniors, suggested donation thursdays 6-9pm. >>

thru 9/17: bryant park picnic performances: catch live shows on the lawn: the annual midtown summer series returns with 26 free, outdoor music, dance, and theater events. >>

thru 9/18 (every other sunday at 4pm): poetry reading at elizabeth street garden: poets muse on a specific theme of the week at this annual outdoor series, where all are welcome to submit work for a chance to read. this afternoon’s theme: ‘infinity.’ co-presented by mcnally jackson bookstore. elizabeth street garden (nolita), free admission. >>

thru 9/25 (wednesdays + thursdays 5-7pm thru august, saturdays 10am-3pm thru sept): kayaking at brooklyn bridge park: take in the skyline and bridge views during brooklyn bridge boathouse’s summer kayaking runs at pier 2. all experience levels are welcome. advance registration is required. >>

thru 9/25 (fridays + saturdays 6-9pm, sundays 3-9pm): ‘piazza di belmont’ returns: buon appetito! enjoy piazza-style open air dining in the bronx’s little italy, where popular thoroughfare arthur avenue will be closed to traffic every weekend evening thru september. while you’re there, you just might catch an alfresco performance by ‘the belmont 4,’ a roving acapella group that’ll serenade visitors to the neighborhood with doo-wop, popular italian numbers, and hits from the ‘50s to today. >>

thru 9/27: yoga and zumba on the waterfront: go with the flow and move with the groove at outdoor yoga (mondays) and zumba (tuesdays) classes at hunters point south park (lic). free. >>

thru 9/27 (tuesdays 5-8pm): salsa social: shake it at a weekly salsa dance meetup at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza, hosted by salsa dura nyc. all levels welcome. free. >>

thru 9/28 (wednesdays at 6:30pm): sunset yoga: give the sun a final salute as you fold and stretch your way through a hatha yoga class on the scenic hudson river. the plaza at 66th street in riverside park south, free. >>

thru 9/30 (various dates and times): waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: break a sweat at free outdoor yoga, pilates, zumba, and bootcamp classes, open to all experience levels at brooklyn bridge park. advance registration is required, and opens weekly on tuesdays at 10am for the following week of classes. >>

thru september: timed entry reservations now required for peak times @ little island and the high line: to help control crowd size and ensure visitor safety and enjoyment, both little island and the high line are requiring free timed-entry passes on weekends and select holidays during peak seaon.

thru september (saturdays 11am-3:30pm): kayak­ing on gov­er­nors island: all are welcome to paddle in the small cove at governors island’s pier 101. first-timer? the boathouse staff will give you all the instructions you need to float your boat. free. >>

thru 10/2: queensboro dance festival: 26 queens-based dance companies will present free public performances and classes in parks, plazas, and streets throughout the borough during this four-month festival highlighting the diverse dance styles of queens, including afro-latin, ballet, bellydance, greek, hawaiian, kathak, street jazz, tap, west african, and more. >>

thru 10/2: one hundred years of james joyce’s ulysses: joyce fans, re-joyce! you can pore over the author’s original manuscripts, plans, and proofs at the latest exhibition at the morgan library + museum (murray hill). the exhibition delves into joyce’s imagination as he wrote ulysses, and traces his artistic odyssey, highlighting the major players who shaped his life and career. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 5-7pm with rsvp. >>

thru 10/11: (tuesdays thru 8/30 at 7pm, 9/6-10/11 at 6pm): sunset meditation at socrates sculpture park: unwind and reflect during an outdoor session of mindful breathing and walking, gentle stretching, and loving-kindness meditation at socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

thru 10/16 (saturdays 9:30am + 11am, sundays 10am): vinyasa yoga at socrates sculpture park (lic): go with the flow at a series of free one hour outdoor yoga class, open to all experience levels. note: b.y.o. mat, towel, and water. >>

thru 10/16: five new exhibitions at the new museum: the new museum’s latest exhibitions include art and race matters: the career of robert colescott, a survey exhibition of paintings from the artist’s 60-year-long career, five times brazil, a retrospective of films and video installations by bárbara wagner and benjamin de burca, off-grid, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist kapwani kiwanga, revolted, a commissioned presentation by sculptor and performance artist doreen lynette garner, and screen series: naomi rincón gallardo, a collection of new video works by experimental and transdisciplinary artist naomi rincón gallardo. $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 10/23 (various dates and locations ): japan fes: the japanese street fest returns for the season with vendors serving up bao, ramen, takoyaki, yakitori, boba tea, sweets, and more. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/23 (weekends 11am-6pm): smorgasburg jersey city and prospect park open for the season: from banh mi to birria tacos and beyond, nosh some of the area’s best eats at this annual outdoor food fest. jersey city (harborside place @ hudson street) is open on saturdays, while prospect park’s breeze hill location is open on sundays. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/23 (select saturdays + sundays): new york marble cemetery opens for the season: visit one of new york city’s oldest cemeteries, a tucked-away garden with underground marble vaults that date back to the 1830s. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 2nd + e. 3rd streets. free admission. >>

thru 10/23: for the birds: here’s something to tweet about: brooklyn botanic garden presents ‘for the birds,’ a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series inspired by bbg’s resident birds, as well as ‘for the birds: the birdsong project,’ a multi-album collection of bird-inspired songs by over 200 artists, compiled by acclaimed movie music supervisor randall poster. centered around 33 artist-made birdhouses situated throughout the garden, visitors can follow an ‘interpretive trail’ with educational materials about birds, plants, and their ecosystems. related programming includes birdwatching tours, live performances, workshops, kid-friendly activities, and more. included with regular admission ($18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets available). >>

thru 10/29: the artist’s experience: from brotherman to batman: the society of illustrators hosts a new installation celebrating 17 top african-american artists in the comic book industry, co-curated by culture journalist and writer karama horne (protectors of wakanda: a history and training manual of the dora milaje) and eisner award-nominated artist and writer shawn martinbrough (how to draw noir comics). society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru october (saturdays 11am-6pm): smorgasburg williamsburg is open for the season: the summertime foodie paradise returns to the williamsburg waterfront with 50+ vendors to satisfy your appetite. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru october: deno’s wonder wheel park in coney island 102nd season: coney island’s famous seaside amusement park is open for the season. spring/fall hours: open weekends and school holidays from 11am-6pm. summer hours (memorial day thru labor day): open seven days a week from 11am-11pm. prices for rides vary. >>

thru october (weekends + holiday mondays 10am-4:30pm ): free kayaking at pier 26: downtown boathouse kicks off its season of free kayaking at hudson river park’s pier 26 (tribeca). >>

thru 11/6: the holocaust: what hate can do: the museum of jewish heritage (battery park) presents a 12,000 square foot exhibition dedicated to the experiences of holocaust survivors and their families, many of whom settled in and around new york. featuring more than 750 testimonies, personal objects, photos, and film, the exhibition chronicles the history of the holocaust as told by those who lived through it. $18 general, $12 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 11/6: dior + balenciaga: the kings of couture and their legacies: compare and contrast the work of two of the mid-20th century’s most influential fashion designers at this new exhibition. featuring 65 garments and ensembles from the museum at fit’s permanent collection, this is the first to feature christian dior and cristóbal balenciaga side by side. the museum at the fashion institute of technology (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 11/10 (second thursdays 4-10pm): uptown night market: revel in the flavor and flair of upper manhattan at this open-air food and arts fest, where you’ll find 50+ vendors (majority poc, women, and lgbtq+) selling food, apparel, art, jewelry, and more, along with live music performances by local artists. 12th avenue and west 135th street (west harlem), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 11/13: 16-foot-tall steel flyboy statue unveiled at the battery: the great debate, a giant steel and fiberglass sculpture of a ‘flyboy,’ is part of artist hebru brantley’s series inspired by the tuskegee airmen, the first african-american military aviator pilots who fought in wwii. the cross-armed figure stands tall and proud at state street and battery place. >>

thru november (tuesdays + thursdays at 10am + 1pm): jacob javits center tours: take a look at the sprawling convention center’s operations and sustainability initiatives, which include a seven-acre green roof, a one-acre rooftop farm, honeybee hives, and more. jacob javits center (hudson yards), $5. >>

thru 12/10 (second saturday of the month at 11:30am): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>

thru december: hippo ballerina public art installation: cavalier gallery unveils artist bjørn okholm skaarup’s iconic hippo ballerina in its latest home, pershing square plaza west (just outside of grand central terminal). the 15-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a tutu-clad hippopotamus, inspired by degas’ little dancer aged fourteen and the dancing hippos in disney’s fantasia, is accompanied by two other sculptures, hippo ballerina, pirouette and rhino harlequin, pirouette, and smaller editions of skaarup’s works can be found at cavalier galleries (midtown west). >>

thru 1/1/2023: living with the walking dead exhibition and romero + co. screening series: just ahead of the show’s final season, museum of the moving image (astoria) takes you behind the scenes of long-running amc series the walking dead with a new exhibition exploring the show’s predecessors, development, and impact, and features original costumes, props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, prosthetic makeup, and more. to accompany the exhibition, the museum is also hosting a screening series of george romero’s iconic zombie films and the movies they inspired (thru 7/30). $14–$20 ticket includes timed-entry admission to the special exhibition, plus access to all museum galleries. >>

thru 1/2/2023: barbara kruger: thinking of you. i mean me. i mean you.: conceptual artist barbara kruger, known for her blunt mixed-media critiques of popular culture and society’s views on beauty, identity, desire, and power takes over moma’s marron family atrium with a large-scale commission that explores how ‘relationships between spatial and political power invariably relate to considerations of inclusion and exclusion, dominance and agency.’ museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free first fridays of the month from 4-8pm. >>

thru 1/29/2023: virgil abloh: ‘figures of speech’: the first museum exhibition devoted to late artist and designer virgil abloh spans two decades of work, including collaborations with artist takashi murakami, musician kanye west, and architect rem koolhaas, plus material from his fashion label off-white, and items from louis vuitton, where he was the luxury brand’s first african-american artistic director. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25 general, $16 seniors/students (admission includes entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 1/31/2023: queens museum spring exhibitions: stephanie dinkins’ on love and data (thru 8/14/2022), suzanne lacy’s the medium is not the only message (thru 8/14/2022), and christine sun kim’s time owes me rest again (thru 1/31/2023) open at queens museum (corona park), with brief exhibition walkthroughs led by the artists between 2:30pm and 5pm. free admission. >>

thru 2/20/2023: kimono style exhibition: featuring more than 60 kimonos from the john c. weber collection of japanese art, kimono style chronicles the evolution of the traditional japanese garment from the late edo period (1615–1868) through the early 20th century, exploring the mutual artistic exchanges between the kimono and western fashion. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

thru 2/25/2023: focus center stage: 50 years of the theatre on film and tape archive: the new york public library for the performing arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the theatre on film and tape archive, the world’s largest collection of recorded plays, musicals, experimental productions, interviews, and other theatre-related programs, with a retrospective exhibition highlighting works by lorraine hansberry, lin-manuel miranda, lynn nottage, cole porter, stephen sondheim, jeanine tesori, tennessee williams, and many more. the new york public library for the performing arts (lincoln center), free. >>

thru february 2023: colorful animal sculptures on park ave: turn a stroll through murray hill into a supersized safari when you visit artist idriss b’s giant polygonal animal sculptures, including mojo the gorilla, manny the mammoth, baloo the bear, and more. park ave bet. 34th + 38th sts. >>

thru 3/4/2023: lou reed: caught between the twisted stars: the new york public library for the performing arts at lincoln center mounts the first large-scale exhibition from rock icon lou reed’s archive. named after a lyric to romeo had juliette, the exhibition will present previously unseen and unheard work, a sound installation, and artifacts including handwritten lyrics, bootleg velvet underground cassettes, guitars, and much more. free admission. >>

thru 5/21/2023: monet to morisot: the real and imagined in european art: featuring nearly 90 works by monet, picasso, matisse, kandinsky, degas, cézanne, pissarro, morisot, and their contemporaries, the latest exhibition at the brooklyn museum (prospect heights) explores how 19th and early 20th century european artists engaged with the objective and subjective when it came to issues of gender, class, labor, colonialism, and nature. the exhibit marks the reinstallation of the museum’s european art collection, and will be the first time these particular works have been shown together since 2016. suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>


where to dine outdoors in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens : while outdoor dining season starts to pick up with the warmer weather, eater has a round-up of 14 manhattan, 16 brooklyn, and 14 queens restaurants where you can grab a bite.

15 nyc breweries with outdoor seating: read ale about it: as the weather starts to warm up, enjoy a cold one in the open air at these breweries in manhattan, brooklyn, the bronx, and queens. >>

24 nyc rooftop bars with spectacular views: the cocktails come with sweeping vistas at these photo-worthy alfresco bars, rounded up by thrillist. >>

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