ongoing events


score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 20 shows, including book of mormon, dear evan hansen, harry potter and the cursed child, sea wall / a life, and more during the annual fall broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 9/3-16 are now on sale. >>

try your luck getting free tickets to a saturday night live taping via the show’s lottery, open through 8/31. >>

free outdoor yoga, tai chi, kyaking, and more, all summer long. >>

14 miles of nyc beaches are now open for the season! gothamist shares their top picks here, as well as a guide to rockaway food.

riis park beach bazaar is open for music, events, and food. >>

stay cool at one of the city’s 54 free outdoor pools, open thru 9/8. >>

designated bbq areas in parks. >>

governors island, which is open daily, starts late-night fridays + saturdays (until 10pm thru 8/31). >>

where to eat and drink on the water in nyc, as recommended by thrillist. >>

boat bars are back in service for the season. >>

24 ideal outdoor drinking spots in nyc, as recommended by eater. >>

an astoria outdoor dining guide. >>

10 of nyc’s oldest libraries and their secret histories. >>

10 quiet places to escape the noise in nyc. >>


thru 8/20: punks, poets, and valley girls: women filmmakers in 1980s america: bam presents a 2-week, 27-feature, 10-short series that surveys works by female filmmakers ranging from the underground to hollywood hits: big, born in flames, desperately seeking susan, the decline of western civilization, twice as nice, valley girl, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

thru 8/21: arthur king collective presents a multimedia installation featuring new works by musicians randy randall (no age) and jason lytle (grandaddy). 98 orchard gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

thru 8/21: a week of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries await at film at lincoln center’s annual scary movies fest. film at lincoln center (midtown west), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening/closing nights and a midsommar special event are more). >>

thru 8/24:  self-produced short plays compete for cash prizes at the annual lic one-act play festival. the secret theatre (lic), $9 plus ticket fees here (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

thru 8/25 (wednesdays thru sundays): street art exhibit ‘beyond the streets,’ takes over 100,000 square feet of williamsburg’s twenty five kent with work from 150 artists including cornbread, keith haring, lady pink, lee quiñones, shepard fairey, swoon, takashi murakami, and many more. $25. >>

thru 8/25 (thursdays thru sundays at 6:30pm): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s the merry wives of windsor at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

thru 8/25: the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents new works by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives. the shed (hudson yards), free (rsvp required, standby line forms one hour before showtime). >>

thru 8/25: hip to hip theatre company’s 13th annual shakespeare in the parks season brings a midsummer night’s dream and richard iii to 14 parks in the five boroughs, jersey city, and southampton. free. >>

thru 8/25: 15 east williamsburg restaurants offer $12-$35 three-course dinners for the annual grand street summer restaurant week. >>

thru 8/27 (tuesdays 6:30-9pm): sunset salsa: learn the steps then show of your moves at pier 45 (greenwich village). beginner lesson at 6:30pm, open dance 7:30-9pm. free. >>

thru 8/28: the tank’s lady fest celebrates the voices of women and gender non-conforming artists with a month of solo shows, storytelling, comedy, and more. the tank (midtown west), various prices. >>

thru 8/28: hear something new at time:spans, a contemporary music festival dedicated to works composed since 2000. various locations, free-$20. >>

thru 8/29 (thursdays): unleash your knowledge at dog trivia, hosted by puppy bowl referee dan schachner at boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). tonight’s topic: romantic comedies. donations welcome. >>

thru 8/29: the 23 artists selected for the aperture 2019 summer open, delirious cities, explore how photographs can define the diversity of urban experience today. aperture gallery (chelsea), free. >>

thru 8/30: gagosian gallery presents an exhibition celebrating the publication of fletcher: a lifetime in surf, including artworks by herbie fletcher and surfing-related photographs, posters, magazines, boards, and other memorabilia from the 1950s to today. gagosian gallery (ues), free. >>

thru 8/30 (fridays at 9:30pm): fireworks light up the coney island sky, every friday through the summer. >>

thru 8/31: morrison hotel gallery (soho) hosts woodstock, a photography exhibition celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary, headlined by the fest’s official photographer, henry diltz. free admission. >>

thru 8/31: right in the middle of outdoor performance season, the brick’s shakespeare in the theater festival brings five shakespeare plays and adaptations indoors. the brick theater (williamsburg), $20. >>

thru august (thursday-sunday 12-5pm): go ’round and ’round on the prospect park carousel for just $2.50. >>

thru 9/1 (sundays 2pm): the annual harlem meer performance festival brings live music and dance from a variety of cultures to central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem). free. >>

thru 9/1 (sundays 8pm, 10pm: new york night train’s sunday soul scream parties return to our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg), with live bands at 8pm ($5) and dj jonathan toubin spinning 60s soul on vinyl at 10pm (free). >>

thru 9/2: brooklyn cyclones baseball season returns coney island thru the summer. special promo events include post-game fireworks, swag giveaways, and theme nights celebrating seinfeld, parks and recreation, marvel super heroes, star wars, rocky, and more. $10-17. >>

thru 9/5: cinéphiles extraordinaires martin scorsese and jay cocks have curated a series of double features of their wildest dreams at film forum (south village). $15. >>

thru 9/6 (closed mondays + tuesdays): making maisel marvelous: immerse yourself in the technicolor world of the marvelous mrs. maisel with interactive sets, costumes, and screenings of the hit show at the paley center for media (midtown west). free. >>

thru 9/8 (closed wednesdays): the jewish museum presents leonard cohen: a crack in everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the legacy of the influential singer/songwriter. $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, pa-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays. >>

thru 9/8: the costume institute at the metropolitan museum of art’s new fashion exhibition, camp: notes on fashion’ examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion with more than 250 objects from the 17th century to today, including bjork’s swan dress. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission (suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students). >>

thru 9/8: the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big!’ 70mm screening series returns with 2001: a space odyssey, roma, dunkirk, it’s a mad mad mad mad world, and more. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

thru 9/10 (tuesdays): dance the night away with strictly tango nyc dance school’s free tango classes and open milonga in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

thru 9/11 (thursdays): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

thru 9/15 (11am-7pm, closed tuesdays): go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2/ride, $20/12. >>

thru 9/15: walt whitman: bard of democracy: a new exhibition at the morgan library + museum explores whitman’s work from his early years as a journalist to his final years, including several notebooks as well as documents from oscar wilde, hart crane, federico garcía lorca and allen ginsberg. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

thru 9/22: ‘stonewall 50’ at new-york historical society: new-york historical society (uws) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement with two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs. $21 general, $16 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 9/22: the whitney biennial features 75 contemporary artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, sound, film and video. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-9:30pm. >>

thru 9/27 (select fridays at 6pm): in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, the whitney museum hosts queer history walking tours that explore the queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the museum. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), free (rsvp). >>

thru 9/29: public art fund unveils a recreated installation of siah armajani’s bridge over tree (1970), which consists of a 91-foot-long walkway with a shingled roof covering a small evergreen tree. brooklyn bridge park, empire fulton ferry lawn. free. >>

thru 9/29: freaks at the beach: the coney island circus sideshow is open for the season. coney island usa, $10. >>

thru 10/1: play it loud: instruments of rock + roll: the met fifth avenue and the rock + roll hall of fame present an exhibition of 130 rarely seen guitars, drum kits, keys, and horns alongside posters and costumes from more than 80 musicians including chuck berry, kim gordon, jimi hendrix, lady gaga, joni mitchell, jimmy page, prince, patti smith, bruce springsteen, eddie van halen, st. vincent, and others. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free with regular museum admission (suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students). >>

thru 10/3: the new york theater festival summerfest competition brings more than 100 plays and musicals, including full-lengths, one-acts, and shorts to hudson guild theater (chelsea). $23. >>

thru 10/6: poster house, the first museum in the u.s. dedicated exclusively to posters, opens in chelsea with inaugural exhibitions alphonse mucha: art nouveau/nouvelle femme and designing through the wall: cyan in the 1990s. $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/12: the society of illustrators pays tribute to the artists behind the dark knight with four exhibitions: illustrating batman: eighty years of comics and pop culture, batman collected: chip kidd’s batman obsession, batman black and white: sketch covers selected by chip kidd, and bat-manga!: the secret history of batman in japan. opening reception 6/21 ($10). $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 10/20 (select saturdays + sundays 12-4pm): the east village’s new york marble cemetery, with ‘residents’ dating back to the 1800s, opens up to visitors thru october. free. >>

thru 10/20 (sundays: sunday outdoor dance parties return! tiki disco at bushwick’s the well (every other sunday 5/12-9/15 2-10pm, $10+) and mister sunday at ridgewood’s nowadays (sundays 5/12-10/20 3-9pm, $10-20).

thru 10/25 (select fridays 5-9pm): the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. the intrepid sea, air + space museum (hell’s kitchen), reg. $33 general, $31 seniors. >>

thru 10/26: brooklyn grange opens their rooftop farms to the public to explore, enjoy the fresh air, and buy fresh produce. optional guided tours ($18) are available.>>

thru 10/26 (saturdays 4-10pm): the bronx night market returns with 40+ local food, drink, and craft vendors and food prices that range $3-7. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

thru 10/31 (mon-fri 10am-6pm, sat-sun 10am-7pm, late-night hours fri-sat starting memorial day weekend): governors island is open for the season! the 172-acre island getaway offers views, activities, special events, art, and more. round-trip ferry rides cost $3 general/$1 seniors, free weekends until 11:30am. >>

thru october sat + sun various times: the outdoor smorgasburg food market and brooklyn flea are open for the season! smorgasburg: east river state park in williamsburg (saturdays 11am-6pm) and breeze hill in prospect park (sundays 11am-6pm), plus oculus plaza (fridays 11:30am-7pm); brooklyn flea: the williamsburg hotel (saturdays 11am-6pm) and manhattan bridge archway in dumbo (sundays 10am-5pm). free admission, pay-as-you-go.

thru october (saturdays 11am-6pm): the outdoor hester street fair opens for the season, bringing food, fashion, and craft vendors to seward park (les). free admission. >>

thru 11/6: basquiat’s ‘defacement’: the untold story: the guggenheim hosts an exhibition of work by jean-michel basquiat and his contemporaries that takes as its starting point the painting the death of michael stewart, which basquiat created to commemorate the death of artist michael stewart following being arrested for graffiti in 1983. solomon r. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 11/16 (closed sundays + mondays): minimalism/maximalism, the first museum exhibition devoted to the historical relationship between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics in fashion, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). spanning the 18th century to the present, the exhibition features more than 90 garments, accessories, and textiles. free admission. >>

thru 12/8: the brooklyn museum opens three new exhibitions: nobody promised you tomorrow: art 50 years after stonewall, garry winogrand: color, and liz johnson artur: dusha. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors, free first saturdays. >>

thru 1/3/2020: auschwitz: not long ago. not far away., the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of auschwitz and its role in the holocaust ever presented in north america, comes to the museum of jewish heritage with over 700 artifacts and 400 photographs from 20 institutions and museums around the world. museum of jewish heritage – a living memorial to the holocaust (battery park), $16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

thru 1/5/2020: the second part of implicit tensions: mapplethorpe now, the guggenheim’s yearlong exhibition celebrating the legacy of artist robert mapplethorpe’s work, is now open in the museum’s mapplethorpe gallery. solomon r. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 1/5/2020: pierre cardin: future fashion, the first new york retrospective to focus on the designer in 40 years, presents over 170 objects including haute couture and ready-to-wear garments, accessories, sketches, photographs, films, and more from the 1950s to the present. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors (includes general museum admission). >>

thru 1/20/2020:  the cooper-hewitt design triennial exhibition, ‘nature,’ co-organized with cube design museum, presents projects ranging from experimental prototypes to consumer products, immersive installations, and architectural constructions from more than 60 international design teams. cooper hewitt (ues), $16-18 general, $10-12 seniors, $7-9 students, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-9pm. >>

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