ongoing events

thru 5/15: taming the tongue in the heyday of english grammar (1711-1851): word nerds and grammar geeks can peruse an array of 18th- and 19th-century grammar books from the collection of grammarian, lexicographer, and law professor bryan a. garner (garner’s modern english usage), now on display at the grolier club (ues). also on view: magazines and the american experience: highlights from the collection of steven lomazow, m.d.. free. >>

thru 5/16: macy’s flower show: take in the colors of the wild displays that make up the annual macy’s flower show. this year’s theme: ‘give. love. bloom.’ macy’s (herald square), free admission. >>

thru 5/16: the royale: lincoln center theater presents an archival screening of marco ramirez’s 2016 obie and drama desk award-winning play the royale, about the life of boxer jack ‘the sport’ jackson, the first black world heavyweight champion. directed by rachel chavkin (natasha, pierre, and the great comet of 1812). online, free. >>

thru 5/19 (wednesdays at 5:30pm): zumba at metrotech: boost your heart rate and your mood as you dance your way through a one-hour high impact zumba class. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

thru 5/20: reverb theatre arts festival: roundabout theatre company and arts for all abilities consortium’s new theater festival showcases original ‘connection’-themed monologues, spoken word performances, dance, and music created by 24 artists with disabilities in collaboration with stage and screen stars ali stroker, lauren ridloff, ryan haddad, jamie brewer, and more. online, free. >>

thru 5/24: the refocus project: rachel: roundabout theatre company presents a series of virtual play readings highlighting the voices of 20th century black playwrights. online, free. >>

thru 5/25: brainwave: awareness: neuroscience, psychology, and traditional buddhist teachings collide during the rubin museum of art’s annual program series, helping viewers decode the mind’s inner workings and cultivate self-awareness with lectures, conversations, screenings, immersive experiences, workshops, and more. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

thru 5/27 (thursdays at 6:30pm): boxing boot camp at randall’s island: roll with the punches at an outdoor class taught by pro boxer and personal trainer ruben schobitz. bonus: show up a little early for a scenic pre-class ‘bike to boxing’ warm-up ride. all levels welcome. randall’s island, free. >>

thru 5/27: goodnight house: as margaret wise brown’s beloved children’s book goodnight moon nears its 75th anniversary, a group of 14 contemporary artists has come together to bring the story to life in an exhibition at fort makers studio (les). free (rsvp). >>

thru 5/31: empire begins screening from bicycle film festival: what’s it be like to ride a fixed-gear bike through the chaotic streets of new york city? find out when you watch a virtual retrospective screening of empire begins (2010), followed by a q+a with filmmakers christian thormann and luke stiles and some of the riders featured in the film. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

thru 5/31: the friends experience: perk up while you strike a pose on the iconic orange couch, stroll through a replica of monica and rachel’s apartment, poke ‘ugly naked guy,’ explore props, costumes, and more at an immersive two-floor tribute to the friends tv show. a separate central perk cafe will be open to the public mornings, selling coffee, pastries, and desserts. 130 e 23rd st (@ lexington ave), $45+. (note: we’re on the lookout for discount tickets to this, but we expect it to be very popular.) >>

thru 6/6 (thurs-sun 2-6pm): illuminated landscape art exhibition featuring aapi artists: in response to the surge of anti-asian rhetoric and violence in the wake of the pandemic, art of our century presents a new exhibition showcasing five artists of asian-american/pacific islander descent. art of our century | arts building (greenwich village), free (donations will go towards the stop aapi hate initiative). >>

thru 6/6 (closed mondays except memorial day): sound installation at brooklyn botanic garden: contemplate the earth’s changing climate at the site of an 18,000-year-old hilly ridge that formed during the last ice age as you listen to ben rubin and brian house’s site-specific sound installation, terminal moraine, a meditation on tree growth, glacial ice recession, and the threshold between the earth’s distant past and not-so-distant future. included with garden admission ($18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets available). >>

thru 6/6: grief and grievance: art and mourning in america: originally conceived by late curator and champion of black artists okwui enwezor, this new group exhibition at new museum offers works by 37 artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to racist violence experienced by black communities across america. included: jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, hank willis thomas, kara walker, carrie mae weems, and more. new museum (les), $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 6/20: city harvest’s annual feed our kids food drive: starting this mother’s day, donate kid-friendly, non-perishable food to help feed nyc children and families over the summer, when access to free school meals will be limited. various locations and online. >>

thru 6/20 (weekends 1-6pm): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s spring exhibitions: bwac’s annual art show takes over two floors of a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. bwac gallery (red hook), admission not listed as of press time, but it’s usually free with a suggested donation of $5-10. >>

thru 6/20 (11am-8pm): urbanspace spring up market at bryant park: 50 local food and retail vendors pop-up in bryant park for the spring season. >>

thru 6/24: ailey all access: alvin ailey american dance theater presents a spring series of free online programs, premiering on select nights at 7pm through june and available for a two-week period. in addition to performances, ailey virtual workshops and classes will invite people of all ages to join in the dance. free. >>

thru 6/26 (closed sundays): center for book arts spring exhibitions: three new exhibitions kick off the center’s spring season: oscar salguero’s interspecies futures draws on bio-art and speculative design to imagine a less human-centered world; betsy stirratt’s veiled taxonomies also examines humanity’s complex relationship with nature, but with a focus on how plants, animals, and humans are represented in museums and collections; maureen catbagan’s photography installation, lights, tunnels, passages + shadows, looks beyond galleries and exhibition halls to find the artistry in everyday spaces inside museums. center for book arts (flatiron), free. >>

thru 6/27 (sundays 1pm-6pm): the new colossus festival presents free outdoor shows at 18th ward: jam out to independent music from around the world during this live, outdoor concert series hosted by 18th ward brewery (east williamsburg). this week’s show features shadow monster and pynkie. free admission. >>

thru 6/27 (fri-sun 11am-3pm): asia society triennial part 2: we do not dream alone: the second installment of asia society’s inaugural triennial features more than 30 contemporary asian and asian diasporic artworks across the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance, along with online artist talks and forums. asia society museum (ues), free (timed ticket reservation required). >>

thru 6/30: sixth annual new york opera fest: this year’s virtual opera extravaganza spotlights the scope and variety of new york city’s opera scene, featuring 20+ nyc-based companies whose performances run the gamut from traditional concerts to interactive virtual reality experiences and more. presented by the new york opera alliance with support from opera america. online, free+. >>

thru 7/8: art on the ave: awakening: the manhattan-based arts initiative art on the ave will ‘awaken’ the west village with a new public art exhibition, filling vacant storefronts with works by local artists. free. >>

thru 7/11: modern look: photography and the american magazine: the jewish museum’s latest exhibition traces the evolution of the modern magazine from the 1930s-60s, focusing on the influence of avant-garde photographers and designers fleeing fascism in europe, and the work of the younger artists they inspired. with over 150 works including photographs, layouts, and cover designs, the exhibition highlights the work of richard avedon, lillian bassman, robert frank, margaret bourke-white, gordon parks, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays). >>

thru 7/18: lorraine o’grady: both/and: trailblazing performance, conceptual, and feminist artist lorraine o’grady gets her first-ever retrospective, featuring a dozen major works and a new installation. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 7/31: harlem fine arts show: meander through a 3d world of wall displays and sculptures at the annual harlem fine arts show, the largest traveling african diasporic art show in the us, featuring 60 artists and galleries from around the world. online, free. >>

thru july: giant bronze gorilla sculpture comes to hudson yards: monkey around with ‘king nyani,’ a massive new sculpture created by public artists gillie and marc schattner to raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species. bella abzug park (hudson yards), free. >>

thru july (monthly): virtual vogue knitting live: get in the loop during a stitch-perfect weekend of classes, panel discussions, vendors, and more fiber-filled fun. online, various prices. >>

thru 8/1 (fridays thru sundays 11am-5pm): nada house on governors island: the new art dealers alliance (nada) presents its third annual art exhibition on governors island, showcasing works by over 100 artists displayed in five turn-of-the-century colonial revival houses on colonels row. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

thru 8/7: alexander calder: modern from the start: from early wire and wood figures to mobiles in motion, this new exhibition at the museum of modern art examines the work of american modern artist alexander calder through the lens of his longtime collaboration with the new york institution. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

thru 8/15: two new exhibitions open at poster house: julius klinger: posters for a modern age chronicles the life and work of austrian graphic artist julius klinger, whose innovative poster designs transformed commercial visual culture; freak power is a visual history of writer hunter s. thompson’s plan to become sheriff of aspen, colorado, a campaign that evolved into a fraught battle between hippies and conservatives. poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thru 8/31 (tuesdays and thursdays at 7:30am): bryant park tai chi: join morning meditation in motion classes taught outdoors at bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west). free. >>

thru the season (weekends 10am-5pm): greenpoint terminal market opens: take in waterfront views of the manhattan skyline as you shop from 100+ vendors selling everything from art and antiques to international food at the revamped greenpoint terminal market. 2 noble street (greenpoint), free admission. >>

thru the season (saturdays 11am-6pm, expanding to include sundays later in the season): the hester flea opens in the les: under new management by the folks at the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg, the reopened market location will operate at reduced capacity and feature 3-4 food vendors and 15 shopping vendors selling a curated mix of clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and more. free admission. >>

thru the season (fri-sun): ‘piazza di belmont’: several restaurants in the bronx’s little italy set up for al fresco dining along arthur avenue, which will be closed to traffic as part of the city’s ‘open restaurants’ program. >>

thru the season: nathan’s famous hot dogs 5-cent special: hot dog! on thursdays, you can get a frank for only a nickel when you purchase any regularly-priced food item at nathan’s coney island flagship location. >>

thru the season: brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink: pull on some skates and let the good times roll at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink. $6-10 admission, $7 skate rental or byo. >>

thru the season: roller skating at lakeside prospect park: roll back in time at prospect park’s outdoor roller skating rink, now open for the season daily. lola star’s dreamland party also returns every friday night at 7pm. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, various prices. >>

thru labor day (fridays-sundays thru may, daily memorial day thru labor day): deno’s wonder wheel park in coney island reopens: for the first time since its closure in october 2019, thrill-seekers can visit coney island’s famous seaside amusement park, which will operate at 33% capacity and follow covid-19 safety guidelines. visitors can reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance or obtain limited standby tickets in person. ride prices vary. >>

thru labor day: ny pops up: starting today, you might spot some of nyc’s biggest stars taking the ‘stage’ in transit stations, museums, parks, subway platforms, fire escapes, street corners, and other surprise outdoor locales during ny pops up, a festival of 300+ live pop-up performances throughout all five boroughs. artists and performers slated to appear include matthew broderick, renée fleming, savion glover, hugh jackman, sarah jessica parker, mandy patinkin, phoebe robinson, chris rock, amy schumer, patti smith, and many more. >>

thru 9/5 (sun + weds 5:30pm): fix your own bike workshop: get back in gear with the help of experienced mechanics and provided tools. time’s up! brooklyn space in williamsburg. free (donations encouraged). >>

thru 9/5: kaws: what party: in the first major new york city museum retrospective of his 25-year career, take a deep dive into the offbeat, cartoonish mind of brooklyn-based artist brian donnelly, a.k.a. kaws, whose works run the gamut from graffiti drawings to towering sculptural installations to his whimsical ‘companion’ characters. more than 100 objects are on display in the exhibition, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25 general, $16 students/seniors (admission includes entry to kaws and all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 9/6: geometric properties: an immersive audio-visual journey through fractal dimensions: immerse yourself in the kaleidoscopic world of geometric properties, a cinematic art installation exploring the intersections between mathematics, architecture, and nature. artechouse (chelsea market), $24 general, $20 students/seniors (bonus: ny and ny residents save $5). >>

thru 9/6 (closed tues-weds): niki de saint phalle: structures for life: get lost in the fantastical world of late feminist sculptor, filmmaker, painter, jewelry designer, and activist niki de saint phalle, the subject of a massive retrospective at moma ps1 (lic). filled with over 200 pieces, the show features the artist’s early work, her world-renowned ‘nanas’ (giant sculptures of women), the utopian architectural structures of her later years, and her works addressing social and political issues such as women’s rights and destigmatizing hiv/aids. free admission for nyc residents (suggested admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thru 9/9: the green at lincoln center: time out new york shares a first look at the outdoor performing arts park opening at lincoln center on monday. free tickets for events are available via the todaytix lottery (entries open up two weeks before shows, and close seven days before). >>

thru 9/12: carousel openings: horse around at historic jane’s carousel in dumbo (thurs-sun thru 5/16; mon, weds-sun 5/17-9/12) and the prospect park carousel (thurs-sun thru ?), now open for the season with covid-19 protocols in place. $2-2.50.

thru 9/12 (closed mondays + tuesdays): born in flames: feminist futures: in a new exhibition inspired by artist and activist lizzie borden’s 1983 film born in flames, the bronx museum of the arts highlights 14 female-identifying and non-binary artists from the past whose works reflect the current struggle for social justice and envision a more just, equal future. free. >>

thru 9/14 (tuesdays at 6:30pm): yoga in randall’s island park: take a breather from the city and find your flow in the athletic oasis of randall’s island park. byo mat + water. free. >>

thru 9/18 (select saturdays): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: go with the (vinyasa) flow during a socially-distant yoga and meditation class on the plaza steps at brooklyn museum. all levels welcome. $16 ticket includes general museum admission. >>

thru 9/18 (5:30pm wednesdays ): outdoor fitness series at manhattan west: 305 fitness: spice up your workout routine with outdoor classes led by local fitness studios, starting this week with 45 minutes of heart-pumping dance cardio. manhattan west plaza (midtown west), free. >>

thru 9/26 (weekends 11am-5pm): estamos bien – la trienal 20/21: el museo del barrio’s first-ever national large-scale survey of latinx contemporary art showcases the work of 40+ artists from across the u.s. and puerto rico, representing a diversity of generations, genders, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and artistic disciplines. the exhibition addresses issues of structural racism, migration, displacement, climate change, and the effects of the global pandemic on latinx and other bipoc populations. el museo del barrio (east harlem), pay-what-you-wish (suggested: $9 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thru september: seaglass carousel reopens: live out your aquaman fantasies while riding one of the 30 nine-foot-tall fish-shaped rides at the battery. $5. >>

thru 10/17 (select saturdays + sundays): new york marble cemetery: filled with ‘residents’ dating back to the 1800s, the east village cemetery once again opens up to visitors thru mid-october. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 3rd + e.3rd streets. free. >>

thru 10/29: waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: get moving at outdoor yoga, pilates, bootcamp, zumba, and family fitness classes, open to all experience levels at brooklyn bridge park. advance registration required. free. >>

thru 10/31: governors island is open for the season: make a reservation to visit the 172-acre getaway, just a short hop from lower manhattan and brooklyn. the ferry to the urban oasis, open to the public thru the end of october this season, offers service from manhattan’s battery maritime building, brooklyn bridge park, and red hook. ferry tickets are free-$3, while admission to the island is free. >>

thru 10/31: kusama: cosmic nature at the new york botanical garden: snag a ticket to this highly-anticipated exhibition by japanese artist yayoi kusama, a sprawling display of works and installations spread throughout the 250-acre new york botanical garden, including the artist’s vibrant sculptures and famed infinity mirror rooms. initially postponed due to covid-19, the exhibition will now run thru 10/31. gothamist has a sneak peek here. $15-35 general, $7-32 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/31: new art commission for the met’s roof garden: artist alex da corte’s alexander calder-inspired work, as long as the sun lasts, is a 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring a blue-feathered big bird sitting on a floating crescent moon while gazing out at central park. iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden at the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free with regular museum admission (pay-what-you wish for ny residents and ny, nj, and ct students). >>

thru 11/13 (saturdays 12-6pm): bronx night market is open for the season: the borough’s outdoor pop-up returns with local food and drink vendors serving up cuisines from around the world at affordable prices. fordham plaza (bronx), rsvp required. >>

thru 11/14: maya lin’s ghost forest in madison square park: witness the devastation of climate change up close at artist maya lin’s new installation, ghost forest, a spooky assemblage of 49 dead atlantic white cedar trees from the new jersey pine barrens. an accompanying soundscape highlights the sounds of some of the native species of animals once common to manhattan. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

thru 12/4 (select saturdays): saturdays on the house at the guggenheim museum: in addition to its pay-what-you-wish admission every saturday 4-6pm, the guggenheim museum is now offering free admission all-day long on select saturdays thru the end of the year, courtesy of the folks at the macallan scotch whiskey. tickets, which are regularly $16-25 general/$12-18 students, must be reserved in advance, and are released a few days in advance. >>

thru 12/31: the roaring twenties and the swinging sixties: how did turbulent cultural changes during the ’20s and ’60s provoke major shifts in fashion? explore the parallels in women’s attire across the two decades at a virtual exhibition featuring 26 pieces and illustrations from the museum at fit’s collection. online, free. >>

thru 1/3/2022 (closed mon-weds): awaken exhibition: your path to nirvana begins at awaken: a tibetan buddhist journey toward enlightenment, an exhibition of 37 artworks from the 7th to 21st century, including sculptures, hanging scroll paintings, illuminated manuscript pages, and ritual items. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $19 general, $14 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm. >>

thru april 2022: ‘reclining liberty’: harlem-based artist zaq landsberg gives lady liberty a break with his new 24-foot sculpture of a weary-looking statue of liberty in repose. morningside park at 120th street + morningside ave, free. >>

thru may 2022: rubem robierb: dream machine ii + peace makers: taglialatella galleries ny unveils two sculpture installations at randall’s island by rubem robierb. responding to the increased call for social justice and activism around the world, the brazilian-american artist created a 13-foot sculpture of wings and two 10-foot black and white doves. randall’s island, free. >>

misc.

your money: a hub for help during the coronavirus: the new york times‘s latest on unemployment insurance, rent relief, food assistance, mental health resources, and more. >>

free online job skills training platform for new yorkers: unemployed and underemployed new yorkers can now access 4,000 free online courses and certificate programs, with a focus on tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. >>

shelf help from nypl: not sure what to read next? while in-person browsing is currently limited, the new york public library’s new, free ‘shelf help’ service will recommend and reserve five books for you for pickup based on your interests. >>

weekdays (7:30am, 11am, 1pm, 6pm, 8pm): whispering libraries: if these walls could talk… catch curated playlists of music, poetry, oral history, and spoken literature featuring edwidge danticat, ethel quartet, joy harjo, fran lebowitz, john lewis, and more, streamed through hidden speakers outside 10 brooklyn public library branches. free. >>

over 20 outdoor ‘reading rooms’ are popping up in brooklyn: sit back and relax with a book or laptop at one of brooklyn public library’s new outdoor reading rooms, offering comfy seating and wifi connectivity in 20+ locations. >>

nyc libraries reopening for in-person browsing and services: the brooklyn, queens, and new york public library systems have just opened 39 branches for in-person browsing and computer use, with covid precautions including temperature checks, time limits, and more. >>

nypl for the performing arts is lending out tech kits for your inner performing artists: take your self-tape setup to the next level with an ipad pro, mic, ring light, midi keyboard, and more, all available to borrow for free with your new york public library card. >>

chelsea flea (weekends 8am-5pm): search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage, collectibles, and a handful of food vendors at the chelsea flea market, reopening by the founders of the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg for the first time since december 2019. 29 west 25th street (bet 5th + 6th aves), free admission. >>

brooklyn flea in williamsburg and dumbo (weekends 10am-5pm): now in its 14th year, the brooklyn flea has returned to williamsburg (saturdays) and dumbo (sundays). operating at 50% capacity, the outdoor markets feature 30-40 vendors each. >>

13 nyc beer gardens to visit this spring: from german-inspired biergartens to outdoor spaces surrounded by street art, check out thrillist’s round-up of the city’s best beer gardens. >>

26 outdoor dining options for warmer weather in nyc: from zen gardens and boats to sunny streetside tables, thrillist highlights some of nyc’s best outdoor spots to grab a meal. >>

nyc’s new rooftop restaurants + bars: feel on top of the world when you wine and dine at these sky-high spots. >>

the boatstaurants are returning: time out ny has the inside scoop on when nyc’s floating bars and restaurants are reopening for the season. >>

michelin’s best (semi-)affordable restaurants of nyc: the annual michelin bib gourmand awards highlights 131 of the best places you can get an app, entrée, and a glass of wine or dessert for under $40. eater made a handy map of them here. >>

10 hidden streets in nyc to visit right now: from tucked-away roads to historic alleyways, uncover some of the best unbeaten paths the city has to offer. >>

where to find spring blooms in central park: see spring do its thing at nine locations highlighted by the central park conservatory. >>

new map unearths new york’s oldest and rarest trees: from the 350-year-old ‘alley pond giant’ in queens to prospect park’s gnarled camperdown elm, uncover some of the city’s most unusual and historic greenery with allison c. meier’s great trees of new york map ($10.50). >>

the best bird-watching spots in nyc: from pelham bay park to the staten island greenbelt, scout out the top locales for finding feathered friends in every borough. >>

new public art at moynihan train hall: a look at the three site-specific installations in the new midtown station. >>

new york city unveils statue of ruth bader ginsburg: see the late supreme court justice and feminist icon immortalized in bronze at brooklyn’s city point. >>

completed ruth bader ginsburg mural in the east village: you can view street artist elle’s tribute to rbg at 1st avenue + 11th street. >>

the visitation, a sound walk: embark on a mystical journey through jackie robinson park on a site-specific sound walk inspired by the real-life appearance of a one-antlered deer in harlem in 2016. created by stephanie fleischmann, christina campanella, and mallory catlett , the sound walk explores the collective memory of the deer’s visit to the park and touches on the park’s fraught history–from lenape terrain to colonized farmland to the urban oasis it is today. presented by here arts center. jackie robinson park (harlem), pay-what-you-wish. >>

#stillhere: irl – cairns: embark on a solitary poetic journey through green-wood cemetery as you tune in to cairns, a soundwalk by singer, songwriter, and scholar gelsey bell, who encourages the listener to meditate on the land we inhabit, experience a tree-like relationship to time, and uncover the stories of a few historic trailblazers. presented by here arts center. free-$7. >>

riverside park south phase five is now open to the public: stretching from west 65th to 68th streets, the new section of riverside park includes paths, lawns, volleyball courts, a playground, and a dog run. >>

tribeca’s pier 26 opens to the public: hudson river park’s first new pier since 2010 gives new yorkers a new green space complete with waterfront views, places to lounge, and an elevated ‘tide deck.’ >>

160 fascinating secrets of new york city: from fake townhouses to underground bowling alleys to buildings so big they have their own zip code, untapped new york reveals some of the city’s most intriguing hidden gems. >>

subscribe to the skint daily email
be social with us! follow the skint on facebook, twitter and instagram

share Facebook Twitter More...