ongoing events


thru 10/16: stephen romano gallery presents ‘no stars,’ a group art exhibition of twin peaks themed works created in collaboration with vocalist rebekah del rio (mulholland drive, twin peaks: the return). proceeds will benefit the phillip c. demars foundation. living gallery outpost (east village), free. >>

thru 10/16: taglialatella galleries presents the art of friends, a solo exhibition of artworks by burton morris inspired by his paintings that were seen hanging in the friends central perk coffee shop. taglialatella galleries (chelsea), free. >>

thru 10/18: underground cartoonist, writer and founding editor of punk magazine, john holmstrom brings together the catalogue of work he created for the ramones. 72 gallery (les), free. >>

thru 10/18: made in nyc week celebrates new york city’s manufacturing community with two weeks of events, factory tours, and marketplaces, including the first-ever made in nyc pop-up shop. free. >>

thru 10/19: cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum celebrates the 20th anniversary of the national design awards with free admission and special programming during national design week. cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum (ues), free (reg. $7-18). >>

thru 10/20: 25 restaurants in manhattan and brooklyn will offer three-course prix-fixe menus starting at $20 during the seventh annual new york african restaurant week. plus, a food festival at mist harlem on 10/12. >>

thru 10/20: the reel sisters of the diaspora film festival + lecture series — the first academy-award qualifying film festival devoted to women filmmakers — showcases 40+ films directed, produced and written by women of color. various locations and prices. >>

thru 10/20: british artist lucy sparrow brings another shop-related public art project to nyc, lucy’s delicatessen, where all of the items (cheese, chocolate, fish, fruit, etc.) have been handmade out of felt and are for sale. prices tba. free admission. 6th ave bet. 49th + 50th sts. >>

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 10/20: the museum of the moving image’s ghost stories screening series looks at ghost stories from the past 100 years, from a sinister silent classic to supernatural hollywood romances of the 40’s, to classic japanese kaidan adaptations, to contemporary scare machines. museum of the moving image (astoria). $11-15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum. >>

thru 10/20: 400 years of inequality: slavery, race, and our unresolved history: brooklyn historical society joins institutions across the country in shining a spotlight on four centuries of our nation’s unresolved legacy of slavery. the series includes talks on reparations, the criminal justice system, healthcare, and more. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

thru 10/20: bushwick’s syndicated gets in the holiday spirit with a month of spooky movies. this week: hocus pocus all week, and a pair of late-night showings of suspiria (1977) fri + sat. $7. >>

thru 10/21: murphguide and am new york round-up the best places to celebrate oktoberfest in nyc.

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 10/25 (various dates): performer david cross (arrested development, mr. show) works out new material for his next special over several nights at union hall (park slope). $12. >>

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 10/26 (saturdays 5pm-midnight): the popular queens international night market returns for the second half of the season with traditional street foods from around the world for $6 and under. new york hall of science (corona), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/27: theater for the new city’s gallery presents ‘capturing the faces + voices of mom-and-pop storefronts,’ a photography and oral history exhibition of mom-and-pop stores by participants of a workshop taught by karla and james murray store front: the disappearing face of new york. theater for the new city (east village), free admission. >>

thru 10/27 (weekends): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s (bwac) fall art show presents three exhibitions in a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. bwac gallery (red hook), $5 suggested donation. >>

thru 10/27: the speak up, rise up storytelling festival aims to amplify voices of communities and people we don’t get to hear from, with three weekends of personal experiences shared by traditional and non-traditional storytellers. caveat (les), q.e.d. (astoria), and murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $12+. >>

thru 10/28 (11am-8pm, closed sundays): the seasonal urbanspace garment district pop-up outdoor food market returns with eight specialty vendors on broadway between 39th + 40th streets. >>

thru 10/31 (thursdays at 6:30pm): take a free outdoor yoga class on the lawn at 74th street in riverside park south (uws). bring your own mat. >>

thru 10/31: hundreds of architecture and design events, tours, and exhibitions take place across the five boroughs during the annual month-long archtober festival. various locations and prices. >>

thru 10/31: the new york international fringe festival presents fringebyov (bring your own venue), a month of indie musical, comedy, dance, performance art, and solo performances across six venues in two boroughs. various prices. >>

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 10/31: lower manhattan cultural council’s arts center at governors island opens to the public with inaugural exhibitions by yto barrada and michael wang, as well as events and participatory program ‘the take care series.’ free admission. >>

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-4pm), plus oculus plaza (fridays 11:30am-7pm); brooklyn flea: the williamsburg hotel (saturdays 10am-5pm) 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 11/2: tokyo pop underground, an exhibition of contemporary japanese art from the 60’s to today, is open at deitch projects (soho). free. >>

thru 11/3: must they also be gods, a group art show featuring the work of 20 emerging and mid-career black artists that highlights the creative process of african diasporic peoples with a focus on beauty and spirituality, opens at flux factory (lic). free. >>

thru 11/4: the seasonal death, mourning, and the hereafter in mid-19th century new york exhibition returns to ‘manhattan’s most haunted’ house, merchant’s house museum (noho). included with regular admission ($15 general, $10 students/seniors). >>

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 11/9: fremin gallery presents fancy animal carnival, a follow-up to artist hung yi’s 2016 garment district public exhibition, including additional works from mi ju and maleonn. fremin gallery (chelsea), free. >>

thru 11/17 (weekends 12-5pm): the morbid anatomy library reopens at green-wood cemetery with new exhibition, ladies of sorrow: a visual exploration of grief and femininity. green-wood cemetery’s 1877 fort hamilton gate house, free admission. >>

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 11/17: taking over the boiler room space beneath chelsea market’s main concourse, new art space artechouse opens with machine hallucination, an immersive digital art exhibition by refik anadol. $24 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

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 12/12: in conjunction with the exhibition french fashion, women, and the first world war, monthly conversation series ’fashion, anxiety, and society’ explores contemporary questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion as they relate to fashion. bard graduate center lecture hall (uws), $8 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

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 1/4/2020 (closed sundays + mondays): paris, capital of fashion, the first exhibition to explore the cultural construction of paris as the capital of fashion, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). spanning the 18th century to the present, the exhibition features 100 garments, is accompanied by a scholarly book, and includes a symposium on 10/18. free admission. >>

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. >>

thru 1/25/2020: americas society presents alice miceli: projeto chernobyl (chernobyl project), a series of 30 radiographs produced by artist alice miceli by exposing film in the chernobyl exclusion zone for months at a time. artist talk 10/15, panel discussion 10/22 + 11/13, voices from chernobyl screening 12/11. americas society (ues), free (rsvp). >>

thru 1/26/2020: the art of the brick exhibition, the world’s largest display of lego art, opens at the new york hall of science (flushing meadows) with more than 100 works created by artist nathan sawaya from over a million lego bricks. $7 for the exhibition, $16 for the museum. >>

thru 2/23/2020: the museum of arts and design presents the world of anna sui, a major retrospective of the american fashion designer featuring 75 looks from the designer’s archive from 1991 to 2019. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

thru 3/8/2020: the bronx museum of the arts hosts henry chalfant: arts vs. transit, 1977 – 1987, an exhibition of the street art photographer’s photos, films and historical ephemera, that also includes life-size subway car prints. free admission. >>

thru 3/31/2020: in the company of harold prince, a new exhibition at the new york public library for the performing arts (uws), celebrates the broadway producer, director, and collaborator whose resume included west side story, cabaret, sweeney todd, phantom of the opera, and many others with original costumes, set models, archival video, and an open cabaret stage. free. >>

thru april 2020: practice your figure eights. the rink at rockefeller center is now open for the season. $25+ general, $15 seniors, $13 skate rental (or byo). >>

thru 5/3/2020: the brooklyn museum presents the first major north american exhibition of works by french artist jr. jr: chronicles includes the artist’s murals, photographs, videos, films, and dioramas from the past fifteen years, as well as the premier of a new mural, the chronicles of new york city, which features more than 1,000 people who were photographed and interviewed during summer 2018. the public is welcome to have their own photo booth portraits taken as well 10/5 5-9:30pm. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors, free first saturdays 5-11pm (except jan and sept). >>

thru 5/10/2020 11am-6pm (thurs-sun): go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel, which starts fall/winter hours today. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2/ride, $20/12. >>


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