ongoing events

food events and markets:

bronx night market food and culture festival (thru 10/5, monthly): 1 fordham plaza. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

brooklyn flea (weekends 10am-5pm, thru december): under the dumbo archway. free admission. >>

dragon fest chinese food + culture street fair (various dates thru 10/6): various locations. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

japan fes (various dates thru 11/9): various locations. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

jersey city night market (various dates thru 10/19): city hall ancillary lot and journal square – magnolia landing. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

philippines fest street fair (dates tba thru the season): broadway between 11th + 12th street in manhattan. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

smorgasburg outdoor food markets (fridays-sundays, thru october): fridays at world trade center, saturdays in williamsburg, and sundays at prospect park. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

uptown night market (second thursdays 4-10pm, thru october): west harlem’s open-air food fest returns to the arches at 12th avenue and west 133rd street with 80 local vendors. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

thru 4/13: 22nd fusion film festival: nyu’s student-run festival dedicated to celebrating women and non-binary creators in film, tv, and new media returns with four days of screenings, panel discussions, and talks. nyu tisch theater (greenwich village), free admission. >>

thru 4/13: judging a book by its cover: bookbindings from the collections of the grolier club, 1470s-202: the grolier club highlights selections from seven centuries of bookbindings, largely donated by the club’s members over the course of its 140-year history. also on view: whodunnit? key books in detective fiction, thru 2/10. the grolier club (ues), free admission. >>

thru 4/14: new directors/new films festival: presented at film at lincoln center and the museum of modern art, the 53rd edition of new directors/new films highlights 25 features and 10 shorts by directors who push the cinematic envelope. $18general, $15 seniors/students (opening night is $25 general, $22 seniors/students). >>

thru 4/15: queering the canon: besties: new york lgbtq+ film festival (newfest) presents an annual five-day retrospective of queer films that deserve increased recognition for their contribution to the queer canon. this year’s ‘besties’ themed lineup includes go fish, my own private idaho, set it off, summer vacation 1999, i think i do, and more, with q+as at select screenings. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene) and online, $18-20. >>

thru 4/18: kim’s video: ashley sabin and david redmon’s documentary pays tribute to iconic nyc video store kim’s video and investigates the fate of its film archive, which was sent to a small sicilian village before finally returning to nyc. the quad (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

sponsored: thru 4/20: fish by kia corthron: join off-broadway’s keen company and working theater for a world premiere play that just might teach you something! kia corthron’s fish at theatre row (410 w 42nd st) is a frank, funny, and fearless new play about the everyday people who make up america’s education system. directed by adrienne d. williams. choose-what-you-pay, sliding scale tickets are on sale right now! >>

thru 4/21: ‘on the run in paris’ screening series: the metrograph presents a series of films where the city of lights serves as a backdrop for characters clawing their way out of corners they’ve been backed into: a view to a kill, breathless, frantic, pierrot le fou, elevator to the gallows, and diva. the metrograph (les), $17. >>

thru 4/21: new york city fringe festival: the new york city fringe festival (fka frigid fringe festival), an open, lottery-based theater fest, presents more than 40 independent plays, musicals, comedies, and one-person shows at three east village venues and two site-specific locations. bonus: 100% of box office proceeds go directly to the artists. $10-25 admission, with sliding scale tickets available. >>

thru 4/21: the poisoner: inspired by the flint, michigan water crisis, first-time playwright m.m. haney and two-time obie award-winning director and choreographer lee sunday evans present the poisoner, a new play about a determined journalist who returns to his hometown and uncovers more than he bargained for. select matinee performances will include talkbacks with artists, designers, photojournalists, and community advocates. downstairs at la mama (east village), $15 with promo code ‘earthmonth’ (reg. $30 general, $25 seniors/students), $10 for the first 10 tickets. >>

thru 4/21: the orchid show: ‘florals in fashion’: the orchid show returns to the new york botanical garden for its 21st year, with fashion-inspired floral displays created by a trio of designers – hillary taymour, olivia cheng, and kristen alpaugh. nybg (bronx), $35 general, $31 seniors/students. >>

thru 4/21: five new screening series at metrograph (les):
also starring… john cazale: the conversation, the deer hunter, the godfather (parts i + ii). $17. >>
animal farm: pigs: babe, fritz the cat, the great muppet caper, and more. $17. >>
bad actress: mulholland drive, nina wu, sunset boulevard, veronika voss, and more. $17. >>
forever young: a clockwork orange, cruel intentions, ghost world, masculin féminin, and more. $17. >>

thru 4/24: 20at20: snag a $20 walk-up ticket to 13 participating off-broadway shows. to get the deal, look for the 20at20 line at the theater or mention the 20at20 promotion at the box office 20 minutes before curtain time. cash only (a $2.50 venue fee may also apply at some venues). >>

thru 4/25: living cartoons: live action films by animators: a new screening series at brooklyn academy of music explores films made by artists who started in the world of animation before moving into live-action filmmaking. from classic hollywood to millennial japan and beyond, the series includes beetlejuice and the nightmare before christmas (tim burton), chicken with plums and persepolis (marjane satrapi and vincent paronnaud), my man godfrey (gregory la cava), train to busan (yeon sang-ho), and more. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene), $16. >>

thru 4/26: american watercolor society exhibition: the 157th international exhibition of the american watercolor society showcases works by 148 artists from around the world who work in a variety of watermedia including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. opening reception 4/9 6-8pm (rsvp required). the salmagundi club, an historic four-story townhouse in greenwich village. free admission (donations welcome). >>

thru 4/27: ?!:new works festival: 40 artists over 17 nights. experimental artists from a variety of disciplines present new works at the brick theater (williamsburg). $20+. >>

thru 4/27 (saturdays at 10:15am): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. the cobble hill location is now offering 60-minute yoga classes hosted by heatwise through the end of the month. bring your own mat. $20 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink. >>

thru 4/28 (more dates added): brewery tours + beer tasting at greenpoint beer + ale co.: see what’s brewing at greenpoint beer + ale co’s guided tours and tastings. $20. >>

thru 4/28: origin theatre company’s 16th annual 1st irish festival: the origin 1st irish theatre festival, the only festival of its kind devoted to producing and presenting the theatrical work of contemporary irish playwrights from around the world, presents a month of plays, readings, talks, and special events in venues across nyc. various prices. >>

thru 5/1: center for book arts 50th anniversary members exhibition: center for book arts (flatiron) celebrates 50 years with hello thank you come in, and exhibition featuring artists’ books or publications by 60 current cba members which make use of cloth, found objects, and archival materials in addition to traditional bookbinding materials and which challenge—and honor—the form of the book. opening reception 1/18 6-8pm. free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

thru 5/6: klimt landscapes at neue galerie: the neue galerie’s landmark 1914 mansion hosts a new exhibition of austrian painter gustav klimt’s landscapes, examining the evolution of his style over time. neue galerie (ues), $28 general, $18 seniors, $15 students, free first fridays of the month 5-8pm. >>

thru 5/6 (closed tuesdays): two new exhibitions open at the international center of photography (les): david seidner: fragments, 1977-99, and icp at 50: from the collection, 1845-2019. international center of photography (les), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 student, $5 thursdays 6-9pm, free every third thursday from 6-9pm. >>

thru 5/7: (tuesdays at 7pm): doc nyc selects: doc nyc, the country’s largest documentary film festival, presents a new series of six films, followed by conversations with the filmmakers and special guests at all shows. the lineup kicks off with andy kaufman doc thank you very much and director alex braverman. ifc center (greenwich village), $18 general, $15 seniors. >>

thru 5/9 (thursdays at 8pm): greenwich house music school’s 10th annual uncharted concert series: the eight musicians and composers-in-residence at greenwich house music school (west village) work out new or existing material, collaborations, and projects during this annual five-week concert series. $20. >>

thru 5/12: brooklyn botanic garden in bloom: extended hours: more flowers, more hours. from 4/1-5/12, the garden opens early at 8am tuesday-sunday, and stays open until 8pm tuesday-thursday (except 4/23-25, which is reserved for ticketed hanami nights programming). $18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets. >>

thru 5/18: bjørn okholm skaarup: a mythical menagerie: cavalier gallery (chelsea) hosts an exhibition of more than 25 sculptures by danish artist bjørn okholm skaarup, who’s perhaps best known for his hippo ballerina. opening reception 4/4 6-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 5/25: juilliard’s 2023-24 season: the juilliard school’s 2023-24 season presents more than 700 music, dance, and drama performances by college and preparatory division students at juilliard and venues across nyc. free-$45. >>

thru 5/27: rbg collars: photographs by elinor carucci: the jewish museum (ues) and edwin houk gallery (midtown east) present concurrent installations of two dozen photographs of former us supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg’s collars and necklaces taken by contemporary photographer elinor carucci. admission to the gallery is free, while the museum is $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free saturdays. >>

thru 6/9: beatrix potter: drawn to nature: the morgan library + museum (murray hill) presents an exhibition of artwork, books, manuscripts, and more by beatrix potter (1866-1943), children’s book author, illustrator, and creator of peter rabbit, mr. jeremy fisher, and mrs. tiggy-winkle. $25 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, free admission fridays 5-7pm with rsvp. >>

thru 6/16: free bird outings: explore our urban jungle at one of the many free, guided bird walks offered by nyc audobon in central park, the battery, van cortlandt park, on governors island, and beyond. >>

thru 6/16 (wednesdays + sundays): academy museum branch selects: the paris theater presents a series of films selected from the academy museum of motion pictures’s weekly ‘branch selects’ series, picked by each of the 18 branches of the academy. selections include: grey gardens (documentary branch), king kong (sound branch), fantastic mr. fox (short films + feature animation branch), nashville (casting directors branch), memento (producers branch), in the mood for love (cinematographers branch), and more. special guest introductions tba. the paris theater (midtown), $17 general, $15 seniors/students $15. >>

thru 6/16: bronx calling: the sixth bronx museum of the arts aim biennial (part one): 50+ emerging artists from the 2020-2023 cycles of the bronx museum’s artist in the marketplace (aim) fellowship program unveil new works. part one runs thru 3/31, while the second installment is scheduled 4/12-6/16. opening party 1/26 7-9pm. free admission. >>

thru 6/21: this is new york: 100 years of the city in art and pop culture exhibition: in honor of the museum of the city of new york’s centennial year, a new exhibition features 400 objects depicting new york in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry, literature, and more. highlights include carrie bradshaw’s tutu ensemble from sex and the city, taxi driver storyboards hand-drawn by martin scorsese, an interactive map of music inspired by the city’s streets and subways, and a 16-screen immersive film experience featuring footage from 400+ movies shot in and about nyc. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 6/29 (saturdays at 10:30am): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. (williamsburg), where you can take a 60-minute yoga class in the sunny taproom. bring your own mat. $20 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink (non-alcoholic options are available). >>

thru june: divine pathways: suspended from the vaulted nave of the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights), artist anne patterson’s new site-specific installation is made of more than 1,000 75-foot-long ribbons that contain written hopes, dreams, and prayers of new yorkers. opening reception 10/12 6-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 7/7: two new feminist exhibitions open at brooklyn museum: the elizabeth a. sackler center for feminist art at brooklyn museum (prospect heights) hosts two new exhibitions: in the now: gender and nation in europe, selections from the sir mark fehrs haukohl photography collection brings together nearly 50 women artists who are resisting traditional ideas of gender and nationality; nona faustine: white shoes examines the hidden histories of slavery in the places we call home and calls attention to the ancestors whose stories are often untold. suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/7: giants: art from the dean collection of swizz beatz and alicia keys: the brooklyn museum presents a major exhibition of the personal art collection of music’s swizz beatz (kasseem dean) and alicia keys, featuring over 100 works by multigenerational black diasporic artists including gordon parks, jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, kehinde wiley, nina chanel abney, and many others. timed tickets are $25 general, $17 seniors/students, and include entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries. >>

thru 7/14: new york before new york: the castello plan of new amsterdam: on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the dutch founding of a colony that would give rise to new york, a special installation at new-york historical society museum + library is organized around the castello plan, a map depicting new amsterdam around the peak of its settlement circa 1660, just before the english took control. through documents, objects, and a 3d model, the installation explores how settlers, indigenous people, and enslaved africans experienced the world illustrated in the castello plan. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $24 general, $19 seniors, $13 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 7/20: americans in paris: arists working in postwar franceexhibition: nyu’s grey art museum breaks in its new home at 18 cooper square (noho) with americans in paris: arists working in postwar france, an international loan exhibition featuring 130 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, textiles, and works on paper by nearly 70 expatriates who lived in france for a year or more during 1946 to 1962. opening reception 3/1 5-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 7/28: toshiko takaezu: worlds within: the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum (lic) hosts the first nationally touring retrospective of ceramic artist toshiko takaezu (1922-2011) in over 20 years, featuring 200 works from private and public collections around the country. $16 general, $6 seniors/students, free every first friday of the month. >>

thru 7/28: the harlem renaissance and transatlantic modernism exhibition: through 160 works spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, the metropolitan museum of art delves into the ways in which black artists portrayed everyday life in the new black cities that emerged in the 1920s-40s, particularly in harlem and across the nation during the early decades of the great migration. a significant percentage of the works on view are on loan from historically black colleges and universities. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 8/4: hiroshige’s 100 famous views of edo (feat. takashi murakami): for the first time in more than two decades, brooklyn museum presents a complete set of 118 prints by japanese designer utagawa hiroshige (1797-1858). with a focus on the urban landscape of edo (modern-day tokyo) and the environmental changes to the city since hiroshige depicted it, the series will be displayed alongside an installation of new paintings by takashi murakami that were created in direct response to hiroshige’s designs. suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 8/11: harry potter: the exhibition: choose your hogwarts house, wand, and patronus, and make your way through a new immersive harry potter exhibition in herald square. $29.99+. >>

thru 8/11: whitney biennial: even better than the real thing: the 81st whitney biennial exhibition features a roster of 71 artists and collectives grappling with many of today’s most pressing issues. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $30 general, $24 seniors/students, free every friday 5-10pm, free second sundays. >>

thru 8/11: coal + ice at asia society: coal + ice, an immersive photography and video exhibition at asia society and museum (ues), visualizes the causes, consequences, and potential solutions related to the climate crisis. a series of speaker events, performances, and films will accompany the exhibition. $15 general, $10 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thru 8/25 (closed mondays + tuesdays): statement sleeves exhibition: the museum at fit (chelsea) rolls up its sleeves for a new exhibition examining puffed, ruffled, split, embellished, and sheer ‘statement sleeves’ from the 1700s to today. featuring 80 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes designs by balenciaga, tom ford, schiaparelli, and vivienne westwood. free admission. >>

thru 9/2: give me a sign: the language of symbols exhibition: from the stop sign to the laugh-cry emoji and beyond, a new exhibition at cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum marks the 50th anniversary of henry dreyfuss’ symbol sourcebook: an authoritative guide to international graphic symbols and explores how symbols have evolved over time as they continue to play a role in everyday life. cooper hewitt (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors/students, pay-what-you-wish 5-6pm daily. >>

thru 9/8: brooklyn cyclones baseball season: take me out to the ball game! brooklyn’s minor league baseball season along the coney island beachfront kicks off with the brooklyn cyclones at maimonides park. opening week promos include: everyone runs the bases, college student night, all-you-can-drink night, and more. $20+. >>

thru 9/8: two new exhibitions at poster house: wonder city of the world: new york city travel posters and the anatomy of a movie poster: the work of dawn baillie fill the walls of poster house (chelsea). $12 general, $8 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thru september: new high line art: pamela rosenkranz’s old tree: the high line unveils its latest plinth commission, swiss artist pamela rosenkranz’s old tree. resembling the branching systems of human organs, blood vessels, and tissue, the bright red and pink 25-foot-tall tree-shaped sculpture invites viewers to consider the connection between human and plant life. the high line at 30th street and 10th ave, free admission. >>

thru the season (12-5pm thursdays thru sundays and holidays): prospect park carousel: take a ride on prospect park’s historic carousel, crafted in 1912 and restored in 1990 and 2020. $3/ride, $13/book of 5 tickets. >>

thru 11/30 (7am-10pm): extended hours on the high line: stroll a little longer… starting today, the high line will stay open two hours later each day throughout the season. free admission. >>

thru december (thurs-sat 5-9pm): field of light at freedom plaza: walk through a path of 18,750 fiber optic lights along the east river as artist bruce monroe’s immersive public art installation takes over six acres at 38th-41st street on first avenue. free, timed tickets required (note: not all dates have been released yet, so check their website and social media for updates). >>

misc.

nine bars and restaurants on the water in nyc: from a former aircraft carrier to a 1920s luxury yacht, untapped new york rounds up a list of nine docked and sailing vessels to enjoy a drink or a bite on the water. >>

nine old-fashioned soda fountains in nyc: enjoy a taste of old new york at these spots rounded up by untapped citites. >>

10 old-fashioned candy stores in nyc: get your sweet treats at these shoppes, rounded up by untapped new york. >>

where to find manhattan’s passageways named after theatre stars: find yourself walking on a street dedicated to leonard bernstein, humphrey bogart, katherine hepburn, jerry orbach, paul robeson, cecily tyson, and others whose work has graced the new york stage. >>

eight places to see art by keith haring in nyc >>

24 exceptional subway artworks to see in nyc: the folks at hyperallergic highlight some of the most interesting subway art installations across the boroughs. >>

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