ongoing events


thru 2/28 (tues-fri 10am-4:30pm): free weekday admission returns to the brooklyn botanic garden for the winter season. >>

thru 2/28 (weekdays): you batter believe it–clinton street baking co. + restaurant’s annual pancake month returns with a rotating menu of 13 varieties served all-day long. clinton street baking co. + restaurant (les), price tba. >>

thru 2/29: rockwood music hall marks 15 years of live music with a month-long celebration featuring some of their favorite artists, plus special guests tba. various prices. >>

thru 2/29: celebrate diversity in film at the ninth annual winter film awards international film festival, showcasing the work of underrepresented artists from 27 different countries. this year’s festival features screenings of 79 films in a broad range of genres, including narrative shorts, documentaries, animated films, and web series, with a filmmaker q+a after each screening block, as well as free panel discussions and opening/closing night parties. cinema village (east village), $10-16.50 general, $5 students. >>

thru feb: go for a spin on ice skating rinks at industry city and jfk’s twa hotel. various prices.

thru 3/1: 15 east williamsburg restaurants offer $12-$35 three-course dinners during the annual grand street winter restaurant week. >>

thru 3/1 (wednesdays thru sundays): in honor of black history month, the paley center for media’s special spotlight on comedy and bet’s 40th anniversary features an interactive exhibit that includes artifacts and costumes from tv shows snl, the daily show with trevor noah, 30 rock, and more, as well as a series of screenings of the fresh prince of bel-air, in living color, good times, and more, plus family activities and education classes. the paley center for media (midtown west), free admission. >>

thru 3/1: raise a glass during the annual nyc beer week. various locations and prices (some free admission/pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 3/1: here arts center’s here raw / resident artist works, fka the culturemart festival, features seven in-progress, genre-blurring workshop presentations from current resident artists. here arts center (soho/hudson square), $15 for entrance to all presentations. >>

thru 3/1: moma design store sample sale:  shop discounts on home, office, and tech accessories, plus prints, books, and more. 150 greene street (soho). >>

thru 3/3: the annual frigid festival showcases 30 independent theatre productions, with 100% of ticket sales going directly to the artists. the kraine theater + under st. marks (east village), $10-20. >>

thru 3/8: 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 3/15: go for a spin on the outdoor rooftop ice rink at pier 17 (south street seaport), now open for the season. $15-18 admission, $8 skate rental. >>

thru 3/15: conceptual artist and musician ted riederer’s never records installation turns bam’s rudin family gallery into a record shop and recording studio where you can watch performances as they’re being recorded and cut live, as well as listen to recordings from past installations. the rudin family gallery at bam strong (fort greene), free admission. >>

thru 3/21: international print center new york’s new prints exhibition, homebody, features works by 31 artists from 6 countries whose work explores relationships between personal and domestic structures. international print center new york (chelsea), free. >>

thru 3/27: as part of ‘connect, bts,’ a global art project presented by south korean band bts, sculptor anton gormley’s ‘new york clearing’ installation comes to brooklyn bridge park. his ‘drawing in space’ is said to be made of 11 miles of aluminum tubing, and will be on display through march. pier 3 at brooklyn bridge park, free. >>

thru 3/30: laugh along with the drama at the bachelor watch parties, hosted by comedians jenny gorelick, katie jo, and danny murphy at professor thom’s (east village). $5. >>

thru 3/31: another set of illuminated, sound-generating seesaws (that you can ride!) has been installed at seaport square next to pier 17. free. >>

thru 3/31: 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 3/31 (tuesdays): truth is stranger than fiction at ifc’s pure nonfiction documentary screening series, showcasing festival hits and new releases. each screening is followed by a q+a with the filmmakers or other special guests, hosted by thom powers and raphaela neihausen of wnyc’s documentary of the week. ifc center (greenwich village), $18. >>

thru march (weekends 10am-6pm): the brooklyn flea and smorgasubrg move indoors for the winter with 75 local food and goods vendors. 25 kent ave (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thru 4/5: 10 corso como gallery (seaport) presents ‘lost and found,’ an exhibition of bruce gilden’s new york street photographs from the mid 70s-80s as well as more recent fashion images. free. >>

thru 4/11 (weds-sun 12-7pm): faurschou foundation opens a 12,000 square-foot gallery in greenpoint, with works by yoko ono, robert rauschenberg, ai weiwei, and more featured in its inaugural exhibition. free admission. >>

thru 4/18 (closed sundays, mondays, and holidays): ballerina: fashion’s modern muse, an exhibition that explores the influence of classical ballet and ballerinas on modern high fashion, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). free admission. >>

thru 4/19: get your fill of film at these film fests and series: >>
► thru 2/14: valentine’s day at the metrograph (les). $16. >>
► thru 2/29: epic valentine’s at nitehawk cinema prospect park. $15. >>
► thru 4/19: see it big! outer space at the museum of the moving image (astoria). $15. >>

thru 4/22: the metrograph presents climate crisis parables, a collection of movies envisioning the rough road ahead, including blade runner: the final cut, princess mononoke, snowpiercer, stalker, and more, with introductions by writers and climate change experts at select screenings. the metrograph (les), $16. >>

thru april: 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: 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 5/4: public art alert: artist rubem robierb pays tribute to a transgender woman who was murdered in fortaleza, brazil in 2017 with dream machine: dandara, a 10-foot sculpture of wings installed in tribeca park. >>

thru 5/9: dorothea lange: words + pictures, the museum of modern art’s first major exhibition of lange’s work in 50 years, brings iconic images together with rarely seen works—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free fridays 5:30-9pm. >>

thru 5/9 (closed sundays): ford foundation gallery hosts per(sister): incarcerated women of louisiana, an exhibition of works from more than 30 artists who created new pieces based on the personal stories of formerly and currently incarcerated women. ford foundation gallery (midtown east), free. >>

thru 5/10 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. >>

thru 5/19 (closed sundays, mondays, and holidays): power mode: the force of fashion, an exhibition that explores the roles fashion plays in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging power dynamics within society, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). free admission. >>

thru 7/19: envisioning stanley kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey: the museum of the moving image (astoria) presents a major exhibition that explores the story, design, and visual effects of the 1968 landmark film, with original artifacts, a screening series, guest speakers, and themed workshops. $20 exhibition tickets include general museum admission. >>

thru 8/10: measure your existence, a new exhibit at the rubin museum of art, examines the buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists. rubin museum of art (chelsea), $19 general, $14 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm. >>

thru 8/23: immerse yourself in the musical world of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s at bill graham and the rock + roll revolution, a new exhibition at new-york historical that explores the life of the founder of san francisco’s fillmore auditorium and new york’s fillmore east with posters, audio, and an installation of the psychedelic ‘joshua light show.’ new york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students. >>

thru 1/3/2021: from asphalt to arenas, explore new york’s basketball history at city/game: basketball in new york, a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york (harlem). suggested admission: $20 general, $14 students/seniors, free for 19 and under. >>


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