ongoing events

outdoor ice skating: when it comes to ice skating, there’s snow place like nyc. lace up for ice skating sessions at these outdoor locations:
• thru the season: central park’s wollman rink. admission: $14-23 general, $5-9 seniors. $11 skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru early 2022 (9am-midnight): rockefeller center. $20+ admission, $10 skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru 3/6/2022: winter village at bryant park. free admission, $15+ skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru 3/26/2022: brookfield place. $17 admission, $5 skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru 3/27/2022: manhattan west. $20 admission, $5 skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru 3/31/2022: industry city. $12 admission, $10 skate rental (or byo). >>
• thru 4/3/2022: prospect park. $8-12 admission, $9 skate rental (or byo). >>

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 12/5: wbls circle of sisters women’s empowerment summit: the largest convention for black women in new york city returns (online) with celebrity panels, interactive workshops, rnb and gospel concerts, theater and dance performances, wellness discussions, and a curated marketplace of black and women-owned businesses. expect appearances by mary j. blige, attorney general letitia james, niecy nash, jessica betts, and others. $10. >>

thru 12/5: female voices rock film festival: focus on female filmmakers at the third annual female voices rock fest, showcasing 50+ short films by emerging women filmmakers from around the world. various locations and online, free-$15. >>

thru 12/5: lighting the world’s largest menorahs: you’ll be in hanukk-awe at these giant-sized menorahs, which will be lit each night of hanukkah at outdoor public events held at manhattan and brooklyn’s grand army plazas. free. >>

thru 12/5 (10am-10pm): stranger things official store: step into the upside-down at a new stranger things pop-up shop and interactive experience, where exclusive merch, spooky sets recreating the world of hawkins, and 80s nostalgia await. 200 w 42nd street (@ 7th ave), free admission (rsvp optional). >>

thru 12/6 (10am-4:30pm): after the end: a ritual about loss: put your loss into words at a candy chang and james a. reeves’s site-specific installation in green-wood cemetery’s historic chapel. visitors are invited to write down their experience of loss in any form—the loss of loved ones, relationships, health, and worlds we once knew—on a scroll and place it on an ever-growing illuminated altar. green-wood cemetery, free. >>

thru 12/8: pamela council: a fountain for survivors: nailed it. artist pamela council unveils an 18-foot-tall fountain covered in 400,000 acrylic nails, the latest in their fountains for black joy sculpture series. duffy square in times square, free. >>

thru 12/9 (second thursdays at 7pm): jazzonia: poetry and jazz collide during the jazzonia series, in which spoken word performers are accompanied by live bands playing selections from jazz legends. the national jazz museum in harlem, $10 suggested admission. >>

thru 12/9: new york city horror film festival: the 19th annual nychff goes virtual with eight days of spine-chilling cinema by more than 50 national and international filmmakers, 40% of whom are women. online, $5-23. >>

thru 12/11: kaws: spoke too soon: skarstedt gallery (ues) presents an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by brooklyn-based artist brian donnelly, a.k.a. kaws. free admission (timed rsvp required). >>

thru 12/12: african diaspora international film festival: the 29th annual adiff spotlights black and indigenous stories from around the world with a lineup of 78 films from 37 countries. programming highlights include a world black history program, a first nation program, lgbtq+ themed films, and more. multiple locations and online, $10-20. >>

thru 12/16: cinépolis handpicked holiday screenings: cinépolis chelsea celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with a selection of holiday flicks for just $5: elf, national lampoon’s christmas vacation, and the polar express. >>

thru 12/19: see it big: extravaganzas!: super-size your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image (astoria), where you can catch a series of ultra-stylized films including tommy, the grand budapest hotel, orlando, bram stoker’s dracula, house of flying daggers, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 12/18 (saturdays at 10am): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. (williamsburg), where you can take a relaxing vinyasa yoga class in the sun-filled taproom. $15 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink. >>

thru 12/18 (saturdays at 1pm): regal holiday classics movie series: from the wacky to the wistful, catch a crop of classic holiday movies at select regal cinemas for just $5 each. this year’s selections: the polar express, gremlins, elf, and national lampoon’s christmas vacation. >>

thru 12/18: hilma af klint: tree of knowledge: david zwirner gallery (ues) unveils a series of eight never-before-exhibited watercolors by 20th century swedish abstract artist hilma af klint. free (timed reservation required). >>

thru 12/19: lincoln center passport to the arts fall season: designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, passport to the arts provides accessible online and in-person programming at no cost through the season. >>

thru 12/20 (monthly): drag bingo at brooklyn brewery: drag star linda simpson hosts a night of bingo at brooklyn brewery’s tasting room (williamsburg). $10 admission includes a beer and a bingo card. >>

thru 12/23: flash forward: debut works and recent films by notable japanese directors: past meets present in this twenty-film series, which pairs the earliest works by japanese directors naomi kawase, miwa nishikawa, shuichi okita, junji sakamoto, akihiko shiota, and masayuki suo with their more recent films. in-person at japan society (midtown east) and online, $10-$15. >>

thru 12/23: gordon parks: a choice of weapons: presented in conjunction with the upcoming release of the hbo documentary a choice of weapons: inspired by gordon parks, a new photography exhibition traces the career of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker gordon parks, whose works focused on social justice, race relations, the civil rights movement, and the african american experience. howard greenberg gallery (midtown), free. >>

thru 12/23 (6:30pm + 9:15pm): syndicated sidewalk cinema: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues its outdoor screening series with a month of holiday-themed movies, including scrooged, a christmas story, home alone, the muppet christmas carol, elf, die hard, it’s a wonderful life, and more. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving): union square outdoor holiday market: after taking last year off due to the pandemic, the festive bazaar is back with over 160 vendors selling art, home goods, games, gifts, bath + body products, jewelry, apparel, accessories, food, and more. free admission. >>

thru 12/24 (mon-sat 11am-8pm, sun 11am-7pm. closes at 4pm 12/2): columbus circle outdoor holiday market: following last year’s closure due to the pandemic, the outdoor market returns with 50+ vendors selling giftable art, jewelry, home goods, and eats. located at the entrance to central park, at 59th street and central park west. free admission. >>

thru 12/24: wildlife conservation society’s annual toy drive: receive a voucher for free general admission to the bronx zoo, central park zoo, prospect park zoo, queens zoo, or new york aquarium when you purchase a toy at the gift shop to be donated to a new york child in need. >>

thru 12/26: giant broadway-themed snow globes arrive in times square: in anticipation of the holiday season, a collection of giant snow globes inspired by ain’t too proud, dear evan hansen, the lion king, and wicked will be on display in broadway plaza between 45th and 46th streets. entertainer mark nadler will perform broadway and holiday tunes in celebration of wednesday’s 11am unveiling. free. >>

thru 12/28: times square nye wishing wall: cast your new year’s wish into the air by writing it on a piece of actual confetti that’ll be released in times square at the stroke of midnight on nye. submit online or in-person at times square plaza. free. >>

thru the holiday season: shine bright at hudson yards: more than 2 million white lights will make hudson yards gleam, illuminating the shops, public square + gardens, edge and vessel. opening day festivities includeslive performances by the sarafinas on level 1 at 6pm + 7pm, broadway’s jagged little pill on level 4 at 5pm, and the young people’s chorus of nyc on level 1 at 6:30pm. free. >>

thru 12/31: carrie mae weems: the shape of things: macarthur fellow carrie mae weems presents a multidisciplinary exhibition and performance series that confronts the ‘pageantry’ and ‘circus-like’ quality of contemporary american politics, and reflects on the major events and social issues of the past year. park avenue armory (ues), $18-25. >>

thru 12/31: 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 12/31: jim rennert: in new york: cavalier gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition featuring 10 large-scale works of sculptor jim rennert in midtown public spaces, as well as mid-sized works in the gallery. opening reception tuesday 5-7pm at pershing square. free. >>

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 winter (10am-3:30pm. closed mondays except holidays.): brooklyn botanic garden’s winter hours: as the days grow shorter, so do visiting hours at brooklyn botanic garden! get in early and explore the grounds while the sun’s still out. $18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets, pay-what-you-can winter weekdays (december-february). >>

thru 1/1/2022: miracle on union holiday cocktail pop-up: cozy up with a ‘christmapolitan,’ a ‘bad santa,’ or another seasonal sipper at williamsburg’s miracle on union, a spin-off of the popular miracle on 9th street bar in the east village. >>

thru 1/2/2022 (10am-8pm) : luminaries installation: illuminate your holiday wishes at brookfield place’s annual interactive light installation. inspired by the spirit of sharing, giving, and community, a canopy of colorful cube lanterns will spring to life every hour with light shows set to holiday songs. new this year: visitors can conduct their own light shows using a gesture-controlled instrument. brookfield place (fidi), free (for every wish made, brookfield place will donate $1 to city harvest). >>

thru 1/2/2022: concrete to canvas: a celebration of graffiti + street art: peruse works by cey adams, banksy, blek le rat, keith haring, phoebenewyork, swoon, and more at west chelsea contemporary’s new exhibition honoring the contributions of graffiti and street art to the greater art world at large. opening reception 11/6 2-6pm (rsvp). free admission. >>

thru 1/2/2022: 9/11 remembered: search and rescue dogs: a new exhibition at the american kennel club museum of the dog (midtown east) examines the history of search and rescue dogs, and highlights the rescue and recovery efforts of september 11th, 2001. $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

thru 1/2/2022: automania: the automobile–a symbol of freedom, industry, style, danger, and ecological disaster. the museum of modern art puts the pedal to the metal with a new exhibition of posters, films, models, photos, sculptures, paintings, and, of course, automobiles themselves that explores conflicting sentiments about cars and car culture in the 20th century. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

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 1/9/2022: illuminate the farm: the nyc winter lantern festival brings the queens county farm to life with a display of holiday lights and over 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns in the shape of farm animals, fruits, vegetables, flowers, tractors, and more. visitors can pick a ‘wish lantern’ from the field of lights, decorate it at the art table, and take it home as a keepsake ​($5 extra). queens county farm museum (floral park), $24.99-29.99. >>

thru 1/9/2022: home for the holidays: a 19th century christmas: ring in the holiday season 1850s-style at the historic tredwell family home, which will be filled with festive scenes and colorful decorations that predate our modern holiday traditions. merchant’s house museum (noho), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/9/2022: lightscape at brooklyn botanic garden: explore brooklyn botanical garden’s milelong illuminated trail, which is bedazzled with over one million lights. along the way, stop for hot cocoa, beer, wine, light fare, and even a roast-your-own s’mores station. $32-34. >>

thru 1/9/2022 (closed tues-weds): afterlives: recovering the lost stories of looted art: a new exhibition at the jewish museum traces the complex journeys of nazi-looted paintings, drawings, and jewish ceremonial objects taken before and during world war ii, including works by pierre bonnard, marc chagall, paul cézanne, paul klee, henri matisse, pablo picasso, camille pissarro, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays). >>

thru 1/9/2022: the bronx zoo holiday lights: from incandescent anacondas to radiant rhinos, you’ll see more than 260 lanterns representing almost 70 animal and plant species at this year’s immersive bronx zoo holiday lights display, which also includes ice-carving demonstrations, stilt walkers, costumed characters, and more. $39.95 general, $34.95 seniors, $24.95 kids. >>

thru 1/9/2022: charles dickens’s original manuscript of a christmas carol: for a holiday tradition that’s anything but a humbug, visit the morgan library + museum (murray hill), where you’ll find dickens’s hand-printed masterpiece opened to a new page each year during the holiday season. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 2-5pm. >>

thru 1/16/2022: rockefeller center christmas tree: the un-fir-gettable 79-foot-tall norway spruce comes to life with more than 50,000 multicolored led lights. the tree will be lit daily from 6am-midnight, for 24 hours on christmas day, and from 6am-9pm on nye. >>

thru 1/17/2022: machine hallucination immersive exhibition: artechouse’s 2019 inaugural exhibition, media artist refik anadol’s immersive machine hallucination, returns thru january. artechouse (chelsea market), $24 general, $20 students/seniors (bonus: ny and ny residents save $5). >>

thru 1/22/2022: glow at the new york botanical garden: let it glow, let it glow, let it glow. stroll through a mile and a half of shimmering led lights, whimsical installations, and gleaming buildings at the new york botanical garden’s annual holiday light installation. $35. >>

thru 1/22/2022: the contenders film series: the museum of modern art’s film department presents a screening series of 17 of the year’s ‘most influential and innovative’ films–some award show-bound, some likely to become cult classics, all predicted to stand the test of time. this year’s films include pablo larraín’s spencer, leos carax’s annette, denis villeneuve’s dune, maggie gyllenhaal’s the lost daughter, and more. price tba. >>

thru 1/23/2022: new york botanical garden’s 30th annual holiday train show: get on track at nybg’s haupt conservatory, where model trains whir around a display of more than 175 miniature new york landmarks made from pinecones, acorns, seeds, bark, and other natural materials. $30-32. >>

thru 1/23/2022: notorious rbg: the life and times of ruth bader ginsburg: the new-york historical society honors the late supreme court justice and icon with a special exhibition based on the popular tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. the traveling exhibition, organized by the skirball cultural center in los angeles, features archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, and more spanning rbg’s life. highlights include a robe and jabot from rbg’s supreme court wardrobe, the official portraits of rbg and sandra day o’connor, and listening stations where visitors can hear rbg’s delivery of oral arguments, majority opinions, and dissents. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 1/23/2022: new museum triennial: ‘soft water hard stone’: named after a brazilian proverb, the new museum’s survey exhibition showcases 40 artists and collectives from around the world whose genre-spanning works reflect on humanity’s fraught history and its potential for transformation. new museum (les), $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 1/30/2022: surrealism beyond borders: sidestepping big-name western artists like salvador dalí and rené magritte, a new surrealist exhibition at the metropolitan museum of art instead focuses on the worldwide sweep of the movement, featuring works from eastern europe, the caribbean, asia, north africa, australia, and latin america. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), pay-what-you-wish admission for ny, nj, and ct residents ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

thru 1/31/2022: andy warhol: photo factory: get a never-before-seen glimpse of the man behind the campbell’s soup cans at stockholm-based photography museum fotografiska (flatiron), which is presenting over 120 images spanning warhol’s career, including many rare and never-before-seen photographs. all six categories of warhol’s film-based work are represented, including polaroids of celebrities, unique gelatin silver prints, polaroid collages, 16mm film screen tests, and stitched photographs. $26 general, $16 students/seniors. >>

thru jan 2022: david bowie 75th birthday pop-up shop: traverse the catalogue and career of the iconic rocker at ‘bowie75,’ a pop-up shop and exhibition featuring immersive audio and video screening rooms, limited edition lps and merch, and more. 150 wooster street (soho). >>

thru 2/13/2022: jasper johns: mind/mirror: the whitney and the philadelphia museum of art co-present a two-city retrospective of jasper johns, the most comprehensive presentation of the american artist’s work to date. a range of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from 1954 to today will be on display, including his most iconic works and many shown for the first time. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for visiting fridays 7-10pm, with advance purchase required. >>

thru 2/20/2022: christian dior: designer of dreams: indulge your high fashion fantasies at this exhibition exploring the more than 70-year history of the house of dior. the exhibition transforms the museum’s beaux-arts court with over 200 haute couture garments, as well as photos, sketches, archival videos, accessories, vintage perfume elements, and works from the museum’s permanent collection. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25 general, $16 seniors/students (admission includes entry to christian dior: designer of dreams and all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 2/27/2022: holiday express: toys and trains from the jerni collection: hop aboard this whimsical new-york historical society museum exhibition filled with vintage toy trains, models, and figurines, including a miniature ferris wheel, carousel, blimp ride, roller coaster, and more. each handmade marvel comes from the jerni collection, which includes pieces dating back to 1850. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm >>

thru 2/27/2022: ‘a wonderful, awful idea’: animating dr. seuss’ how the grinch stole christmas: see how animation director chuck jones brought dr. seuss’s timeless holiday tale to technicolor life when you visit the museum of the moving image’s exhibition of sketches, animation cels, backgrounds, and more from the 1966 made-for-tv short. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

thru 2/27/2022 (fri thru sun 11am-5pm): two new exhibitions at el museo del barrio: popular painters and other visionaries highlights 35 artists on the fringes of modernism and the mainstream in the mid-20th century, and en foco: the new york puerto rican experience, 1973-74 offers a photographic glimpse of puerto rican life in nyc through the eyes of bronx-based collective en foco. el museo del barrio (east harlem), pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested: $9 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thru 3/6/2022: bank of america winter village at bryant park opens: the annual winter wonderland returns with ice skating, food and drinks, and over 100 holiday shops. for skating: admission to the rink is free, but rentals will run you $15+ (or you can bring your own). >>

thru 3/6/2022: sanctuary: the 2021 socrates annual exhibition: 11 new artist sculptures and installations, based on the theme ‘sanctuary,’ fill the grounds of socrates sculpture park (lic). opening event saturday 3-6pm. free admission. >>

thru 3/10/2022: bronx calling: the fifth bronx museum of the arts aim biennial: 60+ emerging artists from the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the bronx museum’s aim fellowship program share works responding to issues of health, grief, the environment, identity, and everyday life in difficult times. free admission (rsvp). >>

thru 3/12/2022 (second saturday of the month at 11:30am): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>

thru 3/19/2021: two new exhibitions at the museum of modern art: sophie taeuber-arp: living abstraction, the first major u.s. exhibition in 40 years to survey this abstract artist’s wide-ranging body of work and joseph e. yoakum: what i saw, the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work in over 25 years. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 seniors/students. >>

thru 3/20/2022: the slipstream: reflection, resilience, and resistance in the art of our time: brooklyn museum senior curator eugene tsai and curatorial assistant joseph shaikewitz respond to the tumultuous year 2020 with an exhibition of 60 artworks from the museum’s collection that speak to feelings of fear, grief, and isolation, as well as joy and love, with a focus on artists of color. nick cave’s truth be told, a new commission for the museum’s façade, will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 3/27/2022: new exhibitions open at poster house: the push pin legacy (thru 2/6/2022), you won’t bleed me: how blaxploitation posters defined cool + delivered profits (thru 2/6/2022), what’s the score? the posters of leroy neiman (thru 3/27/2022), and peter max: cosmic advertising (thru 3/27/2022). poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free admission to all on fridays. >>

thru 4/2/2022: puppets of new york: puppets take manhattan! with more than 100 puppets spanning new york city history, the museum of the city of new york’s new exhibition offers a glimpse at how puppetry has impacted the city, and how new york, in turn, has influenced the art form at large. the stars of the exhibition come from theater, television, and street performance, including lamb chop, sesame street, avenue q, the lion king, the lunar new year and thanksgiving day parades, and more. museum of the city of new york (harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 students/seniors. >>

thru 4/4/2022: gillian wearing: wearing masks: the first north american retrospective of british conceptual artist gillian wearing traces her three-decade exploration of identity and the literal and figurative masks we wear with 100+ photographs, videos, sculptures, and paintings. the exhibition coincides with a new sculptural tribute to photographer diane arbus in central park’s doris c. freedman plaza. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 seniors/students, pay-what-you-wish select saturdays 4-6pm, free 11/6 + 12/4. >>

thru 4/17/2022: claudia wieser’s rehearsal at brooklyn bridge park: visit berlin-based artist claudia wieser’s first-ever public art installation, a cluster of five large-scale geometric sculptures clad in hand-painted tiles, mirrors, and photos of greco-roman antiquities. plymouth street entrance at brooklyn bridge park, free. >>

thru 4/18/2022: greater new york at moma ps1: the fifth edition of moma’s annual nyc-based artist exhibition, presented after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, explores how artists translate experiences of belonging and isolation into their work. moma ps 1 (lic), free for all nyc residents (suggested admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

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 5/8/2022: (closed mondays + tuesdays): head to toe accessories exhibit: from 17th century fans to christian dior pumps to designer cell phone cases, peruse more than 200 years’ worth of women’s accessories at a new exhibition at fit (chelsea), which explores what each piece conveys about gender, race, class, power, modernity, and more. free admission. >>

thru 5/16/2022: carousel openings: horse around at historic jane’s carousel in dumbo and the prospect park carousel. $2-2.50.

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. >>

thru spring 2022: broadway blooms: jon isherwood on broadway: everything’s coming up roses on broadway, where jon isherwood’s series of eight marble floral sculptures is finally ‘blossoming’ after being delayed by the pandemic. broadway from 64th to 157th streets. >>

thru 6/19/2022: andy warhol: revelation: a new exhibition at the brooklyn museum explores how andy warhol’s catholic upbringing permeated his artistic work, with over 100 pieces that incorporate religious symbolism. included are some of warhol’s iconic celebrity portraits, reimagined renaissance imagery, films, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25 general, $16 seniors/students (admission includes entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 8/14/2022: temporary statue of legendary photographer diane arbus goes up in central park: gillian wearing’s life-sized likeness of the iconic lady behind the lens will stand in doris c. freedman plaza (near 60th street + fifth avenue) thru august. >>

thru august 2022: high line art: untitled (drone) by sam durant: the high line unveils its latest plinth commission, a fiberglass rendering of a military-style predator drone. sitting atop a 25-foot pole and with a 48-foot wingspan, the sculpture is the same size as the real thing, a pointed reminder of the drone warfare that the u.s. carries out in distant countries. the high line at 30th street and 10th ave, free. >>

thru 9/5/2022: in america: a lexicon of fashion: the costume institute’s two-part exhibition patches together a history of modern american fashion from the 1940s to the present, with 100 men’s and women’s ensembles organized by defining emotional qualities, from nostalgia to consciousness. the range of designers on display includes household names–isaac mizrahi, calvin klein, donna karan, and others–along with up-and-comers like vaquera and olivia cheng. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>

thru 11/13/2022: 16-foot-tall steel flyboy statue unveiled at the battery: the great debate, a giant steel and fiberglass sculpture of a ‘flyboy,’ is part of artist hebru brantley’s series inspired by the tuskegee airmen, the first african-american military aviator pilots who fought in wwii. the cross-armed figure stands tall and proud at state street and battery place. >>

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