Friday, June 1


reservations are now open to score $50 spa treatments all week long during spa week (4/21-27). >>

free art gallery exhibitions:
thru 4/12: nyu mfa thesis exhibition >>
thru 4/13: phillip buehler: ‘woody guthrie’s wardy forty: greystone park state hospital revisited’ (bushwick) >>
thru 4/13: afruz amighi 'far from god' @ nicelle beauchene >>
thru 4/19: jerome liebling: 'matter of life and death' @ steven kasher gallery >>
thru 4/19 (tue-sat) jim campbell: 'new work' @ bryce wolkowitz gallery >>
thru 4/19: group show: 'sequence' @ warehouse gallery + studio (clinton hill) >>
thru 4/20: new contemporary photography gallery opening: simon/neuman² gallery (williamsburg) >>
thru 4/20: group show: 'in plain sight' @ smack mellon >>
thru 4/20: cope2 + ben frost: 'durability' @ krause gallery (les) >>
thru 4/24: group show: ‘the real estate show’ @ james fuentes (l.e.s.) >>
thru 4/25: group show: pratt mfa candidates 'archives of the collectives' @ the boiler (williamsburg) >>
thru 4/26: group show: 'push it' @ art now ny (chelsea) >>
thru 4/26: maick sidibé prints from the 1960s-1980s @ jack shainman gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 4/26: katie armstron: ‘dark spring’ @ bravinlee programs (chelsea) >>
thru 4/27: sue mcnally: ‘middle ass bad age’ @ auxiliary projects (bushwick) >>
thru 4/28 (tue-sun) laurie simmons: 'kigurumi dollers and how we see' @ salon 94 >>
thru 5/3: dan witz ’ny hardcore’ and dylan egon ‘american holy relics’ @ jonathan levine gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 5/3: kristen morgin: ‘the super can man and other illustrated classics’ @ zach feuer (chelsea) >>
thru 5/3: michael kagan ‘thunder in the distance’ @ joshua liner gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 5/3 (fri-sat) philippe boissonnet: 'uncertain worlds' @ holocenter >>
thru 5/4 richard bellia: ‘grunge’ @ agnès b. (tribeca) >>
thru 5/5: asako iwasawa: ‘what do plants dream of?’ and max tzinman ‘duality’ @ atlantic gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 5/8, 23: urs fischer’: last supper’ and ‘mermaid / pig / bro w/hat’ @ gagosian gallery (u.e.s.) >>
thru 5/10: kristen morgin: ‘things i learned from comic books and bumper stickers’ @ greenwich house (west village) >>
thru 5/10: david maisel ‘history’s shadow’ @ yancey richardson (chelsea) >>
thru 5/10: group show: '10 outstanding artists' @ denise bibro (chelsea) >>
thru 5/10, 23: robert longo: ‘strike the sun’ + ‘gang of cosmos’ @ metro pictures + petzel gallery (chelsea) >>
thru 5/11: arnold mesches: ‘eternal return’ @ life on mars gallery (bushwick) >>
thru 5/11: group show: ‘works cited’ inspired by children’s literature @ myplasticheart (l.e.s.) >>
thru 5/11: oliver wasow: ’studio portraits’ @ theodore:art (bushwick) >>
thru 5/13: group show: ‘up, close and personal’ @ fuch projects (bushwick) >>
thru 5/15: richard renaldi 'touching strangers' @ aperture (chelsea) >>
thru 5/16: ‘by leaves or play of sunlight. john cage: artist and naturalist’ @ the horticultural society (garment district) >>
thru 5/17: andy warhol: ‘jackie’ @ blain di donna (u.e.s.) >>
thru 5/17: ‘are your motives pure? raymond pettibon surfers 1987-2012’ @ venus over manhattan (u.e.s.) >>
thru 5/17: linda simpson: 'pages’ + marc yankus: ‘the space between’ @ clampart (chelsea) >>
thru 5/23: susan graham: 'spiral landscape' @ mixed greens (chelsea) >>
thru 5/25: group show: ‘stroke: from under the mattress to the museum wall’ @ the leslie-lohman museum of gay and lesbian art (soho) >>
thru 6/8: group show: ‘whitewash” @ jeffrey leder gakkery (lic) >>
thru 6/15: beryl fine ’romantic perversions’ @ shag (williamsburg) >>
thru 7/10: ‘moving murals: henry chalfant + martha cooper’s all-city graffiti archive’ @ city lore gallery (east village) >>

thru 4/12 + 5/22-6/15 (thu-sun): the american academy of arts and letters houses a detailed recreation of the reading, ct studio of american modernist composer charles ives (1874–1954). an accompanying exhibition explores his life and work. 633 w. 155th st. (bet. broadway + riverside drive), free. >>

thru 4/13 (thu-sun): 2011 fringe festival hit the bardy bunch is a mash-up of a dozen shakespeare plays, set in the 1970s and featuring the warring brady and partridge families. the theatre at st. clements (423 w. 46th st.). $18. >>

thru 4/13: the fifth floor of the new museum is transformed into simulated interior of a spaceship for the exhibition 'report on the construction of a spaceship module', inspired by the spacecraft in the 1963 czech science-fiction film ikarie xb-1. 117 artworks by eastern european artists are also displayed in and around the spaceship. pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm (reg $16). >>

thru 4/14: director frank pavich's doc. jodorowsky’s dune explores cult filmmaker alejandro jodorowsky's (el topo, the holy mountain) ambitious unmade adaptation of frank herbert's sci-fi classic dune, which he optioned to make in 1975. film forum, $13. >>

thru 4/17: tout truffaut: film forum kicks off a 21-film françois truffaut retrospective with the 400 blows, shoot the piano player, breathless, and jules and jim. $13. >>

thru 4/17: doc. finding vivian maier explores the life of an unknown chicago nanny who is posthumously receiving critical acclaim for her street photographs. co-director john maloof in-person 5:50pm + 7:55pm saturday. ifc, $14. >>

thru 4/19 (tue-sat): men’s and women’s stylish duds of the era make up the 'elegance in an age of crisis: fashions of the 1930s' exhibition at the museum at fit, free >>

thru 4/20: see rahila gupta's don't wake me, part of the brits off broadway festival at 59e59 theaters, for $15 with promo code 'skint' (reg $25). >>

thru 4/21: the annual orchid show at the new york botanical garden includes thousands of the flowers plus demos, talks, music, tours, more. $25 (up from the usual $20... oof). >>

thru 4/25: there are giant easter eggs scattered around the boroughs designed by folks like jeff koons, julian schnabel and diane von furstenberg. >>

thru 4/27: see clean and a respectable widow takes to vulgarity, part of the brits off broadway festival at 59e59 theaters, for $20 with promo code 'skint' (reg $40). >>

thru 4/27: the little prince: a new york story: the morgan library and museum's exhibition of antoine de saint-exupéry's the little prince -- which was written and first published in nyc -- features 25 manuscript pages and 43 of the earliest versions of drawings for the book, as well as personal letters, photographs, and artifacts. free fridays 7-9pm (reg $18). >>

sponsored thru 5/4: under 30 or a full-time student? get $20 tickets to king lear at theatre for a new audience. (reg. $60-75). >>

thru 5/10: 'ladies and gentlemen...the beatles!': the new york library for the performing arts hosts an exhibition of pop culture artifacts, correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in this 50th anniversary of the the beatles coming to america. free. >>

thru 5/10: the 'trend-ology' exhibition at the museum at fit features 100 samples from 18th-century ensembles to 21st-century retailing. free. >>

thru 5/14: under 30 or a full-time student? get $20 tickets for king lear at theatre for a new audience. (reg. $60-75) >>

thru 5/15: the museum of the moving image took to reddit to crowdsource the installation, 'the reaction gif: moving image as gesture'. included with $12 museum admission (free 4-8pm fridays). >>

thru 5/25: see the last whitney biennial exhibition in the madison avenue museum before it moves downtown, with 103 participants and curated by stuart comer (moma), anthony elms (institute of contemporary art), and michelle gabner (school of the art institute). pay what you wish admission fridays 6-9pm  (reg $20). >>

thru 5/31 (saturdays 2:30pm doors, 3pm show): bargemusic neighborhood family concerts: enjoy an hour-long chamber music concert on a floating barge at the foot of the brooklyn bridge, followed by q+a with the musicians. free. >>

thru 6/7: palaces for the people: guastavino and the art of structural tile is a major exhibition exploring the innovations the guastavino fireproof construction company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building 200 spaces in the five boroughs. museum of the city of new york, $10 suggested admission. >>

thru 6/14: 'italian futurism, 1909–1944: reconstructing the universe': the guggenheim hosts the first comprehensive overview of italian futurism to be presented in the u.s.. pay-what-you wish saturdays 5:45-7:45pm (reg. $22). >>

thru 6/15: 88 silver gelatin prints from fashion photographer bill cunningham's 'façades', an eight-year project for which he photographed models dressed in vintage outfits with historical backdrops throughout nyc, are being displayed almost four decades later at the new-york historical society. $18 (pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm). >>

thru 6/30: all books, magazines and catalogues at the eyebeam art and technology center are on sale until its move at the end of june. new items are 25% off, older titles are 75-90% off. >>

thru 6/30: the neue galerie's 'degenerate art: the attack on modern art in nazi germany, 1937' exbition is the first major u.s. exhibition of such works since 1991. $20 (free first fridays 6-8pm). >>

thru 7/6: the brooklyn museum of art's exhibition, 'witness: art and civil rights in the sixties' observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act of 1964 by showcasing 66 artists who described their struggle with race through photography, pop imagery, minimalism, and more. $12 suggested admission (free first saturdays of the month. >>

thru 7/20: 'park avenue paper chase': seven aluminum + fiberglass sculptures by artist alice aycock take over the park avenue median from 52nd to 66th street >>

thru 7/26 (mon-sat): the schomburg center for research in black culture's exhibition 'motown: the truth is a hit' features video and audio clips, artifacts from the motown museum and private collections, more. free. >>

thru august: jonathan chánduví: 'the 11th hour' in the penthouse of the azure condo building (e. 91st st) >>

thru 9/7: the museum of arts and design celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 columbus circle with re: collection, and exhibition of 70 works of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and textiles. $16 (pay-what-you-wish 6-9pm thursdays and fridays). >>

thru september (11am-7pm, 11am-6pm october): pétanque, the putting green, chess and more games at bryant park return for the season. free. >>

daily (9-10:15am): moma’s abby aldrich rockefeller sculpture garden is open to the public free of charge year-round >>

weekly @ 10am: enjoy the new york philharmonic for a fraction of the price of regular performances during their open rehearsals at avery fisher hall, $18 >>

mondays 7-10pm: the royal palms shuffleboard club brings back mahjong night. $10 includes a pre-game lesson. >>

first mondays @ 7pm: spelling correctly with autocorrect is hard enough -- try it with alcohol! reminisce about grammar school at the monthly williamsburg spelling bee at pete's candy store. free. >>

tuesdays 7-10pm: period attire not required at the weekly english country dances (a.k.a. jane austen-era dances). beginners lesson 7-7:30pm. church of the village (201 w. 13th st near seventh ave), $15. >>

tuesdays + thursdays: williamsburg's full circle bar offers free skee ball and free hot dogs >>

third tuesdays @ 9pm: show off your drunk-spelling chops at 'the slurring bee,' where you'll receive a free drink for every round you move on to. last exit, $5 to compete, free to watch. >>

wednesdays (7-10pm): expect camp and cabanas at the royal palms shuffleboard club’s wednesday night bingo, hosted by 'mr. showbiz' murray hill and linda simpson. free admission, $2 bingo cards can win you cash and prizes. >>

first wednesdays: enjoy free homecooked food and free music + dance performances at bailout theater at judson church >>

4th wednesdays 6-8pm: bring something to show + tell at madame x, free >>

first thursdays @ 7pm: you'll need to know more than the difference between nelson and kearney to win at classic simpsons trivia (90s episodes only!). williamsburg's berry park. $10/team, $5/solo. >>

every 3rd thurs @ 7:30pm: brave adults share their diaries, poems, letters and more from their humiliating teenage years at the monthly 'cringe' reading series. freddy's, free. >>

select fridays: brooklyn creative offers $5 art + photography evening classes >>

fridays + saturdays: following the closing of canal room, the saved by the 90s with the bayside tigers and back to the 80s with jessie's girl weekly parties move to lpr. $12-17 adv, $15-20 door. >>

saturdays 2pm: coordination not required at jugglefit's learn to juggle class. all equipment provided. $15. 18 w. 18th st, 5th floor. >>

saturdays: le bingo!: win wacky prizes or a cash jackpot each month in lpr’s gallery. hosted by drag queen linda simpson. free admission, $2 per bingo card. >>

saturdays 2:30-5:30pm: the kings county distillery offers $8 tours that include tastings of moonshine, bourbon, and chocolate whiskey >>

weekends: the brooklyn flea returns to the outdoors for the season: fort greene flea (sat 10am-5pm), williamsburg smorgasburg (sat 11am-6pm), brooklyn bridge park's pier 5 smorgasburg (sun 11am-6pm), park slope's p.s. 321 (sat-sun 10am-5pm). free admission. >>

weekends (10am-6pm): the lic flea + food market debuts in a 24,000 sq ft. lot at the corner of 46th ave and 5th st with 100 vendors selling food, antiques, collectibles, art + crafts, furniture, more. >>

weekends + holidays (summer): enjoy free kayaking at manhattan's pier 40 (sat-mon 9am-6pm), pier 96 (sat-mon 9am-6pm), and 72nd st (sat-sun 10am-5pm) >>

ongoing: save some cash on bike repairs by learning how to do them yourself at one of time's up's free weekly workshops in manhattan and brooklyn. donations welcome. >>

ongoing: the samuel j. and ethel lefrak center at lakeside is now open: prospect park gets two new skating rinks – a 15,000 sq. ft. covered rink and an open-air 16,000+ sq. ft. elliptical rink. $6-8 admission, $5 skate rental. locker and bag check rates apply. >>

now open: the royal palms shuffleboard clubis now open! escape the snow with 10 shuffleboard courts, a full bar with specialty cocktails, and a different food truck nightly. regular hours: mon-wed 6pm-midnight, thu-fri 6pm-2am, sat 2pm-2am, sun 2pm-midnight. free admission, $40/hour for a court. 514 union street (bet. 3rd ave + nevins). >>

food + drink:

$1 fish tacos + $1 beer: greenpointers rounds up a monster list of happy hour specials in greenpoint >>

the 10 best coffee shops in nyc, as picked by gothamist >>

serious eats reminds us about 12 classic pizza joints we should know >>

gothamist picks the 10 best burritos in nyc >>

serious eats picks 30 great vegetarian sandwiches in nyc >>

gothamist revisits their picks for the 10 best bagel shops in nyc >>

midtown lunch readers pick their favorite places for bagels, coffee, burgers, sandwiches, chinese, falafel, dessert, more >>

seriouseats reminds us where to eat ice cream in nyc >>

serious eats highlights some places to buy tea in nyc >>

dnainfo shares where to get the best hot chocolate in the city >>

gothamist picks the best bars with outdoor oases >>

brooklyn magazine lists their picks for the best places to daytime drink in the borough >>

gothamist shares their picks for the 10 best rooftop bars in nyc >>

the 10 best fireplace bars in nyc, as picked by gothamist >>

gothamist picks 10 cozy subterranean bars to wait out winter >>


learn how to keep your bike in safe working order at time's up’s free bicycle repair classes. all levels welcome. manhattan and brooklyn locations. >>

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