ongoing events

ongoing events

thru 5/31: new york studio school 2023 mfa thesis exhibition: new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture (greenwich village) presents its annual mfa thesis exhibition, taking over two floors of the school with the work of 11 graduates. opening reception 5/18 5-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 5/31: les history month: more than 70 organizations celebrate the diverse people, communities, and histories of the lower east side with a variety of events, exhibits, tours, and festivals all month long. various prices. >>

thru 5/31 (7am-10pm): spring hours on the high line: take in more sunsets as the high line stays open three hours later each day thru the season. free admission. >>

thru may: banksy in new york: defaced (an unauthorized exhibition): relive banksy’s 2013 month-long residency in new york at this pop-up exhibition featuring four original pieces, dozens of reproductions and prints, and more. 378 broadway (tribeca), $20.50 general, $16.50 seniors/students. >>

thru 6/2 (tuesdays 8-9am, thursdays + fridays 5-6pm): birding tours at bryant park: this one’s for the birds (and the people who love them). first-time and experienced bird watchers are all welcome to join guides in spotting and identifying the migrating flying visitors to the park. free. >>

thru 6/3: 30th new york african film festival: new york african film festival returns with over 50 films from more than 25 countries exploring african and diaspora storytelling. film at lincoln center (uws), maysles documentary center (harlem), and brooklyn academy of music (fort greene). various prices. >>

thru 6/3: rear view: lgdr gallery (ues) gets to the bottom of bottoms and beyond with a new exhibition featuring 60+ paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs that explore the human figure as seen from behind. 37 artists from bacon to ono to magritte to schiele to warhol and more are represented. free admission. >>

thru 6/3: marilyn minter: an exhibition of recent paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints by marilyn minter takes over three floors of lgdr gallery (ues). free admission. nsfw link >>

thru 6/4: wangechi mutu: intertwined at new museum (les). $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm with timed ticket. >>

thru 6/4: roller wave pop-up skating rink: roll on up to the roller wave, a pop-up venue with skating, live performances, djs, an arcade, and food + beverages available for purchase. atlantic terminal mall (downtown brooklyn), $17.50+ admission, $10 skate rental. >>

thru 6/5: milton glaser: pop exhibition: school of visual arts presents an exhibition based on milton glaser: pop, a new book collecting work created by late graphic designer, illustrator and sva faculty member milton glaser during the 1960s and ’70s. opening reception 5/19 6-8pm. sva gramercy gallery, free admission. >>

thru 6/8: ‘the city: real and imagined’ film series: presented in association with the museum of the city of new york’s centennial exhibition this is new york: 100 years of the city in art and pop culture, film forum (south village) is hosting a four-week, 60-film festival and related special events spanning seven decades of nyc-centric movies: do the right thing, dog day afternoon, escape from new york, gloria, marty, paris is burning, rear window, shaft, taxi driver, the french connection, the muppets take manhattan, the producers, the warriors, and many more. $15. >>

thru 6/11 (tues thru sun 12-7pm. closed memorial day weekend.): the cooper union annual end of year show: the cooper union’s classrooms, hallways, and studios transform into galleries showcasing work from students of the irwin s. chanin school of architecture, the school of art, and the albert nerken school of engineering. opening reception 5/23 5-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 6/11: mobile unit: shakespeare’s the comedy of errors: shakespeare’s the comedy of errors will pop up both outside and indoors at public plazas, parks, and community centers across the five boroughs. with songs in english and spanish, mobile unit’s tour hits the five boroughs 5/2-21 before landing at the public’s shiva theater (noho/east village) 5/25-6/11. free. >>

thru 6/11: kara walker: harper’s pictorial history of the civil war (annotated): traveling from the smithsonian american art museum, a series of 15 prints by artist kara walker, based on harper’s two-volume civil war anthology published in 1866, comments on the omission of african americans from this narrative. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 6/18 (weekends 1-6pm): brooklyn waterfront artist coalition exhibitions opening: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over a 25,000 square foot civil war-era warehouse gallery space on the brooklyn waterfront with four exhibitions: ‘fired up!’ + ‘what’s new’ member shows and ‘recycle’ + ‘beyond mud’ national juried shows. opening reception 5/13 1-6pm. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

thru 6/21: ‘light and sound’ downtown: the alliance for downtown new york unveils ‘light and sound,’ the latest series of its art is all around campaign. the program will bring two interactive and illuminative public art installations and a lunchtime concert series to lower manhattan. the art will be on view from 5/10 to 6/21, while the concerts will take place weekly on wednesdays at 12pm, beginning on 5/17. two locations: cortland way and 200 water street, free. >>

thru 6/23: thrills + chills: circus an amuseument: step right up for a photography show featuring images that offer a glimpse into the world of carnivals and circuses. the salmagundi club, an historic four-story townhouse in greenwich village. reception 5/25. free admission (donations welcome). >>

thru 6/24 (closed sun-mon): lee friedlander framed by joel coen: filmmaker joel coen curated an exhibition showcasing 45 of photographer joel friedlander’s works that span the range of his 60+ year career. opening reception 5/13 2:30-4:30pm. luhring augustine gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 6/24 (tues-sat 10am-6pm): avedon 100: gagosian’s 522 w 21st st gallery hosts an exhibition celebrating the centenary of photographer richard avedon’s birth. the photographs highlighted in the exhibition were selected by 150 artists, designers, musicians, writers, curators, and fashion world representatives, including hilton als, naomi campbell, elton john, spike lee, sally mann, polly mellen, kate moss, chloë sevigny, jonas wood, and others. opening reception 5/4 6-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 6/24: (thursdays thru saturdays): rhythm, bass and place: through the lens: marking the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the caribbean cultural center african diaspora institute in east harlem hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the evolution of black music in nyc from the 1970s-2000s, featuring the works of photographers joe conzo, jr. and malik yusef cumbo. free admission. >>

thru 6/27: seaport fit: hit the deck at a series of free outdoor fitness classes at south street seaport: power yoga (10:30am saturdays thru 6/24) and hiit (6:30pm tuesdays thru 6/27). >>

thru 6/30 (fridays 5-8pm): kingsland wildflowers green roof friday evening open hours: join newtown creek alliance for open hour evenings on the scenic kingsland wildflowers green roof and learn about green roofs, local plants, and the organization’s newtown creek-focused work. free admission (rsvp). >>

thru 7/9: two new exhibits at the society of illustrators: colleen doran illustrates neil gaiman (thru 7/29) and picturing pinocchio: mignola makes a marionette (thru 7/8) open at the society of illustrators (ues). $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/9: the gregory gift exhibition at the frick madison: 28 fine and decorative works of art, bequeathed by alexis gregory, will be shown as a group for the first time at the frick madison’s latest exhibition. the new collection includes two eighteenth-century pastels, 15 limoges enamels, two eighteenth-century clocks, objects made of metal, enamel, and hardstone dating from the 16th-18th centuries, and more. $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 4-6pm. >>

thru 7/15 (select saturdays at 1pm): bike repair class: learn how to fix your bike and do simple maintenance and tune-ups with some help from the folks at nyc direct action environmental organization time’s up. outdoors at la plaza community garden (alphabet city), free. >>

thru 7/16: karl lagerfeld: a line of beauty: the costume institute at the met fifth avenue examines the work of karl lagerfeld in a new exhibition featuring 150 examples of the fashion designer’s creations and sketches for balmain, patou, chloé, fendi, chanel, and his eponymous label, karl lagerfeld dating from the 1950s to 2019. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 7/16: nature, crisis, consequence: a new art exhibition at new-york historical society looks at the social and cultural impact of the environmental crisis on different communities across america. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 7/21: yayoi kusama: i spend each day embracing flowers exhibition: david zwirner gallery hosts an exhibition of works by japanese artist yayoi kusama that will feature a new infinity mirrored room, new paintings, and new sculptures elaborating on her signature motifs of pumpkins and flowers. opening reception 5/11 6-8pm. note: due to the anticipated popularity of this exhibition, expect lines. david zwirner gallery in chelsea (519, 525, + 533 west 19th st), free (rsvp). >>

thru 7/28: see it big: summer movies (’70s + ’80s edition): supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image (astoria), where you can catch a series of blockbusters from the ’70s + ’80s, including an american werewolf in london, back to the future, do the right thing, e.t. the extra-terrestrial, jaws, pee-wee’s big adventure, purple rain, the original star wars trilogy, the omen, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/31: andy warhol exhibition: thirty are better than one: the brant foundation presents thirty are better than one, an exhibition of over 100 drawings, polaroids, silkscreens, and sculptures by andy warhol. the title of the exhibition takes its title from warhol’s 1963 silkscreened images of da vinci’s mona lisa. the brant foundation (east village), $20 general, $18 seniors, $15 students. >>

thru 8/5: charles darwin: a life in letters: presented in partnership with cambridge university library, a new exhibition at the new york public library celebrates the completion of a 45-year endeavor to publish all of charles darwin’s letters. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (the wachenheim gallery on the first floor and the rayner special collections wing and print gallery on the third floor), free admission. >>

thru 8/6: young picasso in paris exhibition: coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of pablo picasso’s death, the guggenheim museum is presenting young picasso in paris, an intimate exhibition of 10 paintings and works on paper created during the artist’s introduction to the french capital. le moulin de la galette, which was recently the subject of a conservation analysis and treatment project, will be a highlight of the exhibition. the guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 seniors/students, and pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 8/12: georgia o’keeffe: to see takes time: a new exhibition at the museum of modern art (midtown) joins georgia o’keeffe’s series of works in charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and pastel with key paintings. $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free first fridays of the month from 4-8pm for nyc residents. >>

thru 8/19 (9/16-10/28. saturdays 5pm-midnight.): queens night market: the queens night market returns for its eighth season with foods from around the world served up by 60 local vendors, priced at $6 or less. new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, free admission. >>

thru 8/19 (various dates): green-wood after hours: stroll through the hilly landscape of green-wood cemetery by night on this flashlight-illuminated walking tour, where you’ll stop by the graves of new york and american history makers and visit green-wood’s famed catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $30 >>

thru 8/24: rooftop films summer series: the popular summer festival, one of the longest running and largest outdoor showcases for indie film in the world, returns for its 27th summer series with 45 events featuring screenings, live performances, afterparties, and q+as with filmmakers and stars. thursday 5/25 opening night: ‘this is what we mean by short films,’ a short film program at green-wood cemetery. various prices (30 events are free). >>

thru 8/27: van gogh’s cypresses exhibition: featuring 40 paintings and drawings, including wheat field with cypresses and the starry night, the met fifth ave presents the first exhibition to focus on the trees immortalized in vincent van gogh’s work. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 8/27: new york now: home – a new photography triennial: the inaugural edition of the museum of the city of new york’s new contemporary photography triennial kicks off museum’s centennial year programming with lens-based work from 33 contemporary artists, including xyza cruz bacani, naima green, alan michelson, irina rozovsky, and jamel shabazz, that explore the concept of ‘home.’ $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 8/27: generation paper and funk you too! at mad: two new exhibitions open at the museum of arts and design (midtown west): generation paper: a fashion phenom of the 1960s and funk you too!: humor and irreverence in ceramic sculpture. $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price on thursdays. >>

thru 8/29 (tuesdays 7:30am. note: no class on 7/4.): free outdoor tai chi classes at bryant park: all ages and experience levels are welcome for morning tai chi classes at bryant park’s fountain terrace. free. >>

thru 8/29 (tuesdays 7pm. note: no class on 7/4.): sunset meditation at socrates sculpture park: socrates sculpture park’s annual outdoor meditation sessions return tuesday evenings thru august. all experience levels welcome. byo mat, blanket, or cushion. socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

thru 8/31 (thursdays at 6pm or 6:30pm): sweat34: workouts at herald square plaza: get moving at a series of free outdoor fitness classes held in front of macy’s herald square. >>

thru the season: the met’s roof garden bar opens: take in the view while you enjoy a drink at the met museum’s cantor rooftop garden bar, opening for the season on 5/18. access is included with regular museum admission. >>

thru the season: rooftop movies series at yotel times square: don a pair of headphones (provided by the venue), and enjoy an outdoor movie on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. this month’s selections include the parent trap, mamma mia!, serendipity, encanto, la la land, bridesmaids, grease, dirty dancing, ratatouille, clueless, and sister act. $20. >>

thru the season (thursdays thru sundays): prospect park carousel opens for the season: lions and horses and giraffes and deer. oh, my! take a ride on prospect park’s historic carousel, opening for the season this week. $3/ride, $13/book of 5 tickets. >>

thru 9/1: healthy on the hudson: free outdoor hiit, yoga, and meditation classes return to the hudson river waterfront piers. registration is required (rsvp opens up a week in advance). >>

thru 9/4: taylor swift: storyteller exhibition: the museum of arts and design (midtown west) presents a costume exhibition highlighting t-swift’s music video and concert ensembles worn over the years, along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections. $25 ticket includes admission to the exhibition and museum. >>

thru 9/4: berenice abbott’s new york album, 1929 at the met fifth avenue (ues). pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

thru 9/10: brooklyn cyclones baseball season: play ball! minor league baseball season kicks off with the brooklyn cyclones taking on the jersey shore blueclaws at maimonides park along the coney island beachfront. $9-20. >>

thru 9/10: two new exhibitions at the guggenheim: gego: measuring infinity, a major retrospective of 200 artworks presented across five ramps of the museum’s rotunda, and sarah sze: timelapse, a series of site-specific works, will be on display for more than five months at the guggenheim museum (ues). $25 general, $18 seniors/students, and pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 9/10: : made in japan: 20th century poster art and black power to black people: branding the black panther party at poster house (flatiron). $12 general, $8 seniors/students, free admission for all on fridays. >>

thru 9/16 (saturdays 12-5pm): kayaking at hallet’s cove: lic community boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from socrates’ beach at hallets cove all season long. weather permitting. >>

thru 9/17: embrace the world from within: louise bourgeois, miles greenberg, and yoko ono: a new exhibition at faurschou new york (greenpoint) highlights works by louise bourgeois, miles greenberg, and yoko ono that revolve around physical and metaphorical aspects of the embrace. through performance, installation, and sculpture, facets of the embrace are unfolded in three galleries, one dedicated to each artist. free admission. >>

thru 9/19: reading room at bryant park: bryant park’s ‘reading room’ series of free outdoor literary events returns for the summer: books on broadway – a backstage look at books starring on broadway (select tuesdays @ 12:30pm 5/23-8/15); reel talks – talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking (mondays @ 12:30pm 6/12-8/14); poetry – poetry by established and emerging poets (tuesdays @ 6pm 5/30-9/19); authors – authors offer advice and discuss their latest books (wednesdays @ 12:30pm 6/7-8/23); non-fiction authors – history as seen through the eyes of preeminent authors (wednesdays @ 7pm 7/5-9/6); bookclub – produced in partnership with penguin random house and new york review books (tuesdays @ 1pm 7/13-8/22); writers workshops – workshops geared to improve your writing skills (thursdays @ 6:30pm 7/6-8/17). >>

thru 9/29: tsq live: times square will be filled with 70 free outdoor events across two stages through the summer. curated by ailey extension, carnegie hall, elsewhere, jazz at lincoln center, new york live arts, pioneer works, soul summit, and other institutions, the weekday performance series will include dj sets, live concerts, dance workshops, and more. >>

thru 9/30: food in new york: bigger than the plate exhibition: from bodega bites to michelin-starred restaurants, dig into the history of new york’s food industry and the relationship between new yorkers and food at a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york. with works by 20+ artists and designers, the exhibition presents potential solutions to local and global challenges of sustainability, labor justice, and food access. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru september: waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: work it out at free outdoor zumba, yoga, and fitness classes at brooklyn bridge park. open to all levels. free (registration required). >>

thru september: summer on the hudson: the annual summer on the hudson outdoor arts and culture festival fills riverside park with music and dance performances, movies, wellness activities, and more from 59th to 183rd street thru september. this weekend’s kickoff includes monuments tours, compost-inspired talks, a presentation by hudson: mansions, monuments, and marvels of riverside park author stephanie azzarone, and a 116th street overlook concert with french cookin’ blues. various locations, free. >>

thru september (every other friday at 10pm): silent disco: choose from three djs spinning different genres into your wireless headphones (provided) at the beer garden at bohemian hall (astoria). $15-30 (a credit or debit card is needed for the check-in process to use the required headphones). >>

thru the season (usually september): rooftop cinema club: rooftop movie season returns with to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown. block out the city noise with wireless headphones and sit back in a lounge chair (both provided), and let the show begin. this month’s screenings include the empire strikes back, selena, american psycho, everything everywhere at once, mean girls, grease, crazy rich asians, casablanca, the lion king, top gun, bring it on, the goonies, fight club, love jones, and many more. drinks, small bites, and classic movie snacks are available for purchase. $22.50+ admission. >>

thru october (second thursdays thru october, 4-10pm): uptown night market: the annual open-air cuisine and culture fest returns for a third season to under the arches at 12th avenue and west 133th street (west harlem) with 60+ local vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/1 (open fri-sun, plus memorial day and labor day): the arts center at governors island reopens: the first permanent home for arts and culture on governors island reopens for the season with three new exhibitions by a dozen artists. free admission. >>

thru 10/8 (second sundays 8am + 9am): vinyasa on a vessel: the south street seaport museum’s permanently-moored 1885 tall ship wavertree hosts a series of 60-minute vinyasa yoga session on the main deck, followed by a tour of the historic vessel for interested participants. all levels welcome. limited capacity. free admission (rsvp required). >>

thru 10/9: carole a. feuerman: sea idylls: artist carole a. feuerman’s hyper realistic swimmer sculptures are on display outdoors along park avenue between 34th + 38th streets and at galeries bartoux (midtown). free admission. >>

thru 10/15 (saturdays 9:30am + 11am, sundays 10am): vinyasa yoga at socrates sculpture park: socrates sculpture park’s annual outdoor vinyasa yoga sessions return weekends thru 10/15. all experience levels welcome. byo mat, towel, and water. socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

thru 10/22: the met museum’s new roof garden commission: lauren halsey: the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (i), artist lauren halsey’s site-specific installation, inspired by the museum’s temple of dendur and south central los angels, opens at the met’s iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden for the season. metropolitan museum of art (ues), free entry with museum admission (with pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students, $30 general/$22 seniors/$17 students otherwise). >>

thru 10/22 (select saturdays + sundays): new york marble cemetery opens for the season: visit the oldest non-denominational cemetery in new york city, a tucked-away garden in the east village with marble vaults that date back to the 1830s. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 2nd + e. 3rd streets. free admission. >>

thru 10/28 (various dates and locations): japan fes opening day: the japanese food street fair returns for the 2023 season, with a rotating lineup of vendors from around the world. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/29: smorgasburg opens for the season: the seasonal outdoor food market returns for a 13th season with 80 sweet and savory vendors serving up dominican, filipino, indian, iranian, japanese, portuguese, malaysian, mexican, and peruvian dishes across three locations: world trade center (30 vendors, fridays 11am-7pm), williamsburg (60 vendors, saturdays 11am-6pm), and prospect park (65 vendors, sundays 11am-6pm). free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/31 (tuesdays + thursdays at 8:30am): power hour outdoor fitness classes at hudson yards: rhone activewear is offering a series of free, outdoor yoga, hiit and strength classes at hudson yards’ public square + gardens. >>

thru october: 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 october: roller skating, boating and biking at prospect park: prospect park’s lefrak center kicks off outdoor spring/summer activity season with boating, biking, bumper cars, and roller skating, including lola star’s friday night dreamland roller disco parties. various prices. >>

thru october: coney island’s luna park and deno’s wonder wheel amusement park are open for the season.

thru 11/12: nicholas galanin: in every language there is land / en cada lengua hay una tierra: artist nicholas galanin’s 30-ft tall steel sculpture, constructed using the material and scale of the us/mexico border wall, and spelling out the word ‘land’ in a format similar to robert indiana’s love sculpture, is on view at the empire fulton ferry lawn in brooklyn bridge park. >>

extended thru 11/12: monet to morisot: the real and imagined in european art: featuring nearly 90 works by monet, picasso, matisse, kandinsky, degas, cézanne, pissarro, morisot, and their contemporaries, the latest exhibition at the brooklyn museum (prospect heights) explores how 19th and early 20th century european artists engaged with the objective and subjective when it came to issues of gender, class, labor, colonialism, and nature. the exhibit marks the reinstallation of the museum’s european art collection, and will be the first time these particular works have been shown together since 2016. suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru november (closed mondays): torch + crown beer garden in union square: torch + crown brewing company opens up a beer garden at the union square pavilion for your seasonal outdoor drinking and eating pleasure. >>

thru november (every other weekend 11am-6pm): hester street fair at the seaport opening weekend: the seaport’s annual outdoor market returns for the season with a curated selection of 60 food, drink, clothing, housewares, and gift vendors. free admission. >>

thru 12/4: marking time: art in the age of mass incarceration: curated by dr. nicole r. fleetwood, the exhibition marking time: art in the age of mass incarceration explores the impact of the us prison system on contemporary visual art with works from artists who are or have been incarcerated, alongside artists who have not been incarcerated but whose practices expose aspects of the carceral state. opening reception 5/1 5-9pm. the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free admission. >>

thru december (fri + sat @ 10:30pm): the infinite wrench: how’s this for short attention span theater? the new york neo-futurists present 30 two-minute plays in 60 minutes, every friday and saturday thru the end of the year at kraine theatre (east village). $20 general, $12 students. >>

thru 1/14/2024: death is not the end at the rubin: explores notions of death and afterlife through the art of tibetan buddhism and christianity at the rubin museum of art (chelsea). the exhibition brings together 58 prints, oil paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual items spanning 12 centuries. free admission opening weekend (reg. $19 general, $14 seniors/students, free fridays 6-9pm). >>

thru 3/10/2024: something beautiful: reframing la colección exhibition: el museo del barrio (east harlem) will present 500 artworks by 90 artists, including new acquisitions and artist commissions, through rotating displays over the course of a year. the first rotation, opening 5/19, is organized in eight sections plus seven artist spotlights. $9 general, $5 seniors/students. >>

thru 9/2/2024: 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 9/2024: 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. >>


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