ongoing events

thru 2/27: chelsea international photography competition exhibition: agora gallery presents its fifth annual photography competition exhibition, with winners handpicked from hundreds of submissions from around the world. agora gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 2/28: denis villeneuve screening series: coinciding with the release of dune: part two, film at lincoln center presents a 22-film series, including eight features by denis villeneuve (dune: part one, arrival, blade runner 2049, sicario, and others) and 14 influential works selected by the director (alien, happy together, hiroshima mon amour, a woman under the influence, and others). $17 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 2/28: the collection of sir elton john: goodbye peachtree road: get an inside look at a wide range of fashions, art, and objects from musician elton john’s atlanta home that will be up for auction at christie’s. a public exhibition of the items and a pop-up gift shop will be open for two weeks at christie’s gallery in rockefeller plaza. free admission. >>

thru 2/29: second annual books that changed my life festival: the marlene meyerson jcc manhattan’s books that changed my life festival returns for a two-month celebration of literature and culture. with guests including ruth reichl, nancy silverton, judy gold, david loud, and many more, the fest features events and activities inspired by beloved literary works, including author conversations, workshops, a gallery exhibition, musical performances, theater, film, storytimes, and more. free opening reception 1/4 6pm. other scheduled events are free-$40. >>

thru 3/1: glide at brooklyn bridge park: skate underneath the brooklyn bridge while taking in views of the manhattan skyline at nyc’s newest ice rink, glide at brooklyn bridge park. emily warren roebling plaza (dumbo), $9-25 admission, $12 skate rental (or byo), free locker use ($5 for a lock, or byo). a limited number of free tickets will also be available for nyc residents to each sat 9-11am and tues 4-6pm session, which will be made available one week in advance. >>

thru 3/2: bumper cars on ice: bump, slide, and spin on the rink at bryant park. rides are 10 minutes long and cost $20-25. >>

thru 3/3: 2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets: score off-broadway tickets for less during this annual winter promotion. 31 productions are participating, including brooklyn laundry, all the devils are here, the life and slimes of marc summers, the play that goes wrong, the office! a musical parody, and more. >>

thru 3/3: they don’t luv u like i love you at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $17. >>

thru 3/3: women dressing women exhibition: the costume institute at the met fifth avenue’s latest exhibition explores the creativity and artistic legacy of women-led fashion houses from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 3/3: industry city ice rink: industry city’s mini outdoor ice rink is open for the season. $15 admission, $10 skate rental (or byo), $5 bag check. >>

thru 3/6: public art installation: ‘domino effect’: play with 120 giant, illuminated, colorful dominos, each which plays a musical sound when activated. created by montreal-based design studio ingrid ingrid, the installation is located downtown at fosun plaza (28 liberty street). >>

sponsored: thru 3/7 (thursdays 4-8pm): brews at brookfield place: don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at brookfield place, as the winter garden becomes a winter biergarten! enjoy a rotating menu of some of nyc’s best craft beer from all five boroughs. different local breweries will be featured each week, with all beer sales benefiting charity partner, the go project. it’s free to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase. must be 21 and over to attend. >>

thru 3/7: doc fortnight at moma: the museum of modern art’s 23rd annual festival of international nonfiction film and media showcases feature-length and short fils addressing urgent issues of our time. museum of modern art (midtown west) and online, $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

thru 3/9 (tues-sat 10am-6pm): steve mccurry photo exhibition: cavalier callery’s chelsea location hosts a solo exhibition of works by photojournalist steve mccurry, best known for his portrait of sharbat gula, the afghan girl who graced the cover of national geographic in 1984. featuring 30 photographs from the 1980s to today, the exhibition celebrates the release of mccurry’s latest book, devotion: love and spirituality, and the artist will be present for a reception and book signing 2/22 6-8pm. free gallery admission (books will be available for purchase). >>

thru 3/10: snubbed: the performances screening series: for your consideration, the museum of the moving image (astoria) puts the spotlight on great film performances that went unmentioned on past oscar nomination mornings. the lineup includes stars who were never nominated (rita hayworth, marilyn monroe, steve martin), underappreciated workhorses who have yet to win (michelle pfeiffer, amy adams, alfre woodard), and performers whose iconic roles just weren’t oscar bait (anthony perkins in psycho, humphrey bogart in the maltese falcon). $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 3/10: 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. >>

extended thru 3/10 thru 11/12/2023: 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. >>

thru 3/12 (tuesdays at 7pm): doc nyc selects: doc nyc, the country’s largest documentary film festival, presents a new spring series of five films, with filmmakers in-person for all shows. the lineup kicks off with frida, followed by q+a with director carla gutiérrez. future screenings include as we speak: rap music on trial, sorry/not sorry, the trials of alan dershowitz, and the first class. ifc center (greenwich village), $18 general, $15 seniors. >>

thru 3/12: new york women in film + television presents: science in motion: new york women in film + television, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the careers of women in media, presents a collection of films that delve into science and technology in the modern world, from the depths of outer space to a hasidic woman-run ambulance corp and beyond. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), free admission. >>

thru 3/12: wollman rink opens for the season: the pickleball courts are gone, and the ice has returned to central park’s wollman rink for the season. opening day includes free skating (tickets were all distributed long ago) and free performances throughout the day. $15-37 admission, $11 sakte rental (or byo), $7 locker rental. >>

thru 3/16: cindy sherman: hauser + wirth presents 30 new works by artist cindy sherman. the collages, made from various elements of sherman’s face to construct new characters, will be on display at the gallery’s wooster street location in soho. free admission. >>

sponsored: thru 3/17: target margin theater presents remember this trick: created by founding artistic director david herskovits alongside a cohort of artists, this new play exploring american antisemitism, stories of jewish survival, troubling conspiracy theories, and the trickster spirit that will save us all, weaves together tales of a young queen, a magician, and the 36 wise folk hidden in plain sight to heal the world. the doxsee theater (sunset park), $25+. >>

thru 3/21: the rink at brookfield place is open for the season: $15-27 admission, $5-7 skate rental (or byo). >>

thru 3/24: two new exhibitions at american folk art museum: unnamed figures: black presence and absence in the early american north and marvels of my own inventiveness. american folk art museum (uws), free admission. >>

thru 3/24: 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 3/29: master class: photographs by four african american photojournalists: keith de lellis gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition highlighting photos by african american photojournalists ozier muhammad, beuford smith, coreen simpson, and eli reed. free admission. >>

thru 3/30 (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 3/30: fashion forward exhibition: ‘b’ dry goods presents an exhibition celebrating the fashion arts, featuring original paintings and drawings by designers yves saint laurent, pierre balmain, hubert de givenchy, karl lagerfeld, alexander mcqueen, christian lacroix, antonio lopez, christian dior, and others, as well as original garments and accessories worn or advertised by figures such as josephine baker, david hockney, frank zappa, maria callas, duke ellington, paul newman, and others. opening reception 1/25 6-8pm. ‘b’ dry goods (crown heights), free admission. >>

thru 3/30 (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 3/31: copy machine manifestos: artists who make zines at brooklyn museum (prospect heights). suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 3/31: marta minujín: arte! arte! arte! at the jewish museum (ues). $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free saturdays. >>

thru march: rirkrit tiravanija: a lot of people: artist rirkrit tiravanija’s largest exhibition to date takes over moma ps1’s second floor galleries, lobby, and courtyard with over 100 works, from early experimentations with installation and film, to drawings, works on paper, ephemera, sculpture, and participatory works that include ping-pong, a music studio, a ceremonial tea tent, and pad thai servings. moma ps1 (lic), free admission for new york residents ($5-10 otherwise). >>

thru 4/7: 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 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 4/21: 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 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 5/25: 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 6/16: 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 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 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 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 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 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). >>


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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