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where to dine outdoors in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens : while outdoor dining season starts to pick up with the warmer weather, eater has a round-up of 14 manhattan, 16 brooklyn, and 14 queens restaurants where you can grab a bite.

15 nyc breweries with outdoor seating: read ale about it: as the weather starts to warm up, enjoy a cold one in the open air at these breweries in manhattan, brooklyn, the bronx, and queens. >>

24 nyc rooftop bars with spectacular views: the cocktails come with sweeping vistas at these photo-worthy alfresco bars, rounded up by thrillist. >>

ongoing events

thru 5/22 (fridays-sundays 11am-7pm): urbanspace’s spring makers market at bryant park: shop for one-of-a-kind handmade creations from a rotating roundup of 85 local artists and makers, who’ll sell their wares at pop-up stalls throughout midtown’s bryant park. >>

thru 5/22: puppetopia: let’s see a show of hands: here arts center (south village) hosts a two-week festival of new puppet theatre, including an encore presentation of théâtre de l’entrouvert’s anywhere, a theatrical adaptation of henry bachau’s novel oedipus on the road that closed early due to the pandemic. $25. >>

thru 5/22 (weds thru sun 12-6pm): columbia university school of the arts mfa thesis exhibition: 33 visual and sound art students from the class of 2022 present their work at wallach art gallery at columbia university lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville). free. >>

thru 5/22: columbia mfa new plays festival – part 1: columbia university showcases new works by up-and-coming playwrights in an expanded festival that includes the mfa playwriting classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), free. >>

thru 5/22: woody guthrie: people are the song: an exhibition dedicated to the folk singer-songwriter and activist behind classic protest songs like ‘this land is your land’ and ‘deportees’ opens at the morgan library + museum (murray hill), featuring original musical instruments, handwritten lyrics, manuscripts, photos, audiovisual materials, and more. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 5-7pm with rsvp. >>

thru 5/22: regina opera – la bohème: regina opera brings a fully-staged production of puccini’s la bohème, performed in italian with english supertitles, to our lady of perpetual help academy (sunset park). $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 5/24: amnesia atómica nyc: zero nukes: times square arts and the bulletin of atomic scientists presents a series of public programs and events designed to spotlight the voices of activists, scientists, and community organizations in the anti-nuclear field. the exposition is centered around artist pedro reyes’s zero nukes, a 30-foot-tall inflatable sculpture of a mushroom cloud. >>

thru 5/24: ars nova’s camp bonfire series: ars nova’s six-month development program for early career comedy artists culminates in a five-night festival of full-length performances of new works. ars nova theater (hell’s kitchen) and online, $5. >>

thru 5/25: molière in the park – the misanthrope: to celebrate the french playwright’s 400th birthday, the molière in the park series presents a fully-staged outdoor production of richard wilbur’s translation of the misanthrope, directed by lucie tiberghien and starring tony and obie-award winner gabriel ebert (dickinson, broadway’s pass over). prospect park’s lefrak center, free (rsvp). >>

thru 5/25: pure nonfiction screening series: ifc center (greenwich village) presents sneak previews of nine upcoming documentary features and series before their official releases, followed by in-person q+as with filmmakers including judd apatow, michael bonfiglio, fab 5 freddy, dr. orna guralnik, lorine padilla, and more. $19. >>

thru 5/26: that’s life: vintage photographs by twentieth-century master photojournalists: a new exhibition at keith de lellis gallery (midtown east) spotlights 50 historic images captured by photojournalists for life magazine from 1936 to 1972, including photos of the little rock nine, a mushroom cloud from a bikini atoll nuclear explosion test, neil armstrong and buzz aldrin on the moon, jfk and his family, and more. free admission. >>

thru 5/28 (fridays + saturdays 5-9pm): date night at the met: bring a date, a friend, or simply yourself to the met museum for an evening of art, gallery chats led by museum guides, live music, and drink specials. pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students with valid id ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

sponsored: thru 5/28: one night: a nine-hour theatrical event: target margin theater leads audiences through the frame of scheherazade’s tale of survival into a celebration of oral storytelling in all its forms. we touch on classics, like ali baba and aladdin, and we introduce you to jewels you may not know, like julnar of the sea, or baucis and philemon, or other stories from myth, history, and tradition. this extravagant performance surrounds storytelling with food, drink, and musical diversions. starting from $49, tickets are available on a sliding scale. use promo code ‘earlybird24’ by 4/24 for the lowest prices. >>

thru 5/28 (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 5/28 (select saturdays): kings theatre historic tours: step back in time on a tour of the kings theatre, which dates back to 1929 and features an opulent grand lobby, speakeasy lounges, a robert morton wonder organ, a 3,055-seat auditorium, and more. kings theatre (flatbush), $20 (add $15 for two post-tour drinks). >>

thru 5/29: 20at20: snag a $20 walk-up ticket to 26 participating off-broadway shows—just mention the 20at20 promotion at the box office 20 minutes before curtain time. cash only. >>

thru 5/29: star trek: strange new worlds exhibit + screenings: thank your lucky starfleets: a new star trek series will soon debut on paramount+, and the paley center is hosting a month-long exhibition and screening series to celebrate the spock-tacular occasion. come face-to-face with items from the star trek universe, including starfleet and vulcan uniforms, set pieces, and more, catch a sneak preview of the first two episodes of star trek: strange new worlds, and watch classic episodes dating back to the 1965 pilot, along with animated iterations. the paley center for media (midtown), $20 general, $16 students/seniors. >>

thru 5/30: trust immersive exhibition: multidisciplinary art studio fuse* presents a data-driven, audiovisual exhibition that looks at how historical events have influenced trust, and how the presence or absence of trust can change our individual perceptions of reality. artechouse (chelsea market), $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 5/31: rooftop movies series: grab a drink, 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 psycho, beetlejuice, mamma mia!, the wizard of oz, titanic, and more. $20 admission includes a $10 food and beverage voucher. >>

thru 5/31 (9pm): syndicated’s sidewalk cinema: may calendar: the outdoor screening series at syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues with a week dedicated to gene hackman films (the french connection, hoosiers, superman, and others), a week of john c. reilly flicks (never been kissed, stepbrothers, chicago, etc.), and other offerings including mommie dearest, bend it like beckham, and secretary. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

thru 5/31 7am-10pm: spring hours at the high line: now that the days are getting longer, visitors will have three extra hours to take in the sights on nyc’s elevated greenway. >>

thru may: 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: 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 6/1 (thursdays at 5pm): jazz in times square: curated by jazz at lincoln center, the annual summer performance series brings the jazz club outdoors to broadway plaza between 45th and 46th streets. free. >>

thru 6/2: 29th new york african film festival: the new york african film festival returns to film at lincoln center and online with ‘visions of freedom,’ a program of film screenings, panel discussions, educational programs and more centered on ideas of freedom and liberation related to africa and the african diaspora. the festival continues at maysles documentary center in harlem from may 19 to 22 and culminates at the brooklyn academy of music from may 27 to june 2. various prices. >>

thru 6/2: bryant park birding tours: from warblers to chuck-will’s-widows, see if you can spot some of bryant park’s frequent (and not-so-frequent) flyers on a birding tour led by nyc audubon’s gabriel willow. free. >>

thru 6/2: forgotten filmmakers of the french new wave: the museum of modern art shines a spotlight on some of french new wave cinema’s lesser-known filmmakers with a month-long screening series of 40+ features and shorts. museum of modern art (midtown), $12 adv, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 6/5: the civility of albert cashier: one of off-broadway’s first musicals to feature an almost entirely trans/gnc cast will kick off the trans entertainment guild’s benefit series of staged concert readings at the players theatre (west village). folk-country musical the civility of albert cashier, created by glaad nominee jay paul deratany with music and lyrics by coyote joe stevens and keaton wooden, tells the true story of albert d. j. cashier, a transgender union soldier who fought in the american civil war. each performance in the 20-night series will be followed by roundtables, talkbacks, support sessions, and other community events. $22 with promo code coacteg (reg $42-52). >>

thru 6/5: unmasked: in this new group exhibition, eight artists explore the history and cultural significance of literal and metaphorical masks and masking, from artifacts of the ancient world to life-saving protective wear amidst the covid-19 pandemic and beyond. opening reception thursday, march 17 6:30-8:30pm. marlene meyerson jcc (uws), free. >>

thru 6/5: black dolls at new-york historical society: new-york historical society (uws) unveils black dolls, an exhibition of more than 100 handmade cloth dolls made primarily by african american women between 1850 and 1940, using dollmaking and doll play as a lens to explore how racial stereotypes persisted throughout american history. $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 6/5: faith ringgold: american people at the new museum: the new museum (les) presents a retrospective of the six-decade career of artist-activist faith ringgold, known for her civil rights-era figurative paintings, political protest posters, and signature story quilts. one of the exhibition’s highlights is ringgold’s mural for the women’s house, which was created in 1972 for women incarcerated on rikers island. also opening: daniel lie: unnamed entities and screen series: patricia dominguez. $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm (timed ticket required). >>

thru 6/5: jonas mekas: the camera was always running: drawing on film footage, photographs, and rare archival materials, a new exhibition at the jewish museum chronicles the 70-year career of filmmaker, poet, critic, and anthology film archives co-founder jonas mekas, a trailblazer of new american cinema in the 50s and 60s. film at lincoln center will present an accompanying mekas retrospective at the walter reade theater through 2/23. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays. >>

thru 6/7 (12:30pm tuesdays + thursdays): books on broadway: ilana levine (little known facts podcast) hosts a new series at the outdoor bryant park reading room that celebrates books based on broadway shows and their creators. the lunchtime series kicks off with harvey fierstein, who’ll discuss his new memoir, i was better last night, and his work on the broadway revival of funny girl. free admission. >>

thru 6/10: side walk, 6’ apart in new york city exhibition: photographer renate aller captures the simultaneous yearning for connection and the overwhelming anxiety of the early days of the pandemic in a collection of snapshots of socially-distanced one-on-one meetings between aller and her friends on the sidewalk in front of her building in april 2020. the series of photographs is now on display at new-york historical society (uws). $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 6/15: 10-foot tall playbills will be exhibited at ‘broadway grand gallery’ art installation: give your regards to broadway at this supersized times square art installation, which features giant playbill covers from the 21 shows currently running on broadway. broadway plaza between 47th and 48th streets, free. >>

thru 6/16 (thursdays at 6pm): sounds at sunset: brooklyn bridge park’s intimate outdoor music series returns to pier 3 greenway terrace for four nights this season. tonight: folk singer miriam elhajli, who draws inspiration from her venezuelan, moroccan, and north american heritage. free admission (rsvp encouraged). >>

thru 6/17 (fridays at 5pm): alvin ailey dance workshops in times square: from bhangra to broadway jazz and beyond, find your footing in a range of dance styles and techniques at free, outdoor classes led by instructors from ailey extension. all levels welcome. >>

thru 6/19: african/american: making the nation’s table: get a taste of the contributions of african american chefs, mixologists, and entrepreneurs to american food culture at african/american, a new exhibition co-presented by the museum of food and drink and the africa center. the exhibition includes the original ebony magazine test kitchen, ‘the legacy quilt,’ a visual depiction of african american contributions to american cuisine, and an interactive digital ‘dinner table’ where visitors can hear stories about migration, cultural evolution, and the communal experience of sharing a meal with friends and family. the africa center (east harlem), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 6/19: 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 6/24 (fridays 6-10pm): k2 friday nights series at the rubin museum of art: the rubin museum (chelsea) offers a series of free admission nights featuring exhibition tours, dj sets, and drink specials. reservations recommended. >>

thru 6/25: takashi murakami: an arrow through history: virtual and physical reality mix in this exhibition of new works by contemporary artist takashi murakami. spread across gagosian gallery’s 976 and 980 madison avenue locations, the exhibition includes augmented reality activations, paintings, sculptures, and more, and can also be viewed anywhere through an immersive vr rendering of the galleries on the gagosian website. free admission. >>

thru 6/25: free bird walks: learn how to spot and identify some of new york’s winged visitors when you flock to these free, guided bird walks in central park, the battery, van cortlandt park, and queens botanical garden (free with garden admission). >>

thru 6/26: flower craft: museum of arts and design presents an exhibition dedicated to the art of floral design, with the work of a new botanical artist to be featured each week. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price admission thursdays. >>

thru 6/26 (sundays 12pm-6pm): the new colossus festival at 18th ward brewing: jam out to bands and solo artists during this outdoor afternoon concert series hosted by the new colossus festival at 18th ward brewing (east williamsburg). free admission. >>

thru 6/27: sweat34: workouts at broadway boulevard: shake off the cold-weather cobwebs and get moving at free outdoor fitness classes held in front of macy’s at herald square plaza. >>

sponsored: thru june: the fans strike back: the largest star wars fan exhibition: the fans strike back is an exhibition featuring more than 600 official items from the star wars universe collected by fans and displayed for fans! see photos, posters, costumes, figures, models, and more. 526 6th ave (greenwich village / chelsea). >>

thru 7/4: rooftop cinema club: after more than two years, rooftop cinema club returns to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown, where you can kick back in a comfy lounge chair and enjoy a classic new york movie beneath the night sky. this weekend’s screenings: you’ve got mail, goodfellas, spider-man: no way home, moonstruck, do the right thing, big, breakfast at tiffany’s, and west side story (2021). food, drinks, and movie snacks are available for purchase. $22.50+ admission. >>

thru 7/19 (tuesdays at 7:30am): free outdoor tai chi classes: learn to ‘part the horse’s mane,’ ‘repulse the monkey,’ and more at bryant park’s free outdoor tai chi classes. >>

thru 7/29: cindy sherman 1977-1982: hauser + wirth gallery (ues) presents a solo exhibition of 100+ early works by groundbreaking photographer cindy sherman. sherman’s ‘70 united film stills,’ ‘rear screen projections,’ and ‘centerfolds,’ which point out and subvert female stereotypes in television, film, and advertising, will be on display. free admission. >>

thru 7/30 (8am saturdays): summer fitness at top of the rock: get high with high-energy dance cardio classes and sweeping views of manhattan at rockefeller center’s top of the rock observation deck. $15. >>

thru 8/14: lincoln center’s summer for the city: lincoln center’s season of free outdoor programming returns with more than 300 events (most free), including dance parties, performances, film screenings, an underground ‘speakeasy,’ and more. >>

thru 8/14: garmenting: costume as contemporary art: 35 international contemporary artists give ‘dress-up’ a whole new meaning in garmenting, the first global survey exhibition focused on the use of clothing as a visual art medium. the exhibition, on view at the museum of arts and design thru august, includes a series of live events and video-based performances. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 8/14: 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 8/16: yoga and tai chi at randall’s island park: strengthen your body and cultivate inner peace at free weekly outdoor yoga (tuesdays at 6:30pm) and tai chi classes (thursdays at 6:30pm) at randall’s island park. free.

thru 8/21: two new exhibitions open at poster house: ethel reed: i am my own property highlights the life and work of 1890s poster designer ethel reed, one of a select few female poster designers at the turn of the century; the utopian avant-garde: soviet film posters of the 1920s features soviet propaganda film posters created in the aftermath of the bolshevik revolution and the russian civil war. poster house (chelsea), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free on fridays. >>

thru 8/31: the soul of jazz: an american adventure: inspired by disney pixar’s animated film soul, the traveling exhibit the soul of jazz chronicles the history of jazz with artifacts like duke ellington’s white grand piano, eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis’ tenor saxophone, a player piano and working 78rpm victrola, and more, along with maquettes of soul characters and other imagery from the film. the national jazz museum in harlem, free. >>

thru august: 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 the season: outdoor roller skating in nyc: new york is on a roll! strap on your skates (rent or bring your own) and enjoy this retro pastime at outdoor rinks throughout the city:
► denny farrell riverbank state park >>
► flipper’s roller rink at rockefeller center >>
► pier 2 roller rink at brooklyn bridge park >>
► prospect park’s lefrack center at lakeside >>
► roll-a-rama at the twa hotel’s runway rink >>
► roller rink at the standard hotel high line >>

thru the season: climate change-themed mini-golf course: putting green, a mini-golf course that made its debut on the williamsburg waterfront last summer, returns with 18 climate change-themed holes designed by local environmental advocacy organizations, artists, and community and school groups. river street + north 1st street (williamsburg). $5-10 general, $2-5 seniors and children (a portion of proceeds will be donated to local organizations addressing climate change in nyc). >>

thru the season: the met roof garden bar opens: enjoy cocktails and snacks with a classic new york city view at the metropolitan museum of art’s cantor roof garden bar, which is now open for the season. free admission with regular museum admission. >>

thru the season (saturdays sat 5pm-midnight): queens night market returns for the season: explore a world of food at the queens night market, where you can sample global cuisine from 50+ food vendors for $6 or less, shop for art and merch from local makers, and enjoy live music and performances. new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru the season (12-5pm thurs-sun and holidays): prospect park carousel reopens for the season: catch a ride on a horse, giraffe, lion, deer, or dragon-pulled chariot at prospect park’s historic carousel. $3/ride, $13/book of 5 tickets. >>

thru the season (weekends 10am-5pm): brooklyn flea in dumbo: now in its 15th year, the outdoor brooklyn flea returns to dumbo with a curated selection of artisans and antique, vintage, and furniture sellers. free admission. >>

thru the season (weekends 10am-6pm): greenpoint terminal market: waterfront views of the manhattan skyline form the backdrop for this rain-or-shine outdoor market, which showcases local creatives, food vendors, and shops. 2 noble street (greenpoint), free admission. >>

thru 9/4: brooklyn cyclones baseball season: for a cheaper alternative to big league ticket prices, get tickets to root, root, root for the home team at maimonides park, the brooklyn cyclones’ home stadium on the coney island beachfront. $10-15. >>

thru 9/4: jamel shabazz: eyes on the street: from dapper b-boys to rikers island correction officers, street photographer jamel shabazz captures new yorkers going about their day-to-day lives in this career-spanning survey exhibition at the bronx museum. free admission. >>

thru 9/5: life of a neuron: walk into a real-life 3d model of a human prefrontal cortex neuron — the ‘thinking cell’ of the brain — and see it grow from birth through death at artechouse’s latest immersive exhibit. artechouse (chelsea market), $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/5: in america: an anthology of fashion: the second installment of the costume institute’s two-part exhibition at the met patches together a history of american fashion from the 1800s to the present. the garments on display are full of historical resonance–you’ll find a coat worn by george washington and the jacket lincoln was assassinated in–and are divvied up into 13 period-themed rooms of the museum’s american wing that have been staged by film directors including sofia coppola, regina king, martin scorsese, chloé zhao, and others. 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 9/5: whitney biennial: quiet as it’s kept: the 80th whitney biennial exhibition features an intergenerational and interdisciplinary roster of 63 artists and collectives whose works rerflect ‘the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of the american experience today.’ emphasizing the ever-changing nature of the present-day american experience, the artworks change, walls move, and performances animate the galleries. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm with advance tickets. >>

thru 9/5: multitudes at american folk art museum: from early american portraits to hand-tinted photographs to complex quilts, the american folk art museum’s 60th anniversary exhibition showcases some 400 folk and self-taught artworks spanning four centuries. american folk art museum (uws), free admission. >>

thru 9/5: 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 9/5 (sat 1-7pm, sun 1-6pm): the coney island circus sideshow: things get freaky at the famed sideshow, which returns for weekend performances thru june 12, then daily starting june 13. coney island usa, $12. >>

thru 9/7 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: start or end your day with healthy exercises paired with hudson river views. tai chi (wednesdays at 6:30am, thru 9/7) and yoga (wednesdays at 6:45pm, thru 8/31). fort tryon park (washington heights), free.

thru 9/11 (11am-6:50pm. closed tuesdays.): jane’s carousel summer hours: overlooking the east river with views of the brooklyn and manhattan bridges, historic jane’s carousel is now open six days a week thru the season. $2/ride. >>

thru 9/11: raphael montañez ortiz: a contextual retrospective: el museo del barrio (east harlem) presents a career retrospective exhibition honoring artist, educator, and el museo founder raphael montañez ortiz. pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested: $9 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thru 9/25 (fridays + saturdays 6-9pm, sundays 3-9pm): ‘piazza di belmont’ returns: buon appetito! enjoy piazza-style open air dining in the bronx’s little italy, where popular thoroughfare arthur avenue will be closed to traffic every weekend evening thru september. while you’re there, you just might catch an alfresco performance by ‘the belmont 4,’ a roving acapella group that’ll serenade visitors to the neighborhood with doo-wop, popular italian numbers, and hits from the ‘50s to today. >>

thru 9/27 (tuesdays 5-8pm): salsa social: shake it at a weekly salsa dance meetup at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza, hosted by salsa dura nyc. all levels welcome. free. >>

thru 9/30 (various dates and times): waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: break a sweat at free outdoor yoga, pilates, zumba, and bootcamp classes, open to all experience levels at brooklyn bridge park. advance registration is required, and opens weekly on tuesdays at 10am for the following week of classes. >>

thru september: timed entry reservations now required for peak times @ little island and the high line: to help control crowd size and ensure visitor safety and enjoyment, both little island and the high line are requiring free timed-entry passes on weekends and select holidays during peak seaon.

thru 10/11: (tuesdays thru 8/30 at 7pm, 9/6-10/11 at 6pm): sunset meditation at socrates sculpture park: unwind and reflect during an outdoor session of mindful breathing and walking, gentle stretching, and loving-kindness meditation at socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

thru 10/16 (saturdays 9:30am + 11am, sundays 10am): vinyasa yoga at socrates sculpture park (lic): go with the flow at a series of free one hour outdoor yoga class, open to all experience levels. note: b.y.o. mat, towel, and water. >>

thru 10/23 (various dates and locations ): japan fes: the japanese street fest returns for the season with vendors serving up bao, ramen, takoyaki, yakitori, boba tea, sweets, and more. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/23 (weekends 11am-6pm): smorgasburg jersey city and prospect park open for the season: from banh mi to birria tacos and beyond, nosh some of the area’s best eats at this annual outdoor food fest. jersey city (harborside place @ hudson street) is open on saturdays, while prospect park’s breeze hill location is open on sundays. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 10/23 (select saturdays + sundays): new york marble cemetery opens for the season: visit one of new york city’s oldest cemeteries, a tucked-away garden with underground marble vaults that date back to the 1830s. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 2nd + e. 3rd streets. free admission. >>

thru october: deno’s wonder wheel park in coney island 102nd season: coney island’s famous seaside amusement park is open for the season. spring/fall hours: open weekends and school holidays from 11am-6pm. summer hours (memorial day thru labor day): open seven days a week from 11am-11pm. prices for rides vary. >>

thru 11/10 (second thursdays 4-10pm): uptown night market: revel in the flavor and flair of upper manhattan at this open-air food and arts fest, where you’ll find 50+ vendors (majority poc, women, and lgbtq+) selling food, apparel, art, jewelry, and more, along with live music performances by local artists. 12th avenue and west 135th street (west harlem), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 11/13: 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. >>

thru 12/10 (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 december: hippo ballerina public art installation: cavalier gallery unveils artist bjørn okholm skaarup’s iconic hippo ballerina in its latest home, pershing square plaza west (just outside of grand central terminal). the 15-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a tutu-clad hippopotamus, inspired by degas’ little dancer aged fourteen and the dancing hippos in disney’s fantasia, is accompanied by two other sculptures, hippo ballerina, pirouette and rhino harlequin, pirouette, and smaller editions of skaarup’s works can be found at cavalier galleries (midtown west). >>

thru 1/31/2023: queens museum spring exhibitions: stephanie dinkins’ on love and data (thru 8/14/2022), suzanne lacy’s the medium is not the only message (thru 8/14/2022), and christine sun kim’s time owes me rest again (thru 1/31/2023) open at queens museum (corona park), with brief exhibition walkthroughs led by the artists between 2:30pm and 5pm. free admission. >>

thru february 2023: colorful animal sculptures on park ave: turn a stroll through murray hill into a supersized safari when you visit artist idriss b’s giant polygonal animal sculptures, including mojo the gorilla, manny the mammoth, baloo the bear, and more. park ave bet. 34th + 38th sts. >>

thru 5/21/2023: 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. >>

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