ongoing events

where to see fall foliage: scout out the most ‘poplar’ spots to watch the city’s trees get spruced up for the season with nyc parks’ fall foliage guide. interested in going farther afield? the i love ny foliage report gives weekly updates on the colors popping up across the state.

thru 10/28: city artist corps showcase: a dozen recipients of the new york city artist corps grants share their theatrical and musical creations at national sawdust (williamsburg), starting tonight with a staged reading of the soundtrack that wasn’t was by jennifer cedena and a sound bath by lavendar suarez. free (rsvp). >>

thru 10/28 (thursdays at 6:30pm): sunset salsa: step out at a waterfront salsa dance lesson and party led by performer and instructor talia castro-pozo. all experience levels welcome. pier 45 (greenwich village), free (rsvp required). >>

🎃 thru 10/29: profs + pints: halloween talks: get schooled when you tune in to profs and pints, a lecture series that brings college professors into bars, cafés, and now your laptop. this month’s halloween-themed topics include ‘encounters with ghosts,’ ‘werewolf women,’ and ‘american vampires.’ online, $12. >>

thru 10/29: waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: get moving at outdoor yoga, pilates, bootcamp, zumba, and family fitness classes, open to all experience levels at brooklyn bridge park. advance registration required. free. >>

thru 10/29 (tues thru sat 11am-6pm): jeffrey henson scales: in a time of panthers; the lost negatives: new york times photojournalist jeffrey henson scales makes his solo exhibition debut with a collection of 20 photographs he captured as a teenager in 1960s oakland, california, where he was immersed in the black panther movement. claire oliver gallery (harlem), free admission. >>

thru 10/29: share by kaws at rockefeller plaza: coinciding with his exhibition at the brooklyn museum (running thru 9/5), artist brian donnelly, a.k.a. kaws, has unveiled a new 18-foot sculpture in rockefeller center that features his iconic ‘companion’ character holding a pink ‘bff.’ >>

thru 10/30: ‘seeinjustice’ public art installation in union square: 10-foot-tall sculptures of john lewis, george floyd, and breonna taylor have been installed in front of union square park’s george washington monument. created by artist chris carnabuci, the works will be on display all month before touring to other cities. >>

🎃 thru 10/30: the amazing maize maze: it’ll take a lot of corn-centration to navigate nyc’s only corn maze, a three-acre adventure filled with clues and puzzles that culminates in an a-moo-sing vista of andy warhol’s pop art cow. if you’re feeling extra corn-fident, bring along a flashlight and see if you can find your way out of the maze during after dark sessions on 10/2, 10/23 or 10/28. queens county farm (floral park), $12-15. >>

thru 10/30 (saturdays 4pm-midnight): queens night market returns: from salvadoran pupusas to haitian diri ak djon djon to tibetan momos, taste traditional street foods from around the world for $6 or less at the annual queens night market, returning to flushing meadows corona park for the season. >>

update: now open year round! thru 10/31: governors island is open for the season: make a reservation to visit the 172-acre getaway, just a short hop from lower manhattan and brooklyn. the ferry to the urban oasis offers service from manhattan’s battery maritime building, brooklyn bridge park, and red hook. ferry tickets are free-$3, while admission to the island is free. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: halloween dog parades and costume contests: from ghoulish goldens to witchy westies, dressed-up pups ring in howl-oween at these dog-themed events:
dog day halloween costume party + parade at washington square park (10/30 11am) >>
• 19th annual battery park city halloween puppy parade (10/30 12pm) >>
• annual doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival (10/30 time tba) >>
• 23rd annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park (10/31 12pm) >>
• 2nd annual pet parade at elizabeth street garden in nolita (10/31 2pm) >>

extended thru 10/31: thru 10/13: village voices: get to know greenwich village’s artists, activists, scientists, musicians, dancers, writers, healers, and other trailblazers when you visit interactive shadow boxes throughout the neighborhood, which feature images, biographical info, and audio selections that you can access by scanning a qr code. the ‘village voices’ you’ll hear include those of patti smith, charlie parker, w.h. auden, joan mitchell, james baldwin, larry kramer, e.e. cummings, and more. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: brooklyn’s most boo-loved halloween house is back: the ditmas park home’s decorations delight visitors with creepy clowns, spooky skeletons, and over-the-top displays. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: nearby drive-through halloween attractions: a roundup of family-friendly roadside frights, from jack-o-lantern displays to haunted houses, in the tri-state area. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: gods and monsters: universal horror’s 90th anniversary: disreputable cinema celebrates universal horror’s legacy of macabre artistry with a screening series of early, pre-code horror films: dracula, frankenstein, bride of frankenstein, the old dark house, murders in the rue morgue, and the black cat. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: fear noir horror fest: get your fear fix with cult horror movies all week long at film noir cinema (greenpoint), including the faceless man, histoires extraordinaires, bloodsucking freaks, and more. the series also includes a halloween party on saturday night. $10-15. >>

🎃 thru 10/31 at 7pm + 9:15pm (7pm only on 10/13, 10/26, 10/28, + 10/30): syndicated sidewalk cinema: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) celebrates the spooky season with outdoor screenings of cult classics like cabin in the woods, hocus pocus, shaun of the dead, and serious scares like get out, hereditary, and possessor. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

🎃 thru 10/31: halloween at house of yes: celebrate spooky season house of yes style. the bushwick venue is hosting a wild week of inclusive halloween-themed dance parties, variety shows, and more. free-$40. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: memento mori: interactive installation by gabe bc: no bones about it. larger than life skeletons transform visitors through augmented reality at the winter garden at brookfield place (fidi). bonus: post a pic on social media and tag brookfield place to get a halloween goodie bag from the concierge. free. >>

thru 10/31: artexpo new york: peruse works from 400 local, national, and international galleries and publishers, along with independent artists and photographers, at this annual art fair. pier 36 (les), $25+ (discounted tickets available for $10+ plus fees here). >>

thru 10/31: prelude festival: cuny’s annual prelude festival showcases contemporary theater and performance using a unique ‘chain curating’ format–three curators each nominate one artist and select a fellow curator to do the same, and so on. the weeklong program includes livestreaming and pre-recorded talks, panel discussions, performances, studio visits, and more. free. >>

thru 10/31: the spring fling: happily ever after new play series: catch world-premiere short plays by bekah brunstetter (maid, this is us), leah nanako winkler (new amsterdam), daniel talbott (the conners), gregory s. moss (indian summer), and more, each riffing on the theme ‘happily ever after’ to celebrate the final season of theater and film production company f*it club. irt theater (greenwich village), $20 for one ticket (evening of 5 short plays), $30 for two tickets. >>

thru 10/31: editions/artists’ books fair: normally held in person, the 2021 edition of the editions/artists’ books fair goes online with new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books from over 50 publishers and dealers from nyc and around the world. >>

thru 10/31: performa biennial: eight local artists will present outdoor performance art works during the ninth edition of the performa biennial. for the first time ever, the series will be presented to the public free of charge, with live-streaming options available for most performances. >>

thru 10/31: archtober festival: the monthlong festival celebrating nyc’s architecture and design returns with hundreds of events, tours, and exhibitions. in-person and online, various prices. >>

thru 10/31: seaglass carousel reopens: live out your aquaman fantasies while riding one of the 30 nine-foot-tall fish-shaped rides at the battery. $5. >>

thru 10/31: geometric properties: an immersive audio-visual journey through fractal dimensions: immerse yourself in the kaleidoscopic world of geometric properties, a cinematic art installation exploring the intersections between mathematics, architecture, and nature. artechouse (chelsea market), $24 general, $20 students/seniors (bonus: ny and ny residents save $5). >>

thru 10/31: the arts center at governors island reopens to the public: the first year-round, permanent home for the arts on governors island will host a series of new exhibitions this season, including two large-scale, site-specific solo installations by artists meg webster and onyedika chuke, muna malik’s interactive sculpture blessing of the boats, and more. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

thru 10/31: new arts events on governor’s island: herstory of the universe (10/9 + 10/16), a six-part site-specific dance installation by richard move to reflect the unique history and topography of the island. the laboratory for what’s possible (thru 10/31. book launch 10/9), amelia marzec’s multimedia art installation based on her new book, what happened here, an exposé of 28 sites occupied by bell labs and the u.s. army where the groundwork was laid for modern communications technology–which was initially intended for warfare. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3).

thru 10/31 (weekends 11am-5pm): escaping time: art from u.s. prisons: peruse 200+ artworks created within prison walls at this new exhibition, which strives to deepen audiences’ understanding of the criminal justice system and promote rehabilitative programs that help incarcerated individuals reenter society. building 410a at governors island, free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

thru 10/31 (saturdays 5/29-10/30 in lic, sundays 6/27-10/31 in sunset park): open house at brooklyn grange: get your hands dirty, enjoy the view, and swing by the rooftop farm’s market to check out the harvest of the week. free admission. >>

thru 10/31: kusama: cosmic nature at the new york botanical garden: snag a ticket to this highly-anticipated exhibition by japanese artist yayoi kusama, a sprawling display of works and installations spread throughout the 250-acre new york botanical garden, including the artist’s vibrant sculptures and famed infinity mirror rooms. initially postponed due to covid-19, the exhibition will now run thru 10/31. gothamist has a sneak peek here. $15-35 general, $7-32 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/31: new art commission for the met’s roof garden: artist alex da corte’s alexander calder-inspired work, as long as the sun lasts, is a 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring a blue-feathered big bird sitting on a floating crescent moon while gazing out at central park. iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden at the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free with regular museum admission (pay-what-you wish for ny residents and ny, nj, and ct students). >>

thru 10/31 (fri-sun): ‘piazza di belmont’: several restaurants in the bronx’s little italy set up for al fresco dining along arthur avenue, which will be closed to traffic as part of the city’s ‘open restaurants’ program. >>

thru 10/31 (weekends 10am-5pm): greenpoint terminal market reopens: take in waterfront views of the manhattan skyline as you shop from 100+ vendors selling everything from art and antiques to international food at the revamped greenpoint terminal market. 2 noble street (greenpoint), free admission. >>

thru the season (saturdays 11am-6pm): smorgasburg returns: nyc’s famed food fest is coming back to the williamsburg waterfront with 35+ vendors and a focus on lgbtq+ and bipoc business owners and employees. free admission. (starting in july, you can also order from smorg vendors via seamless.) >>

thru the season (saturdays 11am-6pm, expanding to include sundays later in the season): the hester flea opens in the les: under new management by the folks at the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg, the reopened market location will operate at reduced capacity and feature 3-4 food vendors and 15 shopping vendors selling a curated mix of clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and more. free admission. >>

thru the season: brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink: pull on some skates and let the good times roll at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink. $6-10 admission, $7 skate rental or byo. >>

thru the season: roller skating at lakeside prospect park: roll back in time at prospect park’s outdoor roller skating rink, now open for the season daily. lola star’s dreamland party also returns every friday night at 7pm. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, various prices. >>

thru the season: climate change-themed mini-golf course opens in williamsburg: take a swing at climate change when you visit putting green, an 18-hole mini-golf course designed by local artists and community members. all proceeds will benefit nyc environmental nonprofits. river street + north 1st street (williamsburg). $5-10 general, $2-5 seniors and children. >>

thru 11/1: plywood protection project transforms boarded storefront plywood into sculptures across nyc: responding to last year’s boarded up storefronts in nyc, worthless studio’s plywood protection project invited artists to create new public art from the discarded wood. five of the resulting works have been installed in outdoor locations across the five boroughs, free for all to view. >>

🎃 thru 11/5 (various times): illuminated mausoleums of woodlawn: spend an eerie evening taking in the art and architecture of woodlawn cemetery’s historic mausoleums during this guided trolley and walking tour. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), $25 ($20 students/seniors). >>

thru 11/5 (mon-fri 9am-5pm): in and out of time: school of visual arts presents a curated exhibition that explores how we define and experience time, featuring works by 30 bfa fine arts students and alumni across a variety of mediums. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

🎃 thru 11/6: radiotheatre’s annual halloween festival presents h.p. lovecraft’s the whisperer in darkness: lovecraft’s 1930 novella about one man’s desperate attempt to warn the world that we’re not alone comes to life in radiotheatre’s multimedia adaptation, featuring an original score, projections, and sound effects. st. john’s sanctuary (west village), $20 plus ticket fees here (reg. $30). >>

thru 11/6: crossing the line festival: french institute alliance française’s 14th annual crossing the line festival spotlights africa’s cultural renaissance, showcasing works by interdisciplinary artists from the continent and its diaspora. highlights include okwui okpokwasili and peter born’s room-sized video installation before the whisper becomes the word, a performance by grammy-nominated singer somi, and the audio work nehanda by nora chipaumire. various locations, free-$25. >>

thru 11/7: reel sisters one world unity film festival: the first academy-award qualifying film festival devoted to women filmmakers of color returns with three weeks of films from across the globe. online, various prices. >>

thru 11/7: cascade: an interactive art experience: step into the mind-bending, kaleidoscopic dreamworld of multimedia artist jen stark at this new exhibition, which features 6,000 square feet of interactive projections, 3d mapped environments, sculptures and paintings, and soundscapes. the william vale hotel (williamsburg), free-$17.50 with ticket fees here (reg. $25-35). >>

thru 11/9 (closed mondays): new self-guided exhibit and audio tour at brooklyn botanical garden: ohkehteau (plants of the earth): a shinnecock oral history: explore native plants around brooklyn botanic garden as you listen to shinnecock indian nation tribal member chenae bullock share stories passed down to her and describe traditional uses for plants, including medicines that have been used for millennia. included with garden admission ($18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets available). >>

thru 11/10 (10am-4:30pm): after the end: a ritual about loss: put your loss into words at a candy chang and james a. reeves’s site-specific installation in green-wood cemetery’s historic chapel. visitors are invited to write down their experience of loss in any form—the loss of loved ones, relationships, health, and worlds we once knew—on a scroll and place it on an ever-growing illuminated altar. green-wood cemetery, free. >>

🎃 thru 11/11: folk horror film series: from the wicker man to get out, a new screening series at anthology film archives (east village) traverses the ‘folk horror’ genre, inspired by kier-la janisse’s new documentary woodlands dark and days bewitched. $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

thru 11/11 (second thursdays 4-10pm): uptown night market: the outdoor food and entertainment extravaganza returns to west harlem with 40+ local vendors, live performances, and artisans. 12th avenue and west 133rd street, free admission. >>

🎃 thru 11/2: la catrina by angel salazar design: floral designer angel salazar celebrates día de los muertos with an installation depicting ‘la catrina,’ the elegantly-dressed skeleton originally depicted in the 1900s by josé guadalupe posada, at hudson yards. >>

thru 11/13 (saturdays 12-6pm 4-10pm as of 9/4): bronx night market is open for the season: the borough’s outdoor pop-up returns with local food and drink vendors serving up cuisines from around the world at affordable prices. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

thru 11/14: maya lin’s ghost forest in madison square park: witness the devastation of climate change up close at artist maya lin’s new installation, ghost forest, a spooky assemblage of 49 dead atlantic white cedar trees from the new jersey pine barrens. an accompanying soundscape highlights the sounds of some of the native species of animals once common to manhattan. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

thru 11/19: sva exhibitions: do the liminal space! and becoming: school of visual arts presents do the liminal space!, an exhibition of animations, prints, videos, and interactive installations by mfa computer arts students and alumni, and becoming, an annual exhibition of works by bfa photography and video students that respond or relate to works by sva alumni. sva flatiron and gramercy galleries, free admission. >>

thru 11/21: the great jack o’lantern blaze and home of the ‘legend’: go on autumn-pilot with a pair of fall festivities outside the city. blaze hudson valley: visit a gourd-geous display of 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns outfitted with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. home of the ‘legend’: take a tour that’ll scare your head off at the estate of washington irving, the author of the legend of sleepy hollow. various prices. >>

thru 11/23: massive origami sculptures have taken over the garment district: larger-than-life origami-esque sculptures of coyotes, rabbits, a dog, an elephant, and a bear cub decorate broadway as part of the new whimsical, larger-than-life public art installation hacer: transformations. broadway between 36th + 39th streets. >>

thru 11/27: 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. >>

extended thru 11/28: thru 10/31: pixar-themed mini-golf: tee off at pixar putt, an un-fore-gettable 18-hole mini-golf course filled with beloved pixar settings and characters from toy story, the incredibles, monsters, inc., finding nemo, and more. pier a (battery park city), $35-40. >>

thru 11/28: art on the ave: ‘resiliency’: the manhattan-based arts initiative art on the ave will honor the strength and adaptability of lower manhattan with a new public art exhibition, filling the fulton center and seven other locations along broadway with works by 27 local artists. free. >>

thru 11/28 (closed mondays + tuesdays): ravishing: the rose in fashion: spanning the 18th century to the present, a new exhibition at the museum at fit (chelsea) features 130 garments and accessories, as well as 75 original photographic portraits, that explore how the rose has influenced the way we look, dress, feel, and fantasize. free admission. >>

thru 11/30 (7am-10pm): extended hours + reservation free weekends at the high line: starting friday, you can visit the high line from 7am to 10pm daily, with reservations no longer required on weekends. >>

extended thru 11/30: not another second: lgbt+ seniors share their stories – art exhibition: a new interactive portrait campaign highlights the untold stories of 12 lgbt+ seniors–including a stonewall survivor, a black panther, and a former politician, among others–and the years they lost not being able to live as their authentic selves. explore large-scale portraits by photographer karsten thormaehlen, video stories, and a short documentary about their experiences as part of the lgbt+ community. the watermark at brooklyn heights, free. >>

thru november: banksy exhibition: ‘banksy: genius or vandal?,’ a touring exhibition dedicated to the enigmatic british street artist, is now open. the unauthorized exhibition features over 100 banksy works from private collections, as well as a virtual reality voyage through the artist’s career. 526 6th ave (greenwich village / chelsea). $29.50+. >>

thru 12/1: photoville festival: the 10th annual photoville festival showcases photographers from around the world with more than 70 outdoor exhibitions at 25 locations spread throughout the five boroughs, as well as a series of online talks and workshops. the festival kicks off with a community day at brooklyn bridge park, featuring exhibition tours, a family activity area, workshops, games, music and dance performances, food and drink vendors, and more. free admission. >>

thru 12/4 (select saturdays): saturdays on the house at the guggenheim museum: in addition to its pay-what-you-wish admission every saturday 4-6pm, the guggenheim museum is now offering free admission all-day long on select saturdays thru the end of the year, courtesy of the folks at the macallan scotch whiskey. tickets, which are regularly $16-25 general/$12-18 students, must be reserved in advance, and are released a few days in advance. >>

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

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

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

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

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

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

thru 12/31: the roaring twenties and the swinging sixties: how did turbulent cultural changes during the ’20s and ’60s provoke major shifts in fashion? explore the parallels in women’s attire across the two decades at a virtual exhibition featuring 26 pieces and illustrations from the museum at fit’s collection. online, free. >>

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

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

thru 1/3/2022 (closed mon-weds): awaken exhibition: your path to nirvana begins at awaken: a tibetan buddhist journey toward enlightenment, an exhibition of 37 artworks from the 7th to 21st century, including sculptures, hanging scroll paintings, illuminated manuscript pages, and ritual items. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $19 general, $14 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm. >>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thru 4/18/2022: greater new york at moma ps1: the fifth edition of moma’s annual nyc-based artist exhibition, presented after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, explores how artists translate experiences of belonging and isolation into their work. moma ps 1 (lic), free for all nyc residents (suggested admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>
thru april 2022: ‘reclining liberty’: harlem-based artist zaq landsberg gives lady liberty a break with his new 24-foot sculpture of a weary-looking statue of liberty in repose. morningside park at 120th street + morningside ave, free. >>

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

thru may 2022: rubem robierb: dream machine ii + peace makers: taglialatella galleries ny unveils two sculpture installations at randall’s island by rubem robierb. responding to the increased call for social justice and activism around the world, the brazilian-american artist created a 13-foot sculpture of wings and two 10-foot black and white doves. randall’s island, free. >>

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

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

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

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


rent relief: if you’ve fallen behind on rent payments since the pandemic began, and your gross household income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income, you may qualify for the state’s new emergency rental assistance program. >>

your money: a hub for help during the coronavirus: the new york times‘s latest on unemployment insurance, rent relief, food assistance, mental health resources, and more. >>

free online job skills training platform for new yorkers: unemployed and underemployed new yorkers can now access 4,000 free online courses and certificate programs, with a focus on tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. >>

whispering libraries weekdays (7:30am, 11am, 1pm, 6pm, 8pm): if these walls could talk… catch curated playlists of music, poetry, oral history, and spoken literature featuring edwidge danticat, ethel quartet, joy harjo, fran lebowitz, john lewis, and more, streamed through hidden speakers outside 10 brooklyn public library branches. free. >>

over 20 outdoor ‘reading rooms’ are popping up in brooklyn: sit back and relax with a book or laptop at one of brooklyn public library’s new outdoor reading rooms, offering comfy seating and wifi connectivity in 20+ locations. >>

nypl for the performing arts is lending out tech kits for your inner performing artists: take your self-tape setup to the next level with an ipad pro, mic, ring light, midi keyboard, and more, all available to borrow for free with your new york public library card. >>

chelsea flea (weekends 8am-5pm): search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage, collectibles, and a handful of food vendors at the chelsea flea market, reopening by the founders of the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg for the first time since december 2019. 29 west 25th street (bet 5th + 6th aves), free admission. >>

brooklyn flea in williamsburg and dumbo (weekends 10am-5pm): now in its 14th year, the brooklyn flea has returned to williamsburg (saturdays) and dumbo (sundays). operating at 50% capacity, the outdoor markets feature 30-40 vendors each. >>

13 nyc beer gardens to visit: from german-inspired biergartens to outdoor spaces surrounded by street art, check out thrillist’s round-up of the city’s best beer gardens. >>

20 fave spots for outdoor drinks in brooklyn: brooklyn based shares their picks for where to grab outdoor drinks throughout the borough. >>

26 outdoor dining options for warmer weather in nyc: from zen gardens and boats to sunny streetside tables, thrillist highlights some of nyc’s best outdoor spots to grab a meal. >>

nyc’s new rooftop restaurants + bars: feel on top of the world when you wine and dine at these sky-high spots. >>

the boatstaurants are returning: time out ny has the inside scoop on when nyc’s floating bars and restaurants are reopening for the season. >>

michelin’s best (semi-)affordable restaurants of nyc: the annual michelin bib gourmand awards highlights 131 of the best places you can get an app, entrée, and a glass of wine or dessert for under $40. eater made a handy map of them here. >>

10 hidden streets in nyc to visit right now: from tucked-away roads to historic alleyways, uncover some of the best unbeaten paths the city has to offer. >>

greenpoint’s nature walk and under the k bridge park are finished and open to the public.

13 places to go hiking in nyc: take a hike! from the bronx river greenway to the salt marshes of marine park preserve, traverse the best nature trails across the five boroughs. >>

new map unearths new york’s oldest and rarest trees: from the 350-year-old ‘alley pond giant’ in queens to prospect park’s gnarled camperdown elm, uncover some of the city’s most unusual and historic greenery with allison c. meier’s great trees of new york map ($10.50). >>

new public art at moynihan train hall: a look at the three site-specific installations in the new midtown station. >>

new york city unveils statue of ruth bader ginsburg: see the late supreme court justice and feminist icon immortalized in bronze at brooklyn’s city point. >>

completed ruth bader ginsburg mural in the east village: you can view street artist elle’s tribute to rbg at 1st avenue + 11th street. >>

immersive rockefeller center audio walk: embark on an interactive audio adventure through rockefeller center’s 22-acre campus, roving its storied buildings, underground passageways, and outdoor spaces as you hear historical anecdotes, fun facts, and navigation tips about the landmark cultural institution. free (app download required). >>

the visitation, a sound walk: embark on a mystical journey through jackie robinson park on a site-specific sound walk inspired by the real-life appearance of a one-antlered deer in harlem in 2016. created by stephanie fleischmann, christina campanella, and mallory catlett , the sound walk explores the collective memory of the deer’s visit to the park and touches on the park’s fraught history–from lenape terrain to colonized farmland to the urban oasis it is today. presented by here arts center. jackie robinson park (harlem), pay-what-you-wish. >>

#stillhere: irl – cairns: embark on a solitary poetic journey through green-wood cemetery as you tune in to cairns, a soundwalk by singer, songwriter, and scholar gelsey bell, who encourages the listener to meditate on the land we inhabit, experience a tree-like relationship to time, and uncover the stories of a few historic trailblazers. presented by here arts center. free-$7. >>

riverside park south phase five is now open to the public: stretching from west 65th to 68th streets, the new section of riverside park includes paths, lawns, volleyball courts, a playground, and a dog run. >>

tribeca’s pier 26 opens to the public: hudson river park’s first new pier since 2010 gives new yorkers a new green space complete with waterfront views, places to lounge, and an elevated ‘tide deck.’ >>

160 fascinating secrets of new york city: from fake townhouses to underground bowling alleys to buildings so big they have their own zip code, untapped new york reveals some of the city’s most intriguing hidden gems. >>

seven sculpture parks to discover in the nyc area: looking to take in some outdoor art for a day or a weekend? untapped cities highlights seven outdoor sculpture parks within a two-hour radius of the city. >>

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