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sponsored: fall for dance festival: 15 world-renowned companies. 10 performances. 8 premieres. don’t miss the beating heart of new york’s fall dance scene—a one-of-a-kind showcase of international artistry—at city center 9/21-10/2. five unique programs present incredible companies and artists, including the new york debut of kyiv city ballet; a co-commission with vail dance festival of no nonsense, a new york premiere by pam tanowitz, featuring melissa toogood and herman cornejo; and the live us premiere of christopher wheeldon’s 2020 digital fall for dance festival commission the two of us, set to joni mitchell classics and featuring sara mearns and robbie fairchild. all tickets are just $20! >>

2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets: a kinky boots reboot, a musical parody of stranger things, drunk shakespeare, and more, catch 29 off-broadway shows for less during this annual fall special. 2-for-1 tickets are now available for shows 9/26-10/9. >>

ongoing events

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:
► 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 >>
► the discoasis roller disco at central park’s wollman rink >>

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 (closed wednesdays thru sundays): vale(mini)golf: go fore it! the william vale hotel in williamsburg has opened a nine-hole mini golf course, featuring a ‘you are not alone’ mural by artist jason naylor. $15 general, $10 children ($1 from each round will be donated to the national alliance on mental illness of new york city). >>

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 (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-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 9/27: the living portrait of nyc: created by new yorkers, for new yorkers, this interactive exhibition celebrates the strength and diversity of nyc with four multisensory, multimedia rooms, each encompassing different aspects of life in the concrete jungle. record the story of your ‘new york journey’ and find out how your path intersects with others as you take in intimate accounts of life, love, travel, work, and more from over 5,000 locals. 29 west 23rd street (flatiron), free. >>

thru 9/27: yoga and zumba on the waterfront: go with the flow and move with the groove at outdoor yoga (mondays) and zumba (tuesdays) classes at hunters point south park (lic). free. >>

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 9/28 (wednesdays at 6:30pm): sunset yoga: give the sun a final salute as you fold and stretch your way through a hatha yoga class on the scenic hudson river. the plaza at 66th street in riverside park south, free. >>

thru 9/28 (wednesdays): cinépolis handpicked: cinépolis chelsea highlights classic 70’s flicks with screenings of the godfather, the godfather: part ii, chinatown, and grease for just $5 each. >>

thru 9/30: a species between worlds: john mack’s interactive photography exhibition explores the imbalance between smart-devices and our humanity. skylight modern, (chelsea), free. >>

thru 9/30 (8pm): syndicated’s sidewalk cinema: september calendar: the outdoor screening series at syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues with an eclectic collection of films, including war games, 2001: a space odyssey, robo cop, the princess bride, moonstruck, purple rain, grease, some like it hot, sunset boulevard, and more. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

thru 9/30: little island performances: little island park’s second summer season includes more than 200 free and ticketed events. all events in the amph are general admission and require a ticket to guarantee your seat. >>

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 9/30: rooftop terrace 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 school of rock, mamma mia!, dirty dancing, alice in wonderland, frozen, jaws, crazy rich asians, cabaret, the wizard of oz, and more. $20 admission includes a $10 food and beverage voucher. >>

thru 9/30: rooftop cinema club: 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 month’s screenings: the rocky horror picture show, hocus pocus, the nightmare before christmas, coraline, stand by me, selena, legally blonde, coco, grease, love and basketball, casablanca, the princess bride, the sound of music, and more. food, drinks, and movie snacks are available for purchase. $22.50+ admission. >>

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 september (saturdays 11am-3:30pm): kayak­ing on gov­er­nors island: all are welcome to paddle in the small cove at governors island’s pier 101. first-timer? the boathouse staff will give you all the instructions you need to float your boat. free. >>

thru 10/1: fauna: torn page (chelsea), an arts venue located in the former home of actors rip torn and geraldine page, hosts the english language premiere of argentine playwright romina paula’s fauna, a play about four characters trying to make a biographical ‘film that will never be made’ about a gender-bending, rilke-translating, horse-riding legend. donation-based admission ($22-33 recommended). >>

thru 10/1: the rooftop at elsewhere is open: the bushwick venue’s rooftop event space opens for a season of live shows and dance parties. various prices. >>

thru 10/2: little amal walks nyc: walk alongside ‘little amal,’ a 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old syrian refugee girl, as she continues her 5,000-mile global pilgrimage in new york. operated by three performers-–including one on stilts—amal will take part in 55 events across all five boroughs, sharing her message of hope and solidary for displaced people everywhere. free. >>

thru 10/2 (extended) 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 10/2: queensboro dance festival: 26 queens-based dance companies will present free public performances and classes in parks, plazas, and streets throughout the borough during this four-month festival highlighting the diverse dance styles of queens, including afro-latin, ballet, bellydance, greek, hawaiian, kathak, street jazz, tap, west african, and more. >>

thru 10/2: one hundred years of james joyce’s ulysses: joyce fans, re-joyce! you can pore over the author’s original manuscripts, plans, and proofs at the latest exhibition at the morgan library + museum (murray hill). the exhibition delves into joyce’s imagination as he wrote ulysses, and traces his artistic odyssey, highlighting the major players who shaped his life and career. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 5-7pm with rsvp. >>

thru 10/5: jaguar parade: an open air exhibition of jaguar sculptures decorated by artists and celebs pops up in our urban jungle. calling attention to the need for jaguar conservation, the 40 creations will be installed at un plaza, times square, fifth avenue, and other tba locations. >>

thru 10/9: mud/drowning: experimental theatre company mabou mines pays tribute to the late experimental playwright and director maría irene fornés with a double-bill production uniting one of her most iconic plays, mud, with philip glass’s opera adaptation of her short play drowning. mabou mines (east village), $25. >>

thru 10/9: the caan film festival: museum of the moving image (astoria) pays homage to james caan with the semi-annual caan film festival, a screening series of films from the late actor’s six-decade career, including the godfather, el dorado, the gambler, bottle rocket, elf, misery, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 10/9 (weekends 12-6pm): free kayaking at pier 96: free kayaking sessions are now open at hudson river park’s pier 96 boathouse at west 56th street. >>

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 10/14 (tues 8-9am, thurs 5-6pm, fri 5pm): bryant park birding tours: find feathered friends at the return of bryant park’s fall birding tours, led by nyc audubon’s gabriel willow. free. >>

thru 10/14 (11am-9pm): broadway bites: the seasonal urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to midtown’s greeley square square with 16 specialty vendors. >>

thru 10/16: say their names memorial in central park: an augmented reality exhibition honoring the lives and memory of those lost to racial injustice will be on view in the former seneca village area of central park on west 85th street thru mid-october. free (donations welcome. app download required). >>

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 10/16: five new exhibitions at the new museum: the new museum’s latest exhibitions include art and race matters: the career of robert colescott, a survey exhibition of paintings from the artist’s 60-year-long career, five times brazil, a retrospective of films and video installations by bárbara wagner and benjamin de burca, off-grid, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist kapwani kiwanga, revolted, a commissioned presentation by sculptor and performance artist doreen lynette garner, and screen series: naomi rincón gallardo, a collection of new video works by experimental and transdisciplinary artist naomi rincón gallardo. $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 10/22: rafael lozano-hemmer: common measures: art and technology unite at media artist rafael lozano-hemmer’s new solo exhibition, a triad of major installations: pulse topology is made up of 3,000 suspended light bulbs, each of which flickers to the heartbeat of a recent visitor; call on water is a ‘fountain work’ with words from octavio paz poems rendered in mid-air in legible water vapor; hormonium is a screen-based work where acronyms of hormones emerge from ocean waves. pace gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 10/22: cataclysm: the 1972 diane arbus retrospective revisited: to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s 1972 posthumous retrospective at the museum of modern art, david zwirner and fraenkel gallery have collaborated to recreate the exhibition’s checklist of 113 photographs. david zwirner gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

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 10/23: for the birds: here’s something to tweet about: brooklyn botanic garden presents ‘for the birds,’ a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series inspired by bbg’s resident birds, as well as ‘for the birds: the birdsong project,’ a multi-album collection of bird-inspired songs by over 200 artists, compiled by acclaimed movie music supervisor randall poster. centered around 33 artist-made birdhouses situated throughout the garden, visitors can follow an ‘interpretive trail’ with educational materials about birds, plants, and their ecosystems. related programming includes birdwatching tours, live performances, workshops, kid-friendly activities, and more. included with regular admission ($18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets available). >>

thru 10/28: french institute alliance française’s crossing the line festival: a multidisciplinary roster of french and francophone artists descends on new york city for fiaf’s 15th annual festival of theater, dance, performance, and visual art. various venues and prices. >>

thru 10/29: the amazing maize maze: wind your way through new york city’s only corn maze, a three-acre ‘living labyrinth’ filled with clues and puzzles that culminates in a view of the whole maze. for an even greater challenge, see if you can find your way out with only the stars (and a flashlight) to guide you at ‘maze by moonlight’ sessions on select dates. queens county farm (floral park), $12-15. >>

thru 10/29: bindlestiff family cirkus’ flatbed follies: bindlestiff takes its show on the road with the second annual flatbed follies, a touring spectacle of clowns, jugglers, wire walkers, acrobats, aerialists, and live musicians, all performing atop parade floats. various locations, free. >>

thru 10/29: lorna simpson, jenny holzer, christina quarles, and zoe leonard exhibitions: hauser + wirth new york launches a quartet of solo exhibitions this week: lorna simpson 1985 – 92, a survey of early photographic works by the pioneering american artist, will take over all three floors of the gallery’s 69th street location, and jenny holzer’s demented words, christina quarles’s in 24 days tha sun’ll set at 7pm, and zoe leonard’s al río / to the river will share the gallery’s west 22nd street space. free admission. >>

thru 10/29: the artist’s experience: from brotherman to batman: the society of illustrators hosts a new installation celebrating 17 top african-american artists in the comic book industry, co-curated by culture journalist and writer karama horne (protectors of wakanda: a history and training manual of the dora milaje) and eisner award-nominated artist and writer shawn martinbrough (how to draw noir comics). society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/29 (saturdays 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 10/31: village voices ii: 24 interactive shadow boxes in greenwich village, the east village, and noho provide a window into the history and heritage of the area and its renowned residents, including james baldwin, billie holiday, jean-michel basquiat, e.e. cummings, merce cunningham, edward hopper, edna st. vincent millay, charlie ‘bird’ parker, maurice sendak, patti smith, and others at the second annual village voices art public exhibition. the exhibition kicks off with a ticketed benefit on 9/18, and a map of installation sites will be posted on the village preservation website on 9/19. >>

thru 10/31: oktoberfest celebrations: beauty is in the eye of the beer holder during new york city’s annual suds soirées. enjoy ceremonial keg tappings, mug holding competitions, german cuisine, live music, costume contests, and more at events highlighted by 6sqft and time out new york. various prices. >>

thru october (saturdays 11am-6pm): smorgasburg williamsburg is open for the season: the summertime foodie paradise returns to the williamsburg waterfront with 50+ vendors to satisfy your appetite. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

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 october (weekends + holiday mondays 10am-4:30pm ): free kayaking at pier 26: downtown boathouse kicks off its season of free kayaking at hudson river park’s pier 26 (tribeca). >>

thru october: 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 11/6: the holocaust: what hate can do: the museum of jewish heritage (battery park) presents a 12,000 square foot exhibition dedicated to the experiences of holocaust survivors and their families, many of whom settled in and around new york. featuring more than 750 testimonies, personal objects, photos, and film, the exhibition chronicles the history of the holocaust as told by those who lived through it. $18 general, $12 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 11/6: dior + balenciaga: the kings of couture and their legacies: compare and contrast the work of two of the mid-20th century’s most influential fashion designers at this new exhibition. featuring 65 garments and ensembles from the museum at fit’s permanent collection, this is the first to feature christian dior and cristóbal balenciaga side by side. the museum at the fashion institute of technology (chelsea), free admission. >>

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: 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 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 11/20: the great jack o’lantern blaze and home of the ‘legend’: get ahead of the carve at the hudson valley’s great jack o’lantern blaze, a gleaming display of more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins outfitted with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. for additional upstate hollow-ween fun, take a tour of the house that once belonged to washington irving, the author of ‘the legend of sleepy hollow.’ various prices. >>

thru november (tuesdays + thursdays at 10am + 1pm): jacob javits center tours: take a look at the sprawling convention center’s operations and sustainability initiatives, which include a seven-acre green roof, a one-acre rooftop farm, honeybee hives, and more. jacob javits center (hudson yards), $5. >>

thru december (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 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 12/31: gustav klimt: gold in motion: klimt-o-maniacs, journey through the opulent world of the viennese art nouveau painter at a new immersive exhibition inaugurating the hall des lumières (tribeca), an arts center in the landmarked beaux-arts building that once housed the emigrant industrial savings bank. the multi-sensory experience features 30-foot-high, glowing animations of klimt imagery mapped to the building’s interior and set to an original soundtrack. $30. >>

thru 12/31 (closed mondays + tuesdays): shoes: anatomy, identity, magic: a new exhibition at the museum at fit (chelsea) explores our physical, social, and psychological relationship with footwear. featuring more than 300 shoes, boots, sandals, and sneakers from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes designs by manolo blahnik, christian louboutin, noritaka tatehana, vivienne westwood, dr. martens, and many more. free admission. >>

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 1/1/2023: living with the walking dead exhibition and romero + co. screening series: just ahead of the show’s final season, museum of the moving image (astoria) takes you behind the scenes of long-running amc series the walking dead with a new exhibition exploring the show’s predecessors, development, and impact, and features original costumes, props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, prosthetic makeup, and more. to accompany the exhibition, the museum is also hosting a screening series of george romero’s iconic zombie films and the movies they inspired (thru 7/30). $14–$20 ticket includes timed-entry admission to the special exhibition, plus access to all museum galleries. >>

thru 1/2/2023: barbara kruger: thinking of you. i mean me. i mean you.: conceptual artist barbara kruger, known for her blunt mixed-media critiques of popular culture and society’s views on beauty, identity, desire, and power takes over moma’s marron family atrium with a large-scale commission that explores how ‘relationships between spatial and political power invariably relate to considerations of inclusion and exclusion, dominance and agency.’ museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free first fridays of the month from 4-8pm. >>

thru 1/9/2023: david lachapelle: make believe: from fine artwork to fashion campaigns, from album covers to the aids crisis, traverse the expansive 40-year career of photographer david lachapelle at his first major solo show in north america. featuring more than 150 works, make believe includes glossy, surreal snapshots of pop culture icons, including the last-ever portrait of andy warhol. fotografiska (flatiron), $30 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/29/2023: virgil abloh: ‘figures of speech’: the first museum exhibition devoted to late artist and designer virgil abloh spans two decades of work, including collaborations with artist takashi murakami, musician kanye west, and architect rem koolhaas, plus material from his fashion label off-white, and items from louis vuitton, where he was the luxury brand’s first african-american artistic director. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25 general, $16 seniors/students (admission includes entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

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 2/12/2023: two new exhibitions open at poster house: masked vigilantes on silent motorbikes, a group exhibition curated by rj rushmore, explores how artists steal and transform public posters to convey social, cultural, and political messages. the 19-artist roster includes jilly ballistic, faust, robert janz, kaws, swoon, david wojnarowicz, and more. air india’s maharaja: advertising gone rogue showcases air india’s iconic travel ads from the mid-20th century, all centered around a whimsical and sometimes controversial mascot called the maharaja, alias ‘the rogue.’ poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free admission for all on fridays. >>

thru 2/19/2023: queer maximalism x machine dazzle: trace the artistic journey of matthew flower (a.k.a. machine dazzle) from closeted suburban kid to queer experimental theater icon at a new multimedia retrospective hosted by the museum of arts and design (columbus circle). showcasing more than 80 costumes, sets, and stage creations, along with photography, video footage, and ephemera from throughout his career, the exhibition celebrates machine dazzle’s over-the-top aesthetic. $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price admission on thursdays. >>

thru 2/20/2023: kimono style exhibition: featuring more than 60 kimonos from the john c. weber collection of japanese art, kimono style chronicles the evolution of the traditional japanese garment from the late edo period (1615–1868) through the early 20th century, exploring the mutual artistic exchanges between the kimono and western fashion. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

thru 2/25/2023: focus center stage: 50 years of the theatre on film and tape archive: the new york public library for the performing arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the theatre on film and tape archive, the world’s largest collection of recorded plays, musicals, experimental productions, interviews, and other theatre-related programs, with a retrospective exhibition highlighting works by lorraine hansberry, lin-manuel miranda, lynn nottage, cole porter, stephen sondheim, jeanine tesori, tennessee williams, and many more. the new york public library for the performing arts (lincoln center), free. >>

thru february 2023: isaac diggs + edward hillel: time in harlem: drawing from their book 125th: time in harlem, hunter east harlem gallery’s latest exhibition spotlights the work of photographers isaac diggs and edward hillel, who captured the changes that took place on harlem’s 125th street from 2008 to 2011, exploring issues of ‘urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory, the production of space and the preservation of community.’ hunter east harlem gallery, free. >>

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 3/4/2023: lou reed: caught between the twisted stars: the new york public library for the performing arts at lincoln center mounts the first large-scale exhibition from rock icon lou reed’s archive. named after a lyric to romeo had juliette, the exhibition will present previously unseen and unheard work, a sound installation, and artifacts including handwritten lyrics, bootleg velvet underground cassettes, guitars, and much more. free admission. >>

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. >>

thru 9/30/2023: food in new york: bigger than the plate exhibition: from bodega bites to michelin-starred restaurants, dig into the history of new york’s food industry and the relationship between new yorkers and food at a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york. with works by 20+ artists and designers, the exhibition presents potential solutions to local and global challenges of sustainability, labor justice, and food access. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

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fall foliage in new york state: where + when to see it: you autumn know: i love ny rounds up the state’s leaf-peeping locales, noting the optimal dates to visit each spot and soak up the fall in all its splendor. >>

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. >>

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