ongoing events

ongoing events

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 12/11: african diaspora international film festival: highlighting socially relevant films about the human experience of people of color all over the world, the 30th adiff returns to new york with 80 films from 30 countries. cinema village, cinépolis chelsea, the chapel at columbia, thalia cinema, and the schomburg center. $20. >>

thru 12/15: choose-what-you-pay tickets to the lincoln center presents fall season are now on sale: with the opening of the new david geffen hall, lincoln center offers choose-what-you-pay tickets to a number of performances, starting at just $5. >>

thru 12/17: a very villainous christmas: bad santas wreck the halls at nitehawk cinema williamsburg’s screening series, featuring the muppet christmas carol, gremlins, home alone, die hard, and the nightmare before christmas. $14. >>

thru 12/21: cinépolis handpicked: cinépolis chelsea gets into the holiday spirit with screenings of white christmas, elf, how the grinch stole christmas, national lampoon’s christmas vacation, and the polar express for just $5 each. >>

thru 12/23: concrete to canvas: a celebration of graffiti + street art: view works by cey adams, blek le rat, keith haring, phoebenewyork, swoon, and more at west chelsea contemporary’s second annual exhibition celebrating graffiti, street art, and the artists who create it. free admission. >>

thru 12/24: regal holiday classics: regal theatres serves up a series of holiday movies for just $5: dr. seuss’ the grinch, how the grinch stole christmas, national lampoon’s christmas vacation, the polar express, and elf. >>

thru 12/24: columbus circle outdoor holiday market: from chocolates and chopstick art to handicrafts and hot sauce, polish off your gift list at the 130 shops popping up at this annual holiday bazaar. located at the entrance to central park, at w 59th street and central park west. free admission. >>

thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving): grand central holiday fair: grand central’s annual holiday fair returns for six weeks with 36 local vendors offering one-of-a-kind products made in new york and the united states. vanderbilt hall at grand central terminal (midtown east), free admission. >>

thru 12/29: times square nye wishing wall: make your new year’s wish on a piece of actual confetti that’ll be released in times square at the stroke of midnight on nye. submit online or in-person at times square plaza. free. >>

thru 12/31: miracle pop-up bars: the return of christmas-themed pop-up bars brings holiday ‘cheers’ back to nyc. settle in amidst kitschy decor and savor seasonal cocktails with names like ‘santa’s little helper,’ ‘elfing around,’ and ‘grandma got run over by a t-rex’ at the miracle on 9th street at the cabinet (east village) and the miracle on union at thief (williamsburg). >>

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 early january 2023: winter village at bryant park opens for the season: winter will be here before you know it, and with it comes the transformation of bryant park into a winter village filled with 170 holiday shops, a 17,000 square foot ice skating rink, and a food and drink lodge. admission to the rink is free, skate rental is $18-26 depending on the day/time (or you can bring your own), bag check is $5-15, shoe check is free. >>

thru early 2023: the rink at rockefeller center opens: take a scenic spin around the rink at rockefeller center, opening for the season this weekend. $21+. >>

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 1/6/2023 (8am-10pm): luminaries at brookfield place: a canopy comprised of 640 colorful cube lanterns will cover the winter garden at brookfield place (fidi) for the annual luminaries installation. musical light shows will start at the top of every hour, and visitors can send motion-activated wishes or ‘conduct’ their own light show. free (for every interaction, brookfield place will donate $1 to outreach). >>

thru 1/8/2023 (closed mondays, thanksgiving, christmas, and new year’s day): charles dickens’s a christmas carol at the morgan: visit with ghosts of christmas past at the morgan library + museum (murray hill), where charles dickens’s original manuscript of a christmas carol will be on display thru the holiday season. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 5-7pm. >>

thru 1/8/2023: julian rosefeldt’s euphoria: german artist and filmmaker julian rosefeldt offers a critique of capitalism, consumerism, and greed in euphoria, an immersive, multi-channel film installation that depicts scenes of ostentatious wealth and unchecked consumption, underscored by a collage of quotes from scholars and cultural figures ranging from ayn rand to warren buffet. the installation features music from the brooklyn youth chorus and jazz drummers terri lyne carrington, peter erskine, yissy garcía, eric harland, and antonio sanchez. park avenue armory (ues), $18. >>

thru 1/8/2023: the bronx zoo holiday lights: ice-carvers, stilt walkers, costumed characters, and 360 lanterns representing almost 90 animal and plant species fill the bronx zoo for its annual immersive holiday display. $39.95 general, $34.95 seniors, $24.95 kids. >>

thru 1/8/2023: illuminate the farm: the nyc winter lantern festival transforms queens county farm museum (floral park) into an immersive world of light thru the holiday season. visitors can expect a luminescent display inspired by theme parks and chinese myths and legends, along with illuminated tunnels, illuminated rideable swings, and more. $26.99. >>

thru 1/8/2023: gingerbread nyc: the great borough bake-off: the museum of the city of new york (east harlem) invited bakeries and bakers from all five boroughs to design nyc-inspired gingerbread creations. the delicious results will be on display thru early january. $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 1/9/2023: two new exhibitions open at the international center of photography (les): 12 women photographers from magnum photos collective get up close and personal with their subjects in close enough, an exhibition of 150+ images depicting young islamic women in turkey, a club performer in paris, women fleeing domestic violence in the uk, and more; death in the making: reexamining the iconic spanish civil war photobook looks at nearly 75 works from robert capa’s 1938 wartime photobook. $16 general, $12 students/seniors, suggested donation thursdays 6-9pm. >>

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 1/14/2023: illuminated gardens: the new york and brooklyn botanic gardens bring back their colorfully illuminated, immersive after-dark trails for the holiday season. the brooklyn botanic garden’s ‘lightscape’ runs 11/16-1/8/2023 ($40), and the new york botanical garden’s ‘glow’ runs 11/18-1/14/2023 ($39). >>

thru 1/15/2023: two new exhibitions at the morgan library + museum: the little prince: taking flight: the morgan unveils the original manuscript of antoine de saint-exupéry’s 1943 magnum opus, the little prince, along with the author’s watercolors, drawings, early manuscript drafts, photos, portraits, ephemera, and other writings. also opening, she who wrote: enheduanna and women of mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 b.c. explores the lives and roles of women in ancient mesopotamia—most notably, the life of high priestess and poet enheduanna, the world’s first author known by name—as depicted in artwork from the period. morgan library + museum (murray hill), $22 general, $13 seniors, $12 students, free fridays 5-7pm (reservation required). >>

thru 1/16/2023: new york botanical garden’s annual holiday train show: see model trains zip through a display of more than 190 scaled replicas of new york landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks, and displayed under thousands of twinkling lights at nybg’s haupt conservatory. $30 general, $28 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/19/2023: the contenders film series at moma: from intriguing indies to buzzy blockbusters, moma’s annual screening series spotlights 15 films from the past year that are predicted to stand the test of time, including steven spielberg’s the fabelmans, jordan peele’s nope, martin mcdonagh’s the banshees of inisherin, rian johnson’s glass onion: a knives out mystery, sarah polley’s women talking, daniel kwan and daniel scheinert’s everything everywhere all at once, and more. museum of modern art (midtown), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

🎃 thru 1/22/2023: the salem witch trials: reckoning and reclaiming: new-york historical society museum + library (uws) mounts a spellbinding exhibition about the salem witch trials, looking closely at the lives of the accused, their accusers, and their defenders. featuring historical artifacts, documents, and first-person testimonies, along with contemporary works by fashion designer alexander mcqueen and photographer frances f. denny, the exhibit offers new insights into the 300-year-old mass hysteria and its reverberations in modern-day acts of intolerance. $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 1/21/2023: visual record: the materiality of sound in print: print center new york (f.k.a. the international print center) inaugurates its new home at 535 west 24th street with visual record, an exhibition that explores how artists since the ‘70s have used print to create visual representations of sound. with works by 15 artists, including terry adkins, john cage, bethany collins, christian marclay, and more, the exhibition highlights how print can convey a range of sounds, from the rhythms of jazz to the sound of silence to the ‘encoding of race in aural matter’ and beyond. print center new york (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 1/29/2023: city of kings: a history of new york graffiti: featuring stories, photos, ephemera, videos, documentaries, and the accounts of historical experiences, howl! happening (east village) presents an exhibition tracing the chronology of graffiti’s emergence as an art form and the under-recognized artists who pushed the medium forward. opening reception 11/19 6-8pm. free admission. >>

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 2/26/2023: the eveillard gift exhibition: call it a draw at the frick madison’s latest exhibition, an installation of 26 drawings, pastels, prints, and oil sketches by european and american artists from the 15th-20th centuries, including boucher, caillebotte, degas, fragonard, goya, sargent, and vigée le brun. the new collection, a gift from elizabeth ‘betty’ and jean-marie eveillard, will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and public programs. $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 4-6pm. >>

thru february 2023: pay what you wish winter weekdays at brooklyn botanic garden: bundle up for a scenic winter walkabout in brooklyn botanic garden, offering pay-what-you-wish admission on weekdays through february. >>

thru february 2023: governors island winter village: following last year’s successful launch, governors island’s colonels row once again celebrates the winter season with holiday lights, a 7,500 square-foot ice skating rink (open thursdays-sundays and school holidays), lawn games, fire pits, sled and bike rentals, seasonal food and drink available for purchase, and more. skate rink admission is free on thursdays, $12-13 all other days. skate rental is $9 (or byo). >>

thru 3/4/2023: meret oppenheim: my exhibition: the museum of modern art presents the first major transatlantic exhibition—and the first in the united states in over 25 years—to survey visionary swiss surrealist artist meret oppenheim’s (1913–1985) career. the exhibition includes nearly 200 works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, collages, and drawings. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free first fridays of the month from 4-8pm for nyc residents. >>

thru 3/5/2023: edward hopper’s new york: take in new york city through the eyes of 20th century realist painter edward hopper at the whitney’s new exhibition, which chronicles hopper’s 60-years of living in the city through 35 of his works, ranging from rare early sketches to iconic paintings of domestic life. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm with advance tickets. >>

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: hsin-chien huang: the data we called home: mixed-media artist hsin-chien huang touches on the spiritual, the political, and the literary in his first nyc solo exhibition, which includes sculptures, videos, and virtual reality works created with longtime collaborator laurie anderson. pratt manhattan gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

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 4/2/2023: ‘i’ll have what she’s having”: the jewish deli exhibition: the katz’s out of the bag: new-york historical society museum + library (uws) pays homage to the delicatessen and the jewish immigrants who created this city staple with an exhibition filled with neon signs, menus, advertisements, artwork, artifacts, deli workers’ uniforms, and video documentaries. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 4/10/2023: nick cave: forothermore: traveling from the museum of contemporary art chicago, an exhibition covering the entire breadth of artist nick cave’s career comes to the guggenheim, featuring sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early work. $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 5/7/2023: thierry mugler: couturissime: the first and only retrospective exhibition devoted to late french designer thierry mugler opens at brooklyn museum with 130 haute couture designs and stage costumes, accessories, photographs, and installations. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $20 general, $12 seniors/students (admission includes entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 5/21/2023: juilliard’s 2022-23 season: all the world’s a stage at the juilliard school (lincoln center), presenting more than 700 performances by current students and alumni, including classic and contemporary plays, world premiere dance works, operas, jazz and orchestral performances, concerts by the school’s pre-college division, and more. free-$40. >>

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. >>


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. >>

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