ongoing events

food events and markets:

bronx night market food and culture festival (thru 10/5, monthly): 1 fordham plaza. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

brooklyn flea (weekends 10am-5pm, thru december): under the dumbo archway. free admission. >>

brooklyn night market (mon 4-10pm, monthly thru october): industry city. >>

dragon fest chinese food + culture street fair (various dates thru 10/6): various locations. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

japan fes (various dates thru 11/9): various locations. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

jersey city night market (various dates thru 10/19): city hall ancillary lot and journal square – magnolia landing. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

philippines fest street fair (dates tba thru the season): broadway between 11th + 12th street in manhattan. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

queens night market (saturdays thru 8/17, + 9/14-10/26): new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

smorgasburg outdoor food markets (fridays-sundays, thru october): fridays at world trade center, saturdays in williamsburg, and sundays at prospect park. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

uptown night market (second thursdays 4-10pm, thru october): west harlem’s open-air food fest returns to the arches at 12th avenue and west 133rd street with 80 local vendors. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

thru 6/23: thru new screening series at metrograph (les):
’90s noir: bound, clockers, miller’s crossing, reservoir dogs, suture, and more. >>
animal farm: moles: dark days, some like it hot, the departed, and more. >>
euro-heists: lock, stock and two smoking barrels, topkapi, ruben brandt, collector. >>
visionary auteurs: five decades of mk2: blow by blow, la cérémonie, paranoid park, shoot the piano player, and more. >>

thru 6/23 (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): hudson classical theater company: the complete works of william shakespeare (abridged): hudson classical theater company kicks off its 21st season with an intimate outdoor production of the complete works of william shakespeare (abridged), a fast-paced, 97-minute comedy featuring a cast of only three actors, at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). donations will be accepted following the show. >>

thru 6/29 (more dates added): brewery tours + beer tasting at greenpoint beer + ale co.: see what’s brewing at greenpoint beer + ale co’s guided tours and tastings. $20. >>

thru 6/29 (saturdays at 10:30am): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. (williamsburg), where you can take a 60-minute yoga class in the sunny taproom. bring your own mat. $20 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink (non-alcoholic options are available). >>

thru 6/30 (fridays 5-8pm): kingsland wildflowers green roof friday evening open hours: join newtown creek alliance on the scenic kingsland wildflowers green roof and learn about green roofs, local plants, and the newtown creek. weather permitting. new this year: visit newton native nursery to explore and purchase native plants grown on site. free admission (rsvp). >>

thru 6/30: mobile unit’s the comedy of errors: public theater brings a bilingual musical adaptation of shakespeare’s the comedy of errors to outdoor sites across the five boroughs. free admission. >>

thru june: divine pathways: suspended from the vaulted nave of the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights), artist anne patterson’s new site-specific installation is made of more than 1,000 75-foot-long ribbons that contain written hopes, dreams, and prayers of new yorkers. opening reception 10/12 6-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 7/7: two new feminist exhibitions open at brooklyn museum: the elizabeth a. sackler center for feminist art at brooklyn museum (prospect heights) hosts two new exhibitions: in the now: gender and nation in europe, selections from the sir mark fehrs haukohl photography collection brings together nearly 50 women artists who are resisting traditional ideas of gender and nationality; nona faustine: white shoes examines the hidden histories of slavery in the places we call home and calls attention to the ancestors whose stories are often untold. suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/7: giants: art from the dean collection of swizz beatz and alicia keys: the brooklyn museum presents a major exhibition of the personal art collection of music’s swizz beatz (kasseem dean) and alicia keys, featuring over 100 works by multigenerational black diasporic artists including gordon parks, jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, kehinde wiley, nina chanel abney, and many others. timed tickets are $25 general, $17 seniors/students, and include entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries. >>

thru 7/14: new york before new york: the castello plan of new amsterdam: on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the dutch founding of a colony that would give rise to new york, a special installation at new-york historical society museum + library is organized around the castello plan, a map depicting new amsterdam around the peak of its settlement circa 1660, just before the english took control. through documents, objects, and a 3d model, the installation explores how settlers, indigenous people, and enslaved africans experienced the world illustrated in the castello plan. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $24 general, $19 seniors, $13 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 7/14: see it big: at the ’90s multiplex edition: supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image’s 25-film series celebrating the ’90s: clueless, darkman, hoop dreams, menace ii society, princess mononoke, romy and michele’s high school reunion, pulp fiction, speed, the big lebowski, trainspotting, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/20: americans in paris: arists working in postwar franceexhibition: nyu’s grey art museum breaks in its new home at 18 cooper square (noho) with americans in paris: arists working in postwar france, an international loan exhibition featuring 130 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, textiles, and works on paper by nearly 70 expatriates who lived in france for a year or more during 1946 to 1962. opening reception 3/1 5-8pm. free admission. >>

thru 7/28: toshiko takaezu: worlds within: the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum (lic) hosts the first nationally touring retrospective of ceramic artist toshiko takaezu (1922-2011) in over 20 years, featuring 200 works from private and public collections around the country. $16 general, $6 seniors/students, free every first friday of the month. >>

thru 7/28: the harlem renaissance and transatlantic modernism exhibition: through 160 works spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, the metropolitan museum of art delves into the ways in which black artists portrayed everyday life in the new black cities that emerged in the 1920s-40s, particularly in harlem and across the nation during the early decades of the great migration. a significant percentage of the works on view are on loan from historically black colleges and universities. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 8/4: hiroshige’s 100 famous views of edo (feat. takashi murakami): for the first time in more than two decades, brooklyn museum presents a complete set of 118 prints by japanese designer utagawa hiroshige (1797-1858). with a focus on the urban landscape of edo (modern-day tokyo) and the environmental changes to the city since hiroshige depicted it, the series will be displayed alongside an installation of new paintings by takashi murakami that were created in direct response to hiroshige’s designs. suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru 8/11: harry potter: the exhibition: choose your hogwarts house, wand, and patronus, and make your way through a new immersive harry potter exhibition in herald square. $29.99+. >>

thru 8/11: whitney biennial: even better than the real thing: the 81st whitney biennial exhibition features a roster of 71 artists and collectives grappling with many of today’s most pressing issues. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $30 general, $24 seniors/students, free every friday 5-10pm, free second sundays. >>

thru 8/11: coal + ice at asia society: coal + ice, an immersive photography and video exhibition at asia society and museum (ues), visualizes the causes, consequences, and potential solutions related to the climate crisis. a series of speaker events, performances, and films will accompany the exhibition. $15 general, $10 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thru 8/17 (various dates): green-wood after hours: stroll through the hilly landscape of green-wood cemetery by night on this flashlight-illuminated walking tour (byo flashlight), 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. >>

thru 8/18: paul mccartney photographs 1963–64: eyes of the storm: first on view at the national portrait gallery in london, an exhibition featuring more than 250 photographs taken by paul mccartney during the rise of beatlemania, chronicling the band’s first u.s. tour, makes its way to brooklyn museum. free with regular museum admission (suggested: $20 general, $14 seniors/students). >>

thru 8/25 (closed mondays + tuesdays): statement sleeves exhibition: the museum at fit (chelsea) rolls up its sleeves for a new exhibition examining puffed, ruffled, split, embellished, and sheer ‘statement sleeves’ from the 1700s to today. featuring 80 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes designs by balenciaga, tom ford, schiaparelli, and vivienne westwood. free admission. >>

thru 8/27 (tuesdays at 7pm): sunset meditation at socrates sculpture park: mindful astoria brings a series of evening mindfulness meditation sessions to socrates sculpture park (lic). all experience levels are welcome. byo mat, blanket, or cushion. free admission. >>

thru 8/27 (tuesdays 7:30am): free outdoor tai chi classes at bryant park: all ages and experience levels are welcome for hour-long morning tai chi classes at bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown). free admission. >>

thru summer (12-8pm; closed mondays + tuesdays): vale(mini)golf: swing into spring at the william vale hotel’s nine-hole mini golf course, open for another season of all-ages fun. the william vale (williamsburg), $15 general, $10 children ($1 from each round will be donated to the national alliance on mental illness of new york city). >>

thru summer (select dates): indiesummer at the rink: rough trade and rockefeller center team up for indiesummer, a series of free concerts at rock center’s rink. >>

thru 9/1 (sundays 7pm): new york night train’s sunday soul scream: dj jonathan toubin’s sunday soul scream parties return to the rooftop at our wicked lady. 8pm bands, 10pm dance party. $20 for the bands, free after 10pm. >>

weds thru 9/11 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: start and end your day with weekly outdoor tai chi (6:30am) and yoga (6:45pm) sessions at fort tryon park (washington heights). free admission.

thru labor day: public barbecuing areas: planning your picnic? here’s the parks department’s breakdown of where you can bring the briquettes. >>

thru labor day (1-7pm weekends + holidays): coney island history project exhibition center opens for the season: view historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera, and films of coney island’s colorful past at the coney’s history project, located at the entrance to deno’s wonder wheel park. free admission. >>

thru 9/2: sleeping beauties: reawakening fashion exhibition: the costume institute at the met fifth avenue’s latest exhibition brings to life 200+ garments and accessories spanning four centuries, all visually connected through themes of nature. visitors will be invited to smell the aromatic histories of hats bearing floral motifs; to touch the walls of galleries that will be embossed with the embroidery of select garments; and to experience—via the illusion technique known as pepper’s ghost—how the ‘hobble skirt’ restricted women’s stride in the early 20th century. punctuating the galleries will be a series of ‘sleeping beauties’—garments that can no longer be dressed on mannequins due to their extreme fragility. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 9/2: give me a sign: the language of symbols exhibition: from the stop sign to the laugh-cry emoji and beyond, a new exhibition at cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum marks the 50th anniversary of henry dreyfuss’ symbol sourcebook: an authoritative guide to international graphic symbols and explores how symbols have evolved over time as they continue to play a role in everyday life. cooper hewitt (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors/students, pay-what-you-wish 5-6pm daily. >>

thru 9/7 (various dates): fireworks at brooklyn cyclones games: a firework display fills the coney sky following select brooklyn cyclones baseball games at maimonides park. $20+. >>

thru 9/8: beaches open for the season: here’s something to shell-abrarte: nyc’s 14 miles of free public beaches are open for the season. >>

thru 9/8: brooklyn cyclones baseball season: take me out to the ball game! brooklyn’s minor league baseball season along the coney island beachfront kicks off with the brooklyn cyclones at maimonides park. opening week promos include: everyone runs the bases, college student night, all-you-can-drink night, and more. $20+. >>

thru 9/8: two new exhibitions at poster house: wonder city of the world: new york city travel posters and the anatomy of a movie poster: the work of dawn baillie fill the walls of poster house (chelsea). $12 general, $8 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thru 9/13: bryant park picnic performances: bryant park’s annual series of free outdoor theater, dance, and music performances returns with 25 events through september. opening weekend (5/31 + 6/1 at 7pm) kicks off with ‘new york city opera: puccini celebration,’ featuring selections from every puccini opera performed by the new york city opera orchestra and chorus. >>

thru 9/13: hot dog in the city: artist duo jen catron and paul outlaw take street meat to new heights with their 65-foot long sculpture of the iconic nyc-style hot dog in the heart of times square. topping the world’s record for largest hot dog sculpture, the creation calls to mind themes of consumption, capitalism, class, and contemporary culture. the hydraulic dog will ascend daily at 12pm, showering visitors with a burst of confetti, and a series of public programming is planned. unveiling ceremony 4/30 12pm. broadway + 46th street, free admission. >>

thru 9/21 (select saturdays at 10am): yoga on the brooklyn museum’s plaza steps: open your hips and heart at a yoga flow class and guided meditation session, held outdoors on the giant steps of the brooklyn museum’s iris cantor plaza (indoors in the event of inclement weather). all experience levels welcome. $20 ticket includes museum admission. >>

thru 9/21: reading room at bryant park: bryant park’s summer ‘reading room’ series of free outdoor literary events returns: author – authors offer advice and discuss their latest books (wednesdays @ 12:30pm 5/29-8/21); bookclub – pick-up a free book from penguin random house, melville house publishing, and dc comics (6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, sign up in advance); books to broadway – a backstage look at books starring on broadway (select tuesdays @ 12:30pm, dates tbd); non-fiction – history as seen through the eyes of authors (wednesdays @ 7pm 7/10-9/11); poetry – poetry by established and emerging poets (tuesdays @ 6pm, 5/28-9/17); reel talks – talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking (mondays @ 12:30pm, 6/10-8/12); writers workshop – workshops geared to improve your writing skills (thursdays @ 6:30pm 7/11-8/15), and more. >>

thru 9/25: bryant park and prospect park yoga: stretch out at a summer series of free, one-hour outdoor yoga classes held at bryant park (tuesdays at 10am on the upper terrace, wednesdays at 6pm on the lawn; thru 9/25) and prospect park’s long meadow (thursdays at 7pm; thru 8/24). each week will feature different instructors. all experience levels are welcome. byo mat or towel and water.

thru 9/27: tsq live: from dj sets and live concerts to dance workshops and art activities, times square will host 80+ free outdoor events across two stages through the summer. this year’s programmers include carnegie hall, jazz at lincoln center, ailey extension, elsewere, soul summit, street lab, and others. >>

thru 9/27 (every other friday at 9pm): silent disco dance party at bohemian hall + beer garden: take your pick from three djs spinning different genres into your wireless headphones (provided) at the beer garden at astoria’s bohemian hall. $15-30 (a credit or debit card is needed for the check-in process to use the required headphones). >>

thru 9/29: (wednesdays + thursdays 5-7pm, saturdays 10am-3pm, sundays 12-2:30pm): free kayaking at brooklyn bridge park: take in the view as you glide along the water at brooklyn bridge park’s protected embayment. no experience necessary. life vest, equipment, and instruction are provided. advance registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before each date. >>

thru 9/29: lost new york: a new exhibition at new-york historical society museum + library (uws) invites you to behold a bygone new york and the places that once defined the city: river bathhouses, elevated railways, the original penn station, the hippodrome theatre, keith haring’s pop shop, and more. showcasing treasures from the new-york historical society’s trove of historical objects, the exhibition speaks to both the dynamism of an ever-changing city and the importance of preserving pieces of our vanishing past. $24 general, $19 seniors, $13 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

thru 9/30 (mondays thru thursdays): healthy on the hudson excercise classes: hudson river park hosts a summer of workouts on the waterfront, including yoga, strength training, bootcamp, hiit, and dance. free. >>

thru september (except holidays and holiday weekends): waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: get fit with a view at brooklyn bridge park’s free outdoor workout classes. offerings include zumba (mondays), sunset yoga (tuesdays), amp’d bootcamp (wednesdays), pilates (sundays), and more. open to all levels. free (registration opens at the beginning of each month for that month’s classes). >>

thru september (mon-weds): outdoor fitness, yoga, and zumba on the waterfront: free outdoor fitness (mondays), yoga (tuesdays), and zumba (wednesdays) classes return to hunters point south park (lic). >>

thru september: summer on the hudson: the annual summer on the hudson outdoor arts and culture festival returns with over 300 free events, including festivals, concerts, movies, health and fitness classes, and more along the hudson river waterfront. this week’s events include star gazing, tai chi, an irish dance festival, and more. various locations. >>

thru september (saturdays 12-6pm): the new colossus festival: summer saturdays @ 18th ward brewing: bands take over 18th ward brewing in east williamsburg for a season of free, all-ages concerts. bonus: rsvp and show your ticket for $2 off a draft beer. 21+ to drink, obvi. >>

thru september: rooftop cinema club: elevate your movie-going experience on the third floor outdoor skylawn rooftop of the embassy suites hotel in midtown. provided wireless headphones help to block out the city sounds while you sit back in a lounge chair and let the show begin. this month’s screenings include when harry met sally, dirty dancing, love jones, the original star wars trilogy, everything everywhere all at once, mean girls, little miss sunshine, past lives, jurassic park, crazy rich asians, clueless, parasite, interstellar, poetic justice, speed, and many more. drinks, small bites, and classic movie snacks are available for purchase. $21+ admission. >>

thru september: rooftop movies at yotel times square: take in a flick on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. upcoming selections include back to the future, hairspray, jumangi, the parent trap, grease, titanic, and more. $27. >>

thru september: new high line art: pamela rosenkranz’s old tree: the high line unveils its latest plinth commission, swiss artist pamela rosenkranz’s old tree. resembling the branching systems of human organs, blood vessels, and tissue, the bright red and pink 25-foot-tall tree-shaped sculpture invites viewers to consider the connection between human and plant life. the high line at 30th street and 10th ave, free admission. >>

thru the season (12-5pm thursdays thru sundays and holidays): prospect park carousel: take a ride on prospect park’s historic carousel, crafted in 1912 and restored in 1990 and 2020. $3/ride, $13/book of 5 tickets. >>

thru 10/8 (tuesdays at 6:30pm): flow on the farm: tuesday evening yoga at brooklyn grange: go with the flow while the sun sets behind the manhattan skyline at brooklyn grange’s rooftop farm yoga sessions. all levels welcome. byo yoga mat and refillable water bottle. rain or shine. brooklyn grange (brooklyn navy yard), $14+ sliding scale admission. >>

thru 10/13: (5:30-7:30pm mondays + tuesdays thru 8/27, 1-6pm weekends): free kayaking at pier 96: manhattan community boathouse’s free public kayaking season returns to hudson river park’s pier 96 (at west 56th street). >>

thru 10/20 (select saturdays + sundays): new york marble cemetery: you may’ve passed it and wondered… visit the oldest non-denominational cemetery in new york city, a tucked-away garden in the east village with marble vaults that date back to the 1830s. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 2nd + e. 3rd streets. free admission. >>

thru 10/24 (10am-4:30pm weekends + holidays): free kayaking at pier 26: downtown boathouse’s free public kayaking season returns to hudson river park’s pier 26 (tribeca). sessions last 20 minutes, and a brief instruction session and life vests are provided. >>

thru 10/25 (fridays 7-10pm): dreamland roller disco: lola star’s themed skate parties return to prospect park’s lefrak center for another season. tonight’s theme: 70s soul train. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

thru 10/27: the met museum’s new roof garden commission: petrit halilaj, abetare: kosovar artist petrit halilaj’s site-specific installation, a series of large metal sculptures inspired by drawings found on school desks in kosovo, albania, and countries in the former yugoslavia, opens at the met’s iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden for the season. metropolitan museum of art (ues), free entry with museum admission (with pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students, $30 general/$22 seniors/$17 students otherwise). >>

thru october: torch + crown beer garden returns: torch + crown brewing company’s beer garden opens for another summer at the union square pavilion. pints run $8-11, and other booze and food are available for purchase. >>

thru october: rooftop films summer series: one of the longest-running and largest outdoor showcases for indie film in the world, the rooftop films series returns for a 28th season. more than 40 screenings are planned, including many paired with live music, filmmaker q+a, and afterparties. free and ticketed admission. >>

thru october (12-8pm on the first tuesdays of the month): vegan night market: the open-air, plant-based cuisine and treats market returns with 20+ vendors. central park south at columbus circle, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru october: roller skating at prospect park: roller skating returns to prospect park’s open-air lefrak center. hours and prices tba. >>

thru 11/16 (various dates): bike repair class: learn how to fix your bike and do simple maintenance and tune-ups with some instruction from the folks at nyc direct action environmental organization time’s up. outdoors at la plaza community garden (alphabet city), free admission. >>

thru 11/30 (7am-10pm): extended hours on the high line: stroll a little longer… starting today, the high line will stay open two hours later each day throughout the season. free admission. >>

thru december (thurs-sat 5-9pm): field of light at freedom plaza: walk through a path of 18,750 fiber optic lights along the east river as artist bruce monroe’s immersive public art installation takes over six acres at 38th-41st street on first avenue. free, timed tickets required (note: not all dates have been released yet, so check their website and social media for updates). >>

thru 1/5/2025: ice cold: an exhibition of hip-hop jewelry: a new exhibition at the museum of natural history highlights jewelry worn by slick rick, the notorious b.i.g., nicki minaj, erykah badu, and many others. displayed in the new allison and roberto mignone halls of jems and minerals (of course), admission is included with a regular museum ticket (pay-what-you-wish for ny, nj, and ct residents, $22-39 otherwise). >>

misc.

nine old-fashioned soda fountains in nyc: enjoy a taste of old new york at these spots rounded up by untapped citites. >>

10 old-fashioned candy stores in nyc: get your sweet treats at these shoppes, rounded up by untapped new york. >>

where to find manhattan’s passageways named after theatre stars: find yourself walking on a street dedicated to leonard bernstein, humphrey bogart, katherine hepburn, jerry orbach, paul robeson, cecily tyson, and others whose work has graced the new york stage. >>

eight places to see art by keith haring in nyc >>

24 exceptional subway artworks to see in nyc: the folks at hyperallergic highlight some of the most interesting subway art installations across the boroughs. >>

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