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Wingardium Leviosa! Harry Potter: A History of Magic Coming to the New-York Historical Society
(August 14, 2018) - The highly anticipated exhibit “Harry Potter: A History of Magic,” is coming to the New-York Historical Society October 5. The show comes straight from the British Library in London, where, not surprisingly, it was its most successful exhibition. (read the story...)


Experience the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
(August 08, 2018) - The Brooklyn Historical Society has established a second location in DUMBO to orient visitors to the area’s rich history. (read the story...)


9 Amazing Movie Theater Alternatives in NYC
(August 07, 2018) - Alternative movie theaters in New York City open up the worlds of VR, 4D, and deluxe experiences where you can enjoy craft cocktails and fries while checking out a great film. At these 9 movie theaters in NYC, you’ll find an experience no home theater can replicate. (read the story...)


Japan Society: Timeless Tradition in the Heart of Manhattan
(August 02, 2018) - Steps away from the United Nations, the Japan Society in Midtown East welcomes anyone interested in things Japanese. From September through June, the Japan Society offers performing arts—music, plays, play readings, and dance. (read the story...)


Summer Showtime, Bryant Park Picnics, FREE Performing Arts Series Coming Up This August
(August 02, 2018) - There are lots of fun, free music, dance, and theater events to enjoy all summer long at Bryant Park. The August, 2018 schedule for the newly renamed free performing arts series, Bryant Park Picnics, will feature live theater, major artists, dance, and weekly picnics on the Lawn. (read the story...)


Summer Showtime, Bryant Park Picnics, FREE Performing Arts Series Coming Up This August
(August 02, 2018) - There are lots of fun, free music, dance, and theater events to enjoy all summer long at Bryant Park. The August, 2018 schedule for the newly renamed free performing arts series, Bryant Park Picnics, will feature live theater, major artists, dance, and weekly picnics on the Lawn. (read the story...)


NYC's Best Summer Dance Performances and Festivals
(July 20, 2018) - New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world – and while summer sees some of the city’s biggest companies head out of town, there’s still plenty to discover this July and August. Enjoy dance styles from ballet to Broadway this summer at these upcoming dance performances and events. (read the story...)


Check It Out: Use Your NYC Library Card to Visit 33 NYC Museums for FREE
(July 17, 2018) - If you are a card carrying member of the New York Public Library Queens Library, or Brooklyn Library who is 13 years or older, you can now visit 33 NYC museums—FREE, one time, with New York's new Culture Pass program. (read the story...)


Free Music, Talks, & Dance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
(July 16, 2018) - The joy of Lincoln Center steps into the sunshine this summer at its annual Out of Doors Festival! Held on the large plaza outside a temple of New York culture, the festival lasts for three weeks in July and August. It kicks off Tuesday, July 24, and all events are absolutely free! (read the story...)


On the Border with Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care at the Museum of Arts and Design
(July 12, 2018) - Come see Tanya Aguiñiga’s giant fringed umbrella, tapestries of knots made by commuters traveling the border, and other pieces made through community partnerships on both sides of the U.S./Mexico divide. (read the story...)


Édouard Manet’s "Woman in Striped Dress" in a Startling Restoration at the Guggenheim
(July 11, 2018) - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a prestigious organization with museums around the world, has sponsored the restoration of a special painting: Woman in Striped Dress (ca. 1877-80) by Édouard Manet. The dramatic results, now on display at the museum, reveal the painting’s heretofore hidden colors. (read the story...)


What to See at the Morgan Library & Museum
(July 11, 2018) - This summer, come see the special exhibitions on view at the Morgan Library & Museum, housed in magnificent facilities that mix new world with old. (read the story...)


Up the Down Staircase: Escher Exhibition & Experience Comes to Brooklyn
(July 11, 2018) - This year, Escher’s work will enjoy an extended stay in Brooklyn—specifically, the undersung neighborhood of Industry City. At ESCHER: The Exhibition & Experience, around 200 of Escher’s pieces are on display, in addition to work by other artists, fashion designers, filmmakers, and more who have been inspired by Escher. (read the story...)


9/11 Museum Debuts “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11” This Summer in NYC
(June 27, 2018) - This summer, come see “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11”, a special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This exhibit will explore the uplifting moments at sporting events following the September 11 attacks. (read the story...)


A Dazzling Summer of Magic at the New-York Historical Society
(June 26, 2018) - Ever wondered how a magician could catch a bullet, saw someone in half, or make an audience member disappear? These and many other questions will be answered at the New-York Historical Society’s Summer of Magic. (read the story...)


Summer Museum Happenings in NYC for Every Weekday
(June 25, 2018) - Be advised: your weekdays just got a little more interesting. Monday through Friday, NYC museums offer reduced admission, free drawing in museum galleries, live music and cocktails, and much more. Avoid the weekend mob and have a special experience during the week at one or multiple of these cultural institutions. Events are listed by day of the week; plan away! (read the story...)


From Milliner to Photographer: Bill Cunningham's Work Celebrated at N-Y Historical Society
(June 19, 2018) - Always modestly dressed, veteran New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham preferred the attention on his subjects. In the new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, Celebrating Bill Cunningham, he gets his time in the spotlight. (read the story...)


Celebrate Brooklyn! Outdoor Music Concerts This Summer in NYC
(June 18, 2018) - Summer fun doesn’t get much better than outdoor concerts. This year, Celebrate Brooklyn! returns for its 39th year to the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn for high-caliber musical acts. (read the story...)


From Art to Economics: What to See and Do at NYC's China Institute
(June 15, 2018) - Whether your interest in things Chinese relates to art, language, programs for kids and teens or cultural topics, Lower Manhattan's China Institute is a great resource. Read on for our picks for what to see there now. (read the story...)


Escape to Georgia O'Keeffe's Visions of Hawaii at The New York Botanical Garden
(June 13, 2018) - The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden, now a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1881, six years before the birth of Georgia O’Keeffe, whose Hawaiian paintings inspired NYBG’s current thematic show: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, on view until October 28, 2018. (read the story...)


Flatiron Summer Series Offers Tech Classes, Fitness, and Games—for Free!
(June 08, 2018) - The Flatiron Summer Series is a schedule of weekly free events like digital marketing classes, kickboxing, and jazz with a scoop of gelato. (read the story...)


An Incredible Giacometti Retrospective Comes to the Guggenheim
(June 01, 2018) - Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), a Modernist sculptor, was a master of perspective. His elongated human figures, spindly miniatures, and ghostly paintings and drawings invite the viewer to lean in close and evaluate the work on its own terms rather than those of the viewer herself. June 8, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presents Giacometti, an exhibition of over 175 works by the artist. (read the story...)


Renoir, Silver, Asian Art and Much More: The Jane N. Rothschild Estate at Auction in NYC
(May 30, 2018) - Antique lovers, dust off your auction paddles for the upcoming auction from Jane N. Rothschild’s estate. This collection is 311 items strong, including an Ernest Hemingway signed letter, early Renoir etchings, early Chinese reverse glass painting, and a Hiroshige Japanese woodblock print. The auction will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 1pm at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center in Midtown East. (read the story...)


Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms at New-York Historical Society
(May 30, 2018) - For a look at American popular culture of the Rockwell/Roosevelt era, visit the first floor galleries at the New-York Historical Society to see Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a new exhibition that gives insight into how Rockwell’s paintings united public opinion behind President Roosevelt’s call for the defense of universal rights. (read the story...)


Why You Should See the Frick Collection
(May 25, 2018) - What if you could tour the home of an art collector? You’d see masterpieces hanging inside beautiful interiors and peek in on the life of someone with impeccable taste. That’s exactly what you get at The Frick Collection. This mansion on Fifth Avenue formerly housed Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). (read the story...)



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