Art ▪ Film

Nam June Paik

09/05/2014 - 01/04/2015

Event Description

09/05/2014 - 01/04/2015


11:00 AM     $7 - $12

Nam June Paik (1932–2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the “father of video art,” his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture to create a new visual language. Asia Society. UES

Art ▪ Photography

Ernest Cole: Photographer

09/03/2014 - 12/06/2014

Event Description

09/03/2014 - 12/06/2014


11:00 AM     Free

Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, compassionately but unflinchingly portrayed the lives of black people as they negotiated apartheid’s racist laws and oppression. Grey Art Gallery. Washington Square

Art

The Water Tank Project

08/13/2014 - 11/13/2014

Event Description

08/13/2014 - 11/13/2014


09:00 AM     Free

Word Above the Street's art exhibit/awareness campaign wrapping 100 water tanks around all 5 boroughs with acclaimed artists' works. See how many you can spot.

Art ▪ Design

Harlem Postcards 2014

07/17/2014 - 10/26/2014

Event Description

07/17/2014 - 10/26/2014


12:00 PM     $3 - $7

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors. Studio Museum of Harlem

Design ▪ Fun

Funland: Erotic Fairground

06/26/2014 - 04/24/2015

Event Description

06/26/2014 - 04/24/2015


10:00 AM     $16 - $18

FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground, an art installation by renowned London-based conceptual artist duo Bompas & Parr, features a selection of “carnival attractions” for audiences to enjoy and experience while they contemplate the sexual subtext of carnivals. “Jump for Joy,” a moonbounce made of giant, over-sized breasts; scale a wall of orifices and appendages in “Grope Mountain,” and lose yourself in “The Tunnel of Love,” a mirrored labyrinth that leads patrons on a climactic journey to the Gräfenberg (or “G”) Spot. Museum of Sex

Art

Spencer Finch: A Certain Slant

06/20/2014 - 01/11/2015

Event Description

06/20/2014 - 01/11/2015


10:00 AM     Free - $18

Spencer Finch: A Certain Slant of Light. Taking advantage of the Morgan's four-story, glass-enclosed Gilbert Court, Finch will apply films of color to the windows and hang additional glass panes in the center of the Court to create a kind of calendar based on the movement of the sun. Free Friday evenings 7 to 9pm. Artist talk 6/20 at 6:30pm.

Art

We the People: Danh Vo

06/06/2014 - 12/05/2014

Event Description

06/06/2014 - 12/05/2014


09:00 AM     Free

We The People is a 1:1 replica of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, recreated by artist Danh Vo in about 250 individual pieces. This exhibition at City Hall Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park presents nearly a fifth of Vo’s project in two distinct installations.

Art

Dan Graham: Met Roof Garden

04/29/2014 - 11/02/2014

Event Description

04/29/2014 - 11/02/2014


10:00 AM     Free - $20

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden—the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions—structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s—set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt.

Art

Archeo

04/17/2014 - 03/17/2015

Event Description

04/17/2014 - 03/17/2015


10:00 AM     Free

An outdoor group exhibition about technology and obsolescence, Archeo brings together the work of artists who employ outmoded technologies and outdated machinery as a reflection on humanity’s continuous fascination and frustration with technology. Some of the works in the exhibition describe a recent past which resembles a dystopian future, featuring a wasteland of discarded machines and castaway objects. - The High Line

Art ▪ Design

Aqueduct Murals

12/04/2013 - 12/04/2014

Event Description

12/04/2013 - 12/04/2014


11:00 AM     Free

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show for “Aqueduct Murals." Daily from 11 a.m. beginning November 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park

Food ▪ Fun

Secret Identity Storefronts

11/06/2013 - 11/06/2014

Event Description

11/06/2013 - 11/06/2014


12:00 PM     Free

A toy shop entrance that leads to a speakeasy. A phone booth in a hot dog joint leads to another. A retro video arcade secretly leads to a men's street-wear shop. Nine NYC false (or not-so-false) storefronts that lead to a secret identity/space. Manhattan

Food ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Mitsuwa Marketplace

07/04/2014 - 08/30/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/30/2015


11:00 AM     $6

Take the $6 roundtrip shuttle bus from Port Authority to Mitsuwa Marketplace in NJ and feel like you've stepped into Japan just 20 minutes away. Have ramen, sushi, unique desserts & teas in food court style. Browse the grocery store & all the fabulous Japanese packaging & items. There's a magazine store & toystore too. Check shuttle schedule here: http://www.mitsuwa.com/tenpo/newj/access/eshuttle.html

Staycation

DayTrip: Four Freedoms Park

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


10:00 AM     $5

A quick trip out to the less-than-a-year-old FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn could be a nice thing on a summer's day (we've only been in frigid temps.) Make the event extra touristy-fun by riding the tram over from 59th St and 1st Ave. It's about a 5 minute walk on the Roosevelt Island side & the only cost is your metrocard expense on the tram.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Dia:Beacon

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


11:00 AM     $28 - $35

Imagine roughly ten Chelsea galleries in one place, complete with contemporary art & skylights, more specifically a 300,000-sq ft historic printing factory. Add to that beautiful gardens to stroll on with mountain views. That's Dia:Beacon. Roughly an hour's train-ride away on MetroNorth from Grand Central. Package deal includes train ticket & admission. Highly recommended. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Storm King Art Center

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


10:00 AM     $45 - $46

Explore 500 acres of open fields, woodlands, and meadows with over 100 large scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. A little over an hour north of the city, this package that includes r/t bus transportation, admission & tour of Storm King leaves at 10am and gets you back before 6:30pm. Truly a special place!

Fun ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Spa Castle

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2015


11:00 AM     $35 - $45

Spend the day swimming in pools, taking a sauna, steam bath, body scrub, massage, or eating at the food court as well, all Korean style. Very family friendly and in Queens no less! Accessible by subway & their shuttle bus. Plus, we've heard good things about their Jersey location as well.