Film

MoRUS Film Festival

08/01/2014 - 08/09/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014 - 08/09/2014


08:00 PM     $20

The 2014 MoRUS Film Fest, “Women of the Lower East Side,” will be a cinematic exploration of women making and remaking the neighborhood. In pursuit of its commitment to public programming showcasing the history of community spaces and neighborhood activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space will present a slate of films by and about the women who have shaped this history. East Village

Music

Mikaela Davis/Julia Easterlin

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


08:00 PM     $10

Mikaela Davis is an indie harpist/singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York, known for her amazing YouTube covers of Sufjan Stevens' "Casimir Pulaski Day, and her cover of Elliott Smith's "Twilight." Julia Easterlin (a.k.a. Julia Hite), is one part Regina Spektor, one part loop scientist, and a sophisticated musical mind that can wield composition, production, and performance in one fell swoop. Cameo Gallery. Williamsburg

Fun

Underwear Run

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


07:00 PM     Free

The Underwear Run is a 1.7-mile fun run that takes place in Central Park every year on the Friday before the Panasonic New York City Triathlon. This year’s race date is August 1, 2014. No transitions, no timing chips, no expensive race gear, just 500 strangers running around in their underwear. Another typical summer evening in New York City!

Film ▪ Music

A Trip to Italy

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


08:00 PM     $13

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their roles as themselves in this follow-up to the acclaimed The Trip in yet another off-the-cuff food adventure. Six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri. Live Music by MAVROTHI KONTANIS. Industry City. Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Art ▪ Fun

Homecoming: Flux Factory

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


05:00 PM     Free

In celebration of Flux Factory’s 20th anniversary, we’re opening our doors for Homecoming, an epic extravaganza. We’ll excavate the layers of artworks, inventions, and aesthetic mishaps that fill our labyrinthine building. We’ll reveal 20 years of archives, from the Kissing Booth Secret Tapes, to the long lost holographic family portrait. And of course, we’re adding to our stacks with commissions of new works by Fluxers near and far. LIC

Design ▪ Music

Matt Garrison Bass Performance

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


07:00 PM     Free - $10

Join Fodera Guitar founders as they demonstrate the exceptional craftsmanship of their Matt Garrison Standard Bass, on view as part of NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, with an in-gallery performance covering various genres of music. Columbus Circle

Film ▪ LectureTalk

Black Narcissus

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


09:30 PM     $10

Black Narcissus, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s gorgeous backlot evocation of the Himalayas returns to CabaretCinema in the context of the series “Movie Medicine”. Rubin Museum

Film ▪ Music

Bronx Museum First Friday

08/01/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014


06:00 PM     Free

First Fridays! Africanísimo 8! Grab a blanket and join us for a free, outdoor screening of the film Felix. Produced in collaboration with the African Film Festival. Special performance by The Buyu Ambroise's Quintet. Music by DJ Asho. Bronx

Art ▪ Music

THe Wassaic Project Festival

08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014


10:00 AM     Free

The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE, annual, multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, dance performances, and much more! Housed in the unique buildings and property of the Wassaic Project, the festival escapes the white walls of traditional art spaces and focuses on site-sensitive installations and performances. Upstate New York. Accessible by Train. DAY TRIP

Film

Belle de Jour

08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014

Event Description

08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014


02:00 PM     $9 - $14

Directed by Luis Buñuel | 1967 With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli. While her husband’s at work, new bride Séverine (Deneuve) lives out her erotic fantasies as a high-class prostitute with a taste for S&M. This kinky-cool mix of sex and the surreal is one of Buñuel’s most highly regarded films, anchored by a provocatively poker-faced performance by Catherine Deneuve. BAM. See Showtimes

Food ▪ Fun

Flux Banquet+DanceParty

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


08:00 PM     $15 - $50

Please join us in celebrating 20 years of Flux Factory at our Homecoming Banquet and dance party on August 2. The event marks the beginning of our Homecoming Exhibition, a look back at Flux’s long history of radical experimentation and collaboration — as well as being a reunion for everyone who has made it possible. The celebration will have two parts: first, a lavish 5-course vegetarian summer feast, prepared by our Flux Iron Chefs. During dinner, we’ll re-tell accounts of Fluxy adventures and mishaps, while enjoying live performances and the Homecoming Exhibition artwork. Expect never-before-heard-of salad courses, buttered toast points dipped in sumptuous soups, zucchinis titillated with tapanades and then serenaded in sauces, chocolate ganaches atop everything. After dinner there’ll be drinks and dancing late into the evening – an epic kitchen dance party! Flux Factory. LIC

Music

Kes the Band/Kuenta i Tambu

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Kes The Band / Kuenta i Tambu / DJ Dr Wax / Steel Sensations. Prospect Park gets a tropical blast of Carnival heat as Trinidad’s KES, a band of brothers that has taken the soca world by storm. Prospect Park. Brooklyn

Film

The Left-handed Woman

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


07:30 PM     $5

THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN a.k.a. Die linkshändige Frau. In German and French with English subtitles. Despite boasting an international cast, THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN is an understated and unadorned portrayal of a single mother’s quotidian life. Spectacle. Williamsburg

Film ▪ LiteratureReadings

Pasolini's Outline of Screenplay

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Light Industry hosts a reading of Pier Paolo Pasolini's unrealized screenplay for a film about St. Paul, which is being published this summer in its first-ever English translation. Written relatively late in his career, between the time of his work on Teorema and Salò, it is less a traditional scenario than an evocative treatment, broken down into 112 brief, poetic descriptions of shots and sequences. Light Industry. Brooklyn

Art ▪ Tech

Eyebeam Off-the-Grid

08/02/2014 - 09/28/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014 - 09/28/2014


12:00 PM     Free

Starting Saturday, August 2nd at noon, seven Eyebeam artists whose creative practices are intimately intertwined with emerging technologies, will spend two months working in an environment that feels as though it is from another era. Eyebeam Off-The-Grid, on Governors Island, is a project to critically investigate cultural change and emergent technologies within a situation far outside the urban comfort zone of wired high-speed life. Governors Island

Art

Backyard Pool Opening

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


03:00 PM     Free

You are invited to join Tamara Johnson and Socrates Sculpture Park for the opening of the BACKYARD POOL The new installation, titled Backyard Pool by Tamara Johnson, playfully transforms The Lot into a place for unrequited pleasure by inserting a life-sized, but non-functional, pool into the landscape. Socrates Sculpture Park. Astoria

Food ▪ LectureTalk

Ample Hills Creamery

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


06:00 PM     Free

Book Signing and Ice Cream Tasting: Ample Hills Creamery. Brooklyn Museum Shop.

Art ▪ Design

Justice: Succulent Studios

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Featuring works by 25 international contemporary and street artists, JUSTICE opening party. Looks like a predominantly (if not all) female group of artists. Cool! Succulent Studios in Greenpoint

Art ▪ Fun

Chaise Clown

08/02/2014 - 08/03/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014 - 08/03/2014


03:00 PM     Free

Descending upon a lonely window in the Fashion district is a loner clown with a vision to build a tower to heaven... or at least the ceiling of this storefront. Come and pass by the imnotlost Performing Installation at chashama Bring a picnic. hang out. walk back and forth. West 37th Street

Art ▪ Fun

Screenprinting:Sweet Spot Fest

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


02:00 PM     Free

join The LaudromatProject for a silk-screening at the third annual Sweet Spot Festival, led by teaching artist Alice Mizrachi. Sweet Spot Festival is a roving family-friendly event series with a mission to connect the diverse communities of upper Manhattan via a multi-sensory music, art, culture and marketplace outdoor experience. The workshop will take place at the West Harlem Piers (located along Henry Hudson Parkway between St Clair Place and West 135 St.) from 2 to 5 PM as part of the day’s festivities which will be going on till 9 PM.

Fun ▪ LiteratureReadings

PotterCon

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


02:00 PM     Free

Listen up, Muggles: It's Potter time. Join your fellow Pottheads on Saturday, August 2nd for the annual PotterCon, the official NYC day-drinking and mingling destination for large children and those of us still desperately awaiting an owl and an acceptance letter. There will be trivia, a costume contest, a sorting, and prizes, not to mention unlimited hours of theorizing, spell casting and terrible British accents. Bell House. 2pm-8pm

Architecture ▪ Tours

East River BoatTour:WXY&SHop

08/02/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014


12:30 PM     $30 - $40

Join Open House New York for its annual summer boat tour up the East River for a discussion about architecture and urban design along this revitalized waterway. Speakers include Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design; and Angelica Trevino Baccon, Senior Design Associate, SHoP Architects. Additional speakers to be announced. Rain or Shine. Pier 15

Art ▪ Music

Warm Up 2014

06/28/2014 - 09/06/2014

Event Description

06/28/2014 - 09/06/2014


03:00 PM     $18 - $20

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2014, beginning June 28 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 6. A New York summer staple now in its 17th year, MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. This year will feature an installation by New York architecture firm The Living (David Benjamin), Hy-Fi. MoMA PS1 LIC.

Art ▪ Fun

Boogie on the Boulevard

08/03/2014

Event Description

08/03/2014


10:00 AM     Free

Celebrate the Bronx's 100th anniversary with three pedestrian Sundays on the Grand Concourse between 165th and 167th Streets. The center lanes will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun, with free music, activities and programs hosted by art/cultural, civic, health organizations and artists. Rain or Shine. Bronx Museum.

Film ▪ LectureTalk

Chinatown

08/03/2014

Event Description

08/03/2014


02:30 PM     $6 - $12

Not to Be Missed: Chinatown Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film (2014, Public Affairs) is the new book by Kenneth Turan, renowned film critic for The Los Angeles Times and NPR. Blending cultural criticism, historical anecdote, and inside-Hollywood controversy, the book spans a century of great movies. For this special event, Turan will present Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974, 130 mins. With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Turan and a book signing in the Moving Image Store. Astoria

Theater

Cymbeline

08/03/2014

Event Description

08/03/2014


05:00 PM     Free

This action-adventure tale is one of William Shakespeare’s most fantastical creations: part tragedy, part comedy, and part romance. Presented in partnership with the Hip to Hip Theatre Company. Socrates Sculpture Park. Astoria

Film

The Hundred-Foot Journey

08/03/2014

Event Description

08/03/2014


06:00 PM     $6 - $12

Screening & Live Event The Hundred-Foot Journey - With Om Puri in person, moderated by Madhur Jaffrey Preceded by a tribute to Om Puri. Museum of Moving Image. Astoria

Design ▪ LectureTalk

Peter Mendelsund/WillSchwalbe

08/05/2014

Event Description

08/05/2014


07:00 PM     Free

His new book, Cover, is a celebration of his decade long career. The book abounds with Mendelsund’s completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method. In conjunction with powerHouse Books’ Cover, Peter Mendelsund will also release What We See When We Read (Vintage Books) - a gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. Powerhouse Arena, Dumbo.

Film ▪ Music

Sound+Vision 2014

07/31/2014 - 08/09/2014

Event Description

07/31/2014 - 08/09/2014


07:00 PM     $8 - $13

The second edition of Sound + Vision—a documentary series exploring a range of musical artists, genres, and styles—offers both exciting premieres and retrospectives. This year’s subjects include a Japanese trance didgeridoo player, the seminal atmospheric bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s, a Mexican acoustic duo who combine thrash metal and flamenco, and music created on 1980s video-game hardware. On the occasion of their 30th anniversaries, we will present Tosca’s Kiss, a delightful look at a retirement home for Italian opera singers, and Stop Making Sense, the classic Talking Heads concert film—both digitally restored. And on August 2 join us for a special live appearance by New York band Glass Ghost, who combine digital imagery with their sounds. Lincoln Center

Film ▪ Fun

Annie Hall

07/30/2014 - 08/01/2014

Event Description

07/30/2014 - 08/01/2014


01:30 PM     $8 - $12

Directed by Woody Allen. Screenplay by Allen and Marshall Brickman. With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall. In this lyrical and touching semiautobiographical film, Allen finally graduated from being an anything-for-a-laugh gag writer into one of the giants of contemporary filmmaking. 94 min. MoMA

Fun ▪ Theater

Vera & Linus

08/02/2014 - 09/20/2014

Event Description

08/02/2014 - 09/20/2014


07:30 PM     $5 - $25

A ripple has begun to make its way through this metropolis. Something a little different. Something that doesn't feel quite right. Who are these two that can cause such a stir amongst the backdrop of millions? Ball & Bjornsdottir's The Disastrous Tale of Vera and Linus is a surprising, playful and haunting collection of stories and schemes. For seven weeks this summer, Vera & Linus take audiences through the tale in three merging episodes: Plucking the Strings, Love & Slaughter, and The Moon. New stories are added to each performance as the work transforms into the next episode. Tickets provide schedule, maps and context. Duration: One (1) hour Requirements: For the "Intimate Track", you must have access to a cellular phone with the ability to receive text messages. For the "Panoramic Track", you will receive a map via email with all necessary times and locations. Watch as the strings of "reality" are plucked on this unique theatrical experience and step into a world where nothing is what it seems to be.

Design ▪ Tech

5-Borough Website Workshop

08/04/2014 - 08/07/2014

Event Description

08/04/2014 - 08/07/2014


01:30 PM     Free

Hosted at five unique co-working spaces in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island, this Workshop Series will teach New Yorkers from all corners of the city how to build a beautiful, powerful website in less than two hours. • No prior experience necessary • Free admission and open to the public • Bring your own laptop if you have one!

Film ▪ LectureTalk

Asian American Film Festival

07/24/2014 - 08/02/2014

Event Description

07/24/2014 - 08/02/2014


06:00 PM     $10 - $13

The 36th annual asian american international film festival. Various locations and events. Check schedule. Manhattan

Dance ▪ Theater

HOT! Festival 2014

07/22/2014 - 08/02/2014

Event Description

07/22/2014 - 08/02/2014


07:30 PM     Free - $15

HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture – and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. Dixon Place. LES

Theater

King Lear:Shakespeare in Park

07/22/2014 - 08/17/2014

Event Description

07/22/2014 - 08/17/2014


08:00 PM     Free

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. Delacorte Theater. Central Park

Food

Restaurant Week

07/21/2014 - 08/15/2014

Event Description

07/21/2014 - 08/15/2014


12:00 PM     $25 - $38

3-course Prix Fixe lunch or dinner at a large selection of restaurants throughout the city. See list.

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

Architecture ▪ Fun

NY Art Deco Scavenger Hunt

08/09/2014

Event Description

08/09/2014


10:00 AM     $30

Hunt alone or as a team to decipher dozens of clues that will lead you on a Deco-themed adventure across the city. Learn about Art Deco in New York as you visit buildings and public spaces, as well as the architects who design them. The hunt begins at Open House New York at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM. Space is limited, and early registration is strongly encouraged. ncludes a complimentary New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt t-shirt. Flatiron District.

Art ▪ Staycation

Rockaway Arts Festival

06/29/2014 - 09/01/2014

Event Description

06/29/2014 - 09/01/2014


12:00 PM     Free

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014, featuring solo projects by Patti Smith, Adrián Villar Rojas, and Janet Cardiff as well as an international group show. Thurs thru Sundays.

Fun ▪ Theater

Game Play

07/10/2014 - 08/02/2014

Event Description

07/10/2014 - 08/02/2014


08:00 PM     Free - $5

The Brick Theater is pleased to announce the sixth annual Game Play festival, taking place during July 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s festival will once again feature cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of video gaming and performance. The Brick. Williamsburg

Architecture ▪ Design

Conceptions of Space

07/04/2014 - 10/19/2014

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 10/19/2014


10:30 AM     Free - $25

Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture. Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. MoMA

Art

Tara Donovan at Pace

07/03/2014 - 08/15/2014

Event Description

07/03/2014 - 08/15/2014


10:00 AM     Free

Tara Donovan's two latest amazing sculptures; one made of index cards the other of acrylic rods. Both bound to impress. Now extended through 8/15! Pace Gallery. Chelsea

Art ▪ Film

Gilbert & George

07/01/2014 - 08/08/2014

Event Description

07/01/2014 - 08/08/2014


11:00 AM     Free

Gilbert & George: Films and Video Sculptures, 1972-198. Lehmann Maupin. LES

Fun ▪ Music

City Winery Backyard Party

07/01/2014 - 08/26/2014

Event Description

07/01/2014 - 08/26/2014


05:00 PM     Free

Every Tuesday evening at City Winery in the West Village, enjoy their Backyard after-work Party with free music. Click through for schedule. Arrive early!

Art ▪ Design

NYC Makers: MAD Biennial

07/01/2014 - 10/12/2014

Event Description

07/01/2014 - 10/12/2014


10:00 AM     Free - $16

Museum of Arts and Design inaugurates NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The exhibition is structured as a series of immersive tableaus that present the diverse creative output of makers alongside one another. These environments will house live programs throughout the exhibition’s run, including fashion shows, performances, social practice projects, and culinary explorations, which will underline the relationship between material and immaterial making found in New York City today. MAD. Columbus Circle. Thurs & Fri 6-9pm Pay-what-you-wish

Art ▪ Photography

Garry Winogrand

06/30/2014 - 09/21/2014

Event Description

06/30/2014 - 09/21/2014


10:00 AM     $1 - $25

The first retrospective in twenty-five years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—this exhibition brings together more than 175 of the artist's most iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand's famed series of photos made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. It offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career. Metropolitan Museum

Photography ▪ Tech

5 Dollar Fridays Photo Classes

06/27/2014 - 08/08/2014

Event Description

06/27/2014 - 08/08/2014


07:00 PM     $5

Get your 5 bucks worth at our most affordable series of Friday classes! We'll be covering a range of topics between photo, video, creative ideas, technology and a lot more, every Friday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. All classes are one hour in length. Brooklyn Central. DUMBO, 5:30 or 7pm

Art

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

06/27/2014 - 10/19/2014

Event Description

06/27/2014 - 10/19/2014


11:00 AM     Free - $20

This exhibition will be the artist’s first major museum presentation in New York, and the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building with a single artist’s work. It will also be the final exhibition to take place there before the Museum opens its new building in the Meatpacking District in 2015. Whitney. UES. Pay-what-you-wish Fridays 6 to 9pm

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

Theater

Ice Factory

06/26/2014 - 08/02/2014

Event Description

06/26/2014 - 08/02/2014


07:00 PM     $15 - $18

Ice Factory is our OBIE award-winning summer festival of new work. Every summer we invite the most exciting downtown companies to present their latest projects in an environment of generosity, dialogue, and inspiration. ICE FACTORY is a place where artists can take risks, try out new ideas, and bring their projects to a new level. West Village

Art ▪ Photography

Joyride

06/25/2014 - 08/03/2014

Event Description

06/25/2014 - 08/03/2014


11:00 AM     Free

Marlborough Broome Street is pleased to present a special exhibition of works by an international group of artists celebrating the bicycle: a visual expression of the urban cycling movement. Joyride, has been organized by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur, and is presented in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival.

Art

Jeff Koons' Split-Rocker

06/25/2014 - 09/12/2014

Event Description

06/25/2014 - 09/12/2014


08:00 AM     Free

Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants. It was first exhibited at Palais des Papes, Avignon in 2000. Rockefeller Center

Art ▪ Fun

If You Build It

06/25/2014 - 08/10/2014

Event Description

06/25/2014 - 08/10/2014


01:00 PM     Free

No Longer Empty presents “If You Build It” featuring installations, photography, and performances by more than twenty local, national, and international artists. The works in the exhibition will address cycles of urban decay and regeneration; building community through shared heritage; immigration and displacement; the longing for home in all its senses; and the vast economic disparities that plague our cities. Harlem. Opening reception 6/25 7 to 9pm. Thursdays thru Sundays.

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 ▪ Design

Nontsikelelo Mutiti: Ruka

06/03/2014 - 08/02/2014

Event Description

06/03/2014 - 08/02/2014


12:00 PM     Free

Nontsikelelo Mutiti Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave). On June 3, 2014, Nontsikelelo Mutiti will begin work on Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave) as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. Over the course of her Session, Mutiti will play the role of the artist, designer, and researcher to a space for the study and practice of hair braiding. The artist’s redrawing of an African hair braiding Salon will support her study of the technical skill involved, as well as provide a space to document and interpret these processes and forms through video, photography and printmaking. RSVP. Recess. LES

Art

Polly Apfelbaum

05/31/2014 - 08/08/2014

Event Description

05/31/2014 - 08/08/2014


11:00 AM     Free

Clifton Benevento is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Polly Apfelbaum. Drawing upon early forms of technology, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book unfolds throughout the gallery in a sweeping installation of new drawings that operate in the intersection of the handmade and manufactured textiles. Opening reception 5/31 5 to 7pm. Soho

Art ▪ Fun

The Tipi Project

05/29/2014 - 09/05/2014

Event Description

05/29/2014 - 09/05/2014


11:00 AM     Free

TIPI PROJECT will be situated within Havemeyer Park (HMP), a 55,000 SF greenspace facing the South Williamsburg waterfront and across from the historic Domino Sugar Factory. Publicly accessible community spaces are few and far between in South Williamsburg, an area inundated with new development, bars, restaurants and boutiques. To answer this social need, Tipi Project will provide an intergenerational community space where the primary mode of connection is creativity and culture. Williamsburg

Food ▪ Fun

Smorgasburg

05/24/2014 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

05/24/2014 - 08/31/2014


11:00 AM     Free

Smorgasburg, two giant all-food markets in Williamsburg (Saturdays) and Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 (Sundays) featuring 75-100 local and regional vendors.

Fun ▪ Staycation

Rockaway Beach

05/17/2014 - 09/04/2014

Event Description

05/17/2014 - 09/04/2014


09:00 AM     Free

There's a whole host of activity, food, music as well as sand and sea going on at Rockaway Beach. Click through for a list of venues. Far Rockaway, Queens. Accessible via the A train.

Art

Tom Friedman

05/21/2014 - 08/08/2014

Event Description

05/21/2014 - 08/08/2014


10:00 AM     Free

Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce the opening of Paint and Styrofoam, an exhibition of new work by American artist Tom Friedman. This will be Friedman’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, his first at Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

Art

Mana Exposition

05/10/2014 - 08/01/2014

Event Description

05/10/2014 - 08/01/2014


01:00 PM     Free

Mana Exposition is an independent contemporary tri-annual art market in Jersey City, NJ. Premiering this year in the Mana Glass Gallery building, a 50,000 sq ft column free space designed by Richard Meier. Free Shuttle Service

Design

Charles James:Beyond Fashion

05/08/2014 - 08/10/2014

Event Description

05/08/2014 - 08/10/2014


10:00 AM     Free - $20

he inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute will examine the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion will explore James's design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.

Art

Mel Bochner: Strong Language

05/02/2014 - 10/12/2014

Event Description

05/02/2014 - 10/12/2014


11:00 AM     Free - $15

Bochner returns to The Jewish Museum with Mel Bochner: Strong Language, a survey of nearly 70 works. In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum presents his commissioned painting Blah, Blah, Blah (2014). This is the second installment of the revived series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings. Jewish Museum UES. Free Saturdays

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

Swoon:SubmergedMotherlands

04/11/2014 - 08/24/2014

Event Description

04/11/2014 - 08/24/2014


11:00 AM     Free - $12

Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage. Brooklyn Museum

Art ▪ Design

Martin Wong Graffiti Collection

02/04/2014 - 08/24/2014

Event Description

02/04/2014 - 08/24/2014


10:00 AM     Free - $10

Never-before-seen highlights of this collection will be on view at the Museum of the City of New York as part of the exhibition, City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.

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

Architecture ▪ Staycation

Hunters Pt South Waterfront

09/03/2013 - 09/03/2014

Event Description

09/03/2013 - 09/03/2014


08:00 AM     Free

The first phase of the new Hunters Point South Waterfront Park opened last week with spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. Designed by Weiss/Manfredi Architects with ARUP and Thomas Balsley Associates. LIC

Food ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Mitsuwa Marketplace

07/04/2013 - 08/30/2014

Event Description

07/04/2013 - 08/30/2014


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

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014


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

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014


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

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

07/04/2013 - 08/31/2014


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

07/05/2013 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

07/05/2013 - 08/31/2014


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.