SPOTLIGHT

  • Free Museum Days or Pay What You Wish

    Many of the city’s attractions offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or return to a favorite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.

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  • Top 7 Events to Celebrate Black History Month

    During the month of February, provocative talks, exhibits and exciting performances going on throughout the city take a look at black leaders, activists, artists and authors who have made their mark in American history.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Feb 1- Feb 7

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes a free screening of Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the 50th anniversary of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and an exhibit by Center for Jewish History that challenges the common ways we think of American Jewishness today. Get the NYC-ARTS Top […]

  • Titanosaur Moves into the American Museum of Natural History

    One of the biggest dinosaurs ever found in Patagonia now lives in a 122-foot-long cast on the fourth floor of the American Museum of Natural History, with its neck extending out towards the elevator banks (he or she did not fit in the room), welcoming visitors to the fossil floors. Discovered in 2014, this dinosaur […]

  • WATCH: Trek to Broadway

    Follow the journey of Broadway musical, Allegiance as George Takei and the team do everything in their power to open the show on Broadway. Go behind the scenes of this ground-breaking production and follow every aspect of what it takes to open a musical on Broadway. Also: Watch George Takei recall his childhood on a […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Jan 25 – Jan 31

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes Lunar new year celebration, another interpretation of The Velveteen Rabbit, and an exciting new exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Jan 18 – Jan 24

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Titanosaur at the American Museum of Natural History, and last chance to see Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Jan 11 – Jan 17

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes a reflection of Coney Island and its history through approximately 140 objects, and works that explore the ways that modern and contemporary artists of African descent consider the possibilities of “black” through their choice of media, their imagery and the ideas they bring to […]

  • Photos: The Untold Stories of Superheroes in Gotham

    During the Great Depression in 1930s, an unprecedented hero appeared – a distinctively American, familiar yet of mysterious origin whose alter ego was an awkward, mild-mannered newspaper reporter. Superman, a man of steel, driven by ideals and strong morals became instantly popular – his first appearance in Action Comics, No. 1 in 1938 sold out […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Jan 4 – Jan 10

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes extraordinary works of sculptor Lynn Umlauf, COIL 2016 Festival at PS 122, and Superheroes of Gotham exhibit at New-York Historical Society. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Holiday Events

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet includes our top holiday picks in New York City. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Dec 14 – Dec 20

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes Carnial of the Animals, Gotham Holiday Swing, and giant ice sculptures. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • New Bushwick Mural Discusses Complex Relationship Between Police and Young Men of Color

    “I Just Want To Come Home” declares a new mural in Bushwick on a Food Bazaar Supermarket, painted by a team of young men considering the complex relationship between police and young men of color. WATCH: I Just Want to Come Home, Part 1. THIRTEEN documented the development of Groundswell’s 2015 Making His’tory mural, “I […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Dec 7 – Dec 13

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Igor Levit, who made his impressive North American recital debut at the Park Avenue Armory in 2014, interprets this classic composition in an installation created by seminal artist Marina Abramović. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast […]

  • Top 5 ‘Nutcracker’ Performances in December

    Die-hard fans and first-timers can take their pick of Nutcrackers this season — or choose to chew them all up. The original Nutcracker—Marius Petipa’s ballet based on an E.T.A. Hoffman story with music by Tchaikovsky—first premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892. The Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing rodents […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 30 – Dec 6

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Deborah Kass’ OY/YO sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park, American Dance Guild Festival 2015, and Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) presents Britannica, an all-encompassing survey of British song: six concerts, 100+ songs, 17 composers, and works spanning over 400 years. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 23 – Nov 29

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: “Segregation Story” by photographer Gordon Parks, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, all-female cast in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 16 – Nov 22

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Zeng Fanzhi at Gagosian Gallery, Paco Peña’s newest show Flamencura, Steven Assael’s work at Forum Gallery, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Photos: The Making of “Respect is the Strongest Compliment” mural, tackling street harassment

    THIRTEEN documented the development of Groundswell’s 2015 Voices Her’d mural, “Respect is the Strongest Compliment.” Brought to national attention with groups such as HollaBack! and Stop Street Harassment, street harassment affects the feeling of safety many women experience on the street. “The majority of women have been catcalled while walking the streets of NYC,” explained […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 9 – Nov 15

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: celebrating Veteran’s Day at the Lincoln Center, can architecture at the annual Canstruction®, an evening of innovative dance by Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five […]

  • Art Underground: Explore MTA Arts for Transit

    MTA Arts for Transit was created to oversee the selection of artists and installation of permanent artworks in subway and commuter rail stations. Discover and enjoy this diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork installed throughout the subway and commuter rail stations of the MTA. For more information on other installations, visit mta.info/mta/aft. Discover and enjoy this […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 2 – Nov 8

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne’s Solid Soul tour lands in Manhattan for one night only, a photography exhibition in Bushwick, Garth Fagan Dance’s 45th anniversary celebration and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Family-Friendly Halloween Picks

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of our top family-friendly picks for some spooky fun. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Museums and Art Institutions That Offer Free Membership for idNYC Cardholders

    New York City residents with a valid IDNYC card issued on or after Jan 1, 2016 are eligible for a free one-year membership at any of these institutions with your idNYC card. Participating institutions include MoMA, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Hall, and etc. On top of […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 19 – Oct 25

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s selection of top events includes: American Ballet Theatre’s fall season, Lit Crawl for book lovers, film festival at American Museum of Natural History, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Meet the Artists: Incubating Subversive Dialogue at Christopher Stout Gallery

    Phoenix Lindsey-Hall was a senior in high school when Matthew Shepard, a student at University of Wyoming, died from a violent hate crime. Shepard had left a bar with two strangers who drove him to a remote field, beat and tortured him. It was also the year she had come out. And the wooden fence […]