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    The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium

    New York Botanical Garden


    Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - Sun, Apr 17, 2016

    The 19th-century craze sparked by a single orchid bloom, which came to be known as Orchidelirium, is the inspiration for The New York Botanical Garden's 14th annual Orchid Show, which opens on February 27 and runs through April 17, 2016. Visitors to the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be transported on an epic journey that engages all of the senses and underscores the allure and intrigue of these exquisite beauties.Thousands of orchids in a ...

    West Side Story

    Knockdown Center


    Fri, Mar 04, 2016 - Sun, Mar 06, 2016

    This new vision for the timeless Broadway classic with music by Leonard Bernstein immerses audiences in a community celebration that’s equal parts exhibition, theater, and special event.

    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    92nd Street Y


    Tue, Mar 01, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Husband and wife banjoists, and 2016 Grammy® Recipients for Best Folk Album, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the intricate art of the duet with two banjos and one voice.

    Human Instamatic: Retrospective of Martin Wong

    Bronx Museum of the Arts


    Wed, Nov 04, 2015 - Sun, Mar 13, 2016

    Extended through March 13, Human Instamatic will explore Wong’s textured presentation of the communities in which he lived, his role in the artistic and cultural ferment of the East Village and the Lower East Side of the 1980s, and works he created in San Francisco at the end of his tragically shortened life. The exhibition features more than 90 works, including some rarely seen archival materials.