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  • 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 […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 12 – Oct 18

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to some of the top events include: A chance to see the iconic design works of Paul Rand before the exhibition closes on Tuesday, 9 hours of Sinatra marathon, Finding Neverland on Broadway, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of […]

  • 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.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 5 – Oct 11

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to some of the top events include: A major retrospective exhibition – the first in the U.S. in more than 35 years – features the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri, eight nights of Steely Dan, the 15th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, Andrea del Sarto at The Frick Collection and […]

  • 7 Must-See Works by Bessie Award Nominees This Fall

    Once a year, the entire dance community comes together for the New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, to acknowledge and honor outstanding and groundbreaking creative work in the field. The 31st Annual Bessie Awards will be held Monday, October 19 at The Apollo Theater. Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, […]

  • Photography in New York: Photo Exhibitions from Archival to Contemporary

    Photography exhibitions allow us to travel—both geographically and through time—and give us permission to curiously gaze at others without shame. Take advantage of fascinating glimpses of life through trained eyes at the following galleries, museums and libraries.

  • Guest Picks: Director of The New Yorker Festival Selects Top To-Do’s This Fall

    Rhonda Sherman is the Founding Director of The New Yorker Festival, now entering its 16th year. The Festival is a weekend-long series of more than fifty discussions, talks, interviews, and performances in New York City, produced by The New Yorker magazine every October. This year she is directing Tech@Fest, a new program focusing on technology’s […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 28 – Oct 5

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Your cheat sheet to some of the top events this week: An installation and performance piece examines the story of one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Archibald Motley at Whitney Museum of American Art, Designers & Books Fair, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to […]

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 21 – 28

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet for what’s happening this week. 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: September 14 – September 21

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet for what’s happening this week. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • John Kelly Interview: Love of a Poet, Then and Now

    Performance artist John Kelly talks about “straddling irony and pathos” in Love of a Poet, in which he sings Schumann’s Dichterliebe. The 1990 Obie Award-winning work is being remounted in June as part of the River to River Festival.

  • SummerStage 2015

    SummerStage stretches the summer season longer than ever in 2015: the festival runs from May 18 to October 4 to showcase nearly 200 artists.

  • 2015 Tony Award Nominations for Broadway

    The 2015 Tony Award nominations tap productions from the city’s 40 eligible Broadway theaters. The musicals Fun Home and An American in Paris are leading the pack with 12 nominations each. Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming cohost the awards show from Radio City Music Hall on June 7.

  • Free Events: NYC on a Budget

    The best things in life are free, including many performances and activities in New York City. Whether you crave live music, a screen larger than your television or group activities, there is always something, somewhere that invites you to join in at little-to-no cost.

  • Public Art in New York City

    Time spent outdoors with works of public art encourages new ideas, conversations and a welcomed flourish to an otherwise ordinary route. Take a detour on your next commute to visit one of these nearby pieces.

  • Hispanic Heritage in New York

    From the latest author talks to masterpieces on view, from Latin jazz concerts to flamenco lessons, there are plenty of ways to keep up with your ancestral heritage, or to see a different cultural perspective for the first time.