Fun

NYC Unifest

08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014


12:00 PM     Free

3 Days of One Wheel Madness NYC‘s Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City on Labor Day weekend. Last year‘s festival brought over 300 riders to the Big Apple and hundreds of people tried to ride a unicycle. Even more one wheeling is expected at this year‘s event. Coney Island and Governors Island

Film

The Conformist

08/29/2014 - 09/04/2014

Event Description

08/29/2014 - 09/04/2014


07:35 PM     $8 - $13

NEW RESTORATION Directed by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Starring JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT & STEFANIA SANDRELLI. Not to be missed! Film Forum. West Village. Showtimes vary.

Music ▪ Theater

Dead Behind Eyes: Karaoke Play

08/29/2014 - 09/19/2014

Event Description

08/29/2014 - 09/19/2014


07:30 PM     $18

Dead Behind These Eyes: A Karaoke Play is a piece about pop music, love and apathy. Three characters in a karaoke room rail against the world, and mourn the big, bold, important lives they were supposed to live, drowning their sorrows in booze, song, sex and cigarettes. Using text from John Osborne’s iconic play of disaffected youth Look Back In Anger, alongside lyrics from Britney Spears, Jeff Buckley, Prince and others, the piece explores political and social participation through the microcosm of the karaoke parlor. Sing Sing Karaoke. East Village

Comedy ▪ Film

Night Burgers

08/30/2014

Event Description

08/30/2014


10:00 PM     $5

Hot off the heels of June’s Felony Comics Crime Spree, Spectacle Theater and Negative Pleasure Publications presents the Negative Pleasure Labor Day Massacre, a screening of two twisted horror movies in anticipation of the release of NPP’s newest book, Night Burgers, a day-glo comic experience featuring all new work by Victor Kerlow (Everything Takes Forever, The New Yorker), Josh Burggraf (Kid Space Heater, Future Shock), Anthony Meloro (Misper), Jason Murphy (Me Nut Nut Nut), Amy Searles (Jeans Comics) and Ken Johnson (The New York Times). Spectacle, Williamsburg

Art ▪ Film

Ubu-Roulette: Eyebeam

08/30/2014

Event Description

08/30/2014


02:00 PM     Free

As part of Eyebeam-Off-The-Grid, an interactive Screening of Ubu-Roulette at Eyebeam will be held at House 15 on Governors Island. It is a 2-3 hour event in which visitors watch random films from Ubuweb using Ubu-Roulette, a tool conceived by artists Marie von Heyl and Joachim Stein. The tool randomizes in real-time the vast collection of video art found on Kenneth Goldsmith's Ubuweb to create surprising cross-connections between works and people. Governors Island

Fun ▪ Music

DayLife Boat Party

08/30/2014

Event Description

08/30/2014


01:00 PM     $30

GetSummered has commandeered a 300 passenger boat, The Cabana, for the raddest party of summer. We'll be setting sail at 1pm and returning to port at 5pm.... but wait, there's more: After the boat party we'll be throwing after-party on the mainland with live performances and guest DJs. 23rd St. and East River

Food ▪ Fun

Astoria Eats

09/01/2014

Event Description

09/01/2014


11:00 AM     Free

This unique event within an event... will feature local Astoria cuisine accompanied by artisans, tinkers and crafters from the NYC area. Queens

Dance ▪ Music

The Happy Hour NYC

08/29/2014 - 08/30/2014

Event Description

08/29/2014 - 08/30/2014


07:00 PM     $10

#thehappyhournyc is an interactive Happy hour!! $5 well drinks $4 beers! #games #prizes #rafflingoffanopenbar located at Nevada Smiths! 100 third Ave , New York, NY 10010 . We Still looking for host! Gain exposure for your brand , host the happy hour and get paid! email us for more information : momgtent@gmail.com

Film ▪ Music

MetOpera Summer HD Festival

08/23/2014 - 09/01/2014

Event Description

08/23/2014 - 09/01/2014


01:00 AM     Free

Some of the Met's most popular Live in HD presentations will be screened in Lincoln Center Plaza for free in a ten-day festival. UWS

Theater

Dream Up Festival

08/17/2014 - 09/07/2014

Event Description

08/17/2014 - 09/07/2014


06:00 PM     $12 - $20

DREAM UP FESTIVAL 2014 Join Us at the 5th year of Theater for the New City's summer (all-premiere) festival! The Dream Up Festival is dedicated to new works. The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance, musical theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. East Village. Check schedule for shows and showtimes.

Theater

Shakespeare in Bryant Park

08/14/2014 - 08/30/2014

Event Description

08/14/2014 - 08/30/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Boomerang Theater Company, a veteran of open-air Shakespeare performances in Central Park, will take residency on the Upper Terrace for three weeks to perform Love's Labour's Lost. This lighthearted comedy is the perfect counterpoint to Hamlet, which The Drilling Company performed earlier in the summer. Thursdays thru Saturdays. Bryant Park.

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.

Theater

Donkey Punch

08/13/2014 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

08/13/2014 - 08/31/2014


08:00 PM     $35 - $45

Uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In the ultramodern world of sex, relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched? Written by Micheline Auger Directed by Audrey Alford. Purchase $35 tickets using the special SoHo Playhouse Patron code "SHP35". Soho

Art

Art Everywhere

08/04/2014 - 08/31/2014

Event Description

08/04/2014 - 08/31/2014


09:00 AM     Free

The Art Everywhere US campaign is a public celebration of great American art exhibited on thousands of out of home (OOH) advertising displays across America. OOH advertising displays include billboards, bus shelters, subway posters, and much more. Five of America’s leading art museums have selected works of art that represent American history and culture. The American public has voted for their favorite artworks. The final selection of 58 works of art to be featured as the Art Everywhere US campaign will launch August 4 in Times Square. All day

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

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.

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

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.

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 ▪ 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

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

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

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 ▪ 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

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 ▪ 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

07/04/2014 - 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.