Film ▪ Fun

When Harry Met Sally

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


08:30 PM     Free

Head out to Coney Island for Rooftop Films free screening of When Harry Met Sally on the beach.

Art ▪ LectureTalk

Sacred Geometry & the Arch...

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


07:00 PM     Free - $10

Sacred Geometry and the Architecture of Well-being: Ron Breland - Ron’s experiments with alternative hive design for over forty years have convinced him that it’ s necessary to put the “art” back into the “art of beekeeping.” An examination into the relationship between hive structure and the bee organism Ron will discuss the use of alternative hive designs to reduce environmental stresses on bees. His own dodecahedron shaped hives are patterned after the sacred geometry of Pythagoras and the “Endless Columns” of Brancusi. A fascinating topic for artists, designers and beekeepers alike. Pioneer Works. Brooklyn

Art ▪ Film

OSMOS:Screening of Ensemble

07/29/2014 - 07/30/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014 - 07/30/2014


09:00 PM     Free

With Mel O’Callaghan’s Ensemble we are witness to an act of struggle, triumph and retreat. Three men move into the frame and prepare their hose to fire. We watch as they lean into and against the elemental force of the water. After some time a lone man moves into frame and walks improbably against the extreme force of the hose. He fights against it yet ultimately prevails as he pushes forward and the men begin to retreat. First Park. East Village

Film

Air Up!

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Air Up! Construction of the US Pavilion at EXPO '70 Osaka--a Japanese-language documentary film with English sub-titles--details the construction and inflation of the radically-engineered pneumatic dome designed for the US Pavilion at EXPO ’70 Osaka. Film Screening followed by a Q&A with Jack Masey. Storefront for Art and Architecture. Nolita.

Film ▪ Food

Beer Film Festival

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


07:00 PM     $15

Come celebrate cinema with a beer film festival! We'll be pouring some of our favorite beers as part of July Good Beer month alongside brewers such as 508 Gastrobrewery in SoHo, Rockaway Brewing, and Sixpoint Ales. There will also be light snacks and many cool beer industry folks who will talk about everyone's favorite topic: beer! This Beer Film Festival will have several short films and videos curated by Beer Sessions Radio Host Jimmy Carbone, the Happy Hour Guys, the Good Beer Seal, and Beer Nation TV. East Village

Music

Jenny Lewis

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


06:00 PM     $14

Jenny Lewis' anticipated new solo album, The Voyager, hits store shelves on Tuesday, July 29 -- available for pre-order here. That evening, fans that purchase her new CD or LP at Other Music will have a chance to meet the singer and get their copy autographed. East Village

Film ▪ Fun

Fried Green Tomatoes

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


08:30 PM     Free

Red Hook Flicks presents FRIED GREEN TOMATOES. Dinner by Hometown BarBQue! Sweets by KeyLimePie. Valentino Pier. Red Hook.

LectureTalk ▪ LiteratureReadings

Malcolm Gladwell

07/29/2014

Event Description

07/29/2014


07:00 PM     Free

Malcolm Gladwell will be discussing his latest book David & Goliath at Barnes & Noble Union Square. Free. Priority seating with purchase of book.

Art ▪ Film

Film Screening: Sign Painters

07/31/2014

Event Description

07/31/2014


06:30 PM     $5 - $12

This 2012 documentary, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, features interviews with over two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States--from established veterans and teachers, to young artists starting shops in San Francisco and New York. Despite the fact that many believe the skills developed by sign-painters have been rendered obsolete by the technological innovations, the documentary identifies a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a burgeoning renaissance in the trade. The event will feature a Q&A and book signing with directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.

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

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!

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.

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

LectureTalk ▪ Tech

VideoInk+BigScreenLittleScreen

07/30/2014

Event Description

07/30/2014


06:30 PM     $20

...Can Anyone Compete with YouTube? Take part in a dialogue with us and our VI-Approved experts on what the digital video landscape looks like for creators and brands, and what might be in store for the future. Join us for a night of screenings, brews, snacks, and -- of course -- smart conversations. Speakers: Shira Lazar, Host, What's Trending Erika Nardini,CMO, AOL Advertising

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.

Architecture ▪ Tours

Private Tour of Hy-Fi

07/31/2014

Event Description

07/31/2014


06:15 PM     $10

The AIANY Interiors Committee invites you to join AIA members at MoMA PS1 for a private, after-hours tour of Hy-Fi. You will get close and personal with Hy-Fi, a temporary urban landscape installation, located in the MoMA PS1 Courtyard. John Locke, Associate at The Living (winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program) and the Project lead for Hy-Fi, will lead an intimate tour of Hy-Fi. Registration required. Limit 50 attendees. LIC

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.