There is no better place to be during the Holiday Season than New York. Young or old, there is something for everyone. From Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to the annual Winer Glow in the Flatiron District or Night Market in the historic La Marqueta in East Harlem. Head over to Chelsea Market where ARTECHOUSE will introduce you to the World of AI-Magination. Take a ride on the Nostalgia Train to the Annual Open Streets on Fifth Avenue or Freedom Plaza where Bruce Munro lights up the night! But let’s begin the month in recognition and celebration of lives past, December 1st, World AIDS Day. Here are a few suggestions for the month of December.
As we ‘Fall-Back’ into November on the 5th of the month with Daylight Saving Time, we will move forward to celebrate some of our favorite annual events ~ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Holiday Tree arrives at Rockefeller Center; Canstruction at Brookfield place helps City Harvest provide holiday meals for families in need; the New York City Marathon; ADAA The Art Show; and the annual Diwali Festival. Pipilotti Rist will descend on Chelsea; Hauser & Wirth open its doors to new space on Wooster Street; Stephen Friedman Gallery opens a New York Gallery in TriBeCa; Art Students League delivers two new installations to Riverside Park, and artist Adrian Sas installs ‘Broadway: Now & Then’ in Washington Heights ~ along with new gallery exhibitions, and a host of Holiday Events. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.
Let’s kick-off the Fall Season with a few annual favorites ~ The Blessing of the Animals; The Atlantic Antic™ Festival; Archtober & Open House New York; The Little Red Lighthouse Festival, NYCxDesign, Art in Odd Places; The Paper Dress Ball, and The New Yorker Festival. We expect beautiful Fall weather for the LES Arts & Culture Open House, First Thursday in DUMBO, and the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk. The Apollo Theater ushers in a Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Trashion Fashion finally gets to strut its stuff in Morningside Park. October brings with it a much anticipated Triangle Fire Memorial dedication as well as a plethora of new gallery exhibitions, including a hardy welcome to White Cube NYC, opening its doors on Madison Avenue. Here are a few suggestions, ending with one of our favorite annual celebrations ~ Halloween.
Sailing into Fall, September kicks-off with the annual Armory Show and Armory Art Week, and a plethora of exciting exhibitions and events all around town. Public Art Fund unveils Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Little Italy hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro. Lincoln Center hosts its 61st New York Film Festival and The West Side Cultural Network installs its inaugural West Side Fest! Morningside Park in Harlem holds a Trashion Fashion Show and its fun and colorful annual Morningside Lights event. Museums and galleries open their doors to exciting new exhibitions, as our city never loses sight of our loss on 9/11. Here are a few suggestions for the month of September.
It’s Summer in NYC! Step into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, or visit the ‘Summer on Broadway‘ activities & events in the Garment District. Alvin Ailey Moves NYC will perform in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan; Save the dates for the annual NYC DOT Summer Streets; Great Jazz on the Great Hill in Central Park and The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Finally, in August we celebrate the accomplishments of women on Women’s Equality Day.
There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities and art installations ‘Still on View’ like Lauren Halsey on The Met Roof Garden, Bharti Kher: Ancestor on Doris C. Freedman Plaza; Mary Mattingly at Socrates Sculpture Park; Shadows in Bella Abzug Park; Nicholas Galanin in Brooklyn Bridge Park; PRANK in City Hall Park; Carole Feuerman’s Sea Idylls on Park Avenue; My Neighbors Garden in Madison Square Park; Works in Public in Riverside Park; The Girl Puzzle on Roosevelt Island; and take a spin with the newly refurbished Astor Place Alamo CUBE.
Here are a few suggestions to close out your Summer during the month of August, under the glow of a pair of Supermoons on August 1st, and again on August 30th.
This month, we celebrates our Independence and give thanks to the State we live in for keeping the integrity of the set of beliefs set forth by our founding fathers that all people are created equal. This is also the month when Canadians and Americans celebrate Fête de la Fédération with Bastille Day. Art institutions and artists open their doors to summer exhibitions; and the Riverside Park goats return. Here are a few suggestions during the month of July.
Kicking-off the month of June with a plethora of annual events like Pride Month, Juneteenth, the TriBeCa Festival, Schomburg Center’s Literary Festival, Sing for Hope Pianos, Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll, and the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival. Here are a few suggestions for the month of June.
New Yorkers will kick-off the month of May in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month. New Yorkers also look forward to the opening of the Gilder Center at American Museum of Natural History, The annual Met Gala, Jane’s Walk, New York African Film Festival, Frieze New York and Frieze Week, NYCxDesign, Cinco de Mayo, Gallery Walks & House Tours, and the AIDS Walk, to name a few.
May also brings with it several gallery and museum openings including Andy Warhol at Brant Foundation, Young Picasso in Paris at The Guggenheim, the monumental ‘Something Beautiful’ opens at El Museo del Barrio, Mary Mattingly unveils her work at Socrates Sculpture Park, and Kusama at David Zwirner. Public Art Fund brings Nicholas Galanin to Brooklyn Bridge Park. We end the month with a plethora of music including the 2023 International Lindy Hop Championships here in NYC.
April brings with it several important exhibitions & shows that began on the last day of March like AIPAD, The Photography Show, Sarah Sze and Gego, Luminous Elsewheres at Westbeth, and CENTRO + Hunter East Harlem Gallery, among others.
The much anticipated LGDR Flagship Headquarters opens, The MET Roof Garden, Hispanic Society of America and Ford Foundation reopen; MoMA presents Georgia O’Keeffe; Gagosian presents Helen Frankenthaler; Hauser & Wirth presents Mark Bradford; Acquavella Galleries presents Bonnard; NoMAA holds its inaugural exhibition in its new space in the historic United Palace ~ And the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are announced. In the end, we will celebrate Holi and Easter, ~ and a parade on Fifth Avenue ~ as we stroll into April. Here are a few suggestions.
The month of March opens up to a host of new and exciting exhibitions, talks, and annual events and celebrations from St. Patrick’s Day (for All), Women’s History Month, The Photography Show, to Love Rocks NYC and Villa Albertine’s ‘Night of Ideas’. New exhibitions by the New Museum, The MET, The Museum of the City of New York, Rubin Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts & Design, and The Guggenheim will fill our days with exciting new work. Don’t forget to scroll down to all that are ‘Still on View.’ Here are a few suggestions for the month of March.
This month we celebrate Black History Month, the annual Queens Center for Progress ‘Evening of Fine Food’, Losar Family Day at Rubin Museum, new exhibitions, gallery walks and tours. Love is in the air in all five boroughs for Valentine’s Day, as we also have a Day of Remembrance for Japanese American Incarceration on its 81st anniversary. Entering February, here are a few suggestions.
2023 kicks-off with many of our favorite in-person events beginning with the Three Kings Day Parade and ending with The Winter Show back at Park Avenue Armory. Ring in the New Year with joyful song in Times Square and a day of service in celebration of MLK Day. Be inspired by a spectacular art installation at Madison Square Park. Explore architectural details and clues of the past at the historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village. Music, Photography, Poetry, and Art will fill our January, 2023. Here are a few suggestions, including many still on view.
Buckle-up for a plethora of Holiday Events, outdoor art installation and exhibitions this month ~ from Tree Lightings and Markets to the new car-free Fifth Avenue, there is no end to the fun to be had this Holiday Season. In addition, we light a candle in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1st. Here are a few suggestions for the month of December.
November brings with it a whole lot of Holiday Cheer from the opening of Holiday Markets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also on tap are a number of exciting new art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.
Pull out your sweaters and get ready for some of our favorite annual events like Atlantic Antic, the annual Village Parade and all the Halloween and Fall Foliage events. It’s time for Archtober and Open House New York, along with several major art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestion.
Sprinting into Fall, September is filled with art, from The Armory Show, Armory OffSite and Armory week to The Poetry Festival, Feast of San Gennaro, Morningside Lights and the Gracie Square Outdoor Art Show. We’re looking forward to a new installation at the Doric C. Freedman Plaza by Public Art Fund, Celebrating PEN America’s 100 years of defending free expression in lights by Jenny Holzer at Rockefeller Center, and a spectacular exhibition, Hall des Lumières, at the historic 49 Chambers Street. The Met unveils its September facade niches, and we remember 9/11 + a plethora of thoughtful, beautifully curated gallery exhibitions, and even a $3 movie-day at a theater near you! Here are a few suggestions for September.
It’s August! Look forward to annual events like the Feast of Giglio in East Harlem, NYC DOT Summer Streets, and Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 30th annual Jazz at the Mansion + The Armory Show kicks-off with Armory Off-Site at the US Open. Here are a few suggestions, indoors and out, Heading North or Out East, during the month of August, including Women’s Equality Day on August 26th.
It’s Summer in New York! From a hot dog eating contest and fireworks on the 4th of July to Bastille Day Celebrations, Bodypainting Day, Restaurant Week, Manhattanhenge, and watching the sun set on the roof of The Met, here are a few suggestions for art installations, events and exhibitions in July, including a few suggestions for ‘Out East’ and ‘Heading North’.
June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day of the month, a preview of the very thoughtful ‘What Hate Can Do’ at The Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Heading out of Town this summer? Check ‘Out East‘ and ‘Heading North’. Here are a few suggestions for art installation, events and exhibits during the month of June, 2022.
Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York returns to The Shed, along with #FRIEZEWEEK including Volta and The Photography Show. The Chelsea Market’s ARTECHOUSE explores the human brain, the Costume Institute at The Met unveils Part Two, and Salmagundi Club opens its doors to Light and Wonder: Photography Today + so much more. Here are a few suggestions for the month of May, 2022.
Spring is in the air along with Fat Tuesday, Women’s History Month, the St. Pat’s for All Parade, and a plethora of food, fashion, fairs and art-walk events, Here are a few suggestions for Art Installations, Exhibits and Events in NYC during the month of March, 2022.
February ushers in some of our favorite Annual Events from Black History Month and Lunar New Year to Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. February also explodes with a number of beautiful exhibitions including Faith Ringgold at New Museum, Suchitra Mattei at Hollis Taggart, The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, David Byrne at Pace Gallery, and the 145th Annual Black & White Exhibition at Salmagundi Club + much more. Here are a few suggestions for the month of February, 2022.
Closing the door on 2021, New Yorkers will step into 2022 grateful to be living in the City that never sleeps ~ a city that never stops creating, educating and inspiring. Here are a few suggestions to brighten your days in January, 2022.
The December calendar is filled with Holiday Joy, bringing back some of our favorite annual events from outdoor tree lighting ceremonies all around town to indoor and outdoor Holiday Markets. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and a plethora of events during the month of December, 2021.
November brings with it some of our favorite annual events ~ this year, in-person. Canstruction will raise money for City Harvest; The Art Show will raise money for Henry Street Settlement; The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, NYBG Holiday TrainShow and LuminoCity Festival kick-off a festive holiday season. Art House will open its doors, along with a plethora of new exhibitions too numerous to mention. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and events not to miss in November.
New Yorkers will kick-off October with the Annual Archtober Festival, Open House New York, Blessing of the Animals, and Halloween Festivities! along with a combination of in-person and online Events. New Yorkers will celebrate the opening of The Mandela Lab at the Rubin Museum of Art, and a host of outdoor art installations from Socrates Sculpture Park to The Studio Museum in Harlem’s nine-foot-tall bronze entitled ‘Witness‘ by artist Thomas J. Price. Howard Greenberg Gallery celebrates its 40th with a move to two new locations on 57th Street, and an inaugural opening with a Gordon Parks exhibition. Here are a few suggestions for the month of October.
Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume Institute exhibition; ‘Showing Out: Fashion in Harlem’ at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and a plethora of new gallery exhibitions, and outdoor installations and events including The Feast of San Gennaro! Here are a few suggestions for the month of September.
This month, we lead our Roundup into August with three of many NYC Parks Department art installations that reflect the times we live in, as we kick-off the month outdoors with everything from miniature golf in Battery Park City to a plethora of concerts and walking tours. Many of our favorite annual events are back on track, like the 9th annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park, East Harlem’s Giglio, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – plus a new mural that makes the Guinness Book of World Records. There are still tons of installations and exhibits “Still on View,” and a few wonderful finds “Out East” and “Heading North,” Here are art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in August.
New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this month, from Lady Liberty’s Little Sister arriving from France on July 1, our own Independence Day celebration on July 4th, to a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade on July 7th. It’s summer ~ our pools are open, the Riverside Park Goats are en route, the annual Body Painting Event is back, and outdoor art installations greet us in all five boroughs, including Kusama at NYBG in the Bronx, Ascending the Mountain and Reclining Liberty in Harlem, Re: Growth in Riverside Park, Alex Da Corte on the Met Roof Garden, Ghost Forest in Madison Square Park, The High Line, Melvin Edwards in City Hall Park, Rehearsal in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and many more still on view. Here are a few art installations, exhibit and events to add to your list in July.
Nothing better than summer in the city. From Pride Month to Juneteenth, Museum Mile to the Tribeca Film Festival, River to River and an anniversary celebration in Riverside Park, here are a few art installations, exhibits, and events to add to your list in June.
Welcoming Spring with open arms, we begin to visit our favorite restaurants, galleries, institutions, outdoor events and installations. Here are a few suggestions for the month of April ~ as we continue to mask-up and socially distance.
In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day. This March, we also celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and a little more freedom, as we begin to venture out. March also marks the one-year anniversary of our city closures due to the pandemic ~ restaurants, schools, shops ~ the works. It was the birth of a new way of communicating through online meetings, workshops, classes, gallery exhibits, and more. Social media became an unexpected benefit for all those who were, under normal circumstances, unable to attend in-person events ~ the elderly, disabled ~ the many New Yorkers who are homebound.
In recognition of all those we’ve lost, and those affected by COVID-19, we begin this month’s post with a link to the public art project titled “In America, How Could This Happen” by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. Let us take a moment to think about this past year, loved-ones lost, and what we’ve learned.
February 2021 is finally here, and our featured image says it best, we are paralyzed with hope. We kick-off the month in celebration of Black History Month, followed by Valentine’s Day, and a number of new exhibitions and installations indoors and out. In addition, many previous exhibits and installations are still on view. Here are a few suggestions for February, 2021.
Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.
In spite of a very difficult year, New Yorkers prepare to celebrate the Holidays. Our trees will go up, our lights will go on, our candles will be lit, our wreaths will adorn our doors, and our caroling will be virtual. Here are a few art installations, events and exhibits to add to your holiday season this December.
It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future ~ Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent at Pen + Brush; Unweave a Rainbow at Vito Schnabel Projects; ‘We Fight to Build a Free World‘ at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, ‘Light of Freedom’ unveils in Madison Square Park, and the exhibition, 20/20 at David Zwirner Gallery, speculating anxiously , rethinking and looking for a vision beyond. All of the events, exhibits and installations in November consider social distancing and offer a wonderful way to step-out in a safe way. Here are a few suggestions.
Inching our way back to a new normal, October brings with it limited indoor dining, museums, galleries and an array of outdoor art installations, tours, and performances from Astor Place, the Garment District, and Hudson Yards, to Hunters Point. Harlem, Central Park Zoo, and Central Park’s, Doris C. Freedman Plaza.
Here are a few suggestions for October, including amazing installations and exhibitions still on view!
Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.
Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back to normal’, while indoor dining and bars remain off-limits for now. Here are a few suggestions for outdoor art installations, new indoor exhibits, and online viewing rooms to look forward to in August, 2020.
Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but also to directly address the issues of systemic racism…..” Art institutions, museums and galleries are doing just that.
As we move forward toward Phase 3 on July 6th, navigating through this difficult time, online viewing rooms continue to entertain and educate, taking us beyond our front doors, day or night. Below are just a few art installations, events and online viewing rooms to add to your list + installations still on view.
Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add to your list, as well as many Online Viewing Rooms & Tours still on view. Continue reading “Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020”→
Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent. Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a bit of open space. Here are more than 30 outdoor art installations, online performances and exhibitions to enjoy in May + a host of great viewing from past months.
Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent. Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a bit of space. Here is a list of some online viewing, free and available to the public now, and beginning in April, 2020. We will continue to add content, as more exhibitions open their doors online.
Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors to new exhibitions like Studio 54: Night Magic, Willi Smith: Street Courture, and Fotografiska’s Spring Calendar, to name just a few.
We will celebrate the 110th anniversary of Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery on the Lower East Side, and bow our heads in remembrance of the 109th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire + wonderful exhibits and installations ‘Still on View.’
Below are more than 20 art installations, events & exhibits in NYC to add to your list in March, however, due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many opening receptions & events have been cancelled or postponed. Be sure to check websites or call first.
February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum and gallery exhibitions focusing on political, environmental and other issues which are front and center in our lives today. Here are more than 25 suggestions to add to your list in February + many more still on view.
Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!
The changing of the season brings our roundup of exhibitions and installation indoors, with a nod to the approaching holiday season. You know we’re near Thanksgiving when the installation, Canstruction, arrives at Brookfield Place; The New York Botanical Garden sets up its annual Holiday Train Show; The Flatiron Public Plaza announced its design competition winner for their triangular plaza; and Macy’s gets ready for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Put on your sneakers and get ready for Yayoi Kusama, arriving at David Zwirner Gallery, with all new work! Celebrate the founding of the city of Havana with three NYC colleges. Here are art installations, events and exhibits to add to your list in November!
October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day.Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its reopening!, The Guggenheim celebrates its 60th anniversary. Fotografiska celebrates its historic new home in New York. Ending the month with the annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village + so much more. Here are art installations, events and exhibits to add to your list in October.