Hebru Brantley Unveils ‘The Great Debate” ~ a New Public Art Installation at The Battery

      Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet […]

Inspired by Nature, The Battery Playscape is Now Open

      Across the path from the SeaGlass Carousel is The Battery Playscape, an innovative world of play and creativity, is now complete and open to the public, thanks to The Battery Conservancy (TBC). The new 1.4-acre Playscape triples the size of the current playground, responding to the growing number of Lower Manhattan families, the […]

NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy Break Ground on $18.3 Million Battery Playscape Reconstruction Project!

    NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project. 2021 update here

Unveiling Mother Cabrini Statue in Battery Park City on Columbus Day, October 12, 2020

      One year ago (October, 2019), Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of the Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission to oversee the creation of a statue honoring Mother Cabrini. Now, a year later, the monument was unveiled on October 12th, 2020, Columbus Day, during Italian Heritage Month, in Battery Park City, overlooking Ellis Island […]

Hurricane Maria Memorial Unveiled in Battery Park City

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled New York’s Hurricane Maria Memorial, which honors the victims of Hurricane Maria and stands as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community. The Memorial’s design, by Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and artist Antonio Martorell, was recommended to the Governor by the Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission and completed one […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the May 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      Festivals, exhibitions, shows, walks, and a Portal to Ireland will be in full bloom during May, with the month ending on the high note of an exhibition of the work of Vivian Maier at Fotografiska, and the opening of The Roof Garden at The Met with its commissioned installation by Petrit Halilaj, […]

The NYBG 2023 Annual Holiday Train Show

      The Holiday Train Show returns bigger than ever with more trains and an all-new, outdoor train display. Watch model trains zip past nearly 200 famous New York landmarks in the warmth of the Conservatory…or head outsideto capture your perfect holiday photos at our all new outdoor mountainscape. After dark, join us for […]

PHOTOFAIRS New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Art on Paper, Independent 20th Century + more ~ It’s Armory Art Week

        Running alongside The Armory Show within Javits Center, (separate entrance), PHOTOFAIRS New York will roll out its inaugural, annual exhibition. In addition, the annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Independent 20th Century, Art on Paper and others open their doors to Armory Art Week all around Town.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      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 […]

The Municipal Art Society awards 2023 Brendan Gill Prize To Charles Gaines for ‘The American Manifest: Chapter 1’

      The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has named conceptual artist, Charles Gaines as the winner of the 2023 Brendan Gill Prize for his public art project The American Manifest: Chapter 1. The award will be presented at The View at The Battery on the evening of Tuesday, September 26. As […]

The Armory Show ~ Armory Off-Site + PHOTOFAIRS New York & Armory Art Week 2023

      The Armory Show is pleased to announce over 225 leading international galleries exhibiting in the 2023 edition, representing more than 35 countries and showcasing over 800 artists. New York’s Art Fair will return for its third year at the Javits Center September 8-10, with a VIP Preview Day on September 7. Tickets […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2022 GothemToGo Art Roundup

      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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the November 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      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.

Get Ready for the New York Botanical Garden Annual Holiday Train Show + The NYBG Glow, November 19th

      NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the October 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      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.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      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 […]

The Armory Show + Armory Art Week ~ September 2022

      The 2022 Armory Show at Javits Center will take place from September 9-11, with a VIP Preview on September 8th. The Show will present over 240 leading international galleries from more than 30 countries. In addition, The Kitchen will present at the fair rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    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, […]

The New York Aquarium ~ an Ocean Adventure without Getting Wet!

      The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It was founded at Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, and moved to Coney Island in 1957. New Yorkers seem to be swimming with the sharks a […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the July 2022 GothamtoGo Art Roundup

      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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    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 […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        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 […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

      From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 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 […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2021

    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.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 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 Train Show and LuminoCity Festival kick-off a festive holiday season. Art House will open […]

The Holiday Train Show + NYBG Glow Return to the New York Botanical Garden in November 2021

      NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—is back for its 30th year! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. And on select dates, start a new holiday tradition as […]

Pixar-Themed Mini Golf Course Popping Up at Pier A from August through October!

      Pixar Putt, the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience, popped up at Pier A in Battery Park City, open from August 1st through October 31, 2021! The colorful mini-golf experience is made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films. […]

The Little Red Lighthouse Festival ~ October 7th ~ CANCELLED due to Weather

      Unfortunately this Festival has been CANCELLED due to weather Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children’s book, live music, City Parks Foundation Puppetmobile performance, and activities for all ages! As in years past, tours will be first come, first served. To safely and comfortably accommodate visitors, a limited […]

Get Ready for The Municipal Art Society’s Annual Jane’s Walk, May 5-7

      Dust off your sneakers and get ready for the annual Jane’s Walk, which will be held on May 5-7. Organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York, it is the largest chapter of the festival anywhere in the world, with more than 165 in-person, virtual, and on-demand walks in all five […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the April 2023 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the March 2023 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      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 […]

New York City Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2023

        Award winners were announced for the 33rd Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2023. The Lucy G. Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts, named for a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for more than 50 years.

‘Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark’ ~ the First Holocaust Exhibition for Children to Open at Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC in October 2023

      On October 15, 2023, New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will launch its first exhibition developed for elementary school-aged students. Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark will commemorate the 80th anniversary of one of the most effective episodes of mass resistance in modern history.

Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, a photographic exhibition by Martin Schoeller at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

      The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened the first major museum exhibition in the United States of Martin Schoeller’s Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, an exhibition featuring 75 close-up portraits of Holocaust survivors. The exhibition is on view in the newly named Rita Lowenstein […]