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Best things to do in New York City this weekend, June 21-24

ARTS River to River Festival This weekend is your last chance to catch free outdoor performances across Lower Manhattan. The River to River Festival is 10 days of dance, theater, music and visual art spanning 40 locations. This year focuses on how history and geography set the stage for the city...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:20 PM

The Best Things to do in New York City This Weekend, June 7-10

FOOD ChanDonut for National Rosé Day You don’t have to wait until National Rosé Day — it’s this Saturday, in case you’re planning to celebrate — to get Doughnut Plant’s ludicrously fluffy, pink and perfectly sweet ChanDonut, made with Moet Chandon California...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:12 PM

NYC Summer Guide 2018: Best shows on Broadway and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a new cultural experience or a feel-good show to take your summer vacation visitors to, here are the on- and off-Broadway productions you’ll want to check out.  The LGBT version of Pride & Prejudice The Boys in the Band is a take-no-prisoners play...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:10 PM

The 1968 play that paved the way for Rent is back on Broadway

“The Boys in the Band” rocked Broadway when it debuted in 1968. The controversial play depicts a catty birthday bash full of drunk, self-loathing homosexual men, and was questioned both for whether it was tasteful enough for the stage and its representation of the gay lifestyle. Fast-...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:42 PM

The best things to do in New York City this weekend, May 31-June 3

FOOD Try Halo Top’s soft serve for free You and the rest of America are probably already eating as much Halo Top ice cream as you should. So switch to its soft serve for a few days when the brand drops a pop-up inside the city’s trendiest bakery Supermoon Bakehouse on the Lower East...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8:00 AM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, May 18-21

THEATER Art on the High Line The High Line’s summer performance series takes on an activist bent with Out of Line, where performers invite audiences to come get involved in staged conversations about topics that matter today. It begins this weekend with “Melt!” by James Skuggs,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:16 PM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, May 10-13

POP-UP The Bright Side Kick up your mood at happiness-focused Brooklyn pop-up The Bright Side (as in “always look on the…”) Scientifically speaking, yellow is the happiest color, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade is leaning into its brand with a “playful and wondrous multi-...

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:25 PM

The best things to do in New York City this weekend, May 3-6

TALKS The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand Garry Winogrand was one of the top photographers of the 1960s-70s, and a leader of the street style photography movement. On Thursday, author Geoff Dyer appears at the School of Visual Arts to discuss his new book, The Street Philosophy of Garry...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 3:04 PM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, April 19-22

THEATER 420: The Musical On 4/20, what could you possibly want to do more than light up (with joy) and watch a hilarious comedy show in which writer John Kehoe and his co-stars get high (on endorphins) and perform a play about a stoner named Jerry who travels to the Land of 420 to learn some real...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:37 PM

Everything you need to do in New York City this weekend

CULTURE MOFAD Reopening Weekend Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink closed for a couple months and is back to serving up culture this weekend. Their current exhibit, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, has been expanded with a new interactive system for browsing their trove of...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:58 PM

Why every mean girl will love Mean Girls on Broadway

It’s been 13 years since Mean Girls called out the Bond villain-level cattiness that high school brings out in teenage girls. Now the musical version, also written by Tina Fey with music by “30 Rock” composer Jeff Richmond, has finally arrived to remind a whole new generation that...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:00 PM

Everything you must do this weekend in New York City

PHOTOGRAPHY The Photography Show The world’s longest-running fair dedicated to photography returns with a show about exploring time, from the 1800s to today. For the first time, The Photography Show will also welcome video and new media, with nearly 100 galleries and publishers...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:25 PM

It's nothing but blockbusters on Broadway for 2018

It couldn’t be more of a blockbuster season on Broadway. Spring debuts some long-awaited shows offering fresh takes on movie fans’ favorites, whether it’s the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, adding an eighth installment to the beloved book series, or a...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:52 PM

10 bunny-free things to do in New York City on Easter weekend

MUSIC Bowie Soundtrack This Thursday, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a fabulous mashup of classic ‘80s rock and contemporary instrumental music with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. The soul, jazz and hip-hop band will play experimental covers of David Bowie’s hits. “Bowie...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:01 PM

10 fun things to do in NYC, if you like vodka and laughing

COMEDY Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour The darkest humorist Lewis Black is stopping by City Winery as part of his latest national tour: The Joke’s On Us. Though he typically fills large auditoriums, this weekend you can take part in a rare, intimate evening with the cynic. Expect a...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:01 PM

Frozen on Broadway is a grown-up version of the Disney movie

Sure, Frozen is a Disney classic, but trying to sell weary parents on yet more of the musical — this time on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, opening March 22 — is not an easy task. Despite the movie having come out in 2013, Let It Go remains in heavy rotation in the homes of every...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:38 PM

Best things to do in NYC this weekend, blizzard or not!

ARTS Spring/Break This sprawling, totally free and often participatory arts fair is like a glimpse into the psyche of New York-based artists. Participants are given a theme — this year’s is Stranger Comes to Town — then select the works to suit it, making for a varied and often...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:41 AM

12 fun things to do in NYC this weekend

THEATER Jerry Springer: The Opera What better format than opera to celebrate our beloved national pastime of ridiculing strangers on daytime TV? America’s iconic talk show is musically satirized in “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” which had a long run in London and is finally making...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:33 PM

12 fun things to do in NYC this weekend

INTIMACY Skynema Skyn Condoms wants you to think about intimacy outside the context of sex. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, they’re hosting Skynema: An Intimate Short Film Festival, with 5-minute films that might actually help take your relationship to the next level. The night also...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:53 PM

11 fun things to do in NYC this weekend, Feb. 1-4

ARTS Five Elements of War A 7-foot portrait of Vladimir Putin created out of bullet casings is the centerpiece of Five Elements of War, a free art exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of America drawing attention to one of the largest conflicts in Europe since WWII. In addition to the portrait,...

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 3:28 PM