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Friday 17th of June 2016

It's a great week in the NYC culture sphere — from opera in the park to new major museum exhibitions to a craft beer festival. What are you craving? We picked our favorite new events to help you start planning. 

Craving a little Piano Man? Billy Joel is playing at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening.

For photo cravers, Danny Lyon: Message to the Future opens Friday, June 17 at the Whitney. It’s an exhibition of work by an American photographer and filmmaker who was a leader in the street photography movement of the 1960s.

City of the Soul at the Morgan Library and Museum opens on Friday, June 17. It examines the evolving image of Rome in art and literature with a display of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and drawings.

If you’re in the mood for Chekhov, try Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, a kaleidoscopic adaptation of the classic. It’s at the Invisible Dog Art Center from Friday through Saturday, June 25.

Friday 17th of June 2016

This week is an exciting one for NYC’s tiny superheroes, dancers, and opera aficionados. We’ve picked our favorite events happening around town this weekend and in the days ahead to help you plan your family’s culture going. Enjoy!

This weekend, check out Game On — the newest exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. It presents work by contemporary artists who address issues of identity, power, heroism, nostalgia, popular culture, and gender. It’s on all summer.

It’s Superhero Weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this weekend. There’s a lineup of events and workshops starting at 10 AM, from costume making to “Up, Up, and Away,” a workshop that teaches young superheroes the basics of physics (which comes in handy when they're preparing to soar over the city).

Sunday, June 19 is NYC KidsFest at Morningside Park. There’s an afternoon lineup of dance, orchestra, face painting, and more.

Monday 13th of June 2016

Hamilton was the big winner at the TONY Awards last night. It won 11 awards, including Best Musical. Its creator and star, Lin Manuel Miranda, shared an emotional sonnet when he accepted his award for best original score. He said, in part: “This show is proof that history remembers/We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger/We rise and fall and light from dying embers/Remembrances that hope and love lasts long/And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love/Cannot be killed or swept aside…”

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Musical: Hamilton

Friday 10th of June 2016

From an exhibition of historical NYC baseball cards to a dance party at PS1 to a salsa festival to electroacousitc music, it's an exciting week of culture in New York City. We've picked our favorite events to hlep you start planning the weekend and the week ahead. 

New York has been the site of some of baseball's most significant milestones since the mid-19th century. It was here that Babe Ruth set multiple single-season home-run records and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The Old Ball Game at the Met Museum features baseball cards from as far back as 1887.

Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM is the Community Opening Day of Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), a new public art installation which will be on view through September. It’s an illuminated plume of water vapor whose color shifts between magenta and pale cyan. The color of the vapor corresponds in real-time to the global sentiment for gold, reflected in the price fluctuation of the commodity. 

This Saturday is this summer’s first Warmup at MoMA PS1. The lineup includes DJ Premier / New York, NY; Flava D / Butterz / London, UK; Deantoni Parks (LIVE) / Leaving Records / Los Angeles, CA; Fatima Yamaha / Magnetron Music + Dekmantel / Amsterdam, Netherlands; London O’Connor (LIVE) / San Marcos, California; and BEARCAT / Discwoman / Brooklyn, NY.

The Cooper Hewitt’s new Fragile Beasts includes prints, drawings, and rare books from the 1500s and 1600s.

Friday 10th of June 2016

From baseball cards at the Met to public art to outdoor music, it's a fun week of cultural events for NYC kids and families. We've picked our favorite to hlep you plan. What are you craving? 

Are your kids baseball fans? The Old Ball Game is opening on Friday the Met Museum. It features NYC baseball cards from as far back as 1887.

Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM is the Community Opening Day of Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), a new public art installation which will be on view through September. The installation is not specifically for kids, but it might appeal: it’s an illuminated plume of water vapor whose color shifts between magenta and pale cyan. The color of the vapor corresponds in real-time to the global sentiment for gold, reflected in the price fluctuation of the commodity. 

Do you and your kids love icky things? This Saturday and Sunday is IckyFest at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. There’s a whole lineup of icky — from gooey substances to bugs.

Friday 3rd of June 2016

We've picked our favorite events this weekend and in the week ahead to help Culture Craver Kids and their grown ups figure out how to spend their time. There are some amazing options — from the Best of the Fest, where kids as young as 3 can see artsy children's films, to stargazing at Brooklyn Bridge Park with a NASA engineer to a special Mo Willems weekend at the NY Historical Society. CRAVE what excites you. RATE it once you've been!

This weekend is Figment on Governors Island. Experience participatory and interactive art by emerging artists. There will be live musical performances, belly dancing classes, sculpture and visual art installations, “ask a puppet” sessions, and more for Culture Craver Kids and their grown ups.

Did you miss the New York International Children’s Film Festival? See the highlights in The Best of the Fest — from shorts to the festival grand prize winner — at the IFC Center on Saturday.

See the Theatreworks production of Charlotte’s Web at BMCC TriBeCa Perofrming Arts Center. It’s good for kids aged 5 and up.

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Summer cultural events are blooming across NYC — from Governors Ball on Randall's Island to Figment on Governors Island to The Northside Festival in Brooklyn. We've picked our favorite openings in the week ahead to help you get started. What are you craving? 

This weekend is Governors Ball NYC Music Festival on Randall’s Island. It’s an amazing lineup — from Kanye to The Strokes — plus food, art, and more.

This weekend is Figment on Governors Island. Experience participatory and interactive art by emerging artists. There will be live musical performances, belly dancing classes, sculpture and visual art installations, “ask a puppet” sessions, and more.

Craving burlesque (and a trip out of the City)? Broadway Bares opens the summer season on Fire Island with Broadway Bares Fire Island. This year’s show is inspired by mobile apps and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Saturday 28th of May 2016

From DanceAfrica to Memorial Day concerts and commemorations to The World Science Festival, it's an exciting week of culture in NYC. What are you craving? 

This weekend is DanceAfrica at BAM. It’s the 39th year of the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance. This year, the focus is on the dance and music traditions of Senegal. There are performances and a bazaar, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world.

Saturday 21st of May 2016

The summer slow down is on its way, but there are still many fantastic culture openings around NYC — from the NYC Ballet's Midsummer Night's Dream to Shakespeare in the Park's first show to an exciting László Moholy-Nagy retrospective at the Guggenheim. We have picked our favorite events this weekend and during the week ahead to help you plan your culture going. Happy craving!

Calling all dogs and their humans! BarkFest 2016 is on Sunday, May 22 from 2 PM – 8 PM at Pier 97 in Hudson River Park.

Spend Monday evening with film star Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver, Vanilla Sky…). She’ll talk with New York Times contributor Logan Hill about her new drama “Ma Ma” and women in film.

Before Mandy Patinkin was Saul Berenson on Homeland, he was already a Broadway legend. He’s performing popular songs — from Stephen Sondheim to Cole Porter — at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on Monday night.

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival (which begins on July 22) is turning 50 this summer. Starting Tuesday, May 24, learn about the history of the festival through artwork, photographs, memorabilia, concert excerpts, and more.