Craveable - The Culture Craver Blog

Thursday 25th of September 2014

This week, New York City culture cravers can explore thousands of books at PS1's Art Book Fair, hear performers' secrets whispered on Pier 45,  see Sting's first musical, or see yet another production of King Lear. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you've been. 


Starting Friday, see Everything By My Side, an installation by Argentine artist Fernando Rubio, which features seven actresses in white beds whispering childhood memories to individual audience members.

Take kids age 7+ to see PigPen Theatre’s The Old Man and the Old Moon at the New Victory starting Friday. It includes original music, shadow puppets, lighting, and more.

The DUMBO Arts Festival begins Friday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM, and runs through the weekend. See visual art installations, projections, studio visits, and street performances.

It’s the twelfth annual New York Burlesque Festival this weekend! See more than 100 performers from around the globe.

It’s also the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. See books from 350 sellers from 28 different countries.


Starting Saturday, there’s a fashion show of kimonos from the 18th Century to today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Kimono: A Modern History.


On Sunday, see NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — who is on a mission to get women involved politically — in a conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y.

Thursday 18th of September 2014

It's quite a week for NYC art cravers. To help guide you through the art gallery world, gallerist Meredith Rosen offers a list of her top picks for the week ahead. Happy craving!

Genieve Figgis: Good Morning, Midnight at Half Gallery through Oct. 25

Thursday 18th of September 2014

The week ahead is a great one for NYC culture. You can see everything from climate-focused photographs at ICP to On the Town on Broadway to contemporary Brooklyn Art at BRIC House. Here are our top picks. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you've seen them. 


Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis opens Friday at the International Center for Photography. His spectacular black and white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, and more raise questions about climate change. The exhibition kicks off a series of events hosted by ICP related to climate change, which coincides with Climate Week NYC (Sept. 22-28), the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, and the UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23. Check out all of the events, including a lecture by the artist on Saturday at 3 PM and a primer on climate science by Peter deMenocal, a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on Monday at 3 PM.

Orly Genger (who created the amazing rope installation at Madison Square Park last year) and James Siena have a new exhibition of works on paper at Sargent’s Daughters on the Lower East Side.

It’s the first weekend of the third edition of Photoville — a photo fest in re-purposed shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Wish you were in Italy? Head to little Italy this weekend for the Feast of San Gennaro. It’s the 88th annual festival celebrating the patron saint of Naples — and you’ll find food, music, and parades.  

If you’re craving oysters, check out the lineup of events in honor of Oyster Week this weekend and throughout the week.


It’s the beginning of previews for On the Town, the revival of Leonard Bernstein’s musical about three sailors in New York City.

The BRIC Biennial — which presents work of Brooklyn’s emerging and mid-career visual artists — opens Saturday.

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Fall art season is already in full swing in NYC, and gallerist Meredith Rosen has picked her favorite gallery exhibitions of the week to help you navigate. Remember to crave what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth ... and rate it once you've been. 

Derrick Adams: Live and In Color at Jack Tilton Gallery through Oct. 18

Thursday 4th of September 2014

It's September, and suddenly New York City is brimming with craveable culture. There are festivals — from Fall for Dance Festival to Brooklyn BEAT — art, film, theater, dance, music, and more. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you've been. 


If you feel like clowning around, head to Union Square at 5:30 PM on Friday for the NY Clown Theatre Festival Opening Day Public Parade and Pie Fight. The Festival runs through Sept. 28.

Starting Friday, Pace Gallery will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, which includes a series of iPad prints and other recent artwork by the celebrated artist.

The man known as the father of video art, Nam Jun Paik, will have an exhibition at the Asia Society — Becoming Robot — starting on Friday. The South Korean artist’s work explores the human condition through the lens of technology and science.

It’s the 20th anniversary of Forrest Gump, and you can see the Academy Award winning Tom Hanks classic across the city.


Yale Senior Ruby Rae Spiegel’s play Dry Land opens at HERE on Saturday. The play, which confronts abortion, got a big advanced write up in the New York Times.

Starting Saturday, explore The Art of the Chinese Album at the Met. It was one of the most intimate Chinese painting formats, used in the 1500s through the 1700s.


On Sunday, learn about the amusement park games and rides of the 1900s and the genius mechanic — William F. Mangels — who designed them at Green Wood Cemetery.

Sunday 31st of August 2014

Summer might be ending (boo!) but there is a lot to be excited for in the art world (yay!). Our gallerist guru, Meredith Rosen, has picked out the New York City gallery exhibitions that she's craving this fall. If you agree with her, CRAVE them too. RATE them once you've been. 

Allan McCollum's The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples at Petzel Gallery (Sept. 4 - Oct. 4)

Nick Cave: Rescue at Jack Shainman Gallery (Sept. 4 - Oct. 11) 

Justine Kurland: Sincere Auto Care at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (Sept. 4 - Oct. 11)

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring at Pace (Sept. 5 - Nov. 1)

Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings at Cheim & Read (Sept. 11 - Oct. 25)

Charles Long and Agnieszka Kurant at Tanya Bonakdar (Sept. 11 - Oct. 18)

Andy Hope 1930 at Metro Pictures (Sept. 11 - Oct. 4) 

Mike Tierney and Bill Lynch at White Columns (Sept. 12 - Oct. 25) 

Ridley Howard: City Waves at Koenig & Clinton (Oct. 30 - Dec. 13)

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Summer is sadly winding down. Check out some of the final outdoor festivals of the season this week ... or one of the new Broadway shows opening for the fall season. Here are our top picks. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz about craveable culture. 


Can you define New York City with 101 objects? The New York Historical Society’s A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects at the Historical Society uses things — from the silver throttle that powered the first trip of the subway in 1904 to the black ad white cookie — to tell the story of our city. It is open through November 30.

Craving dance? See NYC-based modern dance presented by the Current Sessions at the Wild Project Friday through Sunday.

Grammy-winning Canadian indie rock group Arcade Fire is performing at the Barclays Center Friday through Sunday.

Russian, American and Jewish motifs are on display in Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt at the Jewish Museum through February 1.


The Strypes — an Irish four-piece rhythm and blues band — is performing at the Music Hall  of Williamsburg on Saturday night.

Craving soul? Chaka Khan is performing at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night.

It’s the 10th year of the Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrate Charlie Parker, the American jazz saxophonist/composer and leader in the creation of bebop, on Saturday and Sunday at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. It’s at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater Saturday and Tompkins Square Park Sunday.

Thursday 21st of August 2014

Big Hollywood stars — from Hugh Jackman to Michael Cera to both Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal — will be shining bright on Broadway this fall. Theatergoers also have their pick of revivals and shows about shows. Here's our roundup of what to expect. CRAVE the ones that excite you. RATE them once you've been. 


This is Our Youth

Michael Cera stars in this Kenneth Lonergan play, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It’s about Upper West Side teens in the Reagan era.

Where: Cort Theatre

First Preview: August 18, 2014

Opening: September 11, 2014


You Can’t Take It With You

James Earl Jones stars in this revival of the classic, Pulitzer-winning comedy from the ‘30s. It’s about what happens when the Sycamores’ daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative parents to dinner on the wrong night.

Where: Longacre Theatre

First Preview: August 26, 2014

Opening: September 28, 2014


It’s Only a Play

A blockbuster cast (Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullaly, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, and Micah Stock) revive this Terrence McNally play about Broadway stars waiting for opening night reviews of their Broadway play. How meta!

Where: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

First Preview: August 28, 2014

Opening: October 9, 2014

Friday 15th of August 2014

The middle of August is upon us, bringing more summer blockbusters, more Fringe Festival theater, and more outdoor concerts. Here are Culture Craver's top picks for this weekend. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to spread your joy about amazing culture. RATE the events once you've seen them. 

Friday, August 15

Craving a free concert? See Brazilian rockers Boogarins and 60s pop style Jacco Gardner for free at 7 PM at South Street Seaport.

Dance lovers should head to Marcus Garvey Park for Harlem Dance Caravan, which is billed as celebrating diversity through music and dance. They’re performing Friday and Saturday.

Thievery Corporation is performing at Pier 97 Friday night at 6 PM.

If you want some inside time, see one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include The Giver and The Expendables 3.