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03Jun

Editors' Picks for Culture Craver Kids: June 3 - 10

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.

03Jun

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC June 3 - 10

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.

28May

Editors' Picks for Culture Cravers: May 27 - June 4

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.

21May

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC May 20 - 27

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.

21May

Editors' Picks for Culture Craver Kids: May 21 - 27

We picked our favorite NYC events for kids happening this weekend and throughout the week ahead. CRAVE what excites you and your family on Culture Craver Kids and rate events once you've seen them so that you can get better recommendations over time. Enjoy!

Today, meet Brooklyn children’s authors and illustrators, including one of our favorites, Mike Curato of the “Little Elliot” books, at Brooklyn’s Central Library at the Spring into Stories festival. There will be an all-star lineup of Brooklyn authors, plus music, art projects, and book signing.

Craving puppets? The Wizard of Oz features original country-western, puppets, and the story we all know based on L. Frank Baum's American Classic. It’s good for ages 4 and up.

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is hosting its first CMA Kids Fair on Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM on Charlton Street between Hudson and Greenwich. Kids and their families can explore local family-friendly artisanal vendors and make art and memories with everything from 3D sculpture to bubbles.

This is the final weekend of Magnet Theatre’s Tree/Boom/Umthi, South African physical theater meant for children aged 2 – 5 at BAM Kids.

13May

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC May 13 - 20

From Cuban Dance to Bayou 'n Brooklyn to new outdoor Shakespeare and new outdoor art installations at Madison Square Park and Storm King, it's an amazing week of NYC culture. We picked our favorite openings today and in the week ahead to help you plan your culture calendar. CRAVE what excites you on Culture Craver to keep track. RATE events once you've seen them. 

It’s the first weekend of Cuba Festival at the Joyce. See DanzAbierta — which mixes modern dance and theater and uses the classic Cuban cabaret stage as a metaphor. It’s the company’s debut in New York.

Friday, May 13 through Sunday the 15th is the Bayou ‘n Brooklyn festival. Expect an amazing lineup of Louisiana musicians for three full days of music, dance, workshops, community jam sessions, and food in Red Hook.

See one of this week’s new movies. Options include Money Monster (a cable TV thriller with George Clooney, Julia Roberts and director Jodie Foster); Love & Friendship (a new Whit Stillman period piece); and The Lobster (singles events in a dystopian near-future, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, and Olivia Colman); and Pelé: Birth of a Legend (a documentary about the Brazilian soccer player).