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05Aug

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC Aug. 5 - 12

From SummerStreets to outdoor concerts to PotterCon to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Fest in Queens, it's an exciting week of arts and culture in NYC. We picked the openings this weekend and in the week ahead that we're craving. We hope this helps you to plan your culturegoing. CRAVE what excites you; RATE events once you've seen them. 

The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired the Black Lives Matter Art Show, curated by Carla Cubit of Occupy Art and beginning on Aug. 5, 2016. It includes mixed media assemblage pieces, plus photos and posters.

M. Ward, a folk and blues-inspired singer/songwriter who is a member of pop duo She & Him with Zooey Deschanel, is performing with Margaret Glaspy at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Friday, Aug. 5.

Starting at 7 AM on Saturday, Aug. 6, take to the streets for Summer Streets 2016. Nearly seven miles of sttreets — from the Brooklyn Bridge, up Park Avenue, through the Park Avenue Tunnel, up to 72nd Street — is open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Expect a lineup of fun, free activities, including concerts, crafts, exercise classes, jugglers and a zip line at 53rd Street. Summer Streets continues on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.

28Jul

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC July 29 - Aug. 5

From a "corpse flower" blooming in the Bronx to animations at BAM to a poetry festival on Governors Island, it's an exciting weekend for Culture Cravers in the best city in the world. We've picked our favorite openings this weekend and the week ahead — to help you plan your culture going. Get out and have fun! 

The “Corpse Flower” bloomed on Thursday afternoon at the New York Botanical Garden. This type of flower last bloomed at the Botanical Garden in 1939, and reportedly smells like a dead animal. It is predicted it will stay stinky for 24 to 36 hours, so if you want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime stink, head to the Garden a.s.a.p.

On Friday, July 29, a grown up audience can sample the best of contemporary shadow puppetry at Flushing Town Hall’s first ever Shadow Puppet Slam.

On Friday at 7:30, experience the future of African pop at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Hear Brooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas and Nigerian artist-producer Davido.

This weekend, from July 29 – 31, is the Animation Block Party at BAM, where Culture Craver Kids and their grown ups can see international films, award winners, and experimental shorts. We’re excited about the lineup of the year’s best family-friendly animated shorts fresh from the festivals.

28Jul

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC June 3 - 10

From a "corpse flower" blooming in the Bronx to animations at BAM to a poetry festival on Governors Island, it's an exciting weekend for Culture Cravers in the best city in the world. We've picked our favorite openings this weekend and the week ahead — to help you plan your culture going. Get out and have fun! 

The “Corpse Flower” bloomed on Thursday afternoon at the New York Botanical Garden. This flower last bloomed in 1939, and reportedly smells like a dead animal. It is predicted it will stay stinky for 24 to 36 hours, so if you want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime stink, head to the Garden a.s.a.p.

On Friday, July 29, a grown up audience can sample the best of contemporary shadow puppetry at Flushing Town Hall’s first ever Shadow Puppet Slam.

On Friday at 7:30, experience the future of African pop at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Hear Brooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas and Nigerian artist-producer Davido.

This weekend, from July 29 – 31, is the Animation Block Party at BAM, where Culture Craver Kids and their grown ups can see international films, award winners, and experimental shorts. We’re excited about the lineup of the year’s best family-friendly animated shorts fresh from the festivals.

22Jul

Editors' Picks for Culture Craver Kids: July 22 - 29

We picked our favorite NYC cultural events this week for Culture Craver Kids and their parents. What are you craving? 

It’s the first weekend when The Hills is open on Governors Island. Visit it to take in the views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty or zoom down the enormous slide. We visited on opening day, and urge you to hop on the ferry and check it out.

On Saturday at 11 AM, hear two stories at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park. This week’s lineup is The Tinderbox and Horse and Toad.  

22Jul

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC July 22 - 29

Warm up at Panorama — a new music festival — or cool off at one of this weekend's new movies. We've picked our favorite NYC openings of the week to help you plan your culture going. CRAVE what excites you and RATE events once you've been. 

Friday night is the One Africa Music Fest at Barclays Center. See Afrobeat stars including Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Iyanya, Banky W and Stonebwoy.

Panorama, a new music festival, is on Randall’s Island from Friday, July 22 through Sunday the 24th. There’s an amazing lineup — Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, Sia, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, and more. The event isn’t just a concert: it’s also an interactive experience. We’re excited about “The Lab,” which will host installations by local artists that incorporate technology, artistry, and design. For example, Zachary Lieberman’s Reflection Study is an experiment with light that allows festivalgoers to paint with light on a special light table.

It’s the first weekend when The Hills is open on Governors Island. Visit it to take in the views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty or zoom down the enormous slide. We visited on opening day, and urge you to hop on the ferry and check it out.

16Jul

Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC July 16 - 22

Hello, summer! There are definitely some worthwhile happenings this week in the City — from a space and science festival at the Intrepid to Troilus and Cressida beginning at Shakespeare in the Park — but we can feel the summer slow-down beginning. Crave what excites you and rate events once you've been. 

The Fire Island Dance Festival is this weekend at Fire Island. It includes Dorrance Dance to Dance Theatre of Harlem to Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks.

We failed to mention this last week (our apologies). Cats is back on Broadway!

This is the opening weekend of two new shows at the new Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling — The Crown Futures: Shani Peters in Collaboration With Sugar Hill Youth and Meta-Modes: New Work by David Shrobe. There will be storytelling this weekend, workshops to make a royal headpiece, and a selfie station.