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Thursday 22nd of January 2015

From a star juggler to the art of an Instagram sensation to the first-ever children's show by one of London's most inventive theater companies, this is a great week for New York City's culture cravers. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE it once you've been. 

Complicite’s first-ever show for children, Lionboy, which is adapted from Zizou Corder's bestselling trilogy, opens on Friday at the New Victory. It’s best for children 8 and older.

Nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln remains an exemplar of leadership in a time of crisis. Starting Friday, visit the Morgan Library and Museum for Lincoln Speaks, which showcases Lincoln’s written and spoken words.

Voyage to the Virtual at the Scandinavia House, starting Saturday, is dedicated to digital moving image, and light-based Nordic art.

Postmasters Gallery has two exhibits starting Saturday, one featuring Instagram sensation Ryder Ripp (132K followers).

Friday 16th of January 2015

It's a great week for you history-focused Culture Cravers. Explore a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the words of Abraham Lincoln, or photographs of civil rights marchers from 50 years ago. Below are Culture Craver's top picks for the week ahead. Be sure to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and create buzz for the best work. RATE what you've seen. 

It has been 50 years since the Selma-to-Montgomery freedom journey march of 1965. See stunning historic photographs at the New York Historical Society starting Friday in Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

Does the Upper West Side spark your imagination? Head to Between Riverside and Crazy at Second Stage starting on Friday, Jan. 16.

Take your kids to see IMpossible IZZpossible, a BAMKids production that blends hip-hop, tap, step, and modern dance.

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Calling all art cravers! Gallery guru Meredith Rosen of Sargent's Daughters has picked out some of the most exciting gallery exhibitions currently running in New York City to help you plan your art calendar. CRAVE the exhibitions that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE the ones that you've seen. 

Titus Kaphar at Jack Shainman Gallery through Feb. 21

Philip Taaffe opens at Luhring Augustine Gallery through April 26

Thursday 15th of January 2015

The Academy announced its nominees this morning for the 2015 Oscars awards. We list the key categories below. How many have you seen? How many are you still craving? You have until Feb. 22 — which is just over five weeks away — to watch everything and get ready to guess the winners. Enjoy!

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Tuesday 13th of January 2015


With the Oscars nominations set to be released in only two days, we're looking back through the list of Golden Globe winners to see if there are any hidden clues in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association picks. What were your favorite films of 2014? Which ones are still on your crave list? 

Best Motion Picture — Drama: Boyhood

Best Motion Picture  — Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama: Julianne Moore in Still Alice

Friday 9th of January 2015

Escape the snow and cold in a cozy theater or museum. There are lots of exciting cultural openings this week in New York City — from three theater festivals of cutting-edge work to Chinese dance to photographs from the 1965 Freedom Journey. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE them once you've been to share your point of view.   

This is a week of festivals — including P.S. 122’s COIL, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar, and Prototype. Check out our blog, where you can find our theater festival picks. Tickets are going quickly (or gone), so be sure to get tickets to shows you’re craving.

See Future Islands at Terminal Five on Thursday or Friday. The Baltimore-based trio got rave reviews for their new album, On the Water.

A Month in the Country, starring Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones and Taylor Schilling of Orange is the New Black, starts at Classic Stage Company on Friday night.

Craving dance? Shen Yun has come to Lincoln Center from China to take audiences on a 5,000-year journey through Chinese culture. It starts Friday, Jan. 9 and runs through January 18.

Friday 2nd of January 2015

Taylor Mac

While most of NYC hibernates this month, downtown bustles in early January with four festivals showcasing the next generation of great performance. The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, PS122’s COIL, American Realness at Abrons Arts, and Prototype are all great places to see exciting work from around the city, country, and globe. Highlights include Courtney Love performing in a song cycle, a spaz-musical about robots, and the amazing Taylor Mac. These are all short runs, so buy tickets fast, and check out our picks of some of the hottest shows.

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

The top New York City Culture of the year was “beguiling,” “brilliant,” and “quite beautiful.”

Culture Craver listed more than 11,500 New York City cultural events over the course of 2014. Now, we’ve crunched the numbers on our Culture Cravers’ reactions to the events of the past year, and we’ve discovered what theater, art, music, and film was most craved and most highly rated.

Here are our top 10 lists for New York City arts and culture of the past year. How many have you seen? And — perhaps more importantly — what are you most excited to see in 2015?


10 Most CRAVED CULTURE of 2014 (All Genres):

Cabaret at Studio 54

La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera House

Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House

If/Then at the Richard Rodgers Theater


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Art lovers should rest up during the quiet final days of 2014 to prepare for plenty of craveable New York City art exhibitions opening in January. Gallery guru Meredith Rosen shares her top picks of the coming season to help you plan your post-holiday art going. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of moth. RATE it once you've been.

Titus Kaphar at Jack Shainman Gallery on W. 20th Street (Jan. 15 – Feb. 21)

Robert Kushner: Baroque at DC Moore Gallery on W. 22nd Street (Jan. 9 – Feb. 14)