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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Yes, it's time for fireworks, but it's also time for the Magic Mike sequel, outdoor renditions of The Tempest and As You Like It, and a Tim Burton music fest. Here are our top picks of the week ahead. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE events once you've seen them. 

Starting Friday, July 3, see Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Marcus Garvey Park at 7 PM. It’s presented by SummerStage and the Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Celebrate Independence Day with some Motown at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. Dr. K's Motown Revue’s dance lesson begins at 6:30, and live music begins at 7:30.

Using reproductions of historic documents, artifacts, and works of art, the New York Historical Society’s Student Historian Teen Leaders have curated a nuanced installation that sheds light on the lives soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. Revolution: NYC & the War for Independence opens on Governor’s Island (House 18) on the 4th of July.

After watching the hotdog eating contest and the fireworks, see one of the weekend’s new movies. Options include Amy (the Amy Winehouse biography), Magic Mike XXL (the male stripper movie sequel), Cartel Land (a documentary about the Mexican Drug War), and Mala Mala (a documentary about the transformation told through the eyes of nine thrans-identifying Puerto Ricans).

Friday 26th of June 2015

There are tons of great art exhibitions opening in NYC galleries this week. Meredith Rosen — gallerist and art guru — has picked the ones she is craving the most to help you find the most exciting work. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE them once you have been. 

Thursday 25th of June 2015

From an Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Morgan to an Asian Film Festival to outdoor concerts at Randall's Island, Central Park, and Storm King, it's an exciting week of craveable culture in and around the city. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE them once you've been. 

Starting Friday, June 26, look through the looking glass at The Morgan Library and Museum for Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland. It presents the original manuscript, as well as original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects.

The legendary Bette Midler is performing at MSG on Friday, June 26.

Also starting Friday is a major retrospective of work by Doris Salcedo of Colombia at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Starting Friday, see Art as Activism at the New York Historical Society. Explore the posters and other images that artists used to inform and stir up advocacy between the 1930s and 1970s.

Friday through Sunday, head to Randall’s Island for FarmBorough Country Music Festival, a three-day country festival featuring Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, and more.

Craving Asian film? The 14th annual New York Asian Film Festival begins this weekend. It features 54 feature films, including two world premieres.

Remember the 20th Century through 412 color and black-and-white photographs of bodegas and mom and pop stores by artist Zoe Leonard in Analogue at MoMA starting this weekend.

Friday 12th of June 2015

Craving art? Meredith Rosen has picked her top exhibitions of the week to help you plan your NYC art going. CRAVE the events that excite you and RATE them once you've seen them. 

Cy Twombly at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue thorough June 20

Thursday 11th of June 2015

From unique outdoor pianos to the start of the Met's Summer Recital Series to the return of Jurassic Park, it's an exciting week for NYC culture cravers. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you've been. 

There are 50 artist-decorated pianos scattered in parks and plazas across the five boroughs through July 21 as part of Sing for Hope Pianos. See how many you can play a scale on this weekend. Culture Craver made a handy iPhone app to help you discover and share the pianos.

This weekend is the Northside Festival, a celebration of Brooklyn’s music, art, innovation and film, which takes over venues in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

This weekend, check out the American Black Film Festival, where you can see films and television content by and about people of African descent.

Sunday 7th of June 2015

Fun Home was the big winner at the 2015 TONY Awards, winning best musical, best book, best score, best actor, and best director. Congratulations to all the winners! Here's the full list: 

Best Musical: Fun Home

Best Play Revival: Skylight

Best Leading Actress in a Play: Helen Mirren, The Audience

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Kelli O’Hara, The King and I

Friday 5th of June 2015

It's time for summer arts, theater, and music. There's an immersive Alice in Wonderland at Green-Wood Cemetery, Governors Ball on Randall's Island, Figment on Governor's Island, and more. These are our top picks for the NYC cultural events opening this week. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you've seen them. 

Starting this weekend, celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland at Green-Wood Cemetery with an immersive production, Dark Wonderland: A Nighttime Festival of Visionary Performance. Each weekend in June, you’ll find different performers.

Friday and Saturday, experience Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, where you can see acts from Florence + The Machine to Bjork to St. Vincent.

ReedPOP, the creator of Comic Con, is bringing Special Edition: NYC Comic Book Festival to the city this weekend. It’s a chance for fans to connect with each other and artists (both rising stars to comic legends). It’s at Pier 94 on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday 28th of May 2015

Craving art? Our art guru Meredith Rosen has hand-picked seven art gallery exhibitions that you don't want to miss this week. 

Jutta Koether: Fortune at Bortolami Gallery through June 6.

Thursday 28th of May 2015

From summer-long outdoor art installations at Randall's Island and Madison Square Park to Chris Noth in Doctor Faustus to theater designed for an audience of one, this is an exciting week for NYC's culture cravers. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. Rate events with a star, meh or bomb once you have seen them. 

Flow.15, an outdoor art installation at Randall’s Island Park, opens on Saturday, May 30 from 1 – 3 PM. The project, which runs through November, features work by Nicholas Fraser, Sharon Ma, Rob Swainston, Rica Takashima, and David J. Wilson.

Scorsese Collects, an exhibition celebrating the director’s commitment to international film culture, begins on Saturday, May 30 at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by a film series, Scorsese Screens, in August.

Talks & Screenings - PAST

This weekend, celebrate books with some of your favorite authors — everyone from John Green to Jennifer Weiner to Kloe Kardishian (she’s an author???) — at BookCon at the Javits Center. It’s a mashup of storytelling and pop culture, Q&As and autographs.