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What are the best things to do in NYC? In our New York City events calendar we've put together a list of NYC museums exhibits, free things to do in NYC, entertainment and sports - all the best NYC events. With so many fun things to do in NYC, you'll never want to leave!

Winter highlights in NYC include unparalleled exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 911 Memorial & Statue of Liberty, and so many more great NYC events! 

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NYC Freedom Comprehensive Tour - 9/11Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial & Statue of Liberty
Date: Daily at 9am
This tour combines a walking tour around the site of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers - Ground Zero - and a tour of historic Lower Manhattan.
The walking tour ends at Battery Park where you'll board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
Location: Tours depart from in front of the 53rd Street Gourmet Deli, 53rd Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
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Date: Through March 2016
Ice skating in New York City is the ultimate winter experience! Whether you're skating at the world-famous Rockefeller Center or Central Park's Wollman Rink, Bryant Park or Chelsea Piers, or just watching as thousands of locals and tourists take a spin on the ice, you will be part of a beloved winter tradition. There is ice skating in all boroughs of New York City - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx!
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American Museum of Natural History: Butterly ConservatoryThe Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History
Date:
Through May 29, 2016
This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Text panels located immediately outside the vivarium offer information about the evolution and life cycle of butterflies, including explanations of mimicry, diversity, and butterflies’ important role in conservation.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Date: Ongoing
Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this exhibition reveals the artists’ creative process—and uncovers the connection between character and costume. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. A special presentation for the showing at Discovery Times Square in New York will feature seven additional costumes from the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Buy tickets to Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition at Discovery Times Square
Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley
Date: Ongoing
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will ignite fans of the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Guests will follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement, as the real-world themes underpinning the stories and the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that carried them to the screen are revealed.
Buy tickets to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square
Location:Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley

New York Winter Antiques Show62nd Annual Winter Antiques Show
Date: January 22-31, 2016
The Winter Antiques Show marks its 62nd year as the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the “best of the best” from antiquities through the 1960s. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show provides curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. One-third of the Show's exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.
Location: Park Avenue Armory - Park Avenue at 67th Street

Museum of the City of New York - Gilded New York Gilded New York at the Museum of the City of New York
Date:
Through January 31, 2016

Inaugurating the Museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation’s corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies’ Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of Modern Art: Neri OxmanThis is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through January 31, 2016
This exhibition takes its title from the Twitter message that British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) used to light up the stadium at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremonies. His buoyant tweet highlighted the way that the Internet—perhaps the most radical social design experiment of the last quarter century—has created limitless possibilities for the discovery, sharing, and expansion of knowledge and information. As we revel in this abundant possibility, we sometimes forget that new technologies are not inherently democratic. Is design in the digital age—so often simply assumed to be for the greater good—truly for everyone? From initial exploratory experiments to complex, and often contested, hybrid digital-analog states, all the way to “universal” designs, This Is for Everyone explores this question with works from MoMA’s collection that celebrate the promise—and occasional flipside—of contemporary design.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of the City of New York: Affordable New YorkAffordable New York: A Housing Legacy at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through January 31, 2016
New York City has a long history of creating below-market housing for its residents. Today the city offers subsidized housing to families across a wide economic spectrum; more than 400,000 in public housing, and many more in privately or cooperatively owned apartments. With affordable housing a cornerstone of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, New York’s housing legacy—often overlooked and little understood—is more relevant than ever.
Affordable New York traces over a century of affordable housing activism, documenting the ways in which reformers, policy makers, and activists have fought to transform their city. A focus on current and future housing initiatives demonstrates how New Yorkers continue to promote subsidized housing as a way to achieve diversity, neighborhood stability, and social justice. 

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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of Modern Art - Walid RaadWalid Raad at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
Through January 31, 2016
MoMA presents the first comprehensive American survey of the leading contemporary artist Walid Raad (b. 1967, Lebanon), featuring his work in photography, video, sculpture, and performance from the last 25 years. Dedicated to exploring the veracity of photographic and video documents in the public realm, the role of memory and narrative within discourses of conflict, and the construction of histories of art in the Arab world, Raad’s work is informed by his upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war (1975–90), and by the socioeconomic and military policies that have shaped the Middle East in the past few decades.
The exhibition focuses on two of the artist’s long-term projects: The Atlas Group (1989–2004) and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow (2007–ongoing).

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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Nothing beats the cold like a cup of hot chocolate. Each day in February features a new flavor of the ultimate cold weather drink. They get pretty creative at City Bakery and flavors range from Darkest Dark Hot Chocolate to Vietnamese Cinnamon Hot Chocolate to Ginger Hot Chocolate to Creamy Stout Hot Chocolate and of course Love Potion Hot Chocolate.
Location: City Bakery 3 West 18th St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Museum of Modern Art - Picasso SculpturesPicasso Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
Through February 7, 2016
Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of Pablo Picasso’s innovative and influential work in three dimensions. This will be the first such museum exhibition in the United States in nearly half a century.
Over the course of his long career, Picasso devoted himself to sculpture wholeheartedly, if episodically, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. Unlike painting, in which he was formally trained and through which he made his living, sculpture occupied a uniquely personal and experimental status for Picasso. He approached the medium with the freedom of a self-taught artist, ready to break all the rules. This attitude led him to develop a deep fondness for his sculptures, to which the many photographs of his studios and homes bear witness. Treating them almost as members of his household, he cherished the sculptures' company and enjoyed re-creating them in a variety of materials and situations. Picasso kept the majority in his private possession during his lifetime. It was only in 1966, through the large Paris retrospective Hommage à Picasso, that the public became fully aware of this side of his work. Following that exhibition, in 1967 The Museum of Modern Art organized The Sculpture of Picasso, which until now was the first and only exhibition on this continent to display a large number of the artist’s sculptures.

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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Fashion and Virtue: Girolamo dai LibriGirolamo dai Libri and Veronese Art of the Sixteenth Century at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through February 7, 2016
Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, 1474–1555) was the leading artist in the northern Italian city of Verona during the early sixteenth century, producing altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts for numerous churches in and around the city. Verona's location at a significant crossroads between northern Italy and northern Europe encouraged Girolamo dai Libri and the members of the vibrant Veronese school to synthesize various influences, fusing the sculptural, classicizing style of nearby Padua, the luminous sensibility of Venetian painting, and the meticulous attention to naturalistic detail inspired by northern European artists.
The focal point of this installation, comprised of works from the Museum's collection, is Girolamo's majestic altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with saints, on loan to the Robert Lehman Collection from the Department of European Paintings. Highlighting Girolamo's dual activities as a painter and illuminator, this altarpiece will be shown alongside manuscripts by Girolamo and his Veronese contemporaries, as well as drawings by this circle of artists.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Museum of Modern Art - Joaquin Torres-GarciaJoaquin Torres-Garcia at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
Through February 15, 2016
This major retrospective of Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874-1949) features works ranging from the late 19th century to the 1940s, including drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures, and original artist notebooks and rare publications. The exhibition combines a chronological display with a thematic approach, structured in a series of major chapters in the artist’s career, with emphasis on two key moments: the period from 1923 to 1933, when Torres-García participated in various European early modern avant-garde movements while establishing his own signature pictographic/Constructivist style; and 1935 to 1943, when, having returned to Uruguay, he produced one of the most striking repertoires of synthetic abstraction.

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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Date:
February 15-16, 2016

The Westminster Kennel Club, America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, returns to New York City's Madison Square Garden for its annual event. Enjoy an inclusive New York City vacation with accommodations, tickets to all WKC Dog Show events, including Best In Show and lots of extras!
Location: Daytime sessions at: The Piers 92/94, 711 12th Ave at 55th Street & West Side Highway; Evening sessions at: Madison Square Garden, West 33rd Street & 7th Avenue

Date: Through February 21, 2016
Comic book superheroes are a part of our daily lives. They engage our imaginations on the pages of comic books, television and movie screens, as well as the Broadway stage and in the virtual world of gaming. Contemporary literature and art reference them; adults and children alike delight in donning superhero t-shirts, caps, and sneakers. Since their introduction in the late 1930s, superheroes have been powerful role models, inspirational and enviable. Based on mythological archetypes, they reflect, respond to, and offer ways to navigate the twists and turns of modern life. Comic books are a great American art form, a cultural phenomenon born in New York City that now extends around the globe. Superheroes in Gotham will tell the story of the birth of comic book superheroes in New York City; the leap of comic book superheroes from the page into radio, television, and film; the role of fandom, including the yearly mega event known as New York Comic Con; and the ways in which comic book superheroes, created in the late 1930s through the 1960s, have inspired and influenced the work of contemporary comic book artists, cartoonists, and painters in New York City.
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Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Jacqueline de RibesKongo: Power and Majesty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date:
Through February 21, 2016
This Costume Institute exhibition will focus on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century. The thematic show will feature about sixty ensembles of haute couture and ready-to-wear primarily from de Ribes's personal archive, dating from 1959 to the present. Also included will be her creations for fancy-dress balls, which she often made by cutting and cannibalizing her haute couture gowns to create nuanced expressions of her aesthetic. These, along with photographs and ephemera, will tell the story of how her interest in fashion developed over decades, from childhood "dress-up" to the epitome of international style.
A muse to haute couture designers, de Ribes had at her disposal their drapers, cutters, and fitters in acknowledgment of their esteem for her taste and originality. Ultimately, she used this talent and experience to create her own successful design business, which she directed from 1982 to 1995. While the exhibition will focus on her taste and style, extensive documentation from her personal archives will illustrate the range of her professional life, including her roles as theatrical impresario, television producer, interior designer, architect, and director and organizer of international charity events.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Date: Through February 21, 2016
Presented annually by the New York Transit Museum, this popular model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout.
Location: Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd St. and Park Ave.)
The Orchid Show at the NY Botanical GardenThe Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden
Date: February 27-April 17, 2016
Mesmerizing and seductive, The Orchid Show is a yearly celebration of the orchid in all its amazing forms.
The annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails.
Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms--blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more--stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves.
Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY - Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Date: Through February 28, 2016
The New-York Historical Society will be transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection, now owned by the New-York Historical Society, of model trains, scenic elements and toys. The dynamic display will appeal to all age groups, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era.
The Holiday Express exhibition will unfold over a broad swath of New-York Historical’s first floor, featuring pieces from the Jerni Collection that will transform the space into a magical wonderland. With the aid of theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape,” and other visual effects, visitors will be engaged in an immersive experience. The exhibition begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where movement and sound from four large-scale multimedia screens will make it seem as though trains are roaring through the space. A 360-degree mountainous landscape will be on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, featuring artifacts grouped into ten scenes.
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Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 

MoMA: Take an ObjectTake an Object at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through February 28, 2016
In 1964, Jasper Johns wrote himself a note in his sketchbook: "Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it. [Repeat.]" Since then, art historians, artists, and critics have invoked this set of instructions on countless occasions to describe the revolutionary approaches to art making that developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the Museum’s collection that all "take an object." Ranging in date from the mid-1950s to the 1970s, they reflect an interest shared by a generation of artists working around the world in deploying everyday objects and other non-fine art materials to make their work, from Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Niki de Saint Phalle, Betye Saar, and Katsuhiro Yamaguchi. Lightbulbs, newspapers, chairs, and even taxidermied animals became new source materials to be painted on, covered over, affixed to, or surprisingly juxtaposed. Looking beyond traditional mediums such as oil paint and bronze, and beyond traditional formats such as easel paintings and cast sculptures, these artists posed a new set of conditions for art, whereby any and all parts of everyday life were fair game.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art: Frederick Kiesler. Endless HouseEndless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through March 6, 2016
Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as themes for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways. The exhibition also marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Austrian American artist and architect Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965). Taking its name from an unrealized project by Kiesler, Endless House celebrates his legacy and the cross-pollination of art and architecture that made Kiesler's decades-long project a reference for generations to come. Work by architects and artists spanning more than seven decades is exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler’s Endless House design and images of its presentation in MoMA’s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Jo RactcliffeThe Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ratcliffe's Photographs of Angola and South Africa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through March 6, 2016
Throughout her career, South African photographer Jo Ractliffe (born 1961) has directed her camera toward landscapes to address themes of displacement, conflict, history, memory, and erasure. This exhibition brings together selected works from three of her recent photographic series that focus on the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002) and its relationship with the Border War (1966–89) fought by South Africans in Angola and present-day Namibia. For Ractliffe and many other South African civilians, Angola during these wars was an abstract place, a "secret, unspoken location where brothers and boyfriends were sent as part of their military service." When seen consecutively, these three series reveal Ractliffe's deepening engagement with the region's complex histories as an attempt to "retrieve a place for memory."
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Museum of the City of New York, NYC Marathon The Greatest Race: New York's Marathon at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through March 8, 2016
The juried exhibition will present both photographs documenting runners and the neighborhoods and fans who line city streets and have turned Marathon Sunday into a unique five-borough spectacle and cultural event. This year’s race on November 1 was the 44th annual event, and more than a million runners have crossed the finish line during that history.
The Greatest Race: New York’s Marathon
will largely focus on the recent past, although examples of great photographs dating back decades will also be considered. The exhibition project is being directed by the City Museum’s curator of photographs Sean Corcoran. Photographs can depict the wide spectrum of experiences and locations along the marathon route, as well as preparations for the race. Besides photographs of the race and surrounding events, a small number of objects may be considered for display in the exhibition, and photographs of marathon-related ephemera can also be submitted.

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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of Modern Art - Jackson PollockJackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954 at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through March 13, 2016
This exhibition offers a concise but detailed survey of the work of Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956). It tracks his artistic evolution from the 1930s and early 1940s, when he made loosely figurative images based on mythical or primeval themes, to the late 1940s and early 1950s, when he pioneered the radical abstractions for which he is best known by pouring and dripping paint onto canvas or paper. The exhibition features approximately 50 works—paintings, drawings, and prints—from the Museum’s collection, which is unparalleled in the breadth, depth, and quality of its Pollock holdings. Among the paintings on view is One: Number 31, 1950 (1950), arguably Pollock’s greatest masterpiece, and one of his largest canvases. Exceedingly rare and little-known engravings, lithographs, screenprints, and drawings are also included, highlighting an underappreciated side of one of the most important and influential American artists of the 20th century. By bringing together works made using a range of materials and techniques—both traditional and unorthodox—the exhibition underscores the relentless experimentation and emphasis on process that was at the heart of Pollock’s creativity.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met CollectionReconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through March 13, 2016
This installation, the thirteenth since the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography opened in 2007, is a snapshot—not comprehensive, but representative—of the collecting interests of the Department of Photographs through recently acquired works made by fifteen artists over the last seven years. While the title is taken from a photograph in the exhibition, the concept of reconstruction chimes with many of the works, which can be viewed, at least in part, as indirect addresses to how perception and cognition are being remapped to accommodate our newly bifurcated existences—online and "in real life."
The notion that we swim in a sea of photographic images that shape how we see ourselves and the world felt new in 1989 and prescient in 1968, but with the rise of the Internet and social media, this condition is so obvious as to be useless. With one foot in cyberspace and the other on an unstable terrain of accelerated change, our daily life and deepest subjective recesses—our relationship to ourselves, each other, and to things—is constantly being reconstructed along digital lines, with cameras serving as almost bodily appendages to interface between these two realities.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

St. Patrick's Day in NYC
Date: March 17, 2016
Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day vacation package. The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is a grand march up 5th Avenue beginning at 11am on March 17. The largest and most famous of New York City's many parades, this year's will include bagpipers, bands, 150,000-250,000 participants, and over two million spectators.

Date: Through March 20, 2016
Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. His then-novel idea of using photographs to illustrate the plight of the city’s poor—New York’s “other half”—established Riis as a forerunner of modern photojournalism. His photography was effective, and his work spurred legislation and new organizations that addressed housing conditions and more. Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence.
This is the first major retrospective of Riis’s photographic work in the U.S. since the City Museum’s seminal 1947 exhibition, The Battle with the Slum, and for the first time unites the Museum’s Jacob A. Riis Collection—the sole archive of Riis’s images—and the Jacob A. Riis Papers from the Library of Congress.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of Modern Art -Shomei TomatsuSoldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
Through March 20, 2016
The years surrounding World War II posed a creative and existential crisis, as artists struggled to respond to human, social, and cultural conditions in the wake of the horrors of combat, images of concentration camps, and the aftermath of the atomic bomb. Drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, Soldier, Spectre, Shaman presents a range of artistic responses focused on the human figure, with the body serving as subject and object, mirror and metaphor. The exhibition features work in a variety of mediums by more than 30 international artists, including prints by David Smith and Chimei Hamada that confront the visceral realities of the battlefield landscape; Alberto Giacometti’s and Louise Bourgeois’s sculptures of spectral, shadowed, or dissolving bodies; Shomei Tomatsu's post-atomic bomb photographs; and visions of mystical, divine, or otherworldly forms by Henri Michaux, Henry Darger, and Jeanne Reynal.

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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art - Ilit AzoulayOcean of Images: New Photography 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
Through March 20, 2016
Probing the effects of an image-based post-Internet reality, Ocean of Images examines various ways of experiencing the world: through images that are born digitally, made with scanners or lenses in the studio or the real world, presented as still or moving pictures, distributed as zines, morphed into three-dimensional objects, or remixed online. The exhibition’s title refers to the Internet as a vortex of images, a site of piracy, and a system of networks. Ocean of Images presents bodies of work that critically redefine photography as a field of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, where digital and analog, virtual and real dimensions cross over. These artists explore contemporary photo-based culture, specifically focusing on connectivity, the circulation of images, information networks, and communication models.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Date: December 11, 2015-March 20, 2016
After a two-year absence for conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the New-York Historical Society's Virgin and Child Enthroned with Ten Saints: Maesta returns. Painted ca. 1334 by Taddeo Gaddi, the major disciple of Giotto, the jewel-like panel will take pride of place in a small focus exhibition highlighting its conservation treatment. Thomas Jefferson Bryan, an early connoisseur of Italian "primitives," i.e., painters before Raphael, bequeathed the Gaddi panel to New-York Historical in 1867, along with his entire collection. As New York City's first museum, New-York Historical wrote an early chapter in preserving the culture of the City, and Bryan played a pioneering role in its collecting history, amassing works by both European and American artists. Fittingly, Gaddi's painting will be displayed with a several other fourteenth- and early-fifteenth-century Italian panels from the Bryan Collection.

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Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Korea 100 Years of CollectingKorea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through March 27, 2016
When the Department of Far Eastern Art was established at the Metropolitan in the summer of 1915, the Museum possessed only sixty-five Korean works. Some were mistakenly catalogued as Chinese or Japanese. Dubbed the "hermit kingdom," Korea was then little known to the Western world. Today, its traditional arts, as well as pop music, film, and drama, are celebrated markers of global culture. The Museum's collection of Korean art, too, has been significantly transformed and continues to evolve. It now encompasses ceramics, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, lacquer ware, and textiles from the late Bronze Age to the present.
Works on view in the exhibition include a recently acquired late eighteenth-century full-length portrait of a scholar-official, a mid-seventh-century gilt-bronze pensive bodhisattva, two rare fourteenth-century Buddhist paintings, and stellar examples of Goryeo dynasty celadon. The stories behind the objects capture the individuals and trends that shaped the Met's distinctive collection, sometimes deliberately, sometimes accidentally. This presentation also reveals the modern Western imagination of Korea, and the many ways Korean art came to be viewed and appreciated in America.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and WatchesThe Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through March 27, 2016
Time is all around us, displayed on our phones and computers. Today, almost nobody needs to own a watch or a clock to tell the time. Access to the right time is not the luxury it once was. Yet the fascination with clocks and watches persists, and the thriving market for mechanical timekeepers is deeply aware of their history. Clocks and watches have always been about more than just telling time: they have been treasured as objects of desire and wonder, personal items imbued with value that goes beyond pure functionality. As works of art, they represent the marriage of innovation and craftsmanship.
This exhibition explores the relationship between the artistry of the exterior form of European timekeepers and the brilliantly conceived technology that they contain. Drawn from the Museum's distinguished collection of German, French, English, and Swiss horology from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, the extraordinary objects on view show how clocks and watches were made into lavish furniture or exquisite jewelry. 
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Date: Ongoing
The New-York Historical Society is proud to unveil our newly acquired and conserved Picasso. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (“El sombrero de tres picos” or “Le tricorne”). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called “Le Tricorne” the artist’s “supreme theatrical achievement.” The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet.
Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Jefferson R. BurdickSelections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through April 4, 2016

T
he Burdick baseball card collection constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. In 1947, after having approached A. Hyatt Mayor, the Museum's curator of prints and photographs, the Syracuse electrician Jefferson R. Burdick (1900–1963) began to donate his entire collection of approximately thirty thousand baseball cards in large batches, along with another 270,000 trade and postcards, to the Museum.
The baseball cards collected by Burdick date from 1887 to 1959 and represent the most comprehensive collection outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The cards on view illustrate the history of baseball from the dead-ball era at the turn of the nineteenth century through the golden age and modern era of the sport.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Museum of Modern Art: Rirkrit TiravanijaScenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through April 10, 2016
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection is a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA’s Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past three decades by more than 30 international artists, represents a wide range of approaches to the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscape. Some of these artists use the lens of history—reflecting on past events or centuries-old artistic traditions—as a means of assessing current conditions.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Date: Through April 17, 2016
Every 15 minutes, for nearly a year, 500 men, women, and children rose majestically into “the egg,” Eero Saarinen’s idiosyncratic theater at the 1964 World’s Fair. It was very likely their first introduction to computer logic. Computing was not new. But for the general public, IBM’s iconic pavilion was a high profile coming out party, and Silicon City will harness it to introduce New York’s role in helping midwife the digital age. Using images, artifacts, interactives, and oral histories, the exhibition will look back at local innovations that were key to computer development, from vacuum tubes and punched cards to transistors. And it will highlight pioneering work after the 1964 Fair, such as the computer graphics revolution born in New York City a decade later. Long before Silicon Valley became synonymous with all things digital, New York was a key hub for imagining, developing, and selling the technology that ultimately reshaped entertainment, commerce, and daily life.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art:   Artistic Furniture of the Gilded AgeArtistic Furniture of the Gilded Age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: December 15, 2015-May 1, 2016

This exhibition reveals the most sumptuous moment in late nineteenth-century America—a period known as the Gilded Age—through the work of some of the most noted design firms at the time. The centerpiece of the three-part exhibition is the opulent Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room from the New York City house commissioned by art collector and philanthropist Arabella Worsham (later Huntington; ca. 1850–1924). A complete work of art, with its elaborate woodwork and decorations, it is a rare surviving commission by the New York–based cabinetmaker and interior decorator George A. Schastey (American, 1839–1894). Buy Tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Museum of Modern Art - Museum of Modern Art - Marcel BroodthaersMarcel Broodthaers at the Museum of Modern Art
Date:
February 14-May 15, 2016
Marcel Broodthaers is the artist’s first museum retrospective in New York. Bringing together some 200 works in multiple mediums, the exhibition explores the artist’s critical if under-recognized place in the history of 20th-century art.
Marcel Broodthaers’s (Belgian, 1924-1976) output across mediums placed him at the center of international activity during the transformative decades of the 1960s and 1970s. Setting a precedent for what we call installation art today, his work has had a profound influence on a broad range of contemporary artists, and he remains vitally relevant to cultural discourse at large. Throughout his career, from early objects variously made of mussels, eggshells, and books of his own poetry; to his most ambitious project, the Musée d’Art Moderne. Département des Aigles; and the retrospective Décors, made at the end of his life, Broodthaers occupied a unique position, often operating as both innovator and commentator. This exhibition considers the artist with these lasting contributions in mind.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Power of PrintsThe Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: January 26-May 22, 2016

This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the Department of Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by celebrating the astounding legacy of its founding curator, William Mills Ivins, and his brilliant protégé A. Hyatt Mayor. Together, during their combined fifty-year tenure, Ivins and Mayor amassed a collection of many hundreds of thousands of prints that is both encyclopedic in its scope and studied in its many areas of focus.
By drawing on its own vast holdings, this exhibition reveals how the Met's print collection was artfully constructed according to the vision of Ivins and Mayor—both social historians and amateur print specialists. The exhibition will show how the print collection of the Museum was meant to be like a library, composed from the beginning as a corpus of works (not all distinctly masterful works of art) that describe, in the most comprehensive way, man's aspirations. It will display the most beautiful, rare, and exceptional prints alongside the equally important popular and ephemeral works that were collected in the first fifty years of the department's history. The exhibition tells the story of this great American collection through prints by Andrea Mantegna, Marcantonio Raimondi, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacques Callot, Francisco de Goya, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Honoré Daumier, Edward Penfield, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, to name just a few artists in the exhibition.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Passion for JadeA Passion for Jade at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through June 19, 2016
Heber R. Bishop's collection of carved jades was formed in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum in 1902. Consisting of over one thousand pieces—primarily Chinese jades of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as jades from Mughal India—it was the first major collection of its kind in the country. This exhibition features a selection of the finest examples from this renowned collection and celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the Department of Asian Art.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Chinese LacquerChinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th-18th Century at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through June 19, 2016
Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found throughout southern China—as well as in Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan—is an amazing material. When exposed to oxygen and humidity, lacquer hardens or polymerizes, becoming a natural plastic and an ideal protective covering for screens, trays, and other implements. Mixed with pigments, particularly cinnabar (red) and carbon (black), lacquer has been also used as an artistic media for millennia. This installation, which features all of the most important examples of Chinese lacquer in the Museum's collection, explores the laborious techniques used to create scenes based on history and literature, images of popular gods and mythical and real animals, and representations of landscapes and flowers and birds.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Chinese TextilesChinese Textiles: Eight Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through June 19, 2016
This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, will showcase the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from the Tang dynasty (618–906), when China served as a cultural hub linking Korea and Japan to Central and West Asia, and, ultimately to the Mediterranean world, the exhibition also includes eleventh- and twelfth-century tapestries from Central Asia, as well as contemporaneous Chinese examples of this technique.
Spectacular embroideries—including an imperial fourteenth-century canopy decorated with phoenixes and flowers, and a monumental late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century panel showing phoenixes in a garden—will also be on view, together with theatrical garments, court costumes, and early examples of badges worn at court to designate rank.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time: Alex KatzAlex Katz at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through June 26, 2016
This exhibition, mounted in celebration of gifts both donated and promised to the Met, gathers works by Alex Katz (American, born 1927), one of our era's most acclaimed artists. Acquired through the generosity of Glenn Fuhrman, Leonard A. Lauder, and Katz himself, these works—eight in total, including two loans—span nearly the entire arc of Katz's career and include drawings, prints, and paintings. Among the works are two cutouts, the innovative artistic device that Katz pioneered in the late 1950s; a haunting cityscape; several portraits of Ada, Katz's wife and long-time muse; and portraits of luminaries from Katz's own social and artistic circles.
Katz was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and came of age as an artist during the heyday of the New York School. In the late 1950s, he began to develop his mature style, one characterized by elegance, simplicity, and stylized abstraction. Committed to depicting recognizable motifs, Katz minimizes details and shading, choosing instead to summarize his subjects with the help of bold contours, blocks of color, and strategic swipes of the brush. As much as they represent a specific person or place, Katz's works also depict the act of seeing itself—that is, the peculiar mechanics of viewing, whether from afar or close up, whether on an empty street or across a crowded room. He captures the surprise and suspense, the desire and pleasure, that accompany the experience of spectatorship.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Celebrating Arts of Japan, Mary Griggs Burke CollectionCelebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through July 31, 2016

This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of fifty years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the "floating world" (ukiyo-e)
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: American QuiltsAmerican Quilts and Folk Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through August 7, 2016
This exhibition features eight quilts—all recent additions to the Museum's outstanding quilt collection, only one of which has been shown at the Museum before. The display also includes a selection of folk painting and furniture from The American Wing's collection, as well as two important paintings by Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1840), on loan from the Peter J. Solomon Family Collection.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collecting Arts of MexicoCollecting the Arts of Mexico at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through August 7, 2016
In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to the Metropolitan Museum. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement. De Forest was the daughter of the Museum's first president and, with her husband, Robert, a founder of The American Wing. The De Forests envisioned building a collection of Mexican art, and, even though their ambitions were frustrated at the time, the foundational gift of more than one hundred pieces of pottery anchors the Met's holdings. Today, more than a century later, their vision resonates as the Museum commits to collecting and exhibiting not just the arts of Mexico, but all of Latin America. This exhibition highlights the early contributions of the De Forests and others, and presents recent additions to the collection for the first time.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Metropolitan Museum of Art: manus x machinemanus x machine: fashion in an age of technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: May 5–August 14, 2016
The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition will explore the impact of new technology on fashion, and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. The exhibition will propose a new view in which the hand (manus) and the machine (machina), often presented as oppositional, are equal protagonists.
With more than one hundred ensembles, dating from an 1880s Worth gown to a 2015 Chanel suit, manus x machina will look into the founding of the haute couture in the nineteenth century, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand and machine at the onset of industrialization and mass production. It will reexamine the dichotomy in which the hand and the machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and question the significance of the time-honored distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Fashion and Virtue: Design for EternityDesign for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through September 18, 2016
From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range from highly abstracted, minimalist representations of temples and houses to elaborate architectural complexes populated with figures. Such miniature structures were critical components in funerary practice and beliefs about an afterlife, and they convey a rich sense of ancient ritual as well as the daily lives of the Aztecs, the Incas, and their predecessors.
This exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States, will shed light on the role of these objects in mediating relationships between the living, the dead, and the divine. It will also provide a rare look at ancient American architecture, much of which did not survive to the present day. Some thirty remarkable loans from museums in the United States and Peru will join works from the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection, which is particularly rich in this material.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Fashion and Virtue: Masterpieces of Chinese PaintingMasterpieces of Chinese Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through October 11, 2016
Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan's collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. Replete with masterpieces dating from the Tang dynasty (608–917) to the present, the collection encompasses the vast historical sweep of the brush arts of China, from meticulous court painting to fiercely brushed dragons to lyrical paintings by scholars.
This exhibition, presented in two rotations, will highlight the gems of the permanent collection in a chronological display, with an emphasis on works from the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties.
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Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtFaberge from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through November 27, 2016
Louisiana heiress and philanthropist Matilda Geddings Gray (1885–1971) acquired her first object by Fabergé in 1933. An artist herself, with a refined aesthetic sensibility, she was a sophisticated collector, while the name of the Russian artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920) was almost unknown in the United States. Over the following years, Matilda Geddings Gray amassed one of the finest Fabergé collections in the world, and Fabergé's art has become widely known and internationally sought after.
A selection of works by Fabergé from Matilda Geddings Gray's sumptuous collection is on long-term loan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and comprises this exhibition. Objects originally commissioned by and created for the Romanov family, such as the Lilies-of-the-Valley Basket—the most important Fabergé work in a U. S. collection—and three magnificent Imperial Easter Eggs, are on view. The exhibition will display works from the collection on a rotating schedule for five years. Iconic works from the House of Fabergé have not been on public view in New York since 2004.
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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans Opulent Oceans at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.
The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing diversity of life forms. Beginning some 400 years ago, European voyages of discovery began mapping the globe, and knowledge of ocean life flourished as never before. These explorers documented their discoveries in illustrated books—by sketching their own specimens or collaborating with artists and engravers—resulting in images that communicate the anatomy, life cycles, habits—and sheer beauty—of newfound marine species.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Activist New York at the Museum of the City of New YorkActivist New York Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Ongoing 
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
American Museum of Natural History: Secret World Inside YouThe Secret World Inside You at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
The Secret World Inside You will take visitors on a tour of the human body, making stops at places where microbes thrive: your skin—which, covering about 20 square feet, is your largest organ—and your mouth and your gastrointestinal tract, which is home to your body’s densest and most diverse microbial community, among others.
The exhibition also will explore where our microbiomes come from. Most babies encounter their first big batch of microbes during birth, when they are coated with microbes from the mother’s birth canal, or, if born by caesarean section, from the skin of their mother, doctors, and others who touch them. New work also has shown that breast milk, in addition to providing nutrition for the baby, contains complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested by infants but are readily consumed by the dominant species of bacteria in the infant microbiome—evidence that we coevolved to live with these organisms.
The Secret World Inside You includes interactive activities, videos, and a live theater where a presenter will show visitors how scientists are navigating this exciting new field of research.
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Dark Universe - Space Show at the Museum of Natural HistoryDark Universe Space Show at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for exploration. Come along on a journey about what we already know -- and about the mysteries we have yet to solve -- in Dark Universe, a new Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium.
Go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. You'll hurtle through Jupiter's atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe's beginnings unfold.
Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it -- and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.
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Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Discovery Times Square Exposition Body WorldsBODY WORLDS: PULSE at Discovery Times Square
The Exhibition About You & the Beat of Life
Date: Ongoing
Every now and then, an exhibit comes along that will change the way you see yourself...and the way you live your life.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in the 21st century. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
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Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley
Jean-Micjel Cousteau's Secret Oceans at American Museum of Natural HistoryJean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean Movie at The American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean will be show in 2D at: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; 3D digital showings at: 11:30 am; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30pm. 
Filmed over three years at locations around the world, including the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean (40 min.) is narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, and marine biologist Holly Lohuis take viewers on a breathtaking journey underwater. Audiences will see more than 30 species of marine animals, including animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers, such as Christmas tree worms, basket stars, banded cleaner shrimp, and fishes such as gobies and blennies. The footage illuminates behaviors of underwater animals captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control.
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