See and Taste the City This Week

See and Taste the City This Week

Tony Farfalla’s photography is one example of the vibrant and thoughtful works on view at the Mika Gallery pop-up. The pop-up is on view July 14-27.

Here are some events to keep on your radar. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, arty traveler or music junkie, there’s something in the Big Apple for you! 

Mika Gallery Opening Party

Start the weekend off early Thursday, July 14 at the opening party for the pop-up art exhibit at Refinery Hotel (65 W. 38th St.). Hailing from Tel Aviv, Mika Gallery will offer up an eclectic span of art works for purchase ranging from $100-2,000. Th 6:30-8:30 pm.

Diane Arbus "Taxicab Driver at The Wheel With Two Passengers, NYC," © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

“Diane Arbus: In The Beginning” at the Met Breuer

Get up close and personal any day of the week with Diane Arbus’ moody photographs of NYC street life (on view July 12-Nov. 27) at the Met Breuer (1000 Fifth Ave.). Taken in the first seven years of her career on a 35 mm camera, these snapshots showcase her discerning eye for fortuitous encounters with quirky characters.


Warm Up at MoMA PS1

See art and experience experimental music Saturday, July 16 during a live concert at this hip Queens art spot (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens). Acts in the outdoor courtyard include Clam’s Casino, DBM (Deadboy+Murlo), AJ Tracey, Nina Las Vegas and Eartheater. Inside the museum, guests can check out art on exhibit inside the museum until 6 pm. The museum courtyard is open noon-9 pm for the event with music performances 3-9 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of.

Uncorked Wine Fest in LA.


Uncorked Wine Fest

After touring Manhattan’s West Side, a perfect transition to the evening can be found in a glass of wine at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St.) at a traveling wine-dedicated night at its innaugural stop in NYC. At this stylish event showcasing over 50 wineries, guests enjoy live music, sample wines and nosh on savory bites from Murray’s Cheese, Haru Sushi and more. Cocktail attire is recommended. July 16 2- 6pm. Tickets start at $60.

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

On Sunday, July 17, sink your teeth into spicy chicken wings and breasts prepared Caribbean jerk style at this tasty Queens event held at Roy Wilkins Park (17701 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, Queens). The event is complete with a bounce house, face painting, live reggae music acts. July 17 noon-8 pm. $30 per person. Children 12 and under are free.