(March 28-31, 2019)
This fair limits its selection to pieces priced between $100 and $10,000, with more than half under $5,000. International galleries and exhibitors present works—including illustrations, contemporary photographs and paintings—from emerging and established artists.
Th noon-9 pm, F noon-8 pm, Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm
General admission: $20, $10 seniors and students; free admission F 6-8 pm
(April 1-21, 2019)
At the 152nd annual juried exhibition of this historic society, which was founded in 1866 and whose past members included impressionist Childe Hassam and realist Edward Hopper, art lovers take in original works in water-soluble media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera) on paper by contemporary American and international artists.
Daily 1-5 pm
(March 21-24, 2019)
Luxury home furnishings from hundreds of retailers and brands are on display and include one-of-a-kind and custom work, antiques, midcentury furniture and the latest design ideas for kitchen and bath, floor coverings, outdoor furnishings, lighting and accessories. Events include design seminars, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a cash-and-carry retail market.
Hours: Th 10 am-6 pm (open to the trade and VIP ticket holders only), F-Sa 10 am-6 pm (open to all), Su 10 am-5 pm (open to all)
(May 2-5, 2019)
Collectors, established and new, have more than 170,000 square feet in which to view and buy important, never-exhibited-before works from primary and secondary markets. The global reach of the fair also extends to galleries representing contemporary midcareer, emerging and cutting-edge artists.
Th 2-5 pm (VIP preview by invitation only), 5-8 pm (general admission), F & Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm
$25 one-day pass, $65 multiday pass, $15 seniors 62+
(Sept. 22, 2019)
Broadway and Off-Broadway’s biggest stars come out to help sell costumes, props, photographs, posters, autographed phrases, tickets to opening-night performances and more to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the most prominent not-for-profit and industry-based AIDS fundraising organization in the country. At the Autograph Table and Photo Booth, actors gather to sign autographs and pose for pictures in exchange for donations.
10 am-7 pm
(June 22, 2019
A colorful mishmash of costumes delight observers as participants dressed as mermaids, Neptune, sea creatures and Coney Island landmarks, such as lighthouses and amusement park rides, float past in this 36th annual celebration, billed as the nation's largest art parade. This year Arlo Guthrie is King Neptune and Nora Guthrie is Queen Mermaid. Parade begins at 1 p.m. at W. 21st St. and Surf Ave. and continues east to W. 10th St. and Surf Ave., where it turns south to the boardwalk, then west to W. 17th St.
During every full weekend in September, art lovers explore an abandoned military barracks, featuring 100 rooms filled with paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as video, sound and performance art. Live music and food stands on the surrounding lawns. Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.