Events

Affordable Art Fair New York

(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

American Watercolor Society Exhibition

(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

Free

Architectural Digest Design Show

(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)

Art New York

(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+

Asia Week New York

(March 13-23, 2019)

Asian art and antiques dealers, auction houses, museums and cultural institutions celebrate Asian art and culture, with exhibits, lectures, discussions and much more.

Broadway Barks

(Cancelled for 2019)

The 21st annual event, founded by Bernadette Peters and the late Mary Tyler Moore and produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is a star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon that raises awareness and funds for 28 participating NYC area shelters.

Time: 3-6:30 pm (Celebrity presentations of adoptable pets 5-6:30 pm)

Free

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Winter holiday shoppers browse a multitude of vendors, from handmade home items and crafts to jewelry, apparel and candy, all within Columbus Circle and steps away from Central Park.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

(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.

Frieze New York

(May 2-5, 2019)

International art galleries and exhibitors present modern and contemporary works by emerging and iconic artists for sale, including paintings, drawings, mixed-media works and sculpture.

Th & F 11 am-7 pm, Sa & Su 11 am-6 pm 

Prices vary

Governors Island Art Fair

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.

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