Victorian Gardens

(May 26-Sept. 9, 2018)

Pleasure seekers soar, spin, twirl, slide, fly, whirl, swing and race at this summertime, family-friendly amusement park in Central Park.

Hours: Open daily, hours vary

Park admission: $8.50 (weekdays), $9.50 (weekends and holidays).

$1 per ticket (4 tickets per ride, 4 tickets per game), $16-$18 unlimited-ride wristband (games not included).

Village Alliance Free Walking Tour

Guides provide an insider’s look at E. 8th St., St. Marks Pl. and the surrounding neighborhood. Sat at 11:30 a.m. thru Sept. 29. Free.

Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

(Previews began June 13, 2018, opened June 21, 2018, closes Sept. 30, 2018)

(2 hrs)

Magician Vitaly Beckman makes his New York City performing debut. Among his illusions are paintings that come to life, still photographs that turn into mini-movies and bare broken tree branches that visibly sprout new green leaves.

Schedule: June 13-17, 2018: W-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

June 18-24, 2018: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning June 26, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W 3 & 8 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $89

Voilà Chocolat

The Upper West Side’s newest chocolate atelier invites guests to hands-on chocolatiering classes in a friendly, welcoming space, complete with master chocolatiers and innovative workstations designed specifically for the tutorials. Classes can be reserved online and walk-ins are welcome. The shop also offers ready-made chocolates, gourmet hot cocoa and giftable treats.

Walk This Way—Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Guests can learn about rap, hip-hop and the diversity of the neighborhood on this guided, two-hour tour. For times, prices and meeting points, call 888.880.9108.

Walkin' NY

Native New Yorker Bob Gelber leads customized walking tours— including a Green Tour of Battery Park City, a historic stroll through the Lower East Side and a two-hour exploration of Central Park—for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers. For private, group or customized tours, call 212.349.7916.

Walks of New York

This group offers immersive walking explorations of New York City for history and architecture buffs, along with activity-driven excursions, such as photography and dining tours. Price/dates/times/departure points vary.

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

These scavenger hunts are staged in some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Grand Central Terminal.

White Light Festival

(Oct. 16-Nov. 18, 2018)

Lincoln Center presents an international, multidisciplinary series of performances focusing on the power of art to illumine our individual and communal lives. Artist talks, late-night shows and post-performance lounges supplement the festival. Highlights:

Oct. 16-18, 2018, at the Rose Theater: “Sutra,” the Sadler’s Wells production of choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dance work, an East-West collaboration with warrior monks from China’s Shaolin Temple.

Oct. 18, 2018, at Alice Tully Hall: Takács Quartet


(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: $82-$157


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