Activities

Cook Space

Rotating culinary class series'—including Vietnamese street food; New Orleans cuisine; stews and braises—in a boutique event space in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Cooper Union Tours

Free, hourlong tours explore the modern, glass-faced structure that is the city’s first LEED-certified academic building. Tues 12:30 p.m.; advance reservations required.

Dan Cody’s Yacht

(Previews begin May 15, 2018, opened June 6, 2018, closes July 1, 2018)

The relationship between educational opportunity and the ability to pay for it in America today is at the heart of Anthony Giardina’s new play, set in a Boston suburb. A single schoolteacher, struggling to make ends meet, receives a surprise financial proposal from the wealthy father of one of her students that could significantly change her daughter’s future. Should she go for the opportunity, even if the means to the end are questionable?

David Byrne’s American Utopia

(Previews began Oct. 4, 2019, opened Oct. 20, 2019, tickets on sale thru Jan. 19, 2020)

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

The theatrical concert includes songs from pop/rocker Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name, as well as songs from Talking Heads and his solo career. Byrne performs onstage with an ensemble of 11 musicians from around the globe.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 9 pm, Su 3 pm

Beginning Oct. 23, 2019: W-F 8 pm, Sa 5:30 & 9 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$239

David Kwong’s The Enigmatist

(Nov. 1, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020)

(1 hr 30 mins)

Reality and fiction blur, as magician and crossword creator David Kwong presents an entertaining evening of puzzles, cryptology and illusions.

Schedule: F & Sa at 7 & 9:30 pm (No performances Nov. 15, 16, 29 & 30, Dec. 27 & 28)

Tickets: $59-$150

De Gustibus Cooking School

Located inside Macy's Herald Square for more than 30 years, this cooking school invites students to learn about food and technique in interactive demonstrations led by renowned NYC chefs. Classes are available for purchase per diem or as part of a themed series, and all tickets include food tastings.

Dear Evan Hansen

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the musical, a socially awkward high-school senior goes from outsider to cool guy when he comforts the parents of a troubled teenager who commits suicide. Although the boys didn’t know each other well, Evan, the titular hero, fabricates emails between them that idealize their friendship. But will the lie eventually undo him?

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$199

Derren Brown: Secret

(Previews began Sept. 6, 2019, opened Sept. 15, 2019, closes Jan. 4, 2020)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown puts his individual spin on mind reading, persuasion and psychological illusion.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3pm

Tickets: $40-$179

Destination Jersey City

The second largest city in nearby New Jersey offers abundant shopping, nightlife, dining, cultural events and tours, with the excitement of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty just minutes away. Accessible from Manhattan via the PATH train. www.destinationjerseycity.com. 201.333.7797, ext. 19.

Destination NYC

Licensed guides lead multilingual custom and orientation tours combining multiple attractions in neighborhoods throughout Manhattan. Tours are for a minimum of four people and can be conducted by foot or other modes of transportation, including luxury vehicles. $145 half-day a.m. tour, $229 half-day p.m. tour.

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