(Sept. 26-30, 2018)
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.
W 6-9 pm (private view), Th noon-9 pm, F noon-8 pm, Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm
Private view: TBA
General admission: TBA; free admission F 6-8 pm
(May 3-Sept. 10, 2017)
Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s public-art installation invites spectators to experience how a seemingly ordinary element like water can behave in an out-of-the-ordinary way. Twenty-six feet in diameter and surrounded by a railing, “Descension” is a continuously spiraling funnel of water that has been treated with an all-natural black dye. Kapoor has created a mesmerizing negative space alive with energy as it bores into the ground.
Operating hours: 9 am-9 pm
(Aug. 25, 2018)
The kickoff to the US Open tennis tournament, this family-oriented event features children’s clinics and interactive games, plus live musical performances and exhibition tennis.
Time: 9:30 am-3 pm
Games and clinics: Free
Stadium show: Tickets start at $10
(July 15, 2018)
Vive la France and all things French (food, music, games and more) at this gala street festival, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française and celebrating France's Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and the historic relationship between France and the United States. Noon-5 p.m. Entrance is free.
(July 14, 2018)
The 20th 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. Miss Peters co-hosts with her “Hello, Dolly!” co-star, Victor Garber.
Time: 3-6:30 pm (Celebrity presentations of adoptable pets 5-6:30 pm)
(Sept. 23, 2018)
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 Celebrity Table, actors gather to sign autographs and pose for pictures in exchange for donations.
10 am-7 pm
(July 12-Aug. 16, 2018)
This Thursday lunchtime performance series on Bryant Park’s lawn in Midtown showcases hit songs and casts from current Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals. Performances are hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s on-air personalities.
July 12: “Chicago,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Stomp,” “Waitress”
July 19: “Anastasia,” “Beautiful,” “Desperate Measures,” “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”
July 26: “Come From Away,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Friends! The Musical Parody”
Free concerts are performed by some of the music industry’s biggest names on the Today show. For best viewing, which is on a first-come, first-served basis, fans should plan on arriving by 5 am. Performances from 7 am.
June 22: 5 Seconds of Summer
June 25: Dan + Shay
June 29: Panic at the Disco
July 6: Antebellum
July 13: Maroon 5
July 20: Charlie Puth
July 27: Julia Michaels
Aug. 2: Keith Urban
(Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018) Electronic dance music rocks Labor Day weekend on the outdoor stages in Randall’s Island Park.
Doors open F 3 pm, Sa-Su 1 pm, rain or shine
Single-day, two-day and three-day passes available