106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park

(July 7-Aug. 11, 2016) This Thursday lunchtime performance series on Bryant Park’s lawn in Midtown showcases hit songs and casts from current Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.

July 7: “Wicked,” “Stomp,” “The Color Purple” and“Matilda”

July 14: “Chicago,” “The Fantasticks,” “Motown” and “Finding Neverland”

July 21: “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Les Misérables,” “Fuerza Bruta” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes”

American Crafts Festival

(June 3-4, 10-11, 2017)

This annual outdoor show and sale on the plazas at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art showcases hundreds of juried craft displays from every region of the United States and features original pieces, including pottery, jewelry, handwoven apparel and more. Entertainment and craft demonstrations throughout the day.

Sa noon-9pm, Su 10 am-7 pm


American Watercolor Society Exhibition

(April 3-22, 2017)

At the 150th annual exhibition of this historic society, guests take in fine watercolor works by international artists. Past members of this gilded group include impressionist Childe Hassam and realist Edward Hopper.

Daily 1-5 pm


Anish Kapoor: Descension

(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. 

Daily 6 am-1 am


Art New York / Context New York

(May 3-7, 2017)

The sister fairs, which share 170,000 square feet of exhibition space on Pier 94, present art from more than 150 galleries representing as many as 1,200 emerging, midcareer and cutting-edge artists from 50 countries. 

Hours for both fairs: W 5-8 pm, Th-Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Admission (includes both fairs): $40 one-day pass, $75 multiday pass, $25 seniors (62+)

Artexpo New York

(April 21-24, 2017) Hundreds of international galleries, art publishers and artists showcase original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photographs and more.

Open to the trade only April 21 noon-4 pm

Open to the public April 21 4-8 pm, April 22-23 11 am-7 pm, April 24 10 am-3 pm

Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors (60+)/students, children 12 and under free, $40 multiday pass

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

(June 10-11, 2017)

Chefs and pit-masters from New York to Texas converge on Madison Square Park in Midtown to barbecue cuts of pork, sausage and beef. Live music, seminars and cooking demonstrations accompany the mouthwatering tastes and intoxicating aromas.

Hours: 11 am-6 pm each day

Admission: Free

Tastings: $12 per plate

Fast Pass Package: $150 (includes two passes, access to express lanes, $100 toward food, beverage and merchandise, 15th-anniversary swag)

Broadway Bares: Strip U

(June 18, 2017)

(1 hr 30 mins)

The 27th annual one-night-only fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS features more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City, stripping for a good cause. This year’s theme is “Strip U.” School is in session, but at this college, from chem lab to art class, clothing is optional, and burlesque is a required course.

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction

(Sept. 25, 2016) Broadway and Off-Broadway’s biggest stars come out to help sell costumes, original scripts, rare photographs, posters, playbills 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

Citi Concert Series on Today

(May 27-Sept. 2, 2016) 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. 

July 1: Rachel Platten

July 8: Shawn Mendes

July 22: Celine Dion

Aug. 5: Blake Shelton

Aug. 11: The Band Perry in Rio

Aug. 26: Jessica Simpson

Aug. 29: DNCE


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