(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-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 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. 26, 2017)
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 6-Aug. 10, 2017)
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 6: “Stomp,” “Groundhog Day,” “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera”
July 13: “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful,” “School of Rock,” “Soulpepper”
July 20: “Waitress,” “Chicago,” “Cats,” “Spamilton”
July 27: “A Bronx Tale,” “Anastasia.” “Avenue Q.” “The Imbible”
(June 2-Aug. 25, 2017)
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 2: Thomas Rhett
June 9: Halsey
June 16: Shania Twain
June 30: Charlie Puth
July 6: Ed Sheeran
July 7: Flo Rida
July 18: Chris Stapleton
(Sept. 1-3, 2017) 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.
Three-day passes: $240-plus fees; single-day and two-day combo passes available
(Sept. 14-24, 2017)
In honor of the patron saint of Naples, for whom this 91st annual festival is named, Italians celebrate their cultural and religious heritage on the streets of Little Italy, where many of the first Italian immigrants made their home.
Highlights include processions, live music and ethnic food
Festival hours: Su-Th 11:30 am-11 pm, F-Sa 11:30 am-midnight