(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”
(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
(March 16-19, 2017) Luxury home furnishings from approximately hundreds of retailers and brands are on display and include one-of-a-kind and custom work, antiques, midcentury furniture and the latest design ideas for kitchen and bath, floor coverings, outdoor furnishings, lighting and accessories. Events include design seminars, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a cash-and-carry retail market.
Hours: Th 10 am-6 pm (open to the trade and VIP ticket holders only), F-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm
(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
(June 11-12, 2016) 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
Tastings: $10 per plate
Fast Pass Package: $125 (includes two passes, access to express lanes, $100 toward food, beverage and merchandise)
(March 13, 2017)
No lyrics are changed when Broadway leading ladies sing classic men’s show tunes and leading men sing women’s show tunes in this annual all-star, gender-bending concert produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.
Tickets start at $85
The 2016 one-night-only performance, which featured a cast of 67 Broadway and TV performers and an onstage orchestra, broke the record and raised $480, 287.
(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
(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