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. 

Operating hours: 9 am-9 pm


Art in Odd Places 2017: SENSE

(Oct. 12, 2017-Oct. 15, 2017)

Installations, performative actions, audios, choreographies, workshops, oracles, classes, salons, time-based/online-digital/ and multimedia projects, and other examples of contemporary visual and performance art fill the stretch of 14th Street between Avenue C in the East Village and the Hudson River in the Meatpacking District during this annual curated happening. More than 60 artists and organizations participate.

Atlantic Antic

(Sept. 24, 2017)

The 43rd annual street festival welcomes autumn to this main thoroughfare in Brooklyn. Featured on a 10-block stretch are foods from around the world, live music, pony rides, art, shopping and more.

Noon-6 pm, rain or shine


Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction

(Sept. 24, 2017)

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

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Winter holiday shoppers browse a multitude of vendors, from handmade home items and crafts to jewelry, apparel and candy, all within Columbus Circle and steps away from Central Park.

Couture Fashion Week

(Sept. 8-10, 2017)

International designers present their creations at this spectacle of couture and luxury products.

Runway shows: F-Su 4, 6 & 8 pm

After-Parties: F-Su 9:30 pm-midnight

Tickets vary for both shows and parties.

Feast of San Gennaro

(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

Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival

(Oct. 12-15, 2017)

Food lovers enjoy more than 80 walk-around tastings, intimate chef and winemaker dinners, culinary demonstrations, interactive cooking lessons and other events at the annual feast, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series

(Thru Sept. 2, 2016) Free Friday morning alfresco concerts, with a predominantly country music beat, are given in Midtown during the morning cable-news program, which is broadcast btw 6 & 9 am. Highlights: 

July 1: Trace Adkins

July 8: Scott Stapp

Aug. 5: Vanilla Ice & Salt-N-Pepa

Aug. 26: Debbie Gibson

Sept. 2: Twisted Sister

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

(May 20-Sept. 2, 2016) Mega music stars perform free concerts for adoring crowds in Central Park during the popular morning show.

Park opens at 6 am, performances btw 7 & 9 am

July 1: Blink-182

July 8: Kenny Chesney

July 15: Elle King (this concert is held in the show’s Times Square studio)

July 22: Sia

July 29: James Bay

Aug. 5: X Ambassadors

Aug. 12: Keith Urban

Aug. 19: TBD


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