Events

Affordable Art Fair New York

(March 21-25, 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 11 am-9 pm, F-Sa 11-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Private view: $80

General admission: $20 adults, $10 seniors/students, under 12 and F 6-8 pm free

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

Free

Architectural Digest Design Show

(March 22-25, 2018)

Luxury home furnishings from 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 (open to all), Su 10 am-5 pm (open to all)

Art on Paper

(March 8-11, 2018)

More that 85 galleries from around the world present modern and contemporary paper-based artworks, including sculpture, drawing, painting and photography, which use paper as their medium.

Th 6-10 pm (preview), F-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Tickets go on sale Jan. 15, 2018

Asia Week New York

(March 15-24, 2018)

Asian art and antiques dealers, auction houses, museums and cultural institutions celebrate Asian art and culture, with exhibits, lectures, discussions and much more.

Broadway Backwards

(April 2, 2018)

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.

8 pm

Tickets start at $85

In its 12 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $3.4 million for Broadway Cares and the Center.

Broadway Bares

(June 17, 2018)

(1 hr 30 mins)

The 28th 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 and special guests will be announced in spring 2018.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

(Feb. 25, 2018)

Starting on Mott St. in Little Italy at 1 pm, this vibrant parade, celebrating the Year of the Dog, weaves through the streets of Chinatown and features floats, marching bands, musical and cultural performers, and lion and dragon dancers. The parade ends at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at approximately 3 pm, when an outdoor festival presents yet more martial artists and performers.

Clio Art Fair

(March 8-11, 2018)

The mission of this curated art fair is to introduce independent artists and showcase established artists. The emphasis is on artists who do not have exclusive New York City gallery representation. 

Th 6-9 pm (VIP opening reception), F-Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Free; $90 VIP opening reception

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.

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