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Apr 7th, 2014 (Mon) -- Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
  Spring/Summer 2014 at the Joyce
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10011 phone: 212-691-9740 - fax: 212-727-3658 The Joyce starts 2014 with a bang-including companies making their Joyce debut (Restless Creature and Cuba's MalPaso Dance Company) and the return of audience favorites (Pilobolus, the Stephen Petronio Company, Ballet Hispanico, and Savion Glover). The season also features a new program, Joyce Unleashed, three Joyce-presented companies in venues outside of its Chelsea home: Zoe - Juniper (at Three-Legged Dog), SuperGroup and Laurie Berg (both at The Invisible Dog Art Center). For the complete schedule of performances and tickets, visit www.joyce.org.U0KlKlc7Zi-
Apr 8th, 2014 (Tue) -- Sep 8th, 2014 (Mon)
  Bodies in Balance
Rubin Museum of Art 150 W. 17th St. Manhattan, NY 10011 phone: 212-620-5000 - fax: 212-620-0628 According to Tibetan medicine, there are three humors that govern the body: wind, bile, phlegm. Via a questionnaire, visitors will be able to follow the path of their own humor through the exhibit, which includes nearly 150 pieces of art that highlight Tibetan medicine from the 9th to 21st century. For more information, visit rubinmuseum.org.
Apr 29th, 2014 (Tue) -- Nov 2nd, 2014 (Sun)
  The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham
Apr 29 – Nov 2, 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Manhattan, NY 10028 phone: 212-535-7710 - fax: 212-570-3825 Following up on last year's installation by Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning the Roof Garden Commission into an annual event. This year the museum has turned to American artist Dan Graham, known for his distinctive steel-and-glass pavilions. The installation will consist of hedgerows and curved mirrored glass, forming a dynamic and visual environment that shifts from transparent to reflective, invoking both the formal gardens of the Age of Enlightenment and the surfaces of the modern skyscraper. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org
Jun 3rd, 2014 (Tue) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
  Shakespeare in the Park
Jun 3 – Aug 17, 2014 Delacorte Theater Mid-park at 80th St. Manhattan, NY 10024 Shakespeare in the Park, one of New York City's most treasured summertime traditions, has been mounting free, open-air theater in Central Park since 1962. This year's productions are Much Ado About Nothing (June 3–July 6) and King Lear (July 22–August 17). Much Ado will be directed by Jack O'Brien, with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater as Beatrice and Benedick. Stage, screen and TV star John Lithgow takes on Lear in Daniel Sullivan's production. For more information, visit shakespeareinthepark.org.
Jun 17th, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 29th, 2014 (Tue)
Jun 17 – Jul 29, 2014 Various locations All five boroughs, NY For more than 25 years, SummerStage has been the City's preeminent outdoor concert series, providing countless hours of entertainment for New Yorkers and visitors. A number of high-profile benefit shows help fund the otherwise free-of-charge performances that include readings by famous authors, kid-friendly events, parties with bands from around the world and theatrical and dance productions. Formerly only in Central Park, SummerStage now takes place in all five boroughs. This season's performers include Conor Oberst and the John Butler Trio. For more information, visit summerstage.org.
Jun 24th, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Midsummer Night Swing
Jun 24 – Jul 12, 2014 Damrosch Park W. 62nd St. bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Aves. Manhattan, NY 10023 Now in its 26th year, Midsummer Night Swing is exactly what its name would suggest—and more. Take dance lessons and then test your new moves to the infectious rhythms of live bands under the summer sky. Children can get into the act, too, learning their first steps from top dance teachers on special kids' days. Music runs the gamut from big band swing and jump blues to classic mambo, tango, soul/R&B and salsa. For complete information visit midsummernightswing.org.
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri) -- Nov 2nd, 2014 (Sun)
  Spiders Alive!
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street Manhattan, NY 10024 If your spidey sense has been tingling recently, chalk it up to the looming Spiders Alive! show at the American Museum of Natural History. Yes, there will be live spiders involved—around 20 different species, including the western black widow and the goliath birdeater, which just happens to be one of the largest spiders in the world. But beyond the thrills and chills, the exhibition will serve up plenty of cold, hard facts about some of the world's most versatile and captivating creatures, exploring their anatomy, diversity, venom, silk and behavior. For more information, visit amnh.org.
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri)
  Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Jul 4, 2014 NY It wouldn't be the Fourth of July in New York City without the Annual Macy's Fireworks, now in its 38th year. The iconic display will take place over the Hudson River, so the optimal viewing spots are going to be on 12th Avenue between 23rd and 42nd streets, but anywhere with a decent view of the Hudson will work. If you plan on heading to where the action is, aim to be there by 5pm to snag a good spot. For more information, visit macys.com.
Jul 7th, 2014 (Mon) -- Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat)
  Lincoln Center Festival
Jul 7 – Aug 16, 2014 Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza Manhattan, NY 10023 Since 1996, the always highly anticipated Lincoln Center Festival has showcased the best in a wide range of fields, including opera, chamber music, theater, multimedia performance, ballet, modern dance and multidisciplinary works. And many of these performances will be world, US or New York premieres, taking place both on and around the Lincoln Center campus. For more information, visit lincolncenterfestival.org.
Jul 21st, 2014 (Mon) -- Jul 31st, 2014 (Thu)
  92nd Street Y Jazz in July Festival
Jul 21 – Jul 31, 2014 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. Manhattan, NY 10128 phone: 212-415-5500 - fax: 212-415-5788 New York City is arguably the jazz capital of the world, and this festival highlights some of our musical metropolis’ finest contributions to the genre. In honor of the Festival's 30th anniversary, highlights of the 2014 festival include performances by Jimmy Greene, Jeremy Pelt, and Ken Peplowski. For details, including a full schedule, visit 92y.org.
Aug 8th, 2014 (Fri) -- Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
  New York International Fringe Festival
Aug 8 – Aug 24, 2014 Citywide NY A brief synopsis just can't do the New York International Fringe Festival justice. For 17 days, Fringe Fest will include more than 1,000 distinct stage performances—including absurdist comedies, social commentaries and hip-hop musicals—with participating theater companies from down the street and around the globe. Choose a show—or two—that floats your boat, or buy a multiday pass to get the full experience. For more information, visit fringenyc.org.
Aug 18th, 2014 (Mon) -- Aug 22nd, 2014 (Fri)
  Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
North of the Sheep Meadow, Central Park Manhattan, NY Defy the summer heat at this annual outdoor film series. Details for this year are yet to be announced, but last year's schedule—as voted on by you, the public— included big hits like Raiders of the Lost Ark, West Side Story and The Shining. Screenings will be held just north of the Sheep Meadow (enter the park at West 72nd Street). It's free, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and come early to snag a good spot (gates open at 6:30pm; movies start at 8pm). Check centralparknyc.org for updates on this year's lineup
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
  Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Aug 23 – Aug 24, 2014 Various locations citywide NY The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is a New York institution, just like the musical legend it memorializes. The event has been taking place for over 20 years and has long been one of late summer's highlights. Plenty of legends pay tribute to Bird. Last year's lineup included Jimmy Heath, Kenny Garrett and Lee Konitz. For more information on this year's concerts (to be held at Marcus Garvey Park, in Harlem, and Tompkins Square Park, in Alphabet City), visit cityparksfoundation.org.
Aug 25th, 2014 (Mon) -- Sep 8th, 2014 (Mon)
  US Open Tennis Championships
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center 1 Flushing Meadows Park Queens, NY phone: 718-760-6200 - fax: 718-592-9488 It's the final Grand Slam tournament of the year—one that makes or breaks seasons and sometimes careers. The US Open is a celebrated event in American sports, rivaled only by the Masters, the World Series and the Super Bowl. Will Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams be able to defend their 2013 titles? No matter how the tournament nets out, it'll be fun to watch it unfold. For more information, visit usopen.org.
Aug 27th, 2014 (Wed) -- Sep 1st, 2014 (Mon)
  New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival
Aug 27 – Sep 1, 2014 New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Sixth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10019 phone: 212-586-7000 - fax: 212-315-1374 Get ready to salsa! Each Labor Day weekend in the City, the New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival comes to town, featuring a jam-packed dance card of nonstop fun. Included are workshops, performances, competitions and live concerts with bands and DJs lasting well into the early morning hours. The 14th annual festival takes place at the New York Hilton Midtown. For more information, visit nycsalsacongress.com.
Sep 1st, 2014 (Mon)
  West Indian American Day Carnival
Eastern Pkwy. and Schenectady Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213 Even in New York City, few events overwhelm the senses more than the West Indian American Day Carnival, the annual celebration of the culture of NYC's Caribbean community. More than a million spectators turn out to hear the sounds of reggae and calypso music, taste freshly cooked delicacies and see revelers in elaborate, colorful costumes. It's a great chance to experience firsthand the City's trademark diversity—and, of course, to purchase the foods, crafts, books, clothing, art, jewelry and more offered by vendors along the route, which runs along Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza and then continues down Flatbush Avenue. The parade starts at 11am. For more information on this year's events, visit wiadca.com.
Sep 4th, 2014 (Thu) -- Sep 11th, 2014 (Thu)
Damrosch Park West 62nd Street bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Aves. Manhattan, NY 10023 phone: 212-875-5456 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes over Lincoln Center, showcasing fashions for spring 2015. Hundreds of thousands of industry insiders descend upon Damrosch Park for eight days of shows and presentations by some of the world's most sought-after designers. Meanwhile, at Milk Studios downtown, MADE Fashion Week spotlights emerging fashion designers and labels.
Sep 9th, 2014 (Tue) -- Dec 20th, 2014 (Sat)
  BAM Next Wave Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Officially inaugurated in 1983 (it ran in a looser form the two previous autumns), BAM's annual Next Wave Festival serves as New York's most comprehensive and daring survey of avant-garde music, theater, opera and dance. It has provided a launching pad and laboratory for the likes of Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson and Bill T. Jones. Expect a mix of established names and emerging talents, with plenty of artist talks worked into the stew. For this year's lineup, visit bam.org.
Sep 14th, 2014 (Sun)
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  92Y Streetfest '14
Lexington Ave. Manhattan, NY phone: 212-415-5500 92nd Street Y's annual streetfest offers free dance and fitness classes, health screenings, performances and a wide range of family-friendly activities as it takes over Lexington Ave. between 79th and 94th Streets. The festival takes place on Sunday, September 14, from noon to 5pm. For more information, visit 92y.org.
Sep 26th, 2014 (Fri) -- Oct 12th, 2014 (Sun)
  New York Film Festival 2014
Film Society of Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza Manhattan, NY 10023 Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has showcased the latest work from the world's most esteemed filmmakers—the likes of Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar and Alain Resnais, to name just a few—and has introduced some of the most innovative new voices in cinema to New York City audiences. Organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival presents classics, a full slate of documentaries and full-length features and other special events. Check filmlinc.com for updates on this year's selections.
Sep 26th, 2014 (Fri) -- Sep 28th, 2014 (Sun)
  DUMBO Arts Festival
With its industrial spaces easily converted to studios, DUMBO underwent a radical transformation into a thriving community for art and design. The DUMBO Arts Festival honors that creativity with an all-out three-day festival that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to around 100 open studios, 50 galleries and stages and no shortage of art and performance spilling out from work spaces and storefronts into the streets—with outdoor installations, murals, large-scale projections and plenty of poets, dancers and buskers plying their trades. For more information, visit dumboartsfestival.com.