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Sep 19th, 2013 (Thu) -- Jun 12th, 2014 (Thu)
  Jazz at Lincoln Center 2013-2014 Season
Sep 19, 2013 – Jun 12, 2014 Jazz at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. Manhattan, NY 10019 phone: 212-258-9800 - fax: 212-258-9900 Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a wide variety of programming in its 2013–2014 season, including festivals, concerts, education events and a diverse array of guest artists. This year’s season reflects on jazz’s legendary artists and celebrates today’s performing musicians. Some of the season's highlights include: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller and Kurt Rosenwinkel and their first collaboration with Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Music of Pakistan; a Roots of Americana series including Gershwin & Beyond, The Bristol Sessions, and Electric Guitar in America; and Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration, in honor of the church’s 200th anniversary. For more information, visit jalc.org.
Mar 1st, 2014 (Sat) -- Apr 14th, 2014 (Mon)
  The Orchid Show
New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10459 Thousands of brilliantly colored orchids will be on display at this year’s annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Now in its 12th year, the show also provides demonstrations on how to care for orchids, Q&A sessions with experts, musical entertainment, lectures and guided tours. The Orchid Show is a feast for the eyes and the country’s largest curated show featuring this type of flowering plant. For more information, visit nybg.org.
Mar 27th, 2014 (Thu) -- May 4th, 2014 (Sun)
  Heart and Lights
Mar 27 – May 4, 2014 Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10020 phone: 212-247-4777 The iconic Rockettes take center stage in a dance extravagnaza that bills itself as a “love letter to New York City.” The musical numbers are framed by the story of two cousins who are looking into their grandmother’s past, a mission that takes them zipping from one Manhattan landmark to the next. Moving beyond their famous kick line—though there’s bound to be at least one in there–Heart and Lights updates the Rockettes’ choreography, adding jazz, ballet, tap and modern dance to their repertoire. The stage show gets a boost in glitz and flash from GPS elements, animatronics and 3-D digital effects. For more information, visit heartandlights.com.
Apr 3rd, 2014 (Thu) -- Apr 11th, 2014 (Fri)
  15th Havana Film Festival
Apr 3 – Apr 11, 2014 Quad Cinema 34 W 13th St Manhattan, NY 10011 phone: 212-255-2243 The Havana Film Festival New York collaborates with Havana's International Festival of New Latin American Cinema to introduce its audience to prominent and emerging filmmakers by showcasing the latest award-winning films and classics from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Latino community.
Apr 5th, 2014 (Sat) -- Apr 6th, 2014 (Sun)
  MoCCA Arts Fest
Lexington Ave. Armory 68 Lexington Ave. Manhattan, NY Since 2002, MoCCA Arts Fest (formerly MoCCA Fest) has been a great venue for comic lovers and creators alike to showcase and celebrate the diversity of the medium: discover comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork and more. The festival brings established and emerging talent together for the comics community and the public at large to enjoy. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. For the complete lineup, visit moccafest.org.
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 16th, 2014 (Wed) -- Apr 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Tribeca Film Festival
Apr 16 – Apr 27, 2014 Various Locations NY The Tribeca Film Festival—launched after 9/11 to promote the cultural and economic revival of Lower Manhattan—provides a platform for innovative filmmakers to showcase their latest work. The 2014 program will feature films of all stripes: crowd-pleasing blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and free outdoor screenings, plus a cornucopia of panel discussions and lectures. For more information, visit tribecafilm.com.
Apr 18th, 2014 (Fri) -- Apr 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  New York International Auto Show
Apr 18 – Apr 27, 2014 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W. 34th St. Manhattan, NY 10001 See tomorrow’s hottest cars before they hit the streets at the New York International Auto Show. This high-octane event is North America’s oldest and most-attended auto show, featuring the most innovative automotive technology, the hottest exotics, the latest in green technology and more. For more information, visit autoshowny.com.
Apr 20th, 2014 (Sun)
  Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Apr 20, 2014 St. Patrick's Cathedral Fifth Avenue Manhattan, NY 10022 Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. Starting at about 10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade.
Apr 29th, 2014 (Tue) -- Jun 8th, 2014 (Sun)
  New York City Ballet Spring 2014 Season
Apr 29 – Jun 8, 2014 David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza Manhattan, NY phone: 212-721-6500 Highlights of the 2014 spring season include a weeklong festival of 21st-century choreographers, with works by Alexi Ratmansky, Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. Right on its heels will be the world premiere of the latest collaboration between the company's own Justin Peck and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. The season closes with George Balanchine's full-length version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. For more information, visit www.nycballet.com
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
May 1st, 2014 (Thu) -- Jun 30th, 2014 (Mon)
  Rescuing the Past in NYC
May 1 – Jun 30, 2014 Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden 421 E. 61st St. Manhattan, NY 10065 phone: 212-838-6878 - fax: 212-838-7390 As part of the Museum's 75th anniversary celebrations, this exhibit includes photos, documents and other items from the archives. It also explores the role of historic preservation for buildings such as Mount Vernon, one of NYC's ten oldest. On May 18, the museum will also host a birthday party open house complete with historic toys and games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, birthday cake and a naming contest for the museum's new mascot. For more information, visit mvhm.org.
May 4th, 2014 (Sun)
  LESJC 6th Jewish Heritage Festival
May 4, 2014 Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center 400 Grand St. Manhattan, NY 10002 phone: (212) 374-41 Back this spring for the sixth time is the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy's Jewish Heritage Festival, which celebrates the history and legacy of the Lower East Side. The day includes walking tours (Crossing Delancey and Bialystoker the Beautiful) as well as presentations by guest speakers. For the complete schedule of programming and tour tickets, visit nycjewishtours.org.
May 5th, 2014 (Mon) -- May 11th, 2014 (Sun)
  Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2014
May 5 – May 11, 2014 Manhattan, NY The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile band together in 2014 for the fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrines festival. The Festival is a week-long, Harlem-wide celebration of jazz that showcases new and established artists throughout iconic Harlem jazz locations including the Apollo, Showman's Jazz Club and Minton's Playhouse with additional programming at Harlem Stage Gatehouse and Columbia University. For a complete schedule, visit harlemjazzshrines.org.
May 8th, 2014 (Thu) -- May 11th, 2014 (Sun)
  Outsider Art Fair
May 8 – May 11, 2014 Center 548 548 W. 22nd St. Manhattan, NY 10011 phone: 646-398-9100 The Outsider Art Fair was the first to give a voice to talented artists outside the mainstream. Today the fair still showcases those who create work that is "visionary, intuitive, primitive and self-taught in nature"—and while the fair has moved around over the years, many of its original dealers are still going strong. With a move to May, expect more than sellers on hand at the 2014 fair. For more information, visit outsiderartfair.com.
May 9th, 2014 (Fri) -- May 12th, 2014 (Mon)
  Frieze New York
May 9 – May 12, 2014 Randalls Island Park East River New York, NY This massive international art fair—now in its third year—features contemporary painting, photography and more, from over 1,000 different artists and 190 galleries from around the world. Held under an enormous white tent in the center of Randalls Island, the fair also boasts an exhibition of new works specially commissioned for the event. For more information, visit friezenewyork.com.
May 26th, 2014 (Mon)
  Memorial Day Parade
May 26, 2014 NY Memorial Day isn't just an excuse for springtime sales and a three-day weekend—it is, first and foremost, a time to honor those citizens who've served the United States in times of war. The City honors our fallen heroes with parades all over the five boroughs. The Little Neck–Douglaston parade in Queens is reputedly the largest. You can also follow Brooklyn's Memorial Day Parade (over 145 years old!), which begins at 87th Street and Third Avenue. In Manhattan, head uptown for a smaller parade in Inwood, which begins at Dyckman Street and Broadway. Check the City’s events calendar for a full list of events and start times.
May 30th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jun 8th, 2014 (Sun)
  Brooklyn Film Festival
May 30 – Jun 8, 2014 Various locations Brooklyn, NY More than 100 films from around the world will debut at the 17th annual festival, with feature, short, documentary, animation and experimental projects competing for awards and $50,000 in film services and products. Come celebrate independent filmmakers and support Brooklyn's burgeoning movie culture. Films are screened at indieScreen and Windmill Studios NYC in Williamsburg. For more information, visit brooklynfilmfestival.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 8th, 2014 (Sun)
  National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Jun 8, 2014 Fifth Ave. and 44th St. Manhattan, NY In celebration of their community, country and culture, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets in Manhattan as part of the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Lively doesn't even begin to describe this event, which welcomes millions of spectators every year and includes energetic musical performances, floats and a host of Puerto Rican celebrities. For more information, visit nationalpuertoricandayparade.org.
Jun 13th, 2014 (Fri)
  Staten Island Yankees Home Opener
Jun 13, 2014 Richmond County Bank Ballpark 75 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301 Richmond County Bank Ballpark is worth the trip just for the breathtaking views of New York Harbor and the skyline. For this season opener, the team is facing their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Cyclones. If you can't make it to this one, worry not—the Staten Island Yankees play all summer long.
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 21st, 2014 (Sat) -- Jun 29th, 2014 (Sun)
  Pride Week
Jun 21 – Jun 29, 2014 Multiple locations citywide NY New York City is home to one of the world's most vibrant, thriving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. The City embraces its incredible diversity as a source of strength, and that's never clearer than it is during Pride Week, when neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs celebrate the progress made in NYC and beyond since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The week culminates with the famous march down Fifth Avenue, on June 29 at noon. For more information, visit nycpride.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.