ENCOUNTERS: a day of experimental performance and film

Hauser & Wirth 18th St 443 West 18th Street,

Join a day of experimental performance and film presented by Hauser & Wirth Publishers, MACK, and SPBH Editions in conjunction with the Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair. Artists including Teju Cole, Carmen Winant, Stephen Shore, Justine Kurland, RaMell Ross and Vince Aletti will activate the gallery, amphitheater, and bookstore of Hauser & Wirth…

Die No Die (The High Line)

High Line The High Line,

Artist and choreographer Matty Davis presents a site-responsive work undertaken by Davis and five collaborators—Nile Harris, Chloé Cooper Jones, Anna Thompson, Taylor Knight, and Bryan Saner. Each evening, the performers and the audience traverse the High Line together, from the park’s southern entrance at Gansevoort Street to the Spur. Each performer navigates the work’s choreographic…

Under The Sea Tea Parties

Let's Dress Up Chelsea 261 W 19th Street,

Beloved mermaid, Ariel herself will be make a special appearance at a fancy tea party for songs and photo ops (character brought to you by Face Art by Melissa). Dress up with a wide selection of glamorous costumes plus matching jewelry and accessories. Each child leaves with a printed photo in dress up. Drop off…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 10
🎟 $60
Event Series Ice Theatre of New York

Ice Theatre of New York

Chelsea Piers Pier 62 - 23rd St. & Hudson River Park Chelsea/Meatpacking,

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) glides into the Chelsea Piers Sky Rink for its 2024 home season performances. Pieces include In Flight Entertainment, an exploration of the circles created in dancing both on the ice and in the air, and Neurocircle, an aerial skating piece is created by an autistic artist, working with the…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25-$50

Garden Stroller Walk

Madison Square Park Madison Avenue & E 24th Street,

Enjoy a lovely morning tour with little ones in tow and Madison Square Park's team of horticulture experts. Take a stroller walk through the carefully cultivated park gardens and learn about the different species growing this spring season. Free and open to the public, reservations not required, though kindly requested.

Bridgerton Promenade

Gansevoort Plaza Ninth Avenue at Gansevort Street,

Celebrate Bridgerton Season 3 at a bustling Regency-era market that Penelope and Eloise Bridgerton love to frequent. Delights include photo moments, giveaways, samples from modern brands and beloved artisans, and unforgettable performances by the Ton Troupe dancers and string quartet playing Regency-style hit songs. Pick up a gorgeous floral bouquet, take photos, sample various Bridgerton-inspired…

Who’s Writing This Story? Launch Party

Books Of Wonder 42 W 17th Street,

Join a storytime featuring Who's Writing This Story?  by Robin Newman  ROBIN NEWMAN, where we'll discover who the real boss of a story is... is it the writer or the characters who live to tell the tale? Or both together? This launch party will also feature a fun activity, cool swag, and snacks (plus a little…

Mothers & Lovers Event

The Moore Rooftop 300 W 22nd St,

Grab your favorite mom or mom figure - or whoever you really love, honestly - for free wine, free bouquets, and a series of activations from Scent Lab, Indy Sunglasses, and The Skoop NYC. Scent Lab will be selling their award-winning candles, which were named 'Best Candle' of 2023 by Allure Magazine. Indy Sunglasses will…

Mother’s Day at Olly Olly

Olly Olly Market 601 W 26th St,

Dope Art Party proudly presents a unique Mother's Day celebration, transforming the traditional event into an unforgettable experience through music, art, and DIY creativity. Enjoy Mommy & Me mini photography sessions, a personalized Haiku to take home, assisted DIY card-making station, live painters, a DJ/Live Music and more.

Chasten Buttigieg & Phillipa Soo Storytime

Books Of Wonder 42 W 17th Street,

Join a star-studded evening to celebrate Chasten Buttibieg and Phillipa Soo's new books - Buttibieg's refreshingly candid memoir I Have Something to Tell You — For Young Adults or Soo's inspiring new picture book, Piper Chen Sings. Aarrive before the event starts to pick up a personalized book & get an early number in the Meet n' Greet line!

Chelsea Green Block Party

Chelsea Green Park 140 W 20th St between Sixth & Seventh Ave,

Join a community block party with fun for all ages including arts & crafts, plantings, music & food. The Honks Family Band will be on the block at 2 pm and inside Chelsea Green at 3 pm.

Dance Parade & Dance Fest

Tompkins Square Park East 10th St between Avenues A & B,

Over ten thousand dancers salsa, tap, tango, waltz, hula, break dance and more from 17th Street & Sixth Avenue to Tompkins Square Park in a joyous display of cultural diversity. At Eighth Street, the parade boogies east to Saint Marks Place. The dancing continues from 3-7 pm at the DanceFest, a post-parade festival in Tompkins…

Joyce Family Matinee: Parsons Dance

The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave at W 19th Street,

Enjoy family-friendly dance in an intimate theater built by dancers for dance. Parsons Dance returns for its annual New York season with an exceptional program of three world premieres alongside company classics. With his characteristic musicality and wit, David Parsons offers a new work set to music by the experimental band Son Lux. A commission by…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $45-$65, $17/ages 6-16
Event Series Free Play at MoMath

Free Play at MoMath on Fifth

MoMath on Fifth 225 Fifth Avenue at 27th St,

Enjoy free admission to MoMath on Fifth, the museum's temporary pop-up during renovations. Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us - and try to ride a bike with square wheels. Free admission is available on a first-come,…

Eataly ❤️ New York

Eataly Flatiron 200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street,

Join Eataly for a one-of-a-kind, 18-hour long celebration of New York. All day activities include a community dance party and yoga session, the unveiling of an artist installation at the Fifth Avenue kiosk, tastings from local and Italian producers, and DJ sets to end the night including NYC hip-hop legend - Mike D.

Stargazing on the High Line

High Line The High Line,

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary. Telescopes will be provided between sunset and…

Event Series Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum Open Studio

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street,

All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project.

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25/adults, $18/students & seniors, Free/ages 18 & under
Event Series Rubin Family Sundays

Rubin Family Sundays: Whimsical Wind Horse

Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17 Street,

Join an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration for both kids and grown-ups in the interactive Mandala Lab. Each month explores a new theme, with related art-making. Create a wind chime, featuring traditional woodblock print designs of the wind horse (lungta), a mythical creature that combines the speed of wind with the strength of a horse. Wind…

Event Series Matinee Music

Matinee Music

14th Street Park W 14th St & 10th Avenue,

Bring a blanket and lunch and settle in on 14th Street Park’s expansive lawn for a midweek performance by local performers. These lunchtime concerts feature artists from around New York City, in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, MORE Opera and The Bishop Presents.

Live Music at Chelsea Market: Sean the Cellist

Chelsea Market 75 Nineth Avenue at W 15th Street,

Enjoy live performances from Sean Grissom, internationally known as “the Cajun Cellist,” in the Main Concourse and outside on 15th Street, Grissom has since performed his unique brand of Country, Cajun, Classical, Swing, and Rock music from the streets and subways of New York City to the concert halls of Europe and the Far East.