City Park Foundation in New York works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free concerts during the summer called SummerStage. In Central Park near Viceroy New York, there are concerts ranging from DJ set to gospel to international bands. Learn More
NYC Restaurant Week
Held twice a year, NYC Restaurant Week is when participating restaurants in New York City offer prix fixe lunches and dinners. At the top restaurants, this can be a fraction of the usual price, so it is the perfect time to try new places and re-visit old favorites. Various Restaurants, July 22 - August 16, 2013. Learn More
“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture”
The American Museum of Natural History investigates human nutrition at this wide-ranging showcase: Displays look at early diet staples and the history of agriculture, as well as current environmental, health and safety concerns relating to the food industry. While parts of the exhibit aren’t particularly appetizing—challenges of feeding the global population are more sobering—it’ll still satisfy your culinary curiosity. Visitors can sample seasonal treats (such as cookies and gingerbread houses), view images and artifacts of sustenance through the ages (including a Han Dynasty miniature pottery stove) and discover how to grow food year-round (yes, even in a sub-400-square-foot apartment). American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, Through August 11, 2013
9/11 Memorial Preview Site
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has officially opened a preview area, giving the public the opportunity to learn more about the coming memorial and museum, and view the construction at the World Trade Center site. It also gives visitors a chance to share their 9/11 stories with the museum, which will be later interwoven into an exhibition within the museum and become part of the museum’s permanent collection. For more information, visit 911memorial.org
August 17, 2013 – January 26, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
America's cultural landscape shifted rapidly in the early 20th century. American Modern looks at this change via some of the iconic art produced between 1915 and 1950. Artists highlighted include: George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz and Andrew Wyeth. In organizing the art thematically, American Modern will highlight the connections between the artists' works. For more information, visit moma.org
October 1, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Skyfall, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates) and Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) star in this Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s classic drama about infidelity and deception. Ten-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols (2012’s Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman) directs the show, which will be Weisz’s Broadway debut. Click here
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This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story that revolves around murder, heartache, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz. You won’t be disappointed by this Tony Award-winning show, which spawned the hit movie. Click here
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Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 19, 2013 – June 12, 2014
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a wide variety of programming in its 2013–2014 season, including festivals, concerts and educational initiatives. This year's schedule reflects on jazz's legendary artists and celebrates today's new performers. Some of the season's highlights include the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Music of Pakistan; a Roots of Americana series that includes an ode to Gershwin; and Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. For more information, visit jalc.org
The Metropolitan Opera
September 23, 2013 – May 10, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's 2013–14 season marks the return of conductor James Levine. Beginning with Eugene Onegin on September 23, the repertory features six new productions (including the American premiere of Nico Muhly's Two Boys), 20 revivals and a holiday production of The Magic Flute. For more information, visit metoperafamily.org
12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Ride is a new entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage ... and you've got front row seats. You'll move through the City on The Ride, a super-sized vehicle that guarantees to turn some heads. Along the way you'll be amazed as famous NYC landmarks become backdrops to a live show that plays out right in front of you. The ride begins in Times Square. For more information, visit therideny.com
Whales: Giants of the Deep
Now - January 5, 2014
10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Whales: Giants of the Deep highlights the latest in international research on whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the context of whale biology and the history of whaling in New Zealand, where the exhibit originated. It includes rare specimens highlighted by a massive 58-foot-long fully articulated sperm whale skeleton; the massive skull of Andrewsarchus, a possible land-dwelling relative of whales; and life-size and scale models of whales common in the South Pacific. Videos examine the relationship between the people of the South Pacific and whales, including the stories of three generations of whale-riding traditions. For more information, visit amnh.org