Summer 2017 New York City Art Guide

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

The New York City art scene has exciting summer exhibitions every direction you look. There’s experimental art to be found up on the rooftop of The Met—Adrián Villar Rojas’ The Theater of Disappearance—and down on the ground at Brooklyn Bridge Park, courtesy of Anish Kapoor’s whirlpool. Motion is also explored in the Studio Museum’s Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125th and the Whitney Museum’s display of Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Read on for our summer art picks.

NYC Summer Arts Highlights

Sep
16

Music
New York Philharmonic 2019–2020 Season

Newest season of orchestral performances and world premieres happen this season along with three new initiatives.

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Sep
16

Off-Broadway
A Musical About Star Wars

Two Star Wars superfans create a musical about their favorite sci-fi movie franchise.

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Sep
16

Off-Broadway
Mothers

The parents and nannies at a Mommy-Baby Meetup ratchet up their competitiveness to dangerous levels in this black comedy.

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Sep
16

Off-Broadway
The Office! A Musical Parody

Clock back in at Dunder Mifflin for a hilarious unauthorized spoof of the hit NBC sitcom The Office.

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Sep
16

Off-Broadway
runboyrun & In Old Age

Two plays presented as one night of theater, runboyrun and In Old Age follow a Nigerian-American couple haunted by the past and unsure of the future.

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Sep
16

Restaurants
Eataly in Flatiron Plaza

Eataly’s first-ever outdoor kiosk is open in the Flatiron Plaza offering pizza and soda.

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Sep
16

Museums & Galleries
Respect

A three-artist show at Casita Maria celebrating black womanhood.

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Sep
17

Off-Broadway
Fern Hill

Three couples in their golden years have their relationships tested.

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Sep
17

Off-Broadway
Heroes of the Fourth Turning

A group of friends reunite in celebration and end up in a political battle.

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Sep
17

Off-Broadway
L.O.V.E.R

In this bold one-woman show, writer-star Lois Robbins shares her personal experiences with love, sex and relationships.

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Sep
17

Off-Broadway
American Moor

A solo show on race and Shakespeare told through an audition for Othello.

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Sep
17

Off-Broadway
Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

A group of teen girls gather to summon the spirit of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

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