Summer 2018 Art Guide

nycgo.com staff

The New York City art scene has exciting summer exhibitions spread throughout the five boroughs. See Erwin Wurm’s absurdist Hot Dog Bus on the Brooklyn waterfront, take an inside look at Impractical Jokers over on Staten Island and catch works by Giacometti, Klimt and Picasso along Manhattan’s Museum Mile. For details on these and the rest of our summer art picks, read on.

Aug
17

Broadway
Wicked

Broadway megahit Wicked shows us how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch—long before Dorothy dropped into the land of Oz.

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Aug
17

Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. A deformed musical genius, the Phantom, gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings.

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Aug
17

Off-Broadway
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys tells the story of '60s musical sensation The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.

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Aug
17

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story of murder, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz. The Tony Award–winning show spawned the hit movie.

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Aug
17

Broadway
The Lion King

Based on Disney's 1994 animated classic, this Broadway adaptation adds new songs by Elton John to the familiar story, along with sweeping vistas of the African savanna where the story is set along with jaw-dropping costumes.

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Aug
17

Off-Broadway
Sistas

The women of a family gather in their recently departed matriarch’s attic to sort through her belongings, and end up telling the story of the black female experience in America

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Aug
17

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Aug
17

Film & TV
Rooftop Films

This festival features indie movies, docs and shorts at outdoor spaces Citywide.

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Aug
17

Tours
Sex and the City Tavern Tour

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that the long-awaited film has debuted, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars. $15 For times, dates and reservations: 212-465-3331

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Aug
17

Music
BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.

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Aug
17

Arts & Culture
Warm Up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s annual concert series, Warm Up, features an array of live and electronic music performances. MoMA PS1 integrates Warm Up with its gallery experience by inviting audience members to view exhibits.

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Aug
17

Outdoors & Recreation
Harlem Week

Harlem Week is actually a monthlong celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. Events include an auto show, children’s festival, small-business expo, fashion show, educational fair, outdoor film screening, dance party and a 5k run.

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