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.

Apr
10

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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Apr
10

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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Apr
10

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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Apr
10

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features showstopping tunes and slinky dancing to tell its story of murder, betrayal and all that jazz. The Tony winner spawned a hit movie.

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Apr
10

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 jaw-dropping costumes.

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Apr
10

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Apr
10

Off-Broadway
En el tiempo de las mariposas

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Apr
10

Off-Broadway
La Nena Se Casa

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Apr
10

Broadway
Aladdin

Disney's Broadway adaptation of the movie brings the fantastical world of streetwise hero Aladdin, his love Princess Jasmine, his nemesis Jafar and his magical sidekick Genie to the Great White Way.

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Apr
10

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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Apr
10

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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Apr
10

Outdoors & Recreation
Hanami

Cherry-blossom viewing is a centuries-old Japanese custom. Celebrate it at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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