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.
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.
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.