The New York City art scene promises exciting summer exhibitions both indoors and out. Head to the new High Line Plinth to check out its inaugural installation by Simone Leigh, or visit City Hall Park to explore five bold sculptures by Carmen Herrera. See Basquiat paintings at the Guggenheim, European works on paper at the Brooklyn Museum and, in honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, photos of the moon at the Met Fifth Avenue. For details on these and the rest of our summer art picks, read on.
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.