Summer 2017 New York City Art Guide

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist
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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.

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NYC Summer Arts Highlights

Jazz for Kids
Jan
21

Family
Jazz for Kids

Introduce your kids to the joys of jazz at the Jazz Standard's weekly Sunday brunch program. The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, made up of talented...

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Lyrics & Lyricists: The Bobby Darin Story
Jan
21

Concerts
Lyrics & Lyricists: The Bobby Darin Story

Celebrate the music of celebrated 1960s nightclub and pop entertainer Bobby Darin, as sung by Jonathan Groff, for three days only.

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Disco Pigs
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Disco Pigs

Teenagers Pig and Runt are wild, violent friends in this Irish, coming-of-age play.

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Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Experience
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Experience

Musical about manipulative teens featuring classic ’90s music.

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Cardinal
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Cardinal

A Rust Belt town gets a makeover, and residents change in the process too.

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Fire and Air
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Fire and Air

History of Russian ballet company Ballets Russes and its founder Sergei Diaghilev.

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In the Body of the World
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
In the Body of the World

Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler’s new work based on her memoir.

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Party Face
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Party Face

A carefully planned and orchestrated party goes awry, leading to unforeseen revelations.

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Red Roses, Green Gold
Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Red Roses, Green Gold

Music of the Grateful Dead comes to life in this new musical.

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New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery
Jan
21

Things to Do
New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery

Historian Mitch Waxman leads you amongst the tombstones on this walking tour of the historic Calvary Cemetery. Founded in 1848, the cemetery contains...

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Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments
Jan
22

Concerts
Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments

The astonishing, totally fearless Bridget Everett has had a bona fide breakout year in film (Patti Cakes) and TV (Lady Dynamite), culminating in the pilot of...

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Kovarsky's World: Covers and Cartoons from The New Yorker
Jan
23

Things to Do
Kovarsky's World: Covers and Cartoons from The New Yorker

The works of prolific cartoonist, illustrator and painter Anatol Kovarsky appeared in Colliers, Life, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and The Herald...

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