Arts & Entertainment - Events

The Fireworks Cruise (Wednesday, July 4th) will be a guaranteed celebration with family and friends from a vantage point that few ever get to experience. Depart from historic South Street Seaport, and sail past landmarks of the New York City downtown skyline on perhaps one of the most historic days of the United States. As the city lights up for the night, you'll take your position in New York Harbor to celebrate Independence Day as the fireworks explode in bursts of astounding color. . . over 120,000 fireworks from around the world!

The 2nd Annual NYC Women's Empowerment Networking Summit is  a one-day Networking conference designed for all women, young and old, to meet and share best practices, stories of success, and experiences both personal and professional. The goal of the summit is to Create New Bridges and a wider awareness of political, social and economic causes, in order to help other women reach their full potential in life.  Saturday, June 23rd starting from 10am to 4pm.

The Losers Lounge, an ongoing series that takes pop culture cheese and spins it into solid gold entertainment, returns to Joe’s Pub on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm. The groups mission: to canonize the music of Sonny & Cher into the “New American Songbook.”

The Morgan Library & Museum is presenting a special exhibit exploring the life of Winston Churchill from June 8 through September 23. Of particular focus will be Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States, homeland of his Brooklyn-born mother, from first visit in 1895 to award of Honorary Citizenship in 1963; and the ways in which he used the written and spoken word to develop, complement and advance his political career.

The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its inaugural one-day summer fair, Chelsea Bazaar on Saturday, July 14th. The upscale, dual-floor bazaar will feature vendors on the ground level and host a VIP lounge with live entertainment and beer- and wine-tasting at the lower level.

Veronica Brett will be having their first pop-up shop at Margaret Thatcher Projects on June 16th from 1 to 4 p.m.  The new collection of luxury swimwear is fashioned especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies.  Proceeds will benefit Young Survival Coalition.

Erica Klein recently graduated high school and attends her mother’s Big Excellent 20th Reunion to deliver her last message to her dearest friends. But first Erica must let all of them come fabulously out of the perverbial closet. There are anthems for everyone and it is a deeply intimate humorous poignant story for those who have ever lovedd family and friends who are queer, from interracial and/or adopted families, or who have been touched by cancer and HIV. Through June 23rd, the night before NYC Pride Sunday.

Every Wednesday and Thursday this summer, the Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) is offering a free participative arts programs in Hudson River ParkChildren and young adults (aged 1-15) will have an opportunity to explore various programming including fine arts, media and kid-friendly workshops.  It's summer fun for the kiddies!

On June 12th, the Museum of Sex will have the special opportunity to host five female adult film stars from the “Golden Age of Porn.”  Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera and Annie Sprinkle were the original “Sex and the City” girls. Turning to one another for the support they needed to navigate their way through life in blue movies, these dynamic women created “Club 90” in 1983, forming a bond that would continue for thirty years.

The AFA (formerly Animazing Gallery) will showcase an exhibition in honor and memory of Maurice Sendak.  Sendak was the creator of such beloved characters as Where the Wild Things Are.  The collection features almost 50 original works, published pieces, conceptual art, and a bronze sculpture.