Arts & Entertainment - Events

Every Tuesday at dusk, gaze at the stars, planets, and moon using high-powered telescopes. Got questions about the celestial wonders of New York’s night sky? Get answers from members of the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA). Just show up. No reservations required. This is free and open to all ages of 4 and up.

Experience the eggs-traordinary this Sunday, June 10 from 12pm to 4pm.! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more! Don’t miss New York City’s best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities of our Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. Free!

Parsons The New School for Design presents the ART. WRITE. NOW. National Exhibition, showcasing more than 500 pieces of art and writing from teens in grades 7 through 12 from across the nation..

Eli Klein Fine Art presents “Material → Object,” a six-person exhibition of the works of Gao Rong, Li Hongbo, Li Hongjun, Wang Liwei, Wang Lei, and Ye Sen. The artists worked with various media such as paper, cloth, wood, and leather, and employ techniques that allowed them to explore the possibilities of their craft and to give traditional handicrafts a new level of artistic value.

Originated by master Ben A. Gonzales, Gupit Gupit (pronounced gu-pit gu-pit), meaning 'cut-cut' in the Tagalog language of the Philippines, is the art of one piece paper sculpture. In his father’s memory, Guy Gonzales will be conducting two workshops in the Filipino art sponsored by Bronx Council of the Arts. Classes will be held Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st.

Opening Wednesday, May 30th, Third Streaming will present "Gifted and Talented," a group exhibition comprised of photography, video, and live performance curated by acclaimed artist Clifford Owens. Extending the timeline created in his recent exhibition, Anthology at MoMA P.S.1 – which highlighted performance scores that Owens solicited from a multigenerational group of African-American artists – Gifted and Talented features the work of a younger generation of up-and-coming artists whose practices are centered around performance. The exhibition includes artists Tom Chung, Élan Jurado, Ali Kheradyar and Tameka Norris, with contributions by Clifford Owens.

Join Mario the Magician, at the Space on White for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. 
 May 27th through July 22nd. 

Albert Lamorisse’s "The Red Balloon" is the tale of a boy named Pascal and his adventures with the balloon that follows him though the streets of Paris. Cartoons from Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost will precede the screening. Screenings begin on Saturday, May 19th and runs through Sunday, June 3rd, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm.

Bring the kids this Saturday for an afternoon of free family fun at Madison Square Park. Families can listen to live performances by Songs for Seeds, the Rockdoves and the Fuzzy Lemons; watch a special magic show from Amazing Max; and enjoy story time yoga sessions with Karma Kids Yoga. We'll see you there! 

Grand Projects is pleased to present “Tell Me Now”, a dynamic group exhibition of six NYC artists. The works of these artists, by emblematic means, touch on a primary function of art—to offer a story or insight into the human experience. Whether musing of the future or exploring process in the studio these artists are creating work in which one can readily find narratives of contemporary life.
 Opening May 17th.