Arts & Entertainment - Events

Downing Street Playground will hold their annual Spring Fair on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th from 11:00am till 3:00pm. The $15 admission cost per kid includes music, face painting, games, petting zoo, bounce house, and many more fun activities for preschoolers.

Karlos Cárcamo takes as his inspiration the rich history of hip-hop culture (breakdancing, graffiti, DJ sampling) for this multi-media solo show of new works at Hionas Gallery in TriBeCa. Media includes hard edge abstract painting, sculpture and mixed collage, as well as a limited edition exhibition flyer, designed by the artist, which will be available for purchase on opening night. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 6 to 8pm.

For a limited time The Flea Theater is bringing back the thrilling and critically-acclaimed play by Sean Graney, "These Seven Sicknesses." The play revolves around the seven surviving plays of Sophocles: Oedipus, In Trachis, Philoktetes, In Colonus, Ajax, Elektra and Antigone. With the combination of food and music, these stories dictate the human condition and results of chance and fate.

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.