Arts & Entertainment - Events

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.

Artist and iconic fashion designer Helmut Lang is presenting a solo show of more than 20 new sculptures features monochrome black and white pillars made of rubber, chalk, steel, plaster, sheepskin and other found materials. To create each piece, Lang covered the salvaged objects in tar or paint before stacking them piece-by-piece.  Through June 15th.

Join Center Families, at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields on Saturday, June 23rd,, in the celebration of family pride at their annual Pride Picnic! Come out for a fun-filled afternoon with a DJ, face painting, tons of outdoor activities, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with other LGBTQ families. Food and beverages will be provided.

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..