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Nigerian Independence Day Carnival

Nigerian Independence Day Carnival

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

E 47th St
E 47th St between 1st & 2nd Aves
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Celebrate Nigeria’s 61th anniversary of independence with live music, performances, food and drinks. Features live performances from NYC artists Teemanay, Mr.Bello, and Buxx Flygerian and more plus Afrobeats mixes by NYC’s hottest DJ’s DJ Ob1, Dj Mahogany, DJ Pat Lax and DJ Tomi.

Inside Out: NY Together

See a giant family portrait featuring real New Yorkers celebrating the strength of diversity.

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A Fountain for Survivors

Enter an 18-foot tall, bold-colored cocoon-like structure houses adorned with a handmade mosaic of nearly 400,000 hand-placed acrylic fingernails to find tiered water fountain inside a warm, welcoming, and enveloping space.

Encounter a range of sensory experiences, such as heat, sound, and scent. At 11:11am and 5:55pm each day, visitors can receive a Florida Water-scented…

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The Big Squeeze: The Corset as Art

See wearable art, photography, and a visual photo loop with corsets from a number of creative artisans from 13 different countries in a hotel lobby gallery. These corsets complement rather than constrain the wearer and highlight the artistry of the undervalued costume makers of the world. Works are made from textiles and new hi-tech materials,…

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Día De Muertos at Rockefeller Center

See an installation of an Ofrenda flanked by two monumental Alebrijes sculptures from Oaxaca, a floral installation atop the Atlas statue, and an exhibition of catrinas and a gastronomy and handcraft tianguis October 29th-31st.

Presented by Rockefeller Center in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in New York through its Cultural Institute in partnership with Tequila Casa Dragones, The State of Oaxaca and Visit Mexico.

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Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen

Enter an immersive maze featuring more than 100 of theater’s most beautiful and complex garments from shows like The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and many more (plus some Storm Troopers).  See up close the detail and craftsmanship typically only seen far away on stage or screen. Costume makers and experts will be on-site…

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The New York Public Library’s Treasures

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library’s collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past. Highlight’s include the stuffed inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy…

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 Summit One Vanderbilt

Visit the highest viewing point in midtown Manhattan at a new immersive observatory experience featuring multiple unique experiences.

Experience a trippy mix of transparency and reflectivity in mirrored observatory ‘Air,’  an immersive art experience designed by Kenzo Digital. Sort of like an infinity room with cityscapes. See yourself above the clouds – literally and figuratively…

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Studio Ghibli Fest: Howl’s Moving Castle

See acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s fantastical animated adventure on the big screen.

Also at AMC Loews Kipps Bay, Regal Union Square, Regal Battery Park, New Rochelle and other theaters.

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