Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers
May 30 @ 6:00 pm– Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
David Zwirner 19th Street
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Tue–Sat 10 am–6 pm
Find oversized flowers, pumpkins and a whole lot of polka dots by legendary artist Yayoi Kusama, plus go inside a new rainbow-colored Infinity Mirrored Room. Lots of repetitions for kids who like to count. Presented across the gallery’s 519, 525, and 533 West 19th Street locations – one of her largest gallery presentations to date.
Entrance to the Infinity Room is first come, first entry with very long outdoor lines expected (1-4 hours) . Bring entertainment and go on weekday mornings if possible. No bathrooms at the gallery; closest one is at the High Line Hotel on Tenth Avenue. Daily line updates will be shared on David Zwirner’s instagram.
If you’re short on time, you can usually view the paintings and sculptures by Kusama without waiting, it’s still totally worth visiting without the infinity room.
🛍 Kusama books and merchandise available in the gift shop.
🍽 Lots of great eating options at nearby Chelsea Market.
📚 Bring the Kusama-illustrated Alice in Wonderland and MoMA bio From Here to Infinity to read in line.
Find more Kusama at the Grand Central Madison Terminal, Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama Pop-up Store and MoMA, plus work by other inspiring artists at a Chelsea Gallery Crawl.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
See faithful adaptations of author/illustrator Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar featuring fantastical larger-than-life puppets and audience participation.
VIP tickets ($110) include a swag bag, an Eric Carle plush, and a character meet and greet after the performance.
Lap seats are available at the door for children under one…More info
Hudson River Dance Festival
See four diverse dance companies against the backdrop of the Hudson River sunset. The outstanding line-up includes Ayodele Casel, The Missing Element, commissioned by Works & Process, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Bring your own blanket.More info
New York City Pride March
Celebrate the LBQT+ community with over 110 festive floats and hundreds of marching contingents representing a vast array of nonprofits, marching bands, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses and activists. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual colorful civil rights demonstration. Expect rainbows, creative costumes (some sexual in nature),…More info
Explore nature and art on a unique floating green space on the Hudson River.
* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play. Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a spinning optical illusion.
* Restrooms…More info
Chelsea Waterside Playground
The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.
Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.More info