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Kobra Street Art Michael Jackson Mural

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
1st Avenue & 11th Street, 1st Avenue & 11th Street
New York, NY United States
Free

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful mural depicts Michael Jackson split into the Jackson 5-era youth and mature King Of Pop.

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Macy’s Beauty on Display

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street Midtown
New York, New York 10023 US
Free

Chill in a flowery bathtub, play with Juicy Couture dollar bills and play with lots of make-up at a small pretty pop-up (on the ground level near the sunglasses department) at Macys Herald Square. Featured brands rotate every 6 weeks; currently sample Anastasia Beverly Hills, Juicy Couture, Winky Lux and Toofaced.

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Sebastian Brecht’s Obsessive Chocolate Disorder

January 1 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
Sebastian Brecht’s Obsessive Chocolate Disorder, 63 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
Free

Try unique, small batch, handmade chocolates and pastries, made fresh every week in a small, quirky East Village shop with rotating art on the wall. The constantly evolving menu featuring unusual and delicious combinations of flavors and textures with fun names like bob’s dark passion, the pucker and looky cookie snookie was created by the founder Sebastian Brecht (Bertolt Brecht’s grandson!).  

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Stick With Me Sweets Bonbons

January 1 @ 10:30 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
Stick With Me Sweets, 202A Mott St Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York, New York US
Free

Gorgeous bonbons in an array of colors and artisanal flavors taste as good as they look in this small Nolita chocolate shop.  

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Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

January 1 @ 11:30 am - December 31 @ 11:30 pm
Adrienne’s Pizza Bar, 54 Stone Street
New York, NY United States

Eat thin-crust square pies in outdoor seating overlooking historic, cobbled Stone Street at this casual yet classy pizzeria.

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Hester Street Fair

April 27 @ 7:00 am - October 26 @ 2:00 pm
Hester Street Fair, Corner of Hester & Essex Streets Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York, New York US
$1

Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, this food and flea market draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City at large. Shop a curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors including cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands.

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

May 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side
New York, NY 10024 United States
Free with museum admission

The enchanting Children’s Museum of Manhattan has interactive, educational exhibits, from soft, enclosed areas for babies and crawlers, a whole floor for Dora & Diego lovers, and multicultural explorations for older kids. Admission includes tons of programming and performances.

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Las Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria]

July 13 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 8:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Queens
New York, New York US

In a collectively authored dynamic sculptural “book” project by artist Rafael Domenech, scaffolding and construction mesh, provisional materials emblematic of the changing urban landscape, comprise the two semicircular towers of an outdoor piece. The mesh “pages” hanging from the scaffolding feature graphically dynamic laser-cut texts that rotate throughout the exhibition.

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Etazin Sculpture Chair

July 20
The Buchanan, 160 East 48th Street at Third Avenue
New York, NY United States

Sit/lie/play on an interactive outdoor lounge chair, designed by a local mom,  with steel rings that turn for multiple views of this bus city block.    

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The Nautilus

July 20
Pier 17, 89 South Street Lower Manhattan
New York, New York US

Walk through nearly 100 interactive poles, arranged in a circular constellation, that each respond to a visitor’s unique touch and environmental sounds. Touching one pole sets off a choreographed audio and light display, putting visitors at the center of the art piece. Created by design studio Soft Lab with The Lincoln Motor Company and Atlantic Re:think.

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10th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

July 20
Welling Court Mural Project, 11-90 Welling Court
Queens, NY United States

Walk though multiple blocks of 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. Mural map available online.

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Beach at Rockefeller Center

July 20
Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza Midtown
New York, New York 10023 US

Build sand castles and lounge under striped umbrellas at a mini beach/sandbox in the Channel Gardens of iconic Rockefeller Center. We could have stayed all day.

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Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, the Audubon Sculpture Project

July 20
Broadway Malls, Broadway Malls from Columbus Circle to 157th Street
New York, NY United States
Free

Ten oversized sculptures of New York City birds in danger of extinction roost on the UWS Broadway malls. Brookyln-based artist Nicolas Holiber painted but did not weatherproof reclaimed lumber, allowing for the city’s natural forces to affect it, highlighting the environmental challenges faced by each species.

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Color Factory Circle Game

July 20
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA), 102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York, New York 10023 US
Free

Interact with colorful dots by following painted prompts such as ‘leap up’ and ‘reach for the sun.’ Right outside the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which has a jelly bean dispenser (bring quarters) encouraging more color exploration. Both can be found on the Color Factory’s neighborhood exploration map, availble for free at 251 Spring Street.

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Viewfinding

July 20
Riverside Park, West 67th Street & Riverside Drive Upper West Side
New York, NY 10023 United States
Free

This large-scale public sculpture and queer poetry collaboration built from reclaimed lumber and cast-acrylic panels interacts with the sun setting over the Hudson River. In Riverside Park near 67th Street.

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Dubuffet Sculpture

July 20
Fosun Plaza, 28 Liberty Street Lower Manhattan
New York, New York US
Free

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

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Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

July 20
18th Street & Tenth Avenue, West 18th Street & Tenth Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York US
Free

Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

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Hive

July 20
Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station, Broadway & Lafayette
New York, NY
Free

Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.

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Mural Outside Fluevog

July 20
Fluevog New York, 250 Mulberry Street Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York, New York US
Free

Colorful florals decorate the wall outside a shoe store with fun funky shoes. A poster with a shoe telling us to ‘Choose Love’ might lead to philosophical questions about the emotional ability of footwear.

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WTC Street Murals

July 20
World Trade Center, Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan
New York, New York US
Free

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding the newly-opened 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

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