June 22, 2017

Korea GAYOJE: Year of the Ox / SsingSsing / Coreyah

What: Korea GAYOJE (‘music festival’) blending traditional Korean sounds with glam rock, contemporary world music & hip-hop. Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY)

Inaugurated in 1979, the Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY) is a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea. Under the authority of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, KCCNY works to promote cultural arts exchange and stimulate interest in Korean culture through diverse activities including gallery exhibitions, performing arts concerts, film festivals, and educational workshops
When: June 26, 5pm-10pm
Where: SummerStage, Central Park: Rumsey Playfield, New York, NY
Cost: FREE

June 21, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

What: Rising star singers, soprano So Young Park, tenor Petr Nekoranec, and baritone Hyung Yun perform favorite arias & duets in a program presented by the Met Opera with pianist Dan Saunders. Website
When: June 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Jackie Robinson Park: West 150th Street and Edgecombe Avenue, New York
Cost: FREE

June 20, 2017

The Art Cart in Bryant Park

What: Get inspired by the urban life, flowers, and monuments of Bryant Park, then express it with our free drawing and craft supplies. Speak with the Art Cart Host to receive materials and basic instruction.

Materials are always changing, but professional-quality drawing pencils, brush pens, charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, and sketch boards are generally available. The Art Cart also provides craft supplies geared toward kids, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, ribbon, glue, construction paper, and stencils.

When: April - October, 11:00am–8:00pm, weather permitting
Where: ​Find the Art Cart on the Fifth Avenue Terrace in front of the New York Public Library.
Cost: FREE

The Game Cart in Bryant Park

Photo Credit @nikki_t_38
What: Over 50 tabletop games are available daily to entertain you as you pass time in the park. A Games Host can help you get started, explain rules, and help set up equipment.
Games hosts a variety of fun socials and tournaments throughout the season. Equipment is provided along with basic instruction.
When: April - October, 11am-8pm, daily, weather permitting
Where: 40th Street Plaza, South side of the park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

A Limited-Time Exhibit of Michelangelo's Most Iconic Art

What: Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel recreates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective.

With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. 

The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibit. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

June 23 – July 23, 2017
Where: The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center
Cost: Starts at $15. Buy Here

Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza is now Open!

What: GrowNYC returns to the World Trade Center with Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza. Every Tuesday from June to November, get your fresh fruits & veggies under the Oculus wing.
When: Jun 20 – Nov 21, 2017, every Tuesday!
Where: Westfield: 185 Greenwich St, NYC

June 12, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks – Cunningham Park

Program to include:
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Alan Gilbert - Conductor
When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 @8pm
Where: Cunningham Park, Queens. Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field.
Cost: FREE

June 7, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks – Van Cortlandt Park

What: Program to include:
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Alan Gilbert - Conductor
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @8pm
Where: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx. Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fields.
Cost: FREE