Friday, May 18: Free Museums, Yo-Yo Ma, Mr. Coney Is. + 63 More

Today’s Events

2018 Art Museum Day with Free/Discounted Admission & Special Programs

2018 St. George Ukrainian Festival (Through Sunday, May 20)

Aurora Borealis-Inspired Urban Light Display Experienced Around Manhattan (Through Thursday, May 31)

Free Performances During 2018 NY Guitar Festival (Through Sunday, May 20)

Yo-Yo Ma & Maria Popova of BrainPickings
National Sawdust, Brooklyn

Women's Skateboarding Party + Art & Live Music by The Kills
House of Vans, Brooklyn

2018 Mr. Coney Island Pageant
Coney Island USA, Brooklyn

'Ghost in the Shell' with Talk by Artist Chitra Ganesh
Rubin Museum of Art, Manhattan

French Horn Rebellion & Friends
Mercury Lounge, Manhattan

TimesTalks: Architect David Rockwell & Isabel Toledo (Designer of Michelle Obama's Inauguration Dress)

TimesTalk: Architect David Adjaye & Thelma Golden, Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Free Stargazing at Lincoln Center (Fridays Through September 28)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Educational Wine Tasting + Bites

Free NYC Party Cruises (Through Friday, June 1)

Free Fencing Classes in Bryant Park (Fridays Through June 15)
Bryant Park, Manhattan

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Ending Today

2018 Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center Open Studios (Through Friday, May 18)
The Clemente, Manhattan

2018 Brooklyn Half Pre-Party with Food Trucks, Bands & More (Through Friday, May 18)
Pier 2, Brooklyn

Ongoing

See more ongoing & upcoming NYC events

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tours (Through Wednesday, May 30)

31-Foot Chihuly 'Rose Crystal Tower' Rises in Union Square (Through October 2018)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

'Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics' (Through Sunday, August 5)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tours (Through Sunday, December 30)

'Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York' (Through Sunday, September 23)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Free Admission to Museum of the City of New York (Through Saturday, June 30)

'King in New York' Explores Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Connection to NYC (Through Sunday, June 24)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

'You Say You Want a Revolution': Counterculture in the '60s (Through Saturday, September 1)
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Manhattan

Boozy History of Brunch + 3 Drinks (Through Sunday, May 19)

2018 New Museum Triennial (Through Sunday, May 27)
New Museum, Manhattan

'David Bowie is': An Immersive Look at the Artist's Evolution Through the Decades (Through Sunday, July 15)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

See the Iconic Painting of a Pitchfork-Wielding Farmer & Other Works of Grant Wood (Through Sunday, June 10)
Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan

'Shared Sacred Sites' Traces the Shared Histories of Christianity, Islam & Judaism (Through Saturday, June 30)
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Manhattan

2018 Morbid Anatomy Residency at Green-Wood (Through Sunday, June 24)
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Insta-Worthy Egg-Themed Pop-Up Installation with Themed Rooms (Through Monday, May 21)

Kinetic Wheat Field Installation Waves as You Move (Through Friday, June 1)

Site-Specific Kiki Smith Exhibit at Eldridge (Through Wednesday, October 10)
Museum at Eldridge Street, Manhattan

'Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985' (Through Sunday, July 22)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

'The Golden Girls Live' Parody (Through Sunday, June 3)

1/2 Price Central Park Bike Tours (Through December 2018)

Haunting Huma Bhabha Installation on the Rooftop of the Met (Through Sunday, October 28)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

High Line Art Installation Examines Art & Public Space (Through March 2019)
The High Line, Manhattan

Save $5.75 on Movie Tickets

LEGO Sculptures & Mosaics (Through Saturday, August 4)
Scandinavia House, Manhattan

Discounted Mets Baseball Tickets (Through Wednesday, June 6)

Governors Island is Open for Summer 2018
Governors Island, Governors Island

'A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967-1980' (Through Sunday, May 20)
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

2018 Spring Broadway Bites Food Stalls (Through Friday, June 15)
Greeley Square Park, Manhattan

Meryl Meister's LES '70s & '80s Photos (Through Sunday, June 3)

2018 Mad. Sq. Eats Food Pop-Up (Through Friday, June 1)
23rd St. & Broadway, Manhattan

'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' (Through Monday, October 8)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

2018 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival (Through Sunday, June 3)

'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color' (Through Sunday, January 13)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Manhattan

2018 NYC Wildflower Week with Special Tours & Talks (Through Sunday, May 20)

2018 NYCxDESIGN (Through Wednesday, May 23)

Wes Anderson Retrospective (Through Sunday, May 27)
Syndicated, Brooklyn

2018 Edgar Allen Poe Festival (Through Saturday, May 25)

2018 New York African Film Festival (Through Sunday, June 10)

2018 Sight Unseen OFFSITE Contemporary Design Fair (Through Sunday, May 20)

2018 WantedDesign Brooklyn (Through Monday, May 21)

Free Live Glassblowing Demos on Corning Museum of Glass's GlassBarge (Through Monday, May 28)
Pier 6, Brooklyn

Pizzafest 2018—Bands, Weird Art & PIZZA! (Through Saturday, May 19)

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