Circuit Building and Bending Workshop & BBQ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn) Noon-5pm Free admission, $5-10 suggested for materials Learn how to build and bend your own instruments! Materials will be available and bring some food to GRILLLLLL. Alex will demonstrate how to build a 40106 oscillator – an extremely simple circuit design that [...]
Museums around the city are offering free or discounted admission today for Art Museum Day: Asia Society Museum, New York Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 2-for-1 admission Grey Art Gallery, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more in Metropolitan Museum shops. Coupons are available at the [...]
Aeolian Ride, is an international art event where the public becomes inflated sculpture on bicycles, transforming the landscape of each city. The effect is a sort of joy loop: those riding feel the elation of being a child at play, dazzling bystanders who become giddy, returning joy to the riders. Come join the fun! The [...]
16th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd St., Manhattan) Saturday: noon-midnight Sunday: noon-8pm $20 in advance Features tattoo artists from around the world as well as piercing professionals, cool merchandise vendors, live stage entertainment, and tattoo contests all at the Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City. Don’t [...]
MODAVANTI Launch Party Textile Arts Center (26 W. 8th St., Manhattan) 6-8:30pm Free with RSVP Join us to celebrate the launch of Modavanti.com! Come for a night of drinks (sustainable alcohol of course), musical mixing from Songza, and the opportunity to meet our designers and charitable partners, alongside leaders in the sustainable fashion movement as [...]
Beach Party with Martin Parr Aperture Gallery and Bookstore (547 West 27th St., Manhattan) 9am-6pm Free perture presents an all-day portrait shoot and beach party with the one and only Martin Parr, in conjunction with the release of the beach-bag-size edition of his monograph Life’s a Beach and the related exhibition at Aperture Gallery. This [...]
All the Buildings in New York Brooklyn Art Library (103A N. 3rd. St., Manhattan) 1-3pm Free An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator originally from Australia currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Bringing together a diverse palette of live music, globally sourced DJs, dancers, performers, art and workshops, our second annual Bohemian Festival will be both a culturally rich and insanely festive camp-out and non-stop party on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens. The festival will feature the renowned ensemble Yuri Yunakov & [...]
Market Hotel Tag Sale Market Hotel (957 Broadway, Brooklyn) Noon-8pm Free admission :: all proceeds to benefit the Market Hotel Project :: … special guests tba … :::: NARWHALZ OF SOUND :::::: Cammisa Buerhaus :: dj Mr Ad Hoc Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Manufacture NY Factory Bash Industry City (237 37th St., Brooklyn) 8pm-midnight $20 in advance Join Manufacture NY as it toasts it’s new factory space in style – with top-secret bands, free ice-cold PBRs (while they last), cash bar featuring local cocktails and a FREE photobooth. Hosted in their brand new, raw factory space at Industry [...]
Hell’s Kitchen Artist Studios Tour (HK:ArtiST) is a weekend long opportunity to visit local artists in their studios, to view works-in-progress as well as completed work, and to talk to artists about their creative process and the agony and ecstasy of the creative life in New York. On view will be the latest creations of [...]
The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead: An Illustrated Lecture with Chiara Ambrosio Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn) 8pm $8 Naples is a unique city in which the sacred and the profane, Catholicism and paganism, beauty and decay blend and contrast in intriguing ways. No practice illustrates this tangle of ideas better than what is known [...]
Be Sweet New York City Chelsea Market Passage on The High Line, W. 16th St., Manhattan 10am-8pm Free
Drink + Draw + Draw LaunchPad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) 8pm $5 suggested You are cordially invited to a model drawing session at Launchpad at 8:00 pm on May 17th. There will be beverages on hand. The recommended donation shall be $5, but any extra support of the space is appreciated. The session will run [...]
video_dumbo Eyebeam (540 W. 21st St., Manhattan) $5/screenings, $10 day pass, $20 festival pass in advance Eyebeam is pleased to present video_dumbo’s eighth annual festival and exhibition of contemporary moving image artwork, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy. On view from May 16 – 25, video_dumbo will include fourteen video screening programs, alongside eight [...]
Instant Photography Blue Hour Lomography Gallery Store New York (41 W. 8th St., Manhattan) 6pm Free We are celebrating the awesomeness of instant film! Come by the Lomography Gallery Store NYC and check out our instant photo booth and grab a drink with all your best analog friends. We all love the instant gratification of [...]
Concurrent Urbanities Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium at The New School (66 Fifth Ave., Manhattan) 8pm Free Concurrent Urbanities brings together designers, artists, architects, urbanists, planners, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, civic and community activists, with government representatives and the private sector, in order to explore new roles that artists and designers play in encouraging processes [...]
Stop by participating comic book stores in NYC for a totally free comic book. Click here for more information & a list of participating locations. Click here for more New York City freebies.
IDEAS City 2013 StreetFest Around the Bowery & in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan 11am-6pm Free IDEAS CITY explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and play. Founded by the New Museum [...]
IDEAS CITY 2013 NightFest Mulberry St. & Prince St., Manhattan 8-11pm Free After dark, Mulberry Street comes alive with interactive art projects, performances, reflective games, spoken word, street skating, and immersive video projections. Bring your family! City Lore, Bowery Arts + Science, and Urban Word NYC present Words on Walls Young poets from Urban Word [...]
Spring Handmade Cavalcade 2013 The Space at 50 N. 3rd, Brooklyn 10am-5pm Free admission The Handmade Cavalcade is a biannual Craft Fair In NYC, put together by the dedication and DIY drive of Etsy New York- local New York metro area Etsy Sellers. Come out and shop the unique handmade gifts of your local Etsy [...]
Pearl St. Plaza & Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn 11am-6pm Free admission Hourly DIY workshops! 12:00-1:00 Kid-Friendly Shoemaking with Simple Shoemaking ($5) 1:00-2:00 Zodiac Embroidery with Miniature Rhino ($12) 2:00-3:00 Charm Necklace Making with Brooklyn Charm ($10) 3:00-4:00 Terrarium Building with Twig Terrariums ($16.50) 4:00-5:00 Funky Lap Loom Weaving with Textile Arts Center (FREE) 5:00-6:00 I
TOAST is an artist run, non-profit corporation whose purpose is to support and promote the working artists of TriBeCa. TOAST accomplishes these goals by hosting innovative events designed to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about art, by allowing the public access into the environment in which art is created, and by providing artists [...]
DIY Painted Leggings Etsy Labs (55 Washington St., Ste. 712, Brooklyn) 5-6:30pm or 6:30-8pm Free, RSVP required Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to shed your layers and show some leg — or at least some ankle. Etsy Seller Maresa Ponitch of Dusty Rose Vintage has gathered a stash of colorful, cotton, and [...]