Kusama: Cosmic Nature at NYBG (RESCHEDULED: Spring–Fall 2021)

Kusama: Cosmic Nature at NYBG is an exclusive, garden-wide, immersive exhibition. It will include ground-breaking debuts of never-before-seen Yayoi Kusama works and will explore the artist’s lifelong engagement with nature.

Kusama: Cosmic Nature will span the Garden’s 250 acres and include several historic buildings, such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. The sheer breadth of the exhibition simply cannot be understated.

There’s a lot to experience at Kusama: Cosmic Nature. Both new and established works reflect the relationship between the artist’s unique visual aesthetic and lifelong fascination with the natural world. You will find signature mirrored environments and organic forms, colossal polka-dotted floral sculptures, paintings, and the artist’s first-ever participatory greenhouse installation.

This incredible exhibition at New York Botanical Garen runs during Garden hours from May 9th through November 1st. Tickets go on sale January 29th. To guarantee access to installations in the Mertz Library Building, visitors must queue at least two hours before Garden closing.

You can find additional information about the exhibit here.

For a preview of what’s in store at a Yayoi Kusama exhibition, check out our post from Kusama’s Festival of Life exhibition here. It’ll give you just a taste of what’s in store at this new and exciting exhibition.

-L. & J.

 

 

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection (CANCELED)

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square NYC (CANCELED)

Macy’s Flower Show transforms store counter-tops and windows, as well as architecture designed specifically for the event, such as bridges, columns and topiaries, by staging new and dramatic themes each year. Previous shows included inspirations such as outer-space (2019), fairy tales (2018), carnival (2017), and many more. The theme this year is “Voyage to Oceanum: A Sea of Inspiration”. Embark on an under-the-ocean odyssey filled with the vibrant vibrant colors of deep-sea floral displays, lush flora and beautiful blooms.

Macy’s Flow Show is free and open to the public during store hours. Participating flagship locations include Herald Square (New York City), State Street (Chicago), and Union Square (San Francisco). Take in the incredible design elements while you enjoy special in-store events such as floral workshops, cooking demonstrations, fashion demonstrations and musical performances.

Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square NYC is an annual thematic exhibition displaying live flowers, plants and trees from around the world.  It draws floral aficionados from around the country and across the globe. For 70 years, it has marked the transition from winter to spring.

You can find more information here.

For a sneak-peak of what’s in store, you can read our coverage of the 2017 show here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden (CANCELED)

This year’s Orchid Show at at New York Botanical Garden features the exhibit Kaleidoscope by designer, Jeff Leatham. Leatham is the famed director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the stars. For the annual show, he transforms NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a multi-gallery tour de force with his bold and colorful visual aesthetic.

Using thousands of orchids in a multitude of colors, as well as bold, dramatic lighting, overhead arches, vines, mirrored sculptures and other embellishments will morph into a kaleidoscopic array unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

In addition, the show offers Orchid Evenings, an evening-only program available on select nights from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Don’t miss performances, cocktails and other local flavors from the Bronx Night Market.

You can find more information about the show here. Please note: the $23 price we have noted reflects the highest single adult pricing. Follow the link for additional pricing information.

You can find more information about Orchid Evenings, including pricing and scheduling, here.

Finally, if you’re interested in a sneak peak of what to expect from the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, check out our post from a previous exhibition here.

-L. & J.

 

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown

Chinese New Year (AKA Lunar New Year) celebrations occur at various locations throughout the five boroughs. But easily the most festive Chinese New Year parade in New York City can be found in Chinatown. This year’s parade occurs on Sunday, February 9th and is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Dress in your most auspicious reds and make your way out to Mott Street and Canal Street in Lower Manhattan to get in on all the festivities. There will be impressive floats, marching bands, lion dance troupes, dancers and, of course, those colorful confetti sticks popping off along the parade route. The conclusion is at Eldridge street and Forsyth street, next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Just make sure to get to the Chinese New Year Parade early for the best vantage, because it can get mighty crowded.

Additionally, Chinatown is a fantastic place to plan an excellent post-parade dinner. Whether you’re looking for Cantonese fare, dim sum, soup dumplings or hand-pulled noodles, you’ll find them in this vibrant NYC neighborhood.

You can find more information on the parade, including the complete route, and other Chinatown celebrations here.

To get a preview of the event, check out our coverage of 2018’s Year of the Dragon here.

Image of a lion dancer's dragon head at the Year of th Dragon Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown, New York City via Mad Hatters NYC

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

During this once-a-month event, take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. In addition, listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s extensive collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, as well as incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is considered one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

During this once-a-month event, take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. In addition, listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s extensive collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, as well as incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is considered one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

During this once-a-month event, take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. In addition, listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s extensive collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, as well as incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is considered one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.