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THIS IS NEW YORK CITY                                                                                                                        

No city in the world can match New York City’s unparalleled energy, or the tremendous pride New Yorkers take in opening their arms to our visitors. There is always something fun, exciting and inviting to do here, no matter what kind of experience you prefer. With Broadway shows, outdoor movies or concerts, tours of museums or historical attractions, cuisine from every world culture, and more, there are endless opportunities in each of the City’s five boroughs—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island—to discover something new.

One World Trade Center.6-25-13. Julienne Schaer .

One World Trade Center.6-25-13. Julienne Schaer .


In 2015, New York City welcomed a record 58.3 million visitors, the City’s sixth consecutive year for record-breaking tourism. Visitation for 2015 comprised an estimated 46 million domestic and 12.3 million international visitors, both all-time highs. This year, New York City is expected to welcome 59.7 million visitors, comprised of approximately 47 million domestic and 12.7 million internationaltravelers. New York City has the most active hotel development pipeline in the country, with approximately 109,000 hotel rooms as of June 2016, and an expected inventory of 135,000 hotel rooms by 2019.


This June, NYC & Company announced the organization’s visual rebrand, including the launch of the newly rebuilt and reimagined NYCgo.com—the trusted, authentic and centralized five-borough tourism resource. New elements of NYC & Company’s brand overhaul include two custom typefaces, more than 250 custom icons and a custom color palette, all inspired by New York City’s vibrancy, energy, diversity and legacy. New capabilities and features on the relaunched website include: mobile-first and responsive design to optimize user experiences across devices; increased video presence with more than 200 videos, high-impact visuals, real-time responsiveness to trending topics; integrated and contextual mapping and a flexible platform to serve multiple audiences; and the ability to surface member, partner and user-generated content (nycgo.com/relaunch).

NYC & Company’s biannual dining and theater promotions make visiting NYC even more affordable. The first and largest dining program of its kind, NYC Restaurant Week offers discounted three-course prix fixe menus at more than 350 restaurants every January-February and July-August. This summer, the program will take place July 25–August 19, with reservations opening on July 11 (nycgo.com/restaurantweek). Launched in 2011, NYC Broadway Week(September 5–18; tickets on sale August 18) and NYC Off-Broadway Week(September 26–October 9; tickets on sale September 12), launched in 2009, are designed to increase ticket sales during typically slower periods of attendance every winter and fall and offer visitors and New Yorkers the opportunity to see some of NYC’s best shows, with 2-for-1 tickets (nycgo.com/broadwayweek andnycgo.com/offbroadwayweek).

Growing the family segment is a key focus for NYC & Company. Since the launch of its Official NYC Family Ambassador program in 2009, family travel to New York City has increased by more than 30 percent. The program was created to help position New York City as a welcoming family-friendly destination, encourage families to visit year-round and invite those who have already visited New York City to return and enjoy all of the new attractions the City has to offer. In April 2016, NYC & Company announced its newest Official NYC Family Ambassadors, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Previous family ambassadors include Dora, Curious George, Where’s Waldo, the Muppets, The Smurfs and Sesame Street (nycgo.com/family).

This spring, NYC & Company’s See It for Yourself campaign can be seen in markets around the world, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and the UK. The new campaign showcases the vibrancy of the City’s iconic landmarks and attractions with its colorful and eye-catching creative (flickr.com).

In 2015 NYC & Company launched a new Free in NYC guide (nycgo.com/free) highlighting the best free activities New York City has to offer, including events, museums, tours, TV tapings, attractions and more.

For a list of annual events taking place in New York City’s five boroughs, visitnycgo.com/annualevents. For a list of things to do around New York City this summer, take a look at our summer guide at nycgo.com/summer.

For general information on New York City, visit nycgo.com and for press information, visit nycgo.com/press. For images, go to nycgo.com/pressphotos.

To follow NYC & Company’s press team on social media, check out @nycgo_presson Twitter and Instagram.


Recently Opened

Completed in May 2016, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, known for its Calatrava-designed Oculus, serves more than 200,000 daily commuters and millions of annual visitors. The WTC Transportation Hub connects visitors to 11 different subway lines, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the World Trade Center Memorial Site, WTC Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4, the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden (panynj.gov).

On October 1, 2015, Staten Island Ferry service was expanded to run every 30 minutes, seven days a week, between St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The free ferry moves 70,000 passengers on weekdays and 22 million people a year, and offers unbeatable views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (siferry.com).

As of September 13, 2015, the MTA’s 7 line subway has arrived at a brand new station, 34 St-Hudson Yards, located at the heart of what will be Manhattan’s newest neighborhood. Housing, restaurants and entertainment options are under construction in this redeveloped area on the Far West Side, and the new station is also adjacent to the end of the recently extended High Line park and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This $2.4 billion transportation project, the City’s first new subway station in 26 years, extends the line by 1.5 miles (mta.info).

With its first bikes in Queens, the popular bike-share program Citi Bike began a two-year expansion in August 2015 starting in Long Island City. By the end of 2016, Citi Bike plans to have 600 docking stations and 10,000 bikes throughout the City, with expansions planned for other Brooklyn neighborhoods, as well as Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Upper West Side. The program will reach 12,000 bikes across New York City by 2017 (citibikenyc.com).


By July 2016, 500 state-of-the-art LinkNYC kiosks will come to New York City’s five boroughs, offering free high-speed Internet, phone calls, and device charging for residents and visitors. The Wi-Fi hotspots, which are replacing old NYC pay phones, will offer touch screen tablets for Internet browsing, directions, phone calls, and more. 7,500 kiosks are expected to be installed by 2024 (link.nyc).

The MTA’s Second Avenue Subway will be New York City’s first major expansion of the subway system in more than 50 years. With the first phase expected to debut on the Upper East Side in December 2016, the Second Avenue Subway will serve approximately 200,000 daily riders, reducing travel time by 10 minutes or more for many riders traveling to and from the Upper East Side. When fully completed, the line will stretch 8.5 miles along Manhattan’s East Side, from Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan to 125th Street in Harlem (mta.info).

In 2017-18, expanded Citywide Ferry Service is expected to launch, with new routes to Astoria, the Rockaways, South Brooklyn, the Lower East Side and Soundview in the Bronx (nycedc.com). Once complete, 21 total landings will be connected.

On July 27, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redesign of LaGuardia Airport, slated to break ground in 2016. The airport will be transformed into a single, structurally unified main terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space and best-in-class passenger amenities. The airport is expected to be completely rebuilt by 2022 (governor.ny.gov).

In January 2016, Governor Cuomo announced plans to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub known as the Empire Station Complex. The Penn Station Redevelopment will widen existing corridors, reconfigure ticketing and waiting areas, simplify navigation and reduce congestion, expand and upgrade retail offerings and passenger amenities, include Wi-Fi, modernized train information displays and streamlined ticketing. The Farley Post Office, which sits across 8th Avenue from Penn Station, will be redeveloped into a state-of-the-art train hall for Amtrak, with services for passengers of the Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit and the new Air Train to LaGuardia Airport. The train hall will be connected to Penn Station via an underground pedestrian concourse, and increase the station’s size by 50 percent (governor.ny.gov).

In October 2014, multiple retail tenants were revealed for spaces in the renovatedGeorge Washington Bridge Bus Station, located between West 178th Street and West 179th Street in Upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Expected to open in December 2016, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in partnership with SJM Partners and Slayton Ventures have announced portions of the terminal will become open to the public in phases, with tenants moving in before 2017. The property’s retail space will expand from 30,000 to 120,000 square feet across three levels, with retailers including Blink Fitness, Buffalo Wild Wings, Café 178th Street, GAP, GWB Juice Bar, Marshall’s, Time Warner, VS Berry Frozen Yogurt, and many other shops, eateries, and services. The terminal currently serves to connect NJ Transit buses and other carriers to the A/1 subways and MTA buses (panynj.gov).


New York City’s five boroughs have no shortage of options for meeting planners, no matter a group’s size or budget. From unique venues and hotels to only-in-NYC group activities, the City is the ideal place to host a meeting. In 2015, the City welcomed 6.1 million meetings and conventions delegates from across the globe.

On October 13, 2015, NYC & Company unveiled the newest iteration of its Make It NYC meetings and conventions marketing campaign at IMEX America 2015. Lead by a new tagline, “Meet Where You Want to Be,” the campaign is accompanied by iconic imagery that showcases the vibrancy and the anticipation of holding meetings in New York City. Make it NYC originally launched in 2013, calling to action the many benefits of hosting a meeting or event in the City’s five boroughs (nycgo.com/makeitnyc).

NYC & Company offers a Delegate Discount Pass to all meeting and convention attendees, exhibitors, meeting planners and event staff, offering savings at a selection of New York City attractions, restaurants, shops and more. Delegates can access the pass by emailing destinationservices@nycgo.com.

In January 2016, Governor Cuomo announced the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, adding more than one million square feet of event space. This includes a 60,000 square foot ballroom, which will be the largest such space in the Northeast. Building on the project is expected to commence this year (governor.ny.gov).


Recently Opened


New York Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall
Starring the Radio City Rockettes, New York Spectacular celebrates New York City in the summertime and features iconic scenery of NYC locations and landmarks like Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Wall Street. The show tells the story of two kids who get separated from their parents while on a vacation in New York, and the City magically comes to life to show them its many splendid wonders and helps to reunite their family in the end. Performances run June 15 through August 7, 2016 (radiocity.com). 

The Met Breuer
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Opened to the public on March 18, 2016, the Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest building, provides additional space dedicated to twentieth and twenty-first century art. The landmark building, designed by Marcel Breuer, expands on the Museum’s modern and contemporary art program, which includes new exhibitions, performances, residencies and educational initiatives (metmuseum.org).

Gracie Mansion Tours
Upper East Side, Manhattan
The official residence of the Mayor of the City of New York, Gracie Mansion reopened to the public on October 25, 2015 with an Open House, and tours which commenced November 10. As part of the 35th anniversary of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, the historic landmark was retrofitted with 49 new pieces focusing on the late Colonial, Revolutionary and Federal Periods as part of the “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York” installation (nyc.gov/gracie).

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
Harlem, Manhattan
Harlem’s first children’s museum, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, opened on October 3, 2015 with state-of-the-art facilities and spaces where children and families can learn through encounters with art and artists (sugarhillmuseum.org).

The Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
Randall Manor, Staten Island
On September 19, 2015, the Staten Island Museum realized a dream 40 years in the making: the expansion to Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a nationally significant historic site that was saved from demolition through the leadership and efforts of museum members in 1965 (statenislandmuseum.org).

The National Lighthouse Museum
St. George, Staten Island
On August 7, 2015, the National Lighthouse Museum officially debuted, a project in the works since 1998. The newly-opened museum, built in the original home of the US Lighthouse Services General Depot, educates visitors about lighthouses and their keepers worldwide in engaging exhibits (lighthousemuseum.org).

The Whitney Museum of American Art
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in the Meatpacking District debuted on May 1, 2015. Designed by Renzo Piano and situated on Gansevoort Street between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new nine-story building greatly increases the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, providing the first comprehensive view of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. Expansive gallery space, indoors and out, is devoted to the Museum’s widely influential special exhibitions, artist projects, film/video and performing arts programs. The new building also provides state-of-the-art facilities for enhanced education programs, as well as a conservation lab and a street-level restaurant and café, both by Danny Meyer (whitney.org).



International Center of Photography Museum
Nolita, Manhattan
On June 23, the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, will open its new museum space at 250 Bowery in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The Museum’s new home will feature a glass-fronted public space, visible and accessible from the street, where visitors can participate in various programs — including lectures, workshops, and discussions — before entering the ticket-required galleries (icp.org).

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Opening June 25, 2016 with an inaugural concert by Ziggy Marley, the 5,000 seat Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk will be host to a full summer series of live music, comedy shows and family entertainment. The stage will serve as an outdoor venue in the summer months, and an indoor entertainment space in the winter (coneyislandlive.com).

Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival
Harlem, Manhattan
The first annual Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, an international exchange celebrating the rich artistic connection between Harlem, New York and Havana, Cuba, will take this summer in New York City. The festival will bring world-renowned Cuban musicians, visual artists, dancers, film, chefs and educators to the U.S. this summer as part of Harlem Week activities August 15-21. In February 2017, an American delegation of artists and cultural leaders (to be announced at a later date) will travel to Havana and take part in a number of curated events (harlemweek.com).

Jazz at Lincoln Center 2016-17 Season
Lincoln Square, Manhattan

Kicking off September 22, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016-17 season will consist of more than 110 concerts in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and a diverse and extensive range of education and community programs for all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 29th season is anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and commemorates more than 100 years of recorded jazz (jazz.org).

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas. Repertoire for the company’s 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. The season will open on September 26 with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (metopera.org/).

New York Comedy Festival
Taking place November 1 – 6, 2016 in partnership with Carolines on Broadway, the New York Comedy Festival will feature 200+ comedians performing in more than 60+ shows throughout the City’s five boroughs. Past performers include Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Louis C.K (nycomedyfestival.com).

Center for the Study of Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Upper West Side, Manhattan
In early 2017, the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will unveil the transformation of its fourth floor Henry Luce III Center to a permanent space devoted to women’s history exhibitions and scholarship – the first of its kind in a U.S. museum. The exhibit’s centerpiece will feature a preeminent collection of Tiffany lamps in a sparkling gallery designed by architect Eva Jiřičná (nyhistory.org).

The Bronx Children’s Museum

Grand Concourse, Bronx
The Museum, which will provide educational programs and exhibits to children and families throughout the Bronx when it opens in 2018, is expected to break ground early this year on a 12,800 square foot space at the historic Bronx Terminal Market Powerhouse at Mill Pond Park. Kids’ Powerhouse Discovery Center will serve nearly 75,000 children each year and will feature age-appropriate permanent and temporary interactive exhibits exploring the richness of the Bronx in the arts, culture, community, natural resources, greening and energy. It will also possess studio space for community gatherings and meetings (bronxchildrensmuseum.org).

Culture Shed
Far West Side, Manhattan
A mixed-use venue located in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, Culture Shed will be an innovative space dedicated to international and local displays of visual art, design, media and performances. The facility, scheduled to open in 2019, is being built in collaboration with Rockwell Group and is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (rockwellgroup.com).


Recently Opened

‘Fragile Beasts’ at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Featuring over 100 ornament prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Cooper Hewitt’s ‘Fragile Beasts’ exhibit showcases how artists turned elements found in nature into incredible works of art and designs, from tapestries and rings to stained glass and locks. The exhibit opened on June 11, 2016 and will be on display through January 16, 2017 (cooperhewitt.org).

‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition, presented in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing and Anna Wintour Costume Center, explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. ‘Manus x Machina’ holds more than 120 ensembles, ranging from an 1880s Worth gown to a 2015 Chanel suit. The exhibit looks into the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand and machine at the onset of industrialization and mass production. The exhibit opened on May 5 and will be on display through August 14, 2016 (metmuseum.org).

‘Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection’ at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Featuring more than 200 hundred works from the early 1900s through today, ‘Human Interestwill offer new perspectives on the art of the human portrait. The exhibition, running April 27 through October 10, will feature 11 themed sections, focusing on unconventional ways of representing individuals in paintings and giving viewers a sense of connection between the past and the present (whitney.org).

‘Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk’ at The Queens Museum
Corona, Queens
The Queens Museum and the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles partnered together to present a two-part exhibition celebrating the lasting influence of punk rock progenitors the Ramones. The exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the release of the Ramones’ 1976 self-titled debut album, in addition to the lasting influence the punk rock group had on their hometown of Queens. The exhibit highlights the group’s musical achievements and explore the influence on the relationship between New York City’s music and visual art scenes in the 1970s and 1980s, and will be on display at the Queens Museum beginning on April 10 before moving to Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2016 (queensmuseum.org).

‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ at American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Opened March 21, this new exhibition highlights the continuities between living dinosaurs—birds—and their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life. The exhibition explores topics ranging from flight to feathers, nests to wishbones, and brains to lungs, and features ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur and a small four-winged dromeosaur (amnh.org).

‘Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible’ at The Met Breuer

Upper East Side, Manhattan
As one of The Met Breuer’s inaugural exhibitions that opened March 18, 2016, ‘Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible’ will consider the impact of significant works of art that were left incomplete by their maker. Pieces by Picasso, Jasper Johns and Luc Tuymans are among the 140 works on display through September 4 (metmuseum.org).

‘The Titanosaur’ at American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan

In January 2016 the American Museum of Natural History unveiled a new must-see exhibit, a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. The dinosaur species, which has not yet been named, is suggested to have been a giant herbivore that belonged to a group known as the titanosaurs. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered (amnh.org).

‘Hotter Than That – 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five’ at the Louis Armstrong House Museum
Corona, Queens
Opened December 23, 2015 and running through October 16, 2016, the Louis Armstrong House Museum presents  recordings, photographs and artifacts dealing with the legacy of the Hot Five, his collaboration with his wife Lil Armstrong, clarinetist Johnny Dodds, trombonist Kid Ory and banjoist Johnny St. Cyr (louisarmstronghouse.org).

‘Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume’ at Discovery Times Square
Times Square, Manhattan
Opened in November 2015, this exhibition features 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films. The exhibition, on display through September 5, reveals the artists’ creative process and uncovers the connection between character and costume that were brought to life in George Lucas’ fantastical world. Costumes include Darth Vader’s menacing black mask, the gilded suit of C-3PO, the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt (discoverytsx.com).


‘Public, Private, Secret’ at International Center of Photography Museum
Nolita, Manhattan 

The premiere exhibition at the new ICP Museum explores the concept of privacy in today’s society and studies how contemporary self-identity is tied to public visibility. The thought-provoking exhibition presents a wide range of historical and contemporary works by artists such as Zach Blas, Martine Syms, Natalie Bookchin, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Andy Warhol. Streams of real-time images and videos from various social media sources sharpen and heighten attention towards the social implications of our image-centric world. The exhibition will be on display from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017 (icp.org).

‘Ghostbusters Experience’ at Madame Tussauds
Midtown Manhattan
Opening July 1, 2016, Madame Tussauds Times Square will bring the spirited world of Ghostbusters to life. Inspired by the 2016 film, the new exhibit will immerse visitors in a multi-layered experience featuring the streets of Times Square, the underground subway tunnels and spooky surprises throughout the exhibit (madametussauds.com).

‘Star Trek Starfleet Academy Experience’ at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Far West Side, Manhattan
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum welcomes this new exhibition to Pier 86 July 9 – October 31. The Museum will be the first venue in the United States to host this first-of-its-kind, immersive “Trek Tech” experience, spanning 10,000 square feet. It will feature interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, table projections, projection mapping and holograms (intrepidmuseum.org).

‘Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History’ at the Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
From July 15 through January 8, 2017, the Brooklyn Museum will exhibit memorable moments in sports history through the lens of sport photographers. Curated by distinguished photographic historian Gail Buckland, the exhibit will feature more than 200 photographs from 1843 to the present of captured moments from the Olympic games, fans, professional players off the field and more (brooklynmuseum.org).

‘The Battle of Brooklyn and the Fall of New York’ at the New-York Historical Society
Upper West Side, Manhattan
On September 23, the New-York Historical Society will open a brand-new exhibit that tells the story of the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place in Brooklyn’s Gowanus and Red Hook neighborhoods on August 27, 1776. The exhibit, running through January 8, 2017, features over 90 objects and documents from the battle, including Hugh Gaine’s printing of the Declaration of Independence and a rare uniform from the Continental Army (nyhistory.org).

‘New York at its Core’ at Museum of the City of New York
Upper East Side, Manhattan
On November 18, 2016, the Museum of the City of New York will launch its landmark permanent exhibition ‘New York at Its Core,’ the first-ever museum presentation of New York City’s four-century story of growth and transformation. Featuring the diverse faces of New York and utilizing one-of-a-kind artifacts, historic photographs, archival film, and interactive digital experiences, the exhibition will occupy three galleries on Museum’s first floor, culminating with the Future of the City Lab (mcny.org).

‘Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction’ at Museum of Modern Art
Midtown Manhattan
The Museum of Modern Art’s first-ever monographic exhibition of French artist Francis Picabia will bring together some 200 works in multiple mediums to explore the artist’s critical place in the history of 20th-century art. The exhibit will be on display from November 20, 2016 through March 19, 2017 (moma.org).

‘Jim Henson: The Exhibition’ at Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria, Queens
A new Jim Henson gallery is expected to debut at the Museum of the Moving Image in 2016, complete with a donation of nearly 400 puppets, props and costumes by Henson’s family and The Jim Henson Company. Best known for his Sesame Streetand Muppets characters, his legacy will live on in the 2,200-square-foot Henson Gallery, which will also showcase Henson’s sketches, storyboards, scripts and video clips (movingimage.us).

‘CHIHULY Experience’ at The New York Botanical Garden
Fordham, Bronx
In spring 2017, The New York Botanical Garden will welcome back world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly’s works of art for the first time in more than ten years. As part of the ‘CHIHULYexperience, the new exhibition will display monumental installations of Chihuly’s works spread throughout the gardens, which will be dramatically illuminated at night in a celebration of color, form and light (nybg.org).

‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive’ at The Museum of Modern Art
Midtown Manhattan
From June 12 through October 1, 2017, the Museum of Modern Art will mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life with a major exhibition featuring approximately 450 works from his lifetime. As one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, the exhibit will display a cluster of objects from tableware and textiles to television broadcasts and models from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive. The exhibit will introduce visitors to new angles of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work that are rare to the general public (moma.org).

‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’ at New York Aquarium
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium will open an exhibition entitled ‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’ The 57,000-square-foot building will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, including sharks, skates and rays. An historic groundbreaking event earlier this year marked the beginning of the rebuilding and transformation of the New York Aquarium, post-Hurricane Sandy (nyaquarium.com).


Recently Opened Upcoming
Broadway (April 16, 2016)
Cirque du Soleil
Broadway (July 14, 2016)
First-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical
Broadway (March 25, 2016)
Starring Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller
The Front Page
Broadway (September 20, 2016)
Starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman & more
Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Broadway (March 15, 2016)
Starring Audra McDonald
Broadway (September 29, 2016)
Starring Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle & Stephanie J. Block
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Off-Broadway (March 7, 2016)
Rotating cast includes Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, etc.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway (October 1, 2016)
Starring Josh Groban
Fiddler on the Roof
Broadway (November 20, 2015)
Starring Danny Burstein
The Glass Menagerie
Broadway (March 23, 2017)
Starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello
The Color Purple
Broadway (November 9, 2015)

The Little Foxes
Broadway (March 29, 2017)
Starring Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney
School of Rock
Broadway (November 9, 2015)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Off-Broadway (July 5, 2016)
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
On Your Feet!
Broadway (October 5, 2015)
Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
All the Ways to Say I Love You
Off-Broadway (September 6, 2016)
Starring Judith Light


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