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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

This week in NYC is all about museum openings, comedy and the Brooklyn Nets!

The Brooklyn Nets home opener at Barclays Center Monday, November 3

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El Greco in New York opens at The Met Tuesday, November 4

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The New York Comedy Festival begins Wednesday, November 5-9

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The Big Apple Film Festival also begins Wednesday, November 5-9

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The Museum of Modern Art opens it’s new exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble Sunday, November 9

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5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

Television, Music, Monsters and Broadway is what NYC’s all about this week:

The New York Television Festival begins Monday, October 20-25

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The CMJ Music Marathon begins Tuesday, October 21-25

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Disgraced on Broadway opens at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway Thursday, October 23

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It’s Halloween at the Brooklyn Kids Museum on Friday, October 24

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Sting’s ‘The Last ship’ opens on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre Sunday, October 26

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44 Reasons to Be Excited About Fall 2014 in NYC

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Fall is the season for beautifully burnt colors, the first chill of the season, football, tailgates, pumpkin spice added to all of our favorite beverages and giant piles of leave that are always more fun to demolish in theory than in practice. In NYC,, the autumn season is really about so much more than that. It’s about festivals of food and film and music and wine. It’s about brand new exhibitions flooding our museums- the greatest in the world. It’s about Broadway shows – 8 of them – opening the curtains for the first time. It’s about the beginning of the holiday season with Christmas Trees and giant turkeys and Rockettes and Nutcrackers. Here are 44 reasons to be excited about Fall 2014 in NYC:

  1. New York Film Festival is back in town (September 26-October 12)
  2. So is the NYC Independent Film Festival (October 15-19)
  3. And don’t forget the Big Apple Film Festival (November 5-9)
  4. There’s even a Horror Film Festival in NYC this Fall (November 13-16)
  5. But it’s not just about movies… The New York Wine and Food Festival comes this Fall (October 16-19)
  6. The Prospect Park Food Truck Rally is live on every first and third Sundays of the month (until October 19)
  7. New York Comic Con hits the Javits Center (October 9-12)
  8. The Global Citizen Festival is a free* concert with Jay Z and Carrie Underwood and more awesome people (September 27)
  9. And the CBGB Festival highlights younger bands with lots of free and cheap shows (October 8-12)
  10. The Village Halloween Parade is one of NYC most extravagant annual events (October 31)

 

There are 6 new exhibitions at MoMa

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  1. Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor (October 4)
  2. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (October 12)
  3. Sturtevant: Double Trouble (November 9)
  4. Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities (November 22)
  5. Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 (December 13)
  6. The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World (December 14)

And 3 new exhibitions at the Guggenheim

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  1. Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s (October 10)
  2. V. Gaitonde: Painting as Progress, Painting as Life (October 24)
  3. Wang Jianwei: Time Temple (October 31)

And 2 new exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum

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  1. Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond (October 3)
  2. Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound (October 24)

And 7 new exhibitions at The Met

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  1. Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age (September 22)
  2. Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered (September 30)
  3. Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry (October 8)
  4. Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire (October 21)
  5. Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague (November 4)
  6. El Greco in New York (November 4)
  7. The Art of Collecting Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 (November 11)

And 8 Broadway Premieres

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  1. On The Town (October 16)
  2. Disgraced (October 23)
  3. The Last Ship (October 26)
  4. The Real Thing (October 30)
  5. The River (November 16)
  6. Side Show (November 17)
  7. A Delicate Balance (November 20)
  8. The Elephant Man (December 7)

Plus, it’s the start of the Holiday Season!

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  1. Thanksgiving means the Macy’s Day Parade (November 27)
  2. And what comes the first Wednesday after the fourth Thursday of November? The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (December 3)
  3. Our annual Holiday Lights Double Decker Bus Tour begins (December 4)
  4. Bryant Park Holiday Shops will be open once again (November)
  5. As will the Central Park Ice Rink, which is just beautiful with the burnt orange of the trees (November)
  6. The Salvation Army posts up all across the city with dances and songs (December)
  7. And the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is back for another year (November 7-December 31)
  8. Last but not least, The Nutcracker takes Lincoln Center by storm (November 28-January 3)

Fall in NYC has so much to offer! What are you most excited for this coming season? Tell us on twitter at @GrayLineNewYork

The Museum Mile Festival Returns June 10

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NYC, home to the world’s greatest collection of art collections, is once again opening its doors for the Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 10. Museums up and down the 5th Avenue stretch lovingly referred to as ‘Museum Mile’ will be open to all visitors for free beginning at 6 p.m. that night.

This year’s participating museums include some of the best like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Bario, the Guggenheim and more! Head out to Museum Mile on 5th Ave between 80th and 105th to take part in this year’s festival!

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

This week in NYC, the NFL Draft, Contemporary Art, and Jazz in Harlem highlight our activities list!

The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater, Sunday May 4-10

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The 21st New York African Film Festival begins, Wednesday, May 7-26

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The NFL Draft comes back to Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, May 8-10

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Bronx Week kicks off, Thursday, May 8-18

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The Frieze Contemporary Art Fair take over Randall’s Island, Friday, May 9-12

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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

This week features a few events in Brooklyn that you need to go to. Here are the 5 events to keep an eye on in NYC:

Jay Z is back in his home for another night on the Magna Carter World Tour at Barclays Center Monday, January 13

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Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin opens at The Met Tuesday, January 14

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Stop by The Word in Brooklyn for a special Comic Book Night Panel with Sean Howe and Tim Leong Wednesday, January 15

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The Under The Radar Festival continues through this Saturday at The Public Theater Through Saturday, January 19

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Join Fran Lebowitz and Martin Scorsase in conversation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Sunday, January 20

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NYC Activities for the Week of December 16

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Here’s what’s happening this week in New York City:

The Magic flute comes to the Met Opera 16

The Devil’s Disciple is this month’s Project Shaw at Symphony Space 16

Colum McCann and Norman Rush host a talk with 92Y 16

A Book party featuring the autobiography of Katz’s Deli is hosted at the Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO 17

In the High Country is premiering in NYC 17

The Jimmy V Classic hits The Garden 17

John Mayer and Phillip Phillips play Barclays Center 17

The New York Pops come to Carnegie Hall 19

The Winter Solstice Celebration begins at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine 19

A Screening and discussion of american hustle with director David O. Russell 19

Beyonce brings the Mrs. Carter Tour to Brooklyn 19

the Dukies and UCLA come to MSG for a college basketball classic 19

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live Holiday Shows begins at Beacon Theatre 20

The Battle for New York’s Ice, the Islanders take on the Rangers at MSG 20

Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational features Michigan, Stanford and more 21