Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC Nov. 4 - 11

It's hard to think abou culture right now — just days away from Election 2016 — but there are many exciting things to see and do in NYC this week, from Plexus to Paper Dreams. We've picked our favorite openings of the week ahead to help you get started. Crave what excites you and rate events once you've been. 

If you have tiny dance fanatics, consider Chotto Desh, a cross-cultural dance experience, at the New Victory. It starts on Friday, Nov. 4 and runs through the 13th for kids aged 7 and up.


Editors Picks: Opening in NYC Oct 28-Nov 4

Jenufa, Leos Janacek's opera of sin and hypocrisy in a rural village, begins at the Metropolitan Opera begins on Friday, Oct. 28.

Artist Marina Abramovic and singer-songwriter (and lead singer of Blondie) Debbie Harry are chatting with each other at the New York Public Library on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 PM.


Editor's Picks: Opening in NYC Oct 21-28

This Saturday, Oct. 22, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is celebrating Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday when families honor and revere their ancestors. Starting at 10 AM, there will be  live music, a chance to explore art and make decorations, and other family-focused fun.


Editors' Picks for Culture Craver Kids: Aug. 5 - 12

We've picked out our favorite NYC culture openings this weekend and in the week ahead to help you and your Culture Craver Kids plan your culture. We recommend a walk down Park Avenue Saturday in honor of SummerStreets and some new kid-friendly theater. What are YOU craving? 

Craving summer games? The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has an exciting lineup from Friday through Sunday to get kids pumped for the Olympics. On Friday, kids five and younger can create their own Olympic Torches. Older kids can design their own medals with clay and paint. Saturday, there’s an Olympic Fitness class at 2 PM and on Sunday, kids aged 6 and up can learn about the Brazilian Martial Art of Capoeira.

Culture Craver Kids who are theater buffs might enjoy Camp Rolling Hills, one of the musicals in the New York Musical Festival. It’s about 12 tweens at sleep away camp.

From Friday through Sunday, see The Nose, a new family musical based on Nikolai Gogol’s famous story. It’s best for kids aged 6 and up.


Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC Aug. 5 - 12

From SummerStreets to outdoor concerts to PotterCon to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Fest in Queens, it's an exciting week of arts and culture in NYC. We picked the openings this weekend and in the week ahead that we're craving. We hope this helps you to plan your culturegoing. CRAVE what excites you; RATE events once you've seen them. 

The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired the Black Lives Matter Art Show, curated by Carla Cubit of Occupy Art and beginning on Aug. 5, 2016. It includes mixed media assemblage pieces, plus photos and posters.

M. Ward, a folk and blues-inspired singer/songwriter who is a member of pop duo She & Him with Zooey Deschanel, is performing with Margaret Glaspy at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Friday, Aug. 5.

Starting at 7 AM on Saturday, Aug. 6, take to the streets for Summer Streets 2016. Nearly seven miles of sttreets — from the Brooklyn Bridge, up Park Avenue, through the Park Avenue Tunnel, up to 72nd Street — is open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Expect a lineup of fun, free activities, including concerts, crafts, exercise classes, jugglers and a zip line at 53rd Street. Summer Streets continues on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.


Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC July 29 - Aug. 5

From a "corpse flower" blooming in the Bronx to animations at BAM to a poetry festival on Governors Island, it's an exciting weekend for Culture Cravers in the best city in the world. We've picked our favorite openings this weekend and the week ahead — to help you plan your culture going. Get out and have fun! 

The “Corpse Flower” bloomed on Thursday afternoon at the New York Botanical Garden. This type of flower last bloomed at the Botanical Garden in 1939, and reportedly smells like a dead animal. It is predicted it will stay stinky for 24 to 36 hours, so if you want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime stink, head to the Garden a.s.a.p.

On Friday, July 29, a grown up audience can sample the best of contemporary shadow puppetry at Flushing Town Hall’s first ever Shadow Puppet Slam.

On Friday at 7:30, experience the future of African pop at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Hear Brooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas and Nigerian artist-producer Davido.

This weekend, from July 29 – 31, is the Animation Block Party at BAM, where Culture Craver Kids and their grown ups can see international films, award winners, and experimental shorts. We’re excited about the lineup of the year’s best family-friendly animated shorts fresh from the festivals.