Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC April 29 - May 6

It's an exciting week of NYC culture — from open studios in Greenpoint to new immersive Alice in Wonderland and circus to public art in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We've picked the events that we're craving the most in the week ahead. What are YOU craving? 

Starting Friday, April 29, see the newest Open Plan installation at the Whitney. It features work by Steve McQueen, a visual artist who is responsible for films including Shame and 12 Years a Slave. This installation will delve into the FBI file on legendary African-American performer Paul Robeson.

Nari Ward — a New York-based artist who uses found objects to explore emotions, consumer culture, poverty, and race — has created the newest High Line Art installation. Smart Tree is a re-imagination of an abandoned car that was overtaken by nature in his father’s back yard. Find it on the High Line near W. 23rd Street.

The 2016 Look + Listen Festival begins Friday, April 29. It’s an annual fest that presents contemporary music in contemporary art spaces. Expect performances by Phyllis Chen, Driving Force Trio, Rebekah Heller, Hollerbrag, JACK Quartet, and more at BRIC House.

Explore contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa at the Guggenheim starting Friday at But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise. It includes newly acquired work in the museum’s permanent collection — including photos, sculptures, videos, and works on paper.

In Disguise: Masks and Global African Art at the Brooklyn Museum starting Friday, artists play with the idea of masks transforming people and revealing hidden realities.


Discovering NYC Culture Secrets with Lauren Fitzgerald

Lauren Fitzgerald, the director of marketing and communications at The New Victory Theater, has consulted with the team at Culture Craver to create our new Culture Craver Kids app, which we're releasing today. The New Victory, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary season, brings kids to the arts and the arts to kids. It presents theater, dance, circus, opera, and music from around the world.

Editors' Picks for Culture Craver Kids: Opening in NYC April 22 - 29

It's an exciting week of culture for NYC kids, and we have put together a list of our favorites happening this week. Happy craving, Culture Craver Kids! 

The 6th Annual Big Green Theater Festival is this weekend at the Bushwick Starr. Elementary school playwrights wrote the shows, which will be performed by professional actors, starting Friday and running through Sunday.

See art created by NYC public school children at the Guggenheim in this year’s A Year with Children exhibition. It begins on Friday, April 22 and runs through mid-July.

Friday is Earth Day. Get inspiration about how to celebrate from our list of events honoring the Planet Friday and through the weekend.

From Saturday, April 23 through the 28th, visit the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens for daily screenings of The Peanuts Movie in 3-D. Each day the screening is followed by Mixed-Up Comics workshops at 2:30 PM (good for kids aged 5 – 10).

Saturday is the DUMBO Family Festival. Kids can scale the new DUMBO Boulders, learn about the environment, dance, and paint.


Editors' Picks: Opening in NYC April 22 - 29

It's an exciting week of culture in New York City — from events honoring Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death to a "Streetcar" revival at St. Ann's Warehouse to the amazing Michelle Dorrance at the Joyce. These are our editors' favorite openings. CRAVE what excites you and rate events once you've seen them. 

Friday is Earth Day. Get inspiration about how to celebrate from our list of events honoring the Planet Friday and through the weekend.

This weekend will be 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, and it also marks his 452nd birthday (he is said to have had the same first and last day). Join in a birthday and jazz funeral march at Bryant Park on Friday. On Friday, there’s also a Sonnet Slam in Shakespeare’s honor in Central Park. Here’s our list of ways to celebrate the Bard.  

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Elvis & Nixon (with Michael Shanon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon), A Hologram for the King (Tom Hanks is in Saudi Arabia trying to close a business deal), The Meddler (Susan Sarandon follows her daughter to LA to find a new life), and Tale of Tales (a fairytale inspired story starring Salma Hayek).

The Boss is coming to Brooklyn. See Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Barclays Center on Saturday, April 23 and Monday, April 25.


Earth Culture to Celebrate the Planet

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, when we celebrate the environment and Planet Earth. There are some great opportunities for New Yorkers to celebrate the Earth — from a scavenger hunt at the Museum of the City of New York to Arbor Fest at the Queens Botanical Garden. 


Meredith's 5 Top NYC Gallery Exhibitions Right Now

Craving art? There's a lot to see at the moment in NYC, and Meredith Rosen, the art dynamo behind Sargent's Daughters, has recommended five must-see gallery exhibitions right now to help you find more you'll love.


How to DISappear in America: The Musical at Reena Spaulings Fine Art through April 17

Tim Hawkinson: Counterclockwise at Pace Gallery on W. 24th Street through April 23