“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Lee Jaffe’s “History Revisited,” the 10th Anniversary of “Salon Art + Design,” New York Festival of Song’s Mainstage Concert “And…We’re Back!” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.”
Manhattan / Wed, Nov 03, 2021 – Sat, Dec 18, 2021
David Zwirner is pleased to present “Tree of Knowledge,” an exhibition of a rare set of Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking 1913–1915 series of works on paper of the same title, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York. This recently discovered group of eight watercolors is among the few works by the artist to exist outside of the holdings of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. This will be a singular …
Manhattan / Thu, Nov 11, 2021 – Mon, Nov 15, 2021
“Salon Art + Design,” produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates, is returning for its 10th Anniversary to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 11-15, 2021. Presenting the world’s best design – vintage, modern and contemporary – enhanced by blue-chip 20th century art, the Salon will feature leading art and design galleries from all over the world, spotlighting the trends of collectible design. The Salon’s inclusivity and willingness to consider both fine …
Manhattan / Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 8:00 pm
New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) presents “And…We’re Back!,” the first of four Mainstage Series performances in its 2021-22 season, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. The program celebrates the return of live music to our city, while reflecting back on some of the songs that gave us strength during the pandemic. The evening’s playlist ranges from Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler to Antônio Jobim and Glen Hansard, …
Manhattan / Wed, Sep 15, 2021 – Sat, Dec 04, 2021
The pandemic altered “our intimacy with the things of the world.” These eighteen months have been simultaneously fearsome, tiring, and reflective: global tragedy compounded preexisting inequity; grief has been tempered with what Pamela M. Lee describes as “an atmosphere of collective depletion.” For many of these last months, most of us were at home, becoming newly intimate with our daily, small surroundings. As we shift into full re-openings and adjust to new waves, our heightened awareness …
Manhattan / Thu, Oct 21, 2021 – Sat, Dec 11, 2021
An exhibition of 6 works from the multi-faceted artist Lee Jaffe is now on display at Nohra Haime Gallery, seen together for the first time since 1984. Born to a Jewish family in the Bronx in 1950, Jaffe has had a career that has touched music, film, sculpture, painting, poetry, photography, performance, and installation. His life’s work has never followed one straight path, but through it all there exists a thread of collaboration and soul. …
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New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”
So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.
How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:
Best new restaurants in NYC
If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.
Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants
“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.”
Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky
Here are 3 more of my faves:
Take in Park Views With Your Kelewele
Teranga / 1280 Fifth Ave.
The trapezoidal windows at Teranga have long afforded patrons panoramic vistas of Central Park North, but the city’s embrace of outdoor dining has made Pierre Thiam’s West African–leaning venue even more appealing than before. Now you can snack on kelewele (spicy roast plantains) right at the edge of the park, overlooking the verdant trees while enjoying a warm summer breeze. On a recent Friday, I sat near a pair of diners, one of them relaxing in a jujitsu T-shirt, as I made quick work of a yassa bowl: tender chicken thighs slathered in saucy golden onions. If indoor dining is still quiet here, you’ll never feel alone in the alfresco area. Folks zoom by on hoverboards and messenger bikes, shaved-ice vendors pour polychromatic syrups into snowy cups, and people flood in and out of the park.—R.P.S.
Eat to the Beat in Hell’s Kitchen
Guantanamera / 939 Eighth Ave.
The conga drums are back. Their steady beats spill out onto Eighth Avenue, where outdoor patrons sip minty mojitos on white tablecloths. Although this Hell’s Kitchen Cuban canteen served porky lechon asado and garlicky cassava throughout the pandemic, what was missing for months was the music — the prickly guitars and folksy Caribbean tunes that have made the restaurant an accessible spot for everyday salsa dancing. Ceiling fans spin overhead near the open-air frontage as waiters ferry crisp Cubano sandwiches and some of the city’s finest vaca frita: shredded skirt steak that’s seared until it achieves the texture of soft jerky. —R.P.S.
Taste the Middle East on the Upper West
Dagon / 2454 Broadway
Airy and sun-drenched, the dining room pulsates with Israeli pop and a steady conversational hum. If you didn’t know better, you would think you’d wandered into some beachside hot spot in Tel Aviv, not a post-pandemic restaurant in the sleepy West 90s. Chef Ari Bokovza’s Levantine-leaning menu looks similar to others across the city. But the familiar mezze and salads take a fun turn with delectable things like shishbarak (Lebanese mushroom-filled dumplings) and kubaneh, the fluffy Yemenite Jewish bread that you pull apart like Parker House rolls. —B.O.
Also see Eater New York’s interactive map that highlights
these 66 restaurants that deserve your attention.