Written by Shaye Weaver — TONY
If you’re looking for the best things to do in NYC this week, or even for today, there are tons of fun options. Check out this year’s colorful Orchid Show at NYBG, catch the Shorts Festival at Nitehawk and the annual Outsider Art Fair! For more ideas, scroll down to see this week’s best things to do in NYC.
Make sure to check respective venues before you head out to make sure they’re open.“
Here are 3 of my faves:
Until Dec 29, 2022
Once a week, after closing time, 10 people convene at the city’s oldest magic shop, Tannen’s, for a cozy evening of prestidigitation by the young and engaging Noah Levine. The shelves are crammed with quirky devices; there’s a file cabinet behind the counter, a mock elephant in the corner and bins of individual trick instructions in plastic covers, like comic books or sheet music. The charm of Levine’s show is in how well it fits the environment of this magic-geek chamber of secrets. As he maneuvers cards, eggs, cups and balls with aplomb, he talks shop, larding his patter with tributes to routines like the Stencel Aces and the Vernon Boat Trick—heirlooms of his trade that he gently polishes and displays for our amazement.
- Until Aug 28, 2022
If you loved the music and cool jazz scene in Disney and Pixar’s movie Soul, you’ll want to make a beeline to The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, which has been transformed into the film’s Half Note jazz club. Showcasing incredible artifacts from major players in Harlem’s jazz scene, including Duke Ellington’s white grand piano, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis’ tenor saxophone, a player piano and a working 78rpm Victrola, “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” highlights the many different cultures and creators who influenced this genre
New Yorkers are currently rushing to The Shed to walk through a giant, tent-like space that’s actually a grounded balloon made up of colorful, recycled plastic grocery bags. The installation, dubbed “Museo Aero Solar,” is part of Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno’s large-scale exhibit “Particular Matter(s),” and it’s totally worth traveling to the West side of town for. The piece is meant to call out to humans’ impact on the environment. It is, in fact, a project by Saraceno’s own Aerocene Foundation, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the development of fuel-free flying. Just as the rest of the exhibit, “Museo Aero Solar” is a visually striking installation that—of course—makes for great Instagram fodder (although social media certainly doesn’t do the piece justice). You’ve got until April 17 to go see it with your own eyes.
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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.
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by Ethan Wolff — CityGuideNY
(3/7-3/13) “Looking for what to do in NYC this week and weekend? The city continues to bounce back. As Covid rates drop, mask requirements and proof of vaccines are going. Expect a revitalized city this week and this weekend, with new restaurants, festivals, pop ups, and all kind of other things to do in NYC this week.’