June NYC Events (06/19/22)

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Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top 5 Picks: June 17 – 23

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series,” “Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love,” “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books 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.”

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan / Fri, Apr 01, 2022 – Sun, Jul 24, 2022

The New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum, presents an exhibition that explores the civil rights movement through one of the most emotionally compelling forms of visual expression—the children’s picture book. “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books,” on view April 1 – July 24, 2022, highlights some of the most consequential moments in American history that continue to impact the nation today. Through illustrations and objects, the exhibition traces …

Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love

Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love

92nd Street Y

Manhattan / Sat, Jun 18, 2022 – Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Stephen Sondheim’s astute, clever, emotionally intelligent exploration of the many facets of love is unrivaled in musical theater. Tony Award winner and “Lyrics & Lyricists” favorite Ted Sperling conceived and hosts this show looking at love through the Sondheim songbook. The incomparable songs address love in all its phases: its giddy heights (“What More Do I Need”), crushing heartache (“Not a Day Goes By”), manic panic (“Getting Married Today”) and the emotional ambivalence Sondheim captured with perfect …

NYC Pride Presents: Disclosure

NYC Pride Presents: Disclosure

Spring Studios

Manhattan / Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

Executive Producer Laverne Cox (“Orange Is The New Black”) and award-winning documentarian Sam Feder (“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger”) present this groundbreaking study of transgender representation in the media, bringing together trans creatives and activists to deconstruct scenes from cinema through the ages, in order to confront our evolving understanding of gender. This decade marks the most media visibility in history for the transgender community. But many years of negative stereotypes onscreen and in print …

Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton

Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Jun 10, 2022 – Sun, Sep 11, 2022

The Morgan Library & Museum presents “Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton,” opening June 10 and running through September 11, 2022. The first museum exhibition dedicated to this largely undiscovered, yet extraordinary and original draftsman, the exhibition will feature sixty drawings, two accordion-fold sketchbooks, and five printed works by Rick Barton (1928–1992). The title of the exhibition comes from a story Barton told Etel Adnan (1925–2021) in a San Francisco café in the early 1960s. Adnan, who was enthralled by Barton’s accordion-fold books, later wrote, …

Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series

Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series

Central Park SummerStage

Manhattan / Mon, Jun 20, 2022 – Wed, Jun 29, 2022

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks returns with performances in all five boroughs, beginning Monday, June 20, with an evening of arias and duets at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park. The first two recitals feature rising stars soprano Brittany Renee, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Justin Austin, accompanied at the piano by Bryan Wagorn. The four subsequent recitals showcase three exciting young artists—soprano Amani Cole-Felder, mezzo-soprano Cierra …

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

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