Hudson Yards is Opening! Make Sure You Experience These Cultural Events This Weekend

In celebration of the opening of the new neighborhood, art galleries and institutions are putting on some pretty amazing shows. Here’s an inside guide to what to check out.


No doubt about it, Hudson Yards is going to be one of the most innovative art centers in the city when it opens on Friday. Not only is it bringing incredible performances with the Shed (opening April 5 with a five-night concert series on the “Soundtrack of America”) and mind-bending installations like the Vessel, but smaller pieces by esteemed artists are literally everywhere in the neighborhood. In celebration of the opening, many of the art institutions are hosting fun events this weekend, listed below, including performances by world-renowned performers like Alvin Ailey and exciting artists like Will Kurtz.

(Ed Note: This list is being continually updated)

Neiman Marcus
Jimmy Paintz at Neiman Marcus
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Painting and product customization with Jimmy Paintz, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work is inspired by ’70s pop culture combined with Pollock, Koons and Hirst.

Level 6

Luottica Fashion Illustrator at Neiman Marcus
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Custom watercolor portrait with your Luxottica sunglasses purchase.

Level 5

Micro Kickboard
Catch a Ride at Micro Kickboard

Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Astounding scooter demonstrations and Micro Merlin raffle (electric scooter valued at $799) at Micro Kickboard.

Level 4

Uniqlo
Taiko Drum Performances at Uniqlo
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Gift to first 100 customers with purchase of $50 or more all weekend. Lucky Kuji prizes, hot tea and Mochi snacks (Friday from 12pm–2pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am–12pm).

Live Japanese Taiko Drum performances.

Friday @ 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Saturday @ 11:30am, 1:30pm, 5pm and 7pm
Sunday @ 1pm, 2pm and 4pm

Level 2

Lululemon
Lululemon Weekend Entertainment
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019
World-renowned dancer and choreographer, Ebony Williams releases her newest piece (Friday @ 2pm and 4pm). Time to get groovy with DJ Jomero and cocoa sensei (Saturday @ 2pm and 4pm). Start the day off through a guided meditation (Sunday from 9:30am–10:30am).

Level 3

Snark Park
Explore Snark Park
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Collectibles and KITH Treats counter open (Friday only). Installation fully open (Saturday and Sunday). Tickets available at snarkpark.com.

Level 2

Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey at Hudson Yards
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Come see Alvin Ailey perform live at Hudson Yards Grand Opening weekend. Performances happening on: Friday, March 15th at 1:00p, 4:00p, 7:00p/ Saturday, March 16th & Sunday, March 17th at 12:00p, 3:00p and 6:00p. Presented by Wells Fargo.

Avant Art Gallery
Einstein Art Reveal
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

In honor of Einstein’s birthday on March 14th, Avant Gallery will be unveiling a life size statue made of newspaper of the inventor himself composed by Will Kurtz. There will also be painting by BNS!

Level 1

Avant Gallery Opening
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Live painting by Skyler Grey in common area. Featured artists include Skyler Grey, DAIN, Will Kurtz, Tom Fruin and Lasso.

Level 1

Muji
Visit Muji’s Artist-Designed Photo Booth
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Commemorate the opening of MUJI’s Hudson Yards store with a GIF photo booth, featuring artwork by Jess Rotter. Shoppers can also visit an embroidery station for personalizing customized fabrics from more than 300 designs, an alteration service and an in-store coffee stand.

Level 2

3DEN
Discover 3DEN
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

A nature inspired retreat designed for the in between moments of the day. Zones for productivity and peace with the only tree swings in Hudson Yards. Sip forbidden cocktails and enjoy great music from DJ Nikki Kynard. An unexpected twist will bring some fun from the outside, inside.

Level 4

Smoothie Grand Opening Performances
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Celebrate the Grand Opening weekend of Hudson Yards with performances from Smoothie at the following times:

March 15th 4:00pm-6:00pm
March 16th 3:00pm-5:00pm
March 17th 4:00pm-6:00pm

Level 2

Kiwi Grand Opening Performances
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Celebrate the Grand Opening weekend of Hudson Yards with performances from Kiwi at the following times:

March 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm
March 16th 5:00pm-7:00pm
March 17th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Level 2

Omri S. Quire Grand Opening Weekend Performances
Date: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Celebrate the Grand Opening weekend of Hudson Yards with performances from Omri S. Quire at the following times:

March 15th 12:00pm-2:00pm
March 16th 1:00pm-3:00pm
March 17th 12:00pm-2:00pm

Level 2

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