Experiences / Culture – April 24, 2018

NYC Spring Culture Guide

Your guide to the best of New York City’s spring arts season.

Photo Credit: Queens Museum
Mel Chin: All Over the Place
When: April 8–August 12
Where: Queens Museum
“The exhibition will span nearly four decades of Chin’s malleable and wide-ranging approach to artistic practice. Exhibition sites in New York City include the Queens Museum, Times Square, and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station.” – Queens Museum
Photo Credit: Time Out
Tribeca Film Festival
When: April 18–29
Where: Various locations
There’s still plenty to see, so hurry to the 16th edition of New York City’s major film festival in its final days.
Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
When: Opened April 22
Where: Lyric Theater, 213 W 42nd Street
The magic has finally come to Broadway! A New York Time’s critic’s pick, Ben Brantley calls this production an enchanting spectacle.
Photo Credit: NY Times
Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace
When: April 23-October 28
Where: The Met Rooftop
This spring brings Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha’s haunting figures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art rooftop. Set against the NYC skyline, Bhabha’s themes of displacement and struggle, echoed in the found materials she uses, are made even more powerful.
Photo Credit: TripSavvy
New York City Ballet
When: April 24 – June 3
Where: Lincoln Center
The spring season of the New York City Ballet opens with classic Balanchine and crescendos at the Spring Gala on May 3, with a celebration of the work of co-founding Choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Photo Credit: New York Stage Review
The Seafarer
When: Through May 24
Where: The Irish Repertory Theatre
Matthew Broderick stars in the revival of Conor McPherson’s clever story of a desperate man’s dealings with the devil.
Photo Credit: Curbed NY
The Shed: Prelude
When: May 1-13
Where: 10th Avenue and 31st Street
Get a sneak peek of The Shed’s performing arts programming at this free event one block from The Shed’s new Hudson Yards home.
Photo Credit: Vogue
Frieze Week
When: May 3–6
Where: Randall’s Island Park
Around 200 contemporary and modern art galleries from across the globe will gather on Randall’s Island for 3 days of culture, food, and style. If the art isn’t your thing, the ferry ride over from Manhattan is reason enough for a visit!
Photo Credit: Hypebeast
RAMMELLZEE: Racing for Thunder
When: May 4-August 26
Where: Red Bull Arts New York
The largest survey to date of influential yet overlooked artist, RAMMELLZEE, who is best known for his graffiti and sculptural work of the 1980s.
Photo Credit: Metropolitan Opera
American Ballet Theatre
When: May 14 – July 7
Where: The Metropolitan Opera House
ABT kicks off another amazing spring season with a classic staging of Giselle and the first ballet for the American Ballet Theatre by internationally acclaimed choreographer, Wayne McGregor. AFTERITE will premiere at the Spring Gala on May 21.
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