One of my lovely readers recently suggested that I compile a list of upcoming things to do in NYC, something I’ve never done before despite my many NYC Guide posts. Great idea – thank you Grace! I’ve done exactly that, and I hope this will help anyone who lives here or is planning a trip. Of course this isn’t a comprehensive guide – I didn’t just want to copy and paste from TimeOut NY or anything. I’ve done some searching and curated events that interest me and that I think will interest you guys. Also, sometimes events pop up at the last minute so maybe I’ll edit the post later on if anything great comes up…or perhaps write a separate post…we’ll see. Anyway, read on for some fun things to do in NYC currently, and in the upcoming months!
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd St.
When: March 18 – August 7, 2016
Why: I love pretty much all fashion exhibitions, and this promises to be an interesting look into the career of a colorful designer.
Where: The Museum at FIT – Fashion & Textile History Gallery – Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
When: December 1, 2015 – May 7, 2016.
Why: A fashion exhibit about the history of denim – sounds awesome!
Where: Williamsburg on Saturdays, Prospect Park on Sundays.
When: Opening weekend is April 2, 2016.
Why: So. Much. Food. This outdoor festival is a blast. It’s packed with people and vendors selling amazing food from all over NYC and Brooklyn – Dough doughnuts, ramen burgers, barbecue, boba…there’s everything under the sun that you’ve ever wanted to try.
Where: 73 Spring Street in Soho at the Society Social showroom.
When: These will be held monthly, and they sell out quick, so get on the mailing list!
Why: Inslee is a crazy talented artist and this seems like such a fun way to spend an evening whether you’re artistically inclined or not!
Where: The Museum at FIT – Special Exhibitions Gallery – Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
When: January 15 – April 16, 2016
Why: Check out my review here!
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY.
When: February 27 – April 17 2016
Why: Learn about “orchidelirium,” when explorers in the 19th century risked their lives to procure exotic orchids from jungles. Plus, see pretty orchids!
Where: The Cooper-Hewitt Museum
When: February 12 – August 21, 2016
Why: The Cooper-Hewitt is a gorgeous and innovative museum and this exhibition sounds interesting and unique.
Where: Walter Kerr Theater 219 West 48th Street
When: 20 week engagement – previews begin March 1, opens March 31 2016.
Why: Looks creepy and awesome, and anything having to do with the Salem Witch trials is usually really interesting. I’m going in April so will report back!
Where: The High Line Hotel.
When: Sunday April 10, 2016. Tickets are available for purchase here and cost $225/person.
Why: Cherry Bombe is a gorgeous biannual magazine that celebrates women and food. The Jubilee is a day long conference that will feature panel discussions and presentations revolving around these subjects. Expect lots of amazing foodie women to be in attendance and presenting!
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art
When: May 5 – August 14, 2016.
Why: The spring Costume Exhibition is the big one, for which the Met Ball is held, and it’s always worth seeing. This year’s theme sounds especially compelling, as it explores the intersection of technology and fashion.
Where: The Carlton House at 19 East 61st Street (between Madison & Fifth Avenue).
When: May 12 – June 9, 2016
Why: Kips Bay is probably my favorite annual show house, and I love going every year with my Mom. It’s always cool to see what location they pick and how each designer does their room. See my pictures from last year’s Kips Bay Show House here (it was a great one!).
Where: The City Bakery, 3 West 18th Street
When: February 1 – February 29, 2016
Why: Hot chocolate, duh! In flavors like Salted Caramel, Lemon, “Sunken Treasure,” and many more. Click here for a calendar of flavors.
Where: Clinton Street Baking Co. 4 Clinton Street between East Houston and Stanton, Lower East Side.
When: Throughout the month of February special pancake flavors will be served Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM and 5 PM – 11 PM.
Why: Enjoy yummy pancake flavors like Blueberry Crumb Streusel, Bananas Foster, Fresh Coconut Pancakes…yum! Check the flavor calendar here.
For more things to do in NYC, feel free to visit my NYC Guide or e-mail me with any specific questions!