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The best new immersive theater productions to see and enjoy in New York City (NYC) this year, including The Great Gatsby and The Jungle. 
The 10 Best New Immersive Theater Productions to See in New York
There are many ways to survive the winter months (including leaving town and heading for a nice warm beach). But we've got another potential solution: how about diving headfirst into a live theater production? That's the idea behind the latest trend in visual immersive theater productions all over the country and particularly here in Gotham.…
Our edit of the best restaurants in New York City open and serving Thanksgiving dinner this year, including family friendly and vegan options.
What are the 12 Best New York Restaurants this year for Thanksgiving?
Here is our round-up of the best restaurants in New York City (NYC) that are open and serving Thanksgiving dinner this year, including family friendly and vegan options. What are the Best NYC Restaurants open for Thanksgiving? Planning to spend Thanksgiving in New York? Excellent idea! It’s one of the most festive and joyful days in…
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What’s The Perfect Fun Family Adventure this year for Halloween?
If you really love Halloween, we have a suggestion. Head to the Historic Hudson Valley in Westchester County, just outside New York City for the annual Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. Filled with a display of thousands of beautiful, inventive and scary-spooky carved illuminated pumpkins in a bucolic outdoor rural setting, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze…
10 Picnic Spots Perfect for a Balmy Day in New York City
Picnic might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think about iconic, romantic and highly scenic adventures in New York City. But in fact, a spring, summer or fall picnic in NYC is a splendid idea, as long as you choose the right spot. As part of our ongoing series of Gotham Guides to to the best hidden gems in NYC, our Brooklyn-based correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of where to find the top 10 New York City picnic spots.
5 Insider Tips to have the Best Experience at the 2022 US Open
We love this time of year in New York! Summer is drawing to a close, fall is almost here, and the US Open is on. This year has been particularly thrilling, with Serena Williams playing what appears to be her final Grand Slam in front of an adoring crowd. Our expert correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 5 crucial insider tips and what you need to to know about how to have the best experience watching or attending the 2022 US Open.
Innovative New Take on Mozart’s Requiem this week in New York
Acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham has crafted many profound and memorable dances throughout his career. Seeing one of his works can be a truly transformative experience. And now's your chance. This week for 3 nights only, Kyle Abraham and his dance company, A.I.M. will be at Lincoln Center for the New York premiere of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth. It's an innovative new take on Mozart's classic work Requiem in D Minor. And it breathes new life into the centuries-old piece. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares highlights of Abraham's storied career, and previews what makes this work so special.
The Joffrey Ballet Crafts a Special Pride Tribute in New York
Summer dance festivals are one of the highlights of the season, and we can't get enough of them. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares the highlights from the Joffrey Ballet's June 2022 visit to New York City for a special Pride Month tribute, Bubble Gum Pop, and gives us a preview of the company's 2022-23 ballet season in Chicago.
The 5 Most Important Members-only Private Clubs in New York City
As the COVID-19 fog dissipates, and the power brokers reengage with the city after having hunkered down in the Hamptons for most of the past two years, what's the same? And what's different? Well, one element that has returned to Gotham is the private club (not to be confused with the speakeasy, which is also back). Members-only private social clubs are hot in NYC again, and here are the 5 most important names to know, including Zero Bond, NeueHouse and Casa Cipriani.
Emancipation Fantasies Exposed at Met Using One Famous Sculpture
At Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast at the Met, a famous sculpture is used as the starting point for an exhibit focused on the fantasies of Western artists about slavery and freedom. For anyone earnestly seeking to understand how slavery, emancipation and the inner lives of the Black Diaspora have been portrayed in Western art, this is a must-see exhibit. And in case you can't get there, we're sharing our photos and thoughts from a recent visit.
Paul Taylor Dance Company Performs Brilliant New Work in NYC
Summer dance festivals are one of the highlights of the season, and we can't get enough of them. But not all of them are held in a bucolic outdoor setting (looking at you, Jacob's Pillow). In fact, one of the best performances we've seen so far this summer was in Manhattan, inside a charming theater perfect for dance: the Joyce. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares her perspectives as the Paul Taylor Dance Company performed its brilliant new works in NYC at the Joyce Theater. Spoiler alert: it was a thrilling, gorgeous and uplifting series of dances that left us filled with joy.
Epic Beauty and Human Struggle at Vital Winslow Homer at the Met
When we go to a museum, what are we hoping to experience? Awe? Escape? A jolt of energy? Or perhaps a sense of deeper understanding. A feeling of connection with the past. Maybe even a glimpse of the future. At a recent visit to the Met, we made a spontaneous detour to see an exhibit that we normally would have passed by. And we felt all of these things. If you can, you should definitely see this one for yourself (and if not, we're sharing photos): there's epic beauty and human struggle on display at the vital Winslow Homer Crosscurrents exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum (aka the Met) in New York City.
Poignant Patriotism is on View at the Stunning 2022 Whitney Biennial
Every edition of the Whitney Museum's biannual survey of American art is a moment to pause and consider the state of the nation. So, where are we right now? Well, this is a hard time to be in America for many people. And the strains and complexities of what it means to be in this difficult national moment are on full display at this year's Whitney Biennial. In an emotional and provocative exhibit of work by American artists, this year's Biennial poses simple questions with complicated answers. And it reminds us that the American journey is one filled with both darkness and light. Here's what to know, our review, and our favorite photos of the highlights and poignant patriotism on view at the stunning 2022 Whitney Biennial in New York City.
Stunning Photos of Lilacs in Bloom at the NY Botanical Garden
If you ask an experienced botanist what spring smells like, they might very well say that it smells like the lilac collection at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). And that's where they'd suggest you go in New York if you want a full immersion in their particular brand of spring renewal, along with a host of other spring flowers. These fragrant, beautiful blooms are at their peak right now, and visiting feels like something out of a magical spring dream. Here are some of our favorite photos of the lilacs in bloom in NY at the Botanical Garden. We just wish we could share their heady fragrance with you, as well. For that, you'll just have to go and experience them for yourselves.

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