New York City is (arguably) the dance capital of the world. But you don't have to always pay your way to the stage. Check out our lineup of the best free dance shows taking place at venues like the David Rubenstein Atrium and WeisAcres happening this weekend, this week and this month.
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Lizbeans unite! Prove your knowledge of DeBarge, Avian Bone Syndrome and having it all over five rounds of clips, images, tests of general knowledge and surprises. Videology has a four person-per team max, so don't activate all your Pranskmen at once. The prize is a mystery, but we're hoping for a nice necktie or a bag of Sabor de Soledad chips.Read more
NYC comedians Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins remember when Tonya Harding’s ex-husband planned to break Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan’s right leg so she wouldn’t be a threat, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, they want to remind us all with an exhibit. The collection features artifacts like from the two 1990s ice skaters’ careers including old tickets, fan art, cross-stitch portraits of Tonya and Nancy, and even calligraphed tweets.Read more
Fernández's series of reflective gold canopies hanging over the paths in Madison Square Park takes it title from the term describing a mirage shimmering along the horizon line where water or land meets the sky. In a similar vein, the suspended disc-shaped forms making up the piece are perforated, allowing the sky to bleed through a mirror view of the ground below.Read more
The bad-boy artist graces the front of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building with a 42-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture. And while it may resemble a giant pile of poop, its ostensible subject is a hunk of clay, kneaded by the artist's hand, that was digitally scanned and blown up into gargantuan proportions.Read more
Hosting public art projects on its outdoor plaza has become something of a habit for MePa’s Standard Hotel, and its latest guest is a group of painted sculptures by José Parlá, a native of Miami FL born to parents who fled Cuba. Echoes of old Havana and other Caribbean cities reverberate through these pieces, which resemble ruined, brightly grafittied walls.Read more