Celebrate the Arts in NYC This Spring

New York City is never short of things to do on the weekend for our Sagamore residents. If you are looking to venture out beyond the Upper West Side around Manhattan there are some great upcoming events for our residents to check out. Haven’t explored the art and music culture of the city yet? Here are some events and activities you can go to this month.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit takes place the last weekend of May and first in June will bring an art exhibit to Washington Square Park. There is no fee to attend and guests can walk around and enjoy some local artists work. The show will also be going on Labor Day weekend this fall and the second weekend in September. Art ranging from jewelry and ceramic creations to oil paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures can be found all around. Take a look at their website for more details about some of the hidden treasures you can expect to find at this show.

The show has been a annual celebration in both May and September since 1931 when artists made their way to the park to sell their work for extra cash. To read the full story about the origins of the art show, take a look at their about page.

The American Ballet Theatre has their spring line up all in place. With performances taking place at The Metropolitan Opera on the Upper West Side, it is just a quick subway ride away for our Sagamore residents! Shows in the next coming months include Sleeping Beauty, Sylivia and The Golden Cockerel. To see the full line up of what is in store this season, you can visit their main website.

Here are some other fun suggestions you can explore! From theatre to museums to ballet there are endless opportunities to be engaged in the arts this spring.

MoMa: Rodney McMillen “Landscape Paintings” now on view!

The New Museum

The NYC Ballet: Current performance is Shakespeare’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Museum Love in the Upper West Side

One of the great things about living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is the close proximity to all the fantastic museums! If you’re looking for some great exhibits to check out, now is the perfect time to do so. While most people flock to 5th Ave and 34th Street this time of year, it leaves the Upper West Side museums perfectly empty for locals.

 Starting with the American Museum of Natural History, science lovers will enjoy “Countdown to Zero”, which will be quite the departure from the normal atmosphere of merry Manhattan this time of year. This exhibit examines international efforts to control and wipe out infection. Also check out their exhibit, “Secret World Inside You,” for a look at the role bacteria plays on our health. For our Grinches and Ebenezer Scrooge’s out there…this might make a fun afternoon this December. =)

 On a more whimsical note, check out the New York Historical Society’s “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection.” Shown through February 28th, see the toys of the past in a mountainous landscape for trains and scene-setting trinkets. This display incorporates theatrical lighting and soundscapes bound to dazzle. It is viewable at 170 Central Park West, at 77th Street. And if that’s not enough to get you in touch with your inner child, their “Superheroes in Gotham” exhibit should do the trick. Since their introduction in the late 1930s, superheroes have been powerful role models, inspirational and enviable. “Superheroes in Gotham” tells the story of the birth of comic book superheroes in New York City, becoming a cultural staple for all ages and the media.