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8
March
2023

WHAT’S NEW & UPCOMING IN NEW YORK CITY

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ARTS & CULTURE

Anniversaries, Expansions & Openings

James Earl Jones Theatre | Midtown Manhattan | September 2022

Formerly the Cort Theatre, the newly restored and named theater is now dedicated to one of the most beloved Broadway and film actors, James Earl Jones. This is the second major Broadway theater to be named after a Black artist. In April 2023, the theater will be home to ROOM on Broadway featuring the return of Tony Award winner, Adrienne Warren, based on the best-selling novel and award-winning film.

 

Jackie Robinson Museum | SoHo, Manhattan | September 2022

Celebrating the baseball legend’s contributions to the civil rights movement, the new cultural organization in Soho includes a 75-seat theater, two flexible galleries to host traveling exhibits, a classroom and more.

 

Hall des Lumières | Lower Manhattan | September 2022

The first permanent center for custom-designed immersive art experiences in the City recently celebrated its opening with the inaugural exhibition, Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion, a journey through the golden and revolutionary art of the acclaimed Viennese painter.

 

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center | Upper West Side, Manhattan | October 2022

The long-awaited revitalization of the iconic David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, has opened and welcomed back patrons. Tatiana, a restaurant helmed by Top Chef star Kwame Onwuachi, has also opened to accompany the new space.

 

Museum of Chinese in America | Chinatown, Manhattan | October 2022

The Museum of Chinese in America reopened its doors to the general public this past October. Current exhibitions include With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, which presents the diverse layers of the Chinese American experience, while examining America’s journey as a nation of immigrants.

 

Museum of Broadway | Times Square, Manhattan | November 2022

The new museum in Times Square has dazzled Midtown Manhattan with a deeper look into the details of NYC’s Theater District transition from Lower Manhattan to Midtown, how a show is made and its theatrical eras.

 

Bronx Children’s Museum | South Bronx, The Bronx | December 2022

The recently opened Bronx Children’s Museum – located just steps from Yankee Stadium – is poised to welcome nearly 75,000 children annually with a café onsite and programming to celebrate curiosity.

 

Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History | Upper West Side, Manhattan | February 2023

Beginning February 17, guests can enjoy a new exhibition and active scientific and educational institution at the American Museum of Natural History. The Gilder Center will feature learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the museum’s world-class collections. Additionally, students will have access to the museum’s resources, offering new learning opportunities and advance public science education and scientific literacy.

 

New Center at the Louis Armstrong House Museum | Corona, Queens | Spring 2023

After undergoing a physical and programmatic expansion, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will debut a new cultural center with an interactive exhibit, archival collections, 68-seat jazz club and store, all dedicated to celebrating and preserving the life and legacy of the legendary jazz musician, Louis Armstrong.

 

Lefferts Historic House Museum | Prospect Park, Brooklyn | Mid-2023

The 18th-century farmhouse and New York City landmark, Lefferts Historic House Museum, continues its restoration. Reopening mid-2023, the museum will present free pilot exhibits and programs that engage with the legacies of Indigenous dispossession enslavement in Brooklyn.

 

50th Anniversary of Hip Hop | Citywide | 2023

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop music, founded in the Bronx on August 11, 1973, when Clive Campbell–better known as DJ Kool Herc–spun records at his sister’s birthday party. Throughout the year, the City will celebrate with soon-to-be announced events celebrating hip hop.

 

Apollo Performing Arts Center | Harlem, Manhattan | 2023

The iconic theater is expanding for the first time, with the Victoria Theater Redevelopment Project that will introduce two new stages, creating an arts campus in Harlem.

 

100th Anniversary of Museum of the City of New York | East Harlem, Manhattan | 2023

The Museum of the City New York celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The museum has amassed a collection of over 750,000 objects including photographs, prints, costumes, paintings and more to celebrate, document and interpret the City’s past, present and future.

 

75th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Institute of America | Upper East Side, Manhattan | 2023

The nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023.

 

The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade | Lower Manhattan | 2023

Projected to open in early 2023, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC) will be home for emerging and established artists in theater, music, opera, dance, film and media. The PAC will celebrate life and humanity and become a cultural destination in Lower Manhattan.

 

Universal Hip Hop Museum | South Bronx, The Bronx | 2024

Located just south of Yankee Stadium, this space will pay homage to the South Bronx’s rich culture and history as the birthplace of hip-hop.

 

The American LGBTQ+ Museum | Upper West Side, Manhattan | 2024

The New-York Historical Society will incorporate a museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history. Slated to open in 2024, The American LGBTQ+ Museum will be NYC’s first museum dedicated to showcasing global, national and local LGBTQ+ history and culture.

 

Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center | West Village, Manhattan | 2024

The first visitor center within the national park system dedicated to LGBTQ+ history will open in New York City in 2024. The Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center will honor and explore the history of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and will be located at a storefront in Greenwich Village, next door to the historic Stonewall Inn.

 

Exhibitions, Events & Performances 

Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate at Museum of the City of New York | East Harlem, Manhattan | Through September 30, 2023

This exhibition highlights the City’s raucous and diverse food culture all while examining the various challenges of NYC’s food systems. From sustainability to equitable access to food, the exhibition explores the ways artists and designers are creating solutions to address the global and local challenges we face when it comes to the food system.

 

Charisse Pearlina Weston: of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust. at Queens Museum | Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens | Through March 5, 2023

Charisse Pearlina Weston’s first solo museum presentation displays the artist’s new work as she reimagines and posits Black interior life as a central figure of Black resistance. The exhibition showcases Weston’s artistic investigation into the symbolic uses of glass within architecture, media, and surveillance and the role it plays in anti-Black violence.

 

Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces at The Museum of Modern Art | Midtown Manhattan | Through February 18, 2023

On the third floor Edward Steichen Galleries, an exhibition highlighting Just Above Midtown (JAM) will be featured through February 18. JAM was an art gallery and Black space that welcomed artists and visitors of various generations and backgrounds in NYC from 1974–1986, created by Linda Goode Bryant in 1974, with a mission to create a space for Black artists to be celebrated.

 

Edward Hopper’s New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art | Meatpacking District, Manhattan | Through March 5, 2023

Now on display, Edward Hopper’s New York is a comprehensive look into the life and work of the famed artist, through his city pictures and early impressions of New York City in prints, illustrations, sketches and late paintings.

 

Swagger and Tenderness: The South Bronx Portraits by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres at The Bronx Museum of the Arts | Concourse Village, The Bronx | Through April 30, 2023

For over four decades, local artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres have become known for their portraits of their South Bronx neighbors. For the first time, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is hosting a large collection of these artworks exhibited together and showcasing the creative and loving residents of the South Bronx.

 

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime at Brooklyn Museum | Prospect Park, Brooklyn | Through May 7, 2023

The Brooklyn Museum is presenting the first retrospective to explore the edgy and fascinating universe of beloved French designer and visionary Thierry Mugler. The exhibition features over 100 outfits including stage costumes, accessories, sketches, videos, images by top fashion photographers and installations that highlight Mugler’s futuristic approach.

 

City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space at Museum of the City of New York | East Harlem, Manhattan | Through September 18, 2023

City of Faith explores NYC’s image as a secular city and focuses on the South Asian American and other communities that have faced religious profiling and surveillance. The exhibition also focuses on how religion engages the City at a public level.

 

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria at the Whitney Museum of American Art | Meatpacking District, Manhattan | Through April 23, 2023

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the Whitney Museum of American History is presenting the first major US museum survey of Puerto Rican art in nearly 50 years. The exhibition explores how artists have been impacted by the transformative years since the storm by showcasing over 50 artworks made over the last five years from more than 15 artists from Puerto Rico.

 

Through April 15, 2023

MoMA is presenting an exhibition devoted to the craft and process behind one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time, Guillermo del Toro, and his first stop-motion animation film. To round out the exhibition, the museum will also be screening Pinocchio and hosting a Carte Blanche series curated by the director in March 2023.

 

Craft Front & Center: Exploring the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Arts and Design | Midtown Manhattan | February 9, 2023–January 14, 2024

Opening in February 2023, Craft Front & Center: Exploring the Permanent Collection will be an ongoing exhibition of the Museum of Arts and Design’s growing permanent collection of over 3,500 objects. The exhibit will feature a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day.

 

The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage at The New York Botanical Garden | Bedford Park, The Bronx | February 18–April 23, 2023

A former student in NYBG’s Adult Education program, acclaimed artist Lily Kwong is this year’s designer for the 20th iteration of The Orchid Show. This year will present a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world.

 

Sarah Sze: Timelapse at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | Carnegie Hill, Manhattan | March 31–September 10, 2023

For this solo exhibition, Sarah Sze will create a series of site-specific installations that weave a trail of discovery through multiple spaces of the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building.

 

Vulnerable Landscapes at the Staten Island Museum | Randall Manor, Staten Island | April 2023

Vulnerable Landscapes will center on the Staten Island shorelines at the forefront of climate change in New York City. The site-specific exhibition examines the past while navigating the route forward.

 

Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Upper East Side, Manhattan | May 5—July 16, 2023

The Costume Institute’s spring 2023 exhibition will examine the work of Karl Lagerfeld with the upcoming exhibition Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. Highlighting the designer’s body of work spanning from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will have approximately 150 pieces on display.

 

Shakespeare in the Park presents: Hamlet at The Public Theater | Central Park, Manhattan | June 8—August 6, 2023

The Public Theater recently unveiled that the 61st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park will feature the classic drama Hamlet, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood in the title role.

 

HOTELS

NYC Hotel WeekSM | Citywide | January/February 2023

Launched in 2022, NYC Hotel Week is NYC & Company’s newest signature program, offering 23% discount off the standard room rate at some of the City’s finest hotels across all five boroughs this winter. The latest iteration is taking place through February 12, 2023.

 

Hard Rock Hotel New York | Midtown Manhattan | April 2022

Hard Rock Hotel’s newest property is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The 446-room hotel includes a rooftop bar and lounge with views of the City’s skyline and easy access to the best of Midtown with Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue all steps away.

 

The Wall Street Hotel | Lower Manhattan | June 2022

Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan this new 180-room hotel features a 2,100-square-foot ballroom; an all-day lobby lounge and bar; a rooftop bar; and a contemporary, full-service restaurant serving French fare by Michelin-star Chef John Fraser.

 

Hotel Chelsea | Chelsea, Manhattan | July 2022

Following the legendary hotel’s reopening in 2022, the property also unveiled its first lounge and bar to ever be featured within the property: Lobby Bar, a grand yet intimate space offering both bar and lounge space for visitors to enjoy. The hotel has also debuted The Bard Room, a grand event space offering room for private events accommodating up to 120 guests.

 

Renaissance New York Flushing Hotel at Tangram | Flushing, Queens | July 2022

Located near Citi Field, the 208-room hotel includes an 8-plex 4DX cinema, retail center, 30 Asian style restaurants, beer garden and an expansive fitness center complete with an Olympic-size pool.

 

The Ritz-Carlton, NoMad | NoMad, Manhattan | July 2022

The Ritz-Carlton opened its second location in NYC in July 2022. The new location is inspired by the essence of the new Madison Square Park and features bold designs, immersive experiences and a restaurant serving Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés.

 

Aman New York, Fifth Avenue | Midtown Manhattan | August 2022

The highly anticipated Aman New York, Fifth Avenue, opened its doors in August. The new urban sanctuary includes a jazz club, expansive greenery-filled terrace, indoor pool, sauna and a cryotherapy chamber.

 

Radio Hotel | Washington Heights, Manhattan | September 2022

Washington Heights recently welcomed Radio Hotel to the neighborhood. The unique and colorful 221-room boutique hotel includes two outdoor terraces featuring panoramic views of the City and a courtyard restaurant serving authentic Dominican cuisine by Chef Richard Sandoval, a global pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine.

 

Moxy Lower East Side | Lower East Side, Manhattan | November 2022

The brand-new 303-room Moxy Lower East Side hotel offers visitors a homebase in Manhattan’s eclectic Lower East Side neighborhood, where style, entertainment and culture intersect. The hotel is home to several food and dining concepts, including Sake No Hana, a modern Japanese restaurant; Silver Lining, a piano lounge; The Highlight Room, a rooftop bar; The Fix, an all-day café and lobby bar; and Loosie’s, a subterranean club.

 

Renaissance New York Harlem Hotel | Harlem, Manhattan | Early 2023

Renaissance Hotels will debut a new hotel in the heart of Harlem in the luxurious Victoria Theater and will contain a 211-guest room tower, a residential tower and a new expansion of the new Apollo Theater.

 

Moxy Williamsburg | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | February 2023

Moxy Williamsburg will debut with 216 rooms including a festive restaurant serving Israeli and Levantine fare, a cocktail bar, an all-day café, a serene garden courtyard and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Williamsburg Bridge and the city skyline.

 

Virgin Hotels New York City | NoMad, Manhattan | February 2023

Virgin Hotels New York City is a new hotel with sights set on the NoMad neighborhood. The property will offer plenty of meeting spaces and restaurants, including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club, as well as a rooftop pool and bar.

 

ATTRACTIONS, SPORTS & TOURS 

NYC Must-See WeekSM | Citywide | January/February 2023

The NYC & Company signature program runs each winter, offering 2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and more. The latest iteration is currently taking place through February 12, 2023.

 

RiseNY | Midtown Manhattan | March 2022

The new virtual attraction debuted earlier this year, offering a unique bird’s-eye view of the skyline. The immersive, interactive experience gives visitors a chance to view NYC virtually while suspended 30 feet in the air.

 

QC NY | Governor’s Island, Manhattan | March 2022

Governors Island welcomed the City’s latest wellness offering. QC NY offers a selection of 20 wellness experiences including several saunas, and massage and treatment offerings.

 

Sky Skate at Edge at Hudson Yards | Hudson Yards, Manhattan | Through March 14, 2023

Edge at Hudson Yards recently unveiled Sky Skate Presented by Dunkin’ Rewards, New York City’s highest skating rink. Guests can glide on a 1,024 square foot rink, all while taking in the sights of the city for a truly epic winter adventure.

 

United Airlines New York City Half Marathon | Brooklyn & Manhattan | March 19, 2023

The half marathon returns next spring, when thousands of runners will join for an exciting and vibrant race from Brooklyn to Central Park through the heart of New York City.

 

NYCRuns Brooklyn Half Marathon | Brooklyn | April 23, 2023

Taking place this spring, this annual borough-based marathon offers runners the chance to explore Brooklyn from North Williamsburg and along the waterfront, before finishing in Prospect Park.

 

TD Five Boro Bike Tour | Citywide | May 7, 2023

Every spring, bike enthusiasts can take to the streets of New York City and experience the City’s landscapes without any car traffic.

 

NYRR RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon | Brooklyn | May 20, 2023

Take a 13.1-mile tour through the Borough of Kings, from Prospect Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk, in the 2023 RBC Brooklyn Half this spring, presented by New York Road Runners.

 

US Open Tennis Championships | Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens | August 28–September 10, 2023

Since 1978, the top tennis stars have played in the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, with next year’s tournament taking place August 28–September 10.

 

TCS New York City Marathon | Citywide | November 5, 2023

The world’s largest marathon brings more than 50,000 runners representing some 100 countries to run the 26.2 miles throughout the five boroughs.

 

TSX Broadway | Times Square, Manhattan | Ongoing

TSX Broadway, a 550,00-sq-ft hotel, theater, dining and retail tower, has already taken center stage with the unveiling of its 18,000-square foot podium LED Screen where visitors and locals alike can upload 15-second videos casting over Times Square.

 

The Army-Navy Football Game Presented by USAA | New York City & New Jersey | 2026

This summer, it was announced that New York City, along with the state of New Jersey, will be the host city for The Army-Navy Football Game presented by USAA in 2026. The game will be hosted at the Meadowlands Complex as part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11 and will be the 19th time the game has been played in New York or New Jersey.

 

 FIFA 2026 World Cup | New York City & New Jersey | 2026

This summer, it was announced that New York City, along with the state of New Jersey, will be the host city for The Army-Navy Football Game presented by USAA in 2026. The game will be hosted at the Meadowlands Complex as part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11 and will be the 19th time the game has been played in New York or New Jersey.

 

New York City Football Club Stadium | Willets Point, Queens | 2027

As part of a private-public partnership, NYCFC will fully finance and build New York’s first professional soccer-specific stadium. The Willets Point project will have 25,000 seats and will bring 2,500 affordable homes to the community.

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