On Monday, the 35th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks will shoot over the Hudson River from six barges. The sky will light up between 20th and 55th Sts. in Manhattan. You can enjoy the show from any place that offers an unobstructed view of the sky over the river. Plus, check out other fireworks shows in the city this weekend.
The third annual Jell-O Mold Competition takes place this Saturday at 6 P.M. at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. Check out the designs from last year's competition here.
Concerts and rooftop movies might be popular summer entertainment mainstays in the city, but the long days and muggy air also promises a wealth of new theater productions. Check out the list of plays you can catch this summer. From puppets, to comedians, to Shakespeare, there is something for everyone.
This month, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays tribute to America's national flower with its show "Resplendent Roses." The garden has an additional 91 different varieties of roses blooming in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden this year, bringing its velvety bud count to an astounding 4,000 roses.
In a new book, "Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of Soho," architect Shael Shapiro and journalist Roslyn Bernstein chart the changes to Soho through one industrial building.
This week, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm trucks overflowing with leafy collard greens and plump sweet strawberries delivered their first shipments to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop-off locations in Queens. Back in 1991, Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, New York was the only farm to offer up its produce to city residents, according to Just Food, a nonprofit that helps connect farmers with residents in New York neighborhoods. This year, some 32,000 CSA members buy produce from 105 farms.
In recent years, home beer tours have become more popular in New York City, as has the number of beer enthusiasts who have pushed their dining room tables aside to make space for yeast-fermenting carboys in their tiny living rooms.
To many, Friday the 13th means bad luck and scary movies. But today, there's a bright side — if you're in the market for a tattoo. Several city tattoo parlors are offering tattoos for just $13.
New Orleans manages to leave a mark, good or bad, on its tourists, natives, and those who've decided to take up roots there. Most people who visit have a great time, but many can attest to how the city's unique insular culture, history and traditions can be as frustrating as they are fascinating. As part of the 2011 Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature, five distinguished New Orleans writers — Sarah Broom, Richard Campanella, Nicholas Lemann, Fatima Sheik and Billy Sothern — recently read selections from their published books and essays.
This past Saturday, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens transformed its space into a playground of audiovisual stimulation. Check out what the party looked like here.
This weekend, Parsons The New School for Design kicked off its inaugural "Parson's Festival," which showcases the work of its burgeoning student designers, filmmakers, architects, and other dedicated creative types who have graced the school's hallowed hallways for two weeks.
PHOTOS. Sea lions Katie, who is 2 years old, and Edith, who is 9, joined zoo veterans Scooter, 25, and April, 20, in the Central Park Zoo sea lion court.
Spring has finally arrived. That means it's the perfect time to enjoy the change of season by stopping to admire the colorful array of trees in bloom around town. Here are a few places to check out the blooms.
An 18-wheeler truck wrapped in bold black, white and red messages by the visual artist Barbara Kruger geared up for its tour across the country on Wednesday in SoHo, Manhattan. The truck is meant to raise eyebrows, prompt stares and stimulate conversation about American politics and culture.
Two New York City public school teachers, Matt Polazzo of Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School and Catilin Milat of Brooklyn's Achievement First Apollo Elementary School, have been selected to compete against 13 contestants in a national two-week teachers' trivia contest on "Jeopardy!"
WNYC was there to hear the conversation photographer Nan Goldin, critic Lynn Tillman and French thinkers Ruwen Ogien and Carole Talon-Hugon had on the intersection of these subjects.
The image emblazoned on a new first-class postage stamp is modeled off of Las Vegas' Lady Liberty — not the original Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The American Civil War began 150 years ago. In honor of the soldiers who put their lives on the line, the Merchant's House in Manhattan is presenting a series of photographs of wounded Civil War soldiers who served in New York regiments.
On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced its plans to add 25 individual recordings to its National Recording Registry. Among them was De La Soul's debut 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising.
Through Friday, April 8, The New School celebrates the various incarnations of noir. Here are highlights from this week's free events.