The festival kicks off on Wednesday night with a screening of "Amigo," a film by the critically acclaimed independent filmmaker John Sayles about the history of the Philippine-American War. This year's festival also features a Lesbian, Gay, Bisxeual, Transgender and Queer cinema night for the first time in its history.
Coop members will vote to approve or reject a member-initiated proposal to hold a referendum about joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement at its general meeting on Tuesday night at Brooklyn Tech High School.
"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," which closed at midnight on Sunday night, attracted 661,509 visitors since it opened on May 4, making it the eighth most popular exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 141-year history.
The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened up at Houston St. at Second Ave. on Wednesday. Check out a slideshow of what the lab looked like on its first day here.
The Great White Way will be star-studded in this theater season. WNYC takes a look at Hollywood actors and actresses who are returning -- and making their debuts -- on Broadway.
Harlem Day was started 37 years ago to pay tribute to the rich economic, political, and cultural history of Harlem. The one-day event morphed into Harlem Week, which has now attracted so many participants that it is more than a month of 100 events that promotes Harlem's proud culture.
The late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in 2010, left £50,000, or $81,500 in his will for the continual care of his three dogs Minter, Juice, and Callum.
Forgot to return a library book or DVD? Got library fines that you are reluctant to pay? The solution is here. Programs at libraries in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island are helping borrowers to wipe the slate clean of their overdue library fines — if they just read.
La Mama Experimental Theater Club's new season features a block party, performances by some 20 artists who regard the theater club as home and a new program that will bring guests in conversation with Philip Glass, Julie Taymor and Meredith Monk, among others.
The First Annual New York Poetry Festival takes place this weekend in and among the green lawns, rows of London Plane trees and historic brick houses of Governors Island. More than 130 poets from across the country will read their work.
Fans of the do-it-yourself performance space Silent Barn have pledged nearly $25,000 on Kickstarter to rebuild the barn after a robbery damaged and shut down the space on Saturday.
The report, "Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries," drew on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and looked at the performing arts, museum, sports, motion picture, sound recording and publishing industries.
Three days before the Marriage Equality Act goes into effect in New York, the 23rd annual NewFest LGBT Film Festival kicks off with fearless, unapologetic works from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
At a press conference on Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg and Seth Pinsky, the president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, said that the South Street Seaport Museum should work on getting private sector, as well as public sector, funding to keep its museum afloat.
On July 17, 1996, Trans World Airlines Flight 800, a Boeing 747-131 jetliner, took off from John F. Kennedy airport and gradually ascended along the Long Island shore. It was on its way to Rome via a stop in Paris. About 12 minutes into the flight, an explosion occurred, followed by several others.
Thursday is Bastille Day. Here are some ways to celebrate in New York City.
Most New York indie rockers think of Williamsburg when they hear the name Jelly NYC. For five years, the company put on the summer's most popular pool parties at McCarren Park and then along the Williamsburg waterfront. But this year, Jelly is putting bands onstagewhere New York’s first municipal airport was located: at the Aviator Sport Complex at Floyd Bennett Field, close to Fort Tilden Beach.