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New Ferry Service and Jim Henson at MoMI

 

 

Posted on: 12 Jul 2017

WHAT'S NEW
 
A long-awaited permanent exhibition featuring nearly 300 costumes, puppets, scripts and sketches from cartoonist and puppeteer Jim Henson's career in film and television will open at theMuseum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, on July 22. Henson is known for the adorable puppets from his perennially popular television show The Muppets, as well as for his work on the children's show Sesame Street and the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
 
The new NYC Ferry launched its South Brooklyn route, the line's second, on June 1. The ferry runs between Lower Manhattan and Bay Ridge in southern Brooklyn, with stops in Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn and Red Hook, as well as several other Brooklyn neighborhoods. A new route connecting several neighborhoods in Queens to East 34th Street and Wall Street in Manhattan is expected to debut August 1, followed in coming years by lines that will connect additional neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens to Manhattan.
 
 
 ONLY IN NEW YORK
 
Wave Hill, a postcard-perfect 19th-century villa in the Bronx's Riverdale neighborhood, is surrounded by 28 acres (113,312 square meters) of gardens and woodlands. Your clients can take in spectacular Hudson River views from some of the park's lookout points, lounge around a formal pool filled with water lilies and lotus flowers and hike through the wild garden, where undomesticated flowers and plants from around the world have been integrated into the natural forest environment.
 
 
 UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
 
Events
 
New York City Football Club (Major League Soccer)
Open now through the season's end in October, November or December
Whether you call the game football or soccer, it's impossible to deny the draw of New York City's Major League football team. NYFC matches are played at iconic Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and your clients can buy tickets in advance or at the box office.
 
Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 23, 2017
For nearly a century, New Yorkers and visitors have turned out in droves each November to see a procession of Broadway performers, celebrities and giant floating balloons depicting beloved characters like Hello Kitty, Snoopy and, of course, Santa Claus, march through the City's streets. The parade runs down Central Park West from 77th Street, then east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue, where it turns south and ends in front of Macy’s in Herald Square.
 
Exhibitions
 
Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Open through May 2018
This one-of-a-kind show presents the World Trade Center through a series of covers from The New Yorker, one of the most influential weekly magazines in the US. The 33 illustrations in the exhibit range from a playful sketch of the Lower Manhattan skyline on the flap of an envelope from May 14, 1979, to a September 11, 2006, double cover that commemorates daredevil Philippe Petit's famous 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
 

Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World at the Whitney Museum of American Art
November 3—January 28, 2018
This retrospective of the work of artist and political activist Jimmie Durham, who was a key figure of the American Indian movement in the 1970s before taking up a nomadic life, brings together more than 200 works in a variety of media. Many of the pieces on display were created from natural materials such as bone, stone and wood: for example, a 1986 self-portrait was made of canvas, feathers, fur, metal, paint, shell, synthetic hair, thread and wood.

 

NYC & COMPANY SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
 
NYC Restaurant Week® (July 24–August 18), in which hundreds of the five boroughs' finest restaurants serve up three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners.