On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. To celebrate, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee assembled “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square. Stop by a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or race down a specially made toboggan. Admission is freeand open to the public. January 29 – February 1. 34th Street to 47th Street – Broadway.
New York City Ballet Art Series 2014 presents JR, creator of the Inside Out street art series and recipient of the TED prize. NYCB will be exhibiting JR’s work during performances on January 23, February 7 and February 13. Tickets: $29.
M. Tony Peralta, recently featured in the New York Times, is currently exhibiting at Renaissance Fine Art, and will be hosting an artist talk on Saturday, January 11. His solo exhibition, titled Reconnected, identifies with his experiences while visiting the Dominican Republic. Talk starts at 4pm.
Galerie Protégé presents Beyond Literacy, an examination of emerging street art with works by Joseph Meloy, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Chris RWK and Herb Smith. The exhibit will run from January 8 – February 1. Opening is tonight at 6pm. Location: 197 9th Avenue (22nd Street). Free.
The Life and Death of Marina Ambramovic, starring Marina Ambramovic, is currently showing at the Park Avenue Armory. At the intersection of theater, opera and visual art, director Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramovic’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. The show runs through Saturday, December 21st.
If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.
Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.
Each December for the past two decades, composer Phil Kline has led a march of merrymakers from the West Village to the East, in what has become one of NYC’s favorite holiday traditions – Unsilent Night. Now in its 22nd year, Unsilent Night returns in all of its family-friendly musical magic this Saturday, December 14, starting at 6:45 p.m. in Washington Square Park.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7pm – 9pm. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater family returns to New York City. Performances will take place at The Joan Weill Center, located at 405 West 55th Street (9th Avenue). December 4 – January 5. Tickets start at $25.
The American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.