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Live it up at The Benjamin

Celebrate the return of the fashion, arts, culture, entertainment, and fine dining in New York City. From the ballet to Broadway, the Whitney to the MoMA; make every moment remarkably extraordinary.

New York Fashion Week
After a year away, NYFW is back. From designer lookbooks featuring the latest collections to front row tickets at Spring Studios, experience the excitement and energy of the fashion runway.

The Met Gala
This year’s Met Gala taking place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13 focuses on the theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” which also marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary. Vogue is exclusively streaming live coverage from the red carpet starting at 5:30pm.

Explore spectacular costumes from Hamilton, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Frozen and more. The Times Square exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes look featuring jaw dropping installations, and live demos. Costume makers and experts will be on-site demonstrating their techniques and skills providing a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

The Costume Institute
Celebrating the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary, the next major exhibition will be a two-part show. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18,  establishing a modern vocabulary of fashion in the United States. Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion on May 5, 2022 will explore the development of fashion in the United States.

Heart of the Park
Join Central Park Conservancy as they provide insider knowledge on the historical and architectural elements that make this urban landscape a national treasure. Tour some of Central Park’s most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Prepare to fall in love with New York all over again!

As Long as the Sun Lasts at The Met
The ninth in a series of commissions for the Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden – Philadelphia based pop-artist Alex Da Corte’s As Long as the Sun Lasts concept is brought to life through the beloved Big Bird from Sesame Street. The 26-foot-tall sculpture rests on a base reminiscent of a “Little Tikes playset,” that stretches skyward in the shape of a rocket representing a playful message of optimism and reflection on view through October 31.

Automania: MoMA

For car enthusiasts, Automania takes an in-depth look at an object that has inspired countless examples of innovation, social transformation, and critical debate among designers and artists working in varied media.

BANND Together Dance Festival

The arts return to NYC as five of the city’s most iconic dance companies come together on one stage—with dancers and works from across the companies featured each night. Lincoln Center presents the BAAND Together Dance Festival, a week of outdoor dance performances as part of Restart Stages. From August 17–21, 2021.

Little Island at Pier55

Explore Manhattan’s brand new park – Little Island at Pier55 floating above the Hudson River. Discover lively performances, self-guided audio tours of the park’s landscape and free art activities in The Glade with the family. And don’t forget to stop by the Play Ground to enjoy some delicious food and drink offerings. To ensure the safety of Little Island’s visitors, artists, and staff, they are limiting the number of park visitors through timed entry. Please book reserve your time through their website.

Artechouse: Geometric Properties

Experience an immersive audio visual journey through fractal dimensions. Embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe.

Central Park Zoo

Another great zoo to explore in the city. A little bit smaller than the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo is located right in the park with exciting animal exhibitions and a playground for the little ones.

Arcadia Earth

Immerse yourself in underwater worlds, fantasy lands and inspirational art installations at Arcadia Earth. Step into this awesome experience inspired by planet earth.

showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic paintings. This is definitely an exhibit not to be missed.

The Met Cloisters

The Cloisters, also known as the Met Cloisters located in Fort Tryon Park, is the perfect day escape this summer. Roam the halls with fascinating exhibits from the European medieval art and architecture period, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Bryant Park: Picnic Performances

Enjoy the return of Picnic Performances at Bryant Park with twenty-five live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions.

Broadway Comedy Club

A rotating crew of  New York City’s best comedians in the city hone their acts at this compact club’s stage. Get ready to laugh!

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is full of incredible sights and discoveries. Take in 360-degree spring views of iconic landmarks and the city skyline.

Statue of Liberty

Explore the grounds of the iconic Statue of Liberty located on Liberty Island for the day. Ride the ferry over and marvel at this historic landmark.

Shakespeare in the Park

Witness large scale productions of Shakespeare’s famous works at the outdoor Delacorte Theater. Since its inception over 45 years ago, the Theater has hosted notable performances including James Earl Jones in Othello, Meryl Streep in The Taming of the Shrew, and Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice.

The Loeb Boathouse: Central Park

Located on the eastern edge of Central Park Lake, charter your own rowboats, or enjoy a personal Gondola ride offering visitors an ideal way to explore one of the Park’s most significant landscapes.