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Weekend-long

10am–6pm

Poster House

Free Admission


Poster House will celebrate West Side Fest and the museum’s fifth anniversary with free admission all weekend.

11am–6pm

Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA)

Javier Téllez: Amerika


Featuring a newly commissioned film installation, Javier Téllez: Amerika will be on view at CARA. The work brings attention to the forced exodus of millions of Venezuelans as a result of the nation’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. Exhibition tours offered in English and Spanish throughout the weekend.

1–6pm

Whitney Museum of American Art

STAFF ONLY


STAFF ONLY will feature artworks from the Museum's talented and creative staff on view at Westbeth Gallery, just a few blocks away from the Whitney. The annual Whitney staff art show is free and open to the public and all are welcome!

West Side Fest 2024

Fri, July 12
7am–11pm

NYC Aids Memorial

Free Admission

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Fri, July 12
8am–10pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

Free Admission

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Fri, July 12
10am–5pm

Dia Chelsea

Free Admission

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Fri, July 12
10am–5pm

Hudson Guild

Déflorée History Series

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Panels by Valerie Hallier depicting stages of the artist’s sexual life, visualized through flower petals and doodles.

Fri, July 12
10am–6pm

Hudson Guild

Triennial Children’s Art Show

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Art by children from Hudson Guild’s after-school program, taught by instructors from the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Fri, July 12
11am–1pm

Little Island

Creative Break

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Free artmaking activities (dance, music, visual art, and more) every Wednesday through Saturday in the park. All ages welcome.

Fri, July 12
11am–10pm

Rubin Museum of Art

Free Admission

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Fri, July 12
1–3pm

Whitney Museum of American Art

Open Studio for Teens

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Drop-in artmaking program for NYC teens in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem, inspired by the 2024 Whitney Biennial.

Fri, July 12
2–5pm

IndieSpace/West Village Rehearsal Co-Op

Open Rehearsal by Divine Riot Company

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IndieSpace and West Village Rehearsal Co-Op are pleased to present an Open Rehearsal featuring Divine Riot Company’s performance of Five Times in One Night.

Fri, July 12
5pm

White Column

Exhibition Opening Reception

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White Columns will host an opening for their summer exhibition, comprising simultaneous solo presentations by emerging artists currently featured on White Columns Curated Artist Registry, including Michaela Bathrick, Ali Bonfils, Joseph Brock, Eleanor Conover, and Donyel Ivy-Royal (list in formation.) The exhibition will be curated by Brittany Adeline King and Violet Saxon.

Fri, July 12
5–7:30pm

The Joyce Theater

Pop-Up Dance Performances by Pilobolus and Dorrance Dance

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The Joyce Theater is excited to partner with Chelsea Green Park to present Pop-Up Dance Performances by the award-winning tap company Dorrance Dance and adventurous dance theater troupe Pilobolus. Join us at Chelsea Green (W 20th St between 6th & 7th Ave) for family-friendly, sunset performances. Pop-ups start at 5pm and 6:30pm. Meet the artists during an audience Q&A between sets!

Fri, July 12
5–8pm

The Shed

Summer Sway

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Summer Sway takes over The Shed’s outdoor, public Plaza for a summer celebration with the community, joy, and liberation that music and dance give us.

Fri, July 12
5–9pm

Westbeth Artists Housing x The Kitchen

Kickoff Party & Poster Sale

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Join The Kitchen in collaboration with Westbeth Artists Housing for a kick-off celebration party at Westbeth! Both founded in the early 1970s to nurture alternative artist communities, the event celebrates the sharing of histories across two institutions. Hosted at The Kitchen's loft within Westbeth, the party features drinks, music, and an opportunity to view and purchase posters from The Kitchen's archive.

Fri, July 12
5–10pm

Whitney Museum of American Art

Free Friday Nights

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Free admission, music, and special programming from 5–10 pm. Free admission, but tickets required—book in advance!

Fri, July 12
6–7pm

Hill Art Foundation

Sound Bath

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In conjunction with Mika Tajima: Super Natural, Mika Tajima and Daren Ho present a sound bath for a meditative experience. Free with RSVP.

Fri, July 12
6–8pm

Print Center New York

Print Center After Hours

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Connect with lovers and friends of print over light refreshments and explore the current exhibition New Voices: Ritual, curated by Olivia Shao.

Fri, July 12
6–10pm

Rubin Museum of Art

K2 Friday Night

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Free admission, cocktails, DJs from the Rāginī Festival, and more. Guided exhibition tour at 7:15pm.

Fri, July 12
7–8pm

Rubin Museum of Art

Brooklyn Raga Massive

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Live performance featuring Indian classical music by musicians from the Brooklyn Maga Massive collective. Tickets: $28

Fri, July 12
7–8pm

Little Island

Teen Night

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Art workshops, panel discussions, open rehearsals, and performances in the Glade. Produced with The Door.

Sun, July 14
8am–8pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

Free Admission

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Sat, July 13
10am–12pm

High Line

Family Art Moment: Dream Wilder with Us

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Artmaking and creative learning activities for ages 5–12. All ages welcome.

Sat, July 13
10am–1pm

IndieSpace/West Village Rehearsal Co-Op

Open Rehearsal by Divine Riot Company

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IndieSpace and West Village Rehearsal Co-Op are pleased to present an Open Rehearsal featuring Divine Riot Company’s performance of Five Times in One Night.

Sat, July 13
10am–5pm

Dia Chelsea

Free Admission

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Free admission on Friday and Saturday.

Sat, July 13
11am–1pm

Hudson River Park

Explore & Play

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Family-friendly celebration with music, activities, face painting, and more at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park.

Sat, July 13
11am–1pm

Little Island

Creative Break

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Free artmaking activities (dance, music, visual art, and more) every Wednesday through Saturday in the park. All ages welcome.

Sat, July 13
11am–1pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

Creative Programming for Kids

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Families and kids of all ages are invited to gather and join the fun during free creative programs hosted by Westbeth.

Sat, July 13
11am–5pm

Rubin Museum of Art

Free Admission

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Free admission to the 20th-anniversary exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, featuring new commissions with objects from the Rubin’s collection. Guided tours at 2 and 3pm.

Sat, July 13
11am–6pm

Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA)

Javier Téllez: Amerika

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Featuring a newly commissioned film installation, Javier Téllez: Amerika will be on view at CARA. The work brings attention to the forced exodus of millions of Venezuelans as a result of the nation’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. Exhibition tours offered in English and Spanish will occur throughout the weekend.

Sat, July 13
11:30am–1pm

High Line

A Celebration of High Line Wellness

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Special wellness classes, including Zumba, Senior Stretch, and Tai Chi, in celebration of the High Line’s fifteenth birthday. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

Sat, July 13
11:30am–1pm

The Kitchen

Tai Chi Workshop

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Tai Chi community program led in collaboration by Kitchen artist Chuck Martin and Westbeth resident Mitch Moses. The 90-minute workshop sessions consist of Tai Chi Health preservation practices, along with principals and methods of cultivating internal power.

Sat, July 13
12–3pm

Hudson Guild

Triennial Children’s Art Show

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Art by children from Hudson Guild’s after-school program, taught by instructors from the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Sat, July 13
12–5pm

Poster House

Block Party

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Poster House’s fifth-anniversary Block Party celebration with free performances, tours, children’s activities, giveaways, and more from 12–5pm. Free admission all weekend.

Sat, July 13
12:30pm

Dia Chelsea

Public Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazo

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Free thirty-minute tours of Delcy Morelos’s first US solo exhibition, El abrazo.

Sat, July 13
1–4pm

Hudson Guild

Déflorée History Series

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Panels by Valerie Hallier depicting stages of the artist’s sexual life, visualized through flower petals and doodles.

Sat, July 13
1–6pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

Art & Craft Market

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Market featuring fine art, prints, ceramics, music, food, and beverages.

Sat, July 13
1:30pm

Dia Chelsea

Play Sets

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Hands-on exercises with Dia educators focused on Delcy Morelos’s work. Free, recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

Sat, July 13
2–5pm

IndieSpace/West Village Rehearsal Co-Op

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Sat, July 13
2–5pm

Print Center New York

Print Activation with Demian DinéYazhi'

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Hands-on letterpress printing with Demian DinéYazhi' based on the artist’s recent works reflecting on the history of print as a tool for activism.

Sat, July 13
2–5pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

Open Studios

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Self-guided tours of artist studios on the historic Westbeth campus.

Sat, July 13
2–6pm

The Kitchen

Poster Sale

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Stop by The Kitchen's table at Westbeth Artist Housing's Art & Craft Market for an opportunity to view and purchase rare posters from The Kitchen's extensive archive!

Sat, July 13
2pm & 3pm

Rubin Museum of Art

Exhibition Tours

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Thirty-minute guided tours of the museum-wide exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now.

Sat, July 13
2:30pm

Dia Chelsea

Soil Sessions

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Attend a free concert by Koyoltzintli with instruments the artist creates with dirt, also replicating some bird songs.

Sat, July 13
7–9pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

You Are Never Too Old to Play

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A senior-led performance piece on aging, presented by the Westbeth Artist Residents Council. Free and open to the public. 

Sun, July 14
8am–8pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

Free Admission

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Sun, July 14
11am–1pm

Hudson River Park

Community Celebration

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Dance by Ajna Dance Company, henna, and community groups at Pier 63.

Sun, July 14
11am–4pm

Whitney Museum of American Art

Second Sundays

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Special programs, all-ages artmaking, bilingual tours, and Story Time with The New York Public Library at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Free admission, but tickets required—book in advance! 

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Sun, July 14
1–3pm

Rubin Museum of Art

Family Sunday

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Free artmaking workshops for families from 1–3pm. Free admission with ticket.

Sun, July 14
1–5pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

Open Studios

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Self-guided tours of artist studios on the historic Westbeth campus.

Sun, July 14
1–6pm

Westbeth Artists Housing

Art & Craft Market

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Market featuring fine art, prints, ceramics, music, food, and beverages.

Sun, July 14
1–10pm

Chelsea Factory

Ladies of Hip-Hop’s Ladies Battle!

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The Ladies of Hip-Hop wrap up their 2024 Festival with an all-day dance battle and all-female DJ line-up spinning hip-hop, funk, house, and soul classics.

Sun, July 14
2–4pm

IndieSpace/West Village Rehearsal Co-Op

Open Rehearsal by Felice Lesser Dance Theater

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The Felice Lesser Dance Theater presents I AM A DANCER 2.0, a “live documentary” performance about dancers during the pandemic.

Sun, July 14
7–8:30pm

High Line

The Motor Company on the High Line

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The Motor Company’s new original production reflects NYC’s history and community, exploring the West Side Cowboys, the Elevated Line, and the cycle of urban renewal.

Check out the amazing exhibition selection from last year 2023.

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