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A Mid-March Round Up

March 24, 2023 | 4 min Read

If you’re ready for a break from March Madness on tv, get out and check out one of these fun events this weekend! 

Affordable Art Fair

If you’d like to get some great art at a reasonable price, the Affordable Art Fair might just be what you’re looking for. This engaging expo has curated more than 70 galleries to display works in painting, sculpture, photography and other artistic media. For the event, art work must be priced under 12k. So while it may be affordable in comparison to fairs such as Art Basel or Miami, it’s not exactly cheap pricing. But regardless of whether you come to buy or simply to enjoy the art, the fair is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Passes start at $27, but Friday evening admission is free between 6 and 8pm.

March 22-26, 2023

Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea

125 W 18th St

New York, NY 10011

Museum of Failure

If you’ve ever felt down on your luck, this museum is for you! Sure to boost the spirits of would-be-entrepreneurs and offer some laughs, this traveling museum documents great failures in history. The Museum of Failure “brings together over 159 products and services that were a total flop but also paved the way for other great inventions.” A tour of this fun museum will take about an hour and remind you of some quirky inventions that never quite got off the ground, as well as predecessors to inventions and concepts that were a big hit. Tickets to this testimony to tenacity and invention are available here. The pop-up museum will be in New York through May 9.

220 36th Street in Industry City

Brooklyn, NY 11232

Banksy in New York: Defaced

In 2013 the England-based, famous street artist Banksy did a month-long residency in New York. His residency was called “Better Out Than In,” and over the duration he created original works in open and public spaces. These works were part of his larger project of democratizing art, putting it out in the public for all to see and challenging the concept that a work had to be in a museum or gallery to be considered art.

Now, through May 14, you can relive this residency in an engaging exhibition, Banksy in New York: Defaced. Fans of the elusive artist will revisit some of Banksy’s most famous work in a new tribute to the residency. While this is an unauthorized exhibition, the works on display were submitted and revised by the Pest Control Office, the office that handles Banksy’s paperwork. Among the authenticated works on display will be “Girl with Balloon” from his stencil mural series and the giant sculpture “Mickey Snake.” Check the website for opening times and ticketing. The exhibit runs through May 2023.

378 Broadway

New York, NY 10013

Jewish Deli Culture in New York

Foodies rejoice! There’s a new exhibit that will get your mouth watering and send you running to one of New York’s delicious and famous delis! The New York Historical Society Museum & Library is featuring an exhibit that celebrates the quintessential New York Jewish deli. From Pastrami sandwiches to knishes, bagels, pickles and babka, there’s no item left unexplored. But don’t be fooled, it’s not all fluff. I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” is a show that’s both delicious and deeply meaningful. The exhibit approaches the role of the Jewish deli as an immigrant experience during and after the Second World War. This is the last weekend that the exhibit is running, so catch it while you can.

Through April 2, 2023

The Historical Society

170 Central Park West

New York, NY 10024

Stand Up in New York

The recent release of Chris Rock’s Netflix special has made stand up comedy a social event with everyone talking about how Rock would address last year’s Oscar’s slap. If you’re lucky enough to be in New York, you’re in the company of some of the world’s best comedians. Why not take in a show? This spring there’s an impressive line up of legendary comedians doing stand up including Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler, Kevin James and more. And from across the Atlantic, Ricky Gervais will be in town in June! For a full line up as well as to purchase tickets, check out the super helpful New York City Theatre site.

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