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  1. Whales: Giants of the Deep (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008)

    Whales Exhibit Arriving at Natural History Museum

    Since it opened in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has been the place to go in New York City for fascinating things like dinosaur bones, rarified specimens and specialized collections of astrophysical data. And beginning this March, it will be the new home to an exhibit about one of the world’s most interesting mammals. ...
  2. El-Anatsui, Earth'sSkin (Courtesy of the Brooklyn Musuem)

    At the Museums: Winter Exhibits 2013

    Interested in the artistic avant-garde of 1950s Tokyo or 1990s New York? Want to immerse yourself in images of pre-World War II Europe? Searching for the 20th-century surreal or the Renaissance sublime? New York’s museums are waiting to transport you in the New Year. ...
  3. Heartland Brewery New Year's Eve Bash

    Best of New Year’s Eve in New York

    Every New Year's Eve since 1907, the world has officially marked the start of the new year with the ball drop in Times Square.  There's no more exciting place to be than New York City for the biggest party-night of the year. And if you're lucky enough to be here this New Year's Eve, the city is teeming with different ways to celebrate ...
  4. Family-friendly New Year's celebration at Taste Buds

    New Year’s Eve For The Whole Family

    Stay in or go out? Get a sitter or bring the kids? When you're a parent considering New Year's Eve plans in New York City, questions abound, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. But New York being what it is, there are plenty of great options, from daytime events with early countdowns to late-night cruises ...
  5. On Board Tours See the Holiday Lights Tour

    Happenin’ Holiday Tours

    From Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, the city morphs from a bustling metropolis into a warm, twinkly place full of sparkling lights, music and lots of goodwill and fun to be had. Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or have lived here for years, taking a moment to stop and smell the roasting chestnuts is key for maximum merriment. ...
  6. The Clock at MoMA (Christian Marclay. Detail of The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.)

    ‘The Clock’ to Sweep MoMA

    Time waits for no one, but New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to turn back The Clock, as multimedia artist Christian Marclay’s 24-hour-long video installation of the same name returns to the city Dec. 21 through Jan. 21. ...
  7. Lincoln Center tree (Photo: Albert Gershengoren for Lincoln Square BID)

    Eight Great Spots to See Holiday Lights

    There are many beacons in New York City: the bedazzled billboards of Times Square, the tiered colors topping off the Empire State Building, the dramatically backlit Statue of Liberty. But each November, the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center, a tradition that dates back to the Depression Era, shine most majestically. ...
  8. 200_Rafiki_Lion-King-pop-up_Nana-Ekua-Brew-Hammond

    Lion King Exhibit Shows Off Pride

    In celebration of the Lion King’s 15th year on Broadway, Disney has created an immersive pop-up exhibit called “Inside the Lion King.” The exhibit, which launched on Saturday, will run through Dec. 16. ...
  9. Matisse at the Met

    Sneak Peek: Matisse at the Met

    “For me it is always new.” Henri Matisse wrote those words about the view of Notre Dame from his Paris studio, but after seeing the new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Matisse: In Search of True Painting (December 4-March 17, 2013) you come away thinking that he might've been talking about the entire physical world. ...
  10. Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

    Rockefeller Tree Twinkles To Life

    The rest of the country might kick off the holiday season on Black Friday, but since 1933 New Yorkers have celebrated the occasion with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  ...