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Arts & Museums
Discovery Times Square carries the baton of the Discovery group that works towards giving you great experiences. With a rotating group of exhibitions related to history, science, astronomy, entertainment and more, visitors will love being immersed in the fascinating displays. Past exhibits have delved into the topics of King Tut, Leonardo da Vinci, the Titanic, Pompei, even Harry Potter! Discovery Times Square truly has something for everyone.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.
Garrett Studio at The Barrow Group Theater Company is an out and out surreal world of paintings that have a nihilistic edge to them. You pick any painting here, and you would be able to draw an immediate aggressive hint to it. Though not everybody likes such strong and bold paintings, some, who do like them are staunch patrons indeed! Paying a visit here would be a great idea. Check website or call them for more details on current and upcoming events.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded by photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974. Now located on a dynamic two-part campus in midtown Manhattan, it stands amongst the nation's foremost museums dedicated to preserving the past and ensuring the future of art photography. With approximately 15 exhibitions each year, ICP presents an extensive array of historical and contemporary images by some of the most talented photographers in the world. The School of the International Center of Photography fosters study of the history, techniques, aesthetics and practices of photography in a wide range of programs. Check website for more details.
Affirmation Arts is truly dedicated to the development and growth of fine arts. This venue holds a number of exhibitions and displays by many famous as well as amateur artists. The contemporary architecture and decor adds to the beauty of this place. It houses studios, galleries and office spaces that are available on rent. The venue is quiet spacious and is well maintained. The events calender is usually full with a number of events lined up, it's advisable to call up in advance to inquire about specific shows.
Changing exhibits of major works of art and permanent collections make up this intriguing gallery.
Founded over 30 years ago, the Irish Arts Center remains one of New York's leading non-profit organizations. This inviting three-story building just outside the Theater district, combines various aspects of Irish culture for all to enjoy. Irish film, theater, music, dance, language, history, literature, visual arts, and more are made accessible to people of all backgrounds and ages. The IAC offers a wide range of instructional Irish culture classes and features performances in its beautiful 99-seat theater.
La Boîte, the brainchild of chef Lior Lev Sercarz, dealing exclusively with spices and biscuits, is located in Manhattan's Hell Kitchen neighborhood. The inception of La Boîte began dates back to 2006, when Sercarz created a range of French biscuits. His travels around the world enabled him to get acquainted with various spices. Finally in 2011 he could boast of his own store where visitors can purchase not only his creations but also imported spices. But this place turned out to be more than just a spice and biscuit shop, it also functions as an art gallery with a rotating collection of works on display.
Displaying an extensive collection of locks and vaults used around the world, John M. Mossman Lock Collection is sure to impress you. The exhibits include samples from 4000 BCE to the 20th Century. Among these are more than 370 locks, keys and other special tools required for locking. Also on display are rare made-to-order locks, and almost all these locks have been known to preserve money behind their doors and safes. Open for visits, the museum's collection belongs to John M. Mossman, who had also written 'Lure of the Lock' a well-researched book on the history and mechanisms of locks.
Walk the deck of the 900-foot (274-meter) aircraft carrier Intrepid, best known for its role in World War II, and witness thought-provoking exhibits on aviation as well as deep sea and space exploration. Tour a submarine and take a virtual flight, in addition to viewing vintage and modern airplanes parked wing to wing. The interactive programs and events are designed for all ages and guarantee an educational yet fun experience. The stunning interiors and the panoramic views on the outside make The Intrepid a must-visit.
With three locations in New York City alone, Christie's is an international auction hours that still reigns as one of the largest and best in the world. Originally conceived solely as a fine art auction house, the company was started by James Christie in London in 1766. Though fine art still reigns here, more than 80 different categories are now included in its roster including books, cars, wine, furniture and jewelry. The house is open for free auction estimates by appointment.