Your New York City winter 2022 arts and entertainment guide

Winter is upon us and New York City’s art scene is as busy as ever. Here are some art exhibitions and attractions to visit this winter.

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PROBE—New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street – Greenwich Village. Until December 1st

For a limited time, you can head into the New York Studio School Gallery to view this three-person art exhibition. Featuring works by artists Char Healey, Suzanne Scott and Anita Trombetta, the exhibition celebrates a departure from earlier ways of working. As close friends, ideas, opinions and theories circle in an endless conversation.

Small Works Exhibition – Gallery 440
440 6th Avenue, Brooklyn. Until December 17th.

The 18th Annual Small Works Show is back at 440 Gallery in Brooklyn. As the name suggests, all of the works in this exhibition are small, measuring less than 12 inches in size. Curated by Johnny Thornton, the exhibition features 85 works submitted by multiple artists including Suzanne Scott, Tyler Jones, Jo-Ann Acey, Keith DuQuette, Janice Everett, Kate Fauvell and many more.

Abstract Engraving and Dyeing and Art Exhibition – Café Melo Gallery
345 Lenovo Ave, Harlem. Until December 18th.

This new Harlem exhibit features the work of William Daniels, Heather Williams and Jaleeca Yancy, all of whom live in New York City. The art itself will cover many important genres of fine art; abstract painting, quilting and fiber art that make the exhibition unique. The exhibition is curated by Ulysses Williams, who says he “chosen these genres because of the spiritual and organic nature of each artist’s process and their connection to historical, cultural and ancestral references”.

Courtesy of the Grolier Club

Animated Ads: 200 Years of Bonuses, Promos and Pop-Ups – The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street, Midtown. December 1st to February 11th, 2023

For New York City bibliophiles, this new exhibit at the Grolier Club is one not to be missed. Featuring more than 200 unique advertising objects spanning 200 years, the exhibition traces the creative history of advertising through fun and moving objects. Come by and check out the old ads promoting products such as food, medicine, travel, music, politics, tobacco and more.

The 2022 Socrates Annual: Sink or Swim Climate Futures – Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City. Until March 12, 2023.

Over in The World’s Borough, Socrates Sculpture Park hosts its annual exhibition for those who have been part of their community. This year’s theme addresses the issues of climate change, and the artists addressed today’s ecological conditions and challenges facing our globe. This exhibition features the works of Cheyenne Concepcion, Sean Desiree, Koyoltzintli, Randi Renate and Daniel Shieh.

scenic park
Brooklyn. Until May 2023.

There’s a lot of local art throughout Prospect Park, but there are two in particular that are worth seeing. From now until May 5, 2023, the Lena Horne Bandshell has grown. Entitled The Need You Know It Is A Letting Light, artist Sarah E. Brook’s three abstract wooden sculptures and an accompanying mural explore the communication between the outer and inner psychic space. Meanwhile, Nikki Lindt’s The Underground Sound Project is an interactive public art installation based on a series of underground acoustic recordings made by the artist herself. This will be available from May 13, 2023.

Queensbridge Park
Queens. Until November 2023

In Queensbridge Park you will find a very interactive art project by Task Negative. Entitled “Grounding,” this work uses augmented reality so parkgoers can experience an installation of thousands of large, reflective, highly polished sequins on the lawn, shaped like the shadow of a nearby tree.

Projections will be shown at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on November 4, 1922.

Sightseeing features

Beyond King Tut
Pier 36, the seaport

Calling all history buffs! This fully immersive show delves deep into the world of King Tutankhamun through projected landscapes and galleries depicting the life, time and death of the king. The opening of the exhibition coincided with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased at beyondkingtut.com.

Titanic: The Exhibition
526 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Will your heart go on? Following a sold-out show in London, Titanic: The Exhibition will feature around 200 specially selected artifacts from Titanic’s history, highlighting the human stories that can be told through the remains of the wreckage. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at feverup.com.

Photo courtesy of The Standard

BUMP! The standard high line
848 Washington Street, West Side

Who doesn’t love bumper cars? At The Standard Hotel at the High Line you can come and enjoy the power of collisions – aesthetic, cultural and literal. Plus, the space is decked out in 80’s punk culture and you can warm up afterwards with some food and cocktails. Tickets start at $20 per ride, must be 7 years old and up to the ride.

Summit One Vanderbilt
45 E 42nd Street, Midtown

Would you like to see the city from one of its highest points? Summit One Vanderbilt is extending its winter hours so you can see the Big Apple in all its festive glory. Don’t forget to make a few picks in their iconic glass rooms! Tickets start at $39 and are available at Summitov.com.

NYC Parks Winter Jam
Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

Looking ahead to 2023, the NYC Parks Department is hosting its annual Winter Jam on February 4th. New Yorkers drop by every year to take part in this free winter sports festival that’s perfect for all ages! The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

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