Make the most of NYFW: 5 things to do in New York City

From music to museums


By Su Fen Tan

Make the most of NYFW: 5 things to do in New York City

Known for the ever-bustling Times Square, army of yellow cabs, and snazzy Broadway shows, there is just so much to see and do in New York City. The city’s vibrant and dynamic arts scene will make you wish you had all the time in the world to see it all, but here’s a list of top things to do for the week of 10-17 September 2015, in conjunction with NYFW: 

1. Death Cab for Cutie at Madison Square Garden

Alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie stops at the world’s most famous arena on 12 September 2015 as part of their hugely anticipated North American headline tour. The band’s core members of singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr will be joined by new touring members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in the upcoming tour. Having just dropped their latest album, Kintsugi, earlier this year and with special guest Explosions in the Sky on board, Death Cab for Cutie is set to make it a night to remember for fans and non-alike.


2. Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This autumn, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) sets the stage for a special presentation of sculptures by the renowned Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Organised in collaboration with the The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York, the show is curated by the Museum’s senior curator, Dakin Hart, and includes 18 works by Isamu Noguchi from the Museum’s permanent collection. From 8 September to 13 December 2015, visitors will have the privilege of admiring these beautiful works of art while taking a walk through the esteemed BBG.


3. Feast of San Gennaro

Now in its 89th year, Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro is an 11-day event running from 10-20 September 2015 featuring religious processions and colourful parades, live music performances, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies and also a world-famous cannoli-eating competition. Join in on the festivities and enjoy all the delicious food as the Feast brings a bit of Italy to you right in New York City.


4. Picasso Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

An extensive exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s innovative and influential work in three dimensions, Picasso Sculpture focuses on the artist’s lifelong work with sculpture, with a particular focus on his use of materials and processes. The exhibition will feature more than 100 sculptures, organized in chapters corresponding to the different periods during which Picasso devoted himself to sculpture. Picasso Sculpture will run from 14 September 2015 to 7 February 2016.


5. Les Misérables on Broadway

Your New York experience won’t be quite complete without a dose of Broadway. Head to Imperial Theatre and catch the world’s longest running musical—Les Misérables. Watch the brilliant play unfold before you with classics like ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘Who Am I?’, ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ and ‘One Day More’, songs that will stay with you long after the curtains close. 



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