From the outside, New York City’s new transportation hub called the Oculus has the appearance of a majestic white bird about to take flight; from the inside, the vast, sunlit space has the grandeur of a cathedral. The Oculus, which opened this March, is much more than a transit hub—it’s a destination in its own right, both as a modern architectural marvel, designed by Santiago Calatrava (the designer of the Turning Torso in Malmö), and a hot new shopping hub. More than 125 shops will be opening later this year, including high-end retailers (Apple, Tom Ford, Tiffany), popular chains (H&M, Sephora, Banana Republic) and food and drink (Daniel Boulud, Eataly, La Colombe Torrefaction).
Queens Taste, May 3rd
Queens Taste 2016 will showcase roughly 60 restaurants, food makers, drink purveyors, and other borough-based businesses, along with their world-class products. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown from its original foodie focus into one of the borough’s biggest events.
Creativity reigns during the annual NYCxDESIGN, the City’s official celebration of global design fashioned by some of the City’s most renowned names in the design world and beyond. The multifaceted program comprises exhibitions, installations, talks, trade shows and open studios. Among the shows and festivals under the NYCxDESIGN umbrella are BKLYN Designs, Collective Design, Frieze New York, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), and Wanted Design.
Under the umbrella of the River to River Festival, more than 10 downtown museums and historic sites will open their doors on June 21st, from 4 to 8pm, offering free admission and special programming. The participating organizations have yet to be announced, but last year’s event included the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Federal Hall National Memorial, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian–New York, Skyscraper Museum, South Street Seaport Museum, 9/11 Tribute Center, NYC Municipal Archives Visitor Center and Wall Street Walks.
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