The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca - Ongoing until January 2019 - Sculpture by Other Means will occupy the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
Mel Chin: All Over the Place - Ongoing; All day until August 28th - Mel Chin: All Over the Place, presents a multi-location exhibition with exciting manifestations of the work of Mel Chin co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty. The exhibition will span nearly four decades of Chin’s malleable and wide-ranging approach to artistic practice. Exhibition sites in New York City include the Queens Museum, Times Square, and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station.
The objects and project artifacts in All Over the Place will be organized around the thematic strands that have long preoccupied Chin’s thinking, including the natural environment, socioeconomic systems and injustice, the weight of lamentations as well as the lightness of humor to reveal truths. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
David Bowie is - Ongoing until July 15th - Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is taking its final bow at the Brooklyn Museum, providing an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind material.
David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last twenty years, when he resided in New York City. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway
Julia Phillips: Failure Detection - Ongoing until September 3 - MoMA PS1 presents the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Julia Phillips (German and American, b. 1985), featuring six newly commissioned major works alongside existing sculptures. Primarily working with ceramics, New York-based Phillips creates objects and scenes that are intimately connected to the body. Her sculptures often propose various support structures for the human form, while emphasizing its absence. Impressions of the body are visible through casts of limbs, orifices, handprints, and other corporeal traces. Though evocative of physical functions, these works also produce social and psychological resonances. For Phillips, the body is materially, linguistically, and metaphorically entangled in politics, as suggested by terms such as “manipulator,” “protector,” and “extruder” that appear in the titles of her works. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Love to Love: Donna Summer’s Decade of Disco Decadence - Thurs, July 5 - 8:30 pm - A DJ dance party to the tunes of Donna Summer. 21 & over please. $9-$12 | Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
Broadway Dance - Mondays - Now thru Aug 27th - 10 am - Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, Play Turf, Downtown
Outdoor Cinema: “Monsoon Wedding” - Wed, July 11; 7 pm - A buoyant comedy of an Indian family preparing for a flamboyant (arranged) marriage. Free! | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC
Movies on the Green - Wed, July 11; Dusk - This week: Despicable Me 3. Bring a chair or blanket. | The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
Ocean Wonders: Sharks! - OPEN NOW! - Showcasing more than 115 species of sea life including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, loggerhead sea turtles, and cownose rays. |NY Aquarium, Surf Avenue & W8th Street, Coney Island