Central Park is turning amber, red and gold and the temperatures are starting to dip—but there’s still time to take to the city streets and absorb some unmissable NYC culture around town before winter descends.

Outside of the usual museum circuit, pop-ups are becoming a favored model for brands to offer deeply immersive experiences to customers. And because they are on a roving calendar, it means that there’s bound to be a pop-up to suit everyone’s taste—covering everything from iconic TV shows, to food-based immersions, to pop-culture inspired spaces.

While pop-ups serve up a healthy dose of whimsy, the art world offers a more highbrow take on the temporary model with elegantly curated rotating exhibits and modern showcases of some of New York’s most scintillating art. Read on to find out more.

Arcadia Earth
Through January 2019

A tech- and art-driven experience, Arcadia Earth’s augmented reality seeks to expand visitors’ way of thinking. By way of virtual reality, projection mapping and interactive environments, the visually stunning exhibit explores current ecological challenges and the climate crisis, offering guests new perspective on how they can reduce their impact on Mother Earth.

 

Doc NYC
Various Locations
November 6-15

Now in its 10th year, the festival dedicated to all things documentary film showcases over 300 films at various locations throughout the city. If you can’t get enough of this thought-provoking genre, clear your post-work schedules. Whether heartwarming, serious or laugh-out-loud, film buffs and doc novices alike will surely find a tale to enjoy.  

Yayoi Kusama: EVERYDAY I PRAY FOR LOVE
David Zwirner Gallery
November 9-December 14

In the contemporary art world, David Zwirner’s galleries, including three locations in New York City, are among the most renowned.  This fall, David Zwirner presents new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location, portraying everything from polka-dotted sculptural installations, to mind-bending full room presentations that brim with wonder. Guests can experience firsthand Kusama’s delightfully sensory works like the Infinity Mirror Rooms and paintings from the My Eternal Soul collection.

 

Pixinity
Soho
Through November 10

Inspired by gaming, animation and pop culture, Pixinity’s 5,000 square-foot space is a pixelated screen come to life. Visitors get to jump into the future among hundreds of sculptures and light-works within the pop-up’s 10 rooms. Vibrant backdrops are lit perfectly for an Instagrammable moment.

 

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The Seinfeld Experience
Autumn 2019

Thirty years after Seinfeld’s debut, The Seinfeld Experience resurrects the beloved `90s hit TV show in a fresh way—tickets to the experience give guests access to exclusive content, memorabilia, original costumes and props, and even set re-creations. It’s a must-see for all superfans.

 

She Persists
Gracie Mansion
Ongoing

Within the historic expanse of Gracie Mansion, the exhibit She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York City, 1919-2019 chronicles the works of some of New York City’s most influential women creators, and is the largest of its type to be staged in the public space. Past meets present in this curation, spotlighting 44 classic and contemporary works by women who found immense artistic verve within the city’s limits.


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