Upcoming Events

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  • 2019 Art in Focus
    Free and open to the public

    January 1 – December 31, 2019

    Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund will present a series of public art pop ups throughout the center. Taking place in unique and unexpected locations, the multidisciplinary program will showcase installations inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life. 

    Current Installation:

    PORTIA MUNSON
    Pink Projects, 2019

    Free and happening now through July 15

    “Pink Projects,” a multidisciplinary collection of sculptures, videos, and prints by Catskill, New York-based artist Portia Munson, is the latest installment in the year-long ‘Art in Focus’ series currently on display at Rockefeller Center. Munson examines how the color pink has been appropriated by marketers over time to signify and commodify femininity and the female sphere, and her works are composed of or feature pink plastic products that are created for and sold to women and girls. At Rockefeller Center, the artworks will be displayed in a variety of ways including table arrangements, in glass vitrines, installed in a room-sized mound, assembled as a bedroom, and layered in a glass coffin. The video piece, The Contents of a Whale’s Belly, is a slideshow of scanned pink objects that create a digital archive. “Pink Projects” serves not only as a feminist commentary on consumer culture, but also explore the environmental effects of mass production, consumption, and waste.

    Munson’s work can be seen in various locations throughout the Center including inside 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza and the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, as well as outside near Atlas on Fifth Avenue in NYC.

    Past Installations:

    HEIN KOH
    Braving the Cold, 2019

    JOANA AVILLEZ
    Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018

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  • Frieze Sculpture
    Free and open to the public

    April 25 – June 28, 2019

     

    Frieze Sculpture is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer. Through June 28, explore new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 international artists including Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others. Frieze Sculpture is curated by Brett Littman (head of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum) and presented with world-leading galleries. Read about Littman's process for selecting the pieces appearing in the show, and his ideas about how the work will interact with the environment of Rock Center. After visiting the sculpture, extend your visit by exploring the other Rockefeller Center offerings, including attractions, dining, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck

    Experience dance at Rockefeller Center with two performances of "EKTASIS", a Martha Graham choreography performed by the Martha Graham Dance Company on the center plaza on June 5 at 4:30pm and 6pm. 

    Use this map to locate each sculpture.

     

    Download the Frieze app and take the guided audio tour of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, narrated by curator Brett Littman. Available for iOS and Android.

    Family Programs for Frieze Sculpture 2019 with The Noguchi Museum:

    Figures: Strike a Pose

    • June 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Ages: 7-11
    • Material: Wire
    • Free

    Families with children ages 7-11 are invited to join us for a guided tour of Frieze Sculptures at Rockefeller Center, and then make their own sculptures in response to their experiences. Led by Noguchi Museum educators, advance registration is required for this program. Register at Noguchi.com.

     Get the Scoop: Stories and Art

    • June 23,10:30 am–1:30 pm
    • Ages 2-11
    • Material: Mixed Media sculptural materials
    • Free

    Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to explore Frieze Sculptures at Rockefeller Center and to make art in response to their experiences. Led by Noguchi Museum educators, no registration is required for this drop-in program.

  • 2019 Channel Gardens
    Free and open to the public

    May 6 – June 28, 2019

    Throughout the year, the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens blooms in uniquely themed plant installations that transform with the seasons. From an ocean of Tulips to a Weeping Willow forest, The Channel Gardens brings refreshing surprises, you simply have to keep coming back.

  • Red Hook Lobster & Roberta's Pizza
    Open to the public

    June 10 – September 27, 2019

    Starting Monday, June 10 and continuing throughout the summer, Rockefeller Center is bringing the beloved Roberta's pizza and and Red Hook Lobster Pound to the North Plaza.

    Roberta’s will offer their 9" personal pies, including fan favorites such as the "Rosso" and "The Bee Sting."
     
    Red Hook Lobster Pound will park one of their popular food trucks next to Roberta’s on the North Plaza. Their offerings will include various lobster rolls, plain and veggie dawgs, and Steve's Key Lime Pie.

    More to be announced soon!

  • Pride Ball at Rainbow Room
    Ticket Required

    June 28, 2019

    On Friday, June 28, Rainbow Room invites you to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ rights movement at the first annual philanthropic Pride Ball. Presented with support from OUT @NBCUniversal, guests of the inaugural black tie affair will enjoy performances from MARINA and Betty Who, a live cabaret emceed by SHANGELA with accompanying burlesque show, a live sword swallowing act, magic show by Adam Cardone and live sets from DJs Casey Spooner, Nicky Siano, and Miss Guy. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Born This Way Foundation, helping to support the next generation of queer youth by connecting them to the resources they need to thrive and drive change in their communities. Get tickets.

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