2019 Art in FocusFree 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.
Free and now open through November 25.
Three vitrine spaces at 45 Rockefeller Plaza features Lucy Sparrow’s felt masterpieces resembling aquariums and terrariums made of felt, lycra, diamante, sequins, and glass beads.
Vinyl murals installed throughout the concourse and on the plaza include a variety of Sparrow’s motifs and deli items that are part of her immersive art installation at Rockefeller Center, Lucy’s Delicatessen on 6th .
Sparrow’s work will be seen in various locations throughout Rockefeller 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 in Rockefeller Plaza in NYC.
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort are pleased to present the sixth iteration of Art Sundae in partnership with Rockefeller Center. On Wednesday, August 21st, from 3 - 5pm, NYC Children are invited to participate in an ART SUNDAE workshop featuring an interactive project with Art in Focus artist LAKELA BROWN for an upcoming public art installation. The workshop will take place in the 30 Rockefeller Plaza Concourse, just adjacent to Starbucks.
Participants will explore a process used by artist LaKela Brown through the activity of making a small relief. Stamps and beads will be provided to press into the surface of air-dry clay to create a dimensional composition of shapes and textures. The resulting impressions can be embellished with golden metallic paint.
ART SUNDAE is a public program created by the non-profit Art Production Fund and the cultural space Fort Gansevoort that is designed to build confidence in children through artmaking. The free program offers children the opportunity to work with a contemporary artist to create public art projects.
Plaster Wall Reliefs, 2019
Pink Projects, 2019
Braving the Cold, 2019
Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018
Red Hook Lobster & Roberta's PizzaOpen to the public
June 10 – October 31, 2019
Enjoy beloved Roberta's pizza and Red Hook Lobster Pound on 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.
2019 Channel GardensFree and open to the public
June 23 – October 31, 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.
City WineryOpen to the public
July 25 – December 31, 2019
Welcome to City Winery Rockefeller Center - an outdoor pop-up wine garden operating 7 days a week, now through Fall 2019. Find our urban oasis located on the plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues.
City Winery at Rockefeller Center provides New Yorkers and visitors alike a way to experience summer in Manhattan in a totally unique way. We serve our locally-crafted wine on tap and are proud to feature a variety of reds, whites and of course rosé all season long!
In addition, we’re happy to feature several beers from our local friends at Montauk Brewing Company. There is also a Mediterranean-inspired menu of charcuterie, cheeses, burrata and other offerings that will complement your experience.
The Queens Night MarketOpen to the public
July 29 – October 31, 2019
The Queens Night Market is a family-friendly open-air night market. This popular Queens night life and culinary destination is now open on the south plaza at Rockefeller Center. Nine independent vendors will be selling a wide range of international bites, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. The market is open Monday through Thursday from 12pm-8pm through October 31.
- Burmese Bites – Burmese Keema Palatas & Ohno Kaukswe
- Em – Vietnamese Thịt Kho and Chả Giò
- La’Maoli – Antiguan Saltfish Balls & Island Subs
- Joey Bats Café – Portuguese Pastéis de Nata
- Brooklyn Dumpling – Polish Pierogis & Kopytka
- Treat Yourself Jerk Chicken – Jamaican Jerk Chicken
- Hong Kong Street Food – Hong Kongese Soy Sauce Noodles
- Primos Variedades – Mexican Fresh-Carved Al Pastor Tacos
- Lion City Coffee – Singaporean Chai Tow Kway & Kaya Toast
MICRO's Perpetual Motion MuseumFree and open to the public
September 14 – January 14, 2020
Perpetual Motion Museum
Explore humanity’s age old quest to harness and understand energy in a six-foot-tall museum.
The Perpetual Motion Museum will be located in the lobby of 1 Rockefeller Plaza through January 14, 2020.
Who made this tiny museum?
MICRO, a non-profit building a fleet of six-foot-tall science museums that get installed in public spaces.
Lucy Sparrow’s Delicatessen on 6thOpen to the public
October 1 – October 20, 2019
Contemporary British artist Lucy Sparrow, known for her covetable felt art pieces and shops, will return to New York City with Lucy Sparrow’s Delicatessen on 6th, an interactive public art project and retail experience at Rockefeller Center. This sixth installation in her felt shop series is a New York City upscale deli, with every single one of the items, from cheese to fish, chocolate to fruit handmade out of felt. All items in the fine food shop is available for purchase. This installation is part of the ‘Art in Focus’ public art program at Rockefeller Center presented in partnership with the non-profit Art Production Fund. Open 11am - 8pm, 7 days a week, October 1 - 20, 2019.
2019 GreenmarketOpen to the public
October 2 – October 25, 2019
The Farmers Market returns this Autumn to Rockefeller Center October 2 through October 25, Wednesday - Friday each week from 8am - 5pm. Stop by to pick up specialty products from regional farms including seasonal produce, ciders, honeys and syrups, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheeses, wines, spirits, and more.
The market is organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket and is open to the public.
Rockefeller Center SingsRegistration required
October 16 – December 11, 2019
Join Rockefeller Center Sings, a new singing group at Rockefeller Center starting this Fall. Unwind after a day in the office to sing songs that uplift the soul and spread joy. Songs reflect the seasons, heritage of Rockefeller Center, and the diversity and energy of New York City.
This inclusive workshop, led by vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, asks participants to be willing to join in and connect with their voice, mind, body and breath, and to experience the power of group singing.
No singing experience is necessary.
Rockefeller Center Sings is an ongoing series and attendance is requested at every session:
Wednesday, October 16, 6.30pm-8pm
Wednesday, November 6, 6.30pm-8pm
Wednesday, November 20, 6.30pm-8pm
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm-7pm
Workshops culminate with a performance under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Wednesday December 11, 7pm. The performance is free and open to the public – invite your friends and family!
Sign up by emailing Rockefellersings@gmail.com.