The City that never sleeps sleeps even less in July, when the days are long, the nights are warm and the vibe is everywhere. Here are six must-see attractions.
- When Austa Somvichian-Clausen founded grotto, a “sapphic pop-up experience,” she was on a mission to create a queer-friendly space that interweaves drinks, discussion, and music. After a string of successful pop-ups throughout the city, grotto is now teaming up with Pebble Bar to bring a monthly concert series to Rockefeller Center. More here
- July brings plenty of opportunities for New Yorkers to revel in the spirit of summer. Gear up for a fun-filled month with Rockefeller Center’s calendar of special events and our curated list of can’t-miss happenings in July, including the Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City and Movies with a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park. See more happenings here
- Top of the Rock: New Frontiers is a new, must-see series of installations from New York’s emerging artists of today, continuing Abby Aldrich’s mission for Rockefeller Center as a symbol of creative innovation. Everyone who comes to Top of The Rock is invited to discover the history and future of art, technology, and entertainment in our city—not as an observer, but as an active participant in progress. Each artwork is interactive, making the guest its subject, demonstrating how our future is shaped by having you in it.
- Rockefeller Center: Basil Kincaid’s artistic practice is actualized through various creative techniques such as quilting, collage, installation, and performance to construct new narratives of possibility. Kincaid’s work incorporates found or donated materials, often sourced through social media, weaving together lived experiences while also reducing waste. The Art In Focus presentation underscores how each of the artist’s mediums—fiber, collage, drawing, performance—informs the other and become nourishing environments: visions for a full, thoughtful existence. The installation will feature woven quilts, a 125-foot mural, and a monumental sculptural quilt.
- Celebrate Korea at Rockefeller Center is presented in partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization, and will honor Korean culture alongside Lincoln Center’s Korean Arts Week. The festivities at Rockefeller Center will celebrate Korean artists, authors, chefs, entertainers, and fashion designers, including the culinary team of NARO’s JP & Ellia Park, and will feature two on-site exhibitions of Korean art.
- Johyun Gallery and Rockefeller Center present Origin, Emergence, Return. The exhibition will feature three leading Korean artists: Park Seo Bo, Lee Bae, and Jin Meyerson. From June 8th to July 26th over 70 works will be featured at the Rink Level Gallery, exploring three generations of Korean art from the 20th century to the present.