We’re not bitter about losing an hour of sleep because it means winter is officially over. To welcome you to the season of renewal, we’ve put together a Spring Guide to New York featuring our exciting seasonal events and openings.
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts Festival is a two day event featuring the work over 400 exhibiting artists. Each year MoCCA Arts Festival welcomes over 7,000 attendees to view the comics, cartoons, animations and illustrations of the participating artists. Unlike many art fairs, the MoCCA Arts Festival gives visitors the chance to interact with artists while viewing their art. It can be an educational experience as well as a thoroughly enjoyable one.
The MoCCA Arts Festival will be held at the Metropolitan West; it will run from April 1st and 2nd.
MoCCA Arts Festival: Metropolitan West, West 46th St between 11th and 12th Ave.
This spring, the Morgan Library is hosting an ambitious exhibition on the enigmatic nineteenth-century writer, Emily Dickinson. “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?” presents viewers with an insight into the life and works of the American writer through rare manuscripts, and letters, as well as through twenty-four poems in their draft states. Visitors to the exhibit are presented with a fresh take on the iconic poet.
I’m Nobody! Who Are You? is on view from now through May 28th.
I’m Nobody! Who Are You?: The Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave.; 212- 685- 0008
From it’s launch in 2012, Frieze New York has become one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs. Look forward to seeing works from artists represented by the world’s premier galleries, including New York heavyweights David Zwirner, Marian Goodman and Tanya Bonakdar.
Frieze New York runs from May 5-7.
Frieze New York: Randall’s Island Park; 212-463-7488
No spring guide to New York is complete without dessert. Take part in culinary history by visiting Choco-Story New York, the first chocolate museum and experience in Manhattan. Jacques Torres, also known as “Mr. Chocolate”, has partnered with Eddy Van Belle to create a space in which visitors can experience the history and process of chocolate making. A visit includes exhibits on chocolate’s origin story and nine chocolate tastings. You can also register to take part in a chocolate making class. Tickets to the new, permanent museum range from $10-$15 and are for purchase here.
Choco-Story: Jacques Torres Chocolate, 350 Hudson St.; 212-414-2462.