7 Things to Do in Chelsea

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BEST OF NYC'S CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD
 


Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan running roughly from 14th to 34th street between the Hudson River and 5th avenue. Chelsea is most known for its distinguished art scene, which showcases some of the greatest artists in New York and the world.
 


1. START YOUR TRIP ON 24TH ST., THE HOME OF MANY OF NYC'S PREMIER FINE ART GALLERIES

Chelsea's 24th St. is a hub of some the world's best art galleries. Check out whats happening this summer by clicking on any of the galleries below:

C24 Gallery
Andrea Meislin Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Bruce Silverstein
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Fredericks & Freiser
Gagosian Gallery
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Gladstone Gallery
Jack Shainman Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Lyons Wier Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery
Matthew Marks Gallery
Metro Pictures
Mike Weiss Gallery
Pace Gallery
Susan Inglett
Unix Gallery


 Be sure to pick up a copy of this flyer at C24 Gallery! You will want to apply for the 2017 International Sculpture Day Exhibition presented by the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.


 If art isn't really your thing, do not fret! There are plenty of other  great things to do in Chelsea this summer. Here are just a few highlights:

 

2. TAKE A WALK THE HIGH LINE

No trip to Chelsea is complete without a walk on the highline! This 1.45 mile long park, built entirely on abandoned, elevated NYC train tracks, is the perfect place to enjoy the weather on a beautiful summer day. Visit the High Line for one of their special summer events which include, tai chimeditationstargazingOut of Line, and Up Late
Click HERE for more information


The High Line: 23rd St. to 34th St. in Chelsea, NY



 3. JOIN THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE

The World Naked Bike Ride hosts a bare-all ride in NYC every year to bring awareness to the harmful pollution of motor vehicles. Join folks from around the world as they strip down into their "birthday suit" and bike around NYC to protest the world's dependence on oil and nonrenewable energy resources on Saturday, June 19th.
Click HERE for more information



4. EAT YOUR HEART OUT AT THE CHELSEA MARKET

A hot spot for foodies, this enclosed urban food market stretching a block long and a block wide is considered one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world. Be sure to check out the Lobster Place's famous Lobster Roll. Other popular vendors include Jacques TorresPeople's PopsDoughnuttery and Ronnybrook Dairy.
Click HERE for more information

75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011  
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm




5. EXPERIENCE THE CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Chelsea Music Festival returns June 10-18th celebrating "Gravity:350," in honor of Newton’s enlightening encounter with a falling apple 350 years ago. The festival features a variety of genres and musicians ranging from classsical to Jazz at many of Chelsea's best venues. It includes late night, day time, and open air events, as well as specific shows for children and families. The festival seeks to create an interplay between a variety of art forms, specifically visual, performing and culinary arts, so be sure to grab a delicious meal as you enjoy the music!
For Tickets and information click HERE




6. LAUGH OUT LOUD AT THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER

SNL Star, Actress, and Comedian, Amy Poehler Performing in ASSSSCAT 30000 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Chelsea.

See a comedy show at the famous, Upright Citiens Brigade Theater. Coming up is one of NYC's most famous improv performance, ASSSSCAT 3000, on Sunday, June 19. This show is known to draw big names such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. The 7:30 performance will cost you just $10, but if you dont mind waiting on line, the 9:30 show is absolutely free (ticket distribution at 8:15 PM). Be sure to get on line early though because this popular performance tends to draw a large crowd.
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theater: 307 W. 26th St. New York, NY 10001




7. WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS WITH HUDSON RIVERFLICKS AT PIER 63

Watch the most popular hollywood hits on the lawn at Pier 63 with Hudson Riverflick's Big Hit Wednesdays. The season kicks off on July 8th, with MAD MAX: Fury Road, and will be showing movies every wednesday until August 19th. The best part is, it is absolutely free, including free popcorn! Movies generally begin at around 8:30 PM, be sure to bring a blanket, as chairs are not allowed on the lawn.
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Pier 63: W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011


Post by Dana Citrin