Make sure to wear your most comfortable shoes because this year’s New York Gallery Week is a three-day event comprised of 60 galleries and not-for-profit spaces spanning Chelsea, SoHo, the Lower East Side/Bowery, West Village, the Upper East Side, and 57th Street. Now in its second year, NYGW is focused on reinstating the importance and magnificence of the city’s galleries by giving the public unique access to its art and spaces. No need to get overwhelmed as there is an iPhone app that will help you navigate the artsy jungle gym that includes everything from film screenings to artist-guided tours. You can also get a full list of events here.
NYGW will benefit the Whitney Museum. In conjunction with NYGW, members of the museum’s curatorial staff will participate in select programs throughout the weekend; and the weekend will culminate with NYGW’s own gala on Saturday, May 7th at the Museum.