NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show at 4 Times Square

With about a dozen art fairs taking place across the city, SPRING/BREAK at Four Times Square feels like a young, hip, artistic playground. Each room is a unique experience. Travel through portals and spin the prayer wheels. It runs through Monday. Admission starts at $15.

Independent Art Fair at Spring Studios

Another great fair to check out is Independent at Spring Studios on Varick. Its vision has been to eliminate the trade show feel of some art fairs. It runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $25.

The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94

The biggest fair this week: The Armory Show back at Piers 92 and 94 showing modern and contemporary art. This show is so big this is often called "Armory Arts Week." Tickets start at $25.

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks at The Joyce Theater

Ballet star Wendy Whelan and collaborator Brian Brooks perform as a duo at The Joyce Theater, now through Sunday. Tickets start at $26.

The International Human Rights Art Festival

At Dixon Place Friday through Sunday, be part for the first "International Human Rights Art Festival," with a dance party, spoken word, painting for human rights, documentary phototgraphy and so much more. Free and ticketed events.

CrossCurrent at Flushing Town Hall

Sunday afternoon at Flushing Town Hall, The Tapei Cultural Center and Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company present "CrossCurrent," a showcase of dancers and choreographers from Taiwan. Tickets $16.

Free First Friday Night at The Frick

Friday night, head to The Frick Collection on the Upper East Side for FREE admission from to 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of its FIRST FRIDAY night. Enjoy the galleries plus sketching (materials provided), gallery talks and music. This is also a great chance to check out the new Joseph Mallord William Turner exhibit. He is considered 19th century Britain’s greatest land and seascape artist.

Art Song at Old Stone House Sunday

Sunday afternoon, hear some great voices perform some great American tunes at Old Stone House (Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 Third Street, Brooklyn.) Tickets $20 dollars.

The Orchestra Now FREE Concert Sunday at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is performing a FREE concert at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Intended to attract new audiences to the joys of classical music, this event is free, no tickets necessary. RSVP, arrive and take your seats! Seats are first-come, first-served.


Most fairs have an array of admission prices and multiple day options. Several are free as noted below.

The Armory Show 
Now - Sunday


The biggest art fair around, it is spread across Piers 92 and 94 at 55th Street and the West Side Highway. 

Now - Sunday

VOLTA NY is affiliated with the Armory show and is just nearby in Pier 90. VOLTA is focused on solo artist projects,

ADAA The Art Show
Now - Sunday

The Art Dealers Association of America's The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory is a highly curated show that offers a chance to see world-class art and speak with top gallerists from around the world.

Independent New York
Now - Sunday

This immersive art environment at Spring Studios in Tribeca is gallery based and eschews the typical layout of an art fair, getting visitors closer to the art.

Now - Sunday 

The New Art Dealers Alliance or NADA is at Clarkson North in SoHo and is collaborating with Kickstarter on a series of conversations, performances and events along with its art exhibition. 

Now - Monday 

Taking over two floors of Four Tmes Square, SPRING/BREAK Art Show continues in a real artistic playground where you can experience the artwork.

Now - Sunday 

This year Scope is in a Chelsea location at The Metropolitan Pavilion and is showcasing works from more than 60 international galleries.

Art on Paper
Now - Sunday

This may seem like the most straightforward of them all, but there is an incredible range of works at Art on Paper that will have you rethinking paper art. It takes place at Pier 36 in Downtown Manhattan.



Clio Art Fair
Now - Sunday

Clio Art Fair is the "anti-fair" art show or indepndent artist art fair, highlighting artists without gallery representation. It's at 508 West 26th Street in Manhattan.

Moving Image New York

It wraps up today, Thursday, March 2, but try to check it out. It's free and easy to get to at the Tunnel Building at 11th Avenue between West 27th and 28th Streets.