Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this June?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Aelita Andre, Paleontologists Footprint Dinosaurs Nesting Grounds, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • 1. Elias Sime. Twisted & Hidden, Apr 28-Jun 17
    James Cohan — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-714-9500
  • 2. Bradley Castellanos. Sunshine State, May 25-Jun 29
    Ryan Lee Gallery — 515 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-397-0742
  • 3. Julian Stanczak: The Life of the Surface, Paintings, 1970 – 1975, May 18-Jun 24
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash — 534 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-744-7400
  • 4. Ivana Bašić. Through the hum of black velvet sleep, May 25-Jun 24
    Marlborough Contemporary — 545 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-463-8634
  • 5. Sherry Rinderer. The Elixir of Color, Jun 10-Jun 30
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 6. Lygia Clark. Modulated Space, Apr 29-Jun 17
    Luhring Augustine — 531 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-206-9100
  • 7. Robert Mangold. Paintings and Works on Paper 2013 - 2017, May 06-Jun 17
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-4044
  • 8. Jay Heikes: Keep Out, May 05-Jun 17
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 507 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 9. Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper, May 03-Jun 10
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 10. Nari Ward. TILL, LIT, Jun 02-Aug 25
    Lehmann Maupin — 536 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2923
  • 11. Summer Renewal, Jun 01-Jul 29
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-229-0044



Elias Sime. Twisted & Hidden
James Cohan
533 W. 26th Street
P. 212-714-9500
Apr 28, 6-8

Lygia Clark. Modulated Space
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th Street
P. 212-206-9100
Apr 28, 6-8

Mark Ruwedel. HELL and HOME
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
May 04, 6-8

Whitfield Lovell: What's Past is Prologue, Early Works 1987-1998
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-247-2111
May 04, 6-8

Mike Mandel: Good 70’s
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-7600
May 11, 6-8

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers
Gladstone Gallery
515 W. 24th Street
P. 212-206-9300
May 18, 6-8

Annie Morris. Cobalt Blue
Winston Wächter Fine Art
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-2718
May 18, 6-8

Takahiro Kaneyama. While Leaves Are Falling…
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Jun 01, 6-8

Summer Invitational
Edward Thorp Gallery
531 W. 26th Street
P. 212-691-6565
Jun 15, 6-8

Fons Lannelli
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Jun 15, 6-8

Teju Cole
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Jun 15, 6-8

Sherry Rinderer. The Elixir of Color
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jun 15, 6-8

Unbound Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jun 15, 6-8

LUMBERYARD in the City
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 01 - Jul 03, 7:30pm
Start at $25

Ivy Baldwin’s Keen [No. 2]
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 01 - Jun 11, 8pm

Prodigy of Mobb Deep w/ Live Band
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 02 11:59pm

Gaelic Storm
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 05 8pm

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 05 11-5pm
Free for visitors 65 and older

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 08 10-3pm
Free for teachers of Title 1 schools

Ballet Tech Kids Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 08 - Jun 11, 7pm
Start at $10

Casey Abrams
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 08 8pm

L.A. Dance Project
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 13 - Jun 25, 7:30pm
Start at $10

The Biggest 90s Party Ever
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 15 11pm
Start at $26.54

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jun 15 6-8pm

Jay Chandrasekhar
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 15 8pm

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jun 16 11:59pm

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 19 8pm

I ♥ John Giorno
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 21 - Jul 28, 11-6pm

The Holdup
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 22 8pm

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 23 9:30-11pm
Start at $20

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 25 11:30-12:15pm

The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 27 - Jul 16, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Harold On The Run!
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jun 27 8pm

Rich Vos
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 30 8pm

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

When you’re tired after a morning of exhibition hopping, or an afternoon browsing galleries, you can take a look at the restaurant information and let You Are Here guide you to a comfortable place to sit and have a bite to eat.

You Are Here has a fully functional mobile site, so if you're out and about in Chelsea, all you need to do is pull out your phone and check the site to find the details you need.

All the information you need for a fabulous day out in Chelsea, all in one place!

You Are Here directs discerning visitors right to the restaurants and galleries that interest them. And that means qualified traffic for you.

You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

Plus, You Are Here's handy 8" x 3.5" size makes it easy for readers to carry with them and refer to while they're on the go.

Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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