A Fair-y Tale

An exhibit at Frieze 2012. Photo: Mary Altaffer/Corbis

Frieze New York 2013
Randall’s Island Park
For the second year, London’s sprawling, venerated Frieze Art Fair touches down on Randall’s Island with around 190 international contemporary galleries and eats including Frankies Spuntino, Mission Chinese, and Roberta’s. On the grub theme this year it also boasts a tribute to Food, the legendary art-restaurant.
Dates: 5/10-5/13
Price: $42 per day, $26 students

Pulse New York
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.
A mix of 60 emerging and established galleries are featured at this annual contemporary art extravaganza, with a portion of the space featuring solo exhibitions of artists to look out for. Also to look out for: eats by Hester Street Fair vendors like Oaxaca Taqueria and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls. Note: A complimentary shuttle bus will run between PULSE and the Frieze ferry stops, should one massive art event not satiate you.
Dates: 5/9-5/12
Price: $10, $25 for a 4-day multipass

PooL Art Fair
Flatiron Hotel; 9 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-839-8000
If you’re looking to network or find that hidden gem, here’s the place to be, at this fair featuring unrepresented artists.
Dates: 5/10-5/12
Price: $10, $50 for opening night

The Boiler; 191 N. 14th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
It’s the only one in Brooklyn, it lasts the longest, and it features only seven galleries, hence the name. This year’s galleries are Feature Inc., BravinLee programs, Pierogi, Postmasters, P•P•O•W, Momenta Art, and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
Dates: 5/10-6/9
Price: Free

Basketball City; Pier 36, 299 South St., at FDR Dr.; 212-594-0883
Rising talent and new art make up this fest (NADA stands for New Art Dealers Alliance). In addition to exhibits, there will be daily performances of Contemporary Dancing, showcasing a variety of dancers within the art world. See website for schedule.
Dates: 5/10-5/12
Price: Free

A Fair-y Tale