9. Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

The Washington Square Outdoor Exhibit is a twice-a-year art exhibit that showcases works from New York artists, purported to have started with Jackson Pollock and Willem DeKooning in the 1930s. The 2016 Spring Show kicks off on May 28-30th and June 4 and 5 from 12 to 6 pm. Cash prizes are offered to artists in different categories including fine art, photography, crafts and sculpture. In addition to viewing the artwork, visitors can purchase works from artists.