1) NADA: Its fifth Edition welcomes 105 exhibitors from 44 cities in 18 countries. Organized the New Art Dealers Alliance nonprofit, the fair also features pop-up cafes from Mile End, Tacombi, and Doughnut Plant. May 5–8, 2016 Thursday, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. private preview and 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. $20 general admission, $40 run of show Basketball City, 299 South Street, Pier 36.
2) Art New York: Organised by the same people behind Art Miami, Art Southampton, Aqua Art Miami, and Art Silicon Valley, this modern and contemporary art fair will come to New York for the third time. In 2014, the Art Miami empire tested the New York waters with the Downtown Fair before officially establishing its flagship brand last spring with Art Miami New York. May 3–8, 2016 $40 general admission, $75 multi-day pass Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. VIP preview and 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; Wednesday–Saturday, 12:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Pier 94, 12th Avenue at 55th Street.
3) Context New York: The Art Miami brand goes a long way. This is its sister fair. Context is bringing 50 galleries to its first New York outing. The two fairs will share more than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space overlooking the Hudson River and a combined roster of over 150 galleries.May 3–8, 2016 $25 general admission, $55 multi-day pass Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. VIP preview and 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; Wednesday–Saturday, 12:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Pier 94, 12th Avenue at 55th Street
4) Collective Design: Like Design Miami but in New York, Collective Design is now in its fourth year. Examples of high-end design will include everything Danish furniture by Finn Juhl to a rare, handbuilt 1957 Eldorado Brougham from Cadillac. May 4–8, 2016 (VIP Preview May 3) Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $32.64 general admission Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington Street
5) 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: Returning to Red Hook, Brooklyn, for its second year, 1:54 brings with it a curated selection of 17 galleries. Named after the 54 countries on the African continent, the fair represents artists from 25 countries in its 2016 edition. May 6–8, 2016 (VIP Preview May 5) Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. vernissage and 9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. after party; Friday–Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.$20 general admission Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn
6) Spring Masters: After two well-received, if relatively quiet outings, Spring Masters will host its last edition this Frieze Week before transitioning into the New York branch of Europe’s renowned TEFAF Maastricht. The planned 62 exhibitors will collectively show art spanning some 7,000 years. May 6–9, 2016 (VIP preview May
7) Thursday, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Sunday–Monday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. $25 general admission Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
8) Portal: 4heads, the organisers of the annual month-long Governors Island Art Fair, are taking on Frieze Week with this new fair. There are no galleries, dealers, or selection committees, just a group of roughly 40 emerging artists invited to attend by 4heads’ leadership. Admission is free, and seventy percent of all sales goes to the artist, with the other 30 percent helping to cover expenses. May 4–10, 2016 Wednesday–Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. inaugural reception Free New York’s Federal Hall National Monument, 26 Wall Street
9) Flux Art Fair: In its second year, the Flux fair is headed out doors (last year’s edition was in Harlem’s historic Corn Exchange) for a free public art festival in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. Fair director Leanne Stella has selected 30 site-specific installations that will remain on view for the entire month. May 3–31, 2016 Free Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt Morris Park West
10). Seven at Pierogi: If you don’t make it over to Williamsburg during Frieze Week, you won’t have missed your chance to enjoy a sure-to-be thoughtfully-curated selection of work from just eight galleries in Pierogi’s beautiful, spacious Boiler exhibition space, converted from a industrial boiler. Thankfully, the week’s most manageable offering (dubbed “Seven-ish, Seriously Funny,” since there’s an eighth participating gallery) is on view for four weekends this year. April 30–May 1, May 5–8, May 13–15, and May 20–22, 2016 Thursday–Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. and by appointment Free The Boiler, 191 North 14th Street, Brooklyn
11) Fridge: Back for its third Frieze Week appearance, this small fair is actually hosted by an artist, Angel Orensanz, at the historic Lower East Side synagogue that he has transformed into an art gallery and performance space.May 7–9, 2016 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. opening gala; Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Monday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $20 general admission Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street (between Stanton Street and East Houston Street