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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - July 16-July 23

July 16, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups are only the beginning of the rich offerings you can find here. From Downtown to Midtown to Uptown, check out City Guide's suggestions for great free events in Manhattan.

NYC Artisanal Ice Cream Blizzard - Grand Bazaar NYC
July 16, 2017 - New York

In addition, explore the over 100 vendors of Grand Bazaar NYC's weekly market. Entrance is free. Discover + Shop + Eat & Be Social! Grand Bazaar NYC is the city’s largest curated weekly market. Open every Sunday, indoors and outdoors, with over 100 amazing vendors offering the finest and most distinctive goods (e.g., antiques, vintage collectibles, art, jewelry, artisanal foods). Grand Bazaar NYC donates all proceeds to four neighborhood public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

Jazz Concert I: Marquis Hill Project - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
July 16, 2017 - New York

Marquis Hill, trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Chris Smith, bass; Jonathan Barber, drums Marquis Hill, a native of Chicago, is a highly skilled musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. He holds degrees in music from Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. In 2014 he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, and Rodney Whitaker. In 2016 he released his fifth album, The Way We Play, on the Concord label. At Summergarden, the Marquis Hill Project will premiere his new composition Grace in Motion. The work celebrates the life of the artist, activist, and educator Augusta Savage (1892–1962). Under-recognized during her lifetime, she was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, working alongside Marcus Garvey and W. E. B Du Bois, both of whom she sculpted. As an educator, she played a critical role in the early careers of artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, and Gwendolyn Knight. Mr. Hill writes that Grace in Motion draws inspiration from Savage's aesthetic statements and the watershed moments of her life. The Museum of Modern Art esta... (read more)

Jazz Concert I: Marquis Hill Project - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
July 16, 2017 - New York

Marquis Hill, trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Chris Smith, bass; Jonathan Barber, drums Marquis Hill, a native of Chicago, is a highly skilled musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. He holds degrees in music from Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. In 2014 he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, and Rodney Whitaker. In 2016 he released his fifth album, The Way We Play, on the Concord label. At Summergarden, the Marquis Hill Project will premiere his new composition Grace in Motion. The work celebrates the life of the artist, activist, and educator Augusta Savage (1892–1962). Under-recognized during her lifetime, she was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, working alongside Marcus Garvey and W. E. B Du Bois, both of whom she sculpted. As an educator, she played a critical role in the early careers of artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, and Gwendolyn Knight. Mr. Hill writes that Grace in Motion draws inspiration from Savage's aesthetic statements and the watershed moments of her life. The Museum of Modern Art esta... (read more)

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
July 16, 2017 - Tribeca

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 84
July 16, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

LeGrande's TGIMonday Game Nights - The Time New York
July 17, 2017 - New York

Relive your childhood with… Connect Four, Uno, Mall Madness, Sorry, Taboo Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Kerplunk, Guess Who, Battleship, Operation, Clue, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Don’t Wake Daddy, Trouble. Drink in the nostalgia along with specialty throwback and game-inspired cocktails and cereal shots, have a nosh on tasty snacks, and shake it a little to some fresh 90’s beats. Don’t be surprised if some old pals from TGIF drop in on the lounge TV screens to join in the fun! When: Every Monday night starting May 1, all night! Where: 224 West 49th St, 2nd Floor Cheers!

Tim Kubart - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
July 17, 2017 - New York

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before!

Crafts and Cocktails: Friendship Bracelets - Bryant Park
July 17, 2017 - New York

Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! Join us for free adult craft classes to learn the basics of painting, embroidery, origami, and more! Hosted by CraftJam and Paint & Sip Studio New York. Made possible by Southwest Airlines. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase from the Southwest Porch by those 21+. Part of the Crafts and Cocktails program.

Out Sick: Character Jam - UCBeast
July 17, 2017 - New York CIty

Out Sick: Character Jam; Everyone is out sick tonight from host to performers, so we need your characters to help us fill the time. How It Works: Put your Characters Name in the bucket. If your Character is chosen, they get three minutes to perform!

Create an Activist Badge - Museum of the City of New York
July 17, 2017 - East Harlem

New Yorkers have continuously fought for equality in voting rights, wages, religious tolerance, and access to education, jobs, and housing. Discover key social movements, leading activists, and how ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future in the exhibition Activist New York. Create a badge championing a cause you care about! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Mondays with Miffy! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 17, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join Miffy, the Nick Jr. character and internationally beloved bunny created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, for "Mondays with Miffy" at CMOM. Throughout July, children can read stories, create one-of-a-kind art projects and sing along with Miffy and her friends. Make sure to come early for a chance to meet and take photos with Miffy! Monday's in July! July 10, 17, 24 & 31

Summer Movie Series: Anchorman (2004) - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
July 18, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7:00pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited.

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
July 18, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

The Electric Sublime - Bryant Park
July 18, 2017 - New York

Reading Room The Electric Sublime Hosted by Kelly Coyle-Crivelli, Penguin Random House ??Free copy of a graphic choice, while supply lasts. Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House. Part of the BookClub program.

Bar Trivia Hosted by Geeks Who Drink - Symphony Space
July 18, 2017 - New York

Come to Bar Thalia every Tuesday night and enjoy bar trivia hosted by Geeks Who Drink! Drink Special: $5 Beers!

Museum in the Park: Play New Yorker Checkers - Museum of the City of New York
July 18, 2017 - New York

New York City's history is rich with inspiring and influential people, from Walt Whitman to Lady Gaga. Discover New Yorkers of the past and present that have helped to transform and shape the great city that we know today in the New York at Its Core galleries. Play our giant game of checkers to learn more about these influential New Yorkers! This free Family Program takes place in Cherry Tree Playground (99th St. to 100th St., Third Avenue) and is geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Popin X Physiclo Run Club Featuring Olympic Medalist, Keeth Smart - Complete Body
July 18, 2017 - New York

Get ready for a running experience you'll never forget. A new monthly running club will be led by Olympic Medalist and Physiclo Founder Keeth Smart. POPiN, a new fitness app that allows you to access premium membership-only fitness clubs paying only for time used, has partnered with Physiclo, a line of resistance athleticwear, to put on this exciting, FREE event that includes a 2 mile run followed by a HIIT-style workout. This is the first in a series of POPiN Popups that will take place in the tri-state are. Participants will need to download the POPiN app on July 17th, and POPiN will provide a special code to gain free entry to Complete Body FiDi (for meet up, cool down and access to locker room amenities). In addition to running with Keeth and getting access to the CompleteBody location, attendees will also receive a 25% off discount code for Physiclo.

Henry James and American Painting Tour - The Morgan Library & Museum
July 19, 2017 - New York

Docent tour of Henry James and American Painting. Tours meet at the Benefactor's Wall across from the coat check area. All gallery tours are free with museum admission; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Uptown Bounce: Rhythm & Power - The Museum of the City of New York
July 19, 2017 - Manhattan

Free! In the spirit of our new exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, celebrate the powerful cultural fusion that is New York salsa. DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and Christian Martir of Sociedad Records will spin a fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco and conga player Tito Sandoval will perform. Participate in an all-levels dance lesson with legendary instructor Franck Muhel and try art-making activities inspired by salsa's often overlooked ties to social activism. About Uptown Bounce Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. To view all of the events in the series, click here. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Includes Museum admission. Note that by registering for the event, you will be signed up to receive emails from the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio with updates about museum news, exh... (read more)

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series - Richard Tucker Park
July 19, 2017 - New York City

The annual concert series, held in Richard Tucker Park, at Broadway and 66th Street, offers music as diverse as the city itself. No matter what your taste in music – reggae, beat-boxers, jazz, or blues – you can hear it for free this summer during the wildly popular Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series every Wednesday from Noon until 2:00 p.m. this July and August. In addition, there will be free restorative yoga outside. These stretch sessions will be lead by instructors from the West Side Y in between each day’s performances for some lunchtime relaxation. The 2017 Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is sponsored by TD Bank – America’s Most Convenient Bank. Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, we celebrate New York City’s incredible diversity of music and cultures, and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975).

Liberty Body Drawings - Museum of the City of New York
July 19, 2017 - New York

The Statue of Liberty is an icon of national freedom and a symbol of New York City as a gateway to America for thousands of immigrants. Discover Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's artistic process and inclusion of symbolism in his monumental sculpture in Port City, 1609-1898. Create a body drawing to incorporate the many symbolic elements that make this statue so powerful. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

If a Parent Has Alzehimer's or Related Dementia - JCC Manhattan
July 19, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Adapting to the deterioration of a parent's ability to remember, reason, and relate becomes more bearable when shared with others experiencing the same loss

Lowdown Hudson Music Fest - Arts Brookfield
Through July 19, 2017 - New York

Arts Brookfield's annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, returns to the heart of downtown New York for its seventh summer on July 18 and 19. Bringing fun, lively, world-class musical talent to the picturesque Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, this year's festival will be headlined by rapper and producer Common on Tuesday and quirky veteran rockers OK GO on Wednesday. Both shows are free to attend and open to the public. In keeping with the summer festival vibe, shows are standing room only and will feature a festival bar. TUESDAY, JULY 18: COMMON Grammy and Academy Award winning rapper, actor, producer and poet Common opens the festival on Tuesday, July 18. Common's illustrious career began in 1992 with the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? and he is now one of the most well-known voices in modern rap and R&B. In 2003, Common won his first Grammy Award: Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life" with Erykah Badu. Its popularity was matched by May 2005's Be, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside (featuring Kanye West)" in 2007. Common ... (read more)

Tim Kubart - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
July 20, 2017 - New York

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before!

Don't Be Yourself - Character Open Mic - UCBeast
July 20, 2017 - New York CIty

Don't Be Yourself - Character Open Mic A character open mic hosted by Mike Sapp and friends. Show up and do your wacky characters. Just don't be yourself. HOW IT WORKS: - Participants enter their names in a bucket. - Names are drawn from the bucket at random. - Participants have 5 minutes to do as many characters as the like. - ONLY RULE: You must be in character! No stand-up, unless it's IN CHARACTER.

Museum in the Park: Salsa Soundmakers - Museum of the City of New York
July 20, 2017 - New York

In New York City's streets and clubs, immigrant and migrant communities from Cuba and Puerto Rico developed salsa from a local movement to a global phenomenon. Discover how this up-tempo performance of percussive Latin music and Afro-Caribbean-infused dance grew by exploring sources from Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York. Create a salsa soundmaker to join the beat! This free Family Program takes place in Poor Richards Playground (E. 109th St. between Second and Third Avenues) and is geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

How have steam kitchens and shower systems have changed America - CESAR NEW YORK
July 20, 2017 - New York

Join Cesar New York for a day of Continuing Education (CEU Day). Trade Professionals Only. 2:45pm Snack & Networking 3:00pm -4:00pm Setting Up Shower System, Pressure Balance & Thermostatic Systems (1 unit) with Dornbracht 4:00pm - 5:00pm Cooking with Steam in Today's American Kitchen (1 unit) with Thermador RSVP by: July 19, 2017 *Snacks will be served at 2:45 PM and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Sponsored By: Thermador and Dornbracht Organized By: Cesar New York Flagship

Chuck Braman Jazz Band - Hudson River Park Pier 45
July 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us three Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear the Chuck Braman Jazz Band! Chuck Braman is a jazz drummer and bandleader who lives in the West Village. He leads several unique jazz bands, each based around a particular instrumentation, repertoire, stylistic concept, and core group of musicians. Will feature Chuck's Saxophone Quartet, with saxophonist Chris Bacas, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and bassist Matt Clohsey.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
July 21, 2017 - New York

FREE! There's something for everyone in the family on Friday nights in Hudson River Park! Hudson RiverFlicks, Family Fridays returns to Pier 46 this summer and features recent favorites as well as classic movies for the whole family to enjoy. Movies start at Dusk, generally around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
July 21, 2017 - New York

PUBLIQuartet with Helga Davis American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended. This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox & Lesley R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

The Museum Workout - The Met
July 21, 2017 - New York

PUBLIQuartet with Helga Davis American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended. This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox & Lesley R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

Gallery Talks: The Flâneur Past and Present - The Jewish Museum
July 21, 2017 - New York

Exhibition Galleries This gallery talk will focus on the 19th century concept of the "Flâneur" or city wanderer, and will consider the culture and transformation of modern city life through a close look at selected works in the exhibition The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. Led by Theresa Hioki, Education Associate. Free with Museum admission; RSVP recommended This program is made possible, in part, by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

Liquid Courage - UCB Theater - Chelsea
July 21, 2017 - New York

Liquid Courage is a Sketch show like no other. Anyone can submit a sketch and perform it at this show. Sketches will be picked on a first come first served basis. The show will run as long as sketches are presented. LIQUID COURAGE "RULES" - It's open to all performers. Sign-up begins at 10:30pm and promptly ends at 11:30pm. Pick up a LC form from the UCBT box office, fill it out, attach your sketch and return it to the box office One LC form per sketch. You may bring more than 1 sketch, but you are only guaranteed to have one of them put up. Multiple Submissions should be under the same name. Your Sketch is not allowed to exceed 5 pages. It will not be accepted if it exceeds 5 pages. We strongly discourage sketches presented in WORD. Your Sketch will be blacked out after 5 Minutes. No Stand-up! Sketches should be memorized, no scripts in hand. Tech for your sketch should be simple! No powerpoints. Bring Music on a flash drive. You supply your own performers, so please cast your sketch ahead of time This show is free to everyone. Performers, writers and audience members.

Matías PiñEiro's Pick: LumièRe D'éTé - French Culture
July 21, 2017 - New York

Directed by Jean Grémillon With Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur 1943 | Drama | 1h50 | France | Janus Films Arriving at a remote mountaintop hotel in Provence, the Parisian Michèle is involved in a love triangle with a worker and an aristocrat whose neighboring castle will be the scene of a show-stopping costume ball. #FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks Films in French with English subtitles FREE and open to the public

Free Greenwich Village Walking Tours Led by the Village Alliance - Greenwich Village
July 22, 2017 - New York

Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The 'Village' has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the 'Beat' and 60's counter culture movements. Join a FREE Greenwich Village walking tour led by the Village Alliance, each Saturday from June through September to see for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where todays locals continue the Village vibe. Walking from St Marks Place to Sixth Avenue the tours take in some of the Village's most important landmarks, including – Where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum and had her studio. See the residences of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Jackson Pollock. Pass by the studios Jimi Hendrix built, and where Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie recorded much of their work, and where many major musicians still record. Visit the spot where Barbara Streisand used to perform for just $125 per week. See where Jack Kerouac cavorted with the 'Village Beat'. Find the building that Abraham Lincoln declared 'Right Makes ... (read more)

Hester Street Fair's Game Day - Hester Street Fair
July 22, 2017 - New York

Get your sporting self out to the park for some fun games EVENT DETAILS Come spend an afternoon at the Hester Street fair for some friendly competition. We'll bring mini golf to the Lower East Side, along with giant Jenga, corn hole, ping pong, kendama and much more. Get your sporting self out to the park for some fun games!

Theater of the Resist - The Met
July 22, 2017 - New York

100 Days: A Lens on Resistance (2017) Field of Vision shorts followed by Q&A MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended. This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox & Lesley R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

Graffiti Mural - Museum of the City of New York
July 22, 2017 - New York

Graffiti began to take shape in New York City in the 1970s and 80s. Discover how artists in this movement, called "writers,"used public spaces as a canvas for their art, such as subway trains and walls of buildings in World City, 1898-2012. Create a nickname or "tag" for yourself and add your signature design to our graffiti mural! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Access Family Workshop - The Jewish Museum
July 23, 2017 - New York

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry Exhibition Galleries Visitors ages 5 – 17 with learning or developmental disabilities and their families are invited to explore the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry and create art inspired by the work on view. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation.

Juilliard Concert II: New Music for String Quartet - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
July 23, 2017 - New York

The Verona Quartet: Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro, violins; Abigail Rojansky, viola; Warren Hagerty, cello Teiz? Matsumura (Japan, 1929–2007) String Quartet (1996) Probable first performance outside Japan Alejandro Cardona (Costa Rica, b. 1959) Otras historias minimas (String Quartet no. 6) (2010) United States premiere El?bieta Sikora (Poland/France, b. 1943) String Quartet no. 3, In Memoriam Ursula (1999) First performance outside Europe Marko Nikodijevich (Serbia/Germany, b. 1980) Tienfenrausch [Rapture of the deep] String Quartet no. 1 (2016) First performance outside Europe The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA's history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year's concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, and the Verona Quartet, which has just concluded a two-year residency at Ju... (read more)

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 84
July 23, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
July 23, 2017 - Tribeca

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam - UCBeast
July 23, 2017 - New York CIty

B.Y.O.T. is UCBT's improv/sketch team jam. Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self. BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam. Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders. Every Sunday at 10pm. Totally FREE. HOW IT WORKS: Sign up starts in the Hot Chicks Room bar at 9pm. Get your team name in either the sketch or improv bucket by 10:00pm to perform. Sketch teams should put team name and sketch title on piece of paper placed in bucket as well as a script with team name on it. The same goes for character pieces. Anything that's not improv should have a printed out script. All improv teams are guaranteed around 5-10 minutes on stage, depending on how many teams show up that night. Solo improv will only get 2 minutes. All sketch te... (read more)

The Improv Nerds Jam! - UCBeast
Through July 24, 2017 - New York CIty

The Improv Nerds Jam!;Come get up on stage and do some improv, nerd! Hosted by Improv Nerds.

Summer on the Plaza - Arts Brookfield
Through July 26, 2017 - New York

Soak up the sun and enjoy a lunchtime concert every Wednesday at One New York Plaza! Curated by New Song Music, Summer on the Plaza features music by the next wave of up and coming singer-songwriters. GENERAL SCHEDULE 11:00 AM | Morning games 12:30 PM | Performance PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE MAY 31: Brad Cole, quartet JUNE 7: Blair Bodine JUNE 14: JBird Shogren, duo JUNE 21: Max Hatt & Edda Glass JUNE 28: Queen Esther JULY 5: Andy Palmer, solo JULY 12: Wilder Adkins JULY 19: Amy Fairchild JULY 26: Stay tuned for updates on the final performance!

A Mayan Tapestry, Traditional and Contemporary paintings from Guatemala - El Taller Latino Americano
Through July 26, 2017 - New York

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present “A MAYAN TAPESTRY - Traditional and Contemporary paintings from Guatemala,” an exhibition of paintings by Guatemala-based Mayan artists Angelina Quic Ixtamer, Juan Carlos Chavajay, Ottoniel Chavajay, Mariano Chavajay, Vicenta Coche, Gregorio Coche Mendoza, Humberto Cortez, Lorenzo Cruz, Pablo Horacio Cruz, Pedro Gonzalez, Mario Gonzalez Chavajay, Diego Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Henry Mendez Chavajay, Juan Edwin Perez Medina, Vicenta Puzul and Noe Yojcum. The exhibition features traditional and contemporary paintings by Mayan artists from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and includes a diverse collection of vibrant works exploring connective threads between the deep roots of this ancient culture and their ability to adapt and survive through the Spanish Conquest, a brutal civil war and the influences of the modern world. Many of the artists draw upon the colorful patterns of the traditional textiles of the region and their rich natural environment and are also known for their unique art naïf style. In Mayan Cosmology, the Goddess Ixchel - the weaver, is believed to hold the world together and maintain the continu... (read more)

The Improv Jam - UCBeast
Through July 26, 2017 - New York CIty

The Improv Jam UCBeast's weekly improv jam! Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCB stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam with UCB students, performers, and faculty. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!

Electric Feel Dance Party - The Bowery Electric
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yesteryear. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! DJ Gina Bon Jersey is at the head of The Electric Feel Party each weekend at The Bowery Electric. Her notoriety is chronicled in Black Book and Spin Magazines. DJ Jordan Stern & DJ Bobby B. will also be spinning to make sure your night is fantastic!

The Global Angel Wings Project - Arts brookfield
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Arts Brookfield presents Colette Miller's Global Angels Wings Project in Houston after two successful exhibitions in Los Angeles and Perth, Australia. Three sets of beautifully painted wings have been commissioned for 1600 Smith, one set inside the lobby and two sets outside at the Smith Street lawn. LA?based musician, filmmaker and visual artist Colette Miller asks everyone to "manifest as your higher selves, your higher consciousness, your angelic selves" as you discover The Global Angel Wings Project. ABOUT COLETTE MILLER I have always been creative—visually in my paintings and film-making; musically through my band, DayGlo Aborigines. Past bands include GWAR, Milk and Blest. Art has continued to define most of my life's purpose since graduating Art School at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, continuing film studies at UCLA, editing, filming for Econews, independent documentary film projects in Burkina Faso on the water shortage, and on The Global Angels Wings Project with the Kayole Wings Miller boxing Club in Kenya. My art is inspired by my heart, dreams, philosophies, memories, psychic or intuitive forces and color and movement. I never consider a painti... (read more)

Cutting Edges: Israeli Fashion and Design - JCC Manhattan
Through July 30, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Cutting Edges is a showcase of contemporary Israeli clothing, textiles, jewelry, and accessories by multiple designers who examine questions of identity and use materials in inventive ways. The exhibition highlights the unique fabrication of Israeli design today. In addition it offers an inclusive approach reflecting the diverse communities, backgrounds, religions, and roots that make Israel a fertile ground for creative design.

Stettheimer Summer Mondays - The Jewish Museum
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

Floor 4 Studio Ages 3 & up Join us in our art studio for exciting art projects inspired by the brilliant paintings and theater designs of Florine Stettheimer. Explore a new project each week on Mondays in July: July 10: Use a variety of mixed media and found objects to create colorful scenes inspired by Florine Stettheimer's whimsical paintings. July 17: Create playful figures using model magic clay, fabric, buttons, and more, drawing from Florine Stettheimer's sculptural creations for the theater. July 24: Paint portraits of family or imaginative figures inspired by the characters in Florine Stettheimer's paintings. July 31: Illustrate stories using watercolor crayons within unique accordion books based on the striking images found in Florine Stettheimer's artwork. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP

Whiplash - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

New York City's hottest alternative stand-up comics come together for this weekly showcase.

Park Tour - Bryant Park
Through August 02, 2017 - New York

Free walking tours of Bryant Park led by members of Bryant Park Corporation's executive staff. Part of the Park Tours program.

Ken Silverman Trio - Symphony Space
Through August 05, 2017 - New York

Ken Silverman is a NYC-based Guitarist and Composer, with an eclectic approach to Jazz music writing and playing. In addition to Jazz, his style and original music draws on Rock, Blues, funk, Surf, Soul, Classical and Experimental influences. The Ken Silverman Trio has released two albums of Ken's original music. 2015 saw "Parallel Man (SoundSeer)", which drew critical acclaim and wide radio play in Europe and the UK, the United States and South Africa. One reviewer said "A modern guitar trio led by New York City guitarist Ken Silverman comes out of the gate burning with rhythmic intensity... (Republic of Jazz). Following up on "Parallal Man", the Ken Silverman Trio has now released "Guitar Fantasies (SoundSeer). Mr. Silverman's Guitar playing and compositions on the album led one reviewer to write that "This is not your father's jazz guitar trio album" and that Ken has a " unique voice on the instrument..perhaps the most notable trait of Guitar Fantasies is the group's willingness to explore varying stylistic terrain. Evan Crandell, 24ourMusic. Allaboutjazz.com said " "...Bluesy passion...blistering licks...Guitar Fantasies showcases Silverman's originality as a composer and his s... (read more)

Sketching in the Gallery - The Morgan Library
Through August 05, 2017 - Murray Hill

Spend two hours sketching, drawing inspiration from current exhibitions. Simon Levenson, Artist and National Arts Club instructor, will be available to assist. Open to artists of all levels. This program is limited to 12 people on a first come, first served basis. Stools, boards, a selection of pencils, and drawing paper will be provided. While personal sketchbooks are allowed, ink, paint, markers, charcoal, chalk, pastels, folding stools, and easels are not permitted in the galleries.?

Summer Movie Series - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 08, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited. The first movie of the season is of course Top Gun! July 11: Good Morning Vietnam. July: 18: Anchorman. July 25: Cocktail. August 1: The Martian. August 8: Back To The Future.

Shanti Star and the Afro-Reggae All-Stars - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 11, 2017 - New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us three Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear the Shanti Star and the Afro- Reggae All Stars!

Daywendell Castle: Embracing Upheaval - Friedman Benda
Through August 11, 2017 - New York

Friedman Benda will present Wendell Castle, America's most influential and iconic living designer, in his 5th solo exhibition at the gallery, opening June 22nd, 2017. Embracing Upheaval is a fearless exploration, encompassing two groups: Block and Free Form. Each can be seen alone or as elements of a larger story, both familiar and a departure. Lyrical and unexpected, the new series continue Castle's life-long interest in pushing the boundaries of furniture making, and represent Castle's latest formal exploration into the convergence of sculpture and design.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Public Theater
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare's beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater's groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. headshot bar Top (From Left): Annaleigh Ashford, De'Adre Aziza, Kyle Beltran, Danny Burstein, Shalita Grant Middle (From Left): Alex Hernandez, Jeff Hiller, Robert Joy, David Manis, Patrena Murray Bottom (From Left): Kristine Nielsen, Phylicia Rashad, Joe Tapper A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare Directed by Lear deBessonet Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De'Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (Fairy); Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Austin Durant (Snug); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller ... (read more)

Zumba - Waterfront
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Sunset Salsa with Talia - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 15, 2017 - New York

TALIA Things heat up when the sun goes down in Hudson River Park with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia! Join us on Tuesday nights in July & August for Salsa dancing with some of NYC's best DJs! Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm! Pier 45 at Christopher St. Tuesdays: July 11 -August 15 6:30pm

The Women - The Met
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

On select Friday evenings, a lone violinist pays sonic tribute to two extraordinary women, Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham, braiding together their humanity.

Boot Camp - Bryant Park
Through August 23, 2017 - New York

Fountain Terrace Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Part of the Boot Camp program.

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45
Through August 24, 2017 - Manhattan

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade.

Friday Picnics - Bryant Park
Through August 25, 2017 - New York

Fridays from 5-10pm, Bryant Park provides blankets for free, and local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair offer food and beverages for purchase right next to the Lawn. Each Friday evening also features a Bryant Park Presents cultural event, for your enjoyment. Plus lawn games, photo ops, and more!

Pop up Maker Space - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 27, 2017 - New York

Calling all Makers! Tinker, test, and LEARN at Hudson River Park's outdoor Maker Space for weekly workshops where participants get hands-on experience designing and constructing innovative solutions to marine-focused challenges.

Max Gallico & Friends - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 28, 2017 - New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us four Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear Max Gallico and Friends!

Crafts and Cocktails: Paint & Sip - Bryant Park
Through August 28, 2017 - New York

Southwest Porch Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! Join us for free adult craft classes to learn the basics of painting, embroidery, origami, and more! Hosted by CraftJam and Paint & Sip Studio New York. Made possible by Southwest Airlines. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase from the Southwest Porch by those 21+.

Social + Political Issues Section 1 - JCC Manhattan
Through August 29, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues.Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intelectually stimulating group

Daily Facilitated Meditation Morning Session Mon-Fri - JCC Manhattan
Through September 01, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join our gifted meditation teachers every weekday morning and four afternoons a week in our beautiful Makom space for gentle instruction, sitting practice, and Q&A. No registration necessary. Free for all, but contributions suggested ($5 per session). There is a donation box on the wall in our meditation space. This helps us keep this wonderful program going! Please note that there is no meditation on national or Jewish holidays and remember that Jewish holidays beginning in the evening.

Hudson Riverkids - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 14, 2017 - New York

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! In addition to the Hudson RiverKids season running from May 22 through to Sept 14, these fantastic programs will be offered twice per week at two separate locations in order to give your community a better chance in catching the shows! This year the shows will take place at BOTH Pier 25 in Tribeca AND Pier 62 in Chelsea Please note the show times (below) as the shows at the start and end of the season will begin at 4pm, while the remainder of the programs will begin at 6:30pm. Your attendance at this event constitutes your permission to use your image in Hudson River Park print and digital promotional materials.

Radical Bodies - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972 n August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin, the inventor of task-based improvisation, taught an experimental workshop on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years, Forti's conceptually forceful dance constructions premiered in Yoko Ono's loft in New York and Rainer co-founded the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies examines the artistic relationships between Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, shedding light on each artist's contribution to history. Dance was a conceptual engine of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized, communitarian vision for performance that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day. Curated by Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (Former Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine; Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Bruce Robertson (Professor of Art History and Director of the AD&A Museum, UCSB), Radical Bodies: A... (read more)

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River.

Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Admission to the Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays. Learn more here. During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view our current exhibitions. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. Shop locations are closed.

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Senior Fishing - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Drop in a line and relax by the beautiful Park waterfront. Older adults are invited to try their luck at catch and release fishing. We provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Seating and shade are available. Pier 63, cross at W23 St Mondays: July 3 – September 25 No program Sept 11 3-5pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 27, 2017 - New York

Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! RSVP is required. WEDNESDAYS WITH LULULEMON BRING YOUR OWN MAT! June 7–Sept 27 Pier 25, cross at N. Moore St. 6:30-7:30pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 27, 2017 - New York

Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! RSVP is required. WEDNESDAYS WITH LULULEMON BRING YOUR OWN MAT! June 7–Sept 27 Pier 25, cross at N. Moore St. 6:30-7:30pm

- Bryant Park
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

Free beginner lessons with masters of this modern sport Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. Must be 16 or older to participate. Fifth Avenue Terrace, at 41st Street Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-In Museum Experience - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

On the second Sunday of each month, families can enjoy a drop-in experience in Mr. Morgan's 1906 library. Discover art activities, handle touch objects, and get your questions answered by a Morgan educator. Learn more about the myths and stories on the famous ceilings, roll a sample cylinder seal, and get up close and personal with medieval bookmaking materials!

San Marco Quartet - 5 Manhattan West
Through February 21, 2018 - New York

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last deca... (read more)

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