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Things to do this week in NYC Mar 30-Apr 6: Cultural Arts

March 30, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor
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Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

Phagwah Parade -
March 30, 2013 - Queens

Since 1990, New Yorkers have been celebrating the Hindu spring/new year festival of Holi in Richmond Hill, Queens. Phagwah literally paints the streets as kids and families "color" one another with dye (abrac) and powder and chase away the winter grays.

Holy Week Service Schedule - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan, announces their service schedule for Holy Week: Palm Sunday, March 24 - 8:00 am, Holy Eucharist; 9:00 am, Holy Eucharist with Hymns and Sermon; 11:00 am, Palm Procession and Choral Eucharist; 4:00 pm, Evensong. Maundy Thursday, March 28 - 8:00 am, Morning Prayer; 5:00 pm, Evening Prayer; 7:00 pm, Maundy Thursday Liturgy; 9:00 pm, The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A Reading; 9:00 pm, Vigil in the Baptistry. Good Friday, March 29 - 8:00 am, Morning Prayer; 12:00 pm, The Good Friday Liturgy; 2:00 pm, Stations of the Cross; 7:00 pm, Laments for Good Friday: Choral Meditations. Holy Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 pm, the Great Vigil of Easter and Choral Eucharist. Easter Sunday, March 31 - 8:00 am, Holy Eucharist; 11:00 am, Festival Eucharist of Easter. For information about passes to this service, please call 212-316-7490. 4:00 pm, Choral Evensong. For more information, please visit or call (212) 316-7490.

Easter - Trinity Church
March 31, 2013 - New York

9:15 & 11:15 AM- A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music. Webcast on Music: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem – Charles V. Stanford; Dum transisset Sabbatum – John Taverner; Alleluia – Randall Thompson; “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah – George Frideric Handel. Performers: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, and Trinity Youth Chorus.

Easter at St. Paul's Chapel - St. Paul's Chapel
March 31, 2013 - New York

A simple, but festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns.

Game of Thrones Exhibition - Time Warner
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Prepare for the third season of the HBO series with this traveling exhibition that will send you into the world of Westeros. Featuring costumes, props, armor, and weapons from the show, an interactive experience, a replica Iron Throne that you can have your picture taken with, and more. Exhibit hours, weekdays, 10am-8pm, weekends, 11am-7pm, Easter Sunday, 10am-4pm. ***As of March 18, for more info, visit

Cross-Cultural Arts Festival: Sounds of Korea - Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University
April 05, 2013 - New Jersey

The fourth annual William Paterson University Cross-Cultural Art Festival will celebrate the Asian cultures of Korea, Japan and China on campus in Wayne from March 1 to April 13. Korea week begins on April 1 with a Korean Film Festival and a music performance. Other highlights include a panel discussion, traditional calligraphy, displays, a K-pop dance performance and Korean food. The week of events will close on April 5 with “Sounds of Korea,” the premier performance group of Korean traditional arts in the U.S. The troupe will perform traditional Korean music and dance. The mesmerizing “Fan Dance” and “Drums of Ecstasy” are among the dazzling and engaging repertoire of Sounds of Korea. Under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recent recipient of the NEA National Fellowship Heritage Award, Sounds of Korea showcases beautifully crafted instruments and colorful costumes in their stunning productions.

Nrityagram's Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy - NYU Skirball Center
April 06, 2013 - New York

With its sculpturesque forms, sinuous movements, and emotional intensity, Odissi—one of the oldest dance traditions in the world, speaks of love and union with the divine. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s famed Nrityagram dance troupe, transport us to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with their grace and power. New York debut of Samyoga (Sanskrit: conjunction of two heavenly bodies), a program of solos and duets set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

TTK's '1Plus1Plus1' Art Show Feat. Music by TJ Mizell - White Rabbit
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

Fresh off the heels of his feature slot in the Ricky Powell Fall Classic Group Art Show, painter, record collector and Polo bon vivant TTK returns to White Rabbit with a team of visual artists he assembled to bring their artistic vision to the gallery. The opening ceremony for the show, titled 1Plus1Plus1 is on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7PM-1AM at White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St. between Forsyth & Eldridge. Just added to the bill as minister of sound is DJ TJ Mizell, the son of Run DMC's very own Jam Master Jay. "I'm really excited they asked me to DJ for this show. The artists are so talented and my sound totally goes with their vibe. It's going to be a crazy night," TJ said. Presented by 2'12" and ChevonMedia, the 1Plus1Plus1 gallery show will feature KlashWon, a Brooklyn based artist who combines everyday life experience with iconic cultural figures, Sam Woolley, whose work explores the dark underbelly of fame and family and TTK, a jaunty, curatorial force whose surreal, colorful paintings bend reality to the will of an active imagination. The show will run throughout April with shirts, prints and other merchandise also available for purchase. White Rabbit is a Lower East Side gallery space in New York City, complete with a full bar and kitchen, serving Latin and Asian small plates nightly. The opening begins at 7:00 P.M. with conversations about the paintings and will turn into a musical celebration of the artists and their work as the night progresses. Guests can RSVP to About TTK - TTK is a Brooklyn based artist with an international audience from California to South Korea. He is known to infuse social concerns, his favorite pop icons, fashion, sports and music into his work. TTK's custom art clients include recording artists Dwele, Natalie of Floetry, as well as special projects for Cornell University, Hot 97 and Timberland. Event on Facebook:

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