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Things to do this week in NYC May 18-May 25: Cultural Arts

May 18, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor

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.

Drums Along The Hudson - Inwood Park
May 19, 2013 - New York

Rain or Shine - Drummers and Dancers from Around the World, Pow Wow, Environmental Tent, Storytelling, Native Arts & Crafts, International Foods, and Captain Planet. Hosted by: Sandra Bookman, Weekend Anchor for Eyewitness News WABC-TV. Honoring: Singer/Songwriter Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida), Author Doug George (Mohwak) and Deborah Harvey Koenigsberger, Founder/President of Hearts of Gold. Featuring: Louis Mofise and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers; Host Drums: Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud . With Special Guest: Tom Porter- Mohawk Elder

Bohemian Festival 2013 - The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
Through May 19, 2013 - Ridgewood

Bringing together a diverse palette of live music, globally sourced DJs, dancers, performers, art and workshops, our second annual Bohemian Festival will be both a culturally rich and insanely festive camp-out and non-stop party on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens. The festival will feature the renowned ensemble Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, local Klezmer legend Frank London,The Klezwoods, Escarioka, Amour Obscur, Radio Armada, Big Volcano, SisterMonk, The Soul Muse, Askultura, Balkan Stomp, the Burdel Dali trans-global dj collective, and many more talented musicians and performers. Other initiatives include a live music-driven body painting experiment featuring local artists and musicians, yoga workshops lead by Anastasia Nevin of the renowned Laughing Lotus Yoga studio, Tahitian dance workshops and performances, belly dance workshops, henna tattoo artists, tarot card readers, and more. The festival will take place May 17th – 19th, 2013 at the Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood). Live music will begin at approximately 6PM each day, preceded by morning workshops, food, and drinks. Guests can purchase a day pass or a full weekend pass, available at our website for advance purchase at a discount: http://bohemianfestival.com

4th Annual Westchester Festival of the Arts - Village of Scarsdale
Through May 19, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Westchester Festival of the Arts returns May 18-19, 2013 to the Village of Scarsdale. Downtown streets will blossom with exquisite artwork created by 65 renowned artisans. For sale will be extraordinary original creations by painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, glass, fiber and ceramic artists - and more! Become an art collector! Enrich you life! Meet the artisans that created your pieces. Hours are Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 5. Admission is free. Join us on 25 Chase Rd!

Film: Rescue in the Phillipines: Refuge from the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
May 22, 2013 - New York

Post-screening discussion with co-producer Barbara Sasser This new documentary tells the story of the Frieder brothers, cigar makers from Cincinnati, who teamed up with Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Philippines, along with Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner, and Dwight D. Eisenhower to save 1,200 Jews from Nazi persecution.

Season Wrap Party - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
May 23, 2013 - Midwood

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) celebrates its 2012-2013 performance season. The party takes place on the stage of the magnificent Walt Whitman Theatre on the Brooklyn College campus and include hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary martini bar provided by The Brownstone, fabulous door prizes including Broadway theater tickets, and a special performance by the flamenco trio Flamenco: inside/out. Business festive attire requested.

DanceAfrica 2013 - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Created by Chuck Davis in 1977, DanceAfrica -- the nation's largest festival dedicated to African dance -- brings together performance, art, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora. For the annual Memorial Day weekend performances, BAM welcomes Umkhathi Theatre Works from Zimbabwe, plus Brooklyn's own BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble and additional companies, for a program that promises to inspire. And don't miss the one-and-only outdoor bazaar! Agoo! Amee!!

Memorial Day Weekend - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through May 28, 2013 - New York

Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as they kick off their annual Summer Salute to Heroes with Memorial Day Weekend activities that honor our service men and women.

Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through June 07, 2013 - New York

For seven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20-foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and, is on view April 23 through June 7, 2013. Presented by Nespresso, the exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer. Human Nature is on view in Rockefeller Center Plaza in Midtown Manhattan between Fifth & Sixth Avenues and 49th and 50th Streets. Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Subway: F, D, B, V to 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center; N, R, W to 49th Street; 1 to 50th Street; 6 to 51st Street

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey through thousands of years of maritime history. Experience hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure with a robotic arm, and explore the mysteries of the deep. This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the incredible science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

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