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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - April 15-April 22

April 15, 2018 - 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.

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
April 15, 2018 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

Write, Pitch and Publish: Spring Big Apple - Poets House
April 15, 2018 - Manhattan

On April 15th 2018, the International Women’s Writing Guild will host its annual “Spring Big Apple” conveniently located at the historic Poets House. The all-day Sunday event encompasses three hands-on workshops (facilitated by Yun Wei, Paula Chaffee Scardamalia and Cathleen O’Connor) pivoted around how to write, pitch and publish your work. The conference also includes a catered lunch, a session for attendees to meet literary agents, and a New Authors panel on pathways to publication. The day will close with IWWG’s signature “All Voices Open Mic”- in which all attendees will have the chance to share their writing.

NYC Home Décor & Furniture Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
April 15, 2018 - New York

Shop from an outstanding and wide array of handmade, vintage and antique home décor and furniture goods that will leave your friends asking, "Where did you get that, and where can I get one too?" Be sure to also come hungry and grab a delicious snack from our artisanal food court before strolling refreshed down the aisles and finding new, elaborate and exciting designs at every different booth. From pillows, mirrors and tables to picture frames, chairs and decorations, there is truly something here for everyone. Don't miss out on the fun!

Kidz for Kids Concert Benefit - The Triad
April 15, 2018 - New York

Kidz for Kids will celebrate the work of Child HELP Partnership in preventing and treating childhood and treating childhood trauma, and feature a lively performance by talented teens from Star Kidz. Reservations are a first come first serve basis. Child HELP Partnership protecting and healing children from trauma.

Joyland Magazine: LA vs NYC Edition - KGB Bar
April 15, 2018 - New York

Joyland Magazine presents: LA vs NYC Readings by Lisa Locascio, David Burr Gerrard, Kirsten Kearse, Michelle Lyn King. Hosted by Emily Schultz There is probably no more entrenched cultural rivalry between cities than the one between Los Angeles and New York City. But beyond the shallow cliches—that New York invents to feel better about living in squalor—there is one thing that Joyland has known for years: no one from LA knows how to answer an email. The fact is both cities produce some of the best writing in North America so let's celebrate what unites us: that we can't afford either place. Longtime Los Angeles resident LISA LOCASCIO is the author of the forthcoming novel, Open Me (Grove Press). She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and the co-publisher of Joyland. http://www.lisalocascio.com/ New York native KIRSTEN KEARSE lives in Los Angeles and is a filmmaker, playwright, and TV writer, most recently at Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart. Her play, A Void, starring Veep's Mary Holland, debuted last summer. http://www.kirstenkearse.com/ DAVID BURR GERRARD is the author of the novels The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017) and Short Cen... (read more)

Future City Lab: Mapping the Past, Present, and Future - Museum of the City of New York
April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Every New Yorker has their own map of their city – routes, places, and stops that are private moments imprinted upon public spaces. Inspired by the data maps in the Museum's Future City Lab, discover how mapping techniques have evolved over time and how our students can be inspired to create maps that portray the city at large as well as their own individual stories. The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit. Questions? Call us at 917.492.3356 or email pd@mcny.org. Free, Registration Required

Shut Up Sit Down - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Nishijin No Shimai (Sisters Of Nishijin). 1952. Directed By Kozaburo Yoshimura - The Museum of Modern Art
April 15, 2018 - Manhattan

Nishijin no shimai (Sisters of Nishijin). 1952. Japan. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo. With Kinuyo Tanaka, Yumiko Miyagino, Mitsuko Miura, Yuko Tsumura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 110 min. Director Kozaburo Yoshimura (also represented in this exhibition with Reminiscence and Bamboo Doll of Echizen) excelled at melodramas about women who struggle to uphold their traditional roles in a rapidly modernizing postwar Japan. His Sisters of Nishijin is set in Kyoto's fading textile district, where a family of weavers (led by Mizoguchi's favorite actress, Kinuyo Tanaka) are faced with possible ruin after their father commits suicide. 35mm print courtesy The Japan Foundation and Kadokawa.

The Music of Eric Whitacre - David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
April 15, 2018 - New York

The music of Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has been performed throughout the world by amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries. Mr. Whitacre and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International perform a variety of the composer’s original works, conducted by the composer himself. PERFORMERS: Distinguished Concerts Singers International Eric Whitacre, Conductor PROGRAM: All-Eric Whitacre Program Tickets $20-$100! On Sale Now! Visit LincolnCenter.org or call 212-721-6500 Box Office: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza at 65th Street Senior and Student Discounts Available at the Box Office with ID For Group Tickets, VIP Packages, Discounts, and More, e-mail boxoffice@DCINY.org

Lester Holt + The Rough Cuts - Hill Country Live
April 15, 2018 - New York

Doors to club will open at 7pm. If you're coming to the show and would like to make a reservation, please call 212-255-4544. Let reservationist know that you are coming to the show. Lester Holt + The Rough Cuts Lester Holt and the Rough Cuts are a band like no other. This group is comprised of award winning journalists who all share a love ... to ROCK OUT. These hard rockers are driven by the powerful bass foundations of Newsman extraordinaire Lester Holt. Keeping the beat behind the kit is Chad Bergacs. The Rough Cuts have two guitarists driving the music- Justin Cece and Joe Andre. Julie Kim fills everything in by adding her talent on keyboard. Justin Balding keeps things interesting on woodwinds. And last but most certainly not least, there's the voice of the Rough Cuts- Irene Trullinger- a powerhouse that is at home belting out loud, rock notes or mellow, soulful tones.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 15, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Distinguished Concerts International New York - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

National Youth Choir - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York City

Performers National Youth Choir

Music-Fest 2018 Rising Talents Festival Grand Prix Winners' Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners' Concert

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 15, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

Solo Piano Salon - Mezzrow Jazz Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Join pianist Spike Wilner for an afternoon of solo piano, there is no cover charge for this performance.

Shape Women's Half-Marathon - Central Park
April 15, 2018 - New York

The 15th annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join SHAPE and New York Road Runners in Central Park on Sunday, April 15, for an unforgettable race.

The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide - Access Theater
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

In the wake of a school-wide tragedy, one fourth grade class comes together to present a play written by their fallen class-mate, Johnny. Inspired by the love-suicide plays of Kabuki theatre, this stunningly musical, disturbingly comedic piece explores trauma through the eyes of a child. Join Director Jonathan Schlieman, Producer Alexis Confer and the amazingly talented cast and crew for a not to miss theatrical performance. Get your tickets today! https://4thgraderspresent.bpt.me/ Featuring: Ari Shapiro* - Johnny Amelia Windom* - Sally Ellen Cheney - Rachael EmJ Nelson - Brenda Erin Marsz - Lucy Law Motomi Tanaka - Singer Ted Serro - Mike Rice *courtesy of Actors Equity Artwork by: Cecilia Faraut Original Score by: Tom Lee

Base Jam - The PIT Underground
April 16, 2018 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying!

Ricardo Pedrares-Patino, Trombone - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
April 16, 2018 - New York

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 16, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Columbia Players - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 16, 2018 - New York

Performers Columbia Players

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 16, 2018 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back!

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 17, 2018 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
April 17, 2018 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben. We talk nerdy stuff.

Trio Vitruvi - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 17, 2018 - New York

Performers Trio Vitruvi

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
April 17, 2018 - New York

19th Havana Film Festival New York - AMC Loews 34th Street
Through April 17, 2018 - New York

HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK - APRIL 6-17, 2018 Celebrating Latin American Cinema since 2000 The 19th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) features over 25 films from Latin America, including critically-acclaimed comedies, award-winning dramas, box-office hits, recently restored classics, and World, US and NY Premieres plus free programs in partnerships with leading cultural institutions in the Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. For more information and a full festival lineup please visit www.HFFNY.com.

Piano Performance Forum Recital - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
April 18, 2018 - New York

Colin Benton, Tuba - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
April 18, 2018 - New York

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
April 18, 2018 - New York

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

Recess - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 18, 2018 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

I Am No Bird: An Evening of Fiction - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
April 18, 2018 - New York

National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo will read from her debut novel, The Poet X, accompanied by readings from PEN Open Book Award nominee Jade Sharma, and 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize Winner Sara Batkie.

Candide - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 18, 2018 - New York City

Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.

Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
April 19, 2018 - New York

A tour of Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium.

The Grand Tour - The Met Fifth Avenue
April 19, 2018 - Upper East Side

Join fellow Members and Patrons and explore 5,000 years of art and culture at The Grand Tour! This one-of-a-kind evening at The Met Fifth Avenue includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, art making, performances, talks from curators and conservators, and an after-hours experience in the following galleries: Ancient Near Eastern Art, Asian Art, Drawings and Prints, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, Greek and Roman Art, Musical Instruments, Photographs, The American Wing, 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture

My Fair Lady Opening Night - Lincoln Center Theater
April 19, 2018 - New York

Next spring, Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc., will mount a new production of Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, the first Broadway production of the classic musical in 25 years

Ensemble Connect - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2018 - New York

Ensemble Connect has workshopped with Steve Reich and Meredith Monk, been led by Sir Simon Rattle, and premiered works by the finest young composers of our day. The group of young musicians enters its second decade with can't miss music making. To close its season at Carnegie Hall, Ensemble Connect performs Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, a setting of poems for speaker and chamber ensemble, employing a hybrid of spoken and sung vocalization that gives the work a surreal quality.

Best Bands and Choirs International - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensembles to be announced

Hello, Met Mondays! (Ages 2–4) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 19, 2018 - New York

Kate Waisman, instructor Join us for a warm introduction to the Museum and art through stories, songs, and activities that connect to works of art in The Met collection. Children and adults explore the galleries and studio together to discover all that the Museum has to offer. One adult is required for every child. Class size is limited to 14 children and registration is required.

Jonathan Gentry, Oboe - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
April 20, 2018 - New York

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 20, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Julia Bullock, Soprano John Arida, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 20, 2018 - New York

The crystalline solo lines of Baroque opera, the daring music of Messiaen, and the bluesy torch songs of Josephine Baker are all parts of Julia Bullock's world. A winner at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, The New York Times has called her an "impressive fast-rising soprano." Known for her daring and vocally resplendent song recitals and stunning operatic appearances, she brings a characteristically varied and stylistically versatile program to Carnegie Hall.

Grand Rapids Symphony Nelson Freire, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 20, 2018 - New York City

Performers Grand Rapids Symphony Nelson Freire, Piano

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2018 - New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

NYC Boozin' Through the 90's Bar Crawl - DROM
April 21, 2018 - New York

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 21, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Watson Adventures’ Brain Squeeze: A Trivia Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 21, 2018 - New York

It’s a trivia quiz! It’s a scavenger hunt! Wait, it’s both! Here’s a chance to show off your knowledge of unusual facts on this unique trivia scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On this hunt, each question challenges your team to come up with an answer to a trivia question. That answer then becomes a crucial clue to answering a question about an object on display. Experience in art is not required! The trivia comes from movies, pop music, history, sports, science, books – you name it. If you love pub quizzes, you’ll enjoy this hunt. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

Pacific Symphony - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 21, 2018 - New York City

Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass's famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. "Meetings Along the Edge" from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there's the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra.

American Protégé Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 21, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 21, 2018 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshko has been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker.Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway. https://www.lesliegoshko.com/

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
April 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Run as One (4M) Presented by JPMorgan Chase - Central Park
April 22, 2018 - Manhattan

This four-mile race raises funding and awareness in the fight against lung cancer and honors former Chase Manhattan Bank chairman Tom Labrecque, a lifelong never-smoker who died from lung cancer at age 62. More than 60% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have either never smoked or have quit smoking. Join thousands of others this year and “run as one” to raise money to support lung cancer research and awareness.

Earth Day Celebration - Museum of the City of New York
April 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Drop in for a family celebration in honor of the 49th annual Earth Day! Participate in a scavenger hunt in the exhibition Activist New York to learn about the various ways that New Yorkers work to protect our planet. Enjoy activities, songs, books, and healthy snacks. Then design a pot inspired by the environment, and plant a seed to take home with you! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

NYC Earth Day Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
April 22, 2018 - New York

Together with Earth Day Initiative we invite you to come discover and shop from talented local artists, makers and independent vintage/antique dealers. Many merchants creatively use recycled materials to make incredible jewelry, fashion, furniture, art, home accessories, and more. Others use sustainable and fair-trade materials to locally make beauty and skincare products, clothing, children's accessories and toys, and artisanal foods. Learn from our partners about environmental solutions and how to reduce your overall footprint and what programs are available in NYC.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 22, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Manhattan Concert Productions Series - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

National League of Performing Arts Winners Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Pygmalion - Sheen Center
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

Bedlam will present Shaw's Pygmalion, directed by Eric Tucker, beginning March 12. The six-week run will open March 27, with a closing date set for April 22. George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins and Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle. Higgins makes a bet that he can take Eliza from the gutters of London and pass her off as a society lady, and soon soon discovers that the task involves more than simply teaching her the right dialect in which to speak. Casting and design team will be announced in the coming months.

M&M'S Flavor Vote Experience - 201 Mulberry St.
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

Help choose the next flavor of M&Ms'. Come by our M&M's Flavor Vote Experience in NYC for a fun and immersive sensory and tasting pop-up event. Celebrate the launch of M&M's three crunch new flavors: Crunchy Mint, Crunchy Espresso, and Crunchy Raspberry. Vote for your fave! #MMSFlavorVote

Parent-Child Afternoon Workshop Tuesdays (Ages 3–5) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 24, 2018 - New York

Electra Askitopoulos Friedman, instructor Explore your own creativity and witness your child's development during this historic class unique to The Met! Children and adults work independently to explore art materials, techniques, and age-appropriate concepts through activities including painting, collage, sculpting, and drawing, and share their creations and experiences with each other. One adult is required for every child. Class size is limited to 14 children and registration is required.

Tuesday Material Exploration (Ages 6–8) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 24, 2018 - New York

Barbara Woods, instructor Get creative while discovering art in the Museum's studios and galleries! Explore The Met's world-renowned collection to experiment with different materials and learn about art concepts. Develop your own art portfolio through studio activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing.

In Beauty it is Finished Drawings 1951-2008 - Gagosian
Through April 25, 2018 - New York

Gagosian is pleased to present the first career-spanning exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Cy Twombly, organized in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation. Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.

Friday Stories and Glories: World Mythology at The Met (Ages 6–8) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 27, 2018 - New York

Lauren Ebin, instructor Uncover the world of art at The Met! Jump into stories, mythology, and folklore from around the globe during this interactive gallery program just for kids. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

Pause for Pegasus: The Inspiration of Antiquity (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 27, 2018 - New York

Barbara Woods, instructor Jean Sorabella, instructor The timeless myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome come alive in this unique class! Explore connections between art and literature through readings from classical authors, role play, sketching, and discussion of works of art throughout the Museum's galleries. Make creative connections that reach across space and time. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

Saturday Stories and Glories: World Mythology at The Met (Ages 6–8) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 28, 2018 - New York

Lauren Ebin, instructor Uncover the world of art at The Met! Jump into stories, mythology, and folklore from around the globe during this interactive gallery program just for kids. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

New York City Children's Theater presents The Little Red Fish - The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

New York City Children's Theater presents The Little Red Fish April 7 - 29, 2018; Sat. & Sun. at 11am & 2pm The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 Created by Puppet Kitchen When Jeje is finally allowed to accompany his grandfather to the library, he brings his pet fish in a bowl along with him. But after the fish disappears into a book, Jeje must dive in and travel through the adventure-filled pages to follow his friend. Puppet Kitchen, the team behind the puppetry in last year’s family hit The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, has created a brand new puppet adventure for you and your family. 50 min. Best for ages 3 and up. Tickets, $29.25 each ABOUT NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults to enjoy together. In 1996, New York City Children’s Theater began as the family theater and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre. It became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001. For more than 20 years, our local and nationally re... (read more)

The Smallest Mollusk at Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

THE SMALLEST MOLLUSK MUSEUM, A 6-FOOT-TALL SCIENCE MUSEUM CONTAINING 15 EXHIBITS, TO BE DISPLAYED AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER® APRIL 4TH – 29TH MICRO’s Smallest Mollusk Museum, a 6-foot-tall science museum that contains 15 multimedia exhibitions, will be displayed on the concourse level of Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, from Wednesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 29. The museum features two miniature movie theaters, a full-sized holographic aquarium filled with creatures, and a variety of exhibits exploring the evolution of mollusks, their physical traits, behaviors, and their similarities with people. An online audio tour and e-book accompany the museum. The museum is free and open to the public. For more information visit rockefellercenter.com.and micro.ooo. IMAGE CAPTION: MICRO’s Smallest Mollusk Museum is packed with exhibits that explore over 500 million years of life on earth. IMAGE COURTESY OF MICRO. TWITTER: @rockcenternyc INSTAGRAM: @rockcenternyc FACEBOOK: @rockefellercenternyc Join the conversation by using #RockCenter. TWITTER: @TheMicromuseums INSTAGRAM: @themicromuseums FACEBOO... (read more)

Modeling school New York - Modeling school
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

We have over 20 years of professional modelling experience and knowledge regarding fashion show organisation and Runway Training . During your Workshop, all your questions about modelling will be answered, fully aware of how the industry is run and organised and also how to work in the modelling business, along with advice for attending interviews for auditions with Photographs,Agents and casting Directors. Your goal is to become a Model or only get more self esteem This is the place where you will learn the things You need to know. How to become a Model Types of modeling Rules of modeling Walking the Catwalk Techniques of motion and gestures Facial expression Posing in front of the camera and much more Contact Us Today! If you would like to attend our next model training and confidence building workshop please email us. We look forward to hearing from you. www.fashionshowteam.com www.sabine-ganatz.com Model school New York, Model Coach and fashion show trainer www.sabineganatz.com

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

What time is it? The question seems simple, and with a watch on your wrist or a cell phone in your hand, the answer is easy. In the Middle Ages, however, the concept of time could be approached in many different ways, with vastly different tools. Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan's collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it. The manuscripts range in date from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major countries of Europe. The exhibition begins with the quirks of the medieval calendar, exploring sacred feasts, the mysteries of Golden Numbers, the utility of Dominical Letters, and how the Middle Ages inherited the Roman Calendar of Julius Caesar. Visitors will engage with the complexities of time as defined by liturgical celebrations and their two overlapping systems of temporale (feasts of time) and sanctorale (feasts of saints), systems that still influence the way we tell time today. Now and Forever also explores how time beyond the grave preoccupied medieval people for whom life on earth was a mere dress rehearsal for the m... (read more)

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker - 9/11 Memorial Museum
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

“Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline. The exhibition takes visitors through the magazine’s depictions of the city’s experience as the Twin Towers were constructed and stood as icons of the city, their sudden absence when they were destroyed, the widely felt grief and anxieties in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, their commemoration in the years that followed, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site now home to The New Yorker and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition will run through May 2018 in the museum’s South Tower Gallery.

Modern and Contemporary Art in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

Visitors are introduced to the Museum's exceptional collection of modern art—including painting and sculpture—through works representing the major stylistic movements of the twentieth century. The European collection includes works by artists such as Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Balthus, and Kiefer; the American collection encompasses paintings by the Eight, the Stieglitz circle, Edward Hopper, the Abstract Expressionists, and Jasper Johns. The tour may also visit sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, David Smith, and others.

Exhibition Tour—Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 02, 2018 - New York

This exhibition provides a vivid new context for one of the Museum's most celebrated works, Thomas Cole's The Oxbow, 1836, a founding masterpiece of American landscape painting. Assistive listening devices are provided in the gallery where the program begins.Assistive listening devices are provided in the gallery where the program begins.

exonemo: The Life-Cycle of Interfaces - New Media Art Space
Through May 04, 2018 - New York

For The Life-Cycle of Interfaces exhibition, the artists will exhibit a suite of four works: Documentation about selected works: Since 2012, Exonemo has been organizing Internet Yami-Ichi (Internet black market), a “backstreet of the internet.” Artists and creators are invited to occupy a flea-market styled exhibition space, and sell items that are interesting and unique to the internet. Originated in Tokyo, Internet Yami-Ichi has since spread out to New York, Berlin, Linz, Brusells, Amsterdam, totaling 17 countries and continuing to grow. “Once upon a time, the Internet was supposed to be a place for liberty.” Today, our relationship with the internet has become so intimate that we are bringing it to work, dinner, and into bed. Yet, many aspects of the internet also became more restrictive and foreign to us. The Internet Yami-Ichi invites netizens to step off-line, “browse face-to-face,” and reminisce about the wondrous naivete embodied by the early internet era. The documentation also recorded other works created by the artists, which wonder freely between spaces that are seemingly disconnected from one another. DesktopBAM (2010) is a performance piece entailing programmati... (read more)

Drawing in the Galleries (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Padma Rajendran, instructor Build drawing skills, including observation, composition, perspective, and shading, and create your own works inspired by objects at The Met. Explore the Museum's galleries, from Egyptian to Modern and Contemporary, and see things in a new way through sketching.

Painting Lab (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Rosemarie Fiore, instructor Mix your own paints and learn a variety of techniques used in works of art in the Museum, by artists from Vincent van Gogh to Chuck Close. Use a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, and tempera, to build your own painting portfolio.

Exhibition Tour—William Eggleston: Los Alamos - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 08, 2018 - New York

The exhibition presents the landmark series Los Alamos by photographer William Eggleston (American, born 1939). Completed in 1974, the work has never been shown in its entirety in New York City.

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

One of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) was a master of language and a tireless craftsman. This exhibition focuses on Williams's career during the years 1939–1957, when he authored such masterpieces as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The show examines his creative process and his involvement with the production of his plays, along with their reception and lasting impact. Uniting his original drafts, private diaries, and personal letters with paintings, photographs, production stills, and other objects, the exhibition tells the story of one man's struggle for self-expression and how it changed the landscape of American drama.

American Life: Historic Rooms and Decorative Arts - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 16, 2018 - New York

This voyage through the history of American domestic interiors uses architectural elements, furnishings, silver, glass, and other decorative and utilitarian objects to tell fascinating stories of American life, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Many of the newly renovated period rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive computer touch screens, which explore the social and historical context of the rooms and catalogue information about their furnishings. The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art displays additional examples of American art.

American Art in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 17, 2018 - New York

This tour provides an overview of the comprehensive collections of The American Wing and may include paintings, sculpture, furniture, period rooms, and decorative arts, as well as architectural spaces. Periods covered are from Colonial America to the early twentieth-century Frank Lloyd Wright Room, and will emphasize the newly reopened Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The American Wing has outstanding examples of furniture by John Townsend, Duncan Phyfe, and Charles-Honoré Lannuier; paintings by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent; and sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr - New York Historical Society
Through May 20, 2018 - Upper West Side

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart?culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era?alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera?illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

With Speed of Life, the Morgan presents the first in-depth retrospective of the New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987). Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist's work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the exhibition and its catalog explore the artist's full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later. Hujar's sharp, serene, square-format photographs confer gravity on the object of his attention, granting it an eternal moment's pause within the rush of passing time. Hujar focused on the spark of encounter between himself and his subject, be it a goose, a lover, an underground theatrical performer, the dappled surface of the Hudson River, or the placid features of his own face. In early adulthood Hujar worked as a studio assistant to magazine professionals and spent years in Italy with two successive partners, artists Joseph Raffael and Paul Thek. His short career in fashion photography ended in 1971, when Hujar decided the hustle of magazine work "wasn't right for me." After moving into a loft above a theater at Twelfth Street and Second Avenue in 1973, Hujar pursued a boh... (read more)

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Japanese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 22, 2018 - New York

A tour of favorite objects; guide's choice, your treat.

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

Towards Catastrophe: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

On February 22, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Towards Catastrophe: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through May 28, 2018. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937" organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormously popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Towards Catastrophe," and can also be credited for the inventive installations for the previ... (read more)

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie New York
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

On March 8, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the show, which will be on view through May 28, 2018.? The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937," organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormous popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Before the Fall," and was also responsible for the inventive installations for the previous two shows in ... (read more)

Arts of the Islamic World in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 11, 2018 - New York

A tour of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Spanish - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 11, 2018 - New York

Morning Hours for Members and Patrons - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

Start your day at The Met! Each month, Members and Patrons* are invited to attend private morning hours for one or more select exhibitions before the Museum is open to the public. Please present your Member or Patron card to admit you and a guest. Only the street-level entrance at 81st Street and the Parking Garage entrance will be open during this hour.

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lea... (read more)

Terry Winters Forces and Fictions - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters's drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center's Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters's drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters's practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

72 Hour Shootout Film Competition - Asian American Film Lab
Through August 01, 2018 - New York

JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab has an open Officer position and is currently accepting applications for Treasurer. The Treasurer applies for 2-3 grants a year. The position is unsalaried, however the Treasurer receives a commission from each successful grant award and works with a fabulous team doing great work to create positive social change through media entertainment! Email info@film-lab.org for more information. JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab is now accepting applications for the 2018 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition coordinator. Registration for the competition opens March 1st, 2018, and ends with a grand finale screening of the top ten films at AAIFF in NYC in the summer of 2018. The coordinator should have some filmmaking experience and must be local to NYC and generally available during May-August 2018! Email Shootout@film-lab.org for more information.

Compass Song - Times Square
Through August 03, 2018 - New York

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Ti... (read more)

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary - MAD Museum of Art and Design
Through August 12, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Surface/Depth - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 09, 2018 - New York

In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on contemporary art has yet to be fully acknowledged or critically assessed. This exhibition seeks to redress this gap in the history of American art through an exploration of Schapiro's signature femmages, the term she coined to describe her distinctive hybrid of painting and collage inspired by women's domestic arts and crafts and the feminist critique of the hierarchy of art and craft. In examining the aesthetic and political objectives of Schapiro's femmages, this exhibition highlights the pivotal role her work and leadership played in the expansion of the art world to include historically marginalized forms of craft, decoration, and abstract patterning associated with femininity and women's work. Although she is unheralded as the source, the influence of Schapiro's subjective approach to forms of decoration can be identified today in an remarkably diverse group of artists who continue to find i... (read more)

AMNH to Open Amazon Adventure in 3D Digital March 9 - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Amazon Adventure traces the extraordinary journey of 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth. As a young man, Bates risked his life for science during his 11-year expedition into the Amazon rainforest. The film is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance, and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences into his fascinating study of animal mimicry, the phenomenon in which one animal adopts the look of another. Filmed on location, Amazon Adventure plunges audiences into a wild world of breathtaking beauty and captivating animals, including an array of nature’s masters of mimicry. Painstakingly researched for three years, the film enlisted the expertise of more than 100 scientists and historical advisers. The team’s commitment to authenticity not only resulted in this rigorous re-creation, even using actual instruments and tools from the 1850s, but the writing team also incorporated many of Bates’ own words, as he was a gifted stor... (read more)

La Frontera - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture. Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President's anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.

Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes - New York Historical Society
Through October 08, 2018 - Upper West Side

Shoes in recent years have culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation, calling up abstract considerations—like the freighted meanings of femininity, power, domination, and aspiration—for both women and men alike. Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes highlights examples from the shoe designer's extensive private collection, assembled over three decades. The exhibition considers the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production with more than 100 pairs of shoes on view. The exhibition will explore larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women's contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Coordinated by Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History, with Edward Maeder, consulting curator, and Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez, curatorial coordinator.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

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