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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - January 7-January 14

January 7, 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.

Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
January 07, 2018 - Upper West Side

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir.

Canines - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt members of the dog family including wolves, foxes, dingos, hyena, coyote, and domestic dogs! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating

Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
January 07, 2018 - New York

An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. The tree is decorated with handmade origami models inspired by items in the permanent halls, current exhibitions, and Museum collections. Volunteers began folding in March to complete the hundreds of creations displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, knowledgable volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. Visit the American Museum of Natural History this holiday season to see one of New York's most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists.

War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics - American Folk Art Museum
January 07, 2018 - Lincoln Center

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.

Christopher North, bass - 92Y
January 07, 2018 - New York

Christopher North, bassist and 92Y School of Music string faculty member, presents a recital in the Warburg Lounge as part of the Faculty Concert Series.

Going Beyond the Dream: Three Epistles on Race in America - St. Paul's Chapel
January 07, 2018 - New York

A free speaker series in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday from Trinity Church Wall Street, “Going Beyond the Dream: Three Epistles on Race in America,” on Sunday, January 7, 14, and 21 at 10 AM, will explore contemporary black/white relationships using writings that, while perhaps lesser known than King’s famous March on Washington oratory, resonate powerfully today. Errol Louis, journalist and host of NY1’s Inside City Hall, begins the series with a reading from Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail (January 7). Fred Moten, poet and NYU professor, speaks the following week on James Baldwin’s A Letter from a Region in My Mind (January 14). Finally, The Reverend Phillip A. Jackson, vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street, discusses Thomas Merton’s Letters to a White Liberal (January 21).

Darger Day: Celebrating Realms of the Unreal - American Folk Art Museum
January 07, 2018 - New York

Save the date! Join the American Folk Art Museum in celebrating the birthday of self-taught artist Henry Darger. The day will include special exhibition tours, a live reading of Realms of the Unreal, and hands-on activities for all ages. Check back soon for a schedule and RSVP information.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 07, 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.

LAST CHANCE: AMNH Exhibition Mummies to Close January 7 - American Museum of Natural History
January 07, 2018 - New York

LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018 WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street. WHAT: Mummies offers an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead. With the aid of modern techniques like high-resolution CT scans and forensically reconstructed sculptures, visitors to Mummies will glimpse people from centuries ago and learn how contemporary scientists have gleaned stunning details about their ages, practices, and even their causes of death. The exhibition will let visitors: • discover how modern technology has transformed the study of mummification • virtually peer inside mummies at interactive touch tables • handle 3D-printed figurines of burial goods that were encased within mummy wrappings for millennia and only recently revealed • see each mummy as an individual with a un... (read more)

War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics - American Folk Art Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed "Soldiers'" or "Convalescent Quilts," the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa, and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century. The exhibition further relates these military quilts to an earlier technique of pictorial inlaid or intarsia quilts, made with felted wools during the Prussian and Napoleonic wars beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than one-inch square, assumes a deeper emotional r... (read more)

Mini Chandelier - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

What do you see when you look at Ellen Harvey's doll house? Do you like those mini chandeliers? Let's make those … this workshop inspired by Artist Ellen Harvey's art work named "Home Decoration Confusion, 2017" Young artists will create mini chandelier with wires and beads.

Collage Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

Using magazine cut outs, textured papers, found objects, and more, create stop motion clips using elements of collage and layering

Fever Tree At Chase Pay Village At The Oculus - The Oculus
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

This holiday season Fever-Tree, an all-natural cocktail mixer that has received widespread acclaim from drinks critics, bartenders and gastronomes worldwide, joins the Chase Pay Village at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City from November 24 – January 7. At our booth you can sample any one of six products sold in the U.S., get to know Fever-Tree and why our principle is that “if 3/4 of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best,” learn about our history and our ingredient sourcing story with a live, interactive ingredient wall. You can also purchase our new cocktail book, The Art of Mixing, which hit shelves this month just in time for the holidays! Our book has more than 125+ cocktail recipes from the bartenders and mixologists around the world and is available for purchase onsite for $20. To find out more about Fever Tree, go to www.fever-tree.com and to learn about the Chase Pay Village hours and activities, go to www.ChasePayVillage.com.

Sugar ON TOP Saturdays...Free on the A.C. Pass List - Skyroom
Through January 07, 2018 - New York City

Sugar On Top Saturdays SKYROOM. NYC Nightclubs. 330 W 40th St. 10 pm-4am(8 & 9 Ave) Cris A.C. takes you Higher than any other Rooftop in NYC. Our New Saturday Party at SKYROOM is back, it's the Highest Rooftop Party in NYC. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, hip-hop mash-ups and more. FREE Admission on the A.C. Pass Guest List (Ladies til 2 am & Gents til 11 pm, reduced all night after). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. Dress code is upscale and chic! 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please email me at CrisAC@Mac.com, call/text me anytime at 917.653.0768. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. It is a selective door and all admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dates may be required. Special thanks to www.queensrealestate.info. [[Upscale & Chic crowd // rooftop event]] Few of many Specials (with reservation & confirmation): $500 = 2 Bottles of Absolut Vodka $500 = Cazadores Tequila + 3 buckets of beer + 1 platter $700 = Jose Cuervo + Ketel One + 2 Platters Visit www.ACpass.com (for mobile devices) NOW ... (read more)

Mile High Fridays...Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Skyroom
Through January 07, 2018 - New York City

Mile High Fridays SKYROOM. NYC Nightclubs. 330 W 40th St. 10:30 pm(8 & 9 Ave) Cris A.C. takes you Higher than any other Rooftop in NYC. Our New Saturday Party at SKYROOM is back, it's the Highest Rooftop Party in NYC. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, hip-hop, r&b, mash-ups and more. FREE Admission on the A.C. PASS Guest List (Ladies until 12:30 am & Gents til 12 am, reduced all night after). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. Dress code is upscale and chic! 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please email me at CrisAC@Mac.com, call/text me anytime at 917.653.0768. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. It is a selective door and all admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dates may be required. Special thanks to www.queensrealestate.info. [[Upscale & Chic crowd // rooftop event]] Few of many Specials (with reservation & confirmation): $550 = 2 Bottles of VODKA (CIROC or Grey Goose) $600 = 2 Bottles of Hennessey or PATRON Ask about the full list of packages Text SORAWIDEA to 83361 to enter to win a VIP Ladies ... (read more)

Bookstore Monthly Sale - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through January 07, 2018 - Manhattan

30% off the whole store. Members always get an extra 10% off.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Mummies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Mummies  Monday, March 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018  Admission to the Museum and the exhibition is $27 for adults, $16 for children, and $22 for seniors and students Mummies will offer an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition will explore the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead. Through high-resolution CT scans and forensically reconstructed sculptures, visitors will glimpse people from centuries ago and learn how contemporary scientists have gleaned stunning details about their ages, practices, and even their causes of death. Interactive touch tables let visitors virtually “unravel” or see inside mummies as they delve deep into the unique stories of the people or animals who lie within. Mummies was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago.  The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.  Mummies is proudly supported by Chase Private Client.

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world's finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock.

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Cantina Rooftop
Through January 07, 2018 - New York City

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: Green DJ: Top 40 Dance Hits Red DJ: 80's/90's/EDM Mashups Blue DJ: Hip Hop/Reggae/Soca WHAT MAKES THE NIGHT SPECIAL? A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones Glow in the Dark Gear Rooftop with views of NYC 3 Live DJ's battling for your attention SPECIAL NOTES: 21+ to party Rain or Shine (If it rains, the glass roof closes!) Tickets available at the door, but are limited Bottle service packages email: James @ stage 48 Dress code: Dress to impress 11PM – 3AM | 21+

Enchanted: Forest of Light - Patina Restaurant Group
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.

Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp's Naked Hamlet 1968 - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
January 08, 2018 - Upper West Side

Fifty years ago, Joe Papp—the restless, young champion of free Shakespeare for all—responded to the angst of the nation with a radical reinvention of Hamlet. All actors were, in fact, fully clothed, but the traditions and pretentions of past generations were stripped off. The Shakespeare Society excavates Naked Hamlet from the archives, with an evening of reconstructed scenes, photos, rarely heard recordings, and recitations from Papp's personal papers.

Pass the Flamingo: The Cuisine of Ancient Rome - Caveat
January 08, 2018 - New York

Join history and food educator Andrew Coletti on a journey through the Ancient Roman foodscape at Pass the Flamingo. Sure, we've all heard about the Ancient Romans; their buildings, their literature, their Empire. But what about their food? What would a Roman Emperor serve at his banquets? What was a decent meal to a Roman soldier, farmer, or senator? Did the Romans really eat dormice, and did they really relieve themselves in a "vomitorium" afterwards? Find out at Pass the Flamingo! We'll sample recreated Roman delicacies, play a game of Name That Spice, and examine art, archaeology and literature to uncover the Roman love affair with food. Host Andrew Coletti is an educator who has consumed everything from duck brains to Mesopotamian barley beer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bard College and a Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. You can find him teaching classes on ancient food (and sharing some) at the Brooklyn Brainery and around New York City.

Yoram Bauman, PhD: The World's First and Only Stand-Up Economist - Caveat
January 08, 2018 - New York

Finally, a supply of stand-up economics comedy to fill the massive demand. This show has the highest humor-to-content ratio of any one hour economics set on the market today. Trust him. He's a doctor. Yoram Bauman has a PhD in economics but makes a living doing stand-up comedy about economics and politics, sharing the stage with everyone from the late Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. "The world's first and only stand-up economist" has appeared in Time and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. He is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. Bauman recently moved to Salt Lake City from Seattle, where he was the founder of both Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that raised almost $100,000 for worthy non-profits, and Carbon Washington, which in 2016 placed the first-ever carbon tax measure on the ballot in the United States. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform econom... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 08, 2018 - Upper East Side

Chamberfest 2018 - Paul Hall
January 08, 2018 - New York

Chamberfest 2018 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 08, 2018 - New York

Eastville Open Mic Marathon - Eastville Comedy Club
January 08, 2018 - New York

Herron Entertainment Presents: Monday Night Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
January 08, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
January 08, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm. Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times.    TICKETS & VENUE $45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York   Works & Process at the Guggenheim  Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process,... (read more)

The Planets, Bill Popp & The Tapes - Arlene's Grocery
January 08, 2018 - New York

Rockin' the NYC area since the '70s, The Planets pound out a mix classic, roots, and punk rock at each show. Inspired by the British Invasion rock of the 1960s as well punk rock and new wave of the 70s and 80s, Bill Popp is a distinctive singer and prolific composer whose music is as melodic as it is energetic. In fact, the native New Yorker's albums, including the recently released "Popp Hits The 60s", the follow up to 2011's career spanning "25x30" (all of which are available on Popp's own label, 121st Street Records), are so British influenced that, if you never heard Popp speak with a strong Queens accent, you'd swear he was British himself. Popp, who grew up in the working class section of Queens known as College Point, had yet to reach adolescence when he fell in love with the music of The Beatles. The singer was also drawn to fellow British Invasion icons like The Yardbirds, The Kinks and The Zombies, and the songs he composed at a young age clearly reflected his passion for strong melodies as well as rockin' aggression. After graduating high school in the 70s, Popp became aware of punk and new wave – in fact, one of the first bands Popp led, The Popsicles, included guit... (read more)

Arlene's World Famous Live Rock & Roll Karaoke - Arlene's Grocery
January 08, 2018 - New York

Arlene's World Famous Live Rock & Roll...

SHOWTIME Sundays...Free on the A.C Pass Guest List - LAVO
Through January 08, 2018 - New York City

SHOWTIME Sundays, Every Week text keyword LAVO to 83361 for instant guest list confirmation and chance to Win a VIP Party LAVO. nyc clubs. 39 East 58 Street(btwn Madison & Park Ave) , NYC Doors open at 11 pm. Inspired by the original LAVO Las Vegas, LAVO New York Nightclub boasts a downtown vibe with an uptown sensibility. Located in midtown, the state-of-the-art venue is a nightlife destination from the creators of the world-famous TAO Asian Bistro in NYC, TAO Las Vegas, TAO Beach and Marquee Dayclub & Nightclub in Las Vegas. Designed with a multi-layer, voyeuristic approach, it is ideal for late night revelry. The intimate, yet energetic dance floor is anchored by an elevated DJ booth, home to some of the most recognized DJs in the world. Two full-service bars and decadent banquette seating complete this space. Make sure to mention my list, "A.C. PASS Guest List", complimentary (FREE) admission for ladies, Guys reduced admission (All Admission may change according to DJ and/or Performance). Ask about our birthday & group packages. Dress fashionable, neat and trendy, it's LAVO! All Admission is at the doorman and management discretion. 21+ID. For Cris A.C. List or Table Reserva... (read more)

Shakers and Stirrers - Business Networking Mixer - Networking For Professionals
January 09, 2018 - New York

*Event:* Shakers and Stirrers - Business Networking Mixer *Date*: Tuesday 9 January 2018 *Time*: 6pm to 8pm *Place*: O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant (Private room upstairs) 134 West 46th Street (Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue) New York, NY 10036 *Cost*: NFP Members: $10, Non-Members: $15, AT DOOR: $20 Cash only. SPECIAL OFFER - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Sign up now and get a FREE ticket for a friend! Simply buy a ticket online, then email us at events@networkingforprofessionals.com with your friend's name, profession and email address, so we can add them to the list of attendees for FREE! OVERVIEW * Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals. * Complimentary Nibbles & Cash bar with drink specials. * The next day we'll email you the list of confirmed attendees to help you follow up with your new contacts. * Only those who sign up in advance online will receive the list of attendees. Who Attends Our Events? Attorneys, Financial and Real Estate professionals and Investors, CEO's, entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketing professionals, techies, creatives, writers, designers, film makers, architects, and many mor... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

Chamberfest 2018 - Paul Hall
January 09, 2018 - New York

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
January 09, 2018 - New York

Shelly Watson Presents 'Second Tuesdays at Sid's' - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 09, 2018 - New York

Clutch those pearls and call your girls! I'm announcing my new monthly show "Second Tuesdays at Sid's". NYC's ONLY Variety revue with an ALL singing cast! Each month guest artists serve up their main talent (sideshow, contortion, pyrotechnics, puppetry, burlesque etc..) and then drop down a side dish of the best vocal treasures in town! I em-sing the entire evening with Chris Johnson on the keys going for broke and cracking jokes. Door vixen Kismet Katie Kimball greets you with the salty and sweet as you wiggle and shimmy to your seats. We'll play "Name that Tune", musical trivia and one lucky audience member will win a spot to sing a number DURING the show! As if that isn't enough, there is LIVE piano karaoke afterwards with the unstoppable Joe McGinty. Get inspired and let yourself sing out! See you at Sid's!

Late Night Session: Alexa Tarantino Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
January 09, 2018 - New York

In the Spirit of Swing. The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy.

Lunchtime Lecture Series Drawn To New York Engaging Viewers with Visual Metaphors With Bill Behnken - The Art Students League
January 10, 2018 - New York

This lecture will focus on artists who were inspired by the vital environment of New York City to create prints in a variety of media such as etchings, wood-cuts and lithographs. The historical scope will range from the 19th century Etching Revival to the Mid-Twentieth Century, exploring the the importance of numerous print clubs, publishers, and schools like the Art Students League, to train artists and to inform the public about the techniques, pleasures, and expressiveness of prints. The selection of prints to be shown will demonstrate these artist's interest in the vistas and atmosphere of the city, as well as the the work and leisure activities of the people in their public and private lives.

Musical Theater Workshop: End of Semester Performance - 92Y
January 10, 2018 - New York

Join us for an end of term concert by the students of the Musical Theater Workshop!

Fall Concert – Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos - 92Y
January 10, 2018 - New York

Join our Intro to Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos students for an end of term concert – with a jam session at the end!

Ricky Stein - Parkside Lounge
January 10, 2018 - New York

Austin-born, NYC-based singer/songwriter Ricky Stein peddles a fresh brand of Americana and the laid-back traditional/progressive vibe of his hometown. Since moving to New York in August 2016, the guitar-and-harmonica player has been booked at many of the city's premier venues while expanding his ever-growing catalog of original compositions. Already with three critically-acclaimed albums to his name (including the latest, Long Summer, hailed as "among the best country sounds to come out of Austin this year" by the Austin Chronicle), Stein has proved himself to be a keen observer of the world we live in as well as a natural entertainer with a good-humored stage presence. Whether performing as a soloist with a blues harp and a J-45 or going full-throttle with a rock and roll band, Stein consistently delivers a set that is soulful, uplifting, and one that speaks to the present moment.

Scott Rocco - Parkside Lounge
January 10, 2018 - New York

Scott has become recognized as a compelling singer/songwriter. Thus far, he's performed in many regions of the US laying support for his inspiring music. His endless search for optimism and hope is evident through the acoustics of his rhythmic persona complemented by his heartfelt tenor voice. At the core of his lyrics are love and fear with relatable stories of challenges and struggles we face as human beings. Aside from live performance, having reached musical milestones performing at venues with over one thousand people in attendance, Scott scored and sung music for his festival running merited short film — COME AS YOU ARE; a film that showcases his writing, acting, and musical talents. The film theatrically premiered at the historic Pelham Picture House in New York. He also collaborated with long time music vet, Johnny Andriani (The Dwellers, Marky Ramone's Blietzkrieg) who helped score ambient tracks and worked as the main audio engineer for the film's score. Scott's music will also be featured in his written independent drama — KILL THE LIGHTS. He is currently in preproduction for a new EP album to be released in early 2018.

Wednesdays at One: Chamberfest 2018 - Alice Tully Hall
January 10, 2018 - New York

ChamberFest 2018 - Paul Hall
January 10, 2018 - New York

Jordan Carlos, Emma Willmann, Mark Normand - Eastville Comedy Club
January 10, 2018 - New York

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Thom Browne - 92nd Street Y
January 10, 2018 - Upper East Side

Widely seen as one of the most influential designers of the past decade, Thom Browne's innovations in tailoring have had dramatic impacts on both men's and women's fashions. Browne began his business in 2001 with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop and subsequently introduced his first men's ready-to-wear collection in 2003 and women's collection in 2011. He has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006, 2013 and 2016, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. His traditionally based hand-made suits have evolved into collections recognized by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The design innovator sits down with Fern Mallis to discuss his unique approach to design and what the future holds.

Fall Concert – Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos - 92nd Street Y
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 11, 2018 - New York

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

Lauren Kinhan: A Sleepin' Bee - Sheen Center
January 11, 2018 - New York

Whether on her own highly-acclaimed albums, as a 25-year member of the beloved vocal group New York Voices, or as co-founder of two diverse and inventive supergroups, Moss and JaLaLa, singer/songwriter Lauren Kinhan has always forged her own path as a performer, composer and improviser. With her latest, A Sleepin' Bee, Kinhan once again steers herself in unexpected directions with a new release that is at once the first all-standards collection of her career, a loving tribute to legendary vocalist Nancy Wilson, and unmistakably a Lauren Kinhan album – with all the unique perspective and idiosyncratic personality that has come to imply. The concert will be preceded by a 7 pm - Pre Show Talk with iconic recording engineer Elliot Scheiner (25 Grammy nominations), Lauren, and arranger Andy Ezrin, and the screening of footage from the "Making Of A Sleepin' Bee."

Reptiles - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 11, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt your favorite scaly friend: lizards, snakes, turtles, alligators, and more! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

Curator's Lecture: Our Senses - American Museum of Natural History
January 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for a members-only evening lecture on the science that informs the Museum's new special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Learn from the exhibit's curator, Dr. Rob DeSalle, how the human brain has evolved extraordinary abilities to gather and process sensory data. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to view the exhibition with new insights fresh in your mind.

Lisa Hilton, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
January 11, 2018 - New York

Performers Lisa Hilton, Piano

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Hosts Late-Night Dance Party with Johnny Weir - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
January 11, 2018 - New York

On Thursday, January 11th Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park invites you to join us for a late-night dance party with two-time Olympian, Johnny Weir! From 7pm on, guests will have a chance to take photos with Johnny, get their face painted and dance along to a live DJ set. Throughout the special night, there will also be giveaways and skate rentals on the city’s only free-admission skating rink. Skate rentals are $20 per pair, and will be offered at a buy-one-get-one deal for college students with a valid student ID the night of the party. All are welcome to join in on the fun and keep the holiday celebrations going into the new year!

Young Voices of 92Y School of Music - 92Y
January 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for an end of term concert by the students of Little Voices, the 92Y Junior Chorus, and the 92Y Glee Club!

New York Festival of Song at Juilliard - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 11, 2018 - New York

ChamberFest 2018 - Paul Hall
January 11, 2018 - New York

Laughing Buddha Open Mic Spectacular - Eastville Comedy Club
January 11, 2018 - New York

Gilded Frames - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2018 - Hudson Square

For this project, museum visitors will use an array of upcycled materials and art supplies to design their very own gilded frames! Young artists will look closely at Ellen Harvey's CMA gallery exhibition and will learn about her exploration of art vs. ornament.

Magnet Puzzles - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2018 - Hudson Square

Join Fine Arts teaching artists as we explore the artwork in our gallery! For today's project, young artists will design their own magnet puzzle inspired by Ellen Harvey's Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets.

Crescendo International Competition - Carnegie Hall
January 12, 2018 - New York

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 12, 2018 - New York

Lunchtime - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt miniature clay treats and your favorite lunches today at the Clay Bar! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 12, 2018 - Upper East Side

Gallery Talk - The Jewish Museum
January 12, 2018 - Upper East Side

Investigate the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked in this gallery talk, led by Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs, exploring the complex ways in which Modigliani was inspired by non-Western art as he developed his own distinctive vision. How do we interpret Modigliani's relationship to his source material and engage with his work a century later? Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Talks and Performances.

Chartreuse String Trio: By the Water - Bloomingdale School of Music
January 12, 2018 - New York

String trio Chartreuse, featuring BSM violin/viola faculty member Carrie Frey, explores music about water and life by women composers including Kaija Saariaho and Pauline Oliveros.

Late Night Session: Lsat - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
January 12, 2018 - New York

A New World: Contemporary Art Exploring Dorothy Day's Vision of Social Justice - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through January 12, 2018 - New York

The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture and the Dorothy Day Guild are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit A New World: Contemporary Art Exploring Dorothy Day's Vision of Social Justice. This visually striking assembly of work, including photography, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, brings together mainstream and marginalized artists inspired by Day's legacy of faith in action. Conceived and curated by sculptor and painter, Anthony Santella, the exhibition will open on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the Sheen Center's Gallery, 18 Bleecker Street, in New York City. One and all are warmly invited to the opening reception, 5 to 7 pm, December 16. The exhibition will run through January 12, 2018. Dorothy Day (1897-1980), a journalist, activist, and convert to Catholicism who is on her way to being formally recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, founded the Catholic Worker to serve the homeless and hungry during the Depression. But her witness was not confined to charity; she challenged the unjust structures making charity necessary. Today, her synthesis of deep, dogmatically orthodox religious faith and radical social action continues to pose a profound ... (read more)

Magnet Puzzles - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Join Fine Arts teaching artists as we explore the artwork in our gallery! For today's project, young artists will design their own magnet puzzle inspired by Ellen Harvey's Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets.

Subway Maps - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Create an animated stop motion clip using subway maps as a background! Explore NYC's expansive transportation system!

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Battleground by Ryan McNamara - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through January 12, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a dance commission Battleground Ryan McNamara January 10 - 12, 2018 at 7:30pm "Over seventy years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright sketched a room to be built under the Guggenheim. People seem to think it's a theater. In actuality, it's a set Wright prophetically designed for the sci-fi cosplay house-music ballet-battle that fell into my mind the moment I saw the space. The Peter B. Lewis Theater will realize its destiny in my piece Battleground." - Ryan McNamara   Artforum Top 10 of 2016 Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of this "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" on January 10-12, 2017 at 7:30pm. During a rare residency opportunity that spanned five months, McNamara created a one-of-a-kind work made in and for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater. Audience members act as embedded witnesses to the three dance squads battling for dominance in each of the space's three zones: the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage.    Cast of collaborators include: Reid Bartelme, Effie Bowen, Jason Collins, Dyla... (read more)

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War - New York Historical Society
January 13, 2018 - Upper West Side

Explore this often untold history in a series of holiday weekend events. Hear excerpts from Dr. King's groundbreaking speech "Beyond Vietnam" and meet speech organizer Reverend Richard Fernandez. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Big Cats - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 13, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt your favorite exotic cat including leopards, tigers, lions, pumas, panthers, and lynx! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Reflective Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 13, 2018 - Hudson Square

Create animated clips using reflective materials, like foil paper, mirrors and tin foil!

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
January 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Ancient Oceans - American Museum of Natural History
January 13, 2018 - New York

Join a Museum tour guide to explore the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment, and the Hall of Vertebrate Origins. Examine some of the world's oldest living fossils to gain a better understanding of the origins and evolution of life on Earth. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchas

IMPACT Winners' Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
January 13, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners' Concert

A William Castle Double Feature - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

This thriller double feature from exploitation auteur William Castle has two key ingredients that appealed to Club 57 moviegoers: deviance and impersonation. The gender-bending American gothic Homicidal is a memorably unsettling and amusing riff on Alfred Hitchcock (to whom Strait-Jacket also owes a debt). With a screenplay by Psycho novelist Robert Bloch, Strait-Jacket makes the most ambitious use of Joan Crawford's late-career screen persona (with the possible exception of Robert Aldrich's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane), casting her as an ex-ax murderer, crime victim, and drag monster. Homicidal. 1961. USA. Directed by William Castle. With Glenn Corbett, Jean Arless, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich. 87 min. Strait-Jacket. 1964. USA. Directed by William Castle. With Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, George Kennedy. 93 min.

Frank Grail - Parkside Lounge
January 13, 2018 - New York

I play acoustic rock originals and covers on 12-string guitar. My songs are about specific topics. I put leads and instrumental passages into my songs. I can take a cover and change the key or the beat and make it my own song. My style is an affinity for Progressive Rock. I also love humor in music. I am not the type to go on stage and bear my soul with some slow finger-picked "sensitive" song. I strive to be exciting and interesting. I have also written music to poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. My influences include Pink Floyd, Genesis, The Who, Grateful Dead, Kinks, Peter Hammill, Allman Brothers, Rush,Yes, Led Zeppelin, Renaissance, Gentle Giant, ELP, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Canterbury jazz, English folk, Irish music, etc.

Pre-College Student Recitals - Paul Hall
January 13, 2018 - New York

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
January 13, 2018 - New York

The Big Debate in a Wife: To Be Adored, or to Appreciate the World? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
January 13, 2018 - New York

The Understanding Marriage! class is taught by the teaching trio There Are Wives—Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman—authorities on marriage. There will be a lively discussion of the following sentences from Mind and Appreciation, a lecture by Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism: "To appreciate something means to like it by seeing it as it is. In all true appreciation there must be knowledge. . . . It is very easy not to appreciate something. What people don't see is that in the process of being unfair to the thing that could be appreciated, they are also unfair to themselves. To appreciate rightly is success in life. The purpose of life is to like the world, and that is another way of saying to appreciate the world." Women at this event will be newly educated! They’ll learn that what a woman really wants is for herself and her husband to increase appreciation in both of them for the world and for other people. That’s what makes for real—and romantic—success. The immediate, practical meaning of this will come alive for each woman, to the great benefit of her life and marriage!

The Universal Drum - Dixon Place
January 13, 2018 - New York

SIGN & SING and Dixon Place present The Universal Drum: A Dramatic Visual Poem in ASL, English, & Percussion. The Universal Drum is an experimental work in development that explores the harmony of Deaf and Hearing worlds through drums. This piece integrates new music, drama, and American Sign Language (ASL) poetry that can be experienced by Deaf and Hearing audiences alike. Commissioned by SIGN & SING, the work was first written by Willy Conley, translated by Gallaudet University students, and set to music by Brad Balliett for SIGN & SING’s ensemble of singers, Deaf actors, and percussionists. SIGN & SING will enjoy featuring this work at Dixon Place, and engaging the audience with instruments of their own. Performers: Francesca Federico Dylan Greene Heather Jones Andrew Morrill Malik Paris Karl Ronneburg General Admission: $15 in advance $18 at the door Stu./Sen./idNYC: $12 SIGN & SING thanks and acknowledges Gallaudet University’s “Sign Language Translation” students for their ASL translation work: Lucia Cavalier, Gideon Firl, Jacinda Baldwin-Gomez, Carrie Suggs, Trent Harper, Chuck Kalu, Thandiwe Dunn, and Angela Reel. http://www.signandsing.org/ http... (read more)

Alaina Rea, Viola - Paul Hall
January 13, 2018 - New York

Kaci Cummings, French Horn - Morse Hall
January 13, 2018 - New York

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
January 13, 2018 - New York

Go on a surreal expedition across continents, centuries, and solar systems on this surreal hunt, starring dinosaurs, comets, cavemen, elephants, talking apes, and a leopard man, just to name a few highlights. You’ll explore the dazzling planetarium, find out why a T. Rex can’t stand up, attend an Amazonian beer bash, discover New York’s largest rodent, and more. On this humor-fueled hunt, you’ll discover such odd, unusual and crazy sights and facts that you’ll think of the place as the Museum of Unnatural History. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

LIFT Fridays, Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - ATTIC Rooftop
Through January 13, 2018 - New York City

LIFT Fridays, Every Friday text keyword ATTIC to 83361 for instant RSVP/List and chance to win a VIP Party ATTIC Rooftop/Enclosed top. NYC Club. 251 West 48th St, 16th Floor, NYC. 11 pm Expect High Energy and Enjoy with your friends at the best new rooftop event Fridays at Attic NYC. A Gem found atop the midtown west skyline! The Attic Rooftop & Lounge is New York City's newest daylife and rooftop spot. The 5,000 square bi-level space is located on the penthouse of the Hilton Garden Hotel, boosting indoor and outdoor space. The space is designed and has taken its inspiration from the golden era of Hollywood. The rooftop celebrates the bold patterns and relaxed environment of Beverly Hills pool lounges and outdoor gardens while the penthouse lounge, with floor to ceiling glass windows, is inspired by the robust architecture of Richard Neautra and the post contemporary Hollywood Hills vernacular. It's a cozy lounge with a sunken living room feel. The color palette is silver and gray with warm woods. Large bars on each level, plush seating, DJ booths with state of the art sound system and multiple screens integrated into the design. There is NO COVER Charge when you RSVP on the... (read more)

Remix Fridays! Free on the A.C.Pass List - Katra
Through January 13, 2018 - New York

REMIX Fridays, Every Week.... KATRA. 2 level club. nyc clubs. 217 Bowery (@ Rivington St) , NYC. Doors Open at 11 pm! VODKA OPEN BAR for Ladies 11-12! ENTOURAGE SPECIAL, FREE Bottle (8+ gets Champagne/ 15+ gets Vodka) w/ RSVP! 2 For 1 drinks for all 11 -12! Cris A.C., Frankie Banks, Eddy Shades, Mac of Business First, ShowtimeNY, Fred CoolOut & GametightNY presents SoHo’s Hottest Friday Night Event. DJs rock the best in hip-hop, house, rock, EDM, latin and old skool classics on the mainfloor & Pure Caribbean, reggae and international music in the lower level. The party's sexy ambient and decorations makes it for the perfect party with the team involved promoting the event with their skill and success in hosting events in the MeatPacking and Midtown locations. RSVP is required for entry and VIP courtesy. Make sure to mention my list, "A.C. Pass Guest List", for free admission for everyone (ladies til 1, Guys til 12, $10/15+ after). Ask about our birthday &/or group packages with extension on FREE admission, free champagne &/or free Ciroc Vodka bottle(groups of 15 or more!) for your party! Dress fashionable and chic please . 21+ID. [[Trendy/ chic/ mixed and diverse crowd]]. Pl... (read more)

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) - New Museum
Through January 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Gnomen, a Hybrid Bear-Bison That Can Change Sex and Gender, Is the "Fursona" of Artist Nayland Blake. a Fursona Is an Avatar in the Furry Community, Where Personal Expression Is Bound up with Nonhuman Identities and Fantasies. in the Performance Series Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) (2017–18), Presented as a Part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake Will Inhabit a Life-Size Suit of Gnomen and Make Themselves Available for Encounters with Museum Visitors. with the Title, Blake Refers to W.D. Winnicott's Notion of the Transitional Object: a Stuffed Toy or Blanket That Children Use to Construct a Sense of Selfhood Independent of Their Parents. Gnomen Serves as an Objectification of Blake's Hybrid Identity, and Their Presence in the Museum's Café and Lobby Will Allow Visitors to Make Their Own Performances of Intimacy and Distance, Whether Through Taking Selfies, Cuddling, or Adding Ribbons and Bows to Gnomen's Costume. in This, the Piece Echoes Blake's Earlier Performances, in Which the Passivity of Their Costumed Presence Foregrounds the Audience's Role in Acts of Sadism, Exhibitionism, or Nurturing. in These Intimate Situations, the Close Proximity to Gnomen Will Be T... (read more)

Harlem Postcards - The Studio Museum in Harlem
January 14, 2018 - New York

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation, and creative production. As part of The '60s festival, four artists are featured, each drawing inspiration from the dynamic social and cultural climate of the decade, considering the rich artistic landscape of the moment, as well as political activism and social change. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors at Carnegie Hall. Please check The Studio Museum in Harlem's website for up-to-date venue and exhibition information.

Performing Arts Educators 12th Annual Invitational - Carnegie Hall
January 14, 2018 - New York

Reading Into History Family Book Club - New York Historical Society
January 14, 2018 - Upper West Side

Each month, families gather to discuss a middle-reader book, meet authors and experts, and see artifacts, documents, and paintings related to the history behind the story. In January, families will read Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman to coincide with the New-York Historical Society's exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945–1975. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Apollo Uptown Hall: 50 Years After MLK: A Dream Deferred - Apollo Theater
January 14, 2018 - Harlem

The '60s: The Years that Changed America festival kicks off at the Apollo Theater with the longstanding annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration from WNYC and the Apollo Theater, which features musical performances and brings together audiences from Harlem and around the city. The afternoon includes scholars, community leaders, and activists engaging in conversations that examine the future of social justice movements as we traverse the current social and political climate. The event also includes a performance by Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Kaufman Music Center
January 14, 2018 - New York

Up Close and Personal An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. PROGRAM BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 1 Soohyun Kwon, Jin Suk Yu, violins; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello TURINA - Piano Quartet Anna Rabinova, violin; Robert Rinehart, viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, cello; Margaret Kampmeier*, piano ROESGEN-CHAMPION - Concert No. 2 Roger Nye, bassoon; Paul Cohen, alto saxophone; Anna Vasilyeva, piano BRAHMS - Piano Trio No. 3 Yulia Ziskel, violin; Sumire Kudo, cello; Eric Huebner, piano

Bears - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 14, 2018 - Hudson Square

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
January 14, 2018 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.

Crescendo International Competition - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
January 14, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Julian Gargiulo, Piano 'Getting to Carnegie Hall' Violin Competition Finals - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
January 14, 2018 - New York

Performers Julian Gargiulo, Piano "Getting to Carnegie Hall" Violin Competition Finalists

Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
January 14, 2018 - Upper West Side

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir.

Tammy Faymous Cabaret featuring Alexander Kacala - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 14, 2018 - New York

Every month Tammy Faymous will pay tribute to influential "divas"!

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 14, 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.

Upper West Side Song Swap - Hostel International
January 14, 2018 - New York

The Second Sunday of the month! FMSNY and People's Music Network have joined up to start a new sing around on the Upper West Side. Bring your voices, your acoustic instruments and your ears. It’s free! At Hostel International ­New York (HI­NY), 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street.

Patron Lounge: Budapest Festival Orchestra - David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
January 14, 2018 - New York

Join us in the Patron Lounge at intermission during Great Performers performances for complimentary coffee, tea, and wine. The Patron Lounge is open to Lincoln Center supporters at the $500 level and above. Those include members of the Great Performers Circle, Chairman's Council, Friends of Lincoln Center/Mostly Mozart, LC Kids, and Lincoln Center Young Patrons.

American Lyric Theater presents ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert - Kaufman Music Center
January 14, 2018 - New York City

American Lyric Theater presents ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert on January 14, 2018 at 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. Tickets are $25 and are available by phone at 212-501-3330 or online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/alt-alumni-composers-and-librettists-in-concert. Alumni of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program are changing the landscape of contemporary opera. ALT's annual alumni concert showcases scenes from three exciting new operas taking the stage around the country, written by alumni of the CLDP. THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE (excerpts) Music by Ricky Ian Gordon | Libretto by Royce Vavrek* Based on the original story by Gail Rock. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Adelaide "Addie" Mills wants nothing more than to have a Christmas Tree in her living room during the holidays, but to her father, James, a tree is a reminder of the promises he made to Addie's mom who died shortly after she was born. When Addie wins a tree in a contest at school, it sets off a chain of events that involve her grandmother, teacher Miss Thompson, best friend Carla Mae, and school arch-... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 14, 2018 - New York

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

Best Laid Plans - Hilton Garden Inn Midtown East
January 14, 2018 - New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Bring friends or family, discover clues while trading them with other guests, and solve the mystery before the dinner is finished. Venue is Wheelchair accessible. Tickets include 3-coarse meal and 2 hour Murder Mystery Dinner

Celebrate Russian New Year 2018 at New York’s Legendary Restaurant Russian Samovar - Russian Samovar
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Celebrate this Russian New Year at renowned restaurant Russian Samovar, which will be serv-ing a special 3-course dinner including drinks for $175 per person (not including tax and gratuity) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00pm. The restaurant will remain open until 4:00am and the evening will feature special live performers including Gypsy Fun Trio, classic Russian music and a DJ. The special menu for the evening will feature Cold Appetizers such as Russian Salad Trio, As-sorted Smoked Fish Platter, Charcuterie Platter, Assorted pickled Vegetables, Avocado, Mango and Shrimp Salad and Duck Arugula Salad. Hot Appetizers include Blini with Salmon Caviar, Foie Gras and Seafood in Pasta. The delectable Entrees that diners can select from include Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potato, Roasted Duck with Baked Apple and Salmon Trio. End the din-ner on a sweet note with either the Kartoshka (potato pastry) or the Medovik (layered honey cake). Featured drinks include the Russian Samovar’s own house-infused Flavored Vodkas, a selection of House Drinks, Wine, Beer and a Champagne Toast. For more information, visit www.russiansamovar.com

Powerful Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 14, 2018 - Hudson Square

Inspired by the collective works of renowned contemporary painter, Kehinde Wiley, young artists will create and design their own powerful self portraits using colored pencils and oil pastels.

Mirror Landscapes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 14, 2018 - Hudson Square

Ellen Harvey sometimes uses mirrors and reflective surfaces in her works. Where can you find examples of this in the gallery? In this workshop, artists will create their own framed reflective surfaces as they are embedded in landscapes places. Where would you like to see yourself, perhaps in an outdoor park or maybe an indoor park? Using reflective aluminum tape cut out in various sizes and affixed to creative drawings, museum visitors can make replicas of Ellen Harvey's creative mirrored works.

Fog Design + Art : San Francisco, Booth 103 - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Offers Sneak Preview of A Quest for Freedom at APAP - New York City Center Studio
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Offer A Sneak Preview of A Quest for Freedom at the Annual Association of Performing Arts Presenter Conference in New York City Center January 13-14, 2018 The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present its latest work, A Quest for Freedom, at New York City's City Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 13 at 7pm and 8pm, and Sunday, January 14 at 12 noon and 12:30pm. The performances will showcase the company's latest collaboration with the renowned Korean American classical music powerhouse The Ahn Trio during the annual conference of the Association of the Performing Arts Presenters. The collaboration, although planned over a years ago, has been influenced greatly by the current discussion on immigration during its development. Very limited tickets for the public will be available by request from the Company's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NaiNiChenDanceCompany/.  Both immigrant artists from Asia, Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio found each other on their artistic journey and developed several dances and tours together over the past five years.  From Taiwan, and an early member of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater and an accomplished master trad... (read more)

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Cantina Rooftop
Through January 14, 2018 - New York City

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: Green DJ: Top 40 Dance Hits Red DJ: 80's/90's/EDM Mashups Blue DJ: Hip Hop/Reggae/Soca WHAT MAKES THE NIGHT SPECIAL? A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones Glow in the Dark Gear Rooftop with views of NYC 3 Live DJ's battling for your attention SPECIAL NOTES: 21+ to party Rain or Shine (If it rains, the glass roof closes!) Tickets available at the door, but are limited Bottle service packages email: James @ stage 48 Dress code: Dress to impress 11PM – 3AM | 21+

“Plus Pop-up” at The Gregory Hotel - The Gregory Hotel
Through January 15, 2018 - New York

Open from December 1st to January 15th in the heart of Manhattan's garment district, this plus-size specific pop-up is the first of its kind. Providing an amazing shopping experience for an under-served demographic, leather jacket designer Jeff Cafone has curated this shopping experience with the best plus sized designers and retailers in NYC: All 67, See Rose Go, Plus BKLYN and Impish Lee. Come, shop, and enjoy! Times: (Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a dance commission “One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES” by Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through January 15, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents a dance commission One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley January 14 - 15, 2018 at 7:30pm Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, NEW BODIES. This Works & Process commissioned work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music, featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley in a role originated by Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston.Also, Melnick, who enjoyed a performance career with Twyla Tharp (among many others), will perform One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures, a solo work created in collaboration with the late Trisha Brown.   Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3rqtT8RqdQ   Works & Process Commissions to Tour in 2018 Works & Process is pleased to announce two of its recent commissions, Battleground by Ryan McNamara and NEW BODIES by Jodi Melnick, will be available for touring in... (read more)

Tripping the Light Fantastic - Agora Gallery
Through January 18, 2018 - NYC

The holidays are a time of universal celebration and community. It is an occasion to reflect on the past, relish in the present, and hope for the future. It is a season to spend cherished time with loved ones in the spirit of giving. For art lovers, collectors, and enthusiasts alike, the holidays present a unique opportunity to gift a work of art to a friends, family, and colleagues. As winter’s chill fast approaches, there is no better time to enjoy a work of art in the warmth of one’s own home. Agora Gallery is proud to present its upcoming exhibition entitled Tripping the Light Fantastic: A Holiday Exhibition. The exhibition provides art lovers with a chance to both view and purchase artworks at prices meant for everyone’s budget. Featuring works by a multitude of both local and international artists, the exhibition will present a variety of works suited to all tastes. For every work of art purchased, Agora Gallery will donate 10% of the proceeds to The Children’s Heart Foundation. The exhibition will open on December 7th, 2017, and will remain open until January 18th, 2018. Exhibition Dates: December 7 - January 18, 2018 Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6-8 PM Gall... (read more)

Artistic Vanguard: The 1960s at The Art Students League - The Art Students League
Through January 19, 2018 - New York

The Art Students League of New York is a legendary community of artists—founded by and supporting artists since 1875—that has shaped America's legacy in the fine arts. This exhibition explores new experiments in post-war painting by League artists during a decade that transformed the American art world.

Village Vitality Returns! - Astor Place Theatre
Through January 19, 2018 - New York

Begin 2018 the right way with Village Vitality, two weeks of extraordinary fitness, beauty, wellness and health food experiences! Enjoy FREE fitness classes, exclusive incentives and offers with the Villages' very best fitness, beauty and healthy eating businesses. Village Vitality has something for everyone, from high intensity cardio training with New York Sports Club to the artful and precise movements of Pilates with Uptown Pilates. If yoga or boot camp is your scene, then you can do all that with at Three Jewels. When you're finished with sweating make yourself look even more fabulous with hair styling at Salon V for the best cut in the Village and their unique 'hair facial'. Because beauty starts at home iconic Village apothecary, C.O. Bigelow have created exclusive facial and skincare collections at very special prices unique to Village. Because looking great and feeling great takes energy we've also partnered with Ancolie and EVA's Kitchen to present some of the best healthy eating to be found in New York, while EVA's supplements offer exclusive Village Vitality discounts across their range and FREE protein bars! Join us to take advantage of these very s... (read more)

21st Annual Building Connections Showcase - Astor Place Theatre
Through January 20, 2018 - New York

Building Connections is the Center for Architecture Education Department's annual exhibition of K-12 student design work from our Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and studio workshops held at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition highlights our design education methods and program themes. It also celebrates the creativity of our students, design educators, and partner teachers through a dynamic display of drawings and models. It is a valuable resource for educators interested in integrating design into their own classrooms.

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History - Asia Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper East Side

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers how contemporary art from societies in transition may be read as an expression of the ambiguous and sometimes contentious relationship between individual artistic practices and sociopolitical context. The exhibition explores the cultural repercussions of political ruptures through sculpture, photography, video, and mixed-media installations by seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam—whose lives and art practices have intersected with defining historical moments. Featured artists: FX Harsono, Htein Lin, Dinh Q. Lê, Nge Lay, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, The Propeller Group, Angki Purbandono, and Tintin Wulia.

BrouHaHa - Theater For The New City
Through January 21, 2018 - New York City

BrouHaHa is an existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like Fellini’s La Strada and Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. In this devised, clown-esque piece, Happenstance Theater's troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. Their play lights up the darkness like a firecracker. This timely show appeals to audiences of any age. The ensemble cast will feature Gwen Grastorf, Karen Hansen (Winner, 2017 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Direction), Mark Jaster (Winner, 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play), Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, and Alex Vernon with Lighting Design by Kris Thompson and Costume Design by Sabrina Mandell (Winner, 2016 & 2017 Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Costume Design). BrouHaHa has been performed at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Staunton Music Festival, Celebration Barn, NextNOW Festival at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Baltimore Theatre Project, NY Clown Theatre Festival in Brooklyn, Capital Fringe Festival, Reston CenterStage and St. Mary’s College. It was developed with ... (read more)

Shen Yun 2018 World Tour - New York - The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

A Gift from Heaven IN ANCIENT TIMES, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost. We now invite you to visit this lost civilization. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else. Be Inspired. Be Amazed. Experience the Divine Culture.  Don't miss the all-new program for 2018 season!

Shen Yun 2018 World Tour @ New York - The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

A Gift from Heaven IN ANCIENT TIMES, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost. We now invite you to visit this lost civilization. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else. Be Inspired. Be Amazed. Experience the Divine Culture.

SHEN YUN 2018 - The David Koch Theater
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

SHEN YUN’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots—was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away. “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance, in one night!” —The New York Times “Exquisitely beautiful. An extraordinary experience for us and the children.” —Cate Blanchett, Academy Award–winning actress “Poetry in Motion... Priceless... It is food for my heart and soul… it was something that I will keep in my heart.” —Siegfried... (read more)

SHEN YUN 2018 - The David Koch Theater
Through January 21, 2018 - New York

SHEN YUN’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots—was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away. “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance, in one night!” —The New York Times “Absolutely the No.1 show in the world—no other company or of any style can match this.” —Kenn Wells, former principal dancer, English National Ballet “Exquisitely beautiful. An extraordinary experience for us and the children.” —Cate Blanchett, Acade... (read more)

The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 - New York Historical Society
Through January 22, 2018 - Upper West Side

This groundbreaking exhibit explores the Vietnam War's causes, conduct, and consequences, both on the battlefront and the US home front. The exhibition recounts the heartrending events of the era and captures the perspectives and voices of its history makers—from political and military leaders, to journalists, service members, nurses, family members, and activists.

PILLOWTALK By Kyoung's Pacific Beat - The Tank
Through January 27, 2018 - New York

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the World Premiere of PILLOWTALK by Kyoung’s Pacific Beat written and directed by Kyoung H. Park and presented as part of The Exponential Festival at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 11-27. Performances will be Thursday, January 11 at 8pm, Friday, January 12 at 4:30pm & 8pm, Saturday, January 13 at 3pm & 8pm, Monday, January 15 at 8pm, Wednesday, January 17 at 8pm, Thursday, January 18 at 8pm, Friday, January 19 at 8pm, Saturday, January 20 at 3pm & 8pm, Wednesday, January 24 at 8pm, Thursday, January 25 at 8pm, Friday, January 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, January 27 at 3pm & 8pm. Tickets ($25) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission. Set in Brooklyn 2017, PILLOWTALK brings to life one night in the lives of Sam and Buck, a recently married interracial couple. Through a formal exploration of theatrical naturalism and the codified gender norms of ballet's pas de deux, PILLOWTALK queers the intersections of race, gender, and class to challenge our assumptions of love and marriage. Confr... (read more)

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 - The Met
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing will be on view in its complete state through January 28, 2018, when it will be painted over.

Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty - Neue Galerie
Through January 29, 2018 - New York

On October 26, 2017, Neue Galerie New York will present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists' and craftsmens' collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 400 objects have been selected for the presentation, and the loans are drawn from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including significant pieces from Austria. This show surveys the entirety of the firm's extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper. Special highlights of the show will include iconic examples of furniture by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, which will be complemented by rare and often unique works crafted in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones that convey the Wiener Werkstätte's luxurious aesthetic. The Neue Galerie has previously staged monographic exhibitions dedicated to the work of Josef Hoffmann (2006), Koloman Moser (2013), and Dagobert Peche (2002), all major designers who shaped the aesthetic of the Wiener Werkstätte. This is the first comprehensive American museum presentatio... (read more)

No Name @ Word Up Tuesday Night Comedy / Variety Show In Washington Heights - Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria
Through January 30, 2018 - NEW YORK

"No Name" Comedy / Variety picks up where they left off with their Tuesday evening @ Word Up! shows in the bookshop's beautiful new Washington Heights incarnation on 165th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. According to producer Eric Vetter, every week at 7:00pm, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the OPEN STAGE-- the place where ANYONE can get up and do ANYTHING! Free admission, donations welcomed. Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria is located at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. Subway: A, C or #1 train to 168th St. (walk down to 165th St, turn left, walk to Amsterdam). For additional information, call (347) 688-4456 or go to: wordupbooks.com. For more "No Name" information, contact: nonamenyc@hotmail.com.

Passion. Connected. 100 X 100 - Korean Cultural Center NY
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

A special website will launch for PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100! passion.koreanculture.org will go live on NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Visit us here to view all the artworks online and for each artist bios Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition, PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. This exhibition showcases ONE HUNDRED winter sport helmets that were artistically designed by ONE HUNDRED selected artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Word on the Street - Times Square
Through February 01, 2018 - New York

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

Eddie Martinez Studio Wall - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.

Raha Raissnia Alluvius - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Anticipating an audience whose reading of drawing is informed by new media, Iranian-born artist Raha Raissnia sources her densely-composed charcoal works from her films, each a document of the artist's private life. Using drawing to recreate (and at times undo) moments from everyday life, Raissnia transfers images of friends, strangers, and intimate spaces between celluloid and paper until the original forms become unrecognizable. For her exhibition at The Drawing Center, Raissnia will create a series of film performances, in which photographs of drawings and 35mm film loops are constructed in a flickering, hybrid sequence before the audience. Raissnia will also present several series of works on paper, the belabored surface of each drawing stressing the immense psychological effort that goes into forming each image.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Vanderbilt Hall - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum will continue its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal starting in November and running through the New Year. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://nytransitmuseum.org.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 12, 2018 - New York

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today. This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the... (read more)

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)

Walk on the Wild Side - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place Theatre
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is an exhibition focusing on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is the first exhibition to solely focus on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd. Exhibits are open 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturdays. Exhibits are FREE of charge.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Earthflight - American Musuem of Natural History
Through March 08, 2018 - New York

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in four continents and 11 countries, the film took four years to make. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents; and collaborate with other animals to find food. LeFrak Theater, first floor BBC Earth presents a John Downer Productions and BBC Earth Production Earthflight distributed by BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films. Photo by Christian Moullec © John Downer Productions

R&R Shabbat @ the JCC – March 11th – Purim - JCC Manhattan
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

JCC Manhattan Announces: The 2016/2017 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ the JCC – March 11th – Purim WHO: Face Painting with Jaime; Mind + Body Retreat with Seth Lieberman; Community Cinema: For Your Consideration; What’s Jewish about Purim? Lecture; Paul Wolf’s Purim Song Jam Session with Classic Tunes; Family Glow Yoga and Dance with MEDITESH; Community Concert: Three Pints Shy A Capella and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: March 11th, 2017, 2:00pm-5:00pm (And All Saturdays until March 18, 2017) WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more information and full weekly schedule: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/jewish-living/shabbat-and-... (read more)

PAUSE/PLAY at the 14th Street Y - 14th Street Y
Through March 17, 2018 - New York City

Downtown Jewish Life and The 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC. PAUSE/PLAY invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. PAUSE/PLAY will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes. Highlights of the upcoming PAUSE/PLAY season: • The mainstages will be joining for December's PAUSE/PLAY, with partner NCDC, for the Hanukkah party at the end of the afternoon. The day will also feature Bling Your Own Dreidel, as well as Dan Friedman from The Forward, who will lead a whiskey tasting with conversation. • January will feature inflatables and games, family boxing, and a Disco Dance Party. • February will feature family Zumba, PJ Play!, and partnerships with... (read more)

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Naked Boys Singing! - Theatre Row
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

Now in it's 17th smash year - Naked Boys Singing continues to prove that clothes alone do not make the man! In this all-male, all-nude, musical comedy revue 6 gorgeous and talent young men entertain for 60 minutes through hilarious original music including the songs "The Perky Little Pornstar", "Gratuitous Nudity", and more!

The Marvelous Wonderettes - Theatre Row
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

Take a trip back to Springfield High as we follow the singing quartet, The Marvelous Wonderettes,, from a hilarious last minute performance at their 1958 senior prom to their 10 year reunion. Told through the biggest pop hits of the decades - "It's My Party", "Leader of the Pack", "Mr. Sandman", "Lollipop", "Respect", and more!

NEWSical The Musical - Theatre Row
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

Now in its 8th smash year and winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical - NEWSical is NYC's hilarious, ever-evolving, sketch comedy musical of all the news that's fit to spoof!

The Book of Mormon - Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Through April 02, 2018 - New York

From the creative geniuses behind South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, with music by Robert Lopaz, co-composer of Avenue Q and Frozen, comes the smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon!! After seeing Avenue Q, Parker and Stone were inspired to create a musical of their own with Robert Lopez, and began meeting to discuss and write – a process which, including research involving a trip to Salt Lake City to meet Mormon missionaries, took almost 7 years. It was well worth the wait – the Book of Mormon took Broadway by storm, setting record ticket sales for the Eugene O’Neil Theatre, and winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction
Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversa... (read more)

Mystery Room NYC opens 2nd location! - Mystery Room NYC
Through April 23, 2018 - New York

Mystery Room NYC has opened Chapter 4 ("The Forgotten Library") in our new SoHo/NoHo location at 190 Mercer Street. This is in addition to our midtown location near Madison Square Garden at 365 7th Avenue (bet. 30th & 31st). Both locations are opened 7 days a week. Mystery Room NYC is an escape room game where players can have an interactive, and educational experience that bonds teams together. We specialize in creating stories and puzzles where players are emotionally and physically vested in their experience and invited to bring out their inner detective. Players have 1 hour to solve the clues and escape! For additional information and tickets, please visit our website at www.mysteryroomnyc.com.

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.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season - 14th Street Y
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. Each year, the company presents a provocative season of theater and dance from independent New York artists in dialogue with the residency program of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to provide a big picture narrative focused on social awareness and change that transcends cultures and borders. The Theater supports the creation of new art and culture by placing artists at the heart of the 14th Street Y community, and providing the space, time, and resources needed to create new work.   "In an effort to provide an environment for free expression for our curated artists to more easily create, the 14th Street Y has changed its model to be a co-presenter of all the works in our season," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director of Arts + Culture, the 14th Street Y. "To make this possible, we have made our Theater even more accessible to a wider artist base, also providing Box Office, administrative, marketing, and technical su... (read more)

Mystery Room NYC opens new escape room chapter game - “Secluded Vault”! - Mystery Room NYC
Through July 14, 2018 - New York

The mystery continues as Mystery Room NYC announces the grand opening of Chapter 5 - “Secluded Vault”, our newest escape room. Locked with your team in the secluded vault, your team of detectives will have 1 hour to perform a heist and escape. “Secluded Vault” is located at our SoHo/NoHo downtown location at 190 Mercer Street. Mystery Room NYC is a fun, challenging and collaborative escape room game you can play with co-workers, business associates, friends or family. Makes a great corporate or team building event. . Piece together clues, solve the mystery and escape the room in 1 hour. In addition to “Secluded Vault”, you can play the other themed chapter rooms as they add up into a larger overall story, including “Cafe Belim”, “BioTech Labs” and “The Forgotten Library” at our 2 locations in midtown and SoHo. None of our puzzles are repeated and all are created by our team, so you can expect a different challenge every time. Open 7 days a week. Tickets/Info - www.mysteryroomnyc.com . For special lunch/daytime bookings during the week or for special events and group requests, e-mail Info@mysteryroomnyc.com.

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)

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)

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

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

2018 NYE at Marquee NYC - Marquee
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Ring in the New Year with Marquee, providing you sounds by Sunnery James & Ryan Merciano. Your general admission tickets include 4 hour premium open bar 8:30pm - 12:30am, hors d'oeuvres, and festive attire required. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as valid photo ID. Must be 21+ years to attend.

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