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March 10, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Museum Events in New York City This Week
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.

Free Tours at The House on Henry Street Exhibit - Henry Street Settlement
March 10, 2019 - New York

Henry Street Settlement is thrilled to open up its free interactive exhibition and historic headquarters for special weekend hours on Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The House on Henry Street illuminates themes of social activism, urban poverty, and public health through the lens of Henry Street’s history. Stop by for a guided tour and help us celebrate founder Lillian Wald’s 152nd birthday—complete with free cake for the first 40 people! Free cake for the first 40 people. Public Historian Katie Vogel will lead tours at 11 a.m., 12, 1, & 2 p.m. RSVP is preferred—visit henrystreet.org/exhibitweekend

The Musical Box - 'A Genesis Extravaganza' An Unprecedented Musical Feast Of 1970-1977 Favorites & Rarities - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 10, 2019 - Tarrytown

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation In an all-out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, The Musical Box indulges for the first time in its 25 year existence in an intense 3 ACT voyage in the world of early Genesis.

Gallery Dialogues: Refiguring Binaries - Pioneer Works
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Morehshin Allahyari and Faith Holland, two of the artists from Refiguring Binaries, for an intimate walk-through of the exhibition. Together, they will discuss identity, the body, and the politics of technology from the perspective of their work and creative process. Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

See many of the plants that inspired Frida Kahlo's artwork and garden design on this conservatory tour. Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Redbird Reef Painting - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn about recycling, subway-style! Years ago, retired "Redbird" subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled train cars. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

New Volunteer Information Meeting - Museum at Eldridge Street
March 10, 2019 - New York

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the team as a docent, a program volunteer, or a museum volunteer and help us to share the past with visitors from around the globe. Get ready to meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Songs From The Spirit - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 10, 2019 - New York

According to The New Yorker, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) dancer and choreographer Silas Farley recently took a walk through The Met galleries "in the hope that the muse—Terpsichore, specifically—might strike." She did. The result is Songs from the Spirit, a MetLiveArts commission inspired by The Met collection. Farley brings fellow members of the NYCB—and the audience—on a journey led by traditional spirituals and new songs created by current inmates at San Quentin State Prison who, through the podcast Ear Hustle, contribute music for the performance, offering a nuanced view of an exiled population, and the irrepressible human drive to create.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: - American Museum of Natural History
March 11, 2019 - New York

Join astronomer Amy Mainzer to learn about the asteroid hunting NEOWISE Project, which has taken millions of images of more than 150,000 solar system objects. Mainzer explains the relationship between asteroid hunting and planetary origin stories, starting with Earth.

30 Minutos Met: Obras Seleccionadas Por El Guía (30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Spanish) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 11, 2019 - New York

Una visita guiada que recorre obras de arte favoritas; la elección del guía, un obsequio para usted.

Obras-Primas Do Museu (Museum Highlights in Portuguese) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 11, 2019 - New York

Descubra a coleção enciclopédica do museu neste tour, o qual destaca uma seleção de obras de arte que representam culturas e períodos diversos e também incentiva o visitante a explorar o museu por conta própria.

Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years II - Museum at Eldridge Street
March 12, 2019 - New York

From the 8th to the 12th centuries, the vast majority of world Jewry lived under Muslim rule. The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new genres of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. In these ten sessions, explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. This course is a continuation of our exploration of Jews and Muslims in history, but new participants are welcome!

First Person: Matti Friedman in Conversation with Lucette Lagnado - Center for Jewish History
March 12, 2019 - New York

Matti Friedman's new book, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel tells the unknown story of four of Israel's first spies. Recruited by a rag-tag outfit called the Arab Section before the 1948 War of Independence, they assumed Arab identities to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations. At the height of the war the spies posed as refugees fleeing the fighting, reached Beirut, and set up what became Israel's first foreign intelligence station. Spies not only tells a breathtaking and true espionage story, it also explores a different story about how the state was founded and raises many questions that are relevant today. In a wide-ranging First Person conversation, Matti Friedman speaks with author Lucette Lagnado (The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit) about his journalism career in Israel and the Middle East and what Spies of No Country reveals about Israel in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Obras-Primas Do Museu (Museum Highlights in Portuguese) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 12, 2019 - New York

Descubra a coleção enciclopédica do museu neste tour, o qual destaca uma seleção de obras de arte que representam culturas e períodos diversos e também incentiva o visitante a explorar o museu por conta própria.

Winter Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through March 12, 2019 - New York

Glimpse owls, hawks, and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home. Note: This walk is over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths.

Free Lecture: Photographic Futures - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
March 13, 2019 - New York

Mike Krieger, Cofounder, Instagram Ficus Kirkpatrick, Engineering Director for Augmented and Virtual Reality, Facebook Andrew Zolli, Vice President for Global Impact Initiatives, Planet Tech industry leaders discuss groundbreaking developments in photography and technology and the changing role of the camera in our society. Moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Met. Note: Space is limited; advance registration is required.

Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior II - Museum at Eldridge Street
March 14, 2019 - New York

The story of Joseph is the longest and most sophisticated in the Book of Genesis. It's also been interpreted in myriad ways. But by reading it closely and examining Joseph's interactions with others, we can come to understand him more fully. We will also explore the range of interpretations of the Joseph story – by the rabbis and the Apocrypha, as well as by Christians and Muslims. This course is a continuation of our exploration of the Joseph story, but new participants are welcome!

Egg Cream Day Lab & Contest - Museum at Eldridge Street
March 14, 2019 - New York

March 15th is National Egg Cream Day and we're getting a head start with this workshop and contest celebrating the quintessential Lower East Side drink! Experts will explain the history of the classic drink and show participants how to make their own. Then it's competition time! Everyone will be invited to concoct their own drinks using both traditional and more daring ingredients – everything from chocolate and vanilla to lavender and lychee. The brave can submit their innovative egg creams for judging by an esteemed panel, including Carmine from Hester Street's Classic Coffee Shop and the folks from Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain- but only one lucky person will emerge as the "Egg Cream King/Queen of Eldridge Street"!

MOCATalks with NüVoices of the Diaspora - Museum of Chinese in America
March 14, 2019 - New York

NüVoices of the Diaspora is an evening filled with storytelling by artists and by the community, headlined by both young and leading luminaries of Asian American writing and performance art. Muna Tseng, Alvin Eng, Karoline Kan, and Angel Yau will each present from their oeuvre varying from a reading, spoken word, video and music – dedicated to the theme of the evening: NüVoices of the Diaspora. As part of the evening we invite the audience to bring along their own poems or brief excerpts of writing, old or new, fiction or non-fiction, to share in the last half hour of the program. There is no obligation to bring anything, however, and we are looking forward to an incredible evening filled with stories and creativity. NüVoices is an international collective of writers, journalists, artists and supporters who celebrate the creative work of women who work on subjects related to China and the greater diaspora. The group started when a group of female journalists and friends felt enraged that sources and 'experts' on China highlighted in media were predominantly men, and that there was a prevalence of ‘manels’ in China. In response we started a directory of nearly 500 female expe... (read more)

Scholars' Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu - Asia Society and Museum
March 14, 2019 - New York

AsiaStore presents newly acquired scholars' rocks- cherished by the Chinese since the Tang Dynasty and sought after for generations- from the collection of Kemin Hu.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Neuroscience Night: Wild, Wild Brains - American Museum of Natural History
March 14, 2019 - New York

Spitzer Hall of Human Origins $20 per person 21+ with ID, cash bar Enter at 77th Street entrance How do our big human brains compare to those of other animal species? How do bats echolocate? And do birds have a sense of taste? Explore the anatomy, behavior, and sensory systems of human and our evolutionary relatives near, far, and extinct with neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists. Join us in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins and the Sackler Educational Lab, drink in hand, for an evening of after-hours exploration with hands-on experiments, and lightning talks. The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Celebrate the many things in motion in New York City by creating mobiles that move. Ages 2-5 and adult companions.

Organizing (and Staying Sane with) Your Family Archives - MOCA's Collections
March 15, 2019 - New York

There are as many ways to organize archival information as ancestors in our family tree— and most find that they improve their methods as their records grow. Michelle D. Novak will explore organizational methods for digitizing, naming, and organizing your paper and digital files, discuss common technology pitfalls to avoid, and present ideas on to help your research live beyond today’s technology. We’ll draw inspiration from the past, set up common-sense systems, protect against "a matter of when" disasters, and find inspiring ways to share research with your family. About the Presenter Michelle D. Novak is a brand-designer, genealogist, and teacher. She is a Trustee of GSNJ, GSBC, and Editor of the GSBC’s award-winning newsletter, "The Archivist." Tickets: Free with RSVP, advanced RSVP required.

Family Day: Spring into Nowruz—Celebrate the Persian New Year - Asia Society and Museum
March 16, 2019 - New York

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Nowruz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 16, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after coming to Watson Adventures with strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” she had found on her computer. The messages are somehow linked to nude artwork in the museum. Who is the murderer? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
March 16, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

MOCA Audio History Saturdays - Record your past with Richard Cheu - Museum of Chinese in America
March 16, 2019 - New York

We invite you, your loved ones, or anyone else, to MOCA and share a 40-minute conversation to tell your personal story or families history. Audio oral history recordings are yours to keep and we welcome all backgrounds to come share. Richard Cheu is a non-traditional PhD. student in World History at St. John's University in New York City majoring in Public History. He has been an independent scholar since the 1980s conducting research on Chinese Americans during America’s Chinese Exclusion Era. The sixty-five oral histories he conducted are archived in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His “previous careers” include: neurophysiological research, marketing, international economics and reorganization of corporate entities and NGOs. He is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. Biology), the University of Oregon (M.A. Biology), the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern (M.B.A. Marketing and International Economics), and recipient of a U.S. Public Health Fellowship in Physiology, University of Oregon Medical School. He is an ordained Catholic deacon. Tickets are $20 per session and include digital audio recording and Museum admission.

Hidden History: Substation 21 And The Mysterious Townhouse - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the secret identity of this IRT Substation with long-time museum guide and historian Robert W. Lobenstein, former General Superintendent of New York City Transit. Learn about Substation 21's super power – electricity! – and its crucial role in the development of the subway. On this walking tour, you will see what lies behind the mysterious blacked-out windows, and explore the powerful lair hiding within this unassuming townhouse.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

All Wrapped Up - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrapped or decorated, train cars have celebrated special events throughout the city, like the opening of the Second Avenue Subway. What wacky and wild decorations would you choose for our fleet? Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Bartow Literary Elevenses - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
March 17, 2019 - Bronx

Join Museum Educator Karen Lambdin as she leads an historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Visit our website for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be part of the fun. Registration required.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

All Wrapped Up - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrapped or decorated, train cars have celebrated special events throughout the city, like the opening of the Second Avenue Subway. What wacky and wild decorations would you choose for our fleet? Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts - The Museum of Modern Art
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of the organizing institutions. Spanning the artist's entire career, from the mid-1960s to the present, Disappearing Acts provides a singular opportunity to experience his command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to performance, film, neon, and large-scale installations.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

The Value of Sanctuary: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Presents a Full Slate of Programs for March - The Cathedral of St. John The Divine
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

This March, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to offer a range of public events, tours, workshops, and concerts as part of the ongoing exhibition, The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The full slate of programs includes choral and organ concerts from the Cathedral’s Great Music in a Great Space recital series, along with performances by global fusion band Jog Blues and Artists in Residence Eiko Otake and Alessandra Belloni; a sonic exploration featuring guitars from the legendary Lou Reed’s collection; wide-ranging discussions with speakers including arborist William Logan, ecologist William Schuster, religious scholar Elaine Pagels, and surgeon and author Siddhartha Mukherjee; and a selection of Cathedral tours and children’s workshops focusing on the nature of sanctuary and refuge. The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, on view through June 30, 2019, explores the question of sanctuary through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Throughout the course of the exhibition, visitors will be invited to explore the meaning of sanctuary through ... (read more)

Paper Cutting Workshop - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through April 02, 2019 - New York

We're turning the Museum into an art studio for this special four-evening workshop! Deborah Ugoretz, whose work is currently on exhibition at the Museum, will lead this four-session exploration of the art form she has mastered: papercutting. Participants will learn the origins and history of this centuries-old art form, and will learn the techniques needed to produce a work of their own. The act of creating is energizing and confidence building. Papercut art is a time-honored form that allows rituals to become more meaningful and heartfelt. By the end of this interactive class, participants will have made their own cut-paper masterpieces.

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children's classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien's Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolk... (read more)

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply.

Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this yearlong activation, Brooklyn artists Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas present their work in our public spaces—the plaza green, steps, and promenade outside and the lobby within—emphasizing the Museum as a civic space for conversation and learning. Through their text-based works, these artists use language, questions, and humor to engage topics ranging from national debates to local community issues, sparking dialogue around some of the most pressing questions of our time and inspiring us to listen, share with one another, and connect through art.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

Fear & Force: New York City's Sons of Liberty - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through August 22, 2020 - New York

Opening August 22 // Mesick Gallery We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New York Harbor. Opening reception on August 21 by invitation only. Become a Museum Member today and receive an exclusive invitation!

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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