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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - July 7-July 14


Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week Photo: ArtBrom/Flickr 


You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.

FREE Tickets! BIG Stand Up Comedy Show! Headliners - Comic Strip Live
July 07, 2019 - New York

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Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
July 07, 2019 - New York

One-of-a-kind elegant fine dining, drinks, and extravagant live entertainment at one of NYC’s very best restaurants. All in a stunning, opulent interior with Italian marble, leather seats, and crystal chandeliers. Every Sunday enjoy brunch, with sounds from a special guest DJ!

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Summer Sign Up Event: Making Music - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
July 08, 2019 - New York

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum July 8 8:30-3pm. A Day of Music and Music Making at The Mount Vernon Hotel Music was popular with New Yorkers of the 19th century. Now, on this day, designed just for children 9-12 , children learn popular songs of the 19th century, play and make harps according to a 19th century instruction manual, read period sheet music, learn about instrument makers way back when and get moving to everything from folk dances to waltzes in a room designed just for that purpose over 200 years ago. $60 for ages 9-12

Mah-Jongg Supervised Play - 92nd Street Y
July 09, 2019 - New York

Perfect for those who have taken our beginner Mah-Jongg class or are familiar with the basics and are now ready to sharpen their skills. Learn how to pick hands, gain confidence and play to win!

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
July 10, 2019 - New York

Come when you can! Registration not required. Bring your baby and join Sally Tannen, director of 92Y's Parenting Center, for a weekly get-together where parents share, get tips, and make new friends. You'll have the opportunity to get feedback on all your parenting questions from one of New York City's leading experts in parenting and early childhood. Gatherings focus on topics relevant to you and your family—sleep and your new baby, traveling with an infant, managing finances, and much more. See individual sessions for upcoming topics.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session - 92nd Street Y
July 10, 2019 - New York

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire.

Drop in on Design | Imagination Playground - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 10, 2019 - New York

Stimulate your child's design creativity! Join us for Imagination Playground in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m from June 26 through August 14, 2019

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Summer Series: Venice Baroque Orchestra - Temple Emanu-El
July 10, 2019 - New York

Since 1905, the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts have filled Central Park's Concert Ground with extraordinary music by promising new talent. Now, the oldest concert series of its type in the world is moving to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center during the renovation of its iconic Naumburg Bandshell.

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Young People's Chorus - Jewish Museum, Scheuer Auditorium
July 11, 2019 - New York

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2019-2020 concert season begins with a performance by The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), founded and directed by Francisco J. Nunez. YPC will perform a concert that includes songs and poems by Leonard Cohen and others, coinciding with the Jewish Museum's exhibition, Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything. A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the themes of Leonard Cohen's life and work, the exhibition is the first of its kind entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montreal, Canada. $20. Presented by Bang on a Can https://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar/events/2019/07/11/young-peoples-chorus-nyc info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Tom Gold Dance - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 11, 2019 - New York

Tom Gold Dance brings contemporary ballet to Cooper Hewitt! Comprising some of the most accomplished contemporary ballet artists of our time from the leading companies of the world, Tom Gold Dance aspires to the highest level of artistry through an integrated approach to original choreography, music, and design within the framework of a traditional classical dance vocabulary.

A Tribute to the Artists Who've Inspired Us - 120 Diner
July 11, 2019 - Toronto

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Young People's Chorus of NYC Sings Leonard Cohen - The Jewish Museum
July 11, 2019 - New York

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) will give a concert of songs and poems by Leonard Cohen and others to coincide with The Jewish Museum exhibition, “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,” under the direction of Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez.

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Young People’s Chorus of New York City - Scheuer Auditorium at the Jewish Museum
July 11, 2019 - New York

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2019-2020 concert season begins with a performance by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), founded and directed by Francisco J. Núñez. YPC will perform a concert that includes songs and poems by Leonard Cohen and others, coinciding with the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything. A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the themes of Leonard Cohen’s life and work, the exhibition is the first of its kind entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montréal, Canada.

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra Live Performance - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 12, 2019 - New York

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes. The Vessel Orchestra has two distinct modes. During Museum hours, a pre-programmed audio interface will play a new composition written by Beer, activating the vessels in real time—"player piano-style." On Friday evenings, the exhibition will feature a diverse group of guest artists who will perform new compositions and improvisations on this radical musical instrument in a series of intimate concerts.

Poster Potluck: Disability Pride Poster Making with the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 12, 2019 - New York

Join fellow artists, activists, and cultural advocates for a poster making session to create posters for New York City's annual Disability Pride Parade. This event will be taking place outside in Cooper Hewitt's Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, and is free to attend with registration. Poster board, stencils, paint, and drawing utensils will be provided. Please feel free to bring additional materials and snacks. Enter the garden on 90th street, in between Madison and 5th Avenue. Please email museumaccess@gmail.com for accommodation requests.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 13, 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’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 13, 2019 - New York

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. For ages 10 and up. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
July 14, 2019 - New York

One-of-a-kind elegant fine dining, drinks, and extravagant live entertainment at one of NYC’s very best restaurants. All in a stunning, opulent interior with Italian marble, leather seats, and crystal chandeliers. Every Sunday enjoy brunch, with sounds from a special guest DJ!

Design Dialogue - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 14, 2019 - New York

Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Exhibition opening: Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling - Bohemian National Hall
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

[2nd Floor] An opening for the exhibition "Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling" featuring photographs by Czech documentary photographer Dana Kyndrova who examines the many facets of women's lives. The presented photographs - shot primarily in the former Czechoslovakia and later in the Czech Republic, but also in some Western countries - show the precious moments of daily life, child birth, the tensions of school exams, falling in love. The project called "Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling" includes photographs from the 1970s - 1990s, and its aim is to capture the life of a woman in its full variety, from birth to death. The project is divided into seven parts – adolescence, maternity and family, fun, work, eroticism, faith, and old age. Apart from the objective chronology of life's pilgrimage of a human being, or more precisely, of a woman, the photographs perceive the principal life values, which accompany and influence us during our entire existence. The theme is more or less general; thus the question is not to portray a particular environment or a characteristics of a certain country. One could say the woman portrayed is a „European" woman. A substantial part of the photograp... (read more)

The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 31, 2019 - New York

Piercing through the male gaze, works by leading American, British, Latin American, and Polish female Surrealistartists will be on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from May 8 – July 31, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe reframes the history of the movement by focusing exclusively on the pivotal role played by female artists as independent from—rather than in relationship to—their male counterparts. Featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and collages spanning from 1938 to 2008, the exhibition also seeks to reveal the underlying political, social, and cultural attitudes that influenced ideas of gender. An opening reception will be held on May 8, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue including essays by Gloria Orenstein, Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, and Patryk Tomaszewski, an art historian at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Orenstein noted, "I have been fortunate to know women Surrealists such as Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini, and their work speaks to me on so many levels both spiritually and viscerally. I am thrilled that He... (read more)

Summer Special Sale - Questroyal Fine Art
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Sometimes dreams do go on sale. It was considered to be taboo when, ten years ago, we decided to establish a summer sale that deeply discounted many of our best American paintings. It was something sophisticated galleries didn’t do. We’d rather be passionate than sophisticated. These sales generate funds to supplement the coming season’s buying opportunities, and offer the possibility of a great acquisition for you. Over 100 deeply discounted paintings by historically important American artists, most offered near, at, or below cost. Visit www.questroyalfineart.com/special to browse all paintings in the sale.

Freedmanart - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Walls and Occupied Spaces: paintings by artist Kit White, in a timely conversation with artist and writer Jason Stopa.

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - The Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs brings together drawings, paintings, and photography by the American Modernist artist, while examining the confluence of two seemingly disparate series completed later in his life, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on the streets of New York, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and sense of spatial organization. The convergence of these two incredible series culminates in Torn Signs, 1974-76, the powerful, large-scale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition.

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue examine the confluence of Ralston Crawford's Torn Signs and Semana Santa series, two seemingly disparate themes connected by Crawford’s extraordinary visual memory, working method, and inventiveness. Over the course of four decades, Crawford recorded, transformed, and often merged his experiences and memories in photographs, drawings, etchings, paintings, and film. In 1938, Crawford first photographed a ripped and pasted over sign on the street in Philadelphia. Crawford returned to the theme frequently in the last thirty years of his life, capturing the layered and weathered advertisements plastered around New York City. During this time, he also traveled frequently to Seville, Spain and in 1972, documented the experience of Holy Week. Crawford drew inspiration from a constellation of memory and invention that flowed in multiple directions at once. For him, the rhythmic images of hooded penitents processing through the streets for Holy Week recalled formal elements of his Torn Signs imagery. The convergence of these two incredible series culminated in the powerful, large-scale painting Torn Signs, 1974-76 (Vilcek Foundation Collection).... (read more)


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