search cityguideny

Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - May 12-May 19

May 12, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
Print Article Email Article

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.

Mother's Day Sunday Menu - David Burke Tavern
May 12, 2019 - New York

1st course Heirloom tomato Gazpacho | shrimp | avocado Pastrami smoked & rye beignet | avocado | pickled onions Hamachi crudo | pickled ramps | sesame soy ginger Goat cheese polenta | soft egg | duck Caesar salad | parmesan | croutons Asparagus "carbonara" salad | crispy prosciutto | burrata | cured egg yolk Oysters | bloody Mary style 2nd course Steak & Egg benedict | chipotle hollandaise Lobster scramble | caviar hollandaise Gingered salmon | beech mushrooms | coconut sticky rice | green curry hearts palm salad Spinach pappardelle | rabbit | chanterelles | ricotta salata Crispy chicken & waffles | corn succotash hot honey Black sea bass | bok choy | miso broth | scallions Scallops | peas | purslane | pink peppercorn brown butter 3rd course Cheesecake Pops | bubble gum cream Sorbet | toasted coconut | berries Apple tart | cinnamon ice cream Lemon Bundt cake | whipped ricotta | candied orange | pistachio Baked Alaska bread pudding | chocolate sauce

Spring Weekend: Urn on an Empty Stage - Bohemian National Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

[1st Floor] Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival's Spring Weekend presents a stage reading of "Urn on an Empty Stage" by Slovak playwright Martin Cicvak. In "Urn on an Empty Stage," Martin Cicvak brilliantly explores the dynamics between authoritative figures and their "victims," particularly women. Using the Greek myth of Europa, the play challenges the issues of gender equality and the status of women in today's society. The story begins when three actresses and an opera diva meeting on an empty stage. They have come to say their last farewell to a great director whose ashes they have brought with them in an urn. With him, the women want to bury memories of career highlights along with recollections of the traumas the director caused them. But they are getting stuck in the preparation of the ceremony. They can't come to an accord about its nature, or even agree about what has been and what is to come. At its heart, the play is a testimony to the complex relationships in the world of theater - the three actresses fight and detest each other, but also find themselves in tender harmony. "Urn on an Empty Stage" by Martin Cicvak, translated by Katarina Briggler, directed by Michael... (read more)

Spring Weekend: Puppenhaus.Treatment - Bohemian National Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

[1st Floor Cinema] Join us for Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival's Spring Weekend presentantion of a stage reading of PUPPENHAUS.TREATMENT by Polish playwright Magda Fertacz. In "Puppenhaus.Treatment," Fertacz examines the issues of treason and collaborationism from the perspective of alternative codes of memory: "Traitors to the country," "collaborators," and "renegades" are World War II figures that have re-entered the national and political discourse of today. By constructing a theatrical fantasy about wartime, the artists are asking questions about the stigmatization, punishment and judgment of individuals who, for a variety of reasons, renounce heroism and refuse to fight and make sacrifices for their country. How is historical memory and moral evaluation of past choices and actions constructed? What are the limits of interpreting and fantasizing about history charged with trauma and heroism? How can collective memory be healed? "Puppenhaus.Treatment" by Magda Fertacz, translated by Artur Zapalowski, directed by Zishan Ugurlu. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, on first come, first served basis. RSVP online at Eventbrite.com.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Demarchelier - Demarchelier Restaurant
May 12, 2019 - New York

Authentic Family French Bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier (brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier), is sure to deliver this Mother’s Day. Demarchelier brings a little piece of France to New York City. Every meal that leaves its kitchen aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fair. The family owned and run Upper East Side restaurant radiates a comfortable, colorful, warm and familial spirit that has made it a neighborhood fixture for over a quarter-century. Ideal for a quick bite to eat, a romantic rendezvous, or a simple family meal. The traditional French menu is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines. This Mother’s Day, Demarchelier will be serving its regular Sunday Brunch with dishes such as their Organic Omelettes and the Smoked Salmon Platter. Demarchelier’s traditional a la carte menu will be served throughout the day with signature menu items including the Moules Mariniere au Vin Blanc; Duck Confit served over a hearty mix of tomato and tarragon scented flageolets; and Pan Sautéed Sole Meuniere, accompanied by mixed vegetables. For reservations and more information, visit www.demarchelie... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 12, 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.

Spring Weekend: Urn on an Empty Stage Slovakia - Bohemian National Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

Urn on an Empty Stage by Martin Cicvak, translated by Katarina Briggler, directed by Michael Piatkowski Stage reading, Slovakia Talk Back & After Party In Urn on an Empty Stage, Martin Cicvak brilliantly explores the dynamics between authoritative figures and their "victims", particularly women. Using the Greek myth of Europa, the play attacks the problem of gender equality and the status of women in today's society. The story begins when three actresses and an opera diva meet on an empty stage. They have come to say their last farewell to a great director whose ashes they have brought with them in an urn. With him, the women want to bury memories of career highlights along with recollections of the traumas the director caused them. But they are getting stuck in the preparation of the ceremony. They can't come to an accord about its nature, or even agree about what has been and what is to come. At its heart, the play is a testimony to the complex relationships in the world of theater - the three actresses fight and detest each other, but also find themselves in tender harmony. Martin Cicvak is a native of Kosice, Slovakia. His plays include Frankie is OK, Peggy is Fine and th... (read more)

Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Spring Weekend - Bohemian National Hall
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

A showcase of emerging Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak playwrights whose work reflects on current social and political issues. The plays have been translated into English and feautre local New York performers and directos who will have the opportunity to try out the works onstage as part of the European Month of Culture. The program also includes a full Romanian production. Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM SPRING WEEKEND SOIREE A VIP night at the Bohemian Spirit Restaurant, featuring the directors of the shows in conversation, short production excerpts, the vibrant music of Central Europe, and traditional Czech food and beer. Join us for this pre-festival party, and support the artists. Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM AUDIENCE by Vaclav Havel, translated by Jan Novak THE MEETING by Edward Einhorn, and INFILTRATION by Petr Erbes, translated by Paul Wilson Directed by Edward Einhorn. Saturday, May 11, 4:00 PM SUNFLOWER by Andrea Pass, translated by Patrick Mullowney, directed by Adrian Alea.Saturday, May 11, 8:00 PM I HOPE I WOULDN'T MEET MYSELF TODAY by Herta Muller, translated, performed, and directed by Simona Maicanescu Sunday, May 12, 3:00 PM URN ON AN EMPTY STAGE by... (read more)

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 12, 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.

Life of David Hockney - Albertine
May 13, 2019 - New York

British painter David Hockney is known for openly following his own desires — he was a realist during the heyday of abstract painting and an advocate for gay figures when homosexuality was still a crime in the English courts — and for rigorously exploring the ways art and life feed each other, visually and emotionally. As Deborah Solomon put it: "Forthright joy and forward motion are the dynamos of his art".

The Life of David Hockney - Albertine
May 13, 2019 - New York

British painter David Hockney is known for openly following his own desires — he was a realist during the heyday of abstract painting and an advocate for gay figures when homosexuality was still a crime in the English courts — and for rigorously exploring the ways art and life feed each other, visually and emotionally. As Deborah Solomon put it: “Forthright joy and forward motion are the dynamos of his art”. In Life of David Hockney, a compelling hybrid of novel and biography, French novelist Catherine Cusset has drawn a meticulously researched, yet intimate and moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. On May 13 at 7pm, join Catherine Cusset and author and WNYC author and art critic Deborah Solomon as they discuss Life of David Hockney which offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Amadeus - Neue Galerie New York
May 13, 2019 - New York

The "Cinematic Portraits" film series, inspired by films that capture the full complexity of an individual, is presented free of charge. Amadeus (1984) Directed by Miloš Forman 180 minutes

Cze vs RUS Iihf World Championship - Public Screening - Bohemian National Hall
May 13, 2019 - New York

Czech fans welcome! Come and see our skaters in the live transmission at Bohemian National Hall.

Young People's Chorus of NYC School Choruses Celebration - 92nd Street Y
May 13, 2019 - New York

Hundreds of excited elementary- and middle-school children from schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens who sing in the School Choruses program of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City joyfully converge at the 92nd Street Y for their year-end concert finale.

The Albertine Book Club Reads Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Triptych - Albertine
May 14, 2019 - New York

Open to Albertine Members and Students with a Valid ID. in French and English. Join us for a lively conversation with Caroline Weber, author and professor, and Miriam Bridenne, Deputy Director of Albertine, on Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Triptych by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, translated from the French by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokur (Modern Library).

New York Chamber Soloists - The Rockefeller University - Caspary Auditorium
May 14, 2019 - New York

The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts

Ladies Who Lunch For A Cure - Private Residence
May 14, 2019 - New York

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation ‘Ladies Who Lunch For A Cure’ An Exciting Event Featuring Fashion Icon DENNIS BASSO Hosted by Susan Gutfreund Chairs Lauren Lawrence Pamela Morgan Marion N. Waxman Don Lemon of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon will emcee the event Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Fashion Show 1:30 PM Catering: City Chefs Catering Wine: Palm Bay Tickets: $350 Proceeds to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation For Tickets and more information: www.waxmancancer.org/luncheon Address Provided Upon Confirmation

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
May 15, 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.

2019 Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit (Day One) - Asia Society
May 15, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of Asia Society's signature marketing insights and thought leadership summit. The Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit is a two-day conference that looks at unleashing innovation and capturing market opportunities through powering Asian talent, consumers, and investors in the US and Asia marketplace. The Summit features two key components: Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum and Asia Society Market Place Forum.

Facebook Made Me Do It: Social Media and Democracy | The Alliance Series - Albertine
May 15, 2019 - New York

Social media platforms recently came under scrutiny after they failed to prevent the creation of fake accounts aimed at manipulating the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The impact of social media on democracy and public debate is felt in many other ways: today’s algorithms, for instance, tend to encourage the spread of emotionally charged opinions, and create rabbit holes of converging viewpoints rather that exposing us to conflicting perspectives; the most extreme views or those that express moral outrage also tend to gain more traction than moderate and balanced opinions. At the same time, social media have provided new platforms for democratic debate, encouraging a broader range of individuals to engage in political dialogue, and have made a diversity of channels available to users on which they can express themselves. This conversation on social media and democracy between Joan Donovan, Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School and Célia Zolynski and Judith Rochfeld, Law Professors from Paris I Sorbonne, is presented as part of the Alliance Series at Albertine. The conversation will be moderated by Kris-Stella Trump, direct... (read more)

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session - 92nd Street Y
May 15, 2019 - New York

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

2019 Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit (Day One) - Asia Society and Museum
May 15, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of Asia Society's signature marketing insights and thought leadership summit. The Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit is a two-day conference that looks at unleashing innovation and capturing market opportunities through powering Asian talent, consumers, and investors in the U.S. and Asia marketplace. The Summit features two key components: Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum and Asia Society Market Place Forum.

Artist Talk & Discussion - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
May 15, 2019 - New York

In conjunction with our new exhibit on “Portraiture, Then and Now” featuring art from old and new New York and the Caribbean, featured artist Mildor Chevalier discusses his personal journey and challenges as an artist, starting out in his home country of Haiti, then on to the prestigious Altos de Chavon School of Design in the Dominican Republic and to establishing himself as a professional self-sustaining artist in his adopted city, New York. For anyone who desires to pursue an artistic life. For tickets and information, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4193599

Ann Christopher: Edge and Line - Rosenberg & Co Gallery
Through May 15, 2019 - New York

In honor of their major, forthcoming gallery expansion, the world-renowned art dealer Rosenberg & Co., is pleased to present Ann Christopher: Edge and Line, March 1 - May 11, 2019. A luminary in contemporary abstraction, the works of Ann Christopher, RA, encompass monumental sculpture in bronze, smaller sculptures of sterling silver and stainless steel, and architectural works on paper that reflect her mastery of line, light, and movement. Christopher is the youngest female sculptor ever to have been elected to the Royal Academy. Composed of four generations of art dealers, Rosenberg & Co. exhibits an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary artists. The expansion to the building’s second floor offers the opportunity to build upon their renowned modern and contemporary art program.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 16, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

2019 Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit (Day Two) - Asia Society
May 16, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of Asia Society's signature marketing insights and thought leadership summit. The Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit is a two-day conference that looks at unleashing innovation and capturing market opportunities through powering Asian talent, consumers, and investors in the US and Asia marketplace. The Summit features two key components: Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum and Asia Society Market Place Forum.

2019 Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit (Day Two) - Asia Society and Museum
May 16, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of Asia Society's signature marketing insights and thought leadership summit. The Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit is a two-day conference that looks at unleashing innovation and capturing market opportunities through powering Asian talent, consumers, and investors in the U.S. and Asia marketplace. The Summit features two key components: Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum and Asia Society Market Place Forum.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 16, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Cze vs Lva Iihf World Championship - Public Screening - Bohemian National Hall
May 16, 2019 - New York

Czech fans welcome! Come and see our skaters in the live transmission at Bohemian National Hall.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 16, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 16, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

New Amsterdam Singers presents MISATANGO - The Church of the Holy Trinity
May 16, 2019 - New York

New Amsterdam Singers (choir) performs Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, mezzo-soprano (Kara Dugan), strings, bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar (Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla.)

Cze vs Ita Iihf World Championship - Public Screening - Bohemian National Hall
May 17, 2019 - New York

Czech fans welcome! Come and see our skaters in the live transmission at Bohemian National Hall.

NYC Master Chorale Presents Celestial Journey - St Jean Baptiste Church
May 17, 2019 - New York

Celestial Journey, featuring a multi-disciplinary collaboration with Yarn/Wire and 17th Street Dance from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. The program will include music by New York composers Jonathan Leshoff, Abraham Kaplan, and Tarik O’Regan. This marks the Chorale’s third collaboration with a dance company, their second with Yarn/Wire, and their third with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. Jonathan Leshnoff: Zohar Tarik O’Regan: Dorchester Canticles Abraham Kaplan; Glorious New York City Master Chorale 17th Street Dance Yarn/Wire Thea Kano, conductor

Le Sang noir des hommes - Albertine
May 18, 2019 - New York

Ten years after he went missing during a military operation south of the Sahara, a French soldier comes home. He is seeking vengeance, but he is also carrying the burden of terrible crimes committed by his grandfather in West Africa, during colonial times.

Le sang noir des hommes - Albertine
May 18, 2019 - New York

Ten years after he went missing during a military operation south of the Sahara, a French soldier comes home. He is seeking vengeance, but he is also carrying the burden of terrible crimes committed by his grandfather in West Africa, during colonial times. From the burning desert to the high mountains of the Alps, a shadow walks with the soldier. Young and old, black and white, the ghost teaches him how to cross the borders of time, space, and race, while fueling his anger against his brother and his father. Bad blood runs in the family, between France and Africa. Only the soldier’s daughter, along with the great stag of the mountain, knows how to wash the original sin away. “As dark, strange, and disorienting as a David Lynch movie.” ––Grégoire Leménager, L’Obs In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Watson Adventures’ Hunt For The Throne Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 18, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the hit TV show and pop culture phenomenon, the Game of Thrones. Hunters will tackle Game of Thrones trivia questions to find art and objects that reflect the characters, locations, and themes of the show. You’ll encounter ancient weapon, decapitations, tortures, earthly delights, and sinister agents, as well as works of art that might call to mind Lannisters, Starks, and the dreaded White Walkers. Play well and you could claim dominion over all. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

White Dress Dance Party - Bohemian National Hall
May 18, 2019 - New York

[4th Floor] Our popular dance party is back! Come out and spend the evening with us as we dance the night away - this time dressed in all white. Ballroom dance music with popular Paul Errico Band, Latin, Chacha, Fox Trots, Tango, Waltzes, Swing. Dress code: all white. Food buffet, wine bar, and dance show by Alexandra & Stefan.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 18, 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.

Evelyn Hofer in 3 Parts Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lives - Danziger Gallery
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

For this, our second exhibition of Evelyn Hofer's photographs, we look at the three distinct genres that Hofer mastered - portraits, landscapes, and still lives. Working exclusively with a 4 x 5 inch viewfinder camera, Hofer took her time to set up her camera composing each picture carefully and creating images that have a timeless aura regardless of the subject. Over a career spanning more than 40 years, Hofer created a body of work that both looked back to the tradition of August Sander and forward to anticipate the color work of William Eggleston. A photographers' photographer, Hofer was both respected and influential within photographic circles but considerably less known to the public causing her to be called "the most famous unknown photographer in America" by New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer – a devout supporter of her work. Almost in counterpoint to much of the on-the-fly work of her contemporaries, Hofer used extraordinary patience to slow the world down, examine its conditions, and capture the exact image that she envisioned, searching for an "inside value, some interior respect" in the people, places, or objects that she photographed. Although frequently commiss... (read more)

Nancy and Beth Starring Megan Mullalley and Stephanie Hunt - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

The self-described punk-showbiz band has been praised by NPR's All Things Considered as "musical misfits," and "as sharp as any revivalist act going today" by The Los Angeles Times. Nancy And Beth's previous residency was hailed as "the most avant-garde show to play the Café Carlyle in recent memory" by TheaterMania. With a combination of psychic twinship, childlike enthusiasm, rigorous preparation of songs, and zero preparation of what happens in between, Megan and Stephanie and the five doll faces that back them up have created a musical outfit that is celebratory, surprising, sweet, tuneful, eye-catching, thought-provoking, and amusing. The band is comprised of Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography); Stephanie Hunt (vocals); Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals); Joe Berardi (drums); Petra Haden (strings, vocals); Roy Williams (guitar, vocals); Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals).

Danziger Gallery - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

Evelyn Hofer – "The most famous unknown photographer in America"

Angelica Women's Chamber Choir presents "Vox Feminarum: Celebrating Women Composers" - St. John Nepomucene
May 19, 2019 - New York

Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir, directed by Marie Caruso, presents “Vox Feminarum,” featuring works written by women composers dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Highlights include selections from the Codex Las Huelgas (13th c., Anon.); rarely heard works by Vittoria Aleotti, Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Maddelena Casulana, Sulpitia Cesis, and Barbara Strozzi; a premiere work by 18th-c. composer Maria Rosa Coccia; and contemporary works by Abbie Burt Betinis, Eleanor Daley, Julie Dolphin, Sarah Quartel, and more. Joining Angelica is guest artist Richard Kolb on lute and theorbo.

Musica Viva NY - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Peace, whether it be at the personal or global level, is what most people want for themselves, their families, their countries, and the world. Amidst today’s ever-changing and fast-moving world, peace can often feel far away, but great musical masterworks can always provide a way to unite humanity through shared experiences. Join the Musica Viva NY Choir and acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, for reflective works by Maurice Duruflé, Francis Poulenc, and Arvo Pärt, closing our 18-19 season.

Organum Et Cantus - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

French composer and organist Maurice Duruflé said: "I work slowly, and throw a lot away." Duruflé was one of the most methodical and self-critical composers in history, resulting in one of the smallest bodies of works by a major composer. Musica Viva NY presents two of his masterpieces—Requiem, Op. 9, and the Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, Op. 10—alongside the beloved Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings by Francis Poulenc, a work that was premiered in 1938 with Duruflé himself at the organ. Musica Viva NY is delighted to welcome back acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, as our soloist for this special performance.

Strawberry Festival - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Each year, Brick Church shuts down 92nd Street for the All-Church Picnic and Strawberry Festival. This event counts among the congregation's favorites with its fun atmosphere and great food. Come out after service to enjoy live music, great food (hot dogs, strawberry shortcake with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream), games for kids and conversation with friends and neighbors. Be sure to join us on Sunday, May 19, directly following worship where the annual Brick Church Strawberry Festival will take place on 92nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues.We hope to see you there!

Homage to Place - The Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
May 19, 2019 - New York

Homage to Place

Game of Thrones Finale Watch Party at The Comic Strip - Comic Strip Live
May 19, 2019 - New York

Come Watch the Game of Thrones Finale at The Comic Strip on our GIANT screen. Two Item Minimum, Specialty Cocktails, Games Prizes Trivia, More Information soon to be announced!

New Amsterdam Singers presents MISATANGO - The Church of the Holy Trinity
May 19, 2019 - New York

New Amsterdam Singers (choir) performs Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, mezzo-soprano (Kara Dugan), strings, bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar (Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla.)

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 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.

Keith Haring - Van DE Weghe
Through May 22, 2019 - New York

Van de Weghe is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Keith Haring (1958-1990), an artist whose bold, graphic line, vivid color, and exuberant imagery is instantly recognizable. Haring's work celebrates human existence while confronting weighty themes including violence, power, and the dehumanizing effect of technology. Haring tragically died of AIDS in 1990. Haring moved from Kutztown, PA to New York to study painting at the School of Visual Arts in 1978. In New York, he found inspiration in the expanding field of art at the time: installation, performance, graffiti art and video in non-conventional or alternative venues like the East Village Club 57 and Mudd Club. In 1980, while at SVA, Haring began making his famous Subway Drawings: techno-primitive Pop imagery in white chalk on black paper pasted alongside paid advertising on platforms. This way of working shaped Haring's practice going forward: the act of drawing was a performance of sorts for an audience of passers-by, done quickly and decisively due to the risk of arrest.

Lucian Freud: Monumental - Acquavella Galleries
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Lucian Freud: Monumental, a loan exhibition focusing on the artist's naked portraits, a subject that has long enjoyed special significance in his oeuvre. Curated by the artist's longtime studio assistant and friend, David Dawson, Monumental will include thirteen major paintings, including depictions of his most important models from the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition begins with work from 1990, when Freud began painting the performance artist Leigh Bowery, who is featured here in two works. Inspired by Bowery's impressive physique, Freud began working on a larger scale that emphasized the physical presence of his subjects. These large-scale portraits ushered in a new sense of monumentality in the artist's body of work. Also on view is Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, one of two paintings in the show from the mid-1990s of Sue Tilley, the other essential model from this pivotal time in Freud's career. Dawson himself as well as Freud's familiar whippets also make multiple appearances in paintings in the exhibition.

Van Doren Waxter - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Paintings & Works on Paper Moira Dryer, Paintings & Works on Paper. Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works from the 1980s and early 1990s by the late painter Moira Dryer (b. 1957 – d. 1992), on view from April 4 to May 24, 2019 at 23 East 73rd Street. Featuring a dozen works, the exhibition will include paintings on wood panel, rarely exhibited works on paper, and printed ephemera from the artist's lifetime exhibitions. This marks the gallery's third presentation of Dryer's work, following two exhibitions organized by gallery partner Augusto Arbizo in 2014 and 2016. The show anticipates a forthcoming Moira Dryer solo survey entitled Moira Dryer: Back in Business, organized by Lily Siegel and Klaus Ottman, which opens at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in January 2020.

Chuckies Is Downsizing: Last Chance to Shop up to 80% Off! - Chuckies New York
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

WHEN: Monday May 13th - TBC M-S 10-7 Sun 12-6 Designers Included: Alexander McQueen Alexander Wang Carrie Forbes Castaner Chloe Clergerie Giuseppe Zanotti Dior Isabel Marant Jimmy Choo Lanvin Laurence Dacade Loeffler Randall Manolo Blahnik Marni No. 6 Sophia Webster Stella McCartney Stuart Weitzman Tods Tory Burch Valentino Veronica Beard Yeezy

Technology Talk: Data Security in the Nonprofit Environment - New York Junior League
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

Learn how data security best practices can help secure the future of your nonprofit’s data and online presence. Matthew Kaufman, an Information Security Officer at Mizuho, will share actions nonprofits can take to protect valuable information. Risk management experts Lena Licata and Rhine Brito from EisnerAmper will lead a tabletop exercise simulating a real-time data security breach and the latest on relevant regulations for nonprofits.

Beauty Shared: A Colloector's Vision - Dickinson
Through June 06, 2019 - New York

Dickinson is deligthted to offer for sale Beauty, Shared: A Collectors Vision a comprensive private collection of 20th Century paintings, drawings and scrulpture. Assembled with passion and knowledge over three decades, the collection will be shown concurrently across two venues.

Worlds without Borders - Boers-Li Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Worlds without Borders, solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception.

De Kooning - Mnuchin Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce De Kooning: Five Decades. This will be the gallery's eleventh de Kooning exhibition and its most ambitious in scope. The exhibition highlights key moments from every decade of de Kooning's mature career, underscoring the tireless experimentation and stylistic reinvention that defined his oeuvre. The presentation begins with a group of seminal Women drawings from the late 1940s and early '50s and goes on to trace his oscillation between figuration and abstraction, woman and landscape, from 1947 through 1983, demonstrating his mastery across painting, drawing, and sculpture. De Kooning: Five Decades will be on view April 19 through June 15, 2019 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Pepe Karmel.

Andachtsbild - Petzel Gallery
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Petzel Gallery is pleased to present Andachtsbild, a group show opening May 3rd and on view through June 22nd at the gallery's Upper East Side location. The exhibition, curated by Karel Schampers, formerly Director of the Frans Hals Museum in the Netherlands, explores various visual modes and expressions of humanity, rooting itself in the idea of devotion. Andachtsbild presents artworks that delve into our emotional values and testify to the true experiences of human beings. It is Schampers' belief that artists are innately able to give special meaning to this subject matter as they have the ability to broach it with a broader sense of intimacy than most. Presenting the viewer with works of art that highlight eclectic interpretations of devotion and human expression will lead to a broader awareness of and engagement with what is being represented. "Andachtsbild is about love, dedication, concern, involvement, vulnerability, friendship, sincerity, consolation, and humility," Schampers says. "The show is meant to inspire and the works selected invite the viewer to further contemplate these sentiments."

Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline - Gagosian
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Gagosian, in partnership with members of the Picasso family, is pleased to present Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that attests to the central role and influence of the many women in Picasso's life. It has been organized in honor of the gallery's late friend and colleague, Sir John Richardson. In the early 1960s, Richardson was planning to write a study of Picasso's portraits and spent hours with the artist, poring over reproductions of his works. As Picasso spoke about the complexities of his pictorial thinking—pointing out, for example, that a portrait of Dora Maar might also contain elements referring to her romantic predecessor Marie-Thérèse Walter, and her successor Françoise Gilot—Richardson began to believe that a detailed biographical treatment of Picasso's portraiture would close a notable gap in Picasso scholarship. Decades later he would sit down to write what would become the monumental multivolume biography, A Life of Picasso.

Di Donna - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through June 28, 2019 - New York

Di Donna Galleries announces Surrealism in Mexico, an exhibition that explores the robust creative moment that emerged between 1940 and 1955 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. There, many principles that had defined the Surrealist movement were broadened and transformed in response to a new topography, new cultures, and the experience of exile, toward the creation of radically innovative new styles. This vibrant art-historical episode was made possible through liberal ideas about collaboration, immigration, and gender roles. It is particularly relevant in the context of today's cultural and political climate, where such issues remain under intense scrutiny and debate. Surrealism in Mexico is unprecedented in the United States for its subject and its scope. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and collages by artists including Lola Álvarez Bravo, Leonora Carrington, Esteban Francés, Gunther Gerzso, Kati Horna, Frida Kahlo, Agustín Lazo, Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, Bridget Bate Tichenor, and Remedios Varo, with loans from distinguished private collections, corpo... (read more)

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Warhol Women - Lévy Gorvy
Through July 05, 2019 - New York

Un art autre centres on the innovative reassessments of abstraction that emerged in postwar Paris. Un art autre, a term meaning 'Art of another kind' was coined by legendary art critic and curator Michel Tapié in 1952. The artists involved provided a distinctively European parallel to the American Abstract Expressionist movement. This exhibition will offer an insight into the allure of Paris in the 1950s and '60s: a hub of cross-cultural exchange, intellectual activity, and artistic re-invention. It will feature works by artists Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Jean Paul Riopelle, Pierre Soulages, and Zao Wou-Ki.

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)

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)

Looking for Free Group Planning Services?

Get free advice on planning your group's trip to New York.


Name:
E-Mail:
Where is Your Group Coming From?
Type of Group:
Date of Trip:
Areas of Interest: Sightseeing Dining Theater Culture

Shopping Transportation

Group Size:

Enter the code: 8295

MORE Activity Planner ARTICLES

RESTAURANTS

Suzuki Photos

Suzuki

Multi-concept restaurant offering modern Japanese cuisine, a...

THEATER

Come From Away a New Musical Photos

Come From Away a New Musical

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were strand...

SHOPPING

B&H Photo Video Photos

B&H Photo Video

The world's largest source of cameras, camcorders, and more ...

SIGHTSEEING

Empire State Building Experience Photos

Empire State Building Experience

In addition to 360-degree views from Midtown Manhattan, the ...

SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES

search cityguideny

 

king kong kover kity guide


This Week in New York City

(7/17-7/24) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

This Week in New York City