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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - September 8-September 15


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.

Design Dialogue - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
September 08, 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. Accessibility initiatives are made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional funding is also provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
September 08, 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
September 08, 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.

Mettawee River Theatre Company - St. John the Divine, Outdoor Garden
Through September 08, 2019 - New York

Renowned puppet/maskmaker Ralph Lee presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "The Ringdove," drawn from The Panchatantra, a collection of allegorical tales whose origins reach back over 2,000 years to ancient India. The production, suitable for all ages, incorporates a range of Lee's superb masks, puppets and other visuals. Ralph Lee's creations have been seen over the years in productions at the Metropolitan Opera, NY Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, Shari Lewis, even that naughty Landshark on Saturday Night Live!

Crewcuts x Pair Eyewear x Quip Back to School Pop-Up - Crewcuts Upper East Side
Through September 08, 2019 - New York

J. Crew's CrewCuts, Pair Eyewear and Quip will be hosting a back to school pop-up event at the Upper East Side CrewCuts store giving back to school shopping a makeover for NYC families. The theme of the pop-up store is personalization and self expression. Pair Eyewear and Quip are two direct-to-consumer companies that are taking traditionally medical products (glasses and toothbrushes) and redesigning them for children to be fun and empowering. Pair designs continually customizable and affordable ($95) glasses that children can change on a daily basis. They are creating a world where the stigma of glasses is behind us: where kids everywhere can proudly wear their glasses to school and make the most of their education. These three brands are combining forces to provide families with a one stop shop for their back to school products. Personal stylists will be available to help families shop outfits from CrewCuts and create their own customizable prescription glasses frames from Pair so that their children can begin the school year feeling confident wearing an outfit with matching glasses that is true to their personality. Pair will have eyewear specialists on site doing perso... (read more)

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through September 08, 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.

Zumba - 92nd Street Y
September 09, 2019 - New York

Class includes interval and resistance training for a total body experience.

Hip-Hop / Ages 7-9 - 92nd Street Y
September 09, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

All Levels Gymnastics and Parkour Workout - 92nd Street Y
September 09, 2019 - New York

Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars, vault, rings and single rail bar, based on their experience level, and with guidance from our USAG-certified teachers. All levels welcome

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
September 09, 2019 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.   Prior to its New York premiere at MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeckand director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights.   Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.   Seared begins performances on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). The cast will star W. Tré Davis ("Valor"), four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza (Company), David Mason (Trick or Treat), and Kr... (read more)

Curator-Led Tour: Design Triennial - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
September 10, 2019 - New York

Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by support from The Ainslie Foundation. Additional support is provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, and the Creative Industries Fund NL. Funding is also provided by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York as part of the Dutch Culture USA program, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. esigners are forging meaningful connections with nature, inspired by its properties and resources. Their collaborative processes—working with nature and in teams across multiple disciplines—are optimistic responses at this moment when humans contend with the complexities and conditions of our planet. Compelled by a sense of urgency, designers look to nature as a guide and partner. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes to consumer products, immersive installations, and architectural constructions, Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, co-organized with Cube design museum, presents the work of sixty-two international design teams. Collaborations invo... (read more)

Hip-Hop / Ages 7-9 - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

All Levels Gymnastics and Parkour Workout - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars, vault, rings and single rail bar, based on their experience level, and with guidance from our USAG-certified teachers. All levels welcome

Reading Contemporary Memoirs - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

The first part of the semester will focus on themes including family secrets, the complexity of family relationships and adoption. The second half of the semester will focus on the impact and legacy of children's television and media.

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

Condé Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style and fashions to an American audience. Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.

How to Eat to Reduce Arthritis Aches and Pains - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

Learn which foods reduce join paint and arthritis and which foods to avoid. New York Times bestselling author and integrative nutrition coach, Missy Chase Lapine, will guide you through how certain foods can play a role in your pain level and will share tips on natural foods that minimize inflammation in our bodies and foods that may ease pain from arthritis. Tastings and exclusive recipes included!

Hip-Hop / Ages 10-12 - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required

Hip-Hop / Ages 13+ - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

Detox Your Home - 92nd Street Y
September 10, 2019 - New York

Christine will explore how to improve health by empowering choices about our clothing, food, cleaning products and more and will unveil what manufacturers won't, so you can avoid exposing your family to the hidden toxins eating away at America's health and wellness.

Theo Bleckmann with Uri Caine - Ronald S Lauder Neue Galerie
September 10, 2019 - New York

Hailed by the New York Times as "remarkable…mesmerizing…weird…and amusing," Bleckmann returns to Café Sabarsky with a spellbinding evening, where audiences can expect a "virtuosic [performance] along the intersections of pop music and performance, jazz and improvisation" (Die Zeit).

Zumba - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

Class includes interval and resistance training for a total body experience.

Hip-Hop / Ages 7-9 - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

All Levels Gymnastics and Parkour Workout - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

Participants set goals for floor, balance beam, uneven bars, vault, rings and single rail bar, based on their experience level, and with guidance from our USAG-certified teachers. All levels welcome

Hip-Hop / Ages 10-12 - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required

The Contemporary Art Scene - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

Explore SoHo, Chelsea, 57th Street and Madison Avenue to discover a world of emerging and established artists.

Tech Support for Grandparents - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

Want to group-text your whole family all at once? Bring your device and our two tech experts will help figure it out in this free class. The class meets Wednesdays, from 5-6 pm, and Sundays, from 3-4 pm. It will be held in S263 (the Parenting Center lounge). If you can't make it on the listed days, you can email us with any questions.

Sing - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics. NEW simpler pricing! $20 a child $10 each additional child *Please note: This is a drop-in class, no registration required, payable at door. Credit cards and Shababa cards accepted. We cannot accept cash payment at the door. If you have registered online, please present email confirmation at door.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
September 11, 2019 - New York

First-time parenthood can feel overwhelming—we're here to help! 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen welcomes new moms, dads, and babies to gather for weekly meet-ups full of sharing, advice, and the support every new parent needs. Wednesdays, 10:30 am-12 pm, $20, payable in advance online or at the door with a credit card. 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.

Fall Foliage I: North Woods/Conservatory Garden - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

The northern area of the park is one of the most beautiful to explore. Meet migrant songbirds in the dense canopy along the quiet stream that flows through the Loch. See oaks, maples, elms and hickories ablaze with autumn color.

Hip-Hop / Ages 7-9 - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

The Contemporary Art Scene - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Explore SoHo, Chelsea, 57th Street and Madison Avenue to discover a world of emerging and established artists.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 12, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic.

How to Really Make It in Voiceovers - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Learn an exciting method for beating the competition. Most people go about it the wrong way. This workshop will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for!

Talk Amongst Yourselves - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Talk Amongst Yourselves is a warm and trusted space for young Jewish parents (however you might define it), to come together to discuss to share the joys they're experiencing and ideas, tips and solutions for the challenges they're facing. What works? What doesn't? What comes next? We're here to tackle it all together!

Let's Talk About Art: The Whitney Biennial 2019 - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Join art expert Joseph Field as he outlines the history of The Whitney Biennial and dives deeper into key works featured in the 2019 installment. Learn about the controversies and statement pieces in New York's most powerful showing of contemporary American art before it closes on September 22.

Canal House: Cook Something - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Join the James Beard award-winning duo Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer of Canal House, the culinary, design, and photography studio behind many celebrated cookbooks, to learn about the building blocks of good cooking and recipes to rely upon for the rest of your life.

Getting Press Coverage: Everything You Need to Know - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

Leaders of companies, owners of businesses of all sizes and anyone looking to raise their public profile knows that media interviews—whether on television or radio, in a newspaper magazine, on a podcast or social media feed or other mediums—can bring a corporate or personal brand to the next level. This intensive workshop will cover: The impact of fake news Emerging communication channels: podcasts and TwitterChats Do's and don'ts when working with the press How to build a relationship with reporters Reporter's biggest pet peeves How to write a pitch that's read Best ways to prepare for an interview How to get your point across in a succinct, compelling and memorable way How to deal with unexpected questions After-interview tips that encourage future media coverage

Gymnastics and Parkour Open Workout / Ages 15+ - 92nd Street Y
September 12, 2019 - New York

From September 18, 2018 through June 11, 2019 join 92Y Gymnastics coaches for a drop-in workout in an unstructured atmosphere and utilize our state-of-the-art equipment. Classes run in the 92Y Penthouse Gymnastics Studio on most Tuesdays from 8-9:30 pm.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 12, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Met Fifth Avenue
September 12, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic. The performance begins at the Main Steps on the David H. Koch Plaza; and travels to Floor 1, Great Hall, and Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

Zumba - 92nd Street Y
September 13, 2019 - New York

Class includes interval and resistance training for a total body experience.

Hip-Hop / Ages 10-12 - 92nd Street Y
September 13, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required

Hip-Hop / Ages 13+ - 92nd Street Y
September 13, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

Lunchtime Lecture: Criminal Justice in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
September 13, 2019 - New York

Hear about the history, theories, and development of the criminal justice system in New York in the 19th-century. Bring your lunch. Tea, conversation, and an optional Museum tour included.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 13, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Met Fifth Avenue
September 13, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic. The performance begins at the Main Steps on the David H. Koch Plaza; and travels to Floor 1, Great Hall, and Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 14, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Shababa Saturdays / All Ages - 92nd Street Y
September 14, 2019 - New York

Get ready to sing, dance, jump and groove your way through Shabbat morning like never before! Through creative prayer, rockin' sing-a-longs and joyful Jewish rituals, Rebecca engages everyone, from babies to grandparents. Whether it's your first Shabbat or you celebrate regularly, Shababa is fun, accessible and welcoming for all. You bring the family, we'll bring the challah, grape juice, good tunes and good vibes! See you in Shababaland!

Hip-Hop / Ages 10-12 - 92nd Street Y
September 14, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 14, 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.

Dance Film Workshop: Take One - 92nd Street Y
September 14, 2019 - New York

During this workshop, students will generate a movement study in order to create a one-shot dance film by incorporating and exploring Laban Movement Analysis and a variable selection of camera motion techniques. Bring your mobile device to create your one-shot dance film.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 14, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Met Fifth Avenue
September 14, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic. The performance begins at the Main Steps on the David H. Koch Plaza; and travels to Floor 1, Great Hall, and Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

Hip-Hop / Ages 7-9 - 92nd Street Y
Through September 14, 2019 - New York

This class will work on proper and safe technique while students also learn how to build their own hip hop phrases. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the mid-Year showcase (January) and Childrens Dance Concert (June). No prior experience required.

Tech Support for Grandparents - 92nd Street Y
September 15, 2019 - New York

Want to group-text your whole family all at once? Bring your device and our two tech experts will help figure it out in this free class. The class meets Wednesdays, from 5-6 pm, and Sundays, from 3-4 pm. It will be held in S263 (the Parenting Center lounge). If you can't make it on the listed days, you can email us with any questions.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The National Ballet of Canada:  Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
September 15, 2019 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The National Ballet of Canada:  Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli, moderated by Wendy Whelan on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm.   Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus' fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus's fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartetperform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates a discussion with Binet, Mazzoli, and dramaturg Rosamund Smallabout the creative process before the ballet's world premiere in Toronto.   Robert Binet was born in Toronto, Canada and was appointed... (read more)

Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
September 15, 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!

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 15, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Met Fifth Avenue
September 15, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic. The performance begins at the Main Steps on the David H. Koch Plaza; and travels to Floor 1, Great Hall, and Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker - Ballet Academy East
Through September 15, 2019 - New York

Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Abi Stafford will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and partnering her will be Ask La Cour. Saturday, September 14, 2019 beginning at 2pm for ages 13 and up.* (Registration starts at 1pm) Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:30-1:30pm for 6-9 year olds. (Registration starts at 11:30am) Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2pm-3:30pm for 10-12 year olds. (Registration starts at 1:15pm) Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire. * (Soloist Roles - Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe). Parents of children ages 6 - 12 must attend a parent information briefing, which will be held during the first half hour of each audition.   Production Fee: $275. Limited scholarships are available. Download, Complete, Print and Bring the Registration Form to Audition, available athttps://www.dancespatrelle.org/.    Comprehensive rehearsal schedule will be available at audition. All st... (read more)

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through September 15, 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.

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)

"Passage" - A Solo Exhibition by Grant Haffner - Tambaran 2 Gallery
Through October 05, 2019 - New York, New York

Tambaran 2 Gallery and The TAX Collection are pleased to present 'Passage' - a solo exhibition by New York artist Grant Haffner. Opening September 5th - Haffner's latest exhibition and first with the gallery presents a collection of new original work that explores memory, transition, movement and the biological relationship between humans and nature. Grant Haffner was a resident of Long Island’s East End for most of his life. His images are still inspired by and reflect the country roads, flat landscapes and surrounding water that he would absorb while traveling the area in his pickup truck. Through linear, dreamlike landscapes, Haffner elevates the often overlooked experience of road-travel to an exploration of the subtlety of light and emotion.

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)

Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2019 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through December 15, 2019 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2019 Season Highlights New commissions by Machine Dazzle and Caroline ShawRotunda performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Roomful of Teeth, and Caleb Teicher and Ben FoldsTheatrical first looks at Joe Iconis, Theresa Rebeck, and Erica Schmidt featuring Peter DinklageDance previews featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet West, National Ballet of Canada, and Washington BalletBehind-the-scenes glimpses of the Metropolitan Opera's Akhnaten and Porgy and Bess    "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process." ­­­­­­-The New York Times Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. The intimate Frank Lloyd Wright­-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater is the venue for seventy-minute programs that explore the creative process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. One-of-a-kind productions created for the Guggenheim's rotunda offer a unique experience of the landmark space celebr... (read more)


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