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Things to Do on the Upper West Side This Week - November 12-November 19

November 12, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Located on the west side of NYC's iconic Central Park, the Upper West Side is home to the Museum of Natural History, The Juilliard School, Levain Bakery, and the Catherdral of Saint John the Divine, among many other iconic hangouts. City Guide has compiled the best things to do on the Upper West City this week, and you won't want to miss out on any of it.

NYC Coat Drive Day - Grand Bazaar NYC
November 12, 2017 - New York

In addition, explore the over 100 vendors of Grand Bazaar NYC's weekly market. Entrance is free. Discover + Shop + Eat & Be Social! Grand Bazaar NYC is the city’s largest curated weekly market. Open every Sunday, indoors and outdoors, with over 100 amazing vendors offering the finest and most distinctive goods (e.g., antiques, vintage collectibles, art, jewelry, artisanal foods). Grand Bazaar NYC donates all proceeds to four neighborhood public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

An Die Musik Oboe, String Trio, & Piano - Kaufman Music Center
November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

Missa Solemnis - David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
November 12, 2017 - New York

Beethoven's sublime choral masterpiece speaks of the joys and suffering of faith. Historically deemed too big for the church, Beethoven's setting of the Catholic mass evokes the power, hope, and inevitability of existence. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under "kinetic" conductor Thomas Dausgaard (New York Times), accompanies a stellar cast along with the Swedish Radio Choir, named one of the world's leading choirs by Gramophone.

Orion Music Ensemble - New York Historical Society
November 12, 2017 - New York

Orion Music Ensemble has played for audiences uptown, downtown, and around the world including for Queen Elizabeth II. They've delighted those at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and in castles. Join us for a tribute to our heroes beginning with classical compositions written for the military and ending with marches, gallops, and a grand finale that will get everyone moving! TICKETS RSVP for Public Programs not required but strongly recommended. Space is limited; those without RSVPs cannot be guaranteed a seat. To RSVP, contact the Call Center at 212-485-9268 or call.center@nyhistory.org.

Hound Hike: Art of the Park - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 12, 2017 - Central Park

Take one of our signature tours with your favorite furry family member and let our Central Park Conservancy guide give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural and architectural elements the Park has to offer. This is an on-leash event. Due to varied terrain, strollers for dogs/people are not suggested. Please also wear comfortable shoes. This is a members-only event. Visit the Member Programs page for event listings. Not a member?

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - Beacon Theater
November 12, 2017 - New York

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform at The Beacon Theatre on November 12. The concert will feature both artists performing side by side, alternating songs from their respective careers. Utilizing their dynamic chemistry to swap stories and songs, fans can expect a rare "unplugged" evening of entertainment.

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
November 12, 2017 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

CCC Sunday Soup Kitchen - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

Cathedral Community Cares operates a weekly Sunday Soup Kitchen that serves breakfast at 10 am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30 pm. With no eligibility restrictions, meal services are offered to all without regard to age, gender, race, income, or denominational affiliation. Sunday Soup Kitchen meals consist of a healthy, diverse menu that includes fresh produce, a wide variety of meat/proteins, and low-salt, heart-healthy food options.

Bible Study - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

All are welcome to attend a Bible study on today's readings, led by lay leadership and one of the day's preachers. We will meet in the American History bay on the north side of the Cathedral's Nave.

The Last Crusade: World War I and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 12, 2017 - New York

The Cathedral's 125-year history parallels more than half of the history of the American Republic, with its art and architecture mirroring the life and times of this country during the periods in which they were created. This thought-provoking tour takes you to areas of the Cathedral constructed during World War I and its aftermath. Explore the war's impact on the iconography, comparing images in glass and stone with Allied propaganda posters. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide Tom Fedorek.

Evensong: The Induction of Jean Toomer - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 12, 2017 - New York

The American Poets Corner induction ceremony will take place in the Great Choir at the 4 pm Choral Evensong service, featuring music sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir. The service will end with guests processing to the Poets Corner, where the stone honoring Jean Toomer will be unveiled.

The Parisian Woman - New York City Theatre
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

The fact that House of Cards creator Beau Willimon's first Broadway play is set among the political classes of Washington should come as no surprise. However, unlike his icy Netlfix hit, The Parisian Woman is a full-on comedy, adapted from Henry Becque's 19th century farce La Parisienne. Leading the cast, and also making her Broadway debut, is Golden Globe nominee Uma Thurman. She's joined in the cast by Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Marton Csokas. Originally produced in Costa Mesa in 2013, The Parisian Woman follows a lawyer's wife who must use all her charms to try and secure her husband a nomination for Attorney General. Sleeping with influential parties lies well within in her purvey, but are these affairs really in aid of her man or herself?

The Last Crusade: World War I and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral's 125-Year History Parallels More Than Half of the History of the American Republic, with Its Art and Architecture Mirroring the Life and Times of This Country During the Periods in Which They Were Created. This Thought-Provoking Tour Takes You to Areas of the Cathedral Constructed During World War I and Its Aftermath. Explore the War's Impact on the Iconography, Comparing Images in Glass and Stone with Allied Propaganda Posters. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide Tom Fedorek.

Evensong: the Induction of Jean Toomer - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

The American Poets Corner Induction Ceremony Will Take Place in the Great Choir at the 4 Pm Choral Evensong Service, Featuring Music Sung by the Renowned Cathedral Choir. the Service Will End with Guests Processing to the Poets Corner, Where the Stone Honoring Jean Toomer Will Be Unveiled.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 13, 2017 - New York

Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

Frontiers Lecture: The Zoomable Universe - American Museum of Natural History
November 13, 2017 - New York

Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on the latest research, he begins at the edge of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 91 billion light years—and ends in the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself seems to warp the rules of physics. A book signing follows. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 13, 2017 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 13, 2017 - Central Park

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Christian Spiritual Practices: The Danger of Spiritual Practices - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 13, 2017 - New York

Please join The Rev. Jacob Andrew Smith for an exploration of the dangers of spiritual practices. At these weekly workshops, a brief introduction of the tradition is followed by practice in the group. Everyone is welcome to the session and no prior knowledge is necessary. Everyone is invited to the Eucharist at 12:15 after the session. The Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith is the Rector of the Parish of Calvary-St. George's in New York City, where he has served in various capacities since 2006. Jacob was born on the Navajo Reservation and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a BA in History, with an emphasis in Near Eastern Studies and Trinity School for Ministy in 2006 with a Masters in Divinity. Jacob has served in various leadership roles in the Diocese of New York and is currently a trustee of the Cathedral. He has a special interest in Biblical Studies and the theology of the Protestant Reformation.

Dialogues on Race & Religion: Rikers Island - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 13, 2017 - New York

Join us for a viewing of RIKERS: An American jail, a riveting, award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers; and a discussion with one of the film's participants. The film brings us face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world. Please be advised that the film contains scenes and language appropriate to the reality of Rikers' Island and is not suitable for children.

The Exterminating Angel - Metropolitan Opera
November 14, 2017 - New York

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious … a major event," The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Lindsey Stirling - Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour - Beacon Theater
November 14, 2017 - New York

An electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer, and artist, Lindsey Stirling has quietly and humbly become one of the 21st century's most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music.

CCC Clothing Closet - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 14, 2017 - New York

The Clothing Closet distributes emergency clothing through the Nutrition, Health, and Clothing Center. Additionally, the program provides appropriate clothing for individuals returning to the workforce. Persons seeking professional clothing must have a referral from an agency familiar with their employment search. Clothing is distributed free of charge, based on availability, and clients can obtain clothing once per month. Identification is required.

Welcoming Spanish Class - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

There are lots of Spanish-speakers in New York's parishes, workplaces and communities, and it would be great to connect with them in their own language. But finding the time and other resources to learn can be hard. To help, the Cathedral is offering a free fall class in Español de Bienvenida ("Welcoming Spanish"), which will teach English speakers some basic conversational Spanish skills. The class is particularly meant for those who want to communicate with Spanish-speaking people in parish contexts, though it will be helpful for everyone in need of basic Spanish.

English Class - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

This English class will provide a basic introduction to conversational English for anyone who wants to communicate with their neighbors, workmates, social service providers, and others. This class is designed for people with little or no experience with the English language.

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 15, 2017 - New York

Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet's tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Beacon Theater
November 15, 2017 - New York

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are coming to The Beacon Theatre on November 15, 2017.

Fall 2017 Benefit Gala - American Folk Art Museum
November 16, 2017 - New York

The annual Fall Benefit Gala provides a primary source of funding for the American Folk Art Museum and its acclaimed educational programs. The museum has a long-standing commitment to arts education and serves more than eight thousand New York City schoolchildren each year. Your support will allow the museum to sustain and expand its wide range of exceptional initiatives and help make the arts accessible to a broad audience.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
November 16, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato.

Turandot - The Metropolitan Opera
November 16, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato. Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Revival a gift of the NPD Group, Inc.

An Evening With Dream Theater - Beacon Theater
November 16, 2017 - New York

An Evening With Dream Theater is coming to The Beacon Theatre on November 16, 2017.

Playgroup for Families with Young Children - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 16, 2017 - Upper West Side

Bring your kids for an informal, parent-supervised playtime, every Thursday morning. Children can play with each other and parents can chat with others who think of the Cathedral as their spiritual home. All are welcome to come to the 8:30 am Holy Eucharist beforehand (loud and squirmy kids welcome!), or just show up for playtime at 9 am.

CCC Clothing Closet - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 16, 2017 - New York

The Clothing Closet distributes emergency clothing through the Nutrition, Health, and Clothing Center. Additionally, the program provides appropriate clothing for individuals returning to the workforce. Persons seeking professional clothing must have a referral from an agency familiar with their employment search. Clothing is distributed free of charge, based on availability, and clients can obtain clothing once per month. Identification is required.

Know Your Rights Workshop - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 16, 2017 - New York

Join us for an Immigration Resource Fair! If you or members of your family, community or parish need assistance navigating life as an immigrant of any legal status, this is a great place to connect with people and organizations that can help. There will be a Know-Your-Rights workshop with the Bronx Defenders, resources for immigration and legal help from other local organizations, resources for learning English, and clergy on hand for confidential conversation. You can also drop in for help understanding any documents (such as leases, contracts, letters or applications) whose English you don't understand. For more information contact pastor@stjohndivine.org or 212.316.7456. Para mayor información, comuníquese con pastor@stjohndivine.org o 212.316.7483.

Know Your Rights Workshop - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through November 16, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join Us for an Immigration Resource Fair! If You or Members of Your Family, Community or Parish Need Assistance Navigating Life as an Immigrant of Any Legal Status, This Is a Great Place to Connect with People and Organizations That Can Help. There Will Be a Know-Your-Rights Workshop with the Bronx Defenders, Resources for Immigration and Legal Help from Other Local Organizations, Resources for Learning English, and Clergy on Hand for Confidential Conversation. You Can Also Drop in for Help Understanding Any Documents (Such as Leases, Contracts, Letters or Applications) Whose English You Don't Understand.

Torch Song - New York City Theatre
November 17, 2017 - New York

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song was originally written as a trilogy of three plays, but is now more commonly performed as one play in three acts. Centering around a gay Jewish drag performance artist and torch singer as he searches for love, purpose, and family, this epic, four-hour work focuses on three different periods in Arnold's turbulent life. Dealing with heartbreak, bigotry from close quarters and raising a family, this touching drama first premiered in 1978, Off-Off Broadway. Torch Song will be helmed by Moises Kaufman and star Michael Urie, the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and LA Critics Award winning actor of Buyer & Cellar.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 17, 2017 - New York

Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 17, 2017 - Central Park

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Red Dust (1932) - New York Historical Society
November 17, 2017 - New York

FEATURING: Fredrik Logevall, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory EVENT DETAILS Justice in Film Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. Red Dust (1932) In this classic romantic drama, a rubber plantation owner in colonial French Indochina becomes embroiled in a love triangle. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor. 83 min. REMARKS Fredrik Logevall is Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Ron Simon is Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society. TICKETS Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. LOC... (read more)

Free Music Fridays - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 17, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Music Featured at the Free Music Fridays Series Thematically Reflects the Spirit of the Self-Taught Art on View at the Museum. Support the Proceedings with a Donation-Based Cash Wine Bar. Admission Is Always Free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Click Here for Bookings, Backline, and More Info.

New! Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History - Museum of Natural History
November 18, 2017 - New York

Join us on a new Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Be prepared to track fantastic beasts through a forbidden (rain)forest, dance with Hagrid-like giants, encounter a cute cousin of dragons and more on a new wizarding adventure at the American Museum of Natural History. This hunt is not an addition to or variation on the Harry Potter stories but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful exhibits. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

The Exterminating Angel - Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious … a major event," The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet's tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

The Exterminating Angel - The Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato. Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Revival a gift of the NPD Group, Inc.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
November 18, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. From the giant blue whale to the T. Rex, anything could be a clue, and everything is suspect. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Jazz Discovery Day - Bloomingdale School of Music
November 18, 2017 - New York

Come play with our Jazz Combo at Jazz Discovery Day Open Workshop. ALL instruments, ages, and abilities welcome! No prior experience or knowledge required.

Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and the Vietnam War - New York Historical Society
November 18, 2017 - New York

9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:30–11 am: Program Celebrated historians give an in-depth look at the leadership of American presidents during the height of the Vietnam War Era. In conjunction with The Vietnam War exhibition, join us for a discussion on how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon responded to the turmoil of international conflict and the upheaval of protest movements at home. William E. Leuchtenburg is the author of The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Fredrik Logevall is Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a bestselling author and Presidential Historian for CNN. RELATED PROGRAMMING The New-York Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Red Dust on Friday, November 17, 7 pm, featuring opening remarks by Fredrik Logevall, Ron Simon, and Dale Gregory. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. On... (read more)

A Night at the Museum Sleepover: November 17 2017 - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Be among the lucky few to spend A Night at the Museum! As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures. Meet your relatives in the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. Climb the stairs and enter the Age of Dinosaurs, standing beneath a fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. Then check out Humpback Whales, now showing in 3-D in the LeFrak Theater, before the night comes to a magical close. Settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to African elephants, or at the base of a striking volcanic formation and fall asleep in the darkened halls of one of the world's most beloved museums.

An Evening with King Crimson - Beacon Theater
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

An Evening with King Crimson comes to The Beacon Theatre on November 17 & 18, 2017.

Nightwatch Crossroads: Christian - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through November 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

Nightwatch Crossroads: Christian Is a Friday Evening and Overnight Spiritual Retreat for Middle and High School Age Students, Youth Groups and Their Adult Chaperones, Focusing Primarily on the Wisdom Teachings of Jesus. Your Group Will Have the Opportunity to Unplug from the Distractions and Stresses of Daily Life to Connect with God and One Another in the Sacred Space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Squeeze - Beacon Theatre
November 19, 2017 - New York

For over 35 years, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze is still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK's music scene. As teenagers in South London, Squeeze became a fixture of the burgeoning New Wave movement. The band's second album "Cool For Cats", released in 1979, cemented their place as one of Britain's most important young bands. Tickets go on sale July 28.

It's Sunday: Mary Pan - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - New York

In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It's Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. These recitals are free to the public. Mary Pan, Chicago, IL

The Art of the Park Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 19, 2017 - Central Park

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire Park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the Park's intricate design features. Discover the Park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

An Evening with Squeeze - Beacon Theater
November 19, 2017 - New York

An Evening with Squeeze comes to The Beacon Theatre on November 19, 2017.

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
November 19, 2017 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

Little Pilgrims - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - New York

Children of all ages are invited to explore the mystery and wonder of the Christian faith by taking a pilgrimage with our trained Cathedral staff to one of the thousands of religious symbols in this sacred worship space. We gather at the Crossing Altar in the Cathedral's Nave after the 9 AM service.

CCC Sunday Soup Kitchen - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Cathedral Community Cares operates a weekly Sunday Soup Kitchen that serves breakfast at 10 am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30 pm. With no eligibility restrictions, meal services are offered to all without regard to age, gender, race, income, or denominational affiliation. Sunday Soup Kitchen meals consist of a healthy, diverse menu that includes fresh produce, a wide variety of meat/proteins, and low-salt, heart-healthy food options.

Bible Study - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

All are welcome to attend a Bible study on today's readings, led by lay leadership and one of the day's preachers. We will meet in the American History bay on the north side of the Cathedral's Nave.

Choral Eucharist - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Our largest service, warm and elegantly formal. The repertoire of our professional Cathedral Choir, volunteer Chorale and Boy and Girl Choristers derives mostly from the classical tradition--mass settings and anthems as well as great hymns and spirituals. Communion is received in the round, after a sermon from the Cathedral Dean or Chapter members.

Liturgy Class with Canon Malloy - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

The Episcopal Church is the American member of the Anglican Communion of Churches. Anglicans, perhaps more than any other Christian group, trust the liturgy (rather than, say, theological study or a personal conversion experiences) to form them and, conversely, to express their most deeply held convictions about God, the creation, and the human person. In the coming weeks, we will explore the roots and the theology of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. This class takes place in the Chapel of St. James after the 11 am Choral Eucharist on Sundays throughout the year, with the exception of the second Sunday of the month.

The Cathedral in Context: Spotlight on Morningside Heights - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral spurred the growth of Morningside Heights into becoming one of Manhattan's most unique neighborhoods. Go back in time on an illustrated walking tour of the neighborhood and its historic architecture and institutions, and learn about its development into the "Acropolis of Manhattan." The tour begins at the Cathedral and ends at Riverside Church. Led by Cathedral Guide Bill Schneberger. Must be 12 years of age or older. This tour requires extensive outdoor walking and use of stairs. Bottle of water recommended.

Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

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

November Scout Day: Explore Exciting Special Exhibitions and New Scout Programs! - New York Historical Society
November 19, 2017 - New York

Museum Patch at the New-York Historical Society! Come as a troop or with family, and see what's new at New York's oldest ?museum, founded in 1804. Scout uniforms are encouraged. We invite you to participate in our new Special Exhibition Programs with Museum Educator-led Tours. Engaging, educator-led tours of our fall exhibitions begin every half hour. There is something for every Scout! Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection The Vietnam War Mapping America's Role from Revolution to Independence Hotbed Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection Ideally suited for younger scouts See hundreds of toys, trains, miniatures, and figurines and discover what transportation was like for people in the past! The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 Ideally suited for older scouts Explore our groundbreaking exhibition on the Vietnam War, encountering such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns, and the antiwar movement on the home front. Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence Ideally suited for all scouts Learn how to decode historical maps from our collection and find valuable clues about the birth of the United States in this ... (read more)

The Parisian Woman - New York City Theatre
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

The fact that House of Cards creator Beau Willimon's first Broadway play is set among the political classes of Washington should come as no surprise. However, unlike his icy Netlfix hit, The Parisian Woman is a full-on comedy, adapted from Henry Becque's 19th century farce La Parisienne. Leading the cast, and also making her Broadway debut, is Golden Globe nominee Uma Thurman. She's joined in the cast by Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Marton Csokas. Originally produced in Costa Mesa in 2013, The Parisian Woman follows a lawyer's wife who must use all her charms to try and secure her husband a nomination for Attorney General. Sleeping with influential parties lies well within in her purvey, but are these affairs really in aid of her man or herself?

Member Preview Days: Our Senses - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

See the new Our Senses: An Immersive Experience before it opens to the public! A weekend of exclusive Member Preview Days begins on Friday, November 17, for Members at the $115 level and above. Every day, we perceive the world around us through some or all of our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, and balance. But as it turns out, "reality" isn't ever exactly what it seems to be. The new highly experiential exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape and reframe our perceptions of everyday encounters. And it reveals how, until recently in our evolutionary history, humans have been oblivious to nature's other crucial signals, including UV light and electrical fields.

Meteor Shower - New York City Theatre
Through November 22, 2017 - New York

After the success of his bluegrass musical Bright Star, comedian Steve Martin brings his latest show to the Broadway stage. Meteor Shower is an insightful comedy that delves into the anxieties bubbling under the surface of every marriage, infused with some of Martin's trademark surrealism. It debuted last year in San Diego, where it was extended due to popular demand.

Critical Walk-through: Teju Cole on Self-Taught Genius - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 28, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Critic, Novelist, and Photographer Teju Cole Will Read from His Critically Acclaimed Novel Open City and Discuss Works on View in the Exhibition Highlights from Self-Taught Genius. a Critical Walk-Through Is a 40-Minute Guided Tour That Is Meant to Offer an Alternative Perspective to the Works on View. It Includes Conversations with Artists, Scholars, and Curators, Providing an Intimate Opportunity to Engage with the Central Themes and Histories Found in the Artwork. the Program Is Limited to 45 Individuals. This Program Is Being Held in Conjunction with the Exhibition Highlights from Self-Taught Genius (Cocurated by Stacy C. Hollander and Dr. ValéRie Rousseau). the Exhibition Traces the Enduring Notion of Self-Taught Genius from Its Roots in the Eighteenth Century to Its Iterations in the Present Through Highlights from the American Folk Art Museum's Collection of Artists Who Create Outside Traditional Frames of Reference and Canonical Art History. Teju Cole Is a Critic, Novelist, Photographer, and the Author of Four Books, Each in a Different Genre. He Is the Photography Critic of the New York Times Magazine, and Has Been Awarded the Windham Campbell Prize, the Internationaler Li... (read more)

Critical Walk-through: Katherine Knauer on the Politics of Quilting - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 30, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Quilter Katherine Knauer will lead a tour through the War and Pieced exhibition, exploring the relationship between quilts, politics, remembrance, and war. Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 40-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. They include conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to engage with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. The program is limited to 25 individuals. Artist Statement: As a teenager during the Peace and Love years of the 1960s, I believed that war would end quickly. It seemed to me—a teenage girl living in a small, pretty resort town in Florida—so logical to think that peaceful negotiations would happen and resolve the fighting. In the mid-80s, when the fighting hadn't stopped and I was raising two young sons, I created a safe space to ponder the inevitability of war. In 1984, I began to print my own fabrics and started a series of quilts on the subject of war. I needed to be in a peaceful place—an almost trancelike state of mind brought on by repetitive work entailing multiple, infinitesimally, tiny decisions with each stitch (e.g., choos... (read more)

Families and Folk Art: Pattern, Shapes, and Symbols - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 02, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Families and Folk Art is held the first Saturday of every month. This program introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Museum admission is always free. Space is limited; registration required. Register: See link below or call 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381. More Info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or familyprograms@folkartmuseum.org Educational programs are sponsored in part by the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal. Pattern, Shapes, and Symbols Through guided gallery exploration, participants will discover and decode the rich trove of dazzling patterns, shapes, and symbols that appear in the artworks on view. From double-headed eagles to radiating starbursts, families will study the quilt motifs and incorporate t... (read more)

Folk Art Reflections - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

This interactive and discussion-based program for individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members or care partners brings the world of folk art to life through conversation. Museum admission and program are free. Registration is required. Stools are provided.

Jerry Seinfeld: the Homestand - Beacon Theater
Through December 08, 2017 - New York

Jerry Seinfeld's Comedy Career Took off After His First Appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight Years Later, He Teamed up with Fellow Comedian Larry David to Create What Was to Become the Most Successful Comedy Series in the History of Television: Seinfeld. the Show Ran on Nbc for Nine Seasons, Winning Numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice Awards, and Was Named the Greatest Television Show of All Time in 2009 by Tv Guide, and in 2012 Was Identified as the Best Sitcom Ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll. Seinfeld Has Also Starred In, Written and Produced Movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), Directed and Produced a Broadway Hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and Even Wrote a Best-Selling Book (Seinlanguage) and a Children's Book (Halloween). Seinfeld Directed the Off-Broadway Production of Colin Quinn: the New York Story and the Netflix Stand-Up Special. Seinfeld's Latest Project Is Critically-Acclaimed Web Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seen Exclusively on Crackle and Comediansincarsgettingcoffee.Com, Which Has Garnered over 100 Million Views, and Which the New York Times Describes as "Impressively Complex and Artful" and Variety Calls "a ... (read more)

Path to Citizenship - New York Historical Society
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

On view in the Patrica D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical explores what it means to be an American citizen through documents and manuscripts from its collection, as part of the CitizenshipProject. The U.S. Constitution, drafted in 1787, established a new nation. It also introduced national citizenship, the eligibility for which would be determined by Congress. The Naturalization Act of 1790 offered citizenship to "free white persons" who had resided in the country for at least two years and could prove they were of good character. Naturalization is the process through which someone becomes a citizen. Although eligibility for U.S. Citizenship has changed repeatedly since 1790, three aspects of naturalization have remained the same: the act of petitioning or applying for citizenship, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States, and receiving a document that certifies citizenship. Learn more about the documents on view. This exhibit was curated by Nina Nazionale, director of library operations and curator of printed collections.

Critical Walk-through: Hank Willis Thomas on Transforming Uniforms - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 13, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Contemporary Artist Hank Willis Thomas Will Discuss His We the People Series in Which He Transforms Prison Uniforms into Handmade Quilts, Exploring How They Relate to the Works on View in the War and Pieced Exhibition. Critical Walk-Throughs Consist of a 40-Minute Guided Tour That Is Meant to Offer an Alternative Perspective to the Works on View. They Include Conversations with Artists, Scholars, and Curators, Providing an Intimate Opportunity to Engage with the Central Themes and Histories Found in the Artwork. the Program Is Limited to 25 Individuals. Hank Willis Thomas Is a Conceptual Artist Working Primarily with Themes Related to Identity, History, and Popular Culture. His Work Has Been Exhibited Throughout the United States and Abroad, Including the International Center of Photography, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MuséE Du Quai Branly, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Thomas' Work Is in Numerous Public Collections Including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington Dc, Among Others. His Collaborative Projects Include "Questio... (read more)

Fresh 102.7's Holiday Jam Featuring Backstreet Boys & Fergie - Beacon Theater
Through December 13, 2017 - New York

Fresh 102.7's Holiday Jam featuring Backstreet Boys & Fergie at the Beacon Theatre Dec. 13th, 2017!

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship - Beacon Theater
Through December 14, 2017 - New York

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship comes to The Beacon Theatre on December 14. Unlike the arenas and large-scale venues of past tours often associated with Tomlin, "Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship" will incorporate historic venues and an up-close and intimate night of worship with Chris Tomlin. "I want these nights to feel warm and cozy… that's what I love about the beautiful, historic theaters," shares Tomlin. "They provide the perfect setting for a night to come together as a family, celebrating the spirit of Christmas." Likely "the most often sung artist anywhere" according to TIME Magazine, Chris Tomlin is among the most influential artists in Christian music. Selling over 7.5 million albums and 10.7 million digital tracks, Tomlin has 16 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award, three Billboard Music Awards, two platinum and five gold albums to his name.

Free Music Fridays - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 15, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Music Featured at the Free Music Fridays Series Thematically Reflects the Spirit of the Self-Taught Art on View at the Museum. Support the Proceedings with a Donation-Based Cash Wine Bar. Admission Is Always Free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Click Here for Bookings, Backline, and More Info.Trinidad Montalva, Shira Goldberg, and Alex Smith. Trinidad Montalva Photo by Shirin Tinati.

Holiday Cheer for FUV - Beacon Theater
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Holiday Cheer for Fuv Is Coming to the Beacon Theatre on Dec. 15, 2017. Join Us for This Year's Holiday Cheer for Fuv Benefit Show with Lo Moon, Jeff Tweedy, Randy Newman and Aimee Mann. It Promises to Be an Unforgettable Night of Songs, Stories and Performances.

Live Jazz Brunch Saturdays & Sundays at Authentic Italian Restaurant The Leopard at des Artistes - The Leopard at des Artistes
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

“Jazz Brunch at des Artistes” is served every Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm, and features Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s brunch menu, as well as a selection of “Beyond Brunch” dishes. The southern Italian-accented brunch dishes include Chef Vito’s “Uova all’arrabbiata” Poached organic eggs with spicy tomato sauce and bread croutons, served in a skillet”, “Des Artistes eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce served with prosciutto San Daniele and herb roasted potatoes”, and his irresistible “Frittatina with porcini mushrooms and oven-roasted fingerling potatoes”. The “Beyond Brunch” menu includes his beloved “Gnudi” - Buffalo ricotta gnocchi, in butter and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce, with sage and organic asparagus”, and the “Ricotta and basil ravioli in butter, sage and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce”. With the fully restored Howard Chandler Christy murals adorning its walls, and a great mix of menus and programs, The Leopard at des Artistes is a beloved neighborhood restaurant on a tree-lined block near Central Park that attracts guests from all over the world, and continues to be the place to go for a discerning clientele seeking excellent food and wine, and an unmatched l... (read more)

K-Love Christmas 2017 - Beacon Theater
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

K-Love Christmas 2017 Features Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, We Are Messengers, and Marc Martel. Experience a Night of Christmas Favorites and Top Hits from the Artists You Love! Celebrate the Reason for the Season with Your Family and Friends on This Unforgettable Night.

Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 21, 2017 - Lincoln Center

A Tour of War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, Led by Museum Gallery Guides. Meet in the Museum Atrium.

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 27, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign - Theater Resources Unlimited
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

25 years of service to the theater. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign: $25 for 25 In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. In a nation where arts programs have been depleted if not discarded, TRU provides an economic opportunity to continue an education in the art (and business) of producing theater. As a professional producer for over twenty-five years, TRU has given me the opportunity to retrace my journey, re-confirm my knowledge. - Michael Alden, theater and film producer (Disgraced, Come from Away, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Bat Boy; films: The Hours, Kissing Jessica Stein)   The quarter-century of accomplishments of this modest arts service organization are surprising to those who do not know TRU, including: 25 YEARS of he... (read more)

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

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

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times - New-York Historical Society
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times is a new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. One of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, it brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy's life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Kennedy's administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. No single politician was photographed more than Kennedy—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946 and his fairy-tale wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House in 1960 and the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. Documentary photographers such as Ed Clark, Lisl Steiner, Ralph Crane, Philippe Halsman, Ted Spiegel Jacques Lowe, Lawrence Schiller, Steve Schapiro, and Sam Vestal captured the optimism and challenges of the early 1960s in some of the finest and most vivid images of the period. New-York H... (read more)

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times - New York Historical Society
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times is a new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. One of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, it brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy's life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Kennedy's administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. No single politician was photographed more than Kennedy—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946 and his fairy-tale wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House in 1960 and the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. Documentary photographers such as Ed Clark, Lisl Steiner, Ralph Crane, Philippe Halsman, Ted Spiegel Jacques Lowe, Lawrence Schiller, Steve Schapiro, and Sam Vestal captured the optimism and challenges of the early 1960s in some of the finest and most vivid images of the period.

Bottlenose Dolphins 3-4 Years (Drop-Off) - JCC Manhattan
Through January 08, 2018 - NEW YORK,

Students will be engaged in the fundamentals of swimming with songs and activities in a safe and fun social setting during this parent/child class.

Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art - New York Historical Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper West Side

Ominous threats filled the years around World War II—Nazism, the escalating plight of European Jews, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and racism. Arthur Szyk, the great 20th-century activist in art, confronted the turbulent, hate-filled period with forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes' destructive and inhumane policies. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art explores the activism of the Polish-born artist through more than 40 politically incisive works that underscore Szyk's role as a kind of "one man army" fighting odious policies and protagonists and advocating civil and human rights. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts, with Irvin Ungar, project adviser. The book, Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art, is available from the NYHistory Store. Support for Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is provided by Shelley and Steven Einhorn, the David Berg Foundation, the Edward and Sandra Meyer Foundation, and Nancy and Morris W. Offit. Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York Sta... (read more)

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence - New York Historical Society
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical's own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay's personal copy of John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783. This exhibition was organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library as We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence and curated at New-York Historical by Nina Nazionale, Director of Library Operations and Curator of Printed Collections. The book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783, is available for pu... (read more)

Hotbed - New York Historical Society
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 - New York Historical Society
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. ... (read more)

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - The American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Vertical Tour - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

Highlights Tour - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - Upper West Side

Explore the Many Highlights of the Cathedral's History, Architecture, and Artwork, from the Great Bronze Doors to the Seven Chapels of the Tongues. Learn About the Daily Services, Events, and Programs That Welcome and Inspire Visitors from Around the World.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.

Vertical Tour - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

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

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

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

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

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