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Things to Do on the Upper West Side This Week - November 19-November 26

November 19, 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.

The Elizabeth Faidley Studio Fall Recital Celebration - Kaufman Center
November 19, 2017 - New York

Students of Elizabeth Faidley perform a variety of concerti from Mozart to Sibelius! This concert is free and open to the public.

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.

Gerard Schwarz Conducts The Orchestra Now - Symphony Space
November 19, 2017 - New York

Gerard Schwarz, music director of the All-Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival and conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony, leads The Orchestra Now in Bruckner’s popular fourth symphony, nicknamed “Romantic,” and the New York premiere of Eugene Goossens’ Jubilee Variations.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 20, 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.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 20, 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.

Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 20, 2017 - Central Park

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Bob Dylan & His Band - Beacon Theater
November 20, 2017 - New York

See Bob Dylan & His Band live at the Beacon Theatre on November 20-22, 24 and 25!

Christian Spiritual Practices: Spiritual and Physical Fitness - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 20, 2017 - New York

Join Tim Cheux for an exploration of faith and fitness. 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. Free and Fit NYC originated from London, England, where Tim Cheux created a sports community group called Faith and Fitness. The group currently meet every Monday in Chelsea at the Gem Hotel, NY, 10011 at 6:30 where they take part in sport and discuss an issue they, as a group, are trying to find freedom in followed by dinner and discussion about the Christian faith. Tim also currently co-ordinates a Youth Project in Bergen County, New Jersey, for Free and Fit and oversees the adult Free and Fit London project back in the United Kingdom.

The Vietnam War Gallery Tour - New York Historical Society
November 20, 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)

English Class - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 21, 2017 - New York

his 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. Estas clases de inglés dan una introducción básica al inglés conversacional para todos que quieren comunicar con vecinos, compañeros de trabajo, proveedores de servicios sociales, y otros. Las clases son diseñadas para los que tienen poca experiencia (o ninguna) con el idioma inglés.

The Exterminating Angel - Metropolitan Opera
November 21, 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.

CCC Clothing Closet - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 21, 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 21, 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.

Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art Gallery Tour Led by Irvin Ungar - New York Historical Society
November 21, 2017 - New York

At a time when Europe was experiencing unimaginable horrors, Arthur Szyk expressed his opposition through forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes' destructive and inhumane policies. Join us for a revealing tour led by Szyk expert Irvin Ungar to explore the life and career of a forgotten yet prolific artist who advocated for civil and human rights and fought odious policies and protagonists. Irvin Ungar is the foremost expert and leading dealer of the art of Arthur Szyk. Ungar is the author of Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk, the co-producer of the documentary film, Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk, and the publisher of the luxury limited edition of The Szyk Haggadah (2008) and the Heroes of Ancient Israel: The Playing Card Art of Arthur Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set (2011). LOCATION New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Please contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets ma... (read more)

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: An Exclusive Look at Conservation at the New-York Historical Society - New York Historical Society
November 21, 2017 - New York

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: An Exclusive Look at Conservation at the New-York Historical Society

War Powers and the Presidency - New York Historical Society
November 21, 2017 - New York

"The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully…" U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes famously proclaimed a century ago in a statement that continues to echo in the ongoing legal debate over presidential powers during wartime. With the line between peacetime and wartime blurring in the context of today's sweeping transnational conflicts, legal scholars bring to light a key moment in the history of the war powers debate, when, during World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and the Congress were empowered by flexible interpretations of the Constitution, leading to the expansion of wartime powers. Join us for a discussion that uncovers what history can teach us about contemporary debates over constitutional war powers. Matthew C. Waxman is Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Philip C. Bobbitt (moderator) is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University. They are the Faculty Co-chairs of the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security at Columbia Law School. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By pho... (read more)

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 22, 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.

Bob Dylan & His Band - Beacon Theater
Through November 22, 2017 - New York

See Bob Dylan & His Band live at the Beacon Theatre on November 20-22, 24 and 25!

Thanksgiving 2017 at The Leopard at des Artistes - The Leopard At Des Artistes
November 23, 2017 - New York

The Leopard at Des Artistes, located in the Hotel des Artistes in the Upper West Side, possesses the same elegance as its sister restaurant Il Gattopardo, but trades the mid-century modern décor for romantic murals and a rustic vibe. Dinner begins with an appetizer of Thanksgiving crab cake served with arrabiata sauce and wild organic greens, followed by a soup of country legumes and chestnut. Homemade ravioli with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, and a wild mushroom and Italian hazelnut risotto are next on the menu. For entrees, guests have the option of broiled Dover sole, braised escarole, Gaeta olives, and raisins, or a traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage, served with Idaho and sweet mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, and pumpkin pie with maple gelato round out the menu. In addition, the restaurant will be serving its a la carte menu. Reservations not required, but highly recommended. For more information, visit www.theleopardnyc.com The Leopard At Des Artistes 1 West 67th St,... (read more)

Playgroup for Families with Young Children - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 23, 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 23, 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.

I Love NY: Spotlight on the City - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 24, 2017 - Upper West Side

Celebrate New York City and its indomitable spirit with a special tour of the Cathedral. Learn how the Cathedral and City serve as places of diversity, tolerance, and human achievement. Hear stories of New York's immigrants, inventors, and artists who have helped shape the City and the world. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide John Simko.

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
November 24, 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.

The Magic Flute - Metropolitan Opera
November 25, 2017 - New York

The Met's English-language family version of Mozart's enchanting masterpiece has become one of the city's essential holiday traditions. Evan Rogister conducts Julie Taymor's spellbinding production, with special holiday pricing and a 100-minute running time. Nathan Gunn reprises his much-loved portrayal of the bird-catcher Papageno.

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 25, 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.

Bob Dylan & His Band - Beacon Theater
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

See Bob Dylan & His Band live at the Beacon Theatre on November 20-22, 24 and 25!

Pearl of New York 2017 Music Festival - Kaufman Center
November 26, 2017 - New York

Pragma Art Group is honoured to introduce an international music festival "PEARL OF NEW YORK 2017". We welcome all children and are determined to give our stage to new and experienced contestants. We give our participants a path to other American and European competitions and festivals, encourage them to gain useful contacts, and deepen their mastery. The jury comprises well-known musicians and highly qualified teachers and mentors. Among other prizes, the winners are able to make records and attend master classes by famous vocalists. New York is rightly considered one of the musical capitals of the World. Every year, the city hosts a lot of high-profile events and venues. However, there are not many festivals that spotlight gifted children and bring together young musical talent of various ages from all around the globe. Pearl of New York is determined to encourage young vocalists and to offer them new opportunities in their career. Children are our future! We bring children together! We shape our future! JUDGES 1. Cassie Naaktgeboren - USA 2. Jelene Loreina Svilpe - Lithuania 3. Snezhana Polihronova - Karnolsky - Bulgaria 4. Vrezh Kirakosyan - Armenia 5. Tolga Gurdi... (read more)

It's Sunday: Alexander Pattavina - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 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. Alexander Pattavina, Stoughton, MA

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
November 26, 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!

Sunday Service, 'Adulting Well' - Robin Stillwater - Fourth Universalist Society
November 26, 2017 - New York

Little Pilgrims - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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.

Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 26, 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.

Museum Store Sunday - Be a Patron! - New York Historical Society
November 26, 2017 - New York

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 500 Museum Stores representing all fifty U.S. states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children's products and home accessories, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution. For additional information and a store locator of participating museums visit www.museumstoresunday.org. The NYHistory Store will offer a 15% discount to the general public, and a 25% discount to N-YHS members. Additional promotions include a free gift with every purchase of $50 or more, and a chance to win a shopping spree or an N-YHS Membership. Check back soon for more details! We invite you, your family, and your community, to "Be A Patron" on Museum Store Sunday! Do you follow NYHistory Store on social media? ?Visit the shop on 11/26/17 and post a photo of an item to social media with ha... (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.

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.

Sackler Brain Course The Senses: Our Windows to the World - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Whether it's a sunrise, birdsong, or light rain, we experience the world through our senses. These intricate biological systems help our brains translate external stimuli into meaningful perceptions. In this five-part course we learn the science behind how our senses work. This course is held inside the new exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience where expert neuroscientists will share their latest research in the field of sensory biology. The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum's Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.

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.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® - New York City Ballet
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Dreams come to life when Tschaikovsky's iconic melodies begin to play. As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection. This holiday season, be swept away by the magic of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker ®, performed by the world-renowned New York City Ballet. The New York Times says, "Balanchine's classic production felt like coming home."

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.

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.

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.

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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