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Things to Do on the Upper West Side This Week - October 15-October 22

October 15, 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.

Stories as Living Beings: An Installation - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 18, 2017 - New York

top-motion animation artist Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker currently based on the unceded Coast Salish territory of Vancouver. This installation features the stunning characters and environments from her award-winning short films. Through these films, Strong peels back layers of colonial history based on her own family experience. Using a unique aesthetic, her hybrid, surreal work is grounded in First Nations histories and contemporary concerns.

NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
October 15, 2017 - New York

Come discover and meet 25 of the best "sweet" makers in New York City. Shop and enjoy the best artisanal macaroons, spiced pumpkin pies, freshly baked cupcakes, experimental ice cream sandwiches, and the most mouthwatering truffles and chocolates you ever had. Everything will be to scream for! 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.

BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance! - Ballet Hispanico
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance! Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include a Salsa Extravaganza, an "A la Calle" Block Party, an Instituto Coreográfico dance showing and discussion, an intimate Tablao flamenco performance, and an exhibition of visual artwork at the Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center, at 167 W. 89th Street. "No other Latino organization can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month like Ballet Hispánico, because we will do it with dance!" said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. "We've been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures and the shared human experience through dance for more than 45 years. Our Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities will bring the celebration to the Upper West Side neighborhood, which has been our home from the very beginning of Ballet Hispánico." The celebration begins on Friday, September 15, 2017* with the PBS broadcast of Lincoln Center at the Movies present... (read more)

Son of Sofia - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 15, 2017 - New York

central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, ... The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man ... copious descriptions of her visions and dialogues with the "Virgin Sophia" ... Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia.

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: A Site-Specific Opera for Families - American Museum of Natural History
October 15, 2017 - New York

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs! This opera by composer John Musto is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist illustrator whose paintings and sculptures are still on display at the Museum today. About the Opera Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today. The opera premieres in the AMNH's Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in the fall 2017 before traveling to Chicago (Lyric Unlimited) and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Opera).

Sunday Story Time: I Live in Brooklyn - New-York Historical Society
October 15, 2017 - New York

This week at Sunday Story Time we are exploring the five boroughs of New York City. We will read I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi and children will create an art project to take home. I Live in Brooklyn written and illustrated by Mari Takabayashi, 2004. Support for Sunday Story Time provided by Macy's

Ballet Hispánico offer Adult Classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa - Ballet Hispanico
October 15, 2017 - New York City

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces the Fall 2017 Adult Class Schedule, with classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa. Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC.   During Hispanic Heritage Month, participants may take one class and bring a friend for free until October 15, 2017.   Caribbean Flow with Dana Manno Mondays at 7:15 pm, Teens & Adults, open to ages 15 and up. Dana's high-energy style transports dancers of all levels straight to the islands of the Caribbean in this fun and lively class. Each session fuses dance styles of Salsa, Rhumba, Soca, Merengue, and more. Get strong, get loose, and learn some cultural history while you move! All levels welcome.   Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion with Sekou McMiller Wednesdays at 7:15 pm, Adults ages 18 and up. At the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world, Sekou's unique and exciting style of Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion introduces Latin rhythms and techniques deeply rooted in the Caribbean (salsa/mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba) while blendin... (read more)

It's Sunday: Joseph Fala - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
October 15, 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. Joseph Fala, New Haven, CT

55th New York Film Festival - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The 55th New York Film Festival's Main Slate has been announced, featuring a selection of 25 films from around the globe. NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, "Every year, I'm asked about the themes in our Main Slate line-up, and every year I say the same thing: we choose the best films we see, and the common themes and preoccupations arise only after the fact. As I look at this slate of beautiful work, I could just make a series of simple observations: that these films come from all over the globe; that there is a nice balance of filmmakers known and unknown to many here in New York; that the overall balance between frankness and artistry holds me in awe; that there are two gala selections with the word 'wonder' in their titles; and that eight of the 25 films were directed by women." This year's Main Slate showcases films honored at Cannes including Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or–winner The Square; Robin Campillo's BPM, awarded the Cannes Critics' Prize; and Agnès Varda & JR's Faces Places, which took home the Golden Eye. From Berlin, Aki Kaurismäki's Silver Bear–winner The Other Side of Hope and Agnieszka Holland's Alfred Bauer Prize–winner Spoor mark th... (read more)

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman - New York Historical Society
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The New-York Historical Society will celebrate the creative legacy of New York through the lens of late photographer Editta Sherman in The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman, on view August 18 – October 15, 2017 in the recently opened Center for Women's History. The exhibition highlights the career of the renowned female photographer, who was also Bill Cunningham's friend and the subject of his Facades series, and features portraits of 65 notable film stars, authors, musicians, and athletes, including actress Kim Hunter, country music star June Carter Cash, and authors Betty Smith and Pearl Buck. As a female living in the male-dominated society of the 1940s through 1960s, Editta's thriving career exemplifies a fiercely independent woman's drive for success.

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Debuts DaCapo Arts Administration Program - The Metropolitan Opera Learning Center
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Enhancing its mission to provide opera-based education for the wider community, the Metropolitan Opera Guild unveils DaCapo (Developing Artistic and Creative Administrative Professionals) to educate the arts administration students, who will be the next generation of performing arts directors, managers, and stewards. Registration will open Tuesday, August 29 for the new two-day intensive arts education program, which will take place October 14th and 15th at the Opera Learning Center. Session topics include: Advanced Planning & Production; Crisis Management; Artist & Personnel Management; Community Outreach & Education; Development in Action; and Building a Career in the Arts.

Junk - New York City Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Disgraced, turns his attention to Wall Street in new work Junk. This meticulously constructed financial thriller, which receives its New York premiere at the Beaumont, centers on an investment bank's hostile takeover of a manufacturing firm, and the ruthless wunderkind who's heading the deal. Set in the mid-eighties, it portrays the crucial moment in history when pure, unalloyed greed for money became the dominant driving force in America. The cast is led by Tony nominee Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County). Junk debuted in Los Angeles last year, where it was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its brisk pace and moral complexity. This Broadway production is directed by Doug Hughes.

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Absurdity and poignancy intertwine in Stephen Dietz's quietly brilliant examination of the AIDs epidemic through the eyes of two gay men, Jody, a worldly yet introverted map store owner and his more outlandish friend Carl, whose penchant for chairs carries more meaning than meets the eye. As time goes on in the isolated store, it becomes apparent that Jody hasn't left it for very long time. As a result, his knowledge of what is happening to their community is scant. Carl, being his only link to the outside world, decides he must bear witness to what is happening and begins to place the chairs of their fallen friends in the shop. Reminding us that hiding away from the world and its problems can have devastating consequences, Lonely Planet is a beautifully simple, yet highly resonant work that still reverberates into today's climate.

The Wars at Home - The Wild Project
Through October 15, 2017 - Lincoln Center

This play by Warrior Writers participant, J.A. Moad ll, runs from September 26 - October 15, at. The play is accompanied by Veteran Voices 2017: a gallery opening featuring veteran art, complete with live music, theater performances, and special readings by Warrior Writers participants on October 4, 8, 9, 13, and 15. Cost: Veterans may enjoy 40% off their ticket price with code "VETERAN15" More Info: Learn more about Outside Paducah and Veteran Voices on Poetic Theater Productions'

Norma - Metropolitan Opera
October 16, 2017 - New York

Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Norma - The Metropolitan Opera
October 16, 2017 - New York

"Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. Production a gift of Veronica Atkins

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
October 16, 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 - Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
October 16, 2017 - New York City

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.

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 17, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Best of Fall: Columbus & 74th - Housing Works
October 17, 2017 - New York

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and now is the perfect time to make your home and closet comfy, cozy, and chic. Shop our "Best of" Fall fashion, furniture and art at all of our Thrift Shop locations this October! *Gramercy is excluded from our "Best of" events. Clearance prices will be in effect leading up to each event. And remember, each shop is closed one day prior to it's 'Best of'.

THE ROYAL FLUTES - Music from the Court of Louis XIV - First Church of Christ, Scientist
October 17, 2017 - New York

Early Music Foundation Frederick Renz, Founding Director Presents A New York Early Music Celebration 2017 Event THE ROYAL FLUTES Music from the Court of Louis XIV Barthold Kuijken and Immanuel Davis, baroque flutes with Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba | Donald Livingston, harpsichord The Belgian and American flute virtuoso colleagues in a duo-recital of 18th-century French transverse flute duets and trio-sonatas by Couperin, Hotteterrere, Marais, Clérambault and more. This event is part of the 2017 New York Early Music Celebration – “The Low Countries: Flanders & Holland.” Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC Program [subject to change] Clérambault – La Magnifique in E minor Petites Pièces Lully – Ritournelle in G minor Philibert – Menuet in C Dornel – Sarabande la Descoteaux in B minor De Visée – Sarabande in E minor Lambert – Two airs (D minor and G minor) Hotteterre – Air plus double in D minor Couperin – Vous quiz croyez in G Philidor – Air en rondeau in G Hotteterre – Trio in D De la Barre – L’inconnue in G Couperin – 13e concert in D Marais – Trio in G mino... (read more)

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
October 17, 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
October 17, 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.

Stuffed - New York City Theatre
Through October 17, 2017 - New York

Written by comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Stuffed is honest look at women's relation to food and body image. In a culture that celebrates excess, being overweight is nevertheless a touchy subject, and a huge cause of anxiety for many Americans. Set on a simple stage, dressed with a few pieces of furniture and a refrigerator in the background, it's a hilarious and poignant conversation between four different women who have very different attitudes to their own bodies. Together they tackle every food-related topic imaginable, from ridiculous diets to muffin tops. Stuffed debuted last year at Off-Broadway's Women's Project Theatre. Lisa Lampanelli will reprise her role as Lisa, while Jackson Gay returns to direct.

American Ballet Theatre - Jessica Lang World Premiere - New York City Theatre
October 18, 2017 - New York

An exciting triple program awaits you at David Koch auditorium this fall, kicking off with a new world premiere work by Jessica Lang. A recipient of the 2017 Arison Honoree Award, Lang has created over 95 pieces for ballet companies worldwide since 1999. This new dance will also be joined by another world premiere, by fellow regular contributor, Alexei Ratmansky. The program concludes with Thirteen Diversions by renowned choreographer Christopher Weldon. A geometrically themed ballet, it features four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet members

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 18, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) - Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2017 - New York

Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of the tortured poet in Offenbach's glittering treatment of the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Bartlett Sher's production provides a vibrant backdrop for this operatic journey through the hero's many love affairs. Johannes Debus conducts. Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa Additional funding from the Estate of Helen F. Kelbert, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) - The Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2017 - New York

Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of the tortured poet in Offenbach's glittering treatment of the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Bartlett Sher's production provides a vibrant backdrop for this operatic journey through the hero's many love affairs. Johannes Debus conducts. Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa Additional funding from the Estate of Helen F. Kelbert, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 18, 2017 - New York

Absurdity and poignancy intertwine in Stephen Dietz's quietly brilliant examination of the AIDs epidemic through the eyes of two gay men, Jody, a worldly yet introverted map store owner and his more outlandish friend Carl, whose penchant for chairs carries more meaning than meets the eye. As time goes on in the isolated store, it becomes apparent that Jody hasn't left it for very long time. As a result, his knowledge of what is happening to their community is scant. Carl, being his only link to the outside world, decides he must bear witness to what is happening and begins to place the chairs of their fallen friends in the shop. Reminding us that hiding away from the world and its problems can have devastating consequences, Lonely Planet is a beautifully simple, yet highly resonant work that still reverberates into today's climate.

Friends - the Musical Parody - New York City Theatre
October 19, 2017 - New York

For many, the date October 6th 2006 is a dark mark on their calendars, signalling the end of cult classic sitcom Friends and the adventures of its protagonists Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, Rachel and Ross. But fans of the show can rejoice! Friend! The Musical is lighting up New York City with its musical renditions of the iconic show's most memorable moments. Featuring such songs as The Ballad Of Fat Monica, We Were On A Break and Will They Or Won't They, the number one unofficial parody of the ubiquitous TV show comes from the minds of Bob and Toby McSmiths, the satirical masterminds behind Katdashians The Musical and 90210 The Musical.

Marcus Luttrell - New York City Theatre
October 19, 2017 - New York

In 2005, at the peak of the conflict in Afghanistan, 19 SEALS were ambushed and killed in the Afghan mountains when a reconnaissance mission went awry. By sheer luck, injured navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell survived the attack, but kept surviving through determination and strength of will. Hear his astounding story, amongst others, on the Patriot Tour this Fall. Luttrell's incredible account of bravery went on to spawn a New York Times Best-selling autobiography as well as a Hollywood feature film starring Mark Whalberg. Recounting the sacrifices and service of his fellow team members, Luttrell is joined by fellow patriots American Wife author Taya Kyle, retired US Army Captain Chad Fleming and retired Navy SEAL David Goggins.

Opening Night Film: Brimstone & Glory - American Museum of Natural History
October 19, 2017 - New York

Viktor Jakovleski 2017 | 67 minutes Country of Production: USA Country Featured: Mexico NY Premiere Once a year, an annual pyrotechnics festival erupts through the small city of Tultepec, Mexico, transforming it into a blaze of sparks and flames. In the climactic "burning of the bulls," the bravest participants run amid toritos, bull-shaped floats rigged with fireworks that rain burning ash and light on the city.

La Bohème - Metropolitan Opera
October 19, 2017 - New York

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Brian Regan - New York City Theatre
October 20, 2017 - Englewood

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian". Brian Regan hits the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood , NJ , showing for one date only on 20 Oct 2017!

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 20, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Norma - Metropolitan Opera
October 20, 2017 - New York

Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Norma - The Metropolitan Opera
October 20, 2017 - New York

"Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. Production a gift of Veronica Atkins

Field Trip to the Moon? - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

Field Trip to the Moon? - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

Spirit Game - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

It's a game as old as time. According to Iroquois legend, animals faced off against each other long before humans learned to play. Today, lacrosse remains as spiritual as it is recreational for the Iroquois team as they fight to represent their nation on the field. In making Spirit Game I learned the value of another civilization. Western civilization, the one I grew up in, taught me about principles based on fact. During the making of the film I began to see how easily so-called facts become falsehoods and then go on to misrepresent history. America is still hopeless at recognizing its imperfections and false history. It loves to tell you and then record how well it's done but can't deal with how often "success" is based on the misery and destruction of those around them. I think many Americans feel uncomfortable around this today.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Day 1 - American Museum of Natural History
October 20, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking, followed by a cocktail reception.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Kick-Off - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 20, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change. Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference). Kick off this two-day conference with artist Judy Chicago and the opening of the exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making. The evening features a conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and a reception.

Films - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

Matthias Heeder & Monika Hielscher 2017 | 88 minutes Country of of Production: Germany Countries Featured: USA, France, United Kingdom NY Premiere Director in Attendance Sci-fi inches closer to reality in this unsettling echo of Phillip K. Dick's "The Minority Report." Dick envisioned a future policing system in which suspects are arrested preemptively based on predictive technology–now the internet offers police unprecedented access to citizens' criminal records, mental-health records, and social-media activity. What are the perils of ubiquitous surveillance, amplified by new technologies, for our justice system?

Greenwich Village Orchestra: Heroic Classics - Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
October 21, 2017 - New York

A program of heroic classics, including Beethoven's iconic "Eroica" Symphony, gets the Greenwich Village Orchestra season off to a rousing start. The concert also features Berlioz's colorful Roman Carnival Overture and rising Dutch star Tosca Opdam performing Sibelius' lushly romantic Violin Concerto. Music Director Barbara Yahr conducts. Seating is limited, advance reservations strongly advised. Praised for her "enchanting musical personality", violinist Tosca Opdam has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. This season's highlights include a debut recital at Carnegie Hall, as well as recitals in the Netherlands, USA and Berlin. Recent engagements include a performance at the Liberation Day concert at the Amstel river, broadcast live on national television. Concerts have taken her all over Europe and North America to prominent concert stages and venues such as the Concertgebouw and the Music Theater in Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Muziekcentrum Frits Philips (Eindhoven), and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. A passionate chamber musician and recitalist, Tosca has appeared at numerous music festivals in the Netherlands, USA, and Canada. She played ... (read more)

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 21, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic at the Museum of Natural History. 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. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

A Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist, student of anthropologist Franz Boas, and fixture in the Harlem Renaissance, filmed African American communities in the rural South, influencing her novels and plays. Join us for a screening of this pioneering footage and a conversation on Hurston's influence on American anthropology with anthropologists and filmmakers John L. Jackson, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania), Deborah Thomas (University of Pennsylvania), and Sam Pollard (New York University).

Capturing Empathy: Photojournalism and Anthropology Today - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

Moderated by David Furst, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer at The New York Times, this event explores the power of visual media. Prominent photographers and anthropologist Zeynep Gursel explore the complex relationship between images and empathy in an age when media saturates our lives as never before. Hear directly from the image makers whose work transports you daily in print and online.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) - Metropolitan Opera
October 21, 2017 - New York

Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of the tortured poet in Offenbach's glittering treatment of the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Bartlett Sher's production provides a vibrant backdrop for this operatic journey through the hero's many love affairs. Johannes Debus conducts. Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa Additional funding from the Estate of Helen F. Kelbert, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
October 21, 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.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) - The Metropolitan Opera
October 21, 2017 - New York

Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of the tortured poet in Offenbach's glittering treatment of the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Bartlett Sher's production provides a vibrant backdrop for this operatic journey through the hero's many love affairs. Johannes Debus conducts. Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa Additional funding from the Estate of Helen F. Kelbert, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller

Turandot - The Metropolitan Opera
October 21, 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.

Roosevelt Island with Sidney Horenstein - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

Join us for a Members-only walking tour of Roosevelt Island with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Take in the breathtaking sights of Four Freedoms Park and learn about the history and geology of Roosevelt Island. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members, please read: If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before completing your ticket purchase.

The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change Day 2 - American Museum of Natural History
October 21, 2017 - New York

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change.

2017 Farm Festival - Manhattan Country School
October 21, 2017 - New York

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Manhattan Country School will bring a bit of the country to West 85th Street with a farm-themed urban carnival featuring family-friendly rides, games, arts and crafts, and live music. The annual community and fundraising event, organized by MCS parent volunteers, offers a wealth of culinary treats, including savory grilled fare, hearty side dishes, and homemade baked goods. Fresh produce from the MCS Farm in the Catskills, as well as gently used books, DVDs and children’s clothing, will be sold. ?Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. Admission is free. Tickets for food, games and rides are available for purchase. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place inside the school. ??Farm Festival has been a much beloved tradition in the MCS community for nearly five decades. Join us October 21 for a day of fun for the whole family.

Discovery Walks for Families: Parkitecture - Central Park, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
October 21, 2017 - Central Park

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

The Book of Moron - New York City Theatre
Through October 21, 2017 - Newark

In an age where a Kardashian haircut sends the media into a frenzy, writer, actor and comedian Robert Dubac provides the perfect antidote to the cultural abyss that permeates our modern lives. His Off-Broadway hit The Book Of Moron boldly searches for truth in a world oversaturated by selfies, hype and spin, with hilarious results. The one-man show follows the self-effacing journey of Bob, a brain injured patient unable to recognise who he is. While he pieces together his life and discovers he is in fact in a coma, his incisive inner voices Inner Child, Common Sense and Voice of Reason question his reality with a razor-sharp wit that leaves no critical stone unturned. It's an intellectual yet outrageously funny examination of the self! See it when it comes to Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ, showing from 20 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017.

Mead Mixers - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Continue the conversation! With refreshments in hand, meet filmmakers and share your Mead experiences with other festivalgoers daily in Café on One, just off the Grand Gallery.

Films Lust for Sight (La fureur de voir) - American Museum of Natural History
October 22, 2017 - New York

Manuel von Stürler 2017 | 86 minutes Countries of Production: France, Switzerland Countries Featured: France, Switzerland, Micronesia US Premiere | Director in Attendance What happens when a filmmaker loses his eyesight? Over the last five years award-winning documentarian Manuel von Sturler's vision has gradually faded and the reality of encroaching blindness has set in. Now, von Sturler turns the camera on himself and grapples with the loss of his most essential sense.

BAROK ORKEST - 18th-Century Flanders & Holland - First Church of Christ, Scientist
October 22, 2017 - New York

Early Music New York Frederick Renz, Director Presents BAROK ORKEST 18th-Century Flanders & Holland Guest artist Barthold Kuijken, baroque transverse flute High Baroque in the Low Countries…EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK [EM/NY] performs chamber orchestra works by outstanding composers who flourished in the Dutch and Flemish capitals during the 18th century. This is the concluding event of “New York Early Music Celebration 2017: The Low Countries – Flanders & Holland.” Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 5 pm First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC Program [subject to change] Willem de Fesch – Concerto Grosso, Op. 2, No. 6 Unico Willem Graaf van Wassenaer – Concerto armonico No. 5 Pieter Hellendaal – Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 4 Henri-Jacques de Croes – Concerto No. 1 for Transverse Flute Johan Gabriel Meder – Sinfonia, Op. 1, No. 4 Pieter (Pierre) van Maldere – Sinfonia, Opus 4, No. 1 Johann Albertus Groneman – Concerto for Transverse Flute Tickets $40.00 reserved seats; $20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of) Tickets available by phone (212-280-0330), on-line (www.EarlyMusicNY.org) and at the door, half an hour p... (read more)

Award Ceremony - American Museum of Natural History
October 22, 2017 - New York

The Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award recognizes documentary filmmakers who embody the spirit, energy, and innovation demonstrated by anthropologist Margaret Mead in her research, fieldwork, films, and writings. The Mead Award winner will be announced in a ceremony on Sunday evening.

Sunday Story Time: The Museum by Susan Verde - New-York Historical Society
October 22, 2017 - New York

What is a museum? This week at Sunday Story Time we will explore all the kinds of things you can see and do in museums. We will read The Museum by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.Afterwards everyone will create a masterpiece of their own to take home! The Museum written by Susan Verde. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, 2013. Support for Sunday Story Time provided by Macy's.

Special Story Time with Karen B. Winnick, author of Sybil's Night Ride - New-York Historical Society
October 22, 2017 - New York

Most people have heard of Paul Revere, but did you know that there was another courageous Patriot who rode through the countryside to spread the word that the British were coming? Her name was Sybil Ludington. Come join us for a story time with Karen B. Winnick, author of Sybil's Night Ride! After the reading, stay for a short presentation by Winnick on how she followed Sybil's trail 220 years later while researching her book. The presentation will be followed by a short Q & A and book signing with the author. Karen B. Winnick is a children's author and artist, animal enthusiast, and president of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission. Her previous books include Gemina, the Crooked-Neck Giraffe and Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Special Events and Dialogues - American Museum of Natural History
October 22, 2017 - New York

What roles do humor, activism, and ethnographic research play in writing a graphic novel? This exciting form for anthropologists and artists immerses readers in diverse cultural worlds. Join anthropologist Sherine Hamdy (Lissa) and artists/writers Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña) and Lucio Zago (Williamsburg Shorts) for an illuminating discussion about comics, graphics, and culture. Their groundbreaking work explores a range of local and global issues: from urban gentrification to organ transplants, from migrant and refugee crises to cultural representation and superheroes. Moderated by Catrin Einhorn, senior staff editor, The New York Times

Melissa Stylianou Trio with Gene Bertoncini - Cafe Tallulah
October 22, 2017 - New York

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Choral Recital for Amuse Singers - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
October 22, 2017 - New York

Amuse Singers presents Two by Two: a program pairing Renaissance & contemporary texts. The performance will include text settings of Cantate Domino, Duo Seraphim, O Gloriosa Domina, Hodie Christus, Justorum Animae, Lauda Sion, Laudate Dominum, Salve Regina and Veni Creator by Byrd, Dufay, Aichinger, Croce, Hollander, Grassi, Monteverdi & Palestrina, each paired with a contemporary interpretation of its text including three world premieres commissioned by Amuse. PROGRAM Cantate Domino Giovanni Croce Gyongyosi Levente Duo Seraphim Gregor Aichinger Patricia Van Ness (world premiere) O Gloriosa Domina William Byrd Sarah Rimkus (world premiere) Hodie Christus Giovanni Palestrina Josef Karai Justorum Animae William Byrd Graham Keitsch (world premiere) Lauda Sion Cladio Monteverdi Gyorgi Orban Laudate Dominum Christianus Hollander Manolo DaRold Salve Regina Jocelyn Hagen Ciro Grassi Veni Creator Guillaume Dufay Xabier Sarasola Amuse, lead by Music Director Colin Britt, is a small ensemble founded by Lee Ryder in the fall of 2002 to bring music written for women's voices to New York audiences. For more information about the group, visit w... (read more)

Junk - New York City Theatre
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Disgraced, turns his attention to Wall Street in new work Junk. This meticulously constructed financial thriller, which receives its New York premiere at the Beaumont, centers on an investment bank's hostile takeover of a manufacturing firm, and the ruthless wunderkind who's heading the deal. Set in the mid-eighties, it portrays the crucial moment in history when pure, unalloyed greed for money became the dominant driving force in America. The cast is led by Tony nominee Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County). Junk debuted in Los Angeles last year, where it was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its brisk pace and moral complexity. This Broadway production is directed by Doug Hughes.

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Absurdity and poignancy intertwine in Stephen Dietz's quietly brilliant examination of the AIDs epidemic through the eyes of two gay men, Jody, a worldly yet introverted map store owner and his more outlandish friend Carl, whose penchant for chairs carries more meaning than meets the eye. As time goes on in the isolated store, it becomes apparent that Jody hasn't left it for very long time. As a result, his knowledge of what is happening to their community is scant. Carl, being his only link to the outside world, decides he must bear witness to what is happening and begins to place the chairs of their fallen friends in the shop. Reminding us that hiding away from the world and its problems can have devastating consequences, Lonely Planet is a beautifully simple, yet highly resonant work that still reverberates into today's climate.

Mixed Media Lounge - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

As an anthropologist, Margaret Mead documented cultures and help viewers connect to communities around the world, using the groundbreaking medium of her time—film. Building on the spirit of her cutting-edge work, experience how today's new media—virtual reality, augmented reality, and more—are being used to encounter diverse stories.

Amanda Strong Installation - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Stop-motion animation artist Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker currently based on the unceded Coast Salish territory of Vancouver. This installation features the stunning characters and environments from her award-winning short films. Through these films, Strong peels back layers of colonial history based on her own family experience. Using a unique aesthetic, her hybrid, surreal work is grounded in First Nations histories and contemporary concerns.

Stuffed - New York City Theatre
Through October 24, 2017 - New York

Written by comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Stuffed is honest look at women's relation to food and body image. In a culture that celebrates excess, being overweight is nevertheless a touchy subject, and a huge cause of anxiety for many Americans. Set on a simple stage, dressed with a few pieces of furniture and a refrigerator in the background, it's a hilarious and poignant conversation between four different women who have very different attitudes to their own bodies. Together they tackle every food-related topic imaginable, from ridiculous diets to muffin tops. Stuffed debuted last year at Off-Broadway's Women's Project Theatre. Lisa Lampanelli will reprise her role as Lisa, while Jackson Gay returns to direct.

Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 27, 2017 - New York

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7 am and Fridays, 9 am) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 am). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors as they pass through Central Park en route to their winter homes. Birder field cards included.

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour - Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
Through November 03, 2017 - New York City

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.

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.

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)

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)

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.

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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