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May
10
Fri
2019
“High Fashion & Historic Preservation” :: 7th Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival
May 10 – May 22 all-day

Madison Avenue BID Presents

“High Fashion & Historic Preservation”

During the 7th Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival

May 10-22, 2019

Along with an outdoor art exhibition by the School For Visual Arts
“Hemlines From Skylines: Architectural Fashion Sculptures On Madison Avenue”

Madison Avenue will have a prominent role in the 7th annual NYCxDESIGN by sponsoring Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation – An Architectural Walking Tour with the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

NYC historic district regulations have played a major role in maintaining Madison Avenue’s landmark status. Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation is an Architectural Walking Tour discovering the history behind the landmark buildings. John Arbuckle, AIA Preservationist and Architectural Tour Guide will lead the tour. Design and fashion enthusiasts will discover how high fashion retail has been incorporated to create a contemporary shopping destination. This event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 21 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

To register visit this page here…

Madison Avenue BID will also present an outdoor art exhibition by students of the School of Visual Art’s 3D Design & BFA Interior Design Departments: “Hemlines From Skylines: Architectural Fashion Sculptures On Madison Avenue.

Each artist selected one iconic NYC skyscraper or institution as inspiration for a dress. Displayed in eight foot “glass cases” the sculptures celebrate 1930s icons while also featuring modern architectural developments and monuments in NYC. Curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan, and BFA Interior Design Chair Dr. Carol Bentel, in partnership with the Madison Avenue BID. This exhibition will be on view from May 10 – 22.

Madison Avenue BID has partnered with Galerie Magazine to host “Landmarks of Style: Modern Interpretations of Timeless Architecture” – a conversation with editor-in-chief Jacqueline Terrebonne and her panel of leading architects & interior designers. Co-hosted by the Madison Avenue BID in celebration of ” Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation.” Following the talk, Galerie Magazine will invite their guests to join them for a walk on Madison to view the landmark buildings and experience the contemporary interiors created by the brands at participating boutiques.

2019 NYC Design Pavilion / Design Talks / Design Market
May 10 – May 22 all-day
2019 NYC Design Pavilion / Design Talks / Design Market @ New York | New York | United States

2019 NYC Design Pavilion / Design Talks / Design Market

May 10 – 22, 2019

2019 Design Pavilion NYC

From May 10-22, 2019, Design Pavilion™ will return to New York City’s Times Square
in celebration of NYCxDESIGN, the City’s official design week, inviting public engagement
with design and innovation.

2019 Design Pavilion Nyc

In conjunction with Design Pavilion, Design Talks NYC is a fascinating and culturally relevant conversation and story series featuring architecture, design, art and civic visionaries and creative leaders. Now in its fifth year, the program returns in 2019, May 13-16.

May 13th will kick off the series with a full-day Impact Summit, a forum for all industries committed to designing a sustainable and circular future.

2019 Design Market NYC

Visitors learn about the products and designers
while shopping for innovative gifts with a Sound + Vision theme!

The following is part of last year’s press release:

Design Pavilion Nyc Welcomed 3.7 Million Visitors To Times Square For Nine Days Of Curated Installations, Exhibitions, And Talks In Partnership With Times Square Alliance, Design Pavilion Again Served As The Public Meeting And Information Center For Nycxdesign, The City’s Official Design Week Design Pavilion, the annual New York City design happening presented with Times Square Alliance during NYCxDESIGN, the city’s official celebration of design, welcomed a record 3.7 million visitors to the 2018 edition in Times Square from May 12-20. Now one of the most visible celebrations of design in the world, Design Pavilion was the meeting and discovery point and host to the launch event for NYCxDESIGN.

Design Pavilion’s free and curated program of experiential installations and exhibitions, combined with indepth talks, provided the public and the design industry with an inspirational showcase of design for the 21st century. City officials, leading design brands, studios, and organizations participated together, activating five plazas in the new and radically transformed Times Square with new and innovative work by design leaders from around the world addressing how design impacts our future and the theme From This Day Forward.

On Stage at Kingsborough Presents:Evening With Lorna Luft in Brooklyn
May 10 all-day

On Stage at Kingsborough Presents:

Evening With Lorna Luft in Brooklyn

Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets: $32

Sharing her unique perspective born from a lifetime in entertainment, Lorna Luft sings favorites from the Great American Songbook…some of them made famous by her mother and film legend, Judy Garland, as well as stories from Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond, as only Lorna Luft can tell them!

2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford)
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States

Official site…

May
11
Sat
2019
Kids Food Fest 2019 at Brookfield Place
May 11 – May 12 all-day

Kids Food Fest 2019

May 11 – 12, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!

At Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan

Visit the official site here…

The following is from a previous year’s press release:

This event helps in the fight against childhood obesity. Learn about the importance of achieving balance in food choices, through fun activities and sampling family-friendly foods. Get your forks ready for a weekend full of flavorful fun! Appetites of all ages will be satisfied!

The Kids Food Festival welcomes families with children of all ages, interested in learning about balanced food choices in a fun and engaging environment that empowers children to make these decisions for themselves! FREE GENERAL ADMISSION.

Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 11 all-day

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces 

Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival 

Saturday, May 11, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 PM 

Kickoff Event of 2019 Spring and Summer Programming Season
Featuring Over 500+ Free and Low-Cost Public Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park

BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is proud to announce the kick-off event of the 2019 Spring and Summer programming season with the first event of the season, “Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This FREE family-friendly event will take place at its new home on Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park and offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly on Pier 5. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year. Pack a picnic and enjoy the first event of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s soon to be announced full event schedule.

 

Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My! Tour at Green-Wood
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My! Tour at Green-Wood @ New York | United States

Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My!

Trolley Tour Explores the Conflicts Between

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and Stage MagicIn the 1850s, New York City was absolutely agog for the three young Fox sisters who claimed they communicated with the spirit world. Later proven to be a hoax, the phenomenon sparked the popular and enduring Spiritualism religious movement. This trolley tour will explore the legacies of  Spiritualists and stage magicians, two groups that often came into conflict with one another. Visit the gravesites of many bizarre and fascinating practitioners (including one of the Fox sisters) of these two nineteenth-century phenomena.

Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Meet inside the main gate.Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.

Free parking is available.

COST:  Trolley tour is $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visitwww.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

2019 Spring Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm Museum

Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Advance Tickets: $5 all ages
Door Tickets: $8 all ages
Free for Members

Visit the official events page here…

Check out this related video posted on youtube:

“”Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for one of our signature events! Check out shearing demos throughout the afternoon with our flock of Cotswold and Cormo sheep. The fiber arts will be celebrated at the festival through craft-making activities and demonstrations in needle-felting, yarn dyeing, wool spinning, weaving and patchwork quilting. Enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers and stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth to Adopt-a-Worm for vermicomposting. Move to the foot-stomping rhythms of bluegrass duo Coyote & Crow and enjoy kids crafts, hayrides and tasty local food on the farm all day. Pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden at our Plant Sale. New this year, Queens’ own Bridge & Tunnel Brewery will host a Beer Garden with featured brews for Sheep Shearing Festival!””

Visit as well their related page for tickets at EventBrite.

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe is an alternative coffeehouse offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression of a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is run as a not-for-profit collective, and is not affiliated with any political organization. New participating members and subscribers are always welcome. The Peoples’ Voice Cafe’s 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Folk Music Society of New York, and the Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist (Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant).

At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,
40 East 35th St., NY, NY 10016 (between Madison & Park);
Wheelchair-accessible. For info call 212-787-3903 or see
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org.
Suggested contribution: $20 general/$12 subscribers, youth, students/more if you choose, less if you can’t/no one turned away for lack of money

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Anne Price; Steve Suffet.

April 13, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Lindsey Wilson and The Human Hearts; Vincent Cross.

April 20, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC).

May 2019

May 4, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with  Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant,
Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
The Peace Poets; Pam Parker.

May 18, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Carolyn Hester.

May
12
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
May 12 all-day
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 

Merchant’s House Museum

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

Upcoming walking tours: March 24, April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28

12:30 pm

(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)

Please be sure to consult with the official website to check for last minute cancellations or changes.

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.  You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo. Tour is one hour and begins outside the Merchant’s House Museum. $15; FREE for Members.

Click here to purchase tickets.

St. George’s Day Festival on Stuyvesant Square 
May 12 all-day

St. George’s Day Festival on Stuyvesant Square 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 8, 2019 – NEW YORK, NY 

The annual St. George’s Day Barbecue and Potluck will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 7 Rutherford Place at Stuyvesant Square. The event follows an 11 AM worship service on Sunday, May 12. The free, family-friendly event will include food and fun for kids and adults. Kids’ activities include games and face-painting. The event will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by the Parish of Calvary-St. George’s. St. George’s Day not only celebrates the congregation’s long history in the Stuyvesant Square Neighborhood and in New York City but also honors the real-life Christian saint and martyr, Saint George, who lived and died in Palestine during the early years of the 4th Century, AD.

Food will include hot dogs and drinks desserts, salads and side dishes. Alcohol is not permitted.

Limited outdoor seating for elderly and disabled guests will be available in St. George’s Church 16th Street Courtyard and on Rutherford Place. Inside the church, the sanctuary is fully-wheelchair accessible through the East 16th Street Chantry entrance. Due to limited parking in the neighborhood, use of public transportation is recommended.

About Calvary- St. George’s Church

St. George’s Episcopal Church is a part of the Parish of Calvary-St. George’s. Its ministry began in 1749 when it was founded by Trinity Church Wall Street. The Church moved to its present location on Stuyvesant Square in 1846. A 1976 merger with three other nearby Episcopal Church congregations under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Pike formed the current parish, currently led by the Rev. Jacob A. Smith. Visit www.calvarystgeorges.org for more information on events, ministries, and ways to connect.

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Democracy, Truth, Facts, and Reason
May 12 all-day
Sunday Platform - Joe Chuman: Democracy, Truth, Facts, and Reason @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Democracy, Truth, Facts, and Reason

Sunday, May 12, 2019
11:00am

2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Free

We live in strange and unsettling times. We have gone down the rabbit hole and find ourselves in a “post-truth,” “post-fact” abode. No doubt, our President, who lies as he breathes, is a major purveyor of this condition. But arguably it has deeper roots.

What is truth, and who establishes what is true or not, has always been subject to ambiguity. This is especially true of democracy, in which there are the “truths” dispensed by experts and elites on the one hand, and the truths of ordinary individuals on the other, and the two don’t always fit together so well. The truths dispensed by experts may seem remote, abstract to one’s lived experience, and may generate feelings of resentment. This may always have been the case. What is different about our current moment is that these differing perspectives have become virulent, leading to a dismissal of the foundational importance of truth, reason, and facts altogether.

This address will probe into questions of how democracy leads to different versions of truth, the causes that have aggravated this division in our times, and where we need to look to heal our society.

This week’s shared charity is the Dr. Maria Fridman Women’s Shelter, which, since its founding in 1982, has been sponsored by the Partnership for the Homeless and Ethical Culture’s Social Service Board. The city provides cots, bedding, laundry services, and bus transportation to and from the Olivieri Center to the Society, and the Shelter provides safe, monitored quarters right here in our historic building.

Presider: Sarah Sprott

Shared Charity: Maria Fridman Women’s Shelter

Japan Day 2019 in Central Park
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Japan Day 2019 in Central Park

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Festival:
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Japan Run:
(4 mile run at 8:00 am)
(Kids Race at 9:30 am)

Marking its 13th year, Japan Day @ Central Park returns to the Bandshell

Check out the official website for the details.

Free Admission to All

Festival takes place

Stage Program

ACT I
10:30am :: Soh Daiko
10:50am :: 10tecomai
11:10am :: Greetings
11:20am :: Japan Day Art Contest Award Ceremony
11:43am :: Shigin and Shakuhachi demonstration by WagakkiBand

ACT II
12:15pm :: @K4
12:45pm :: Bon Odori with Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY
1:05pm :: COBU
1:28pm :: International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan

ACT III
2:20pm :: JHM Jams
2:45pm :: Toshihiko Nakazawa
3:10pm :: KAI YOSHIHIRO BAND

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market

Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Kicks Off Its Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On May 12 In Collaboration With Grand Bazaar USA.

Unique pop-up shopping extravaganza will offer a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories/

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) in collaboration with Grand Bazaar
100 West 77 Street & Columbus Ave., NY, NY

New York, NY (April 1, 2019) –For the fourth time in partnership with Grand Bazaar USA, the NY Handmade Collective (NYHC) – formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team – will present “The NY Handmade Collective Pop-Up Spring 2019″.  This dynamic handcrafted product showcase, which will feature a juried selection of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, May 12, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.

“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Spring shopping experience.”

Shoppers are sure to find a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise from over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area.  The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.

“This year’s new and improved market is a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, interact with and shop directly from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans who’ll be offering special discounts and customization options on their unique products which aren’t even available online,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer.  “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”

The Importance of Handmade

Last year NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this year’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions.  For example, creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.

Other survey findings:  Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, that reflect rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes.  Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting.  In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made.  As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.

About NYHC:

Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events:  Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.

About Grand Bazaar NYC:

Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House

Next walking tours:

March 10, March 24; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28
12:30 to 1:30 pm

Second & Fourth Sunday Walking Tours Resume!

Visit as well the official site here for additional details…AND, be sure to check for any cancellations or scheduling changes and such.

In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy: A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

On this special walking tour, we’ll explore the world of Irish immigrants, who flooded into New York City in the 19th century to escape famine and hardship in Ireland; many worked as servants for wealthy families like the Tredwells. We’ll explore neighborhood and see sites associated with a servant’s life outside the walls of her employer’s home. $15; FREE for Members. Reservations strongly recommended; click here to purchase tickets.

May
14
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 14 all-day

Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tuesdays on April 16 – September 24, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.

Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards 
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards 

Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards

Every week, on Tuesdays + Wednesdays, find six Smorgasburg vendors from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on 34th St. at Hudson Yards.

Visit the official site here…

Limited run only through August 13th!

Here’s the lineup:

Tuesdays

Bona Bona

Burger Supreme

Destination Dumplings

Jianbing Co.

Oconomi

Phat Greek

Wednesdays

Burger Supreme

Excell’s Kingston Eatery

Home Frite

Jianbing Co.

Mao’s Bao

Red Hook Lobster Pound

OnePlus 7 Pro Pop-up Event in NYC :: Introducing their newest phone
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OnePlus 7 Pro Pop-up Event in NYC :: Introducing their newest phone @ New York | New York | United States

OnePlus 7 Pro Pop-up Event in NYC :: Introducing their newest phone

Tuesday, May 14
2:00 – 10:00 pm

According to the tech companies latest mailing you’ll get to:

Experience and purchase the OnePlus 7 Pro
Catch up with the OnePlus team in person
Grab exclusive OnePlus gear and goodies
Meet fellow OnePlus fans

This event which is taking place ‘globally’ will be at

1535 Broadway, Suite 161A
within the Times Square area.

Learn more at their official page here…

Yours truly is years overdue for a new phone and we’ve been on the hunt for the best most affordable item. Have had our eye on the OnePlus 6T lately and thrilled to know that there’s a new one on the very near horizon.

‘Nother words, we’ll be there as well on Tuesday. 🙂

Green-Wood’s Death Café – Candid Conversations About Death
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Green-Wood’s Death Café - Candid Conversations About Death @ New York | United States

Candid Conversations About Death

New Dates Added for Green-Wood’s Popular Death Café

Tuesdays, May 14 – July 9, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Modern Chapel

Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.

Free parking is available.

This event is free.  Reservations are recommended.  To make an online reservation, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080

Green-Wood’s Death Café continues in spring and summer. In a small group, participants will share their thoughts on death and dying in a supportive environment where they can feel comfortable talking about these universal, but rarely discussed, topics.

The Death Café is inspired by centuries-old European salons where people gathered informally to discuss philosophical, political, or scientific ideas. The first Death Café was started by British entrepreneur Jon Underwood in 2010 as a way to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” To date, over 5,000 of these meetings have taken place in countries around the world.

Green-Wood’s death educator Amy Cunningham, an independent funeral director, leads the Death Café. Light refreshments will be served.

May
15
Wed
2019
Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar
May 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar @ New York | New York | United States

Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Taking place within Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield

Wednesday, May 15

BTS

Tickets Required

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Friday, May 24

Hozier

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Friday, May 31

Ciara

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Friday, June 7

Alessia Cara

Inside the Studio…NOT in the Plaza

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Friday, June 14

Ellie Goulding

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Friday, June 21

Bastille

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Friday, June 28

Adam Lambert

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Friday, July 5

Sabrina Carpenter

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Friday, July 12

The Struts

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Friday, July 19

Lady Antebellum

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Friday, August 2

Pitbull

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Friday, August 9

Keith Urban

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Friday, August 16

Chance the Rapper

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Friday, August 23

French Montana

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Friday, August 30

Kane Brown & Marshmello

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Visit as well the official page here…

Also keep in mind that folks will be showing up for these events mighty early and in some cases way ahead of the expect times that the concerts are scheduled to begin.

More information to come, if any, regarding any chance that tickets might be required for a particular concert or two. Last year there was a slight bit of confusion in as far as ticketing was concerned. Regardless, from what we can see, at this moment, no tickets are required.

Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards 
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards 

Weekly Mini Smorgasburg Pop-Up at Hudson Yards

Every week, on Tuesdays + Wednesdays, find six Smorgasburg vendors from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on 34th St. at Hudson Yards.

Visit the official site here…

Limited run only through August 13th!

Here’s the lineup:

Tuesdays

Bona Bona

Burger Supreme

Destination Dumplings

Jianbing Co.

Oconomi

Phat Greek

Wednesdays

Burger Supreme

Excell’s Kingston Eatery

Home Frite

Jianbing Co.

Mao’s Bao

Red Hook Lobster Pound

May
16
Thu
2019
Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum
May 16 all-day

Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum

May 16, 2019

New Museum Celebrates The Statue Of Liberty’s History, Influence, And Legacy In The World

The Statue of Liberty Museum, a new museum that celebrates the Statue of Liberty’s history, influence, and legacy in the world, will open on Thursday, May 16, 2019 on Liberty Island.

The new 26,000-square-foot museum features three gallery spaces, each one meant to inspire visitors and educate them about the Statue of Liberty in interactive and thought-provoking ways.

Visit as well this other posting within New Yorkled.

 

May
17
Fri
2019
Chamber Music America Celebrates National Chamber Music Month at Flushing Town Hall
May 17 all-day

At Flushing Town Hall in Queens

Chamber Music America Celebrates National Chamber Music Month

Friday, May 17, 8:00 pm

$12/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Join Chamber Music America (CMA) in concert for the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month, celebrating the many styles of small ensemble music performed today. Highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles Chano Dominguez and the Beijing Guitar Duo present a program that includes new works funded through CMA’s commissioning programs.

St. James Second Time Around Thrift Sale
May 17 all-day

Second Time Around Thrift Sale

Friday, May 17, 2019

{9:30 am – 4:00 pm }

$5 Entry Fee until Noon

865 Madison Avenue @ 71 Street

It only happens twice a year — but it helps to raise tens of thousands of dollars for those in need in NYC!

Shop gently-used and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for children, women, and men. Plus, find great jewelry, housewares, linens, furniture, lamps, collectibles, and more!

How can you make St. James’ Second Time Around sales a success?

  • Donate: Clothing, accessories, and shoes for women, men and children (including designer and vintage pieces), jewelry, housewares, linens, collectibles, and more. Furniture donations need to be pre-approved. We do not accept toy donations, unless brand new and never used.
  • Volunteer: If you are a St. James’ parishioner, you can help sort donations throughout the year, set-up the week of the sale, help in a variety of ways on the day of the sale, and clean-up at the end of the sale.
  • SHOP… then SHOP some more:  All proceeds from this sale go to support agencies throughout NYC’s five boroughs that serve the most needy and under-served populations.
Taste of the Upper West Side 2019
May 17 all-day
Taste of the Upper West Side 2019

Taste of the Upper West Side

May 17 – 18, 2019

Summer in the City

FRIDAY, MAY 17
7 PM TO 10 PM

Summer in the City kicks off their annual fundraising food event with the exciting debuts of several restaurants and bars, along with longtime local favorites. Come join us for unlimited wine, spirits and great music centered around innovative seasonal food from approximately 40 of the Upper West Side’s most sought-after restaurants. READ MORE

Best of the WesT

SATURDAY, MAY 18
6:30 PM TO 10 PM – VIP Reception
7:30 PM TO 10 PM – general admission

A highpoint of this year’s Best of the West presented by Park West Village will be the return of a unique section dedicated to signature bars and mixologists, all preparing one-of-a-kind cocktails. Live music returns this year, enhancing the ambiance of the Upper West Side’s most anticipated event of the year. READ MORE

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Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes – the Energy of Music & Dance
May 18 all-day

At Flushing Town Hall in Queens

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes – the Energy of Music & Dance

Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Inspired by the ancient Chinese wisdom residing in the Book of Change (I-Ching), which explores the concept of Bagua (eight trigrams) and Yin-Yang, this music and dance work “Changes” demonstrates the Eastern thought of the power of changes, the relationship between changeable small units, and the big universal energy, that emanates from humans and nature. Performed by Zhou Yi and Ban Ban Chinese Music Society of New York.

Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival
May 18 all-day
Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival

Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival

19th Annual Performathon

May 18, 2019
9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Come hear BSM students as they perform all day to raise funds for scholarship and financial aid programs – SHARE THE MUSIC!

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Musical Carnival

May 18th, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New York, New York — On Saturday, May 18,2019, Bloomingdale School of Music students will participate in the 19th Annual Performathon where they will perform 10 hours of music in 2 community locations to raise funds for the student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund, enabling their less fortunate classmates to access to high quality music instruction. Sign up or sponsor a student and support BSM scholarships!

NEW THIS YEAR – also on May 18th from 1pm – 4 pm. MUSICAL CARNIVAL at their home site located at 323 West 108th Street.  Cotton candy, popcorn, photo booth with musical props, face painting, games and more!

For Performathon we’ll be sharing the music at 2 locations in the community:

****9:30 am – 2 pm TD Bank @ 109th and Broadway

****2 pm – 7 pm Bloomingdale School of Music, David Greer Concert Hall,

323 West 108th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive

For information on signing up to perform or how you can sponsor a student please visit: https://www.bsmny.org/performathon19/index.php

The Bloomingdale School of Music was established in 1964 with the simple premise that all members of a community deserve access to high quality music instruction. The ideal of giving to others has infused the school’s culture and is evident in the annual Performathon which features 10 hours of nonstop performances by over 200 of the school’s students who have solicited sponsors with the goal of raising much needed funds for scholarships.  More than 20% of Bloomingdale School of Music students receive scholarships each year. Over the past decade Bloomingdale has awarded over $1.5 million in student scholarships. Last year, students and sponsors raised over $20,000 for the Scholarship Fund.

Through Performathon the Bloomingdale school ensures that everyone in our community has access to high quality music programs and teaches these young musicians that artists can be agents for change and cultural equity.  You can support and encourage BSM students to share their talents in order to ensure accessibility to instruction by sponsoring a student performer and attending the May 18th Performathon.  All proceeds go to support BSM’s extensive scholarship and financial aid programs.

REGISTRATION for the Summer Semester is open. For a summary of offerings visit: https://www.bsmny.org/programs/summerclasses.php.

Check out our new weeklong workshops in guitar and rock/jazz plus we’ll be presenting Carnival of the Instruments and Pictures at a Music School.

ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Now in its 54th year, BSM has served more than 80,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making, including early childhood classes, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale’s student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit bsmny.org, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email [email protected].

Dance Parade New York 2019
May 18 all-day
Photo taken at a past year’s celebration at the NY Dance Parade.

Dance Parade New York 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10,000 Dancers, DJs And Live Bands Will Light Up New York City!

Followed by the Dance Festival at Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place

Further down on this page you’ll find a parade route map.

New Yorkled’s been at this parade numerous times over the years and if you still haven’t taken part in witnessing all the fun then you’re making a big time mistake. It’s exhilarating, entertaining, a great thrill to see all the many dancers parading down the street carrying out their dance styles with some wicked costumes to match. Should you show up then be sure to bring along a camera!

Visit the official Dance Parade NY Site here…

Also, check out some of the many photos taken by us in past years at this page here…

Dance Parade New York is the world’s only parade to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance. This annual celebration of eclectic dance styles from around the world boasts tens of thousands of dancers and spectators, more than 80 styles of dance and nearly 200 dance groups.

The parade is a colorful explosion of beautiful dancers. A family and community favorite, the yearly parade is a one-of-a-kind display of New York’s richly diverse artistic community and the cohesive impact it has on the international community.

Here’s a video as featured by the organizers of the 2019 Dance Parade NY:

The parade commences at Broadway and 21st Street, travels south through Union Square and University Place, and turns East onto 8th Street. As it passes through Astor Plaza, Emcees Jerry Goldman and Rhina Valentine announce each group with choreography at our Grandstand at 4th Avenue. We call this “40 Second” street because each group has 40 seconds to strut their stuff. The parade continues on Saint Marks Place and finishes at Avenue A.

As the parade filters into the park, it transforms the space into a world of spirited dance displays and interactive activities. At DanceFest hours of on-stage performances, dance lessons, workshops, kids’ activities and dance parties await those attending this post-parade festival.

Both the parade and festival are excellent ways to educate the community about the evolution of dance, the vital role it has played in cultures around the globe, and the importance of supporting the organizations and individuals who work so hard to preserve and promote this vital art form.

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN DANCE FORMS

Dance Parade New York showcases cultural vibrancy with ethnic groups, including: African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Asian, as well as social dance styles, including: Swing, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, club dancing, and more. Traditional dance forms such as Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz are also heavily represented during the parade. Modern forms include dancers from the New York Nightclub soulful house, electronic and burning man style performing artists along with hip-hop, whacking, voguing, popping and locking dancers.

WATCH OUT FOR THE NEW YORK DANCE POLICE!

A brigade of 30 uniformed men and women “NYDP” patrol the parade playfully seeking participants to join the dance. Continuing a fan favorite tradition started in 2007, audience members, onlookers or others not dancing are approached by the dance police and asked a few questions. Non-dancers are given a summons stating that they must report to a dance school or nightclub to serve time: dance lessons or practice. The summons is accompanied with a discount or free offer for entry to a club or school. The Dance Police’s vigor brings smiles to those being ticketed… maybe the NYPD should follow suit.

GRANDSTAND aka 40 SECOND STREET

It’s named that way because groups with choreography have 40 seconds to perform. The grandstand is located in Astor Place Plaza, where Fourth Avenue meets St. Mark’s Place. Seating more than 300 spectators, the stands are the best seat on the parade route as 10,000 dancers stop and perform. Tickets are available for purchase and all proceeds go to offsetting the cost of the parade.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2019: Taste, Shop & More
May 18 – May 19 all-day

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2019:
Taste, Shop & More

May 18 – 19, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Are you experimenting with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Whether your motivation is health- or environment-related, you’ll definitely want to head to Metropolitan Pavilion for a day of browsing, tasting, learning and shopping. More than 100 plant- based food and lifestyle vendors will be on hand with a plethora of produce and products. You’ll also hear some incredible speakers, including plant-based doctors, authors, chefs, fitness professionals and more. There’ll even be an area with fun kids’ activities, so bring the whole family for a day of healthy fun at this 9th annual event in the city.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm | $15

Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm | $15

Also, learn more at the official site here…

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
May 18 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

The World’s Fare at Citi Field 2019
May 18 – May 19 all-day

The World’s Fare at Citi Field

May 18 – 19, 2019

A 2-Day International Food Festival

Taking place at Citi Field in Queens

Visit this page for ticketing information

This will be this festival’s second year and it’ll be “”a grand celebration of equality and the diversity of New York City paying homage to the great Fair of 1964.””

Featuring over 100 vendors from over 100 cultures!

100+ NYC’s Top Ethnic Food Vendors from the 5 Boroughs

60+ Craft Brewers at the International Beer Pavilion

World Cocktails

*Newly Added* World Market Bazaar w/global food products & handmade crafts from around the world

World Music, Dance, Art & Entertainment Programming

CO-CHAIRED by NY’s Tops Chefs and Beloved Food Writers: Chef/Cookbook Author Anita Lo, Chef/Cookbook Author Alex Raij & Food Writer Gael Greene.

Learn more at this official page here…

2019 Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC
May 18 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC

May 18 – 19, 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine!

Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street

The largest and oldest food festival of its kind that’s been taking place for well over 40 years will be back this year and remember, it’s one of the most highly anticipated item of its kind…so expect huge crowds! Huge…!

Be sure to visit the official site as well

“”Their Mission at the Ninth Avenue Association, is to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events, and promotions, that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community.

Each member of the Ninth Avenue Association, knows and understands the level of quality that is expected when working on any of our events, and or promotions.””

Taste of Tribeca – Celebrating 25 Years!
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrating 25 Years

Taste of Tribeca

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Greenwich and Duane Streets

New York, NY (April 22, 2019) – The 25th annual Taste of Tribeca, Lower Manhattan’s premier outdoor food festival and public school fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, on Greenwich and Duane Streets. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteoftribeca.com.

Today, the festival proudly announces the line-up for its landmark 25th anniversary. Led by original restaurants Bouley, Bubby’s, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, The Odeon, Tribeca Grill and Walker’s, this year’s class of 61 also welcomes eight exciting newcomers:

Taste of Tribeca also welcomes back an old friend. Chef David Waltuck, owner of the former Chanterelle, will be participating as a special guest this year in tandem with the Institute of Culinary Education in nearby Battery Park City, where he now serves as Director of Culinary Affairs. Chanterelle began in Soho and moved to 2 Harrison Street in 1989, where it was one of Tribeca’s first fine dining restaurants, a multiple James Beard award winner, and a regular participant in Taste of Tribeca until its closing in 2009.

“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since the first Taste of Tribeca!” says Madeline Lanciani, owner of Duane Park Patisserie. “Even though is a LOT of work. It’s an event I actually look forward to each year. Community happily coming together for a common goal is so heartwarming and inspiring, especially in this stressful day and age. Think of the example we set for the children! Not only do they benefit from music, art and other enrichment programs, but when our kids witness parents and community working together, we give them a modeling of something equally important.”

Taste of Tribeca is the model of a whole community effort, to benefit arts and enrichment programs at local elementary schools PS 150 and PS 234. With the support of generous neighborhood sponsors including Citi, Douglas Elliman, Warburg Realty, WeWork and Westfield World Trade Center, Taste of Tribeca fills historic Duane and Greenwich Streets with stellar food and a wide range of family events and activities.

The Taste of Tribeca Kids’ Zone, sponsored by NewYork Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, will showcase live demonstrations by Arc Athletics, Modern Martial Arts and BB Skate Club; and activity tables hosted by Craft Studio, Spotlight Kids, Brooklyn Game Lab and Brooklyn Robot Foundry. Manhattan Youth will return with football tosses and clay-modeling in the Sports Zone. And in the Family Zone, first-time sponsor Léman Manhattan Preparatory School will offer STEAM activities, arts and crafts, and tastings from its culinary team.

The 2019 Beer & Cider Tour welcomes new brewers Barrier Brewing Co. and Woodstock Brewing, alongside returning participants Brooklyn Cider House, Catskill Brewery, Montauk Brewing Company and SingleCut Beersmiths. These libations will be poured at venues Edward’s, Reade Street Pub, The Hideaway, Warren 77, A Summer Day Cafe, Monk McGinn’s and Puffy’s. The Wine Tour will be represented by neighborhood shops Chambers Street Wines, Frankly Wines, Tribeca Wine Merchants, Verve Wine and Broadway Spirits, which will be hosting complimentary tastings all afternoon.

The Taste of Tribeca soundstage, presented by City Winery, will rock with performances by The Cynthia Sayer Band, Tribattery Pops, and young musicians from the Church Street School of Music & Art.

In celebration of 25 years in Tribeca, Taste of Tribeca will hold an “I Love Tribeca” raffle, with one lucky winner receiving a prize consisting of a multitude of $25 (and in some cases, more) gift cards from a wide variety of Tribeca businesses. Tickets will be on sale at school and during the event, $5 each or 6 for $25.

Taste of Tribeca continues in its effort to be a lower waste event. For the first time, beverages in single-use plastic bottles will no longer be offered at the festival, with drinking water provided instead at two NYC Water-On-the-Go stations. Attendees are encouraged to drink directly from the fountain or fill their own reusable bottles. Students from both PS 150 and PS 234 will man garbage and recycling stations, including organics collection made possible with the assistance of GrowNYC. And leftover food will be collected at the end of the event by Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for distribution to local homeless shelters.

Taste of Tribeca will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm, rain or shine, on Greenwich and Duane Streets. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteoftribeca.com. General Tasting Cards ($45 early bird, $55 day of event) provide six tastes and two pours on the Beer & Cider Tour. Family ($700, seats four) and Friends ($1,000, seats six) Tables in the Premium Seating Tent sponsored by Corcoran offer reserved seating for the afternoon, table service, designer t-shirts and a gift bag from Taste of Tribeca sponsors.

Science Fiction Festival comes to Corona! 
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Science Fiction Festival comes to Corona! 

Science Fiction Festival comes to Corona! 

May 18, 2019
1:00 – 8:00 pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the Queens Museum, this day-long festival at Queens Public Library, Corona will explore science fiction through art making, performances, technology, comics and zine workshops, virtual reality demonstrations, and opportunities to meet noted science fiction authors and practicing scientists. Grab a bite in between at the many culinary gems in Corona Plaza!

The community festival extends outdoors to Corona Plaza for ¡CORÓNATE! with live music, an immersive performance, hands-on activities, games, and storytelling. Attendees can become their own superhero or embark on a space exploration voyage guided by performance artists!

A full schedule of events for the day is below, which occur at either of the following locations.

Queens Public Library, Corona: 1-7pm
38-23 104th St
Corona, NY 11368

¡CORÓNATE! at Corona Plaza: 1-8pm
40-04 National St
Corona NY, 11368

This festival is presented with our media partner, New Latin Wave.

 

Eternal Menagerie trolley tour at Green-Wood
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Eternal Menagerie trolley tour at Green-Wood @ New York | United States

Eternal Menagerie trolley tour at Green-Wood

Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Discover Green-Wood’s Furry and Feathered Permanent Residents With Animal Themed Trolley Tour

Discover Green-Wood’s furry and feathered permanent residents! As religious motifs or cryptic symbols, animals are prominently featured on many of the Cemetery’s grand Victorian-era monuments and mausoleums. Learn their meaning while also visiting the graves of the few animals that are buried alongside their owners at Green-Wood, including pets such as Elias Howe’s family dog, Fannie, and her popular poem; the grave of the founder of the ASPCA, Henry Bergh; as well as a horse that served in the Union army cavalry.

Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Meet inside at the Gothic Arch.

Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.

Free parking is available.

COST: Trolley tour is $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe is an alternative coffeehouse offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression of a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is run as a not-for-profit collective, and is not affiliated with any political organization. New participating members and subscribers are always welcome. The Peoples’ Voice Cafe’s 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Folk Music Society of New York, and the Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist (Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant).

At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,
40 East 35th St., NY, NY 10016 (between Madison & Park);
Wheelchair-accessible. For info call 212-787-3903 or see
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org.
Suggested contribution: $20 general/$12 subscribers, youth, students/more if you choose, less if you can’t/no one turned away for lack of money

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Anne Price; Steve Suffet.

April 13, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Lindsey Wilson and The Human Hearts; Vincent Cross.

April 20, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC).

May 2019

May 4, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with  Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant,
Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
The Peace Poets; Pam Parker.

May 18, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Carolyn Hester.

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AIDS Walk New York 2019
May 19 all-day

AIDS Walk New York 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

7:45 am   Star Walker Breakfast
8:30 am   Sign-In
9:00 am   Aerobic Warm-Up
9:15 am   Opening Ceremony
9:55 am   RUN! AIDS Walk New York
10:00 am  AIDS Walk New York
11:30 am   Finish Line Festivities
12:45 pm   Post-Walk Show

Visit as well these other
AIDS related important sites:

https://ny.aidswalk.net

http://gmhc.org/

https://www.hiv.gov/

Below is a map as furnished by the official site.

The following would be a press release from last year: 2018

20,000 Attend Aids Walk New York, Raise Millions To Confront New Challenges Of HIV/AIDS

Pointer Sisters and Drag Race Stars Shine at Post-Walk Show, Macy’s-Sponsored 5-Mile Run Attracts New Support from Athletic Community

New York, NY, May 20, 2018 – This year’s AIDS Walk New York drew an enormous crowd of 20,000 to Central Park, raising millions of dollars for GMHC and other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. Renowned actress and activist Rosie Perez; Broadway stars Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, and Andrew Rannels (Boys in the Band); Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye); the Pointer Sisters; and several top stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race were among the many celebrities who both entertained audiences and called attention to the ongoing challenges in the fight against AIDS.

 

 

From Ruin to Rebirth: The Death & Life of Flushing & Flushing Town Hall from the 1970s to the Present
May 19 all-day

At Flushing Town Hall in Queens

From Ruin to Rebirth: The Death & Life of Flushing & Flushing Town Hall from the 1970s to the Present

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm

FREE (with online RSVP)

Historian Dr. R Scott Handson will focus on the remarkable transformation of Flushing and Flushing Town Hall between 1979 when Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts was founded during a period of urban decline, and the 1990s when Flushing had become one of the most diverse places on the planet with a thriving downtown by the 2000s. The lecture will be followed by a walking tour of Flushing with Dr. Hanson and Queens Borough Historian Dr. Jack Eichenbaum.

Imagine Ellis Island Arts Festival :: NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY 
May 19 all-day

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

in partnership with the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Presents the Fourth

Imagine Ellis Island Arts Festival

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 12 noon

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. A full schedule of performances of one hour by nationally renowned artists and performers will celebrate the 2019 Asian American Heritage Month with the National Park Service.  The festival will showcase traditional and contemporary Asian American Music and Dance, with notable performing artists from the community in New York and New Jersey including the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Kindling Sindaw (Philipines), Vietnam Heritage Center, the Kalagangothri Foundation (India), and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii'(Hawaii).

This year, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, will perform the opening Dragon Dance, the ending Lion Dance as well as two new, contemporary works that reflect the immigrant identity of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Kalagangothri Foundation will feature Guru Akhilandeshwari .V and Chetan Hebbar  performing Indian Classical Dance Nectar ; Kindling Sindaw  will perform Dances from Indigenous Southern Philippines; and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii’ will perform traditional and contemporary Hula.

No admission ticket is required for the event. However, audience members must take a ferry to Ellis Island for the festival.  Ferry tickets are available for purchase at Statue Cruises in Castle Clinton in Manhattan in Battery Park, and in the Liberty State Park of Jersey City, NJ or online at www.statuecruises.com.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

A blossom of color, energy and motion, “like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy,” says the New York Times.

Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, discipline and freedom, and form and spirit.

Since its inception in 1988, the company has earned a broad base of public support and has toured extensively to major performing arts centers throughout more than thirty states. Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted more than twenty national tours and nine tours abroad. Ms. Chen’s work has been presented by such acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, both in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival. The Company was also honored by a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the unique honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the  National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

In addition to its extensive season of touring and performing, the company has developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. It’s colorful and engaging in-school assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of schools in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth. The Company is currently in-residence at New Jersey City University and assisting NJCU in the development of a new BFA in Dance.

For additional Company information, visit our website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.

Luana Haraguch and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii’

Halau Hula O Na Mele Aina O Hawaii first opened its doors in New York City in May 1968 under the guidance of Luana Haraguchi, where Haraguchi would hold hula classes in her studio apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The halau was given its name from her teacher, Iolani Luahine. From its small roots flourished a group that comprised of dedicated students who were interested in learning hula and Hawaiian traditions.

The halau practices the traditional style of hula and protocols. The ancient style of hula, known as the kahiko and the modern style, known as auana, are both taught by Haraguchi. Haraguchi also emphasizes the learning of the chant, or `oli of each dance that is learned.

Kalagangothri Foundation

‘Kala’ meaning Art and ‘Gangothri’ meaning the Birth place of sacred river Ganges. Art take its birth in the creative minds of the people leading to happier world. Kalagangothri Foundation works on the objective of creating Happier Mind = Happier World by inspiring young talents into the divine art ‘Bharthanataya’ – Indian Classical Dance. This knowledge of divine art  imbibes Love, Peace and Humanity among the younger generation. In the year 2005, Akhilandeshwari and Chetan Hebbar renowned Bharthanatya artists established a Dance Company “Kalagangothri” at Mysore the cultural capital of Karnataka, India and run their company in India & US for the purpose of propagation of Knowledge of this Ancient Art & Culture – ‘Bharthanataya’.

Kalagangothri Foundation, belives that artistic and cultural activities are essential components of a healthy and vibrant communities. We are committed to our role as a catalyst for change and greater impact through dedicated art education which we serve.

Kalagangothri Foundation believes that the arts are a human right and should be available to all without regard to age, location and socioeconomic status. Access to a spectrum of artistic expressions and cultural experiences is crucial to the development of healthy communities and contributes to the overall academic achievement and social well-being of our younger population. Kalagangothri embodies artistic excellence and foster cultural participation in order to amplify the voice of young aspiring talents.

Kinding Sindaw

The cultures, traditions and existence of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines are threatened by corporate development. Because they have been subjected to systematic discrimination and political disenfranchisement, their cultures have been viewed as inferior, primitive, irrelevant, or something to be eradicated and transformed. Through art, theater, and cultural workshops and classes, Kinding Sindaw seeks to assert, reclaim, recreate, and preserve indigenous Philippine culture and traditions, and shows workshop participants its richness, vibrancy and significance to current and future generations.

Through the use of movements and musical training taught by Potri Ranka Manis and other tradition-bearers, interspersed with lectures about the historical significance of the music and movements, as well as integrated theater arts workshops, participants internalizes the indigenous experience. These workshops are targeted to a broad audience, who wants to develop both artistic skill, and take advantage of educational opportunities of learning an ancient culture. These workshops also develop artists as advocates and leaders in their communities.

Instructors include Potri Ranka Manis, Diane Camino, Rose Yapching, Amira Roca, Guro Frank Ortega, and Nonilon Queano. Potri Ranka Manis, founder and artistic director, have extensively learned directly from indigenous communities, and is from the Maranao tribe, herself. Rose Yapching, Diance Camino, and Amira Roca are all Dance Captains, with extensive training and experience. Nonilon Queano is a master musician, in both drums and kulintang. Guro Frank Ortega who is a martial arts instructor.

Sunday Platform – Mark Dunlea: The Green New Deal
May 19 all-day
Sunday Platform - Mark Dunlea: The Green New Deal @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Sunday Platform – Mark Dunlea: The Green New Deal

Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:00am

2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Free

The Green New Deal combines the need for an emergency climate mobilization to end fossil fuels and rapidly transition to 100% clean renewable energy with the enactment of an economic bill of rights: guaranteed living wage jobs, universal health care, housing, and education. I will review the origins of the GND and the status of the various proposals at the state and federal level. Will also provide an update on the state of climate action.

Mark Dunlea is chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund. He was a member of the 350NYC Steering Committee while living in NYC and helped coordinate work on divestment from the City and State public pension funds. He co-coordinates the statewide campaign for 100% clean energy by 2030 and off fossil fuels now. He is one of the original authors of the Green New Deal. He is active with PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy), the 350 affiliate in the Capital District. He is a graduate of RPI and Albany Law School, and was the long-time Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of NYS. He was a Co-founder NYPIRG.

Presider: Monica Weiss

Shared Charity: Green Education Legal Fund

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Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 21 all-day

Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tuesdays on April 16 – September 24, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

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On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.