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Feb
26
Tue
2019
Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.
Feb 26 all-day

Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.

Taking place on varying dates as indicated below

The New York African Chorus Ensemble in partnership with the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith Int’l  invites you to “Reclaiming Our Time”, A Black History Lecture Series by Chief Dr. Sola Atanda.

Topic: Reclaiming our African heritage in a world that seems as if we don’t matter.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: How Relevant is African Spirituality in today’s world? 
Date: Sunday,  February 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: Addressing Mental Illness through the lens of African Spiritual Science.
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: What are your child’s “Invisible Playmates” trying to tell you?
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Ifa/Osun festival
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – until
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Free

Topic: Love and relationships: How to choose the right partner using African Spiritual Science.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic:  General Q&A: Bring your questions.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem NY 10031
Donation: $25

Speaker: High Chief Priest Dr. Ifabenusola Atanda was born in Osogbo, Nigeria. In addition to his western education which culminated in a PhD in Metaphysics, he was trained and educated in the traditional African religion of the Yoruba people by the late Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola. He holds numerous prestigious titles in Yorubaland some of which are: Aare Alasa of Osogbo, i.e., the President of the Defenders of the City of Osogbo; Asiwaju Awo Agbaye by His Royal Majesty Oba Sijuade, Asiwaju Awo of Lagos and Lagos State by the Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola and His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos. As Asiwaju Awo, High Priest Dr. Atanda serves as the “mouthpiece,” pathfinder, and leader of all priests and priestesses around the world. Chief Atanda currently serves as the National President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the ANCIENT RELIGION SOCIETIES OF AFRICAN DESCENDANTS INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL (ARSADIC), the Global umbrella body for all African Traditional Religious organizations in Nigeria and the diaspora, where his Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the Chairman of the Board.

For more information please call 347-938-9335.

 

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Andy Warhol After Pop
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
Andy Warhol, Hammer and Sickle, 1976. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 72 × 86 in. (182.9 × 218.4 cm). Mugrabi Collection. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artists, Curators, And Scholars To Explore Andy Warhol’s Later Works At Free Symposium

“Andy Warhol After Pop”

March 1 – 2, 2019

Friday, March 1: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 2: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New School: Auditorium
66 West 12 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan  

Presented In Conjunction With
Andy Warhol Retrospective Currently On Display At
Whitney Museum Of American Art

A group of acclaimed artists, curators, and scholars will lead the two-day symposium “Andy Warhol After Pop,” exploring Warhol’s wide-ranging productions from the 70s and 80s, on Friday, March 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at The New School: The Auditorium, located at 66 West 12 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan.

Panelists will take a fresh look at Warhol’s activities from 1968 until his death in 1987, works that express great experimentation in which Warhol explored vast possibilities of abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.

The event is free and open to the public but visitors must RSVP in advance. To RSVP and view a full schedule of events and list of panelists visit https://whitney.org/events/Andy-Warhol-After-Pop. The event also will be livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/WhitneyFocus.

“Andy Warhol After Pop” is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. It is presented in conjunction with “Andy Warhol– From A to B and Back Again,” a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 350 Warhol works, which is on display at the Whitney through March 31. The exhibition is the largest show devoted to a single artist since the Museum moved to its downtown location. Further, the exhibition is the first major Warhol retrospective organized by an American museum since 1989.

The event is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s year-round community programming that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture, as well as supporting artists themselves.

 

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 2 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 9 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Before the Quarantine Grounds: The Indigenous Peoples and the First European Immigrants
Mar 10 all-day
Before the Quarantine Grounds: The Indigenous Peoples and the First European Immigrants @ New York | United States

Before the Quarantine Grounds: The Indigenous Peoples and the First European Immigrants

At the National Lighthouse Museum

Sunday, March 10, 2019

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, NY 10301

Join Dr. Robert Maraccino, and Dr. Michael Vigorito when they return on March 10, 2019 to continue their talk regarding the Quarantine Grounds, this time concerning the original inhabitants, Lenape Indians and the first European Immigrants.

Learn More

Register Now!

Tickets are $10 for Guests and $5 for Museum Members. Light refreshments will be served.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Asia Week :: 10th Anniversary Year
Mar 13 – Mar 23 all-day

Asia Week

10th Anniversary Year

March 13–23, 2019

At various locales

“”Asia Week New York is an annual ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions.””

Read this official press release

And

Visit the official site here…

Mar
15
Fri
2019
“Spirit of the Irish” Candlelight Ghost Tour
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day

At the Merchant’s House Museum

“Spirit of the Irish” Candlelight Ghost Tour

Friday, March 15
6:30 & 7:00 pm

Includes the 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters!
Special for St. Patrick’s Day, this tour will include the 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters. 60 minutes.
$40, $25 Members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 16 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Guided Tours at Merchant’s House Museum
Mar 17 all-day

Guided Tours at Merchant’s House Museum

St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17

Guided Tours at 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm

A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy

Visit as well the official site here…

Join them for a back-stairs tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family. You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work.

You’ll meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Included with General Admission. No reservations.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution
Mar 19 all-day
19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution @ New York | New York | United States

At the Merchant’s House Museum

Illustrated Talk

The NEW New York: 19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm

This talk by author Dermot McEvoy will look at archbishops, saints-in-waiting, gangsters, rogues, jesters and other colorful characters. There will be a special emphasis on “Fenian New York,” a refuge for Irish revolutionaries since the failed Rising of 1867. FREE. Click here for reservations. This event is fully accessible.

NOTE LOCATION: 6th Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street
Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Mar 24 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.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Mar 24 @ 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.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Free Native Cinema Showcase at the National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

At Native Cinema Showcase in New York,

Theme of “Narrative Sovereignty” Returns the Voice to Native Storytellers

Women Filmmakers, Indigenous Languages Highlighted in this Three-Day Festival

The Native Cinema Showcase in New York will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, March 29–31. The three-day celebration of films by Indigenous filmmakers will serve as a preview of the museum’s annual showcase every August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s theme is “narrative sovereignty.” A combination of full-length features and shorts, dramas and music videos, the films represent contemporary perspectives and themes of Indigenous people as they experience the world. All screenings are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs are subject to change. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Elevating the Voices of Women

Of the 46 films selected for the showcase, 22 were made by women, including the opening and closing films. The films were selected by a panel of three Indigenous women whose stated goal is to empower Native storytellers to share their own cultural narratives: Rebekka Schlichting (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska), assistant director of Vision Maker MediaGénesis Mancheren Abaj (Kaqchikel), co-founder, producer and writer for Tierra Narrative, a multimedia storytelling platform and production house; and Sally Kewayosh (Walpole Island First Nation), who recently founded her own production company, Achimowin Films.

Affirming the Power of Indigenous Languages

The festival opens with SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife). Winner of Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival, SGaawaay K’uuna is the first feature-length film to be spoken only in the Haida language. Set in 19th-century Haida Gwaii (the homeland of the Haida people), the film is an adaptation of one of Haida’s most popular stories of pride, tragedy and penance. The feature will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with director Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in) and members of the cast. The closing film, Vai, incorporates languages of Oceania as it follows the journey of one woman across eight Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Islands. In all, the showcase includes dialogue and narration in 19 Indigenous languages.                               

Native Cinema Showcase in New York is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding provided by the James Simmons and Karen Rudolph Fidelity Charitable Fund and support from the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

About the National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum’s George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City. For additional information, including hours and directions, visit AmericanIndian.SI.edu. Follow the museum via social media on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House @ New York | New York | United States

At the Merchant’s House Museum

Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House

Third in a Series – 100 Years of Domestic Lighting

Saturday, March 30, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join them for the last in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House. We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen (bring your own coffee) for an overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. You’ll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic.

You’ll remove shades of lamps to see the workings, open locked doors … and more. From whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on this unique insider’s tour, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead @ New York | New York | United States

Merchant’s House Museum’s

Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead

Sunday, March 31
3:00 to 4:30 pm

Learn more at the official site here…

Discover a forgotten aspect of women’s history on this spirited walking tour! The 19th century saw an enormous wave of interest in spirit communication, with women at the forefront of the American Spiritualist movement. New York City, unsurprisingly, was a hotbed of both serious spiritual inquiry and curiosity-seeking spectacle, and the Bond Street area, now known as NoHo, contains a plethora of locales associated with the Spiritualists of the 19th century.

Even wealthy New Yorkers like the Tredwells hosted neighbors and friends in their homes to showcase the latest in psychic entertainments. This 90-minute walking tour will lead you into the realm of self-styled mediums, spirit photographers, radical suffragettes and Spiritualists, including Tredwell neighbor Victoria Woodhull (first woman to run for president), as we explore the link between Spiritualism and the beginnings of the women’s movement in America.

Boroughs of the Dead walking tours explore the haunting, macabre, and overlooked histories of New York City. They are NYC’s top ranked ghost tour on Trip Advisor, and are rated among the top ten ghost tours in the country by USA Today.

Tour begins at the NE corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street (Peretz Square) and is approximately 90 minutes; less than one mile of walking. It is fully accessible. Tour ends on Bond Street.

$25 General; $20 MHM Members. Capacity is limited.

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

Apr
4
Thu
2019
The Lost Lighthouses of Staten Island
Apr 4 all-day

The National Lighthouse  Museum, Staten Island, NY Lecture/Educational series continues with

“The Lost Lighthouses of Staten Island.”

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm

National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry) St. George, Staten Island, NY 10301

Join Historian, librarian and sailor Andrew Wilson for an armchair cruise around the harbor visiting the vanished lighthouses and aids to navigation that made the old port of New York the greatest in the World. Stops on the tour will include underwater bells, the original Robbins Reef Light, lightships at Governor’s Island and Sandy Hook, the lights of Newark Bay, the world’s largest gun at Romer Shoals, the Bergen Point Light by the Bayonne Bridge, the time balls atop Manhattan skyscrapers (they gave birth to the New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition at Times Square), the pirates of the Corner Stake Light in the Arthur Kill and many more..

Members $5.00 Guests $10.00

 

Apr
14
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Apr 14 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.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Apr 14 @ 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.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire
Apr 18 all-day
Southeast view of cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire

April 18 & April 22, 2019

Following the recent disastrous fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering two occasions for the community to gather:

At The Met Cloisters, on Thursday, April 18, at 2:00 pm, a bell in the Museum’s tower will toll for one minute, coinciding with the ringing of bells scheduled to take place across the UK, during which time visitors may observe a minute of silence.

At The Met Fifth Avenue, on Monday, April 22, at 4:00 pm, an informal program will take place in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where Met experts who are familiar with Notre-Dame Cathedral will speak briefly about its importance. On special display for this occasion will be a mid-15th-century manuscript by Jean Fouquet, The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons,that depicts Notre-Dame. Also nearby will be The Met’s 12th-century  Head of King David—originally part of the rich sculptural decoration program of Notre-Dame, but decapitated during the French Revolution. Johan Barthold Jongkind’s The Pont Neuf (1849–50), in which the skyline is punctuated by the cathedral’s towers, will also be on view in European Paintings Gallery 812.

Speakers include:

Daniel Weiss, President and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters

Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, The Met Cloisters

Nancy Wu, Senior Managing Educator, Public Programs, The Met Cloisters

These events are free with Museum admission.

About The Met

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Located in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Met dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island
Apr 18 all-day

Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island

Thursday, April 18, 2019

(Roosevelt Island, NY, March 14, 2019) –Travel to the late 1800’s as you review a collection of penny postcards depicting the buildings of Roosevelt Island. Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society will be a guide on a pictorial tour at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the first in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire
Apr 22 all-day
Southeast view of cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire

April 18 & April 22, 2019

Following the recent disastrous fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering two occasions for the community to gather:

At The Met Cloisters, on Thursday, April 18, at 2:00 pm, a bell in the Museum’s tower will toll for one minute, coinciding with the ringing of bells scheduled to take place across the UK, during which time visitors may observe a minute of silence.

At The Met Fifth Avenue, on Monday, April 22, at 4:00 pm, an informal program will take place in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where Met experts who are familiar with Notre-Dame Cathedral will speak briefly about its importance. On special display for this occasion will be a mid-15th-century manuscript by Jean Fouquet, The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons,that depicts Notre-Dame. Also nearby will be The Met’s 12th-century  Head of King David—originally part of the rich sculptural decoration program of Notre-Dame, but decapitated during the French Revolution. Johan Barthold Jongkind’s The Pont Neuf (1849–50), in which the skyline is punctuated by the cathedral’s towers, will also be on view in European Paintings Gallery 812.

Speakers include:

Daniel Weiss, President and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters

Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, The Met Cloisters

Nancy Wu, Senior Managing Educator, Public Programs, The Met Cloisters

These events are free with Museum admission.

About The Met

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Located in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Met dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Apr 26 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Launch Monthly Free Fridays Beginning April 26

New after-hours series will run once a month through October

New York, NY (March 15, 2019) – On April 26, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will launch a new Free Fridays series as part of its ongoing efforts to expand community access to the Museum. For one Friday evening each month, from April to October, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, visitors will be granted free admission to the Museum. Free Fridays will also include a variety of programming such as lively educational conversations, movie screenings on the flight deck, live performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and more.

Program highlights for each Free Friday is listed below:

APRIL 26, 2019

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, presented by Guerilla Science, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau’s astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where Robert Bell of Space & Satellite Professionals International will discuss the many ways satellites drive our world—from TVs and computers to weather forecasts and humanitarian efforts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

MAY 31, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship’s hangar deck.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Immerse yourself in history on the ship’s flight deck. Meet an Intrepid Aviator or take in our Tales from the Flight Deck talk by one of our Museum educators.

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth. Mats will be provided.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

JUNE 21, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch a feature film (selection TBD) from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.

JULY 19, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).
Advanced registration required. All ages.

AUGUST 16, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening a feature film from Intrepid’s flight deck. This film will be selected by the community; check the Museum’s website to vote on your favorite! The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Celebrate the design, innovation and inspiration behind the Concorde with Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde.
Advanced registration required. All ages.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA’s journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you’ll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools.

Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from American Museum of Natural History senior scientist, Jackie Faherty. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).

Advanced registration required. All ages. 

Program schedule is subject to change. For updated Free Fridays info, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS @ New York | United States

DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trolley Tour Highlights a Unique Collection of Tiffany Designed Windows and Gravestones

Green-Wood is home to an extraordinary collection of nineteenth-century stained glass windows — many of which were made by Green-Wood permanent resident Louis Comfort Tiffany, his staff, and his contemporaries. Join Julie Sloan, one of the leading stained glass experts in the United States, and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, for this eye opening tour of Tiffany windows, and the lesser-known, Tiffany designed gravestones.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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 $40; $35 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Apr 28 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.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Apr 28 @ 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
9
Thu
2019
Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island
May 9 all-day
City Island and Hart Island, off Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay and Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. Also featured are The Blauzes and Chimney Sweeps Islands. The small island between those two, on a thin causeway off the north (right) end of City Island, is the home of one tower radiating the signals of two of New York’s original landmark 50,000-watt “clear channel” signals: WFAN/660 and WCBS/880. Earlier incarnations of WFAN were WNBC and WEAF. WCBS was originally WABC, and radiated from a tower on Columbia Island, off this shot to the right. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Thursday, May 9, 2019

(Roosevelt Island, NY, April 22, 2019) – For decades, Potter’s Field on Hart Island and the island itself have been run by the Corrections Department. Melinda Hunt, Trustee of the Hart Island Project, will update us on proposals to change administration of the island to the Parks Department, their implications, and other issues that have emerged since 2014 at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island,on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the second in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.

May
11
Sat
2019
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.

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.

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
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
18
Sat
2019
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.””

May
19
Sun
2019
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.

May
23
Thu
2019
Honorees at the 2019 Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
May 23 all-day

Honorees at the 2019 Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Thursday, May 23, 2019

General Joseph L. Votel, U.S. Army (Ret.); Frank Bisignano, Chairman & Ceo, First Data; and Nasa Trailblazer Margaret Hamilton to be honored at 27th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

NEW YORK (May 8, 2019) – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will honor the contributions of General Joseph L. Votel, United States Army (Ret.); Frank Bisignano,chairman and CEO of First Data; and NASA trailblazer Margaret Hamilton at the 2019 Salute to Freedom gala on Thursday, May 23, aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid.Salute to Freedom recognizes extraordinary leadership and honors the brave men and women who serve in defense of our nation. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.; the dinner and awards program begins at 7:00 p.m.

General Votel will receive the 2019 Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service promoting and defending the values of freedom and democracy as a four star general of the U.S. Army, and for 40 years of service to our nation. General Votel recently retired after serving as the 13th commander of the United States Central Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Bisignano will receive the 2019 Intrepid Salute Award in honor of his outstanding business and philanthropic achievements, particularly in recognition of his leadership role with First Data Salutes. Through this company-wide military engagement initiative, First Data Salutes provides the military community with career opportunities, best-in-class education resources, and premier business solutions for veteran-owned businesses. Bisignano supports numerous philanthropic organizations, including the Mount Sinai Health System, The Perelman Center for Performing Arts and PENCIL, an organization that brings together business professionals with students and educators.

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Museum will recognize the pioneering achievements of Ms. Hamilton with the Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award. As a computer scientist at MIT, Hamilton led the team that developed the navigation and guidance software that was instrumental in Apollo 11’s success. She previously was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama for her contributions. Hamilton now serves as the CEO of Hamilton Technologies, Inc., a company she founded.

“We are honored to recognize the accomplishments of three remarkable individuals whose efforts to advance our nation and make positive change in the world have exceeded the call of duty,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. “General Votel’s tireless record of service and leadership to our country is exemplary. Frank Bisignano’s longstanding dedication to education, as well as serving military families and veterans, has impacted countless lives. Margaret Hamilton’s groundbreaking work has taken humanity beyond what was thought possible, and continues to inspire all who walk through the Museum’s doors. We are thrilled to celebrate them and thank them for all they’ve done.”

The Salute to Freedom gala brings together leading members of the business, education, government, military and scientific communities to help support the Museum’s mission. It provides crucial funding for programs and exhibits that explore the intersection of history, science and service, connect new generations of leaders and innovators to our nation’s history and STEAM principles, and create a supportive space for veterans and service members to find community and readjust to civilian life.

Past honorees at the gala include Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan; heads of state including Margaret Thatcher, Boris Yeltsin and Yitzhak Rabin; Vice President Joe Biden, Senator John McCain and astronaut Scott Kelly.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit this page…

About the Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

May
24
Fri
2019
16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jone Beach
May 24 – May 26 all-day

16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jone Beach

May 24 – 26, 2019

Admission Price: Free
Parking: $10.00

If you’re going then be sure to get there early…REAL EARLY! The official site makes note of how the parking lots can get filled as early as 8:00 am. Thereafter, folks are turned away.

No Kites, No Pets allowed.

Visit the official site right here…

Practice on Friday, May 24: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Performers expected: United States Air Force Thunderbirds / US Army Golden Knights / Sean D. Tucker / Team Oracle / John Klatt Airshows / “Screamin Sasquatch” / Matt Chapman / Embry Riddle / GEICO Skytypers / American Air Power Museum Warbirds / SUNY Farmingdale Aviation / 106th Rescue Wing

May
25
Sat
2019
BK Bridge Anniversary Family Tour 
May 25 all-day

BK Bridge Anniversary Family Tour

Saturday, May 25

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

99 Plymouth Street at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Celebrate the 136th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge by taking a tour with the Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center. Immerse yourself in the dramatic history and innovative design that forever changed the Brooklyn landscape.

Visit the official Brooklyn Bridge Park Site for additional details as well as info about any changes or cancellations.

May
26
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
May 26 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.

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019

Sunday, May 26
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Union Square North

A week celebrating Taiwanese American Heritage.

You can expect thousands to attend and join in on the festivities.

On hand will be authentic food, culture and music from Taiwan.

Also, get set to enjoy Stage Performances, Food Adventures, and much more!

Have a look at some of these Youtube videos featuring past occurrences of this festival from past years.

Visit the official site here…

Passport to Taiwan Festival as posted by Vision Times

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2017 as posted by p2twnyc

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
May 26 @ 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.