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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
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.

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

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Einstein’s Religion
Mar 10 all-day
Sunday Platform - Joe Chuman: Einstein's Religion @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Einstein’s Religion

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Official Page…

It’s worth 2.9 million dollars, and it has created quite a buzz in intellectual circles. The center of attention is a brief missive written by Albert Einstein, nicknamed “the God Letter,” that was recently auctioned by Christie’s and purchased for that amount. Written in 1954, a year before his death, it summarizes Einstein’s thoughts about God as well as his Jewish identity.

Einstein’s views on religion, I contend, should be of great interest to Ethical Culturists. On the one hand, he vehemently denied belief in a supernatural God, yet proclaimed that he was deeply religious. While this assertion may seem like a contradiction to most of the public, it places Einstein within the territory occupied by many, if not most, Ethical Culturists. Hence, an understanding of Einstein’s religious thought, and how he understood himself to be religious can help us clarify our own.

This is what I intend to do in my talk on “Einstein’s Religion” on March 10th I look forward to seeing you then.

Presider: Sarah Tielemans

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
Sunday Platform – Spring Festival: Inch by Inch
Mar 17 all-day
Sunday Platform - Spring Festival: Inch by Inch @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Spring Festival: Inch by Inch

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Speaker: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen and Audrey Kindred

Official Page…

We host many programs on Global Climate Change but what are we doing right here in our meeting house? Children will teach us what they have learned about personal responsibility for our environment in an interactive platform full of art, music, and ethical action.

Presider: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: Rise and Root Farm

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
20
Wed
2019
Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

 Free and open to the public

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Call It Grace Book Launch! Join Union Theological Seminary, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 20, to celebrate the release of Dr. Rev. Serene Jones’ new book with a panel discussion about the roles memoirs and stories can play in understanding theology in a morally bankrupt world. Part memoir, part American history, part theological teaching, Call It Grace is 100% a new, and urgently necessary, public theology for finding meaning in a fractured world.

Moderated by Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. Panelists include Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis.

 

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?
Mar 24 all-day
Sunday Platform - Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality? @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Official Page…

As we seek meaning and connection in our lives, the concept of “spirituality” can serve as a defining element of that search. But the term itself defies definition. Over 100 years ago, Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler offered a way of looking at spirituality that can help us bring alive the ideal of one’s interconnectedness with the web of life. Can it serve as a guide for today?

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Shared Charity: Social Service Board

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York
Mar 31 all-day
Sunday Platform - Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Official Page…

Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. It was a soaring, stimulating, and safe place. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. By the 1960’s, urban planning had changed. Led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the City would come to a grinding halt. It was replaced by the superblock, the highrise and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods. What implications did this have on life in New York and how do those fateful decisions still impact us today?

JASON HABER is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology. In 2010 he co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013. He has vast experience in government and public policy. Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught public policy courses. In 2016, his first book, The Business of Good, became a best seller in 3 different categories on Amazon and has since become a must-read for social entrepreneurs. Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Presider: Hazel May

Shared Charity: Charity Water

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Kwame Alexander’s Versify Debut with Jacqueline Woodson
Apr 1 all-day

Kwame Alexander’s Versify Debut with Jacqueline Woodson

April 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Price: $10 grants entry for 1 to the event plus a $10 voucher to use towards any purchase at our bookstore in Brooklyn

Visit the official site here…

Purchase your tickets here

Versify reflects Kwame Alexander’s vision that accessible and powerful prose and poetry—in picture books, novels, and nonfiction—can celebrate the lives and reflect the possibilities of all children.

Jacqueline Woodson moderates a discussion with debut Versify authors. The inaugural collection of books includes The Undefeated, a picture book by Alexander and illustrator Kadir Nelson that pays tribute to the sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans; The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, a middle-grade “modern-day Phantom Tollbooth” by Lamar Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books; Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, the first in a new bilingual picture book series by illustrator Raúl the Third; and White Rose, a YA novel in verse about Nazi resistance leader Sophie Scholl, by YARN poetry editor Kip Wilson.

Join Kwame, Kadir, Lamar, Raúl and Kip to celebrate their books that explore the beauty, hurdles, and hopefulness of life… books that engage, entertain and empower young people to imagine and create a better world. The authors will read from their books and join a discussion with Jacqueline Woodson and then take questions from the audience; immediately following the event the authors will be available to autograph books.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine
Apr 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

Close Conversation: Incarceration

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents A Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

COST: Free

This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome Robert Pollock, Samuel Cabassa and Lanetta Hill as they each share their experiences and insights gained from their time spent incarcerated in New York State prisons at Close Conversation: Incarceration on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

The discussion will be led by the Cathedral’s Madeleine L’Engle Fellow, Elizabeth Howard and will be introduced by Bruce MacLeod, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cathedral and member of the Board of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty.

Robert Pollock is PEN America’s Prison Writing coordinator. For over a decade, he has worked with the justice system and its intersection with the arts. He has participated in workshops and panels at several universities to advocate for the power of the arts in prison education and rehabilitation. As a singer-songwriter, his compositions have been heard at the Obama White House, the New York Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall.

Lanetta Hill is a Senior Case Manager at Services for the Underserved, which provides services for individuals and families dealing with homelessness. She served 13 years of a 15 year sentence. Ms. Hill is a single parent with four children and is a motivational speaker utilizing her experiences to inspire and educate others.

Samuel Cabassa is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, certified by the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. From 1982 to 2017, Mr. Cabassa served a 34-year prison sentence in various upstate correctional facilities. He trains others to become certified Recovery Coaches.

Elizabeth Howard, the inaugural Madeleine L’Engle Fellow at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is an author and journalist. She is currently working on a book entitled Uncommon Vision: Extraordinary Lives.

A short reception will follow the conversation. The reception is being underwritten by the J.C. Flowers Foundation a, key funder of Circles of Support: a partnership of grass root organizations supporting successful re-entry for people coming home from prison.

 

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: Loving Our Neighbor and the World…
Apr 14 all-day
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: Loving Our Neighbor and the World... @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman – Loving Our Neighbor and the World: Cosmopolitanism and the American Future

Sunday, April 14, 2019
11:00 am

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Learn more at this official page here…

American society is stridently divided. There are those whose primary identities and loyalties are centered on communities which share their values — ethnic, religious and political. Their dedications tend to be parochial and local. By contrast, many Americans profess broader loyalties. They are committed to others not of their own group and who are different from themselves – to minorities, and to strangers as well as those beyond their family and who hold to similar values.

In my address, Joe will explore different ways of framing American identity as we look toward the future. Joe will focus on the values of cosmopolitanism, which requires a global outlook but does discount the more immediate loyalties of family, neighborhood and to those like oneself. Joe will propose that cosmopolitanism promotes a vision which may enable us to get beyond the polarization which characterizes and plagues American society at this perilous moment.

Presider: Henryka Komanska

Shared Charity: NYC H20

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Panel: Anti-Science and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracy
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Panel: Anti-Science and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracy

FREE Wednesday, April 17
7:00 – 9:00 pm

2 West 64th Street, New York, NY

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

An attack on science and reason is underway in modern societies. Join us for a conversation with authors of a new book on this important topic, Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society. Learn about the threats that the rise of anti-science attitudes poses to democratic society.

FREE! Click here to RSVP!

Defending the role that science must play in democratic society–science defined not just in terms of technology but as a way of approaching problems and viewing the world. In this collection of original essays, experts in political science, the hard sciences, philosophy, history, and other disciplines examine contemporary anti-science trends, and make a strong case that respect for science is essential for a healthy democracy.

Panelists:

Dr. Diana M. Judd, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker, Rutgers University
Prof. Michael J. Thompson, William Paterson University

Books will be available for purchase!

More from the publisher about Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy:

The editors note that a contradiction lies at the heart of modern society. On the one hand, we inhabit a world increasingly dominated by science and technology. On the other, opposition to science is prevalent in many forms–from arguments against the teaching of evolution and the denial of climate change to the promotion of alternative medicine and outlandish claims about the effects of vaccinations. Adding to this grass-roots hostility toward science are academics espousing postmodern relativism, which equates the methods of science with regimes of “power-knowledge.”

While these cultural trends are sometimes marketed in the name of “democratic pluralism,” the contributors contend that such views are actually destructive of a broader culture appropriate for a democratic society. This is especially true when facts are degraded as “fake news” and scientists are dismissed as elitists. Rather than enhancing the capacity for rational debate and critical discourse, the authors view such anti-science stances on either the right or the left as a return to premodern forms of subservience to authority and an unwillingness to submit beliefs to rational scrutiny.

Beyond critiquing attitudes hostile to science, the essays in this collection put forward a positive vision for how we might better articulate the relation between science and democracy and the benefits that accrue from cultivating this relationship.

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
21
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: “Music for Mother Earth” Panel and Performance
Apr 21 all-day
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: "Music for Mother Earth" Panel and Performance @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – The Dream Unfinished: “Music for Mother Earth” Panel and Performance

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00 am

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Learn more at this official page here…

Admission: Free

Bridging the work of composers and activists who hail from communities impacted by climate change, activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished presents Deep River, a 2019 series of events throughout New York City that use classical music as a platform for dialogue surrounding the under-appreciated intersection of climate and social justice. Kick off our season with us at our launch, hosted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture on April 21st, Earth Day Sunday.

About The Dream Unfinished:

The Dream Unfinished is an activist orchestra. Its mission is to use classical music as a platform to engage audiences in dialogues surrounding social and racial justice. Since 2015, The Dream Unfinished has staged performances throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, and partnered with organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, Black Women’s Blueprint, African American Policy Forum, and others. Past seasons have centered on police brutality, the #SayHerName movement, the school to prison pipeline, and the current immigration crisis. The Dream Unfinished has people of color in the orchestra, in the music, behind the scenes, and in the audiences. We are an orchestra that looks and sounds like New York City, and through music, explores pressing issues which are affecting our communities.

Panelists: Laura Kaminsky, Eun Lee, Kyle Walker, Emily Kalish

Program:

Harry Burleigh/Samuel Coleridge Taylor/Maud Powell – Deep River

Laura Kaminsky – undercurrent

Roberto Sierra – Sonata para violín y piano (2010) – I. Expresivo, IV. Rítmico

Bios

Laura Kaminsky, “one of the top 35 female composers in classical music” (The Washington Post), frequently addresses issues including sustainability, war, and human rights in her work. “Full of fire as well as ice, (she writes) in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide) With co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed she has created the most widely-produced contemporary opera in the U.S., As One (2014), Some Light Emerges(Houston Grand Opera 2017), and the forthcoming Today It Rains(Opera Parallèle/American Opera Projects 2019). Upcoming: a Piano Quintet for Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet; and with Reed, Postville, inspired by the unprecedented and devastating immigration raid there in 2008, for a consortium led by Santa Fe and San Francisco Operas. She is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music/SUNY Purchase.

As a teacher, musician and arts professional, Eun Lee has prioritized socially relevant musical experiences for audiences of all ages. From 2012 to 2016 Eun worked as a teaching artist throughout New York City, and since 2015 has worked as an administrator at institutions such as the Diller-Quaile School of Music and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She currently serves as a Manager of Learning and Engagement Programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Eun is also the executive director of The Dream Unfinished, an Activist Orchestra, which she co-founded in 2014. She has been invited to speak on The Dream Unfinished at Chamber Music America, the Kennedy Center, Harvard University, and others.

Emily Kalish, violinist, is committed to bringing audiences thoughtful, imaginative and emotionally honest interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as exciting new works by 21st-century composers. She is a producer and performer for The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra which supports NYC-based civil rights organizations through concerts and presentations. She currently holds positions in the Binghamton Philharmonic and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. A dedicated teacher, she is on the faculty of Concordia Conservatory of Music. In 2016 she and James Bergin co-founded Williamstown Orchestra Workshop, an intensive summer workshop for children ages 8-16. Ms. Kalish holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School in Connecticut, where she studied with Dr. Katie Lansdale, and a Master’s from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Burton Kaplan.

Critically-acclaimed pianist Kyle P. Walker has been featured on WNYC, WQXR, NPR, and UNC-TV. Recent performances include his debut solo recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, The Tantaloona Cave of Australia, and the Lied Center of Kansas. Highlights of this season include concerto, chamber, and solo appearances with the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, a Lincoln Center appearance alongside Miss America 2019, and a U.S. solo recital tour. He is currently touring a solo performance project entitled Bach to BlackNotes, which features the music of J.S. Bach juxtaposed with music of neglected composers who speak to issues of oppression and inequality. See and hear more of Kyle’s musicianship on Instagram @klassicalkyle and at www.kylewalkerpiano.com.

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: The Dream Unfinished

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.

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019
Apr 22 @ 5:14 pm – 6:14 pm

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams To Speak At NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally On May 4

New York’s oldest marijuana event starts in Midtown and marches to Union Square Park for a day-long rally with speakers and music

NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2019 – New York’s longest-running annual pro-cannabis event, the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally, returns on May 4.

This year’s Event will take place as New York State lawmakers debate the merits of two legalization measures: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.

A lineup of elected officials and musical performers will educate and entertain the crowd throughout the day.

The Event begins at 11 am with a pro-legalization speak-out at the assembly point at W. 32 St. and Broadway. At 12:30 pm, the Parade marches down Broadway to Union Square Park. The Rally there runs from 1-5 pm.

Speakers will include recently-elected New York City Public Advocate Jumaane WilliamsAssembly Member Richard Gottfried (State Assembly District 75, Manhattan) and other elected officials, industry experts and activists.

The musical lineup features Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob (including members of Parliament-Funkadelic), Brooklyn’s High & Mighty Brass Band, the CCB Reggae All Stars (formerly the High Times Cannabis Cup Band), rappers Cambatta and SCRIBE the Verbalist, and the East Village’s SoulCake.

The NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally’s Coalition Partners include Empire State NORML, Women Grow NYC, Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Cannabis Cultural Association, Start SMART New York, New Jersey Cannabusiness Association, High NY, Revel, LatinoJustice, Hemp Industry Association, Patients Out of Time, Marijuana Business Association, Green Party of New York State, A Rebel Minded Society, Freedom Leaf, Honeysuckle, Infuzes and Good Deed Entertainment.

The Event sponsors are Dutch company Sensi Seeds; Etain Health, one of New York’s medical cannabis providers with dispensaries in Manhattan (142 E. 39 St.), Yonkers and Kingston; hemp supplier Tonic; grow-box manufacturer SunBud Solutions; CannaGather; Presto Doctor;  Curved Papers; and TribeTokes.

Following the Parade & Rally, there will be an Afterparty at SOB’s (204 Varick St.) featuring speakers, music and sponsor tables from 5-10 pm. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

About the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally

The New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally (NYCCPR) is among the longest running marijuana legalization events in the world. What began as a “Smoke-In” in Washington Square Park organized by the Yippies in 1973 has evolved into a two-part Event: A Parade down Broadway and a Rally in Union Square Park, all on the first Saturday in May. Sister events take place in more than 300 cities worldwide on the same day. NYCCPR is the founding chapter of the Global Marijuana March.

The event’s mission is to end the prohibition of cannabis at all levels – international, federal, state and local. Ten states have legalized marijuana since 2012. New York and New Jersey are both on paths to legalization. Thirty-three states allow access to medical marijuana, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. By June, perhaps New York will pass legislation.

These factors make this year’s Parade & Rally all the more important. New York has come a long way from when 50,000 residents were being arrested a year for marijuana possession. Arrests are down and policy has changed since last year. Now the goal is complete legalization, with a fair and equitable commercial marketplace, like in California and Massachusetts.

Please note: Final Parade & Rally details are subject to change by NYPD and New York City Parks Department.

Chroniclers of the Climate Apocalypse
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fumarole on Mount Redoubt, Alaska, USA. One day before the eruption of 2009-03-22 the volcano shows steam venting and the summit glacier melting and breaking in an “ice piston” feature.

Chroniclers of the Climate Apocalypse

Monday, April 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn

Visit this page at DowntownBrooklyn as well as this page for tickets at EventBrite

The journalists who report on climate change have stories of their own. Tasked with remaining objective as they make a daunting, politicized topic tangible, they embed in smoldering landscapes and inundated shores. Hear front-line stories from Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT correspondent Sheri Fink, The Guardian environmental reporter Oliver Milman, and author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Dahr Jamail. Moderated by National Geographic Society Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism Andrew Revkin.

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
28
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts
Apr 28 all-day
Sunday Platform - Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts

Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00 am

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Learn more at this official page here…

Recent work of noted evolutionary biologists suggest that what may drive our political conflicts may have less to do with ideas and more to do with deep-seated survival skills. Evidence for this is seen in field observations of species closely related to humans, but sociologists also spot this same behavior within humans as well. While biology drives most of human behavior, as is often the case, “biology is not destiny.” How can we ameliorate our biological drive towards conflicts with others, and might other biological drives be used to counter this challenge?

Curt Collier is the National Youth Programs Director for Groundwork USA, an organization created by the National Park Service and the EPA. He has created a number of award-winning programs that bring new audiences into the national parks and has created a number of career pipelines for youth of color to enter conservation related fields. Annually, Collier oversees corps and training programs in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks, as well as youth programs in Gateway National Recreation Area in New York. He served as an Ethical Culture leader for over 20 years at Societies in St. Louis, Riverdale-Yonkers, and for the New York Society.

Presider: Monica Weiss

Shared Charity: Groundwork USA

Apr
30
Tue
2019
The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series :: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan / April 30 with special appearance by Detroit DJ Juan Atkins

April 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York, NY 10003
(6 to Astor Place/R-W to 8th Street)

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space at http://bit.ly/DetroitCU. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Made possible with support from Citi.

With declining federal resources, aging infrastructure, and shifting economies, city leaders are activating all available assets, including grassroots organizations, non-profits, private philanthropists, and corporate leaders to initiate transformational progress. Nowhere is this more true than in Detroit, a city undergoing a near-complete metamorphosis.

While other cities are experiencing industry-related growth, Detroit’s growth is unique in that the change is driven and informed by the vision of a citizen-focused, inclusive city that is responsive to new, emerging, and nascent social, political, and economic needs. Mayor Mike Duggan has been at the helm of this transformation since taking office in 2013. Duggan has formed and relied upon expansive, cross-sector public-private partnerships. For example, the City of Detroit has partnered with the Kresge Foundation to promote and expand strategic transit-oriented development to increase long-term equitable opportunity, with Quicken Loans to spur homeownership and inclusive economic growth, and with local non-profit organizations like Osborn Neighborhood Alliance for social services. And don’t forget how art and music are also integral to a city’s growth.

Hear from Mayor Duggan about this work and more as part of the first program of The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series. Following his talk, Mayor Duggan will be joined by Rip Rapson, President and CEO, Kresge Foundation, Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, and Juan Atkins, a Kresge Artist Fellow and a pioneer of Detroit techno, for a conversation about Detroit. Jennifer Bradley, Executive Director for the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute, moderates.

Juan Atkins will also perform a set as part of the evening’s program.

Michael E. “Mike” Duggan is the 75th mayor of Detroit, Michigan – elected in 2013. He received 52% of the primary vote as a write-in candidate, then 55% of the vote in the mayoral run-off in November 2013. He ran for Mayor of Detroit on a platform of financial turnaround, crime reduction and economic development – believing that, “Every neighborhood has a future.”

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a private, national foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing. He has led foundation to adopt an array of grantmaking and investing tools to improve the economic, social, cultural and environmental conditions of urban life through six defined programs: arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Kresge’s hometown of Detroit.

An 1983 alumnus of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Maurice Cox is the director of planning and development for the City of Detroit. Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans.

As an originator of techno music, Juan Atkins transformed electronic music and joined the ranks of Detroit’s musical legacy. In 1981, Atkins and Richard “3070” Davis co-founded the groundbreaking electro group Cybotron, which laid the foundation for Detroit techno. In 1985, Atkins founded his own label Metroplex Records and recorded his first single with his new group Model 500. Toward the end of the 1980s, techno music swept the planet with Atkins in high demand for live performances around the world.

Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation where she has led projects on: how local-level regulations can help or hinder innovation and economic inclusion; how cities can prepare for the advent of autonomous vehicles; how inclusive innovation happens in businesses, philanthropies, local governments, and non-profits; and the challenges that women and people of color have in accessing capital.

 

May
5
Sun
2019
Pier Groups: A Conversation With Jonathan Weinberg at the Whitney
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore The History Of The Hudson River Piers and Queer Artists Post-Stonewall At “Pier Groups: A Conversation With Jonathan Weinberg”

Sunday, May 5, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Whitney Museum of American Art
3rd Floor, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center
99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington St. and West St.)

To correspond with the publication of Pier Groups, author Jonathan Weinberg will join artists Andreas Sterzing and Sasha Wortzel for a conversation examining art, sexuality, and the New York Waterfront from the 1970s to the present, on Sunday, May 5th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Whitney Museum of American Art, located at 99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington Street and West Street), Manhattan. The event will take place in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center located on the 3rd Floor of the museum.

Following the Stonewall riots, the Hudson River piers and surrounding Meatpacking District became a site of exploration and experimentation for queer artists. Panelists will explore how the Hudson River piers has changed since the 1970s and highlight their own personal recollections of the piers and New York City over the past 50 years.

Pier Groups weaves together interviews, documentary photographs, literary texts, artworks, and film stills to show how avant-garde practices competed and mingled with queer identities along the Manhattan waterfront. Part memoir, part art history, the book is a document of the artistic and sexual expression that characterized and ultimately transformed the neighborhood where the Whitney now stands.

Tickets are required and include museum admission, $10 for adults, $8 for members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability. Tickets can be purchased here.

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.

May
8
Wed
2019
8th Annual Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival
May 8 – May 11 all-day

8th Annual Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival

At Hunter College

May 8 – 11, 2019

Under the leadership of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Hunter’s MFA Playwriting Program features intensive, hands-on writing workshops that foster a tight-knit, supportive community of artists committed to challenging assumptions about what theater is and will become.

The festival is the culmination of Hunter’s MFA Playwriting Program, and features readings of new full-length works by Hunter’s 2019 MFA playwrights – Omar Vélez Meléndez, Hayley Stahl, Adin Lenahan, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, and Zoë Erwin-Longstaff – and an evening of short works and excerpts by the first-year MFA playwriting students. The readings will take place May 8-11 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).

Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis.  Reserve tickets HERE.

Gregory Mosher is the Patty and Jay Baker Chair of Theatre at Hunter College. Professors for the 2018-19 academic year include Adam Bock, Christine Scarfuto, Maria Striar, and Anne Washburn.  The festival is generously sponsored by the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwriting Program.

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm

WE BUILT OUR HOMES NEAR KINGDOMS OF ANIMALS AND MAGIC by Omar Vélez Meléndez

Directed by David Mendizábal

Welcome to sunny Florida! Eric is Puerto Rican and feels weird about it. His daughter, Kira, is #chill with it and absolutely NEEDS to investigate her heritage. But what if the island is no longer there? What would you do if your home, the happiest place on Earth, a world of Enchantment with many shades and colors, was blown away? Or what if it came to you?

 

Thursday, May 9 at 7:30pm

COMPANY by Hayley Stahl

Directed by Knud Adams

It’s the kind of polyphonic choral piece that hurts to listen to. Everyone is out of key, someone quits halfway through, and strange echoes abound. The soloist wants to keep going but no one can understand why.

 

Friday, May 10 at 3:00pm

INTRODUCING THE FIRST YEAR HUNTER MFA PLAYWRIGHTS

Join us for a selection of short works and excerpts written and directed by Hunter MFA first-year playwrights Renae Jarrett, Nick Kaidoo, Jenny M. Krick, and Danny Tejera.

 

Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm

WHITEHARE by Adin Lenahan

Directed by Tony Speciale

Levi Leavitt’s life is falling apart around him: a marriage in shambles, a child incarcerated, a sister-in-law who appears out of nowhere, and the eerie presence of a monster born from the internet.  A comic-gothic-melodrama about the traumas living just below the surface of a small house in Mascouten, Illinois…bear witness to the secrets, the repression, the horror, toWhitehare!

 

Saturday, May 11 at 2:00pm

JAROCK MASH-UP by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Directed by Victor Malana Maog

JaRock Mash-Up: A collision of DanceHall, f%cking Christopher Columbus, rape, pillage (Sorry…, colonization!), Bodacious girls choppin’ de grass, a duppy that watches, and a family’s search that takes them beyond Jamaica’s Belvedere Mountains.

 

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm

SUBJECT: RE: FAMILY DRAMA by Zoë Erwin-Longstaff

Directed by Machel Ross

Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come: the Erwin patriarch is dead. But certain family members are weeping too hard and for the wrong reasons, all because Zoë, the wayward granddaughter, got drunk and stumbled on a dark family secret. Based on Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, a play about life-lies and a deranged quest for truth told through group texts and mass emails that probably should have never been sent.

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
12
Sun
2019
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

May
14
Tue
2019
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
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.

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

May
21
Tue
2019
Green-Wood’s Death Café – Candid Conversations About Death
May 21 @ 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
22
Wed
2019
The 12th Annual World Science Festival in NYC
May 22 – Jun 2 all-day

The 12th Annual World Science Festival

May 22 – June 2, 2019

Announces 2019 Programming

And Invites New Yorkers To

‘Awaken Their Inner Genius’

New York, NY (May 2, 2019) – The World Science Festival has unveiled its 2019 program lineup, which presents many of the world’s leading scientists, pioneers, artists, and influential thinkers – bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The Festival, beginning Wednesday, May 22nd, celebrates science with original programming that includes discourse, debate, theatre, film, workshops, and interactive installations as well as events for young innovators, scientists-in-the-making, and families. The Festival transforms the city and brings the world’s leading scientists to advance our understanding and appreciation of everything from quarks to the cosmos.

Tracy DayCo-Founder and CEO of the World Science Festival, has long been an advocate of bringing significant scientific discussions to wider audiences. “We are thrilled to offer an exciting line-up of programming, with leaders in their fields engaging the public in conversations that encourage all to be champions of scientific truth and human curiosity.”

“This year we are celebrating the anniversaries of both the confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and also the Apollo moon landing, two gratifying moments of insight and exploration,” said Columbia University physicist Brian Greene, Co-Founder of the World Science Festival. “These astonishing milestones are an opportunity for us all to recognize the enormous capacity of humankind to achieve the seemingly impossible.”

Kicking off this year’s festivities, The World Science Festival Gala will be held on May 22nd, 2019, featuring an original production of Light Falls: Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein, which tells the dramatic story of Einstein’s electrifying discovery of the General Theory of Relativity. The production, narrated by Brian Greene, features an all-Broadway cast, innovative 3D visuals designed by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (“An American in Paris”), and an original score by Jeff Beal (“House of Cards”). Light Falls premieres nationwide Wednesday, May 29—the 100th anniversary to the day of Einstein’s Theory being confirmed through astronomical observations—at 10/9c on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/lightfalls and the PBS Video app.

Now in its 12th year, the World Science Festival continues to bring the power of science to new audiences. This year’s programming will feature some of the most brilliant scientists, seasoned explorers, and influential performers, including Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, inventor of CRISPR Jennifer Doudna, chess icon Garry Kasparov, Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre, commander of the International Space Station Scott Kelly, actress and activist Marlee Matlin, renowned AI researcher Yann LeCun, and more.

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAIN STAGE WILL INCLUDE:

Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?: Intelligence was once thought to be uniquely human, but what is intelligence? Why do some species get an extra dose? And just how special are humans, really? Participants include: biologist Simon Garnier, neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel, and marine mammalogist Denise Herzing. Author, journalist, and comedian Faith Salie will moderate.

Physics in the Dark: Searching for the Universe’s Missing Matter: For nearly a century, evidence has mounted that the gravitational pull necessary to keep clusters of galaxies intact, as well as stars within galaxies from flying apart, requires far more matter than we can see. Problem is, such “dark matter” has also eluded one specially designed detector after another. Which raises the big question: What if we have failed to find dark matter because it isn’t there? Participants include: physicist Mariangela Lisanti, astrophysicist Joseph Silk, physicist Erik Verlinde, and astrophysicist Risa Wechsler. Physicist and author Brian Greene will moderate.

The Richness of Time: Time on Earth elapses at a uniform rate, so why does the human experience of time seem so varied? How do various neurological afflictions change the perception of time? And underneath it all, how does human language impact our ability to think about time and fully experience its rich and mysterious contours? Participants include: cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky and neuroscientist Dean Buonomano. Physicist and author Brian Greene will moderate.

Loose Ends: String Theory and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryThirty-five years ago string theory took physics by storm, promising the coveted unified theory of nature’s forces that Einstein valiantly sought but never found. In the intervening decades, string theory has brought a collection of mind-boggling possibilities into the lexicon of mainstream thinking—extra dimensions of space, holographic worlds, and multiple universes. Some researchers view these developments as symptoms of string theory having lost its way. Others argue that string theory, although very much still a work in progress, is revealing stunning new qualities of reality. Participants include: physicists Lara AndersonMichael DineMarcelo Gleiser, and Andrew Strominger. Physicist and author Brian Greene will moderate.

Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics: Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Join scientists and “psychonauts” who are now picking up where research left off 50 years ago, experimenting with LSD and other psychedelics to heal—and reveal—the mind. Participants include: psychologist Alison Gopnik, addiction psychiatrist Stephen Ross, and neuroscientist Anil Seth.

Making Room for Machines: Getting Ready for AGI: The “thinking machines” that Alan Turing postulated in 1950 have already vaulted beyond us in specific arenas like chess and Jeopardy. But if we achieve artificial general intelligence, it may take only seconds for our creation to surpass us in every other arena as well. Will humans fight to restrain such super intelligence, or join forces, perhaps bringing about a new utopia? Or, will we simply and quietly become irrelevant? Participants include: writer, activist, and chess champion Garry Kasparov, computer scientist Yann LeCun, roboticist Hod Lipson, and AI ethicist Shannon Vallor.

The Right Stuff: What It Takes to Boldly GoFifty years ago, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bounced on the moon’s surface below, Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot Michael Collins briefly disappeared behind the lunar disk, becoming the first person to experience space entirely alone. As we set our sights on the stars, space travelers will need to cope with ever longer stretches in the lonely environs of the cosmos. What will that take? How will it affect who we are? Participants include: astronaut Michael Collins, astronaut Scott Kelly, and astronaut Leland Melvin. Journalist and producer Miles O’Brien will moderate.

FUN, FASCINATING, AND FREE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES WILL INCLUDE:

Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Immerse yourself in stargazing and storytelling. First, step up to a professional telescope for an intimate look at the Moon, Jupiter, and beyond. Then, sit on the grass for “Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe,” created by Grammy® Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre. This short film experience reveals the galaxy from the perspective of the Hubble Space Telescope as 100 members of the LaGuardia High School Senior Chorus provide a celestial soundscape. Stay for an engaging discussion with astrophysicists and the film’s creators.

City of Science: A larger-than-life touring event where the magic of science, technology, engineering, and math collide! Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and engaging exhibitions, this free program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist.

Great Fish Count: From Lemon Creek in Staten Island to the shores of the Bronx River, New York’s waterways are teeming with life—and it’s up to you to find it! Led by  top marine scientists and biologists in 16 sites across New York’s five boroughs, Yonkers, and New Jersey, the Great Fish Count gives attendees of all ages the chance to strap on a pair of waders, cast a net, and discover the underwater world in their own backyard.

The full program lineup for the 2019 World Science Festival can be found here, where tickets for Festival events can also be purchased.

 

May
26
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Girl Power! Youth Climate Activism in NYC w/ Xyie Bastida, Colleen Schmidt, & Alexandria Villaseñor
May 26 all-day
Sunday Platform - Girl Power! Youth Climate Activism in NYC w/ Xyie Bastida, Colleen Schmidt, & Alexandria Villaseñor @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Sunday Platform – Girl Power! Youth Climate Activism in NYC w/ Xyie Bastida, Colleen Schmidt, & Alexandria Villaseñor

Sunday, May 26, 2019
11:00 am

2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Free

Monica Weiss, ETHICAL NYC Co-Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee, interviews three young, inspiring climate activists:

XIYE BASTIDA spoke about the challenges that youth face because of the climate crisis at the 2018 UN World Urban Forum 9. She received the Spirit of the United Nations Award for her environmental work. A junior at Beacon H.S., Xiye is the leader of the school’s Environmental Club and has worked with Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD) and numerous other climate organizations to communicate the implications of the existing climate crisis, among other issues.

COLLEEN SCHMIDT, an undergraduate studying Environmental Biology, is originally from Bozeman, Montana, where she grew up exploring rivers and mountains, developing a deep love for landscapes and wildlife. Her appreciation for the natural world has only increased through her studies of its complexity, resilience, and interconnectedness. The mission of the Sunrise Movement is the building of “an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process” through political action.

ALEXANDRIA VILLASEÑOR, a 7th grader, who — frustrated by the lack of progress of the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland, and inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Alexandria — became a national and international organizer for the first-ever global youth climate strike on March 15, 2019, mobilizing nearly 2,000 youths from 123 countries to demand climate action from their world leaders. Alexandria was awarded the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptor” Award and The Common Good Foundation’s Changemaker Scholarship and is on Politico’s list of the top 100 people influential in climate change policy. Alexandria continues in her role as a prominent climate strike organizer, and is working to bring accurate climate science and climate change education into K-12 schools. This week’s shared charity is Zero Hour, whose mission is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support their vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change.

This week’s shared charity is Zero Hour, whose mission is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support their vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change.

 

May
28
Tue
2019
Green-Wood’s Death Café – Candid Conversations About Death
May 28 @ 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
31
Fri
2019
Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
May 31 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.

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Green-Wood’s Death Café – Candid Conversations About Death
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
7th Annual Women Stage The World Parade in Times Square – 2019
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The League Of Professional Theatre Women

Presents The 7th Annual

Women Stage The World Parade

Tuesday, June 11 in Times Square

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will lead the seventh annual Women Stage the World Parade, a march to advocate for equal representation for women in theatre, on Tuesday, June 11 from 6-7pm, beginning and ending at the TKTS booth in Times Square.

Women Stage the World, an advocacy project of the LPTW, is designed to educate the public about the role women play in creating theatre and the gender barriers they face as men continue to outnumber women by 4 to 1 in key roles such as playwright, director and designer. Women buy two-thirds of the tickets and represent 65% of the audience, yet 80% of the time the storytelling on stage is shaped by men’s voices, not women. The Women Stage the World Parade and March will prompt ticket-buyers to ask three questions as they make buying decisions:

  1. Who wrote, directed and designed this play?
  2. What is this theatre’s track record in giving opportunities to women?
  3. How can you spread the word and promote women’s voices?

Like the suffragettes before them, Women Stage the World empowers women and men to become aware, take action and influence others. For the past seven years Women Stage the World has marched through Times Square- educating theatre goers about the importance of gender parity in the American Theater.

March participants will gather at the TKTS booth in Times Square starting at 5:30pm. The march will commence at 6pm and weave through Times Square and the Broadway district. The event is FREE and the League of Professional Theatre Women invites all theatre women and allies to participate in this march, as we boost awareness, lift our voices, and advocate for more opportunities for women in theatre. All march participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite historical theatre woman or in all white. Women Stage the World sashes and signs will be provided, as supplies last. If you’re a theatre woman or ally interested in participating in the event please email [email protected].

The League of Professional Theatre Women (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization) has been championing women and leading the gender parity conversation in the professional theatre for over 35 years. Since its founding, the LPTW’s membership has grown to 500+ theatre artists and practitioners of all backgrounds, across multiple disciplines, working in the commercial and non-profit sectors. To increase visibility of and opportunities for women in the field, the LPTW spearheads events, public programming, advocacy initiatives, media, and publications that celebrate industry luminaries, preserve the legacy of historic visionaries, raise awareness of the importance of nurturing women’s voices, and shine a spotlight on the imperative of striving for gender parity and fostering a diversity of expression, both in the theatre world and the world at large. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

Green-Wood’s Death Café – Candid Conversations About Death
Jun 11 @ 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.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Lecture on Roosevelt Island: The Woman in the Iron Coffin
Jun 13 all-day
Lecture on Roosevelt Island: The Woman in the Iron Coffin @ New York | New York | United States

Lecture on Roosevelt Island:

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

Thursday, June 13, 2019

(Roosevelt Island, NY, May13, 2019) – As a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Scott Warnasch has also served as director of the Human Remains Recovery excavations at the World Trade Center site and consultant to the NYPD and FBI on crime scene search and recovery operations. He will discuss several forensic search and recovery excavation projects, including the mysterious woman in the iron coffin, at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third 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.