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Feb
23
Sat
2019
The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year
Feb 23 – Apr 28 all-day

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year

February 23 – April 28

Also offered up is

Orchid Evenings

Taking place on March 16, 23, 30; April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
7:00 – 10:00 pm
(Entry Times at 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm)

You can get some discount tickets here…

Also,

Visit the official page here…

Thousands of orchids climb to the sky in the 17th annual “Orchid Show”, paying tribute to Singapore, the “City in a Garden,” and its beautiful national flower. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays homage to the site’s iconic supertrees, dramatic vertical habitats, as well as the famed arches, a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you, reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches to create a horticultural spectacle. You’ll see NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research and conservation.

“”The 17th annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden” where these storied flowers are an integral part of the culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden.

This horticultural spectacle, set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, mesmerizes with thousands of orchids in every shape, color, and size. Treasures from NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid hybridization, research, and conservation are also on display.””

Here below are videos concerning past years’ shows as posted by the NY Botanical Garden at their Youtube Page. Remember, these are from PAST Years.

 

Mar
16
Sat
2019
“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

March 16 – April 27

Discounted tickets can be found here…

Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual “Orchid Evenings”. New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond. This is a very special and romantic destination!

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Earth Day at Union Square NYC :: Earth Day Initiative
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

Earth Day at Union Square NYC

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Countdown Art Installation And Action Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 – 6:30 pm
Union Square (E. 17th and Broadway)

The following comes courtesy of their official page here…

Earth Day New York In Union Square

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 – 7:00 pm

Their Union Square event draws on the 380,000+ people who pass through Union Square daily, in addition to the thousands of people who come out specifically for the event. The event includes exhibits by a wide range of organizations, including environmental campaigns, local businesses, government agencies, and national corporate partners. The event also includes live performances, interactive displays, and family-friendly activities. Features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone.

 

Earth Day 5K Green Tour

Monday, April 22, 2019

Learn more about this and how to get tickets at this official eventbrite page…

Their Earth Day 5K Green Tour is a 5K with a twist. Participants raise money for their year-round programs while visiting sites around New York City, such as the Lowline (the world’s first underground park), a rooftop farm, a composting site, a natural food cooking school, and other great green places.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace @ New York | United States

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace

April 23, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Join them for one of two pinhole photography events they’re hosting with Staten Island Makerspace this April.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own pinhole camera, which you can bring back to our celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, on April 28th, and take a picture and develop it in our “pop-up” darkroom.

Cost is $5 per person and space is limited. RSVP to amy [at] aliceausten.org or call 718-816-4506 Ext. 10 to reserve your spot. Staten Island Makerspace is located at 450 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Mastervoices Presents World Premiere Of New Adaptation Of ‘Lady In The Dark’
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

Mastervoices Presents World Premiere Of New Adaptation Of

Lady In The Dark

April 25-27

As Part Of New York City Center’s 75th-Anniversary Season

Victoria Clark Heads Up Cast In Production That Features Costumes By Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, And Thom Browne 

Tickets Now Available for Newly-Added Third Performance on April 27

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm

Lady in the Dark

Book by Moss Hart

Music and Lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin

MasterVoices

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director and Conductor

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Doug Varone Dancers

Scenic design by Doug Fitch

Costume design by Tracy Christensen

Lighting design by James Ingalls

Sound design by Scott Lehrer

Additional select designs by Zac PosenCarolina Herrera, and Thom Browne

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Victoria Clark LIZA ELLIOTT, editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Allure
Amy Irving DR. BROOKS, a psychiatrist
Ashley Park MISS FOSTER, Liza’s secretary / SUTTON, Liza’s maid
Montego Glover MAGGIE GRANT, fashion editor of Allure
David Pittu RUSSELL PAXTON, staff photographer of Allure / Beekman, Liza’s chauffeur
Christopher Innvar CHARLEY JOHNSON, advertising manager of Allure / a Marine
Ben Davis RANDY CURTIS, a Hollywood star
Ron Raines KENDALL NESBITT, publisher of Allure / PIERRE, headwaiter at The Seventh Heaven

Tickets:

Priced from $30 to $140, may be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office, 131 W 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

New York, NY, March 25, 2019 – MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart musical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center’s 75th–anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone. The musical will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the lead role of Liza Elliott. In addition to the previously announced performances on April 25 and 26, because of high-ticket demand, a matinee has been added for April 27. Opening on Broadway in 1941, Lady in the Dark was groundbreaking in its unusual subject matter—psychoanalysis—and unconventional structure. It has not been seen in New York in 25 years, since it was presented as part of the inaugural Encores! season at New York City Center in 1994.

Lady in the Dark will feature MasterVoices’ 120 singers, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Doug Varone and Dancers. Varone’s new choreography makes dance an integral element in Liza’s story, as dancers act out her thoughts sung by the chorus. In addition to Miss Clark, the cast of eight includes Tony Nominees Montego GloverAshley Park, and Ron RainesBen DavisChristopher Innvar, and David Pittu; and Golden Globe Award and Academy Award Nominee Amy Irving.

MasterVoices has performed several of Kurt Weill’s lesser-known works, including The Firebrand of Florence, Knickerbocker Holiday, and The Road of Promise. The City Center Lady in the Darkperformances premiere the new edition of the script and score; the music will be performed in its entirety, and the script has been edited for this presentation by Christopher Hart and Kim KowalkeDoug Fitch, who recently collaborated with MasterVoices on Orphic Moments, is the scenic designer, and close collaborators Tracy Christensen (costume design), James Ingalls (lighting design), and Scott Lehrer (sound design) join the artistic team.

For the surreal Glamour, Wedding, and Circus dream sequences for which the revolutionary Broadway musical is known, MasterVoices enlisted the curatorial help of Vogue international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles to identify designers to collaborate on the costumes. He selectedZac Posen to bring his glamour and period-inspired sophistication to the design of the Glamour Dream in which Liza dreams that she is the toast of New York high society. Carolina Herrera will employ her signature avant-elegant style to the disturbing Wedding Dream with its themes of sex and death. Thom Browne’s sense of whimsy, playful use of bright colors and oversized patterns, and signature upending of expectations on proportion, will help visualize the Circus Dream with its “house-of-mirrors” effect representing Liza’s tortured mind. Thanks to a Zac Posen collaboration with Brooks Brothers, the brand is dressing the male dancers in the Glamour Dream. Costume designer Tracy Christensen—who worked previously on MasterVoices projects including The Pirates of PenzanceSong of Norway, and Babes in Toyland—will provide the clothing for the real-life scenes, and also supplement and coordinate the work of the three fashion designers for the dreams.

“I’ve been fascinated with this musical since I discovered it in college,” said Artistic Director Ted Sperling. “I staged a production in Philadelphia in 2001, and it’s been my dream to stage it in New York with my wonderful friend Victoria Clark, ever since. This is a rare chance to experience this groundbreaking work in all its musical glory. Like almost all shows of the golden age, Lady in the Dark is built on period expectations of how men and women are supposed to fit into society. But I think the authors were quite forward-thinking, and I admire their choice to center the show on a woman in charge who is trying to find the right balance in her life, as so many of us—both men and women—are today.”

Apr
27
Sat
2019
“Holi in the City”: Festival of Colors Party – April 27, 2019
Apr 27 all-day

Festival of Colors Party

“Holi in the City”: Festival of Colors Party

Stage 48
605 W. 48th Street, NYC

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

$25 – $29

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Join a beautiful crowd at Stage48 and get painted in reds, yellows, greens and pinks. “Holi in the City” celebrates the Festival of Colors in style with amazing beats by NYC’s top entertainers, plus food and drink for purchase. India’s Festival of Colors celebrates the coming of spring and the joy of friendship and equality, so all nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Come dressed in white and take the opportunity to cover yourself and your friends in colorful powders while dancing your heart out. Enjoy musical performances, delicious food and an afternoon of messy, colorful fun in New York City.

Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Apr 27 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.

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 27 – 28, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.

From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.

One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more.  Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.

Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.

Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.

Car Free Earth Day NYC 2019
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NYC Car Free Earth Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

30 blocks worth of traffic free streets!

New Yorkled’s always looked forward to that other similar event (Summer Streets) which takes place in the Summer. So it’s with great anticipation that we look forward to this day earlier in the year to be able to walk about the streets with camera in hand for the sake of capturing the city in a way not usually possible.

The following is borrowed from the official page here…

“”Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th, the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot during event hours, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Programming is presented at six rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Garment (38th Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), City Zone (26th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway). Environmental programming is offered by City agencies and nonprofit organizations along the route to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics.

Car Free Earth Day (Washington Heights)

“”In uptown Manhattan, Car Free Earth Day opens up 9 blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street. All along the street there will be performances and educational programming highlighting the importance of sustainability, tackling climate change, and rethinking how we use our streets. Come join us between 10am and 4pm! For updates, check their Facebook page,www.facebook.com/CarFreeNYC/.””

3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk 2019
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Kicks Off

New York Art Week

Saturday, April 27
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th to East 86th Streets.

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries Offer Artist & Curator Talks

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries including Acquavella Galleries, Baahng Gallery, Boers-Li Gallery, Di Donna, DAG, Erik Thomsen Gallery Galerie Gmurzynska, Helly Nahmad Gallery, Howard Greenberg, Leila Heller, Levy Gorvy, James Goodman, Mnuchin Gallery, Petzel Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, & Co., Tagore Gallery, Van de Weghe Fine Art, and White Cube.

Madison Avenue will become an epicenter of art during the 3rd annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. Curators from internationally acclaimed participating galleries will open their doors to the public to offer gallery talks and tours discussing their respective exhibitions by curators and artists.  Madison Avenue Gallery Walk has been organized to give art collectors and enthusiasts the time and space to visit the participating galleries.

A print edition of the Madison Avenue Gallery Map will be available, as well as information about the tours and talks, at the two ARTnews information tents located at 790 Madison at East 67thand at 1020 Madison Avenue at East 79th Streets.

Organized by the Madison Avenue BID, and presented by ARTnews, the event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register to attend a talk: www.artnews.com/madison-avenue-gallery-walk-2019/

Highlight of the talks & tours include:

Acquavella Galleries – “Lucian Freud: Monumental” featuring large scale naked portraits by Freud from 1990-2007,

Baahng Gallery – Artist Talk & Opening Reception for Porte Aguas, and a solo exhibition by Pilar Goutas.

Boers-Li Gallery – “Worlds without Borders,” a solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception

Di Donna, – Exhibition Tour: Surrealism in Mexico led by Jennifer Field, Ph.D., Director of Exhibitions

DAG – Introduction to Indian Modernism

Erik Thomsen Gallery – Modern Japanese Screens

Galerie Gmurzynska – Karl Lagerfeld and his very private passion of photography

Helly Nahmad Gallery – A guided tour of “Works by 20th Century Masters”

Howard Greenberg – James Van Der Zee: Studio

Leila Heller – Jane’s World, curated by Jane “Baby Jane” Holzer on the works featured in the space

Levy Gorvy – “Warhol Women”

James Goodman – “Black & White & Red all over.” The talk will focus on works of a monochrome nature.

Mnuchin Gallery – De Kooning: Five Decades

Petzel Gallery – Audio tour of Jorge Pardo exhibition “Reflexivity 1988 – 1994”

Richard Gray Gallery – Introduction to Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago

Rosenberg & Co. – Rosenberg Family Legacy and World War II Looted Art

Sundaram Tagore Gallery – A presentation of works by female gallery artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Tayeba Begum Lipi, and Kamolpan Chotvichai.

Van de Weghe Fine Art – Keith Haring Paintings

White Cube – Works by artist Al Held, who created works of great complexity during his 50-year career.

 

 

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

DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS

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

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

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

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

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

Free parking is available.

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

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival in Park Slope  
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival in Park Slope

Saturday, April 27
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

4th Street at 5th Ave near Old Stone House

Free and open to the public

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival is a free community event for the whole family filled with arts and crafts and Tuffy Tiger! Hosted along 4th St at 5th Ave rain or shine 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on April 27th. Admission is free. Activities are $2-$5 including tote decorating, spin art, and puppet making. Local and National businesses will host free activity booths and tons of giveaways! Free gift bags for first 200 kids. The event is sponsored by the 5th Ave BID of Park Slope and will host visits by the 501st Empire City Garrison, Empire Saber Guild and performances by Tuffy Tiger himself. Spin the prize wheel to win a free autographed copy of Tuffy Tiger’s new album “Songs & Music For Me!”

For information or to contribute to the organization’s mission visit www.puppetryarts.org or call 718-578-8471

 

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

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

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

April 2019

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

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

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

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

May 2019

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

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

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

Apr
28
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Apr 28 all-day
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 

Merchant’s House Museum

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

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

12:30 pm

(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)

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

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

Click here to purchase tickets.

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

St. George Day Festival 2019 in Staten Island
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

St. George Day Festival

A local Earth Day and arts celebration

Saturday, April 28, 2019
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Taking place in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island

Learn more at the official site here: www.stgeorgedaysi.com.

Visit, as well, their corresponding Facebook page here…

The following would be from a previous posting:

“”This free, North Shore event–a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one–will include kids’ activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle, “St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment.””

 

 

19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace @ New York | United States

19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace

April 28, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm

The following comes courtesy of the Alice Austen House Newsletter:

“”We invite you to join us on Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 – 4:00 PM for our celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. The event will take place at Staten Island Makerspace located at 450 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

As the official site host in New York City, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient image-making process and join photographers around the world in making pinhole photographs as part of this international event that promotes and celebrates the art of pinhole photography.

The Alice Austen House and Staten Island Makerspace will host an afternoon of photographic activities and will provide materials, darkroom facilities and offer professional guidance from photographers. Each participant may take one pinhole photograph for FREE. Additional exposures can be purchased for $5.00. Participants will process their photographs in a “pop-up” darkroom. Cameras will be provided but we encourage participants to bring their own pinhole cameras as well.

For more information please email info [at] aliceausten.org or call 718-816-4506″”

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Next walking tours:

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

Second & Fourth Sunday Walking Tours Resume!

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

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

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

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
1
Wed
2019
Moniker International Art Fair 2019
May 1 – May 5 all-day

Moniker International Art Fair

May 1 – 5, 2019

718 Broadway, NoHo, Manhattan, New York 10003

Official Site

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Collectors Day: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | $75

(Includes $50 towards your first original artwork purchase)

A program of educational talks, panel discussions and network­ing sessions around collecting contemporary and urban art.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Public Opening | 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm | $25

General Fair Days

Friday 3 May | 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm | $15
Saturday 4 May | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $15
Sunday 5 May | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | $15

Free Access

Entrance to the fair is free during these times
Friday, 3 May | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, 5 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Downtown Double Dip | Superfine! + Moniker

Superfine! has partnered with Moniker Art Fair to provide access to both fairs during open admission hours from Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, 2019. Both fairs will also reciprocally welcome VIP guests and collectors to enjoy the full program of each fair.

$25

Press Release:

Moniker Art Fair is pleased to announce the exhibitors for its second, New York edition, taking place May 1 – 5, 2019 at a new, central location in NoHo ( 718 Broadway). Celebrat­ing its 10th year, the five-day event will feature some of the world’s most renowned urban & contemporary artists and galleries, in booth exhibitions as well as solo presentations and installations.

Moniker’s new NoHo space will host a curated lineup of 28 exhibitors and four Special Projects, hailing from 13 coun­tries around the globe. These are presented in alignment with this year’s theme, Cause & Effect, which examines our shared roles and commitments in addressing the current state of political, social and ecological injustices. New ex­hibitors to this year include: Parlor Gallery from New Jersey, Mazel Galerie from Brussels, Perseus Gallery from New York and 11.12 Gallery from Moscow.

Complimenting Moniker’s lineup of gallery exhibitors will be a focus on solo artist presentations, with the fair’s Open Studios section and its installations by Spotlight Artists . “Open Studios” will be a dedicated section for solo artists to design a booth that best exemplifies their practice and work. Spotlight Artists are picked to create interactive and large-scale installations that can be found throughout the fair. Both initiatives amplify Moniker’s commitment to creating a sensational, immersive environment that highly engages its audience.

“We are thrilled to be returning to New York again this year following a strong debut,” said Tina Ziegler, Fair Director . “At a time when across the world we’re increasingly seeing closed borders, fear of divide, and exclusionary, divisive pol­itics, it’s an important moment for the art world to celebrate inclusivity, global activism and a community that operates with a proudly international outlook. That’s a particularly strong part of the exhibitions and installations we’re hosting at this year’s fair, and one that I’m excited about.”

Last year’s inaugural US edition reported over 6,000 visitors, who attended to see work by pioneers within the urban art scene and enjoy Moniker’s many unique programs and events. Programming for this year’s fair was created around the desire to make art collecting more accessible, and includes Collector’s Day, an alternative for the typical art fair Vernissage, which provides early access to the fair and a series of special events.

New York Superfine! Art Fair 2019
May 1 – May 5 all-day

New York Superfine! Art Fair 2019

May 1 – 5, 2019

107 Grand Street in Soho

Superfine! Brings Unstuffy Art Fair Experience to Soho for Third Annual May Show

Visit the official site here…

Basquiat and Warhol once roamed these streets, but there’s a new kid in town. Enter Superfine! Art Fair. Equal parts punk rock spirit and accessible art market innovation, Superfine! brings a new look and location to its 2019 New York fair, leaving the Meatpacking and landing at 107 Grand Street in Soho from May 1-5. A transparent, approachable player in an often stuffy and opaque art market, Superfine! believes that buying art should be a simple process and that an art fair should be an enjoyable atmosphere where anyone who wants to collect art can do so.

Superfine! NYC’s roster particularly emphasizes queer art, including the Call Me By Your Preferred Pronoun special project by Brooklyn artist Adam Chuck. The artist’s Polaroid-style paintings specially commissioned by the fair’s directors evoke the continued narrative of Oliver and Elio in last year’s Oscar-winning film – reimagined in the personage of the broader LGBTQ+ community. Provincetown’s On Center Gallery will also present their first fair booth blending homegrown charm with cutting-edge LGBTQ+ new contemporary work by artists including Andrew Moncrief and Thom Jackson.

Other exhibition highlights include mysterious Brooklyn-based artist Andy Blank, whose none-too-understated mission is to create “f*&%ing awesome” artwork under $200 using museum-quality materials. As rumors swirl about the real identity of the artist, their first major fair install will take place at Superfine! NYC.

New York’s Untitled Space, fresh from their much-lauded “Eden” presentation at curatorial darling SPRING/BREAK will show fiercely feminist and political works by artists from NYC and abroad. New Orleans and Santa Fe’s Antieau Gallery will present self-taught artist Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work in their second Superfine! Booth, DC being the first. Chris’ signature tapestry-based mixed media paintings pull from a variety of source material ranging from pop culture absurdism to traditional NoLA occult imagery.

Announcing: Two Fairs / One Pass, Superfine! + Moniker Partner for Dual Fair Access

Superfine! has partnered with Moniker Art Fair in nearby NoHo to provide access to both fairs via a Downtown Double Dip fair pass allowing guests access to both fairs during open admission hours from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5. The pass, at $25, shakes out to a 20% discount and encourages fairgoers to experience both fairs’ perspectives in the same day. Moniker, borne from London’s Shoreditch urban art scene, exemplifies the best in emerging and established artists from the urban and street art genres. Both fairs will also reciprocally welcome VIP guests and collectors to enjoy the full program of each fair.

Superfine! NYC will take place from May 1-5 at 107 Grand Street in Soho, Manhattan. Tickets are available at superfinenyc.eventbrite.com and include complimentary beer or wine for fairgoers.

May
2
Thu
2019
8th Edition of Frieze New York 2019
May 2 – May 5 all-day

8th Edition of Frieze New York 2019

May 2 – 5, 2019

Randall’s Island Park

Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 start at $27 for students and young ones

Visit the official site here…

2019 Fair Opening Days

Wednesday Preview, May 1 (invitation only). The fair closes at 7:00 pm
Thursday Preview, May 2, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday Private View, May 2, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets

Tickets are now on sale and only available online in advance. Buy yours now.

Frieze Announces Gallery Highlights and Curated Programs of Eighth Edition of Frieze New York

Frieze New York Seeks to Expand the Conversation about Art in its 2019 Edition, Representing an Exceptional Diversity and Quality of Artists and Artwork – from 20th-Century Icons to Self-Taught Visionaries, Virtual Reality, New York Pioneers and Figures at the Vanguard of Contemporary Practice

Featuring Unprecedented Number of Collaborations with Leading Museum Directors

Frieze Sculpture Launches in New York at Rockefeller Center

Frieze today reveals full details and highlights, including new exhibitions and dynamic themed sections for Frieze New York 2019, which opens in Randall’s Island Park from May 2 through 5. Featuring leading galleries from 26 countries, Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century. Building on Frieze’s history as a platform for discovery and challenging the traditional art fair format, the eighth edition introduces new curators and collaborations with leading museum directors; including two exhibitions exploring virtual reality and the significance of self-taught artists, and two new sections celebrating Latino and Latin American art and New York’s pioneering gallery community. Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.

Led by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas), Frieze New York introduces an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New York and across the US. Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator) will curate Diálogos, a new themed section for Latino and Latin American art. Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami) also joins the fair to oversee this year’s tribute section celebrating the enduring legacy of Linda Goode Bryant and her pivotal New York gallery, Just Above Midtown (JAM). A new exhibition of Virtual Reality artwork will be curated by Daniel Birnbaum (renowned curator, Director of Acute Art and formerly Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm); and artist, Javier Téllez will curate an exhibition of self-taught artists in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair…

May
4
Sat
2019
PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

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

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

April 2019

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

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

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

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

May 2019

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

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

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

May
5
Sun
2019
QSO’s All Mozart Concert  at Mary’s Nativity Church
May 5 all-day

QSO’s All Mozart Concert at Mary’s Nativity Church

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mary’s Nativity Church
46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.)
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-5996

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm to perform an all Mozart concert.

The program includes his Symphony No.29, Apollo et Hyacinthus Overture and Flute Concerto No.1 featuring Sojung Moon. Maestro Dong-Hyun Kim will lead the orchestra.

No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

May
8
Wed
2019
The Heart (Réparer les vivants) US Premiere at FIAF
May 8 all-day

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal

US Premiere

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

An international best-seller, Maylis de Kerangal’s poetic medical masterpiece The Heart (Réparer les vivants) is a stirring race against time adapted, performed, and directed by French actor Emmanuel Noblet. This touching and sometimes amusing play tells the story of 19-year-old Simon’s tragic surfing accident and his organ donation to save another’s life.

The acclaimed production, which won the 2017 Molière Award for Solo Performance, has been described by Le Figaro as “absolutely remarkable… breathtaking and deeply moving theater that leads us to reflect on the most important questions we can ask ourselves.”

Don’t miss the special 300th performance of this award-winning play!

90 minutes
In French with English supertitles
FIAF Members: $30, Non-Members: $40

Purchase Tickets Here…

 

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

Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

May
11
Sat
2019
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 11 all-day

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces 

Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival 

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

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

Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

 

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

Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My!

Trolley Tour Explores the Conflicts Between

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

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

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

Free parking is available.

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

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

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

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

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

April 2019

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

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

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

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

May 2019

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

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

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

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

Merchant’s House Museum

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

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

12:30 pm

(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)

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

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

Click here to purchase tickets.

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

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

Next walking tours:

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

Second & Fourth Sunday Walking Tours Resume!

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

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

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

May
14
Tue
2019
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
16
Thu
2019
Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum
May 16 all-day

Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum

May 16, 2019

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

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

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

Visit as well this other posting within New Yorkled.

 

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

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2019:
Taste, Shop & More

May 18 – 19, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

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

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

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

Also, learn more at the official site here…

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

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC

May 18 – 19, 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine!

Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street

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

Be sure to visit the official site as well

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

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

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

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

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

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

April 2019

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

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

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

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

May 2019

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

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

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

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
23
Thu
2019
Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall
May 23 all-day
Todd Crow, photo by Karl Rabe

Vassar College Department of Music Presents

Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall

Thursday, May 23, 2019
at 7:30 pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

MENDELSSOHN
Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 (Sonate écossaise)

SCHUMANN
Kreisleriana

DEBUSSY
Etude No. 10, “Pour les Sonorités opposées”

HENRI DUTILLEUX
Three Préludes

BARTÓK
Dance Suite

Tickets: $25
Call 212-247-7800 or visit www.carnegiehall.org
For discounted tickets for Vassar College alumnae/i, email the Music Department Office at [email protected].

Todd Crow is a pianist whose artistry has brought him critical superlatives in the U.S. and notably in England – there largely through regular appearances on the BBC. The New York Times has described his playing as “heroic, [showing] endless flair, color and stamina.” The Times of London has praised his performances as “spine-chilling” and “exhilarating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that his playing exhibited “stunning control and a wonderful sense of musical architecture.”

Todd was a member of the Vassar College faculty for 49 years, retiring in June 2018 as the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music. The Vassar College Department of Music is presenting Todd Crow in recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm. His program is a hearty meal of virtuoso pianism: Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Schumann’sKreisleriana, Op. 16; Debussy’s Etude No. 10 “pour les Sonorités opposées”; Three Préludes by Henri Dutilleux; and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

Thomas Sauer, a colleague of Todd Crow’s at Vassar, had this to say: “It was my good fortune to have served on the Vassar piano faculty with Todd Crow for 19 years. He was the kindest, most selfless and generously supportive colleague imaginable, and his personal pianistic standards would be the envy of a performer at any stage of a performing career.”

“Many of his colleagues consider him to be a pianist’s pianist,” wrote the critic Jed Distler on ClassicsToday about Chopin: The Late Mazurkas (MSR, 2018), Crow’s latest in a series of distinguished recordings that have earned him a string of critical acclaim over the years. Two discs in particular of performances recorded for BBC broadcast – Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings, Volume 1 (2010), music of Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn/Liszt, Moscheles, and Schumann; and Volume 2 (2013), piano variations of Brahms and Dvorák – elicited from Fanfare magazine what is perhaps definitive praise for this pianist, calling him “…among the aristocrats of keyboard artists,” and saying this: “Todd Crow is an American treasure. He combines a solid technique and beautiful keyboard touch with complete mastery of the music.”

In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Composers, Concord, Shanghai, Miami, Daedalus, Jupiter, Miró, Parker, Dover and Escher string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986.  He has been heard on BBC Radio for many years in both live and recorded performances, and on National Public Radio in the USA, as well as many other American radio stations.

Since 1996, he has been music director and pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine, now looking forward to its 55th season. In addition to frequent appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, and other festivals. His CDs include sonatas of Haydn and Schubert, Liszt’s transcription for piano solo of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, works of Sergei Taneyev and Dohnányi, the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn (with cellist Mark Shuman), and Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Released in 2016, a CD entitled Of Love of You–A Tribute to Emery W. Harper features world premiere recordings of new American works for piano, soprano, and bass-baritone by Bolcom, Liebermann, Rands, Stucky, Del Tredici, Wyner, and others. Todd Crow can also be heard on the Albany, ASV, Bridge, First Impression, Golden String, New World, and Toccata Classics labels.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California and The Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Erno Dániel, Ania Dorfmann, and at the Music Academy of the West, Emanuel Bay. At the age of 13 he was awarded an indefinitely renewable scholarship for the study of music composition by the Epstein Foundation of Chicago, and as a teenager he won prizes for his works including a competition sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters.  At age fifteen, he won the Santa Barbara Symphony Young Artists Competition.  He is also editor of the volume Bartók Studies (Detroit, 1976).  In 1986 he received the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award. www.toddcrowpiano.com

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

16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jone Beach

May 24 – 26, 2019

Admission Price: Free
Parking: $10.00

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

No Kites, No Pets allowed.

Visit the official site right here…

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

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

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