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Friday June 1, 2018 Jun 1, 2018
8:30am Jon Burgerman @ BAM Fisher CreativeMornings

Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular ‘Doodle’ art style.

His work is placed between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. His is a pervasive and instantly recognisable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).

8:30am Jon Burgerman @ BAM Fisher

Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular ‘Doodle’ art style.

His work is placed between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. His is a pervasive and instantly recognisable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).

12:00pm Funky Pigs Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt a funky pig! Give your pig wacky polkadots, a sweet mohawk, or a cool hat in today’s Clay Bar workshop.

12:00pm Funky Pigs

Sculpt a funky pig! Give your pig wacky polkadots, a sweet mohawk, or a cool hat in today’s Clay Bar workshop.

6:00pm Qwerty 2018: Sixth Annual Girls Write Now Digital Media Exhibition Girls Write Now

In Girls Write Now’s cutting edge Digital Media Mentoring Program, girls create at the intersection of language, technology, and art. The professional women in media who serve as mentors support teens as they explore writing through video and audio production, interaction design, creative programming, animation, and more.

The QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcases innovative genre-and medium-bending work by New York City teens — with a panel of digital game changers including Lynette Nylander, writer and media maker, Jazmine Hughes, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, and more!

6:00pm Qwerty 2018: Sixth Annual Girls Write Now Digital Media Exhibition

In Girls Write Now’s cutting edge Digital Media Mentoring Program, girls create at the intersection of language, technology, and art. The professional women in media who serve as mentors support teens as they explore writing through video and audio production, interaction design, creative programming, animation, and more.

The QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcases innovative genre-and medium-bending work by New York City teens — with a panel of digital game changers including Lynette Nylander, writer and media maker, Jazmine Hughes, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, and more!

6:30pm Thelma Golden & Kaitlyn Greenidge: Notes from the Reading Life National Book Foundation

In this intimate conversation, an art world icon talks about her love of reading and shares recommendations for the books that have inspired her throughout her life.

Thelma Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she began her career in 1987. After a decade at the Whitney, she returned to the Studio Museum in 2000 as Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, and was named Director and Chief Curator in 2005. In 2015 Golden joined the Barack Obama Foundation's Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2016 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. Born in St. Albans, Queens, Golden currently resides in Harlem.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

6:30pm Thelma Golden & Kaitlyn Greenidge: Notes from the Reading Life

In this intimate conversation, an art world icon talks about her love of reading and shares recommendations for the books that have inspired her throughout her life.

Thelma Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she began her career in 1987. After a decade at the Whitney, she returned to the Studio Museum in 2000 as Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, and was named Director and Chief Curator in 2005. In 2015 Golden joined the Barack Obama Foundation's Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2016 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. Born in St. Albans, Queens, Golden currently resides in Harlem.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

7:00pm The Otolith Group: Opening Night Screenings Rubin Museum

This free program celebrates the opening of the exhibition A Lost Future: The Otolith Group, which centers on their newly commissioned film on Santiniketan. The evening begins with a brief Q&A with the artists and exhibition curator Beth Citron.

Following the discussion is a screening of three of the Otolith Group’s earlier films connected to India.

7:00pm The Otolith Group: Opening Night Screenings

This free program celebrates the opening of the exhibition A Lost Future: The Otolith Group, which centers on their newly commissioned film on Santiniketan. The evening begins with a brief Q&A with the artists and exhibition curator Beth Citron.

Following the discussion is a screening of three of the Otolith Group’s earlier films connected to India.

7:00pm Bike Home from Work Party Transportation Alternatives

Celebrate the end of Bike Month with us at Brooklyn Brewery! Complete with food, vendors, games, dancing, and beer, this carnival-themed block party is the perfect way to kickoff the summer cycling season. 

We will also be awarding the winners of the 2018 Bike to Work Challenge.

Entrance is free but RSVP is required, so make sure to reserve your tickets, which will be released soon.

7:00pm Bike Home from Work Party

Celebrate the end of Bike Month with us at Brooklyn Brewery! Complete with food, vendors, games, dancing, and beer, this carnival-themed block party is the perfect way to kickoff the summer cycling season. 

We will also be awarding the winners of the 2018 Bike to Work Challenge.

Entrance is free but RSVP is required, so make sure to reserve your tickets, which will be released soon.

7:00pm What The Body Knows: Connecting Cells To Choreography Strand Books

The Olio will be led by two teachers from the New School, Sasha Portyannikova, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Russia, whose research focuses on body awareness and interventions in public spaces, and Think Olio teacher, Beau Rhee, an internationally exhibiting artist, designer, and choreographer.

This night will be made up of multiple exercises paired with conversations around theories of movement and the body. Each speaker will be taking a bit of a different angle and incorporating their own research and experiences.

7:00pm What The Body Knows: Connecting Cells To Choreography

The Olio will be led by two teachers from the New School, Sasha Portyannikova, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Russia, whose research focuses on body awareness and interventions in public spaces, and Think Olio teacher, Beau Rhee, an internationally exhibiting artist, designer, and choreographer.

This night will be made up of multiple exercises paired with conversations around theories of movement and the body. Each speaker will be taking a bit of a different angle and incorporating their own research and experiences.

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical Magnet Theater

Sequel: The Musical takes the audience's suggestion of a Broadway Musical and improvises a musical of what happens next in the sequel.

Ever wonder if Cosette and Marius end up going into couples counseling? Or are Roxie and Velma ever able to find husbands again? Does the Phantom of the Opera now have to get a job at Target? Does Mimi still work at the Cat Scratch Club?

Find out the answers to all your Broadway musical questions and more with this monthly musical improv show!

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical

Sequel: The Musical takes the audience's suggestion of a Broadway Musical and improvises a musical of what happens next in the sequel.

Ever wonder if Cosette and Marius end up going into couples counseling? Or are Roxie and Velma ever able to find husbands again? Does the Phantom of the Opera now have to get a job at Target? Does Mimi still work at the Cat Scratch Club?

Find out the answers to all your Broadway musical questions and more with this monthly musical improv show!

Saturday June 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
9:00am Strand Books @ Bookcon! Strand Books

We’re excited to be at this year’s BookCon! Our booth will feature all your favorite Strand merch. Also catch us in the autograph room to get some of your new favorite books signed, featuring authors like Chuck Palahniuk, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Claire, Brandon Sanderson, Colleen Hoover, David Levithan, Marie Lu, Rainbow Rowell, Taye Diggs, and many more!

9:00am Strand Books @ Bookcon!

We’re excited to be at this year’s BookCon! Our booth will feature all your favorite Strand merch. Also catch us in the autograph room to get some of your new favorite books signed, featuring authors like Chuck Palahniuk, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Claire, Brandon Sanderson, Colleen Hoover, David Levithan, Marie Lu, Rainbow Rowell, Taye Diggs, and many more!

Today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting cats and dogs! Create a miniature version of a pet you own or wish you owned!

10:00am Pets

Today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting cats and dogs! Create a miniature version of a pet you own or wish you owned!

11:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bold Girls and Rebel Women Irish Arts Center

Feast on free pancakes for kids and mimosas for parents and caregivers as we snuggle up on the Donaghy Theatre stage with some of the most popular and entertaining feature films, cartoons, and shorts Ireland has to offer. To honor the centennial of women’s suffrage in Ireland, this edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons will feature selections with strong female characters and crafts inspired by suffragettes. Before the screening check out new books including Bold Girls from Children’s Books Ireland and Rebel Girls’ new edition of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. 

Fun for boys, girls, and the whole family!

11:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bold Girls and Rebel Women

Feast on free pancakes for kids and mimosas for parents and caregivers as we snuggle up on the Donaghy Theatre stage with some of the most popular and entertaining feature films, cartoons, and shorts Ireland has to offer. To honor the centennial of women’s suffrage in Ireland, this edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons will feature selections with strong female characters and crafts inspired by suffragettes. Before the screening check out new books including Bold Girls from Children’s Books Ireland and Rebel Girls’ new edition of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. 

Fun for boys, girls, and the whole family!

12:00pm Verbal Description And Sensory Tour For Visitors Who Are Blind Or Partially Sighted Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum offers verbal description and sensory tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours, which include Museum admission, are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and art of the Himalayas.

Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to visualize the art through close, careful descriptions and special touch objects such as sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements.

12:00pm Verbal Description And Sensory Tour For Visitors Who Are Blind Or Partially Sighted

The Rubin Museum offers verbal description and sensory tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours, which include Museum admission, are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and art of the Himalayas.

Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to visualize the art through close, careful descriptions and special touch objects such as sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements.

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring City Lore

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

2:30pm Free Playwriting Workshop for Senior Voices at Encore West Irish Arts Center

This free workshop is open to people over 65 who live, work, or play in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Space is limited so sign up today! 

Over this unique one-day session, writers will have an opportunity to complete several dramatic playwriting exercises, share their work, and read scenes from new plays as well as discuss how to learn from them. Crystal Skillman, who teaches at Pace University and ESPA Primary Stages, will be leading the workshop. She uses techniques from theatre, TV, comic books, audio books, and musical theater writing to teach new students creative methods of developing scenes. Students will emerge with a notebook full of material and a new 10 minute play. 

2:30pm Free Playwriting Workshop for Senior Voices at Encore West

This free workshop is open to people over 65 who live, work, or play in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Space is limited so sign up today! 

Over this unique one-day session, writers will have an opportunity to complete several dramatic playwriting exercises, share their work, and read scenes from new plays as well as discuss how to learn from them. Crystal Skillman, who teaches at Pace University and ESPA Primary Stages, will be leading the workshop. She uses techniques from theatre, TV, comic books, audio books, and musical theater writing to teach new students creative methods of developing scenes. Students will emerge with a notebook full of material and a new 10 minute play. 

6:00pm Adam Wade's Storytelling Series Magnet Theater

Hi Everyone, my 2nd album Adam Wade LIVE AT THE MAGNET THEATER will be release this week and I'll be doing a very special Adam Wade Storytelling Series Show this month... 

Saturday May 5th at 6pm - $7
SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW AT THE MAGNET THEATER 
With special guests Halle Kiefer, Carolyn Busa and David Martin!
The Magnet Theater 
254 West 29th St (btwn 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY
[note: The Adam Wade Storytelling Series will return next month with students from Adam's Magnet Theater Storytelling Classes]

6:00pm Adam Wade's Storytelling Series

Hi Everyone, my 2nd album Adam Wade LIVE AT THE MAGNET THEATER will be release this week and I'll be doing a very special Adam Wade Storytelling Series Show this month... 

Saturday May 5th at 6pm - $7
SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW AT THE MAGNET THEATER 
With special guests Halle Kiefer, Carolyn Busa and David Martin!
The Magnet Theater 
254 West 29th St (btwn 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY
[note: The Adam Wade Storytelling Series will return next month with students from Adam's Magnet Theater Storytelling Classes]

7:00pm David Sedaris: Calypso Strand Books

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

Join us for a reading and signing with one of the most beloved authors working today.

7:00pm David Sedaris: Calypso

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

Join us for a reading and signing with one of the most beloved authors working today.

8:00pm Puerto Rico / New York. Salsa Returns To El Taller. El Taller Latino Americano

If you wish to have fun dancing salsa and meeting friends new and old, please don’t forget Puerto Rico/ New York performance June, Saturday 2nd at 8pm.

Admission: $10

8:00pm Puerto Rico / New York. Salsa Returns To El Taller.

If you wish to have fun dancing salsa and meeting friends new and old, please don’t forget Puerto Rico/ New York performance June, Saturday 2nd at 8pm.

Admission: $10

Sunday June 3, 2018 Jun 3, 2018
10:00am West African Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us on Sunday, June 3, for a celebration of the culture of West Africa. There will be workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices of West Africa along with a children’s book reading in partnership with the Hudson Park Branch of the New York Public Library at 11:00 am and a musical performance by Gambian Kora player, Salieu Suso at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

10:00am West African Cultural Festival

Join us on Sunday, June 3, for a celebration of the culture of West Africa. There will be workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices of West Africa along with a children’s book reading in partnership with the Hudson Park Branch of the New York Public Library at 11:00 am and a musical performance by Gambian Kora player, Salieu Suso at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

10:00am Iconic Animals of West Africa Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of our West African cultural festival, today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting animals native to West Africa including elephants, lions, cheetah, buffalo, hippo, chimpanzees, and many more!

10:00am Iconic Animals of West Africa

In celebration of our West African cultural festival, today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting animals native to West Africa including elephants, lions, cheetah, buffalo, hippo, chimpanzees, and many more!

11:00am Great Neck North High School Color Run Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Get your heart pumping while running through a rainbow of colors at John L. Miller Great Neck North High School’s Color Run. This 5K Fun Run will take place on Sunday, June 3rd at the Richard S. Sherman Great Neck North Middle School’s Track from 11 am - 3 pm. There will be a $10 fee for runners, a $5 fee for non-runners and children under 10 are free. All proceeds made from the Fun Run will be donated to Make-A-Wish Metro New York. There will be food and drinks for purchase, raffle prizes and more! Come join us for a day full of color, games and water balloon fights!

11:00am Great Neck North High School Color Run

Get your heart pumping while running through a rainbow of colors at John L. Miller Great Neck North High School’s Color Run. This 5K Fun Run will take place on Sunday, June 3rd at the Richard S. Sherman Great Neck North Middle School’s Track from 11 am - 3 pm. There will be a $10 fee for runners, a $5 fee for non-runners and children under 10 are free. All proceeds made from the Fun Run will be donated to Make-A-Wish Metro New York. There will be food and drinks for purchase, raffle prizes and more! Come join us for a day full of color, games and water balloon fights!

11:00am Staten Island Freshkills Park Discovery Day Ride Transportation Alternatives

The time is coming up once again for one of our favorite events- Freshkills Park Discovery Day! We'll be celebrating by riding down together to explore the wilds of this slowly emerging treasure.

Please join us outside Staten Island Borough Hall on the morning of Sunday, June 3rd for a leisurely paced bicycle ride down to Freshkills Park where you'll be free to walk, ride and explore areas of the park that are normally closed to the public.

  • For those joining us from closer to the mid-island, we will be stopping at Westerleigh Park to meet up with additional riders at 11:50
  • For those coming from the South Shore, you can meet us outside the park, at 300 Wild Ave, at 12:30!

Food is available at the park through food trucks but please be aware that during years past they have been cash only.

Kids are welcome!

11:00am Staten Island Freshkills Park Discovery Day Ride

The time is coming up once again for one of our favorite events- Freshkills Park Discovery Day! We'll be celebrating by riding down together to explore the wilds of this slowly emerging treasure.

Please join us outside Staten Island Borough Hall on the morning of Sunday, June 3rd for a leisurely paced bicycle ride down to Freshkills Park where you'll be free to walk, ride and explore areas of the park that are normally closed to the public.

  • For those joining us from closer to the mid-island, we will be stopping at Westerleigh Park to meet up with additional riders at 11:50
  • For those coming from the South Shore, you can meet us outside the park, at 300 Wild Ave, at 12:30!

Food is available at the park through food trucks but please be aware that during years past they have been cash only.

Kids are welcome!

1:00pm Spectacular Starscapes Family Sundays Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

1:00pm Spectacular Starscapes Family Sundays

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

9:00pm Level One For Experienced Improvisers Class Show Magnet Theater

It's a class show by improvisers who have done this before!

9:00pm Level One For Experienced Improvisers Class Show

It's a class show by improvisers who have done this before!

Monday June 4, 2018 Jun 4, 2018
8:30am Live Program: Sexual Harassment New York City Bar Association

This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. 

Live Program: $299 Member | $399 Nonmember
Gov't/Nonprofit/Full-Time Academic/Student: $149 Member | $199 Nonmember

8:30am Live Program: Sexual Harassment

This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. 

Live Program: $299 Member | $399 Nonmember
Gov't/Nonprofit/Full-Time Academic/Student: $149 Member | $199 Nonmember

9:00am Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers New York City Bar Association

This program will provide a morning plenary addressing the changing legal landscape in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and a luncheon discussion around sexual harassment within the legal profession. In addition, break-out CLE sessions will cover:

- An Overview of Employer Best Practices for Investigating, Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
-Challenges and Strategies for Low-Wage and Immigrant Workers in Reporting Harassment
- #MeTooAcademia: Special Considerations When Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases on Campus
- Jurisdiction in Sexual Harassment: Where Criminal, Administrative, and Regulatory Remedies Intersect

9:00am Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers

This program will provide a morning plenary addressing the changing legal landscape in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and a luncheon discussion around sexual harassment within the legal profession. In addition, break-out CLE sessions will cover:

- An Overview of Employer Best Practices for Investigating, Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
-Challenges and Strategies for Low-Wage and Immigrant Workers in Reporting Harassment
- #MeTooAcademia: Special Considerations When Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases on Campus
- Jurisdiction in Sexual Harassment: Where Criminal, Administrative, and Regulatory Remedies Intersect

9:00am Walk-In HIV Testing Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Offering: Free HIV testing sessions with our Prevention & Outreach Providers Counseling and education on HIV/STI prevention and treatment strategies Complimentary safer sex materials (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.) Information/consultations on PEP and PrEP Walk-in testing is available during prime hours each week to help meet your schedule. Please note all services are first come, first serve, and you may experience a wait time depending on availability. Keep tabs on our calendar or call (212) 271-7200 for hours and more information.

9:00am Walk-In HIV Testing

Offering: Free HIV testing sessions with our Prevention & Outreach Providers Counseling and education on HIV/STI prevention and treatment strategies Complimentary safer sex materials (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.) Information/consultations on PEP and PrEP Walk-in testing is available during prime hours each week to help meet your schedule. Please note all services are first come, first serve, and you may experience a wait time depending on availability. Keep tabs on our calendar or call (212) 271-7200 for hours and more information.

9:30am Engaging Men in the #MeToo Era - New York A Call To Men

Join A CALL TO MEN CEO Tony Porter and community leaders to learn how men can use their influence and platform to promote healthy, respectfuly manhood and prevent violence and discrimination against women and girls in the era of #MeToo.

9:30am Engaging Men in the #MeToo Era - New York

Join A CALL TO MEN CEO Tony Porter and community leaders to learn how men can use their influence and platform to promote healthy, respectfuly manhood and prevent violence and discrimination against women and girls in the era of #MeToo.

11:30am 2018 Spring Symposium & Luncheon Museum of the City of New York

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Museum of the City of New York will present its City of Design Award to New York architect Elizabeth Graziolo, Partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, at its annual Spring Symposium & Luncheon. The City of Design Awardwas inaugurated in 2015 to recognize those who have made New York the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great city. Past recipients include Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci, and Peter Marino.

11:30am 2018 Spring Symposium & Luncheon

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Museum of the City of New York will present its City of Design Award to New York architect Elizabeth Graziolo, Partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, at its annual Spring Symposium & Luncheon. The City of Design Awardwas inaugurated in 2015 to recognize those who have made New York the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great city. Past recipients include Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci, and Peter Marino.

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop Rubin Museum

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall and is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor.

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall and is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor.

5:30pm Swing Stroll and Dance Class Harlem One Stop

Harlem, birth place of the Lindy Hop, and stompin' ground for Lindy Hopper, Frankie Manning and many others. On this walking tour you will learn about the neighborhood which fostered the excitement and energy of Swing Dance and Big Bands! Bring your dancing shoes as this tour includes a Swing Dance Class after the walking tour!

5:30pm Swing Stroll and Dance Class

Harlem, birth place of the Lindy Hop, and stompin' ground for Lindy Hopper, Frankie Manning and many others. On this walking tour you will learn about the neighborhood which fostered the excitement and energy of Swing Dance and Big Bands! Bring your dancing shoes as this tour includes a Swing Dance Class after the walking tour!

6:00pm Diversity Jam Magnet Theater

The Diversity Improv jam is an open jam to celebrate diversity at the Magnet Theater. Sign up to play in 7-minute montage sets led by Magnet performers. We bring the butter, you bring the jam.

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

6:00pm Diversity Jam

The Diversity Improv jam is an open jam to celebrate diversity at the Magnet Theater. Sign up to play in 7-minute montage sets led by Magnet performers. We bring the butter, you bring the jam.

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

7:00pm Brooks Headley + Ian Svenonius: Superiority Burger Cookbook Strand Books

Punk rocker and chef Brooks Headley has spent the last few years perfecting his recipes for fresh, vegetarian, vegan, and delicious burgers for his cozy counter hangout, Superiority Burger, located in New York City’s East Village. Brooks' burgers are known for being affordable and innovative, and now cooks of any level can use his cookbook to create something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. The book is divided into six flavorful sections?Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, Sweets, and Pantry Recipes?and reveals the recipes for some of the restaurant’s favorites: the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Russet Potato–Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger.

Joining Brooks as he talks about his beloved burgers is fellow rock lifer and tv/radio host Ian Svenonius.

7:00pm Brooks Headley + Ian Svenonius: Superiority Burger Cookbook

Punk rocker and chef Brooks Headley has spent the last few years perfecting his recipes for fresh, vegetarian, vegan, and delicious burgers for his cozy counter hangout, Superiority Burger, located in New York City’s East Village. Brooks' burgers are known for being affordable and innovative, and now cooks of any level can use his cookbook to create something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. The book is divided into six flavorful sections?Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, Sweets, and Pantry Recipes?and reveals the recipes for some of the restaurant’s favorites: the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Russet Potato–Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger.

Joining Brooks as he talks about his beloved burgers is fellow rock lifer and tv/radio host Ian Svenonius.

7:00pm Michael Eric Dyson At Cooper Union Strand Books

Please Note: Each ticket includes one copy of the book, What Truth Sounds Like.

Strand is honored to present Michael Eric Dyson in celebration of his new book, What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. This book is a follow-up to his bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, and is another timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics.

7:00pm Michael Eric Dyson At Cooper Union

Please Note: Each ticket includes one copy of the book, What Truth Sounds Like.

Strand is honored to present Michael Eric Dyson in celebration of his new book, What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. This book is a follow-up to his bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, and is another timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics.

7:30pm Film Works Alfresco: Swing Time Harlem One Stop

Inwood Art Works Film Works Alfresco in Inwood Hill Park 2018

Swing Time – Monday, June 4, 2018 – 103 minutes. Musical Comedy in English with Spanish subtitles (1936, USA).  

Pre-show entertainment in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance presents a Free Instructional Dance Class with Harlem One Stop at 7:30pm. In the case of inclement weather, the pre-show & screening will be moved indoors to Culture Hub at 440 West 202nd Street.

FREE for all. No admission required.

7:30pm Film Works Alfresco: Swing Time

Inwood Art Works Film Works Alfresco in Inwood Hill Park 2018

Swing Time – Monday, June 4, 2018 – 103 minutes. Musical Comedy in English with Spanish subtitles (1936, USA).  

Pre-show entertainment in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance presents a Free Instructional Dance Class with Harlem One Stop at 7:30pm. In the case of inclement weather, the pre-show & screening will be moved indoors to Culture Hub at 440 West 202nd Street.

FREE for all. No admission required.

10:30pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression Magnet Theater

You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression unites improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives. Improvisers create scenes inspired by essays written about personal experiences and show that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Hosted by Aaron Gold and Katie Mordhorst, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

10:30pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression

You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression unites improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives. Improvisers create scenes inspired by essays written about personal experiences and show that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Hosted by Aaron Gold and Katie Mordhorst, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

Tuesday June 5, 2018 Jun 5, 2018
8:00am Designing Digital Experiences with Adobe XD American Institute of Graphic Arts

In this breakfast demo, Gleren Meneghin, Senior Designer at Adobe, will walk you through Adobe XD — a new tool for designers to create screen designs and much more. Gleren will give you an overlook on how Adobe XD works and show you how to take your ideas and create your own digital experiences.

You’ll get to see behind the scene of the Adobe NY office as well as a preview of new tools for creatives.

8:00am Designing Digital Experiences with Adobe XD

In this breakfast demo, Gleren Meneghin, Senior Designer at Adobe, will walk you through Adobe XD — a new tool for designers to create screen designs and much more. Gleren will give you an overlook on how Adobe XD works and show you how to take your ideas and create your own digital experiences.

You’ll get to see behind the scene of the Adobe NY office as well as a preview of new tools for creatives.

10:00am Simon Dinnerstein, NA Traveling Exhibit National Academy of Design

THE LASTING WORLD | SIMON DINNERSTEIN, NA AND THE FULBRIGHT TRIPTYCH

Exhibit ends Saturday, June 30, 2018

ARNOT ART MUSEUM
235 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901
607-734-3697
Museum hours: Tues-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 12 - 5 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays    

10:00am Simon Dinnerstein, NA Traveling Exhibit

THE LASTING WORLD | SIMON DINNERSTEIN, NA AND THE FULBRIGHT TRIPTYCH

Exhibit ends Saturday, June 30, 2018

ARNOT ART MUSEUM
235 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901
607-734-3697
Museum hours: Tues-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 12 - 5 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays    

11:00am Annual Invitational Golf Outing Big Brothers Big Sisters

Schedule of the Day:

11:00am — Check-in and Brunch
1:00pm — Tee Off
5:30pm — Cocktails & Dinner
6:30pm — Live Auction, Awards & Entertainment

11:00am Annual Invitational Golf Outing

Schedule of the Day:

11:00am — Check-in and Brunch
1:00pm — Tee Off
5:30pm — Cocktails & Dinner
6:30pm — Live Auction, Awards & Entertainment

4:30pm New Media Arts Launch Party Educational Video Center

As their remixed websites go live, we will gather with the EVC youth producers for a launch celebration with family, teachers, peers, mentors, industry professionals and community members from all over New York City. This is a time to celebrate students’ work; engage in dialogue about social issues impacting their lives and communities; and provide professional networking opportunities as our students share their stories.

4:30pm New Media Arts Launch Party

As their remixed websites go live, we will gather with the EVC youth producers for a launch celebration with family, teachers, peers, mentors, industry professionals and community members from all over New York City. This is a time to celebrate students’ work; engage in dialogue about social issues impacting their lives and communities; and provide professional networking opportunities as our students share their stories.

5:30pm Book Launch Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship Open Society Foundations

We live in an era in which offensive speech is on the rise. The emergence of the alt-right alone has fueled a marked increase in racist and anti-Semitic speech. Given its potential for harm, should such speech be banned or at least punished?

Join Nadine Strossen in a discussion of her new book, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, in which she aims to dispel the many misunderstandings that have clouded the perpetual debates about hate speech vs. free speech. The book presents powerful arguments about how to best protect both freedom and equality.

Strossen will be joined, and challenged, by Richard Ashby Wilson, a legal scholar currently researching incitement and hate speech in the United States since 2016. The conversation will be moderated by Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. 

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

5:30pm Book Launch Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

We live in an era in which offensive speech is on the rise. The emergence of the alt-right alone has fueled a marked increase in racist and anti-Semitic speech. Given its potential for harm, should such speech be banned or at least punished?

Join Nadine Strossen in a discussion of her new book, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, in which she aims to dispel the many misunderstandings that have clouded the perpetual debates about hate speech vs. free speech. The book presents powerful arguments about how to best protect both freedom and equality.

Strossen will be joined, and challenged, by Richard Ashby Wilson, a legal scholar currently researching incitement and hate speech in the United States since 2016. The conversation will be moderated by Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. 

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

6:00pm Streets for People Party: TransAlt Annual Benefit Transportation Alternatives

Attend TransAlt’s Streets for People Party on June 5 to celebrate the many victories won in the name of safer streets and to honor some of the special people who have gone above and beyond to usher in our shared vision of a better New York.

This year, we recognize the contributions of Edward Skyler, executive vice president of global public affairs at Citi, with the Tom Kempner Street Fighter Award. As deputy mayor under the Bloomberg administration, he led efforts to establish the public pedestrian plaza and car-free Summer Streets programs. And in his current role with Citi, he was a key player in the creation of the nation’s leading public bike share program, Citi Bike.

6:00pm Streets for People Party: TransAlt Annual Benefit

Attend TransAlt’s Streets for People Party on June 5 to celebrate the many victories won in the name of safer streets and to honor some of the special people who have gone above and beyond to usher in our shared vision of a better New York.

This year, we recognize the contributions of Edward Skyler, executive vice president of global public affairs at Citi, with the Tom Kempner Street Fighter Award. As deputy mayor under the Bloomberg administration, he led efforts to establish the public pedestrian plaza and car-free Summer Streets programs. And in his current role with Citi, he was a key player in the creation of the nation’s leading public bike share program, Citi Bike.

6:00pm Still Life at Herald Square Art Students League

Tuesdays:  June 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00pm–7:00pm
Broadway Boulevard

Limited materials provided. No registration required. Each class will be taught by Maurice Buckley.

Learn basic techniques to draw what you see, focusing on common objects from everyday life.

Part of the Herald Square Outdoor Art program.

6:00pm Still Life at Herald Square

Tuesdays:  June 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00pm–7:00pm
Broadway Boulevard

Limited materials provided. No registration required. Each class will be taught by Maurice Buckley.

Learn basic techniques to draw what you see, focusing on common objects from everyday life.

Part of the Herald Square Outdoor Art program.

6:00pm What We Bring: Stories of Migration (Abbreviated Version) City Lore

This abbreviated version of What We Bring (see above) presents the journeys of three artists–Yahaya Kamata, Héctor Morales, and Malini Srinivasan–who immigrated or whose families immigrated to the U.S., following the 1965 immigration reform law. Each artist’s story of migration is interwoven with performance of the art tradition they brought with them. “What We Bring” aims to add to the public discourse on immigration by de-centering the focus on the economic contributions of new immigrants to honoring their remarkable cultural contributions and influences. Directed by George Zavala.

6:00pm What We Bring: Stories of Migration (Abbreviated Version)

This abbreviated version of What We Bring (see above) presents the journeys of three artists–Yahaya Kamata, Héctor Morales, and Malini Srinivasan–who immigrated or whose families immigrated to the U.S., following the 1965 immigration reform law. Each artist’s story of migration is interwoven with performance of the art tradition they brought with them. “What We Bring” aims to add to the public discourse on immigration by de-centering the focus on the economic contributions of new immigrants to honoring their remarkable cultural contributions and influences. Directed by George Zavala.

6:00pm Piri Class: Pungnyu Bang Korea Society

Experience traditional Korean music firsthand by learning to play piri, a cylindrical double-reed bamboo oboe with eight finger holes and an essential instrument of folk and classical court music. Taught by artist gamin, a master musician of intangible of cultural asset no.46 piri court music and daechita, military taepyungso music, class participants will learn various aspects of Korean instrumental music. 

Pungnyu-bang is a term of combination of pungnyu (artistic form of recreation) and bang (salon or room). It is the place where the literati privately enjoyed music in the past.

6:00pm Piri Class: Pungnyu Bang

Experience traditional Korean music firsthand by learning to play piri, a cylindrical double-reed bamboo oboe with eight finger holes and an essential instrument of folk and classical court music. Taught by artist gamin, a master musician of intangible of cultural asset no.46 piri court music and daechita, military taepyungso music, class participants will learn various aspects of Korean instrumental music. 

Pungnyu-bang is a term of combination of pungnyu (artistic form of recreation) and bang (salon or room). It is the place where the literati privately enjoyed music in the past.

7:00pm New York Times Talks With Former President Bill Clinton + James Patterson Strand Books

Set in real time over three days, the plot unfolds as enemies plan an unprecedented attack on America in which the President himself becomes suspect before disappearing from public view. The duo will discuss their collaborative writing process, their love of mysteries and how the former President’s firsthand experience has uniquely informed the plotline of this eagerly anticipated new novel. Conversation moderated by Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Tickets include a pre-signed copy of The President is Missing book.

7:00pm New York Times Talks With Former President Bill Clinton + James Patterson

Set in real time over three days, the plot unfolds as enemies plan an unprecedented attack on America in which the President himself becomes suspect before disappearing from public view. The duo will discuss their collaborative writing process, their love of mysteries and how the former President’s firsthand experience has uniquely informed the plotline of this eagerly anticipated new novel. Conversation moderated by Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Tickets include a pre-signed copy of The President is Missing book.

7:00pm ORINIGIRI Workshop 4 RESOBOX

Adopt a Japanese home-style meal to put on your table!

We know you love Japanese food, but have you ever tried to make in your own home? We’ll show you where you can find the finest ingredients in NYC!

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to cook both delicious and beautifully shaped onigiri, also known as tiny portable Japanese rice snacks. It sounds difficult to make but don’t worry, we’ll provide you with the easiest way to make them! We’re introducing a special cooking tool called ORINIGIRI, made for creating innovative onigiri in only three steps!

To deliver a home-style Japanese meal set, we will introduce ingredients that go perfectly with rice: Japanese tea and pickles! All ingredients you will use in this workshop are easily accessible to purchase here in New York.

After the cooking session, our guest speakers who specialize in each of the ingredients will give lectures on how to adopt healthy ingredients and use them in your meals.

7:00pm ORINIGIRI Workshop 4

Adopt a Japanese home-style meal to put on your table!

We know you love Japanese food, but have you ever tried to make in your own home? We’ll show you where you can find the finest ingredients in NYC!

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to cook both delicious and beautifully shaped onigiri, also known as tiny portable Japanese rice snacks. It sounds difficult to make but don’t worry, we’ll provide you with the easiest way to make them! We’re introducing a special cooking tool called ORINIGIRI, made for creating innovative onigiri in only three steps!

To deliver a home-style Japanese meal set, we will introduce ingredients that go perfectly with rice: Japanese tea and pickles! All ingredients you will use in this workshop are easily accessible to purchase here in New York.

After the cooking session, our guest speakers who specialize in each of the ingredients will give lectures on how to adopt healthy ingredients and use them in your meals.

7:30pm Autism and Me: An Evening with AsIAm's Adam Harris Irish Arts Center

The young Irish social entrepreneur Adam Harris was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at five years old. Drawing on his experiences, he founded AsIAm, an organization that supports people with autism and educates institutions and the general public to become more sensitive about the condition. Through media appearances, awareness-building events, and the recent RTÉ documentary Autism and Me, Adam has launched a national conversation in Ireland. 

Now, Adam brings that conversation to New York, with a special screening of the film and a moving and inspiring discussion of autism, stigma, and the important work AsIAm is doing with the support of organizations like the Ireland Funds and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

7:30pm Autism and Me: An Evening with AsIAm's Adam Harris

The young Irish social entrepreneur Adam Harris was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at five years old. Drawing on his experiences, he founded AsIAm, an organization that supports people with autism and educates institutions and the general public to become more sensitive about the condition. Through media appearances, awareness-building events, and the recent RTÉ documentary Autism and Me, Adam has launched a national conversation in Ireland. 

Now, Adam brings that conversation to New York, with a special screening of the film and a moving and inspiring discussion of autism, stigma, and the important work AsIAm is doing with the support of organizations like the Ireland Funds and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

Wednesday June 6, 2018 Jun 6, 2018
1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg. Can’t make the program? Check back in after the event to hear a podcast recording of this session in the Rubin Media Center. New recordings are uploaded weekly.

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg. Can’t make the program? Check back in after the event to hear a podcast recording of this session in the Rubin Media Center. New recordings are uploaded weekly.

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

2:00pm MMU Hetrick-Martin Institute Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

2:00pm MMU Hetrick-Martin Institute

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

6:00pm 26th Annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Presentation New York City Bar Association

The City Bar will mark the 26th annual presentation of its awards to four outstanding assistant U.S. attorneys from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. A reception will follow, with prior winners in attendance.

Presented annually to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District and in the Eastern District of New York, the medal is awarded in honor of Henry L. Stimson, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District from 1906-1909 and as President of the Association from 1937 to 1939. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Henry Stimson's legacy firm.

6:00pm 26th Annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Presentation

The City Bar will mark the 26th annual presentation of its awards to four outstanding assistant U.S. attorneys from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. A reception will follow, with prior winners in attendance.

Presented annually to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District and in the Eastern District of New York, the medal is awarded in honor of Henry L. Stimson, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District from 1906-1909 and as President of the Association from 1937 to 1939. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Henry Stimson's legacy firm.

6:00pm Westworl Tour: Journey to the Center of the Maze Rubin Museum

Is our identity anything more than our memories of the past?

This tour will examine the philosophical questions addressed in the hit HBO series Westworld and draw connections to the art in our galleries. With an itinerary informed by Westworld scientific advisor and Rubin Museum Fellow David Eagleman, this hour-long journey through the galleries will leave you questioning how much you really understand about your own mind and give you glimpses into new ways of knowing.

6:00pm Westworl Tour: Journey to the Center of the Maze

Is our identity anything more than our memories of the past?

This tour will examine the philosophical questions addressed in the hit HBO series Westworld and draw connections to the art in our galleries. With an itinerary informed by Westworld scientific advisor and Rubin Museum Fellow David Eagleman, this hour-long journey through the galleries will leave you questioning how much you really understand about your own mind and give you glimpses into new ways of knowing.

6:15pm Queens' First-Ever People Protected Bike Lane Transportation Alternatives

More than a year has passed since two Queens residents were killed and maimed while on their bicycles in Sunnyside. Since the local Community Board continues to delay implementing safety improvements for Skillman and 43rd Ave, we have to make the streets safer ourselves. Join us to be a "link" in Queens' first-ever People Protected Bike Lane!

In lieu of our June monthly meeting, we'll join up at the dangerous intersection of 39th Street and 43rd Avenue. Together, we'll use our bodies to protect folks riding their bikes home from work.

Afterwards, we'll gather at Maggie Mae's bar on Queens Boulevard.

6:15pm Queens' First-Ever People Protected Bike Lane

More than a year has passed since two Queens residents were killed and maimed while on their bicycles in Sunnyside. Since the local Community Board continues to delay implementing safety improvements for Skillman and 43rd Ave, we have to make the streets safer ourselves. Join us to be a "link" in Queens' first-ever People Protected Bike Lane!

In lieu of our June monthly meeting, we'll join up at the dangerous intersection of 39th Street and 43rd Avenue. Together, we'll use our bodies to protect folks riding their bikes home from work.

Afterwards, we'll gather at Maggie Mae's bar on Queens Boulevard.

6:30pm Bronx Gothic Museum of the City of New York

From filmmaker Andrew Rossi (director of Page One: Inside the New York Timesand The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.” Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui -- who's worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor -- fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in South Bronx in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic (91 min, 2017) allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it.

Conversation to follow, speakers to be announced. Check back for details.
Includes Museum admission and complimentary beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

6:30pm Bronx Gothic

From filmmaker Andrew Rossi (director of Page One: Inside the New York Timesand The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.” Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui -- who's worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor -- fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in South Bronx in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic (91 min, 2017) allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it.

Conversation to follow, speakers to be announced. Check back for details.
Includes Museum admission and complimentary beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

6:30pm 2018 Chairman’s Leadership Award Dinner Museum of the City of New York

Each year, the Museum of the City of New York presents the Chairman’s Leadership Award to an outstanding corporate citizen in recognition of their contributions to the life and well-being of New York City. This year, we are proud to present the award to Tracy V. Maitland, President Advent Capital, at a dinner at the Museum, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  
 

6:30pm 2018 Chairman’s Leadership Award Dinner

Each year, the Museum of the City of New York presents the Chairman’s Leadership Award to an outstanding corporate citizen in recognition of their contributions to the life and well-being of New York City. This year, we are proud to present the award to Tracy V. Maitland, President Advent Capital, at a dinner at the Museum, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  
 

6:30pm Cham Dance: Past, Present, & Future Rubin Museum

Join us this June for a special Himalayan Heritage Meetup exploring cham, or sacred dance, traditionally practiced in Tibetan Buddhism and believed to manifest the sacred wisdom of legendary Buddhist master Padmasambhava.

6:30pm Cham Dance: Past, Present, & Future

Join us this June for a special Himalayan Heritage Meetup exploring cham, or sacred dance, traditionally practiced in Tibetan Buddhism and believed to manifest the sacred wisdom of legendary Buddhist master Padmasambhava.

6:30pm China in the World With Kevin Rudd and Orville Schell Asia Society

Join Asia Society Policy Institute President and former Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Kevin Rudd for a conversation on China and global politics with Orville Schell, director of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. Both are recognized experts on China, and they will reflect on the paths they took to become scholars of an enigmatic country, whose rapid development has become one of the most consequential stories of today.

Mr. Rudd grew up as the son of a dairy farmer in rural Australia to become a Mandarin-speaking professional diplomat and self-described policy wonk. He would later become foreign minister from 2010-2012 and eventually serve in Australia’s highest office as the 26th prime minister of Australia. This event serves as the NY launch of Rudd's book, Not for the Faint-Hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpose 1957-2007.

***Complimentary copies of Mr. Rudd’s book will be available at the event *** 

6:30pm China in the World With Kevin Rudd and Orville Schell

Join Asia Society Policy Institute President and former Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Kevin Rudd for a conversation on China and global politics with Orville Schell, director of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. Both are recognized experts on China, and they will reflect on the paths they took to become scholars of an enigmatic country, whose rapid development has become one of the most consequential stories of today.

Mr. Rudd grew up as the son of a dairy farmer in rural Australia to become a Mandarin-speaking professional diplomat and self-described policy wonk. He would later become foreign minister from 2010-2012 and eventually serve in Australia’s highest office as the 26th prime minister of Australia. This event serves as the NY launch of Rudd's book, Not for the Faint-Hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpose 1957-2007.

***Complimentary copies of Mr. Rudd’s book will be available at the event *** 

6:30pm New York Japan CineFest 2018: Program 1 Asia Society

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest presents two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.

The first night's program is followed by a reception. 

6:30pm New York Japan CineFest 2018: Program 1

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest presents two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.

The first night's program is followed by a reception. 

7:00pm The Future of #Mood Rubin Museum

How much is your identity tied to your emotional state? An urgent dimension of considering the future of mood is the increasing frequency with which emotional states are regulated by pharmacology, prescription medications from a young age, and more. Renowned scientist, researcher, and contributor to the New York Times Richard Friedman will join comedian and writer Janelle James for a discussion around emotion, mental health, and the creative process. 

The phenomenon of sharing or commenting on an image with #mood is used less to express a conventional emotional state such as sadness, anger, or joy and more to associate an image with one’s identity. While #mood has a basis in the idea of mood as an affective state, it also recognizes how much one’s affective state influences the experience of daily life and the creative process.

7:00pm The Future of #Mood

How much is your identity tied to your emotional state? An urgent dimension of considering the future of mood is the increasing frequency with which emotional states are regulated by pharmacology, prescription medications from a young age, and more. Renowned scientist, researcher, and contributor to the New York Times Richard Friedman will join comedian and writer Janelle James for a discussion around emotion, mental health, and the creative process. 

The phenomenon of sharing or commenting on an image with #mood is used less to express a conventional emotional state such as sadness, anger, or joy and more to associate an image with one’s identity. While #mood has a basis in the idea of mood as an affective state, it also recognizes how much one’s affective state influences the experience of daily life and the creative process.

7:00pm Naomi Klein: The Battle For Paradise At Cooper Union Strand Books

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. Join us for an urgent conversation about how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism are seeking to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a just recovery. Participants will include Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of Brooklyn-based Latinx community organization UPROSE, Juan González, radio co-host for Democracy Now! and author and social activist Naomi Klein. The night will include a video from JunteGente, art build, community tables, and a book signing by Naomi Klein after the discussion.

All royalties from the sale of Naomi Klein’s book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island.

7:00pm Naomi Klein: The Battle For Paradise At Cooper Union

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. Join us for an urgent conversation about how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism are seeking to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a just recovery. Participants will include Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of Brooklyn-based Latinx community organization UPROSE, Juan González, radio co-host for Democracy Now! and author and social activist Naomi Klein. The night will include a video from JunteGente, art build, community tables, and a book signing by Naomi Klein after the discussion.

All royalties from the sale of Naomi Klein’s book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island.

7:00pm Sex And The City And Us @ Nitehawk Strand Books

On June 6, 1998, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte changed lives forever with the debut of Sex and the City 20 years ago. Nitehawk will screen the film (which turns 10 this May) and and celebrate author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new book Sex and the City and US for the 20th anniversary of the debut of Sex and the City. Armstrong will join The Strand and editors from Vulture, Bustle and Refinery29 in a post-screening panel. The Strand will have copies of Armstrong’s Sex and the City and Us book available for purchase before the film. Also: COSMOPOLIIIIITAAAAANS.

7:00pm Sex And The City And Us @ Nitehawk

On June 6, 1998, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte changed lives forever with the debut of Sex and the City 20 years ago. Nitehawk will screen the film (which turns 10 this May) and and celebrate author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new book Sex and the City and US for the 20th anniversary of the debut of Sex and the City. Armstrong will join The Strand and editors from Vulture, Bustle and Refinery29 in a post-screening panel. The Strand will have copies of Armstrong’s Sex and the City and Us book available for purchase before the film. Also: COSMOPOLIIIIITAAAAANS.

Thursday June 7, 2018 Jun 7, 2018
6:00am Nick Cave, NA: The Let Go National Academy of Design

Challenging conventions of what it means to be a visual artist, performer, crafter, and educator, Nick Cave, NA, works between a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance to serve as an agent for change and ultimately heal through his art. Commissioned by the Armory, this interdisciplinary artist is creating a dance-based town hall to which the community of New York is invited to “let go.” This ambitious new work—a hybrid installation, performance, gathering and dancing environment—acts as an alternative platform for viewers to speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community.

6:00am Nick Cave, NA: The Let Go

Challenging conventions of what it means to be a visual artist, performer, crafter, and educator, Nick Cave, NA, works between a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance to serve as an agent for change and ultimately heal through his art. Commissioned by the Armory, this interdisciplinary artist is creating a dance-based town hall to which the community of New York is invited to “let go.” This ambitious new work—a hybrid installation, performance, gathering and dancing environment—acts as an alternative platform for viewers to speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community.

9:00am Chancellor’s Day: New York Changemakers Museum of the City of New York

From J.P. Morgan to Jay-Z, Florence Mills to Gloria Steinem, explore how famous faces and everyday New Yorkers have had an impact on our daily lives, and how we can each be changemakers in the future. 

In this full-day workshop for educators, discover the Museum’s ongoing and special exhibitions through guided tours, delve into online resources, and participate in creative, hands-on workshops. Learn who shapes the city’s – and the nation’s – past, present, and future, and gain resources to bring these stories back to your classroom.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.

9:00am Chancellor’s Day: New York Changemakers

From J.P. Morgan to Jay-Z, Florence Mills to Gloria Steinem, explore how famous faces and everyday New Yorkers have had an impact on our daily lives, and how we can each be changemakers in the future. 

In this full-day workshop for educators, discover the Museum’s ongoing and special exhibitions through guided tours, delve into online resources, and participate in creative, hands-on workshops. Learn who shapes the city’s – and the nation’s – past, present, and future, and gain resources to bring these stories back to your classroom.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.

9:00am Why Reading Matters 2018: Reading Without Boundaries National Book Foundation

Tickets are now on sale for the National Book Foundation’s third annual Why Reading Matters conference, which returns on June 7 for a full day of presentations focused on reading without boundaries. Why Reading Matters is designed to bring together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists of all kinds to discover and share ways to welcome more readers into their community.

Why Reading Matters: Reading Without Boundaries will feature author appearances, a celebration of the 2018 Innovations in Reading prize winner, and a variety of breakout sessions focused on how we can use books to bridge divides, create new connections, and deepen understandings.

Tickets and more info available here: https://bit.ly/2HZbwqU

9:00am Why Reading Matters 2018: Reading Without Boundaries

Tickets are now on sale for the National Book Foundation’s third annual Why Reading Matters conference, which returns on June 7 for a full day of presentations focused on reading without boundaries. Why Reading Matters is designed to bring together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists of all kinds to discover and share ways to welcome more readers into their community.

Why Reading Matters: Reading Without Boundaries will feature author appearances, a celebration of the 2018 Innovations in Reading prize winner, and a variety of breakout sessions focused on how we can use books to bridge divides, create new connections, and deepen understandings.

Tickets and more info available here: https://bit.ly/2HZbwqU

9:00am New York Blockchain & Digital Assets Summit New York City Bar Association

Last year saw the rise of a new asset class. In 2017, the combined value of all cryptocurrencies skyrocketed from $18 billion to over $613 billion. Initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) emerged as a new form of financing and capital formation for startups that threatens to disrupt traditional venture capital, raising over $5.6 billion last year alone. 

The New York Blockchain and Digital Assets Summit will bring together a global cast of characters in the blockchain space, including developers, regulators, startup founders, digital asset fund managers, digital asset exchange operators, advisors to ICO projects, and more. The summit will present a unique opportunity for attendees to attain a deeper understanding of the field, learn from each other, and build relationships with their peers.

Program Fee: $45 for City Bar Members | $60 for Non-Members 
Includes luncheon.

9:00am New York Blockchain & Digital Assets Summit

Last year saw the rise of a new asset class. In 2017, the combined value of all cryptocurrencies skyrocketed from $18 billion to over $613 billion. Initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) emerged as a new form of financing and capital formation for startups that threatens to disrupt traditional venture capital, raising over $5.6 billion last year alone. 

The New York Blockchain and Digital Assets Summit will bring together a global cast of characters in the blockchain space, including developers, regulators, startup founders, digital asset fund managers, digital asset exchange operators, advisors to ICO projects, and more. The summit will present a unique opportunity for attendees to attain a deeper understanding of the field, learn from each other, and build relationships with their peers.

Program Fee: $45 for City Bar Members | $60 for Non-Members 
Includes luncheon.

9:30am Teaching Ethics and Honesty in the Classroom Institute of Play

In this fun and experiential workshop, you will learn how to use game-like learning to implement the documentary “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” and the film’s adaptable companion curriculum in your classroom. The workshop will be led by experienced game designers and educators from Institute of Play and the project’s film-makers.

9:30am Teaching Ethics and Honesty in the Classroom

In this fun and experiential workshop, you will learn how to use game-like learning to implement the documentary “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” and the film’s adaptable companion curriculum in your classroom. The workshop will be led by experienced game designers and educators from Institute of Play and the project’s film-makers.

12:00pm Adejoke Tugbiyele Inspired Wire Scuptures Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking at artist, Adejoke Tugbiyele, visitors will create wire sculptures with different fabrics and fibers to explore sculpting with different textures. Tugbiyele’s work like “Heart,” “Crown,” and “Throne” combine various materials to create sculptures that are inspired by her NIgerian identity and the Yoruba religion, while using symbols of strength and power. She believes art can heal and transform, and the pieces are also used during her performances. Today’s workshop will ask young artists to experiment with different materials to build their own sculptures of strength.

12:00pm Adejoke Tugbiyele Inspired Wire Scuptures

Looking at artist, Adejoke Tugbiyele, visitors will create wire sculptures with different fabrics and fibers to explore sculpting with different textures. Tugbiyele’s work like “Heart,” “Crown,” and “Throne” combine various materials to create sculptures that are inspired by her NIgerian identity and the Yoruba religion, while using symbols of strength and power. She believes art can heal and transform, and the pieces are also used during her performances. Today’s workshop will ask young artists to experiment with different materials to build their own sculptures of strength.

12:00pm Runway Ready Children's Museum of the Arts

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

12:00pm Runway Ready

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

12:00pm Bug Takeover! Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate giant bugs staging their huge takeover! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and play back your clips!

12:00pm Bug Takeover!

Animate giant bugs staging their huge takeover! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and play back your clips!

1:00pm Identity Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

1:00pm Identity Quilt

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

2:00pm MMU Streetworks LES Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

2:00pm MMU Streetworks LES

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

3:00pm Medical Parole Across the U.S. and Special Profile on New York Correctional Association of New York

Please join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Correctional Association of New York (CANY), and the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) campaign on Thursday, June 7, 3-5pm for a presentation about medical parole. Dr. Sarah Cooper, Reader in Law and Interim Director of Research in the School of Law at Birmingham City University (UK), will present her research on existing medical parole procedures across the United States, including a profile of the procedures in New York State. Following the presentation, Professor Michael Mushlin of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, along with staff from CANY and RAPP, will engage Dr. Cooper and audience participants in conversation about possible further analysis of the data and future directions for her research project.

3:00pm Medical Parole Across the U.S. and Special Profile on New York

Please join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Correctional Association of New York (CANY), and the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) campaign on Thursday, June 7, 3-5pm for a presentation about medical parole. Dr. Sarah Cooper, Reader in Law and Interim Director of Research in the School of Law at Birmingham City University (UK), will present her research on existing medical parole procedures across the United States, including a profile of the procedures in New York State. Following the presentation, Professor Michael Mushlin of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, along with staff from CANY and RAPP, will engage Dr. Cooper and audience participants in conversation about possible further analysis of the data and future directions for her research project.

6:00pm Power Of A Wish Gala Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York is celebrating 35 years of wishes. We hope you will join us as we honor our visionary board leaders, whose decades of commitment have propelled our quest to grant the wish of every eligible child.

This inspirational evening includes cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing the night away with Marianne Bennett and her band.

6:00pm Power Of A Wish Gala

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York is celebrating 35 years of wishes. We hope you will join us as we honor our visionary board leaders, whose decades of commitment have propelled our quest to grant the wish of every eligible child.

This inspirational evening includes cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing the night away with Marianne Bennett and her band.

6:00pm LGBTQ Community Iftar LGBT Center

Break fast with an Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan, hosted at The Center in partnership with organizations serving the LGBTQ Muslim community. The evening is meant to create a safe space for all community members, while also celebrating unity within LGBTQ communities of faith.

RSVP at gaycenter.org/communityiftar starting Thursday, May 24, 2018.

To request an accommodation or interpretation, or for any other inquiries, please email advocacyevents@gaycenter.org. This facility is wheelchair accessible.

6:00pm LGBTQ Community Iftar

Break fast with an Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan, hosted at The Center in partnership with organizations serving the LGBTQ Muslim community. The evening is meant to create a safe space for all community members, while also celebrating unity within LGBTQ communities of faith.

RSVP at gaycenter.org/communityiftar starting Thursday, May 24, 2018.

To request an accommodation or interpretation, or for any other inquiries, please email advocacyevents@gaycenter.org. This facility is wheelchair accessible.

6:00pm HOTT Community Advisory Board Meeting Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Get your care at HOTT? Got an hour a month? Like pizza?* Join our HOTT Community Advisory Board! Community Advisory Boards are a forum to speak your mind, listen to others, and help us make HOTT the best it can be. Meets on the first Thursday of every month. Call (212) 271-7212 or stop by the front desk on the 2nd floor to fill out an application today!

* liking pizza not a requirement.

6:00pm HOTT Community Advisory Board Meeting

Get your care at HOTT? Got an hour a month? Like pizza?* Join our HOTT Community Advisory Board! Community Advisory Boards are a forum to speak your mind, listen to others, and help us make HOTT the best it can be. Meets on the first Thursday of every month. Call (212) 271-7212 or stop by the front desk on the 2nd floor to fill out an application today!

* liking pizza not a requirement.

6:30pm The Candela Allure Museum of the City of New York

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal? Museum curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design and marketability of these famed addresses with architecture critic Paul Goldberger; architect Peter Pennoyer; and New York real estate executive Elizabeth Stribling.

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow.

6:30pm The Candela Allure

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal? Museum curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design and marketability of these famed addresses with architecture critic Paul Goldberger; architect Peter Pennoyer; and New York real estate executive Elizabeth Stribling.

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow.

6:30pm Roberto Juarez: Upcoming Exhibition National Academy of Design

Opening Reception @ Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Processing paintings and prints 2008-2018
June 7-September 16, 2018
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

6:30pm Roberto Juarez: Upcoming Exhibition

Opening Reception @ Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Processing paintings and prints 2008-2018
June 7-September 16, 2018
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

6:30pm Fresh Grad 2018 #01 American Institute of Graphic Arts

Fresh Grad: Showcase, a two-part (two-night) event featuring graduate students from local and regional MFA, MA and certificate programs, now in its 8th year. Come with questions, join the conversation, prepare to leave impressed and inspired! Join us for the first night of our student showcase celebrating education.

6:30pm Fresh Grad 2018 #01

Fresh Grad: Showcase, a two-part (two-night) event featuring graduate students from local and regional MFA, MA and certificate programs, now in its 8th year. Come with questions, join the conversation, prepare to leave impressed and inspired! Join us for the first night of our student showcase celebrating education.

6:30pm New York Japan CineFest 2018: Program 2 Asia Society

New York Japan CineFest: Program 2

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest presents two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers. 

6:30pm New York Japan CineFest 2018: Program 2

New York Japan CineFest: Program 2

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest presents two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers. 

7:00pm 2018 Project Bridge Community Presentation Korea Society

Each year, The Korea Society and the Pacific Century Institute provide Youth Ambassadors from New York and Los Angeles with a six-month program of leadership development, self reflection, and intercultural understanding that culminates in ten days of total cultural immersion in Korea. On June 7th, the New York-based Youth Ambassadors will present their final reports on their Project Bridge journey to teachers, friends, family, and members of The Korea Society. 

We encourage current New York City public high school sophomores and juniors to attend and learn more about how to apply to be part of Project Bridge 2018-2019. 

Project Bridge is made possible with grants from the Korea Foundation.

7:00pm 2018 Project Bridge Community Presentation

Each year, The Korea Society and the Pacific Century Institute provide Youth Ambassadors from New York and Los Angeles with a six-month program of leadership development, self reflection, and intercultural understanding that culminates in ten days of total cultural immersion in Korea. On June 7th, the New York-based Youth Ambassadors will present their final reports on their Project Bridge journey to teachers, friends, family, and members of The Korea Society. 

We encourage current New York City public high school sophomores and juniors to attend and learn more about how to apply to be part of Project Bridge 2018-2019. 

Project Bridge is made possible with grants from the Korea Foundation.

7:00pm Family Building Network - Monthly Support Group Path2Parenthood

The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.

The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins.Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing. 

The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different.Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.

7:00pm Family Building Network - Monthly Support Group

The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.

The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins.Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing. 

The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different.Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.

7:30pm Monica Hesse + Maris Kreizman Strand Books

One of NPR's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate. There were hundreds of abandoned buildings, and by the dozen they were burning.

Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry and agriculture, as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America, a land half gutted before the fires even began.

Join us as Monica shares her book with writer Maris Kreizman in our second floor Art Department.

7:30pm Monica Hesse + Maris Kreizman

One of NPR's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate. There were hundreds of abandoned buildings, and by the dozen they were burning.

Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry and agriculture, as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America, a land half gutted before the fires even began.

Join us as Monica shares her book with writer Maris Kreizman in our second floor Art Department.

8:30pm Character Bash - Star Wars: Rogue Fun! Magnet Theater

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Kyle Gordon, Ari Miller, and Elena Skopetos. They New York's most talented writers and actors to perform absurd and hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

This month's theme is: Star Wars: Rogue Fun!

Every character will be from the Star Wars universe. You'll see some familiar faces, and meet some new, weird friends!

8:30pm Character Bash - Star Wars: Rogue Fun!

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Kyle Gordon, Ari Miller, and Elena Skopetos. They New York's most talented writers and actors to perform absurd and hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

This month's theme is: Star Wars: Rogue Fun!

Every character will be from the Star Wars universe. You'll see some familiar faces, and meet some new, weird friends!

Friday June 8, 2018 Jun 8, 2018
11:00am ProTruth Launch: Press Conference Planned Parenthood of New York City

JOIN US as we launch #ProTruth, a campaign and a movement to FIGHT the deceptive tactics of fake clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” in New York City. Fake clinics deceive their patients with lies and scare tactics to limit their reproductive healthcare options, especially around abortion care. Often, they have no medical personnel and are staffed by volunteers. 

We believe it is UNACCEPTABLE for any person to be manipulated or lied to about their body. Everyone has a right to know the truth about their health, and make the healthcare decisions right for them. 

ProTruth is a proud partnership of National Council of Jewish Women New York, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Lady Parts Justice League, #Exposefakeclinics, Abortion Access Hackathon, Get Organized Brooklyn’s Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights (WHARR), The Office of City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, New York Latina Advocacy Network and Planned Parenthood of NYC.

Our press conference next Friday will bring together reproductive health advocates and allies to stand up for the TRUTH and protect people's access to comprehensive care! JOIN US!

11:00am ProTruth Launch: Press Conference

JOIN US as we launch #ProTruth, a campaign and a movement to FIGHT the deceptive tactics of fake clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” in New York City. Fake clinics deceive their patients with lies and scare tactics to limit their reproductive healthcare options, especially around abortion care. Often, they have no medical personnel and are staffed by volunteers. 

We believe it is UNACCEPTABLE for any person to be manipulated or lied to about their body. Everyone has a right to know the truth about their health, and make the healthcare decisions right for them. 

ProTruth is a proud partnership of National Council of Jewish Women New York, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Lady Parts Justice League, #Exposefakeclinics, Abortion Access Hackathon, Get Organized Brooklyn’s Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights (WHARR), The Office of City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, New York Latina Advocacy Network and Planned Parenthood of NYC.

Our press conference next Friday will bring together reproductive health advocates and allies to stand up for the TRUTH and protect people's access to comprehensive care! JOIN US!

12:00pm The Human Rights Crisis In Ethiopia And The Implications For Accountable Government In East Africa Amnesty International USA

On June 8, 2018, AIUSA and a coalition of US-based Africa diaspora groups are seeking support for a conference in New York City focused on the human rights situation inside Ethiopia and its implications for the region. The conference The Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia and the Implications for Accountable Government in East Africa will be held from 12-4 PM at the New York Ethical Society, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023.

The conference will focus on the Ethiopian diaspora but will also be marketed to other East African diasporas from Kenya and Uganda and will seek robust participation from the youth segments of these diaspora communities. We will invite some of the leading voices of civil society working on these issues in the region as well as activists here in the United States who have been supporting efforts in the region to protect and expand political space, establish accountable governments and ensure respect for human rights.

12:00pm The Human Rights Crisis In Ethiopia And The Implications For Accountable Government In East Africa

On June 8, 2018, AIUSA and a coalition of US-based Africa diaspora groups are seeking support for a conference in New York City focused on the human rights situation inside Ethiopia and its implications for the region. The conference The Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia and the Implications for Accountable Government in East Africa will be held from 12-4 PM at the New York Ethical Society, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023.

The conference will focus on the Ethiopian diaspora but will also be marketed to other East African diasporas from Kenya and Uganda and will seek robust participation from the youth segments of these diaspora communities. We will invite some of the leading voices of civil society working on these issues in the region as well as activists here in the United States who have been supporting efforts in the region to protect and expand political space, establish accountable governments and ensure respect for human rights.

12:00pm Runway Ready Children's Museum of the Arts

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

12:00pm Runway Ready

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

12:00pm Bug Takeover! Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate giant bugs staging their huge takeover! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and play back your clips!

12:00pm Bug Takeover!

Animate giant bugs staging their huge takeover! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and play back your clips!

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

1:00pm Identity Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

1:00pm Identity Quilt

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

6:00pm Youth Channel Documentary Screening The Youth Channel

Join us on June 8th,  as we will be hosting a screening and panel for our newest documentary produced by Youth Channel Fellows. The documentary focuses on Food Deserts in NYC and how they affect communities of color.

Free and open to all members of the community!

6:00pm Youth Channel Documentary Screening

Join us on June 8th,  as we will be hosting a screening and panel for our newest documentary produced by Youth Channel Fellows. The documentary focuses on Food Deserts in NYC and how they affect communities of color.

Free and open to all members of the community!

6:00pm Annual Youth Documentary Workshop Premiere Educational Video Center

EVC youth producers will be premiering their films exploring the challenges faced by low income people of color when attempting to access quality healthcare and new federal legislation that can potentially harm and even shut down Transfer schools, which many of our students are currently enrolled in. There will be a Q&A and reception following the screening.

6:00pm Annual Youth Documentary Workshop Premiere

EVC youth producers will be premiering their films exploring the challenges faced by low income people of color when attempting to access quality healthcare and new federal legislation that can potentially harm and even shut down Transfer schools, which many of our students are currently enrolled in. There will be a Q&A and reception following the screening.

6:30pm Fresh Grad 2018 #02 American Institute of Graphic Arts

On June 8th, the second night of this two part series, students from some of the most respected schools in the country will gather at the Tishman auditorium. Each student has five minutes to dazzle the audience and each other with wonders from their graduate projects.  Come to the second night of our student showcase celebrating education.

6:30pm Fresh Grad 2018 #02

On June 8th, the second night of this two part series, students from some of the most respected schools in the country will gather at the Tishman auditorium. Each student has five minutes to dazzle the audience and each other with wonders from their graduate projects.  Come to the second night of our student showcase celebrating education.

6:30pm Tim Gunn & Min Jin Lee: Notes from the Reading Life National Book Foundation

A fashion icon shares recommendations and memories of the books that inspired him throughout his career.

Notes from the Reading Life is a discussion series that features some of our most well-known and well-read neighbors discussing the books that excite and inspire them—the books that guided them through their careers (in art, entertainment, comedy, and more), helping to make them into who they are today. Presented in partnership by the National Book Foundation and The New York Public Library, Notes from the Reading Life will take place throughout June at four library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. At each event, the featured speaker will be in conversation with an acclaimed author, celebrating the formative role of books in both of their lives.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

6:30pm Tim Gunn & Min Jin Lee: Notes from the Reading Life

A fashion icon shares recommendations and memories of the books that inspired him throughout his career.

Notes from the Reading Life is a discussion series that features some of our most well-known and well-read neighbors discussing the books that excite and inspire them—the books that guided them through their careers (in art, entertainment, comedy, and more), helping to make them into who they are today. Presented in partnership by the National Book Foundation and The New York Public Library, Notes from the Reading Life will take place throughout June at four library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. At each event, the featured speaker will be in conversation with an acclaimed author, celebrating the formative role of books in both of their lives.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

7:00pm Mary Gauthier Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Each song on Rifles and Rosary Beads is a gut punch: deceptively simple and emotionally complex. From the opening “Soldiering On” (“What saves you in the battle/Can kill you at home”) to “Bullet Holes in the Sky” (“They thank me for my service/And wave their little flags/They genuflect on Sundays/And yes, they’d send us back”), to the abject horror of “Iraq,” and its quiet depiction of a female mechanic’s rape, each song tells the story of a deeply wounded veteran. “My job as a songwriter,” Mary says, “is to find that thing a soul needs to say.”

7:00pm Mary Gauthier Naked Soul

Each song on Rifles and Rosary Beads is a gut punch: deceptively simple and emotionally complex. From the opening “Soldiering On” (“What saves you in the battle/Can kill you at home”) to “Bullet Holes in the Sky” (“They thank me for my service/And wave their little flags/They genuflect on Sundays/And yes, they’d send us back”), to the abject horror of “Iraq,” and its quiet depiction of a female mechanic’s rape, each song tells the story of a deeply wounded veteran. “My job as a songwriter,” Mary says, “is to find that thing a soul needs to say.”

7:00pm How Great Is Gatsby? Strand Books

Because it is so familiar, The Great Gatsby is little known. There would be no Great Gatsby without F. Scott Fitzgerald's trip to France. Revisit the masterpiece with Dr. Charles Riley, PhD, the director of the Nassau Museum and the author of Free as Gods, and consider the influence of the vortex of young geniuses gathered in Paris in the Twenties.

What began as another short story about flappers became, in that context, a philosophical elegy for an era only half over, the Jazz Age, for which Scott and Zelda were the living emblems. By virtue of an existential "double consciousness," Fitzgerald manages to write his own demise. And then he lived it.

 

7:00pm How Great Is Gatsby?

Because it is so familiar, The Great Gatsby is little known. There would be no Great Gatsby without F. Scott Fitzgerald's trip to France. Revisit the masterpiece with Dr. Charles Riley, PhD, the director of the Nassau Museum and the author of Free as Gods, and consider the influence of the vortex of young geniuses gathered in Paris in the Twenties.

What began as another short story about flappers became, in that context, a philosophical elegy for an era only half over, the Jazz Age, for which Scott and Zelda were the living emblems. By virtue of an existential "double consciousness," Fitzgerald manages to write his own demise. And then he lived it.

 

7:30pm Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms Asia Society

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is the premiere of drummer/composer Susie Ibarra’s new immersive performance featuring an ensemble of seven musicians (Claudia Acuña, vocals; Jennifer Choi, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Justin Frye, bass; Yuka Honda, electronics; Susie Ibarra, drumset and percussion; and Jake Landau, guitar and keyboard) and dancer Souleymane Badolo. A multi-channel surround sound installation and custom built motion capture software interacts and responds to the live music and dancer’s rhythms.

 

7:30pm Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is the premiere of drummer/composer Susie Ibarra’s new immersive performance featuring an ensemble of seven musicians (Claudia Acuña, vocals; Jennifer Choi, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Justin Frye, bass; Yuka Honda, electronics; Susie Ibarra, drumset and percussion; and Jake Landau, guitar and keyboard) and dancer Souleymane Badolo. A multi-channel surround sound installation and custom built motion capture software interacts and responds to the live music and dancer’s rhythms.

 

8:00pm SongLives: Heather Maloney and David Keenan Irish Arts Center

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to the cozy confines of our Donaghy Theatre.
 

8:00pm SongLives: Heather Maloney and David Keenan

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to the cozy confines of our Donaghy Theatre.
 

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future Rubin Museum

The underground indie classic Born in Flames is set in a dystopian future America that has undergone a peaceful democratic socialist revolution, yet women and minorities still grapple for their rights. Shot as a collage of news reports, action scenes, and documentary sequences, the movie traces the ideologies and power struggles among different feminist groups. Will they take power through violence… or through television? Artist Tuesday Smillie, whose painting “The Seeds of a Natural Disorder” is in the Rubin’s exhibition Face of the Future, introduces the film.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future

The underground indie classic Born in Flames is set in a dystopian future America that has undergone a peaceful democratic socialist revolution, yet women and minorities still grapple for their rights. Shot as a collage of news reports, action scenes, and documentary sequences, the movie traces the ideologies and power struggles among different feminist groups. Will they take power through violence… or through television? Artist Tuesday Smillie, whose painting “The Seeds of a Natural Disorder” is in the Rubin’s exhibition Face of the Future, introduces the film.

11:30pm BEER, Period. Magnet Theater

IT'S NEW YORK CITY BEER WEEK! WOOOO! And “BEER, PERIOD” is here to celebrate! BEER, PERIOD is a super dope beer talk show that exploits our love of craft beer, while also highlighting how much we love craft beer! (Hint: A lot!) Rule number one, this show is about Beer, PERIOD, so if it doesn't have to do with Beer, we're not talking about it. Rule number two, there is no such thing as a bad Craft Beer. Rule number three LET'S DRINK SOME BEER!

Directed by: Christopher Hastings

Featuring: Hayley Karl, Ally Gold

11:30pm BEER, Period.

IT'S NEW YORK CITY BEER WEEK! WOOOO! And “BEER, PERIOD” is here to celebrate! BEER, PERIOD is a super dope beer talk show that exploits our love of craft beer, while also highlighting how much we love craft beer! (Hint: A lot!) Rule number one, this show is about Beer, PERIOD, so if it doesn't have to do with Beer, we're not talking about it. Rule number two, there is no such thing as a bad Craft Beer. Rule number three LET'S DRINK SOME BEER!

Directed by: Christopher Hastings

Featuring: Hayley Karl, Ally Gold

Saturday June 9, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
10:00am Planned Parenthood Generation Action CUNY Student Convening Planned Parenthood of New York City

Are you a City University of New York student passionate about sexual and reproductive freedom? 

Are you an organizer who would like to change their campus and fight for more resources? 

Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a network of young organizers and activists across the country who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize activists for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about social justice issues, educating young people about intersectional organizing and creating lasting change in our communities. We are committed to building a robust, national network of young leaders and arming them with the tools needed to create change through a range of national campaigns, conferences and leadership opportunities.

10:00am Planned Parenthood Generation Action CUNY Student Convening

Are you a City University of New York student passionate about sexual and reproductive freedom? 

Are you an organizer who would like to change their campus and fight for more resources? 

Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a network of young organizers and activists across the country who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize activists for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about social justice issues, educating young people about intersectional organizing and creating lasting change in our communities. We are committed to building a robust, national network of young leaders and arming them with the tools needed to create change through a range of national campaigns, conferences and leadership opportunities.

10:00am Runway Ready Children's Museum of the Arts

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

10:00am Runway Ready

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

10:00am Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

10:00am Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

10:30am Radical Routes Tour: Harlem's Women Activists Museum of the City of New York

Harlem has long served as an epicenter of social activism. Join us for a multi-media bus tour to experience the street corners, buildings, and institutions of the neighborhood through the eyes of the women that spurred social and cultural change. This journey will delve into the drama of the neighborhood’s history of agitation, considering women activists throughout the decades such as Ella Baker and Antonia Pantoja with music, personal anecdotes, historical tales, a lunch stop, and a visit to the Museum’s exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.

10:30am Radical Routes Tour: Harlem's Women Activists

Harlem has long served as an epicenter of social activism. Join us for a multi-media bus tour to experience the street corners, buildings, and institutions of the neighborhood through the eyes of the women that spurred social and cultural change. This journey will delve into the drama of the neighborhood’s history of agitation, considering women activists throughout the decades such as Ella Baker and Antonia Pantoja with music, personal anecdotes, historical tales, a lunch stop, and a visit to the Museum’s exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.

11:00am Identity Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

11:00am Identity Quilt

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring City Lore

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

Taught by Playwriting, Directing and Dramaturgy team
ALVIN ENG and WENDY WASDAHL

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

Taught by Playwriting, Directing and Dramaturgy team
ALVIN ENG and WENDY WASDAHL

3:00pm Lomowalk: A Guided Photography Tour Strand Books

Buy a Lomography Single-Use Camera here to attend the LomoWalk. Please note that payment is required at the time of all online orders. The walk will start in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street).

Jump lens first into the bustling streets of New York—one frame at a time. Switch up your perspective and learn something new from other analogue enthusiasts. Share, inspire and start  shooting great urban imagery on a LomoWalk —fun, experimental exchanges for all the community!

This LomoWalk is inspired by Eileen Myles, whose novels and poetry have inspired generations of New York iconoclasts. They've used a Lomo camera to snap some shots of their home turf downtown, and you'll use them as inspiration before heading out to take some of your own.

3:00pm Lomowalk: A Guided Photography Tour

Buy a Lomography Single-Use Camera here to attend the LomoWalk. Please note that payment is required at the time of all online orders. The walk will start in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street).

Jump lens first into the bustling streets of New York—one frame at a time. Switch up your perspective and learn something new from other analogue enthusiasts. Share, inspire and start  shooting great urban imagery on a LomoWalk —fun, experimental exchanges for all the community!

This LomoWalk is inspired by Eileen Myles, whose novels and poetry have inspired generations of New York iconoclasts. They've used a Lomo camera to snap some shots of their home turf downtown, and you'll use them as inspiration before heading out to take some of your own.

5:00pm The Bat Class Show Magnet Theater

An hour of improv--in the dark! Performers can only use their voices to shape their world.

5:00pm The Bat Class Show

An hour of improv--in the dark! Performers can only use their voices to shape their world.

7:00pm SAY: Mentor Project Performances 2018 Stuttering Association for the Young

For 9-weeks in the Spring, we invite SAY alumni and adults who stutter to work with our current kids and teens in small groups to create a 5-minute piece of their choosing.  This can include raps, songs, poems, dance pieces, magic shows, movie trailers, visual art pieces and more.  At the end of this session, all are welcome to perform their creation in an Off Broadway theater for friends, family, and the stuttering community. 

Why Mentoring? The Mentor Project allows generations of people who stutter to collaborate and inspire one another.  It’s a rare opportunity for young people to meet and talk with adults who have been through similar struggles and have triumphed.  It’s also a breath of fresh air for adults to be animated by youthful creativity and strength.

7:00pm SAY: Mentor Project Performances 2018

For 9-weeks in the Spring, we invite SAY alumni and adults who stutter to work with our current kids and teens in small groups to create a 5-minute piece of their choosing.  This can include raps, songs, poems, dance pieces, magic shows, movie trailers, visual art pieces and more.  At the end of this session, all are welcome to perform their creation in an Off Broadway theater for friends, family, and the stuttering community. 

Why Mentoring? The Mentor Project allows generations of people who stutter to collaborate and inspire one another.  It’s a rare opportunity for young people to meet and talk with adults who have been through similar struggles and have triumphed.  It’s also a breath of fresh air for adults to be animated by youthful creativity and strength.

7:30pm Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms Asia Society

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is the premiere of drummer/composer Susie Ibarra’s new immersive performance featuring an ensemble of seven musicians (Claudia Acuña, vocals; Jennifer Choi, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Justin Frye, bass; Yuka Honda, electronics; Susie Ibarra, drumset and percussion; and Jake Landau, guitar and keyboard) and dancer Souleymane Badolo. A multi-channel surround sound installation and custom built motion capture software interacts and responds to the live music and dancer’s rhythms.

7:30pm Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is the premiere of drummer/composer Susie Ibarra’s new immersive performance featuring an ensemble of seven musicians (Claudia Acuña, vocals; Jennifer Choi, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Justin Frye, bass; Yuka Honda, electronics; Susie Ibarra, drumset and percussion; and Jake Landau, guitar and keyboard) and dancer Souleymane Badolo. A multi-channel surround sound installation and custom built motion capture software interacts and responds to the live music and dancer’s rhythms.

8:00pm FairPle: New York Irish Arts Center

Founded in 2018, FairPlé is a movement that aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. It advocates for equal opportunity and artistic excellence. FairPlé Day is an international collective action set in the first weekend in June that will inspire conversation about equality and fair practice, and celebrate the richness of our music. 

8:00pm FairPle: New York

Founded in 2018, FairPlé is a movement that aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. It advocates for equal opportunity and artistic excellence. FairPlé Day is an international collective action set in the first weekend in June that will inspire conversation about equality and fair practice, and celebrate the richness of our music. 

8:00pm Untitled Queen presents: The Brooklyn Ball Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Untitled Queen presents The Brooklyn Ball, a Brooklyn Pride charity look ball extravaganza benefitting Callen-Lorde  as we ramp up to open our first Brooklyn location in 2019. This event is a fabulous mixer highlighting cultural leaders of color in the community with a photo installation, performances, fashions, and dance. The style theme this year is an homage to “To Wong Foo”, a glam strawberry social where we encourage outrageous and outlandish looks incorporating reds/pinks/fruits/strawberries. The Brooklyn Ball is followed by Horrorchata’s Be Cute as the official after-party!

8:00pm Untitled Queen presents: The Brooklyn Ball

Untitled Queen presents The Brooklyn Ball, a Brooklyn Pride charity look ball extravaganza benefitting Callen-Lorde  as we ramp up to open our first Brooklyn location in 2019. This event is a fabulous mixer highlighting cultural leaders of color in the community with a photo installation, performances, fashions, and dance. The style theme this year is an homage to “To Wong Foo”, a glam strawberry social where we encourage outrageous and outlandish looks incorporating reds/pinks/fruits/strawberries. The Brooklyn Ball is followed by Horrorchata’s Be Cute as the official after-party!

Sunday June 10, 2018 Jun 10, 2018
9:30am Sunday Morning Yoga Rubin Museum

Our yoga practice is designed to support and enhance daily life. Join global yoga and meditation instructor Faith Hunte, for a nurturing morning practice infused with the keenness of breath, intentional movement, and peaceful stillness. This experience will focus on purposeful thoughts as she guides your body and mind through pathways rooted in positivity, joy, and hope. 

Co-presented with New York Yoga + Life

9:30am Sunday Morning Yoga

Our yoga practice is designed to support and enhance daily life. Join global yoga and meditation instructor Faith Hunte, for a nurturing morning practice infused with the keenness of breath, intentional movement, and peaceful stillness. This experience will focus on purposeful thoughts as she guides your body and mind through pathways rooted in positivity, joy, and hope. 

Co-presented with New York Yoga + Life

10:00am Pride Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us for our 2nd annual PRIDE Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The museum will run special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride month. 10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings.

10:00am Pride Cultural Festival

Join us for our 2nd annual PRIDE Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The museum will run special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride month. 10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings.

10:00am Runway Ready Children's Museum of the Arts

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

10:00am Runway Ready

For this project, young artists will look closely at runway legends like Alexander Mcqueen and Grace Jones as inspiration for their very own runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom pons, feathers and more to create their fabulous designs.

10:00am Alter Egos and Superheroes Children's Museum of the Arts

Imagine your alter ego! Sculpt a miniature version of yourself in today’s Clay Bar workshop. Who do you want to be? What is your power?

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here’s how it works on busy days:

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
10:00am Alter Egos and Superheroes

Imagine your alter ego! Sculpt a miniature version of yourself in today’s Clay Bar workshop. Who do you want to be? What is your power?

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here’s how it works on busy days:

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
10:00am Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

10:00am Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

11:00am Identity Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

11:00am Identity Quilt

Celebrate Pride with CMA! Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt”. For today’s workshop, young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community.

12:00pm 2018 ACLU Membership Conference New York Civil Liberties Union

You belong at the 2018 ACLU Membership Conference — especially in a time when civil liberties and the most vulnerable of communities are under attack. Every day news stories horrify us, and it can feel like all the progress we have made is being stolen from us. But we can fight back effectively and overcome the current administration.

12:00pm 2018 ACLU Membership Conference

You belong at the 2018 ACLU Membership Conference — especially in a time when civil liberties and the most vulnerable of communities are under attack. Every day news stories horrify us, and it can feel like all the progress we have made is being stolen from us. But we can fight back effectively and overcome the current administration.

1:00pm Spectacular Starscapes Family Sundays Rubin Museum

June Family Sundays spotlight the Otolith Group, an art collective featured in the Rubin’s exhibition A Lost Future. The Otolith Group’s films are inspired by science fiction and imagined futures. To complement their work, create an imaginative, miniature world of your own inside a tiny bottle. What will your dreamy star-scape look like?

1:00pm Spectacular Starscapes Family Sundays

June Family Sundays spotlight the Otolith Group, an art collective featured in the Rubin’s exhibition A Lost Future. The Otolith Group’s films are inspired by science fiction and imagined futures. To complement their work, create an imaginative, miniature world of your own inside a tiny bottle. What will your dreamy star-scape look like?

3:00pm SAY: Mentor Project Performances 2018 Stuttering Association for the Young

For 9-weeks in the Spring, we invite SAY alumni and adults who stutter to work with our current kids and teens in small groups to create a 5-minute piece of their choosing.  This can include raps, songs, poems, dance pieces, magic shows, movie trailers, visual art pieces and more.  At the end of this session, all are welcome to perform their creation in an Off Broadway theater for friends, family, and the stuttering community. 

Why Mentoring? The Mentor Project allows generations of people who stutter to collaborate and inspire one another.  It’s a rare opportunity for young people to meet and talk with adults who have been through similar struggles and have triumphed.  It’s also a breath of fresh air for adults to be animated by youthful creativity and strength.

3:00pm SAY: Mentor Project Performances 2018

For 9-weeks in the Spring, we invite SAY alumni and adults who stutter to work with our current kids and teens in small groups to create a 5-minute piece of their choosing.  This can include raps, songs, poems, dance pieces, magic shows, movie trailers, visual art pieces and more.  At the end of this session, all are welcome to perform their creation in an Off Broadway theater for friends, family, and the stuttering community. 

Why Mentoring? The Mentor Project allows generations of people who stutter to collaborate and inspire one another.  It’s a rare opportunity for young people to meet and talk with adults who have been through similar struggles and have triumphed.  It’s also a breath of fresh air for adults to be animated by youthful creativity and strength.

4:00pm New York Brass Festival Louis Armstrong House Museum

NYC’s first-ever all-encompassing brass band festival gathers an all-star brass ensemble collective across NYC’s trans-global musical mosaic at the magical McKittrick for a day-long marathon on two stages in celebration of the joy of brass music.

New York Brass Festival will feature tricentennial of New Orleans celebration which will include David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band paying tribute to the greatest American brassma of all times.

4:00pm New York Brass Festival

NYC’s first-ever all-encompassing brass band festival gathers an all-star brass ensemble collective across NYC’s trans-global musical mosaic at the magical McKittrick for a day-long marathon on two stages in celebration of the joy of brass music.

New York Brass Festival will feature tricentennial of New Orleans celebration which will include David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band paying tribute to the greatest American brassma of all times.

7:00pm Sundays at Seven in June Irish Arts Center

Curated by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design

Come check out New York City’s funniest comic minds from Comedy Central, Gotham’s Comedy Club, Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and more at this ever-changing comedy show set in our Donaghy Theatre with no minimum.

Line-ups to be announced.

Lineup is subject to change.

7:00pm Sundays at Seven in June

Curated by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design

Come check out New York City’s funniest comic minds from Comedy Central, Gotham’s Comedy Club, Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and more at this ever-changing comedy show set in our Donaghy Theatre with no minimum.

Line-ups to be announced.

Lineup is subject to change.

9:00pm Everyone Is Sad: One Year Anniversary Magnet Theater

"Everyone Is Sad" is a stand-up show for comedic performers who are relatively new to stand up and experienced stand-ups alike! These performers may appear happy doing improv, sketch, and musical improv--but they are all very tormented and sad and want to stand alone on stage.

9:00pm Everyone Is Sad: One Year Anniversary

"Everyone Is Sad" is a stand-up show for comedic performers who are relatively new to stand up and experienced stand-ups alike! These performers may appear happy doing improv, sketch, and musical improv--but they are all very tormented and sad and want to stand alone on stage.

Monday June 11, 2018 Jun 11, 2018
9:30am Capturing the City through the Camera Museum of the City of New York

A Digital Photography Camp for Students Ages 7–9.

Learn from the Museum’s renowned photography collection and work under the direction of a professional photographer to photograph the major elements of the city, including its buildings, parks, and people. Take home a professional print of your best work to share with family and friends.

9:30am Capturing the City through the Camera

A Digital Photography Camp for Students Ages 7–9.

Learn from the Museum’s renowned photography collection and work under the direction of a professional photographer to photograph the major elements of the city, including its buildings, parks, and people. Take home a professional print of your best work to share with family and friends.

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range Children's Museum of the Arts

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

1:00pm Natural Collage Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

1:00pm Natural Collage

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

5:30pm Swing Stroll and Dance Class Harlem One Stop

Harlem, birth place of the Lindy Hop, and stompin' ground for Lindy Hopper, Frankie Manning and many others. On this walking tour you will learn about the neighborhood which fostered the excitement and energy of Swing Dance and Big Bands! Bring your dancing shoes as this tour includes a Swing Dance Class after the walking tour!

5:30pm Swing Stroll and Dance Class

Harlem, birth place of the Lindy Hop, and stompin' ground for Lindy Hopper, Frankie Manning and many others. On this walking tour you will learn about the neighborhood which fostered the excitement and energy of Swing Dance and Big Bands! Bring your dancing shoes as this tour includes a Swing Dance Class after the walking tour!

7:00pm The Terrible: Yrsa Daley Ward Strand Books

Yrsa Daley-Ward has lived a life of high points filled with joy and low ones full of fear, from pills to adolescence to finding inner strength. It’s her childhood with a wonderful mother and a disappearing father, her formative years spent discovering sexuality, her growth into a powerful individual.

This is her story and all the things that have happened—“even the terrible things. And God, there were terrible things.”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yrsa shares her introspective and reflective work.

7:00pm The Terrible: Yrsa Daley Ward

Yrsa Daley-Ward has lived a life of high points filled with joy and low ones full of fear, from pills to adolescence to finding inner strength. It’s her childhood with a wonderful mother and a disappearing father, her formative years spent discovering sexuality, her growth into a powerful individual.

This is her story and all the things that have happened—“even the terrible things. And God, there were terrible things.”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yrsa shares her introspective and reflective work.

9:00pm The Melodrama Magnet Theater

The time has come. Lord knows it's been brewing. Simmering. Stewing. Take breath. Relax. Okay, ready? Come let your pimply secrets come to a head in... THE MELODRAMA.

Directed by Jana Heaton.

9:00pm The Melodrama

The time has come. Lord knows it's been brewing. Simmering. Stewing. Take breath. Relax. Okay, ready? Come let your pimply secrets come to a head in... THE MELODRAMA.

Directed by Jana Heaton.

10:30pm Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show! Magnet Theater

This improv show features some of the diverse students and performers at the Magnet Theater. Be there!

10:30pm Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show!

This improv show features some of the diverse students and performers at the Magnet Theater. Be there!

Tuesday June 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018
8:30am Myanmar Up Close with Amnesty International USA Asia Society

Myanmar's top-down transition from over 50 years of harsh military rule to an elected government led by long-celebrated democracy and human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi brought hope that the country's moment for political and economic transition had truly come. While Myanmar has certainly made strides, in the past few years these have largely slowed, and political and economic power has remained rooted in the hands of the military. Tragedies and challenges have abounded, from the horrific treatment and plight of the Rohingya, to increased violent conflict between the military and various other ethnic groups, to hampered economic reform, strained bilateral relationships, governance challenges, and more.

Given these and other challenges, where are the opportunities for a positive way forward? What's next for Myanmar’s transition?

Join us for a discussion with Ambassador Derek Mitchell, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016. He will be joined in conversation by the Asia Society Policy Institute's (ASPI) Debra Eisenman, who recently returned from Myanmar, and is the author of an ASPI report on the state of Myanmar's transition and recommendations for ways forward.

8:30am Myanmar Up Close with Amnesty International USA

Myanmar's top-down transition from over 50 years of harsh military rule to an elected government led by long-celebrated democracy and human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi brought hope that the country's moment for political and economic transition had truly come. While Myanmar has certainly made strides, in the past few years these have largely slowed, and political and economic power has remained rooted in the hands of the military. Tragedies and challenges have abounded, from the horrific treatment and plight of the Rohingya, to increased violent conflict between the military and various other ethnic groups, to hampered economic reform, strained bilateral relationships, governance challenges, and more.

Given these and other challenges, where are the opportunities for a positive way forward? What's next for Myanmar’s transition?

Join us for a discussion with Ambassador Derek Mitchell, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016. He will be joined in conversation by the Asia Society Policy Institute's (ASPI) Debra Eisenman, who recently returned from Myanmar, and is the author of an ASPI report on the state of Myanmar's transition and recommendations for ways forward.

1:00pm ScanVan Free Chest/Breast Screenings Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Project Renewal’s ScanVan will be onsite offering FREE chest and breast screenings and mammograms! Walk-ins are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also make an appointment by calling (212) 271-7201.

1:00pm ScanVan Free Chest/Breast Screenings

Project Renewal’s ScanVan will be onsite offering FREE chest and breast screenings and mammograms! Walk-ins are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also make an appointment by calling (212) 271-7201.

3:30pm Hudson River Walking Tour Children's Museum of the Arts

Come make art outside! Join CMA Teaching Artists for a tour of the rich history of the Hudson River water line, along with a variety of outdoor art making opportunities. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing you can paint “en plein air” in!

Free for members! RSVP with Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org

3:30pm Hudson River Walking Tour

Come make art outside! Join CMA Teaching Artists for a tour of the rich history of the Hudson River water line, along with a variety of outdoor art making opportunities. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing you can paint “en plein air” in!

Free for members! RSVP with Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org

5:00pm Welcome to Our Universe: A Space Art Show + MICRO Museum Opening Lower Eastside Girls Club

Join us for the opening of our latest art and science exhibit: Welcome To Our Universe, this Tuesday, June 12th from 5–9pm. Featuring the work of professional artists, astro-visualizers, space dreamers, graffiti painters, teen sculptors, space toys and ephemera, even a painting made by an astronaut in outer space (yes!)

Space themed drinks, sweets and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6–8. Tours of our new Earth-Ocean Study Center and Rooftop Art Garden will begin at 8 PM, followed by a show in the East Village Planetarium at 8:30 sharp! 

We'll also be celebrating the opening of MICRO's Smallest Mollusk Museum at the Girls Club: a 6-foot tall pop-up museum created by a team of scientists, designers, engineers and storytellers sharing the magical world of mollusks!

Open through September 22, 2018

5:00pm Welcome to Our Universe: A Space Art Show + MICRO Museum Opening

Join us for the opening of our latest art and science exhibit: Welcome To Our Universe, this Tuesday, June 12th from 5–9pm. Featuring the work of professional artists, astro-visualizers, space dreamers, graffiti painters, teen sculptors, space toys and ephemera, even a painting made by an astronaut in outer space (yes!)

Space themed drinks, sweets and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6–8. Tours of our new Earth-Ocean Study Center and Rooftop Art Garden will begin at 8 PM, followed by a show in the East Village Planetarium at 8:30 sharp! 

We'll also be celebrating the opening of MICRO's Smallest Mollusk Museum at the Girls Club: a 6-foot tall pop-up museum created by a team of scientists, designers, engineers and storytellers sharing the magical world of mollusks!

Open through September 22, 2018

5:30pm Presentation Fair Chance for Housing at next General meeting Correctional Association of New York

• Have you applied for HOUSING and been denied due to your criminal record?
• Were you released to a SHELTER when you really wanted to live with family in NYCHA housing?
• Are you currently residing in PROGRAM OR SUPPORTIVE housing?
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY THE FAIR CHANCE 4 HOUSING COALITION to learn more about how we can fight for the rights of all New Yorkers to get safe and stable housing

5:30pm Presentation Fair Chance for Housing at next General meeting

• Have you applied for HOUSING and been denied due to your criminal record?
• Were you released to a SHELTER when you really wanted to live with family in NYCHA housing?
• Are you currently residing in PROGRAM OR SUPPORTIVE housing?
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY THE FAIR CHANCE 4 HOUSING COALITION to learn more about how we can fight for the rights of all New Yorkers to get safe and stable housing

6:00pm Mediating Wage & Hour Disputes: Best Practices for Advocates and Mediators New York City Bar Association

Wage and hour disputes are a rapidly growing category of employment-related claims. Whether the disputes involve individual plaintiffs or class or collective actions, wage and hour disputes are often resolved through mediation. Mediators and advocates with deep experience in the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law will discuss best practices for mediation, including preparation and strategies that maximize the chances of resolution.

6:00pm Mediating Wage & Hour Disputes: Best Practices for Advocates and Mediators

Wage and hour disputes are a rapidly growing category of employment-related claims. Whether the disputes involve individual plaintiffs or class or collective actions, wage and hour disputes are often resolved through mediation. Mediators and advocates with deep experience in the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law will discuss best practices for mediation, including preparation and strategies that maximize the chances of resolution.

6:00pm Still Life at Herald Square Art Students League

Tuesdays:  June 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00pm–7:00pm
Broadway Boulevard

Limited materials provided. No registration required. Each class will be taught by Maurice Buckley.

Learn basic techniques to draw what you see, focusing on common objects from everyday life.

Part of the Herald Square Outdoor Art program.

6:00pm Still Life at Herald Square

Tuesdays:  June 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00pm–7:00pm
Broadway Boulevard

Limited materials provided. No registration required. Each class will be taught by Maurice Buckley.

Learn basic techniques to draw what you see, focusing on common objects from everyday life.

Part of the Herald Square Outdoor Art program.

6:00pm Museum Mile Festival Museum of the City of New York

Don’t miss New York City’s biggest block party! Museum Mile is an annual celebration of the world-class museums lining Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, and the Museum of the City of New York is proud to take part every year.

6:00pm Museum Mile Festival

Don’t miss New York City’s biggest block party! Museum Mile is an annual celebration of the world-class museums lining Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, and the Museum of the City of New York is proud to take part every year.

6:30pm IAC Book Club: "Orange Horses" by Maeve Kelly Irish Arts Center

Join our IAC Book Club to discuss Maeve Kelly's brilliant short story collection Orange Horses. This book club will be led by Rachael Gilkey, IAC's director of programming.

Light refreshments will be provided.

6:30pm IAC Book Club: "Orange Horses" by Maeve Kelly

Join our IAC Book Club to discuss Maeve Kelly's brilliant short story collection Orange Horses. This book club will be led by Rachael Gilkey, IAC's director of programming.

Light refreshments will be provided.

7:00pm No Man's Land IRL Strand Books

We are excited to announce another dimension to the partnership between The Wing and Strand Books. We are going to host a panel (participants TBD) to celebrate and discuss the magazine produced by the innovative team at The Wing.

The Wing is a network of co-working and community spaces designed for women. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community.  We believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.

7:00pm No Man's Land IRL

We are excited to announce another dimension to the partnership between The Wing and Strand Books. We are going to host a panel (participants TBD) to celebrate and discuss the magazine produced by the innovative team at The Wing.

The Wing is a network of co-working and community spaces designed for women. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community.  We believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018
8:30am Trump, Kim and North Korea: Deal or No Deal? Asia Society

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM

Will Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make history in Singapore on June 12? Will the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea actually meet in person — and if they do, what progress might they make in what may be the world’s most dangerous flashpoint? And if they do not meet — or the summit goes poorly — what then? Uncertainty surrounds this unprecedented summit meeting involving a tense and volatile part of the world.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear analyses from experts with unique first-hand experience with high-level North Korea negotiations.

8:30am Trump, Kim and North Korea: Deal or No Deal?

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM

Will Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make history in Singapore on June 12? Will the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea actually meet in person — and if they do, what progress might they make in what may be the world’s most dangerous flashpoint? And if they do not meet — or the summit goes poorly — what then? Uncertainty surrounds this unprecedented summit meeting involving a tense and volatile part of the world.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear analyses from experts with unique first-hand experience with high-level North Korea negotiations.

11:00am Designer Trunk Show: Dat Tran Silk Fashions Asia Society

Inspired by the beauty of hand woven and hand dyed silk, Dat Tran designs collections of scarves and accessories that fuse silk, high fashion, and jewelry. The natural silk is cultivated in remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia by small communities of silk farmers and weavers and is then woven on antique looms and hand-dyed to achieve the most captivating colorations.

11:00am Designer Trunk Show: Dat Tran Silk Fashions

Inspired by the beauty of hand woven and hand dyed silk, Dat Tran designs collections of scarves and accessories that fuse silk, high fashion, and jewelry. The natural silk is cultivated in remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia by small communities of silk farmers and weavers and is then woven on antique looms and hand-dyed to achieve the most captivating colorations.

6:00pm Celebrating the Next Generation of Progessive Leaders New Leaders Council

When:
June 13, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm

Where:
Taj II
48 W 21st St
New York City, NY 10010
United States
6:00pm Celebrating the Next Generation of Progessive Leaders

When:
June 13, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm

Where:
Taj II
48 W 21st St
New York City, NY 10010
United States
6:00pm Panel on Civil Liberties Issues in Rensselaer County New York Civil Liberties Union

Join the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) at an expert panel and public discussion to highlight a number of civil liberties concerns that have arisen in Rensselaer County. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

6:00pm Panel on Civil Liberties Issues in Rensselaer County

Join the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) at an expert panel and public discussion to highlight a number of civil liberties concerns that have arisen in Rensselaer County. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

6:30pm Picnic & Floating Lanterns Transportation Alternatives

Join us for an end of the season picnic. The evening will end with a short release of floating lanterns to remember those we have lost and the trauma we have suffered. 

6:30pm Picnic & Floating Lanterns

Join us for an end of the season picnic. The evening will end with a short release of floating lanterns to remember those we have lost and the trauma we have suffered. 

7:00pm Adam J. Kurtz: Things Are What You Make Of Them Strand Books

Join Strand Bookstore and Artist & Fleas Soho for an evening of creative inspiration with Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz as he reads from and reflects on his most recent book, Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives. Whether you're working full-time in a creative industry, or just looking for encouragement on a personal project, these charmingly blunt little essays will help push you in the right direction. Event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Book available for purchase to be signed at the event.

7:00pm Adam J. Kurtz: Things Are What You Make Of Them

Join Strand Bookstore and Artist & Fleas Soho for an evening of creative inspiration with Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz as he reads from and reflects on his most recent book, Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives. Whether you're working full-time in a creative industry, or just looking for encouragement on a personal project, these charmingly blunt little essays will help push you in the right direction. Event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Book available for purchase to be signed at the event.

7:00pm The Future of Mythology Rubin Museum

Where does mythology end and science fiction begin? How are these genres adapting to our present and future understandings of self-justice and a collectively shared vision of humanity as we march together toward the future? 

Science fiction writer and editor Mimi Mondal, a recent Hugo Award nominee, will speak with artist Chitra Ganesh about the contextual links and friction between myth and science fiction on the South Asian subcontinent as well as its diaspora. Mondal’s consideration of the intricate and complex strands of storytelling in science fiction will inspire a conversation about providing fresh models of critique and imagination as we move forward in challenging times.

The conversation is moderated by the Rubin Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Beth Citron and will make reference to the installation in the Art Lounge of sci-fi posters.

7:00pm The Future of Mythology

Where does mythology end and science fiction begin? How are these genres adapting to our present and future understandings of self-justice and a collectively shared vision of humanity as we march together toward the future? 

Science fiction writer and editor Mimi Mondal, a recent Hugo Award nominee, will speak with artist Chitra Ganesh about the contextual links and friction between myth and science fiction on the South Asian subcontinent as well as its diaspora. Mondal’s consideration of the intricate and complex strands of storytelling in science fiction will inspire a conversation about providing fresh models of critique and imagination as we move forward in challenging times.

The conversation is moderated by the Rubin Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Beth Citron and will make reference to the installation in the Art Lounge of sci-fi posters.

7:30pm Person Place Thing Irish Arts Center

Humorist and five-time Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen joins us to host his live podcast, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

Guests are drawn from a range of New York life including politicians, artists, thinkers, and academics. Past guests have included Paul Shaffer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maya Lin, Laurie Anderson, Andy Borowitz, A.O. Scott, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Julianne Moore.

7:30pm Person Place Thing

Humorist and five-time Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen joins us to host his live podcast, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

Guests are drawn from a range of New York life including politicians, artists, thinkers, and academics. Past guests have included Paul Shaffer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maya Lin, Laurie Anderson, Andy Borowitz, A.O. Scott, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Julianne Moore.

7:30pm In Conversation With Petal (Kiley Lotz) Strand Books

Despite our best efforts, there are some things we just can’t outrun. Everything catches up to us in the end, no matter what we do to hide from it. It’s a reality that Petal’s Kiley Lotz examines on Magic Gone, the band’s latest full-length album on Run For Cover. Magic Gone is a bitingly honest look at adulthood, accountability, responsibility, and mental health and the difficulties that go along with each of them. “There comes a moment where all the paranoia, anxiety and pain become too much and you realize the structure you built to survive is no longer is going to serve you,” says Lotz of the three year period that inspired the album. “I had to make some very big life changes to make sure I didn’t die. It was not easy taking that level control over my life after spending many years worrying about upsetting others and being the best and most successful person I could be.”

Join Lotz and her friend, actor Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime's Billions) for a performance and conversation about the new album just a few days before Magic Gone hits shelves!
Admission includes one free drink thanks to the folks at Run For Cover Records!

7:30pm In Conversation With Petal (Kiley Lotz)

Despite our best efforts, there are some things we just can’t outrun. Everything catches up to us in the end, no matter what we do to hide from it. It’s a reality that Petal’s Kiley Lotz examines on Magic Gone, the band’s latest full-length album on Run For Cover. Magic Gone is a bitingly honest look at adulthood, accountability, responsibility, and mental health and the difficulties that go along with each of them. “There comes a moment where all the paranoia, anxiety and pain become too much and you realize the structure you built to survive is no longer is going to serve you,” says Lotz of the three year period that inspired the album. “I had to make some very big life changes to make sure I didn’t die. It was not easy taking that level control over my life after spending many years worrying about upsetting others and being the best and most successful person I could be.”

Join Lotz and her friend, actor Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime's Billions) for a performance and conversation about the new album just a few days before Magic Gone hits shelves!
Admission includes one free drink thanks to the folks at Run For Cover Records!

7:30pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Lang’s 100th ballet – and her first for Ailey – takes its title from the Japanese word “en” which has multiple meanings: circle, destiny, fate, or karma.  This celebratory ensemble work is about coming full circle, and features an original score by Lang’s frequent collaborator, the electronica composer Jakub Ciupinski.

7:30pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Lang’s 100th ballet – and her first for Ailey – takes its title from the Japanese word “en” which has multiple meanings: circle, destiny, fate, or karma.  This celebratory ensemble work is about coming full circle, and features an original score by Lang’s frequent collaborator, the electronica composer Jakub Ciupinski.

Thursday June 14, 2018 Jun 14, 2018
8:00am The Human Rights Conference OutRight Action International

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference 2018 partnering with SUNY, is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world. This one day conference provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights, ranging from performances to presentations, politics to policies, and activists to academics.

Featuring collaborated programming with SUNY, United Nations, GMHC, SAGE, OutRight Action International, and The Center, with participation from Columbia Law School, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, OutServe-SLDN, The Dru Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, to name a few.

8:00am The Human Rights Conference

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference 2018 partnering with SUNY, is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world. This one day conference provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights, ranging from performances to presentations, politics to policies, and activists to academics.

Featuring collaborated programming with SUNY, United Nations, GMHC, SAGE, OutRight Action International, and The Center, with participation from Columbia Law School, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, OutServe-SLDN, The Dru Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, to name a few.

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

12:00pm Raúl de Nieves Inspired Faux Stained Glass

Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will challenge the definition of stained glass by using colored cellophane, black paper, and colorful permanent markers to celebrate and illustrate their own journeys in “stained glass.”

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range Children's Museum of the Arts

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

1:00pm Natural Collage Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

1:00pm Natural Collage

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

1:15pm NYC Pride Human Rights Conference OutRight Action International

Join NYC Pride for their first ever #HumanRights Conference for #Pride. The conference will be at the SUNY Global Center.

OutRight's, Siri May, will be at the conference to discuss the role of the private sector and the human rights of #LGBTI people with Mark Lane of Barclays, Michael Karimian of Microsoft and Phil Crehan of NGLCC - The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce on June 14, 2018 1:30 PM

1:15pm NYC Pride Human Rights Conference

Join NYC Pride for their first ever #HumanRights Conference for #Pride. The conference will be at the SUNY Global Center.

OutRight's, Siri May, will be at the conference to discuss the role of the private sector and the human rights of #LGBTI people with Mark Lane of Barclays, Michael Karimian of Microsoft and Phil Crehan of NGLCC - The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce on June 14, 2018 1:30 PM

2:00pm MMU Streetworks LES Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

2:00pm MMU Streetworks LES

Our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is on the go, offering LGBTQ affirming medical care, sexual health services, HIV/STI screening & treatment, family planning, PEP/PrEP access & referrals, transgender healthcare & support, vaccinations, referrals, support services and MORE! No insurance necessary. Stop by and see us!

5:00pm Transparency Kestra El Taller Latino Americano

— open rehearsal from 5pm developing into concert by 7 or 7:30pm — free or donations welcomed —
Carter Bales - percussion
patrick brennan - composition, alto saxophone
Brian Groder - trumpet
Lloyd Haber - percussion
Thomas Heberer - trumpet
Jason Kao Hwang - violin
Westbrook Johnson - trombone
Jason Mears - sopranino saxophone
Warren I. Smith - percussion
Annemarie Wiesner - violin

5:00pm Transparency Kestra

— open rehearsal from 5pm developing into concert by 7 or 7:30pm — free or donations welcomed —
Carter Bales - percussion
patrick brennan - composition, alto saxophone
Brian Groder - trumpet
Lloyd Haber - percussion
Thomas Heberer - trumpet
Jason Kao Hwang - violin
Westbrook Johnson - trombone
Jason Mears - sopranino saxophone
Warren I. Smith - percussion
Annemarie Wiesner - violin

5:00pm The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Rule of Law New York City Bar Association

Join us for a conversation with Hon. Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice and Lord John Dyson, retired Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls, and Justice Beverly McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court, as they discuss the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law.

Program Fee: $60 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Program 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

5:00pm The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Rule of Law

Join us for a conversation with Hon. Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice and Lord John Dyson, retired Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls, and Justice Beverly McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court, as they discuss the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law.

Program Fee: $60 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Program 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

5:30pm Transgender in New York: A Nineteenth-Century Story Museum of the City of New York

From anti-bullying campaigns to discriminatory school bathroom bills, today’s debates about transgender rights and inclusion frequently center on issues affecting transgender youth. While the media attention to these issues might be recent, in fact, transgender youngsters in New York have asserted their identities and fought for inclusion for over 150 years. 

Jesse Bayker, Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, will discuss his research on nineteenth-century transgender lives and share resources for bringing transgender stories into your classroom.

Light refreshments will be served.

5:30pm Transgender in New York: A Nineteenth-Century Story

From anti-bullying campaigns to discriminatory school bathroom bills, today’s debates about transgender rights and inclusion frequently center on issues affecting transgender youth. While the media attention to these issues might be recent, in fact, transgender youngsters in New York have asserted their identities and fought for inclusion for over 150 years. 

Jesse Bayker, Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, will discuss his research on nineteenth-century transgender lives and share resources for bringing transgender stories into your classroom.

Light refreshments will be served.

6:00pm After Talks, What Next with North Korea? Korea Society

How do we frame the Trump-Kim summit? What are critical next-steps? Get a Washington insider perspective with Mansfield Foundation President and CEO Frank Jannuzi and National Committee on North Korea Executive Director Keith Luse. Frank and Keith served as senior advisors to US Senate Relations Committee Chairs, and both bring unique contacts and sensibilities to this discussion on dialogue with North Korea and efforts to prevent conflict. Jannuzi and Luse join Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

6:00pm After Talks, What Next with North Korea?

How do we frame the Trump-Kim summit? What are critical next-steps? Get a Washington insider perspective with Mansfield Foundation President and CEO Frank Jannuzi and National Committee on North Korea Executive Director Keith Luse. Frank and Keith served as senior advisors to US Senate Relations Committee Chairs, and both bring unique contacts and sensibilities to this discussion on dialogue with North Korea and efforts to prevent conflict. Jannuzi and Luse join Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

6:30pm LGBT and HIV Project Annual Cocktail Reception of the ACLU and NYCLU New York Civil Liberties Union

Please join the New York Civil Liberties Union for the LGBT Project Annual Cocktail Reception to celebrate and learn more about our work to protect and expand the right of LGBT people and their families to live lives of freedom, equality and respect.

6:30pm LGBT and HIV Project Annual Cocktail Reception of the ACLU and NYCLU

Please join the New York Civil Liberties Union for the LGBT Project Annual Cocktail Reception to celebrate and learn more about our work to protect and expand the right of LGBT people and their families to live lives of freedom, equality and respect.

6:30pm National Book Foundation's Summer Shindig National Book Foundation

Nobody parties like book people party.

And if you've been to the National Book Awards after-party, you know that to be true. Well you don't have to wait until November to relive those dance floor moments worthy of novelization, because the National Book Foundation and its Junior Committee are hosting a summer party!

Join us on June 14 as we drink, jam, and endlessly ask one another, "Reading anything good?" 

We'll be at Uncle Barry's for a happy hour event including a two-hour open bar, raffle prizes, good tunes, and excellent (highly literary) company. And it's all for a good cause! Profits from the event will go to the Foundation's Book Rich Environmentsinitiative, which works with public housing authorities across the country to provide free books and literary resources to communities at 37 sites across 19 states. 

We've got the bar and backyard to ourselves, so come spread out and party with the most well-read people in the city!

 

6:30pm National Book Foundation's Summer Shindig

Nobody parties like book people party.

And if you've been to the National Book Awards after-party, you know that to be true. Well you don't have to wait until November to relive those dance floor moments worthy of novelization, because the National Book Foundation and its Junior Committee are hosting a summer party!

Join us on June 14 as we drink, jam, and endlessly ask one another, "Reading anything good?" 

We'll be at Uncle Barry's for a happy hour event including a two-hour open bar, raffle prizes, good tunes, and excellent (highly literary) company. And it's all for a good cause! Profits from the event will go to the Foundation's Book Rich Environmentsinitiative, which works with public housing authorities across the country to provide free books and literary resources to communities at 37 sites across 19 states. 

We've got the bar and backyard to ourselves, so come spread out and party with the most well-read people in the city!

 

7:00pm Simon Doonan: Soccer Style Strand Books

Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: football and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today's soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game.

Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting football style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to Lionel Messi, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers and, of course, the WAGs.

7:00pm Simon Doonan: Soccer Style

Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: football and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today's soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game.

Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting football style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to Lionel Messi, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers and, of course, the WAGs.

7:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

A spectacular one-night-only performance featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, students from The Ailey School and AileyCamp. Proceeds provide vitally needed scholarships for talented students of The Ailey School and support Ailey's innovative Arts In Education & Community Programs.

Performance-only tickets may be purchased here; Gala tickets, which start at $500 (include a soiree with a celebrity DJ afterwards on the theater’s Promenade level) can be purchased here.

Includes Revelations.

 

7:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

A spectacular one-night-only performance featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, students from The Ailey School and AileyCamp. Proceeds provide vitally needed scholarships for talented students of The Ailey School and support Ailey's innovative Arts In Education & Community Programs.

Performance-only tickets may be purchased here; Gala tickets, which start at $500 (include a soiree with a celebrity DJ afterwards on the theater’s Promenade level) can be purchased here.

Includes Revelations.

 

7:00pm Opening Night Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York Human Rights Watch

Nadia Murad is a 23-year-old lifeline to the Yezidi community. A survivor of the 2014 atrocities against the Yezidi in northern Iraq, Nadia escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS and witnessed the murder of those closest to her. With the love of her people propelling her forward, Nadia is determined to turn her pain into international action. She now shoulders immense burdens as a key public figure whose supporters are pushing her further into the spotlight – from testifying at the United Nations Security Council and having endless meetings with government officials, to giving soul-bearing media interviews and emotionally draining speeches. On Her Shoulders tells the story of a multi-layered and selfless activist who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village as she becomes an essential voice in the fight to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction. 

Film title: On Her Shoulders (2018)
Director: Alexandria Bombach

7:00pm Opening Night Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York

Nadia Murad is a 23-year-old lifeline to the Yezidi community. A survivor of the 2014 atrocities against the Yezidi in northern Iraq, Nadia escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS and witnessed the murder of those closest to her. With the love of her people propelling her forward, Nadia is determined to turn her pain into international action. She now shoulders immense burdens as a key public figure whose supporters are pushing her further into the spotlight – from testifying at the United Nations Security Council and having endless meetings with government officials, to giving soul-bearing media interviews and emotionally draining speeches. On Her Shoulders tells the story of a multi-layered and selfless activist who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village as she becomes an essential voice in the fight to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction. 

Film title: On Her Shoulders (2018)
Director: Alexandria Bombach

7:00pm Documenting the Nameplate American Institute of Graphic Arts

Join Marcel Rosa-Salas and Isabel Flower as they walk us through their project Documenting the Nameplate which looks at archiving stories and significance of the Nameplate as a design and cultural object.

Documenting the Nameplate is a project celebrating nameplate jewelry and its myriad styles and cultural traditions. They host open-call events where attendees can have their nameplates photographed and share their stories of them for their forthcoming book. All participants receive a copy of their portrait. In addition, they have an email address and online portal through which anyone, worldwide, can submit images and/or anecdotes. They have hosted events in New York City at Knockdown Center, Cafe Erzulie, Playground Coffee Shop, and Magic Gallery. Participating photographers include Azikiwe Mohammed, Naima Green, Destiny Mata, and Gogy Esparza. Documenting the Nameplate has been covered in The Fader, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Broadly, and The Guardian.

7:00pm Documenting the Nameplate

Join Marcel Rosa-Salas and Isabel Flower as they walk us through their project Documenting the Nameplate which looks at archiving stories and significance of the Nameplate as a design and cultural object.

Documenting the Nameplate is a project celebrating nameplate jewelry and its myriad styles and cultural traditions. They host open-call events where attendees can have their nameplates photographed and share their stories of them for their forthcoming book. All participants receive a copy of their portrait. In addition, they have an email address and online portal through which anyone, worldwide, can submit images and/or anecdotes. They have hosted events in New York City at Knockdown Center, Cafe Erzulie, Playground Coffee Shop, and Magic Gallery. Participating photographers include Azikiwe Mohammed, Naima Green, Destiny Mata, and Gogy Esparza. Documenting the Nameplate has been covered in The Fader, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Broadly, and The Guardian.

8:00pm Microscopic Journey RESOBOX

Improvisation Butoh Dance with Asian Instruments

Join us for an immersive improvisation session of butoh (Japanese dance theater) with Asian instruments such as the pipa (four-stringed Chinese instrument), hotchiku (Japanese end-blown aerophone), and shakuhachi(Japanese end-blown flute).

We are pleased to announce that Min Xiao-Fen will join the improvisation session. Michiru Inoue describes butoh as “not only a physical action, but also a living one by itself. I have been aiming to create my butoh-being, which can be formed only ‘here’ and ‘now.’“ MICROSCOPIC JOURNEY has finally arrived! It is the tiniest journey through the world! Don’t miss the chance to experience ‘here’ and ‘now’.

8:00pm Microscopic Journey

Improvisation Butoh Dance with Asian Instruments

Join us for an immersive improvisation session of butoh (Japanese dance theater) with Asian instruments such as the pipa (four-stringed Chinese instrument), hotchiku (Japanese end-blown aerophone), and shakuhachi(Japanese end-blown flute).

We are pleased to announce that Min Xiao-Fen will join the improvisation session. Michiru Inoue describes butoh as “not only a physical action, but also a living one by itself. I have been aiming to create my butoh-being, which can be formed only ‘here’ and ‘now.’“ MICROSCOPIC JOURNEY has finally arrived! It is the tiniest journey through the world! Don’t miss the chance to experience ‘here’ and ‘now’.

8:30pm The Oh S..t Show Magnet Theater

Two improv teams go head to head in an improv competition FOR. THE. AGES.

8:30pm The Oh S..t Show

Two improv teams go head to head in an improv competition FOR. THE. AGES.

Friday June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
9:00am Lawyering in the Fashion Industry New York City Bar Association

To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, employment law and litigation. An experienced panel will provide seminar participants with practical insights on how to:

- Identify and structure successful license deals
- Navigate license disputes
- Manage trademark/copyright enforcement programs, including litigating trademark actions
- Deal with issues around fashion modeling, including labor & employment and immigration
- Help to redefine the boundaries of acceptable workplace conduct and culture in the current environment
- Understand the ins and outs of customs, imports and related regimes.

This program is intended for those who have clients in the fashion industry, those who practice intellectual property law, business executives in the fashion industry and both lawyers and business executives who handle licensing agreements.

9:00am Lawyering in the Fashion Industry

To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, employment law and litigation. An experienced panel will provide seminar participants with practical insights on how to:

- Identify and structure successful license deals
- Navigate license disputes
- Manage trademark/copyright enforcement programs, including litigating trademark actions
- Deal with issues around fashion modeling, including labor & employment and immigration
- Help to redefine the boundaries of acceptable workplace conduct and culture in the current environment
- Understand the ins and outs of customs, imports and related regimes.

This program is intended for those who have clients in the fashion industry, those who practice intellectual property law, business executives in the fashion industry and both lawyers and business executives who handle licensing agreements.

11:00am Eid al-Fitr Community Celebration Museum of the City of New York

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, at the Museum of the City of New York! Join us to learn more about this time of gratitude for Muslim people and share what you are thankful for by contributing to a community mural. Explore Muslim cultural traditions in New York through images from our collections portal, mehndi temporary tattoos, and the art of Arabic calligraphy by local artists. See how Eid al-Fitr is celebrated across the globe with objects from different countries, and enjoy a tasty snack. All are welcome!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Eid al-Fitr Community Celebration

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, at the Museum of the City of New York! Join us to learn more about this time of gratitude for Muslim people and share what you are thankful for by contributing to a community mural. Explore Muslim cultural traditions in New York through images from our collections portal, mehndi temporary tattoos, and the art of Arabic calligraphy by local artists. See how Eid al-Fitr is celebrated across the globe with objects from different countries, and enjoy a tasty snack. All are welcome!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range Children's Museum of the Arts

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

12:00pm Miniature Mountain Range

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

12:00pm Fractured Images Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Diana Shpungin’s cast fractured mirror series young artists will create their own “fractured” illustrations using paper, wire and tape. Join fine art teaching artists as we explore deconstructive art-making and learn more about this artist’s material process and creative practice.

12:00pm Fractured Images

Inspired by Diana Shpungin’s cast fractured mirror series young artists will create their own “fractured” illustrations using paper, wire and tape. Join fine art teaching artists as we explore deconstructive art-making and learn more about this artist’s material process and creative practice.

1:00pm Natural Collage Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

1:00pm Natural Collage

Inspired by Peggy Preheim’s mixed media works on paper, young artists will create their very own collaged compositions using natural materials like flowers, leaves and sticks.

6:00pm June Chapters With Jenny Zhang At New-York Historical Society Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Jenny Zhang will be our keynote speaker on June 15, for the final event in our 20th Anniversary Spring Celebrations. The reading will be held from 6-8pm at the New-York Historical Society.

6:00pm June Chapters With Jenny Zhang At New-York Historical Society

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Jenny Zhang will be our keynote speaker on June 15, for the final event in our 20th Anniversary Spring Celebrations. The reading will be held from 6-8pm at the New-York Historical Society.

6:00pm NAD x David Humphrey x BombPop! Up National Academy of Design

In collaboration with the National Academy of Design and David Humphrey, NA, the artist-run initiative BombPop! Up is hosting a three-day series of workshops and performances organized around the idea of "How To." Drawing on the history of the National Academy as a teaching institution as well as ideas of skill and information sharing inside artist communities, How To presents the workshop as a diverse and personal format, ranging from drawing to performance, movement, icon-making, and Dungeons and Dragons. Simultaneously, the Academy spaces will be activated by artworks by workshop leaders, invited artists, and produced by the workshops themselves. At the end of each day will be a reception featuring musical performances.

6:00pm NAD x David Humphrey x BombPop! Up

In collaboration with the National Academy of Design and David Humphrey, NA, the artist-run initiative BombPop! Up is hosting a three-day series of workshops and performances organized around the idea of "How To." Drawing on the history of the National Academy as a teaching institution as well as ideas of skill and information sharing inside artist communities, How To presents the workshop as a diverse and personal format, ranging from drawing to performance, movement, icon-making, and Dungeons and Dragons. Simultaneously, the Academy spaces will be activated by artworks by workshop leaders, invited artists, and produced by the workshops themselves. At the end of each day will be a reception featuring musical performances.

6:00pm Cast of Characters Public Opening Reception LGBT Center

The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center are proud to present Cast of Characters, a dramatic transformation of the Bureau by artist Liz Collinsthat features a salon-style exhibition of portraits by 95 queer artists. 

Inspired by lavishly decorated and richly ornamented nineteenth-century libraries and salons, this immersive installation brings vibrant colors, dynamic patterns, and lush textures to the Bureau’s utilitarian aesthetic of plywood and cardboard. The exhibition will transform the Bureau into a warm, bright lounge, inspiring contemplation and conversation, beckoning visitors to linger, look, and read. 

Public Opening Reception:
Friday, June 15, 2018, 6-9 PM

RSVP required for Public Opening Reception.
This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau’s work are much appreciated!
 

6:00pm Cast of Characters Public Opening Reception

The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center are proud to present Cast of Characters, a dramatic transformation of the Bureau by artist Liz Collinsthat features a salon-style exhibition of portraits by 95 queer artists. 

Inspired by lavishly decorated and richly ornamented nineteenth-century libraries and salons, this immersive installation brings vibrant colors, dynamic patterns, and lush textures to the Bureau’s utilitarian aesthetic of plywood and cardboard. The exhibition will transform the Bureau into a warm, bright lounge, inspiring contemplation and conversation, beckoning visitors to linger, look, and read. 

Public Opening Reception:
Friday, June 15, 2018, 6-9 PM

RSVP required for Public Opening Reception.
This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau’s work are much appreciated!
 

6:30pm Friday Evening Chamber Music at the Association New York City Bar Association

Join us for a casual evening of chamber music performed by professional musicians, lawyers, and other lovers of classical music. Registration is not required. The concert is open to everyone for a suggested donation of $10. Please direct questions to chambermusic@nycbar.org

6:30pm Friday Evening Chamber Music at the Association

Join us for a casual evening of chamber music performed by professional musicians, lawyers, and other lovers of classical music. Registration is not required. The concert is open to everyone for a suggested donation of $10. Please direct questions to chambermusic@nycbar.org

6:30pm Voices of the Sea + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch

Join us for the New York premiere of "Voices of the Sea" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Kim Hopkins.

In this tiny, remote Cuban fishing village, Mariela, a mother of four young children, longs for a better life. The families in her village are utterly dependent on the day’s catch, which changes with the tide. The shops are empty, school is repeatedly shut down due to a lack of resources, and basic transportation is non-existent. With the relationship between the US and Cuba in flux, Mariela, like many Cubans, is afraid that her only chance to escape to the US will soon close. Her husband, Pita, loves his community, cherishes his friendships, and is loyal to his craft as a fisherman. The tension between husband and wife — one desperate to leave, the other content to stay — builds further after her brother and neighbors flee the country, risking their lives to chase the American Dream.

Film title: Voices of the Sea (2018)
Director: Kim Hopkins

6:30pm Voices of the Sea + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Join us for the New York premiere of "Voices of the Sea" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Kim Hopkins.

In this tiny, remote Cuban fishing village, Mariela, a mother of four young children, longs for a better life. The families in her village are utterly dependent on the day’s catch, which changes with the tide. The shops are empty, school is repeatedly shut down due to a lack of resources, and basic transportation is non-existent. With the relationship between the US and Cuba in flux, Mariela, like many Cubans, is afraid that her only chance to escape to the US will soon close. Her husband, Pita, loves his community, cherishes his friendships, and is loyal to his craft as a fisherman. The tension between husband and wife — one desperate to leave, the other content to stay — builds further after her brother and neighbors flee the country, risking their lives to chase the American Dream.

Film title: Voices of the Sea (2018)
Director: Kim Hopkins

6:30pm Desus Nice and Rebecca Carroll: Notes from the Reading Life National Book Foundation

A Bronx native, and one-time frustrated writer, discusses the role books and reading have played in his life before and since becoming a star of new media. 

Desus Nice is a writer, comedian and podcaster who rose to prominence alongside fellow Bronx native The Kid Mero. The two amassed a social media following based on their 140-character complaints about mutual dissatisfaction with their jobs mixed with sharp commentary on pop culture. Their twitter success eventually led to a web video series (“Desus Vs. Mero”), which was followed by their hit podcast “The Bodega Boys.” Now their late night show “Desus & Mero” is in its second season on VICELAND.

6:30pm Desus Nice and Rebecca Carroll: Notes from the Reading Life

A Bronx native, and one-time frustrated writer, discusses the role books and reading have played in his life before and since becoming a star of new media. 

Desus Nice is a writer, comedian and podcaster who rose to prominence alongside fellow Bronx native The Kid Mero. The two amassed a social media following based on their 140-character complaints about mutual dissatisfaction with their jobs mixed with sharp commentary on pop culture. Their twitter success eventually led to a web video series (“Desus Vs. Mero”), which was followed by their hit podcast “The Bodega Boys.” Now their late night show “Desus & Mero” is in its second season on VICELAND.

7:00pm Shakir Khan with Aditya Kalyanpur Rubin Museum

Experience sonic shades and colors of evening moods with this classic duo of sitar and tabla. Shakir Khan and Aditya Kalyanpur presentStrings and Rhythm, bringing together a unique combination of evening melodies and ragas set to different rhythmic cycles.

7:00pm Shakir Khan with Aditya Kalyanpur

Experience sonic shades and colors of evening moods with this classic duo of sitar and tabla. Shakir Khan and Aditya Kalyanpur presentStrings and Rhythm, bringing together a unique combination of evening melodies and ragas set to different rhythmic cycles.

7:00pm Anote's Ark + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch

Join us for the New York premiere of "Anote's Ark" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Matthieu Rytz.

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to use a sought-after lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future for her family overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote’s Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.

Film title: Anote's Ark (2018)
Director: Matthieu Rytz

7:00pm Anote's Ark + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Join us for the New York premiere of "Anote's Ark" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Matthieu Rytz.

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to use a sought-after lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future for her family overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote’s Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.

Film title: Anote's Ark (2018)
Director: Matthieu Rytz

7:00pm Think Olio Presents: From Colonial New York To Global Capitalism Strand Books

This Olio is co-taught by a leading artist (Kamau Ware) and a professor of Sociology at NSSR (Benoit Challand). Having taught classes on the making of global capitalism through the history of sugar and cotton, Professor Challand approached educator and artist Kamau Ware, author of a graphic novel on the colonial period of NYC who also leads historical tours of the city, about locating the legacy of these commodities that played an important role in shaping the communitarian contours and the urban landscape of colonial New York.

Building on Kamau Ware’s effort to retrieve a history of black people in New York, we'll open up a dialogue and reflection that connects findings of settler colonialism studies with critical perspectives on the birth of modern global capitalism.

7:00pm Think Olio Presents: From Colonial New York To Global Capitalism

This Olio is co-taught by a leading artist (Kamau Ware) and a professor of Sociology at NSSR (Benoit Challand). Having taught classes on the making of global capitalism through the history of sugar and cotton, Professor Challand approached educator and artist Kamau Ware, author of a graphic novel on the colonial period of NYC who also leads historical tours of the city, about locating the legacy of these commodities that played an important role in shaping the communitarian contours and the urban landscape of colonial New York.

Building on Kamau Ware’s effort to retrieve a history of black people in New York, we'll open up a dialogue and reflection that connects findings of settler colonialism studies with critical perspectives on the birth of modern global capitalism.

8:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Choreography by Talley Beatty  |  Music by Earth, Wind and Fire; Grover Washington, Jr.; Fearless Four; and Alphonze Mouzon
“A panoramic look at urban street life in late 20th-century Los Angeles that sizzles with disco energy”  (The Village Voice). “It is, quite simply, the event of the season” (HuffPost).
This mesmerizing large ensemble work emphasizes the Ailey dancers’ “heroic vitality” (The New York Times) and offers “a public demonstration of divine soul…it kept eyes and minds happily engaged” (Dance Informa).

8:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Choreography by Talley Beatty  |  Music by Earth, Wind and Fire; Grover Washington, Jr.; Fearless Four; and Alphonze Mouzon
“A panoramic look at urban street life in late 20th-century Los Angeles that sizzles with disco energy”  (The Village Voice). “It is, quite simply, the event of the season” (HuffPost).
This mesmerizing large ensemble work emphasizes the Ailey dancers’ “heroic vitality” (The New York Times) and offers “a public demonstration of divine soul…it kept eyes and minds happily engaged” (Dance Informa).

9:00pm What Will People Say + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch

Join us for the New York premiere of "What Will People Say" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Iram Haq.

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her conservative Pakistani family she is the perfect, compliant daughter. But when out with her friends, she is a typical Norwegian teenager - partying and exploring relationships. When her father discovers her deception, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. Trapped between countries and perceptions of honor, Nisha is forced to find her own way in life. This gripping and powerfully acted drama from Norwegian-Pakistani filmmaker Iram Haq untangles the complex relationship between a father and daughter and presents an empathetic perspective on family, community, and culture.

Film title: What Will People Say (2017)
Director: Iram Haq

9:00pm What Will People Say + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Join us for the New York premiere of "What Will People Say" at #HRWFFNY + Q&A with filmmaker Iram Haq.

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her conservative Pakistani family she is the perfect, compliant daughter. But when out with her friends, she is a typical Norwegian teenager - partying and exploring relationships. When her father discovers her deception, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. Trapped between countries and perceptions of honor, Nisha is forced to find her own way in life. This gripping and powerfully acted drama from Norwegian-Pakistani filmmaker Iram Haq untangles the complex relationship between a father and daughter and presents an empathetic perspective on family, community, and culture.

Film title: What Will People Say (2017)
Director: Iram Haq

9:15pm Women of the Venezuelan Chaos + Q&A HRWFF New York Human Rights Watch

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families while the government repeatedly denies the country’s difficulties. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

*This film is fully subtitled and ASL interpretation will be provided for the Q&A

Film title: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017)
Director: Margarita Cadenas

9:15pm Women of the Venezuelan Chaos + Q&A HRWFF New York

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families while the government repeatedly denies the country’s difficulties. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

*This film is fully subtitled and ASL interpretation will be provided for the Q&A

Film title: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017)
Director: Margarita Cadenas

9:30pm The Green Slime Rubin Museum

1968, Kinji Fukasaku, Japan/USA, 90 min.
Introduced by artist Chitra Ganesh

Is it campy genius or utterly unwatchable? The 1968 cult classic The Green Slime has a killer theme song, a provocative poster that inspired one of the artworks in our sci-fi themed exhibition Face of the Future, and a berserk story about alien life forms whose slimy touch means Instant! Horrible! Death!

Artist in residence Chitra Ganesh, who curated this season of Cabaret Cinema, introduces the film.

9:30pm The Green Slime

1968, Kinji Fukasaku, Japan/USA, 90 min.
Introduced by artist Chitra Ganesh

Is it campy genius or utterly unwatchable? The 1968 cult classic The Green Slime has a killer theme song, a provocative poster that inspired one of the artworks in our sci-fi themed exhibition Face of the Future, and a berserk story about alien life forms whose slimy touch means Instant! Horrible! Death!

Artist in residence Chitra Ganesh, who curated this season of Cabaret Cinema, introduces the film.

Saturday June 16, 2018 Jun 16, 2018
7:00am Central New York Pride Parade New York Civil Liberties Union

The NYCLU works all year to protect and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers. Now we want to celebrate, too! The Syracuse Pride Parade is on June 16, 2018 at the the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. The NYCLU will be marching in the parade this year, and we'd love to have you join us.

7:00am Central New York Pride Parade

The NYCLU works all year to protect and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers. Now we want to celebrate, too! The Syracuse Pride Parade is on June 16, 2018 at the the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. The NYCLU will be marching in the parade this year, and we'd love to have you join us.

10:00am Plant a Seed in Harlem-call for volunteers Harlem One Stop

West Harlem Community Preservation in partnership with ACE, a social program empowering the homeless, invite you to give back to the community by joining us on June 16th to launch a beautification initiative on Amsterdam Avenue, between 138th and 145th street.

Give back to the community while working alongside men and women who are experiencing homelessness. You will team up with ACE participants to paint tree pits, plant flowers, and prepare trees in West Harlem to thrive in the hot summer. 

Join is for this unique community event, and/or consider making a donation to support ACE mission to empower people experiencing homelessness.

10:00am Plant a Seed in Harlem-call for volunteers

West Harlem Community Preservation in partnership with ACE, a social program empowering the homeless, invite you to give back to the community by joining us on June 16th to launch a beautification initiative on Amsterdam Avenue, between 138th and 145th street.

Give back to the community while working alongside men and women who are experiencing homelessness. You will team up with ACE participants to paint tree pits, plant flowers, and prepare trees in West Harlem to thrive in the hot summer. 

Join is for this unique community event, and/or consider making a donation to support ACE mission to empower people experiencing homelessness.

10:00am Miniature Mountain Range Children's Museum of the Arts

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

10:00am Miniature Mountain Range

Working collaboratively young artists will use up-cycled materials and art supplies to build a miniature mountain range! Looking closely at Zaria Forman’s large-scale remote landscapes in the CMA gallery, museum guests will learn about the artist’s mission and creative practice as they create organic sculptures in response to her work.

10:00am Fractured Images Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Diana Shpungin’s cast fractured mirror series young artists will create their own “fractured” illustrations using paper, wire and tape. Join fine art teaching artists as we explore deconstructive art-making and learn more about this artist’s material process and creative practice. 

10:00am Fractured Images

Inspired by Diana Shpungin’s cast fractured mirror series young artists will create their own “fractured” illustrations using paper, wire and tape. Join fine art teaching artists as we explore deconstructive art-making and learn more about this artist’s material process and creative practice. 

11:00am Hester Street Fair's Girl Power Fest Lower Eastside Girls Club

Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition on June 16th with the best and the boldest women in New York! Our beloved Girl Power event is proud to showcase a line up of female owned and operated businesses, vendors, artists, and performers- a packed day powered by women.

Hester Street Fair x The Lower Eastside Girls Club
We’ve partnered with our neighbors at The Lower Eastside Girls Club for the third year in a row to support their educational programming for middle and high school girls. By delivering strong arts, literacy, and STEM programs, they provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. Be sure to check out their ‘Made By Us’ booth full of crafts made throughout the year in their after school program!

11:00am Hester Street Fair's Girl Power Fest

Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition on June 16th with the best and the boldest women in New York! Our beloved Girl Power event is proud to showcase a line up of female owned and operated businesses, vendors, artists, and performers- a packed day powered by women.

Hester Street Fair x The Lower Eastside Girls Club
We’ve partnered with our neighbors at The Lower Eastside Girls Club for the third year in a row to support their educational programming for middle and high school girls. By delivering strong arts, literacy, and STEM programs, they provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. Be sure to check out their ‘Made By Us’ booth full of crafts made throughout the year in their after school program!

2:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Members Don’t Get Weary (World Premiere)
Choreography by Jamar Roberts  |  Music by John Coltrane

Longtime Company member Jamar Roberts’ first work for the Ailey company – set to two of jazz legend John Coltrane’s recordings – is “as emotional as it is virtuosic” (The New York Times).

Choreography by Robert Battle  |  Music by Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald’s virtuosic scatting is matched by “fast, ferocious, and playful” movement (Chicago Tribune), resulting in a tour-de-force that leaves audiences – and the dancers – breathless.

2:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Members Don’t Get Weary (World Premiere)
Choreography by Jamar Roberts  |  Music by John Coltrane

Longtime Company member Jamar Roberts’ first work for the Ailey company – set to two of jazz legend John Coltrane’s recordings – is “as emotional as it is virtuosic” (The New York Times).

Choreography by Robert Battle  |  Music by Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald’s virtuosic scatting is matched by “fast, ferocious, and playful” movement (Chicago Tribune), resulting in a tour-de-force that leaves audiences – and the dancers – breathless.

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring City Lore

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

Taught by Playwriting, Directing and Dramaturgy team
ALVIN ENG and WENDY WASDAHL

2:00pm City As Muse: What You Bring

Dramatize and perform memories and interactions with NYC landmarks and characters–actual or fictional–in this four-weekend theatre/playwriting workshop for all ages and abilities!

Taught by Playwriting, Directing and Dramaturgy team
ALVIN ENG and WENDY WASDAHL

2:00pm BPU How To // David Humphrey, NA x NAD x BombPop!Up National Academy of Design

In collaboration with the National Academy and David Humphrey, NA, the artist-run initiative BombPop! Up is hosting a three-day series of workshops and performances organized around the idea of "How To" Drawing on the history of the National Academy as a teaching institution as well as ideas of skill and information sharing inside artist communities, How To presents the workshop as a diverse and personal format, ranging from drawing to performance, movement, icon-making, and Dungeons and Dragons. Simultaneously, the Academy spaces will be activated by artworks by workshop leaders, invited artists, and produced by the workshops themselves. At the end of each day will be a reception featuring musical performances.

2:00pm BPU How To // David Humphrey, NA x NAD x BombPop!Up

In collaboration with the National Academy and David Humphrey, NA, the artist-run initiative BombPop! Up is hosting a three-day series of workshops and performances organized around the idea of "How To" Drawing on the history of the National Academy as a teaching institution as well as ideas of skill and information sharing inside artist communities, How To presents the workshop as a diverse and personal format, ranging from drawing to performance, movement, icon-making, and Dungeons and Dragons. Simultaneously, the Academy spaces will be activated by artworks by workshop leaders, invited artists, and produced by the workshops themselves. At the end of each day will be a reception featuring musical performances.

3:30pm Women of the Venezuelan Chaos + Q&A HRWFF New York Human Rights Watch

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families while the government repeatedly denies the country’s difficulties. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

*This film is fully subtitled and ASL interpretation will be provided for the Q&A

Film title: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017)
Director: Margarita Cadenas

3:30pm Women of the Venezuelan Chaos + Q&A HRWFF New York

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families while the government repeatedly denies the country’s difficulties. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

*This film is fully subtitled and ASL interpretation will be provided for the Q&A

Film title: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017)
Director: Margarita Cadenas

6:00pm June Chapters With Jenny Zhang At New-York Historical Society Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Jenny Zhang will be our keynote speaker on June 15, for the final event in our 20th Anniversary Spring Celebrations. The reading will be held from 6-8pm at the New-York Historical Society.

The CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Jiselle Abraham, Saony Castillo, Lila Cooper, Medelin Cuevas, Kimberly Dominguez, Jacquelyn Eke, Zoe Fisher, Regina Fontanelli, Hasina Foye, Berenize Garcia, Analise Guerrero, Gianny Guzman, Lily He, Winnie Kong, Betsy Morales, Amina Mukhtar, Saradine Nazaire, Sarah Ramirez, Pilar Reyes, Tasnim Tarannum, and Min Hui Zheng.

6:00pm June Chapters With Jenny Zhang At New-York Historical Society

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Jenny Zhang will be our keynote speaker on June 15, for the final event in our 20th Anniversary Spring Celebrations. The reading will be held from 6-8pm at the New-York Historical Society.

The CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Jiselle Abraham, Saony Castillo, Lila Cooper, Medelin Cuevas, Kimberly Dominguez, Jacquelyn Eke, Zoe Fisher, Regina Fontanelli, Hasina Foye, Berenize Garcia, Analise Guerrero, Gianny Guzman, Lily He, Winnie Kong, Betsy Morales, Amina Mukhtar, Saradine Nazaire, Sarah Ramirez, Pilar Reyes, Tasnim Tarannum, and Min Hui Zheng.

6:00pm Angkar + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch

Khonsaly Hay returns to his lush, serene village in Cambodia after over 40 years living in France and comes face-to-face with his former Khmer Rouge persecutors. Pol Pot’s regime of extreme violence and torture between 1975-1979 turned neighbor against neighbor and resulted in the deaths of nearly 2 million people. Decades later, survivors find themselves living next door to the very people responsible for their suffering. In this beautifully personal and artfully crafted testimony of survival, Khonsaly travels the country, confronting his past and seeking what remains of the family and friends he was forced to leave behind. Directed by Khonsaly’s daughter, Neary Adeline Hay, this deeply immersive film juxtaposes past and present to tenderly reveal unreconciled traumas haunting Cambodians today.

Film title: Angkar (2018)
Director: Neary Adeline Hay
 

6:00pm Angkar + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Khonsaly Hay returns to his lush, serene village in Cambodia after over 40 years living in France and comes face-to-face with his former Khmer Rouge persecutors. Pol Pot’s regime of extreme violence and torture between 1975-1979 turned neighbor against neighbor and resulted in the deaths of nearly 2 million people. Decades later, survivors find themselves living next door to the very people responsible for their suffering. In this beautifully personal and artfully crafted testimony of survival, Khonsaly travels the country, confronting his past and seeking what remains of the family and friends he was forced to leave behind. Directed by Khonsaly’s daughter, Neary Adeline Hay, this deeply immersive film juxtaposes past and present to tenderly reveal unreconciled traumas haunting Cambodians today.

Film title: Angkar (2018)
Director: Neary Adeline Hay
 

6:30pm Desus Nice: Notes from the Reading Life National Book Foundation

A Bronx native, and one-time frustrated writer, discusses the role books and reading have played in his life before and since becoming a star of new media. 

Desus Nice is a writer, comedian and podcaster who rose to prominence alongside fellow Bronx native The Kid Mero. The two amassed a social media following based on their 140-character complaints about mutual dissatisfaction with their jobs mixed with sharp commentary on pop culture. Their twitter success eventually led to a web video series (“Desus Vs. Mero”), which was followed by their hit podcast “The Bodega Boys.” Now their late night show “Desus & Mero” is in its second season on VICELAND. 

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

6:30pm Desus Nice: Notes from the Reading Life

A Bronx native, and one-time frustrated writer, discusses the role books and reading have played in his life before and since becoming a star of new media. 

Desus Nice is a writer, comedian and podcaster who rose to prominence alongside fellow Bronx native The Kid Mero. The two amassed a social media following based on their 140-character complaints about mutual dissatisfaction with their jobs mixed with sharp commentary on pop culture. Their twitter success eventually led to a web video series (“Desus Vs. Mero”), which was followed by their hit podcast “The Bodega Boys.” Now their late night show “Desus & Mero” is in its second season on VICELAND. 

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

7:00pm Naila and the Uprising + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch

When an uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1987, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the story the mainstream media missed: of a courageous women’s movement at the head of Palestinians’ struggle for freedom, bringing out of anonymity the bold women activists whose contributions and sacrifices changed history, but whose stories have remained untold until now.

Film title: Naila and the Uprising (2017)
Director: Julia Bacha

7:00pm Naila and the Uprising + Q&A Human Rights Watch Film Festival

When an uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1987, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the story the mainstream media missed: of a courageous women’s movement at the head of Palestinians’ struggle for freedom, bringing out of anonymity the bold women activists whose contributions and sacrifices changed history, but whose stories have remained untold until now.

Film title: Naila and the Uprising (2017)
Director: Julia Bacha

8:00pm Bloomsday on Broadway XXXVII Irish Arts Center

From the stately plump entrance of Buck Mulligan to the "yes I said yes I will Yes" of Molly Bloom, this year's Bloomsday celebration with Symphony Space presents a whirlwind tour of Ulysses through the first 17 episodes, and wraps up with a chorus of Mollys led by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds). The evening includes music inspired by one of the most important works of modernist history and an after-party in Bar O'Thalia!

8:00pm Bloomsday on Broadway XXXVII

From the stately plump entrance of Buck Mulligan to the "yes I said yes I will Yes" of Molly Bloom, this year's Bloomsday celebration with Symphony Space presents a whirlwind tour of Ulysses through the first 17 episodes, and wraps up with a chorus of Mollys led by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds). The evening includes music inspired by one of the most important works of modernist history and an after-party in Bar O'Thalia!

8:00pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

EN (World Premiere)
Choreography by Jessica Lang  |  Music by Jakub Ciupinski

Lang’s 100th ballet – and her first for Ailey – takes its title from the Japanese word “en” which has multiple meanings: circle, destiny, fate, or karma.  This celebratory ensemble work is about coming full circle, and features an original score by Lang’s frequent collaborator, the electronica composer Jakub Ciupinski.

A Case of You (New Production) Choreography by Judith Jamison  |  Music by Joni Mitchell

A steamy, emotionally intense duet set to Diana Krall’s silky recording of Joni Mitchell’s folk classic. '"A sometimes startling, inventive, and eclectically intimate dance"  (The Miami Herald).

Shelter (New Production) Choreography by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar  |  Music by Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn and Victor See Yuen

A heart-rending look at homelessness and displacement, "Shelter may be the work that speaks most strongly to the anxieties of the moment”  (The New York Times).

Revelations Choreography by Alvin Ailey  |  Music: Traditional Spirituals

The world’s most-seen modern dance “cannot fail to move” (Vogue magazine). “It has proved endlessly popular since its premiere in 1960” (The Washington Post).