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Sunday April 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018
10:00am Fine Arts Studio Magnetic Puzzles Children's Museum of the Arts

Join CMA Teaching Artists in the Open Studio for March Ma(g)nets! This week we will be creating our very own magnetic puzzles. Create an image and then design your puzzle pattern and pieces. Use our magnet wall to have friends try your puzzle!

10:00am Fine Arts Studio Magnetic Puzzles

Join CMA Teaching Artists in the Open Studio for March Ma(g)nets! This week we will be creating our very own magnetic puzzles. Create an image and then design your puzzle pattern and pieces. Use our magnet wall to have friends try your puzzle!

10:00am Media Lab Fabrics and Yarn! Children's Museum of the Arts

Using fabrics, denim, yarn, and strings, create animatable 2D puppets and bring them to life on a textured backdrop! Learn the basics of stop motion and create an animated clip!

10:00am Media Lab Fabrics and Yarn!

Using fabrics, denim, yarn, and strings, create animatable 2D puppets and bring them to life on a textured backdrop! Learn the basics of stop motion and create an animated clip!

10:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

10:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

10:00am Clay Bar Big Cats Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt your favorite exotic cat including leopards, tigers, lions, pumas, panthers, and lynx!

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required.

10:00am Clay Bar Big Cats

Sculpt your favorite exotic cat including leopards, tigers, lions, pumas, panthers, and lynx!

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required.

11:00am Pysanky Eggs for Easter Museum of the City of New York

Learn about New York artist Roz Chast’s “egg-citing” twist on Ukrainian pysanky egg dying. Explore images of Chast’s New York-inspired designs and create a paper egg using a wax resist technique.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to enjoy together.

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Pysanky Eggs for Easter

Learn about New York artist Roz Chast’s “egg-citing” twist on Ukrainian pysanky egg dying. Explore images of Chast’s New York-inspired designs and create a paper egg using a wax resist technique.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to enjoy together.

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am The Secret Garden Tour Children's Museum of the Arts

Come immerse yourself in “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry! Made entirely of denim, this indigo garden invites visitors to explore the flowers, plants, and animals that make up this exciting installation in our bridge space. We invite visitors to meet us at the base of the bridge for this experience. Please arrive 5 minutes early to take off your shoes in order to enjoy the tour!

11:00am The Secret Garden Tour

Come immerse yourself in “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry! Made entirely of denim, this indigo garden invites visitors to explore the flowers, plants, and animals that make up this exciting installation in our bridge space. We invite visitors to meet us at the base of the bridge for this experience. Please arrive 5 minutes early to take off your shoes in order to enjoy the tour!

11:00am Fine Arts Mini Doll House Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s Doll House on view in our gallery, young artists will create a mini doll house and mini dolls.

11:00am Fine Arts Mini Doll House

Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s Doll House on view in our gallery, young artists will create a mini doll house and mini dolls.

6:00pm Razzle Dazzle: A Musical Variety Show! Magnet Theater

See the Stars of Magnet's World-Reknowned Musical Improv Theater Program in a brand new All-Singing, All-Dancing Musical Extravaganza. New York City's Best Musically inclined Comedians sing songs from the heart and from the Gut and from any other locations songs come from! Musical Sketch, Musical Video, Musical Improv! Comedy + Music = A Good Time!

6:00pm Razzle Dazzle: A Musical Variety Show!

See the Stars of Magnet's World-Reknowned Musical Improv Theater Program in a brand new All-Singing, All-Dancing Musical Extravaganza. New York City's Best Musically inclined Comedians sing songs from the heart and from the Gut and from any other locations songs come from! Musical Sketch, Musical Video, Musical Improv! Comedy + Music = A Good Time!

9:00pm The First Honey Improv Festival Hour Magnet Theater

Honey is an improv team that has consistently been invited to play in improv festivals around the nation for the past six years. This night, they host their own improv festival, featuring other indie improv teams that have toured the nation. It’ll have all the hallmarks of a real festival (hosts, swag, affordable alcohol) condensed into an hour! Follow Honey on Facebook for more info!

9:00pm The First Honey Improv Festival Hour

Honey is an improv team that has consistently been invited to play in improv festivals around the nation for the past six years. This night, they host their own improv festival, featuring other indie improv teams that have toured the nation. It’ll have all the hallmarks of a real festival (hosts, swag, affordable alcohol) condensed into an hour! Follow Honey on Facebook for more info!

Monday April 2, 2018 Apr 2, 2018
10:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters Children's Aid

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

10:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

10:00am Spring Season: Adult Spanish Classes El Taller Latino Americano

Come join us at El Taller and romance yourself with the beauty of the Spanish language this Spring by immersing yourself in our intensive Spanish classes! There is no better time than the present for new beginnings, and classes are starting sooner than you can shed your winter coat. At El Taller we have beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish classes where you start speaking Spanish from the first day, and earn to speak and read about topics important to you. Our emphasis on sound and dialogue gets our students to communicate more quickly than they ever thought possible!

10:00am Spring Season: Adult Spanish Classes

Come join us at El Taller and romance yourself with the beauty of the Spanish language this Spring by immersing yourself in our intensive Spanish classes! There is no better time than the present for new beginnings, and classes are starting sooner than you can shed your winter coat. At El Taller we have beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish classes where you start speaking Spanish from the first day, and earn to speak and read about topics important to you. Our emphasis on sound and dialogue gets our students to communicate more quickly than they ever thought possible!

11:00am Flower Power: Environmental Button Making Museum of the City of New York

Rain showers, blooming flowers, and sunny days—spring has sprung! Visit the exhibition Activist New York to learn about New Yorkers who work hard to protect our planet. Design a button to express something about the environment that you are passionate about!

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Flower Power: Environmental Button Making

Rain showers, blooming flowers, and sunny days—spring has sprung! Visit the exhibition Activist New York to learn about New Yorkers who work hard to protect our planet. Design a button to express something about the environment that you are passionate about!

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Gallery Decorative Paper Capes Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Gallery Decorative Paper Capes

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Fine Arts Thematic Accordion Books Children's Museum of the Arts

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

11:00am Fine Arts Thematic Accordion Books

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

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 Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz & Sarah Kay Strand Books

April is National Poetry Month, a time spent dedicated to the importance of the art of the written word. As one of the largest literary celebrations in the world it's encouraging and uplifting to see tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarian, booksellers, and more coming together to cherish the importance poetry has on our culture and our lives.

Join us as poets Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Sarah Kay inaugurate National Poetry Month and celebrate the launch of their new books!

7:00pm Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz & Sarah Kay

April is National Poetry Month, a time spent dedicated to the importance of the art of the written word. As one of the largest literary celebrations in the world it's encouraging and uplifting to see tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarian, booksellers, and more coming together to cherish the importance poetry has on our culture and our lives.

Join us as poets Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Sarah Kay inaugurate National Poetry Month and celebrate the launch of their new books!

7:00pm Irish Fiddle Workshop with Athena Tergis Irish Arts Center

Accomplished fiddle player and IAC favorite, Athena Tergis, will lead a 90 minute workshop focusing on posture, bowing, ornamentation, style, rhythmic flow, and phrasing.

Recommended for intermediate to advanced players, however beginners are also welcome to join for a greater understanding of position, posture, and more. No music reading skills are necessary but sheet music will be provided for reference.

Students are encouraged to tape/video record the session and bring a notebook.  

7:00pm Irish Fiddle Workshop with Athena Tergis

Accomplished fiddle player and IAC favorite, Athena Tergis, will lead a 90 minute workshop focusing on posture, bowing, ornamentation, style, rhythmic flow, and phrasing.

Recommended for intermediate to advanced players, however beginners are also welcome to join for a greater understanding of position, posture, and more. No music reading skills are necessary but sheet music will be provided for reference.

Students are encouraged to tape/video record the session and bring a notebook.  

7:00pm Michael Bennett @ The New School Strand Books

Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett is a fearless activist, feminist, philanthropist, and change maker. He also wants to make you uncomfortable.

Michael has decided to add his unmistakable and humorous voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice. Following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali and Colin Kaepernick, Michael shows his leadership both on and off the field.

Join us at The New School as Michael discusses these important issues and shares his book. Michael will be joined in conversation by LA Times op-ed columnist, podcast host and author Dave Zirin!

7:00pm Michael Bennett @ The New School

Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett is a fearless activist, feminist, philanthropist, and change maker. He also wants to make you uncomfortable.

Michael has decided to add his unmistakable and humorous voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice. Following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali and Colin Kaepernick, Michael shows his leadership both on and off the field.

Join us at The New School as Michael discusses these important issues and shares his book. Michael will be joined in conversation by LA Times op-ed columnist, podcast host and author Dave Zirin!

7:30pm Peggy's Orchard Magnet Theater

Come on down to Peggy's Orchard, where every year friends, family, and sweethearts feel compelled to pay money for the pleasure of doing menial labor. But you won't just find crisp cider and gorgeous foliage at Peggy's. You'll find ghouls, goblins and all manner of spooky cursed spirits who want to help you enjoy a beautiful fall day. Or murder you! You never know until you can't get out of the hay maze. Some say apple picking is a scam, but at Peggy's we say, "Get out of here before dark and don't feed the birds! They're organized." Come laugh until you scream for help, and be sure to grab a donut at the general store. They're mostly not cursed.

Characters written and performed by Aimée Lutkin
Directed by Audrey Stanfield

7:30pm Peggy's Orchard

Come on down to Peggy's Orchard, where every year friends, family, and sweethearts feel compelled to pay money for the pleasure of doing menial labor. But you won't just find crisp cider and gorgeous foliage at Peggy's. You'll find ghouls, goblins and all manner of spooky cursed spirits who want to help you enjoy a beautiful fall day. Or murder you! You never know until you can't get out of the hay maze. Some say apple picking is a scam, but at Peggy's we say, "Get out of here before dark and don't feed the birds! They're organized." Come laugh until you scream for help, and be sure to grab a donut at the general store. They're mostly not cursed.

Characters written and performed by Aimée Lutkin
Directed by Audrey Stanfield

7:30pm Opening Night Magnet Theater

Kristina Grosspietsch and Devin O'Neill present Opening Night — a play where 8 characters played by 2 actresses all experience 1 Broadway premiere very differently.

Anything can happen on Opening Night.

Directed by Matt Alspaugh.

7:30pm Opening Night

Kristina Grosspietsch and Devin O'Neill present Opening Night — a play where 8 characters played by 2 actresses all experience 1 Broadway premiere very differently.

Anything can happen on Opening Night.

Directed by Matt Alspaugh.

9:00pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event Magnet Theater

Thank You For Coming Out is a fabulously funny improv show that features two different coming out stories each followed by an improv set (one musical). The stories you hear and the scenes you see are heartfelt, sometimes heart-wrenching, vulnerable, hilarious, fun, loving and supportive. We have a rotating cast of LGBTQ improvisers of all levels from all over New York City! Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

This show is such a treat! Join us, won't you?

9:00pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event

Thank You For Coming Out is a fabulously funny improv show that features two different coming out stories each followed by an improv set (one musical). The stories you hear and the scenes you see are heartfelt, sometimes heart-wrenching, vulnerable, hilarious, fun, loving and supportive. We have a rotating cast of LGBTQ improvisers of all levels from all over New York City! Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

This show is such a treat! Join us, won't you?

10:30pm Character Bash Magnet Theater

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Ari Miller and Elena Skopetos. Join New York's most talented writers and actors as they perform often absurd and always hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

10:30pm Character Bash

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Ari Miller and Elena Skopetos. Join New York's most talented writers and actors as they perform often absurd and always hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
11:00am Finger Knitting Fun Museum of the City of New York

Welcome spring with seasonal hand-knitted flowers! Learn about flowers and plants that can be found blooming all over our city by exploring images from our collections. Then join us for a knitting circle to discover various techniques to make a special flower design to take home with you. We’ll provide the yarn!

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

11:00am Finger Knitting Fun

Welcome spring with seasonal hand-knitted flowers! Learn about flowers and plants that can be found blooming all over our city by exploring images from our collections. Then join us for a knitting circle to discover various techniques to make a special flower design to take home with you. We’ll provide the yarn!

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

5:30pm Book Launch ”The Peacemaker's Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict Open Society Foundations

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Priscilla Hayner about her new book, The Peacemaker's Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict. The book explores the dilemmas that arise when peacemakers seem to have to choose between settling an armed conflict and holding accountable those responsible for severe human rights violations.

The Peacemaker’s Paradox explores the challenge of addressing war crimes during peace negotiations, through detailed case studies on Colombia, Uganda, Libya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The book also looks at the impact of international courts on armed conflict, including whether prosecutions deter further abuses—or whether there is sometimes a risk of doing damage to a peace process.

5:30pm Book Launch ”The Peacemaker's Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Priscilla Hayner about her new book, The Peacemaker's Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict. The book explores the dilemmas that arise when peacemakers seem to have to choose between settling an armed conflict and holding accountable those responsible for severe human rights violations.

The Peacemaker’s Paradox explores the challenge of addressing war crimes during peace negotiations, through detailed case studies on Colombia, Uganda, Libya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The book also looks at the impact of international courts on armed conflict, including whether prosecutions deter further abuses—or whether there is sometimes a risk of doing damage to a peace process.

7:00pm Tyra Banks + Carolyn London: Perfect Is Boring Strand Books

In this one-of-a-kind book Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty, embrace your beautiful booty, and outpace your competition, ain’t nobody gonna stop you!

In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that.

7:00pm Tyra Banks + Carolyn London: Perfect Is Boring

In this one-of-a-kind book Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty, embrace your beautiful booty, and outpace your competition, ain’t nobody gonna stop you!

In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 Apr 4, 2018
8:30am Bitcoin and Beyond Asia Society

Breakfast available from 8am ● Discussion begins at 8:30am

It’s one of the most intriguing yet poorly-understood trends of our time: the creation and growth of Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been met with everything from wild enthusiasm to government clampdowns, resulting in dramatic and frequent price fluctuations. The huge upswings haven’t impressed skeptics; and the precipitous drops in value have not dissuaded the true believers. In Asia, meanwhile, different countries have responded in very different ways to the rise of interest in cryptocurrencies – and indeed it may be that the greatest swings in both valuation and opinion may come from that part of the world. Why have Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies drawn so much attention? What will the future bring – short-term and long-term? Join us for a special edition of the “Asia Briefing” series, featuring a conversation with Michael Novogratz, long-time investor and CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners, a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital currency and blockchain sectors.

8:30am Bitcoin and Beyond

Breakfast available from 8am ● Discussion begins at 8:30am

It’s one of the most intriguing yet poorly-understood trends of our time: the creation and growth of Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been met with everything from wild enthusiasm to government clampdowns, resulting in dramatic and frequent price fluctuations. The huge upswings haven’t impressed skeptics; and the precipitous drops in value have not dissuaded the true believers. In Asia, meanwhile, different countries have responded in very different ways to the rise of interest in cryptocurrencies – and indeed it may be that the greatest swings in both valuation and opinion may come from that part of the world. Why have Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies drawn so much attention? What will the future bring – short-term and long-term? Join us for a special edition of the “Asia Briefing” series, featuring a conversation with Michael Novogratz, long-time investor and CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners, a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital currency and blockchain sectors.

11:00am Passover Celebration Museum of the City of New York

Join us for a day full of storytelling, traditions, and songs in honor of the Passover holiday. Explore images from our collections to learn about elements of Jewish culture. Enjoy Passover macaroons and create a seder plate cover tapestry in time for the holiday.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Passover Celebration

Join us for a day full of storytelling, traditions, and songs in honor of the Passover holiday. Explore images from our collections to learn about elements of Jewish culture. Enjoy Passover macaroons and create a seder plate cover tapestry in time for the holiday.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

12:00pm US-DPRK Summit: too Big to Fail and Multiple Dimensions of Risk Korea Society

Dr. Jung H. Pak, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, addresses the lead-up to the potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dr. Pak speaks to areas of potential progress, provides cautionaries, and articulates the challenges associated with the historic meeting. Dr. Pak also addresses how a Kim-Trump meeting could possibly shift regional dynamics and what that would mean for US policy. Dr. Pak speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

12:00pm US-DPRK Summit: too Big to Fail and Multiple Dimensions of Risk

Dr. Jung H. Pak, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, addresses the lead-up to the potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dr. Pak speaks to areas of potential progress, provides cautionaries, and articulates the challenges associated with the historic meeting. Dr. Pak also addresses how a Kim-Trump meeting could possibly shift regional dynamics and what that would mean for US policy. Dr. Pak speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

7:00pm The Neuroscientist who lost her mind: Memory, illness, the brain Rubin Museum

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska had been studying the schizophrenic brain for 30 years, but it wasn’t until she began to experience changes of her own mental capacities that she realized what these illnesses could truly do. As brain tumors invaded Lipska’s frontal cortex, her behaviors changed, memories disappeared, and paranoia flourished. Since treatment, Lipska has left her own brain tumors behind, but not the memory of how they altered her perceptions so deeply.

She takes the Brainwave stage with her son-in-law, writer Jake Halpern, to discuss the science behind her experiences and their repercussions on both her and her family’s futures.

7:00pm The Neuroscientist who lost her mind: Memory, illness, the brain

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska had been studying the schizophrenic brain for 30 years, but it wasn’t until she began to experience changes of her own mental capacities that she realized what these illnesses could truly do. As brain tumors invaded Lipska’s frontal cortex, her behaviors changed, memories disappeared, and paranoia flourished. Since treatment, Lipska has left her own brain tumors behind, but not the memory of how they altered her perceptions so deeply.

She takes the Brainwave stage with her son-in-law, writer Jake Halpern, to discuss the science behind her experiences and their repercussions on both her and her family’s futures.

7:00pm Weike Wang: Chemistry Strand Books

Facing a demanding academic curriculum, overbearing parental expectations, and a marriage proposal from her devoted partner, the unnamed narrator of Chemistry is facing pressure and scrutiny from all sides. But this overwhelming amount of pressure will launch our flawed and insightful chemist heroine into a path of self discovery and realization. Leaving the familiar plan for the future behind, she tries to find the balance of self sacrifice, true desire, and love in a two year journey that is sure to captivate modern readers. 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Weike Wang releases the paperback of Chemistry! Weike will be in conversation with writer and critic Maris Kreizman.

 

 

7:00pm Weike Wang: Chemistry

Facing a demanding academic curriculum, overbearing parental expectations, and a marriage proposal from her devoted partner, the unnamed narrator of Chemistry is facing pressure and scrutiny from all sides. But this overwhelming amount of pressure will launch our flawed and insightful chemist heroine into a path of self discovery and realization. Leaving the familiar plan for the future behind, she tries to find the balance of self sacrifice, true desire, and love in a two year journey that is sure to captivate modern readers. 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Weike Wang releases the paperback of Chemistry! Weike will be in conversation with writer and critic Maris Kreizman.

 

 

7:00pm Mari Andrew: Am I There Yet? Strand Books

Instagram star Mari Andrew has released her guide to adulthood that shares the feelings and complexities of millennials with essays and illustrations. From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twenty-something document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.

7:00pm Mari Andrew: Am I There Yet?

Instagram star Mari Andrew has released her guide to adulthood that shares the feelings and complexities of millennials with essays and illustrations. From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twenty-something document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.

7:00pm Everyone Is Divine Celebrating The Sikh Festival Vaisakhi Rubin Museum

Sikhism recognizes the divine potential in every individual, according to its adherents. This religious tradition challenges all social inequalities, including those based on class, caste, gender, and profession, and envisions a more inclusive future. Join practising Sikhs to celebrate the vibrant festival of Vaisakhi, especially as it relates to women and equality, and learn about the living traditions of the fifth largest religion on earth. 

Kaurageous Love, an organization supporting Sikh women, will share their experience of how Sikhism is practiced in New York, and teacher Sharan Bir Kaur Gill will lead a Kundalini breathing exercise. Afterwards, experience the energy and joy of Bhangra, the famous Sikh folk dance, with a lesson from the Kaurageous group. This intergenerational program is presented with community partner India Home, one of the only nonprofits in the New York area offering culturally appropriate services to South Asian seniors, the largest organization of its kind in New York.

7:00pm Everyone Is Divine Celebrating The Sikh Festival Vaisakhi

Sikhism recognizes the divine potential in every individual, according to its adherents. This religious tradition challenges all social inequalities, including those based on class, caste, gender, and profession, and envisions a more inclusive future. Join practising Sikhs to celebrate the vibrant festival of Vaisakhi, especially as it relates to women and equality, and learn about the living traditions of the fifth largest religion on earth. 

Kaurageous Love, an organization supporting Sikh women, will share their experience of how Sikhism is practiced in New York, and teacher Sharan Bir Kaur Gill will lead a Kundalini breathing exercise. Afterwards, experience the energy and joy of Bhangra, the famous Sikh folk dance, with a lesson from the Kaurageous group. This intergenerational program is presented with community partner India Home, one of the only nonprofits in the New York area offering culturally appropriate services to South Asian seniors, the largest organization of its kind in New York.

7:00pm Irish Fiddle Workshop with Athena Tergis Irish Arts Center

This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced players however beginners are also welcome to join for a greater understanding of position, posture, and more. No music reading skills are necessary but sheet music will be provided for reference.

Students are encouraged to tape/video record the session and bring a notebook.  

7:00pm Irish Fiddle Workshop with Athena Tergis

This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced players however beginners are also welcome to join for a greater understanding of position, posture, and more. No music reading skills are necessary but sheet music will be provided for reference.

Students are encouraged to tape/video record the session and bring a notebook.  

Thursday April 5, 2018 Apr 5, 2018
10:00am NYC Tots: Spring in the City Museum of the City of New York

Register for six sessions that focus on exploration and discovery of spring in the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York at Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city in bloom.

10:00am NYC Tots: Spring in the City

Register for six sessions that focus on exploration and discovery of spring in the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York at Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city in bloom.

11:00am Oyster Prints Museum of the City of New York

Oysters have been an important part of life in New York dating back to before the Lenape used them for food and tools. Explore the digital oyster interactive in the exhibition New York at Its Core to learn more about the many uses of this mollusk, including how it purifies New York Harbor today. Then make an oyster print with clay to take home with you!

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Oyster Prints

Oysters have been an important part of life in New York dating back to before the Lenape used them for food and tools. Explore the digital oyster interactive in the exhibition New York at Its Core to learn more about the many uses of this mollusk, including how it purifies New York Harbor today. Then make an oyster print with clay to take home with you!

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Woven Silks of Laos with Carol Cassidy Asia Society

Founder of Lao Textiles Carol Cassidy is dedicated to revitalizing the indigenous Laos textile industry by creating magnificent silk weavings that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating modern sensibilities. Cassidy will be showcasing an array of her latest textiles including her signature brocades, jacquard weaves, and ikats. Her book, Weaving Tradition, will be available for signing.

11:00am Woven Silks of Laos with Carol Cassidy

Founder of Lao Textiles Carol Cassidy is dedicated to revitalizing the indigenous Laos textile industry by creating magnificent silk weavings that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating modern sensibilities. Cassidy will be showcasing an array of her latest textiles including her signature brocades, jacquard weaves, and ikats. Her book, Weaving Tradition, will be available for signing.

11:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

11:00am Fine Arts Up-Cycled Planters

In celebration of springtime, today CMA visitors will design and construct their very own flower planters. Using up-cycled materials like water bottles and cardboard, young artists will conceptualize their very own vessel to take home and set in the window of their choice!

11:00am Fine Arts Thematic Accordion Books Children's Museum of the Arts

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

11:00am Fine Arts Thematic Accordion Books

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

11:00am Decorative Paper Capes Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Decorative Paper Capes

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Tactile Garden Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Create animated flowers and plants out of fabric and yarn. Animate your garden coming to life in todays Media Lab Gallery Workshop!

11:00am Tactile Garden Animations

Create animated flowers and plants out of fabric and yarn. Animate your garden coming to life in todays Media Lab Gallery Workshop!

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

4:00pm Kim Koo Professional Series Korea Society

This by-invitation series gathers corporate, media and UN senior professionals for intimate, high-impact roundtable discussions on Korea and Northeast Asia politics, economics and security with US-based Asia policy thought leaders. A final session gathers participants from the Korea Society’s first six classes for a reunion celebration and dialogue.

4:00pm Kim Koo Professional Series

This by-invitation series gathers corporate, media and UN senior professionals for intimate, high-impact roundtable discussions on Korea and Northeast Asia politics, economics and security with US-based Asia policy thought leaders. A final session gathers participants from the Korea Society’s first six classes for a reunion celebration and dialogue.

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club Lower Eastside Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

6:00pm The Marshall Plan in Retrospect: Implications for the Modern World Korea Society

Dr. Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Dr. Steil uses archival documents to portray how the initiative’s champions in the State Department were able to realize this grand plan despite immense complexity, uncertainty, and pushback at home and abroad. Steil explains the significance and implications of the Marshall Plan for our modern world, including lessons learned for the Korean Peninsula. Steil joins Korea Society President Tom Byrne in conversation

6:00pm The Marshall Plan in Retrospect: Implications for the Modern World

Dr. Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Dr. Steil uses archival documents to portray how the initiative’s champions in the State Department were able to realize this grand plan despite immense complexity, uncertainty, and pushback at home and abroad. Steil explains the significance and implications of the Marshall Plan for our modern world, including lessons learned for the Korean Peninsula. Steil joins Korea Society President Tom Byrne in conversation

6:30pm Feminists in Fashion Museum of the City of New York

Although fashion has notoriously been seen as anti-feminist, the cut of a top or the flash of a thigh can empower women to decide for themselves what it means to be female. No one knows this better than Norma Kamali and Christene Barberich. Creator of such iconic styles as the sleeping bag coat and athleisure, Kamali has emerged as one of the most influential women in fashion today. Barberich is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Webby award-winning women's lifestyle media company Refinery29. Together Kamali and Barberich will join Phyllis Magidson, the Museum’s curator of costumes and textiles, for a conversation about the impact of feminism on fashion, past and present.

6:30pm Feminists in Fashion

Although fashion has notoriously been seen as anti-feminist, the cut of a top or the flash of a thigh can empower women to decide for themselves what it means to be female. No one knows this better than Norma Kamali and Christene Barberich. Creator of such iconic styles as the sleeping bag coat and athleisure, Kamali has emerged as one of the most influential women in fashion today. Barberich is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Webby award-winning women's lifestyle media company Refinery29. Together Kamali and Barberich will join Phyllis Magidson, the Museum’s curator of costumes and textiles, for a conversation about the impact of feminism on fashion, past and present.

6:30pm NYC School Admissions: Public & Private InsideSchools

Applying to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in NYC? Considering both public and private schools? Join the experts who have visited hundreds of schools at this free event to demystify the application process. Gina Malin, executive director of the Parents League of New York, will talk about private schools. Clara Hemphill, InsideSchools founder, will talk about public schools.  

The event is free. A $25 ticket includes a copy of Hemphill's book, New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools.

6:30pm NYC School Admissions: Public & Private

Applying to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in NYC? Considering both public and private schools? Join the experts who have visited hundreds of schools at this free event to demystify the application process. Gina Malin, executive director of the Parents League of New York, will talk about private schools. Clara Hemphill, InsideSchools founder, will talk about public schools.  

The event is free. A $25 ticket includes a copy of Hemphill's book, New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools.

7:30pm Meredith Goldstein: Can't Help Myself In The 2Nd Floor Art Dept. Strand Books

Meredith Goldstein, the mastermind behind the Boston Globe advice column Love Letters, is coming to the Strand for the release of her new memoir! In Can't Help Myself, Goldstein takes readers through the origins of the column, its wild online-to-print success, and reveals what was happening in her own life as Love Letters grew. Despite her calm and collected attitude in writing, Goldstein doesn’t have it all figured out for herself. She has her own questions about aging parents, office break-ups, dating-in-your-thirties, feminism, porn habits, and Tinder. In Can't Help Myself, we watch as Love Letters becomes Goldstein’s anchor, helping her through painful breakups and a family cancer diagnosis, just as she anchors her readers through their own setbacks and tragedies. With humor (the ex she calls “Draco Malfoy,” the millennial pals she calls “The Rachels”) and the collective empathy of a dedicated online community, Can't Help Myself is an extraordinary and touching portrait of a single woman navigating the difficulties of life and love for both herself and thousands of others. 

Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Meredith discusses her new memoir with New York Times Journalist Wesley Morris!

7:30pm Meredith Goldstein: Can't Help Myself In The 2Nd Floor Art Dept.

Meredith Goldstein, the mastermind behind the Boston Globe advice column Love Letters, is coming to the Strand for the release of her new memoir! In Can't Help Myself, Goldstein takes readers through the origins of the column, its wild online-to-print success, and reveals what was happening in her own life as Love Letters grew. Despite her calm and collected attitude in writing, Goldstein doesn’t have it all figured out for herself. She has her own questions about aging parents, office break-ups, dating-in-your-thirties, feminism, porn habits, and Tinder. In Can't Help Myself, we watch as Love Letters becomes Goldstein’s anchor, helping her through painful breakups and a family cancer diagnosis, just as she anchors her readers through their own setbacks and tragedies. With humor (the ex she calls “Draco Malfoy,” the millennial pals she calls “The Rachels”) and the collective empathy of a dedicated online community, Can't Help Myself is an extraordinary and touching portrait of a single woman navigating the difficulties of life and love for both herself and thousands of others. 

Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Meredith discusses her new memoir with New York Times Journalist Wesley Morris!

7:30pm Talk + Screening with Artist Jordan Casteel ART21

Join Art21 and The Studio Museum in Harlem at Maysles Documentary Center for a screening of two films from our "New York Close Up" digital series, featuring artist Jordan Casteel.

The films—"Jordan Casteel Paints Her Community" and "Jordan Casteel Stays in the Moment"—offer an intimate portrait of the emerging artist at work. A resident of Harlem, Casteel photographs the people, primarily the Black men, that she meets in her neighborhood. Returning to her studio, Casteel paints her subjects' portraits in monumental scale and vibrant color, making intimately visible their often unrepresented humanity, vulnerability, and multiplicities.

7:30pm Talk + Screening with Artist Jordan Casteel

Join Art21 and The Studio Museum in Harlem at Maysles Documentary Center for a screening of two films from our "New York Close Up" digital series, featuring artist Jordan Casteel.

The films—"Jordan Casteel Paints Her Community" and "Jordan Casteel Stays in the Moment"—offer an intimate portrait of the emerging artist at work. A resident of Harlem, Casteel photographs the people, primarily the Black men, that she meets in her neighborhood. Returning to her studio, Casteel paints her subjects' portraits in monumental scale and vibrant color, making intimately visible their often unrepresented humanity, vulnerability, and multiplicities.

Friday April 6, 2018 Apr 6, 2018
11:00am Sense-ational Spring: Wreath Making Museum of the City of New York

What does spring feel, smell, and taste like in the city? Get hands-on and explore various aromas and textures of plants that can be found blooming all over our city at this time. Then use these elements as inspiration to create a seasonal wreath for your home.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Sense-ational Spring: Wreath Making

What does spring feel, smell, and taste like in the city? Get hands-on and explore various aromas and textures of plants that can be found blooming all over our city at this time. Then use these elements as inspiration to create a seasonal wreath for your home.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Decorative Paper Capes Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Decorative Paper Capes

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art. Wearable April begins with paper capes that incorporate exciting weaves of color and patterns! We will also look to our exhibiting artist Ellen Harvey for inspiration, in particular the vibrant arrangement of color in her piece “Floral Wallpaper Experiment” on display in the gallery.

11:00am Thematic Accordion Books Children's Museum of the Arts

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

11:00am Thematic Accordion Books

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

11:00am Tactile Garden Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Create animated flowers and plants out of fabric and yarn. Animate your garden coming to life in todays Media Lab Gallery Workshop!

11:00am Tactile Garden Animations

Create animated flowers and plants out of fabric and yarn. Animate your garden coming to life in todays Media Lab Gallery Workshop!

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

4:00pm Museum College Career Workshop Rubin Museum

Want a museum career but don’t know where to start? Take your first steps at the Rubin Museum’s annual Museum College Career Workshop. Meet with industry professionals, learn about possible career paths, and get practical advice. After the event enjoy free admission to the galleries and the Rubin’s K2 Friday Night. 

This event takes place at the Museum Education Center: 130 W. 17th St.

RSVP to let us know you're coming: http://rma.cm/2jw

4:00pm Museum College Career Workshop

Want a museum career but don’t know where to start? Take your first steps at the Rubin Museum’s annual Museum College Career Workshop. Meet with industry professionals, learn about possible career paths, and get practical advice. After the event enjoy free admission to the galleries and the Rubin’s K2 Friday Night. 

This event takes place at the Museum Education Center: 130 W. 17th St.

RSVP to let us know you're coming: http://rma.cm/2jw

6:00pm What We Bring! Exhibit Opening City Lore

Join City lore in Presenting:

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants.  With this exhibition, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act, implemented in 1968, which inaugurated a new era of immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City, where 6-in- 10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

6:00pm What We Bring! Exhibit Opening

Join City lore in Presenting:

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants.  With this exhibition, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act, implemented in 1968, which inaugurated a new era of immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City, where 6-in- 10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

7:00pm The Importance Of Being Two: What It Means To Have A Divided Mind Strand Books

In this Olio, we will explore Iain McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary which brings together a thorough exploration of current neuroscience and an in-depth history of the Western world showing us how periods of time and their attendant cultural changes mirror emphasis or de-emphasis of the value of what the right hemisphere brings.

We will begin by watching a short film that introduces the core of McGilchrist’s work and immediately dive into a lively conversation about what all this means and what, if anything, we should do about it.

Michael D. Haltenberger has been teaching Comparative Religion at Hunter College for over a decade. His primary interest is the relationship between religion and science and how both effect the way we experience and behave in the world.

7:00pm The Importance Of Being Two: What It Means To Have A Divided Mind

In this Olio, we will explore Iain McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary which brings together a thorough exploration of current neuroscience and an in-depth history of the Western world showing us how periods of time and their attendant cultural changes mirror emphasis or de-emphasis of the value of what the right hemisphere brings.

We will begin by watching a short film that introduces the core of McGilchrist’s work and immediately dive into a lively conversation about what all this means and what, if anything, we should do about it.

Michael D. Haltenberger has been teaching Comparative Religion at Hunter College for over a decade. His primary interest is the relationship between religion and science and how both effect the way we experience and behave in the world.

7:30pm Amanda Lovelace + Courtney Peppernell Strand Books

Amanda Lovelace celebrated her author debut in 2016 with her book the princess saves herself in this one; now she's back with her sequel the witch doesn't burn in this one!

This new work tells the tale of the witch: strong, solitary, and now—indestructible. These powerful, relatable poems encourage resilience and fortify women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

7:30pm Amanda Lovelace + Courtney Peppernell

Amanda Lovelace celebrated her author debut in 2016 with her book the princess saves herself in this one; now she's back with her sequel the witch doesn't burn in this one!

This new work tells the tale of the witch: strong, solitary, and now—indestructible. These powerful, relatable poems encourage resilience and fortify women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

7:30pm The Music of Yungchen Lhamo: One Drop of Kindness Asia Society

Yungchen Lhamo is a renowned Tibetan singer who has performed in over 80 countries. Lhamo's music is inspired by spirituality and Tibetan mantras, and has been met with ecstatic critical praise worldwide. Alternately described as "beautifully evocative," "mesmerizing," "spine-tingling," and "transcendent;" Lhamo creates a space of sacred intimacy in her performance promoting the anticipated release of her new album, One Drop of Kindness: Inner Peace.

Lhamo will be joined by Bashiri Johnson on percussion and Bob Bottjer on guitar.

7:30pm The Music of Yungchen Lhamo: One Drop of Kindness

Yungchen Lhamo is a renowned Tibetan singer who has performed in over 80 countries. Lhamo's music is inspired by spirituality and Tibetan mantras, and has been met with ecstatic critical praise worldwide. Alternately described as "beautifully evocative," "mesmerizing," "spine-tingling," and "transcendent;" Lhamo creates a space of sacred intimacy in her performance promoting the anticipated release of her new album, One Drop of Kindness: Inner Peace.

Lhamo will be joined by Bashiri Johnson on percussion and Bob Bottjer on guitar.

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 April 7, 2018 Apr 7, 2018
10:00am Thematic Accordion Books Children's Museum of the Arts

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

10:00am Thematic Accordion Books

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

10:00am Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

10:00am Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

10:00am Visionary Visors Children's Museum of the Arts

For today’s workshop museum visitors will design and construct “Visionary Visor” hats! Inspired by the theme of “Wearable April” and CMA’s current exhibit, “Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets,” a study of decor, young artists will use cardboard and construction paper to create fashionable sculptures that they can wear on their heads.

10:00am Visionary Visors

For today’s workshop museum visitors will design and construct “Visionary Visor” hats! Inspired by the theme of “Wearable April” and CMA’s current exhibit, “Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets,” a study of decor, young artists will use cardboard and construction paper to create fashionable sculptures that they can wear on their heads.

10:00am Spring Break Vacation Children's Museum of the Arts

School’s out for Spring break: Animate your vacation to the beach, Paris, or Mars!

10:00am Spring Break Vacation

School’s out for Spring break: Animate your vacation to the beach, Paris, or Mars!

12:00pm Verbal Description And Sensory Tour 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

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.

3:00pm Camp David Presents: Jungles in Paris Jungles in Paris

State of the Earth: Documenting the Natural World for the Next Generation

Dear Friends, 
In honor of Environmental Awareness Month, join us for an exclusive preview of short documentary films and photographs presented by Jungles in Paris. 

From the Alaskan coast to the city streets of Nara, Japan we reflect how others experience the world we live in. Screening and conversation with co-founder Darrell Hartman and special filmmaker and photographer guests followed by happy hour.

RSVP is essential! Email rsvp@thecampdavid.com to reserve your spot for you and a guest.

3:00pm Camp David Presents: Jungles in Paris

State of the Earth: Documenting the Natural World for the Next Generation

Dear Friends, 
In honor of Environmental Awareness Month, join us for an exclusive preview of short documentary films and photographs presented by Jungles in Paris. 

From the Alaskan coast to the city streets of Nara, Japan we reflect how others experience the world we live in. Screening and conversation with co-founder Darrell Hartman and special filmmaker and photographer guests followed by happy hour.

RSVP is essential! Email rsvp@thecampdavid.com to reserve your spot for you and a guest.

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

Graduates of Adam Wade's Magnet Theater Storytelling Class take center stage to perform their stories developed through the class.

6:00pm Adam Wade's Storytelling Series March!

Graduates of Adam Wade's Magnet Theater Storytelling Class take center stage to perform their stories developed through the class.

8:00pm Gabriela Riley El Taller Latino Americano

Gabriela Riley, brazilian-american singer songwriter, has returned to New York to share the fruits of her work after five years integrated into the music scene of Rio de Janeiro and greater Brazil. Having worked recording and writing with artists such as Jõao Donato (Sintetizamor), Arnaldo Antunes (Já É), Kassin (Relax) and US duo On Fillmore (Glenn Kotche of Wilco and Darin Gray - Happiness of Living). On April 7th she, alongside young musical talent of NY, Connor Schulze, will share songs from her forthcoming and first solo record in an intimate duo setting

8:00pm Gabriela Riley

Gabriela Riley, brazilian-american singer songwriter, has returned to New York to share the fruits of her work after five years integrated into the music scene of Rio de Janeiro and greater Brazil. Having worked recording and writing with artists such as Jõao Donato (Sintetizamor), Arnaldo Antunes (Já É), Kassin (Relax) and US duo On Fillmore (Glenn Kotche of Wilco and Darin Gray - Happiness of Living). On April 7th she, alongside young musical talent of NY, Connor Schulze, will share songs from her forthcoming and first solo record in an intimate duo setting

10:30pm Dope improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC. Featuring: Jane Don't - 3.24.18 Magnet Theater

Dope a$$ improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC.
MixTape - 4.7.18

10:30pm Dope improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC. Featuring: Jane Don't - 3.24.18

Dope a$$ improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC.
MixTape - 4.7.18

Sunday April 8, 2018 Apr 8, 2018
10:00am Thematic Accordion Books Children's Museum of the Arts

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

10:00am Thematic Accordion Books

In Ellen Harvey’s gargantuan piece “ Metal Painting for Dr. Barnes,” the artist catalogs over 800 metal ornaments from the permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation Art institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today in the fine arts open studio, museum guests will look closely at this work and create their own catalogue of images presented in the form of the book. How will you organize your book?

10:00am Spring Break Vacation Children's Museum of the Arts

School’s out for Spring break: Animate your vacation to the beach, Paris, or Mars!

10:00am Spring Break Vacation

School’s out for Spring break: Animate your vacation to the beach, Paris, or Mars!

10:00am Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

10:00am Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

10:00am Visionary Visors Children's Museum of the Arts

For today’s workshop museum visitors will design and construct “Visionary Visor” hats! Inspired by the theme of “Wearable April” and CMA’s current exhibit, “Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets,” a study of decor, young artists will use cardboard and construction paper to create fashionable sculptures that they can wear on their heads.

10:00am Visionary Visors

For today’s workshop museum visitors will design and construct “Visionary Visor” hats! Inspired by the theme of “Wearable April” and CMA’s current exhibit, “Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets,” a study of decor, young artists will use cardboard and construction paper to create fashionable sculptures that they can wear on their heads.

12:30pm Irish Language Day: Poetry and Song Irish Arts Center

Enjoy a full day of activities for language enthusiasts of all levels, including immersive workshops in music, film, writing, drama, and storytelling led by our Irish language teachers and special guests. The day will center on this year’s theme, Poetry and Song, featuring bilingual performances, sean-nós songs, and a screening of the film Song of Granite, Ireland’s 2017 submission for the Academy Awards in the Foreign Language category.

For all levels!

12:30pm Irish Language Day: Poetry and Song

Enjoy a full day of activities for language enthusiasts of all levels, including immersive workshops in music, film, writing, drama, and storytelling led by our Irish language teachers and special guests. The day will center on this year’s theme, Poetry and Song, featuring bilingual performances, sean-nós songs, and a screening of the film Song of Granite, Ireland’s 2017 submission for the Academy Awards in the Foreign Language category.

For all levels!

1:00pm Treasures From The Earth 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 Treasures From The Earth

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.

4:30pm Song of Granite Irish Arts Center

Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, Song of Granite is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.

4:30pm Song of Granite

Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, Song of Granite is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.

Monday April 9, 2018 Apr 9, 2018
12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Brooches and Badges Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Brooches and Badges

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Mapping Journeys Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

12:00pm Mapping Journeys

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

6:00pm 2018 Creative Change Awards Opportunity Agenda

The Creative Change Awards are The Opportunity Agenda’s annual celebration of all things opportunity. For one night, we bring together the smartest, most innovative and most compelling voices in the movement to create full and equal opportunity.

6:00pm 2018 Creative Change Awards

The Creative Change Awards are The Opportunity Agenda’s annual celebration of all things opportunity. For one night, we bring together the smartest, most innovative and most compelling voices in the movement to create full and equal opportunity.

6:00pm The Rise of Fake News and Social Media Manipulation in Latin American Politics New York City Bar Association

Brexit, Donald Trump’s election, and Cambridge Analytica have shed light on the emerging and alarming trend of post-truth politics in the U.S. and UK, fueled by populist movements and social media manipulation. There has been less focus on how this trend is influencing Latin American politics.

As five Latin American countries—representing almost 70 percent of the region’s population—prepare for democratic presidential elections in 2018, political campaign strategies that appeal to emotions, rather than fact-based, objective communications, are increasingly driving the agenda across the region. Post-truth strategies have emerged in news stories, social media apps, and candidate statements. They deliberately aim to misinform or deceive public opinion on issues like gender, drug policy, and migration.

6:00pm The Rise of Fake News and Social Media Manipulation in Latin American Politics

Brexit, Donald Trump’s election, and Cambridge Analytica have shed light on the emerging and alarming trend of post-truth politics in the U.S. and UK, fueled by populist movements and social media manipulation. There has been less focus on how this trend is influencing Latin American politics.

As five Latin American countries—representing almost 70 percent of the region’s population—prepare for democratic presidential elections in 2018, political campaign strategies that appeal to emotions, rather than fact-based, objective communications, are increasingly driving the agenda across the region. Post-truth strategies have emerged in news stories, social media apps, and candidate statements. They deliberately aim to misinform or deceive public opinion on issues like gender, drug policy, and migration.

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic (April) Irish Arts Center

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic (April)

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

7:30pm Yvan Alagbé: Yellow Negroes And Other Imaginary Creatures On The Art Floor Strand Books

Many in the world of comics will know the name Yvan Alagbé. His inventive and deeply personal work is recognizable in the world of alternative comics. Now, his story collection Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures is available for the first time in English. Raw and topical, the title story follows Alain, a Beninese immigrant in Paris who does his best to care for his family, all while navigating a strange relationship of fixation and repulsion with retired French Algerian police officer Mario. With striking mark-making and powerful visual storytelling characteristic of Yvan, this collection is a must own for comic aficionados.

7:30pm Yvan Alagbé: Yellow Negroes And Other Imaginary Creatures On The Art Floor

Many in the world of comics will know the name Yvan Alagbé. His inventive and deeply personal work is recognizable in the world of alternative comics. Now, his story collection Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures is available for the first time in English. Raw and topical, the title story follows Alain, a Beninese immigrant in Paris who does his best to care for his family, all while navigating a strange relationship of fixation and repulsion with retired French Algerian police officer Mario. With striking mark-making and powerful visual storytelling characteristic of Yvan, this collection is a must own for comic aficionados.

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Just Karen with Raw Denim Magnet Theater

Magnet Sketch Teams: Just Karen with Raw Denim

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Just Karen with Raw Denim

Magnet Sketch Teams: Just Karen with Raw Denim

7:30pm Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 2 Strand Books

After a successful maiden voyage, we are once again partnering with local comedian Sam Morrison to bring together another home-run team of side splitting comedians for a night of queer stand-up! In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" The night's talent will include Emma Willman, Pat Brown, Anya Volz, Hann Cowger, Ian Fidance, Rick Crom, and of course, Samuel Morrison! 

Join us in the Rare Book Room for another night of revelry and laughs!

7:30pm Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 2

After a successful maiden voyage, we are once again partnering with local comedian Sam Morrison to bring together another home-run team of side splitting comedians for a night of queer stand-up! In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" The night's talent will include Emma Willman, Pat Brown, Anya Volz, Hann Cowger, Ian Fidance, Rick Crom, and of course, Samuel Morrison! 

Join us in the Rare Book Room for another night of revelry and laughs!

9:00pm Will They Or Won't They Magnet Theater

An improv show with a lot of love... and rejection.

Directed by: Amanda Rothman

Featuring: Michael Blech, Alex Braslavsky , Perri Gross, Kristina Grosspietch, Fu Goto, Kaley McMahon, Parmita Samanta, Tom Sanchez, Michael Stevens, Paul Ton

9:00pm Will They Or Won't They

An improv show with a lot of love... and rejection.

Directed by: Amanda Rothman

Featuring: Michael Blech, Alex Braslavsky , Perri Gross, Kristina Grosspietch, Fu Goto, Kaley McMahon, Parmita Samanta, Tom Sanchez, Michael Stevens, Paul Ton

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!

Hosted by: Jamie Rivera & Sulaiman Beg

10:30pm Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show!

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

Hosted by: Jamie Rivera & Sulaiman Beg

Tuesday April 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018
6:00pm Film Screening Of "Dolores" New York Civil Liberties Union

In celebration of Dolores Huerta's 88th birthday, please join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a free screening of Dolores (in English with Spanish subtitles) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6-8pm. The film will be followed by a short discussion and refreshments will be provided.

6:00pm Film Screening Of "Dolores"

In celebration of Dolores Huerta's 88th birthday, please join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a free screening of Dolores (in English with Spanish subtitles) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6-8pm. The film will be followed by a short discussion and refreshments will be provided.

6:30pm King’s Legacy: The Black Church and Social Activism Today Museum of the City of New York

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church and SUNY Old Westbury and Reverend Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church discuss the continuing role of New York’s African American churches in advancing civil rights and social activism.
 

6:30pm King’s Legacy: The Black Church and Social Activism Today

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church and SUNY Old Westbury and Reverend Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church discuss the continuing role of New York’s African American churches in advancing civil rights and social activism.
 

7:00pm William T. Vollmann Strand Books

Over the years William T. Vollmann has earned critical acclaim by addressing some of the most important issues of our times, covering everything from the country's inverted financial situation to violence to the growing imperialism. In this new book, Vollmann examines what is perhaps the most pressing issue we have ever faced: global warming.

Vollmann approaches the topic by exploring the various factors that cause climate change, including industrial manufacturing, fossil fuel extraction, agricultural practices, and more. He discusses the people's desire for a comfortable life and what that can mean, and shares his time spent in contaminated sites. He describes his trips to Fukushima, equipped with a dosimeter and a scintillation counter, interviewing survivors of the tsunami that caused the reactor meltdown, and tells it all in his iconic wit and immensely researched speech.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as William T. Vollmann paints the sobering picture of what sort of danger the planet is in if massive changes aren't enacted.

7:00pm William T. Vollmann

Over the years William T. Vollmann has earned critical acclaim by addressing some of the most important issues of our times, covering everything from the country's inverted financial situation to violence to the growing imperialism. In this new book, Vollmann examines what is perhaps the most pressing issue we have ever faced: global warming.

Vollmann approaches the topic by exploring the various factors that cause climate change, including industrial manufacturing, fossil fuel extraction, agricultural practices, and more. He discusses the people's desire for a comfortable life and what that can mean, and shares his time spent in contaminated sites. He describes his trips to Fukushima, equipped with a dosimeter and a scintillation counter, interviewing survivors of the tsunami that caused the reactor meltdown, and tells it all in his iconic wit and immensely researched speech.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as William T. Vollmann paints the sobering picture of what sort of danger the planet is in if massive changes aren't enacted.

Wednesday April 11, 2018 Apr 11, 2018
12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Russia, Korea and Prospects for Multilateral Dialogue Korea Society

Russian scholar Anna Kireeva returns to the Korea Society for a discussion on Russia’s position toward the Korean Peninsula and support for multilateral dialogue aimed at denuclearization. Moscow State University of International Relations Associate Professor Kireeva speaks to President Putin’s re-election and enhanced push in Asia, accusations of Russia’s role as a spoiler on the UN Security Council given differences with the US and others, and its potential contribution to expanding peace on the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Kireeva speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

12:00pm Russia, Korea and Prospects for Multilateral Dialogue

Russian scholar Anna Kireeva returns to the Korea Society for a discussion on Russia’s position toward the Korean Peninsula and support for multilateral dialogue aimed at denuclearization. Moscow State University of International Relations Associate Professor Kireeva speaks to President Putin’s re-election and enhanced push in Asia, accusations of Russia’s role as a spoiler on the UN Security Council given differences with the US and others, and its potential contribution to expanding peace on the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Kireeva speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

6:00pm Sex Education Curriculum "Show and Share" Planned Parenthood of New York City

Looking for the perfect sex education or family planning curriculum for your program? Unsure of what lesson plans will best fit the needs of your program participants? Join this informal “show and share” to explore a variety of curricula and network with other sex educators. Attendees will be able to examine multiple curricula and learn best practices for administering comprehensive evidence-based or research-informed curricula about sexual health and family planning. 

6:00pm Sex Education Curriculum "Show and Share"

Looking for the perfect sex education or family planning curriculum for your program? Unsure of what lesson plans will best fit the needs of your program participants? Join this informal “show and share” to explore a variety of curricula and network with other sex educators. Attendees will be able to examine multiple curricula and learn best practices for administering comprehensive evidence-based or research-informed curricula about sexual health and family planning. 

6:00pm Suspending Time: Raja Feather Kelly|The Feath3r Theory Rubin Museum

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, April 11, attend a performance from choreographer Raja Feather Kelly of the feath3r theory at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:00pm Suspending Time: Raja Feather Kelly|The Feath3r Theory

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, April 11, attend a performance from choreographer Raja Feather Kelly of the feath3r theory at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:30pm Wellness "Retreat" Transportation Alternatives

Loss and serious injuries have tremendous affects on your body. Join us for an evening of pampering experiences - massage, Reiki, meditation and more - while also meeting with others who have had a similar experience. 

6:30pm Wellness "Retreat"

Loss and serious injuries have tremendous affects on your body. Join us for an evening of pampering experiences - massage, Reiki, meditation and more - while also meeting with others who have had a similar experience. 

6:30pm Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa Museum of the City of New York

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars' many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the concert was captured on film by director Leon Gast with help from Albert Maysles. Live In Africa (92 min, 1974) offers a glimpse into a particularly soulful moment in the history of Latin music and serves as a key document of the influence of New York City’s diasporic, polyglot cultures on the world.

6:30pm Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars' many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the concert was captured on film by director Leon Gast with help from Albert Maysles. Live In Africa (92 min, 1974) offers a glimpse into a particularly soulful moment in the history of Latin music and serves as a key document of the influence of New York City’s diasporic, polyglot cultures on the world.

6:30pm ChinaFile Presents: ‘The China Mission’ Asia Society

Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will be speaking about his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a story covering the tumultuous aftermath of WWII, frantic U.S. engagement with China, and what led to the moment America “lost” the Middle Kingdom. He will be in conversation with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell.

This exploration of one of the most devastating moments in U.S.-China relations comes at an urgent moment. Policymakers, the business community, and others both in the United States and elsewhere worry about deteriorating American resolve to uphold the international world order it has championed since WWII. These changes are occurring just as a more assertive China seeks to sell its own brand of authoritarian rule to a largely leaderless world.

6:30pm ChinaFile Presents: ‘The China Mission’

Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will be speaking about his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a story covering the tumultuous aftermath of WWII, frantic U.S. engagement with China, and what led to the moment America “lost” the Middle Kingdom. He will be in conversation with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell.

This exploration of one of the most devastating moments in U.S.-China relations comes at an urgent moment. Policymakers, the business community, and others both in the United States and elsewhere worry about deteriorating American resolve to uphold the international world order it has championed since WWII. These changes are occurring just as a more assertive China seeks to sell its own brand of authoritarian rule to a largely leaderless world.

6:30pm Hofstra University Screening: In Our Son’s Name 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Institute for Peace Studies invites you to a special presentation: In Our Son’s Name

Since the attacks on New York and Washington DC on September 11, 2001, the U.S. has been waging a global war on “terrorism” that has expanded over the years and appears to have no real limits. As part of the peace studies course War, Peace and the News Media, we will examine how the peace movement has been represented in the mass media, from the earliest days after 9/11 to today.

Featuring Phyllis Rodriguez, co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
As part of the presentation, we will view the 2012 documentary In Our Sons Name.

6:30pm Hofstra University Screening: In Our Son’s Name

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Institute for Peace Studies invites you to a special presentation: In Our Son’s Name

Since the attacks on New York and Washington DC on September 11, 2001, the U.S. has been waging a global war on “terrorism” that has expanded over the years and appears to have no real limits. As part of the peace studies course War, Peace and the News Media, we will examine how the peace movement has been represented in the mass media, from the earliest days after 9/11 to today.

Featuring Phyllis Rodriguez, co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
As part of the presentation, we will view the 2012 documentary In Our Sons Name.

7:00pm Time, Memory, and Marriage w Dani Shapiro + Elizabeth Phelps Rubin Museum

How does memory and time shape your relationships? Best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro, whose new work Hour Glass delivers an intimate and powerful insight into marriage, sits down with neuroscientist Elizabeth Phelps, who analyzes how the human brain processes emotion, particularly as it relates to learning, memory, and decision making. Phelps might shed new light on the role memory plays in assessing the fragility and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and of the accrual, over time, of both sorrow and love.

7:00pm Time, Memory, and Marriage w Dani Shapiro + Elizabeth Phelps

How does memory and time shape your relationships? Best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro, whose new work Hour Glass delivers an intimate and powerful insight into marriage, sits down with neuroscientist Elizabeth Phelps, who analyzes how the human brain processes emotion, particularly as it relates to learning, memory, and decision making. Phelps might shed new light on the role memory plays in assessing the fragility and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and of the accrual, over time, of both sorrow and love.

7:00pm Erin Moulton: Things We Haven't Said Strand Books

Editor of the anthology Things We Haven't Said, Erin Moulton, has gathered the writings of sexual violence survivors and compiled it into a beautiful and powerful collection.

Things We Haven't Said is a selection of poems, essays, letters, vignettes and interviews written by a diverse group of adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. This anthology is a valuable resource of hope, grit and honest conversation that will help teens tackle the topic of sexual violence, upend stigma, and maintain hope for a better future.

Join us as Erin sits down with fellow writers Barbara McLean, Allison Maloney, Maya Demri, G. Donald Cribbs, and Jane Cochrane to address this important topic.

7:00pm Erin Moulton: Things We Haven't Said

Editor of the anthology Things We Haven't Said, Erin Moulton, has gathered the writings of sexual violence survivors and compiled it into a beautiful and powerful collection.

Things We Haven't Said is a selection of poems, essays, letters, vignettes and interviews written by a diverse group of adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. This anthology is a valuable resource of hope, grit and honest conversation that will help teens tackle the topic of sexual violence, upend stigma, and maintain hope for a better future.

Join us as Erin sits down with fellow writers Barbara McLean, Allison Maloney, Maya Demri, G. Donald Cribbs, and Jane Cochrane to address this important topic.

7:00pm The Future Of Public Space Strand Books

Routine discussions on public space typically omit a gamut of possibilities ripe for critical discussion. In a collection of short but intellectually invigorating reads, The Future of Public Space reflects on these possibilities beyond typical contexts, exploring a wide variety of impacts that different types of public space – urban and rural, real and virtual – can have on everyday experiences in an increasingly privatized world. Amplifying voices beyond those within the world of conventional architecture criticism, this book considers how such experiences might change in the future.

This event will take place in our Rare Book Room. This event is free and open to the public!

7:00pm The Future Of Public Space

Routine discussions on public space typically omit a gamut of possibilities ripe for critical discussion. In a collection of short but intellectually invigorating reads, The Future of Public Space reflects on these possibilities beyond typical contexts, exploring a wide variety of impacts that different types of public space – urban and rural, real and virtual – can have on everyday experiences in an increasingly privatized world. Amplifying voices beyond those within the world of conventional architecture criticism, this book considers how such experiences might change in the future.

This event will take place in our Rare Book Room. This event is free and open to the public!

7:30pm Greg Delanty in Conversation with Colum McCann Irish Arts Center

The internationally celebrated poet Greg Delanty reads from his newest collection, Selected Delanty, and joins the acclaimed novelist Colum McCann in conversation.

7:30pm Greg Delanty in Conversation with Colum McCann

The internationally celebrated poet Greg Delanty reads from his newest collection, Selected Delanty, and joins the acclaimed novelist Colum McCann in conversation.

Thursday April 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018
8:30am Can the ‘China Solution’ Help the CCP Win Influence in Europe? Asia Society

Unlike any other Chinese leader since the beginning of the reform era, President Xi Jinpinghas amassed enormous power and succeeded in promoting a unified national message aimed at strengthening the relationship between Chinese citizens and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Xi has written his name and philosophy into the CCP and state constitutions, abolished presidential term limits, rallied support around his vision of the “China Dream,” and advanced the so-called “China Solution” as an alternative to market economies and liberal democracies.

Yet, despite persistent efforts to shape public discourse through online censorship, greater emphasis on ideological education, and other forms of propaganda, Chinese leadership has not managed to build broad-based consensus in Chinese society on China’s developmental model and global role.

8:30am Can the ‘China Solution’ Help the CCP Win Influence in Europe?

Unlike any other Chinese leader since the beginning of the reform era, President Xi Jinpinghas amassed enormous power and succeeded in promoting a unified national message aimed at strengthening the relationship between Chinese citizens and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Xi has written his name and philosophy into the CCP and state constitutions, abolished presidential term limits, rallied support around his vision of the “China Dream,” and advanced the so-called “China Solution” as an alternative to market economies and liberal democracies.

Yet, despite persistent efforts to shape public discourse through online censorship, greater emphasis on ideological education, and other forms of propaganda, Chinese leadership has not managed to build broad-based consensus in Chinese society on China’s developmental model and global role.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Paper Puppet Theaters

Today in the Open Studio young artists will be designing miniature puppet theaters made out of paper! Museum guests will look closely at New York based painter and set designer, Mimi Gross’ works on paper titled “2 1/2 D” and “Success Garden” as inspiration for their projects.

12:00pm Brooches and Badges Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Brooches and Badges

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Mapping Journeys Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

12:00pm Mapping Journeys

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

12:30pm Business Plans? Selling My Services? No One Said Anything About That in Law School! New York City Bar Association

This highly engaging workshop will start you on your way toward planning and bringing in more business.  Developing a simple business plan for a small firm or solo lawyers, capturing prospects, and converting them to new customers is essential to the health of your practice. This session will provide practical advice on why and how to drive value for your practice by laying out a roadmap for growth and ways to take a fresh look at the selling process. At the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to: develop a 10-page business plan; establish trust with your prospects; take control of the sales process; differentiate your company; and prospect more effectively.

12:30pm Business Plans? Selling My Services? No One Said Anything About That in Law School!

This highly engaging workshop will start you on your way toward planning and bringing in more business.  Developing a simple business plan for a small firm or solo lawyers, capturing prospects, and converting them to new customers is essential to the health of your practice. This session will provide practical advice on why and how to drive value for your practice by laying out a roadmap for growth and ways to take a fresh look at the selling process. At the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to: develop a 10-page business plan; establish trust with your prospects; take control of the sales process; differentiate your company; and prospect more effectively.

4:00pm America Scores Ny: Kids' Poetry Reading Strand Books

America SCORES NY will launch the organization's first ever poetry book on Thursday April 12 at the historic Strand Bookstore in Manhattan where some of the young 'poet-athletes' who feature in this new publication will gather for a recital of their work and a celebration of National Poetry Month.

Through a combination of soccer, poetry and service learning, our unique after-school program shines a spotlight on these poet-athletes, helping them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.

America SCORES New York serves as a driving force in promoting sportsmanship, self-expression, commitment and teamwork for youth in under resourced communities in New York City.

4:00pm America Scores Ny: Kids' Poetry Reading

America SCORES NY will launch the organization's first ever poetry book on Thursday April 12 at the historic Strand Bookstore in Manhattan where some of the young 'poet-athletes' who feature in this new publication will gather for a recital of their work and a celebration of National Poetry Month.

Through a combination of soccer, poetry and service learning, our unique after-school program shines a spotlight on these poet-athletes, helping them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.

America SCORES New York serves as a driving force in promoting sportsmanship, self-expression, commitment and teamwork for youth in under resourced communities in New York City.

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club Lower Eastside Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

5:00pm Theater of War Presents: An Excerpt of A Streetcar Named Desire John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Reading/Performance and Talk Back
Theater of War: A Dramatic Reading of scenes from Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

Location: Moot Court 6.68 (NB)

5:00pm Theater of War Presents: An Excerpt of A Streetcar Named Desire

Reading/Performance and Talk Back
Theater of War: A Dramatic Reading of scenes from Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

Location: Moot Court 6.68 (NB)

5:45pm Know Your Rights Conference InsideSchools

Lawyer and former high school teacher Steven J. Alizio will moderate a panel of education attorneys and advocates to discuss parental rights associated with the IEP process, due process hearings and school discipline. 

5:45pm Know Your Rights Conference

Lawyer and former high school teacher Steven J. Alizio will moderate a panel of education attorneys and advocates to discuss parental rights associated with the IEP process, due process hearings and school discipline. 

6:00pm 12TH ANNUAL Springtime In New York Gala National Kidney Foundation

Each year, two outstanding individuals are recognized for their dedication to NKF’s work and mission. The Chuck Fruit Award of Excellence honors an executive who, through personal and professional purpose and action, has set an example consistent with the one that was set by the late Chuck Fruit, former CMO of The Coca-Cola Company and kidney transplant recipient. The Visionary Leader Award recognizes an individual or group who exemplifies vision, extraordinary leadership, and philanthropy.
Over 300 guests are expected to attend the cocktail style event which features an extensive silent auction and live auction. Donnelly Mechanical, Tricap, and Viacom will serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsors.
Online ticket sales are available until Monday, April 9th. If you would like to purchase tickets after this date, please contact Brittany Fahner.

6:00pm 12TH ANNUAL Springtime In New York Gala

Each year, two outstanding individuals are recognized for their dedication to NKF’s work and mission. The Chuck Fruit Award of Excellence honors an executive who, through personal and professional purpose and action, has set an example consistent with the one that was set by the late Chuck Fruit, former CMO of The Coca-Cola Company and kidney transplant recipient. The Visionary Leader Award recognizes an individual or group who exemplifies vision, extraordinary leadership, and philanthropy.
Over 300 guests are expected to attend the cocktail style event which features an extensive silent auction and live auction. Donnelly Mechanical, Tricap, and Viacom will serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsors.
Online ticket sales are available until Monday, April 9th. If you would like to purchase tickets after this date, please contact Brittany Fahner.

6:30pm Panel Discussion: Design Tools for the Future American Institute of Graphic Arts

In recent years, entire industries within the creative space have been made possible by the birth and accessibility of innovative design tools and technologies. For example, artificial reality, virtual reality, data visualization, digital product design and so many more. What were once laborious analog processes have become quick prototyping tasks completed in a few hours or minutes. With the evolution of paintbrushes to digital brushstrokes and canvases to wacom tablets, we’ll explore the next generation of design tools. From programs like Unity and Rhino, to open source coding libraries like javascript and processing, how will these products and platforms impact the creative process? This panel will feature artists, developers and makers who are using the most cutting edge creative tools to explore the boundaries of design ideation, and develop creative technologies that enable more seamless production.

This discussion is open to all, but designed for creatives at the beginning of their journey into new design tools.

6:30pm Panel Discussion: Design Tools for the Future

In recent years, entire industries within the creative space have been made possible by the birth and accessibility of innovative design tools and technologies. For example, artificial reality, virtual reality, data visualization, digital product design and so many more. What were once laborious analog processes have become quick prototyping tasks completed in a few hours or minutes. With the evolution of paintbrushes to digital brushstrokes and canvases to wacom tablets, we’ll explore the next generation of design tools. From programs like Unity and Rhino, to open source coding libraries like javascript and processing, how will these products and platforms impact the creative process? This panel will feature artists, developers and makers who are using the most cutting edge creative tools to explore the boundaries of design ideation, and develop creative technologies that enable more seamless production.

This discussion is open to all, but designed for creatives at the beginning of their journey into new design tools.

7:00pm Sarah Andersen: Herding Cats Strand Books

The iconic, relatable, and lovable author/illustrator is back with a new collection of comics, Herding Cats! This book shares the almost universal struggles of waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an introvert. Weird, awkward, familiar, and funny, this series is endlessly entertaining.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares some of her favorite new comics, and answer questions from the audience, and signs copies of her new book.

7:00pm Sarah Andersen: Herding Cats

The iconic, relatable, and lovable author/illustrator is back with a new collection of comics, Herding Cats! This book shares the almost universal struggles of waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an introvert. Weird, awkward, familiar, and funny, this series is endlessly entertaining.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares some of her favorite new comics, and answer questions from the audience, and signs copies of her new book.

8:00pm April 2018: Community Connection Call 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

You are invited to the first 2018 Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) Community Connection Call tomorrow!

Our Community Connection Calls offer a consistent bi-monthly opportunity for PT members to stay connected, no matter where you are, and provides the opportunity to learn about a member you might have never met before. We also are always grateful to receive a PT State of Affairs Update from the lovely and talented Katharina!

This month, the Community Connection Call on April 12th, 8pm EST (5pm PST) offers a special opportunity:
This telephone gathering is facilitated by PT member, Antonio Aversano.
Looking forward to hearing your voice and sharing this connection time with you!

CALL DETAILS WITH NEW NUMBERS:
Dial In Number: 515-739-1020, Access Code: 652194
T-Mobile users need to dial 716-293-9789, then 515-739-1020, Access Code 652194
OR
you can join by computer: join.freeconferencecall.com/callforfreedom

8:00pm April 2018: Community Connection Call

You are invited to the first 2018 Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) Community Connection Call tomorrow!

Our Community Connection Calls offer a consistent bi-monthly opportunity for PT members to stay connected, no matter where you are, and provides the opportunity to learn about a member you might have never met before. We also are always grateful to receive a PT State of Affairs Update from the lovely and talented Katharina!

This month, the Community Connection Call on April 12th, 8pm EST (5pm PST) offers a special opportunity:
This telephone gathering is facilitated by PT member, Antonio Aversano.
Looking forward to hearing your voice and sharing this connection time with you!

CALL DETAILS WITH NEW NUMBERS:
Dial In Number: 515-739-1020, Access Code: 652194
T-Mobile users need to dial 716-293-9789, then 515-739-1020, Access Code 652194
OR
you can join by computer: join.freeconferencecall.com/callforfreedom

8:30pm 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.

8:30pm 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.

Friday April 13, 2018 Apr 13, 2018
12:00pm Stamps and Patterns Children's Museum of the Arts

Use stamping tools create colorful patterns. Take pictures of your patterns as they grow and watch them come to life in today’s stop motion workshop!

12:00pm Stamps and Patterns

Use stamping tools create colorful patterns. Take pictures of your patterns as they grow and watch them come to life in today’s stop motion workshop!

12:00pm Brooches and Badges Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Brooches and Badges

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Mapping Journeys Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

12:00pm Mapping Journeys

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

6:00pm The 2018 Kharas And Seidenberg Awards Dinner: Defending Our Democracy New York Civil Liberties Union

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union at the 2018 Kharas and Seidenberg Awards Dinner: Defending Our Democracy to celebrate the work of advocates in the Syracuse Area with the Kharas and Seidenberg Awards.

The Seidenberg Award is presented to Sally Santangelo from CNY Fairhousing and the Kharas Award is presented to Criminal Defense Attorney Ed Klein. With spoken word performances, video updates of our work, and presentation of the CNYCLU at Syracuse University and special recognition awards.

6:00pm The 2018 Kharas And Seidenberg Awards Dinner: Defending Our Democracy

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union at the 2018 Kharas and Seidenberg Awards Dinner: Defending Our Democracy to celebrate the work of advocates in the Syracuse Area with the Kharas and Seidenberg Awards.

The Seidenberg Award is presented to Sally Santangelo from CNY Fairhousing and the Kharas Award is presented to Criminal Defense Attorney Ed Klein. With spoken word performances, video updates of our work, and presentation of the CNYCLU at Syracuse University and special recognition awards.

6:00pm New York Times: Timestalks - 20Th Anniversary Strand Books

TimesTalks is The New York Times live conversation and performance series pairs New York Times journalists with the most creative and seminal figures in the fields of film and theater, art, music, literature, innovation and fashion. For nearly 20 years, TimesTalks has provided a platform for engaging and spirited discourse among the most iconic and culturally relevant creative voices of our time, paying particular attention to those using the cultural arts as a lens for change.

6:00pm New York Times: Timestalks - 20Th Anniversary

TimesTalks is The New York Times live conversation and performance series pairs New York Times journalists with the most creative and seminal figures in the fields of film and theater, art, music, literature, innovation and fashion. For nearly 20 years, TimesTalks has provided a platform for engaging and spirited discourse among the most iconic and culturally relevant creative voices of our time, paying particular attention to those using the cultural arts as a lens for change.

6:30pm Director’s Talk with Jang Jin Korea Society

Accomplished film, television, and theater director Jang Jin speaks at The Korea Society. The creative talent behind films such as Good Morning President and Welcome to Dongmakgol, Director Jang shares his experience working in various sectors of the Korean entertainment industry.

6:30pm Director’s Talk with Jang Jin

Accomplished film, television, and theater director Jang Jin speaks at The Korea Society. The creative talent behind films such as Good Morning President and Welcome to Dongmakgol, Director Jang shares his experience working in various sectors of the Korean entertainment industry.

6:30pm I Am A Dreamer John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A screening of I am a dreamer.

Introduction & panel by 
Padre Luis Barrios. John Jay College/Movimiento Santuario
David Brotherton. John Jay College
Angelo Cabrera. MASA/Baruch College
Paola Viteri. HMP
Mario Rosales. CUNY TV/ Nueva York - CUNY TV
Movimiento Cosecha

CUNY TV is launching ‘Nueva York Digital Studio’
with the production & release of “I am a dreamer”.

6:30pm I Am A Dreamer

A screening of I am a dreamer.

Introduction & panel by 
Padre Luis Barrios. John Jay College/Movimiento Santuario
David Brotherton. John Jay College
Angelo Cabrera. MASA/Baruch College
Paola Viteri. HMP
Mario Rosales. CUNY TV/ Nueva York - CUNY TV
Movimiento Cosecha

CUNY TV is launching ‘Nueva York Digital Studio’
with the production & release of “I am a dreamer”.

7:00pm Friday The 13Th Strand Books

We all intuitively think that we had a choice regarding what we ate for breakfast - that instead of having a bagel, I could have had a bowl of cereal. But this Olio will explore the possibility that maybe this feeling that we could have chosen otherwise is an illusion.

We will look at four arguments that challenge our understanding of free will: (1) theological argument; (2) psychological argument; (3) neuroscientific argument, and (4) physical argument. Afterwards, we will explore why we hold free will so dearly and what if anything would change if we lost our understanding of having a choice in our decisions and behavior.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

7:00pm Friday The 13Th

We all intuitively think that we had a choice regarding what we ate for breakfast - that instead of having a bagel, I could have had a bowl of cereal. But this Olio will explore the possibility that maybe this feeling that we could have chosen otherwise is an illusion.

We will look at four arguments that challenge our understanding of free will: (1) theological argument; (2) psychological argument; (3) neuroscientific argument, and (4) physical argument. Afterwards, we will explore why we hold free will so dearly and what if anything would change if we lost our understanding of having a choice in our decisions and behavior.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

7:00pm Tom Rush Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Folk icon Tom Rush is a gifted musician whose shows offer a musical celebration and a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

7:00pm Tom Rush Naked Soul

Folk icon Tom Rush is a gifted musician whose shows offer a musical celebration and a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

8:00pm Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna: The Coral Suite Irish Arts Center

Album launch! Each ticket includes a complimentary copy of "The Coral Suite."

Bringing to life the fragile ecosystem of a coral reef, fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna use light boxes, projections, and the vocabulary of Irish melody to create an audiovisual poem in a vivid, impressionistic, and riveting performance.

8:00pm Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna: The Coral Suite

Album launch! Each ticket includes a complimentary copy of "The Coral Suite."

Bringing to life the fragile ecosystem of a coral reef, fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna use light boxes, projections, and the vocabulary of Irish melody to create an audiovisual poem in a vivid, impressionistic, and riveting performance.

9:30pm Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure Rubin Museum

Curated by Rubin Museum fellow and neuroscientist David Eagleman, Cabaret Cinema delves into the mysteries of time. Aside from their listed duration, movies often carry us through periods far beyond the minutes that pass as we sit in a theater. The narrative compulsion of “what happens next” can suspend time, be warped through sudden flashbacks, and inspire us to imagine a future beyond the two-dimensional celluloid. What does the world of cinema reveal about our experience of time?

9:30pm Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Curated by Rubin Museum fellow and neuroscientist David Eagleman, Cabaret Cinema delves into the mysteries of time. Aside from their listed duration, movies often carry us through periods far beyond the minutes that pass as we sit in a theater. The narrative compulsion of “what happens next” can suspend time, be warped through sudden flashbacks, and inspire us to imagine a future beyond the two-dimensional celluloid. What does the world of cinema reveal about our experience of time?

Saturday April 14, 2018 Apr 14, 2018
9:45am Designing for and Teaching Accessibility American Institute of Graphic Arts

To raise awareness and provide specific examples of ways to incorporate principles of accessibility into professional practice and design education, Design Incubation and AIGA/New York is inviting a group of scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss accessible digital design and its relevance to the New York design community. A morning panel discussion will provide a venue for experts to share their knowledge and an optional afternoon workshop will promote understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices.

9:45am Designing for and Teaching Accessibility

To raise awareness and provide specific examples of ways to incorporate principles of accessibility into professional practice and design education, Design Incubation and AIGA/New York is inviting a group of scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss accessible digital design and its relevance to the New York design community. A morning panel discussion will provide a venue for experts to share their knowledge and an optional afternoon workshop will promote understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices.

10:00am Mapping Journeys Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

10:00am Mapping Journeys

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

10:00am Oil Pastel Sgraffito Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

10:00am Oil Pastel Sgraffito

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

10:00am The Art of Chaibia Talal Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Moroccan painter Chaibia Talal, young artists will create animated clips exploring shape and color. Bring a moving clay painting to life, or animate brightly colored figures moving along an energetic background. Do you notice how Talal’s paintings pop with their bold lines and vibrant colors?

10:00am The Art of Chaibia Talal

Inspired by Moroccan painter Chaibia Talal, young artists will create animated clips exploring shape and color. Bring a moving clay painting to life, or animate brightly colored figures moving along an energetic background. Do you notice how Talal’s paintings pop with their bold lines and vibrant colors?

11:00am Moroccan Ornaments Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by CMA’s current exhibition and in the celebration of Moroccan Cultural Festival; young artists will design Moroccan style Ornamental Tiles.

11:00am Moroccan Ornaments

Inspired by CMA’s current exhibition and in the celebration of Moroccan Cultural Festival; young artists will design Moroccan style Ornamental Tiles.

1:00pm Puppet Performance: Goldine’s Story Museum of the City of New York

Enjoy a special shadow puppet performance in honor of Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics. Watch the story of a young factory worker during the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909, then join an interactive workshop.

This program is for families with children of all ages.

1:00pm Puppet Performance: Goldine’s Story

Enjoy a special shadow puppet performance in honor of Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics. Watch the story of a young factory worker during the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909, then join an interactive workshop.

This program is for families with children of all ages.

1:00pm Slow Art Day Tours Rubin Museum

If you’re like most museum visitors, you spend less than 30 seconds looking at each work of art. We invite you to linger and participate in Slow Art Day 2018, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of art. 

On this tour, you can transform the way you experience the art in our galleries. Sit with individual pieces of art for an extended period of time to allow for deeper reflection and greater understanding of the work. 

If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you know that attempting to break habits and focus the mind is no easy feat. Like mindfulness, the deep looking encouraged during Slow Art Day is a lifelong skill that will continue to provide rewarding experiences in museums and galleries for years to come.

1:00pm Slow Art Day Tours

If you’re like most museum visitors, you spend less than 30 seconds looking at each work of art. We invite you to linger and participate in Slow Art Day 2018, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of art. 

On this tour, you can transform the way you experience the art in our galleries. Sit with individual pieces of art for an extended period of time to allow for deeper reflection and greater understanding of the work. 

If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you know that attempting to break habits and focus the mind is no easy feat. Like mindfulness, the deep looking encouraged during Slow Art Day is a lifelong skill that will continue to provide rewarding experiences in museums and galleries for years to come.

3:00pm Slow Art Day Tours Rubin Museum

If you’re like most museum visitors, you spend less than 30 seconds looking at each work of art. We invite you to linger and participate in Slow Art Day 2018, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of art. 

On this tour, you can transform the way you experience the art in our galleries. Sit with individual pieces of art for an extended period of time to allow for deeper reflection and greater understanding of the work. 

If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you know that attempting to break habits and focus the mind is no easy feat. Like mindfulness, the deep looking encouraged during Slow Art Day is a lifelong skill that will continue to provide rewarding experiences in museums and galleries for years to come.

3:00pm Slow Art Day Tours

If you’re like most museum visitors, you spend less than 30 seconds looking at each work of art. We invite you to linger and participate in Slow Art Day 2018, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of art. 

On this tour, you can transform the way you experience the art in our galleries. Sit with individual pieces of art for an extended period of time to allow for deeper reflection and greater understanding of the work. 

If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you know that attempting to break habits and focus the mind is no easy feat. Like mindfulness, the deep looking encouraged during Slow Art Day is a lifelong skill that will continue to provide rewarding experiences in museums and galleries for years to come.

7:30pm This Ember State Asia Society

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.

7:30pm This Ember State

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.

8:00pm La Peña Del Inmigrante De Las Americas. Juan Falú And Friends. El Taller Latino Americano

As a part of the Cultural Immigrant Concert Series we will celebrate our heritage with Juan Falú.

Admission $15

8:00pm La Peña Del Inmigrante De Las Americas. Juan Falú And Friends.

As a part of the Cultural Immigrant Concert Series we will celebrate our heritage with Juan Falú.

Admission $15

10:30pm Gassed Up with Good At Sports Magnet Theater

Dope improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC.

OFF TOP! A Hip Hop Improv Mixer/OFF TOP Collective - 4.21.28
(Raymond Morency, David Rey Martinez, Justin L. Cardwell, Steve Jeanty, Megan Miles, Juan Drigo Ricafort, Billy Soco, Dejen Tesfagiorgis, Emma Vernon)

10:30pm Gassed Up with Good At Sports

Dope improv featuring some of the best performers from diverse teams in NYC.

OFF TOP! A Hip Hop Improv Mixer/OFF TOP Collective - 4.21.28
(Raymond Morency, David Rey Martinez, Justin L. Cardwell, Steve Jeanty, Megan Miles, Juan Drigo Ricafort, Billy Soco, Dejen Tesfagiorgis, Emma Vernon)

Sunday April 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018
9:00am Mapping the Past, Present, and Future Museum of the City of New York

Every New Yorker has their own map of their city – routes, places, and stops that are private moments imprinted upon public spaces. Inspired by the data maps in the Museum’s Future City Lab, discover how mapping techniques have evolved over time and how our students can be inspired to create maps that portray the city at large as well as their own individual stories.

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

Questions? Call us at 917.492.3356 or email pd@mcny.org.

Free, Registration Required

9:00am Mapping the Past, Present, and Future

Every New Yorker has their own map of their city – routes, places, and stops that are private moments imprinted upon public spaces. Inspired by the data maps in the Museum’s Future City Lab, discover how mapping techniques have evolved over time and how our students can be inspired to create maps that portray the city at large as well as their own individual stories.

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

Questions? Call us at 917.492.3356 or email pd@mcny.org.

Free, Registration Required

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

Join us on Sunday, April 15, for a celebration of Moroccan culture. We’ll have workshops and performances inspired by Moroccan artistic traditions including oil pastel sgraffito, ornamental tiles, Gnawa inspired music and more.

10:00am Moroccan Cultural Festival

Join us on Sunday, April 15, for a celebration of Moroccan culture. We’ll have workshops and performances inspired by Moroccan artistic traditions including oil pastel sgraffito, ornamental tiles, Gnawa inspired music and more.

10:00am Mapping Journeys Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

10:00am Mapping Journeys

Inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist, Bouchra Khalili, CMA visitors will create their own handheld map! Using maps and transparent paper, young artists will get a chance to create their own maps of a journey they have taken–to the museum, to school, the sky’s the limit!

10:00am Oil Pastel Sgraffito Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

10:00am Oil Pastel Sgraffito

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

10:00am The Art of Chaibia Talal Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Moroccan painter Chaibia Talal, young artists will create animated clips exploring shape and color. Bring a moving clay painting to life, or animate brightly colored figures moving along an energetic background. Do you notice how Talal’s paintings pop with their bold lines and vibrant colors?

10:00am The Art of Chaibia Talal

Inspired by Moroccan painter Chaibia Talal, young artists will create animated clips exploring shape and color. Bring a moving clay painting to life, or animate brightly colored figures moving along an energetic background. Do you notice how Talal’s paintings pop with their bold lines and vibrant colors?

11:00am Moroccan Ornaments Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by CMA’s current exhibition and in the celebration of Moroccan Cultural Festival; young artists will design Moroccan style Ornamental Tiles.

11:00am Moroccan Ornaments

Inspired by CMA’s current exhibition and in the celebration of Moroccan Cultural Festival; young artists will design Moroccan style Ornamental Tiles.

1:00pm Treasures From The Earth 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 Treasures From The Earth 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.

2:00pm A Public Art Walking Tour Museum of the City of New York

In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 pm.

The tour will begin in front of the Museum of the City of New York at 2:00 pm and will be about two miles in length. The tour will end at Harlem ArtPark at East 120th Street at Sylvan Place, 4 blocks north of the Lexington Avenue/116th Street subway station.

2:00pm A Public Art Walking Tour

In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 pm.

The tour will begin in front of the Museum of the City of New York at 2:00 pm and will be about two miles in length. The tour will end at Harlem ArtPark at East 120th Street at Sylvan Place, 4 blocks north of the Lexington Avenue/116th Street subway station.

4:00pm From Eternity To Here Rubin Museum

When a cosmologist and a neuroscientist get together, how do you imagine they might spend their time? In this case, talking about time. The theoretical physicist Sean Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here. He and Brainwave curator David Eagleman test concepts and theories of time from the vantage point of their different scientific disciplines. Will they both come out in favor of the block universe theory? Only time will tell.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

4:00pm From Eternity To Here

When a cosmologist and a neuroscientist get together, how do you imagine they might spend their time? In this case, talking about time. The theoretical physicist Sean Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here. He and Brainwave curator David Eagleman test concepts and theories of time from the vantage point of their different scientific disciplines. Will they both come out in favor of the block universe theory? Only time will tell.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

6:30pm This Ember State Asia Society

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
 

6:30pm This Ember State

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
 

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

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, this is a comedy show like no other.

Line-ups to be announced.

Lineup is subject to change.

7:00pm Sundays at Seven in April

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, this is a comedy show like no other.

Line-ups to be announced.

Lineup is subject to change.

9:00pm Everyone Is Sad Magnet Theater

The host, Perri Gross, has been sad for over 6 years doing stand-up and improv in various stages and basements around NYC. Perri has been seen in shows at Carolines on Broadway,The Magnet Theater, The Peoples Improv Theater, QED, UCB, Eastville Comedy Club, Parkside Lounge, Under St. Marks, and even a Kimono Factory. "Everyone is Sad" has been featured in Time Out New York. She is a contributor to Reductress, The Higgs Weldon, and has been featured herself in Time Out New York. She has cried on every street corner in Manhattan.

9:00pm Everyone Is Sad

The host, Perri Gross, has been sad for over 6 years doing stand-up and improv in various stages and basements around NYC. Perri has been seen in shows at Carolines on Broadway,The Magnet Theater, The Peoples Improv Theater, QED, UCB, Eastville Comedy Club, Parkside Lounge, Under St. Marks, and even a Kimono Factory. "Everyone is Sad" has been featured in Time Out New York. She is a contributor to Reductress, The Higgs Weldon, and has been featured herself in Time Out New York. She has cried on every street corner in Manhattan.

Monday April 16, 2018 Apr 16, 2018
12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

1:40pm Hispanic Serving Institution Series: Francisco Gaytan John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Karol Mason is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 series of speakers, seminars and conversations to embrace, explore, and promote our identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 

Focusing on Latino Learners and Cultures to Cultivate Success

Francisco Gaytan
Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Director of ENLACE Leadership Institute, Provost's Fellow for Success and Retention, Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
 

1:40pm Hispanic Serving Institution Series: Francisco Gaytan

President Karol Mason is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 series of speakers, seminars and conversations to embrace, explore, and promote our identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 

Focusing on Latino Learners and Cultures to Cultivate Success

Francisco Gaytan
Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Director of ENLACE Leadership Institute, Provost's Fellow for Success and Retention, Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
 

6:00pm Amplified 2018 Urban Arts Partnership Benefit! Urban Arts Partnership

We are excited to announce our annual benefit will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom!
Drinks, dinner, and DJ!

6:00pm Amplified 2018 Urban Arts Partnership Benefit!

We are excited to announce our annual benefit will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom!
Drinks, dinner, and DJ!

6:30pm This Ember State Asia Society

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
 

6:30pm This Ember State

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.
 

6:30pm Jeffrey Toobin on "The Supreme Court in the Age of Trump" - The Leslie H. Arps Lecture New York City Bar Association

There is no charge for this program. This program has reached registration capacity. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please call Customer Service at 212.382.6665.

Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin, lawyer, author, staff writer at the New Yorker and senior legal analyst for CNN 

The Leslie H. Arps Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates.

6:30pm Jeffrey Toobin on "The Supreme Court in the Age of Trump" - The Leslie H. Arps Lecture

There is no charge for this program. This program has reached registration capacity. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please call Customer Service at 212.382.6665.

Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin, lawyer, author, staff writer at the New Yorker and senior legal analyst for CNN 

The Leslie H. Arps Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates.

7:00pm Reading Without Walls Strand Books

We're excited to be hosting a panel event that celebrates diversity in literature, featuring Renee Watson and Ilyahsah Shabazz authors of Before Betty X and Mahogany Browne author of Black Girl Magic.

Join us as these writers share their work and discuss the importance of reading a diverse selection of stories.

7:00pm Reading Without Walls

We're excited to be hosting a panel event that celebrates diversity in literature, featuring Renee Watson and Ilyahsah Shabazz authors of Before Betty X and Mahogany Browne author of Black Girl Magic.

Join us as these writers share their work and discuss the importance of reading a diverse selection of stories.

7:00pm The Science Of Suspense Rubin Museum

What makes suspense so agonizing and so thrilling? How does our perception of time change during moments of heightened anticipation? Acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben (Tell No One) joins the neuroscientist and Brainwave curator David Eaglemanin an investigation into what keeps us enticed by mystery and why we continually seek that perfect combination of pleasure and fear.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

7:00pm The Science Of Suspense

What makes suspense so agonizing and so thrilling? How does our perception of time change during moments of heightened anticipation? Acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben (Tell No One) joins the neuroscientist and Brainwave curator David Eaglemanin an investigation into what keeps us enticed by mystery and why we continually seek that perfect combination of pleasure and fear.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle Magnet Theater

Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle

Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle

9:00pm The Multiplex Magnet Theater

The Multiplex is an improvised show about making, watching, and being inspired by movies...without the movie.

Directed by Michael Stevens

9:00pm The Multiplex

The Multiplex is an improvised show about making, watching, and being inspired by movies...without the movie.

Directed by Michael Stevens

10:30pm Fly Gurlz Magnet Theater

Fly Gurlz is an all-female variety show brought to you by Meredith Paul, Lida Darmian, and Nanie Mendez. Don't miss this! We out here!

10:30pm Fly Gurlz

Fly Gurlz is an all-female variety show brought to you by Meredith Paul, Lida Darmian, and Nanie Mendez. Don't miss this! We out here!

Tuesday April 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018
12:00pm A Conversation with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York: Public Affairs Luncheon New York City Bar Association

Ambassador Dani Dayan will discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East and offer a review of Israel’s diplomatic, humanitarian and economic relationships in the international arena. Additionally, Ambassador Dayan will address the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and offer his observations on the issue. 

Ambassador Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is the first Hispanic Consul General of Israel in New York.

The Public Affairs Luncheon Series features speakers who address matters of public interest. The luncheons provide a forum to enable members of the City Bar to network, socialize and discuss matters of interest. The luncheons are open to the public.

12:00pm A Conversation with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York: Public Affairs Luncheon

Ambassador Dani Dayan will discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East and offer a review of Israel’s diplomatic, humanitarian and economic relationships in the international arena. Additionally, Ambassador Dayan will address the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and offer his observations on the issue. 

Ambassador Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is the first Hispanic Consul General of Israel in New York.

The Public Affairs Luncheon Series features speakers who address matters of public interest. The luncheons provide a forum to enable members of the City Bar to network, socialize and discuss matters of interest. The luncheons are open to the public.

5:00pm TEDxCUNY Salon Take the Power Back! John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Cyber sexual harassment is discussed by various experts in the field.

Location: Moot Court 6.68 (NB)

5:00pm TEDxCUNY Salon Take the Power Back!

Cyber sexual harassment is discussed by various experts in the field.

Location: Moot Court 6.68 (NB)

6:00pm How Will the New Tax Laws Impact Matrimonial Decisions? New York City Bar Association

Hear firsthand from the judges about their view on how the new tax law will impact their divorce decisions. Participate in an open dialogue with the judges on specific areas of law. Learn about opportunities contained within the law to help your divorcing clients and learn how they can use the new tax law most effectively.

6:00pm How Will the New Tax Laws Impact Matrimonial Decisions?

Hear firsthand from the judges about their view on how the new tax law will impact their divorce decisions. Participate in an open dialogue with the judges on specific areas of law. Learn about opportunities contained within the law to help your divorcing clients and learn how they can use the new tax law most effectively.

6:30pm Why Buddhism is True Asia Society

Member: $20; Students/Seniors: $30; Non-Member:$40
Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? It’s a provocative question – and one that was put recently to the author Robert Wright, who teaches about the place where religion meets evolutionary biology and religion. Wright’s answer? In a word, Yes. He says that because evolution rewards the pursuit of pleasure, human beings are almost hard-wired to be unsatisfied: "We are condemned,” he says, “to always want things to be a little different, always want a little more." Wright’s latest best-selling book, Why Buddhism is True,suggests that Buddhist practices can, in effect, rewire the brain, to overcome a host of anxieties and emotional pain that afflict so many people. "I think of mindfulness meditation as almost a rebellion against natural selection," says Wright. "And Buddhism says, 'We don't have to play this game.'"

6:30pm Why Buddhism is True

Member: $20; Students/Seniors: $30; Non-Member:$40
Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? It’s a provocative question – and one that was put recently to the author Robert Wright, who teaches about the place where religion meets evolutionary biology and religion. Wright’s answer? In a word, Yes. He says that because evolution rewards the pursuit of pleasure, human beings are almost hard-wired to be unsatisfied: "We are condemned,” he says, “to always want things to be a little different, always want a little more." Wright’s latest best-selling book, Why Buddhism is True,suggests that Buddhist practices can, in effect, rewire the brain, to overcome a host of anxieties and emotional pain that afflict so many people. "I think of mindfulness meditation as almost a rebellion against natural selection," says Wright. "And Buddhism says, 'We don't have to play this game.'"

6:30pm Annual Sidewalks of New York Dinner Big Brothers Big Sisters

Corporate Award: Credit Suisse ​Public Service Award: Robert S. Tucker ​Sports Award: Joe Torre

Dinner Chair: Jon Bram

Host: Soledad O'Brien

6:30pm Annual Sidewalks of New York Dinner

Corporate Award: Credit Suisse ​Public Service Award: Robert S. Tucker ​Sports Award: Joe Torre

Dinner Chair: Jon Bram

Host: Soledad O'Brien

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: The Opposite Of Hate @ Subculture Strand Books

We are living through one of the most divisive periods in American history, with hate-filled rhetoric fueling disagreements on a wide range of issues - from LGBTQ rights to immigration policy and more. How do we begin to repair the world around us and move towards collective, positive change? CNN commentator Sally Kohn, who investigates the roots and lasting effect of political, cultural, and personal hatred in a new book, will be joined by WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll, in a frank and inspiring conversation on the opposite of hate.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: The Opposite Of Hate @ Subculture

We are living through one of the most divisive periods in American history, with hate-filled rhetoric fueling disagreements on a wide range of issues - from LGBTQ rights to immigration policy and more. How do we begin to repair the world around us and move towards collective, positive change? CNN commentator Sally Kohn, who investigates the roots and lasting effect of political, cultural, and personal hatred in a new book, will be joined by WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll, in a frank and inspiring conversation on the opposite of hate.

7:30pm Little Old New York Irish Arts Center

Irish Film Institute brings a cine-concert of Sidney Olcott’s 1923 silent film, Little Old New York, to IAC with live musical accompaniment by pianist Morgan Cooke, one of Ireland’s foremost live-soundtrack performers.

An invaluable addition to the catalogue of films made for and about the Irish emigrant population, Little Old New York is a delightful comedy about a young Irish girl (Marion Davies) who comes to America disguised as a boy in order to claim a fortune left to her late brother. Directed by Olcott (formerly of Kalem Films 1910 – 1915) and lavishly produced by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (with whom Davies was romantically involved), the film was a huge box office success. 

7:30pm Little Old New York

Irish Film Institute brings a cine-concert of Sidney Olcott’s 1923 silent film, Little Old New York, to IAC with live musical accompaniment by pianist Morgan Cooke, one of Ireland’s foremost live-soundtrack performers.

An invaluable addition to the catalogue of films made for and about the Irish emigrant population, Little Old New York is a delightful comedy about a young Irish girl (Marion Davies) who comes to America disguised as a boy in order to claim a fortune left to her late brother. Directed by Olcott (formerly of Kalem Films 1910 – 1915) and lavishly produced by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (with whom Davies was romantically involved), the film was a huge box office success. 

Wednesday April 18, 2018 Apr 18, 2018
8:00am The Job Seeker’s Competitive Edge American Institute of Graphic Arts

It goes without saying that every designer should have an online portfolio, and most do. But in a world of fierce competition how do you standout from the crowd and win jobs, or if you’re a job seeker, make a company’s short list of applicants?

Join Ajay Rajani, the founder of Core Labs, for an interactive session on how to build a differentiated digital portfolio using Core Labs’ new product, Mural. In this session, you’ll take examples of your own work and learn how to maximize their impact by communicating their value (via outcomes they helped drive), repeatability (the process/methods you used) and transferability (speaking to your versatility/adaptability in a rapidly changing workplace).

The session will start with Ajay making a case for building a different type of digital portfolio that is both easy to update and curate for specific audiences.

This session is open to all, but designed for junior level creatives.

8:00am The Job Seeker’s Competitive Edge

It goes without saying that every designer should have an online portfolio, and most do. But in a world of fierce competition how do you standout from the crowd and win jobs, or if you’re a job seeker, make a company’s short list of applicants?

Join Ajay Rajani, the founder of Core Labs, for an interactive session on how to build a differentiated digital portfolio using Core Labs’ new product, Mural. In this session, you’ll take examples of your own work and learn how to maximize their impact by communicating their value (via outcomes they helped drive), repeatability (the process/methods you used) and transferability (speaking to your versatility/adaptability in a rapidly changing workplace).

The session will start with Ajay making a case for building a different type of digital portfolio that is both easy to update and curate for specific audiences.

This session is open to all, but designed for junior level creatives.

9:30am Teaching Ethics & Honesty In The Classroom Institute of Play

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP 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 & Honesty In The Classroom

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP 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 Teleconference: Understanding Health Insurance New York City Bar Association

Looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of how health insurance works, particularly in the context of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)? This program will include a summary of the main requirements of the ACA including the cornerstones of employer shared responsibility, premium subsidies, individual mandate and the elimination of pre-existing condition exclusions.  Topics will include the significance of having an insured vs. a self-insured plan under ERISA; the effect of elimination of the individual mandate in 2019 on employer health plans and premiums for insurance purchased on the Marketplace; the effect of the elimination of the cost sharing reduction payments on insurers and premiums and the effect on premiums of allowing short-term insurance for up to 364 days.

12:00pm Teleconference: Understanding Health Insurance

Looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of how health insurance works, particularly in the context of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)? This program will include a summary of the main requirements of the ACA including the cornerstones of employer shared responsibility, premium subsidies, individual mandate and the elimination of pre-existing condition exclusions.  Topics will include the significance of having an insured vs. a self-insured plan under ERISA; the effect of elimination of the individual mandate in 2019 on employer health plans and premiums for insurance purchased on the Marketplace; the effect of the elimination of the cost sharing reduction payments on insurers and premiums and the effect on premiums of allowing short-term insurance for up to 364 days.

6:00pm Suspending Time: Nora Chipaumire Rubin Museum

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, April 18, attend a performance from choreographer nora chipaumire at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:00pm Suspending Time: Nora Chipaumire

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, April 18, attend a performance from choreographer nora chipaumire at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:00pm Landing and Managing Media Interviews: Small Law Firm Evening Program New York City Bar Association

When watching the news or reading articles, have you ever thought, "they should have interviewed me?" This interactive program will cover how to get the news media interested in what you have to say. Then, once you have landed a media interview, we will discuss how you can position yourself as a poised and knowledgeable expert. We also will do some exercises to help you start implementing these techniques. By attending this program, you will learn: what makes a good story; how to pitch your story to the media; how to prepare for the interview; strategies and tactics during the interview; and how you can use these techniques in other ways.

6:00pm Landing and Managing Media Interviews: Small Law Firm Evening Program

When watching the news or reading articles, have you ever thought, "they should have interviewed me?" This interactive program will cover how to get the news media interested in what you have to say. Then, once you have landed a media interview, we will discuss how you can position yourself as a poised and knowledgeable expert. We also will do some exercises to help you start implementing these techniques. By attending this program, you will learn: what makes a good story; how to pitch your story to the media; how to prepare for the interview; strategies and tactics during the interview; and how you can use these techniques in other ways.

6:00pm Kane Mathis + Rich Stein Spiral Music Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Kane Mathis + Rich Stein Spiral Music

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:30pm The Future of Waste in NYC Museum of the City of New York

How can the city reconceive waste as a resource and convert it to energy or compost? What are the barriers? Join us for a conversation about how we can rethink the concept of "waste" and its impact on New York's diverse neighborhoods and communities.

This is the fourth program in our new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition.

6:30pm The Future of Waste in NYC

How can the city reconceive waste as a resource and convert it to energy or compost? What are the barriers? Join us for a conversation about how we can rethink the concept of "waste" and its impact on New York's diverse neighborhoods and communities.

This is the fourth program in our new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition.

7:00pm Pen, Paper, and Palate Irish Arts Center

Join us for this engrossing literary salon featuring a panel of writers who have spent their careers researching and documenting the lives of some of the most important people of our time. Panelists include Martin Amis (The Rub of Time), Patrick Hunt (Hannibal), Gareth Russell (Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII), and Nancy Schoenberger (Wayne and Ford). Patrick Connolly of AMC/Sundance moderates.

The evening will include live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings.

7:00pm Pen, Paper, and Palate

Join us for this engrossing literary salon featuring a panel of writers who have spent their careers researching and documenting the lives of some of the most important people of our time. Panelists include Martin Amis (The Rub of Time), Patrick Hunt (Hannibal), Gareth Russell (Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII), and Nancy Schoenberger (Wayne and Ford). Patrick Connolly of AMC/Sundance moderates.

The evening will include live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings.

7:00pm Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel Strand Books

The author of the national best-seller The Queen of the Night has written his first collection of essays that explore his life as a man, a writer, and an activist. His latest work is his manifesto on how we form our identities in the creative world, mixing life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons he learned from reading and writing have shaped who he is. In these essays he morphs from a student to a teacher, reader to writer, and considers his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean-American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He recalls some of the most formative experiences of his life and the country’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, writing his first novel, and the election of Donald Trump.

Join us as Alexander Chee shares his heartbreaking, captivating, and wry essays.

7:00pm Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

The author of the national best-seller The Queen of the Night has written his first collection of essays that explore his life as a man, a writer, and an activist. His latest work is his manifesto on how we form our identities in the creative world, mixing life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons he learned from reading and writing have shaped who he is. In these essays he morphs from a student to a teacher, reader to writer, and considers his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean-American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He recalls some of the most formative experiences of his life and the country’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, writing his first novel, and the election of Donald Trump.

Join us as Alexander Chee shares his heartbreaking, captivating, and wry essays.

7:00pm Animations and live theatrical reading: two works by Frances Barth National Academy of Design

A magical experience for 9 year old Jonnie who travels to an underwater city and meets his new friend Azimer, a former downtown performance artist.

This animation is hand drawn and based on an original script by Frances Barth, with voice over by Ron Nakahara, David Asta and Frances Barth, and includes rotoscoped video performance by Valerie Charles.

Jonnie in the Lake has been a many year labor of love, which has involved hand drawing all the images to animate them, and roto-scope animating and editing a portion of the downtown performance artist Valerie Charles' live performance "DuAnne Does Hollywood" to include her as the new character "Azimer" in this animated video.

The screenplay is original with a portion of 'DuAnne' included in the dialogue.

7:00pm Animations and live theatrical reading: two works by Frances Barth

A magical experience for 9 year old Jonnie who travels to an underwater city and meets his new friend Azimer, a former downtown performance artist.

This animation is hand drawn and based on an original script by Frances Barth, with voice over by Ron Nakahara, David Asta and Frances Barth, and includes rotoscoped video performance by Valerie Charles.

Jonnie in the Lake has been a many year labor of love, which has involved hand drawing all the images to animate them, and roto-scope animating and editing a portion of the downtown performance artist Valerie Charles' live performance "DuAnne Does Hollywood" to include her as the new character "Azimer" in this animated video.

The screenplay is original with a portion of 'DuAnne' included in the dialogue.

7:00pm Amanda Palmer + David Eagleman Finding Time Rubin Museum

Every moment counts when you’re performing as an artist.

When Amanda Palmer was first starting out in music, her day job was as a street artist. During hours spent standing on a crate as The Eight Foot Bride she offered flowers and eye contact to those who dropped money at her feet. From moments on the street to moments onstage and offstage, from nights couch surfing to crowd surfing, Palmer has continually sought time for these intimate interactions between herself and her fans. Together with Brainwave fellow and neuroscientist David Eagleman, Palmer will explore time and how it relates to these integral interactions, in a life that balances somewhere between musician, performance artist, community builder, and now mother.

7:00pm Amanda Palmer + David Eagleman Finding Time

Every moment counts when you’re performing as an artist.

When Amanda Palmer was first starting out in music, her day job was as a street artist. During hours spent standing on a crate as The Eight Foot Bride she offered flowers and eye contact to those who dropped money at her feet. From moments on the street to moments onstage and offstage, from nights couch surfing to crowd surfing, Palmer has continually sought time for these intimate interactions between herself and her fans. Together with Brainwave fellow and neuroscientist David Eagleman, Palmer will explore time and how it relates to these integral interactions, in a life that balances somewhere between musician, performance artist, community builder, and now mother.

Thursday April 19, 2018 Apr 19, 2018
12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

12:00pm Oil Pastel Sgraffito

Looking closely at Omar Bouragba’s layered paintings, young artists will create their own pastel sgraffito abstracts in homage to his work. Sgraffito is a mark making technique made by scratching through a surface to reveal the lower layer. Museum guests will practice mark making with a variety of “tools,” including forks, skewers and more!

12:00pm Botanical Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Earth Day with CMA! Join museum educators as we use colored pencil on scratch-foam to create our very own botanical prints that mimic the organic shapes of the natural world.

12:00pm Botanical Prints

Celebrate Earth Day with CMA! Join museum educators as we use colored pencil on scratch-foam to create our very own botanical prints that mimic the organic shapes of the natural world.

12:00pm Exciting Eyewear Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Exciting Eyewear

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Short Stories with Shapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a story using simple shapes and patterns. Use triangles, squares, circles, construct characters and moving parts.

12:00pm Short Stories with Shapes

Create a story using simple shapes and patterns. Use triangles, squares, circles, construct characters and moving parts.

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club Lower Eastside Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

6:00pm Harmony Hammond, NA: Inappropriate Longings National Academy of Design

Alexander Gray Associates presents its third exhibition of work by Harmony Hammond (b.1944), Harmony Hammond: Inappropriate Longings. Featuring an installation and a selection of mixed media paintings and works on paper, the exhibition highlights the artist’s practice during the 1990s. These works’ use of materials as visual metaphors for desire, violence, place, and the effects of time, foul weather, and foul play continue Hammond’s ongoing project to “bring content into the world of abstraction.

6:00pm Harmony Hammond, NA: Inappropriate Longings

Alexander Gray Associates presents its third exhibition of work by Harmony Hammond (b.1944), Harmony Hammond: Inappropriate Longings. Featuring an installation and a selection of mixed media paintings and works on paper, the exhibition highlights the artist’s practice during the 1990s. These works’ use of materials as visual metaphors for desire, violence, place, and the effects of time, foul weather, and foul play continue Hammond’s ongoing project to “bring content into the world of abstraction.

6:00pm Images and Democracy: Photography and Shaping Contemporary South African Culture Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites you to an evening conversation with Lekgetho Makola, head of Market Photo Workshop, and contemporary artist Lebohang Kganye.

The discussion will reflect on the work and impact of Market Photo Workshop as a point of departure to explore the role of photography in constructing personal and historical memory, and shaping contemporary culture, in the context of South Africa. It will be moderated by Sean Jacobs, founder and editor of Africa is a Country.

As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Market Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students, and broader communities of trends, issues, and debates in photography and visual culture. Many Market Photo Workshop alumni—including featured speaker Lebohang Kganye—have changed and transformed the landscape of contemporary South African photography.

Africa is a Country grew out of the blog Leo Africanus as an outlet to challenge the received media wisdoms about Africa from a left perspective, informed by experiences of resistance movements to Apartheid. Featuring online commentary, original writing, media criticism, videos, audio, and photography, Africa is a Country is one of the leading intellectual voices in the African online media sphere.

The discussion will be followed by a reception.

6:00pm Images and Democracy: Photography and Shaping Contemporary South African Culture

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites you to an evening conversation with Lekgetho Makola, head of Market Photo Workshop, and contemporary artist Lebohang Kganye.

The discussion will reflect on the work and impact of Market Photo Workshop as a point of departure to explore the role of photography in constructing personal and historical memory, and shaping contemporary culture, in the context of South Africa. It will be moderated by Sean Jacobs, founder and editor of Africa is a Country.

As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Market Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students, and broader communities of trends, issues, and debates in photography and visual culture. Many Market Photo Workshop alumni—including featured speaker Lebohang Kganye—have changed and transformed the landscape of contemporary South African photography.

Africa is a Country grew out of the blog Leo Africanus as an outlet to challenge the received media wisdoms about Africa from a left perspective, informed by experiences of resistance movements to Apartheid. Featuring online commentary, original writing, media criticism, videos, audio, and photography, Africa is a Country is one of the leading intellectual voices in the African online media sphere.

The discussion will be followed by a reception.

6:30pm James Comey: A Higher Loyalty @ The Town Hall Strand Books

New Yorker editor David Remnick will sit down with former director of the F.B.I. James Comey for a live taping of The New Yorker Radio Hour, the radio program and podcast from The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. The one-on-one conversation will take place before a live audience at the Town Hall in New York City. Comey, whom President Trump fired in May, 2017, will discuss his new book, A Higher Loyalty, plus the 2016 Presidential election, the investigation of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and more. Presented by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors. For more information, visit https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/tnyradiohour.

6:30pm James Comey: A Higher Loyalty @ The Town Hall

New Yorker editor David Remnick will sit down with former director of the F.B.I. James Comey for a live taping of The New Yorker Radio Hour, the radio program and podcast from The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. The one-on-one conversation will take place before a live audience at the Town Hall in New York City. Comey, whom President Trump fired in May, 2017, will discuss his new book, A Higher Loyalty, plus the 2016 Presidential election, the investigation of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and more. Presented by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors. For more information, visit https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/tnyradiohour.

6:30pm Finding Comfort in Asian Cuisine with Jeju Noodle Bar & Mr. Bing Korea Society

Chef Douglas Kim, owner of Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, presents ramyun, the Korean equivalent of Japanese ramen, demonstrating distinct Korean flavors and ingredients. Brian Goldberg, the owner of Mr. Bing, with locations in the East Village, Urbanspace, and Madison Square Park, serves Beijing-style jianbing, one of the most popular Chinese street foods. The two speakers share stories of promoting comfort foods perfectly suited to the taste buds of native Koreans and Chinese, while also appealing to customers in New York City and worldwide. Moderated by Matt Rodbard, the Editor in Chief of TASTE and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller. 

Followed by a tasting reception, featuring specialties from Jeju Noodle Bar and Mr. Bing.

6:30pm Finding Comfort in Asian Cuisine with Jeju Noodle Bar & Mr. Bing

Chef Douglas Kim, owner of Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, presents ramyun, the Korean equivalent of Japanese ramen, demonstrating distinct Korean flavors and ingredients. Brian Goldberg, the owner of Mr. Bing, with locations in the East Village, Urbanspace, and Madison Square Park, serves Beijing-style jianbing, one of the most popular Chinese street foods. The two speakers share stories of promoting comfort foods perfectly suited to the taste buds of native Koreans and Chinese, while also appealing to customers in New York City and worldwide. Moderated by Matt Rodbard, the Editor in Chief of TASTE and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller. 

Followed by a tasting reception, featuring specialties from Jeju Noodle Bar and Mr. Bing.

6:30pm Center Dinner LGBT Center

Gathering leaders and trendsetters from the LGBTQ community and our allies, Center Dinner raises critical funds to support our life-saving and life-enhancing programs. Over the years, Center Dinner has served as an occasion to recognize members of the LGBTQ community, organizations and our allies for their work and commitment to achieve equality for all. The event brings together nearly 800 supporters of The Center, making the event one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ community and its allies in the NYC area.

6:30pm Center Dinner

Gathering leaders and trendsetters from the LGBTQ community and our allies, Center Dinner raises critical funds to support our life-saving and life-enhancing programs. Over the years, Center Dinner has served as an occasion to recognize members of the LGBTQ community, organizations and our allies for their work and commitment to achieve equality for all. The event brings together nearly 800 supporters of The Center, making the event one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ community and its allies in the NYC area.

6:30pm How to Be an Effective Ally: Practical Tips for Advocating Across Difference New York City Bar Association

Have you ever wanted to support, advocate or otherwise be an ally for people and/or communities with a different background or identity than your own? Unsure of what to say, how to behave, or how to get involved? Join us for an interactive panel discussion providing a safe space to learn what leadership behaviors and competencies are necessary for you to be an effective ally across various categories of diversity (race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, etc.) in the workplace and beyond.

6:30pm How to Be an Effective Ally: Practical Tips for Advocating Across Difference

Have you ever wanted to support, advocate or otherwise be an ally for people and/or communities with a different background or identity than your own? Unsure of what to say, how to behave, or how to get involved? Join us for an interactive panel discussion providing a safe space to learn what leadership behaviors and competencies are necessary for you to be an effective ally across various categories of diversity (race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, etc.) in the workplace and beyond.

7:00pm Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee Open House New York City Bar Association

The newly created Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee invites you to attend an open house to learn more about the Committee. The program will include a short introduction to mindfulness and open discussion about the needs of the legal community and the goals of the Committee. Those who are interested in joining the Committee are particularly encouraged to attend.

Over 4,500 peer-reviewed academic papers show that mindfulness practice can greatly help with stress and anxiety, emotional resilience, creativity, ability to focus, reduction in implicit bias, better relationships and civility, and even control over addictions - all benefits which are useful, and even critical, for lawyers to develop. The Committee's goal is to bring together attorneys interested in mindfulness and the development of greater well-being and their application to our profession; to provide a resource for lawyers, law firms, legal non-profits, law departments, state and city agencies, and any other interested parties; to discuss how the committee members are applying mindfulness and helping develop greater well-being in their organizations; to pose questions and potential areas of application for the Committee to consider; and to engage a larger audience.

 

7:00pm Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee Open House

The newly created Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee invites you to attend an open house to learn more about the Committee. The program will include a short introduction to mindfulness and open discussion about the needs of the legal community and the goals of the Committee. Those who are interested in joining the Committee are particularly encouraged to attend.

Over 4,500 peer-reviewed academic papers show that mindfulness practice can greatly help with stress and anxiety, emotional resilience, creativity, ability to focus, reduction in implicit bias, better relationships and civility, and even control over addictions - all benefits which are useful, and even critical, for lawyers to develop. The Committee's goal is to bring together attorneys interested in mindfulness and the development of greater well-being and their application to our profession; to provide a resource for lawyers, law firms, legal non-profits, law departments, state and city agencies, and any other interested parties; to discuss how the committee members are applying mindfulness and helping develop greater well-being in their organizations; to pose questions and potential areas of application for the Committee to consider; and to engage a larger audience.

 

7:30pm Tobin's Run on 51: Billie and Ella, Side by Side Irish Arts Center

Christine Tobin, a devotee of Billie Holiday, and charismatic jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro, a longtime fan of Ella Fitzgerald, will pay tribute to these mothers of jazz by singing a special selection from their repertoire. Vitro will be accompanied by pianist and musical partner Mark Soskin along with other fine guest musicians, including Peter Brendler on double bass and David Mason on drums. The concert will include rare film footage.

7:30pm Tobin's Run on 51: Billie and Ella, Side by Side

Christine Tobin, a devotee of Billie Holiday, and charismatic jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro, a longtime fan of Ella Fitzgerald, will pay tribute to these mothers of jazz by singing a special selection from their repertoire. Vitro will be accompanied by pianist and musical partner Mark Soskin along with other fine guest musicians, including Peter Brendler on double bass and David Mason on drums. The concert will include rare film footage.

7:30pm Fran Leadon: Broadway Strand Books

Today, Broadway almost feels as though it’s existed since the created of the United States, and Fran Leadon has taken steps through the history of this iconic stretch of concrete. He has written this book about Broadway’s past, from the construction of Columbia University on the site of an insane asylum, to anecdotes about Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon and more, to the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York’s commercial and cultural spine. Fran examines the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has seen everything from parades to riots, and wealth to destitution. Glamorous, dynamic, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of this complex of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

7:30pm Fran Leadon: Broadway

Today, Broadway almost feels as though it’s existed since the created of the United States, and Fran Leadon has taken steps through the history of this iconic stretch of concrete. He has written this book about Broadway’s past, from the construction of Columbia University on the site of an insane asylum, to anecdotes about Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon and more, to the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York’s commercial and cultural spine. Fran examines the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has seen everything from parades to riots, and wealth to destitution. Glamorous, dynamic, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of this complex of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

7:30pm This Ember State Asia Society

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.

7:30pm This Ember State

This ember state is a voice and sound performance work created by Samita Sinha in collaboration with Dean Moss and Cenk Ergün. This Asia Society commission was created in residency at Asia Society Museum and is presented in an intimate gallery setting with a maximum capacity of 25 people per performance. This performance contains nudity and is not suitable for children.

8:00pm Wind-Up Variations New York Neo-Futurists

A band of tiny adventurers, four wind-up creatures–a monkey, a robot, a dinosaur, and a unicorn—are on a fantastic journey. Although they move in short and unpredictable bursts, when they stop they trigger the performers into various rituals, stories, songs, and dances. Along the way they discover how to persevere, explore community, and celebrate random interactions. Wind-Up Variations, is a multimedia retro punk meditation, an experiment in Neo-Futurism, a theatrical spectacle of the real and tangible shared everyday moments finding poetry in the routine and the chaos.

Wind-Up Variations is a Neo-Futurist play based on ideas originally incubated in Monkeyland at Avant Garde Arama, Apocalypse Neo, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, and The Infinite Wrench. The show features current, past, and original New York Neo-Futurists: Ayun Halliday, Eevin Hartsough, Daniel Mirsky, and T Thompson.

8:00pm Wind-Up Variations

A band of tiny adventurers, four wind-up creatures–a monkey, a robot, a dinosaur, and a unicorn—are on a fantastic journey. Although they move in short and unpredictable bursts, when they stop they trigger the performers into various rituals, stories, songs, and dances. Along the way they discover how to persevere, explore community, and celebrate random interactions. Wind-Up Variations, is a multimedia retro punk meditation, an experiment in Neo-Futurism, a theatrical spectacle of the real and tangible shared everyday moments finding poetry in the routine and the chaos.

Wind-Up Variations is a Neo-Futurist play based on ideas originally incubated in Monkeyland at Avant Garde Arama, Apocalypse Neo, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, and The Infinite Wrench. The show features current, past, and original New York Neo-Futurists: Ayun Halliday, Eevin Hartsough, Daniel Mirsky, and T Thompson.

Friday April 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018
12:00pm Short Stories with Shapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a story using simple shapes and patterns. Use triangles, squares, circles, construct characters and moving parts.

12:00pm Short Stories with Shapes

Create a story using simple shapes and patterns. Use triangles, squares, circles, construct characters and moving parts.

12:00pm Exciting Eyewear Children's Museum of the Arts

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Exciting Eyewear

Wearable April is our month long theme where young artists will focus on decorative wearable art! In this workshop museum visitors will design and create their very own ornamental brooches and badges! Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s bedazzled piece “Bling House” and other works, young artists will use decorative materials like reflective foil, beads and gems to finish their hand crafted accessory.

12:00pm Botanical Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Earth Day with CMA! Join museum educators as we use colored pencil on scratch-foam to create our very own botanical prints that mimic the organic shapes of the natural world.

12:00pm Botanical Prints

Celebrate Earth Day with CMA! Join museum educators as we use colored pencil on scratch-foam to create our very own botanical prints that mimic the organic shapes of the natural world.

12:00pm Clay Busts Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt a miniature clay bust of yourself, your friend, your favorite character, or your pet. Decorate it with funky hats and accessories!

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

Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

12:00pm Clay Busts

Sculpt a miniature clay bust of yourself, your friend, your favorite character, or your pet. Decorate it with funky hats and accessories!

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

Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

2:00pm Mindful Connections For Visitors With Dementia And Their Caregivers Rubin Museum

Mindful Connections is a free tour program for visitors with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. 

This program meets on the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for complimentary tea in Café Serai. Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences. To register, please see tour dates below. 

Mindful Connections is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

2:00pm Mindful Connections For Visitors With Dementia And Their Caregivers

Mindful Connections is a free tour program for visitors with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. 

This program meets on the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for complimentary tea in Café Serai. Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences. To register, please see tour dates below. 

Mindful Connections is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

6:00pm April Chapters With Kayleen Schaefer At New-York Historical Society Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Kaylen Schaefer will be our keynote speaker on April 20, for our 2018 CHAPTERS Reading Series. 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 Rachel Abebe, Crystal Adote, Soledad Aguilar-Colon, Nathalie Cabrera, Rebecca Cedeno, Jordan Che, Berna Da’Costa, Laila Dola, Senjuti Gayen, Bianca Jefffrey, Zariah Jenkins, Jade Lozada, Oumou Ly, Milena Naranjo, Faith Okunubi, Ria Parker, Stephanie Quintero, Raibena Raita, Marifer Santos, Maeve Slon, and Nneka Ulu.

6:00pm April Chapters With Kayleen Schaefer At New-York Historical Society

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Kaylen Schaefer will be our keynote speaker on April 20, for our 2018 CHAPTERS Reading Series. 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 Rachel Abebe, Crystal Adote, Soledad Aguilar-Colon, Nathalie Cabrera, Rebecca Cedeno, Jordan Che, Berna Da’Costa, Laila Dola, Senjuti Gayen, Bianca Jefffrey, Zariah Jenkins, Jade Lozada, Oumou Ly, Milena Naranjo, Faith Okunubi, Ria Parker, Stephanie Quintero, Raibena Raita, Marifer Santos, Maeve Slon, and Nneka Ulu.

6:00pm LGBT Connections Night at Leo Bar Asia Society

Enjoy a fabulous evening of networking, art, and ambiance with the LGBT community, and make new professional and personal connections. Join host Global Talent Initiatives for an evening filled with intriguing people, cocktails, and culture. Free docent-led tours at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This event is co-hosted by BNY Mellon.

6:00pm LGBT Connections Night at Leo Bar

Enjoy a fabulous evening of networking, art, and ambiance with the LGBT community, and make new professional and personal connections. Join host Global Talent Initiatives for an evening filled with intriguing people, cocktails, and culture. Free docent-led tours at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This event is co-hosted by BNY Mellon.

6:30pm 2018 AIGA Awards Gala American Institute of Graphic Arts

The 2018 AIGA Awards Gala is happening on Friday, April 20 at the historic “Cipriani 25 Broadway” and AIGA NY has partnered with AIGA National once again for a profit share on tables and tickets. More importantly we want the NY community – that means YOU – there to help celebrate!

Please join the AIGA NY board members as we kick off the gala with cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by our awards ceremony, which honors this year’s recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award and the five new AIGA Medalists. ICYMI: the AIGA Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional achievement, service or other social contributions to the field of design.

After the awards ceremony, the party continues! Dust off your cocktail attire and celebrate alongside the design community with dancing, desserts, a photo booth, and more.

6:30pm 2018 AIGA Awards Gala

The 2018 AIGA Awards Gala is happening on Friday, April 20 at the historic “Cipriani 25 Broadway” and AIGA NY has partnered with AIGA National once again for a profit share on tables and tickets. More importantly we want the NY community – that means YOU – there to help celebrate!

Please join the AIGA NY board members as we kick off the gala with cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by our awards ceremony, which honors this year’s recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award and the five new AIGA Medalists. ICYMI: the AIGA Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional achievement, service or other social contributions to the field of design.

After the awards ceremony, the party continues! Dust off your cocktail attire and celebrate alongside the design community with dancing, desserts, a photo booth, and more.

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

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Freedom, Power, And Rage Strand Books

This April, join Black feminist, academic, author, and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Dr. Brittney Cooper, along with writer, activist, and editor Darnell L. Moore, as they break down the ways their work informs, challenges, and shapes our understanding of the current political situation. Following the tradition of black literary salons, our guests will interrogate each other’s work and engage in a lively discussion on the intersection of race and gender in their activism; the importance of translating theory into accessible ideas that inspire collective change; and how we can use our freedom, power, and rage to change the world.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Freedom, Power, And Rage

This April, join Black feminist, academic, author, and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Dr. Brittney Cooper, along with writer, activist, and editor Darnell L. Moore, as they break down the ways their work informs, challenges, and shapes our understanding of the current political situation. Following the tradition of black literary salons, our guests will interrogate each other’s work and engage in a lively discussion on the intersection of race and gender in their activism; the importance of translating theory into accessible ideas that inspire collective change; and how we can use our freedom, power, and rage to change the world.

7:00pm SAY: One Act Performances 2018 Stuttering Association for the Young

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play.  Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage.  Much like the Short Play Project these plays are fully produced, however the One–Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.

7:00pm SAY: One Act Performances 2018

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play.  Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage.  Much like the Short Play Project these plays are fully produced, however the One–Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.