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Thursday February 1, 2018 Feb 1, 2018
4:30pm Spring 2018 Youth Orientation The Youth Channel

Registration open for orientation ages 16-24.

Ready to make media that matters? Join the digital media revolution and embark on your journey to becoming a certified community producer at MNN with free access to our state-of-the-art media production equipment. We’ll teach you how to create high-quality, engaging media in our full-service, high-end studios, including green-screen technology. Our low-cost classes include basic studio production, field production, video editing and more!

Take the first step by registering for an upcoming orientation, where you’ll meet our knowledgeable and dedicated staff, learn about our course offerings and take a tour of our facilities.

Please Note: Pre-registration is not required to attend orientation, but it is strongly recommended and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to be able to register and ensure that we are able to accommodate you.

All Manhattan residents and non-profit community organizations are invited to participate in our media education courses (proof of residency and valid ID is required). After you have attended orientation, you can register for MNN's classes.

4:30pm Spring 2018 Youth Orientation

Registration open for orientation ages 16-24.

Ready to make media that matters? Join the digital media revolution and embark on your journey to becoming a certified community producer at MNN with free access to our state-of-the-art media production equipment. We’ll teach you how to create high-quality, engaging media in our full-service, high-end studios, including green-screen technology. Our low-cost classes include basic studio production, field production, video editing and more!

Take the first step by registering for an upcoming orientation, where you’ll meet our knowledgeable and dedicated staff, learn about our course offerings and take a tour of our facilities.

Please Note: Pre-registration is not required to attend orientation, but it is strongly recommended and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to be able to register and ensure that we are able to accommodate you.

All Manhattan residents and non-profit community organizations are invited to participate in our media education courses (proof of residency and valid ID is required). After you have attended orientation, you can register for MNN's classes.

6:30pm Tiananmen to Pyongyang, Kabul to Baghdad Asia Society

Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40
Ten years ago, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff appeared to have it all: a wife and four children, a top job at a major news organization, and a passport to cover the world’s most important stories. Then, in January 2006, the armored vehicle he was in was struck by a roadside bomb. He nearly died that day.
Join us for a special program with Bob Woodruff — a conversation about Asia, about the many issues he has covered on the continent, and about the remarkable and inspiring personal journey he has made since that awful day, more than a decade ago. Lee Woodruff will join for part of the conversation.
 

6:30pm Tiananmen to Pyongyang, Kabul to Baghdad

Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40
Ten years ago, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff appeared to have it all: a wife and four children, a top job at a major news organization, and a passport to cover the world’s most important stories. Then, in January 2006, the armored vehicle he was in was struck by a roadside bomb. He nearly died that day.
Join us for a special program with Bob Woodruff — a conversation about Asia, about the many issues he has covered on the continent, and about the remarkable and inspiring personal journey he has made since that awful day, more than a decade ago. Lee Woodruff will join for part of the conversation.
 

6:30pm Lawyers Connect Bowling Night New York City Bar Association

Get a strike in networking at Bowling Night! Network with new lawyers at one of Times Square's hottest spaces, Bowlmor Lanes. Food and drink tickets will be provided with registration. We will put together teams or you can register with others as a team. Space is limited so register now!

Please note this event will be held at Bowlmor Lanes, 222 West 44th Street.

Guests must be 21+.

6:30pm Lawyers Connect Bowling Night

Get a strike in networking at Bowling Night! Network with new lawyers at one of Times Square's hottest spaces, Bowlmor Lanes. Food and drink tickets will be provided with registration. We will put together teams or you can register with others as a team. Space is limited so register now!

Please note this event will be held at Bowlmor Lanes, 222 West 44th Street.

Guests must be 21+.

Friday February 2, 2018 Feb 2, 2018
12:00pm CMA: Shadow Shapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

12:00pm CMA: Shadow Shapes

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

3:18pm Black Communities of Early New York Museum of the City of New York

As part of the Black Gotham Experience day at the Museum, a panel of experts will discuss early Black communities in New York City. 

Dating back to the 1600’s, before New York was New York, free and enslaved residents of African descent were integral contributors to the growing metropolis. As we take a look back at early Black communities such as New Amsterdam, Weeksville, and Seneca Village in the 17th through 19th century, join a lively conversation with Dr. Prathibha Kanakamedala, curator of In Pursuit of Freedom, Kamau Ware, Founder of the Black Gotham Experience, and professor Dr. Deborah Gray White to make connections between these legacies through today. Moderator Sarah Seidman will guide a conversation to unpack the the daily lives, means of organization, and early efforts for Black liberation. 

3:18pm Black Communities of Early New York

As part of the Black Gotham Experience day at the Museum, a panel of experts will discuss early Black communities in New York City. 

Dating back to the 1600’s, before New York was New York, free and enslaved residents of African descent were integral contributors to the growing metropolis. As we take a look back at early Black communities such as New Amsterdam, Weeksville, and Seneca Village in the 17th through 19th century, join a lively conversation with Dr. Prathibha Kanakamedala, curator of In Pursuit of Freedom, Kamau Ware, Founder of the Black Gotham Experience, and professor Dr. Deborah Gray White to make connections between these legacies through today. Moderator Sarah Seidman will guide a conversation to unpack the the daily lives, means of organization, and early efforts for Black liberation. 

6:30pm A 24-Hour Listening Experience Rubin Museum

With its stirring orchestral arrangement and the “Ode to Joy” vocal chorus, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony has captivated audiences for centuries. In order to explore the choral suspensions, progressions, and movements, artist Leif Inge created a new way to hear this famous symphony. In his radical 9 Beet Stretch, Inge takes the normally one-hour-long piece and stretches it over twenty-four hours, without pitch distortions, turning it into a mesmerizing listening experience. It is a haunting meditation on time. If you take the time.

Tickets on website.

6:30pm A 24-Hour Listening Experience

With its stirring orchestral arrangement and the “Ode to Joy” vocal chorus, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony has captivated audiences for centuries. In order to explore the choral suspensions, progressions, and movements, artist Leif Inge created a new way to hear this famous symphony. In his radical 9 Beet Stretch, Inge takes the normally one-hour-long piece and stretches it over twenty-four hours, without pitch distortions, turning it into a mesmerizing listening experience. It is a haunting meditation on time. If you take the time.

Tickets on website.

6:30pm Reading & Conversation with Helen Benedict & Nina Berman Lower Eastside Girls Club

Please join us for an evening of fiction and photography with Blue Mountain Center alums Helen Benedict and Nina Berman presenting new works to benefit the Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Helen and Nina recently completed projects they were working on at a Focus Residency at BMC in 2014. Helen will be reading from her new novel Wolf Season, and Nina will be presenting work from An autobiography of Miss Wish. BMC is proud to have played a role in the creation of this work.

Books will be available to be purchased and signed, as well as tours of the Lower East Side Girls Club! Light refreshments will be served.
Admission to this event is FREE but we ask guests to consider making a donation to Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

6:30pm Reading & Conversation with Helen Benedict & Nina Berman

Please join us for an evening of fiction and photography with Blue Mountain Center alums Helen Benedict and Nina Berman presenting new works to benefit the Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Helen and Nina recently completed projects they were working on at a Focus Residency at BMC in 2014. Helen will be reading from her new novel Wolf Season, and Nina will be presenting work from An autobiography of Miss Wish. BMC is proud to have played a role in the creation of this work.

Books will be available to be purchased and signed, as well as tours of the Lower East Side Girls Club! Light refreshments will be served.
Admission to this event is FREE but we ask guests to consider making a donation to Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

7:00pm Reflecting Rhythms Asia Society

Free Admission

From taiko to tap—this lively performance features two remarkable artists together in a rhythm showcase: Japan’s award-winning tap dancer Kazunori Kumagi and the innovative multi-instrumentalist and composer Kaoru Watanabe. Each artist will perform solo before coming together at the end for a rhythmic explosion.

7:00pm Reflecting Rhythms

Free Admission

From taiko to tap—this lively performance features two remarkable artists together in a rhythm showcase: Japan’s award-winning tap dancer Kazunori Kumagi and the innovative multi-instrumentalist and composer Kaoru Watanabe. Each artist will perform solo before coming together at the end for a rhythmic explosion.

7:00pm Psychedelic Humanities & Confronting the Shadows Strand Books

Both Jungian psychology and world wisdom traditions are unanimous in their assertion that the goal of mysticism is wholeness not perfection, and wholeness must include the parts of us that stay hidden in the caverns of the mind.

Please join me as we seek to understand these hidden dynamics, and on the way make a rollicking attempt to unveil what exactly it is that is doing the understanding- what is the self that witnesses?

Complimentary beer and wine by our presenting sponsors, Sixpoint Brewery & Maison Cubi.

7:00pm Psychedelic Humanities & Confronting the Shadows

Both Jungian psychology and world wisdom traditions are unanimous in their assertion that the goal of mysticism is wholeness not perfection, and wholeness must include the parts of us that stay hidden in the caverns of the mind.

Please join me as we seek to understand these hidden dynamics, and on the way make a rollicking attempt to unveil what exactly it is that is doing the understanding- what is the self that witnesses?

Complimentary beer and wine by our presenting sponsors, Sixpoint Brewery & Maison Cubi.

Saturday February 3, 2018 Feb 3, 2018
9:00am Future City Lab: Art, Culture, Fashion Museum of the City of New York

How does the city inspire designers and innovators? How do new technologies, inspirations, and ideas blend together? Consider art, fashion, and culture in ways you have never seen them before and bring these refreshed ideas into your own classrooms and practices.

Free, Preregistration Required

9:00am Future City Lab: Art, Culture, Fashion

How does the city inspire designers and innovators? How do new technologies, inspirations, and ideas blend together? Consider art, fashion, and culture in ways you have never seen them before and bring these refreshed ideas into your own classrooms and practices.

Free, Preregistration Required

10:00am CMA: Shadow Shapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

10:00am CMA: Shadow Shapes

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

10:00am Postcards to Summer Children's Museum of the Arts

Dear Summer… We miss you! Can’t wait to see you again next year. Love, CMA. 

This week in the fine arts studio, young artists will design, create, and draft their very own postcards to summer! What do you miss the most about summertime?

10:00am Postcards to Summer

Dear Summer… We miss you! Can’t wait to see you again next year. Love, CMA. 

This week in the fine arts studio, young artists will design, create, and draft their very own postcards to summer! What do you miss the most about summertime?

10:00am Shadow Puppets Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a 2D shadow puppet and animate it on a light up set!

10:00am Shadow Puppets

Create a 2D shadow puppet and animate it on a light up set!

10:00am Postcards to Summer Children's Museum of the Arts

Dear Summer… We miss you! Can’t wait to see you again next year. Love, CMA. 

This week in the fine arts studio, young artists will design, create, and draft their very own postcards to summer! What do you miss the most about summertime?

10:00am Postcards to Summer

Dear Summer… We miss you! Can’t wait to see you again next year. Love, CMA. 

This week in the fine arts studio, young artists will design, create, and draft their very own postcards to summer! What do you miss the most about summertime?

10:00am Media Lab Collage Animation Children's Museum of the Arts

Using collage materials of ornamental shapes and patterns, we will be creating animated clips based off of artist Ellen Harvey’s work on view in the gallery. Combine metallic pieces with decorative curves and shapes!

10:00am Media Lab Collage Animation

Using collage materials of ornamental shapes and patterns, we will be creating animated clips based off of artist Ellen Harvey’s work on view in the gallery. Combine metallic pieces with decorative curves and shapes!

11:00am Winter Sculpture Children's Museum of the Arts

In the winter season, ice sculptures are displayed in various cities across the globe. Taking a inspiration from ice sculptures and the Bridge Installation “ The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry’s art work, where the artist used only one material, young artists will only use white papers/ tissue papers to create a wintry sculpture.

11:00am Winter Sculpture

In the winter season, ice sculptures are displayed in various cities across the globe. Taking a inspiration from ice sculptures and the Bridge Installation “ The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry’s art work, where the artist used only one material, young artists will only use white papers/ tissue papers to create a wintry sculpture.

11:00am Family Day: Korean New Year Korea Society

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Session I: 11 AM | Session II: 1 PM

Members: $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individuals
Non-members: $30 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $15 for individuals

Join us to celebrate Sŏllal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling, participate in arts workshops, compete in traditional games, and more! 

Limited space please register in advance.
Tickets:
Members: $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individuals
Non-members: $30 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $15 for individuals

11:00am Family Day: Korean New Year

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Session I: 11 AM | Session II: 1 PM

Members: $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individuals
Non-members: $30 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $15 for individuals

Join us to celebrate Sŏllal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling, participate in arts workshops, compete in traditional games, and more! 

Limited space please register in advance.
Tickets:
Members: $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individuals
Non-members: $30 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $15 for individuals

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room Rubin Museum

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness

12:00pm Verbal Description & Sensory Tour for the Blind & Partially Sighted Rubin Museum

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

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

RSVP on site.

12:00pm Verbal Description & Sensory Tour for the Blind & Partially Sighted

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

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

RSVP on site.

2:00pm Anna & Elizabeth Family Concert: An Imbolc Celebration Irish Arts Center

Program Fee: $10 general / $8 members / FREE for Junior Joyce & Family Circle Members

Description: An intimate candle-lit family concert featuring old-time duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle (and their crankies!)

2:00pm Anna & Elizabeth Family Concert: An Imbolc Celebration

Program Fee: $10 general / $8 members / FREE for Junior Joyce & Family Circle Members

Description: An intimate candle-lit family concert featuring old-time duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle (and their crankies!)

2:00pm Anna & Elizabeth Family Concert: An Imbolc Celebration Irish Arts Center

Old-time duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle will join us for an intimate candle-lit concert. Grab a hot chocolate and cozy up as Anna & Elizabethbring to life the vibrant world of Appalachia with a variety show featuring their signature crankies—scrolling storyboards inspired by ballads and oral histories, each drawn and crafted to be hand-cranked and unfurled at the pace of a song. 

Just in time to celebrate Imbolc, a Celtic traditional festival in February commemorating the turning of the season and the lengthening ofdays, young audiences will set the mood for the show by making their own candles and take a piece of the afternoon home with hand-made crankies.

Duration: 120 minutes

2:00pm Anna & Elizabeth Family Concert: An Imbolc Celebration

Old-time duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle will join us for an intimate candle-lit concert. Grab a hot chocolate and cozy up as Anna & Elizabethbring to life the vibrant world of Appalachia with a variety show featuring their signature crankies—scrolling storyboards inspired by ballads and oral histories, each drawn and crafted to be hand-cranked and unfurled at the pace of a song. 

Just in time to celebrate Imbolc, a Celtic traditional festival in February commemorating the turning of the season and the lengthening ofdays, young audiences will set the mood for the show by making their own candles and take a piece of the afternoon home with hand-made crankies.

Duration: 120 minutes

4:00pm Turizzo: Retrospective (Closing Night) El Taller Latino Americano

If you haven't seen this exhibition yet this is your last chance!

The Grady Alexis Gallery presents TURIZZO: RETROSPECTIVE - Paintings by Herberto Turizzo Anaya. Works in this exhibition are inspired by the natural beauty and tranquillity Hudson Valley region. His work, which spans a 46 year period, expresses the natural, magical and metaphysical relationship between humans and nature (the animals, birds, trees, water, mountains, and even the stones) illustrating the importance of this balance and highlighting a vision for humanity.  

4:00pm Turizzo: Retrospective (Closing Night)

If you haven't seen this exhibition yet this is your last chance!

The Grady Alexis Gallery presents TURIZZO: RETROSPECTIVE - Paintings by Herberto Turizzo Anaya. Works in this exhibition are inspired by the natural beauty and tranquillity Hudson Valley region. His work, which spans a 46 year period, expresses the natural, magical and metaphysical relationship between humans and nature (the animals, birds, trees, water, mountains, and even the stones) illustrating the importance of this balance and highlighting a vision for humanity.  

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

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

With Stories from Kerrianne Thomas, Craig Pines, Damien Walls, and Amr Ahmed!

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

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

With Stories from Kerrianne Thomas, Craig Pines, Damien Walls, and Amr Ahmed!

Sunday February 4, 2018 Feb 4, 2018
10:00am CMA: Shadow Shapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

10:00am CMA: Shadow Shapes

Celebrate Groundhog Day with CMA! Today in Fine Arts young artists and their families will experiment will black and white pastels to create shadow still lifes. Studio guests will learn about the principals of perspective drawing and will practice drawing from observation.

10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Fine Arts Fabulous Facades Children's Museum of the Arts

Did you know that the building that houses the Children’s Museum of the Arts was once an industrial loading dock? For this project, young artists will be encouraged to look closely at the facade of 180 E 88th Street as they use up-cycled materials and art supplies to create a fabulous building facade from their imagination! Will you create a cast-iron model, or a contemporary stucco masterpiece? Museum guests will have the option of sketching out their fantasy floor plans or jumping right into building their facades. 

10:00am Fine Arts Fabulous Facades

Did you know that the building that houses the Children’s Museum of the Arts was once an industrial loading dock? For this project, young artists will be encouraged to look closely at the facade of 180 E 88th Street as they use up-cycled materials and art supplies to create a fabulous building facade from their imagination! Will you create a cast-iron model, or a contemporary stucco masterpiece? Museum guests will have the option of sketching out their fantasy floor plans or jumping right into building their facades. 

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!

1:00pm Earth Painting Rubin Museum

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, is upon us and the Rubin is celebrating 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth! Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future.

Not only will you be taking from the earth but you’ll also be adding to it by planting your very own Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower! See how the metok grows over time. 

1:00pm Earth Painting

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, is upon us and the Rubin is celebrating 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth! Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future.

Not only will you be taking from the earth but you’ll also be adding to it by planting your very own Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower! See how the metok grows over time. 

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction Irish Arts Center

Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan.
This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing young adult fiction.

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan.
This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing young adult fiction.

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Program Fee: $50 general / $40 members, students, and seniors

Event Description: Every so often a Young Adult novel comes along that has teenagers (and adults) rushing to bookstores. Think Twilight. Think The Fault in Our Stars. And more recently: The Hate U Give. There is something very special about teen literature. Call it passion. Call it drama. Call it truth. This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing young adult fiction. 

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan

Program Fee: $50 general / $40 members, students, and seniors

Event Description: Every so often a Young Adult novel comes along that has teenagers (and adults) rushing to bookstores. Think Twilight. Think The Fault in Our Stars. And more recently: The Hate U Give. There is something very special about teen literature. Call it passion. Call it drama. Call it truth. This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing young adult fiction. 

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan Irish Arts Center

Every so often a Young Adult novel comes along that has teenagers (and adults) rushing to bookstores. Think Twilight. Think The Fault in Our Stars. And more recently: The Hate U Give. There is something very special about teen literature. Call it passion. Call it drama. Call it truth. This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing Young Adult fiction. It will cover: finding “The Idea,” creating characters that teens will relate to, writing with an authentic teen voice, dialogue, keeping it real, touching the emotions, and understanding the market. 

2:00pm Master Class: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Denise Deegan

Every so often a Young Adult novel comes along that has teenagers (and adults) rushing to bookstores. Think Twilight. Think The Fault in Our Stars. And more recently: The Hate U Give. There is something very special about teen literature. Call it passion. Call it drama. Call it truth. This hands-on workshop will address the particular demands of writing Young Adult fiction. It will cover: finding “The Idea,” creating characters that teens will relate to, writing with an authentic teen voice, dialogue, keeping it real, touching the emotions, and understanding the market. 

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows! Magnet Theater

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows!

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

Monday February 5, 2018 Feb 5, 2018
11:00am Senior Monday at The Rubin Museum Rubin Museum

On the first Monday of the month seniors (65 and older) receive free admission to the galleries. The day features a range of free programs including a docent talk in our theater, gallery tours, and a writing workshop.

11:00am Senior Monday at The Rubin Museum

On the first Monday of the month seniors (65 and older) receive free admission to the galleries. The day features a range of free programs including a docent talk in our theater, gallery tours, and a writing workshop.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

1:00pm Fabric Plants Children's Museum of the Arts

Taking isnpiration from the Bridge installation “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry, young artists can use denim (a material Berry uses) and other materials to create their own plant to take home or add to our collaboration

1:00pm Fabric Plants

Taking isnpiration from the Bridge installation “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry, young artists can use denim (a material Berry uses) and other materials to create their own plant to take home or add to our collaboration

7:00pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Best Of Magnet Theater

Our homegrown writers and performers bring you brand-new sketch comedy every Monday night in two half-hour blocks of hilarity. Equal parts smart and silly, dark and irreverent, this is the freshest content to come out of our writers room each month. Our ensembles have been official selections of some of the biggest sketch festivals around the country, but you can catch them right here on our stage every single week.

BEST OF SHOWS FROM ALL TEAMS:
7 pm - Chillionaire / The Nitro Girls
8:30 pm - Just Karen / Chico Splits
10 pm - Raw Denim / Dinosaur Jones / Danger Noodle

7:00pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Best Of

Our homegrown writers and performers bring you brand-new sketch comedy every Monday night in two half-hour blocks of hilarity. Equal parts smart and silly, dark and irreverent, this is the freshest content to come out of our writers room each month. Our ensembles have been official selections of some of the biggest sketch festivals around the country, but you can catch them right here on our stage every single week.

BEST OF SHOWS FROM ALL TEAMS:
7 pm - Chillionaire / The Nitro Girls
8:30 pm - Just Karen / Chico Splits
10 pm - Raw Denim / Dinosaur Jones / Danger Noodle

7:30pm It Occurs to Me That I Am America (FG store) New York Civil Liberties Union

It Occurs to Me that I Am America: New Stories and New Art
Panel discussion featuring contributors Bliss Broyard, Anna Dunn, Philip Gourevitch, Elinor Lipman, & Eric Orner
Hosted by editor Jonathan Santlofer

In the new anthology It Occurs to Me that I Am America, more than fifty of the most acclaimed modern writers and artists in America consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through powerful storytelling and illustration. As the presidential administration threatens to cut arts funding and vilifies a free press as “fake news,” writers and artists are responding, vowing to defend the most basic principles of freedom and justice for all. This book offers an introspective look at what current social and political issues tell us about ourselves and our country in an effort to take back the narrative of what it means to be American in the 21st century. It Occurs to Me that I Am America is being published in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. A panel of contributors, moderated by the collection’s editor Jonathan Santlofer, discusses the book and the present moment at Greenlight.

7:30pm It Occurs to Me That I Am America (FG store)

It Occurs to Me that I Am America: New Stories and New Art
Panel discussion featuring contributors Bliss Broyard, Anna Dunn, Philip Gourevitch, Elinor Lipman, & Eric Orner
Hosted by editor Jonathan Santlofer

In the new anthology It Occurs to Me that I Am America, more than fifty of the most acclaimed modern writers and artists in America consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through powerful storytelling and illustration. As the presidential administration threatens to cut arts funding and vilifies a free press as “fake news,” writers and artists are responding, vowing to defend the most basic principles of freedom and justice for all. This book offers an introspective look at what current social and political issues tell us about ourselves and our country in an effort to take back the narrative of what it means to be American in the 21st century. It Occurs to Me that I Am America is being published in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. A panel of contributors, moderated by the collection’s editor Jonathan Santlofer, discusses the book and the present moment at Greenlight.

Tuesday February 6, 2018 Feb 6, 2018
8:30am Trump and Asia: One Year Later Asia Society

Members $30; Students/Seniors $40; Nonmembers $50

One year ago, Asia Society held a series of programs and published a range of reports under the heading “President Trump and Asia”, all aimed at gauging the impact of the U.S. election and in some cases making predictions and outlining suggestions for the incoming administration. How would a Trump administration impact U.S. policy in the region? One year later, we have answers. 

Join us for a special edition of our Asia Briefing with the Asia Society Policy Institute — former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, and Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow Daniel Russel — as they examine the Trump Administration’s policies in Asia and their impact, one year after the inauguration. From China to North Korea, the Iran Deal to the Trans Pacific Partnership, a sweeping look at what U.S. policies have meant across the Asia Pacific.

8:30am Trump and Asia: One Year Later

Members $30; Students/Seniors $40; Nonmembers $50

One year ago, Asia Society held a series of programs and published a range of reports under the heading “President Trump and Asia”, all aimed at gauging the impact of the U.S. election and in some cases making predictions and outlining suggestions for the incoming administration. How would a Trump administration impact U.S. policy in the region? One year later, we have answers. 

Join us for a special edition of our Asia Briefing with the Asia Society Policy Institute — former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, and Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow Daniel Russel — as they examine the Trump Administration’s policies in Asia and their impact, one year after the inauguration. From China to North Korea, the Iran Deal to the Trans Pacific Partnership, a sweeping look at what U.S. policies have meant across the Asia Pacific.

6:00pm Manhattan Pre-k Admissions Event InsideSchools

Learn the action steps for Pre-K Admissions, discover options for your family, get a copy of the Pre-K Directory and learn more about 3-K for All programs in some districts.

6:00pm Manhattan Pre-k Admissions Event

Learn the action steps for Pre-K Admissions, discover options for your family, get a copy of the Pre-K Directory and learn more about 3-K for All programs in some districts.

6:00pm NYC - Community Solutions to a Public Health Crisis John Jay College of Criminal Justice

We are excited to be part of another promising panel discussion hosted by the New York Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence on Tuesday, February 6th. 

Scholars, medical professionals, educators, and leadership from community-based organizations will discuss innovative, evidence-based solutions that are reducing and preventing gun violence in New York and across the country. Like cigarette smoking, automobile accidents, and other public health crises, the cycle of gun violence is comparable to a communicable disease that infects others over and over again when it is not sufficiently treated. From street-level and hospital-based interventions to education programming in schools, community-based approaches are significantly helping save lives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by guns. 

Everyone interested in learning more about the impact of gun violence on our society is welcome to join! 

6:00pm NYC - Community Solutions to a Public Health Crisis

We are excited to be part of another promising panel discussion hosted by the New York Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence on Tuesday, February 6th. 

Scholars, medical professionals, educators, and leadership from community-based organizations will discuss innovative, evidence-based solutions that are reducing and preventing gun violence in New York and across the country. Like cigarette smoking, automobile accidents, and other public health crises, the cycle of gun violence is comparable to a communicable disease that infects others over and over again when it is not sufficiently treated. From street-level and hospital-based interventions to education programming in schools, community-based approaches are significantly helping save lives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by guns. 

Everyone interested in learning more about the impact of gun violence on our society is welcome to join! 

6:30pm "Black Is Beautiful": Fashion and Consciousness Museum of the City of New York

Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs. Beginning in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afro-centric vision of female beauty featuring unstraightened hair and dark skin, then considered exotic in mainstream American media and popular culture. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite’s "natural" portraits of the Grandassa Models serve as a testament to the lasting power of photography as a cultural and political tool.

This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s The ’60s: The Years that Changed America festival.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm "Black Is Beautiful": Fashion and Consciousness

Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs. Beginning in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afro-centric vision of female beauty featuring unstraightened hair and dark skin, then considered exotic in mainstream American media and popular culture. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite’s "natural" portraits of the Grandassa Models serve as a testament to the lasting power of photography as a cultural and political tool.

This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s The ’60s: The Years that Changed America festival.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

7:00pm Alec Baldwin's Here's the Thing Live with Michael Wolff Strand Books

Alec Baldwin, host of the podcast Here's the Thing from WNYC Studios, welcomes journalist Michael Wolff for an evening of intimate conversation about media, politics and his latest book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

7:00pm Alec Baldwin's Here's the Thing Live with Michael Wolff

Alec Baldwin, host of the podcast Here's the Thing from WNYC Studios, welcomes journalist Michael Wolff for an evening of intimate conversation about media, politics and his latest book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Wednesday February 7, 2018 Feb 7, 2018
9:00am Politics, Policy, and PyeongChang 2018 Korea Society

Tickets: $15 for Members, $25 for Guests | Free for Korea Society Fellow, Patron, and Corporate members with RSVP

These first-Wednesday monthly roundtables draw members and supporters from policy, corporate, media, academe, and the United Nations to discuss and debate Korea’s leadership, regional relations or the North Korea challenge. The 2018 kickoff addresses issues of politics and policy in the lead-up to the Winter Games and takes place two days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. Korea Society senior director and Columbia adjunct professor Stephen Noerper addresses the lead-up to the Winter Games with an audio uplink to the Council on Foreign Relations' Scott Snyder. 

9:00am Politics, Policy, and PyeongChang 2018

Tickets: $15 for Members, $25 for Guests | Free for Korea Society Fellow, Patron, and Corporate members with RSVP

These first-Wednesday monthly roundtables draw members and supporters from policy, corporate, media, academe, and the United Nations to discuss and debate Korea’s leadership, regional relations or the North Korea challenge. The 2018 kickoff addresses issues of politics and policy in the lead-up to the Winter Games and takes place two days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. Korea Society senior director and Columbia adjunct professor Stephen Noerper addresses the lead-up to the Winter Games with an audio uplink to the Council on Foreign Relations' Scott Snyder. 

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

6:00pm Tendor & Tenzin Choeying: 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 Tendor & Tenzin Choeying: 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.

6:00pm Celebrate the Tibetan New Year of the Earth Dog Rubin Museum

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is celebrated all over the Himalayas. It’s 2145 in the Tibetan calendar, the year of the Earth Dog, which represents loyalty, protection, and friendship. Chime Dolma and Rinchen Dolma from YindaYin Coaching Center in Jackson Heights, Queens, will demonstrate how Losar is celebrated in Tibet and share their vision for the future of education in New York’s Tibetan refugee community. Children from the YindaYin School will perform a traditional Tibetan dance to ring in the year. 

This program is co-presented with the YindaYin Coaching Center.

6:00pm Celebrate the Tibetan New Year of the Earth Dog

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is celebrated all over the Himalayas. It’s 2145 in the Tibetan calendar, the year of the Earth Dog, which represents loyalty, protection, and friendship. Chime Dolma and Rinchen Dolma from YindaYin Coaching Center in Jackson Heights, Queens, will demonstrate how Losar is celebrated in Tibet and share their vision for the future of education in New York’s Tibetan refugee community. Children from the YindaYin School will perform a traditional Tibetan dance to ring in the year. 

This program is co-presented with the YindaYin Coaching Center.

6:30pm India Union Budget 2018 Asia Society

Member: $30; Students/Seniors: $40; Non-Member:$50

Reception from 5:30PM

Favorable demographics, encouraging macroeconomics, pro-growth government initiatives, and evolving monetary policy are shaping India’s transformational growth story and presenting tremendous potential for overseas investors. The recent improvement in the World Bank's Ease-of-Doing-Business Index is also expected to stimulate a more positive sentiment in India’s economy.

The unveiling of the upcoming budget 2018-19 will be the first exercise following landmark events such as demonetization and the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) and ahead of the 2019 general elections. The investment community expects an overhaul of the Centre’s budgeting process, including the much-speculated switch for a January–December financial year.

What expectations does the private investment community have for a more aggressive fiscal push? What effect will this budget have on the economy and the future of monetary and fiscal policies? Join us for a panel discussion where experts will answer these and many other questions about the Indian economy and project future business prospects for 2018.

6:30pm India Union Budget 2018

Member: $30; Students/Seniors: $40; Non-Member:$50

Reception from 5:30PM

Favorable demographics, encouraging macroeconomics, pro-growth government initiatives, and evolving monetary policy are shaping India’s transformational growth story and presenting tremendous potential for overseas investors. The recent improvement in the World Bank's Ease-of-Doing-Business Index is also expected to stimulate a more positive sentiment in India’s economy.

The unveiling of the upcoming budget 2018-19 will be the first exercise following landmark events such as demonetization and the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) and ahead of the 2019 general elections. The investment community expects an overhaul of the Centre’s budgeting process, including the much-speculated switch for a January–December financial year.

What expectations does the private investment community have for a more aggressive fiscal push? What effect will this budget have on the economy and the future of monetary and fiscal policies? Join us for a panel discussion where experts will answer these and many other questions about the Indian economy and project future business prospects for 2018.

7:00pm Music Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in Conversation Irish Arts Center

Program Fee: FREE | Reservations Encouraged

Description: Audiences will have an innovative opportunity to peer into the creative process of these dynamic performers with an exclusive midweek conversation.

7:00pm Music Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in Conversation

Program Fee: FREE | Reservations Encouraged

Description: Audiences will have an innovative opportunity to peer into the creative process of these dynamic performers with an exclusive midweek conversation.

7:00pm Psychic Medium: Communicating With Our Past Selves Rubin Museum

What if you could communicate more directly with your past? In this program, psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson and psychiatrist Mark Epstein compare their approaches to helping people come to terms with traumatic pasts. In the second half of the program, they will answer your questions about the tools at our disposal to live more fully in the present by reliving the past.

This program will be followed by a book signing for Jackson’s The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living and Epstein’s Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself.

7:00pm Psychic Medium: Communicating With Our Past Selves

What if you could communicate more directly with your past? In this program, psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson and psychiatrist Mark Epstein compare their approaches to helping people come to terms with traumatic pasts. In the second half of the program, they will answer your questions about the tools at our disposal to live more fully in the present by reliving the past.

This program will be followed by a book signing for Jackson’s The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living and Epstein’s Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself.

7:00pm Hilary Jacobs Hendel: It's Not Always Depression Strand Books

In It’s Not Always Depression, Hilary shares a unique and pragmatic tool called the Change Triangle—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self.

Hilary provides navigational tools, body and thought exercises, candid personal anecdotes, and profound insights gleaned from her patients’ remarkable breakthroughs. She shows us how to work the Change Triangle in our everyday lives and chart a deeply personal, powerful, and hopeful course to psychological well-being and emotional engagement.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Hilary discusses her new book with Dr. Courtney Rennicke!

7:00pm Hilary Jacobs Hendel: It's Not Always Depression

In It’s Not Always Depression, Hilary shares a unique and pragmatic tool called the Change Triangle—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self.

Hilary provides navigational tools, body and thought exercises, candid personal anecdotes, and profound insights gleaned from her patients’ remarkable breakthroughs. She shows us how to work the Change Triangle in our everyday lives and chart a deeply personal, powerful, and hopeful course to psychological well-being and emotional engagement.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Hilary discusses her new book with Dr. Courtney Rennicke!

7:00pm Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in Conversation Irish Arts Center

A conversation with two widely renowned artists.
Audiences will have an innovative opportunity to peer into the creative process of these dynamic performers with an exclusive midweek conversation.

7:00pm Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in Conversation

A conversation with two widely renowned artists.
Audiences will have an innovative opportunity to peer into the creative process of these dynamic performers with an exclusive midweek conversation.

Thursday February 8, 2018 Feb 8, 2018
9:00am Business and Human Rights-What Do They Mean For Lawyers? New York City Bar Association

Register here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=VAN020818
Or register for the live webcast here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=_WEB20818
Program Fee: $199 for Members | $299 for Non-Members 

Years ago business and human rights were rarely found on the same page. However, today things are changing, and many major companies are becoming aware of the impacts of their business activities on human rights. In 2011, the United Nations adopted the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) to guide companies in this changing landscape. The UNGPs have become “the global authoritative standard, providing a blueprint for the steps all States and businesses should take to uphold human rights.” The principles apply to all business enterprises and also to law firms.
The CLE program will aim to familiarize lawyers with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and show the relevance of this new area of law to their legal practice. The program will cover basic information on the UNGPs, as well as practical implications for attorneys. It will be taught by a faculty with direct high-level experience on business and human rights.
 

9:00am Business and Human Rights-What Do They Mean For Lawyers?

Register here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=VAN020818
Or register for the live webcast here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=_WEB20818
Program Fee: $199 for Members | $299 for Non-Members 

Years ago business and human rights were rarely found on the same page. However, today things are changing, and many major companies are becoming aware of the impacts of their business activities on human rights. In 2011, the United Nations adopted the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) to guide companies in this changing landscape. The UNGPs have become “the global authoritative standard, providing a blueprint for the steps all States and businesses should take to uphold human rights.” The principles apply to all business enterprises and also to law firms.
The CLE program will aim to familiarize lawyers with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and show the relevance of this new area of law to their legal practice. The program will cover basic information on the UNGPs, as well as practical implications for attorneys. It will be taught by a faculty with direct high-level experience on business and human rights.
 

9:30am What's Poppin' with Community Engagement Planned Parenthood of New York City

How can providers create more meaningful engagement with youth and adults when conducting community health outreach? Join leaders of PPNYC’s youth and adult education programs to learn innovative approaches to sexual and reproductive health promotion that are inclusive and relevant to a variety of populations.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: describe four core elements of the Relational Stages of Outreach and Engagement Model; assist clients with appointment scheduling and referrals; and use technology to enhance outreach to clients.

9:30am What's Poppin' with Community Engagement

How can providers create more meaningful engagement with youth and adults when conducting community health outreach? Join leaders of PPNYC’s youth and adult education programs to learn innovative approaches to sexual and reproductive health promotion that are inclusive and relevant to a variety of populations.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: describe four core elements of the Relational Stages of Outreach and Engagement Model; assist clients with appointment scheduling and referrals; and use technology to enhance outreach to clients.

12:00pm 2018 Job Fair American Institute of Graphic Arts

Are you a design student or a newly minted graduate? Join us for AIGA/NY’s 2nd annual mini-job fair! Its speed networking meets the design industry not another portfolio review. Come by and introduce yourself. Meet reps. from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and studios and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will discover what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

12:00pm 2018 Job Fair

Are you a design student or a newly minted graduate? Join us for AIGA/NY’s 2nd annual mini-job fair! Its speed networking meets the design industry not another portfolio review. Come by and introduce yourself. Meet reps. from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and studios and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will discover what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

12:00pm Tiny Houses Children's Museum of the Arts

Create and decorate a miniature apartment and animate the characters who live there!

12:00pm Tiny Houses

Create and decorate a miniature apartment and animate the characters who live there!

12:15pm Book Launch”The Wall & the Gate: Israel, Palestine, & the Legal Battle for Human Rights Open Society Foundations

One of Israel’s preeminent human rights litigators, Michael Sfard has worked for decades to hold Israel accountable for crimes arising from its occupation of Palestinian territory. In his powerful and riveting new book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Sfard revisits the landmark cases he and others have brought on behalf of Palestinian farmers, homeowners, students, and activists, and confronts the dilemma facing human rights defenders who challenge abuses using the abusing country’s own legal institutions: Has a generation of legal action against the occupation actually served to bolster its legitimacy?

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Michael Sfard and Rabbi Jill Jacobs.

A light lunch will be served.

12:15pm Book Launch”The Wall & the Gate: Israel, Palestine, & the Legal Battle for Human Rights

One of Israel’s preeminent human rights litigators, Michael Sfard has worked for decades to hold Israel accountable for crimes arising from its occupation of Palestinian territory. In his powerful and riveting new book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Sfard revisits the landmark cases he and others have brought on behalf of Palestinian farmers, homeowners, students, and activists, and confronts the dilemma facing human rights defenders who challenge abuses using the abusing country’s own legal institutions: Has a generation of legal action against the occupation actually served to bolster its legitimacy?

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Michael Sfard and Rabbi Jill Jacobs.

A light lunch will be served.

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

Enjoy a full day of activities for language enthusiasts, 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, 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!

5:30pm Educating Girls: The Journey Ahead Asia Society

Since its creation in 2007, Educate Girls has helped more than 4.2 million children in over 21,000 schools, has brought back and retained over 200,000 girls, and launched the world’s first “Development Impact Bond” in education. In addition, Educate Girls works to change cultural barriers and patriarchal mindsets so that girls can make better informed life choices, gain employment, and lift their families out of poverty while simultaneously creating a generation of educated female leaders, trained teachers, and an ecosystem of parents and village leaders who will continue to influence the community for generations to come.

Join us for a special discussion moderated by Shyama Venkateswar with Safeena Husain to hear about her ambitious plans as Educate Girls attempts to bridge the education gap for adolescent girls and directly impact over 16 million children over the next 5 years in some of the most rural, remote and marginalized geographies of India.

5:30pm Educating Girls: The Journey Ahead

Since its creation in 2007, Educate Girls has helped more than 4.2 million children in over 21,000 schools, has brought back and retained over 200,000 girls, and launched the world’s first “Development Impact Bond” in education. In addition, Educate Girls works to change cultural barriers and patriarchal mindsets so that girls can make better informed life choices, gain employment, and lift their families out of poverty while simultaneously creating a generation of educated female leaders, trained teachers, and an ecosystem of parents and village leaders who will continue to influence the community for generations to come.

Join us for a special discussion moderated by Shyama Venkateswar with Safeena Husain to hear about her ambitious plans as Educate Girls attempts to bridge the education gap for adolescent girls and directly impact over 16 million children over the next 5 years in some of the most rural, remote and marginalized geographies of India.

7:00pm Sarah Schulman: After Delores Strand Books

In this now-classic work Sarah Schulman beautifully captured the lesbian subculture in 1980s New York. Her noir-style novel of heartbreak follows a no-nonsense coffe-shop waitress whose girlfriend has just left her. In her attempts to find love again, the heroine traverses several hilarious, sexy, and even violent paths through the underground clubs and back alleys of the Lower East Side. After Delores is a fast-paced, sharp, poignant, and insightful.

Join us as Sarah Schulman discusses her landmark work and its influence with Moira Donegan, Tina Horn, Kay Gabriel and moderator Davey Davis. 

7:00pm Sarah Schulman: After Delores

In this now-classic work Sarah Schulman beautifully captured the lesbian subculture in 1980s New York. Her noir-style novel of heartbreak follows a no-nonsense coffe-shop waitress whose girlfriend has just left her. In her attempts to find love again, the heroine traverses several hilarious, sexy, and even violent paths through the underground clubs and back alleys of the Lower East Side. After Delores is a fast-paced, sharp, poignant, and insightful.

Join us as Sarah Schulman discusses her landmark work and its influence with Moira Donegan, Tina Horn, Kay Gabriel and moderator Davey Davis. 

7:30pm Erica Dunbar @ Cooper Union Strand Books

Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a discussion based on her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. How does pursuing truth in history inform our future? Dunbar’s eye-opening narrative about a courageous black woman who risked her life for freedom sheds new light on our reckoning of a flawed nation, then and now. She will be in conversation with CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles as part of the 2018 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture.

7:30pm Erica Dunbar @ Cooper Union

Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a discussion based on her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. How does pursuing truth in history inform our future? Dunbar’s eye-opening narrative about a courageous black woman who risked her life for freedom sheds new light on our reckoning of a flawed nation, then and now. She will be in conversation with CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles as part of the 2018 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture.

Friday February 9, 2018 Feb 9, 2018
12:00pm Tiny Houses Children's Museum of the Arts

Create and decorate a miniature apartment and animate the characters who live there!

12:00pm Tiny Houses

Create and decorate a miniature apartment and animate the characters who live there!

12:00pm Pointillist Cityscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

12:00pm Pointillist Cityscapes

Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

12:00pm Upcycled Object Calligraphy

Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese-born, New York-based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own tool for calligraphy (the art of lettering) from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

1:00pm Fabric Plants Children's Museum of the Arts

Taking isnpiration from the Bridge installation “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry, young artists can use denim (a material Berry uses) and other materials to create their own plant to take home or add to our collaboration

1:00pm Fabric Plants

Taking isnpiration from the Bridge installation “The Secret Garden” by Ian Berry, young artists can use denim (a material Berry uses) and other materials to create their own plant to take home or add to our collaboration

3:00pm Yoga and Creativity Retreat Rubin Museum

Just a few weeks until our second annual Yoga and Creativity Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health ! Join us and recharge your mind, body and soul with workshops by Ali Cramer, Kelly Kamm, Satya Jewelry, Robert Sturman ~ Artist/Photografía, MASS MoCA, Miriam Castillo, Alan Finger, Sarah Platt-Finger and a special premier film from Visionary Organics. Seminars hosted by Rubin Museum of Art and MASS MoCA are also part of this amazing line up!

3:00pm Yoga and Creativity Retreat

Just a few weeks until our second annual Yoga and Creativity Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health ! Join us and recharge your mind, body and soul with workshops by Ali Cramer, Kelly Kamm, Satya Jewelry, Robert Sturman ~ Artist/Photografía, MASS MoCA, Miriam Castillo, Alan Finger, Sarah Platt-Finger and a special premier film from Visionary Organics. Seminars hosted by Rubin Museum of Art and MASS MoCA are also part of this amazing line up!

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 American Yogi: A Psychotherapist Revisits His Past Rubin Museum

The mystic Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba influenced a generation of seekers and touched the lives of Ram Dass, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Psychotherapist Steven Newmark became fascinated with Maharaj-Ji but failed to take the trip to India before his death. When Newmark finally revisits his past spiritual interests to put meaning back in his life, he sets off for India in search of Maharaj-Ji and encounters what can only be described as miracles.

7:00pm American Yogi: A Psychotherapist Revisits His Past

The mystic Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba influenced a generation of seekers and touched the lives of Ram Dass, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Psychotherapist Steven Newmark became fascinated with Maharaj-Ji but failed to take the trip to India before his death. When Newmark finally revisits his past spiritual interests to put meaning back in his life, he sets off for India in search of Maharaj-Ji and encounters what can only be described as miracles.

7:00pm The Body In A Cage: Modern Prisons, External & Internal Strand Books

Please join us for this Olio, devoted solely to unpacking and understanding one of Foucault’s most celebrated and provocative works, Discipline and Punish. With the help of Foucault, we will ask ourselves the painful but much needed questions: What role should the non-caged play during this era of mass incarceration? What is our duty in the face of such massive unfreedom? 

Complimentary beer and wine by our presenting sponsors, Sixpoint Brewery & Maison Cubi.

7:00pm The Body In A Cage: Modern Prisons, External & Internal

Please join us for this Olio, devoted solely to unpacking and understanding one of Foucault’s most celebrated and provocative works, Discipline and Punish. With the help of Foucault, we will ask ourselves the painful but much needed questions: What role should the non-caged play during this era of mass incarceration? What is our duty in the face of such massive unfreedom? 

Complimentary beer and wine by our presenting sponsors, Sixpoint Brewery & Maison Cubi.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.

7:00pm GenderTech: Electrolysis 101 with Yuki Aria LGBT Center

GenderTech: Electrolysis 101 with Yuki Aria 
Friday, February 9 
7-9 p.m. 

Join us for a conversation on Electrolysis 101. Yuki Aria is a Certified Professional Electrologist and will discuss new advances in electrolysis and explore positive/negative side effects. 

For more information, please email Ali Belen at abelen@gaycenter.org.

7:00pm GenderTech: Electrolysis 101 with Yuki Aria

GenderTech: Electrolysis 101 with Yuki Aria 
Friday, February 9 
7-9 p.m. 

Join us for a conversation on Electrolysis 101. Yuki Aria is a Certified Professional Electrologist and will discuss new advances in electrolysis and explore positive/negative side effects. 

For more information, please email Ali Belen at abelen@gaycenter.org.

8:00pm Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell Irish Arts Center

Program Fee: $65 General / $52 Members

Description: Our acclaimed Masters in Collaboration series returns with renowned American Roots masters Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell.

8:00pm Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell

Program Fee: $65 General / $52 Members

Description: Our acclaimed Masters in Collaboration series returns with renowned American Roots masters Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell.

10:30pm The Blackest Wrench New York Neo-Futurists

The Blackest Wrench offers up a full menu of 30 plays consisting of personal experiences, clever commentaries, and poignant observations surrounding what it’s like to be a person of color in today’s America. Through comedy, drama, story, song, and dance, the New York Neo-Futurists will explore, challenge, and embrace the black experience in 2018.

10:30pm The Blackest Wrench

The Blackest Wrench offers up a full menu of 30 plays consisting of personal experiences, clever commentaries, and poignant observations surrounding what it’s like to be a person of color in today’s America. Through comedy, drama, story, song, and dance, the New York Neo-Futurists will explore, challenge, and embrace the black experience in 2018.

Saturday February 10, 2018 Feb 10, 2018
10:00am Workshop: Introduction To Special Education (Manhattan) InsideSchools

GO Families 
259 10th Ave. 
New York , NY 10001

Overview of special education: Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

10:00am Workshop: Introduction To Special Education (Manhattan)

GO Families 
259 10th Ave. 
New York , NY 10001

Overview of special education: Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

10:00am The Worlds of Jimmy Liao Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, young artists will explore his works and create narratives around his illustrations and characters. Guests can illustrate their own creatures to create lush, imaginative worlds.

10:00am The Worlds of Jimmy Liao

Inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, young artists will explore his works and create narratives around his illustrations and characters. Guests can illustrate their own creatures to create lush, imaginative worlds.

11:00am Black Gotham Experience Museum of the City of New York

Join the Black Gotham Experience and the Museum in celebration of Black History to learn about the stories of free and enslaved Africans in early New Amsterdam as well as Black communities including Weeksville and Seneca Village. Learn how their legacies are connected to New York City today. Enjoy a panel with historians, art making with the Studio Museum in Harlem, a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum, an interactive archival mapping station, poster presentation by The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force and a special performance by the American Slavery Project.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared towards all ages, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children alike.

11:00am Black Gotham Experience

Join the Black Gotham Experience and the Museum in celebration of Black History to learn about the stories of free and enslaved Africans in early New Amsterdam as well as Black communities including Weeksville and Seneca Village. Learn how their legacies are connected to New York City today. Enjoy a panel with historians, art making with the Studio Museum in Harlem, a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum, an interactive archival mapping station, poster presentation by The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force and a special performance by the American Slavery Project.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared towards all ages, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children alike.

11:00am 'This Podcast Has Fleas' Listen Lounge Strand Books

Join WNYC Studios  for a Listen Lounge in Strand Bookstore's Children's Department. Parents and kids will join together to listen to an episode of This Podcast Has Fleas while coloring. This Podcast Has Fleas swag Included!

11:00am 'This Podcast Has Fleas' Listen Lounge

Join WNYC Studios  for a Listen Lounge in Strand Bookstore's Children's Department. Parents and kids will join together to listen to an episode of This Podcast Has Fleas while coloring. This Podcast Has Fleas swag Included!

11:00am Youth Job, Internship And Volunteering Expo InsideSchools

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) invites city youth ages 14–26 to register for and attend Youth J.I.V.E. at the Bronx Zoo to learn about all of the paid and unpaid positions available at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium. WCS will also offer professional skill development workshops during the expo.

During the expo, 14- and 15-year-olds can learn more about WCS’s volunteer opportunities, while 16- to 26-year-olds can meet hiring managers and learn about the jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities available at WCS facilities.

11:00am Youth Job, Internship And Volunteering Expo

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) invites city youth ages 14–26 to register for and attend Youth J.I.V.E. at the Bronx Zoo to learn about all of the paid and unpaid positions available at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium. WCS will also offer professional skill development workshops during the expo.

During the expo, 14- and 15-year-olds can learn more about WCS’s volunteer opportunities, while 16- to 26-year-olds can meet hiring managers and learn about the jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities available at WCS facilities.

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room Rubin Museum

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness

2:00pm Acting on Hope & Anxiety Rubin Museum

In her interactive installation on the wall of the Spiral Lobby, Candy Chang invites you to express your hopes and anxieties here and now. This Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful becomes a barometer of the community’s high and low pressures. But once you have expressed your state of mind, what is next? With the help of WOOP (wish, outcome, obstacle, plan), a methodology created by NYU professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen, there is a way to make those aspirations for the future a reality, and to overcome the obstacles that you perceive to lie in your path.

2:00pm Acting on Hope & Anxiety

In her interactive installation on the wall of the Spiral Lobby, Candy Chang invites you to express your hopes and anxieties here and now. This Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful becomes a barometer of the community’s high and low pressures. But once you have expressed your state of mind, what is next? With the help of WOOP (wish, outcome, obstacle, plan), a methodology created by NYU professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen, there is a way to make those aspirations for the future a reality, and to overcome the obstacles that you perceive to lie in your path.

3:00pm A Psychotherapist Revisits His Past Rubin Museum

The mystic Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba influenced a generation of seekers and touched the lives of Ram Dass, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Psychotherapist Steven Newmark became fascinated with Maharaj-Ji but failed to take the trip to India before his death. When Newmark finally revisits his past spiritual interests to put meaning back in his life, he sets off for India in search of Maharaj-Ji and encounters what can only be described as miracles.

Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Dr. Steven Newmark.

3:00pm A Psychotherapist Revisits His Past

The mystic Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba influenced a generation of seekers and touched the lives of Ram Dass, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Psychotherapist Steven Newmark became fascinated with Maharaj-Ji but failed to take the trip to India before his death. When Newmark finally revisits his past spiritual interests to put meaning back in his life, he sets off for India in search of Maharaj-Ji and encounters what can only be described as miracles.

Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Dr. Steven Newmark.

6:00pm The Rundown feat. Gym Crush / Bladestorm / Clark & Damen / Jane Magnet Theater

Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.

6:00pm The Rundown feat. Gym Crush / Bladestorm / Clark & Damen / Jane

Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.

6:00pm Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o + André Fenton Rubin Museum

If your future is decided for you, can you write a new one? Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, globally renowned for his evocative novels depicting postcolonial Kenya, was imprisoned without charge in 1977 at Kamiti Medium Security Prison. Refusing to be silenced, he wrote his narratives on toilet paper under 24-hour surveillance over the course of a year. He meets with neuroscientist Andre Fenton on Saturday 3/10 to discuss how the constraints of prison informed his creative process.

Tickets: $25.00
Member Tickets: $22.50

6:00pm Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o + André Fenton

If your future is decided for you, can you write a new one? Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, globally renowned for his evocative novels depicting postcolonial Kenya, was imprisoned without charge in 1977 at Kamiti Medium Security Prison. Refusing to be silenced, he wrote his narratives on toilet paper under 24-hour surveillance over the course of a year. He meets with neuroscientist Andre Fenton on Saturday 3/10 to discuss how the constraints of prison informed his creative process.

Tickets: $25.00
Member Tickets: $22.50

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.

8:00pm Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell Irish Arts Center

Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Over a weeklong residency they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week’s end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre.

8:00pm Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell

Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Over a weeklong residency they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week’s end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre.

10:30pm Haus of MASQ LGBT Center

MASQ, the premier event hosted by The Center’s Young Leaders, is known for its unique blend of mysterious masks, immersive entertainment and exhilarating performances. Drawing inspiration from New York's legendary ballroom scene, we will create an unforgettable evening in celebration of ball culture where gender has no boundaries and everyone is an icon.

10:30pm Haus of MASQ

MASQ, the premier event hosted by The Center’s Young Leaders, is known for its unique blend of mysterious masks, immersive entertainment and exhilarating performances. Drawing inspiration from New York's legendary ballroom scene, we will create an unforgettable evening in celebration of ball culture where gender has no boundaries and everyone is an icon.

10:30pm The Blackest Wrench New York Neo-Futurists

The Blackest Wrench offers up a full menu of 30 plays consisting of personal experiences, clever commentaries, and poignant observations surrounding what it’s like to be a person of color in today’s America. Through comedy, drama, story, song, and dance, the New York Neo-Futurists will explore, challenge, and embrace the black experience in 2018.

10:30pm The Blackest Wrench

The Blackest Wrench offers up a full menu of 30 plays consisting of personal experiences, clever commentaries, and poignant observations surrounding what it’s like to be a person of color in today’s America. Through comedy, drama, story, song, and dance, the New York Neo-Futurists will explore, challenge, and embrace the black experience in 2018.

Sunday February 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018
10:00am Taiwan Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us Sunday, February 11 for a cultural festival celebrating Taiwan. We will have workshops and performances inspired by Taiwanese artistic traditions. Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York,​ ​Inc.​ ​(TAC-GNY) will present the Techno Nezha​ or ​San Tai Zi performance​​.​

Workshops include:

Upcycled Object Calligraphy in Fine Arts: Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese born, New York based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own instrument for calligraphy from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

Pointillist Cityscapes in Fine Arts: Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

Tropic Landscapes of Taiwan at the Clay Bar: Sculpt miniature clay worlds of the tropical topography of Taiwan! Young artists will create tiny dioramas of The Sanguang River, Yushan, lush forests, and groups of volcanoes that make up this unique island’s topography!

The World of Jimmy Liao in the Media Lab: Inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, young artists will explore his works and create narratives around his illustrations and characters. Guests can illustrate their own creatures to create lush, imaginative worlds.

Opera Storytelling in the Sound Booth: In following the rich opera culture of Taiwan, guests in the Sound Booth can write and record their own short form stories in the opera style.

10:00am Taiwan Cultural Festival

Join us Sunday, February 11 for a cultural festival celebrating Taiwan. We will have workshops and performances inspired by Taiwanese artistic traditions. Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York,​ ​Inc.​ ​(TAC-GNY) will present the Techno Nezha​ or ​San Tai Zi performance​​.​

Workshops include:

Upcycled Object Calligraphy in Fine Arts: Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese born, New York based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own instrument for calligraphy from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.

Pointillist Cityscapes in Fine Arts: Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

Tropic Landscapes of Taiwan at the Clay Bar: Sculpt miniature clay worlds of the tropical topography of Taiwan! Young artists will create tiny dioramas of The Sanguang River, Yushan, lush forests, and groups of volcanoes that make up this unique island’s topography!

The World of Jimmy Liao in the Media Lab: Inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, young artists will explore his works and create narratives around his illustrations and characters. Guests can illustrate their own creatures to create lush, imaginative worlds.

Opera Storytelling in the Sound Booth: In following the rich opera culture of Taiwan, guests in the Sound Booth can write and record their own short form stories in the opera style.

10:00am Tropic Landscapes of Taiwan Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt miniature clay worlds of the tropical topography of Taiwan! Young artists will create tiny dioramas of The Sanguang River, Yushan, lush forests, and groups of volcanoes that make up this unique island’s topography!
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!

10:00am Tropic Landscapes of Taiwan

Sculpt miniature clay worlds of the tropical topography of Taiwan! Young artists will create tiny dioramas of The Sanguang River, Yushan, lush forests, and groups of volcanoes that make up this unique island’s topography!
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 Back to School with Frederick Wiseman Museum of the City of New York

High School II (Frederick Wiseman, 221 min, 1994), screened in 16 mm, examines life in an alternative public high school, Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem, neighbor to the Museum of City of New York. Though the title suggests that this film is a sequel to Frederick Wiseman’s 1969 documentary High School, it’s actually not. The focus of this film is on the interactions between the students, faculty, staff, and parents. As Caryn James noted in The New York Times in 1994, the film is "a study in social mobility."

This event is part of the second season of our nonfiction film series, Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries, co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, which zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?”

$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center Members

Includes Museum admission.

12:00pm Back to School with Frederick Wiseman

High School II (Frederick Wiseman, 221 min, 1994), screened in 16 mm, examines life in an alternative public high school, Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem, neighbor to the Museum of City of New York. Though the title suggests that this film is a sequel to Frederick Wiseman’s 1969 documentary High School, it’s actually not. The focus of this film is on the interactions between the students, faculty, staff, and parents. As Caryn James noted in The New York Times in 1994, the film is "a study in social mobility."

This event is part of the second season of our nonfiction film series, Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries, co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, which zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?”

$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center Members

Includes Museum admission.

12:00pm 2018 Summer Opportunities, Activities And Resources (Soar) Fair InsideSchools

Meet and interact with a diverse lineup of summer programs for pre-k through high school students—sleepaway and day camps, creative, physical, and educational activities—in your neighborhood and beyond.

12:00pm 2018 Summer Opportunities, Activities And Resources (Soar) Fair

Meet and interact with a diverse lineup of summer programs for pre-k through high school students—sleepaway and day camps, creative, physical, and educational activities—in your neighborhood and beyond.

12:00pm Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Museum of the City of New York

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating with Amy of Amy’s Bread

Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet by decorating your own cookies!* Create a yummy masterpiece with icing, sprinkles, and candies on heart-shaped sugar cookies. Amy herself of the beloved NYC bakery Amy’s Bread will be on hand to lend her decorating expertise.

Cookie decorating sessions will take place every 30 minutes. Please register for one of the time slots.

* ALLERGY WARNING: We can NOT guarantee that the cookies are free from any ingredients that may affect certain food allergies.

12:00pm Valentine’s Cookie Decorating

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating with Amy of Amy’s Bread

Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet by decorating your own cookies!* Create a yummy masterpiece with icing, sprinkles, and candies on heart-shaped sugar cookies. Amy herself of the beloved NYC bakery Amy’s Bread will be on hand to lend her decorating expertise.

Cookie decorating sessions will take place every 30 minutes. Please register for one of the time slots.

* ALLERGY WARNING: We can NOT guarantee that the cookies are free from any ingredients that may affect certain food allergies.

1:00pm Earth Painting Rubin Museum

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, is upon us and the Rubin is celebrating 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth! Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future.

Not only will you be taking from the earth but you’ll also be adding to it by planting your very own Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower! See how the metok grows over time.

1:00pm Earth Painting

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, is upon us and the Rubin is celebrating 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth! Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future.

Not only will you be taking from the earth but you’ll also be adding to it by planting your very own Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower! See how the metok grows over time.

2:00pm Center For Book Arts: Book Binding Basics Strand Books

The Center for Book Arts is here to teach the secrets behind book binding. They'll be instructing students through several basic book structures, tell how to develop hand skills, and how to become familiar with binding tools and techniques. The class will cover discussion on materials and on best practices for folding, cutting, adhesives and mixes, paper types, tool selection, and three sewing methods. No experience required!

2:00pm Center For Book Arts: Book Binding Basics

The Center for Book Arts is here to teach the secrets behind book binding. They'll be instructing students through several basic book structures, tell how to develop hand skills, and how to become familiar with binding tools and techniques. The class will cover discussion on materials and on best practices for folding, cutting, adhesives and mixes, paper types, tool selection, and three sewing methods. No experience required!

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows! Magnet Theater

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows!

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

8:00pm Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell Irish Arts Center

Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Over a weeklong residency they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week’s end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre.

8:00pm Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell

Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Over a weeklong residency they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week’s end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre.

Monday February 12, 2018 Feb 12, 2018
12:00pm Lil Sweets Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt a miniature sweet treat including cookies, pies, cakes, and donuts!

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 Lil Sweets

Sculpt a miniature sweet treat including cookies, pies, cakes, and donuts!

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 Recreating Classic Masterpieces Children's Museum of the Arts

Using Awol Erizku’s “Girl With A Bamboo Earring” as inspiration, young artists will create their own re-imagined versions of modern masterpieces.

12:00pm Recreating Classic Masterpieces

Using Awol Erizku’s “Girl With A Bamboo Earring” as inspiration, young artists will create their own re-imagined versions of modern masterpieces.

12:00pm Letters to Loved Ones Children's Museum of the Arts

Write a letter to a friend or loved one, cut out the letters, and animate the letter coming to life in today’s Media Lab workshop!

12:00pm Letters to Loved Ones

Write a letter to a friend or loved one, cut out the letters, and animate the letter coming to life in today’s Media Lab workshop!

1:00pm 5 Pointz Collaboration Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s interpretation of taking back space, this piece pays homage to the graffiti mecca “5 Pointz”. Young artists will stylize their name to adorn a model of the famous home to renowned urban spray artists.

1:00pm 5 Pointz Collaboration

Inspired by Ellen Harvey’s interpretation of taking back space, this piece pays homage to the graffiti mecca “5 Pointz”. Young artists will stylize their name to adorn a model of the famous home to renowned urban spray artists.

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

6:30pm Sharing Your Story - A Healing Workshop Transportation Alternatives

Join Families for Safe Streets for a storytelling and journaling workshop. Sharing your experience is proven to be empowering and healing - whether in a small group of people with similar experiences or more broadly for social change. No writing or public speaking experience is necessary. 

6:30pm Sharing Your Story - A Healing Workshop

Join Families for Safe Streets for a storytelling and journaling workshop. Sharing your experience is proven to be empowering and healing - whether in a small group of people with similar experiences or more broadly for social change. No writing or public speaking experience is necessary. 

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic Irish Arts Center

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

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 Everyone Is Sad Magnet Theater

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

7:30pm Everyone Is Sad

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

9:00pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression Magnet Theater

You Are Not Alone 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.

* = guest improviser

9:00pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression

You Are Not Alone 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.

* = guest improviser

10:30pm 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!

10:30pm 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!

Tuesday February 13, 2018 Feb 13, 2018
3:30pm Clay Bar Workshop: Pet Design Children's Museum of the Arts

If you could have any pet in the universe, what would you choose? This workshop will give you the opportunity to create the fantastical critter of your dreams! Participants will work to construct clay creatures complete with wire armature, fur, scales, horns, whiskers and more. Feature your new pet in stop motion animation films using iStopmotion and document its behavior!

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

3:30pm Clay Bar Workshop: Pet Design

If you could have any pet in the universe, what would you choose? This workshop will give you the opportunity to create the fantastical critter of your dreams! Participants will work to construct clay creatures complete with wire armature, fur, scales, horns, whiskers and more. Feature your new pet in stop motion animation films using iStopmotion and document its behavior!

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

7:00pm A Night of Relaxation & Wine: The V-Day Special Strand Books

Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $5 gift card to our store.

The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room.

7:00pm A Night of Relaxation & Wine: The V-Day Special

Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $5 gift card to our store.

The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room.

8:00pm Girls Club Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with Princess Shaw Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club Angel Alliance Junior Board presents our 2018 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball!

Join us at Hotel Chantelle for a New Orleans-inspired night to remember! 

PERFORMANCES:
Princess SHAW [direct from New Orleans]
Music by DJ Steve Tek
Live Brass Band
Swing Dance Performance
Mardi Gras Queen & King Coronation
Raffle Prizes

Come dressed in your favorite golds, greens, purples and blacks (business casual or cocktail attire preferred) to party with a purpose. It’s a masquerade ball, so be sure to arrive in disguise!

8:00pm Girls Club Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with Princess Shaw

The Lower Eastside Girls Club Angel Alliance Junior Board presents our 2018 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball!

Join us at Hotel Chantelle for a New Orleans-inspired night to remember! 

PERFORMANCES:
Princess SHAW [direct from New Orleans]
Music by DJ Steve Tek
Live Brass Band
Swing Dance Performance
Mardi Gras Queen & King Coronation
Raffle Prizes

Come dressed in your favorite golds, greens, purples and blacks (business casual or cocktail attire preferred) to party with a purpose. It’s a masquerade ball, so be sure to arrive in disguise!

Wednesday February 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018
12:30pm Small Law Firm Practice Management Luncheon New York City Bar Association

Learn what works and what is a waste of time. How do solos and small law firm lawyers get referrals from their social media connections? Find out the do’s and don’ts of online advertising for lawyers.  Who is using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the newer platforms? What do you do when your potential clients don't use social media? What apps and "plugins" can be used to automate, schedule, and share blogs and testimonials on social media?  

12:30pm Small Law Firm Practice Management Luncheon

Learn what works and what is a waste of time. How do solos and small law firm lawyers get referrals from their social media connections? Find out the do’s and don’ts of online advertising for lawyers.  Who is using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the newer platforms? What do you do when your potential clients don't use social media? What apps and "plugins" can be used to automate, schedule, and share blogs and testimonials on social media?  

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

2:00pm A Chocolate Tasting With Haute Chocolate Strand Books

Valentine's Day is a holiday for embracing love and ignoring diets, so come on out and enjoy some chocolate samples from Haute Chocolate!

Haute Chocolate is clean, sexy chocolate for goddesses, bad girls, and femme fatales. Her mission? To treat you for your commitment to a life of virtuous hedonism. Created by Beryl Fine, photographer, entrepreneur and feminist rabble-rouser hell-bent on creating a world where one can indulge in sweets without sacrificing a thing.

Admission Options: This event is free and open to the public. The event will be located on the Strand's main floor at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

2:00pm A Chocolate Tasting With Haute Chocolate

Valentine's Day is a holiday for embracing love and ignoring diets, so come on out and enjoy some chocolate samples from Haute Chocolate!

Haute Chocolate is clean, sexy chocolate for goddesses, bad girls, and femme fatales. Her mission? To treat you for your commitment to a life of virtuous hedonism. Created by Beryl Fine, photographer, entrepreneur and feminist rabble-rouser hell-bent on creating a world where one can indulge in sweets without sacrificing a thing.

Admission Options: This event is free and open to the public. The event will be located on the Strand's main floor at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

2:00pm Future Over Fear: Redefining Sanctuary Opportunity Agenda

Join us on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, as we begin our Future Over Fear free webinar series with a discussion about the current state of immigration policy, and the troubling threats posed against sanctuary jurisdictions and undocumented immigrants across the country.

We will share finding from our latest research, Redefining Sanctuary, a three-part analysis of existing public opinion research, media coverage, and social media discourse concerning sanctuary jurisdictions, DACA, and related immigration policies – and provide practical recommendations for talking about these issues with persuadable audiences.

The webinar is FREE to all attendees who register at the link provided.

2:00pm Future Over Fear: Redefining Sanctuary

Join us on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, as we begin our Future Over Fear free webinar series with a discussion about the current state of immigration policy, and the troubling threats posed against sanctuary jurisdictions and undocumented immigrants across the country.

We will share finding from our latest research, Redefining Sanctuary, a three-part analysis of existing public opinion research, media coverage, and social media discourse concerning sanctuary jurisdictions, DACA, and related immigration policies – and provide practical recommendations for talking about these issues with persuadable audiences.

The webinar is FREE to all attendees who register at the link provided.

6:30pm Sharing Your Story - A Healing Workshop Transportation Alternatives

Join us for a storytelling and journaling workshop. Sharing your experience is proven to be empowering and healing - whether it is shared with a small group who have a similar experience or used more broadly for social change. No writing or speaking experience is necessary. 

6:30pm Sharing Your Story - A Healing Workshop

Join us for a storytelling and journaling workshop. Sharing your experience is proven to be empowering and healing - whether it is shared with a small group who have a similar experience or used more broadly for social change. No writing or speaking experience is necessary. 

6:30pm I ❤ NY: Valentine's Day Evening Tour Museum of the City of New York

Make it a Valentine's Day to remember! Discover the weird, the cool, the famous, and the infamous stories of romance in this fabled city during an after-hour tour of the Museum. $100 for two tickets ($85 for Museum members) includes a fun-filled tour led by Museum staff and a champagne toast in the marble Rotunda under the dazzling Starlight. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you cannot join the tour on February 14 or wish to celebrate another occasion, gift or schedule a private Group Tour for another date. Contact us for rates and availability at groups@mcny.org or 917.492.3403.

6:30pm I ❤ NY: Valentine's Day Evening Tour

Make it a Valentine's Day to remember! Discover the weird, the cool, the famous, and the infamous stories of romance in this fabled city during an after-hour tour of the Museum. $100 for two tickets ($85 for Museum members) includes a fun-filled tour led by Museum staff and a champagne toast in the marble Rotunda under the dazzling Starlight. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you cannot join the tour on February 14 or wish to celebrate another occasion, gift or schedule a private Group Tour for another date. Contact us for rates and availability at groups@mcny.org or 917.492.3403.

7:00pm How Can a Mentalist Bend Time? Rubin Museum

Through accomplishing the seemingly impossible, mentalists’ performances can change the way we think about reality. Gerard Senehi has used his skills as a mentalist to captivate audiences around the world. His manipulation of time and space feels surreal and impossible, as he twists our perceptions and notions of reality. He takes to the Brainwave stage to unsettle our preconceptions of how the world works, and engages a neurophilosopher in questions about time, perception, and the quest for understanding.

7:00pm How Can a Mentalist Bend Time?

Through accomplishing the seemingly impossible, mentalists’ performances can change the way we think about reality. Gerard Senehi has used his skills as a mentalist to captivate audiences around the world. His manipulation of time and space feels surreal and impossible, as he twists our perceptions and notions of reality. He takes to the Brainwave stage to unsettle our preconceptions of how the world works, and engages a neurophilosopher in questions about time, perception, and the quest for understanding.

7:00pm Tavi Gevinson: Rookie On Love Strand Books

Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book.
Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store.

Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded.

The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies.

Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.

7:00pm Tavi Gevinson: Rookie On Love

Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book.
Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store.

Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded.

The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies.

Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.

Thursday February 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

Create a miniature clay garden! Does your garden grow veggies, flowers, cacti, or something else?

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
12:00pm Garden

Create a miniature clay garden! Does your garden grow veggies, flowers, cacti, or something else?

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
12:00pm Pointillist Cityscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

12:00pm Pointillist Cityscapes

Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.

12:00pm Puzzle Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Create an image and cut it into a grid. Then, create an animated clip sliding the pieces together!

12:00pm Puzzle Animations

Create an image and cut it into a grid. Then, create an animated clip sliding the pieces together!

4:00pm Lunar New Year Celebration Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us Thursday, February 15, 2018, during Pay as You Wish (4-6PM) to celebrate the Lunar New Year with performances by New York Chinese Cultural Center​ (4:15 and 5:15​)​​

Up-cycled Chinese Zodiac Animal​s in Fine Arts: Make an ​ornament of the ​animal representing the year you were born!

4:00pm Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us Thursday, February 15, 2018, during Pay as You Wish (4-6PM) to celebrate the Lunar New Year with performances by New York Chinese Cultural Center​ (4:15 and 5:15​)​​

Up-cycled Chinese Zodiac Animal​s in Fine Arts: Make an ​ornament of the ​animal representing the year you were born!

4:30pm 3Dux/design - Responsibly Engineered Architecture Sets Institute of Play

Hosted by Institute of Play, Made with Play events bring together educators, product designers, and other play and learning experts to experience the power of play. Each event features a special guest who shares a product that can support design thinking, game-like learning, and play in k-12 classrooms.

Join us to mingle, play, and experience a hands-on design challenge with 3Dux/design kits. At the event, we'll be raffling off ONE limited edition multicolor rainbow kit not available in stores.

4:30pm 3Dux/design - Responsibly Engineered Architecture Sets

Hosted by Institute of Play, Made with Play events bring together educators, product designers, and other play and learning experts to experience the power of play. Each event features a special guest who shares a product that can support design thinking, game-like learning, and play in k-12 classrooms.

Join us to mingle, play, and experience a hands-on design challenge with 3Dux/design kits. At the event, we'll be raffling off ONE limited edition multicolor rainbow kit not available in stores.

6:00pm James J. Owens: The World Is Just A Book Away Strand Books
Please join us for an evening to celebrate literacy and education with James. J Owens ’94, Founder and CEO, The World is Just a Book Away. Mr. Owens was the first recipient of the Chazen Institute Scholarship awarded in 1992, and currently is associate professor at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
 
The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) is a non-profit organization that empowers children to change their own lives and communities through books, libraries, and educational programs.
6:00pm James J. Owens: The World Is Just A Book Away
Please join us for an evening to celebrate literacy and education with James. J Owens ’94, Founder and CEO, The World is Just a Book Away. Mr. Owens was the first recipient of the Chazen Institute Scholarship awarded in 1992, and currently is associate professor at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
 
The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) is a non-profit organization that empowers children to change their own lives and communities through books, libraries, and educational programs.
6:30pm The Miracle of Mindful Meditation Asia Society

Member: $20; Students/Seniors: $30; Non-Member:$40
Mindful meditation is, for many, an essential component of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It has also been shown to bring health-related benefits, such as combating stress, high blood pressure, even boosting the immune system and mitigating depression. Not surprisingly, huge numbers of Americans are now practitioners and devotees of meditation mindfulness.
How to rewire a hyperactive brain? What can the teachings of the Buddha do to change a New York life? What does "mindful meditation" really mean – and what does it require? Join us as we tackle those and other questions, with Dr. Thupten Jinpa and Dan Harris.
 

6:30pm The Miracle of Mindful Meditation

Member: $20; Students/Seniors: $30; Non-Member:$40
Mindful meditation is, for many, an essential component of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It has also been shown to bring health-related benefits, such as combating stress, high blood pressure, even boosting the immune system and mitigating depression. Not surprisingly, huge numbers of Americans are now practitioners and devotees of meditation mindfulness.
How to rewire a hyperactive brain? What can the teachings of the Buddha do to change a New York life? What does "mindful meditation" really mean – and what does it require? Join us as we tackle those and other questions, with Dr. Thupten Jinpa and Dan Harris.
 

6:30pm Dramatic Escape - Screening and Discussion New York City Bar Association

Join us for a screening of the documentary Dramatic Escape, followed by a panel discussion.  Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of a group of maximum security prisoners who are attempting to mount a behind-bars stage production of A Few Good Men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. Tracing the journey from auditions through curtain call, viewers witness the prisoners' development as individuals and as an ensemble. Personal stories and candid accounts of the crimes that landed them in prison are interwoven with everyday struggles and philosophical considerations of the nature of redemption. 

6:30pm Dramatic Escape - Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening of the documentary Dramatic Escape, followed by a panel discussion.  Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of a group of maximum security prisoners who are attempting to mount a behind-bars stage production of A Few Good Men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. Tracing the journey from auditions through curtain call, viewers witness the prisoners' development as individuals and as an ensemble. Personal stories and candid accounts of the crimes that landed them in prison are interwoven with everyday struggles and philosophical considerations of the nature of redemption. 

7:00pm 2018 Justice Trailblazer Award Dinner John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Honoring Bill Moyers, Executive Producer of "Rikers: An American Jail"
Please join John Jay College President Karol Mason and The Crime Report.

The dinner will take place at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, NYC.

Space is limited. Tickets and sponsorships are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law and support the nonprofit, non-partisan Center accomplish its mission of encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice.

7:00pm 2018 Justice Trailblazer Award Dinner

Honoring Bill Moyers, Executive Producer of "Rikers: An American Jail"
Please join John Jay College President Karol Mason and The Crime Report.

The dinner will take place at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, NYC.

Space is limited. Tickets and sponsorships are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law and support the nonprofit, non-partisan Center accomplish its mission of encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice.

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot Irish Arts Center

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

8:00pm All The Things I Lost In The Flood @ Town Hall Strand Books

Laurie Anderson’s new book All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli in February ‘18) the artist will present a limited number of performances. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood includes visual images- many of them previously unpublished- as well as intimate performances with commentary of some of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. The evening also includes accounts of many of the artist’s projects, operas, installations and inventions as well as an inside look at the artist’s methods, strategies, failures and Plan B’s. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance.

8:00pm All The Things I Lost In The Flood @ Town Hall

Laurie Anderson’s new book All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli in February ‘18) the artist will present a limited number of performances. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood includes visual images- many of them previously unpublished- as well as intimate performances with commentary of some of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. The evening also includes accounts of many of the artist’s projects, operas, installations and inventions as well as an inside look at the artist’s methods, strategies, failures and Plan B’s. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance.

Friday February 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018
8:30am Scott Belsky @ The New School CreativeMornings

Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, investor, and all-around product obsessive. He currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott’s passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After Behance’s acquisition, he helped reboot Adobe’s mobile product strategy.

Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower creative people. These include 99U, Behance’s think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world.

Scott is also the author of the international bestselling book Making Ideas Happen. He is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people.

8:30am Scott Belsky @ The New School

Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, investor, and all-around product obsessive. He currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott’s passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After Behance’s acquisition, he helped reboot Adobe’s mobile product strategy.

Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower creative people. These include 99U, Behance’s think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world.

Scott is also the author of the international bestselling book Making Ideas Happen. He is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people.

10:00am Korea's Transition To Democracy: Thirty Years On Korea Society

Marking thirty years since the shift from authoritarianism to democracy in South Korea, the Korea Society hosts analysts and experts for a discussion of the transition then, the flowering of democracy since, the Candlelight Movement, and the state of Korea’s democracy today.

10:00am Korea's Transition To Democracy: Thirty Years On

Marking thirty years since the shift from authoritarianism to democracy in South Korea, the Korea Society hosts analysts and experts for a discussion of the transition then, the flowering of democracy since, the Candlelight Movement, and the state of Korea’s democracy today.

11:00am Lunar New Year Celebration: Lantern Making Museum of the City of New York

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special lantern making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday. Then enjoy a special snack. 

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 Lunar New Year Celebration: Lantern Making

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special lantern making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday. Then enjoy a special snack. 

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 Studies of Negative Spaces Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

12:00pm Studies of Negative Spaces

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

2:00pm Mindfulness Connections for Visitors with Dementia & 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.

FREE with RSVP.

2:00pm Mindfulness Connections for Visitors with Dementia & 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.

FREE with RSVP.

6:30pm Mantra“ Sounds into Silence: NYC Screening Rubin Museum

Join us for a week-long premiere of Mantra - Sounds into Silence in New York City. Keep an eye out here for specific screenings dates and times!

Mantra — Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that explores the musical and social phenomenon of chant and response meditation with music and Performances from Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, Mc Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nina Rao, Charlie Braun & Others.

6:30pm Mantra“ Sounds into Silence: NYC Screening

Join us for a week-long premiere of Mantra - Sounds into Silence in New York City. Keep an eye out here for specific screenings dates and times!

Mantra — Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that explores the musical and social phenomenon of chant and response meditation with music and Performances from Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, Mc Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nina Rao, Charlie Braun & Others.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.​

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

Tickets on site.​

7:00pm BHM DJ Battle Big Brothers Big Sisters

4 DJs. 1 Cause.

The 3rd annual Battle in Brooklyn is a DJ competition bringing together talented performers from across New York City to help raise awareness of the critical need for more African-American mentors. This FREE event will also allow guests to learn fundamental DJ techniques, while enjoying complimentary food and open bar. The grand finale is our old-school DJ battle where 4 DJ’s battle for the championship trophy and a $500 cash prize.

1st 50 to RSVP get entered to win opening-weekend passes to see Marvel’s Black Panther tickets. Plus additional giveaways, photo booths and more!

RSVP - bigsunited@bigsnyc.org

7:00pm BHM DJ Battle

4 DJs. 1 Cause.

The 3rd annual Battle in Brooklyn is a DJ competition bringing together talented performers from across New York City to help raise awareness of the critical need for more African-American mentors. This FREE event will also allow guests to learn fundamental DJ techniques, while enjoying complimentary food and open bar. The grand finale is our old-school DJ battle where 4 DJ’s battle for the championship trophy and a $500 cash prize.

1st 50 to RSVP get entered to win opening-weekend passes to see Marvel’s Black Panther tickets. Plus additional giveaways, photo booths and more!

RSVP - bigsunited@bigsnyc.org

7:00pm Character Bash: Duo Show! 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.

7:00pm Character Bash: Duo Show!

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.

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot Irish Arts Center

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

11:00pm Staged: An Improvised Staged Reading of a Musical Magnet Theater

Based on the suggestion of a title from the audience, this small company of actors will improvise a staged reading of a new Broadway-style musical.

Cast List:
Created by: Adrien Pellerin & Isabella Way
Musical Direction by: Adrien Pellerin

Featuring:
Sean Bartlett
Chris Bell
Jennette Cronk
Jacob Horn
Beth Slack
Isabella Way
with Adrien Pellerin, piano

11:00pm Staged: An Improvised Staged Reading of a Musical

Based on the suggestion of a title from the audience, this small company of actors will improvise a staged reading of a new Broadway-style musical.

Cast List:
Created by: Adrien Pellerin & Isabella Way
Musical Direction by: Adrien Pellerin

Featuring:
Sean Bartlett
Chris Bell
Jennette Cronk
Jacob Horn
Beth Slack
Isabella Way
with Adrien Pellerin, piano

Saturday February 17, 2018 Feb 17, 2018
10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Favorite Fables Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney, young artists will explore their favorite myths and fables. We will consider his work, pick our favorite stories, and transform timeless tales into moving image.

10:00am Favorite Fables

Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney, young artists will explore their favorite myths and fables. We will consider his work, pick our favorite stories, and transform timeless tales into moving image.

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room Rubin Museum

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness.

11:30am Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guests in the shrine room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness.

1:00pm Family Day: Celebrate the Lunar Year 2018! Asia Society

Celebrate the Year of the Dog! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Dog with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

1:00pm Family Day: Celebrate the Lunar Year 2018!

Celebrate the Year of the Dog! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Dog with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

2:00pm Rethink Your Future: Acting on Hope & Anxiety Rubin Museum

In her interactive installation on the wall of the Spiral Lobby, Candy Chang invites you to express your hopes and anxieties here and now. This Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful becomes a barometer of the community’s high and low pressures. But once you have expressed your state of mind, what is next? With the help of WOOP (wish, outcome, obstacle, plan), a methodology created by NYU professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen, there is a way to make those aspirations for the future a reality, and to overcome the obstacles that you perceive to lie in your path.

2:00pm Rethink Your Future: Acting on Hope & Anxiety

In her interactive installation on the wall of the Spiral Lobby, Candy Chang invites you to express your hopes and anxieties here and now. This Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful becomes a barometer of the community’s high and low pressures. But once you have expressed your state of mind, what is next? With the help of WOOP (wish, outcome, obstacle, plan), a methodology created by NYU professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen, there is a way to make those aspirations for the future a reality, and to overcome the obstacles that you perceive to lie in your path.

3:30pm Sword Dance Family Performance Museum of the City of New York

Join us for this special performance as part of the 33rd annual New York Sword Dance Festival, which brings an ancient winter celebration to life with fast-paced rapper sword and mysterious long-sword dancing. The dancers are linked in a ring by swords as they weave ever more complex figures in this modern display of skill—a New York tradition adapted from English and European customs. 
 
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.

3:30pm Sword Dance Family Performance

Join us for this special performance as part of the 33rd annual New York Sword Dance Festival, which brings an ancient winter celebration to life with fast-paced rapper sword and mysterious long-sword dancing. The dancers are linked in a ring by swords as they weave ever more complex figures in this modern display of skill—a New York tradition adapted from English and European customs. 
 
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.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

7:00pm NYC Confident Voices Short Play Performances

Five Angels Theater - Second Floor - 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Short Play Project is a 9-week original playwriting program. In small groups, kids and teens create original characters and stories that explore themes about stuttering and beyond. Once the plays are written they are fully produced by a professional design team with costumes, lights, projections and sound, and our participants have the opportunity to perform their plays in an Off-Broadway theater.

Why Plays? Our imagination is boundless and plays can give a clear voice to that endless world of possibilities. Plays give us the structure to tell some of the most personal and profound stories. They also give us permission to share our most outrageous and creative thoughts.

7:00pm Babetown Femme Planned Parenthood of New York City

Femmes, fatales and all those who love them- Babetown is proud to present a night of delicious food and great community. Our femme night will be loungey and cool, with crispy bites and hand rolled cigars and maybe even some bourbon. We will also have a poker game, for advanced card players to those who've never played poker before, participate only if you like and all proceeds from the game go to Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund. So, come play pokers with babes! And enjoy an evening with the creme de la femme for a good cause. Tickets available on Eventbrite or AVOID THE FEE and Venmo @Babetown with the name of the party you want in the description.  

Babetown is a pop-up speakeasy built by and for queer women and trans and non binary people to build a space where we can meet each other, chill with each other, and live comfortably outside of a bar or a club. For the cost of your ticket, you receive a dinner prepared with seasonal local ingredients, prepared by classically trained chefs, as well as a variety of wines and beers.

7:00pm Babetown Femme

Femmes, fatales and all those who love them- Babetown is proud to present a night of delicious food and great community. Our femme night will be loungey and cool, with crispy bites and hand rolled cigars and maybe even some bourbon. We will also have a poker game, for advanced card players to those who've never played poker before, participate only if you like and all proceeds from the game go to Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund. So, come play pokers with babes! And enjoy an evening with the creme de la femme for a good cause. Tickets available on Eventbrite or AVOID THE FEE and Venmo @Babetown with the name of the party you want in the description.  

Babetown is a pop-up speakeasy built by and for queer women and trans and non binary people to build a space where we can meet each other, chill with each other, and live comfortably outside of a bar or a club. For the cost of your ticket, you receive a dinner prepared with seasonal local ingredients, prepared by classically trained chefs, as well as a variety of wines and beers.

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot Irish Arts Center

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

7:30pm ThisIsPopBaby: Riot

Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A THISISPOPBABY production 
Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by Alma Kelliher
With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti
Additional text by Michael Harding
Designed by Niall Sweeney
Costume design by James David Seaver
Lighting design by Mark Galione
Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

Sunday February 18, 2018 Feb 18, 2018
10:00am Studies of Negative Spaces Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

10:00am Studies of Negative Spaces

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

10:00am Recreating Classic Masterpieces Children's Museum of the Arts

Using Awol Erizku’s “Girl With A Bamboo Earring” as inspiration, young artists will create their own re-imagined versions of modern masterpieces.

10:00am Recreating Classic Masterpieces

Using Awol Erizku’s “Girl With A Bamboo Earring” as inspiration, young artists will create their own re-imagined versions of modern masterpieces.

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!

Tour Times:
Thursday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

*Tours are included in the price of admission. Thursday tours are during our pay-as-you-wish hours from 4-6 PM!

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!

Tour Times:
Thursday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

*Tours are included in the price of admission. Thursday tours are during our pay-as-you-wish hours from 4-6 PM!

12:00pm Himalayan New Year Celebration Rubin Museum

Kick off the year of the Earth Dog with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with an afternoon of art, music, and food. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations, go on a family tour of the galleries, listen to Himalayan music, and explore the possibilities of your future through Losar and Earth Dog-themed activities and art projects.

12:00pm Himalayan New Year Celebration

Kick off the year of the Earth Dog with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with an afternoon of art, music, and food. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations, go on a family tour of the galleries, listen to Himalayan music, and explore the possibilities of your future through Losar and Earth Dog-themed activities and art projects.

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows! Magnet Theater

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

6:15pm Team Performance Workshop Class Shows!

During Team Performance Workshop you can see some of Magnet's most advanced students performing a variety of forms. This is the final stage of the Magnet conservatory. 

Don't miss the chance see our lil improv babies make us proud!

TWO SHOWS: 6:15 pm and 9 pm

Monday February 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018
9:00am LGBTQ Teen Summit Museum of the City of New York

Join us for a prideful full-day experience for teens and youth. Celebrate the intersections of LGBTQ culture, history, and art amongst peers and allies. This free program features activities that include art making, a youth-led panel, a musical performance, a guided tour of the Gay Liberation section in the exhibition Activist New York, and more.

Organizations may register groups of up to 10 teenagers and 1-2 supervisors who can attend the entirety of the program as group leaders. This program is free of charge for registered teenagers and their group leaders. This includes full breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Teens and group leaders should plan to attend the entirety of the program as registration requires full-day participation. While this program is geared towards LGBTQ teenagers, allies and activists are welcome to participate. Check-in will begin at 8:45 am and the program will conclude at 3:00 pm.

9:00am LGBTQ Teen Summit

Join us for a prideful full-day experience for teens and youth. Celebrate the intersections of LGBTQ culture, history, and art amongst peers and allies. This free program features activities that include art making, a youth-led panel, a musical performance, a guided tour of the Gay Liberation section in the exhibition Activist New York, and more.

Organizations may register groups of up to 10 teenagers and 1-2 supervisors who can attend the entirety of the program as group leaders. This program is free of charge for registered teenagers and their group leaders. This includes full breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Teens and group leaders should plan to attend the entirety of the program as registration requires full-day participation. While this program is geared towards LGBTQ teenagers, allies and activists are welcome to participate. Check-in will begin at 8:45 am and the program will conclude at 3:00 pm.

11:00am Stamping Patterns Children's Museum of the Arts

Create an image and cut it into a grid. Then, create an animated clip sliding the pieces together!

11:00am Stamping Patterns

Create an image and cut it into a grid. Then, create an animated clip sliding the pieces together!

11:00am Studies of Negative Spaces Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

11:00am Studies of Negative Spaces

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

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

Butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, lady bugs, and many more insect friends today at the clay bar!

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
12:00pm Clay Bar: Bugs

Butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, lady bugs, and many more insect friends today at the clay bar!

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
12:00pm Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

12:00pm Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

7:00pm Roseann Lake: Leftover In China Strand Books

Part critique of China’s cultural structure, part portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters succeed in traditional wedlock, Roseann Lake’s Leftover in China focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of playful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews, and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these "leftovers" are the key to China’s future.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Roseann shares her powerful and inspirational book!

7:00pm Roseann Lake: Leftover In China

Part critique of China’s cultural structure, part portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters succeed in traditional wedlock, Roseann Lake’s Leftover in China focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of playful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews, and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these "leftovers" are the key to China’s future.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Roseann shares her powerful and inspirational book!

7:30pm The Saga Magnet Theater

The Saga is folklore, mythology, history-the fantastical stories of ordinary people. Look into the past. Look into the smoke of the fires and the stars in the sky. The Saga is what we see. The Saga is who we are.

Featuring: Alessandra Calderín, Nolan Constantino, Amanda Corday, Jana Heaton, Randy McKay, Parker Phinney, Parmita Samanta, Michael Stevens

Directed by: Josh Cohen

7:30pm The Saga

The Saga is folklore, mythology, history-the fantastical stories of ordinary people. Look into the past. Look into the smoke of the fires and the stars in the sky. The Saga is what we see. The Saga is who we are.

Featuring: Alessandra Calderín, Nolan Constantino, Amanda Corday, Jana Heaton, Randy McKay, Parker Phinney, Parmita Samanta, Michael Stevens

Directed by: Josh Cohen

7:30pm David Levithan + Angourie Rice: Every Day Strand Books

In honor of the New York Times bestseller being adapted into a major motion picture author David Levithan and film star Angourie Rice are having an exclusive Q&A and meet-and-greet! The two will talk about the book and the film, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of the new movie tie-in edition of the book Every Day!

About Every Day: Every day A wakes up in a different body, with no warning of who or where it will be. A has learned to accept this life, going so far as to establish guidelines by which to live: don’t get too attached to anyone, don’t get noticed, and don’t interfere. Life is going well until the day A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. In that moment, A’s rules crumble because he has finally found love, but can Rhiannon love someone who changes every day?

The movie tie-in edition of this novel features movie art and bonus content about the film.

Please Note: This event will take place in Strand's 2nd Floor Art Department. Photos with David Levithan and Angourie Rice will only be allowed for those who purchase a copy of the movie tie-in edition of Every Day from the Strand.

7:30pm David Levithan + Angourie Rice: Every Day

In honor of the New York Times bestseller being adapted into a major motion picture author David Levithan and film star Angourie Rice are having an exclusive Q&A and meet-and-greet! The two will talk about the book and the film, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of the new movie tie-in edition of the book Every Day!

About Every Day: Every day A wakes up in a different body, with no warning of who or where it will be. A has learned to accept this life, going so far as to establish guidelines by which to live: don’t get too attached to anyone, don’t get noticed, and don’t interfere. Life is going well until the day A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. In that moment, A’s rules crumble because he has finally found love, but can Rhiannon love someone who changes every day?

The movie tie-in edition of this novel features movie art and bonus content about the film.

Please Note: This event will take place in Strand's 2nd Floor Art Department. Photos with David Levithan and Angourie Rice will only be allowed for those who purchase a copy of the movie tie-in edition of Every Day from the Strand.

9:00pm King Prawn Holdings/ Beautiful Boy Magnet Theater

Two hilarious sketch shows for the price of one!

King Prawn Holdings is a major conglomerate with companies throughout the world in every industry you could imagine. And while business is good, the people working for them seem to be in a nearly constant state of crisis. Come see what it's like when "too big to fail" meets "too small to succeed."

9:00pm King Prawn Holdings/ Beautiful Boy

Two hilarious sketch shows for the price of one!

King Prawn Holdings is a major conglomerate with companies throughout the world in every industry you could imagine. And while business is good, the people working for them seem to be in a nearly constant state of crisis. Come see what it's like when "too big to fail" meets "too small to succeed."

10:30pm The Occidental: An Improvised Satirical Western Magnet Theater

“Once Upon a Suggestion In The West”: a group of improv-satirists spins your peeves into villains, heroes, and a pointed listicle or two—building a frontier so cruel, you can’t help but recognize your everyday life.

10:30pm The Occidental: An Improvised Satirical Western

“Once Upon a Suggestion In The West”: a group of improv-satirists spins your peeves into villains, heroes, and a pointed listicle or two—building a frontier so cruel, you can’t help but recognize your everyday life.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018
11:00am Hidden Figures: Paper Doll Making Museum of the City of New York

Celebrate the New York City women who have championed for change. Explore rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs, and audio-visual materials in the exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics to learn about their stories. Choose a figure as inspiration to make your own activist paper doll with a message for change. 
 
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 Hidden Figures: Paper Doll Making

Celebrate the New York City women who have championed for change. Explore rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs, and audio-visual materials in the exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics to learn about their stories. Choose a figure as inspiration to make your own activist paper doll with a message for change. 
 
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.

3:00pm Tour & Family Art Making: Ian Berry’s The Secret Garden Children's Museum of the Arts

Come immerse yourself in Ian Berry’s “The Secret Garden” 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, then head into the studio to create their own works of art using upcycled blue jeans!

Limited to up to 10 Families

Free for CMA Members – RSVP to sgilfeather@cmany.org
$25 per family for non-members (up to 5 people). See “Get Tickets” to register in advance

3:00pm Tour & Family Art Making: Ian Berry’s The Secret Garden

Come immerse yourself in Ian Berry’s “The Secret Garden” 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, then head into the studio to create their own works of art using upcycled blue jeans!

Limited to up to 10 Families

Free for CMA Members – RSVP to sgilfeather@cmany.org
$25 per family for non-members (up to 5 people). See “Get Tickets” to register in advance

6:30pm Saadia Zahidi at the New York Public Library Nation Institute

Join Nation Books author Saadia Zahidi at the New York Public Library on Tuesday, February 20th for a panel discussion of new female economies in China and the Muslim world. Zahidi will be joined in conversation by Roseann Lake, journalist and author of Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower, and Rana Foroohar, Global Economic Analyst for CNN and Global Business Columnist for the Financial Times.

Inspiring and deeply reported, Fifty Million Rising is a uniquely insightful portrait of a seismic shift with global significance, as Muslim women worldwide claim a seat at the table.

Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.

6:30pm Saadia Zahidi at the New York Public Library

Join Nation Books author Saadia Zahidi at the New York Public Library on Tuesday, February 20th for a panel discussion of new female economies in China and the Muslim world. Zahidi will be joined in conversation by Roseann Lake, journalist and author of Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower, and Rana Foroohar, Global Economic Analyst for CNN and Global Business Columnist for the Financial Times.

Inspiring and deeply reported, Fifty Million Rising is a uniquely insightful portrait of a seismic shift with global significance, as Muslim women worldwide claim a seat at the table.

Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: W4W Strand Books

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: W4W

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

Wednesday February 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018
11:00am Sculpting Like a Silversmith Museum of the City of New York

Try your hands at sculpting with metals! Visit the exhibition New York Silver, Then and Now to explore the rich history of silversmithing in New York City. Get inspired by newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection, then learn some metalwork techniques to create metal craft of your own! 

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 Sculpting Like a Silversmith

Try your hands at sculpting with metals! Visit the exhibition New York Silver, Then and Now to explore the rich history of silversmithing in New York City. Get inspired by newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection, then learn some metalwork techniques to create metal craft of your own! 

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 JJC Annual Study-Abroad Fair John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Join us to find out more about JJC, CUNY, and partner study-abroad programs around the world and learn how to apply for scholarships and funding opportunities.

11:00am JJC Annual Study-Abroad Fair

Join us to find out more about JJC, CUNY, and partner study-abroad programs around the world and learn how to apply for scholarships and funding opportunities.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

6:30pm An Evening with Judge Denny Chin New York City Bar Association

Free for City Bar Members | $15 for Non-Members

Join us for an evening with Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Judge Chin has presided over a number of notable matters, including cases involving Megan's Law, the Million Youth March, Al Franken's use of the phrase "Fair and Balanced" in the title of a book, the Naked Cowboy, the Google Books Project, and the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Judge Chin will share reflections on his career path, advice on how to navigate the legal profession, and the responsibilities and benefits of being an active member of the profession.

6:30pm An Evening with Judge Denny Chin

Free for City Bar Members | $15 for Non-Members

Join us for an evening with Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Judge Chin has presided over a number of notable matters, including cases involving Megan's Law, the Million Youth March, Al Franken's use of the phrase "Fair and Balanced" in the title of a book, the Naked Cowboy, the Google Books Project, and the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Judge Chin will share reflections on his career path, advice on how to navigate the legal profession, and the responsibilities and benefits of being an active member of the profession.

7:00pm The Now Is Not the Present Moment Rubin Museum

“Time is the greatest concept of all, hiding the dynamic open nature of experience under the garments of the concepts past, present, and future,” wrote Princeton astrophysics professor Piet Hut in a recent blog post. At what point can we disrobe time? Hut joins in conversation with prominent Buddhist teacher Loch Kelly to untangle philosophical questions that have deep practical implications. This session will also include a short meditation.

7:00pm The Now Is Not the Present Moment

“Time is the greatest concept of all, hiding the dynamic open nature of experience under the garments of the concepts past, present, and future,” wrote Princeton astrophysics professor Piet Hut in a recent blog post. At what point can we disrobe time? Hut joins in conversation with prominent Buddhist teacher Loch Kelly to untangle philosophical questions that have deep practical implications. This session will also include a short meditation.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: W4M + M4W Strand Books

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;) Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: W4M + M4W

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;) Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

7:30pm Vegas Tenold at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn Nation Institute

Join Nation Books author Vegas Tenold at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene on Wednesday, February 21st for a discussion of his new book, Everything You Love Will Burn. Tenold will be joined in conversation by Zoe Chace, producer for This American Life.

7:30pm Vegas Tenold at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Join Nation Books author Vegas Tenold at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene on Wednesday, February 21st for a discussion of his new book, Everything You Love Will Burn. Tenold will be joined in conversation by Zoe Chace, producer for This American Life.

Thursday February 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018
11:00am Fun with Fashion: Design a New York Look Museum of the City of New York

The exhibition Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip explores the full arc of 1960s fashion, shedding new light on a period marked by tremendous and daring stylistic diversity. Get inspired by New York designers such as Mary Quant, Geoffrey Beene, and Pauline Trigère, then use fabric swatches to create a 3-dimensional sketch of your very own design! 
 
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 Fun with Fashion: Design a New York Look

The exhibition Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip explores the full arc of 1960s fashion, shedding new light on a period marked by tremendous and daring stylistic diversity. Get inspired by New York designers such as Mary Quant, Geoffrey Beene, and Pauline Trigère, then use fabric swatches to create a 3-dimensional sketch of your very own design! 
 
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 Quilt Collage Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Quilt Collage Animations

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Studies of Negative Spaces Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

11:00am Studies of Negative Spaces

Inspired by the noted works of abstract expressionist painter, Norman Lewis, CMA visitors will create their very own studies of Negative Space! Looking closely at his pieces, “Too Much Aspiration” and “Jazz Band,” among others, young artists will practice a blind contour exercise and will then mimic Lewis’ painting practice to color block their piece.

11:00am Clay Bar: Jungle Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Your favorite animals that swing from trees, prowl the jungle, and more!

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
11:00am Clay Bar: Jungle Animals

Your favorite animals that swing from trees, prowl the jungle, and more!

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

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
11:00am Quilt Collage Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Quilt Collage Animations

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Fine Arts Studio Word Depictions Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of “International Mother Language Day” young artists will make an Illustration of their favorite word! Museum visitors can create an abstract design to express a mood or action, or they can sketch a literal depiction defining their chosen word.

11:00am Fine Arts Studio Word Depictions

In celebration of “International Mother Language Day” young artists will make an Illustration of their favorite word! Museum visitors can create an abstract design to express a mood or action, or they can sketch a literal depiction defining their chosen word.

12:00pm Gallery Say it Loud! Children's Museum of the Arts

In this workshop celebrating the great Black orators of the civil rights movement, young artists can personalize their own megaphone for getting their message out!

12:00pm Gallery Say it Loud!

In this workshop celebrating the great Black orators of the civil rights movement, young artists can personalize their own megaphone for getting their message out!

5:00pm 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!

*Tours are included in the price of admission. Thursday tours are during our pay-as-you-wish hours from 4-6 PM!

5:00pm 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!

*Tours are included in the price of admission. Thursday tours are during our pay-as-you-wish hours from 4-6 PM!

6:00pm Dialogue with a North Korean Defector featuring Seongmin Lee Korea Society

Join an intimate conversation with defector Seongmin Lee, who escaped North Korea in 2009. Hailing from the border town of Hyesan, Lee witnessed the tumultuous social and economic change in the wake of the 1990s famine. Lee converses with associate policy director Jonathan Corrado in this event marking the fourth anniversary of the release of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea human rights.

6:00pm Dialogue with a North Korean Defector featuring Seongmin Lee

Join an intimate conversation with defector Seongmin Lee, who escaped North Korea in 2009. Hailing from the border town of Hyesan, Lee witnessed the tumultuous social and economic change in the wake of the 1990s famine. Lee converses with associate policy director Jonathan Corrado in this event marking the fourth anniversary of the release of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea human rights.

6:00pm Tax Planning for Brexit & Beyond New York City Bar Association

Register here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=TAX022218
Program Fee: $15 for Students | $25 for Members | $40 for Non-Members

This program will focus on the critical issues of Eurocentric tax planning in the age of Brexit, B.E.P.S., and emboldened tax authorities. Seasoned tax professionals, including in-house counsel and global tax advisors, will reflect on how these new realities impact tax planning between the U.K. and U.S. Their conversations will highlight several recent U.S., U.K., and European tax regulatory and policy changes, including: digitization and criminalization - the aggressive positions of tax authorities in the 21st century; the state of Brexit and available planning options; and U.S. versus European approaches to transparency and what they mean for taxpayers.

The program will include a cocktail reception where attendees have the opportunity to meet with the speakers and continue their discussion of these critical issues.

6:00pm Tax Planning for Brexit & Beyond

Register here: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=TAX022218
Program Fee: $15 for Students | $25 for Members | $40 for Non-Members

This program will focus on the critical issues of Eurocentric tax planning in the age of Brexit, B.E.P.S., and emboldened tax authorities. Seasoned tax professionals, including in-house counsel and global tax advisors, will reflect on how these new realities impact tax planning between the U.K. and U.S. Their conversations will highlight several recent U.S., U.K., and European tax regulatory and policy changes, including: digitization and criminalization - the aggressive positions of tax authorities in the 21st century; the state of Brexit and available planning options; and U.S. versus European approaches to transparency and what they mean for taxpayers.

The program will include a cocktail reception where attendees have the opportunity to meet with the speakers and continue their discussion of these critical issues.

6:30pm Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways Museum of the City of New York

What can New York City do to protect its drinking water supply and its recreational waters in the coming decades? How is that supply affected by climate change, and what must we do to adapt? Join us for a deep dive into NYC's complex water systems, which powerfully illustrate our city's dependency on - and symbiotic relationship to - its larger regional environment and economy.

Al Appleton, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper
Stacy Levy, environmental artist

$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum Members.
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways

What can New York City do to protect its drinking water supply and its recreational waters in the coming decades? How is that supply affected by climate change, and what must we do to adapt? Join us for a deep dive into NYC's complex water systems, which powerfully illustrate our city's dependency on - and symbiotic relationship to - its larger regional environment and economy.

Al Appleton, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper
Stacy Levy, environmental artist

$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum Members.
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm The Future is Fluid FETE Rubin Museum

Opening Cocktail Party for the Rubin’s Year of the Future

Please join us for an elegant reception and opening party for The Future Is Fluid. Enjoy delectable drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and an immersive entertainment experience, marking the official opening to a yearlong exploration of the future. Together, we will step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once; where the future isn’t fixed but fluid. 

Experience our newest exhibitions including The Second Buddha: Master of Time, A Lost Future, and A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful and help us celebrate Brainwave, our signature talk series that brings together luminaries in the sciences with experts from unexpected walks of life. 

Cocktail attire.

6:30pm The Future is Fluid FETE

Opening Cocktail Party for the Rubin’s Year of the Future

Please join us for an elegant reception and opening party for The Future Is Fluid. Enjoy delectable drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and an immersive entertainment experience, marking the official opening to a yearlong exploration of the future. Together, we will step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once; where the future isn’t fixed but fluid. 

Experience our newest exhibitions including The Second Buddha: Master of Time, A Lost Future, and A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful and help us celebrate Brainwave, our signature talk series that brings together luminaries in the sciences with experts from unexpected walks of life. 

Cocktail attire.

6:30pm Panel talk: Running a Small Studio American Institute of Graphic Arts

The incentive to start small and stay small has a huge appeal for many creative professionals. What are the benefits and downsides to working in a highly intimate and collaborative space? How do you stay relevant and compete with larger more established firms? Is it better to focus on one discipline or offer a broad range of capabilities? Hear from the founders of And/Or, CHIPS, ETC, Studio Rodrigo, and Work-Order about the benefits of owning and running their own studios.

6:30pm Panel talk: Running a Small Studio

The incentive to start small and stay small has a huge appeal for many creative professionals. What are the benefits and downsides to working in a highly intimate and collaborative space? How do you stay relevant and compete with larger more established firms? Is it better to focus on one discipline or offer a broad range of capabilities? Hear from the founders of And/Or, CHIPS, ETC, Studio Rodrigo, and Work-Order about the benefits of owning and running their own studios.

6:30pm Show Your Love Irish Arts Center

Our annual party celebrating the next generation of Irish Arts Center's philanthropic leaders. This year we honor our members Ruth O'Farrell & Olena Ripnick O'Farrell, Grainne & John Duddy, and Kevin Murphy.

6:30pm Show Your Love

Our annual party celebrating the next generation of Irish Arts Center's philanthropic leaders. This year we honor our members Ruth O'Farrell & Olena Ripnick O'Farrell, Grainne & John Duddy, and Kevin Murphy.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: M4M Strand Books

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;) Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

7:00pm Literary Speed Dating: M4M

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -Henry Ward Beecher

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to become a target for Cupid's arrow ;) Complimentary beer presented by Sixpoint Brewery!

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

Friday February 23, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
9:00am Law Day at John Jay John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Law Day at John Jay is a free interactive, engaging and intensive day of informational workshops and mentoring opportunities for John Jay pre-law students and alumni. During Law Day, attendees will get to learn from experts about: legal careers, the law school application process, and the life of law students. The following programs will be presented:

-Mock Law School Class
-How to Finance Your Law School Education
-Law School Confidential: Law Students Reveal their Experiences
-LSAT Success Strategies
-Law School Admissions Panel
-Diversity in the Law School Admissions Session
-Personal Statement Workshop
-Jacobs Luncheon with Mentoring by Attorneys and Law Students

9:00am Law Day at John Jay

Law Day at John Jay is a free interactive, engaging and intensive day of informational workshops and mentoring opportunities for John Jay pre-law students and alumni. During Law Day, attendees will get to learn from experts about: legal careers, the law school application process, and the life of law students. The following programs will be presented:

-Mock Law School Class
-How to Finance Your Law School Education
-Law School Confidential: Law Students Reveal their Experiences
-LSAT Success Strategies
-Law School Admissions Panel
-Diversity in the Law School Admissions Session
-Personal Statement Workshop
-Jacobs Luncheon with Mentoring by Attorneys and Law Students

9:00am Law Day at John Jay John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Law Day at John Jay is a free interactive, engaging and intensive day of informational workshops and mentoring opportunities for John Jay pre-law students and alumni. During Law Day, attendees will get to learn from experts about: legal careers, the law school application process, and the life of law students. The following programs will be presented:

-Mock Law School Class
-How to Finance Your Law School Education
-Law School Confidential: Law Students Reveal their Experiences
-LSAT Success Strategies
-Law School Admissions Panel
-Diversity in the Law School Admissions Session
-Personal Statement Workshop
-Jacobs Luncheon with Mentoring by Attorneys and Law Students

9:00am Law Day at John Jay

Law Day at John Jay is a free interactive, engaging and intensive day of informational workshops and mentoring opportunities for John Jay pre-law students and alumni. During Law Day, attendees will get to learn from experts about: legal careers, the law school application process, and the life of law students. The following programs will be presented:

-Mock Law School Class
-How to Finance Your Law School Education
-Law School Confidential: Law Students Reveal their Experiences
-LSAT Success Strategies
-Law School Admissions Panel
-Diversity in the Law School Admissions Session
-Personal Statement Workshop
-Jacobs Luncheon with Mentoring by Attorneys and Law Students

11:00am Public Art in the City: Mural Making Museum of the City of New York

Does art belong outside of museums and galleries? We think so! Visit the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York to learn about iconic works that have transformed public spaces of the city. Explore photographs, models, and videos of works by artists such as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker. Collaborate with families to create a collective indoor mural!  
 
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 Public Art in the City: Mural Making

Does art belong outside of museums and galleries? We think so! Visit the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York to learn about iconic works that have transformed public spaces of the city. Explore photographs, models, and videos of works by artists such as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker. Collaborate with families to create a collective indoor mural!  
 
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 Quilt Collage Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Quilt Collage Animations

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Word Depictions Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of “International Mother Language Day” young artists will make an Illustration of their favorite word! Museum visitors can create an abstract design to express a mood or action, or they can sketch a literal depiction defining their chosen word.

11:00am Word Depictions

In celebration of “International Mother Language Day” young artists will make an Illustration of their favorite word! Museum visitors can create an abstract design to express a mood or action, or they can sketch a literal depiction defining their chosen word.

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

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

11:00am Quilt Collage Animations

Inspired by the narrative quilts of Faith Ringgold, young artists will use elements of collage and layering to depict scenes from their culture and communities. We will bring these pieces to life using stop motion animation!

12:00pm Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

12:00pm Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets

CMA is pleased to announce Ellen Harvey: Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets, a solo exhibition in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery that brings together a selection of Harvey’s new and recent works. Ornamentation, the action of decorating, acts as a starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the uses, abuses and relevance of the human desire to ornament.

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

Sculpt a bust of your favorite animal wearing a cozy scarf and hat or a snuggle sweater!

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

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

12:00pm Cozy Animal Busts

Sculpt a bust of your favorite animal wearing a cozy scarf and hat or a snuggle sweater!

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

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

12:00pm Say it Loud! Children's Museum of the Arts

In this workshop celebrating the great Black orators of the civil rights movement, young artists can personalize their own megaphone for getting their message out!

12:00pm Say it Loud!

In this workshop celebrating the great Black orators of the civil rights movement, young artists can personalize their own megaphone for getting their message out!

6:00pm A Night of Forward-Thinking Art & Experiences Rubin Museum

Experience the future at the Rubin with a free opening celebration.

Step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once. At the Rubin in 2018, we’re bringing together a full year of exhibitions, talks, programs, and experiences that unpack our commonly held ideas about the future. At this opening celebration, interact with and explore our 2018 exhibitions, write a letter to a future visitor, savor food and drink specials in the K2 Lounge, or join a late-night program.

Free with museum admission.

6:00pm A Night of Forward-Thinking Art & Experiences

Experience the future at the Rubin with a free opening celebration.

Step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once. At the Rubin in 2018, we’re bringing together a full year of exhibitions, talks, programs, and experiences that unpack our commonly held ideas about the future. At this opening celebration, interact with and explore our 2018 exhibitions, write a letter to a future visitor, savor food and drink specials in the K2 Lounge, or join a late-night program.

Free with museum admission.

7:00pm New York’s Golden Ice Age Museum of the City of New York

Join us for an exploration and celebration of New York City's legendary history of figure skating and ice hockey, inspired by our exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating in the City.  

The program kicks off with a conversation with two-time figure skating World Medalist Sonya Klopfer and "Hockey Maven" Stan Fischler who has been covering the game since 1954. Fischler currently serves as the resident hockey expert on the MSG Networks and will share stories from the broadcasting booth on the sport's most legendary moments. Afterwards, inspired by the intimate skating revues presented at nightclubs around New York City in the 1930s and ‘40s, enjoy an evening of virtuosic skating by the Ice Theatre of New York on their amazing synthetic ice surface -- right inside the Museum’s Rotunda. Seasonal cocktails will be served.

7:00pm New York’s Golden Ice Age

Join us for an exploration and celebration of New York City's legendary history of figure skating and ice hockey, inspired by our exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating in the City.  

The program kicks off with a conversation with two-time figure skating World Medalist Sonya Klopfer and "Hockey Maven" Stan Fischler who has been covering the game since 1954. Fischler currently serves as the resident hockey expert on the MSG Networks and will share stories from the broadcasting booth on the sport's most legendary moments. Afterwards, inspired by the intimate skating revues presented at nightclubs around New York City in the 1930s and ‘40s, enjoy an evening of virtuosic skating by the Ice Theatre of New York on their amazing synthetic ice surface -- right inside the Museum’s Rotunda. Seasonal cocktails will be served.

7:00pm How Space Warps Time Rubin Museum

Space pilot Tony Antonelli knows that the perspective from space changes your perspective on earth: “We would all act differently if we understood how small Earth is and that this is where all of us live.” And out there two hours can pass like ten minutes. Time and space are often used as correlates, but time passes differently outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Commander Tony Antonelli of NASA has piloted two Space Shuttle missions. The much-decorated astronaut will sit down with Yale University psychologist Gal Zauberman, who studies the relationship between memory and choice, to explore how space warps time, and what mindset is needed to venture from the Earth’s surface.

7:00pm How Space Warps Time

Space pilot Tony Antonelli knows that the perspective from space changes your perspective on earth: “We would all act differently if we understood how small Earth is and that this is where all of us live.” And out there two hours can pass like ten minutes. Time and space are often used as correlates, but time passes differently outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Commander Tony Antonelli of NASA has piloted two Space Shuttle missions. The much-decorated astronaut will sit down with Yale University psychologist Gal Zauberman, who studies the relationship between memory and choice, to explore how space warps time, and what mindset is needed to venture from the Earth’s surface.