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Performance - Chocolate Factory Theater
Visit Long Island City and try a piece of the Chocolate Factory Theater. From April 18-27 enjoy Boutquet, a performance by Mariana Valencia: “Bouquet examines authorship within the premise of transmission, relation, alliance and ensemble. Her body is the main archive as she quotes dances by Alvin Ailey, Trisha Brown, Frank Conversano and Nia Love, as well as Eurhythmics and Garifuna dance forms”.
From 04/18 to 04/27, 8PM, 5-49 49th Avenue, L.I.C., NY 11101
Photo via chocolatefactorytheater.org
Architecture and Community - American Institute of Architects
Described by its Executive Director, Benjamin Prosky, the American Institute of Architects is an organization looking to “cultivate an architectural community that is adept, influential, and just, empowering its members to work at the apex of their abilities”. They have numerous activities each month throughout the country, and next week at the Center For Architecture in NYC they will be hosting Games, Gossip, and Greeting: Seniors’ Uses of Public Space, a panel focused on public open space design that meets the health and recreational needs of urban seniors as they age-in-place in their neighborhoods.
Tuesday, 4/23, 6pm to 8pm, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Exhibitions - Art Students League of New York
Members of The Art Students League of New York will be presenting the show Born Female, at Lazy Susan Gallery. ¨An exhibition uniting five distinct mixed-media artists, ages 25-71, compelled to confront female abuse conceivable in a lifetime¨.
April 23-27, 191 Henry Street, New York, NY,10002
On the other hand, each year student work is exhibited in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at the Art Students League of New York. These exhibits showcase the work of all the school’s students in every discipline (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media). Each week the exhibition changes in order to accommodate all the classes at The League. The exhibitions are open to the public and most of the artwork is available for purchase.
May 1−17, Sundays Closed, 215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Photo via theartstudentsleague.org
Children - Strand Books
Join Strand Books and Curated Care for a Harry Potter story-time. A Hogwarts student will read a magical piece of children's literature: The Tales Beedle the Bard. These stories are treasured in magical households, and have been published by JK Rowling so that muggles can enjoy them as well.
Saturday, April 20, 2PM, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
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