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Saturday July 6, 2019 Jul 6, 2019
10:00am Saturday Family Studios: Special Effects: Family Faux-cation! Children's Museum of the Arts

Wish you were vacationing in Aruba? Spice up your family photos this year by designing your own backdrop and props! Learn the basics of green screen technology and set design to create a scene of your dream vacation. Families will leave with printed photos and a digital copy to share with friends and loved ones!

Saturday Family Studios offer skill-based art classes for adults and kids together. Bring the whole family and learn new media or fine art techniques and skills as you work side-by-side on a final project.

Pre-registration is required and classes fill at 14 people. Workshop fee includes free admission to the museum after class!

10:00am Saturday Family Studios: Special Effects: Family Faux-cation!

Wish you were vacationing in Aruba? Spice up your family photos this year by designing your own backdrop and props! Learn the basics of green screen technology and set design to create a scene of your dream vacation. Families will leave with printed photos and a digital copy to share with friends and loved ones!

Saturday Family Studios offer skill-based art classes for adults and kids together. Bring the whole family and learn new media or fine art techniques and skills as you work side-by-side on a final project.

Pre-registration is required and classes fill at 14 people. Workshop fee includes free admission to the museum after class!

Monday July 8, 2019 Jul 8, 2019
1:48pm Nights of Our Lives (Storytelling) - Theme: Body Issues Magnet Theater

The Nights of Our Lives is New York’s second longest-running storytelling show (Ed.’s Note: probably, this ain’t an exact science). Each month we gather this city’s most electrifying storytellers and we have them share a true story based on that month’s theme. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll clutch your pearls in shame and disgust. And hopefully, you’ll come again.

1:48pm Nights of Our Lives (Storytelling) - Theme: Body Issues

The Nights of Our Lives is New York’s second longest-running storytelling show (Ed.’s Note: probably, this ain’t an exact science). Each month we gather this city’s most electrifying storytellers and we have them share a true story based on that month’s theme. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll clutch your pearls in shame and disgust. And hopefully, you’ll come again.

2:14pm Hancock St Block Association Block Party New York Restoration Project

Join us for a day of activities and fun for kids of all ages!

  • Face painting
  • Clown
  • Bouncy House
  • Waterslide
  • Food
  • And more!
2:14pm Hancock St Block Association Block Party

Join us for a day of activities and fun for kids of all ages!

  • Face painting
  • Clown
  • Bouncy House
  • Waterslide
  • Food
  • And more!
7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Basic Human Anatomy Strand Books

A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti’s method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art.

Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill. Organized progressively, the book shows readers how to replicate the underlying structure of the body using easy-to-understand scales and ratios; conceptualize the front and side views of the skeleton with basic shapes; add detail with simplified depictions of complex bones and joints; draw a muscle map of the body with volumetric form and realistic dimension; master the feet, hands, and skull to create realistic renderings of the human form; and apply a deeper knowledge of anatomy to finished drawings for more impact.

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Basic Human Anatomy

A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti’s method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art.

Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill. Organized progressively, the book shows readers how to replicate the underlying structure of the body using easy-to-understand scales and ratios; conceptualize the front and side views of the skeleton with basic shapes; add detail with simplified depictions of complex bones and joints; draw a muscle map of the body with volumetric form and realistic dimension; master the feet, hands, and skull to create realistic renderings of the human form; and apply a deeper knowledge of anatomy to finished drawings for more impact.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019
11:00am Mural Mania Museum of the City of New York

New York City is full of vibrant public murals that line the city’s buildings. Explore some of the community murals located here in East Harlem and across the city through images from the Museum’s own collection. Then make your mark on our collective mural painting!

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

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Mural Mania

New York City is full of vibrant public murals that line the city’s buildings. Explore some of the community murals located here in East Harlem and across the city through images from the Museum’s own collection. Then make your mark on our collective mural painting!

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

Registration suggested, but not required.

6:00pm Must Human Rights Evolve or Die? Open Society Foundations

Human rights and today’s global liberal order were forged in the hot ashes of two world wars. But as the twenty-first century unfolds, our global paradigm evolves. Instead of old wars, we must reckon with our global environmental crisis, AI, and life- and ethics-changing science. Are yesterday’s solutions suitable for today‘s problems?

In a fascinating conversation, Scottish philosopher and Open Society fellow Jonathan Rowson will take us through the questions we must ask of human rights, of politics, and of ourselves in this century.

During his Open Society fellowship, Rowson is researching a book, provisionally titled Applied Philosophy in the Battle for Open Societies, that will situate human rights in a richer understanding of human nature and human experience. Human rights language, he says, can seem oblique or ineffectual because it often fails to convey how imbalances of power are subjectively experienced and how those experiences are culturally reinforced. The project will develop and disseminate a way of thinking and talking about the world that guides action more effectively, grounded in an understanding of the complex interplay of natural, psychological, and social systems.

6:00pm Must Human Rights Evolve or Die?

Human rights and today’s global liberal order were forged in the hot ashes of two world wars. But as the twenty-first century unfolds, our global paradigm evolves. Instead of old wars, we must reckon with our global environmental crisis, AI, and life- and ethics-changing science. Are yesterday’s solutions suitable for today‘s problems?

In a fascinating conversation, Scottish philosopher and Open Society fellow Jonathan Rowson will take us through the questions we must ask of human rights, of politics, and of ourselves in this century.

During his Open Society fellowship, Rowson is researching a book, provisionally titled Applied Philosophy in the Battle for Open Societies, that will situate human rights in a richer understanding of human nature and human experience. Human rights language, he says, can seem oblique or ineffectual because it often fails to convey how imbalances of power are subjectively experienced and how those experiences are culturally reinforced. The project will develop and disseminate a way of thinking and talking about the world that guides action more effectively, grounded in an understanding of the complex interplay of natural, psychological, and social systems.

6:30pm Drumming thru Trauma Transportation Alternatives

Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a loved one in an traffic crash (recently or long ago)?  Did you know that drumming can reduce tension, stress and anxiety?  Some say it can even help control chronic pain and boost the immune system!  Join us for this hands-on workshop where together we will explore drumming as a therapeutic tool for personal transformation, community building and joy!  No music or drumming experience necessary.

6:30pm Drumming thru Trauma

Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a loved one in an traffic crash (recently or long ago)?  Did you know that drumming can reduce tension, stress and anxiety?  Some say it can even help control chronic pain and boost the immune system!  Join us for this hands-on workshop where together we will explore drumming as a therapeutic tool for personal transformation, community building and joy!  No music or drumming experience necessary.

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Cloud Forest Cardamom Ale Museum of the City of New York

Believe it or not, spices are still grown much the same way they have been for thousands of years – almost entirely on small farms, picked by hand, and dried in the sun. For millennia, the far-flungsources of the lucrative spice trade were kept a carefully guarded secret and, even to this day, a complex supply chain has distanced consumers from spice makers. Former NYC line cook Ethan Frisch is working to change all that. Co-founder of the single origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, Frisch roams the world to find its most incredible spices and support the generations-old family farms that grow them. Now, he’s collaborating with Garrett Oliver, longtime brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, to create a new beer using yellow cardamom from the cloud forests of Guatemala and ground black lime. The two sit down with Edible Manhattan’s editor-in-chief Ariel Lauren Wilson to share their work; afterwards, we invite you to sample the beer yourself at an outdoor reception on our Terrace.

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Cloud Forest Cardamom Ale

Believe it or not, spices are still grown much the same way they have been for thousands of years – almost entirely on small farms, picked by hand, and dried in the sun. For millennia, the far-flungsources of the lucrative spice trade were kept a carefully guarded secret and, even to this day, a complex supply chain has distanced consumers from spice makers. Former NYC line cook Ethan Frisch is working to change all that. Co-founder of the single origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, Frisch roams the world to find its most incredible spices and support the generations-old family farms that grow them. Now, he’s collaborating with Garrett Oliver, longtime brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, to create a new beer using yellow cardamom from the cloud forests of Guatemala and ground black lime. The two sit down with Edible Manhattan’s editor-in-chief Ariel Lauren Wilson to share their work; afterwards, we invite you to sample the beer yourself at an outdoor reception on our Terrace.

7:00pm 1001 Nights: Introducing Brooklyn Brewery's New Beer Museum of the City of New York

Legendary Brooklyn Brewery brew master Garrett Oliver and intrepid spice hunter Ethan Frisch, co-founder of the single origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, introduce 1001 Nights, the bold new Brooklyn Brewery beer they’ve just collaborated on using Burlap & Barrel spices. In an unusual twist inspired by Middle Eastern flavors, 1001 Nights is infused with ground black lime and cardamom from the cloud forests of Guatemala. To kick off the evening, Oliver and Frisch will sit down with Edible Manhattan’s editor-in-chief Ariel Lauren Wilson for a conversation about their work roaming the globe looking for inspiration and the world’s most incredible spices.

Afterwards, we invite you to try 1001 Nights for yourself at an outdoor tasting on the Museum’s Terrace overlooking Central Park. A surprise, "unexpected" bite from beloved NYC bakery, Amy's Bread, will also be served.

7:00pm 1001 Nights: Introducing Brooklyn Brewery's New Beer

Legendary Brooklyn Brewery brew master Garrett Oliver and intrepid spice hunter Ethan Frisch, co-founder of the single origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, introduce 1001 Nights, the bold new Brooklyn Brewery beer they’ve just collaborated on using Burlap & Barrel spices. In an unusual twist inspired by Middle Eastern flavors, 1001 Nights is infused with ground black lime and cardamom from the cloud forests of Guatemala. To kick off the evening, Oliver and Frisch will sit down with Edible Manhattan’s editor-in-chief Ariel Lauren Wilson for a conversation about their work roaming the globe looking for inspiration and the world’s most incredible spices.

Afterwards, we invite you to try 1001 Nights for yourself at an outdoor tasting on the Museum’s Terrace overlooking Central Park. A surprise, "unexpected" bite from beloved NYC bakery, Amy's Bread, will also be served.

7:00pm Andrea Dunlop: We Came Here To Forget (With Jamie Blynn) Strand Books

We Came Here to Forget tells the story of Katie Cleary who had always known exactly what she wants: to be the best skier in the world. As a teenager, she leaves her home to live and train full time with her two best friends, all-American brothers Luke and Blair, whose wealthy father has hired the best coaches money can buy. Together, they are the USA’s best shot at bringing home Olympic gold.

But as the upward trajectory of Katie’s elite skiing career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore—one that will lay ruin not only to Katie’s career but to her family and her relationship with Luke and Blair.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

In alternating chapters, Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet—while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world. From the moneyed ski chalets of the American West to the dimly lit milongas of Argentina, We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve—and what’s left behind after it all disappears.

Join us as author Andrea Dunlop sits down with Jamie Blynn to discuss her new book.

7:00pm Andrea Dunlop: We Came Here To Forget (With Jamie Blynn)

We Came Here to Forget tells the story of Katie Cleary who had always known exactly what she wants: to be the best skier in the world. As a teenager, she leaves her home to live and train full time with her two best friends, all-American brothers Luke and Blair, whose wealthy father has hired the best coaches money can buy. Together, they are the USA’s best shot at bringing home Olympic gold.

But as the upward trajectory of Katie’s elite skiing career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore—one that will lay ruin not only to Katie’s career but to her family and her relationship with Luke and Blair.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

In alternating chapters, Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet—while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world. From the moneyed ski chalets of the American West to the dimly lit milongas of Argentina, We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve—and what’s left behind after it all disappears.

Join us as author Andrea Dunlop sits down with Jamie Blynn to discuss her new book.

7:00pm Jerry Colonna + Dan Harris: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up Rubin Museum

What happens when leaders who hold structural power fail to develop their inner power and let bad psychological habits run amok? Venture capitalist turned executive coach Jerry Colonna calls upon CEOs and others to embrace the experience of being challenged to grow, to rethink the structures of their lives, and to make peace with their demons: the psychological habits and long-held patterns that have helped them to succeed yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

How? Colonna shares with ABC anchor Dan Harris the tools of inquiry—inspired by Buddhism, Jungian therapy and more—that all of us can use to tap into our unconscious minds, help unmask ourselves, and enhance our sense of community.

This program marks the launch of Jerry Colonna’s new book REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (Reboot by Jerry Colonna). There will be a book signing after the talk.

7:00pm Jerry Colonna + Dan Harris: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

What happens when leaders who hold structural power fail to develop their inner power and let bad psychological habits run amok? Venture capitalist turned executive coach Jerry Colonna calls upon CEOs and others to embrace the experience of being challenged to grow, to rethink the structures of their lives, and to make peace with their demons: the psychological habits and long-held patterns that have helped them to succeed yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

How? Colonna shares with ABC anchor Dan Harris the tools of inquiry—inspired by Buddhism, Jungian therapy and more—that all of us can use to tap into our unconscious minds, help unmask ourselves, and enhance our sense of community.

This program marks the launch of Jerry Colonna’s new book REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (Reboot by Jerry Colonna). There will be a book signing after the talk.

7:00pm Jerry Colonna + Dan Harris: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up Rubin Museum

What happens when leaders who hold structural power fail to develop their inner power and let bad psychological habits run amok? Venture capitalist turned executive coach Jerry Colonna calls upon CEOs and others to embrace the experience of being challenged to grow, to rethink the structures of their lives, and to make peace with their demons: the psychological habits and long-held patterns that have helped them to succeed yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

How? Colonna shares with ABC anchor Dan Harris the tools of inquiry—inspired by Buddhism, Jungian therapy and more—that all of us can use to tap into our unconscious minds, help unmask ourselves, and enhance our sense of community.

This program marks the launch of Jerry Colonna’s new book REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (Reboot by Jerry Colonna). There will be a book signing after the talk.

7:00pm Jerry Colonna + Dan Harris: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

What happens when leaders who hold structural power fail to develop their inner power and let bad psychological habits run amok? Venture capitalist turned executive coach Jerry Colonna calls upon CEOs and others to embrace the experience of being challenged to grow, to rethink the structures of their lives, and to make peace with their demons: the psychological habits and long-held patterns that have helped them to succeed yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

How? Colonna shares with ABC anchor Dan Harris the tools of inquiry—inspired by Buddhism, Jungian therapy and more—that all of us can use to tap into our unconscious minds, help unmask ourselves, and enhance our sense of community.

This program marks the launch of Jerry Colonna’s new book REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (Reboot by Jerry Colonna). There will be a book signing after the talk.

7:30pm Sam Dagher: Assad Or We Burn The Country Strand Books

In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis.

Assad or We Burn the Country examines Syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region.

Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another.

Timely, propulsive, and expertly reported, Assad or We Burn the Country is the definitive account of this global crisis, going far beyond the news story that has dominated headlines for years.

Join us on the second floor as Sam shares his work.

7:30pm Sam Dagher: Assad Or We Burn The Country

In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis.

Assad or We Burn the Country examines Syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region.

Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another.

Timely, propulsive, and expertly reported, Assad or We Burn the Country is the definitive account of this global crisis, going far beyond the news story that has dominated headlines for years.

Join us on the second floor as Sam shares his work.

Thursday July 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019
9:30am Equity Essentials in Sexual and Reproductive Health Training Planned Parenthood of New York City

Planned Parenthood of New York City's Training Institute is pleased to announce the Equity Essentials Training Series!

"Equity is both a process and an outcome ensuring that all groups have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to improve the quality of their lives, and that their life outcomes are not predicted based on race, class, or other dimensions of identity." (Race Forward, Center for Racial Justice)

9:30am Equity Essentials in Sexual and Reproductive Health Training

Planned Parenthood of New York City's Training Institute is pleased to announce the Equity Essentials Training Series!

"Equity is both a process and an outcome ensuring that all groups have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to improve the quality of their lives, and that their life outcomes are not predicted based on race, class, or other dimensions of identity." (Race Forward, Center for Racial Justice)

10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano New York Restoration Project

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling.

10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling.

5:00pm The European Way of Digital: The Role of the State in Protecting Open Societies Online Open Society Foundations

Europeans share the worries of people in many parts of the world about how digital technologies are changing their politics, economies, and societies. But they also have specific expectations regarding the role of the state and other institutions in protecting them from the most negative effects of the digital transformation.

A panel of experts will explore ideas in a new report by Counterpoint and the Open Society European Policy Institute, The European Way of Digital, edited by Catherine Fieschi and Heather Grabbe. In this report, experts outline their views of how Europe can do better—and position itself as a model third way for the regulation of the digital public sphere in open societies. 

What does good digital governance look like in a European context? Do we treat digital goods as public goods? Beyond ease and convenience, how do we regulate digital goods to meet unmet needs? More broadly, how do we move from a situation in which, by treating tech and digital as a uniquely private sector phenomenon, the market has become a platform for democracy to one in which democracy is a platform for the market?

5:00pm The European Way of Digital: The Role of the State in Protecting Open Societies Online

Europeans share the worries of people in many parts of the world about how digital technologies are changing their politics, economies, and societies. But they also have specific expectations regarding the role of the state and other institutions in protecting them from the most negative effects of the digital transformation.

A panel of experts will explore ideas in a new report by Counterpoint and the Open Society European Policy Institute, The European Way of Digital, edited by Catherine Fieschi and Heather Grabbe. In this report, experts outline their views of how Europe can do better—and position itself as a model third way for the regulation of the digital public sphere in open societies. 

What does good digital governance look like in a European context? Do we treat digital goods as public goods? Beyond ease and convenience, how do we regulate digital goods to meet unmet needs? More broadly, how do we move from a situation in which, by treating tech and digital as a uniquely private sector phenomenon, the market has become a platform for democracy to one in which democracy is a platform for the market?

5:30pm Literacy Partners After Hours Magnet Theater

Thousands of adult New Yorkers cannot read or write. Find out how YOU can be a part of the solution by giving the gift of reading.

Join us for our summer networking event! Meet Literacy Partners staff and our Associate Board members, learn more about our programs, and find out how you can get involved. The more the merrier - invite a friend or colleague!

5:30pm Literacy Partners After Hours

Thousands of adult New Yorkers cannot read or write. Find out how YOU can be a part of the solution by giving the gift of reading.

Join us for our summer networking event! Meet Literacy Partners staff and our Associate Board members, learn more about our programs, and find out how you can get involved. The more the merrier - invite a friend or colleague!

5:30pm Late Night Thursday: July 11 Tenement Museum

The lights stay on after dark on Thursday nights at the Tenement Museum! Each Thursday offers access to exclusive programs, tours, and exhibits only available on this special night of the week. This week’s exciting programs include A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, Tenement Bedrooms, Tastings at the Tenement, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, and more.

5:30pm Late Night Thursday: July 11

The lights stay on after dark on Thursday nights at the Tenement Museum! Each Thursday offers access to exclusive programs, tours, and exhibits only available on this special night of the week. This week’s exciting programs include A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, Tenement Bedrooms, Tastings at the Tenement, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, and more.

6:00pm Matt Keegan: what was & what is I, II, and III SculptureCenter

Matt Keegan’s what was & what is complicates narratives of real estate development through an architectural intervention and shared personal histories. As part of the work, Keegan is joined three times by his father at the site of his temporary public sculpture in Court Square Park to talk about brushes with power, personal experiences of urban development, and feelings of proximity and distance from the continual transformation of living and working space in New York. Topics of conversation will range from Mr. Keegan’s childhood job at a private golf course shuttered by Robert Moses and, much later, his reading of Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, to his previous ownership of a bar-restaurant near the Vernon Boulevard—Jackson Avenue 7 train in Long Island City.

Each is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.​

6:00pm Matt Keegan: what was & what is I, II, and III

Matt Keegan’s what was & what is complicates narratives of real estate development through an architectural intervention and shared personal histories. As part of the work, Keegan is joined three times by his father at the site of his temporary public sculpture in Court Square Park to talk about brushes with power, personal experiences of urban development, and feelings of proximity and distance from the continual transformation of living and working space in New York. Topics of conversation will range from Mr. Keegan’s childhood job at a private golf course shuttered by Robert Moses and, much later, his reading of Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, to his previous ownership of a bar-restaurant near the Vernon Boulevard—Jackson Avenue 7 train in Long Island City.

Each is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.​

6:00pm Book Launch ”City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands Open Society Foundations

Tijuana is one of the most violent cities in Mexico and the city has become increasingly dangerous for women. University of California, San Diego, epidemiologist Dan Werb calls the phenomenon of dead and missing women at the border a femicide. 

Werb, who has been tracking HIV in Tijuana since 2013, has been on a quest to find what’s driving the city's rising female homicide rate. His research and conclusions are detailed in his new book, City of Omens: A Search For the Missing Women of the Borderlands.

Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past 10 years, Mexico’s third-largest city became one of the world’s most dangerous. Tijuana’s murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast.

When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that these murders could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana’s women. 

Werb’s search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana’s femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building.

6:00pm Book Launch ”City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands

Tijuana is one of the most violent cities in Mexico and the city has become increasingly dangerous for women. University of California, San Diego, epidemiologist Dan Werb calls the phenomenon of dead and missing women at the border a femicide. 

Werb, who has been tracking HIV in Tijuana since 2013, has been on a quest to find what’s driving the city's rising female homicide rate. His research and conclusions are detailed in his new book, City of Omens: A Search For the Missing Women of the Borderlands.

Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past 10 years, Mexico’s third-largest city became one of the world’s most dangerous. Tijuana’s murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast.

When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that these murders could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana’s women. 

Werb’s search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana’s femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building.

6:30pm A Decade of K-pop: Korean Music's Ascent in the U.S Korea Society

Ten years since Wonder Girls and BoA became the first Korean artists to appear on Billboard's main U.S. music charts, K-pop is at the forefront of the increasingly globalized U.S. music scene. With BTS undeniably at the top of the music world and Blackpink making K-pop history by performing at Coachella, K-pop is no longer an incidental phenomenon but an integral part of American pop culture of 2019. In this talk, Tamar Herman, K-pop columnist for Billboard, reflects on the rise of K-pop in the U.S. during the last decade and ponders its future.

6:30pm A Decade of K-pop: Korean Music's Ascent in the U.S

Ten years since Wonder Girls and BoA became the first Korean artists to appear on Billboard's main U.S. music charts, K-pop is at the forefront of the increasingly globalized U.S. music scene. With BTS undeniably at the top of the music world and Blackpink making K-pop history by performing at Coachella, K-pop is no longer an incidental phenomenon but an integral part of American pop culture of 2019. In this talk, Tamar Herman, K-pop columnist for Billboard, reflects on the rise of K-pop in the U.S. during the last decade and ponders its future.

6:30pm West African Dance Workshops New York Restoration Project

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families.

6:30pm West African Dance Workshops

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families.

7:00pm Sex And The Self In Foucault Strand Books

Foucault’s History of Sexuality challenged our most precious ideals of sex, identity, and the self, and exposed the absurdity of searching for sexual liberation by discovering the “truth” of one’s soul. This seminal work still stands as a classic among scholars of queer theory, feminism, and historians of sexuality, nearly fifty years after its publication. Yet, few seem to take note of the centrality of death—both literal and symbolic death—at the core of Foucault’s argument. 

Indeed, even my past Olio lectures stop just short of truly grappling with his death hypothesis. Let’s kill this tradition together by going deep into the final pages of this perplexing book, and wrestle hard with its most intriguing ideas. Please join us for an Olio dedicated to exploring and understanding why a book focused on the historical invention of sexuality concludes with a chapter titled “Right of Death and Power Over Life.” 

We will explore what Foucault meant when he argued that modern society has replaced the “symbolics of blood” with an “analytics of sexuality.” Finally, we will learn what it means to enter history by exiting nature.

 *Note: No familiarity with Foucault or this book is needed. Your curiosity is all that you need to follow along and join in the discussion.  

7:00pm Sex And The Self In Foucault

Foucault’s History of Sexuality challenged our most precious ideals of sex, identity, and the self, and exposed the absurdity of searching for sexual liberation by discovering the “truth” of one’s soul. This seminal work still stands as a classic among scholars of queer theory, feminism, and historians of sexuality, nearly fifty years after its publication. Yet, few seem to take note of the centrality of death—both literal and symbolic death—at the core of Foucault’s argument. 

Indeed, even my past Olio lectures stop just short of truly grappling with his death hypothesis. Let’s kill this tradition together by going deep into the final pages of this perplexing book, and wrestle hard with its most intriguing ideas. Please join us for an Olio dedicated to exploring and understanding why a book focused on the historical invention of sexuality concludes with a chapter titled “Right of Death and Power Over Life.” 

We will explore what Foucault meant when he argued that modern society has replaced the “symbolics of blood” with an “analytics of sexuality.” Finally, we will learn what it means to enter history by exiting nature.

 *Note: No familiarity with Foucault or this book is needed. Your curiosity is all that you need to follow along and join in the discussion.  

7:30pm Kendall Klym: Step Lightly Strand Books

Short story collection Step Lightly immerses readers in the exciting world of dance, grappling with meanings behind movement that define who we are and what we do with our lives. Challenging and expanding accepted definitions of dance, each of the fifteen short stories centers on physical movement as a driving force, placing characters in precarious situations and leading to unusual outcomes. The collection sports a diverse repertory, including a classic yet tragic tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a dance narrative designed as a multiple-choice quiz, and a recipe incantation that brings back the ghost of a famous ballerina. Step Lightly grapples with meanings behind movement that helps define who we are and what we do with our lives.

Join us on the second floor as award-winning writer and former dancer Kendall Klym celebrates his latest work.

7:30pm Kendall Klym: Step Lightly

Short story collection Step Lightly immerses readers in the exciting world of dance, grappling with meanings behind movement that define who we are and what we do with our lives. Challenging and expanding accepted definitions of dance, each of the fifteen short stories centers on physical movement as a driving force, placing characters in precarious situations and leading to unusual outcomes. The collection sports a diverse repertory, including a classic yet tragic tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a dance narrative designed as a multiple-choice quiz, and a recipe incantation that brings back the ghost of a famous ballerina. Step Lightly grapples with meanings behind movement that helps define who we are and what we do with our lives.

Join us on the second floor as award-winning writer and former dancer Kendall Klym celebrates his latest work.

8:30pm 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 Michael Serpe, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

8:30pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression

You Are Not Alone 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 Michael Serpe, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

8:30pm Protocinema's Summer Screening Tour: Of Our Own Making SculptureCenter

Protocinema presents Of Our Own Making, a series of single channel videos by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lara Ögel, Ahmet Öğüt, Hale Tenger, and Theo Triantafyllidis. Projected in SculptureCenter’s outdoor courtyard, just after sunset on Thursday, July 11, the works of these artists reflect voices and concerns of their regions as well as offering empathy towards shared universal experiences.

8:30pm Protocinema's Summer Screening Tour: Of Our Own Making

Protocinema presents Of Our Own Making, a series of single channel videos by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lara Ögel, Ahmet Öğüt, Hale Tenger, and Theo Triantafyllidis. Projected in SculptureCenter’s outdoor courtyard, just after sunset on Thursday, July 11, the works of these artists reflect voices and concerns of their regions as well as offering empathy towards shared universal experiences.

Friday July 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019
8:30am Adam J. Kurtz CreativeMornings

Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His books including 1 Page at a Time have been translated into over a dozen languages and his “very personal” work for clients like Facebook and Urban Outfitters has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek and more.

8:30am Adam J. Kurtz

Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His books including 1 Page at a Time have been translated into over a dozen languages and his “very personal” work for clients like Facebook and Urban Outfitters has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek and more.

12:30pm Serious Play - Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Project 404 BRIC

The practice consists of two phases: a silent phase of fifteen minutes during which the participants look intently together at a single image on our individual devices. The image will be chosen by someone offsite from among the images submitted by the participants in the practice. The subsequent phase is a conversation of between 60 and 90 minutes, during which the participants discuss their experiences of the silent phase (with devices put aside).

This program is a part of the exhibition Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning.

12:30pm Serious Play - Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Project 404

The practice consists of two phases: a silent phase of fifteen minutes during which the participants look intently together at a single image on our individual devices. The image will be chosen by someone offsite from among the images submitted by the participants in the practice. The subsequent phase is a conversation of between 60 and 90 minutes, during which the participants discuss their experiences of the silent phase (with devices put aside).

This program is a part of the exhibition Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning.

4:00pm Madison Street Garden Opening Celebration New York Restoration Project
Hey Bushwick! We are having our start of the season garden opening celebration. Now that the sun is out, come and enjoy some fun activites and food! Feel free to bring your family, an extra dish or beverage, and come enjoy our garden where you'll get to meet other community members and learn more about gardening. 
4:00pm Madison Street Garden Opening Celebration
Hey Bushwick! We are having our start of the season garden opening celebration. Now that the sun is out, come and enjoy some fun activites and food! Feel free to bring your family, an extra dish or beverage, and come enjoy our garden where you'll get to meet other community members and learn more about gardening. 
7:00pm A Walking Tour of Mags Corners Magnet Theater

Welcome to Mags Corners, a small town with a big heart! Join Farmer Tom as he guides you through the historic sites of Mags Corners. You'll meet the Mayor, swim the mighty and deadly Hoosic River, and so much more! Yes, Mags Corners is a magical place, and it is in no way harboring unspeakable secrets, we swear!

7:00pm A Walking Tour of Mags Corners

Welcome to Mags Corners, a small town with a big heart! Join Farmer Tom as he guides you through the historic sites of Mags Corners. You'll meet the Mayor, swim the mighty and deadly Hoosic River, and so much more! Yes, Mags Corners is a magical place, and it is in no way harboring unspeakable secrets, we swear!

7:00pm Cocktails for Camp 2019 Magnet Theater

Join us at the The Standard, East Village NY for our annual Cocktails for Camp summer party for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and breathtaking New York City skyline views - all for a great cause! Thanks to your support, we will be able to offer youth free sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains and 6 weeks of free summer camp programs at The Lower Eastside Girls Club.

This year we are happy to announce, the Martin Family Donation will be matching up to $22,500 of donations and tickets to support our programs.
 

7:00pm Cocktails for Camp 2019

Join us at the The Standard, East Village NY for our annual Cocktails for Camp summer party for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and breathtaking New York City skyline views - all for a great cause! Thanks to your support, we will be able to offer youth free sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains and 6 weeks of free summer camp programs at The Lower Eastside Girls Club.

This year we are happy to announce, the Martin Family Donation will be matching up to $22,500 of donations and tickets to support our programs.
 

7:00pm Shelby Lorman: Awards For Good Boys Strand Books

Surely you’re familiar with good boys. They’re the ones who put “feminist” in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was “okay.”) And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad).

This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

7:00pm Shelby Lorman: Awards For Good Boys

Surely you’re familiar with good boys. They’re the ones who put “feminist” in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was “okay.”) And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad).

This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

7:00pm Stephen Kellogg: Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Alt-country singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg has been hailed by CBS radio as "the best live act you've never seen" and by No Depression as "the best songwriter you're not listening to." In the last decade he has performed more than 1,500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum-selling rock band O.A.R. Kellogg’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

His Americana-tinged folk, pop, and rock stylings have landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg's music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Filmmaker Peter Harding’s documentary about him, Last Man Standing, went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume, delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the keynote speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and “finding your voice.” To his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

7:00pm Stephen Kellogg: Naked Soul

Alt-country singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg has been hailed by CBS radio as "the best live act you've never seen" and by No Depression as "the best songwriter you're not listening to." In the last decade he has performed more than 1,500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum-selling rock band O.A.R. Kellogg’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

His Americana-tinged folk, pop, and rock stylings have landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg's music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Filmmaker Peter Harding’s documentary about him, Last Man Standing, went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume, delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the keynote speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and “finding your voice.” To his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

Saturday July 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
11:00am BRIC Family Workshop: Serious Play BRIC

A hands-on D.I.Y. puzzple and Yarn Painting workshop for families to work together on a creative art project. Inspired by contemporary artists in our current exhibition Serious Play, families will work together to design their own original “family puzzle” and learn how to create Nierikas: traditional Huichol yarn paintings. Families will also get a chance to explore our current exhibition via an Art Scavenger Hunt. Best for ages 6+.

11:00am BRIC Family Workshop: Serious Play

A hands-on D.I.Y. puzzple and Yarn Painting workshop for families to work together on a creative art project. Inspired by contemporary artists in our current exhibition Serious Play, families will work together to design their own original “family puzzle” and learn how to create Nierikas: traditional Huichol yarn paintings. Families will also get a chance to explore our current exhibition via an Art Scavenger Hunt. Best for ages 6+.

11:00am Ceramic Stories New York Restoration Project

Join Us this Saturday for gardening & storytelling! Ceramics Stories is a free inclusive gardening & storytelling workshop for children of all abilities.

11:00am Ceramic Stories

Join Us this Saturday for gardening & storytelling! Ceramics Stories is a free inclusive gardening & storytelling workshop for children of all abilities.

11:15am Education and the Future of Himalayan Immigrant Communities Rubin Museum

Himalayan immigrants form some of the newest immigrant communities in the United States. Many immigrants from the Himalayan region struggle with generational, cultural, educational, and language gaps. Navigating the complex education system in this country is a particular challenge, due to the lack of adequate resources and mentorship.

Join members of YindaYin Coaching, one of the pioneer organizations supporting Himalayan immigrant communities, as they discuss how young leaders are creating a safe learning environment for the next generation to thrive in this country.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

11:15am Education and the Future of Himalayan Immigrant Communities

Himalayan immigrants form some of the newest immigrant communities in the United States. Many immigrants from the Himalayan region struggle with generational, cultural, educational, and language gaps. Navigating the complex education system in this country is a particular challenge, due to the lack of adequate resources and mentorship.

Join members of YindaYin Coaching, one of the pioneer organizations supporting Himalayan immigrant communities, as they discuss how young leaders are creating a safe learning environment for the next generation to thrive in this country.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

12:00pm Read It, Grow It New York Restoration Project

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

12:00pm Read It, Grow It

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

3:00pm Coffee & Conversation: Serious Play BRIC

Join artists Kat Chamberlin, Damien Davis, and Ronny Quevedo for a gallery tour and discussion of their work in Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning. Coffee provided!

Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning is devoted to an exploration of forms of play as a process in contemporary art. Traditionally seen as an activity of childhood, for enjoyment and recreation rather than for serious or practical purpose, play is also at the heart of artistic practice. Processes and values that inform play – making, taking apart and crafting back together, transforming space, and improvising – can be equally applied to the process of artistic creation in the studio. Serious intent, however, defines artists engaging in the realm of play.

3:00pm Coffee & Conversation: Serious Play

Join artists Kat Chamberlin, Damien Davis, and Ronny Quevedo for a gallery tour and discussion of their work in Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning. Coffee provided!

Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning is devoted to an exploration of forms of play as a process in contemporary art. Traditionally seen as an activity of childhood, for enjoyment and recreation rather than for serious or practical purpose, play is also at the heart of artistic practice. Processes and values that inform play – making, taking apart and crafting back together, transforming space, and improvising – can be equally applied to the process of artistic creation in the studio. Serious intent, however, defines artists engaging in the realm of play.

3:00pm Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms Asia Society

Drummer and composer Susie Ibarra leads the DreamTime Ensemble in the performance of Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms. A dynamic musical ‘game piece’, the performance invites members of the audience to conduct the ensemble through rhythms and musical motifs. Using polyrhythms as a model for human interdependence, the work is a staging of relationships with the ‘game’ element allowing for a spirited shifting of roles and perspectives in live musical experimentation. Drawing on deep knowledge of Asian and jazz percussive traditions, Ibarra and the DreamTime Ensemble lead audiences on a journey into a mesmerizing musical environment of multi-layered sonic textures.

3:00pm Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms

Drummer and composer Susie Ibarra leads the DreamTime Ensemble in the performance of Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms. A dynamic musical ‘game piece’, the performance invites members of the audience to conduct the ensemble through rhythms and musical motifs. Using polyrhythms as a model for human interdependence, the work is a staging of relationships with the ‘game’ element allowing for a spirited shifting of roles and perspectives in live musical experimentation. Drawing on deep knowledge of Asian and jazz percussive traditions, Ibarra and the DreamTime Ensemble lead audiences on a journey into a mesmerizing musical environment of multi-layered sonic textures.

6:00pm Fact or Fiction Magnet Theater

Fact or Fiction is a show inspired by truthful monologues and stories that organically transforms into improv right before your eyes. Guaranteed to make you connect with the humans around you 10% more. Come watch the fun.
 

6:00pm Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction is a show inspired by truthful monologues and stories that organically transforms into improv right before your eyes. Guaranteed to make you connect with the humans around you 10% more. Come watch the fun.
 

6:30pm B Scene: Truth in Jest BRIC

Hosted by comedian Angela Star, we’ll be screening BE: Bettina & Elaine, co-produced by Calaine Schafer and Top Ranking Nyc Comedy Show, produced by Sunnydaze Media. Special guest comedian Eva Evans, star of BET’s Hustle in Brooklyn.

6:30pm B Scene: Truth in Jest

Hosted by comedian Angela Star, we’ll be screening BE: Bettina & Elaine, co-produced by Calaine Schafer and Top Ranking Nyc Comedy Show, produced by Sunnydaze Media. Special guest comedian Eva Evans, star of BET’s Hustle in Brooklyn.

10:15pm The Honey Improv Festival Hour Magnet Theater

The Honey Improv Festival Hour, is a one-night-only comedy show showcasing veteran teams that have performed in various festivals around the nation. Whether you’re from out-of-town or a local, you will be introduced to something new, different and definitely funny.

10:15pm The Honey Improv Festival Hour

The Honey Improv Festival Hour, is a one-night-only comedy show showcasing veteran teams that have performed in various festivals around the nation. Whether you’re from out-of-town or a local, you will be introduced to something new, different and definitely funny.

10:30pm The Honey Improv Festival Magnet Theater

The Honey Improv Festival Hour, is a one-night-only comedy show showcasing veteran teams that have performed in various festivals around the nation. Whether you’re from out-of-town or a local, you will be introduced to something new, different and definitely funny.

10:30pm The Honey Improv Festival

The Honey Improv Festival Hour, is a one-night-only comedy show showcasing veteran teams that have performed in various festivals around the nation. Whether you’re from out-of-town or a local, you will be introduced to something new, different and definitely funny.

Sunday July 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019
9:30am The Ailey School 2019-2020 Scholarship Audition in New York City Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Ailey School offers intermediate to advanced dancers an opportunity to train in a professional environment amidst the vibrancy of New York City, the dance capital of the world. Join us for the 2019-2020 school year and receive first class dance training among a student body of versatile dancers who strive for excellence. Students who exhibit the strongest potential for a career in dance will be awarded a merit-based scholarship at this audition. Applicants will be emailed their specific audition appointment time.

9:30am The Ailey School 2019-2020 Scholarship Audition in New York City

The Ailey School offers intermediate to advanced dancers an opportunity to train in a professional environment amidst the vibrancy of New York City, the dance capital of the world. Join us for the 2019-2020 school year and receive first class dance training among a student body of versatile dancers who strive for excellence. Students who exhibit the strongest potential for a career in dance will be awarded a merit-based scholarship at this audition. Applicants will be emailed their specific audition appointment time.

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

Join us Sunday, July 14, for a celebration of Greek culture! CMA is partnering with Astoria’s Greek Cultural Center and the Pontian Society Komninoi of NY to present performances and interactive workshops. Story Time takes place at 11 am featuring books by Greek authors read by Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffensberger of Hudson Park Library. Eleni Tsarsitalidou and Dimitri Stefanidis of the Pontian Society Komninoi of NY will share traditional dance and music from the shores of the Black Sea at 12 pm and 2 pm.

10:00am Greek Cultural Festival

Join us Sunday, July 14, for a celebration of Greek culture! CMA is partnering with Astoria’s Greek Cultural Center and the Pontian Society Komninoi of NY to present performances and interactive workshops. Story Time takes place at 11 am featuring books by Greek authors read by Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffensberger of Hudson Park Library. Eleni Tsarsitalidou and Dimitri Stefanidis of the Pontian Society Komninoi of NY will share traditional dance and music from the shores of the Black Sea at 12 pm and 2 pm.

12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day New York Restoration Project

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Monday July 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
11:00am Activist Paper Doll Making Museum of the City of New York

Celebrate the New York City women who have championed for change in the garment industry. Explore rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs, and audio-visual materials in the exhibition Activist New York and City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York 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, and geared toward families with children ages 6–12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Activist Paper Doll Making

Celebrate the New York City women who have championed for change in the garment industry. Explore rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs, and audio-visual materials in the exhibition Activist New York and City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York 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, and geared toward families with children ages 6–12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.

7:00pm Mastering Colored Pencil with Lisa Dinhofer Art Students League

Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please bring your own materials. No wet materials please.

Many people who bought colored pencils during the adult coloring book craze are now looking to learn new ways to be creative with them.

In Mastering Colored Pencil, artist and colored pencil evangelist Lisa Dinhofer presents everything artists need to know about traditional and contemporary drawing techniques, materials, and color theory in order to master this versatile medium.

7:00pm Mastering Colored Pencil with Lisa Dinhofer

Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please bring your own materials. No wet materials please.

Many people who bought colored pencils during the adult coloring book craze are now looking to learn new ways to be creative with them.

In Mastering Colored Pencil, artist and colored pencil evangelist Lisa Dinhofer presents everything artists need to know about traditional and contemporary drawing techniques, materials, and color theory in order to master this versatile medium.

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Mastering Colored Pencil Strand Books

Many people who bought colored pencils during the adult coloring book craze are now looking to learn new ways to be creative with them.

In Mastering Colored Pencil, artist and colored pencil evangelist Lisa Dinhofer presents everything artists need to know about traditional and contemporary drawing techniques, materials, and color theory in order to master this versatile medium.

Colored pencils, an inexpensive, easy to use, and mobile medium, are coming of age. More and more artists are discovering the incredible qualities of drawing with colored pencils. The wide variety of vibrant color choices among the major manufacturers seems endless. At a recent count, there are more than fifty different reds in the colored pencil spectrum of Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, and Derwent. The base of the pencils vary as well: wax, watercolor, pastel, and graphite. These can be interchanged or mixed together. The effects that can be achieved are limitless. A work in pencil can be a drawing, a watercolor, or an oil painting. A wax pencil can sketch, can draw, can paint. A watercolor pencil can do the same. The drawing can be transparent as a loose wash or as dense as an oil on canvas. Artists can work as small as a postage stamp or as large as a wall.

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Mastering Colored Pencil

Many people who bought colored pencils during the adult coloring book craze are now looking to learn new ways to be creative with them.

In Mastering Colored Pencil, artist and colored pencil evangelist Lisa Dinhofer presents everything artists need to know about traditional and contemporary drawing techniques, materials, and color theory in order to master this versatile medium.

Colored pencils, an inexpensive, easy to use, and mobile medium, are coming of age. More and more artists are discovering the incredible qualities of drawing with colored pencils. The wide variety of vibrant color choices among the major manufacturers seems endless. At a recent count, there are more than fifty different reds in the colored pencil spectrum of Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, and Derwent. The base of the pencils vary as well: wax, watercolor, pastel, and graphite. These can be interchanged or mixed together. The effects that can be achieved are limitless. A work in pencil can be a drawing, a watercolor, or an oil painting. A wax pencil can sketch, can draw, can paint. A watercolor pencil can do the same. The drawing can be transparent as a loose wash or as dense as an oil on canvas. Artists can work as small as a postage stamp or as large as a wall.

9:00pm Who's Right? Magnet Theater

Come one, come all to the game show recommended by 0 out of 5 therapists!

We know you’re tired of pretending that your co-worker “has a point,” that everyone on the subway “deserves” to sit, and that your ex is "still a good person.” So for one half-hour, let's shed the daily complexities and grey areas of real life and bask in the comfort of a black and white world. Compete against fellow audience members to break down complicated social situations and celebrity beefs to decide once and for all, Who’s Right!? For these 30 sweet minutes, there will be no compromises. If you’re not right, you’re wrong!

9:00pm Who's Right?

Come one, come all to the game show recommended by 0 out of 5 therapists!

We know you’re tired of pretending that your co-worker “has a point,” that everyone on the subway “deserves” to sit, and that your ex is "still a good person.” So for one half-hour, let's shed the daily complexities and grey areas of real life and bask in the comfort of a black and white world. Compete against fellow audience members to break down complicated social situations and celebrity beefs to decide once and for all, Who’s Right!? For these 30 sweet minutes, there will be no compromises. If you’re not right, you’re wrong!

9:00pm Maaaad Late! The Improvised Late Night Show w/ Chris De La Cruz Magnet Theater

Maaad Late! is New York City’s only improvised late-night talk show where host Chris De La Cruz (The Moth, Food Network, Tonight Show) doesn’t need cue cards or a writers room... he just needs YOU.

He makes up monologue jokes on the spot based on YOUR news story submissions, plays audience and celebrity games based on YOUR suggestions, and, as soon as it’s time for the interviews, he books YOU or another audience volunteer as his “celebrity guest”.

Accompanied by one-woman house band and beatboxer extraordinaire AirLoom (BET Her, Elle), De La Cruz hosts the only late night show where YOU get to be a writer, producer, and star all in one night!

Oh, and what about the musical guest? Well, he’ll figure that out on his way there…

9:00pm Maaaad Late! The Improvised Late Night Show w/ Chris De La Cruz

Maaad Late! is New York City’s only improvised late-night talk show where host Chris De La Cruz (The Moth, Food Network, Tonight Show) doesn’t need cue cards or a writers room... he just needs YOU.

He makes up monologue jokes on the spot based on YOUR news story submissions, plays audience and celebrity games based on YOUR suggestions, and, as soon as it’s time for the interviews, he books YOU or another audience volunteer as his “celebrity guest”.

Accompanied by one-woman house band and beatboxer extraordinaire AirLoom (BET Her, Elle), De La Cruz hosts the only late night show where YOU get to be a writer, producer, and star all in one night!

Oh, and what about the musical guest? Well, he’ll figure that out on his way there…

10:30pm Shirley Jackson's The Lottery Magnet Theater

Put your name in the hat to get on stage and play with some of your favorite Magnet instructors and performers!

10:30pm Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

Put your name in the hat to get on stage and play with some of your favorite Magnet instructors and performers!

Tuesday July 16, 2019 Jul 16, 2019
7:00pm Matthew Kepnes: Ten Years A Nomad Strand Books

New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel—and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.

7:00pm Matthew Kepnes: Ten Years A Nomad

New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel—and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.

7:00pm The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live At The Town Hall Strand Books

The Adventure Zone is back with Murder on the Rockport Limited! This show will  feature Griffin, Justin, and Carey, and will consist of a moderated Q&A, and a live reading with surprise special guests to read NPCs. 

Every ticket includes a copy of the new graphic novel, complete with a bookplate signed by either Clint, Justin, Travis, or Griffin. Copies of TAZ: Here There Be Gerblins will be available for purchase in the lobby at all shows.

7:00pm The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live At The Town Hall

The Adventure Zone is back with Murder on the Rockport Limited! This show will  feature Griffin, Justin, and Carey, and will consist of a moderated Q&A, and a live reading with surprise special guests to read NPCs. 

Every ticket includes a copy of the new graphic novel, complete with a bookplate signed by either Clint, Justin, Travis, or Griffin. Copies of TAZ: Here There Be Gerblins will be available for purchase in the lobby at all shows.

8:00pm Moonlight & Movies: En el Septimo Dia Museum of the City of New York

Shot on location in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) (Jim McKay, 2017, 92 min) follows José (Fernando Cardona), an undocumented bike delivery worker, over the course of seven days. When his soccer team makes the finals on a day he is asked to work, José, the team's captain, is forced to decide between work and play, a more complicated choice than it seems. Prior to our outdoor screening on the Museum's Terrace, director Jim McKay and Make the Road New York's Mel Gonzalez sit down for a conversation about the contemporary immigration and labor issues that inspired the film. 

Ticket includes your choice of a glass of beer or wine.

8:00pm Moonlight & Movies: En el Septimo Dia

Shot on location in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) (Jim McKay, 2017, 92 min) follows José (Fernando Cardona), an undocumented bike delivery worker, over the course of seven days. When his soccer team makes the finals on a day he is asked to work, José, the team's captain, is forced to decide between work and play, a more complicated choice than it seems. Prior to our outdoor screening on the Museum's Terrace, director Jim McKay and Make the Road New York's Mel Gonzalez sit down for a conversation about the contemporary immigration and labor issues that inspired the film. 

Ticket includes your choice of a glass of beer or wine.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 Jul 17, 2019
11:00am Industry City Museum of the City of New York

Visit the exhibition City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York to explore the rich history of labor in New York City. Get inspired by labor movements in the city, view historical objects from the Museum’s collection, then get hands-on with materials to learn more about the garment industry. 

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

11:00am Industry City

Visit the exhibition City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York to explore the rich history of labor in New York City. Get inspired by labor movements in the city, view historical objects from the Museum’s collection, then get hands-on with materials to learn more about the garment industry. 

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

2:00pm NYPL: Future Hits At El Catano New York Restoration Project

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden presents Future Hits: a fun, interactive, bilingual education show for K-2.

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

2:00pm NYPL: Future Hits At El Catano

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden presents Future Hits: a fun, interactive, bilingual education show for K-2.

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

6:30pm JTNYC Presents: a Translation Talk with Ryan Auerhan AKA MysticDistance RESOBOX

Join MysticDistance as he discusses his personal and professional story, from his start as a forum user translating tidbits of information to working as a full-scale contributor for various news sources. A story of success, drama, lessons, very little sleep and other unique circumstances will all join together in this originally curated speech. With cameos by impostor syndrome and other worries translators may have.

Hosted by Japanese Translators of NYC. Please purchase a beverage or snack from RESOBOX and feel free to stick around after the talk to chat!

6:30pm JTNYC Presents: a Translation Talk with Ryan Auerhan AKA MysticDistance

Join MysticDistance as he discusses his personal and professional story, from his start as a forum user translating tidbits of information to working as a full-scale contributor for various news sources. A story of success, drama, lessons, very little sleep and other unique circumstances will all join together in this originally curated speech. With cameos by impostor syndrome and other worries translators may have.

Hosted by Japanese Translators of NYC. Please purchase a beverage or snack from RESOBOX and feel free to stick around after the talk to chat!

7:00pm Sporkful World Tour LIVE @ MCNY with Marcus Samuelsson Museum of the City of New York

Join us for a live recording of the James Beard Award-winning podcast The Sporkful where host Dan Pashman obsesses about food to learn more about people. In this episode, Pashman sits down with celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of the landmark restaurant Red Rooster Harlem, which serves cross-cultural Southern comfort food. Samuelsson, who was born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and lives New York City, was the youngest chef ever to receive a three star review from The New York Times. He has since authored several books and now hosts his own TV show, No Passport Required. 

7:00pm Sporkful World Tour LIVE @ MCNY with Marcus Samuelsson

Join us for a live recording of the James Beard Award-winning podcast The Sporkful where host Dan Pashman obsesses about food to learn more about people. In this episode, Pashman sits down with celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of the landmark restaurant Red Rooster Harlem, which serves cross-cultural Southern comfort food. Samuelsson, who was born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and lives New York City, was the youngest chef ever to receive a three star review from The New York Times. He has since authored several books and now hosts his own TV show, No Passport Required. 

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Lessons In Realistic Watercolor Strand Books

Richly illustrated, the book features over 100 of Robinson’s luminous, emotive watercolors; works by past and present watercolor masters, including John James Audubon, Henry Casselli, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Michael Lowery, John Singer Sargent, and Stephen Scott Young; 8 in-depth step-by-step painting demonstrations; color charts; product illustrations; and diagrams.

Join us in the Rare book Room for a watercolor demo from painting master Mario Andres Robinson! No wet materials will be allowed in the space, so please leave your paints at home.

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Lessons In Realistic Watercolor

Richly illustrated, the book features over 100 of Robinson’s luminous, emotive watercolors; works by past and present watercolor masters, including John James Audubon, Henry Casselli, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Michael Lowery, John Singer Sargent, and Stephen Scott Young; 8 in-depth step-by-step painting demonstrations; color charts; product illustrations; and diagrams.

Join us in the Rare book Room for a watercolor demo from painting master Mario Andres Robinson! No wet materials will be allowed in the space, so please leave your paints at home.

7:00pm Brent Arnold & Aditya Kalyanpur: Electroacoustic Cello & Tabla Rubin Museum

ELECTROACOUSTIC CELLO AND TABLA

Cellist and composer Brent Arnold and tabla master Aditya Kalyanpur will delve into the interactions between the tabla drum and the electroacoustic cello through looping, layering, and experimenting with different ways of modulating the cello and tabla.

Kalyanpur's virtuosic tabla playing can give a few scattered notes a powerful, propulsive weight, or unleash volcanic layers of rhythm. Arnold's polyglot music moves far beyond the classical, using live electronic processing of the cello to create layered, orchestral weight or otherworldly effects. Their compositions juxtapose the tight interplay of Indian classical music with a cinematic sense of space.

Tonight’s concert will feature new pieces from Arnold and Kalyanpur that are more acoustic in nature, as well as the world premiere of two new works.

7:00pm Brent Arnold & Aditya Kalyanpur: Electroacoustic Cello & Tabla

ELECTROACOUSTIC CELLO AND TABLA

Cellist and composer Brent Arnold and tabla master Aditya Kalyanpur will delve into the interactions between the tabla drum and the electroacoustic cello through looping, layering, and experimenting with different ways of modulating the cello and tabla.

Kalyanpur's virtuosic tabla playing can give a few scattered notes a powerful, propulsive weight, or unleash volcanic layers of rhythm. Arnold's polyglot music moves far beyond the classical, using live electronic processing of the cello to create layered, orchestral weight or otherworldly effects. Their compositions juxtapose the tight interplay of Indian classical music with a cinematic sense of space.

Tonight’s concert will feature new pieces from Arnold and Kalyanpur that are more acoustic in nature, as well as the world premiere of two new works.

7:30pm Anonymous Light Asia Society

Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha has been engaged in a long-term inquiry of the voice and the relationship between inside and outside, from internal to external. Anonymous Light, Sinha’s newest work, continues a musical exploration from her earlier work This ember state, by moving into empty interior space and pure sound. 

Working with vibrations of khayaal (a form of North Indian classical music that means “imagination”) as vessels, in duet with longtime collaborator artist/guitarist Grey Mcmurray, Sinha listens to what came before her—resonances of ordinary and extraordinary moments in innumerable lives—to animate shapes that flower and disappear, in elastic cycles of will and surrender in herself and with Mcmurray.

Sinha unravels the tradition of khayaal into fundamental elements of body and listening, pulse and flow, utterance, tone and shape, from which she and Mcmurray sculpt sonic experience in the setting of National Sawdust. 

7:30pm Anonymous Light

Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha has been engaged in a long-term inquiry of the voice and the relationship between inside and outside, from internal to external. Anonymous Light, Sinha’s newest work, continues a musical exploration from her earlier work This ember state, by moving into empty interior space and pure sound. 

Working with vibrations of khayaal (a form of North Indian classical music that means “imagination”) as vessels, in duet with longtime collaborator artist/guitarist Grey Mcmurray, Sinha listens to what came before her—resonances of ordinary and extraordinary moments in innumerable lives—to animate shapes that flower and disappear, in elastic cycles of will and surrender in herself and with Mcmurray.

Sinha unravels the tradition of khayaal into fundamental elements of body and listening, pulse and flow, utterance, tone and shape, from which she and Mcmurray sculpt sonic experience in the setting of National Sawdust. 

9:00pm I Draw Slow Irish Arts Center

Following sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic and appearances in music festivals across the globe, the beloved Dublin folk ensemble I Draw Slow returns to IAC for a one-night-only performance.
 

9:00pm I Draw Slow

Following sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic and appearances in music festivals across the globe, the beloved Dublin folk ensemble I Draw Slow returns to IAC for a one-night-only performance.
 

Thursday July 18, 2019 Jul 18, 2019
9:30am Equity Essentials in Sexual and Reproductive Health Training Planned Parenthood of New York City

Planned Parenthood of New York City's Training Institute is pleased to announce the Equity Essentials Training Series!

"Equity is both a process and an outcome ensuring that all groups have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to improve the quality of their lives, and that their life outcomes are not predicted based on race, class, or other dimensions of identity." (Race Forward, Center for Racial Justice)

9:30am Equity Essentials in Sexual and Reproductive Health Training

Planned Parenthood of New York City's Training Institute is pleased to announce the Equity Essentials Training Series!

"Equity is both a process and an outcome ensuring that all groups have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to improve the quality of their lives, and that their life outcomes are not predicted based on race, class, or other dimensions of identity." (Race Forward, Center for Racial Justice)

10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano New York Restoration Project

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling. 

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling. 

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

6:00pm Calpulli at Queens Botanical Garden Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

See Calpulli Mexican Dance Company perform excerpts from Boda Mexicana on Thursday July 18th at the Queens Botanical Garden. The performance is included with garden entrance. More info about the event here: https://queensbotanical.org/summernights/

Vea a Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presentar segmentos de "Boda Mexicana" el jueves 18 de julio en el jardin botanico de Queens. La presentacion esta incluida con el costo de la entrada al jardin. Mas detalles sobre el evento aqui: https://queensbotanical.org/summernights/

6:00pm Calpulli at Queens Botanical Garden

See Calpulli Mexican Dance Company perform excerpts from Boda Mexicana on Thursday July 18th at the Queens Botanical Garden. The performance is included with garden entrance. More info about the event here: https://queensbotanical.org/summernights/

Vea a Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presentar segmentos de "Boda Mexicana" el jueves 18 de julio en el jardin botanico de Queens. La presentacion esta incluida con el costo de la entrada al jardin. Mas detalles sobre el evento aqui: https://queensbotanical.org/summernights/

6:30pm Lessons Learned with In Seon Hwang Korea Society

The Korea Society and The Korea Finance Society are hosting another Lessons Learned program this summer. Mr. In Seon Hwang, managing director of Warburg Pincus, will share his experiences and insights gained through his career in finance. His perspective will be relevant and useful to all Asian Americans who are working in the financial sector. This program will be moderated by KFS President Andrew Kim.

The Lessons Learned program consists of senior level finance professionals sharing their career stories and advice with the audience. It is a perfect opportunity for networking and every young professional in New York looking to further develop their career is encouraged to come.

6:30pm Lessons Learned with In Seon Hwang

The Korea Society and The Korea Finance Society are hosting another Lessons Learned program this summer. Mr. In Seon Hwang, managing director of Warburg Pincus, will share his experiences and insights gained through his career in finance. His perspective will be relevant and useful to all Asian Americans who are working in the financial sector. This program will be moderated by KFS President Andrew Kim.

The Lessons Learned program consists of senior level finance professionals sharing their career stories and advice with the audience. It is a perfect opportunity for networking and every young professional in New York looking to further develop their career is encouraged to come.

6:30pm West African Dance Workshop New York Restoration Project

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families. ACBX utilizes capoeira to build and empower communites, help youth and inspire people to reach their maximum potential.

6:30pm West African Dance Workshop

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families. ACBX utilizes capoeira to build and empower communites, help youth and inspire people to reach their maximum potential.

7:00pm Neptune in New York City Lore

Come one, come all, to an evening that celebrates storytelling, astrology, myth, singing and the heroes of New York City history. To complement City Lore’s Waterfront Heroes exhibit, performance artist and astrologer Nate Speare will perform a brief offering inspired by Poseidon’s (the astrological Neptune) role as creative catalyst, connected to the tension between water and humanity in regards to climate change, motion, psychic phenomena and evolution. A storytelling circle will follow the performance in which attendees are invited to share stories (from the personal to the folkloric) riffing on “water” or Neptune while surrounded by images of New York City waterfront heroes. Attendees may dress in water-themed attire and choose to participate, share a story, or listen quietly if they choose. Snacks, conversation and a chance to browse the exhibit will conclude the evening.

7:00pm Neptune in New York

Come one, come all, to an evening that celebrates storytelling, astrology, myth, singing and the heroes of New York City history. To complement City Lore’s Waterfront Heroes exhibit, performance artist and astrologer Nate Speare will perform a brief offering inspired by Poseidon’s (the astrological Neptune) role as creative catalyst, connected to the tension between water and humanity in regards to climate change, motion, psychic phenomena and evolution. A storytelling circle will follow the performance in which attendees are invited to share stories (from the personal to the folkloric) riffing on “water” or Neptune while surrounded by images of New York City waterfront heroes. Attendees may dress in water-themed attire and choose to participate, share a story, or listen quietly if they choose. Snacks, conversation and a chance to browse the exhibit will conclude the evening.

7:00pm Gaby Dunn + Allison Raskin: Please Send Help Strand Books

Ava and Gen are best friends. Ava knows what she wants and has plans to achieve her goals. Gen...not so much. But no matter how annoying, dramatic, or utterly bananas a 2 a.m. rant might get -- Ava has always been there for Gen and Gen for Ava. But then they graduated high school.

Now, they're in the same time zone (although over a thousand miles apart), and in the real world, and it's the worst, but they still have each other's support. For relationships. Questionable roommates. Internships. And whether or not it's a good idea to take in a feral cat. Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, conversations, Ava and Gen help each other navigate. But as the two of them start to change, will their friendship survive the distance?

In Please Send Help, the hilarious new novel from the New York Times bestselling authors of I Hate Everyone But You, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn perfectly capture the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world, proving no matter how desperate things seem, your best friend is always there to reboot your life and send help.

7:00pm Gaby Dunn + Allison Raskin: Please Send Help

Ava and Gen are best friends. Ava knows what she wants and has plans to achieve her goals. Gen...not so much. But no matter how annoying, dramatic, or utterly bananas a 2 a.m. rant might get -- Ava has always been there for Gen and Gen for Ava. But then they graduated high school.

Now, they're in the same time zone (although over a thousand miles apart), and in the real world, and it's the worst, but they still have each other's support. For relationships. Questionable roommates. Internships. And whether or not it's a good idea to take in a feral cat. Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, conversations, Ava and Gen help each other navigate. But as the two of them start to change, will their friendship survive the distance?

In Please Send Help, the hilarious new novel from the New York Times bestselling authors of I Hate Everyone But You, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn perfectly capture the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world, proving no matter how desperate things seem, your best friend is always there to reboot your life and send help.

7:30pm Sarah Copeland: Every Day Is Saturday (With Chris Morocco) Strand Books

Join us on the 2nd floor for the release of Every Day Is Saturday from beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland as she sits down with Bon Appétit Test Kitchen editor, Chris Morocco. With more than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking simple, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food, this motivating cookbook teaches how to have the Saturday mentality of taking pleasure in cooking food for your family at any occasion, whatever the day of the week.

7:30pm Sarah Copeland: Every Day Is Saturday (With Chris Morocco)

Join us on the 2nd floor for the release of Every Day Is Saturday from beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland as she sits down with Bon Appétit Test Kitchen editor, Chris Morocco. With more than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking simple, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food, this motivating cookbook teaches how to have the Saturday mentality of taking pleasure in cooking food for your family at any occasion, whatever the day of the week.

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad (A Stand-Up Comedy Show) Magnet Theater

"Everyone Is Sad" is a stand-up comedy show for performers who are relatively new to stand-up and seasoned performers! 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.

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad (A Stand-Up Comedy Show)

"Everyone Is Sad" is a stand-up comedy show for performers who are relatively new to stand-up and seasoned performers! 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.

Friday July 19, 2019 Jul 19, 2019
12:30pm Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Alt-Text as Poetry BRIC

The workshop uses a slide presentation. All content from the presentation is read aloud and described. Three of the exercises involve participants describing 8.5 x 11" images. A variety of images are provided with a range of contrast and complexity. The exercises involve writing 2–3 sentences in 5–10 minutes, but participants don't need to finish writing in order to participate in the discussion. One exercise asks participants to use an image from their own phone. If they don't have a phone or have access to images on their phone, participants describe something in the room.

Large-print worksheets are provided. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet if they prefer to type or dictate. All workshop materials can be emailed ahead of time upon request by emailing studio@shannonfinnegan.com.

12:30pm Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Alt-Text as Poetry

The workshop uses a slide presentation. All content from the presentation is read aloud and described. Three of the exercises involve participants describing 8.5 x 11" images. A variety of images are provided with a range of contrast and complexity. The exercises involve writing 2–3 sentences in 5–10 minutes, but participants don't need to finish writing in order to participate in the discussion. One exercise asks participants to use an image from their own phone. If they don't have a phone or have access to images on their phone, participants describe something in the room.

Large-print worksheets are provided. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet if they prefer to type or dictate. All workshop materials can be emailed ahead of time upon request by emailing studio@shannonfinnegan.com.

7:00pm Chucho! Y Amigos! Magnet Theater

CHUCHO is an Latinx improv comedy team that regularly performs throughout NYC, around the country and in Canada, where they were once called "an international tour-de-force" (by a close friend).

CHUCHO loves improv as an art-form. Their active push for diversity in comedy is what brought them together and sharing their comedic and cultural sensibilities is what keeps them going! ¡CHUuuuu-CHOoooo!

7:00pm Chucho! Y Amigos!

CHUCHO is an Latinx improv comedy team that regularly performs throughout NYC, around the country and in Canada, where they were once called "an international tour-de-force" (by a close friend).

CHUCHO loves improv as an art-form. Their active push for diversity in comedy is what brought them together and sharing their comedic and cultural sensibilities is what keeps them going! ¡CHUuuuu-CHOoooo!

7:00pm Isha Sesay: Beneath The Tamarind Tree (With Sunny Hostin) Strand Books

Sesay delves into the Nigerian government’s inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.

Join us as Isha sits down with Sunny Hostin to discuss her book.

7:00pm Isha Sesay: Beneath The Tamarind Tree (With Sunny Hostin)

Sesay delves into the Nigerian government’s inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.

Join us as Isha sits down with Sunny Hostin to discuss her book.

Saturday July 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019
9:00am Maggie’s Open Garden Day New York Restoration Project

Come celebrate a day of appreciation forthe garden's founding caretaker, Maggie Burnett, and her legacy of service to our community. Tour the garden and meet the garden volunteer who foster Mrs. Maggie's belief in the cultural and spiritual richness of this community symbolized by this transformative garden space.

9:00am Maggie’s Open Garden Day

Come celebrate a day of appreciation forthe garden's founding caretaker, Maggie Burnett, and her legacy of service to our community. Tour the garden and meet the garden volunteer who foster Mrs. Maggie's belief in the cultural and spiritual richness of this community symbolized by this transformative garden space.

10:30am Introduction to Tofu “ Vegan Cooking Class RESOBOX

For ages, tofu has been one of the most-loved foods in Japan for its health benefits and this versatile ingredient can be transformed into a variety of delicious food and dessert. This time, we will cook with Johnny Tofu, a popular silken tofu from Otokomae-Tofu in Kyoto, Japan, which can be purchased in New York. Among all types of tofu, the silken tofu has the highest water content with the smoothest texture.  To make the most of this smooth and silky texture, we will cook creamy herbed tofu ricotta to make a gluten-free lasagna as well as a melt-in-mouth dark chocolate tofu pudding.

10:30am Introduction to Tofu “ Vegan Cooking Class

For ages, tofu has been one of the most-loved foods in Japan for its health benefits and this versatile ingredient can be transformed into a variety of delicious food and dessert. This time, we will cook with Johnny Tofu, a popular silken tofu from Otokomae-Tofu in Kyoto, Japan, which can be purchased in New York. Among all types of tofu, the silken tofu has the highest water content with the smoothest texture.  To make the most of this smooth and silky texture, we will cook creamy herbed tofu ricotta to make a gluten-free lasagna as well as a melt-in-mouth dark chocolate tofu pudding.

11:00am Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here! BRIC

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

11:00am Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

11:00am Ceramic Stories New York Restoration Project

Join Us this Saturday for gardening & storytelling! Ceramics Stories is a free inclusive gardening & storytelling workshop for children of all abilities. 

11:00am Ceramic Stories

Join Us this Saturday for gardening & storytelling! Ceramics Stories is a free inclusive gardening & storytelling workshop for children of all abilities. 

11:30am Japanese Vegan Festival RESOBOX

We are very excited and proud to announce the first Japanese Vegan Festival in New York! The vegan population is skyrocketing here in the United States and we decided to hold the very first New York Japanese Vegan Festival at our East Village location. As you may know, Japanese food is famous for its health benefits and many ingredients can also be used for vegan food! We will be featuring a variety of Japanese products which are Plant-based, Vegan-friendly, Gluten-free and Non-GMO!

11:30am Japanese Vegan Festival

We are very excited and proud to announce the first Japanese Vegan Festival in New York! The vegan population is skyrocketing here in the United States and we decided to hold the very first New York Japanese Vegan Festival at our East Village location. As you may know, Japanese food is famous for its health benefits and many ingredients can also be used for vegan food! We will be featuring a variety of Japanese products which are Plant-based, Vegan-friendly, Gluten-free and Non-GMO!

12:00pm Imani Garden Egg Workship New York Restoration Project
Ever wonder where eggs come from? It takes a chicken 26 hours to make just one half of your daily breakfast! We'll review the production of an egg starting from inside the chicken’s body and trace it all the way through to your plate. If you have your own backyard chickens or are curious about keeping a flock, we'll also review the factors that influence the rate and quality of your chickens' eggs. There will be real life examples of egg norms and oddities and participants will be able to learn about how Imani Chickens lay eggs in distinctive white, pink, brown, blue, and green colors.
12:00pm Imani Garden Egg Workship
Ever wonder where eggs come from? It takes a chicken 26 hours to make just one half of your daily breakfast! We'll review the production of an egg starting from inside the chicken’s body and trace it all the way through to your plate. If you have your own backyard chickens or are curious about keeping a flock, we'll also review the factors that influence the rate and quality of your chickens' eggs. There will be real life examples of egg norms and oddities and participants will be able to learn about how Imani Chickens lay eggs in distinctive white, pink, brown, blue, and green colors.
12:00pm Read It, Grow It New York Restoration Project

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

12:00pm Read It, Grow It

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

6:00pm Character Bash Magnet Theater

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

6:00pm Character Bash

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

Sunday July 21, 2019 Jul 21, 2019
12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day New York Restoration Project

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

1:00pm Annual Block Party: Power Play Rubin Museum

Discover the power of community at the Rubin Museum’s free annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within us and flows between us.

Join in on re-energizing guided meditations, food trucks, collaborative flower arrangements, musical performances, art-making, unique artist-led experiences, and much more -- including free admission to the Museum.
 

1:00pm Annual Block Party: Power Play

Discover the power of community at the Rubin Museum’s free annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within us and flows between us.

Join in on re-energizing guided meditations, food trucks, collaborative flower arrangements, musical performances, art-making, unique artist-led experiences, and much more -- including free admission to the Museum.
 

Monday July 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019
11:00am Activist New York Special Programs Museum of the City of New York

Visit the exhibition Activist New York to discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. After learning about the different activist movements in our city, and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, create your own protest button (July 22) or poster (July 24) for an issue that you wish to see improve.

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

11:00am Activist New York Special Programs

Visit the exhibition Activist New York to discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. After learning about the different activist movements in our city, and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, create your own protest button (July 22) or poster (July 24) for an issue that you wish to see improve.

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

7:00pm Original Plumbing Panel Strand Books

Independently published from 2009 to 2019, Original Plumbing grew from a Bay Area zine to a nationally acclaimed print quarterly dedicated to trans men. For nearly ten years, the magazine was the premier resource focused on their experiences, celebrations, and imaginations, featuring writing on both playful and political topics like selfies, bathrooms, and safer sex; interviews with queer icons such as Janet Mock, Silas Howard, Margaret Cho, and Ian Harvie; and visual art, photography, and short fiction.

In celebration of the magazine’s ten-year run, this essential collection compiles the best of all twenty issues. Selections are reprinted in full color, with an introduction by activist Tiq Milan and a new preface by the founding editors.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to celebrate 10 years of Original Plumbing! Editors Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos will be joining the panel, as well as Transguy Supply founder Scott Rose, artist, DJ and TGNB Programming manager D'hana Perry and Take Two Storytelling show host Harvey Katz! 

7:00pm Original Plumbing Panel

Independently published from 2009 to 2019, Original Plumbing grew from a Bay Area zine to a nationally acclaimed print quarterly dedicated to trans men. For nearly ten years, the magazine was the premier resource focused on their experiences, celebrations, and imaginations, featuring writing on both playful and political topics like selfies, bathrooms, and safer sex; interviews with queer icons such as Janet Mock, Silas Howard, Margaret Cho, and Ian Harvie; and visual art, photography, and short fiction.

In celebration of the magazine’s ten-year run, this essential collection compiles the best of all twenty issues. Selections are reprinted in full color, with an introduction by activist Tiq Milan and a new preface by the founding editors.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to celebrate 10 years of Original Plumbing! Editors Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos will be joining the panel, as well as Transguy Supply founder Scott Rose, artist, DJ and TGNB Programming manager D'hana Perry and Take Two Storytelling show host Harvey Katz! 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019
10:00am Early Rapp Story Hour New York Restoration Project

TAKE A LOOK, IT'S IN A BOOK

Join us for Early RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Story Hour, an interactive reading event in celebration of the uniqueness of each and every child! Children of all ages welcome!

10:00am Early Rapp Story Hour

TAKE A LOOK, IT'S IN A BOOK

Join us for Early RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Story Hour, an interactive reading event in celebration of the uniqueness of each and every child! Children of all ages welcome!

7:00pm Ted Howard + Marjorie Kelly: The Making Of A Democratic Economy Strand Books
We live in a world where twenty-six billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet's population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries. 
 
At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, this book urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. Kelly and Howard outline seven principles of what they call a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local), good work (putting labor before capital), democratized ownership, ethical finance, and sustainability. Each principle is paired with a place putting it into practice: Pine Ridge, Preston, Portland, Cleveland, and more.
 
This book tells stories not just of activists and grassroots leaders but of the unexpected accomplices of the Democratic Economy. Seeds of a future beyond corporate capitalism and state socialism are being planted in hospital procurement departments, pension fund offices, and even company boardrooms. 
 
The road to a system grounded in community, democracy, and justice remains uncertain. Kelly and Howard help us understand we make this road as we walk it by taking a first step together beyond isolation and despair.
 
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Ted and Marjorie share their work.
7:00pm Ted Howard + Marjorie Kelly: The Making Of A Democratic Economy
We live in a world where twenty-six billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet's population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries. 
 
At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, this book urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. Kelly and Howard outline seven principles of what they call a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local), good work (putting labor before capital), democratized ownership, ethical finance, and sustainability. Each principle is paired with a place putting it into practice: Pine Ridge, Preston, Portland, Cleveland, and more.
 
This book tells stories not just of activists and grassroots leaders but of the unexpected accomplices of the Democratic Economy. Seeds of a future beyond corporate capitalism and state socialism are being planted in hospital procurement departments, pension fund offices, and even company boardrooms. 
 
The road to a system grounded in community, democracy, and justice remains uncertain. Kelly and Howard help us understand we make this road as we walk it by taking a first step together beyond isolation and despair.
 
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Ted and Marjorie share their work.
Wednesday July 24, 2019 Jul 24, 2019
11:00am Activist New York Special Programs Museum of the City of New York

Visit the exhibition Activist New York to discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. After learning about the different activists movements in our city, and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, create your own protest button (July 22) or poster (July 24) for an issue that you wish to see improve.

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

11:00am Activist New York Special Programs

Visit the exhibition Activist New York to discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. After learning about the different activists movements in our city, and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, create your own protest button (July 22) or poster (July 24) for an issue that you wish to see improve.

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

6:00pm Uptown Bounce Museum of the City of New York

Free! This summer, the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio present our annual series of free summer block parties at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, join us as we feature top New York DJs, live performances, gallery talks, summer drinks, and more. 

6:00pm Uptown Bounce

Free! This summer, the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio present our annual series of free summer block parties at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, join us as we feature top New York DJs, live performances, gallery talks, summer drinks, and more. 

7:00pm Frank Strausser: Plastic Strand Books

Plastic is a novel of psychological suspense about some desperate Hollywood image makers who conspire to do the ultimate cover up. When Dr. Harry Previn fails to restore Fay Wray, the ravishingly beautiful nineteen year-old pop star at the center of this predicament, a conspiracy ensues to fake her death offering to lock in her beauty and giver her Marilyn Monroe-like immorality, but, of course, if she's dead, she can't press criminal charges. For Previn, beauty has become a life or death proposition because his patients are literally dying to be beautiful. Plastic explores the ephemeral world of celebrity and beauty at the intersection of Hollywood and rock 'n roll.

Join us as Frank sits down and shares his gritty new thriller with Dolores Barclay.

7:00pm Frank Strausser: Plastic

Plastic is a novel of psychological suspense about some desperate Hollywood image makers who conspire to do the ultimate cover up. When Dr. Harry Previn fails to restore Fay Wray, the ravishingly beautiful nineteen year-old pop star at the center of this predicament, a conspiracy ensues to fake her death offering to lock in her beauty and giver her Marilyn Monroe-like immorality, but, of course, if she's dead, she can't press criminal charges. For Previn, beauty has become a life or death proposition because his patients are literally dying to be beautiful. Plastic explores the ephemeral world of celebrity and beauty at the intersection of Hollywood and rock 'n roll.

Join us as Frank sits down and shares his gritty new thriller with Dolores Barclay.

7:00pm Black American Buddhists on Activism & Community Rubin Museum

How do the unique experiences and insights of Black American Buddhists shape an understanding of the dharma? Faith traditions have been pillars of many Black American communities and played key roles in racial and social justice movements. Hear how Buddhism interacts with other faith traditions and how Black Buddhist leaders are participating in activism today.

Black Buddhist leaders DaRa Williams, Kamilah Majied, and Willie Mukei Smith explore these ideas and more in a lively discussion curated by Lion's Roar.

This is the third of three panel discussions with Lion’s Roar this year at the Rubin Museum. The series offers a Buddhist perspective on important issues of our time.

7:00pm Black American Buddhists on Activism & Community

How do the unique experiences and insights of Black American Buddhists shape an understanding of the dharma? Faith traditions have been pillars of many Black American communities and played key roles in racial and social justice movements. Hear how Buddhism interacts with other faith traditions and how Black Buddhist leaders are participating in activism today.

Black Buddhist leaders DaRa Williams, Kamilah Majied, and Willie Mukei Smith explore these ideas and more in a lively discussion curated by Lion's Roar.

This is the third of three panel discussions with Lion’s Roar this year at the Rubin Museum. The series offers a Buddhist perspective on important issues of our time.

Thursday July 25, 2019 Jul 25, 2019
10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano New York Restoration Project

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling. 

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

10:30am NYPL: Toddler Story Time At El Catano

New York Public Library- Aguilar Branch in partnership with El Catano Community Garden will host Todldler Story Time! Come to the garden for a mornning of singing, dancing and story telling. 

As with ALL NYRP events, this event is FREE and open to the public.

5:30pm Late Night Thursday: July 25 Tenement Museum

The lights stay on after dark on Thursday nights at the Tenement Museum! Each Thursday offers access to exclusive programs, tours, and exhibits only available on this special night of the week. This week’s exciting programs include A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, Tenement Bedrooms, Tastings at the Tenement, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, and more.

5:30pm Late Night Thursday: July 25

The lights stay on after dark on Thursday nights at the Tenement Museum! Each Thursday offers access to exclusive programs, tours, and exhibits only available on this special night of the week. This week’s exciting programs include A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, Tenement Bedrooms, Tastings at the Tenement, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, and more.

6:30pm West African Dance Workshop New York Restoration Project

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families. 

ACBX utilizes capoeira to build and empower communites, help youth and inspire people to reach their maximum potential. 

6:30pm West African Dance Workshop

Join us & learn the arts of ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx (ACBX) is a growing community-based organization with the mission to preserve, share and expand the art of capoeira within diverse communities and families. 

ACBX utilizes capoeira to build and empower communites, help youth and inspire people to reach their maximum potential. 

7:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Yellow Rose Asia Society

Yellow Rose
Dir. Diane Paragas
2019. USA. 94 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.

Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new realty, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.

7:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose
Dir. Diane Paragas
2019. USA. 94 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.

Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new realty, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.

7:00pm Romance Game Night Strand Books

Join contemporary romance authors Melonie Johnson, Sonali Dev, Lauren Layne, Alisha Rai, and Helena Hunting for a night of fun and games run by Sarah Wendell, author and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books!

Throughout rounds of Never Have I Ever (writing edition!) and Would You Rather? (romance edition!), listen for key words to mark on your Bingo card for the chance to win a prize pack of books. The first 50 people to arrive will also win a tote bag.

All authors will be signing books after the games. Hope to see you there!

7:00pm Romance Game Night

Join contemporary romance authors Melonie Johnson, Sonali Dev, Lauren Layne, Alisha Rai, and Helena Hunting for a night of fun and games run by Sarah Wendell, author and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books!

Throughout rounds of Never Have I Ever (writing edition!) and Would You Rather? (romance edition!), listen for key words to mark on your Bingo card for the chance to win a prize pack of books. The first 50 people to arrive will also win a tote bag.

All authors will be signing books after the games. Hope to see you there!

8:30pm In Your Own Words (A Storytelling Show) Magnet Theater

Every month, your host Rob Penty gathers some of New York's best storytellers for an evening of poignant, hilarious true stories. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Okay, maybe you won't cry, but you'll definitely laugh!

8:30pm In Your Own Words (A Storytelling Show)

Every month, your host Rob Penty gathers some of New York's best storytellers for an evening of poignant, hilarious true stories. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Okay, maybe you won't cry, but you'll definitely laugh!

Friday July 26, 2019 Jul 26, 2019
12:00pm Armistice Day Salute 2019 Korea Society

This memorial event marks the signing of Korean War Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953 and honors Korean War veterans at the Battery Park City memorial in Lower Manhattan.

12:00pm Armistice Day Salute 2019

This memorial event marks the signing of Korean War Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953 and honors Korean War veterans at the Battery Park City memorial in Lower Manhattan.

12:30pm Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Piecing Things Together BRIC

Puzzles have long had a history as a project that gathers families, friends, coworkers, and strangers together. On Damien Davis’ large table-top puzzle, visitors are asked to work together to assemble the puzzle, while the reflective surfaces of red and blue mirror refract light onto both the participants and the surrounding space; similar to the flashing lights of a police car in pursuit, or during a routine traffic stop. Several of the individual pieces are imbued with shapes from Davis’ living visual lexicon, which include historical representations of people/places/things often marked as “black” within multiple colloquial and cultural contexts. Participants are tasked with coding and decoding the visual language of black cultures held within these shapes while unpacking the histories of racialized language as they assemble the puzzle. In a closing conversation led by Davis, this community-activated puzzle will provide us with a space to engage in the uncomfortable lexicon of invisible systems of oppression.

This program is a part of the exhibition Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning.

12:30pm Lessons in Learning/Unlearning: Piecing Things Together

Puzzles have long had a history as a project that gathers families, friends, coworkers, and strangers together. On Damien Davis’ large table-top puzzle, visitors are asked to work together to assemble the puzzle, while the reflective surfaces of red and blue mirror refract light onto both the participants and the surrounding space; similar to the flashing lights of a police car in pursuit, or during a routine traffic stop. Several of the individual pieces are imbued with shapes from Davis’ living visual lexicon, which include historical representations of people/places/things often marked as “black” within multiple colloquial and cultural contexts. Participants are tasked with coding and decoding the visual language of black cultures held within these shapes while unpacking the histories of racialized language as they assemble the puzzle. In a closing conversation led by Davis, this community-activated puzzle will provide us with a space to engage in the uncomfortable lexicon of invisible systems of oppression.

This program is a part of the exhibition Serious Play: Translating Form, Subverting Meaning.

6:00pm Ikatu EP Release Party at the K2 Lounge Rubin Museum

Every Friday, the Rubin's K2 Lounge features a DJ, happy hour specials, and a special pan-Asian menu. On 7/26, Ikåtu headlines K2 to celebrate the release of her new EP.

Entrance to the K2 Lounge and Rubin Museum galleries are free after 6 PM.

6:00pm Ikatu EP Release Party at the K2 Lounge

Every Friday, the Rubin's K2 Lounge features a DJ, happy hour specials, and a special pan-Asian menu. On 7/26, Ikåtu headlines K2 to celebrate the release of her new EP.

Entrance to the K2 Lounge and Rubin Museum galleries are free after 6 PM.

6:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: The Ugly Model Asia Society

The Ugly Model
Dir. Doris Yeung. 92 min. DCP. Color. English. 

From the outside, Philly based Korean-American adoptee and fitness model Kevin Tae-jin Kreider seems to have it all: looks, muscles, chutzpah, confidence and charisma. He has a popular Instagram and vlog and has modeled around the world for the likes of Men’s Health, Gillette. and Abercrombie & Fitch. Yet since childhood, he has always felt ugly and second best as an Asian male in America. 

THE UGLY MODEL examines the paradox of a handsome male model who feels ashamed, ugly and emasculated because of his Asian ethnicity in America. Why does Kevin still choose to be a male model where validation is based on physical appearance and his ethnicity defines his marketability? Is he a masochist for beating his head against the glass ceiling or is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? 

6:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: The Ugly Model

The Ugly Model
Dir. Doris Yeung. 92 min. DCP. Color. English. 

From the outside, Philly based Korean-American adoptee and fitness model Kevin Tae-jin Kreider seems to have it all: looks, muscles, chutzpah, confidence and charisma. He has a popular Instagram and vlog and has modeled around the world for the likes of Men’s Health, Gillette. and Abercrombie & Fitch. Yet since childhood, he has always felt ugly and second best as an Asian male in America. 

THE UGLY MODEL examines the paradox of a handsome male model who feels ashamed, ugly and emasculated because of his Asian ethnicity in America. Why does Kevin still choose to be a male model where validation is based on physical appearance and his ethnicity defines his marketability? Is he a masochist for beating his head against the glass ceiling or is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? 

7:00pm Elizabeth Cook: Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a critically acclaimed recording artist and performer, lauded by the New York Times as “a sharp and surprising country singer.” On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio, she has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years. She is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series Squidbillies on the Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride.”

7:00pm Elizabeth Cook: Naked Soul

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a critically acclaimed recording artist and performer, lauded by the New York Times as “a sharp and surprising country singer.” On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio, she has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years. She is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series Squidbillies on the Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride.”

7:00pm Model Majority USA Magnet Theater

Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is returning to The Magnet! Their SNL-style shows have been on Timeout NY's list of "Best Comedy Shows in NYC". Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan and Law & Order: SVU.

Sketches written and performed by Betsy Abraham Michael Benzinger Alex Chester-Blank Kevin Chew Veronica Dang Christine Fang Andy Jiang Ellen Ko Non Kuramoto Carol Lee Inam Quazi Viet Vo Kayte Zhang

7:00pm Model Majority USA

Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is returning to The Magnet! Their SNL-style shows have been on Timeout NY's list of "Best Comedy Shows in NYC". Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan and Law & Order: SVU.

Sketches written and performed by Betsy Abraham Michael Benzinger Alex Chester-Blank Kevin Chew Veronica Dang Christine Fang Andy Jiang Ellen Ko Non Kuramoto Carol Lee Inam Quazi Viet Vo Kayte Zhang

7:00pm Model Majority USA: A Very American Celebration! Magnet Theater

In honor of July being Independence Month, Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is back with new sketches and new team members to celebrate all things American. This Timeout NY Recommended SNL-style show will include sketches about the Founding Fathers, trucks, serial killers, Jazzercise and more. And of course there will be flags. Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan, Tales of the City and Law & Order: SVU.

7:00pm Model Majority USA: A Very American Celebration!

In honor of July being Independence Month, Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is back with new sketches and new team members to celebrate all things American. This Timeout NY Recommended SNL-style show will include sketches about the Founding Fathers, trucks, serial killers, Jazzercise and more. And of course there will be flags. Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan, Tales of the City and Law & Order: SVU.

7:00pm Rom-Com Panel Night: A Celebration Of Literary Works And Joyous Romance Strand Books

Rom-coms are undeniably having a huge moment right now; they give us hope when the world can feel overwhelming. This panel is about creating heroines that readers root for and relate to, how to balance comedy with more emotional moments, and celebrating all the reasons why reading romance is the self-care we all need right now.

Join us as a panel of rom-com authors celebrate their work! Featuring Summer Heacock, Abby Jimenez, Helena Hunting, and Kristina Forest, and moderated by Elena Nicolaou, entertainment writer at Refinery 29.

7:00pm Rom-Com Panel Night: A Celebration Of Literary Works And Joyous Romance

Rom-coms are undeniably having a huge moment right now; they give us hope when the world can feel overwhelming. This panel is about creating heroines that readers root for and relate to, how to balance comedy with more emotional moments, and celebrating all the reasons why reading romance is the self-care we all need right now.

Join us as a panel of rom-com authors celebrate their work! Featuring Summer Heacock, Abby Jimenez, Helena Hunting, and Kristina Forest, and moderated by Elena Nicolaou, entertainment writer at Refinery 29.

8:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Fresh Kill Asia Society

Fresh Kill 
Dir. Shu Lea Cheang. 1994. 80 min. 35mm. 

Described by the director as “Eco-Cyber-Noia,” FRESH KILL centers around a non-nuclear family anchored by mothers Claire (Erin McMurtry), Shareen (Sarita Choudhury), and their daughter Honey (Nelini Stamp). A wild ride involving corporate conspiracies, pollution and community activism, Shu Lea Cheang’s debut is a must see.  

Followed by an audience Q&A. 

8:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Fresh Kill

Fresh Kill 
Dir. Shu Lea Cheang. 1994. 80 min. 35mm. 

Described by the director as “Eco-Cyber-Noia,” FRESH KILL centers around a non-nuclear family anchored by mothers Claire (Erin McMurtry), Shareen (Sarita Choudhury), and their daughter Honey (Nelini Stamp). A wild ride involving corporate conspiracies, pollution and community activism, Shu Lea Cheang’s debut is a must see.  

Followed by an audience Q&A. 

Saturday July 27, 2019 Jul 27, 2019
10:00am Saturday Family Studios: Woodworking 101 Children's Museum of the Arts

Families are invited to design and build a bird house together using foundational woodworking techniques. Learn about a few basic tools that can help you measure, cut, and join precisely so you can start other woodworking projects at home!

Saturday Family Studios offer skill-based art classes for adults and kids together. Bring the whole family and learn new media or fine art techniques and skills as you work side-by-side on a final project.

Pre-registration is required and classes fill at 14 people. Workshop fee includes free admission to the museum after class!

10:00am Saturday Family Studios: Woodworking 101

Families are invited to design and build a bird house together using foundational woodworking techniques. Learn about a few basic tools that can help you measure, cut, and join precisely so you can start other woodworking projects at home!

Saturday Family Studios offer skill-based art classes for adults and kids together. Bring the whole family and learn new media or fine art techniques and skills as you work side-by-side on a final project.

Pre-registration is required and classes fill at 14 people. Workshop fee includes free admission to the museum after class!

11:15am Mental Health in Asian American Communities Rubin Museum

How do we talk about mental health when no one else around us does? How do we name and make visible that which is submerged in silence? Given the deep stigma that surrounds mental health in Asian American communities, how do we create safer, more equitable spaces to advance mental health healing and advocate for better care? The Asian American Federation hosts a discussion with experts and community members on how we can work together to find the power, openness, and empathy to break the silence around mental health and create lasting change.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

11:15am Mental Health in Asian American Communities

How do we talk about mental health when no one else around us does? How do we name and make visible that which is submerged in silence? Given the deep stigma that surrounds mental health in Asian American communities, how do we create safer, more equitable spaces to advance mental health healing and advocate for better care? The Asian American Federation hosts a discussion with experts and community members on how we can work together to find the power, openness, and empathy to break the silence around mental health and create lasting change.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

12:00pm Hamilton Heights Stop 'N' Swap Harlem One Stop

12PM-3PM//Family Friendly!
Part of the Hamilton Heights Weekend Walk hosted by Harlem OneStop.
Outdoor event - rain or shine!

Bring clean, portable, reusable items you no longer need and take home something new-to-you. No one is required to bring something to take something. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares, electronics & more!

12:00pm Hamilton Heights Stop 'N' Swap

12PM-3PM//Family Friendly!
Part of the Hamilton Heights Weekend Walk hosted by Harlem OneStop.
Outdoor event - rain or shine!

Bring clean, portable, reusable items you no longer need and take home something new-to-you. No one is required to bring something to take something. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares, electronics & more!

12:00pm Read It, Grow It New York Restoration Project

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

12:00pm Read It, Grow It

Workshops Include:

  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga

Snacks Provided!

12:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: 72 Hour Shootout Asia Society

72 Hour Shootout
DCP. 75 min. 

The 15th Annual 72 Hour Shootout is a global filmmaking competition for everyone from novices to established filmmakers. Filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start of the Shootout (usually 8pm EST, the first Thursday of June) and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length.

For almost two decades, the Film Lab and the Shootout have provided a platform for faces, voices and stories too often marginalized, whitewashed or silenced by mainstream media. Registrants can obtain screen tests and mentorships from major TV networks and established industry professionals to help develop their careers and the top ten films screen at the AAI Film Festival, on the TV series "Film Lab Presents," and are promoted online via AAFL TV.

Teams compete for access to a year of free educational and networking events, mentorships with executives at NBC, ABC, and more, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. The competition creates a valuable opportunity for filmmakers of color – focusing on Asian American filmmakers – and women to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.

12:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: 72 Hour Shootout

72 Hour Shootout
DCP. 75 min. 

The 15th Annual 72 Hour Shootout is a global filmmaking competition for everyone from novices to established filmmakers. Filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start of the Shootout (usually 8pm EST, the first Thursday of June) and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length.

For almost two decades, the Film Lab and the Shootout have provided a platform for faces, voices and stories too often marginalized, whitewashed or silenced by mainstream media. Registrants can obtain screen tests and mentorships from major TV networks and established industry professionals to help develop their careers and the top ten films screen at the AAI Film Festival, on the TV series "Film Lab Presents," and are promoted online via AAFL TV.

Teams compete for access to a year of free educational and networking events, mentorships with executives at NBC, ABC, and more, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. The competition creates a valuable opportunity for filmmakers of color – focusing on Asian American filmmakers – and women to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.

2:15pm Asian American International Film Festival: Beyond Queer LGBTQ+ Shorts Asia Society

Beyond Queer: LGBTQ+ Shorts
DCP. 95 min.  

We are more than our gender identity, sexuality or race. These shorts show the beautiful depth of the queer Asian diaspora. From the gorgeous exploration in “Kiss of the Rabbit God,” the hilarity of relationships in “I Think She Likes You,” to the reawakening of love in middle age in “Halwa,” this block showcases that we are all more than our labels.

Followed by a Q&A. 

2:15pm Asian American International Film Festival: Beyond Queer LGBTQ+ Shorts

Beyond Queer: LGBTQ+ Shorts
DCP. 95 min.  

We are more than our gender identity, sexuality or race. These shorts show the beautiful depth of the queer Asian diaspora. From the gorgeous exploration in “Kiss of the Rabbit God,” the hilarity of relationships in “I Think She Likes You,” to the reawakening of love in middle age in “Halwa,” this block showcases that we are all more than our labels.

Followed by a Q&A. 

5:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Empty By Design Asia Society

Empty By Design
Dir. Andrea A. Walter. 83 mins. DCP.

EMPTY BY DESIGN is a feature film about the struggle of identity experienced living and growing up in multiple places surrounded by different cultures, and what it means to call a place home. 

The film takes place in Manila, Philippines and follows Samantha, a recent university graduate who moves back home after her parents have passed away, and Eric, a Hollywood stuntman and body double who comes back to shoot a new film. Since moving back home, Samantha can’t seem to connect with anyone in her life, and has difficulty expressing her frustration and feeling of being back home to her sister Patricia. Similarly, Eric struggles with forming a bond with his estranged grandmother and culture, and aspects surround his job. On a night out, Eric has a brief encounter with Samantha and the two meet again later on and rekindle an acquaintance from high school that forms into an unexpected friendship and a new found meaning of what it means to be "home."

Followed by a Q&A. 

5:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Empty By Design

Empty By Design
Dir. Andrea A. Walter. 83 mins. DCP.

EMPTY BY DESIGN is a feature film about the struggle of identity experienced living and growing up in multiple places surrounded by different cultures, and what it means to call a place home. 

The film takes place in Manila, Philippines and follows Samantha, a recent university graduate who moves back home after her parents have passed away, and Eric, a Hollywood stuntman and body double who comes back to shoot a new film. Since moving back home, Samantha can’t seem to connect with anyone in her life, and has difficulty expressing her frustration and feeling of being back home to her sister Patricia. Similarly, Eric struggles with forming a bond with his estranged grandmother and culture, and aspects surround his job. On a night out, Eric has a brief encounter with Samantha and the two meet again later on and rekindle an acquaintance from high school that forms into an unexpected friendship and a new found meaning of what it means to be "home."

Followed by a Q&A. 

6:00pm Just A Number Magnet Theater

A baby boomer, a gen x'er and a millennial walk into a bar, and the bartender says "What is this, a joke?"

It's "Just A Number!" The cross-generational improv show featuring representatives of your favorite generations from the 20th and 21st centuries!

6:00pm Just A Number

A baby boomer, a gen x'er and a millennial walk into a bar, and the bartender says "What is this, a joke?"

It's "Just A Number!" The cross-generational improv show featuring representatives of your favorite generations from the 20th and 21st centuries!

7:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Ms. Purple Asia Society

MS. PURPLE
Dir. Justin Chon
2019. USA. 87 min. Color. English / Korean. New York Premiere.

From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.  

7:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Ms. Purple

MS. PURPLE
Dir. Justin Chon
2019. USA. 87 min. Color. English / Korean. New York Premiere.

From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.  

10:30pm Feel Good Saturday Night Discotheque Hour Magnet Theater

Get loosey goosey on a late Saturday night with this variety show featuring some of the best stand-up and character performers in New York City. Win prizes, play games, and have a Feel Good Discotheque Hour.

10:30pm Feel Good Saturday Night Discotheque Hour

Get loosey goosey on a late Saturday night with this variety show featuring some of the best stand-up and character performers in New York City. Win prizes, play games, and have a Feel Good Discotheque Hour.

Sunday July 28, 2019 Jul 28, 2019
12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day New York Restoration Project

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

12:30pm Forest Crew Volunteer Day

Volunteers are central to our work! Each season, thousands of volunteers help us keep NYC green by planting trees, maintaining public parkland, and caring for community gardens. Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!

Build a more resilient community of citizens who feel connected to their local green spaces and supported by neighbors with similar values. Improve the health of the forest by identifying and removing invasive plants from our native forest as well as planting Native trees/shrubs.

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

2:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Otherly Worlds Genre Shorts Asia Society

Otherly Worlds: Genre Shorts 
92 mins. DCP. 

Things aren’t always what they seem. What begins as everyday, quickly becomes an exploration of legends, beasts, future technologies, alter-egos, and the supernatural. Join us as we experience a twist on stories of triumph, friendship, deception, and self-discovery. 

2:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Otherly Worlds Genre Shorts

Otherly Worlds: Genre Shorts 
92 mins. DCP. 

Things aren’t always what they seem. What begins as everyday, quickly becomes an exploration of legends, beasts, future technologies, alter-egos, and the supernatural. Join us as we experience a twist on stories of triumph, friendship, deception, and self-discovery. 

4:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Made in NY Shorts Asia Society

Shorts: Made in NY 
86 mins. DCP. 

New York City is where we started and where we continue to champion storytellers. We are thrilled to present a diverse slate of shorts created by NY based filmmakers.    

4:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Made in NY Shorts

Shorts: Made in NY 
86 mins. DCP. 

New York City is where we started and where we continue to champion storytellers. We are thrilled to present a diverse slate of shorts created by NY based filmmakers.    

6:45pm Asian American International Film Festival: Lucky Grandma Asia Society

Lucky Grandma
Dir. Sasie Sealy. 100 mins. DCP. 

Set in New York City's Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck—and in the middle of a gang war.    

Followed by a Q&A. 

6:45pm Asian American International Film Festival: Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma
Dir. Sasie Sealy. 100 mins. DCP. 

Set in New York City's Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck—and in the middle of a gang war.    

Followed by a Q&A. 

9:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Last Sunrise Asia Society

Last Sunrise
Dir. Wen Ren. 104 mins. DCP. 

A future reliant on solar energy falls into chaos after the sun disappears, forcing a reclusive astronomer and his bubbly neighbor out of the city. As the temperature goes subzero, oxygen depletes, and the only hope is a miracle at their final destination, District Four. Akin to the orphan planet earth, they gravitate forward in search of light in the perpetual darkness. 

Followed by a Q&A. 

9:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Last Sunrise

Last Sunrise
Dir. Wen Ren. 104 mins. DCP. 

A future reliant on solar energy falls into chaos after the sun disappears, forcing a reclusive astronomer and his bubbly neighbor out of the city. As the temperature goes subzero, oxygen depletes, and the only hope is a miracle at their final destination, District Four. Akin to the orphan planet earth, they gravitate forward in search of light in the perpetual darkness. 

Followed by a Q&A. 

Monday July 29, 2019 Jul 29, 2019
11:00am Picturing Pride Museum of the City of New York

Explore photographs by Fred W. McDarrah in the exhibition The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs to discover stories of life during the tumultuous 1960s into the dawn of the 1970s. Then make your own accordion booklet to take home to store your own photo memories. 

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

11:00am Picturing Pride

Explore photographs by Fred W. McDarrah in the exhibition The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs to discover stories of life during the tumultuous 1960s into the dawn of the 1970s. Then make your own accordion booklet to take home to store your own photo memories. 

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

7:00pm Upile Chisala: Soft Magic Strand Books

From Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes a collection of poetry and prose exploring the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, spirituality, the experience of Diaspora, and above all, how we survive.

Told in five parts, soft magic is a shared healing journey.

Join us as Upile shares her work.

7:00pm Upile Chisala: Soft Magic

From Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes a collection of poetry and prose exploring the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, spirituality, the experience of Diaspora, and above all, how we survive.

Told in five parts, soft magic is a shared healing journey.

Join us as Upile shares her work.

7:30pm Friends: The One Where They're All Asian Magnet Theater

The gang is back in Central Perk! Come watch an all-new adventure starring Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. And this time, they're all Asian!

7:30pm Friends: The One Where They're All Asian

The gang is back in Central Perk! Come watch an all-new adventure starring Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. And this time, they're all Asian!

9:00pm Lies We Tell Ourselves Magnet Theater

We have super fun, super harmless little things we do or say or think that are maybe not 100% accurate/true/precise/correct. i.e. "no one will notice I used dry shampoo, again."or "I'm very reasonable and selfless and chill." or "my Mark Wahlberg impression is killer." In this comedy show, Jackie highlights some of her (relatable?) lies through series of characters.

Written/performed by Jackie Skinner and Directed by Eric Feurer.

9:00pm Lies We Tell Ourselves

We have super fun, super harmless little things we do or say or think that are maybe not 100% accurate/true/precise/correct. i.e. "no one will notice I used dry shampoo, again."or "I'm very reasonable and selfless and chill." or "my Mark Wahlberg impression is killer." In this comedy show, Jackie highlights some of her (relatable?) lies through series of characters.

Written/performed by Jackie Skinner and Directed by Eric Feurer.

9:00pm Ringers 3 Generations

Ringers is a sketch show for aspiring, eager, and ambitious writers, actors, and directors of the Magnet community.

Produced by Armando Diaz and Amanda Xeller.

9:00pm Ringers

Ringers is a sketch show for aspiring, eager, and ambitious writers, actors, and directors of the Magnet community.

Produced by Armando Diaz and Amanda Xeller.

10:30pm Hearts and Stars Magnet Theater

Women and non-binary performers from all levels of experience join together for an improv event that will delight everyone!

Hosted by Megan Gray

10:30pm Hearts and Stars

Women and non-binary performers from all levels of experience join together for an improv event that will delight everyone!

Hosted by Megan Gray

Tuesday July 30, 2019 Jul 30, 2019
10:00am Early Rapp Story Hour New York Restoration Project

TAKE A LOOK, IT'S IN A BOOK

Join us for Early RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Story Hour, an interactive reading event in celebration of the uniqueness of each and every child! Children of all ages welcome!

10:00am Early Rapp Story Hour

TAKE A LOOK, IT'S IN A BOOK

Join us for Early RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Story Hour, an interactive reading event in celebration of the uniqueness of each and every child! Children of all ages welcome!

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Beginning Drawing Atelier Strand Books

Have you always wanted try observational drawing but never had the opportunity? Juliette Aristides will lead you through exercises from her new instructional artist’s sketchbook, Beginning Drawing Atelier. In this one hour intensive drawing workshop, you will be given an introduction to drawing and the opportunity to start practicing. This new book is meant to be used, written on, and sketched in since the best way to learn about art is to make it. No experience necessary.

Beginning Drawing Atelier, with its unique workbook/sketchbook approach, and high-quality paper, offers a comprehensive and contemporary twist on traditional Atelier art instruction practices. Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio is the best place to learn about art. In this elegant and inspiring workbook, master contemporary artist and best-selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons, presents them progressively, and introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible. On every page, Aristides uses the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace.

Join us in the Rare book Room to learn first-hand drawing experience with expert Juliette Aristides! Please bring your own pencils (2H-2B recommended but not required) and erasure. No wet materials please.

7:00pm Strand Summer Studio - Beginning Drawing Atelier

Have you always wanted try observational drawing but never had the opportunity? Juliette Aristides will lead you through exercises from her new instructional artist’s sketchbook, Beginning Drawing Atelier. In this one hour intensive drawing workshop, you will be given an introduction to drawing and the opportunity to start practicing. This new book is meant to be used, written on, and sketched in since the best way to learn about art is to make it. No experience necessary.

Beginning Drawing Atelier, with its unique workbook/sketchbook approach, and high-quality paper, offers a comprehensive and contemporary twist on traditional Atelier art instruction practices. Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio is the best place to learn about art. In this elegant and inspiring workbook, master contemporary artist and best-selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons, presents them progressively, and introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible. On every page, Aristides uses the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace.

Join us in the Rare book Room to learn first-hand drawing experience with expert Juliette Aristides! Please bring your own pencils (2H-2B recommended but not required) and erasure. No wet materials please.

7:30pm Kimi Eisele: The Lightest Object In The Universe (With Caroline Leavitt) Strand Books

What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven, The Lightest Object in the Universe imagines what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down.

In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find to Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they’ll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers. 

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving and hopeful story about resilience and adaptation and a testament to the power of community, where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.

Join us on the 2nd floor as Kimi Eisele is interviewed by author Caroline Leavitt!

7:30pm Kimi Eisele: The Lightest Object In The Universe (With Caroline Leavitt)

What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven, The Lightest Object in the Universe imagines what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down.

In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find to Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they’ll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers. 

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving and hopeful story about resilience and adaptation and a testament to the power of community, where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.

Join us on the 2nd floor as Kimi Eisele is interviewed by author Caroline Leavitt!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
11:00am PRIDE=POWER Museum of the City of New York

Learn about the history of the Stonewall uprising in our PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah exhibition as we celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this year at the Museum of the City of New York.Afterwards, create your own light photo from selected images in the exhibition and Museum’s collection. 

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

11:00am PRIDE=POWER

Learn about the history of the Stonewall uprising in our PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah exhibition as we celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this year at the Museum of the City of New York.Afterwards, create your own light photo from selected images in the exhibition and Museum’s collection. 

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

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: July 31 Museum of the City of New York

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: July 31

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

7:00pm Ben Folds: A Dream About Lightning Bugs @ Cooper Union Strand Books

In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you’ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.

Don't miss this evening with one of the great songwriters of the modern era as he shares the stories and songs of his life! Folds will sign copies of A Dream About Lightning Bugs at the events end. No memorabilia, CDs, or other items will be signed.

7:00pm Ben Folds: A Dream About Lightning Bugs @ Cooper Union

In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you’ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.

Don't miss this evening with one of the great songwriters of the modern era as he shares the stories and songs of his life! Folds will sign copies of A Dream About Lightning Bugs at the events end. No memorabilia, CDs, or other items will be signed.

7:00pm Tibet in Song: 10th Anniversary Screening Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum and World Music Institute present the tenth anniversary screening of Tibet in Song, the award-winning film that explores human resilience and the power of music.
Fulbright scholar Ngawang Choephel returned to his homeland of Tibet in 1995 to document traditional music and dance, folk expressions that were being repressed or repurposed by Chinese political policy. Two months into this documentation, Choephel was arrested for spying and imprisoned without trial. Even in prison he continued collecting and memorizing songs from his fellow inmates. After an international campaign, Choephel was released in 2002. The resulting film presents the vitality of Tibetan tradition and voices as well as the filmmaker’s remarkable perseverance in the face of daunting obstacles. The film was honored with the World Cinema Sundance Special Jury Award in 2009.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with documentary filmmaker, director, and producer Ngawang Choephel, moderated by Lobsang Nyanak, President of the Tibet Fund and former Representative to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas.

All ticket buyers will receive a CD of the soundtrack.

7:00pm Tibet in Song: 10th Anniversary Screening

The Rubin Museum and World Music Institute present the tenth anniversary screening of Tibet in Song, the award-winning film that explores human resilience and the power of music.
Fulbright scholar Ngawang Choephel returned to his homeland of Tibet in 1995 to document traditional music and dance, folk expressions that were being repressed or repurposed by Chinese political policy. Two months into this documentation, Choephel was arrested for spying and imprisoned without trial. Even in prison he continued collecting and memorizing songs from his fellow inmates. After an international campaign, Choephel was released in 2002. The resulting film presents the vitality of Tibetan tradition and voices as well as the filmmaker’s remarkable perseverance in the face of daunting obstacles. The film was honored with the World Cinema Sundance Special Jury Award in 2009.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with documentary filmmaker, director, and producer Ngawang Choephel, moderated by Lobsang Nyanak, President of the Tibet Fund and former Representative to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas.

All ticket buyers will receive a CD of the soundtrack.

7:30pm Celine Santini: Kintsugi, Finding Strength In Imperfection Strand Books

Learn how to embrace the adversity in your life, heal your wounds, and build a more resilient you in Céline Santini’s self-care book inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi.

Japan is an inspiration in the personal growth and development field. Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold. Day after day, week after week, stage by stage, the object is cleaned, groomed, treated, healed, and finally enhanced. Nowadays it has also become a well-known therapy metaphor to resilience. This practical book will help you overcome rough times, heal your deepest wounds, and become whole again through the numerous stages, writing exercises, and testimonies.

Join us on the 2nd Floor Art Department as Celine discusses her book!

7:30pm Celine Santini: Kintsugi, Finding Strength In Imperfection

Learn how to embrace the adversity in your life, heal your wounds, and build a more resilient you in Céline Santini’s self-care book inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi.

Japan is an inspiration in the personal growth and development field. Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold. Day after day, week after week, stage by stage, the object is cleaned, groomed, treated, healed, and finally enhanced. Nowadays it has also become a well-known therapy metaphor to resilience. This practical book will help you overcome rough times, heal your deepest wounds, and become whole again through the numerous stages, writing exercises, and testimonies.

Join us on the 2nd Floor Art Department as Celine discusses her book!

8:00pm Today In America. Conceptualmotion Orchestra El Taller Latino Americano

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Band Leader
Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions
Julien Hucq -  Alto Saxophone
James Stewart - Tenor Saxophone
Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet
Peck Almond - Trumpet
Josh Levinson - Trumpet
Gregory Hammontree - Trumpet
Amie Amis - French Horn
Pat Hall - Trombone
Rick Parker - Trombone
Alex Clough- Piano
Billy Newman - Electric Guitar
Jaff Carney - Double Bass
Ethan Kogan- Drums
Other Musicians T/B/A

Admission $15
Students $10

8:00pm Today In America. Conceptualmotion Orchestra

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Band Leader
Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions
Julien Hucq -  Alto Saxophone
James Stewart - Tenor Saxophone
Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet
Peck Almond - Trumpet
Josh Levinson - Trumpet
Gregory Hammontree - Trumpet
Amie Amis - French Horn
Pat Hall - Trombone
Rick Parker - Trombone
Alex Clough- Piano
Billy Newman - Electric Guitar
Jaff Carney - Double Bass
Ethan Kogan- Drums
Other Musicians T/B/A

Admission $15
Students $10

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