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Wednesday August 1, 2018 Aug 1, 2018
11:00am Stand Up & Speak Out: Zine Making Museum of the City of New York

New Yorkers have continuously fought for equality of voting rights, fair wages, religious tolerance, and access to education, jobs, and housing.  Discover key social movements, leading activists, and how ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city’s and the nation’s future in the exhibition Activist New York. Create a mini magazine or “zine” championing a cause you care about!

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 Stand Up & Speak Out: Zine Making

New Yorkers have continuously fought for equality of voting rights, fair wages, religious tolerance, and access to education, jobs, and housing.  Discover key social movements, leading activists, and how ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city’s and the nation’s future in the exhibition Activist New York. Create a mini magazine or “zine” championing a cause you care about!

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.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: Girls Who Run the World Museum of the City of New York

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile. 

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: Girls Who Run the World

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile. 

7:00pm Guy Branum: My Life As A Goddess Strand Books

In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley—and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run-in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “Sassy Gay Friend,” and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand-up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society’s calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it’s taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible.

Written with Guy’s characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today’s most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

Join us as Guy discusses and signs his book!

7:00pm Guy Branum: My Life As A Goddess

In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley—and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run-in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “Sassy Gay Friend,” and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand-up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society’s calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it’s taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible.

Written with Guy’s characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today’s most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

Join us as Guy discusses and signs his book!

7:00pm Stories of Padmasambhava Rubin Museum

Tibetan Buddhist scholar and reincarnate master, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche celebrates the Tibetan practice of storytelling by sharing stories from the life of Guru Padmasambhava and that of his student and the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal. Within these narratives, Padmasambhava is considered to be the source of most terma(treasure) teachings, many of which were written down and then concealed by Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal for the benefit of future generations.

Join Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche as he shares his stories and teachings. Q&A to follow with a closing meditation guided by Phakchok Rinpoche.

7:00pm Stories of Padmasambhava

Tibetan Buddhist scholar and reincarnate master, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche celebrates the Tibetan practice of storytelling by sharing stories from the life of Guru Padmasambhava and that of his student and the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal. Within these narratives, Padmasambhava is considered to be the source of most terma(treasure) teachings, many of which were written down and then concealed by Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal for the benefit of future generations.

Join Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche as he shares his stories and teachings. Q&A to follow with a closing meditation guided by Phakchok Rinpoche.

Thursday August 2, 2018 Aug 2, 2018
12:00pm Reverse Bad Luck Charms Children's Museum of the Arts

In Diana Shpungin’s, “Fixed Mirrors,” the artist creates a series of paper casts of cracked mirrors as a symbolic gesture of reversing bad luck. For today’s workshop museum guests will emulate this process by designing their very own “reverse bad luck charms” to wear out of the museum and into the world!

12:00pm Reverse Bad Luck Charms

In Diana Shpungin’s, “Fixed Mirrors,” the artist creates a series of paper casts of cracked mirrors as a symbolic gesture of reversing bad luck. For today’s workshop museum guests will emulate this process by designing their very own “reverse bad luck charms” to wear out of the museum and into the world!

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Drawn to Art Children's Museum of the Arts

Artists like Zaria Forman, whose work is on view in our gallery, draw from observation, which means looking closely. Join CMA Teaching Artists to create your own hand-bound sketchbook that can be used to draw observationally in the gallery. When you leave, don’t forget to use your sketchbook at the park, on the subway, or anywhere you find inspiration!

12:00pm Drawn to Art

Artists like Zaria Forman, whose work is on view in our gallery, draw from observation, which means looking closely. Join CMA Teaching Artists to create your own hand-bound sketchbook that can be used to draw observationally in the gallery. When you leave, don’t forget to use your sketchbook at the park, on the subway, or anywhere you find inspiration!

5:30pm Idealist Movie Nights: Tomorrow (FREE) Idealist

Join us Thursday nights for installments of "Tomorrow," the award-winning documentary showcasing community-led projects and "alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education." Explore the Transition town lifestyle in England, permaculture projects in France, India's participative democracy, and other constructive, local solutions to the seemingly intractable problems around us. By filmakers Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, By the Sea) and Cyril Dion. 
We'll be watching Part 1 on Agriculture this Thursday, July 12th. Watch a clip here: https://vimeo.com/210271396
Each week we'll deep dive into one issue, first watching the documentary and then discussing our impressions, and exploring any commitments we want to make as idealists. 
Best of all, we'll connect with others in NYC who are also passionate about making positive changes in their communities. 

Every Thursday:
5:30pm: Arrive at the Idealist Office, get popcorn* & mingle!
6:00pm: Film begins
6:30pm: Discussion

RSVP to just one or all of the screenings & discussion! 
 

5:30pm Idealist Movie Nights: Tomorrow (FREE)

Join us Thursday nights for installments of "Tomorrow," the award-winning documentary showcasing community-led projects and "alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education." Explore the Transition town lifestyle in England, permaculture projects in France, India's participative democracy, and other constructive, local solutions to the seemingly intractable problems around us. By filmakers Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, By the Sea) and Cyril Dion. 
We'll be watching Part 1 on Agriculture this Thursday, July 12th. Watch a clip here: https://vimeo.com/210271396
Each week we'll deep dive into one issue, first watching the documentary and then discussing our impressions, and exploring any commitments we want to make as idealists. 
Best of all, we'll connect with others in NYC who are also passionate about making positive changes in their communities. 

Every Thursday:
5:30pm: Arrive at the Idealist Office, get popcorn* & mingle!
6:00pm: Film begins
6:30pm: Discussion

RSVP to just one or all of the screenings & discussion! 
 

6:00pm Movies with a View Lower Eastside Girls Club

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:00pm Movies with a View

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:30pm Darnell Moore at the Brooklyn Historical Society Nation Institute

Join Nation Books author Darnell Moore at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss his new book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.

6:30pm Darnell Moore at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Join Nation Books author Darnell Moore at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss his new book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.

6:30pm The History of Kpop Korea Society

Billboard columnist and Forbes contributor, Tamar Herman, explores the origins of the hallyu wave. From Seo Taiji & Boys in the 1990s to international sensation BTS, how has Kpop evolved? Ms. Herman outlines the elements which distinguish Kpop, notes milestones, and discusses the potential of the global music phenomenon.

Followed by Q&A and reception with Korean food and drinks.

6:30pm The History of Kpop

Billboard columnist and Forbes contributor, Tamar Herman, explores the origins of the hallyu wave. From Seo Taiji & Boys in the 1990s to international sensation BTS, how has Kpop evolved? Ms. Herman outlines the elements which distinguish Kpop, notes milestones, and discusses the potential of the global music phenomenon.

Followed by Q&A and reception with Korean food and drinks.

7:00pm Hank O'neal Strand Books

Please Note: There are three ticket options to attend. You can buy a copy of Preserving Lives, a copy of A Vision Shared, or a $15 Gift Card. Choosing the gift card option will not get you a book.

Hank O’Neal’s two most recent books, Preserving Lives (TCU Press) and the 40th Anniversary reissue of his 1976 classic, A Vision Shared (Steidl), were published within five days of one another in June 2018. Outwardly they seem to be very different but in fact the overall themes of each are very similar.

7:00pm Hank O'neal

Please Note: There are three ticket options to attend. You can buy a copy of Preserving Lives, a copy of A Vision Shared, or a $15 Gift Card. Choosing the gift card option will not get you a book.

Hank O’Neal’s two most recent books, Preserving Lives (TCU Press) and the 40th Anniversary reissue of his 1976 classic, A Vision Shared (Steidl), were published within five days of one another in June 2018. Outwardly they seem to be very different but in fact the overall themes of each are very similar.

8:00pm Moonlight & Movies: The Naked City Museum of the City of New York

Long before Stanley Kubrick cemented his reputation as an iconic yet enigmatic filmmaker, before 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, he joined Look magazine as a staff photographer at the age of 17. It was while on assignment for Look that Kubrick had his first glimpse behind-the-scenes of a film shoot when he took photos on the set of Jules Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) for an unpublished feature. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, we take a fresh look at this breathtakingly vivid film noir, which stirred Kubrick's nascent fascination with film.

8:00pm Moonlight & Movies: The Naked City

Long before Stanley Kubrick cemented his reputation as an iconic yet enigmatic filmmaker, before 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, he joined Look magazine as a staff photographer at the age of 17. It was while on assignment for Look that Kubrick had his first glimpse behind-the-scenes of a film shoot when he took photos on the set of Jules Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) for an unpublished feature. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, we take a fresh look at this breathtakingly vivid film noir, which stirred Kubrick's nascent fascination with film.

Friday August 3, 2018 Aug 3, 2018
12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Drawn to Art Children's Museum of the Arts

Artists like Zaria Forman, whose work is on view in our gallery, draw from observation, which means looking closely. Join CMA Teaching Artists to create your own hand-bound sketchbook that can be used to draw observationally in the gallery. When you leave, don’t forget to use your sketchbook at the park, on the subway, or anywhere you find inspiration! 

12:00pm Drawn to Art

Artists like Zaria Forman, whose work is on view in our gallery, draw from observation, which means looking closely. Join CMA Teaching Artists to create your own hand-bound sketchbook that can be used to draw observationally in the gallery. When you leave, don’t forget to use your sketchbook at the park, on the subway, or anywhere you find inspiration! 

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

6:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Short Films: LOUD AND PROUD Asia Society

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

The LGBTQIA+ experience for Asian and Asian-Americans often feels hidden and unheard. These films showcase just a small portion of the many different stories and identities within the Asian queer community.

6:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: Short Films: LOUD AND PROUD

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

The LGBTQIA+ experience for Asian and Asian-Americans often feels hidden and unheard. These films showcase just a small portion of the many different stories and identities within the Asian queer community.

7:00pm John Gorka Naked Soul Rubin Museum

John Gorka is an honored icon of the folk tradition and has been described as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone. A New Jersey native, Gorka utilizes a rich baritone voice and unique songcraft to weave a magical spell that is immediately recognized as his personal style. Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell.

7:00pm John Gorka Naked Soul

John Gorka is an honored icon of the folk tradition and has been described as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone. A New Jersey native, Gorka utilizes a rich baritone voice and unique songcraft to weave a magical spell that is immediately recognized as his personal style. Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell.

7:00pm Isaac Shapiro: Edokko Strand Books

In 1926, professional musicians Constantine Shapiro, born in Moscow, 1896 and Lydia Chernetsky (Odessa, 1905) met and married in Berlin, Germany after their respective families had suffered continuous persecution in war-torn Russia, or the Soviet Union, as it was known after 1922. With Hitler’s national socialism on the rise, remaining in Berlin was for the newly-weds out of the question and they decided to continue their odyssey, first to Palestine, then China, to ultimately spend the World War II years in the relative safety of Japan. In 1931, they found themselves in Japan, where Isaac, son number four and author of this memoir, was born. A few years later, with World War II imminently looming, and the subsequent bombing of Pearl Harbor, their lives were disrupted once again. In 1944, the Yokohama shore was banned for foreigners and the Shapiro family including their five children, were forced to move to Tokyo, where they survived endless hardships, among others the intensified strategic United States bombing campaigns on Tokyo. Operation Meetinghouse started March 9, 1945 and is regarded as the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. The Japanese later called the operation the Night of the Black Snow. During the subsequent American occupation of Japan, 14-year-old Isaac, being multi lingual, was hired as an interpreter by John Calvin ‘Toby’ Munn, a United States Marine colonel, (later promoted to Lt. Gen.) who, when the war was over, paved the way for Isaac, or Ike as he soon became known, to immigrate to the United States. In the summer of 1946, Isaac landed in Hawaii, at the time a United States territory, altering the course of his life forever.

Join us as Isaac shares his story.

7:00pm Isaac Shapiro: Edokko

In 1926, professional musicians Constantine Shapiro, born in Moscow, 1896 and Lydia Chernetsky (Odessa, 1905) met and married in Berlin, Germany after their respective families had suffered continuous persecution in war-torn Russia, or the Soviet Union, as it was known after 1922. With Hitler’s national socialism on the rise, remaining in Berlin was for the newly-weds out of the question and they decided to continue their odyssey, first to Palestine, then China, to ultimately spend the World War II years in the relative safety of Japan. In 1931, they found themselves in Japan, where Isaac, son number four and author of this memoir, was born. A few years later, with World War II imminently looming, and the subsequent bombing of Pearl Harbor, their lives were disrupted once again. In 1944, the Yokohama shore was banned for foreigners and the Shapiro family including their five children, were forced to move to Tokyo, where they survived endless hardships, among others the intensified strategic United States bombing campaigns on Tokyo. Operation Meetinghouse started March 9, 1945 and is regarded as the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. The Japanese later called the operation the Night of the Black Snow. During the subsequent American occupation of Japan, 14-year-old Isaac, being multi lingual, was hired as an interpreter by John Calvin ‘Toby’ Munn, a United States Marine colonel, (later promoted to Lt. Gen.) who, when the war was over, paved the way for Isaac, or Ike as he soon became known, to immigrate to the United States. In the summer of 1946, Isaac landed in Hawaii, at the time a United States territory, altering the course of his life forever.

Join us as Isaac shares his story.

7:00pm Lucite Tokki Single Release Party Korea Society

New York-based female alt-pop duo Lucite Tokki celebrate the release of their latest Single. Bandmates Ye Jin Cho and Sun Young Kim bring their unique mood and sound to The Korea Society. 

Message from the Artist: It has been a long time since we released our 4th album in 2016, and finally, here’s our new single, “good.” “good” is a sweet, lighthearted, and somewhat quirky love song. We hope this creepy yet breezy love song gives you a little chill this summer.

7:00pm Lucite Tokki Single Release Party

New York-based female alt-pop duo Lucite Tokki celebrate the release of their latest Single. Bandmates Ye Jin Cho and Sun Young Kim bring their unique mood and sound to The Korea Society. 

Message from the Artist: It has been a long time since we released our 4th album in 2016, and finally, here’s our new single, “good.” “good” is a sweet, lighthearted, and somewhat quirky love song. We hope this creepy yet breezy love song gives you a little chill this summer.

8:15pm Asian American International Film Festival: FOR IZZY Asia Society

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

FOR IZZY
Dir. by Alex Chu
2017. USA. 84 min. Color. English. 
Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:15 pm

FOR IZZY tells the story of retired divorcee, Anna and her lesbian daughter Dede, who is struggling with addiction, who move next door to lonely widowed father Peter and his autistic adult daughter Laura.

8:15pm Asian American International Film Festival: FOR IZZY

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

FOR IZZY
Dir. by Alex Chu
2017. USA. 84 min. Color. English. 
Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:15 pm

FOR IZZY tells the story of retired divorcee, Anna and her lesbian daughter Dede, who is struggling with addiction, who move next door to lonely widowed father Peter and his autistic adult daughter Laura.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari Rubin Museum

Whether or not The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first true horror film, it is regarded as the quintessential cinematic example of German Expressionism. Its distorted perspectives skew our sense of reality and its pervasive sense of dread leaches into our sense of right and wrong. Among its notable effects are the somnambulist Cesare’s (Conrad Veidt) rooftop prowlings, as he carries out crimes at the hypnotic behest of the psychiatrist—or perhaps even that of society at large?

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari

Whether or not The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first true horror film, it is regarded as the quintessential cinematic example of German Expressionism. Its distorted perspectives skew our sense of reality and its pervasive sense of dread leaches into our sense of right and wrong. Among its notable effects are the somnambulist Cesare’s (Conrad Veidt) rooftop prowlings, as he carries out crimes at the hypnotic behest of the psychiatrist—or perhaps even that of society at large?

10:30pm The Premiere of Play No. 5000 New York Neo-Futurists

The New York Neo-Futurists' 5000th play will premiere on August 3rd. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

10:30pm The Premiere of Play No. 5000

The New York Neo-Futurists' 5000th play will premiere on August 3rd. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Saturday August 4, 2018 Aug 4, 2018
7:00am Summer Streets: Drawing from Life Art Students League

Drawing from Life 

Guided sketching with a live model! Draw figures posed in fun costumes with instructors from the Art Students League.

Carlos Arteaga & Ingrid Songster will be leading the sessions.

Look for the tent on 51st & Park Ave!

7:00am Summer Streets: Drawing from Life

Drawing from Life 

Guided sketching with a live model! Draw figures posed in fun costumes with instructors from the Art Students League.

Carlos Arteaga & Ingrid Songster will be leading the sessions.

Look for the tent on 51st & Park Ave!

10:00am Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

10:00am Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

10:00am Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

10:00am Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

11:00am Clifford Story Time Strand Books

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

11:00am Clifford Story Time

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

11:00am Layered Letters Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Dustin Yellin’s, “Building a Rocket Under a Waterfall,” CMA invites visitors to create layered letters with supportive messages for families affected by Hurricane Maria. Using images of Puerto Rico’s natural landscape and flora, letter-writers will create collages, paired with messages of support as Puerto Rico rebuilds.

11:00am Layered Letters

Inspired by Dustin Yellin’s, “Building a Rocket Under a Waterfall,” CMA invites visitors to create layered letters with supportive messages for families affected by Hurricane Maria. Using images of Puerto Rico’s natural landscape and flora, letter-writers will create collages, paired with messages of support as Puerto Rico rebuilds.

1:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Short Films: BEAT'EM TO THE PUNCH Asia Society

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

From the bizarre to the mundane, these introspective films find the levity in life. Take a breather with us as we delve into the humor around us.

1:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: Short Films: BEAT'EM TO THE PUNCH

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

From the bizarre to the mundane, these introspective films find the levity in life. Take a breather with us as we delve into the humor around us.

2:00pm York College Summer Jazz Concert 2018 Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum proudly welcomes back the big band sound of the York College Summer Jazz Program to Louis’s garden on Saturday, August 4th at 2pm.  This annual concert showcases outstanding high school musicians from all five boroughs.

This is a free event!

2:00pm York College Summer Jazz Concert 2018

The Louis Armstrong House Museum proudly welcomes back the big band sound of the York College Summer Jazz Program to Louis’s garden on Saturday, August 4th at 2pm.  This annual concert showcases outstanding high school musicians from all five boroughs.

This is a free event!

2:00pm Clifford Story Time Strand Books

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

2:00pm Clifford Story Time

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

3:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: BITTER MELON Asia Society

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

BITTER MELON
Dir. by H.P. Mendoza
2018. USA. 100 min. Color.  English, Filipino (Ilocano)
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:30 pm

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

3:30pm Asian American International Film Festival: BITTER MELON

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

BITTER MELON
Dir. by H.P. Mendoza
2018. USA. 100 min. Color.  English, Filipino (Ilocano)
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:30 pm

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

6:00pm The Cancer Fighters Inc. Brings You: Jazz, Poesía Y Más. El Taller Latino Americano

The Cancer Fighters Inc. brings you: Jazz, Poesía y más.
Mission Statement: We as survivors and artists hold functions throughout the Tri-state Area to raise founds and help families and their loved ones going through adversity with cancer. 
With the participation of:
Fernardo Bernierd (President and Promoter)
Esther Pagan (Inspirational Performer/Writer/Artist/ Body Worker)
Unico Bermúdez (Fine Artist)
Javier Vega (Assistant Coordinator)
Gladys Mercado (In House Jazz Singer)
Jesús Dela Cruz (Pianist/Actor/Model)
Shoova Shivani (International Actor-Performer)
Celin Zapata La Leyenda Hondureña (International Arm Wrestler 12 Time Gold Champion/ Boxer-International Model)
Castro Gambino (Singers and Performers)
Edwin Vásquez (Singer/Song writer/Composer/Vocal Trumpeter/Percussionist/Artist?Gypsy Soul Pioneer.
Causes Donate Fundraising

6:00pm The Cancer Fighters Inc. Brings You: Jazz, Poesía Y Más.

The Cancer Fighters Inc. brings you: Jazz, Poesía y más.
Mission Statement: We as survivors and artists hold functions throughout the Tri-state Area to raise founds and help families and their loved ones going through adversity with cancer. 
With the participation of:
Fernardo Bernierd (President and Promoter)
Esther Pagan (Inspirational Performer/Writer/Artist/ Body Worker)
Unico Bermúdez (Fine Artist)
Javier Vega (Assistant Coordinator)
Gladys Mercado (In House Jazz Singer)
Jesús Dela Cruz (Pianist/Actor/Model)
Shoova Shivani (International Actor-Performer)
Celin Zapata La Leyenda Hondureña (International Arm Wrestler 12 Time Gold Champion/ Boxer-International Model)
Castro Gambino (Singers and Performers)
Edwin Vásquez (Singer/Song writer/Composer/Vocal Trumpeter/Percussionist/Artist?Gypsy Soul Pioneer.
Causes Donate Fundraising

7:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: ULAM: MAIN DISH Asia Society

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

ULAM: Main Dish 
Dir. by Alexandra Cuerdo
2017. USA. 90 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

“Could it be that Filipino food, the underdog of Asian cuisines, is having its moment at last?”—The New York Times

In this delicious new documentary, Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdoanswers this question and follows the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. 

7:00pm Asian American International Film Festival: ULAM: MAIN DISH

Part of the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

ULAM: Main Dish 
Dir. by Alexandra Cuerdo
2017. USA. 90 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

“Could it be that Filipino food, the underdog of Asian cuisines, is having its moment at last?”—The New York Times

In this delicious new documentary, Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdoanswers this question and follows the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. 

8:30pm Book Launch: A New York State of Fright Girls Write Now

Come celebrate the publication of horror anthology A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT, with author readings, music, snacks, and giveaways! Then stick around after 11PM for Necropolis At Windfall with DJ Father Jeff!

Presenting tales set in New York locations, A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT: HORROR STORIES FROM THE EMPIRE STATE is an original horror anthology gathering new and established writers to give voice to New York’s everyday fears, macabre mysteries, and worst nightmares—all to benefit the next generation of New York writers. 

To help New York's rich literary tradition endure into the future, the authors, editors, and publisher of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT pledge to contribute all proceeds to New York City's Girls Write Now non-profit organization, which pairs at-risk teen women interested in writing with professional writing and career mentors.

8:30pm Book Launch: A New York State of Fright

Come celebrate the publication of horror anthology A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT, with author readings, music, snacks, and giveaways! Then stick around after 11PM for Necropolis At Windfall with DJ Father Jeff!

Presenting tales set in New York locations, A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT: HORROR STORIES FROM THE EMPIRE STATE is an original horror anthology gathering new and established writers to give voice to New York’s everyday fears, macabre mysteries, and worst nightmares—all to benefit the next generation of New York writers. 

To help New York's rich literary tradition endure into the future, the authors, editors, and publisher of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT pledge to contribute all proceeds to New York City's Girls Write Now non-profit organization, which pairs at-risk teen women interested in writing with professional writing and career mentors.

Sunday August 5, 2018 Aug 5, 2018
9:30am Afro Flow Yoga With Pilin Anice Rubin Museum

Release the past, connect to the present and activate the power of our collective future in an Afro Flow Yoga® practice, led by dance and yoga instructor Pilin Anice. Afro Flow Yoga® is a grounding practice that infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora with a meditative yoga sequence and live drumming.

Presented with New York Yoga + Life

9:30am Afro Flow Yoga With Pilin Anice

Release the past, connect to the present and activate the power of our collective future in an Afro Flow Yoga® practice, led by dance and yoga instructor Pilin Anice. Afro Flow Yoga® is a grounding practice that infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora with a meditative yoga sequence and live drumming.

Presented with New York Yoga + Life

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

Join us on Sunday, August 5 for a celebration of Puerto Rican culture. CMA is partnering with Diaspora X Puerto Rico to bring you performances and workshops inspired by the cultures which form Puerto Rico, like the Taíno, Spanish, and African!

10:00am Puerto Rican Cultural Festival

Join us on Sunday, August 5 for a celebration of Puerto Rican culture. CMA is partnering with Diaspora X Puerto Rico to bring you performances and workshops inspired by the cultures which form Puerto Rico, like the Taíno, Spanish, and African!

10:00am Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

10:00am Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

10:00am Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

10:00am Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

11:00am Clifford Story Time Strand Books

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

11:00am Clifford Story Time

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry Rubin Museum

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

2:00pm Harlem Meer Performance Festival Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multi-cultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

2:00pm Harlem Meer Performance Festival

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multi-cultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

2:00pm Clifford Story Time Strand Books

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

2:00pm Clifford Story Time

He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

7:00pm Free Anime and Manga Trivia Night Part 4: “Naruto” RESOBOX

RESOBOX is proud to present a new anime and manga trivia series for all otakus in New York!

Every week or two, we will be holding an anime and manga trivia event with a new theme at our RESOBOX locations. The themes will involve both anime and manga as well as gaming trivia. Are you ready to become New York’s top anime, manga and gaming trivia master?! We’re calling all “Naruto” lovers for our fourth event this August 5th!

Who’s a huge “Naruto” fan? Naruto is one of the most famous Japanese anime, and is loved by all generations. If you love Naruto or simple just love Japanese ninjas, please join our Naruto trivia night at RESOBOX LIC. If you want to win this trivia event, please be sure to know the main story, and each character’s name. Don’t forget to remember Naruto’s birthday as well! Bring your friends and show off your Naruto knowledge at our trivia event! Furthermore, you can receive some pretty awesome prizes from our sponsor, Anime NYC if you score well at our events! (Details below!)

The event is free with a purchase at least one drink or food at our café.
Please RSVP through the link on the right hand side of this webpage before coming to the event.

7:00pm Free Anime and Manga Trivia Night Part 4: “Naruto”

RESOBOX is proud to present a new anime and manga trivia series for all otakus in New York!

Every week or two, we will be holding an anime and manga trivia event with a new theme at our RESOBOX locations. The themes will involve both anime and manga as well as gaming trivia. Are you ready to become New York’s top anime, manga and gaming trivia master?! We’re calling all “Naruto” lovers for our fourth event this August 5th!

Who’s a huge “Naruto” fan? Naruto is one of the most famous Japanese anime, and is loved by all generations. If you love Naruto or simple just love Japanese ninjas, please join our Naruto trivia night at RESOBOX LIC. If you want to win this trivia event, please be sure to know the main story, and each character’s name. Don’t forget to remember Naruto’s birthday as well! Bring your friends and show off your Naruto knowledge at our trivia event! Furthermore, you can receive some pretty awesome prizes from our sponsor, Anime NYC if you score well at our events! (Details below!)

The event is free with a purchase at least one drink or food at our café.
Please RSVP through the link on the right hand side of this webpage before coming to the event.

Monday August 6, 2018 Aug 6, 2018
11:00am Water All Around: Watercolor Painting Museum of the City of New York

New York is a city surrounded by water. Join us to learn about the different bodies of water that make up and contribute to our city, from the Hudson River to the Croton Aqueduct. Explore the exhibition New York at Its Core to get inspired by images of these water sources, then choose a scene to create a watercolor landscape 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 Water All Around: Watercolor Painting

New York is a city surrounded by water. Join us to learn about the different bodies of water that make up and contribute to our city, from the Hudson River to the Croton Aqueduct. Explore the exhibition New York at Its Core to get inspired by images of these water sources, then choose a scene to create a watercolor landscape 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.

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

In honor of the Indigenous Taino Peoples of Puerto Rico, visitors will look at different petroglyphs found in caves around the island in order to create their own relief symbols. Using the printing press, young artists will be invited to use materials like wire and buttons, to create reliefs on paper with symbols for their daily lives!

12:00pm Transparent Landscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Transparent Landscapes

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop Rubin Museum

Develop your creative writing skills with our Senior Writing Workshop! 

We will make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall for a talk and exploration in the galleries, followed by a writing workshop in our Education Center.

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop

Develop your creative writing skills with our Senior Writing Workshop! 

We will make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall for a talk and exploration in the galleries, followed by a writing workshop in our Education Center.

9:00pm Character Bash: A Night of 50 Characters, pt.2 Magnet Theater

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

This month's theme is: A Night of 50 Character, part 2!

THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S BACK BABY! Come watch as 50 performers each do a 1 minute character that will leave you feeling like you've just been punched in the face with comedy, in a good way!

9:00pm Character Bash: A Night of 50 Characters, pt.2

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

This month's theme is: A Night of 50 Character, part 2!

THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S BACK BABY! Come watch as 50 performers each do a 1 minute character that will leave you feeling like you've just been punched in the face with comedy, in a good way!

Tuesday August 7, 2018 Aug 7, 2018
7:00pm Maeve Higgins: Maeve In America Strand Books

Here are stories of not being able to afford a dress for the ball, of learning to live with yourself while you’re still figuring out how to love yourself, of the true significance of realizing what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection is also a fearless exploration of the awkward questions in life, such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody? Is it ever really possible to leave home?

Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is, even as she finds the words to make sense of it all.

Join us as Maeve shares this beautifully crafted book.

7:00pm Maeve Higgins: Maeve In America

Here are stories of not being able to afford a dress for the ball, of learning to live with yourself while you’re still figuring out how to love yourself, of the true significance of realizing what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection is also a fearless exploration of the awkward questions in life, such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody? Is it ever really possible to leave home?

Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is, even as she finds the words to make sense of it all.

Join us as Maeve shares this beautifully crafted book.

Wednesday August 8, 2018 Aug 8, 2018
11:00am Wet Water Lab Museum of the City of New York

What’s in your water? Join us for an exploration of our major water sources, the ways we use water, and filtration systems in the city. Get hands on and learn to apply scientific theory in a mini experiment. Compare pH levels of tap water and water from the Harlem Meer. Document your findings like a scientist to take home with you!

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 Wet Water Lab

What’s in your water? Join us for an exploration of our major water sources, the ways we use water, and filtration systems in the city. Get hands on and learn to apply scientific theory in a mini experiment. Compare pH levels of tap water and water from the Harlem Meer. Document your findings like a scientist to take home with you!

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 Uptown Bounce: I Love the '90s Museum of the City of New York

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile.

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: I Love the '90s

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile.

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future Rubin Museum

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:00pm A Whale of a Tale Asia Society

A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate on the whale and dolphin hunting traditions. Told through a wide range of characters including local fishermen, international activists, long-time Japanese residents, and an American journalist, this powerful documentary unearths a deep divide between Eastern and Western thought on nature, wildlife, and cultural sensitivity in the face of global activism.

Documentarian Megumi Sasaki's third feature-length film had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and has won awards in many other festivals. In August 2017, Sasaki published her first book with the same title of the film in Japanese. Winner of the 2018 Science Journalist Award, Okujirasama depicts the behind the scenes of the film’s production and delves into the historical and religious background of the whaling controversy. Join us for a screening of the film and a conversation between Sasaki and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

6:00pm A Whale of a Tale

A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate on the whale and dolphin hunting traditions. Told through a wide range of characters including local fishermen, international activists, long-time Japanese residents, and an American journalist, this powerful documentary unearths a deep divide between Eastern and Western thought on nature, wildlife, and cultural sensitivity in the face of global activism.

Documentarian Megumi Sasaki's third feature-length film had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and has won awards in many other festivals. In August 2017, Sasaki published her first book with the same title of the film in Japanese. Winner of the 2018 Science Journalist Award, Okujirasama depicts the behind the scenes of the film’s production and delves into the historical and religious background of the whaling controversy. Join us for a screening of the film and a conversation between Sasaki and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

6:00pm Tenzin Choeyang and Tenzin Dolma Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week Tenzin Choeyang and Tenzin Dolma are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Tenzin Choeyang and Tenzin Dolma

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week Tenzin Choeyang and Tenzin Dolma are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

7:00pm Time, Terma, and The Kalachakra Rubin Museum

The Kalachakra, meaning “Wheel of Time,” is among the highest and most complicated teachings in Tantra, and is traditionally used in community ritual to purify negative energy.

Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama from the Nyingma school. He will be joined by astrologer and author A.T. Mann for an onstage conversation on the Kalachakra Tantra, Tibetan prophecy, and concepts of time. Rinpoche will share his knowledge of the great Buddhist master of time, Padmasambhava, and of the dharma treasures of texts and relics known as terma that are hidden throughout Tibet and in the mind-streams of his disciples.

7:00pm Time, Terma, and The Kalachakra

The Kalachakra, meaning “Wheel of Time,” is among the highest and most complicated teachings in Tantra, and is traditionally used in community ritual to purify negative energy.

Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama from the Nyingma school. He will be joined by astrologer and author A.T. Mann for an onstage conversation on the Kalachakra Tantra, Tibetan prophecy, and concepts of time. Rinpoche will share his knowledge of the great Buddhist master of time, Padmasambhava, and of the dharma treasures of texts and relics known as terma that are hidden throughout Tibet and in the mind-streams of his disciples.

7:30pm Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 4 Strand Books

We are once again partnering with local comedian Sam Morrison to bring together another home-run team of side splitting comedians for a night of queer stand-up! In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" The night's talent will include Kate Willet, Lucas Connolly, Glo Butler, Sarah Kennedy, Drew Anderson,  host Jaye McBride and of course, Samuel Morrison! 

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

7:30pm Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 4

We are once again partnering with local comedian Sam Morrison to bring together another home-run team of side splitting comedians for a night of queer stand-up! In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" The night's talent will include Kate Willet, Lucas Connolly, Glo Butler, Sarah Kennedy, Drew Anderson,  host Jaye McBride and of course, Samuel Morrison! 

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

Thursday August 9, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
11:00am The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The yearly Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon, hosted by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), will benefit BCRF through Play for P.I.N.K. and welcomes guests to the Saratoga Race Course. NYRA celebrates women and their contributions to the throroughbred industry while raising important funds for BCRF. The day of celebrations will begin with a champagne reception and vendor boutique followed by luncheon which will honor Vivien Malloy.

11:00am The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon

The yearly Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon, hosted by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), will benefit BCRF through Play for P.I.N.K. and welcomes guests to the Saratoga Race Course. NYRA celebrates women and their contributions to the throroughbred industry while raising important funds for BCRF. The day of celebrations will begin with a champagne reception and vendor boutique followed by luncheon which will honor Vivien Malloy.

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Taino Petroglyph Inspired Relief Prints

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

12:00pm Collaborative Skate Park Inspired By Chemi Rosado-Seijo

In celebration of the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, CMA visitors are invited to make a collaborative skate park social space inspired by social practice artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s permanent installation, “The Perla Bowl” Project in La Perla community of San Juan. The skate park doubles as a community pool, but since the devastation of Hurricane Maria the site has become a water tank to provide the neighborhood with water. Using upcycled materials, create other uses for the skate park that can be helpful or fun! What else can the skate park do for the community? Who else would you invite?

12:00pm Transparent Landscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Transparent Landscapes

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

5:30pm Idealist Movie Nights: Tomorrow (FREE) Idealist

Join us Thursday nights for installments of "Tomorrow," the award-winning documentary showcasing community-led projects and "alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education." Explore the Transition town lifestyle in England, permaculture projects in France, India's participative democracy, and other constructive, local solutions to the seemingly intractable problems around us. By filmakers Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, By the Sea) and Cyril Dion. 
We'll be watching Part 1 on Agriculture this Thursday, July 12th. Watch a clip here: https://vimeo.com/210271396
Each week we'll deep dive into one issue, first watching the documentary and then discussing our impressions, and exploring any commitments we want to make as idealists. 
Best of all, we'll connect with others in NYC who are also passionate about making positive changes in their communities. 

Every Thursday:
5:30pm: Arrive at the Idealist Office, get popcorn* & mingle!
6:00pm: Film begins
6:30pm: Discussion

RSVP to just one or all of the screenings & discussion! 
 

5:30pm Idealist Movie Nights: Tomorrow (FREE)

Join us Thursday nights for installments of "Tomorrow," the award-winning documentary showcasing community-led projects and "alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education." Explore the Transition town lifestyle in England, permaculture projects in France, India's participative democracy, and other constructive, local solutions to the seemingly intractable problems around us. By filmakers Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, By the Sea) and Cyril Dion. 
We'll be watching Part 1 on Agriculture this Thursday, July 12th. Watch a clip here: https://vimeo.com/210271396
Each week we'll deep dive into one issue, first watching the documentary and then discussing our impressions, and exploring any commitments we want to make as idealists. 
Best of all, we'll connect with others in NYC who are also passionate about making positive changes in their communities. 

Every Thursday:
5:30pm: Arrive at the Idealist Office, get popcorn* & mingle!
6:00pm: Film begins
6:30pm: Discussion

RSVP to just one or all of the screenings & discussion! 
 

6:00pm Movies with a View Lower Eastside Girls Club

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:00pm Movies with a View

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad Magnet Theater

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

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

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad

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

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

Friday August 10, 2018 Aug 10, 2018
8:30am Audience Takes the Stage 2018 CreativeMornings

In celebration of this month’s theme, #CMCommunity, we are inviting our community to take the stage. 

We’ll be hosting not one but 3 speakers this month, who’ll be sharing their stimulating & thought-provoking “shorts” on their creative works and pursuits. 

 

8:30am Audience Takes the Stage 2018

In celebration of this month’s theme, #CMCommunity, we are inviting our community to take the stage. 

We’ll be hosting not one but 3 speakers this month, who’ll be sharing their stimulating & thought-provoking “shorts” on their creative works and pursuits. 

 

12:00pm Transparent Landscapeshttp://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/activities/view/transparent-landscapes/ Children's Museum of the Arts

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Transparent Landscapeshttp://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/activities/view/transparent-landscapes/

Dustin Yellin’s intricate, three dimensional collages tell fantastic and often dystopian stories. Using CMA’s large-scale light table, visitors will be invited to collaborate on their own layered landscape!

12:00pm Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

12:00pm Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

12:00pm Topographic Globes Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

12:00pm Topographic Globes

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

7:00pm Film Screening: Prophecy Rubin Museum

Zuri Rinpoche, Bhutan, 2016, 84 min.

Dzongkha with English subtitles.

An ancient Buddhist scripture is discovered, which prophecies that a reincarnate lama is destined to propagate Buddhadharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. A senior Buddhist monk embarks on a long journey, in search of the person who will fulfill the prophecy. He finds a three-year-old boy, Rigzen Lingpa, who is then raised in a monastery and spends his life mastering the teachings of the Buddha.

When Rigzen Lingpa is a young lama presiding over a monastery in eastern Bhutan, he meets a modern young woman from city named Dawa, who has returned home to her ailing mother. The lama and Dawa experience a powerful connection and embark on an incredible journey together. What they discover will change their lives and challenge the conventional beliefs of their society.

7:00pm Film Screening: Prophecy

Zuri Rinpoche, Bhutan, 2016, 84 min.

Dzongkha with English subtitles.

An ancient Buddhist scripture is discovered, which prophecies that a reincarnate lama is destined to propagate Buddhadharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. A senior Buddhist monk embarks on a long journey, in search of the person who will fulfill the prophecy. He finds a three-year-old boy, Rigzen Lingpa, who is then raised in a monastery and spends his life mastering the teachings of the Buddha.

When Rigzen Lingpa is a young lama presiding over a monastery in eastern Bhutan, he meets a modern young woman from city named Dawa, who has returned home to her ailing mother. The lama and Dawa experience a powerful connection and embark on an incredible journey together. What they discover will change their lives and challenge the conventional beliefs of their society.

7:00pm Deja View: A Sketch Comedy Show Magnet Theater

A sketch show exploring all of your favorite childhood memories, kind of exactly how you sort of remember them.

Starring: 
Amy Lynne Berger
Tessa Flannery
Olivia Luna
Justin Morgan
John Ross
Lanee' Shawntel Sanders
Michael Stevens
Leanne Velednitsky

Written By: Lanee' Shawntel Sanders
Directed By: Nat Silverman

7:00pm Deja View: A Sketch Comedy Show

A sketch show exploring all of your favorite childhood memories, kind of exactly how you sort of remember them.

Starring: 
Amy Lynne Berger
Tessa Flannery
Olivia Luna
Justin Morgan
John Ross
Lanee' Shawntel Sanders
Michael Stevens
Leanne Velednitsky

Written By: Lanee' Shawntel Sanders
Directed By: Nat Silverman

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Spellbound Rubin Museum

Forks and white tablecloths take on a whole new significance in this literally spellbinding thriller by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. The sumptuous musical score by Miklos Rozsa picked up the Academy Award, but it is the archetypal dream sequence by surrealist icon Salvador Dalí that is the film’s crowning achievement. If the screen crackles with repressed sexual energy between Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, there is a reason: they were having an affair during filming.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Spellbound

Forks and white tablecloths take on a whole new significance in this literally spellbinding thriller by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. The sumptuous musical score by Miklos Rozsa picked up the Academy Award, but it is the archetypal dream sequence by surrealist icon Salvador Dalí that is the film’s crowning achievement. If the screen crackles with repressed sexual energy between Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, there is a reason: they were having an affair during filming.

Saturday August 11, 2018 Aug 11, 2018
10:00am Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

10:00am Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

10:00am Topographic Globes Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

10:00am Topographic Globes

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

11:00am Madeline Story Time Strand Books

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines- the smallest one was Madeline! And she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters.

11:00am Madeline Story Time

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines- the smallest one was Madeline! And she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters.

11:00am Ideal City Children's Museum of the Arts

Sometimes artist Sally Curcio’s worlds represent real cities or places, such as Miami Beach or Central Park, but more often they are imaginary worlds. If you could create your own city, what would be inside of it? What buildings would be built, what sorts of transportation would people take? Come see our Ideal City take shape as we collaborate to create our own urban oasis!

11:00am Ideal City

Sometimes artist Sally Curcio’s worlds represent real cities or places, such as Miami Beach or Central Park, but more often they are imaginary worlds. If you could create your own city, what would be inside of it? What buildings would be built, what sorts of transportation would people take? Come see our Ideal City take shape as we collaborate to create our own urban oasis!

11:30am Meditation Retreat: Being With Change With Tracy Cochran Rubin Museum

Join meditation teacher Tracy Cochran for a day-long retreat in the calming and inspiring environment of the Rubin Museum.

Life can be difficult for everyone. We strive to feel better. We seek new skills and understanding. And we may improve a bit, becoming somewhat more relaxed or less quick to anger. Yet deep down we may still feel a certain sorrow and unease. Nothing we do can stop life from passing, or keep unexpected and unwelcome things from happening, or make moments of joy and attainment endure. How can we find peace, freedom, and wise action in the midst of change? Join us for a day of mindful meditation and writing, with a deep look at a work of art in the galleries, exploring what it can mean to let go and be part of the flow of life.

This program meets in the theater. A generous lunch break is provided from 1:00–2:30 PM for eating and enjoying the Rubin’s galleries and other offerings.

11:30am Meditation Retreat: Being With Change With Tracy Cochran

Join meditation teacher Tracy Cochran for a day-long retreat in the calming and inspiring environment of the Rubin Museum.

Life can be difficult for everyone. We strive to feel better. We seek new skills and understanding. And we may improve a bit, becoming somewhat more relaxed or less quick to anger. Yet deep down we may still feel a certain sorrow and unease. Nothing we do can stop life from passing, or keep unexpected and unwelcome things from happening, or make moments of joy and attainment endure. How can we find peace, freedom, and wise action in the midst of change? Join us for a day of mindful meditation and writing, with a deep look at a work of art in the galleries, exploring what it can mean to let go and be part of the flow of life.

This program meets in the theater. A generous lunch break is provided from 1:00–2:30 PM for eating and enjoying the Rubin’s galleries and other offerings.

12:00pm Diversity Scholarship Open House Magnet Theater

On Saturday, August 11th, we'll be hosting a scholarship open house from 12 – 3 pm, open to all who wish to attend. Prospective applicants are encouraged to stop by to ask questions about the improv program; meet with Magnet instructors, performers, and Diversity Scholars; as well as learn a little bit more about the scholarship process. There will be drinks, snacks, and an informal jam for those who'd like to improvise on stage.

12:00pm Diversity Scholarship Open House

On Saturday, August 11th, we'll be hosting a scholarship open house from 12 – 3 pm, open to all who wish to attend. Prospective applicants are encouraged to stop by to ask questions about the improv program; meet with Magnet instructors, performers, and Diversity Scholars; as well as learn a little bit more about the scholarship process. There will be drinks, snacks, and an informal jam for those who'd like to improvise on stage.

2:00pm HJCG Summer 2018 Bria Skonberg Louis Armstrong House Museum

Our final Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concert features Bria Skonberg. We hope to see you there!

New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. More about Bria here: http://www.briaskonberg.com/

2:00pm HJCG Summer 2018 Bria Skonberg

Our final Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concert features Bria Skonberg. We hope to see you there!

New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. More about Bria here: http://www.briaskonberg.com/

2:00pm Madeline Story Time Strand Books

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines- the smallest one was Madeline! And she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters.

2:00pm Madeline Story Time

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines- the smallest one was Madeline! And she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters.

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

Jump lens first into the bustling streets of New York—one frame at a time. Switch up your perspective and learn something new from other analogue enthusiasts. Share, inspire and start shooting great urban imagery on a LomoWalk through the East Village.

This LomoWalk is inspired by Catherine Cohen, Strand event alum, acclaimed actress and comedian whose monthly variety show "It's A Guy Thing" was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." 

3:00pm Lomowalk: A Guided Photography Tour

Jump lens first into the bustling streets of New York—one frame at a time. Switch up your perspective and learn something new from other analogue enthusiasts. Share, inspire and start shooting great urban imagery on a LomoWalk through the East Village.

This LomoWalk is inspired by Catherine Cohen, Strand event alum, acclaimed actress and comedian whose monthly variety show "It's A Guy Thing" was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." 

6:45pm Sunset Dinner & Cruise To Benefit Make-A-Wish Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Liven up your Saturday night and join the Ramsamooj Family and friends as they Wish It Forward in celebration of Aiden’s wish. Join the family aboard the Captain Pete Sunset Dinner and Cruise on Saturday, August 11th. Come sail along the beautiful Woodcleft Canal in the town of Freeport and enjoy music by 868 Entertainment. Tickets are $45 per person and 50% of all proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Metro New York dreams to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Boarding for the 4-hour sailing experience begins at 6:45 pm at 540 Lombarbo Ave, Freeport NY and departs for sea at 7:30 pm. Get your sea legs ready and join Captain Pete and his crew for a night of food, dancing and fun. See you on the Nautical Mile!

6:45pm Sunset Dinner & Cruise To Benefit Make-A-Wish

Liven up your Saturday night and join the Ramsamooj Family and friends as they Wish It Forward in celebration of Aiden’s wish. Join the family aboard the Captain Pete Sunset Dinner and Cruise on Saturday, August 11th. Come sail along the beautiful Woodcleft Canal in the town of Freeport and enjoy music by 868 Entertainment. Tickets are $45 per person and 50% of all proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Metro New York dreams to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Boarding for the 4-hour sailing experience begins at 6:45 pm at 540 Lombarbo Ave, Freeport NY and departs for sea at 7:30 pm. Get your sea legs ready and join Captain Pete and his crew for a night of food, dancing and fun. See you on the Nautical Mile!

7:00pm Art Students League Draw-A-Thon! Art Students League

12 hours of drawing and painting at the League. All levels of experience and skill welcome!

Friendly competitions will run all evening with giveaways and plenty of fun and games to keep everyone awake and energized throughout the draw-a-thon. First timers: take advantage of a FREE guided sketch session with one of the League’s professional artist instructors from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance available exclusively on Eventbrite.com and $25 at the door. Must be 18 years+

7:00pm Art Students League Draw-A-Thon!

12 hours of drawing and painting at the League. All levels of experience and skill welcome!

Friendly competitions will run all evening with giveaways and plenty of fun and games to keep everyone awake and energized throughout the draw-a-thon. First timers: take advantage of a FREE guided sketch session with one of the League’s professional artist instructors from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance available exclusively on Eventbrite.com and $25 at the door. Must be 18 years+

Sunday August 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018
10:00am Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

10:00am Large-Scale Collaborative Puppets

Looking closely at CMA’s current exhibition ” Scale the Possibilities of Perspective” young artists will work together to build giant puppets using cardboard, tissue paper and yarn! Join Fine Arts as we work big and play with concepts such as scale and form.

10:00am Topographic Globes Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

10:00am Topographic Globes

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

11:00am Ideal City Children's Museum of the Arts

Sometimes artist Sally Curcio’s worlds represent real cities or places, such as Miami Beach or Central Park, but more often they are imaginary worlds. If you could create your own city, what would be inside of it? What buildings would be built, what sorts of transportation would people take? Come see our Ideal City take shape as we collaborate to create our own urban oasis!

11:00am Ideal City

Sometimes artist Sally Curcio’s worlds represent real cities or places, such as Miami Beach or Central Park, but more often they are imaginary worlds. If you could create your own city, what would be inside of it? What buildings would be built, what sorts of transportation would people take? Come see our Ideal City take shape as we collaborate to create our own urban oasis!

11:00am Cat Fans: Let’s Meet at a Cat Cafe! RESOBOX

Calling all cat lovers! We’re collaborating with FELISSIMO, and adorable Japanese brand that makes cat-themed products to bring you a fun meetup with cat lovers! Let’s meet up and see some cats at this adorable cat cafe. Connect with other cat fans and make new friends as well!

11:00am Cat Fans: Let’s Meet at a Cat Cafe!

Calling all cat lovers! We’re collaborating with FELISSIMO, and adorable Japanese brand that makes cat-themed products to bring you a fun meetup with cat lovers! Let’s meet up and see some cats at this adorable cat cafe. Connect with other cat fans and make new friends as well!

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry Rubin Museum

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Amphibian Opening Reception RESOBOX

Exhibition Overview

Amphibian has been transformed from the artist, Nung-Hsin Hu’s, on-going performance SUSHI. To extend the idea of identity confusion into her current circumstances, Nung-Hsin performed SUSHI in her working environment, a museum, wearing her regular working clothes while the space was closed to the public. The photographic and video documentation reveal the contradiction and affinity between the two roles as an artist and art administrator, and the invisible creative contribution provided through the supporting admin role.

The Amphibian exhibition at RESOBOX will include stereoscope photographic installations, one single channel video, and site specific fake food installations that will also reflect the artist’s confusion of identity.
 

7:00pm Amphibian Opening Reception

Exhibition Overview

Amphibian has been transformed from the artist, Nung-Hsin Hu’s, on-going performance SUSHI. To extend the idea of identity confusion into her current circumstances, Nung-Hsin performed SUSHI in her working environment, a museum, wearing her regular working clothes while the space was closed to the public. The photographic and video documentation reveal the contradiction and affinity between the two roles as an artist and art administrator, and the invisible creative contribution provided through the supporting admin role.

The Amphibian exhibition at RESOBOX will include stereoscope photographic installations, one single channel video, and site specific fake food installations that will also reflect the artist’s confusion of identity.
 

Monday August 13, 2018 Aug 13, 2018
11:00am Summer City Games Museum of the City of New York

New Yorkers know how to have fun! Join us for a day of play to learn about indoor and street games that have been played by New Yorkers for centuries. Explore images from our collections while you try your hand at games inspired by our city.

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 Summer City Games

New Yorkers know how to have fun! Join us for a day of play to learn about indoor and street games that have been played by New Yorkers for centuries. Explore images from our collections while you try your hand at games inspired by our city.

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.

12:00pm Topographic Globes Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

12:00pm Topographic Globes

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

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

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

12:00pm Double Prints

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Bad Women: A Panel On Writing Strand Books

The authors behind this year’s hottest releases discuss their flawed fictional heroines in a no-holds-barred literary event. What does it means to be a bad woman? Are women allowed to be more “unlikeable” in fiction or in life? How does it feel to write about women who don’t behave or defy expectations? Don’t miss this stacked panel of New York novelists…
Camille Perri (When Katie Met Cassidy)
Carola Lovering (Tell Me Lies) 
Georgia Clark (The Bucket List)

7:00pm Bad Women: A Panel On Writing

The authors behind this year’s hottest releases discuss their flawed fictional heroines in a no-holds-barred literary event. What does it means to be a bad woman? Are women allowed to be more “unlikeable” in fiction or in life? How does it feel to write about women who don’t behave or defy expectations? Don’t miss this stacked panel of New York novelists…
Camille Perri (When Katie Met Cassidy)
Carola Lovering (Tell Me Lies) 
Georgia Clark (The Bucket List)

Tuesday August 14, 2018 Aug 14, 2018
12:00pm Make the Mid-Terms About Mental Health NAMI-NYC

The November 2018 elections are an important chance to hold our representatives accountable for supporting people impacted by mental illness! Join us on August 14 from 12pm to 2pm for Mid-Term Election Training! Ahead of this year's mid-term elections, we'll talk about:
- How do elected officials impact mental health care?
- What mental health policies should our candidates support?
- How do I know if my candidate supports issues that matter to me?
- How and where can I meet my candidates?

12:00pm Make the Mid-Terms About Mental Health

The November 2018 elections are an important chance to hold our representatives accountable for supporting people impacted by mental illness! Join us on August 14 from 12pm to 2pm for Mid-Term Election Training! Ahead of this year's mid-term elections, we'll talk about:
- How do elected officials impact mental health care?
- What mental health policies should our candidates support?
- How do I know if my candidate supports issues that matter to me?
- How and where can I meet my candidates?

3:30pm WEE Arts Collaborative Mural Children's Museum of the Arts

See what happens when we collaborate! Join us as we create a collaborative mural in our WEE arts studio, with a variety of sensory-friendly materials ranging from paint to found objects and glue.

3:30pm WEE Arts Collaborative Mural

See what happens when we collaborate! Join us as we create a collaborative mural in our WEE arts studio, with a variety of sensory-friendly materials ranging from paint to found objects and glue.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Wayne Kramer: The Hard Stuff Strand Books

Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over.

Kramer's story is a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he's here to remind us that revolution is always an option.

Join us as the music legend sits down and talks about his life in rock and roll.

7:00pm Wayne Kramer: The Hard Stuff

Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over.

Kramer's story is a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he's here to remind us that revolution is always an option.

Join us as the music legend sits down and talks about his life in rock and roll.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018
11:00am My City Summer Museum of the City of New York

Summer time in New York City is full of fun things to do and places to discover! Explore photographs of summer scenes in the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs to think about your favorite things to do in the summer. Design your very own board game to keep the summer fun going!

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 My City Summer

Summer time in New York City is full of fun things to do and places to discover! Explore photographs of summer scenes in the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs to think about your favorite things to do in the summer. Design your very own board game to keep the summer fun going!

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.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

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

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

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

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile. 

At the Museum of the City of New York:
For the finale of Uptown Bounce, we take a futuristic journey with Operator Emz of Mobile Mondays! spinning space-age pop from icons including David Bowie, Elton John, and Prince. Inspired by both our Future City Lab and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by renowned director Stanley Kubrick, who is the subject of our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs (opens May 3, 2018). 

6:00pm Uptown Bounce: A Space Odyssey

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile. 

At the Museum of the City of New York:
For the finale of Uptown Bounce, we take a futuristic journey with Operator Emz of Mobile Mondays! spinning space-age pop from icons including David Bowie, Elton John, and Prince. Inspired by both our Future City Lab and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by renowned director Stanley Kubrick, who is the subject of our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs (opens May 3, 2018). 

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future Rubin Museum

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:00pm Abhik Mukherjee Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week sitar player Abhik Mukherjee is invited to forge a connection between his music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Abhik Mukherjee

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week sitar player Abhik Mukherjee is invited to forge a connection between his music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Director Yoon Jong-bin’s The Spy Gone North Korea Society

Director Yoon Jong Bin's latest film, The Spy Gone North, starring Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong, and Ju Ji-hoon, portrays the true story of former South Korean agent, Park Chae-seo. The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018.

Synopsis
Set in 1993, with tensions running high in South Korea amid rumors surrounding North Korea’s nuclear weapon development, Park Seok Young is recruited by the National Security Agency to infiltrate the North Korean elite under the codename “Heuk-geum-seong” (Black Venus). He poses as a businessman seeking opportunities in North Korea, hiding his identity from even his family to approach Lee Myeong-Un, a high-ranking North Korean official residing in Beijing. As Seok Young manages to earn the trust of North Korean power players, he gets wind of a covert deal between the South and North Korean governments. Seok Young feels conflicted over risking everything for his country, given this new information.

6:00pm Director Yoon Jong-bin’s The Spy Gone North

Director Yoon Jong Bin's latest film, The Spy Gone North, starring Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong, and Ju Ji-hoon, portrays the true story of former South Korean agent, Park Chae-seo. The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018.

Synopsis
Set in 1993, with tensions running high in South Korea amid rumors surrounding North Korea’s nuclear weapon development, Park Seok Young is recruited by the National Security Agency to infiltrate the North Korean elite under the codename “Heuk-geum-seong” (Black Venus). He poses as a businessman seeking opportunities in North Korea, hiding his identity from even his family to approach Lee Myeong-Un, a high-ranking North Korean official residing in Beijing. As Seok Young manages to earn the trust of North Korean power players, he gets wind of a covert deal between the South and North Korean governments. Seok Young feels conflicted over risking everything for his country, given this new information.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Introduction To Vedic Astrology With Charlotte Benson And A.T. Mann Rubin Museum

Do you believe in fate? One of the six sacred sciences of ancient India, along with Ayurveda, Vedic astrology is an analysis and forecasting system that offers a map of a person’s karma. This chart reveals a schedule of events that will unfold throughout their life, offering precise strategic approaches for maximizing well-being. 

President of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), Charlotte Benson joins astrologer and author A.T. Mann in this introductory session on Vedic astrology. Participants will learn about the fundamentals and purpose of this astrological system, which uses ancient knowledge of behavior and time to project cycles and outcomes of time and events. Benson will demonstrate a Vedic horoscope reading on-stage with a volunteer from the audience.

If you would like to learn more about Tibetan Buddhist astrology and divination, join the preshow gallery tour, featuring the illuminated manuscript the White Beryl at 6:00 PM.

7:00pm Introduction To Vedic Astrology With Charlotte Benson And A.T. Mann

Do you believe in fate? One of the six sacred sciences of ancient India, along with Ayurveda, Vedic astrology is an analysis and forecasting system that offers a map of a person’s karma. This chart reveals a schedule of events that will unfold throughout their life, offering precise strategic approaches for maximizing well-being. 

President of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), Charlotte Benson joins astrologer and author A.T. Mann in this introductory session on Vedic astrology. Participants will learn about the fundamentals and purpose of this astrological system, which uses ancient knowledge of behavior and time to project cycles and outcomes of time and events. Benson will demonstrate a Vedic horoscope reading on-stage with a volunteer from the audience.

If you would like to learn more about Tibetan Buddhist astrology and divination, join the preshow gallery tour, featuring the illuminated manuscript the White Beryl at 6:00 PM.

7:00pm Protest McDonald's in Times Square! Compassion Over Killing

Join us as we protest against McDonald's cruel treatment of animals. McDonald's has fallen way behind their competitors in terms of animal welfare and they need to know that their consumers' voices will be heard. We will be participating in a totally peaceful and organized silent demonstration outside of the restaurant. It will last just over an hour. If you haven't attended a Humane League, Animal Equality or Compassion Over Killing protest before, this is a great time to start! Our protests are extremely impactful and organized and have a very positive energy. You will be asked to hold a sign as part of a group. Numbers are everything so please bring your friends! 

We will walk as a group to take a picture underneath the Times Square ad we have running as part of our campaign.
 

7:00pm Protest McDonald's in Times Square!

Join us as we protest against McDonald's cruel treatment of animals. McDonald's has fallen way behind their competitors in terms of animal welfare and they need to know that their consumers' voices will be heard. We will be participating in a totally peaceful and organized silent demonstration outside of the restaurant. It will last just over an hour. If you haven't attended a Humane League, Animal Equality or Compassion Over Killing protest before, this is a great time to start! Our protests are extremely impactful and organized and have a very positive energy. You will be asked to hold a sign as part of a group. Numbers are everything so please bring your friends! 

We will walk as a group to take a picture underneath the Times Square ad we have running as part of our campaign.
 

8:00pm "My Annie Hall," A Senior Citizen Remake Of The Classic Film Annie Hall Strand Books

On August 15th at 8pm, Strand Bookstore will be screening a version of “Annie Hall” like you’ve never seen it before: reinterpreted by two artists in their 20s, working in collaboration with members of a Manhattan senior center. Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs) said that the film “has a humanity to it and a sweetness to it that I don’t see in any other work.” The directors, Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs, and the stars, Harry Miller and Shula Chernick, will be on hand to discuss what they learned from working together, and the unlikely friendships that arose. If you’re lucky, maybe Harry will tap dance. They’ll be joined by John Leland, who wrote about the movie in the New York Times(twice!), and who documented his own cross-generational awakening in his New York Times bestseller Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old.

8:00pm "My Annie Hall," A Senior Citizen Remake Of The Classic Film Annie Hall

On August 15th at 8pm, Strand Bookstore will be screening a version of “Annie Hall” like you’ve never seen it before: reinterpreted by two artists in their 20s, working in collaboration with members of a Manhattan senior center. Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs) said that the film “has a humanity to it and a sweetness to it that I don’t see in any other work.” The directors, Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs, and the stars, Harry Miller and Shula Chernick, will be on hand to discuss what they learned from working together, and the unlikely friendships that arose. If you’re lucky, maybe Harry will tap dance. They’ll be joined by John Leland, who wrote about the movie in the New York Times(twice!), and who documented his own cross-generational awakening in his New York Times bestseller Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old.

Thursday August 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018
12:00pm Topographic Globes Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

12:00pm Topographic Globes

Inspired by the textural drawings of Zaria Forman, museum visitors will get to create a topograhic globe of anywhere in the world! Take a look at a map and imagine what the land there might be like! Using oil pastel and mixed media materials, create a globe that highlights the details of the land and water!

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

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

12:00pm Double Prints

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

6:00pm Movies with a View Lower Eastside Girls Club

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:00pm Movies with a View

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:30pm Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: A Screening of Dr. Strangelove Museum of the City of New York

Please note this outdoor screening takes place at Central Park’s Frisbee Hill, the landscape north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street. 

Free! Inspired by our exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, which explores a formative phase in the career of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, we team up with the Central Park Conservancy for a free outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, 95 min) in Central Park. Kubrick co-wrote, directed, and produced this witty political satire about Cold War politics and an accidental nuclear attack. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, this landmark film was the first commercially successful political satire about nuclear war. Prior to the screening, Sean Corcoran, co-curator of Through a Different Lens, will offer a brief introduction.

Central Park’s Frisbee Hill is located north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street beside Le Pain Quotidien. It is accessible from the east and west sides of the park at 72nd Street. 

6:30pm Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: A Screening of Dr. Strangelove

Please note this outdoor screening takes place at Central Park’s Frisbee Hill, the landscape north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street. 

Free! Inspired by our exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, which explores a formative phase in the career of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, we team up with the Central Park Conservancy for a free outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, 95 min) in Central Park. Kubrick co-wrote, directed, and produced this witty political satire about Cold War politics and an accidental nuclear attack. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, this landmark film was the first commercially successful political satire about nuclear war. Prior to the screening, Sean Corcoran, co-curator of Through a Different Lens, will offer a brief introduction.

Central Park’s Frisbee Hill is located north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street beside Le Pain Quotidien. It is accessible from the east and west sides of the park at 72nd Street. 

7:00pm Strand X Nitehawk Present: Lit On Film Strand Books

Strand Book Store and Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) are launching our first-ever film festival, and we want to see your literary adaptations. You're invited to submit an original 10-minute short film, adapted from a written work, to this debut festival in Brooklyn.

Your film will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of expert judges from the entertainment industry. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to share their creations on the big screen at Nitehawk Cinema on August 16th at 7pm. Following the screenings, five (5) awards will be presented in select categories (see below) at an awards ceremony and conversation hour where you can also mix and mingle with your fellow film lovers!

One Winner Will Be Awarded Per Category:

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Director
  • Best Editor
  • Best Actor (all genders)
  • Best Film
7:00pm Strand X Nitehawk Present: Lit On Film

Strand Book Store and Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) are launching our first-ever film festival, and we want to see your literary adaptations. You're invited to submit an original 10-minute short film, adapted from a written work, to this debut festival in Brooklyn.

Your film will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of expert judges from the entertainment industry. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to share their creations on the big screen at Nitehawk Cinema on August 16th at 7pm. Following the screenings, five (5) awards will be presented in select categories (see below) at an awards ceremony and conversation hour where you can also mix and mingle with your fellow film lovers!

One Winner Will Be Awarded Per Category:

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Director
  • Best Editor
  • Best Actor (all genders)
  • Best Film
7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Villains, Violence, And Vogue Strand Books

Aristotle first recognized the paradox of tragic art. Why do we enjoy watching fictional characters suffer when we would be horrified by the same thing in real life? Contemporary pop-culture is full of such apparent paradoxes. Why do we enjoy seeing someone incinerated by a high-powered laser beam in a movie or comic book, but not in real life? Do pro-wrestling fans enjoy seeing a person get a chair smashed over their head more or less if they believe that it really hurts? Why do people often love the bad guys in fiction, finding malicious characters, such as the Joker or Chris Jericho, charming, even admirable?

Why are male villains and heroes both clad in flamboyant, colorful attire, even when they are symbols of a conventional masculinity that traditionally shuns sartorial preoccupation? How might a proclivity for elaborate displays of mayhem be related to one for elaborately tailored attire? Professors Geoff Klock and Ben Abelson will discuss these and related questions, deploying their expertise in literature, film, philosophy, and pop culture in their responses to them.

This will feature multiple professors giving 30-minute, interdisciplinary talks on topics that may or may not relate.

7:00pm Villains, Violence, And Vogue

Aristotle first recognized the paradox of tragic art. Why do we enjoy watching fictional characters suffer when we would be horrified by the same thing in real life? Contemporary pop-culture is full of such apparent paradoxes. Why do we enjoy seeing someone incinerated by a high-powered laser beam in a movie or comic book, but not in real life? Do pro-wrestling fans enjoy seeing a person get a chair smashed over their head more or less if they believe that it really hurts? Why do people often love the bad guys in fiction, finding malicious characters, such as the Joker or Chris Jericho, charming, even admirable?

Why are male villains and heroes both clad in flamboyant, colorful attire, even when they are symbols of a conventional masculinity that traditionally shuns sartorial preoccupation? How might a proclivity for elaborate displays of mayhem be related to one for elaborately tailored attire? Professors Geoff Klock and Ben Abelson will discuss these and related questions, deploying their expertise in literature, film, philosophy, and pop culture in their responses to them.

This will feature multiple professors giving 30-minute, interdisciplinary talks on topics that may or may not relate.

Friday August 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018
12:00pm Double Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

12:00pm Double Prints

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Outdoor Performances

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm The Healing Modalities Of Singing Bowls With Suren Shrestha Rubin Museum

In this workshop, Shrestha gives a short concert for group meditation and explains the vibrational healing process using singing bowls, incorporating volunteers from the audience. Learn about chakras and how they relate to sounds, different ways of arranging the bowls, how they work together, and more.

7:00pm The Healing Modalities Of Singing Bowls With Suren Shrestha

In this workshop, Shrestha gives a short concert for group meditation and explains the vibrational healing process using singing bowls, incorporating volunteers from the audience. Learn about chakras and how they relate to sounds, different ways of arranging the bowls, how they work together, and more.

7:00pm Darkness Falls Magnet Theater

Improv that surrounds you. Grounded, lived-in performance mixed with a hint of chaos. A unique theatrical experience created before you that can go anywhere—even beyond the stage.

Featuring:
Alessandra Calderín
Kim Canfield
Josh Cohen
Nolan Constantino
Jessica Coyle
John David
Caitlyn Drown
Elizabeth Scafuto
Simon Shannon
Nathan Viacom Tillis
Paul Ton
Aaron Zemach

7:00pm Darkness Falls

Improv that surrounds you. Grounded, lived-in performance mixed with a hint of chaos. A unique theatrical experience created before you that can go anywhere—even beyond the stage.

Featuring:
Alessandra Calderín
Kim Canfield
Josh Cohen
Nolan Constantino
Jessica Coyle
John David
Caitlyn Drown
Elizabeth Scafuto
Simon Shannon
Nathan Viacom Tillis
Paul Ton
Aaron Zemach

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Sunset Boulevard Rubin Museum

1950, Billy Wilder, USA , 110 min.

Zodiac: Sagittarius (you can trust them)

Norma Desmond is ready for her close-up. A former silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) enlists a young screenwriter (William Holden) to aid her comeback well into the age of the talkies, but her needy narcissism turns the challenge into an uphill, potentially fatal battle of the wills. Appearances by Cecil B. DeMille, Erich von Stroheim, Hedda Hopper, and Buster Keaton.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Sunset Boulevard

1950, Billy Wilder, USA , 110 min.

Zodiac: Sagittarius (you can trust them)

Norma Desmond is ready for her close-up. A former silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) enlists a young screenwriter (William Holden) to aid her comeback well into the age of the talkies, but her needy narcissism turns the challenge into an uphill, potentially fatal battle of the wills. Appearances by Cecil B. DeMille, Erich von Stroheim, Hedda Hopper, and Buster Keaton.

11:00pm The 29th Street Revue at Magnet Theater Magnet Theater

Coached by the incredible Jody Shelton, this loosely-based musical Harold will have you laughing, crying, and even singing along--though it's all improvised, so how can you claim you know the song if we're making it up on the spot, Karen?!

Anyway...come for the larger than life characters and stay for the sexy backline support. It'll be a night to remember!

Featuring: Joel Arandia, Amanda Borson, Melissa Caron, Amber Coartney Croghan, Kass Dougherty, Chirag Pathre, Kristina Stasi, Lia Tamborra, Steve Tardio

11:00pm The 29th Street Revue at Magnet Theater

Coached by the incredible Jody Shelton, this loosely-based musical Harold will have you laughing, crying, and even singing along--though it's all improvised, so how can you claim you know the song if we're making it up on the spot, Karen?!

Anyway...come for the larger than life characters and stay for the sexy backline support. It'll be a night to remember!

Featuring: Joel Arandia, Amanda Borson, Melissa Caron, Amber Coartney Croghan, Kass Dougherty, Chirag Pathre, Kristina Stasi, Lia Tamborra, Steve Tardio

Saturday August 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018
10:00am Bike to the Beach Bike New York

The only thing better than a summer ride with friends is one with a dip in the ocean at the end!

We’ll meet in the morning in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After a short jaunt through beautiful Prospect Park, we will travel for several miles on the Ocean Parkway Bike path, the oldest in America. We will spend a couple of hours at Coney Island, where participants are free to relax at the beach, swim in the ocean, ride the historic Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, or grab a hot dog at Nathan’s, a true NYC institution. Be sure to bring money for lunch and activities. Participants are free to join us for the ride back to Park Slope, or part ways and spend more time at Coney Island.

10:00am Bike to the Beach

The only thing better than a summer ride with friends is one with a dip in the ocean at the end!

We’ll meet in the morning in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After a short jaunt through beautiful Prospect Park, we will travel for several miles on the Ocean Parkway Bike path, the oldest in America. We will spend a couple of hours at Coney Island, where participants are free to relax at the beach, swim in the ocean, ride the historic Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, or grab a hot dog at Nathan’s, a true NYC institution. Be sure to bring money for lunch and activities. Participants are free to join us for the ride back to Park Slope, or part ways and spend more time at Coney Island.

10:00am Double Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

10:00am Double Prints

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

11:00am Clay Club SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club's art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow's Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization's artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay. 

On Saturday, August 18, SculptureCenter will revives its founding summer tradition for the second year. SculptureCenter's Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public as a large-scale community sculpture studio with over two thousand pounds of clay available for free use or participation in artist-led activities.

Save the date, Saturday, August 18, for drop-in art projects and food by local vendors. This community event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

11:00am Clay Club

SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club's art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow's Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization's artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay. 

On Saturday, August 18, SculptureCenter will revives its founding summer tradition for the second year. SculptureCenter's Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public as a large-scale community sculpture studio with over two thousand pounds of clay available for free use or participation in artist-led activities.

Save the date, Saturday, August 18, for drop-in art projects and food by local vendors. This community event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

11:00am The New York Kendama Open RESOBOX

Show off your Kendama skills at the New York Kendama open where we will hold beginner, intermediate, and advanced competitions with a new and interesting contest format!
The winner of the advanced competition will win a Trip to Minnesota Kendama Open 2018 (MKO) (more details below)! Other mini-games and raffles will be held throughout the day!

11:00am The New York Kendama Open

Show off your Kendama skills at the New York Kendama open where we will hold beginner, intermediate, and advanced competitions with a new and interesting contest format!
The winner of the advanced competition will win a Trip to Minnesota Kendama Open 2018 (MKO) (more details below)! Other mini-games and raffles will be held throughout the day!

1:00pm Queens PPNYC Advocate Training! Planned Parenthood of New York City

Become a PPNYC Advocate! 
RSVP for our next training Saturday, August 18 at our Queens health center in LIC.

DETAILS:
Saturday, August 18
PPNYC's Diane L. Max Center
21-41 45th Rd
Long Island City, Queens
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided

We're thrilled to invite you to join PPNYC for a 3-hour training session to get up to speed on PPNYC's work at the local level and join us in community advocacy.

The PPNYC Advocate Program is for folks interested in flexible volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Once trained, PPNYC Advocates will have the opportunity to support and lead the following advocacy projects:

• Phonebanking
• Canvassing
• Safer sex kit assembly and outreach
• Monthly volunteer nights
• Day-of event volunteering
• Tabling with more experienced activists 
• Joining rallies and public actions hosted by PPNYC and coalition partners

Becoming a PPNYC Advocate requires a 3-hour training with fellow New Yorkers passionate about fighting for reproductive freedom! Afterwards, you will receive weekly bi-weekly emails including upcoming volunteer opportunities to join, based on your availability.
 

1:00pm Queens PPNYC Advocate Training!

Become a PPNYC Advocate! 
RSVP for our next training Saturday, August 18 at our Queens health center in LIC.

DETAILS:
Saturday, August 18
PPNYC's Diane L. Max Center
21-41 45th Rd
Long Island City, Queens
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided

We're thrilled to invite you to join PPNYC for a 3-hour training session to get up to speed on PPNYC's work at the local level and join us in community advocacy.

The PPNYC Advocate Program is for folks interested in flexible volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Once trained, PPNYC Advocates will have the opportunity to support and lead the following advocacy projects:

• Phonebanking
• Canvassing
• Safer sex kit assembly and outreach
• Monthly volunteer nights
• Day-of event volunteering
• Tabling with more experienced activists 
• Joining rallies and public actions hosted by PPNYC and coalition partners

Becoming a PPNYC Advocate requires a 3-hour training with fellow New Yorkers passionate about fighting for reproductive freedom! Afterwards, you will receive weekly bi-weekly emails including upcoming volunteer opportunities to join, based on your availability.
 

2:00pm Vibrational Sound Therapy Workshop With Suren Shrestha Rubin Museum

Singing bowls have been used to treat stress-related conditions, improve sleep, and enhance mental clarity. Experience their therapeutic effects first hand with singing bowl master Suren Shrestha and his fellow practitioners in this intimate, small-group setting. 

Participants will lie on yoga mats as bowls are played at varying proximities to the body (and occasionally on it). For optimal comfort, please wear loose clothing without exposed metal such as zippers, belts, or jewelry.

2:00pm Vibrational Sound Therapy Workshop With Suren Shrestha

Singing bowls have been used to treat stress-related conditions, improve sleep, and enhance mental clarity. Experience their therapeutic effects first hand with singing bowl master Suren Shrestha and his fellow practitioners in this intimate, small-group setting. 

Participants will lie on yoga mats as bowls are played at varying proximities to the body (and occasionally on it). For optimal comfort, please wear loose clothing without exposed metal such as zippers, belts, or jewelry.

7:00pm Free Indoor Closing Event Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

7:00pm Free Indoor Closing Event

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

Sunday August 19, 2018 Aug 19, 2018
10:00am Double Prints Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

10:00am Double Prints

Inspired by the paintings of Mai-Thu Perret, museum guests will create string rorschach prints with paint! What happens when you play with color mixing and symmetry? We’ll explore this fun technique while learning more about this artist’s practice!

10:00am ORINIGIRI Workshop 6: Much Mochi to Munch on! RESOBOX

Have you ever tried Mochi rice?

Do you know Mochi rice is? It is a sweet, sticky rice that is often used in Japan. It is often used for making rice cake (mochi in Japanese), but many people do not know the process of how to make or eat mochi!

In Japan, we use mochi rice in many ways, especially when celebrating a cultural event. Other than rice cake, mochi is used in many other foods as well! In this workshop we would like to introduce a few treats made of mochi rice and try to make these Japanese sweets as well! Mochi has many health benefits and is delicious to eat, too! We guarantee you’ll enjoy making this delicious treat and even adding it to your daily diet. Try discovering the charm of mochi rice!

10:00am ORINIGIRI Workshop 6: Much Mochi to Munch on!

Have you ever tried Mochi rice?

Do you know Mochi rice is? It is a sweet, sticky rice that is often used in Japan. It is often used for making rice cake (mochi in Japanese), but many people do not know the process of how to make or eat mochi!

In Japan, we use mochi rice in many ways, especially when celebrating a cultural event. Other than rice cake, mochi is used in many other foods as well! In this workshop we would like to introduce a few treats made of mochi rice and try to make these Japanese sweets as well! Mochi has many health benefits and is delicious to eat, too! We guarantee you’ll enjoy making this delicious treat and even adding it to your daily diet. Try discovering the charm of mochi rice!

11:00am Japanese Pop-Up Shop RESOBOX

RESOBOX is proud to present very unique pop-up shop for Japanese and Japan-related artists to display and sell their works! Japanese and non-Japanese artists who make Japan-related works will be promoting their own creations to the locals of NYC. We invite everyone to come and enjoy their pieces!

11:00am Japanese Pop-Up Shop

RESOBOX is proud to present very unique pop-up shop for Japanese and Japan-related artists to display and sell their works! Japanese and non-Japanese artists who make Japan-related works will be promoting their own creations to the locals of NYC. We invite everyone to come and enjoy their pieces!

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry Rubin Museum

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry

August Family Sundays: Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

2:00pm Jenny Kroik and The Sketchy Book Club Strand Books

What is more fun than reading and drawing? At the Sketchy Book Club you can combine the two together!

We will begin the event by getting into small cozy groups. Each participant will get their turn to tell others about your favorite book. As one person describes their book, they get their portrait sketched by everyone at their table. We will take turns speaking/sketching and switch every 15 minutes, so that everyone gets to talk about their book, and draw as well!

We will wrap up the event with a relaxing reading session by a visiting author or performer. During the reading, we will be sketching the reader (or the audience, or the bookshelves, or whatever you want to sketch!).

At the end of event we will have an optional "show and tell", and leave with sketches, book recommendations, and lots of inspiration!

2:00pm Jenny Kroik and The Sketchy Book Club

What is more fun than reading and drawing? At the Sketchy Book Club you can combine the two together!

We will begin the event by getting into small cozy groups. Each participant will get their turn to tell others about your favorite book. As one person describes their book, they get their portrait sketched by everyone at their table. We will take turns speaking/sketching and switch every 15 minutes, so that everyone gets to talk about their book, and draw as well!

We will wrap up the event with a relaxing reading session by a visiting author or performer. During the reading, we will be sketching the reader (or the audience, or the bookshelves, or whatever you want to sketch!).

At the end of event we will have an optional "show and tell", and leave with sketches, book recommendations, and lots of inspiration!

Monday August 20, 2018 Aug 20, 2018
7:00pm Origami Wallets RESOBOX

You won’t get lost folding these wallets.
Both wallets have and are taught with clear landmarks and are fun to fold. Each has plenty of room and pockets for cards and cash. Impress your fellow NYers with these billfolds!

7:00pm Origami Wallets

You won’t get lost folding these wallets.
Both wallets have and are taught with clear landmarks and are fun to fold. Each has plenty of room and pockets for cards and cash. Impress your fellow NYers with these billfolds!

7:00pm Karin Slaughter: Pieces Of Her Strand Books

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

Join us as Karin sits down with fellow thriller authors to talk about their craft!

7:00pm Karin Slaughter: Pieces Of Her

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

Join us as Karin sits down with fellow thriller authors to talk about their craft!

Tuesday August 21, 2018 Aug 21, 2018
7:00pm Chapo Trap House Strand Books

Join us in the Rare Book Room as the six hosts of the Chapo Trap House podcast on their upcoming book THE CHAPO GUIDE TO REVOLUTION: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason. The book is a hilarious, no-holds-barred take-down of the contemporary American political and cultural scene, written in the in-your-face style that has made the podcast a cult hit with millennial listeners.

7:00pm Chapo Trap House

Join us in the Rare Book Room as the six hosts of the Chapo Trap House podcast on their upcoming book THE CHAPO GUIDE TO REVOLUTION: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason. The book is a hilarious, no-holds-barred take-down of the contemporary American political and cultural scene, written in the in-your-face style that has made the podcast a cult hit with millennial listeners.

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Sake & Tacos Museum of the City of New York

Experience a unique New York mashup of Japanese and Mexican flavors: sake and tacos.

Brian Polen, co-founder of Brooklyn Kura, the city's first sake brewery, and Julian Hoyos, owner of East Harlem's own Cascalote Latin Bistro, curate an only in New York pairing of Japanese and Mexican flavors. Both take inspiration from infusing familiar foods with new flavor and meaning. Brooklyn Kura offers a subtle yet complex take on sake, revolutionizing New Yorkers' understanding of this traditional Japanese rice wine, while Cascalote serves dishes with unexpected twists, like Mexican-inspired Bibimbap. Polen and Hoyos will discuss how they authentically update classics from afar and transform them into New York City staples with moderator Lauren Wilson, editor of Edible Manhattan. 

This conversation takes place outside on the Museum's Terrace and includes a tasting of Brooklyn Kura sake alongside salmon tartar and shrimp tacos from Cascalote Latin Bistro.  

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Sake & Tacos

Experience a unique New York mashup of Japanese and Mexican flavors: sake and tacos.

Brian Polen, co-founder of Brooklyn Kura, the city's first sake brewery, and Julian Hoyos, owner of East Harlem's own Cascalote Latin Bistro, curate an only in New York pairing of Japanese and Mexican flavors. Both take inspiration from infusing familiar foods with new flavor and meaning. Brooklyn Kura offers a subtle yet complex take on sake, revolutionizing New Yorkers' understanding of this traditional Japanese rice wine, while Cascalote serves dishes with unexpected twists, like Mexican-inspired Bibimbap. Polen and Hoyos will discuss how they authentically update classics from afar and transform them into New York City staples with moderator Lauren Wilson, editor of Edible Manhattan. 

This conversation takes place outside on the Museum's Terrace and includes a tasting of Brooklyn Kura sake alongside salmon tartar and shrimp tacos from Cascalote Latin Bistro.  

Wednesday August 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018
1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers both a refuge from the world around us, and an opportunity to engage with it more consciously.

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers both a refuge from the world around us, and an opportunity to engage with it more consciously.

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

6:00pm Loyal Chaker and Adam Maalouf Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week violinist Layale Chaker and percussionist Adam Maalouf are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Loyal Chaker and Adam Maalouf

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week violinist Layale Chaker and percussionist Adam Maalouf are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future Rubin Museum

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:00pm Astrology Tour: Tibetan Divination and Your Future

Explore the roots of Tibetan Buddhist astrology, find out your zodiac animal, and learn to read the cosmic turtle illustration in the White Beryl room of the Masterworksexhibition on the third floor.

Join us after the tour for the series Astrology, Prophecy & Divination, curated by astrologer, artist, and author A.T. Mann. This ticketed program takes place in our theater 7:00–8:00 PM.

6:30pm How To Get Personal In Print With Nancy Davidoff Kelton Strand Books

Do you want your writing to resonate? Engage readers? Among the hallmarks of good writing, according to author/instructor, Nancy Davidoff Kelton, is self-revelation NOT self-absorption, which she describes as the difference between Ah Ha! and Oy Vey! This workshop gets you started and keeps you revealing your best self. Nancy gives writing exercises, techniques, and inspiration that tap into your experiences, memories, truths, and dreams. She offers advice on how to send your internal and external critics on sabbatical, establish a regular writing routine, avoid procrastination, and capture what you wish to express in your own voice. In-class and at-home writing exercises will open you up. Outside reading and marketing suggestions are given. Tip sheets will be handed out. Writing materials will not be provided, so please bring your pencils, paper or laptops!

6:30pm How To Get Personal In Print With Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Do you want your writing to resonate? Engage readers? Among the hallmarks of good writing, according to author/instructor, Nancy Davidoff Kelton, is self-revelation NOT self-absorption, which she describes as the difference between Ah Ha! and Oy Vey! This workshop gets you started and keeps you revealing your best self. Nancy gives writing exercises, techniques, and inspiration that tap into your experiences, memories, truths, and dreams. She offers advice on how to send your internal and external critics on sabbatical, establish a regular writing routine, avoid procrastination, and capture what you wish to express in your own voice. In-class and at-home writing exercises will open you up. Outside reading and marketing suggestions are given. Tip sheets will be handed out. Writing materials will not be provided, so please bring your pencils, paper or laptops!

7:00pm The Future of the Feminine with Schuyler Brown and A.T. Mann Rubin Museum

Where are we now, and what direction do we take to reach a better future? In this final session of a series of programs on astrological traditions, series host A.T. Mann is joined by futurist, strategist, and conscious communication advocate Schuyler Brown to discuss the rise of the feminine principle and how its reintegration is key to our evolution on the planet today. 

Two mystics from different generations and genders, Schuyler and Mann will discuss the feminine as a counterbalance to the pace of technological innovation, the importance of reclaiming ancient feminine symbols of power and protection, and the healing that happens when the feminine is invited into our contemporary relationships, structures, and systems—including business, activism, and politics. The audience will be invited to engage with the dialogue in creative ways and explore what the future of the feminine looks like for each of us individually and as a collective.

7:00pm The Future of the Feminine with Schuyler Brown and A.T. Mann

Where are we now, and what direction do we take to reach a better future? In this final session of a series of programs on astrological traditions, series host A.T. Mann is joined by futurist, strategist, and conscious communication advocate Schuyler Brown to discuss the rise of the feminine principle and how its reintegration is key to our evolution on the planet today. 

Two mystics from different generations and genders, Schuyler and Mann will discuss the feminine as a counterbalance to the pace of technological innovation, the importance of reclaiming ancient feminine symbols of power and protection, and the healing that happens when the feminine is invited into our contemporary relationships, structures, and systems—including business, activism, and politics. The audience will be invited to engage with the dialogue in creative ways and explore what the future of the feminine looks like for each of us individually and as a collective.

Thursday August 23, 2018 Aug 23, 2018
4:00pm Jazzmobile Block Party Louis Armstrong House Museum

THE GRAND FINALE TO OUR SUMMER SEASON!

4pm : Family Fun Activities

5pm : Jeremy Bosch Quartet

7pm : Featuring Roland Guerrero Quartet

This is a free event!

4:00pm Jazzmobile Block Party

THE GRAND FINALE TO OUR SUMMER SEASON!

4pm : Family Fun Activities

5pm : Jeremy Bosch Quartet

7pm : Featuring Roland Guerrero Quartet

This is a free event!

5:00pm Latina Researchers Network John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Save the dates & mark your calendars! 

August 23-25, 2018

We’re back in New York City!!

5:00pm Latina Researchers Network

Save the dates & mark your calendars! 

August 23-25, 2018

We’re back in New York City!!

6:00pm Movies with a View Lower Eastside Girls Club

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:00pm Movies with a View

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:30pm The Economy of Kpop Korea Society

Communications Director of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington DC, Jenna Gibson, presents on the commodification of K-culture on a global scale. Ms. Gibson reflects on regional marketing strategies and the economic impact of Korea’s exportation of Kpop. 

Followed by Q&A and reception with Korean food and drinks.

6:30pm The Economy of Kpop

Communications Director of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington DC, Jenna Gibson, presents on the commodification of K-culture on a global scale. Ms. Gibson reflects on regional marketing strategies and the economic impact of Korea’s exportation of Kpop. 

Followed by Q&A and reception with Korean food and drinks.

7:00pm Read Dating > Speed Dating: W4M + M4W Strand Books

This event is 21 and up. Purchase in advance is required, no tickets at the door!

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

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

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a night of wine and become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)

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

7:00pm Read Dating > Speed Dating: W4M + M4W

This event is 21 and up. Purchase in advance is required, no tickets at the door!

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

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

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a night of wine and become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)

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

Friday August 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018
7:00pm Prasanna: Bowling for Peace Rubin Museum

Indian guitar master Prasanna returns to the Rubin with a program of music exploring themes of peace, love, and prayer, featuring songs by Indian saint composers Tyagaraja, Dikshitar, and Syama Sastri along with original songs by Prasanna. Contemplative ragas that evoke feelings of “shantha rasa” (peace), “shringara rasa” (love) and “bhakti rasa” (prayer) will be explored.

7:00pm Prasanna: Bowling for Peace

Indian guitar master Prasanna returns to the Rubin with a program of music exploring themes of peace, love, and prayer, featuring songs by Indian saint composers Tyagaraja, Dikshitar, and Syama Sastri along with original songs by Prasanna. Contemplative ragas that evoke feelings of “shantha rasa” (peace), “shringara rasa” (love) and “bhakti rasa” (prayer) will be explored.

7:00pm Full Moon Drumming Workshop At Flushing Town Hall Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

On Friday, August 24, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will lead a full moon celebration with percussive rhythms and drumming styles of Mexican music. The workshop will be led by Music Director George Saenz, who will demonstrate a variety Mexican drumming styles such as huapango, son de tarima, and polka using huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, bombo, redoblante and pandero. The workshop aims to show cultural connections through music and will relate the sounds and instruments of Mexican drumming to the cultures of South America, Africa, and Europe.

7:00pm Full Moon Drumming Workshop At Flushing Town Hall

On Friday, August 24, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will lead a full moon celebration with percussive rhythms and drumming styles of Mexican music. The workshop will be led by Music Director George Saenz, who will demonstrate a variety Mexican drumming styles such as huapango, son de tarima, and polka using huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, bombo, redoblante and pandero. The workshop aims to show cultural connections through music and will relate the sounds and instruments of Mexican drumming to the cultures of South America, Africa, and Europe.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Smultronstallet: Wild Strawberries Rubin Museum

1957, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 91 min., Swedish with English subtitles

Introduced by energetic healer Linda Gnat-Mullin

Zodiac: Libra (ruled by Venus—in Astrology, the strawberry is considered a feminine plant and is governed by Venus)

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Smultronstallet: Wild Strawberries

1957, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 91 min., Swedish with English subtitles

Introduced by energetic healer Linda Gnat-Mullin

Zodiac: Libra (ruled by Venus—in Astrology, the strawberry is considered a feminine plant and is governed by Venus)

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim.

Saturday August 25, 2018 Aug 25, 2018
12:00pm Ride: Forts Ferries And Fotos With Bike NY Bike New York

Join Bike New York on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites. First up: Fort Wadsworth, a former military fort with gorgeous views of the Verrazano bridge. Next, we’ll travel to the Alice Austen House Museum for a catered picnic and private tour. Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers and an early advocate for and photographer of women bicyclists. The tour will discuss Alice’s life and work and late 19th-century cycling. Among the highlights of the house: two period rooms and her original darkroom. Shutterbugs, it doesn’t get any better than this!

12:00pm Ride: Forts Ferries And Fotos With Bike NY

Join Bike New York on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites. First up: Fort Wadsworth, a former military fort with gorgeous views of the Verrazano bridge. Next, we’ll travel to the Alice Austen House Museum for a catered picnic and private tour. Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers and an early advocate for and photographer of women bicyclists. The tour will discuss Alice’s life and work and late 19th-century cycling. Among the highlights of the house: two period rooms and her original darkroom. Shutterbugs, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Sip and swim with Callen-Lorde and friends on Saturday, August 25th at Splash! A pre-tea pool party in the Fire Island Pines, Splash is one of our favorite summer events as we get the chance to come together on the idyllic shores of the Pines to celebrate the work of Callen-Lorde. Music by DJ Frankie Sharp -- special guests to be announced!
 

3:00pm Splash!

Sip and swim with Callen-Lorde and friends on Saturday, August 25th at Splash! A pre-tea pool party in the Fire Island Pines, Splash is one of our favorite summer events as we get the chance to come together on the idyllic shores of the Pines to celebrate the work of Callen-Lorde. Music by DJ Frankie Sharp -- special guests to be announced!
 

Sunday August 26, 2018 Aug 26, 2018
9:30am Full Moon Celebration With Numinous Rubin Museum

In many ways, modern life makes it harder than ever to be fully present and in the moment. Join Ruby Warrington (The Numinous) during the Pisces full moon, for a talk and workshop on ways to create healthy boundaries with technology, use the ancient cycles of the moon to connect to the present moment, and get comfortable with the discomfort of being here right now.

Presented with New York Yoga + Life

9:30am Full Moon Celebration With Numinous

In many ways, modern life makes it harder than ever to be fully present and in the moment. Join Ruby Warrington (The Numinous) during the Pisces full moon, for a talk and workshop on ways to create healthy boundaries with technology, use the ancient cycles of the moon to connect to the present moment, and get comfortable with the discomfort of being here right now.

Presented with New York Yoga + Life

12:00pm LILAC Museum Ship Workshop Children's Museum of the Arts

Join LatchKey Gallery on the LILAC Museum Ship to explore the historic steam-powered lighthouse tender and light installation, Nocturnal Flora by George Kroenert.

During the visit, work with the artist and create your own work of art inspired by the exhibition.

Hudson Park, Pier 25
Activities will on going from 12-4

12:00pm LILAC Museum Ship Workshop

Join LatchKey Gallery on the LILAC Museum Ship to explore the historic steam-powered lighthouse tender and light installation, Nocturnal Flora by George Kroenert.

During the visit, work with the artist and create your own work of art inspired by the exhibition.

Hudson Park, Pier 25
Activities will on going from 12-4

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry Rubin Museum

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

1:00pm Togetherness Tapestry

Stitch together the pieces to your future! August Family Sundays honor the Shoton Festival (Yogurt Festival) in Lhasa, Tibet, during which thousands of people gather to unveil a larger-than-life thangka of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Inspired by the scale of the thangka used in this festival, we invite you to lend a hand in stitching a collaborative tapestry and embrace creativity with community.

Monday August 27, 2018 Aug 27, 2018
7:00pm Phyllis Chesler: A Politically Incorrect Feminist Strand Books

Phyllis Chesler was a pioneer of Second Wave Feminism. Chesler and the women who came out swinging from 1967-1972-- these women integrated the want ads, brought class action lawsuits on behalf of economic discrimination, opened rape crisis lines and shelters for battered women, held marches and sit-ins for abortion and equal rights, famously took over offices and buildings, and pioneered high profile Speak-outs. They began the first-ever national and international public conversations about birth control and abortion, sexual harassment, violence against women, female orgasm, and a woman’s right to kill in self-defense.

Now, Chesler has stories to tell. The feminist movement has changed over the years, but Chesler knew some of its first pioneers, including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, and Andrea Dworkin. These women were fierce forces of nature, smoldering figures of sin and soul, rock stars and action heroes in real life. Some had been viewed as whores, witches, and madwomen, but were changing the world and becoming major players in history. In A Politically Incorrect Feminist, Chesler gets chatty while introducing the reader to some of feminism's major players and world-changers.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Phyllis discusses her book!

7:00pm Phyllis Chesler: A Politically Incorrect Feminist

Phyllis Chesler was a pioneer of Second Wave Feminism. Chesler and the women who came out swinging from 1967-1972-- these women integrated the want ads, brought class action lawsuits on behalf of economic discrimination, opened rape crisis lines and shelters for battered women, held marches and sit-ins for abortion and equal rights, famously took over offices and buildings, and pioneered high profile Speak-outs. They began the first-ever national and international public conversations about birth control and abortion, sexual harassment, violence against women, female orgasm, and a woman’s right to kill in self-defense.

Now, Chesler has stories to tell. The feminist movement has changed over the years, but Chesler knew some of its first pioneers, including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, and Andrea Dworkin. These women were fierce forces of nature, smoldering figures of sin and soul, rock stars and action heroes in real life. Some had been viewed as whores, witches, and madwomen, but were changing the world and becoming major players in history. In A Politically Incorrect Feminist, Chesler gets chatty while introducing the reader to some of feminism's major players and world-changers.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Phyllis discusses her book!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 Aug 28, 2018
7:00pm Ryan Hampton: American Fix Strand Books

Ryan Hampton, a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission, hopes to provide that solution. Through his organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has become the center of America’s rising recovery movement. As a person in recovery from heroin addiction himself, he understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive that dependency can quickly become. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In American Fix, Hampton discusses his own struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past.

Join us as advocate Ryan Hampton shares his work and the truth behind the opioid addiction crisis.

7:00pm Ryan Hampton: American Fix

Ryan Hampton, a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission, hopes to provide that solution. Through his organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has become the center of America’s rising recovery movement. As a person in recovery from heroin addiction himself, he understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive that dependency can quickly become. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In American Fix, Hampton discusses his own struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past.

Join us as advocate Ryan Hampton shares his work and the truth behind the opioid addiction crisis.

Wednesday August 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018
6:00pm Aaron Shragge and Roshni Samlal Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week Aaron Shragge and Roshni Samlal are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Aaron Shragge and Roshni Samlal

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week Aaron Shragge and Roshni Samlal are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

7:00pm Shamanic Divination and Prophecy Workshop with Chokbar Rubin Museum

If you’ve ever meditated, you know the power of a focused, altered, consciousness. In the Tuvan shamanic tradition, divination and prophecy are used to achieve an extended state of consciousness, or trance state. Learn key elements of this practice in a workshop led by Tuvan shamaness ChokBar.

Any number of tools can be used in divination work. Participants will utilize various forms of meditation, including sound, movement, Power Animal dance, and stillness, in order to practice the shamanic state of consciousness.

ChokBar will present the sacred, ancient form of the Tuvan Divination system, called Chuvaanak, which uses 41 small stones that are understood to each have their own consciousness. This sophisticated system yields 3,000 possible combinations tied into mathematical law.

7:00pm Shamanic Divination and Prophecy Workshop with Chokbar

If you’ve ever meditated, you know the power of a focused, altered, consciousness. In the Tuvan shamanic tradition, divination and prophecy are used to achieve an extended state of consciousness, or trance state. Learn key elements of this practice in a workshop led by Tuvan shamaness ChokBar.

Any number of tools can be used in divination work. Participants will utilize various forms of meditation, including sound, movement, Power Animal dance, and stillness, in order to practice the shamanic state of consciousness.

ChokBar will present the sacred, ancient form of the Tuvan Divination system, called Chuvaanak, which uses 41 small stones that are understood to each have their own consciousness. This sophisticated system yields 3,000 possible combinations tied into mathematical law.

7:00pm Read Dating > Speed Dating: W4W + M4M Strand Books

This event is 21 and up. Purchase in advance is required, no tickets at the door!

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

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

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a night of wine and become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)

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

7:00pm Read Dating > Speed Dating: W4W + M4M

This event is 21 and up. Purchase in advance is required, no tickets at the door!

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

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

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a night of wine and become a target for Cupid's arrow ;)

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

Thursday August 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018
6:00pm Movies with a View Lower Eastside Girls Club

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

6:00pm Movies with a View

*There will be music prior to each film, beginning at 6pm, and each film will then start at sundown.

Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. Since its launch in 2000, its attracted over 500,000 moviegoers, making it one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. 

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies.

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

7:00pm Charlene Carruthers: Unapologetic Strand Books

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

Join us as author Charlene Carruthers shares and signs her important work.

7:00pm Charlene Carruthers: Unapologetic

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

Join us as author Charlene Carruthers shares and signs her important work.

Friday August 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2018
9:00am Exhibit: Italian Brooklyn: Photographs by Martha Cooper City Lore

In this collection of images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. These thirty-nine photographs were made as part of various documentation projects undertaken by folklorists some three decades ago. Cooper’s photographs of everyday scenes and interactions, many of them involving public Catholic practices in Italian Brooklyn, shine a light on often overlooked details of the urban landscape. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg’s annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette
theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars, as well as portraits of community members both noted and lesser-known. This is the first exhibit of Cooper’s extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.

This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to New York City’s vibrant folk arts.
City Lore is the repository of Cooper’s extensive slide collection.

9:00am Exhibit: Italian Brooklyn: Photographs by Martha Cooper

In this collection of images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. These thirty-nine photographs were made as part of various documentation projects undertaken by folklorists some three decades ago. Cooper’s photographs of everyday scenes and interactions, many of them involving public Catholic practices in Italian Brooklyn, shine a light on often overlooked details of the urban landscape. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg’s annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette
theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars, as well as portraits of community members both noted and lesser-known. This is the first exhibit of Cooper’s extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.

This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to New York City’s vibrant folk arts.
City Lore is the repository of Cooper’s extensive slide collection.

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Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC has sought to provide mentoring for youth facing adversity. BBBS connects more than 5,000 New York youth with adult mentors every year.

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DIY

DIY provides online courses for kids to discover new skills and meet new friends. On DIY, kids teach other kids. Because who better to learn from than you?

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RESOBOX

As a Japanese cultural center, Resobox welcomes its doors to Manhattan's and Queens' diverse populations with its art exhibitions, classes, events and more that center Japan's artistic influence. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the words "resonate" and "box," Resobox is a space for artists to collaborate and innovate.

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Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) gives girls and young women 8-18 pathways to grow, learn, have fun, & develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. LESGC was founded in 1996.

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Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives promotes walking, bicycling, and public transportation in New York City. TA activists are presently working to improve infrastructure for bicycling and walking on city streets, as well as traffic policies to help save lives.

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Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop connects people with arts, civic groups, cultural institutions, businesses, and cultural opportunities in Harlem.

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The Youth Channel

The Youth Media Center offers Manhattan residents ages 16 to 24 free video production training, digital journalism internships and the opportunity to produce social justice focused media on important youth issues for MNN's award-winning Youth Channel.

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National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation seeks to celebrate the best of American literature. The NBF holds the National Book Awards - past winners include Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, and Rachel Carson.

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American Institute of Graphic Arts

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) aims to inspire designers and the public by sharing great design, and advocating for a richer understanding that design plays in public life.

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Art Students League

By artists, for artists, the Art Students League democratizes art by making the ability to create accessible to all. By offering affordable art education and use of facilities on a flexible schedule, the Art Students League opens up opportunities for those who want to pursue careers as creators. For nearly 150 years, the League has influenced some of the world’s most renowned artists and remains a collective that offers support for its next generation.

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Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways walks the Side Streets of Manhattan, every day to find new, unique, and wonderful places.

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Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership seeks to foster a love of arts in public school students through arts education. The organization aims to broaden students' horizons and inspire them to think critically by connecting them with advising artists.

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Asia Society

The Asia Society is an educational organization and museum that promotes understanding among the people and cultures of Asia and the United States. They are active in the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and politics.

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Girl Rising

Girl Rising is an organization aiming to ensure that girls worldwide are educated, empowered, and reach their full potential, by sharing their stories. They believe that storytelling can have an impact and long-term social change.

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ART21

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time.

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Strand Books

Strand Books is an independent bookstore featuring 'over 18 miles of books.' The Strand's Rare Book Room hosts a rotating array of manuscripts, all on floors dating back to 1901.

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Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates the unique past, present and future of New York City. The museum engages audiences through exhibitions, learning opportunities, publications and public events.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in over 170 countries helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities.

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Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is an art museum in Chelsea primarily dedicated to Himalayan, Indian, and Tibetan artwork. The Rubin Museum regularly holds events, from musical performances and film screenings to meditation practices and lectures.

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Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America through performances, exhibitions, and education.

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Idealist

Idealist aims to connect people who want to do good with opportunities for action and collaboration. Idealist.org connects 2 million people each month with jobs and volunteer opportunities.

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Children's Museum of the Arts

At the Children's Museum of the Arts, young artists ages 10 months-15 years can see, make, and share art. CMA launches several large-scale art exhibitions every year that feature both established artists and children's work.

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Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris uses documentary film to bring you to every corner of the globe in search of some of the world's most beautiful places. Jungles in Paris believes that enlightenment can be found everywhere, from mountains and seas to sidewalks.

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Bike New York

For beginners and for experts, Bike New York are your source for everything bicycles. Using their platform to educate residents on bike-riding techniques, maintenance, safety and more, they’ve built a still-growing community of cycling enthusiasts, in addition to advocating for a greener, more sustainable city.

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Korea Society

The Korea Society promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the United States and Korea. The Korea Society offers art exhibitions, educational programs, policy talks, and a series of special events each year.

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NYXT.nyc

NYXT.nyc shines a spotlight on the people, places, and stories that make Manhattan special. NYXT connects viewers with their communities and provides pathways to become engaged and involved.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to conserve millions of square miles around the world, with nearly 500 projects in 65 countries. The WCS operates the Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

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SculptureCenter

With its core values of investment, rigor, transparency, inclusiveness and independence, SculptureCenter is an artistic hub that inspires greater conversations about our world through creativity. Centering sculpture, the organization aligns the past and present by supporting art and artists and promoting programs for its audience to engage in our community at large through art.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the work of advocates who preserved the home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong in Corona, Queens, where he lived in his heyday. This house, which he shared with his wife Lucille, is now a cultural center and historic landmark, vibrant with concerts, tours, lectures, film screenings and more, and is alive with the spirit of Satchmo.

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Streetfilms

Streetfilms creates short films encouraging people-friendly forms of urban transportation. Streetfilms' advocacy for bike lanes and car-free events have led to changes all over the United States and Latin America.

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National Academy of Design

Since 1925, The National Academy has been a community of artists, students, museum-goers, and supporters of the arts that have shared the heritage of the arts in America and brought art to all through arts education programs and exhibitions.

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