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Wednesday January 2, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
6:30pm Lung-ta: Prayer Flags for the New Year Rubin Museum

Welcome to 2019! In the Himalayas, the New Year comes with lots of celebration and symbolism, including traditions like hanging prayer flags to bring forth good luck and blessings. It is believed that when a prayer flag is blown by the wind, the prayers purify the environment and help bring peace to the world.

Inspired by the collective spirit of Tibetan prayer flags and the anonymity of public spaces, artist Candy Chang, in collaboration with James A. Reeves, asks Rubin Museum visitors to engage with their community by sharing their anxieties or hopes on a card. For nearly a year, these responses have been collected and displayed on the Spiral Wall, creating an ever-evolving dialogue between participants and the public and reflecting the emotional barometer of our visitors.

Contribute your own hopes and anxieties and learn about the symbolism of prayer flags. Ven. Geshe Tashi Dorje will chant Mani mantra and offer blessings so participants can take home a blessed prayer flag to usher in an auspicious new year!

6:30pm Lung-ta: Prayer Flags for the New Year

Welcome to 2019! In the Himalayas, the New Year comes with lots of celebration and symbolism, including traditions like hanging prayer flags to bring forth good luck and blessings. It is believed that when a prayer flag is blown by the wind, the prayers purify the environment and help bring peace to the world.

Inspired by the collective spirit of Tibetan prayer flags and the anonymity of public spaces, artist Candy Chang, in collaboration with James A. Reeves, asks Rubin Museum visitors to engage with their community by sharing their anxieties or hopes on a card. For nearly a year, these responses have been collected and displayed on the Spiral Wall, creating an ever-evolving dialogue between participants and the public and reflecting the emotional barometer of our visitors.

Contribute your own hopes and anxieties and learn about the symbolism of prayer flags. Ven. Geshe Tashi Dorje will chant Mani mantra and offer blessings so participants can take home a blessed prayer flag to usher in an auspicious new year!

Thursday January 3, 2019 Jan 3, 2019
12:00pm Show of Hands Children's Museum of the Arts

Dress up your hand and create a pixilation animation of it walking around a tiny city, or marching through fields of flowers. Play around with size and pretend you’re a giant!

12:00pm Show of Hands

Dress up your hand and create a pixilation animation of it walking around a tiny city, or marching through fields of flowers. Play around with size and pretend you’re a giant!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Relief Portraits Children's Museum of the Arts

Today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting relief portraits out of clay: sculpt yourself, your friend, or your favorite character! This style of sculpture is largely flat, with certain features popping out toward the viewer!

12:00pm Relief Portraits

Today at the Clay Bar we will be sculpting relief portraits out of clay: sculpt yourself, your friend, or your favorite character! This style of sculpture is largely flat, with certain features popping out toward the viewer!

12:00pm The Big Picture Children's Museum of the Arts

Let’s welcome in 2019 with our own collective narrative! CMA artists a free to add to our collaborative narrative on our giant frame. One artist will begin the story at the vey top. The next artist can follow the previous story in their own direction and so on until our brand new story is filled!

12:00pm The Big Picture

Let’s welcome in 2019 with our own collective narrative! CMA artists a free to add to our collaborative narrative on our giant frame. One artist will begin the story at the vey top. The next artist can follow the previous story in their own direction and so on until our brand new story is filled!

12:00pm Pop Up Booklets Children's Museum of the Arts

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

12:00pm Pop Up Booklets

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

7:00pm 60Hz cyclers - Sonic Experiments with Penelope Umbrico's MONUMENT BRIC

Together as a trio for the first time, sound artists Thessia Machado and Ranjit Bhatnagar, and performing artist and engineer Ed Bear, will collaborate in BRIC’s Gallery to create new audiovisual instruments, systems, and sculptures from e-waste in the exhibition, Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT. They premiere their new imaginations of humming, buzzing, blinking, and whirring possible worlds.

7:00pm 60Hz cyclers - Sonic Experiments with Penelope Umbrico's MONUMENT

Together as a trio for the first time, sound artists Thessia Machado and Ranjit Bhatnagar, and performing artist and engineer Ed Bear, will collaborate in BRIC’s Gallery to create new audiovisual instruments, systems, and sculptures from e-waste in the exhibition, Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT. They premiere their new imaginations of humming, buzzing, blinking, and whirring possible worlds.

7:00pm On the Road to Dunhuang: Music from the Dunhuang Caves, the Ottoman Empire, and Medieval Spain RESOBOX

Founded and co-directed by Tomoko Sugawara and August Denhard, the Eurasia Consort brings together two specialists in the ancient musical traditions of East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Through their research, teaching, and performances, they seek a common understanding of the world’s great music traditions along the ancient Silk Road.

The Silk Road was an interlocking trade route that connected to the Far East, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. For about 1,000 years it was a conduit not only for trade, but for religions, ideas, innovations, and music.

During the Tang Dynasty, the Chinese court loved foreign music, in particular Sogdian music and dance. Sogdians were merchants who controlled trade on the Silk road. From their homeland north of Iran they had set up trading colonies in China. Their masculine dance with high jumps was known as “the Sogdian whirl.” Its music was played by small ensembles comprised of harp, lute. flute and drums. These are shown on many sixth-century Sogdian sarcophagi, and wall paintings, in China.

Tang Dynasty music manuscripts have survived in Japan and China. It is from the first  millennium. By comparison, the oldest Middle Eastern music is relatively recent (the 13th century), and so is the Ottoman repertoire.

The concert imagines sounds of the ancient Silk Road, taking the listener from the caves at Dunhuang, continuing through the Middle East, and arriving in Europe. Musical instruments such as various versions of the ones being played today – harp, lutes, flutes and percussion – no doubt made the journey as well.

7:00pm On the Road to Dunhuang: Music from the Dunhuang Caves, the Ottoman Empire, and Medieval Spain

Founded and co-directed by Tomoko Sugawara and August Denhard, the Eurasia Consort brings together two specialists in the ancient musical traditions of East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Through their research, teaching, and performances, they seek a common understanding of the world’s great music traditions along the ancient Silk Road.

The Silk Road was an interlocking trade route that connected to the Far East, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. For about 1,000 years it was a conduit not only for trade, but for religions, ideas, innovations, and music.

During the Tang Dynasty, the Chinese court loved foreign music, in particular Sogdian music and dance. Sogdians were merchants who controlled trade on the Silk road. From their homeland north of Iran they had set up trading colonies in China. Their masculine dance with high jumps was known as “the Sogdian whirl.” Its music was played by small ensembles comprised of harp, lute. flute and drums. These are shown on many sixth-century Sogdian sarcophagi, and wall paintings, in China.

Tang Dynasty music manuscripts have survived in Japan and China. It is from the first  millennium. By comparison, the oldest Middle Eastern music is relatively recent (the 13th century), and so is the Ottoman repertoire.

The concert imagines sounds of the ancient Silk Road, taking the listener from the caves at Dunhuang, continuing through the Middle East, and arriving in Europe. Musical instruments such as various versions of the ones being played today – harp, lutes, flutes and percussion – no doubt made the journey as well.

Friday January 4, 2019 Jan 4, 2019
12:00pm Show of Hands Children's Museum of the Arts

Dress up your hand and create a pixilation animation of it walking around a tiny city, or marching through fields of flowers. Play around with size and pretend you’re a giant!

12:00pm Show of Hands

Dress up your hand and create a pixilation animation of it walking around a tiny city, or marching through fields of flowers. Play around with size and pretend you’re a giant!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Nocturnal Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt an animal that only comes out at night. How many can you think of? Bats, owls, wolves, raccoons, fireflies oh my!

12:00pm Nocturnal Animals

Sculpt an animal that only comes out at night. How many can you think of? Bats, owls, wolves, raccoons, fireflies oh my!

12:00pm Pop Up Booklets Children's Museum of the Arts

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

12:00pm Pop Up Booklets

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

12:00pm Autobiography Covers Children's Museum of the Arts

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

12:00pm Autobiography Covers

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

7:00pm Altai Kai: Throat Singing Virtuosos Rubin Museum

Hear the otherworldly sounds of throat singing when the virtuosos of Altai Kai perform at the Rubin Museum. This ancient vocal technique, in which a singer can produce two or more pitches simultaneously, often with a deeply resonant tone that evokes the mysteries of nature and the spiritual realm, is practiced in some Tibetan Buddhist chants and in other traditions throughout the Himalayas and beyond, into Mongolia and parts of Siberia. 

The members of Altai Kai are skilled in the different styles and variations of kai (the Altai word for throat singing) and folk instruments. Their velvety, low-pitched kargyraa, mesmerizing khoomei, and melodic sygyt place the listener amidst forests of singing birds, gurgling brooks, and the growls of nighttime predators. Throat singing and the ringing melodies of the khomus, topshur, and accordion all come together to form the sound of Altai Kai.

Stories of nature’s beauty and mighty folk heroes are accompanied by jocular melodies, dancing rhythms, and shamanic mysteries.

7:00pm Altai Kai: Throat Singing Virtuosos

Hear the otherworldly sounds of throat singing when the virtuosos of Altai Kai perform at the Rubin Museum. This ancient vocal technique, in which a singer can produce two or more pitches simultaneously, often with a deeply resonant tone that evokes the mysteries of nature and the spiritual realm, is practiced in some Tibetan Buddhist chants and in other traditions throughout the Himalayas and beyond, into Mongolia and parts of Siberia. 

The members of Altai Kai are skilled in the different styles and variations of kai (the Altai word for throat singing) and folk instruments. Their velvety, low-pitched kargyraa, mesmerizing khoomei, and melodic sygyt place the listener amidst forests of singing birds, gurgling brooks, and the growls of nighttime predators. Throat singing and the ringing melodies of the khomus, topshur, and accordion all come together to form the sound of Altai Kai.

Stories of nature’s beauty and mighty folk heroes are accompanied by jocular melodies, dancing rhythms, and shamanic mysteries.

Saturday January 5, 2019 Jan 5, 2019
9:30am Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Children's Museum of the Arts

By exploring different art mediums, this class focuses on sensory experiences while building motor skills, self-regulated independence and social skills. Families also participate in music, and movement exercises.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

9:30am Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

By exploring different art mediums, this class focuses on sensory experiences while building motor skills, self-regulated independence and social skills. Families also participate in music, and movement exercises.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am The Ties That Bind Us Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the animations of Grimanesa Amorós, today we will illustrate portraits of the meaningful people in our life.

10:00am The Ties That Bind Us

Inspired by the animations of Grimanesa Amorós, today we will illustrate portraits of the meaningful people in our life.

10:00am Potted Plants Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a miniature clay potted plant at the Clay Bar, from flowers to cacti!

10:00am Potted Plants

Create a miniature clay potted plant at the Clay Bar, from flowers to cacti!

10:00am Pop Up Booklets Children's Museum of the Arts

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

10:00am Pop Up Booklets

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

10:00am Autobiography Covers Children's Museum of the Arts

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

10:00am Autobiography Covers

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere) BRIC

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

Sunday January 6, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am The Ties That Bind Us Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by the animations of Grimanesa Amorós, today we will illustrate portraits of the meaningful people in our life.

10:00am The Ties That Bind Us

Inspired by the animations of Grimanesa Amorós, today we will illustrate portraits of the meaningful people in our life.

10:00am Pop Up Booklets Children's Museum of the Arts

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

10:00am Pop Up Booklets

Using pop-ups is one of the most popular ways to make a picture book. It’s pretty simple to make one of your own, and today in the studio we’ll show you how! With a little bit of folding and glueing, you’ll leave the studio today as an experienced pop-up book maker.

10:00am Personal Bookmarks Children's Museum of the Arts

How can something as simple as your bookmark tell the world about who you are? In the gallery today, we’ll be creating bookmarks decorated with the various symbols of what makes us who we are.

10:00am Personal Bookmarks

How can something as simple as your bookmark tell the world about who you are? In the gallery today, we’ll be creating bookmarks decorated with the various symbols of what makes us who we are.

10:00am Autobiography Covers Children's Museum of the Arts

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

10:00am Autobiography Covers

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

11:00am Story Time with Mallory Kasdan Museum of the City of New York

Join our special guest Mallory Kasdan for a cozy story time planned in conjunction with the exhibition A City For Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. Mallory Kasdan is the author of ELLA, a professional voice actor for television and radio, and the host of the popular podcast MILK: Getting in there with Moms I’d Like to Know. Listen to Mallory read her book aloud as you enjoy a special treat, then visit the exhibition for a scavenger hunt! Mallory will be available for autographs. Each family will take home a free copy of Don Freeman's Corduroy.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Story Time with Mallory Kasdan

Join our special guest Mallory Kasdan for a cozy story time planned in conjunction with the exhibition A City For Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. Mallory Kasdan is the author of ELLA, a professional voice actor for television and radio, and the host of the popular podcast MILK: Getting in there with Moms I’d Like to Know. Listen to Mallory read her book aloud as you enjoy a special treat, then visit the exhibition for a scavenger hunt! Mallory will be available for autographs. Each family will take home a free copy of Don Freeman's Corduroy.

Registration suggested, but not required.

1:00pm Japanese Pop-Up Shop 2 RESOBOX

We are very pleased to announce that RESOBOX’s 2nd Japanese Pop-Up Shop this coming Sunday, January 6th, 2019!

Accessories such as earrings, necklaces, and more Japanese-inspired products will be on sale! Japanese artist and Japanese-inspired artists are all welcome to join and promote their works! Please join us and see each artist’s unique creations!

1:00pm Japanese Pop-Up Shop 2

We are very pleased to announce that RESOBOX’s 2nd Japanese Pop-Up Shop this coming Sunday, January 6th, 2019!

Accessories such as earrings, necklaces, and more Japanese-inspired products will be on sale! Japanese artist and Japanese-inspired artists are all welcome to join and promote their works! Please join us and see each artist’s unique creations!

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures Rubin Museum

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

2:00pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere) BRIC

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

2:00pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

4:00pm Three Kings Day Event with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

The cultural traditions of Central and Latin America will come alive in this annual event marking the close of the holiday season. Families are invited to enjoy a live performance by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and their local students, followed by samples of Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread).Calpulli celebrates the rich dance and music traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision, with a fresh, vital repertoire that honors Mexico’s past and Mexican-American cultural expression in the United States.

4:00pm Three Kings Day Event with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

The cultural traditions of Central and Latin America will come alive in this annual event marking the close of the holiday season. Families are invited to enjoy a live performance by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and their local students, followed by samples of Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread).Calpulli celebrates the rich dance and music traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision, with a fresh, vital repertoire that honors Mexico’s past and Mexican-American cultural expression in the United States.

Monday January 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019
12:00pm Busts of Someone Who Inspires You Children's Museum of the Arts

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we will be making miniature clay busts of those who inspire us!

12:00pm Busts of Someone Who Inspires You

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we will be making miniature clay busts of those who inspire us!

12:00pm Autobiography Covers Children's Museum of the Arts

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

12:00pm Autobiography Covers

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up) Children's Museum of the Arts

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up)

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Comic Book Animation Children's Museum of the Arts

Using dry-erase markers, Pow, Zap, and Zip your way through storytelling! Only the true believers can spin a tale as captivating as this. Join us in the gallery today!

12:00pm Comic Book Animation

Using dry-erase markers, Pow, Zap, and Zip your way through storytelling! Only the true believers can spin a tale as captivating as this. Join us in the gallery today!

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere) BRIC

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

Tuesday January 8, 2019 Jan 8, 2019
6:30pm Orientation, Media Education BRIC

You do not have to RSVP.
No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity.

Orientation is a great introduction to what Public Access is all about— free and low-cost, high-quality media education courses; a wide variety of services and resources available to help build your media résumé; all complemented with free events and networking opportunities designed to foster a strong sense of community at Brooklyn Free Speech.

6:30pm Orientation, Media Education

You do not have to RSVP.
No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity.

Orientation is a great introduction to what Public Access is all about— free and low-cost, high-quality media education courses; a wide variety of services and resources available to help build your media résumé; all complemented with free events and networking opportunities designed to foster a strong sense of community at Brooklyn Free Speech.

7:00pm Reniqua Allen: It Was All A Dream Strand Books

In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.

Interweaving her own experience with those of young Black Americans in cities and towns from New York to Los Angeles and Bluefield, West Virginia to Chicago, Allen shares surprising stories of hope and ingenuity. Instead of accepting downward mobility, Black millennials are flipping the script and rejecting White America's standards. Whether it means moving away from cities and heading South, hustling in the entertainment industry, challenging ideas about gender and sexuality, or building activist networks, they are determined to forge their own path.

Compassionate and deeply reported, It Was All a Dream is a celebration of a generation's doggedness against all odds, as they fight for a country in which their dreams can become a reality.

7:00pm Reniqua Allen: It Was All A Dream

In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.

Interweaving her own experience with those of young Black Americans in cities and towns from New York to Los Angeles and Bluefield, West Virginia to Chicago, Allen shares surprising stories of hope and ingenuity. Instead of accepting downward mobility, Black millennials are flipping the script and rejecting White America's standards. Whether it means moving away from cities and heading South, hustling in the entertainment industry, challenging ideas about gender and sexuality, or building activist networks, they are determined to forge their own path.

Compassionate and deeply reported, It Was All a Dream is a celebration of a generation's doggedness against all odds, as they fight for a country in which their dreams can become a reality.

7:30pm Christopher Noxon: Good Trouble Strand Books

Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor illustrations, journalist Christopher Noxon dives into the real stories behind the front lines of the Montgomery bus boycott and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and notable figures such as Rosa Parks and Bayard Rustin, all while exploring the parallels between the civil rights movement era and the present moment. This thoughtful, fresh approach is sure to inspire conversation, action, and, most importantly, hope.

Join us in the second floor art department as Christopher shares and signs his book.

7:30pm Christopher Noxon: Good Trouble

Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor illustrations, journalist Christopher Noxon dives into the real stories behind the front lines of the Montgomery bus boycott and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and notable figures such as Rosa Parks and Bayard Rustin, all while exploring the parallels between the civil rights movement era and the present moment. This thoughtful, fresh approach is sure to inspire conversation, action, and, most importantly, hope.

Join us in the second floor art department as Christopher shares and signs his book.

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere) BRIC

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

7:30pm Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

8:00pm Center Reads: "Mislaid" by Nell Zink LGBT Center

Join us as we discuss “Mislaid,” a contemporary humorous novel by Nell Zink. This funny and startlingly original novel talks about the making and unmaking of the American family, laying bare our assumptions about race, sexuality and desire. 

In 1996 Virginia, freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded professor, and begins an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start—she’s lesbian, he’s gay—but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind.

The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library book discussion group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. All are welcome and admission is free.

8:00pm Center Reads: "Mislaid" by Nell Zink

Join us as we discuss “Mislaid,” a contemporary humorous novel by Nell Zink. This funny and startlingly original novel talks about the making and unmaking of the American family, laying bare our assumptions about race, sexuality and desire. 

In 1996 Virginia, freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded professor, and begins an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start—she’s lesbian, he’s gay—but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind.

The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library book discussion group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. All are welcome and admission is free.

Wednesday January 9, 2019 Jan 9, 2019
1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

6:30pm Therapeutic Writing Transportation Alternatives

Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community. Been injured in a crash? Join us for a facilitated workshop as we explore writing as a powerful tool for healing.  Not a writer? This evening is meant for you too!  No writing experience necessary and exercises can be done in whatever language you prefer.  Appropriate whether your crash was recent or long ago. 

6:30pm Therapeutic Writing

Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community. Been injured in a crash? Join us for a facilitated workshop as we explore writing as a powerful tool for healing.  Not a writer? This evening is meant for you too!  No writing experience necessary and exercises can be done in whatever language you prefer.  Appropriate whether your crash was recent or long ago. 

7:00pm Joram Piatigorsky: The Speed Of Dark Strand Books

The Speed of Dark reveals how the author, his mother the daughter of the French Rothschild banking dynasty and his father a world-renowned cellist, broke the chain of his lineage of art, music and banking to establish an important career in science. Born in the rural Adirondacks as an American citizen after his European parents and sister narrowly escaped Nazi Germany, he spoke French before English, was raised with financial security, was exposed to Rothschild palaces visiting his French grandparents, felt as a foreigner with his Russian family in Moscow, and often felt French in his native America. As a child, he felt simultaneously as his father’s son, yet a guest in the audience when listening to the pinnacle of music played in his home by the greatest artists. As a developing scientist, he benefited by his charismatic father’s influence who asked such an original, imaginative question, “What about the speed of dark?” Unlike other memoirs about rising from adversity to success, the author brings the reader into the privilege of having a unique family in which the extraordinary is ordinary, and the challenge of being asked, “Are you a failure like the sons of all great men?”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Joram reads from his memoir, which tells the story of his father, the renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, and Evan Drachman, head of The Piatigorsky Foundation in Manhattan, plays a few pieces with Gregor's Stradivarius cello.

7:00pm Joram Piatigorsky: The Speed Of Dark

The Speed of Dark reveals how the author, his mother the daughter of the French Rothschild banking dynasty and his father a world-renowned cellist, broke the chain of his lineage of art, music and banking to establish an important career in science. Born in the rural Adirondacks as an American citizen after his European parents and sister narrowly escaped Nazi Germany, he spoke French before English, was raised with financial security, was exposed to Rothschild palaces visiting his French grandparents, felt as a foreigner with his Russian family in Moscow, and often felt French in his native America. As a child, he felt simultaneously as his father’s son, yet a guest in the audience when listening to the pinnacle of music played in his home by the greatest artists. As a developing scientist, he benefited by his charismatic father’s influence who asked such an original, imaginative question, “What about the speed of dark?” Unlike other memoirs about rising from adversity to success, the author brings the reader into the privilege of having a unique family in which the extraordinary is ordinary, and the challenge of being asked, “Are you a failure like the sons of all great men?”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Joram reads from his memoir, which tells the story of his father, the renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, and Evan Drachman, head of The Piatigorsky Foundation in Manhattan, plays a few pieces with Gregor's Stradivarius cello.

7:00pm Vinyasa Yoga with Jai Sugrim & Sound Bath with Basia Blonska Rubin Museum

Test your body and ease your mind. Turn your intentions for the New Year into action through vinyasa yoga with Jai Sugrim followed by a sound bath meditation with Basia Blonska. 

Jai Sugrim will teach an Ashtanga-based power vinyasa practice where each movement will be intimately connected to an inhale or exhale. The breath will be counted in rhythmic fashion throughout the practice, so as to achieve equanimity of mind. Expect to have your strength tested through variations offered for the more challenging yoga postures. This meditative flow welcomes all levels of practitioners. The evening will come to a close with an immersive sound bath experience by Basia Blonska.

7:00pm Vinyasa Yoga with Jai Sugrim & Sound Bath with Basia Blonska

Test your body and ease your mind. Turn your intentions for the New Year into action through vinyasa yoga with Jai Sugrim followed by a sound bath meditation with Basia Blonska. 

Jai Sugrim will teach an Ashtanga-based power vinyasa practice where each movement will be intimately connected to an inhale or exhale. The breath will be counted in rhythmic fashion throughout the practice, so as to achieve equanimity of mind. Expect to have your strength tested through variations offered for the more challenging yoga postures. This meditative flow welcomes all levels of practitioners. The evening will come to a close with an immersive sound bath experience by Basia Blonska.

Thursday January 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
12:00pm Sound Booth Theater Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us today in the sound booth as we bring our stories to life by creating our own characters, sound effects, and movie scores!

12:00pm Sound Booth Theater

Join us today in the sound booth as we bring our stories to life by creating our own characters, sound effects, and movie scores!

12:00pm Autobiography Covers Children's Museum of the Arts

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

12:00pm Autobiography Covers

An autobiography is a book that someone writes about their own life, highlighting their achievements or something life-changing that happened to them. If you wrote an autobiography, what would the cover look like? Think of all the possibilities for showing your readers what your book will be about. Don’t forget the title!

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up) Children's Museum of the Arts

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up)

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Comic Book Animation Children's Museum of the Arts

Using dry-erase markers, Pow, Zap, and Zip your way through storytelling! Only the true believers can spin a tale as captivating as this. Join us in the gallery today!

12:00pm Comic Book Animation

Using dry-erase markers, Pow, Zap, and Zip your way through storytelling! Only the true believers can spin a tale as captivating as this. Join us in the gallery today!

6:00pm Opening of What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts at Queens Central Library City Lore

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the fifty years since the Immigration Reform Act, What We Bring celebrates teh rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, epsecially in New York City, where 6-in-10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

Sangam: Confluence of Rivers
Arts of the South Asian Diaspora. Malini Srinivisan, Pritha Singh and Chitra Singh.

6:00pm Opening of What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts at Queens Central Library

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the fifty years since the Immigration Reform Act, What We Bring celebrates teh rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, epsecially in New York City, where 6-in-10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

Sangam: Confluence of Rivers
Arts of the South Asian Diaspora. Malini Srinivisan, Pritha Singh and Chitra Singh.

6:30pm Book Launch: Rabeah Ghaffari: 'To Keep the Sun Alive' Asia Society

Join us for the launch of Rabeah Ghaffari’s compelling debut novel To Keep the Sun Alive which portrays the 1979 Iranian Revolution through family dramas and personal struggles. Author and filmmaker Ghaffari will be joined in a conversation by artist Shirin Neshat.

6:30pm Book Launch: Rabeah Ghaffari: 'To Keep the Sun Alive'

Join us for the launch of Rabeah Ghaffari’s compelling debut novel To Keep the Sun Alive which portrays the 1979 Iranian Revolution through family dramas and personal struggles. Author and filmmaker Ghaffari will be joined in a conversation by artist Shirin Neshat.

7:00pm Matt Zoller Seitz + Alan Sepinwall: The Sopranos Sessions Strand Books

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Matt and Alan discuss, share, and sign their latest book!

7:00pm Matt Zoller Seitz + Alan Sepinwall: The Sopranos Sessions

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Matt and Alan discuss, share, and sign their latest book!

7:00pm Toure Show, Live! BRIC

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival is presented by Pandora. WNYC Studios is a media partner of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival.

Launched in 2017, the Brooklyn Podcast Festival is a celebration of innovative, engaging, and informative podcasts of all genres, the artists who create them, and the community surrounding them. The Festival gives audiences the opportunity to see their favorite podcasts live and a chance to discover new and up and coming shows.

7:00pm Toure Show, Live!

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival is presented by Pandora. WNYC Studios is a media partner of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival.

Launched in 2017, the Brooklyn Podcast Festival is a celebration of innovative, engaging, and informative podcasts of all genres, the artists who create them, and the community surrounding them. The Festival gives audiences the opportunity to see their favorite podcasts live and a chance to discover new and up and coming shows.

7:30pm An Xiao Mina: Memes To Movements Strand Books

Memes to Movements unveils the transformative power of memes, for better and for worse. At a time when our movements are growing more complex and open-ended--when governments are learning to wield the internet as effectively as protestors--Mina brings a fresh and sharply innovative take to the media discourse.

Join us as An Xiao Mina sits down with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky to discuss her book!

7:30pm An Xiao Mina: Memes To Movements

Memes to Movements unveils the transformative power of memes, for better and for worse. At a time when our movements are growing more complex and open-ended--when governments are learning to wield the internet as effectively as protestors--Mina brings a fresh and sharply innovative take to the media discourse.

Join us as An Xiao Mina sits down with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky to discuss her book!

Friday January 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019
8:30am The U.S., China and the Future of APEC Asia Society

Breakfast Available from 8:00AM

For the first time in its 30-year history, the annual gathering of APEC’s Leaders concluded without a joint communiqué. This outcome was a manifestation of growing trade tensions between the United States and China, the Asia-Pacific’s two most powerful economies, and these tensions have only worsened since the summit itself. These frictions were sharply underscored by competing messages from Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in their back-to-back addresses at the APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby.

With prospects for a resolution to the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute still murky at best, what are the implications for APEC? Can the group continue to advance initiatives to improve the environment for cross-border trade stronger economic integration that is at the heart of APEC? How will APEC’s upcoming host economies (Chile-2019, Malaysia-2020, New Zealand-2021) — all avid champions of free trade and the global trading system — navigate the U.S. and China’s divergent approaches to trade and economic policy and maintain the relevance of the organization?

Join Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler for a discussion with business leaders and current and former government officials from the United States and the APEC region to consider these questions and other pressing issues. This event is in partnership with the National Center for APEC.

8:30am The U.S., China and the Future of APEC

Breakfast Available from 8:00AM

For the first time in its 30-year history, the annual gathering of APEC’s Leaders concluded without a joint communiqué. This outcome was a manifestation of growing trade tensions between the United States and China, the Asia-Pacific’s two most powerful economies, and these tensions have only worsened since the summit itself. These frictions were sharply underscored by competing messages from Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in their back-to-back addresses at the APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby.

With prospects for a resolution to the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute still murky at best, what are the implications for APEC? Can the group continue to advance initiatives to improve the environment for cross-border trade stronger economic integration that is at the heart of APEC? How will APEC’s upcoming host economies (Chile-2019, Malaysia-2020, New Zealand-2021) — all avid champions of free trade and the global trading system — navigate the U.S. and China’s divergent approaches to trade and economic policy and maintain the relevance of the organization?

Join Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler for a discussion with business leaders and current and former government officials from the United States and the APEC region to consider these questions and other pressing issues. This event is in partnership with the National Center for APEC.

12:00pm Winter Wonderlands Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

12:00pm Winter Wonderlands

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Diary Comics Children's Museum of the Arts

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Diary Comics

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up) Children's Museum of the Arts

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Origami Crash Course (Sign Up)

Paper folding has appeared in many parts of the world throughout history, and Japanese Origami is the most popular of the art form. The first origami instruction book, “Senbazuru Orikata”, was published in 1797! In the gallery this week, we’ll be demonstrating how to construct a basic origami sculpture to groups at a time. Join us in learning this centuries-old practice!

12:00pm Make-A-Zine! Children's Museum of the Arts

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

12:00pm Make-A-Zine!

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

7:00pm Naked Soul: Laura Cantrell Rubin Museum

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

7:00pm Naked Soul: Laura Cantrell

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

7:00pm Somebody To Love: A Feminist Reading Of Freddie Mercury Strand Books

Please join us for this Olio in celebration of the miracle Freddie Mercury. We'll discuss, analyze, and experience the transcendence of Freddie’s prison, his freedom, and his music. We will talk about whether identity categories provide strength and solidarity, or do they limit the radical and creative possibilities just beneath the surface of political life? Finally, we will discuss the possibilities for resisting the sexual shame produced by our hetero-normative culture. This Olio is for anyone who has ever struggled with the questions: What am I? What do I desire? Who should I love? Who will love me? Is my loneliness a source of pain or liberation? And of course, this one is for Freddie.

7:00pm Somebody To Love: A Feminist Reading Of Freddie Mercury

Please join us for this Olio in celebration of the miracle Freddie Mercury. We'll discuss, analyze, and experience the transcendence of Freddie’s prison, his freedom, and his music. We will talk about whether identity categories provide strength and solidarity, or do they limit the radical and creative possibilities just beneath the surface of political life? Finally, we will discuss the possibilities for resisting the sexual shame produced by our hetero-normative culture. This Olio is for anyone who has ever struggled with the questions: What am I? What do I desire? Who should I love? Who will love me? Is my loneliness a source of pain or liberation? And of course, this one is for Freddie.

8:00pm Weightless BRIC

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

8:00pm Weightless

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

Saturday January 12, 2019 Jan 12, 2019
9:30am Stripes Media Lab for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Children's Museum of the Arts

This class uses art and technology to build peer-to-peer relationships and digital storytelling skills. Families will look closely at an exhibiting artwork for inspiration for their collaborative film. Students will incorporate a variety of animation and sound techniques while exploring various art mediums. Program takes place in CMA’s Media Lab and Sound Booth.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

9:30am Stripes Media Lab for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

This class uses art and technology to build peer-to-peer relationships and digital storytelling skills. Families will look closely at an exhibiting artwork for inspiration for their collaborative film. Students will incorporate a variety of animation and sound techniques while exploring various art mediums. Program takes place in CMA’s Media Lab and Sound Booth.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

10:00am Winter Wonderlands Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

10:00am Winter Wonderlands

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Herbivores Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt an animal that only eats plants! Some animals include pandas, giraffe, rabbits, elephants, deer, and sheep.

10:00am Herbivores

Sculpt an animal that only eats plants! Some animals include pandas, giraffe, rabbits, elephants, deer, and sheep.

10:00am Diary Comics Children's Museum of the Arts

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

10:00am Diary Comics

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

10:00am Cut Out Poems Children's Museum of the Arts

Lisa Kokin’s Fret sculpture depicts words and parts of books woven together almost like a quilt. The words look as if they’re creating poetry. Today artists will use magazines, books and newspapers to cut out words and rearrange them together to create a new poem!

10:00am Cut Out Poems

Lisa Kokin’s Fret sculpture depicts words and parts of books woven together almost like a quilt. The words look as if they’re creating poetry. Today artists will use magazines, books and newspapers to cut out words and rearrange them together to create a new poem!

2:00pm Hair Party: Practices for Liberation BRIC

Participants will recall their own personal hair stories and consider childhood notions of beauty and their proximity to that standard; understand manifestations of racism; consider practices for dismantling racism; and sustaining those practices in a lifestyle of liberation. Throughout, participants will explore guided movement and song to foster deeper connections to these ideas, turn ideas into action, channel discomfort, embody hopes and, in doing all of this, transform. No dance training or experience necessary. With Urban Bush Women company members.

Hair Parties are interactive workshops—combining conversation, guided movement, and excerpts from Urban Bush Women's Hair and Other Stories—that encourage participants to re-examine closely held beliefs about themselves in society. Using hair as a lens through which to examine systemic racism in America, Urban Bush Women fosters bravery and risk-taking to unapologetically delve into conversations on race relations in the United States.

2:00pm Hair Party: Practices for Liberation

Participants will recall their own personal hair stories and consider childhood notions of beauty and their proximity to that standard; understand manifestations of racism; consider practices for dismantling racism; and sustaining those practices in a lifestyle of liberation. Throughout, participants will explore guided movement and song to foster deeper connections to these ideas, turn ideas into action, channel discomfort, embody hopes and, in doing all of this, transform. No dance training or experience necessary. With Urban Bush Women company members.

Hair Parties are interactive workshops—combining conversation, guided movement, and excerpts from Urban Bush Women's Hair and Other Stories—that encourage participants to re-examine closely held beliefs about themselves in society. Using hair as a lens through which to examine systemic racism in America, Urban Bush Women fosters bravery and risk-taking to unapologetically delve into conversations on race relations in the United States.

7:00pm Weightless BRIC

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

7:00pm Weightless

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

10:00pm Weightless BRIC

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

10:00pm Weightless

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

Sunday January 13, 2019 Jan 13, 2019
9:30am Inclusive stART for Children with a Physical Disability Children's Museum of the Arts

This Family Class provides multisensory experiences that encourage exploration. Students develop motor and language skills through art-making by layering a variety of exciting tactile materials to create new surfaces, textures, forms, shapes, and colors. Children are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and are supported through collaborative projects to gain important social skills. Teaching Artist also work to introduce the families to the museum.

CMA’s Inclusive Sunday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with physical disabilities, and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are supported by Evaluators licensed in Occupational Therapy. This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and specialists work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants. At the heart of all of our inclusive programs is socialization, benefiting all participants.

9:30am Inclusive stART for Children with a Physical Disability

This Family Class provides multisensory experiences that encourage exploration. Students develop motor and language skills through art-making by layering a variety of exciting tactile materials to create new surfaces, textures, forms, shapes, and colors. Children are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and are supported through collaborative projects to gain important social skills. Teaching Artist also work to introduce the families to the museum.

CMA’s Inclusive Sunday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with physical disabilities, and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are supported by Evaluators licensed in Occupational Therapy. This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and specialists work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants. At the heart of all of our inclusive programs is socialization, benefiting all participants.

10:00am Farm Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt animals you may find on a farm such as horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

10:00am Farm Animals

Sculpt animals you may find on a farm such as horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

10:00am Winter Wonderlands Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

10:00am Winter Wonderlands

Create a miniature tiny world inspired by the coldest season! Snowy mountains, evergreen forests, and more!

10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Diary Comics Children's Museum of the Arts

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

10:00am Diary Comics

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

10:00am Cut Out Poems Children's Museum of the Arts

Lisa Kokin’s Fret sculpture depicts words and parts of books woven together almost like a quilt. The words look as if they’re creating poetry. Today artists will use magazines, books and newspapers to cut out words and rearrange them together to create a new poem!

10:00am Cut Out Poems

Lisa Kokin’s Fret sculpture depicts words and parts of books woven together almost like a quilt. The words look as if they’re creating poetry. Today artists will use magazines, books and newspapers to cut out words and rearrange them together to create a new poem!

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures Rubin Museum

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

4:30pm Weightless BRIC

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

4:30pm Weightless

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

5:00pm Opening Reception for Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Banu Cennetoğlu, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and In Practice: Other Objects, an exhibition presented through SculptureCenter's open call commissioning program for emerging artists. Join us to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions on Sunday, January 13, 2019, 5-7pm.

5:00pm Opening Reception for Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Banu Cennetoğlu, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and In Practice: Other Objects, an exhibition presented through SculptureCenter's open call commissioning program for emerging artists. Join us to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions on Sunday, January 13, 2019, 5-7pm.

7:30pm Weightless BRIC

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

7:30pm Weightless

Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless, by The Kilbanes weaves together myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Weightless is inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Through intimate storytelling and the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound, Weightless explores the bonds of sisterhood and the power of the female voice. It's equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding edge experimental theater. Rock 'n' roll meets myth as only The Kilbanes can deliver.

Directed by Becca Wolff, Weightless stars Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, and Joshua Pollock.

Co-Presented by BRIC, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Tickets on sale now!

Monday January 14, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
12:00pm NYC Mural Clay Paintings Children's Museum of the Arts

What’s your favorite mural in New York City? In today’s Clay Bar workshop, we will be looking at some of the murals that call NYC their home. Then, we will create 2D clay relief paintings inspired by them.

12:00pm NYC Mural Clay Paintings

What’s your favorite mural in New York City? In today’s Clay Bar workshop, we will be looking at some of the murals that call NYC their home. Then, we will create 2D clay relief paintings inspired by them.

12:00pm Hear Me Out! Children's Museum of the Arts

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Hear Me Out!

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Diary Comics Children's Museum of the Arts

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Diary Comics

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls Children's Museum of the Arts

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

2:00pm Media Class: TV Studio Production BRIC

Learn the basics of shooting a production inside a television studio. Use professional-grade studio cameras, audio equipment, studio lighting, and video switchers as well as learn floor managing and directing. Successful completion leads to you becoming a Certified Community Producer with free access to TV studios A and B and equipment at the BRIC Media Center.

2:00pm Media Class: TV Studio Production

Learn the basics of shooting a production inside a television studio. Use professional-grade studio cameras, audio equipment, studio lighting, and video switchers as well as learn floor managing and directing. Successful completion leads to you becoming a Certified Community Producer with free access to TV studios A and B and equipment at the BRIC Media Center.

7:00pm Kristen Roupenian: You Know You Want This Strand Books

You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a ten-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.

Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable—or worse, understood—as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.”

Join us as Kristen celebrated the launch of her first short story collection!

7:00pm Kristen Roupenian: You Know You Want This

You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a ten-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.

Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable—or worse, understood—as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.”

Join us as Kristen celebrated the launch of her first short story collection!

7:00pm Call Me Madam Museum of the City of New York

Broadway has long been political, even before Hamilton made headlines. Inspired by City Center's production of Call Me Madam, a political satire that follows a brassy ambassador for the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg, join us for a conversation with director Casey Hushion and musical theater librettist John Weidman about how, despite their mild reputation, musicals can get political. Garrett Eisler, critic and professor at The New School, moderates.

Featuring live performance!

7:00pm Call Me Madam

Broadway has long been political, even before Hamilton made headlines. Inspired by City Center's production of Call Me Madam, a political satire that follows a brassy ambassador for the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg, join us for a conversation with director Casey Hushion and musical theater librettist John Weidman about how, despite their mild reputation, musicals can get political. Garrett Eisler, critic and professor at The New School, moderates.

Featuring live performance!

Tuesday January 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
4:00pm Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs Museum of the City of New York

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers.  As you stroll through the gallery, Corcoran will discuss the three featured photographers—Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu—and how the exhibition provides a window into the lives of Chinese New Yorkers and the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

This is the first event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best.

$35 for members; $40 for non-members; includes General Admissions  

4:00pm Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers.  As you stroll through the gallery, Corcoran will discuss the three featured photographers—Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu—and how the exhibition provides a window into the lives of Chinese New Yorkers and the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

This is the first event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best.

$35 for members; $40 for non-members; includes General Admissions  

6:00pm 96 Words for Love: Rachel Roy, Ava Dash, & André Leon Talley Rubin Museum

Join fashion superstar Rachel Roy and her daughter Ava Dash to celebrate the publication of a novel about how the past can empower your dreams for the future. They will be in conversation with Vogue magazine’s former arbiter of taste André Leon Talley. A modern retelling of the Shakuntala and Dushyanta, the greatest story of star-crossed lovers from Indian mythology, 96 Words for Love is a coming-of-age novel about finding your destiny in the most unexpected places—if you are open to the unknown.

6:00pm 96 Words for Love: Rachel Roy, Ava Dash, & André Leon Talley

Join fashion superstar Rachel Roy and her daughter Ava Dash to celebrate the publication of a novel about how the past can empower your dreams for the future. They will be in conversation with Vogue magazine’s former arbiter of taste André Leon Talley. A modern retelling of the Shakuntala and Dushyanta, the greatest story of star-crossed lovers from Indian mythology, 96 Words for Love is a coming-of-age novel about finding your destiny in the most unexpected places—if you are open to the unknown.

6:30pm Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today Art Students League

Lecture to take place at the League’s Gallery
215 West 57th Street

Denise Murrell is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and Curator of the Wallach’s exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, based on the dissertation for her 2014 Columbia PhD. She earned two other degrees from Columbia: a master’s in 2004 and an M.Phil in 2010. She is also the author of the exhibition’s catalogue, published by Yale University Press. She is co-curator of an expanded version of the exhibition, titled Le Modèle Noir de Géricault à Matisse, to be shown at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in spring 2019, and is an essayist in the Modèle Noir exhibition catalogue.

Committed in her scholarship to expanding diversity within the curatorial field and academic art history, and to developing exhibition programs that introduce overlooked narratives to new and broader museum audiences, Murrell was a dissertation fellow at Columbia’s Reid Hall in Paris, held a Mellon predoctoral fellowship at the Princeton University Art Museum, has taught the course Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia, and has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6:30pm Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

Lecture to take place at the League’s Gallery
215 West 57th Street

Denise Murrell is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and Curator of the Wallach’s exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, based on the dissertation for her 2014 Columbia PhD. She earned two other degrees from Columbia: a master’s in 2004 and an M.Phil in 2010. She is also the author of the exhibition’s catalogue, published by Yale University Press. She is co-curator of an expanded version of the exhibition, titled Le Modèle Noir de Géricault à Matisse, to be shown at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in spring 2019, and is an essayist in the Modèle Noir exhibition catalogue.

Committed in her scholarship to expanding diversity within the curatorial field and academic art history, and to developing exhibition programs that introduce overlooked narratives to new and broader museum audiences, Murrell was a dissertation fellow at Columbia’s Reid Hall in Paris, held a Mellon predoctoral fellowship at the Princeton University Art Museum, has taught the course Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia, and has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6:30pm Urban Bush Women: Dance for Every Body BRIC

This movement jam/dance class embraces the idea that everyone has a unique and significant contribution to make, and that our bodies are powerful and capable. The goal is for "every body" to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the group’s diversity as a benefit to their community. Participants explore Urban Bush Women’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. This is a movement class designed for the community, so no prior dance experience is needed. 

As a way of building community, class attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in Urban Bush Women’s upcoming performances of Hair & Other Stories at BRIC as audience animators and guides during pre-show and intermission experiences.

6:30pm Urban Bush Women: Dance for Every Body

This movement jam/dance class embraces the idea that everyone has a unique and significant contribution to make, and that our bodies are powerful and capable. The goal is for "every body" to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the group’s diversity as a benefit to their community. Participants explore Urban Bush Women’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. This is a movement class designed for the community, so no prior dance experience is needed. 

As a way of building community, class attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in Urban Bush Women’s upcoming performances of Hair & Other Stories at BRIC as audience animators and guides during pre-show and intermission experiences.

7:00pm Leslie Jamison: The Recovering Strand Books

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.

At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, "broken spigots of need." It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience-the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are.

For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

Join us as Leslie shares her latest work!

7:00pm Leslie Jamison: The Recovering

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.

At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, "broken spigots of need." It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience-the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are.

For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

Join us as Leslie shares her latest work!

Wednesday January 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019
12:30pm Lunchtime Lecture Series: The Language of Pastel Painting with Ellen Eagle, ASL Instructor Art Students League

Artists have been enthralled by the brilliant colors of pastel since the 15th century. Beginning with handmade pencil-like sticks, pastels eventually became commercially fabricated and considerably softer, which freed artists to work in a more painterly manner. At the same time, the manufacture of large sheets of plate glass enabled artists to conserve and exhibit works of art on a scale heretofore Impossible. Pastel painting flourished at this intersection of science and art. Ellen Eagle will present images of paintings that illustrate the linear delicacy and painterly power of pastel in the powdery fingertips of some of the greatest artists throughout history.

12:30pm Lunchtime Lecture Series: The Language of Pastel Painting with Ellen Eagle, ASL Instructor

Artists have been enthralled by the brilliant colors of pastel since the 15th century. Beginning with handmade pencil-like sticks, pastels eventually became commercially fabricated and considerably softer, which freed artists to work in a more painterly manner. At the same time, the manufacture of large sheets of plate glass enabled artists to conserve and exhibit works of art on a scale heretofore Impossible. Pastel painting flourished at this intersection of science and art. Ellen Eagle will present images of paintings that illustrate the linear delicacy and painterly power of pastel in the powdery fingertips of some of the greatest artists throughout history.

6:30pm Out of the Gobi: China, the U.S., and One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey Asia Society

He is one of the world’s most successful financiers, and a pioneer in private equity investing in Asia. But Weijian Shan is also the author of the most compelling and powerful personal history to emerge from China in years. Out of the Gobi is the story of Shan’s exile to the Gobi Desert at age 15, and the trauma he and so many others endured during the turmoil of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. It is also a profound chapter-by-chapter history and commentary on the modern China, one with the potential to reshape how Americans view China, and how the United States looks from the perspective of the other side of the world. Shan’s improbable journey, from the People’s Republic of China to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and beyond, is also a uniquely American success story.

Says former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: “Shan’s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance. It is not only Shan’s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries.”

6:30pm Out of the Gobi: China, the U.S., and One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey

He is one of the world’s most successful financiers, and a pioneer in private equity investing in Asia. But Weijian Shan is also the author of the most compelling and powerful personal history to emerge from China in years. Out of the Gobi is the story of Shan’s exile to the Gobi Desert at age 15, and the trauma he and so many others endured during the turmoil of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. It is also a profound chapter-by-chapter history and commentary on the modern China, one with the potential to reshape how Americans view China, and how the United States looks from the perspective of the other side of the world. Shan’s improbable journey, from the People’s Republic of China to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and beyond, is also a uniquely American success story.

Says former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: “Shan’s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance. It is not only Shan’s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries.”

6:30pm Voices and Visions: A Night of Short Films ART21

Join Art21 for a special evening of short films, curated by Art21 and Raw Vision Magazine, in partnership with the Outsider Art Fair. The films will address the multi-faceted world of outsider art from different vantage points, and will include films from Raw Vision Magazine's short film competition. An excerpt from Art21's "San Francisco Bay Area" episode spotlighting Creative Growth Art Center—from the latest season of the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" television series—will be featured, as well as additional short films showcasing well-known artists and new discoveries alike.

Following the film program, guests are invited to a reception to celebrate the opening of the 2019 Outsider Art Fair and the 100th Issue of Raw Vision Magazine.

Admission is FREE, but advance registration is required.

6:30pm Voices and Visions: A Night of Short Films

Join Art21 for a special evening of short films, curated by Art21 and Raw Vision Magazine, in partnership with the Outsider Art Fair. The films will address the multi-faceted world of outsider art from different vantage points, and will include films from Raw Vision Magazine's short film competition. An excerpt from Art21's "San Francisco Bay Area" episode spotlighting Creative Growth Art Center—from the latest season of the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" television series—will be featured, as well as additional short films showcasing well-known artists and new discoveries alike.

Following the film program, guests are invited to a reception to celebrate the opening of the 2019 Outsider Art Fair and the 100th Issue of Raw Vision Magazine.

Admission is FREE, but advance registration is required.

6:30pm Intimate Subjects: Thomas Holton and the Lams Museum of the City of New York

In this intimate, behind-the-scenes look at our current exhibition, Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers, photographer Thomas Holton sits down with two of his leading subjects, father Steven Lam and daughter Cindy Lam of the Lam family of Ludlow Street, whom Holton has photographed for 15 years. Holton and the Lams will talk about the evolution and dynamics of their remarkable and  long-term "photographer-subject" relationship. Moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America.

Following the program, Interior Lives will be open for an exclusive, after-hours viewing.

6:30pm Intimate Subjects: Thomas Holton and the Lams

In this intimate, behind-the-scenes look at our current exhibition, Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers, photographer Thomas Holton sits down with two of his leading subjects, father Steven Lam and daughter Cindy Lam of the Lam family of Ludlow Street, whom Holton has photographed for 15 years. Holton and the Lams will talk about the evolution and dynamics of their remarkable and  long-term "photographer-subject" relationship. Moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America.

Following the program, Interior Lives will be open for an exclusive, after-hours viewing.

7:00pm Love For Imperfect Things: The Power of Self-Care Rubin Museum

When you care for yourself first, the world finds you worthy of care.

Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim (whose name means “spontaneous wisdom”) draws on his years of helping others to introduce us to the art of self-care. When we set our intention to treat ourselves with compassion, empathy, and forgiveness, we learn to treat others the same way. This practice empowers us to connect with people on a deeper level, bounce back from failure, deal gracefully with negative emotions, and find the courage to pursue what really makes us happy.

The talk will be followed by a book signing for his book Love for Imperfect Things. 

A book signing of Radically Happy will follow the program.

7:00pm Love For Imperfect Things: The Power of Self-Care

When you care for yourself first, the world finds you worthy of care.

Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim (whose name means “spontaneous wisdom”) draws on his years of helping others to introduce us to the art of self-care. When we set our intention to treat ourselves with compassion, empathy, and forgiveness, we learn to treat others the same way. This practice empowers us to connect with people on a deeper level, bounce back from failure, deal gracefully with negative emotions, and find the courage to pursue what really makes us happy.

The talk will be followed by a book signing for his book Love for Imperfect Things. 

A book signing of Radically Happy will follow the program.

7:00pm Year Of The Womxn DIY Sign-Making Strand Books

Ash + Chess x GRL Supply (Ashley Molesso, Chessie Needham, and Marissa Baca) have teamed up to bring the womxn of the NYC area a collection of really cute templates and designs to utilize in making signs for the upcoming Women's March on January 19, 2019 in NYC.

Come hang out in Strand Book Store's Rare Book Room from 7pm-8:30pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and make your sign for the Women's March in company of other womxn! 10% of ticket and merch sales will be donated to The New York Women's Foundation.

7:00pm Year Of The Womxn DIY Sign-Making

Ash + Chess x GRL Supply (Ashley Molesso, Chessie Needham, and Marissa Baca) have teamed up to bring the womxn of the NYC area a collection of really cute templates and designs to utilize in making signs for the upcoming Women's March on January 19, 2019 in NYC.

Come hang out in Strand Book Store's Rare Book Room from 7pm-8:30pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and make your sign for the Women's March in company of other womxn! 10% of ticket and merch sales will be donated to The New York Women's Foundation.

7:30pm Gaby Dunn: Bad With Money Strand Books

In the first episode of her “Bad With Money” podcast, Gaby Dunn asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what’s your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. “That’s a very personal question,” they insisted. And therein lies the problem.

Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.

Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that—even without selling our bodies to science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers—we can all start taking control of our financial futures.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Gaby shares her book with writer and comedian Josh Gondelman.

7:30pm Gaby Dunn: Bad With Money

In the first episode of her “Bad With Money” podcast, Gaby Dunn asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what’s your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. “That’s a very personal question,” they insisted. And therein lies the problem.

Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.

Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that—even without selling our bodies to science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers—we can all start taking control of our financial futures.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Gaby shares her book with writer and comedian Josh Gondelman.

Thursday January 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019
12:00pm Arctic Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt an animal that love the cold weather such as arctic foxes, walruses, penguins, wolves, seals, and many more!

12:00pm Arctic Animals

Sculpt an animal that love the cold weather such as arctic foxes, walruses, penguins, wolves, seals, and many more!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Hear Me Out! Children's Museum of the Arts

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Hear Me Out!

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Diary Comics Children's Museum of the Arts

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Diary Comics

Much of the world of comic books is authors telling their real life stories and taking full advantage of the format to make the tale as real as possible. What’s a memory that you’d like to turn into comic form? Think about how you can use the whole page to tell every part of the story.

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls Children's Museum of the Arts

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

6:00pm Women in Prison: The Devastating Impact of Rising Incarceration in the Americas Open Society Foundations

Women’s incarceration around the world is growing at an astounding and disproportionate rate. Between 2000 and 2017, the total female prison population worldwide increased by 53 percent, while that of men increased by only 19 percent. Punitive drug laws are the driving force behind women’s imprisonment: most women are behind bars for minor, nonviolent drug offenses. These women typically have little or no schooling, live in poverty, and are mothers. They usually enter into the drug trade out of economic necessity or because it is a family business, and some are coerced by intimate partners or abusive family members. 

Mass incarceration and overly punitive drug policies destroy women’s lives and thwart economic opportunities while harming their children, families, and communities. Moreover, these women—and affected communities more broadly—are largely ignored in policymaking circles. To confront these challenges, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Equis Justicia para las Mujeres have been working together to raise the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Latin America through a variety of advocacy tools and activities.

What are the most recent trends regarding women’s incarceration in the Americas? What are the innovative strategies being launched to counter this phenomenon? And how are affected women coming together and organizing for reform? This event will explore these and other questions. A short video filmed in the women’s prison in Oaxaca, Mexico will also be shown.

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

6:00pm Women in Prison: The Devastating Impact of Rising Incarceration in the Americas

Women’s incarceration around the world is growing at an astounding and disproportionate rate. Between 2000 and 2017, the total female prison population worldwide increased by 53 percent, while that of men increased by only 19 percent. Punitive drug laws are the driving force behind women’s imprisonment: most women are behind bars for minor, nonviolent drug offenses. These women typically have little or no schooling, live in poverty, and are mothers. They usually enter into the drug trade out of economic necessity or because it is a family business, and some are coerced by intimate partners or abusive family members. 

Mass incarceration and overly punitive drug policies destroy women’s lives and thwart economic opportunities while harming their children, families, and communities. Moreover, these women—and affected communities more broadly—are largely ignored in policymaking circles. To confront these challenges, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Equis Justicia para las Mujeres have been working together to raise the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Latin America through a variety of advocacy tools and activities.

What are the most recent trends regarding women’s incarceration in the Americas? What are the innovative strategies being launched to counter this phenomenon? And how are affected women coming together and organizing for reform? This event will explore these and other questions. A short video filmed in the women’s prison in Oaxaca, Mexico will also be shown.

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

7:00pm Laurie Halse Anderson: Speak 20Th Anniversary Strand Books

From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether.

Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication.

A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, the twentieth anniversary edition of the classic novel that has spoken to so many young adults now includes a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford as well as an afterword by New York Times-bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds. This edition will also feature an updated Q&A, resource list, and essay and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Laurie celebrates this momentous anniversary.

7:00pm Laurie Halse Anderson: Speak 20Th Anniversary

From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether.

Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication.

A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, the twentieth anniversary edition of the classic novel that has spoken to so many young adults now includes a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford as well as an afterword by New York Times-bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds. This edition will also feature an updated Q&A, resource list, and essay and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Laurie celebrates this momentous anniversary.

Friday January 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019
12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

In today’s Clay Bar workshop we will be sculpting mice, squirrels, chipmunks, rats, beavers, and other members of the rodent family!

12:00pm Rodents

In today’s Clay Bar workshop we will be sculpting mice, squirrels, chipmunks, rats, beavers, and other members of the rodent family!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative Children's Museum of the Arts

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls Children's Museum of the Arts

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

12:00pm Self Portait Paper Dolls

Doug Beube’s Masked Information & Masked Language sculptures are made up of many paper pages! How can we alter pages to represent us? Today artists will create self portrait dolls using scraps of paper! What features are unique to us that you can represent using this medium? Paper is a versatile material. You can rip, fold, crumple, bend into shapes and many other creative ways to depict ourselves.

12:00pm Make-A-Zine! Children's Museum of the Arts

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

12:00pm Make-A-Zine!

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

6:00pm Asia Society and Sholay Productions present "Desilicious" Asia Society

Asia Society and Sholay Productions are proud to present a special edition of the roving, New York based LGBTQ Bollywood inspired dance party, Desilicious, as we celebrate the final weekend of the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India. Featuring DJ Ashu Rai, resident DJ and co-founder of Sholay Productions, bringing her signature mix of Bollywood-House music; South Asian Drag show with Lal Batti; and free admission to the galleries. Cash bar.

Sholay Productions has organized the roving, New York based LGBTQ Bollywood inspired dance party called "Desilicious" for the past seventeen years.

 

Free admission. Cash bar.

6:00pm Asia Society and Sholay Productions present "Desilicious"

Asia Society and Sholay Productions are proud to present a special edition of the roving, New York based LGBTQ Bollywood inspired dance party, Desilicious, as we celebrate the final weekend of the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India. Featuring DJ Ashu Rai, resident DJ and co-founder of Sholay Productions, bringing her signature mix of Bollywood-House music; South Asian Drag show with Lal Batti; and free admission to the galleries. Cash bar.

Sholay Productions has organized the roving, New York based LGBTQ Bollywood inspired dance party called "Desilicious" for the past seventeen years.

 

Free admission. Cash bar.

6:30pm YAK Art Slam Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA Art Slams are free after hours art parties for 6th-9th graders on the 3rd Friday of every month.

6:30pm YAK Art Slam

CMA Art Slams are free after hours art parties for 6th-9th graders on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Saturday January 19, 2019 Jan 19, 2019
11:00am Crafting for Corduroy with Amanda Kingloff, Author of the Project K!D Museum of the City of New York

Join our special guest Amanda Kingloff, founder of PROJECT K!D, for a crafty program inspired by the exhibition A City For Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. Amanda is the former lifestyle director at Parents magazine and current contributor to various national magazines. Visit the exhibition for inspiration, then get hands-on with Amanda to learn a DIY project to decorate your home.

Each family will take home a free copy of Don Freeman's Corduroy.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Crafting for Corduroy with Amanda Kingloff, Author of the Project K!D

Join our special guest Amanda Kingloff, founder of PROJECT K!D, for a crafty program inspired by the exhibition A City For Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. Amanda is the former lifestyle director at Parents magazine and current contributor to various national magazines. Visit the exhibition for inspiration, then get hands-on with Amanda to learn a DIY project to decorate your home.

Each family will take home a free copy of Don Freeman's Corduroy.

Registration suggested, but not required.

12:00pm Safari Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt an animal you may see on a safari: Giraffe, hippos, elephants, cheetah, lions, gazelle, and many more. How many safari animals can you think of?

12:00pm Safari Animals

Sculpt an animal you may see on a safari: Giraffe, hippos, elephants, cheetah, lions, gazelle, and many more. How many safari animals can you think of?

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Worded Worlds Children's Museum of the Arts

How do we create a drawing? A simple drawing will use lines and shading. Today CMA artists can take drawing to the next level by using words as line and value. Find inspiration in our gallery exhibition for subject matter ideas. Maybe a landscape? A portrait of your best friend? An alligator with a top hat? Anything will do. You can use this opportunity to create your image with words from a narrative, any random words that come to mind or even a phrase over and over again. Take the time to really build up your world and don’t forget to take a step back to see what your creation looks like.

12:00pm Worded Worlds

How do we create a drawing? A simple drawing will use lines and shading. Today CMA artists can take drawing to the next level by using words as line and value. Find inspiration in our gallery exhibition for subject matter ideas. Maybe a landscape? A portrait of your best friend? An alligator with a top hat? Anything will do. You can use this opportunity to create your image with words from a narrative, any random words that come to mind or even a phrase over and over again. Take the time to really build up your world and don’t forget to take a step back to see what your creation looks like.

12:00pm Winter Vacation Children's Museum of the Arts

Instead of saying burrr, lets say Surrrfs up! Hit the waves and have the real winter vacation you’ve been waiting for!

12:00pm Winter Vacation

Instead of saying burrr, lets say Surrrfs up! Hit the waves and have the real winter vacation you’ve been waiting for!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative Children's Museum of the Arts

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Mystery Radio Theatre Children's Museum of the Arts

The Task Master shall give you three secret words and you, adventurer, shall conjure a story none are ready to hear. Hold on to your seats. Mystery Radio Theatre has arrived!

12:00pm Mystery Radio Theatre

The Task Master shall give you three secret words and you, adventurer, shall conjure a story none are ready to hear. Hold on to your seats. Mystery Radio Theatre has arrived!

1:30pm Workshops in Conjunction with Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT BRIC

1:30-3:30PM - Yazmine Mihojevich Workshop: A Field Guide to Conflict Minerals
A Field Guide to Conflict Minerals is a collaborative field guide-making workshop. Through smartphone disassembly, discussion, and field note taking, participants will interact with the parts that make up cellular devices through the conflict minerals that devise those parts. Similar to psycho-geographic map-making, individual field note taking will be a personal, spatial, and political exploration of our everyday devices. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Limited to 15 participants; advance registration required.

1:30pm Workshops in Conjunction with Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT

1:30-3:30PM - Yazmine Mihojevich Workshop: A Field Guide to Conflict Minerals
A Field Guide to Conflict Minerals is a collaborative field guide-making workshop. Through smartphone disassembly, discussion, and field note taking, participants will interact with the parts that make up cellular devices through the conflict minerals that devise those parts. Similar to psycho-geographic map-making, individual field note taking will be a personal, spatial, and political exploration of our everyday devices. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Limited to 15 participants; advance registration required.

4:00pm Workshops in Conjunction with Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT BRIC

4-6PM - Ed Bear Workshop: {almost} Free Radio Stations
Surplus electronics are everywhere in modern life, and ripe with creative applications. Maybe you remember the iTrip, which transmitted music to a car stereo?  It turns out that these radio transmitters can be hacked back to life very quickly! We will cover the basics of running a low-power radio station for art and fun, from soldering circuits, to the legal limits. At the conclusion of this workshop every participant will have one upcycled FM transmitter which is secretly a synthesizer!!!  All ages, no experience necessary. Limited to 15 participants; advance registration required.

4:00pm Workshops in Conjunction with Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT

4-6PM - Ed Bear Workshop: {almost} Free Radio Stations
Surplus electronics are everywhere in modern life, and ripe with creative applications. Maybe you remember the iTrip, which transmitted music to a car stereo?  It turns out that these radio transmitters can be hacked back to life very quickly! We will cover the basics of running a low-power radio station for art and fun, from soldering circuits, to the legal limits. At the conclusion of this workshop every participant will have one upcycled FM transmitter which is secretly a synthesizer!!!  All ages, no experience necessary. Limited to 15 participants; advance registration required.

Sunday January 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019
10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Worded Worlds Children's Museum of the Arts

How do we create a drawing? A simple drawing will use lines and shading. Today CMA artists can take drawing to the next level by using words as line and value. Find inspiration in our gallery exhibition for subject matter ideas. Maybe a landscape? A portrait of your best friend? An alligator with a top hat? Anything will do. You can use this opportunity to create your image with words from a narrative, any random words that come to mind or even a phrase over and over again. Take the time to really build up your world and don’t forget to take a step back to see what your creation looks like.

10:00am Worded Worlds

How do we create a drawing? A simple drawing will use lines and shading. Today CMA artists can take drawing to the next level by using words as line and value. Find inspiration in our gallery exhibition for subject matter ideas. Maybe a landscape? A portrait of your best friend? An alligator with a top hat? Anything will do. You can use this opportunity to create your image with words from a narrative, any random words that come to mind or even a phrase over and over again. Take the time to really build up your world and don’t forget to take a step back to see what your creation looks like.

10:00am Narrative on Narrative Children's Museum of the Arts

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

10:00am Narrative on Narrative

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

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

Instead of saying burrr, lets say Surrrfs up! Hit the waves and have the real winter vacation you’ve been waiting for!

10:00am Winter Vacation

Instead of saying burrr, lets say Surrrfs up! Hit the waves and have the real winter vacation you’ve been waiting for!

10:00am Mystery Radio Theatre Children's Museum of the Arts

The Task Master shall give you three secret words and you, adventurer, shall conjure a story none are ready to hear. Hold on to your seats. Mystery Radio Theatre has arrived!

10:00am Mystery Radio Theatre

The Task Master shall give you three secret words and you, adventurer, shall conjure a story none are ready to hear. Hold on to your seats. Mystery Radio Theatre has arrived!

12:00pm SAY Songwriters Performance at Joe’s Pub Stuttering Association for the Young

Confident Voices Songwriters Concert
SUNDAY, JAN 20th @ NOON
Doors Open at 11:30AM

Musical Director, Everett Bradley will be leading a band of incredible musicians during the Joe’s Pub show

FEATURING ORIGINAL SONGS WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY THESE AMAZING SAY PARTICIPANTS:
Abby, Aidan, Alex, Ariana, Corey, D’Amari, Derick, Elias, Erick, Erikson, Estefani, Harry, Jaden, Jeremiah, Jerry, Joey, Julia, Justin, Kaiden, Kaitlyn, Lucas, Lukas, Marysia, Mike Jr., Reuben, Ryan, Sam C., Sam G., Setto, Stephanie, Talen

MUSIC MENTORS:
Miranda Di Perno, Dan Emino, Josh Ghani, Mari Nelson, Ryan Pater

By attending this event, you are also supporting SAY to help make these life-changing Confident Voices programs possible! This project is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature!

12:00pm SAY Songwriters Performance at Joe’s Pub

Confident Voices Songwriters Concert
SUNDAY, JAN 20th @ NOON
Doors Open at 11:30AM

Musical Director, Everett Bradley will be leading a band of incredible musicians during the Joe’s Pub show

FEATURING ORIGINAL SONGS WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY THESE AMAZING SAY PARTICIPANTS:
Abby, Aidan, Alex, Ariana, Corey, D’Amari, Derick, Elias, Erick, Erikson, Estefani, Harry, Jaden, Jeremiah, Jerry, Joey, Julia, Justin, Kaiden, Kaitlyn, Lucas, Lukas, Marysia, Mike Jr., Reuben, Ryan, Sam C., Sam G., Setto, Stephanie, Talen

MUSIC MENTORS:
Miranda Di Perno, Dan Emino, Josh Ghani, Mari Nelson, Ryan Pater

By attending this event, you are also supporting SAY to help make these life-changing Confident Voices programs possible! This project is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature!

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures Rubin Museum

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

Monday January 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019
11:00am Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Museum of the City of New York

Visit the exhibition Activist New York and take inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement to create your own protest poster for an issue that you wish to see improve. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Visit the exhibition Activist New York and take inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement to create your own protest poster for an issue that you wish to see improve. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

12:00pm Farm Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt animals you may find on a farm such as horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

12:00pm Farm Animals

Sculpt animals you may find on a farm such as horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

12:00pm Hear Me Out! Children's Museum of the Arts

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Hear Me Out!

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative Children's Museum of the Arts

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm Inspired By… Children's Museum of the Arts

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

12:00pm Inspired By…

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019
7:00pm Amalia Andrade + Maeve Higgins Strand Books

A broken heart can feel like the end of the world, but bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade knows this simply isn’t true. Change is not a defeat or a surrender, but rather a promise. Because if the “love of your life” doesn’t work out, there is always a chance for something new—a new love, or a new life.

When Amalia was faced with her own heartbreak, she knew she couldn’t let herself get lost in despair. With her sunshiny outlook, electrifying energy, and unique sense of humor, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one.

In these pages, you’ll find the secret code for interpreting text-message read receipts, loving odes to Beyoncé, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much, much more. You Always Change the Love of Your Life reveals the secret to mending your heart and maybe even opening it up again: in love and in lovelessness, we are never alone.

Joining Amalia in conversation will be comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins.

7:00pm Amalia Andrade + Maeve Higgins

A broken heart can feel like the end of the world, but bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade knows this simply isn’t true. Change is not a defeat or a surrender, but rather a promise. Because if the “love of your life” doesn’t work out, there is always a chance for something new—a new love, or a new life.

When Amalia was faced with her own heartbreak, she knew she couldn’t let herself get lost in despair. With her sunshiny outlook, electrifying energy, and unique sense of humor, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one.

In these pages, you’ll find the secret code for interpreting text-message read receipts, loving odes to Beyoncé, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much, much more. You Always Change the Love of Your Life reveals the secret to mending your heart and maybe even opening it up again: in love and in lovelessness, we are never alone.

Joining Amalia in conversation will be comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins.

Wednesday January 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019
7:00pm Holly Black: The Wicked King Strand Books

ou must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Holly celebrates her latest entry in her series The Folk of the Air!

7:00pm Holly Black: The Wicked King

ou must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Holly celebrates her latest entry in her series The Folk of the Air!

Thursday January 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

Sculpt dogs, wolves, foxes, and other members of the canine family!

12:00pm Canines

Sculpt dogs, wolves, foxes, and other members of the canine family!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Hear Me Out! Children's Museum of the Arts

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Hear Me Out!

Now’s your time and the world is listening! Using a green screen, record a video telling everyone what you feel is most important in life.

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative Children's Museum of the Arts

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Narrative on Narrative

This week’s workshop is inspired by the works of Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée. Both their sculptures treat books as a vast landscape for words to sit and create new stories. CMA artists will create their own solid forms out of paper. It can be an animal, landscape, person or anything they can imagine! Afterwards, they will build a surface of words to create a narrative for their creation. It can be lyrics to a song, a story about their subjects morning or even a narrative about themselves!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm Inspired By… Children's Museum of the Arts

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

12:00pm Inspired By…

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

2:30pm Tournament of Champions Pong Big Brothers Big Sisters

The 11th Annual ToC Pong fundraiser hosts 32 corporate teams, playing in doubles. The event features three preliminary nights and a finals round, including double-elimination tournament play and a cocktail reception following the Pong match finals. 

Spectators are also welcome to watch the action from finals outside of the all-glass squash court in Grand Central Station. The tournament will be part of the larger, week-long JP Morgan Tournament of Champions, the premier international Squash Championship.

2:30pm Tournament of Champions Pong

The 11th Annual ToC Pong fundraiser hosts 32 corporate teams, playing in doubles. The event features three preliminary nights and a finals round, including double-elimination tournament play and a cocktail reception following the Pong match finals. 

Spectators are also welcome to watch the action from finals outside of the all-glass squash court in Grand Central Station. The tournament will be part of the larger, week-long JP Morgan Tournament of Champions, the premier international Squash Championship.

7:00pm Ari Seth Cohen: Advanced Love Strand Books

From the creator of the popular blog Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Love collects affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time. The book includes 40 profiles of inspiring couples from around the world, and more than 200 photos. The profiles explore themes of love and companionship through firsthand insight from the subjects; they share their stories of falling in love, what they have learned after decades of partnership, and valuable relationship advice. Advanced Love is a touching look at the often-ignored partnerships of the senior set. Filled with couples who have built their lives together, it’s an indispensable trove of wisdom on love and the lessons they have learned along the way.

Join us as Ari shares his latest work!

7:00pm Ari Seth Cohen: Advanced Love

From the creator of the popular blog Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Love collects affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time. The book includes 40 profiles of inspiring couples from around the world, and more than 200 photos. The profiles explore themes of love and companionship through firsthand insight from the subjects; they share their stories of falling in love, what they have learned after decades of partnership, and valuable relationship advice. Advanced Love is a touching look at the often-ignored partnerships of the senior set. Filled with couples who have built their lives together, it’s an indispensable trove of wisdom on love and the lessons they have learned along the way.

Join us as Ari shares his latest work!

7:00pm Prohibition in NYC at 100 Museum of the City of New York

One hundred years ago this January, Prohibition was passed into law with the now infamous 18th Amendment that barred the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” To mark the centennial of this failed social experiment, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich, Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast, sits down with food and culture editor Ariel Lauren Wilson to revisit this unprecedented effort to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking. They will be joined by Bridget Firtle, founder and head distiller of Brooklyn's own Prohibition-inspired Owney's Rum, and Karl Franz Williams, owner of 67 Orange Street, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harlem. 

After the program, sample a Prohibition-era cocktail made with Owney's Rum, which pays homage to the style commonly enjoyed in New York City speakeasies during the period, and enjoy live jazz the James Ohn Trio. 

7:00pm Prohibition in NYC at 100

One hundred years ago this January, Prohibition was passed into law with the now infamous 18th Amendment that barred the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” To mark the centennial of this failed social experiment, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich, Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast, sits down with food and culture editor Ariel Lauren Wilson to revisit this unprecedented effort to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking. They will be joined by Bridget Firtle, founder and head distiller of Brooklyn's own Prohibition-inspired Owney's Rum, and Karl Franz Williams, owner of 67 Orange Street, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harlem. 

After the program, sample a Prohibition-era cocktail made with Owney's Rum, which pays homage to the style commonly enjoyed in New York City speakeasies during the period, and enjoy live jazz the James Ohn Trio. 

Friday January 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019
12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Jungle Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt monkeys, parrots, toucans, snakes, lizards, and many other tropical creatures today at the Clay Bar!

12:00pm Jungle Animals

Sculpt monkeys, parrots, toucans, snakes, lizards, and many other tropical creatures today at the Clay Bar!

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs Children's Museum of the Arts

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm Inspired By… Children's Museum of the Arts

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

12:00pm Inspired By…

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

12:00pm Make-A-Zine! Children's Museum of the Arts

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

12:00pm Make-A-Zine!

Today, make your very own magazine for the masses! You’re highfalutin tycoon and you’ve got to get your story to the masses, or maybe you’re a comic book illustrator and this is your first copy of the next blockbuster hero! Get your start in book making today in the gallery!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt Children's Museum of the Arts

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm Book Block Quilt

Ann Hamilton’s block sculptures can be a bit of an illusion. From far away it looks as if they’re made up of tiles, but up close you can see they’re made up of books with colored edges! Let’s create our own collaborative blocked quilt using scraps of paper. You can decorate each piece to make it unique!

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

7:00pm The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents: A Celebration Of Turtle Point Press Strand Books

The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents: A Celebration of Turtle Point Press and its Publication of Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage by Grace Schulman. This event will include readings from the Turtle Point Press Writers Katharine Coles, Joseph Keckler, Edward J. Delaney, David Trinidad, and Grace Schulman.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as these writers share their work.

7:00pm The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents: A Celebration Of Turtle Point Press

The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents: A Celebration of Turtle Point Press and its Publication of Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage by Grace Schulman. This event will include readings from the Turtle Point Press Writers Katharine Coles, Joseph Keckler, Edward J. Delaney, David Trinidad, and Grace Schulman.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as these writers share their work.

Saturday January 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2019
9:30am Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Children's Museum of the Arts

By exploring different art mediums, this class focuses on sensory experiences while building motor skills, self-regulated independence and social skills. Families also participate in music, and movement exercises.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

9:30am Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

By exploring different art mediums, this class focuses on sensory experiences while building motor skills, self-regulated independence and social skills. Families also participate in music, and movement exercises.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

Sculpt feathered friends including penguins, robins, hawks, owls, bluebirds, canaries, and more!

10:00am Birds

Sculpt feathered friends including penguins, robins, hawks, owls, bluebirds, canaries, and more!

Sculpt a majestic, magical, mythical beast today at the clay bar!

10:00am Dragons

Sculpt a majestic, magical, mythical beast today at the clay bar!

10:00am Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

10:00am Paper Flower Reliefs Children's Museum of the Arts

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

10:00am Paper Flower Reliefs

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

10:00am Upcycling Animations Children's Museum of the Arts

Young artists will create collaborative animations using upcycled found materials and textiles. We will bring these materials to life via pattern, weaving, and tempo and play back our animated clips!

10:00am Upcycling Animations

Young artists will create collaborative animations using upcycled found materials and textiles. We will bring these materials to life via pattern, weaving, and tempo and play back our animated clips!

10:00am The Answer Tree Children's Museum of the Arts

Take a look at Lisa Kokin’s My Answer. She uses spines from self-help books she finds from her local recycle center. With these pieces she creates foliage with the titles being depicted. CMA artists will collaborate on a tree representing our community. They will create their own leaves, representing themselves, to add on with a message of positivity. By the end the tree will be home to kind words that everyone can look to for inspiration.

10:00am The Answer Tree

Take a look at Lisa Kokin’s My Answer. She uses spines from self-help books she finds from her local recycle center. With these pieces she creates foliage with the titles being depicted. CMA artists will collaborate on a tree representing our community. They will create their own leaves, representing themselves, to add on with a message of positivity. By the end the tree will be home to kind words that everyone can look to for inspiration.

12:00pm It's The Bronx BronxNet

IT’S THE BRONX is an event series designed to proudly showcase and promote Bronx based up-and-coming talent by way of music, art, food, and drink. The event series is free to attend but requires RSVP.

12:00pm It's The Bronx

IT’S THE BRONX is an event series designed to proudly showcase and promote Bronx based up-and-coming talent by way of music, art, food, and drink. The event series is free to attend but requires RSVP.

1:00pm Awaken Your Sense and Power Your Intention Rubin Museum

Leave your thinking mind behind and enjoy a more effortless approach to magnetizing what you want this year! Learn to expand your presence in this experiential workshop, which is designed to remove obstacles and stimulate your five senses through flower essences and elixirs, dark chocolate, wakefulness practices, gentle movement, bullet journaling, and insightful group experiences. The workshop will conclude with a blessing ceremony intended to bring auspicious good fortune and give power to your intentions. Bring your favorite journal and pen.

Presented with NY Yoga + Life

1:00pm Awaken Your Sense and Power Your Intention

Leave your thinking mind behind and enjoy a more effortless approach to magnetizing what you want this year! Learn to expand your presence in this experiential workshop, which is designed to remove obstacles and stimulate your five senses through flower essences and elixirs, dark chocolate, wakefulness practices, gentle movement, bullet journaling, and insightful group experiences. The workshop will conclude with a blessing ceremony intended to bring auspicious good fortune and give power to your intentions. Bring your favorite journal and pen.

Presented with NY Yoga + Life

3:00pm Emily Brown and The Thing Autism Speaks

Sensory friendly performance

3:00pm Emily Brown and The Thing

Sensory friendly performance

3:00pm Emily Brown: Autism-Friendly Autism Speaks

How will Emily Brown ever get to sleep with The Thing making such a racket?! A friendly but woeful creature, The Thing has lost his Cuddly in the Dark and Scary Wood and won't stop crying. Plucky, brave and determined to save the day, Emily and her trusty sidekick, Stanley the rabbit, leap into action. Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2015) returns with an epic, imaginative musical adventure adapted from the popular picture book by Neal Layton and award-winning author Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).

3:00pm Emily Brown: Autism-Friendly

How will Emily Brown ever get to sleep with The Thing making such a racket?! A friendly but woeful creature, The Thing has lost his Cuddly in the Dark and Scary Wood and won't stop crying. Plucky, brave and determined to save the day, Emily and her trusty sidekick, Stanley the rabbit, leap into action. Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2015) returns with an epic, imaginative musical adventure adapted from the popular picture book by Neal Layton and award-winning author Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).

7:00pm Anuradha Bhagwati: Unbecoming Strand Books

After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career in the Ivy League to join the Marines—the fiercest, most violent, most masculine branch of the military—determined to prove herself there in ways she couldn’t at home.

Yet once training begins, Anuradha’s G.I. Jane fantasy is punctured. As a bisexual woman of color in the military, she faces underestimation at every stage, confronting misogyny, racism, and astonishing injustice perpetrated by those in power. Pushing herself beyond her limits, she also wrestles with what exactly drove her to pursue such punishment in the first place.

Once her service concludes in 2004, Anuradha courageously vows to take to task the very leaders and traditions that cast such a dark cloud over her time in the Marines. Her efforts result in historic change, including the lifting of the ban on women from pursuing combat roles in the military.

A tale of heroic resilience grappling with the timely question of what, exactly, America stands for, Unbecoming is about one woman who learned to believe in herself in spite of everything. It is the kind of story that will light a fire beneath you, and that will inspire our next generation of fierce female heroes.

7:00pm Anuradha Bhagwati: Unbecoming

After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career in the Ivy League to join the Marines—the fiercest, most violent, most masculine branch of the military—determined to prove herself there in ways she couldn’t at home.

Yet once training begins, Anuradha’s G.I. Jane fantasy is punctured. As a bisexual woman of color in the military, she faces underestimation at every stage, confronting misogyny, racism, and astonishing injustice perpetrated by those in power. Pushing herself beyond her limits, she also wrestles with what exactly drove her to pursue such punishment in the first place.

Once her service concludes in 2004, Anuradha courageously vows to take to task the very leaders and traditions that cast such a dark cloud over her time in the Marines. Her efforts result in historic change, including the lifting of the ban on women from pursuing combat roles in the military.

A tale of heroic resilience grappling with the timely question of what, exactly, America stands for, Unbecoming is about one woman who learned to believe in herself in spite of everything. It is the kind of story that will light a fire beneath you, and that will inspire our next generation of fierce female heroes.

Sunday January 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019
10:00am 7 on 7 Inspired by Ralph Fasanella Children's Museum of the Arts

Take a ride through the largest and greenest borough! Seven stops on the grand ole 7 line! We look to Ralph Fasanella’s painting “Subway Riders” to animate our trains traveling between the seven iconic stops. On the painting, the artist said, “I’d ride the subway every day… I’d ride and ride and sketch and sketch. I love the subway. It pulls the city together, pulls people together in a magic way.” Who will you meet on your trip through Queens?

10:00am 7 on 7 Inspired by Ralph Fasanella

Take a ride through the largest and greenest borough! Seven stops on the grand ole 7 line! We look to Ralph Fasanella’s painting “Subway Riders” to animate our trains traveling between the seven iconic stops. On the painting, the artist said, “I’d ride the subway every day… I’d ride and ride and sketch and sketch. I love the subway. It pulls the city together, pulls people together in a magic way.” Who will you meet on your trip through Queens?

10:00am 1010 WINS Children's Museum of the Arts

Theres something happening in the city today, and your just the one to tell us what! Hunker down in the studio and tell the story today in the soundbooth!

10:00am 1010 WINS

Theres something happening in the city today, and your just the one to tell us what! Hunker down in the studio and tell the story today in the soundbooth!

10:00am Favorite Foods inspired by NYPL’s Lunch Hour Children's Museum of the Arts

The industrial revolution forever changed the way people eat, requiring foods that could be prepared and eaten quickly on a short break from work. In 2012 the New York Public Library ran the exhibition “NYC Lunch Hour” examining these special NYC foods that are still our favorites today. Pizza, pretzels, sushi, hot dogs, Chinese takeout– what is your favorite food? Plan for a big lunch because this clay is not edible!

10:00am Favorite Foods inspired by NYPL’s Lunch Hour

The industrial revolution forever changed the way people eat, requiring foods that could be prepared and eaten quickly on a short break from work. In 2012 the New York Public Library ran the exhibition “NYC Lunch Hour” examining these special NYC foods that are still our favorites today. Pizza, pretzels, sushi, hot dogs, Chinese takeout– what is your favorite food? Plan for a big lunch because this clay is not edible!

10:00am Rockaway Beach Sculptures inspired by Esther A. Grillo Children's Museum of the Arts

Esther A. Grillo is a Rockaway Beach based artist. If you’ve ever been to Rockaway you’ve probably seen her work – she designed the wave sculpture! Today we pay homage to her work by creating small scale sculptures inspired by the rebuilding of Rockaway and the bustling community! Have you ever been to Rockaway Beach? What inspires you about beaches? What do you like to do at the beach? Join us in the gallery as we create beach sculptures and day dream of summer!

10:00am Rockaway Beach Sculptures inspired by Esther A. Grillo

Esther A. Grillo is a Rockaway Beach based artist. If you’ve ever been to Rockaway you’ve probably seen her work – she designed the wave sculpture! Today we pay homage to her work by creating small scale sculptures inspired by the rebuilding of Rockaway and the bustling community! Have you ever been to Rockaway Beach? What inspires you about beaches? What do you like to do at the beach? Join us in the gallery as we create beach sculptures and day dream of summer!

10:00am World’s Fair of the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

10:00am World’s Fair of the Future

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

10:00am Inspired By… Children's Museum of the Arts

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

10:00am Inspired By…

One thing that makes CMA special is that all of our Teaching Artists are practicing artists. And many of them are native New Yorkers! Today in the studio we celebrate their creativity by creating works inspired by them. Pick a piece that inspires you most and make a response to it! Are you going to make it in their style, or is it the subject matter that interests you? Come explore various methods of art making with us and get to know the CMA community even better.

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

Come disco with CMA! You are invited to CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival on Sunday, January 27 from 10 am – 5 pm. CMA is partnering with the Queens Council on the Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering diverse artists and art organizations of Queens County, to present works inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices. Public arts advocate and Queens Democratic County Committee member Nora Gomez-Strauss will be hosting Story Time alongside NYPL Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffernsberger at 11 am. Children from Astoria’s Sol Dance Center will present a disco performance and interactive workshop at 12 pm and 2 pm.

CMA’s Cultural Festivals are a monthly series featuring 10 ethnic or cultural communities in NYC per year that are free with general admission.

10:00am NYC Cultural Festival

Come disco with CMA! You are invited to CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival on Sunday, January 27 from 10 am – 5 pm. CMA is partnering with the Queens Council on the Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering diverse artists and art organizations of Queens County, to present works inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices. Public arts advocate and Queens Democratic County Committee member Nora Gomez-Strauss will be hosting Story Time alongside NYPL Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffernsberger at 11 am. Children from Astoria’s Sol Dance Center will present a disco performance and interactive workshop at 12 pm and 2 pm.

CMA’s Cultural Festivals are a monthly series featuring 10 ethnic or cultural communities in NYC per year that are free with general admission.

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures Rubin Museum

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

1:00pm Sprouting Sculptures

January Family Sundays: Sprouting Sculptures

Happy New Year! You have the power to shape your future. What kinds of growth and change do you want to spark in 2019? Get inspired by creating dynamic sculptures with floral foam, which can be used to nurture plant life and hold together intricate arrangements.

Monday January 28, 2019 Jan 28, 2019
12:00pm Desert Animals Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt an animal that lives deep in the arid climate of the desert today at the clay bar!

12:00pm Desert Animals

Sculpt an animal that lives deep in the arid climate of the desert today at the clay bar!

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs Children's Museum of the Arts

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm Changing Weather Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate your own scenes with weather changing from sunny to rainy, hot to cold, or whatever you choose!

12:00pm Changing Weather

Animate your own scenes with weather changing from sunny to rainy, hot to cold, or whatever you choose!

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

7:30pm Susan Crawford: Fiber (With Steven Levy) Strand Books

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we’ll be able to send and receive through fiber optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. Yet all of those transformations will pale compared with the innovations and new industries that we can’t even imagine today. In a fascinating account combining policy expertise and compelling on-the-ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the giant corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. And she shows how a few cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities.

Join us on the second floor as author and columnist Susan Crawford discusses her book with fellow Wired.com writer Steven Levy.

7:30pm Susan Crawford: Fiber (With Steven Levy)

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we’ll be able to send and receive through fiber optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. Yet all of those transformations will pale compared with the innovations and new industries that we can’t even imagine today. In a fascinating account combining policy expertise and compelling on-the-ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the giant corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. And she shows how a few cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities.

Join us on the second floor as author and columnist Susan Crawford discusses her book with fellow Wired.com writer Steven Levy.

Tuesday January 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019
4:00pm Meet the Curators: Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator, Theater Museum of the City of New York

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator, Theater Collections, as she guides you through A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. See Freeman’s depictions of 1930s New York, his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, and his children’s books inspired by the city, including not only the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Metand Hattie the Bat. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

4:00pm Meet the Curators: Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator, Theater

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator, Theater Collections, as she guides you through A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. See Freeman’s depictions of 1930s New York, his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, and his children’s books inspired by the city, including not only the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Metand Hattie the Bat. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

6:00pm Leigh Bardugo: King Of Scars Strand Books

Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Strand is lucky enough to be one of the hosts!

Exciting news: we’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up on our second floor an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!

Once Leigh arrives, we'll check in everyone with tickets, and she’ll host a 15-20 minute Q&A followed by a book signing where you’re able to get King of Scars personalized and two additional Leigh Bardugo titles signed. You’ll also be able to grab a quick photo with her, so have your cameras ready to go!

6:00pm Leigh Bardugo: King Of Scars

Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Strand is lucky enough to be one of the hosts!

Exciting news: we’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up on our second floor an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!

Once Leigh arrives, we'll check in everyone with tickets, and she’ll host a 15-20 minute Q&A followed by a book signing where you’re able to get King of Scars personalized and two additional Leigh Bardugo titles signed. You’ll also be able to grab a quick photo with her, so have your cameras ready to go!

6:30pm Capturing “The Deuce”: Times Square in the 1970s & '80s Museum of the City of New York

Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and ‘80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. Most recently, the hit HBO series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering moments of the city’s burgeoning sex business. Looking back, artist Jane Dickson was there. Beginning in 1978, Dickson lived, worked, and raised a family on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue, documenting her chosen “neighborhood” and its denizens in her drawings, paintings, and photography. Join Dickson and Scott Dougan, production designer for The Deuce, for a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city – and why we find these visions of New York’s gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today. Moderated by Vinson Cunningham of The New Yorker.

Book signing to follow.

6:30pm Capturing “The Deuce”: Times Square in the 1970s & '80s

Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and ‘80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. Most recently, the hit HBO series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering moments of the city’s burgeoning sex business. Looking back, artist Jane Dickson was there. Beginning in 1978, Dickson lived, worked, and raised a family on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue, documenting her chosen “neighborhood” and its denizens in her drawings, paintings, and photography. Join Dickson and Scott Dougan, production designer for The Deuce, for a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city – and why we find these visions of New York’s gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today. Moderated by Vinson Cunningham of The New Yorker.

Book signing to follow.

7:00pm Daisy Johnson: Everything Under Strand Books

Join us as Daisy sits down with author Carmen Maria Machado to discuss her debut novel!

A bit about the book: Gretel, a lexicographer, is searching for her mother, and as soon as she finds her the past comes rushing back. Gretel grew up on a houseboat on the canals of Oxford, speaking an invented language with her mother. One fateful summer, before Gretel is abandoned to foster care as a teenager, Gretel and her mother take in a mysterious runaway, and they are all haunted by an ominous creature lurking in the canal, the Bonak. As past, present, fate, and free will collide and converge, Gretel unravels the story of her fractured family.

7:00pm Daisy Johnson: Everything Under

Join us as Daisy sits down with author Carmen Maria Machado to discuss her debut novel!

A bit about the book: Gretel, a lexicographer, is searching for her mother, and as soon as she finds her the past comes rushing back. Gretel grew up on a houseboat on the canals of Oxford, speaking an invented language with her mother. One fateful summer, before Gretel is abandoned to foster care as a teenager, Gretel and her mother take in a mysterious runaway, and they are all haunted by an ominous creature lurking in the canal, the Bonak. As past, present, fate, and free will collide and converge, Gretel unravels the story of her fractured family.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019
7:00pm Truth to Power in Tibet: Donald Lopez on Gendun Chopel Rubin Museum

Renowned philosopher, poet, painter, and author of erotica Gendun Chopel (1903–1951) was arguably the most important, and certainly the most controversial, Tibetan Buddhist thinker of the 20th century. He was a patriot who spoke truth to power—whether Tibetan aristocrats or Indian Brahmins who abused the lower classes—only to be imprisoned and destroyed by that power.

Distinguished Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies Donald Lopez will give a talk on the life of Gendun Chopel and his struggles to question power and its dissemination. A Q&A session and book signing of Gendun Chopel by Donald Lopez will follow the program.

7:00pm Truth to Power in Tibet: Donald Lopez on Gendun Chopel

Renowned philosopher, poet, painter, and author of erotica Gendun Chopel (1903–1951) was arguably the most important, and certainly the most controversial, Tibetan Buddhist thinker of the 20th century. He was a patriot who spoke truth to power—whether Tibetan aristocrats or Indian Brahmins who abused the lower classes—only to be imprisoned and destroyed by that power.

Distinguished Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies Donald Lopez will give a talk on the life of Gendun Chopel and his struggles to question power and its dissemination. A Q&A session and book signing of Gendun Chopel by Donald Lopez will follow the program.

7:30pm Jodie Patterson And Grace Bonney Strand Books

Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.

As an African American growing up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1970s, when neighborhoods defined people, Jodie Patterson learned early on to engage with her community for strength and comfort.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jodie sits down with author and entrepreneur Grace Bonney.

7:30pm Jodie Patterson And Grace Bonney

Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.

As an African American growing up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1970s, when neighborhoods defined people, Jodie Patterson learned early on to engage with her community for strength and comfort.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jodie sits down with author and entrepreneur Grace Bonney.

Thursday January 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2019

Ever wanted to tell it from your perspective? Now’s your chance! Tell the world whats happening in your neighborhood, school or life in only the way you can!

12:00pm Podcast

Ever wanted to tell it from your perspective? Now’s your chance! Tell the world whats happening in your neighborhood, school or life in only the way you can!

12:00pm Songwriting Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Songwriting

Create your own customized track in the Soundbooth with the help of our musicians!

12:00pm Changing Weather Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate your own scenes with weather changing from sunny to rainy, hot to cold, or whatever you choose!

12:00pm Changing Weather

Animate your own scenes with weather changing from sunny to rainy, hot to cold, or whatever you choose!

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs Children's Museum of the Arts

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm Paper Flower Reliefs

Have you seen Cara Barer’s flower sculptures? Aren’t they mesmerizing? She uses pages from books to curl, bend and fold them to imitate the petals of a flower. Today artists will create their own floral reliefs using the same technique.

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

12:00pm World’s Fair of the Future

The worlds fair was an amazing example of how diverse Queens is! With amusement rides, international vendors and more the fair was a NY cultural phenomenon. Today in the studio we’ll be building our own world’s fair of the future. If you could control what would come to a huge Queens festival, what would you build?

7:00pm Carol Gilligan And Naomi Snider: Why Does Patriarchy Persist? Strand Books

The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many—despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly it endures in part because some people benefit from the unequal advantages it confers. But is that enough to explain its stubborn persistence?

In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a psychological function. By requiring us to sacrifice love for the sake of hierarchy, patriarchy protects us from the vulnerability of loving and becomes a defense against loss. Uncovering the powerful psychological mechanisms that underpin patriarchy, the authors show how forces beyond our awareness may be driving a politics that otherwise seems inexplicable.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Carol and Naomi discuss their book.

7:00pm Carol Gilligan And Naomi Snider: Why Does Patriarchy Persist?

The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many—despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly it endures in part because some people benefit from the unequal advantages it confers. But is that enough to explain its stubborn persistence?

In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a psychological function. By requiring us to sacrifice love for the sake of hierarchy, patriarchy protects us from the vulnerability of loving and becomes a defense against loss. Uncovering the powerful psychological mechanisms that underpin patriarchy, the authors show how forces beyond our awareness may be driving a politics that otherwise seems inexplicable.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Carol and Naomi discuss their book.

8:00pm Hair & Other Stories (New York Premiere) BRIC

Described by the Brooklyn-based company as the “urgent dialogue of the 21st century,” Hair & Other Stories is a medley of personal narratives gathered from community, kitchen and living room conversations, social media, and YouTube. Urban Bush Women will take you on an epic journey with the New York Premiere of Hair & Other Stories, where you will engage in intimate conversations, enjoy local guest artist performances, and immerse yourself in this durational dance-theater work that explores disquieting ideas of beauty, identity, and race through the lens of hair.

Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis as a radical reinterpretation of HairStories (2001), the work features new music compositions by The Illustrious Blacks, costumes by DeeDee Gomes, and stage direction by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. A true experiential journey that begins outside of the theater with story-sharing and performances from a rotating cast of special guests, and that culminates in a performance space that evolves in the course of the evening to encourage shifting perspectives, Hair & Other Stories celebrates the path to freedom and self-love as we seek to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

General Admission
Seating configurations will change throughout the evening and will vary between floor and chair arrangements. Please let the house manager know upon arrival if you have any accessibility needs.

Run time: 3 hours including intermission
Come early! The lobby will open at 7PM with guest performances, story-sharing, an art installation, and other activities. Performance in the ballroom begins promptly at 8PM.

8:00pm Hair & Other Stories (New York Premiere)

Described by the Brooklyn-based company as the “urgent dialogue of the 21st century,” Hair & Other Stories is a medley of personal narratives gathered from community, kitchen and living room conversations, social media, and YouTube. Urban Bush Women will take you on an epic journey with the New York Premiere of Hair & Other Stories, where you will engage in intimate conversations, enjoy local guest artist performances, and immerse yourself in this durational dance-theater work that explores disquieting ideas of beauty, identity, and race through the lens of hair.

Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis as a radical reinterpretation of HairStories (2001), the work features new music compositions by The Illustrious Blacks, costumes by DeeDee Gomes, and stage direction by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. A true experiential journey that begins outside of the theater with story-sharing and performances from a rotating cast of special guests, and that culminates in a performance space that evolves in the course of the evening to encourage shifting perspectives, Hair & Other Stories celebrates the path to freedom and self-love as we seek to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

General Admission
Seating configurations will change throughout the evening and will vary between floor and chair arrangements. Please let the house manager know upon arrival if you have any accessibility needs.

Run time: 3 hours including intermission
Come early! The lobby will open at 7PM with guest performances, story-sharing, an art installation, and other activities. Performance in the ballroom begins promptly at 8PM.

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Stuttering Association for the Young

The Stuttering Association For the Young empowers youth to develop creative ways of self-expression. Through summer programs and therapy, the organization provides support for kids with speech disorders.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

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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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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Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now pairs professional writers with underserved young women to help them discover the power of their own voices. GWN is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

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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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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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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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Path2Parenthood

Path2Parenthood is committed to helping people create their families by supporting outreach programs and educational information.P2P is involved in reproductive health, infertility treatments, and family-building options including adoption.

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Magnet Theater

The Magnet Theater is a performance space and training ground for improv comedy in Chelsea. Magnet Theater performers have been seen on shows like Broad City, 30 Rock, and the Colbert Report.

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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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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by philanthropist George Soros, work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies that are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations fund a range of programs around the world.

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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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Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides funding worldwide for breast cancer research with 91 cents of every dollar raised going directly to research & awareness programs.

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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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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

For 15 years, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company has proliferated Latin-American culture throughout the country with its touring shows that include live music and performance. The mission of the dance company is not only to entertain, but to provide outreach for underserved Mexican-American communities through cultural enrichment and arts education.

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El Taller Latino Americano

El Taller Latino Americano promotes Latin American culture through art, dance, music, and language. El Taller offers classes teaching Spanish, live music and film events, and an art gallery.

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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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in order to bring African-American culture and American modern dance to the world. Since its founding in 1958, The Ailey Theater has performed 235 different works.

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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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CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings offer short, free talks to the creative community one Friday each month over breakfast. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and engage with subjects like technology and design.

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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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Healtheo360

Healtheo360 is an online network where patients living with chronic ailments can come to find support, encouragement, and information. Healtheo360 offers peer counseling, support groups, educational information, and a safe platform to connect.

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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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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an NYC-based NGO that promotes human rights and justice and defends the rights of people worldwide. HRW achieves change by partnering with local organizations, lobbying the press, making recommendations to governments, and more.

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New York Anti-Trafficking Network

New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) is a team of human rights advocates bringing awareness to labor injustices and solutions through policy.

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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Providing for an underserved community, Callen-Lorde specializes in health care for the city's LGBTQ community and was named in honor of advocates Michael Callen and Audre Lorde. Since the days of Stonewall, this community health center has been providing low-cost care that is affordable and accessible in a welcoming safe space.

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New York Neo-Futurists

New York Neo Futurists (NYNF) is an experimental theater group presenting inexpensive art for the general public. NYNF shows often feature audience interaction and are guided by a belief in being as genuine as possible on stage.

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Union Settlement

Union Settlement provides social services for the vibrant community of East Harlem, a neighborhood that struggles to find basic resources that many in the city take for granted.

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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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Harlem One Stop

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

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City Lore

City Lore explores how arts and culture can help us understand the world around us. In City Lore partner schools, students are less likely to be absent.

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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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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and has no single cause, but through the work of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, people are encouraged to reach out for help instead of suffering in silence.

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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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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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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the USA's leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. Kidney disease can be detected from a simple test. 73 million Americans are currently at risk.

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