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Saturday September 1, 2018 Sep 1, 2018
10:00am Seasonal Spinners Children's Museum of the Arts

As the end of summer break approaches CMA will explore the various color changes of the seasons with this fun changing color wheel! Using paper plates, visitors will create a colorful backdrop and cut out scene that can be spun to change the season of the scene! What colors represent what seasons to you? What narrative can you come up with for your paper cut out scene?

10:00am Seasonal Spinners

As the end of summer break approaches CMA will explore the various color changes of the seasons with this fun changing color wheel! Using paper plates, visitors will create a colorful backdrop and cut out scene that can be spun to change the season of the scene! What colors represent what seasons to you? What narrative can you come up with for your paper cut out scene?

10:00am Powerful Portraits Children's Museum of the Arts

Who in your life would you describe as a powerful person that uses their voice for good? Lots of activists and peacemakers have had their portraits painted since the start of time. Who would you commemorate with a portrait? Join us in celebrating the heroes in our daily lives!

10:00am Powerful Portraits

Who in your life would you describe as a powerful person that uses their voice for good? Lots of activists and peacemakers have had their portraits painted since the start of time. Who would you commemorate with a portrait? Join us in celebrating the heroes in our daily lives!

10:00am Make a Megaphone! Children's Museum of the Arts

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

10:00am Make a Megaphone!

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

11:00am Zero Waste Weaving Children's Museum of the Arts

Installed in our Bridge space, Ryan Frank’s Trash Portraits shine a light on the negative effects of mass consumption. For example, the United States goes through over 1 billion plastic bags annually. Did you know you can create woven works of art with plastic bags? Learn how to take your recycling to the next level in the gallery today! *NOTE- CMA will be doing this workshop at SUBMERGE Festival later in the month!

11:00am Zero Waste Weaving

Installed in our Bridge space, Ryan Frank’s Trash Portraits shine a light on the negative effects of mass consumption. For example, the United States goes through over 1 billion plastic bags annually. Did you know you can create woven works of art with plastic bags? Learn how to take your recycling to the next level in the gallery today! *NOTE- CMA will be doing this workshop at SUBMERGE Festival later in the month!

11:00am Doc McStuffins Story Time Strand Books

Bring your toys, stuffed animals, and favorite playtime friends for a very special visit from Doc McStuffins! We'll be reading stories, coloring pictures, and having fun with the best doctor in town. Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at both 11 am and 2 pm for Storytime with this beloved character!

11:00am Doc McStuffins Story Time

Bring your toys, stuffed animals, and favorite playtime friends for a very special visit from Doc McStuffins! We'll be reading stories, coloring pictures, and having fun with the best doctor in town. Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at both 11 am and 2 pm for Storytime with this beloved character!

12:00pm Verbal Description & Sensory Tour Rubin Museum

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

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

12:00pm Verbal Description & Sensory Tour

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

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

2:00pm Doc McStuffins Story Time Strand Books

Bring your toys, stuffed animals, and favorite playtime friends for a very special visit from Doc McStuffins! We'll be reading stories, coloring pictures, and having fun with the best doctor in town. Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at both 11 am and 2 pm for Storytime with this beloved character!

2:00pm Doc McStuffins Story Time

Bring your toys, stuffed animals, and favorite playtime friends for a very special visit from Doc McStuffins! We'll be reading stories, coloring pictures, and having fun with the best doctor in town. Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at both 11 am and 2 pm for Storytime with this beloved character!

6:00pm Adam Wade Storytelling Series Magnet Theater

Adam Wade Storytelling Series - Sat 9/1 at 6pm
Magnet Theater
254 West 29th Street

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

Featuring stories by
Lillian Levy, Sharon van Ivan, and Emily van den Blink

6:00pm Adam Wade Storytelling Series

Adam Wade Storytelling Series - Sat 9/1 at 6pm
Magnet Theater
254 West 29th Street

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

Featuring stories by
Lillian Levy, Sharon van Ivan, and Emily van den Blink

Sunday September 2, 2018 Sep 2, 2018
10:00am Seasonal Spinners Children's Museum of the Arts

As the end of summer break approaches CMA will explore the various color changes of the seasons with this fun changing color wheel! Using paper plates, visitors will create a colorful backdrop and cut out scene that can be spun to change the season of the scene! What colors represent what seasons to you? What narrative can you come up with for your paper cut out scene?

10:00am Seasonal Spinners

As the end of summer break approaches CMA will explore the various color changes of the seasons with this fun changing color wheel! Using paper plates, visitors will create a colorful backdrop and cut out scene that can be spun to change the season of the scene! What colors represent what seasons to you? What narrative can you come up with for your paper cut out scene?

10:00am Powerful Portraits Children's Museum of the Arts

Who in your life would you describe as a powerful person that uses their voice for good? Lots of activists and peacemakers have had their portraits painted since the start of time. Who would you commemorate with a portrait? Join us in celebrating the heroes in our daily lives!

10:00am Powerful Portraits

Who in your life would you describe as a powerful person that uses their voice for good? Lots of activists and peacemakers have had their portraits painted since the start of time. Who would you commemorate with a portrait? Join us in celebrating the heroes in our daily lives!

10:00am Make a Megaphone! Children's Museum of the Arts

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

10:00am Make a Megaphone!

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

11:00am Zero Waste Weaving Children's Museum of the Arts

Installed in our Bridge space, Ryan Frank’s Trash Portraits shine a light on the negative effects of mass consumption. For example, the United States goes through over 1 billion plastic bags annually. Did you know you can create woven works of art with plastic bags? Learn how to take your recycling to the next level in the gallery today! *NOTE- CMA will be doing this workshop at SUBMERGE Festival later in the month!

11:00am Zero Waste Weaving

Installed in our Bridge space, Ryan Frank’s Trash Portraits shine a light on the negative effects of mass consumption. For example, the United States goes through over 1 billion plastic bags annually. Did you know you can create woven works of art with plastic bags? Learn how to take your recycling to the next level in the gallery today! *NOTE- CMA will be doing this workshop at SUBMERGE Festival later in the month!

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.


September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.


September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

6:00pm The Duo Show Magnet Theater

Melissa Ulloa & Justin LoBasso present an evening of duo performers who will melt your heart with two person scene goodness.

6:00pm The Duo Show

Melissa Ulloa & Justin LoBasso present an evening of duo performers who will melt your heart with two person scene goodness.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 Sep 4, 2018
12:00pm MBJ, Weeks of Welcome John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Join us on Tuesday, September 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Hall for music, raffles & fun! Ricardo Medrano from LJDJ's is joining us again as we kick off another great semester!

12:00pm MBJ, Weeks of Welcome

Join us on Tuesday, September 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Hall for music, raffles & fun! Ricardo Medrano from LJDJ's is joining us again as we kick off another great semester!

Join CMA Teaching Artists in our in-house recording studio, the Sound Booth, to learn the art of sound design. Create your own song, create your own DIY album art, and contribute to CMA’s first podcast episode, airing September 30!

3:30pm Radio CMA

Join CMA Teaching Artists in our in-house recording studio, the Sound Booth, to learn the art of sound design. Create your own song, create your own DIY album art, and contribute to CMA’s first podcast episode, airing September 30!

6:30pm Forum for the Democratic Attorney General Primary Candidates New York City Bar Association

Join us for an evening with the Democratic primary candidates for New York State Attorney General:

Leecia Eve, Vice President, Government Affairs, Verizon
Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York's 18th Congressional District
Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University

Moderators:
Roger Juan Maldonado, President, New York City Bar Association
Susan DeSantis, Deputy Editor in Chief, New York Law Journal

Free and open to the public, please register here: https://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=AG090418

No campaign signs, hats or other paraphernalia (except worn buttons) will be allowed in the City Bar Meeting Hall. There will be no distribution of literature or paraphernalia in the City Bar building.

6:30pm Forum for the Democratic Attorney General Primary Candidates

Join us for an evening with the Democratic primary candidates for New York State Attorney General:

Leecia Eve, Vice President, Government Affairs, Verizon
Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York's 18th Congressional District
Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University

Moderators:
Roger Juan Maldonado, President, New York City Bar Association
Susan DeSantis, Deputy Editor in Chief, New York Law Journal

Free and open to the public, please register here: https://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=AG090418

No campaign signs, hats or other paraphernalia (except worn buttons) will be allowed in the City Bar Meeting Hall. There will be no distribution of literature or paraphernalia in the City Bar building.

7:00pm Sybil Rosen + Ethan Hawke: Blaze Strand Books

Join us as Sybil Rosen and Ethan Hawke sit down to discuss their film Blaze, a IFC Films / Sundance Selects project. Blaze is based on the book Living in the Wood in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley written by Sybil Rosen and adapted for the screen by Sybil and Ethan.

7:00pm Sybil Rosen + Ethan Hawke: Blaze

Join us as Sybil Rosen and Ethan Hawke sit down to discuss their film Blaze, a IFC Films / Sundance Selects project. Blaze is based on the book Living in the Wood in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley written by Sybil Rosen and adapted for the screen by Sybil and Ethan.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 Sep 5, 2018
1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

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

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

7:00pm Erin Gibson Presents: A Feminasty Night Strand Books

"Too bad I don’t give a f*ck about what the patriarchy wants."

Erin Gibson has a singular goal: to create a utopian future where women are recognized as humans. In Feminasty—titled after her nickname on the hit podcast Throwing Shade—she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard and deconstructs them in a way that’s bold, provocative, and hilarious. Whether it’s about shaming women for having their periods, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, Erin breaks down the organized chaos of old-fashioned sexism, intentional and otherwise, that systemically keeps women down. Feminasty is Erin Gibson’s revolutionary handbook for dismantling the patriarchy, one pay gap joke at a time.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Erin launches Feminasty!

7:00pm Erin Gibson Presents: A Feminasty Night

"Too bad I don’t give a f*ck about what the patriarchy wants."

Erin Gibson has a singular goal: to create a utopian future where women are recognized as humans. In Feminasty—titled after her nickname on the hit podcast Throwing Shade—she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard and deconstructs them in a way that’s bold, provocative, and hilarious. Whether it’s about shaming women for having their periods, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, Erin breaks down the organized chaos of old-fashioned sexism, intentional and otherwise, that systemically keeps women down. Feminasty is Erin Gibson’s revolutionary handbook for dismantling the patriarchy, one pay gap joke at a time.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Erin launches Feminasty!

7:00pm Celebrating Ganesha's Birthday Rubin Museum

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha is beloved for his ability to remove obstacles for his followers. Across the Himalayas, different communities worship him in diverse and beautiful ways.

Celebrate his birthday, a holiday known as Ganesh Chaturthi, at the Rubin with India Home’s seniors, who will present songs, chants, and rhythmic dance from India and Nepal. Join in the singing and observe a demonstration of the “visarjan” or water immersion ritual that is central to Ganesh Chaturthi in some cultures. The program will be introduced by Tashi Chodron, the Rubin’s Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs & Partnerships, and Vandana Vyas, Program Coordinator for India Home.

7:00pm Celebrating Ganesha's Birthday

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha is beloved for his ability to remove obstacles for his followers. Across the Himalayas, different communities worship him in diverse and beautiful ways.

Celebrate his birthday, a holiday known as Ganesh Chaturthi, at the Rubin with India Home’s seniors, who will present songs, chants, and rhythmic dance from India and Nepal. Join in the singing and observe a demonstration of the “visarjan” or water immersion ritual that is central to Ganesh Chaturthi in some cultures. The program will be introduced by Tashi Chodron, the Rubin’s Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs & Partnerships, and Vandana Vyas, Program Coordinator for India Home.

Thursday September 6, 2018 Sep 6, 2018
12:00pm Make a Megaphone! Children's Museum of the Arts

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

12:00pm Make a Megaphone!

Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones! Share your projects and thoughts using #CMACivicKids.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

5:30pm Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Lower Eastside Girls Club

The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Leading off this global set of actions, on September 6th, New Yorkers will gather at Foley Square at 5:30pm to march to The Battery demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.

Join us to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice and march for our demands to:
• Just transition to 100% renewable energy now. 
• Halt all fossil fuel infrastructure.
• Make corporate polluters pay. 
 

5:30pm Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Leading off this global set of actions, on September 6th, New Yorkers will gather at Foley Square at 5:30pm to march to The Battery demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.

Join us to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice and march for our demands to:
• Just transition to 100% renewable energy now. 
• Halt all fossil fuel infrastructure.
• Make corporate polluters pay. 
 

6:00pm Judith Murray, NA: Tempest National Academy of Design

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BALANCE CHAOS AND HARMONY

Exhibition title: Judith Murray: Tempest
Exhibition dates: September 6 to October 6, 2018
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, September 6, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Chelsea, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

PRESS RELEASE

6:00pm Judith Murray, NA: Tempest

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BALANCE CHAOS AND HARMONY

Exhibition title: Judith Murray: Tempest
Exhibition dates: September 6 to October 6, 2018
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, September 6, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Chelsea, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

PRESS RELEASE

6:00pm How You Use It El Taller Latino Americano

WHAT: How You Use It Featuring work by: Gigi Chen, Gentleman’s Game, Liz Pasqualo, Visakh Menon, Steven Balogh.

Curated by Aaron Schraeter

WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, from 6pm-8pm

On View: September 6- October 5, 2018

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to announce Artist Aaron Schraeter’s inaugural curatorial project, “How You Use It,” a study of how six different artists explore the idea of “object.

6:00pm How You Use It

WHAT: How You Use It Featuring work by: Gigi Chen, Gentleman’s Game, Liz Pasqualo, Visakh Menon, Steven Balogh.

Curated by Aaron Schraeter

WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, from 6pm-8pm

On View: September 6- October 5, 2018

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to announce Artist Aaron Schraeter’s inaugural curatorial project, “How You Use It,” a study of how six different artists explore the idea of “object.

6:00pm Barbara Takenaga, NA: Outset National Academy of Design

Barbara Takenaga’s work was the subject of a twenty-year survey exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art, a large-scale public commission for SPACE | 42 at The Neuberger  Museum of Art in NY, a recent solo exhibition this past spring at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, and a large-scale installation Nebraska recently on view at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Born and raised in Nebraska, the artist currently lives and works in New York.

6:00pm Barbara Takenaga, NA: Outset

Barbara Takenaga’s work was the subject of a twenty-year survey exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art, a large-scale public commission for SPACE | 42 at The Neuberger  Museum of Art in NY, a recent solo exhibition this past spring at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, and a large-scale installation Nebraska recently on view at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Born and raised in Nebraska, the artist currently lives and works in New York.

6:00pm Julie Heffernan, NA: Hunter Gatherer National Academy of Design

Hunter Gatherer marks Julie Heffernan’s eighth solo exhibition with the gallery and her first New York presentation in five years. With this exhibition, Heffernan continues her practice of bringing the viewer directly into contact with her interior world through a series of virtuosic self-portraits. Working over three decades, Heffernan’s career can be viewed as chronicling an individual life; her early paintings describe youthfulness through ripe still lives and fecund landscapes, while her later paintings suggest maturation through depictions of accumulation and loss. Compelled by the excess of images our contemporary world has access to, Heffernan, in her new series, unravels our cultural memory as it is captured in shared imagery and reveals how images ranging from Old Master paintings to advertisements, films stills, and pornography tell a story of the misogynistic power structure which determines our society’s behavior and definition of womanhood. In Hunter Gatherer Heffernan offers a path for reexamination and an opportunity to honor women who have been misrepresented or excluded from this visual history. 

6:00pm Julie Heffernan, NA: Hunter Gatherer

Hunter Gatherer marks Julie Heffernan’s eighth solo exhibition with the gallery and her first New York presentation in five years. With this exhibition, Heffernan continues her practice of bringing the viewer directly into contact with her interior world through a series of virtuosic self-portraits. Working over three decades, Heffernan’s career can be viewed as chronicling an individual life; her early paintings describe youthfulness through ripe still lives and fecund landscapes, while her later paintings suggest maturation through depictions of accumulation and loss. Compelled by the excess of images our contemporary world has access to, Heffernan, in her new series, unravels our cultural memory as it is captured in shared imagery and reveals how images ranging from Old Master paintings to advertisements, films stills, and pornography tell a story of the misogynistic power structure which determines our society’s behavior and definition of womanhood. In Hunter Gatherer Heffernan offers a path for reexamination and an opportunity to honor women who have been misrepresented or excluded from this visual history. 

6:30pm Diaspora: The Search for Identity Korea Society

New York-based documentary filmmaker, Joseph Juhn, discusses immigration and ethnic identity through his short documentary, “Letter to My Children.”

Screening followed by Q&A and rooftop reception with light snacks and cash bar with $5 beer and wine.

6:30pm Diaspora: The Search for Identity

New York-based documentary filmmaker, Joseph Juhn, discusses immigration and ethnic identity through his short documentary, “Letter to My Children.”

Screening followed by Q&A and rooftop reception with light snacks and cash bar with $5 beer and wine.

6:30pm Recruitment Event: 2019 NLC Institute New Leaders Council

Come learn about NLC’s 2019 Institute and enjoy tasty happy hour treats at special prices! 
Event is casual and informal, no registration necessary. NLC NYC board members and alumni of the program will be present and looking forward to meeting potential 2019 Fellows!

6:30pm Recruitment Event: 2019 NLC Institute

Come learn about NLC’s 2019 Institute and enjoy tasty happy hour treats at special prices! 
Event is casual and informal, no registration necessary. NLC NYC board members and alumni of the program will be present and looking forward to meeting potential 2019 Fellows!

7:00pm Annual Law Student Welcome Reception New York City Bar Association

Whether you are in your first, second or third year of law school, or an LL.M student, we invite you to learn about exciting opportunities and programs offered by the City's leading bar association. At this event, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow law students and attorneys, who are active City Bar Committee members. There will be short tours of the historic building to learn more about the City Bar. You will also have the opportunity to win an Apple Watch or prizes from New York Health & Racquet Club, Upright Citizens Brigade, Heartland Brewery and more. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests must be 21+.

This event is free, please register here: bit.ly/2mHepmB

7:00pm Annual Law Student Welcome Reception

Whether you are in your first, second or third year of law school, or an LL.M student, we invite you to learn about exciting opportunities and programs offered by the City's leading bar association. At this event, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow law students and attorneys, who are active City Bar Committee members. There will be short tours of the historic building to learn more about the City Bar. You will also have the opportunity to win an Apple Watch or prizes from New York Health & Racquet Club, Upright Citizens Brigade, Heartland Brewery and more. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests must be 21+.

This event is free, please register here: bit.ly/2mHepmB

7:30pm Mark Jacobson: Pale Horse Rider Strand Books

We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. “Fake news” is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of.

A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated—because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth—by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe.

Many of Cooper’s conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh’s cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so.

In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper’s fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren’t we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?

Join us as Mark sits down with the former head of Atlantic Records, Danny Goldberg, to discuss his book.

 

7:30pm Mark Jacobson: Pale Horse Rider

We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. “Fake news” is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of.

A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated—because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth—by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe.

Many of Cooper’s conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh’s cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so.

In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper’s fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren’t we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?

Join us as Mark sits down with the former head of Atlantic Records, Danny Goldberg, to discuss his book.

 

8:30pm Don't Mind If I Don't LIVE: Spider Magnet Theater

Aaron Gold takes the stage for a live Don’t Mind If I Don’t, the show where fans and experts on things he doesn't like show him why he's wrong, all in the hopes of expanding his horizons. For DMIID's first live show, Aaron invites Dr. Cheryl Hayashi and Dr. Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History to help him face his worst fear: spiders.

The dial gets turned up all the way to -10 as Aaron attempts to appreciate and befriend these weird, eight-legged freaks.

8:30pm Don't Mind If I Don't LIVE: Spider

Aaron Gold takes the stage for a live Don’t Mind If I Don’t, the show where fans and experts on things he doesn't like show him why he's wrong, all in the hopes of expanding his horizons. For DMIID's first live show, Aaron invites Dr. Cheryl Hayashi and Dr. Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History to help him face his worst fear: spiders.

The dial gets turned up all the way to -10 as Aaron attempts to appreciate and befriend these weird, eight-legged freaks.

Friday September 7, 2018 Sep 7, 2018
12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

7:00pm David Broza Rubin Museum

From his whirlwind finger picking, to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock-and-roll sound, Israeli superstar David Broza’s energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

More than a singer/songwriter, Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, Broza has worked to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “Things Will Be Better,” struck at the heart of the issue—that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, he still strives to deliver this message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. He has also been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. 

A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate, and music industry innovator, David Broza inspires audiences with his sincere message and charismatic performance.

7:00pm David Broza

From his whirlwind finger picking, to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock-and-roll sound, Israeli superstar David Broza’s energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

More than a singer/songwriter, Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, Broza has worked to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “Things Will Be Better,” struck at the heart of the issue—that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, he still strives to deliver this message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. He has also been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. 

A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate, and music industry innovator, David Broza inspires audiences with his sincere message and charismatic performance.

7:00pm Calpulli Performs At The Queensboro Dance Festival At Flushing Town Hall Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

For one night only, the Queensboro Dance Festival comes to Flushing Town Hall as part of their annual tour in Queens! The Queensboro Dance Festival presents a vibrant array of contemporary, cultural dance companies all from Queens. Enjoy a slice of Queens dance, followed by an audience talkback with the choreographers. Enjoy pre-show Jazz from Jamaica, Queens with Since When? 7-8 PM.

 

FRI | SEPT 7 | 7 PM (PRE-SHOW MUSIC) & 8 PM (DANCE)$20/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

7:00pm Calpulli Performs At The Queensboro Dance Festival At Flushing Town Hall

For one night only, the Queensboro Dance Festival comes to Flushing Town Hall as part of their annual tour in Queens! The Queensboro Dance Festival presents a vibrant array of contemporary, cultural dance companies all from Queens. Enjoy a slice of Queens dance, followed by an audience talkback with the choreographers. Enjoy pre-show Jazz from Jamaica, Queens with Since When? 7-8 PM.

 

FRI | SEPT 7 | 7 PM (PRE-SHOW MUSIC) & 8 PM (DANCE)$20/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

7:00pm Should I Kill Myself Or Have A Cup Of Coffee? Strand Books

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

Stoicism, the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy that is all the rage in the 21st century, has a lot to say about two apparently very far apart topics: suicide and the meaning of life. And yet, the Stoics argued, life's meaning depends crucially on the fact that we will die, and the possibility of deciding on our own terms when that will happen is what ultimately gives us freedom.

Explore these and related ideas with a philosopher who actually practices Stoicism as a philosophy of life. Let's talk about what does it mean to live a life worth living, and explore different ways of doing so. In the process, learn about the merchant who lost everything and founded a new philosophy, the slave who became one of the most renowned teachers of antiquity, and the brooding philosopher-king who may have loved sex, food and drink a bit too much...

-Massimo Pigliucci

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When every day many of us wake up to read about fresh horrors on our fresh horrors device, we might find ourselves contemplating the question as to whether, as Albert Camus supposedly put it, one should kill oneself or have a cup of coffee. Existential philosophy is deeply concerned with the question of suicide and the way in which the possibility infuses life with meaning.

As Camus proposed in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” Friedrich Nietzsche found the idea of suicide to be a way of affirming life that helped him get through many dark nights. And Simone de Beauvoir suggests that although suicide might seem like an easy escape from pain, it’s not just about us; it’s those who love us who will have to live our death. Join us for an Olio about existential attitudes towards suicide, finding meaning in life, and coffee.

- Skye Cleary

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

7:00pm Should I Kill Myself Or Have A Cup Of Coffee?

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

Stoicism, the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy that is all the rage in the 21st century, has a lot to say about two apparently very far apart topics: suicide and the meaning of life. And yet, the Stoics argued, life's meaning depends crucially on the fact that we will die, and the possibility of deciding on our own terms when that will happen is what ultimately gives us freedom.

Explore these and related ideas with a philosopher who actually practices Stoicism as a philosophy of life. Let's talk about what does it mean to live a life worth living, and explore different ways of doing so. In the process, learn about the merchant who lost everything and founded a new philosophy, the slave who became one of the most renowned teachers of antiquity, and the brooding philosopher-king who may have loved sex, food and drink a bit too much...

-Massimo Pigliucci

///

When every day many of us wake up to read about fresh horrors on our fresh horrors device, we might find ourselves contemplating the question as to whether, as Albert Camus supposedly put it, one should kill oneself or have a cup of coffee. Existential philosophy is deeply concerned with the question of suicide and the way in which the possibility infuses life with meaning.

As Camus proposed in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” Friedrich Nietzsche found the idea of suicide to be a way of affirming life that helped him get through many dark nights. And Simone de Beauvoir suggests that although suicide might seem like an easy escape from pain, it’s not just about us; it’s those who love us who will have to live our death. Join us for an Olio about existential attitudes towards suicide, finding meaning in life, and coffee.

- Skye Cleary

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

7:00pm Rosh Hashanahaha with B’nai Magnet Magnet Theater

Get ready to dip some apples into honey and toss your sins into the river: B’nai Magnet are making up a High Holy Day musical for the ages! It just wouldn’t be a Jewish new year without the Chosen People’s top musical improvisors joking, singing, and dancing their way through it, just for you. Will they atone? Will they be inscribed in the Book of Life? The only way to know is to be there!

Musical Direction by Rabbi Frank Spitznagel

Featuring: Dan Iwrey, Jayme Mattler, Matt Radlow, Russ Feder, Melanie Rubin, Samara Breger, Erin Wagner, Jacob Horn, Amelita Dijek, Lulu Krause

7:00pm Rosh Hashanahaha with B’nai Magnet

Get ready to dip some apples into honey and toss your sins into the river: B’nai Magnet are making up a High Holy Day musical for the ages! It just wouldn’t be a Jewish new year without the Chosen People’s top musical improvisors joking, singing, and dancing their way through it, just for you. Will they atone? Will they be inscribed in the Book of Life? The only way to know is to be there!

Musical Direction by Rabbi Frank Spitznagel

Featuring: Dan Iwrey, Jayme Mattler, Matt Radlow, Russ Feder, Melanie Rubin, Samara Breger, Erin Wagner, Jacob Horn, Amelita Dijek, Lulu Krause

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: The Dead Zone Rubin Museum

1983, David Cronenberg, USA, 103 min.

Zodiac: Aries (Christopher Walken’s birth sign)

The second contribution by Stephen King to this series, The Dead Zone imagines a now no longer improbable scenario: a narcissistic and vengeful presidential candidate venting anti-establishment rhetoric who might trigger a world war if elected to office. Christopher Walken plays a man with precognitive powerswho reluctantly comes to realize his ability to change the future.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: The Dead Zone

1983, David Cronenberg, USA, 103 min.

Zodiac: Aries (Christopher Walken’s birth sign)

The second contribution by Stephen King to this series, The Dead Zone imagines a now no longer improbable scenario: a narcissistic and vengeful presidential candidate venting anti-establishment rhetoric who might trigger a world war if elected to office. Christopher Walken plays a man with precognitive powerswho reluctantly comes to realize his ability to change the future.

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical Magnet Theater

Sequel: The Musical takes the audience's suggestion of a Broadway Musical and improvises a musical of what happens next in the sequel.

Ever wonder if Cosette and Marius end up going into couples counseling? Or are Roxie and Velma ever able to find husbands again? Does the Phantom of the Opera now have to get a job at Target? Does Mimi still work at the Cat Scratch Club?

Find out the answers to all your Broadway musical questions and more with this monthly musical improv show!

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical

Sequel: The Musical takes the audience's suggestion of a Broadway Musical and improvises a musical of what happens next in the sequel.

Ever wonder if Cosette and Marius end up going into couples counseling? Or are Roxie and Velma ever able to find husbands again? Does the Phantom of the Opera now have to get a job at Target? Does Mimi still work at the Cat Scratch Club?

Find out the answers to all your Broadway musical questions and more with this monthly musical improv show!

Saturday September 8, 2018 Sep 8, 2018
9:30am Forensic Science Entomology Workshop John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects can provide a wealth of information and can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and pest control.

This two-day workshop will include a lecture portion detailing the importance of insects and collection techniques followed by practical exercises, in which participants will be responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing the insect evidence collected at a mock crime scene. This workshop would be useful to a wide variety of professions including, but not limited to, medical examiners and pathologists, coroners, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, attorneys, social workers, investigators, veterinarians, crime scene analysts and entomologists. Learn about the insight insects can provide and how insects can be useful to you.

9:30am Forensic Science Entomology Workshop

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects can provide a wealth of information and can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and pest control.

This two-day workshop will include a lecture portion detailing the importance of insects and collection techniques followed by practical exercises, in which participants will be responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing the insect evidence collected at a mock crime scene. This workshop would be useful to a wide variety of professions including, but not limited to, medical examiners and pathologists, coroners, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, attorneys, social workers, investigators, veterinarians, crime scene analysts and entomologists. Learn about the insight insects can provide and how insects can be useful to you.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

11:00am Elmo Story Time Strand Books

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

11:00am Elmo Story Time

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

2:00pm Magos Herrera Louis Armstrong House Museum

Kupferberg Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum, would like to invite you to a concert featuring Magos Herrera!

2:00pm Magos Herrera

Kupferberg Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum, would like to invite you to a concert featuring Magos Herrera!

2:00pm Elmo Story Time Strand Books

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

2:00pm Elmo Story Time

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

8:00pm Nery Olivares And His Trio El Taller Latino Americano

A fusion of traditional music from Dominican Republic and Cuba.

8:00pm Nery Olivares And His Trio

A fusion of traditional music from Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Sunday September 9, 2018 Sep 9, 2018
7:00am NYC Century Bike Tour Transportation Alternatives

Founded in 1990 as a spirited act of activism to stake the cyclist’s claim to NYC streets, the New York City Century Bike Tour has become one of the world’s most unique tours. Boasting the nation’s only all-urban century route as well as distances accessible to riders of all skill levels, the NYC Century showcases the diversity of New York’s neighborhoods from a new perspective: the back of your bike.  

We’ve grown a lot since the first peloton of 200 passionate bike commuters took a stand for better biking infrastructure. From just a handful of useable bike lanes in the 90s to over 1,200 miles of cycling infrastructure in 2018, New York has never been better for people on bikes. 

Join the 6,000 other cyclists who come together every fall to bike for better biking.

7:00am NYC Century Bike Tour

Founded in 1990 as a spirited act of activism to stake the cyclist’s claim to NYC streets, the New York City Century Bike Tour has become one of the world’s most unique tours. Boasting the nation’s only all-urban century route as well as distances accessible to riders of all skill levels, the NYC Century showcases the diversity of New York’s neighborhoods from a new perspective: the back of your bike.  

We’ve grown a lot since the first peloton of 200 passionate bike commuters took a stand for better biking infrastructure. From just a handful of useable bike lanes in the 90s to over 1,200 miles of cycling infrastructure in 2018, New York has never been better for people on bikes. 

Join the 6,000 other cyclists who come together every fall to bike for better biking.

9:30am Forensic Science Entomology Workshop John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects can provide a wealth of information and can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and pest control.

This two-day workshop will include a lecture portion detailing the importance of insects and collection techniques followed by practical exercises, in which participants will be responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing the insect evidence collected at a mock crime scene. This workshop would be useful to a wide variety of professions including, but not limited to, medical examiners and pathologists, coroners, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, attorneys, social workers, investigators, veterinarians, crime scene analysts and entomologists. Learn about the insight insects can provide and how insects can be useful to you.

9:30am Forensic Science Entomology Workshop

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects can provide a wealth of information and can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and pest control.

This two-day workshop will include a lecture portion detailing the importance of insects and collection techniques followed by practical exercises, in which participants will be responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing the insect evidence collected at a mock crime scene. This workshop would be useful to a wide variety of professions including, but not limited to, medical examiners and pathologists, coroners, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, attorneys, social workers, investigators, veterinarians, crime scene analysts and entomologists. Learn about the insight insects can provide and how insects can be useful to you.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

11:00am Elmo Story Time Strand Books

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

11:00am Elmo Story Time

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

 

September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

 

September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

2:00pm Elmo Story Time Strand Books

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

2:00pm Elmo Story Time

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

6:00pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression Magnet Theater

You Are Not Alone unites improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives. Improvisers create scenes inspired by essays written about personal experiences and show that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Hosted by Aaron Gold and Katie Mordhorst, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

6:00pm You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression

You Are Not Alone unites improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives. Improvisers create scenes inspired by essays written about personal experiences and show that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Hosted by Aaron Gold and Katie Mordhorst, You Are Not Alone hopes to spread awareness and correct misconceptions about depression, all while providing an entertaining, fun, and safe space.

9:00pm Michael Cera: The Comedy Show Magnet Theater

See comedians who've been performed on the best clubs in NYC as well as TV. Every night we give out drinks for a Michael Cera themed reason. Follow us on Instagram @peterwongcomedy to see what we have planned.

Note: Real Michael Cera definitely not attending

9:00pm Michael Cera: The Comedy Show

See comedians who've been performed on the best clubs in NYC as well as TV. Every night we give out drinks for a Michael Cera themed reason. Follow us on Instagram @peterwongcomedy to see what we have planned.

Note: Real Michael Cera definitely not attending

Monday September 10, 2018 Sep 10, 2018
11:00am Scholars' Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu Asia Society

AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection of scholar rocks from Kemin Hu. Experience the power of gongshi or " spriit stones" -prized for generations. Autographed copies of Hu's books are available for purchase.

11:00am Scholars' Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu

AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection of scholar rocks from Kemin Hu. Experience the power of gongshi or " spriit stones" -prized for generations. Autographed copies of Hu's books are available for purchase.

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic! Children's Museum of the Arts

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic!

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

6:00pm Diversity Jam Magnet Theater

The Diversity Improv jam is an open jam to celebrate diversity at the Magnet Theater. Sign up to play in 7-minute montage sets led by Magnet performers. We bring the butter, you bring the jam.

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

6:00pm Diversity Jam

The Diversity Improv jam is an open jam to celebrate diversity at the Magnet Theater. Sign up to play in 7-minute montage sets led by Magnet performers. We bring the butter, you bring the jam.

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

7:00pm Atticus: The Dark Between Stars Strand Books

Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the journey, these poems offer both honest explorations of loneliness and our search for connection, as well as light-hearted, humorous observations. As Atticus writes poignantly about dancing, Paris, jazz clubs, sunsets, sharing a bottle of wine on the river, rainy days, creating, and destroying, he illustrates that we need moments of both beauty and pain—the darkness and the stars—to fully appreciate all that life and love have to offer.

Join us as the anonymous Atticus shares and signs this new poetry collection!

7:00pm Atticus: The Dark Between Stars

Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the journey, these poems offer both honest explorations of loneliness and our search for connection, as well as light-hearted, humorous observations. As Atticus writes poignantly about dancing, Paris, jazz clubs, sunsets, sharing a bottle of wine on the river, rainy days, creating, and destroying, he illustrates that we need moments of both beauty and pain—the darkness and the stars—to fully appreciate all that life and love have to offer.

Join us as the anonymous Atticus shares and signs this new poetry collection!

7:00pm Free Anime and Manga Trivia Night Part 5: “Attack on Titan” RESOBOX

RESOBOX is proud to present an anime and manga trivia series for all Otakus in New York!

Every week or two, we will be holding an anime and manga trivia event with a new theme at RESOBOX. The themes will involve both anime and manga as well as gaming trivia. Are you ready to become New York’s top anime, manga and gaming trivia master!? We’re calling all “Attack on Titan” lovers for our fifth event Monday, September 10th.

Who loves “Attack on Titan”? It is a popular anime that has reached so many anime fans! Not only otakus have loved Attach on Titan but even newbies to anime as well! We want to welcome all fans to our trivia event, Monday September 10th! Show off your Attack on Titan knowledge at our event at RESOBOX LIC. Furthermore, you can receive some pretty awesome prizes from our sponsor, Anime NYC if you score well at our events! (Details below!)

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

7:00pm Free Anime and Manga Trivia Night Part 5: “Attack on Titan”

RESOBOX is proud to present an anime and manga trivia series for all Otakus in New York!

Every week or two, we will be holding an anime and manga trivia event with a new theme at RESOBOX. The themes will involve both anime and manga as well as gaming trivia. Are you ready to become New York’s top anime, manga and gaming trivia master!? We’re calling all “Attack on Titan” lovers for our fifth event Monday, September 10th.

Who loves “Attack on Titan”? It is a popular anime that has reached so many anime fans! Not only otakus have loved Attach on Titan but even newbies to anime as well! We want to welcome all fans to our trivia event, Monday September 10th! Show off your Attack on Titan knowledge at our event at RESOBOX LIC. Furthermore, you can receive some pretty awesome prizes from our sponsor, Anime NYC if you score well at our events! (Details below!)

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

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic: September Irish Arts Center

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic: September

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams Magnet Theater

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

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams

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

9:00pm Character Bash: Goodbye Ari Magnet Theater

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

This month, Character Bash will bid farewell to one of it's original hosts, and self proclaimed "Bad Boy of the Magnet Theater", Ari Miller. Come join us as we reminisce over the last 2 1/2 years we've had with Ari. There will be tears, there will laughs, and if Ari has anything to do it, There Will Be Blood.

9:00pm Character Bash: Goodbye Ari

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

This month, Character Bash will bid farewell to one of it's original hosts, and self proclaimed "Bad Boy of the Magnet Theater", Ari Miller. Come join us as we reminisce over the last 2 1/2 years we've had with Ari. There will be tears, there will laughs, and if Ari has anything to do it, There Will Be Blood.

10:30pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event Magnet Theater

Thank You For Coming Out is a fabulously funny improv show that features two different coming out stories each followed by an improv set (one musical). The stories you hear and the scenes you see are heartfelt, sometimes heart-wrenching, vulnerable, hilarious, fun, loving and supportive. We have a rotating cast of LGBTQ improvisers of all levels from all over New York City! Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

This show is such a treat! Join us, won't you?

10:30pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event

Thank You For Coming Out is a fabulously funny improv show that features two different coming out stories each followed by an improv set (one musical). The stories you hear and the scenes you see are heartfelt, sometimes heart-wrenching, vulnerable, hilarious, fun, loving and supportive. We have a rotating cast of LGBTQ improvisers of all levels from all over New York City! Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

This show is such a treat! Join us, won't you?

Tuesday September 11, 2018 Sep 11, 2018
9:30am In Our Son’s Name - En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

IN OUR SON’S NAME is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, co- founders of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows whose son, Greg, died with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The award-winning film also features Talat Hamdani, whose heroic son, Mohammad Salman, perished rescuing others yet he was wrongly deemed a suspect due to his Muslim faith The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions.

They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty of avowed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and befriend his mother. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. Their marriage strengthens, and they reach a deeper understanding of their rebellious son, who had just begun to find his way when his life was cut short.

The award-winning film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new version of In Our Son’s Name with subtitles in Spanish: En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo. With this new version we will be able to reach broader audiences to spread our message of nonviolence and reconciliation. If you don’t have a copy and would like to set up a screening in your community, please contact the Peaceful Tomorrows office.

9:30am In Our Son’s Name - En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo

IN OUR SON’S NAME is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, co- founders of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows whose son, Greg, died with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The award-winning film also features Talat Hamdani, whose heroic son, Mohammad Salman, perished rescuing others yet he was wrongly deemed a suspect due to his Muslim faith The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions.

They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty of avowed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and befriend his mother. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. Their marriage strengthens, and they reach a deeper understanding of their rebellious son, who had just begun to find his way when his life was cut short.

The award-winning film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new version of In Our Son’s Name with subtitles in Spanish: En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo. With this new version we will be able to reach broader audiences to spread our message of nonviolence and reconciliation. If you don’t have a copy and would like to set up a screening in your community, please contact the Peaceful Tomorrows office.

6:00pm NAMI NYC Mid Term Election Training 2018 NAMI-NYC

As we quickly approach Election Day on Tuesday November 6, we will explore:

- How to plan a visit to your legislators' district office,
- Birddogging 101: Meeting the candidates where they are,
- How to read the candidate questionnaire responses.

Please RSVP by contacting the NAMI-NYC Helpline at 212.684.3264 or helpline@naminyc.org with your name, phone number, and zip code.

6:00pm NAMI NYC Mid Term Election Training 2018

As we quickly approach Election Day on Tuesday November 6, we will explore:

- How to plan a visit to your legislators' district office,
- Birddogging 101: Meeting the candidates where they are,
- How to read the candidate questionnaire responses.

Please RSVP by contacting the NAMI-NYC Helpline at 212.684.3264 or helpline@naminyc.org with your name, phone number, and zip code.

6:00pm Recruitment Event: NLC Institute (Lower Manhattan) New Leaders Council

Drop by after work to hear a brief presentation on the NLC Institute and application process, and a chance to chat with alumni who have gone through the program -- plus, free beer, courtesy of WeWork!

Location: WeWork, 85 Broad street, 27th Floor

6:00pm Recruitment Event: NLC Institute (Lower Manhattan)

Drop by after work to hear a brief presentation on the NLC Institute and application process, and a chance to chat with alumni who have gone through the program -- plus, free beer, courtesy of WeWork!

Location: WeWork, 85 Broad street, 27th Floor

6:00pm The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy Open Society Foundations

The 2008 global financial crisis revealed that modern economies reward activities that extract economic value rather than create it. In her critically acclaimed new book, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, Mariana Mazzucato calls for a public debate about what is really adding value to our economies so that we can create a new form of capitalism that works for us all.

Join us for a discussion with Mazzucato as she demonstrates how companies from Silicon Valley to the financial sector to big pharma have used foggy notions of value to create confusion between rents and profits—thereby allowing themselves to be portrayed as value creators, while in reality they are merely moving existing value around or, even worse, destroying it. 

Only by debating and ultimately reclaiming the true meaning of value will it be possible to generate a fairer economy that benefits all of society. As Martin Wolf wrote in the Financial Times, The Value of Everything is “a stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits.” 

A reception, with light refreshments, will be held from 5:30–6:00 p.m.

6:00pm The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

The 2008 global financial crisis revealed that modern economies reward activities that extract economic value rather than create it. In her critically acclaimed new book, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, Mariana Mazzucato calls for a public debate about what is really adding value to our economies so that we can create a new form of capitalism that works for us all.

Join us for a discussion with Mazzucato as she demonstrates how companies from Silicon Valley to the financial sector to big pharma have used foggy notions of value to create confusion between rents and profits—thereby allowing themselves to be portrayed as value creators, while in reality they are merely moving existing value around or, even worse, destroying it. 

Only by debating and ultimately reclaiming the true meaning of value will it be possible to generate a fairer economy that benefits all of society. As Martin Wolf wrote in the Financial Times, The Value of Everything is “a stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits.” 

A reception, with light refreshments, will be held from 5:30–6:00 p.m.

7:00pm Secrets Of Publishing Success Stories Strand Books

Three pages can change your life. In 25 years of teaching her wildly popular “instant gratification takes too long” method at The New School, NYU and Columbia, writing prof Susan Shapiro is proud of the 150 books by her former students that were launched from short pieces. This exciting panel for her new writing guide The Byline Bible includes diverse students with great books out spill who will spill all the secrets of their success and share how you can publish short pieces and books too. 

7:00pm Secrets Of Publishing Success Stories

Three pages can change your life. In 25 years of teaching her wildly popular “instant gratification takes too long” method at The New School, NYU and Columbia, writing prof Susan Shapiro is proud of the 150 books by her former students that were launched from short pieces. This exciting panel for her new writing guide The Byline Bible includes diverse students with great books out spill who will spill all the secrets of their success and share how you can publish short pieces and books too. 

7:00pm Multifaith Peace Picnic and Prayer Service 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Please join PT member Antonio Aversano and others!

The ability to make our country safe, secure, peaceful and harmonious lies in our hands.

Let us unite to honor the victims of 9/11, their families and first responders as we strive to transform this tragic day into one of peace & community building.
Let us sow the seeds of new friendships by getting to know each other a little bit better.

This event is free and open to ALL. You will enjoy gourmet pizza, a multifaith service and children’s performances. We invite our fellow
Americans be a part of this peace and community building event. Together we can build an inclusive harmonious & peaceful world.

 

7:00pm Multifaith Peace Picnic and Prayer Service

Please join PT member Antonio Aversano and others!

The ability to make our country safe, secure, peaceful and harmonious lies in our hands.

Let us unite to honor the victims of 9/11, their families and first responders as we strive to transform this tragic day into one of peace & community building.
Let us sow the seeds of new friendships by getting to know each other a little bit better.

This event is free and open to ALL. You will enjoy gourmet pizza, a multifaith service and children’s performances. We invite our fellow
Americans be a part of this peace and community building event. Together we can build an inclusive harmonious & peaceful world.

 

7:30pm Bethany Mclean: Saudi America Strand Books

Check back soon for ticketing information!

The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The U.S. is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again.

Or Will it?

Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade, from the financial wizardry and mysterious death of fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, to the speculators who are betting on America's ascendance and the collapse of OPEC in the great game of geopolitics. McLean finds that fracking is a business built on attracting ever-more gigantic amounts of capital investment, while promises of huge returns have often not borne out. Overeagerness in partaking in a boom can lead to all types of problems and just as she did with the Enron story, in Saudi America McLean points out the reality and the risks of the inflated promises of the fracking boom.

This event is part of our event series Strand Takes a Stand.

7:30pm Bethany Mclean: Saudi America

Check back soon for ticketing information!

The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The U.S. is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again.

Or Will it?

Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade, from the financial wizardry and mysterious death of fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, to the speculators who are betting on America's ascendance and the collapse of OPEC in the great game of geopolitics. McLean finds that fracking is a business built on attracting ever-more gigantic amounts of capital investment, while promises of huge returns have often not borne out. Overeagerness in partaking in a boom can lead to all types of problems and just as she did with the Enron story, in Saudi America McLean points out the reality and the risks of the inflated promises of the fracking boom.

This event is part of our event series Strand Takes a Stand.

7:30pm The Truth Has Changed: A Filmed Live Solo Performance Strand Books

Emmy winning and Oscar nominated filmmaker Josh Fox ("Gasland") brings his new work to the stage with The Truth Has Changed. This performance is being filmed as part of a feature film to be released in 2019. It also coincides with the publishing launch of his new book The Truth Has Changed, published by Seven Stories Press. Signed books are also available at ticket checkout with a 25% discount.

Doors: 7:00 pm

Presented by: International Wow Company, Bonnie Sue Stein, and Barrow Street Productions

Please Note: This event will be located at The Town Hall at 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036.

7:30pm The Truth Has Changed: A Filmed Live Solo Performance

Emmy winning and Oscar nominated filmmaker Josh Fox ("Gasland") brings his new work to the stage with The Truth Has Changed. This performance is being filmed as part of a feature film to be released in 2019. It also coincides with the publishing launch of his new book The Truth Has Changed, published by Seven Stories Press. Signed books are also available at ticket checkout with a 25% discount.

Doors: 7:00 pm

Presented by: International Wow Company, Bonnie Sue Stein, and Barrow Street Productions

Please Note: This event will be located at The Town Hall at 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018
9:30am Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers New York City Bar Association

This program provides recent law graduates and current law school students with career planning information and skill building. While the whole day of programs provides a great resource for your job search, we encourage you to attend what you can, even if it is only a session or two. Whether you are seeking a job at a large or small firm, government or public interest organization, hanging out your own shingle, or not sure what your next step should be, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success.

9:30am Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers

This program provides recent law graduates and current law school students with career planning information and skill building. While the whole day of programs provides a great resource for your job search, we encourage you to attend what you can, even if it is only a session or two. Whether you are seeking a job at a large or small firm, government or public interest organization, hanging out your own shingle, or not sure what your next step should be, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success.

12:00pm Handcrafted Jewelry and Clutches by Ann Ong Asia Society

Designer appearance 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ann Ong's one-of-a-kind handcrafted clutches and jewelry are objects of desire for fashion enthusiasts. Her designs are fabricated by a team of artisans, whose craftsmanship reflects the value of perseverance and dedication to nature.

12:00pm Handcrafted Jewelry and Clutches by Ann Ong

Designer appearance 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ann Ong's one-of-a-kind handcrafted clutches and jewelry are objects of desire for fashion enthusiasts. Her designs are fabricated by a team of artisans, whose craftsmanship reflects the value of perseverance and dedication to nature.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

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

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

5:00pm New York Idealist Grad Fair 2018 Idealist

The New York Idealist Grad Fair September 12, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Metropolitan Pavilion

Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more

Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.

5:00pm New York Idealist Grad Fair 2018

The New York Idealist Grad Fair September 12, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Metropolitan Pavilion

Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more

Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.

6:00pm Elena Sisto, NA: As We Dream National Academy of Design

Elena Sisto, NA: As We Dream
September 12 - October 27, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Elena Sisto. This is the artist’s third solo-show with Lori Bookstein and her first with Bookstein Projects.  

Painted over the last two years, the paintings in this exhibition feature a cast of cartoon-like characters that function as self-portraits of the artist herself. Devoid of naturalistic colors, the faces of the subject are painted in a highly-keyed palette that includes coral, jade green, indigo and even violet. These faces appear at once both earnest and other-worldly as they poke through billowing, cloud-like masses of silver hair.  In some instances, such as in Spirited Away, the hair envelops the entirety of the composition, isolating the figure’s green face from any discernible sense of place. Indeed, the artist’s hair becomes the focal point of a number of these paintings and acts as a signifier of both sex and age, as well as the self-assuredness that comes with both.

6:00pm Elena Sisto, NA: As We Dream

Elena Sisto, NA: As We Dream
September 12 - October 27, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Elena Sisto. This is the artist’s third solo-show with Lori Bookstein and her first with Bookstein Projects.  

Painted over the last two years, the paintings in this exhibition feature a cast of cartoon-like characters that function as self-portraits of the artist herself. Devoid of naturalistic colors, the faces of the subject are painted in a highly-keyed palette that includes coral, jade green, indigo and even violet. These faces appear at once both earnest and other-worldly as they poke through billowing, cloud-like masses of silver hair.  In some instances, such as in Spirited Away, the hair envelops the entirety of the composition, isolating the figure’s green face from any discernible sense of place. Indeed, the artist’s hair becomes the focal point of a number of these paintings and acts as a signifier of both sex and age, as well as the self-assuredness that comes with both.

6:00pm Tomchess. and Roshni Samlal Rubin Museum

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

6:00pm Tomchess. and Roshni Samlal

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

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Cider & Kimchi Museum of the City of New York

Inspired by the age-old practice of fermentation, try an unusual pairing made here on New York State farms: cider and kimchi. 

While cultures around the world have relied on fermentation to prevent food from spoiling as far back as 6000 B.C., in the United States today the practice is rare. Join two New York State farmers, Melissa Madden, founder of Finger Lakes Cider House, and Madalyn Warren, owner of Kimchee Harvest, for a conversation about how they are reintroducing New Yorkers to this ancient craft. Cider expert Daniel Pucci, New York’s own “pommelier," moderates as Madden and Warren share their products, cider made from fermented fruit and kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish, made from lacto-fermented seasonal vegetables like napa cabbage and Korean radishes.

This event takes place outside on the Museum's Terrace and includes a tasting of a flight ciders from Finger Lakes Cider House and a serving of kimchi from Kimchee Harvest.

7:00pm Unexpected Pairings: Cider & Kimchi

Inspired by the age-old practice of fermentation, try an unusual pairing made here on New York State farms: cider and kimchi. 

While cultures around the world have relied on fermentation to prevent food from spoiling as far back as 6000 B.C., in the United States today the practice is rare. Join two New York State farmers, Melissa Madden, founder of Finger Lakes Cider House, and Madalyn Warren, owner of Kimchee Harvest, for a conversation about how they are reintroducing New Yorkers to this ancient craft. Cider expert Daniel Pucci, New York’s own “pommelier," moderates as Madden and Warren share their products, cider made from fermented fruit and kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish, made from lacto-fermented seasonal vegetables like napa cabbage and Korean radishes.

This event takes place outside on the Museum's Terrace and includes a tasting of a flight ciders from Finger Lakes Cider House and a serving of kimchi from Kimchee Harvest.

7:00pm Soraya Chemaly: Rage Becomes Her Strand Books

Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Soraya shares and signs her book!

7:00pm Soraya Chemaly: Rage Becomes Her

Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Soraya shares and signs her book!

7:00pm Prophecy Rubin Museum

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

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

7:00pm Prophecy

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

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

7:30pm Eric Klinenberg: Palaces For The People Strand Books

We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?

Join us as sociologist Eric Klinenberg shares and signs his book!

7:30pm Eric Klinenberg: Palaces For The People

We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?

Join us as sociologist Eric Klinenberg shares and signs his book!

Thursday September 13, 2018 Sep 13, 2018
12:00pm How To Make A Popbaby: Intelligent Design Or Chaotic Evolution? Irish Arts Center

Join us for a free artist talk.

Multi-award winning designer Niall Sweeney is joined by THISISPOPBABY co-Directors Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon to tell the tale of the decade-long collaboration with these Irish theatre renegades.
 
From the fields of Electric Picnic and the belly of the Abbey Theatre to touring the world with international smash-hit RIOT—incorporating giant inflatable babies, protests over Pope posters, high heels in low places, gold medal-winning seagulls, and more—How to Make A Popbaby illustrates how Niall's design has been fundamental to THISISPOPBABY's story.

12:00pm How To Make A Popbaby: Intelligent Design Or Chaotic Evolution?

Join us for a free artist talk.

Multi-award winning designer Niall Sweeney is joined by THISISPOPBABY co-Directors Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon to tell the tale of the decade-long collaboration with these Irish theatre renegades.
 
From the fields of Electric Picnic and the belly of the Abbey Theatre to touring the world with international smash-hit RIOT—incorporating giant inflatable babies, protests over Pope posters, high heels in low places, gold medal-winning seagulls, and more—How to Make A Popbaby illustrates how Niall's design has been fundamental to THISISPOPBABY's story.

12:00pm Korea at a Crossroads: North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa Korea Society

Professor and author Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. discusses his new release, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Bechtol speaks to the DPRK’s ongoing sales of conventional weapons, ballistic missile and WMD systems and technology, as well as collaboration, in the world’s more volatile regions.

 

12:00pm Korea at a Crossroads: North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa

Professor and author Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. discusses his new release, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Bechtol speaks to the DPRK’s ongoing sales of conventional weapons, ballistic missile and WMD systems and technology, as well as collaboration, in the world’s more volatile regions.

 

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic! Children's Museum of the Arts

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic!

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

6:30pm Christina Lauren: Josh And Hazel's Guide To Not Dating Strand Books

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them...right?

6:30pm Christina Lauren: Josh And Hazel's Guide To Not Dating

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them...right?

6:30pm Season of India Gala Asia Society

Season of India Gala
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Reception 6:30 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm

The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel
2 East 61st Street and Fifth Avenue
New York City

Indian Attire or Black Tie

6:30pm Season of India Gala

Season of India Gala
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Reception 6:30 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm

The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel
2 East 61st Street and Fifth Avenue
New York City

Indian Attire or Black Tie

6:30pm Development of Kimchi in Modern Days Korea Society

Susan Durso, Founder of Anomaly Season, discusses her contemporary take on traditional kimchi with Lynda Liu, host of Feast Meets West, a podcast on Heritage Radio Network. 

Followed by Q&A and tasting reception of Anomaly Season kimchi products with food pairing. All Anomaly Season kimchi products are raw, vegan, probiotic and gluten-free.

6:30pm Development of Kimchi in Modern Days

Susan Durso, Founder of Anomaly Season, discusses her contemporary take on traditional kimchi with Lynda Liu, host of Feast Meets West, a podcast on Heritage Radio Network. 

Followed by Q&A and tasting reception of Anomaly Season kimchi products with food pairing. All Anomaly Season kimchi products are raw, vegan, probiotic and gluten-free.

6:30pm TransAlt Queens Volunteer Committee - Crescent St. Protected Bike Lane Campaign Transportation Alternatives

Learn how you can get involved in fighting for a two-way protected bike lane on Crescent Street in Astoria at this campaign (re)launch event. It's part of the committee's continuing activism for safe, direct biking infrastructure in Astoria. More information about the Queens committee: https://www.facebook.com/TAQVC/

6:30pm TransAlt Queens Volunteer Committee - Crescent St. Protected Bike Lane Campaign

Learn how you can get involved in fighting for a two-way protected bike lane on Crescent Street in Astoria at this campaign (re)launch event. It's part of the committee's continuing activism for safe, direct biking infrastructure in Astoria. More information about the Queens committee: https://www.facebook.com/TAQVC/

8:00pm Amos Lee: My New Moon Album Release + Signing Strand Books

Join acclaimed and bestselling singer-songwriter Amos Lee for a conversation and performance all about his brand-new album, My New Moon. From opening track “No More Darkness, No More Light,” taking on the hope for change that underlies tragic situations and rewritten entirely after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to “Little Light,” written for a young girl who beat cancer, My New Moon takes on the deepest challenges and hardships of life. Described by Amos as "an altar of sorts to those who have shared their sorrows with me,” the album reflects the darkness and the light that we all both experience and bring into the world, and how through these personal experiences and hard times, we grow more connected to one another.

Don't miss this intimate evening with one of America's premier musicians and songwriters as he shares his songs and perspective with acclaimed music writer Alan Light.

8:00pm Amos Lee: My New Moon Album Release + Signing

Join acclaimed and bestselling singer-songwriter Amos Lee for a conversation and performance all about his brand-new album, My New Moon. From opening track “No More Darkness, No More Light,” taking on the hope for change that underlies tragic situations and rewritten entirely after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to “Little Light,” written for a young girl who beat cancer, My New Moon takes on the deepest challenges and hardships of life. Described by Amos as "an altar of sorts to those who have shared their sorrows with me,” the album reflects the darkness and the light that we all both experience and bring into the world, and how through these personal experiences and hard times, we grow more connected to one another.

Don't miss this intimate evening with one of America's premier musicians and songwriters as he shares his songs and perspective with acclaimed music writer Alan Light.

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad Magnet Theater

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

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

8:30pm Everyone Is Sad

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

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

Friday September 14, 2018 Sep 14, 2018
11:45am Padmasambhava and Cultural Identity Rubin Museum

Padmasambhava’s widely accepted iconic place in Tibetan cultural identity may be traced back to the 12th-century biography of the master compiled by Nyangrel Nyima Ozer, which promoted Padmasambhava as an awakened being who helped establish Buddhism in Tibet. We know little of Padmasambhava’s historical identity in the 8th century, but through these later depictions “Padmasambhava” gradually emerged as a Tibetan cultural product central to Tibetan cultural identity.

This image of Padmasambhava is not without its critics. The contemporary Tibetan author Jangbu in his acclaimed free verse poem Acts of Nyenchen Thanglha ambiguously portrays Padmasambhava and complicates the conventional, clear-cut representation of Padmasambhava as a supreme being who only had Tibetan interests at heart. Instead, his role in Tibet is depicted as an ideological invasion that eventually succeeded in the territorial takeover of Tibetan mountains—the soul of pre-Buddhist Tibet.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Tibetan doubts about the veracity of the idealized accounts of Padmasambhava’s life became so vocal they prompted a series of apologetic biographies attempting to address such critiques. To inquire into the contested roles of Padmasambhava in Tibetan history and cultural identity, the presenter and discussants use original sources, biographies, contemporary literature, and academic contributions to broadly ponder how dynamic encounters with foreign civilizations have been foundational in the formation of Tibetan culture and remain vital to its survival.

11:45am Padmasambhava and Cultural Identity

Padmasambhava’s widely accepted iconic place in Tibetan cultural identity may be traced back to the 12th-century biography of the master compiled by Nyangrel Nyima Ozer, which promoted Padmasambhava as an awakened being who helped establish Buddhism in Tibet. We know little of Padmasambhava’s historical identity in the 8th century, but through these later depictions “Padmasambhava” gradually emerged as a Tibetan cultural product central to Tibetan cultural identity.

This image of Padmasambhava is not without its critics. The contemporary Tibetan author Jangbu in his acclaimed free verse poem Acts of Nyenchen Thanglha ambiguously portrays Padmasambhava and complicates the conventional, clear-cut representation of Padmasambhava as a supreme being who only had Tibetan interests at heart. Instead, his role in Tibet is depicted as an ideological invasion that eventually succeeded in the territorial takeover of Tibetan mountains—the soul of pre-Buddhist Tibet.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Tibetan doubts about the veracity of the idealized accounts of Padmasambhava’s life became so vocal they prompted a series of apologetic biographies attempting to address such critiques. To inquire into the contested roles of Padmasambhava in Tibetan history and cultural identity, the presenter and discussants use original sources, biographies, contemporary literature, and academic contributions to broadly ponder how dynamic encounters with foreign civilizations have been foundational in the formation of Tibetan culture and remain vital to its survival.

12:00pm Dream Cities Children's Museum of the Arts

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

12:00pm Dream Cities

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic! Children's Museum of the Arts

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm Turn Up the Mic!

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:30pm India 2050: Roadmap for Success Asia Society

Lunch available from 12:00 PM
Discussion begins at 12:30 PM

India is currently the world’s fastest-growing major economy and the sixth-largest economy in the world. However, too often the conversation about Asia’s future tends to focus more on China’s meteoric rise; and too often the conversation about India is mired in the politics and economic circumstances of the present. Seven decades after independence, what does the roadmap for a prosperous, sustainable, democratic India look like? What needs to be done now, to assure success?

Join Asia Society for a high-level discussion with eminent business and government leaders on India’s economic future, and how this juggernaut of Asian growth and innovation stands to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next several decades. Kicking off Asia Society’s Season of India, this special discussion imagines what an inclusive, prosperous, and stable India might look like at the midpoint of the 21st Century – and how best to get there.

12:30pm India 2050: Roadmap for Success

Lunch available from 12:00 PM
Discussion begins at 12:30 PM

India is currently the world’s fastest-growing major economy and the sixth-largest economy in the world. However, too often the conversation about Asia’s future tends to focus more on China’s meteoric rise; and too often the conversation about India is mired in the politics and economic circumstances of the present. Seven decades after independence, what does the roadmap for a prosperous, sustainable, democratic India look like? What needs to be done now, to assure success?

Join Asia Society for a high-level discussion with eminent business and government leaders on India’s economic future, and how this juggernaut of Asian growth and innovation stands to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next several decades. Kicking off Asia Society’s Season of India, this special discussion imagines what an inclusive, prosperous, and stable India might look like at the midpoint of the 21st Century – and how best to get there.

4:00pm Writing the Indian Modern Asia Society

What is “original” about modern Indian art, and is this even a valid question? How do we approach the art? This panel brings together a group of eminent writers and critics, including Yashodhara Dalmia, Gayatri Sinha, and exhibition guest curator Zehra Jumabhoy, who have, through their writing, built frameworks for interpreting the aesthetics and narrative of Indian art development as well as its place in the global narrative of art in the 20th century. The conversation will be moderated by Abhay Sardesai, editor of ART India.

4:00pm Writing the Indian Modern

What is “original” about modern Indian art, and is this even a valid question? How do we approach the art? This panel brings together a group of eminent writers and critics, including Yashodhara Dalmia, Gayatri Sinha, and exhibition guest curator Zehra Jumabhoy, who have, through their writing, built frameworks for interpreting the aesthetics and narrative of Indian art development as well as its place in the global narrative of art in the 20th century. The conversation will be moderated by Abhay Sardesai, editor of ART India.

6:00pm Collecting the Indian Modern Asia Society

The works by the Progressive Artists’ Group laid the foundation of modern art in post-independence India and today are the most important segment in the Indian art market. This panel, moderated by Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan brings together major collectors of works by the Progressives from India, London, and New York for a conversation about the art, their reasons for collecting, and the future of India’s art scene. 

6:00pm Collecting the Indian Modern

The works by the Progressive Artists’ Group laid the foundation of modern art in post-independence India and today are the most important segment in the Indian art market. This panel, moderated by Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan brings together major collectors of works by the Progressives from India, London, and New York for a conversation about the art, their reasons for collecting, and the future of India’s art scene. 

6:00pm Fall Friday Leo Bar Asia Society

Free Fall Fridays return! Be among the first to see Asia Society Museum's new exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India on its opening night! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and live music inspired by Asia Society's Season of India. 

  • FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
  • EXHIBITION TOURS of The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
  • DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances
  • LIVE MUSIC by DJ Tikka Masala
  • ASIASTORE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

Free admission. Cash bar.

6:00pm Fall Friday Leo Bar

Free Fall Fridays return! Be among the first to see Asia Society Museum's new exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India on its opening night! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and live music inspired by Asia Society's Season of India. 

  • FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
  • EXHIBITION TOURS of The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
  • DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances
  • LIVE MUSIC by DJ Tikka Masala
  • ASIASTORE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

Free admission. Cash bar.

7:00pm Art & Yoga Urban Retreat Rubin Museum

Join NY YOGA + LIFE magazine and the Rubin for a full day of workshops and classes pairing the art of the Himalayas with the magazine’s community of teachers, artists, and leaders in the yoga community. Events, which will take place in the Museum’s galleries and theater, will focus on asana sessions from prominent teachers as well as in-depth and intimate workshops.

7:00pm Art & Yoga Urban Retreat

Join NY YOGA + LIFE magazine and the Rubin for a full day of workshops and classes pairing the art of the Himalayas with the magazine’s community of teachers, artists, and leaders in the yoga community. Events, which will take place in the Museum’s galleries and theater, will focus on asana sessions from prominent teachers as well as in-depth and intimate workshops.

7:00pm Lautarian: Korean Gypsy Project featuring KoN & Rami Korea Society

Experience music without boundaries through the “Lautarian: Korean Gypsy Project” with KoN, the first gypsy violinist in Korea, and Rami Seo, an accomplished gayakeumist and ethnomusicologist from New York. “Lautari” is an elite music group among Gypsy musicians. Performing artist, KoN, combines this with “an” from “Korean” and “musician” to describe nuevo Korean Gypsy music. Explore and experience the world of music featuring the harmony of Korean and Western musical instruments.

Performance followed by reception with light food and drinks.

7:00pm Lautarian: Korean Gypsy Project featuring KoN & Rami

Experience music without boundaries through the “Lautarian: Korean Gypsy Project” with KoN, the first gypsy violinist in Korea, and Rami Seo, an accomplished gayakeumist and ethnomusicologist from New York. “Lautari” is an elite music group among Gypsy musicians. Performing artist, KoN, combines this with “an” from “Korean” and “musician” to describe nuevo Korean Gypsy music. Explore and experience the world of music featuring the harmony of Korean and Western musical instruments.

Performance followed by reception with light food and drinks.

7:00pm Pat May Plays Video Games and Does Improv Magnet Theater

Pat May plays classic NES/SNES video games while doing improv scenes with Sulaiman Beg. Directed by Nolan Constantino.

7:00pm Pat May Plays Video Games and Does Improv

Pat May plays classic NES/SNES video games while doing improv scenes with Sulaiman Beg. Directed by Nolan Constantino.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Don't Look Now Rubin Museum

1973, Nicolas Roeg, UK, 110 min.

Zodiac: Scorpio (the ending has a sting)

With one of the most shocking endings in cinema history, Nicolas Roeg delivers a film about mood and brooding premonition. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie are a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in the elegantly decaying city, they have an encounter with a blind clairvoyant who warns of danger. Adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, this brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural is renowned for its innovative editing, haunting cinematography, and naturalistic eroticism. Watch the mirrors.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Don't Look Now

1973, Nicolas Roeg, UK, 110 min.

Zodiac: Scorpio (the ending has a sting)

With one of the most shocking endings in cinema history, Nicolas Roeg delivers a film about mood and brooding premonition. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie are a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in the elegantly decaying city, they have an encounter with a blind clairvoyant who warns of danger. Adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, this brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural is renowned for its innovative editing, haunting cinematography, and naturalistic eroticism. Watch the mirrors.

Saturday September 15, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
8:45am Walk For The Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters

The 14th Annual BBBS of NYC Walk for the Kids is an opportunity for BBBS of NYC to raise awareness of the mission, to generate funds to support our programs and to recruit more volunteer mentors. 

The Walk attracts more than 4,000 participants. At the Walk and picnic that follows, the children served by our organization are joined by their mentors and families, our many other adult volunteers and caring New Yorkers for a fun-filled day that celebrates the power of mentoring and emphasizes the importance of health and exercise.

Help us raise awareness of the power of mentoring!

8:45am Walk For The Kids

The 14th Annual BBBS of NYC Walk for the Kids is an opportunity for BBBS of NYC to raise awareness of the mission, to generate funds to support our programs and to recruit more volunteer mentors. 

The Walk attracts more than 4,000 participants. At the Walk and picnic that follows, the children served by our organization are joined by their mentors and families, our many other adult volunteers and caring New Yorkers for a fun-filled day that celebrates the power of mentoring and emphasizes the importance of health and exercise.

Help us raise awareness of the power of mentoring!

9:00am Art & Yoga Urban Retreat Rubin Museum

Join NY YOGA + LIFE magazine and the Rubin for a full day of workshops and classes pairing the art of the Himalayas with the magazine’s community of teachers, artists, and leaders in the yoga community. Events, which will take place in the Museum’s galleries and theater, will focus on asana sessions from prominent teachers as well as in-depth and intimate workshops.

9:00am Art & Yoga Urban Retreat

Join NY YOGA + LIFE magazine and the Rubin for a full day of workshops and classes pairing the art of the Himalayas with the magazine’s community of teachers, artists, and leaders in the yoga community. Events, which will take place in the Museum’s galleries and theater, will focus on asana sessions from prominent teachers as well as in-depth and intimate workshops.

10:00am Dream Cities Children's Museum of the Arts

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

10:00am Dream Cities

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

10:00am Turn Up the Mic! Children's Museum of the Arts

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

10:00am Turn Up the Mic!

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

11:00am Pillowland: Storytime and Crafts with NYC Children's Theater Strand Books

New York City Children’s Theater is traveling to Pillowland - and we want you to come with us! Put on your favorite pajamas and join us on an adveture with a special guest on Saturday, September 15th at 11am.

11:00am Pillowland: Storytime and Crafts with NYC Children's Theater

New York City Children’s Theater is traveling to Pillowland - and we want you to come with us! Put on your favorite pajamas and join us on an adveture with a special guest on Saturday, September 15th at 11am.

11:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

11:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

11:00am TransAlt Brooklyn Activist Committee Governors Island Ride Transportation Alternatives

Join the Brooklyn Activist Committee for a casual bike ride to Governors Island, a fun place to bike, relax, eat and enjoy the sights and sounds of New York Harbor. Learn more about the committee's ongoing work for safer streets in Brooklyn: https://www.facebook.com/TABrooklyn/

11:00am TransAlt Brooklyn Activist Committee Governors Island Ride

Join the Brooklyn Activist Committee for a casual bike ride to Governors Island, a fun place to bike, relax, eat and enjoy the sights and sounds of New York Harbor. Learn more about the committee's ongoing work for safer streets in Brooklyn: https://www.facebook.com/TABrooklyn/

2:00pm The Bed-Stuy Art Crawl New York Restoration Project

Where: Stoops, sidewalks and gardens around Bed-Stuy from 2-5pm

Participating Artists:
Zain Alam
Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Mattie Brice
Cat Del Buono
Ash Goh
Kay Hickman
Jacqueline Johnson
Ovila Lemon
Christine Stoddard
Jaime Sun Woo
Sha-Nee Williams

With a culminating performance event from 6-8pm

2:00pm The Bed-Stuy Art Crawl

Where: Stoops, sidewalks and gardens around Bed-Stuy from 2-5pm

Participating Artists:
Zain Alam
Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Mattie Brice
Cat Del Buono
Ash Goh
Kay Hickman
Jacqueline Johnson
Ovila Lemon
Christine Stoddard
Jaime Sun Woo
Sha-Nee Williams

With a culminating performance event from 6-8pm

2:00pm Peppa Pig Story Time Strand Books

Ring in the autumn season with a storytime featuring one of our favorite characters- Peppa Pig! Well-loved by kids and their families all around the world, Peppa is making very special visits this weekend on Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm! In addition to a meet-n-greet with the famous pig herself, fans can enjoy a Peppa Pig storytime and crafts. So come by to see us- and don’t forget your camera!

2:00pm Peppa Pig Story Time

Ring in the autumn season with a storytime featuring one of our favorite characters- Peppa Pig! Well-loved by kids and their families all around the world, Peppa is making very special visits this weekend on Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm! In addition to a meet-n-greet with the famous pig herself, fans can enjoy a Peppa Pig storytime and crafts. So come by to see us- and don’t forget your camera!

2:00pm Family Workshop with Renate Muller at R & Company Children's Museum of the Arts

Join famous toy designer Renate Müller for a family workshop at R & Company. Children and their families can decorate German paper masks, illustrate toys on view in Renate Müller’s exhibition, and attach their creations to a balloon!

Fun and Fantasy is a solo exhibition of Renate Müller’s latest toy designs. Each piece on view is unique and delicately handcrafted in her studio in Sonnenberg Germany. Müller, who has been creating whimsical toys for decades, is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the toy design movement. This exhibition at R & Company follows the success of several recent museum shows and publications on Renate Müller’s body of work.

2:00pm Family Workshop with Renate Muller at R & Company

Join famous toy designer Renate Müller for a family workshop at R & Company. Children and their families can decorate German paper masks, illustrate toys on view in Renate Müller’s exhibition, and attach their creations to a balloon!

Fun and Fantasy is a solo exhibition of Renate Müller’s latest toy designs. Each piece on view is unique and delicately handcrafted in her studio in Sonnenberg Germany. Müller, who has been creating whimsical toys for decades, is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the toy design movement. This exhibition at R & Company follows the success of several recent museum shows and publications on Renate Müller’s body of work.

2:30pm Godless Secularism: Europe, India and Religion Asia Society

Since the 1980s it has become commonplace to talk about the global return of religion and the consequent crisis of secularism. Faisal Devji, university reader in Modern South Asian History, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford argues the opposite: The waning and not revival of religion in its metaphysical aspect puts into question our ideas of modernity. What does this crisis of religion look like in Europe, and does its Indian history have anything to teach us about our present? Devji will lecture on this subject on Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

2:30pm Godless Secularism: Europe, India and Religion

Since the 1980s it has become commonplace to talk about the global return of religion and the consequent crisis of secularism. Faisal Devji, university reader in Modern South Asian History, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford argues the opposite: The waning and not revival of religion in its metaphysical aspect puts into question our ideas of modernity. What does this crisis of religion look like in Europe, and does its Indian history have anything to teach us about our present? Devji will lecture on this subject on Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

4:00pm LEIMAY Bodies on the Brink New York Restoration Project

A sculptural dance installation set in New York Restoration Project’s beautiful Green Acres Community Garden. Bodies on the Brink is an outdoor performance which pairs the dancers of the LEIMAY Ensemble with kinetic sculptures that respond to movements in a visual and audible manner. The friction between nature, the human body, and man-made structures reveal a teetering body constantly mediating its relationship with gravity and balance. LEIMAY’s sculptural installation performance embodies humanity’s desire for control juxtaposing a shifting world of ephemerality and constant transformation.

4:00pm LEIMAY Bodies on the Brink

A sculptural dance installation set in New York Restoration Project’s beautiful Green Acres Community Garden. Bodies on the Brink is an outdoor performance which pairs the dancers of the LEIMAY Ensemble with kinetic sculptures that respond to movements in a visual and audible manner. The friction between nature, the human body, and man-made structures reveal a teetering body constantly mediating its relationship with gravity and balance. LEIMAY’s sculptural installation performance embodies humanity’s desire for control juxtaposing a shifting world of ephemerality and constant transformation.

7:00pm Good Day God Damn V.2 - Stephanie Acosta Chocolate Factory Theater

A Colloquium / Symposium created by Stephanie Acosta

Traveling through the fractured American landscape, looming vibrations push the ground up and the cosmos down as our community-turned-cabal explores terror, tectonic shifts, psychedelic self-harm, and toxic monuments. Through the lens of a thriller our cell flows through domestic borders, mingles with the extraterrestrial and unpacks landlocked limitations through discursive research and rigorous ensemble development.

Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Miriam Gabriel, Angie Pittman, Jessie Young.
Creative Residency Curated by Blaze Ferrer
RSVP to blaze@chocolatefactorytheater.org

7:00pm Good Day God Damn V.2 - Stephanie Acosta

A Colloquium / Symposium created by Stephanie Acosta

Traveling through the fractured American landscape, looming vibrations push the ground up and the cosmos down as our community-turned-cabal explores terror, tectonic shifts, psychedelic self-harm, and toxic monuments. Through the lens of a thriller our cell flows through domestic borders, mingles with the extraterrestrial and unpacks landlocked limitations through discursive research and rigorous ensemble development.

Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Miriam Gabriel, Angie Pittman, Jessie Young.
Creative Residency Curated by Blaze Ferrer
RSVP to blaze@chocolatefactorytheater.org

Sunday September 16, 2018 Sep 16, 2018
8:00am Walk for Wishes Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Walk For Wishes is a family-friendly community event that raises funds to grant wishes by bringing together local companies, wish families and supporters of Make-A-Wish. 

The 2018 walk will be held on September 16th in Nassau County. Participants will fuel up for the 5K walk with complimentary breakfast snacks and music from a local DJ. A pre-walk Zumba warm-up, face painters, balloon artists and bouncy houses for the kids will add to the fun. 
 

8:00am Walk for Wishes

Walk For Wishes is a family-friendly community event that raises funds to grant wishes by bringing together local companies, wish families and supporters of Make-A-Wish. 

The 2018 walk will be held on September 16th in Nassau County. Participants will fuel up for the 5K walk with complimentary breakfast snacks and music from a local DJ. A pre-walk Zumba warm-up, face painters, balloon artists and bouncy houses for the kids will add to the fun. 
 

9:00am Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum 2018 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Based in Lowell, MA, UTEC helps young people develop skills through paid work experience. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming. Join us to hear a panel of participants talk about their experiences.

“Peace. Positivity. Empowerment”

PT member, Loretta Filipov, will be at the event.

9:00am Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum 2018

Based in Lowell, MA, UTEC helps young people develop skills through paid work experience. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming. Join us to hear a panel of participants talk about their experiences.

“Peace. Positivity. Empowerment”

PT member, Loretta Filipov, will be at the event.

9:30am 2018 Utica Kidney Walk National Kidney Foundation

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating, inspiring and amazing. 

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not just about kidney disease. It’s about people. It's about the patients, families, and people at risk. It's about individuals walking to help improve and extend people's lives. It's about people from across the country raising vital funds and helping the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.

The time is NOW and the person is YOU! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at nearly 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Join us today!

9:30am 2018 Utica Kidney Walk

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating, inspiring and amazing. 

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not just about kidney disease. It’s about people. It's about the patients, families, and people at risk. It's about individuals walking to help improve and extend people's lives. It's about people from across the country raising vital funds and helping the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.

The time is NOW and the person is YOU! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at nearly 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Join us today!

10:00am IAC at Brooklyn Book Festival Irish Arts Center

Irish Arts Center is sharing a table with our friends Glucksman Ireland House at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Come find us! 

10:00am IAC at Brooklyn Book Festival

Irish Arts Center is sharing a table with our friends Glucksman Ireland House at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Come find us! 

10:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

10:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

10:00am Dream Cities Children's Museum of the Arts

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

10:00am Dream Cities

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

10:00am Turn Up the Mic! Children's Museum of the Arts

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

10:00am Turn Up the Mic!

Activism and public speaking have always gone hand in hand. Great activists like Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis have used words and public speaking to get their strong messages across. Today we’re using recycled materials to build our own microphones to raise our voices! What would your mic look like?

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm Look into the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

12:00pm Look into the Future

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

 

September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

1:00pm Family Sundays: Future Figures

Drop-in Art-making Workshop
Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

 

September Family Sundays: Future Figures
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic figures. Ganesh reimagines how science fiction, mythology, and storytelling intersect. Inspired by the artist’s brilliant color palette and graphic animation style, bring to life the characters in your imagination by animating them with movable joints.

2:00pm The Architecture of Rosario Candela: A Walking Tour Museum of the City of New York

Buildings designed by architect Rosario Candela in the 1920s are now some of the most sought-after addresses in Manhattan, intrinsically associated with the rich and fabulous. Famous residents of Candela buildings have included Jackie O and John D. Rockefeller. Back by popular demand, this Upper East Side walking tour visits the sites of Rosario Candela’s grand architectural feats, including iconic address 740 Park, with Donald Albrecht, curator of the Museum's exhibition Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela. 

The tour will begin in at the corner of 71st Street and Fifth Avenue at 2:00 p.m. It will last for about one hour and conclude at 77th Street and Fifth Avenue.

2:00pm The Architecture of Rosario Candela: A Walking Tour

Buildings designed by architect Rosario Candela in the 1920s are now some of the most sought-after addresses in Manhattan, intrinsically associated with the rich and fabulous. Famous residents of Candela buildings have included Jackie O and John D. Rockefeller. Back by popular demand, this Upper East Side walking tour visits the sites of Rosario Candela’s grand architectural feats, including iconic address 740 Park, with Donald Albrecht, curator of the Museum's exhibition Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela. 

The tour will begin in at the corner of 71st Street and Fifth Avenue at 2:00 p.m. It will last for about one hour and conclude at 77th Street and Fifth Avenue.

3:00pm Film Screenings: The Otolith Group Rubin Museum

This free program celebrates the exhibition A Lost Future: The Otolith Group, which centers on their newly commissioned film about Santiniketan (“Abode of Peace”) and the school founded there by the poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. In the theater watch screenings of three of the Otolith Group’s earlier films connected to India. 

3:00pm Film Screenings: The Otolith Group

This free program celebrates the exhibition A Lost Future: The Otolith Group, which centers on their newly commissioned film about Santiniketan (“Abode of Peace”) and the school founded there by the poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. In the theater watch screenings of three of the Otolith Group’s earlier films connected to India. 

3:00pm Arts Framing the Struggle: The Intersection of Art, Immigration & Activism City Lore

Arts framing the struggle: the intersection of art, immigration & activism
Price: $10 

Join us for this program, part of What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts. The title of the night is a play on Alberto Camus’ quote, “It’s not the struggle that makes us artists, but Art that makes us struggle.”

This panel discussion will look at how artists use their vision to promote and transform the immigrant experience in NYC. The panel will include José Francisco Avila of the Garifuna Coalition, Rodstarz of Rebel Diaz, Betty Yu of the Chinatown Art Brigade and participants from the “Workers Rights Telenovela,” a project by artist Gabriela Ceja in collaboration with Barbara Lopez, Nora Ramirez, Nohora Juliana Caicedo, Laura Ramirez, and community organizer Maritza Oritz. The discussion will be moderated by artist/activist, Kayhan Irani.

3:00pm Arts Framing the Struggle: The Intersection of Art, Immigration & Activism

Arts framing the struggle: the intersection of art, immigration & activism
Price: $10 

Join us for this program, part of What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts. The title of the night is a play on Alberto Camus’ quote, “It’s not the struggle that makes us artists, but Art that makes us struggle.”

This panel discussion will look at how artists use their vision to promote and transform the immigrant experience in NYC. The panel will include José Francisco Avila of the Garifuna Coalition, Rodstarz of Rebel Diaz, Betty Yu of the Chinatown Art Brigade and participants from the “Workers Rights Telenovela,” a project by artist Gabriela Ceja in collaboration with Barbara Lopez, Nora Ramirez, Nohora Juliana Caicedo, Laura Ramirez, and community organizer Maritza Oritz. The discussion will be moderated by artist/activist, Kayhan Irani.

4:00pm LEIMAY Bodies on the Brink New York Restoration Project

A sculptural dance installation set in New York Restoration Project’s beautiful Green Acres Community Garden. Bodies on the Brink is an outdoor performance which pairs the dancers of the LEIMAY Ensemble with kinetic sculptures that respond to movements in a visual and audible manner. The friction between nature, the human body, and man-made structures reveal a teetering body constantly mediating its relationship with gravity and balance. LEIMAY’s sculptural installation performance embodies humanity’s desire for control juxtaposing a shifting world of ephemerality and constant transformation.

4:00pm LEIMAY Bodies on the Brink

A sculptural dance installation set in New York Restoration Project’s beautiful Green Acres Community Garden. Bodies on the Brink is an outdoor performance which pairs the dancers of the LEIMAY Ensemble with kinetic sculptures that respond to movements in a visual and audible manner. The friction between nature, the human body, and man-made structures reveal a teetering body constantly mediating its relationship with gravity and balance. LEIMAY’s sculptural installation performance embodies humanity’s desire for control juxtaposing a shifting world of ephemerality and constant transformation.

5:00pm Opening Reception for Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 featuring works by Dara Birnbaum, Ernst Caramelle, Takahiko Iimura, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Muntadas, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Friederike Pezold, Diana Thater, and Maria Vedder.

The exhibition explores the connections between our current moment and the point just before video art was transformed dramatically by the entry of large-scale, cinematic installation into the gallery space. The exhibition will present a reevaluation of monitor-based sculpture since the mid-1970s with a tightly focused survey of works that have been rarely seen in the last twenty years, presenting both canonical artists and figures little known in the United States. Join us for the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 16, 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 17, 2018.

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 is organized by Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions and Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center. The presentation at SculptureCenter is organized by SculptureCenter Executive Director and Chief Curator Mary Ceruti. This event is open to the public, no RSVP is required.

5:00pm Opening Reception for Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 featuring works by Dara Birnbaum, Ernst Caramelle, Takahiko Iimura, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Muntadas, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Friederike Pezold, Diana Thater, and Maria Vedder.

The exhibition explores the connections between our current moment and the point just before video art was transformed dramatically by the entry of large-scale, cinematic installation into the gallery space. The exhibition will present a reevaluation of monitor-based sculpture since the mid-1970s with a tightly focused survey of works that have been rarely seen in the last twenty years, presenting both canonical artists and figures little known in the United States. Join us for the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 16, 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 17, 2018.

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 is organized by Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions and Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center. The presentation at SculptureCenter is organized by SculptureCenter Executive Director and Chief Curator Mary Ceruti. This event is open to the public, no RSVP is required.

6:00pm Molly's Guilt Free Comedy and Ice Cream Social Magnet Theater

Inspired by two years in recovery from her own eating disorder, Molly Kiernan hosts a guilt-free celebration of sweets and self. Come early for ice cream in the lobby, and stay for improv, standup, characters and song in the theater. For this night (and hopefully the rest of your life), allow yourself to eat, laugh and love who you are.

6:00pm Molly's Guilt Free Comedy and Ice Cream Social

Inspired by two years in recovery from her own eating disorder, Molly Kiernan hosts a guilt-free celebration of sweets and self. Come early for ice cream in the lobby, and stay for improv, standup, characters and song in the theater. For this night (and hopefully the rest of your life), allow yourself to eat, laugh and love who you are.

Monday September 17, 2018 Sep 17, 2018
10:00am This is My House Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt snails, turtles, hermit crabs, and other animals that carry their homes on their backs!

10:00am This is My House

Sculpt snails, turtles, hermit crabs, and other animals that carry their homes on their backs!

11:00am Brave Banners Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

11:00am Brave Banners

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

11:00am Activist Zines Children's Museum of the Arts

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

11:00am Activist Zines

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

12:00pm Dream Cities Children's Museum of the Arts

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

12:00pm Dream Cities

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

6:30pm Midnight and The Moderns: Mapping Progressive Pasts and Proposing Secular Futures Asia Society

Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group, firebrands from different castes and creeds, came together in the immediate aftermath of Indian independence to provide modern art for a secular India.  As part of the exhibition opening, join Zehra Jumabhoy, U.K.-based writer, speaker, and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary South Asian art, to trace the founding ideology of India’s so-called "quintessential Moderns” and to discuss how relevant their message is today.

6:30pm Midnight and The Moderns: Mapping Progressive Pasts and Proposing Secular Futures

Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group, firebrands from different castes and creeds, came together in the immediate aftermath of Indian independence to provide modern art for a secular India.  As part of the exhibition opening, join Zehra Jumabhoy, U.K.-based writer, speaker, and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary South Asian art, to trace the founding ideology of India’s so-called "quintessential Moderns” and to discuss how relevant their message is today.

6:30pm FDR, Al Smith, and the Golden Age of NY Politics Museum of the City of New York

Ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election, historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn take a look back at two iconic New York governors, Al Smith and Franklin Roosevelt. 

Franklin Roosevelt and Al Smith were two of New York's greatest governors. Their careers were intertwined throughout the 1920s as they created a new coalition that would dominate U.S. politics for decades. They ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1932, setting off one of the great feuds of American history. Join historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn for a conversation about this untold story in celebration of the launch of Golway’s new book, Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party.
 

6:30pm FDR, Al Smith, and the Golden Age of NY Politics

Ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election, historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn take a look back at two iconic New York governors, Al Smith and Franklin Roosevelt. 

Franklin Roosevelt and Al Smith were two of New York's greatest governors. Their careers were intertwined throughout the 1920s as they created a new coalition that would dominate U.S. politics for decades. They ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1932, setting off one of the great feuds of American history. Join historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn for a conversation about this untold story in celebration of the launch of Golway’s new book, Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party.
 

7:00pm Colleen Hoover Strand Books

Colleen will sign up to 3 books per person, as long as one of the books was purchased at Strand Book Store (proof of purchase is required). She will pose for 1 photo per person in the signing line.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Timesbestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Jamie reviews must-read books and celebrity memoirs as well movies (she followed Brad Pitt into a bathroom), music (she had sundaes with Justin Bieber), and television (yes, she knows who wins The Bachelor). Still, one of her proudest achievements is getting Dancing With the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy to go shirtless on camera. Twice.

7:00pm Colleen Hoover

Colleen will sign up to 3 books per person, as long as one of the books was purchased at Strand Book Store (proof of purchase is required). She will pose for 1 photo per person in the signing line.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Timesbestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Jamie reviews must-read books and celebrity memoirs as well movies (she followed Brad Pitt into a bathroom), music (she had sundaes with Justin Bieber), and television (yes, she knows who wins The Bachelor). Still, one of her proudest achievements is getting Dancing With the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy to go shirtless on camera. Twice.

7:30pm Peter Kuper: Kafkaesque Strand Books

Long fascinated with the work of Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper began illustrating his stories in 1988. Initially drawn to the master’s dark humor, Kuper adapted the stories over the years to plumb their deeper truths. Kuper’s style deliberately evokes Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel, contemporaries of Kafka whose wordless novels captured much of the same claustrophobia and mania as Kafka’s tales. Working from new translations of the classic texts, Kuper has reimagined these iconic stories for the twenty-first century, using setting and perspective to comment on contemporary issues like civil rights and homelessness. Longtime lovers of Kafka will appreciate Kuper’s innovative interpretations, while Kafka novices will discover a haunting introduction to some of the great writer’s most beguiling stories, including “A Hunger Artist,” “In The Penal Colony,” and “The Burrow.” Kafkaesque stands somewhere between adaptation and wholly original creation, going beyond a simple illustration of Kafka’s words to become a stunning work of art.

Join us on the second floor as Peter shares his new comic!

7:30pm Peter Kuper: Kafkaesque

Long fascinated with the work of Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper began illustrating his stories in 1988. Initially drawn to the master’s dark humor, Kuper adapted the stories over the years to plumb their deeper truths. Kuper’s style deliberately evokes Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel, contemporaries of Kafka whose wordless novels captured much of the same claustrophobia and mania as Kafka’s tales. Working from new translations of the classic texts, Kuper has reimagined these iconic stories for the twenty-first century, using setting and perspective to comment on contemporary issues like civil rights and homelessness. Longtime lovers of Kafka will appreciate Kuper’s innovative interpretations, while Kafka novices will discover a haunting introduction to some of the great writer’s most beguiling stories, including “A Hunger Artist,” “In The Penal Colony,” and “The Burrow.” Kafkaesque stands somewhere between adaptation and wholly original creation, going beyond a simple illustration of Kafka’s words to become a stunning work of art.

Join us on the second floor as Peter shares his new comic!

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams Magnet Theater

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

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams

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

9:00pm Fly Gurlz Magnet Theater

Fly Gurlz is an all-female variety show brought to you by Meredith Paul, Lida Darmian, and Nanie Mendez. Don't miss this! We out here!

Featuring:
Lorena Russi Serna
Milly Tea
&more!

9:00pm Fly Gurlz

Fly Gurlz is an all-female variety show brought to you by Meredith Paul, Lida Darmian, and Nanie Mendez. Don't miss this! We out here!

Featuring:
Lorena Russi Serna
Milly Tea
&more!

10:30pm Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show! Magnet Theater

Come to the Diversity Jam at 6pm (free, anyone can play) and then stay for the 7:30pm Mixtape, featuring some of the diverse students and performers at the Magnet Theater. Be there!

Hosted by: Jamie Rivera & Nolan Constantino

Featuring:
Adam Payne, Sarita Ekya, Sonia Nam, Matt Abedi, Charles Stcharles, Eugene Chow, Tiffany Ty Chantal, Parmita Samanta, Becky Veduccio, Anne Barschall, Vanita Kumar, Cheryl Horne, Xave A Flave, Jason Farr, Shalini Tripathi, Casey Blake, Ankit Singh

10:30pm Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show!

Come to the Diversity Jam at 6pm (free, anyone can play) and then stay for the 7:30pm Mixtape, featuring some of the diverse students and performers at the Magnet Theater. Be there!

Hosted by: Jamie Rivera & Nolan Constantino

Featuring:
Adam Payne, Sarita Ekya, Sonia Nam, Matt Abedi, Charles Stcharles, Eugene Chow, Tiffany Ty Chantal, Parmita Samanta, Becky Veduccio, Anne Barschall, Vanita Kumar, Cheryl Horne, Xave A Flave, Jason Farr, Shalini Tripathi, Casey Blake, Ankit Singh

Tuesday September 18, 2018 Sep 18, 2018
9:00am Report Back on The Global State of LGBTI Organizing OutRight Action International

On September 18, 2018, at 9AM, OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

9:00am Report Back on The Global State of LGBTI Organizing

On September 18, 2018, at 9AM, OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

7:00pm Dessa: My Own Devices Strand Books

Rapper, musician and performer Dessa is a multidisciplinary artist who transcends categorization, and her new memoir/ story collection encapsulates her nature perfectly. My Own Devices explores the myriad experiences and musings of this renaissance woman. From the story of her dad engaging in a 7 yer-long endeavor to build a plane in their backyard, to her foray into the field of neuroscience as a test subject, and even the yearning trial of recording a song for the Hamilton mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, these anecdotes are packed with as much intriguing science as they are raw emotion. 

Dessa finds unconventional approaches to all of her subjects--polymerizing her lived experience with academic research and a poet's cadence. In the vein of thinkers who defy categorization, we get the debut of a deft, appealing, and uncommon voice.

Join us as Dessa launches her book!

7:00pm Dessa: My Own Devices

Rapper, musician and performer Dessa is a multidisciplinary artist who transcends categorization, and her new memoir/ story collection encapsulates her nature perfectly. My Own Devices explores the myriad experiences and musings of this renaissance woman. From the story of her dad engaging in a 7 yer-long endeavor to build a plane in their backyard, to her foray into the field of neuroscience as a test subject, and even the yearning trial of recording a song for the Hamilton mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, these anecdotes are packed with as much intriguing science as they are raw emotion. 

Dessa finds unconventional approaches to all of her subjects--polymerizing her lived experience with academic research and a poet's cadence. In the vein of thinkers who defy categorization, we get the debut of a deft, appealing, and uncommon voice.

Join us as Dessa launches her book!

7:30pm Shane Bauer: American Prison Strand Books

In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.

The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone.

A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.

Join us as Shane sits down and talks about his book.

7:30pm Shane Bauer: American Prison

In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.

The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone.

A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.

Join us as Shane sits down and talks about his book.

Wednesday September 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018
1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

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

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

6:00pm KG West, Mir Naqibil Islam, and Amanda Welch Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week K.G. West, Mir Naqibul Islam, and Amanda Welch are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm KG West, Mir Naqibil Islam, and Amanda Welch

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week K.G. West, Mir Naqibul Islam, and Amanda Welch are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

7:00pm Dr. Crystal Fleming + Morgan Jerkins Strand Books

How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.

7:00pm Dr. Crystal Fleming + Morgan Jerkins

How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.

7:00pm Poetry Reading With The Astro Poets Rubin Museum

Poet astrologers Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov light up the Twitter-verse as the witty and whimsical Astro Poets. At this event they discuss connections between poetry, prophecy, and the future. Reading from recent work, Dimitrov and Lasky will share poems and their personal connections to the practice of astrology.

7:00pm Poetry Reading With The Astro Poets

Poet astrologers Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov light up the Twitter-verse as the witty and whimsical Astro Poets. At this event they discuss connections between poetry, prophecy, and the future. Reading from recent work, Dimitrov and Lasky will share poems and their personal connections to the practice of astrology.

7:00pm TransAlt Bronx Activist Committee - Monthly Meeting Transportation Alternatives

The Bronx committee meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss street safety projects, including Complete Grand Concourse, Safer Boston Road and Harlem River Bridges.

7:00pm TransAlt Bronx Activist Committee - Monthly Meeting

The Bronx committee meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss street safety projects, including Complete Grand Concourse, Safer Boston Road and Harlem River Bridges.

Thursday September 20, 2018 Sep 20, 2018
8:00am Part 2: Report Back on The Global State of LGBTI Organizing OutRight Action International

On September 20, 2018, at 8AM, OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

8:00am Part 2: Report Back on The Global State of LGBTI Organizing

On September 20, 2018, at 8AM, OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

8:00am Report Results On The Global State Of LGBTI Organizing Focus On Asia OutRight Action International

OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

8:00am Report Results On The Global State Of LGBTI Organizing Focus On Asia

OutRight will present the results of OutRight Action International’s latest report, "The Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing: The Right to Register."

The report finds that LGBTIQ organizations are unable to register or cannot be found in 85 of 194 countries. In the worst cases, they experience state surveillance, indiscriminate arrests, state sanctioned violence, and are even branded as threats to national security. The report highlights 10 case studies which explain some of the work-arounds that groups have taken to still be able to operate.

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

12:00pm Bugs

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

12:00pm Look into the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

12:00pm Look into the Future

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm Dream Cities Children's Museum of the Arts

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

12:00pm Dream Cities

What goes inside the city of your dreams? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own ideal city, then bring it to life with animation! Visitors will add to a collaborative set, then learn stop motion animation techniques as they imagine a future all their own.

1:00pm Jaipur Literature Festival at New York Asia Society

Reception to follow

Celebrating books, ideas and dialogue, the Jaipur Literature Festival — described as “the greatest literary show on Earth”—returns to New York, presenting a series of conversations and performances examining the human experience through the imaginations of some of the world’s leading authors, thinkers, and performers. Along with the festival directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, confirmed speakers include Ambassador of India to the U.S. Navtej Sarna, cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar, skin cancer surgeon and storyteller Sharad Paul, preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, writer and journalist Preti Taneja, and politician and bestselling author Shashi Tharoor.

1:00pm Jaipur Literature Festival at New York

Reception to follow

Celebrating books, ideas and dialogue, the Jaipur Literature Festival — described as “the greatest literary show on Earth”—returns to New York, presenting a series of conversations and performances examining the human experience through the imaginations of some of the world’s leading authors, thinkers, and performers. Along with the festival directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, confirmed speakers include Ambassador of India to the U.S. Navtej Sarna, cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar, skin cancer surgeon and storyteller Sharad Paul, preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, writer and journalist Preti Taneja, and politician and bestselling author Shashi Tharoor.

1:00pm Brave Banners Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

1:00pm Brave Banners

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

1:00pm Activist Zines Children's Museum of the Arts

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

1:00pm Activist Zines

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

3:00pm Imagining the Impossible: The DMZ as a Productive Territory Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture 2018 Korea Society

Architect and educator Dongsei Kim--recipient of the 2018 Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture Series award--explores how the discipline of architecture and landscape architecture investigates the Demilitarized Zone. Through the prism of spatial design and with three concrete examples, Professor Kim argues for a reformulation of exclusionary border conditions into inclusive spaces that become synergistic and productive for both Koreas.

FREE with registration. Limited seating.

3:00pm Imagining the Impossible: The DMZ as a Productive Territory Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture 2018

Architect and educator Dongsei Kim--recipient of the 2018 Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture Series award--explores how the discipline of architecture and landscape architecture investigates the Demilitarized Zone. Through the prism of spatial design and with three concrete examples, Professor Kim argues for a reformulation of exclusionary border conditions into inclusive spaces that become synergistic and productive for both Koreas.

FREE with registration. Limited seating.

4:30pm YMC Fall 2018 Orientation The Youth Channel

This 2 hour Orientation will be a great opportunity for interested students to meet the staff, learn more about the YMC, and register for upcoming classes.

Open to all NYC youths aged between 14 and 24.

Please bring in these documents to be properly registered:
1. Photo ID
2. School Transcript or Proof of Address
3. Signed Parental Authorization Form and Acknowledgement Receipt

4:30pm YMC Fall 2018 Orientation

This 2 hour Orientation will be a great opportunity for interested students to meet the staff, learn more about the YMC, and register for upcoming classes.

Open to all NYC youths aged between 14 and 24.

Please bring in these documents to be properly registered:
1. Photo ID
2. School Transcript or Proof of Address
3. Signed Parental Authorization Form and Acknowledgement Receipt

5:30pm New Work by Pat Lasch, NA at Meredith Ward Fine Art National Academy of Design

PAT LASCH

September 21 through November 3, 2018

New work and cut paper pieces from the 1970s

Reception for the artist

Thursday, September 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm

5:30pm New Work by Pat Lasch, NA at Meredith Ward Fine Art

PAT LASCH

September 21 through November 3, 2018

New work and cut paper pieces from the 1970s

Reception for the artist

Thursday, September 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm

6:00pm Social Media and the Practice of Law New York City Bar Association

In keeping with the times, lawyers are turning to social media sites to enhance their professional presence. These on-line activities have ethical implications. During this program, panelists will discuss both the “how to” and ethical implications of using social media in your legal practice.

Topics will include:
- The use of social media and the ethical implications for lawyers • including permissible tweets and posts, how posts may constitute lawyer advertising, avoiding pitfalls, i.e. the unauthorized practice of law, protecting confidential information, and law firm “ownership” of the individual attorney’s publications
- Ethics opinions, case studies and current case law
APRL/ABA recent proposal to revise the advertising rules, on the path to simpler and uniform rules
- The latest trends in social media as they relate to practicing attorneys
- How to effectively integrate social media into your practice
- New mediums on the horizon and their potential effect on how attorneys practice and advertise

6:00pm Social Media and the Practice of Law

In keeping with the times, lawyers are turning to social media sites to enhance their professional presence. These on-line activities have ethical implications. During this program, panelists will discuss both the “how to” and ethical implications of using social media in your legal practice.

Topics will include:
- The use of social media and the ethical implications for lawyers • including permissible tweets and posts, how posts may constitute lawyer advertising, avoiding pitfalls, i.e. the unauthorized practice of law, protecting confidential information, and law firm “ownership” of the individual attorney’s publications
- Ethics opinions, case studies and current case law
APRL/ABA recent proposal to revise the advertising rules, on the path to simpler and uniform rules
- The latest trends in social media as they relate to practicing attorneys
- How to effectively integrate social media into your practice
- New mediums on the horizon and their potential effect on how attorneys practice and advertise

6:00pm Graham Nickson, NA: Cumulus, Monumental Trees and Transient Skies National Academy of Design

The New York Studio School presents Graham Nickson: Cumulus, Monumental Trees and Transient Skies, Curated by Karen Wilkin and Rachel Rickert, September 4 – October 21, 2018. This exhibition presents 45 works by Nickson—unrestrained, rapturous skies and monumental trees, from 1999-2015, all collected by William Louis-Dreyfus. For more than four decades, Nickson has painted “forbidden” subjects, challenging assumptions about what contemporary artists should address. He has confronted sunrises and sunsets, rain, lightning, and wind storms, translating his observations into dazzling watercolor images. No subject matter could be more transgressive for an artist today. Nickson is never literal. He devises visual metaphors for changing conditions of light and weather, improvising new equivalents for sky, clouds, weather, and fragments of land, architecture, or sea illuminated by that changing light. Instead of exploiting watercolor’s traditional transparency and subtlety, he intensifies and reinvents color. We encounter a “diary” of transient experience, a compelling amalgam of perception and invention, alertness to the present moment and knowledge of the past. And Nickson’s watercolors are unabashedly beautiful, which these days, makes them more transgressive and “forbidden” than ever. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Graham Nickson’s tenure as Dean of the New York Studio School. The school’s vitality attests to his success in that role; this exhibition celebrates his accomplishments as a painter. Under Dean Nickson’s leadership, the school has flourished, attracting students from all over the world. The founding principle that artists learn by making art remains unchanged, enriched by such important additions as Dean Nickson’s invention, the two week painting, drawing, or sculpture marathons that begin each semester, and the Master of Fine Arts program, along with the acclaimed lecture series and exhibition program, both open to the public. The historic importance of the room where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney entertained visitors to her sculpture studio – the building’s original function, before she founded the Whitney Studio Club and later the Whitney Museum of American Art – has been officially recognized and the façade, dating from the establishment of the museum in 1930, has been restored. William Louis-Dreyfus was a discerning, dedicated collector of Nickson’s work. The NYSS is deeply grateful to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and to the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection for sharing the outstanding works in this exhibition.

6:00pm Graham Nickson, NA: Cumulus, Monumental Trees and Transient Skies

The New York Studio School presents Graham Nickson: Cumulus, Monumental Trees and Transient Skies, Curated by Karen Wilkin and Rachel Rickert, September 4 – October 21, 2018. This exhibition presents 45 works by Nickson—unrestrained, rapturous skies and monumental trees, from 1999-2015, all collected by William Louis-Dreyfus. For more than four decades, Nickson has painted “forbidden” subjects, challenging assumptions about what contemporary artists should address. He has confronted sunrises and sunsets, rain, lightning, and wind storms, translating his observations into dazzling watercolor images. No subject matter could be more transgressive for an artist today. Nickson is never literal. He devises visual metaphors for changing conditions of light and weather, improvising new equivalents for sky, clouds, weather, and fragments of land, architecture, or sea illuminated by that changing light. Instead of exploiting watercolor’s traditional transparency and subtlety, he intensifies and reinvents color. We encounter a “diary” of transient experience, a compelling amalgam of perception and invention, alertness to the present moment and knowledge of the past. And Nickson’s watercolors are unabashedly beautiful, which these days, makes them more transgressive and “forbidden” than ever. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Graham Nickson’s tenure as Dean of the New York Studio School. The school’s vitality attests to his success in that role; this exhibition celebrates his accomplishments as a painter. Under Dean Nickson’s leadership, the school has flourished, attracting students from all over the world. The founding principle that artists learn by making art remains unchanged, enriched by such important additions as Dean Nickson’s invention, the two week painting, drawing, or sculpture marathons that begin each semester, and the Master of Fine Arts program, along with the acclaimed lecture series and exhibition program, both open to the public. The historic importance of the room where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney entertained visitors to her sculpture studio – the building’s original function, before she founded the Whitney Studio Club and later the Whitney Museum of American Art – has been officially recognized and the façade, dating from the establishment of the museum in 1930, has been restored. William Louis-Dreyfus was a discerning, dedicated collector of Nickson’s work. The NYSS is deeply grateful to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and to the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection for sharing the outstanding works in this exhibition.

6:00pm Education in Emergencies: Exploring Innovation, Opportunities, and Challenges Open Society Foundations

There has been a global increase in emergencies resulting from war, conflict, and natural disasters that have had a dramatic effect on children’s social development. Crises often disrupt schooling and threaten a child’s future as well as a country’s stability. About a quarter of students who do not attend school live in crises-affected countries, where humanitarian aid is often insufficient to provide long-term educational opportunities. 

This panel discussion will bring together a diverse group of experts in education, including direct responders who work to ensure children receive quality education in emergency situations. They will share innovative approaches to providing education, opportunities for further investment, and strategies for how stakeholders can support education in existing and future crises. 

6:00pm Education in Emergencies: Exploring Innovation, Opportunities, and Challenges

There has been a global increase in emergencies resulting from war, conflict, and natural disasters that have had a dramatic effect on children’s social development. Crises often disrupt schooling and threaten a child’s future as well as a country’s stability. About a quarter of students who do not attend school live in crises-affected countries, where humanitarian aid is often insufficient to provide long-term educational opportunities. 

This panel discussion will bring together a diverse group of experts in education, including direct responders who work to ensure children receive quality education in emergency situations. They will share innovative approaches to providing education, opportunities for further investment, and strategies for how stakeholders can support education in existing and future crises. 

6:30pm World Premiere of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 9 ART21

Join Art21 for a celebration and an exclusive screening of the new season of the Peabody Award-winning "Art in the Twenty-First Century" television series.

Ticket includes entry to the premiere screening, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds support Art21’s education and outreach programs.

6:30pm World Premiere of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 9

Join Art21 for a celebration and an exclusive screening of the new season of the Peabody Award-winning "Art in the Twenty-First Century" television series.

Ticket includes entry to the premiere screening, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds support Art21’s education and outreach programs.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Jose Antonio Vargas Strand Books

The movement of people––what Americans call “immigration” and the rest of the world calls “migration” ––is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world’s estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed “illegal” by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally.

DEAR AMERICA is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status––risking his career and personal safety––Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas’s America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn’t consider you one of its own.

Join us at Cooper Union as Jose shares his incredible tale.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Jose Antonio Vargas

The movement of people––what Americans call “immigration” and the rest of the world calls “migration” ––is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world’s estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed “illegal” by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally.

DEAR AMERICA is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status––risking his career and personal safety––Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas’s America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn’t consider you one of its own.

Join us at Cooper Union as Jose shares his incredible tale.

7:00pm Sarah Ruhl: Letters From Max: A Book Of Friendship Strand Books

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet. He was also in remission from pediatric cancer.

Over the next four years—in which Ritvo’s illness returned and his health declined, even as his productivity bloomed—the two exchanged letters that spark with urgency, humor, and the desire for connection. Reincarnation, books, the afterlife as an Amtrak quiet car, good soup: in Ruhl and Ritvo’s correspondence, all ideas are fair, nourishing game, shared and debated in a spirit of generosity and love. “We’ll always know one another forever, however long ever is,” Ritvo writes. “And that’s all I want—is to know you forever.”

Studded with poems and songs, Letters from Max is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares their story.

7:00pm Sarah Ruhl: Letters From Max: A Book Of Friendship

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet. He was also in remission from pediatric cancer.

Over the next four years—in which Ritvo’s illness returned and his health declined, even as his productivity bloomed—the two exchanged letters that spark with urgency, humor, and the desire for connection. Reincarnation, books, the afterlife as an Amtrak quiet car, good soup: in Ruhl and Ritvo’s correspondence, all ideas are fair, nourishing game, shared and debated in a spirit of generosity and love. “We’ll always know one another forever, however long ever is,” Ritvo writes. “And that’s all I want—is to know you forever.”

Studded with poems and songs, Letters from Max is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares their story.

7:00pm Book Launch + Panel Discussion National Academy of Design

Book launch
New York Studio Conversation II & Panel Discussion
The Artist Studio

Panelists:
Petah Coyne, Julie Heffernan, Sharon Horvath

Moderator:
Stephanie Buhmann

7:00pm Book Launch + Panel Discussion

Book launch
New York Studio Conversation II & Panel Discussion
The Artist Studio

Panelists:
Petah Coyne, Julie Heffernan, Sharon Horvath

Moderator:
Stephanie Buhmann

8:00pm Collection of Artists - Raquel Andre Chocolate Factory Theater

Collection of Artists is the third movement of the Collection of People. Is it possible to access an artist through learning a moment of his/her creation? Can one access their story? Raquel uses her own body as an archive, learning and keeping the arts of others so she can tell their stories. She creates a collection that cares about each artist, their different practices, disciplines, conceptual perspectives and work tools. We also find personal desires and thoughts about the ways of being and their relationship with their artistic practice and biography. By collecting artists, Raquel navigates over frontiers of reality and fiction, fantasy and possibility, daily life and artistic life, seeking to collect the ephemeral, and transform it into something concrete and palpable, through an artistic and poetic medium. In 2018 and 2019 , Raquel André collects artists in partnership with various institutions in various cities around the world: Bergen, Salzburg, Faro, Warsaw, Cincinnati, New York, Loulé, Berlin, Orléans, Porto and Lisbon.

8:00pm Collection of Artists - Raquel Andre

Collection of Artists is the third movement of the Collection of People. Is it possible to access an artist through learning a moment of his/her creation? Can one access their story? Raquel uses her own body as an archive, learning and keeping the arts of others so she can tell their stories. She creates a collection that cares about each artist, their different practices, disciplines, conceptual perspectives and work tools. We also find personal desires and thoughts about the ways of being and their relationship with their artistic practice and biography. By collecting artists, Raquel navigates over frontiers of reality and fiction, fantasy and possibility, daily life and artistic life, seeking to collect the ephemeral, and transform it into something concrete and palpable, through an artistic and poetic medium. In 2018 and 2019 , Raquel André collects artists in partnership with various institutions in various cities around the world: Bergen, Salzburg, Faro, Warsaw, Cincinnati, New York, Loulé, Berlin, Orléans, Porto and Lisbon.

Friday September 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
8:30am Shannon Lee CreativeMornings

Shannon Lee is the CEO and Owner of the Bruce Lee Family Companies. Shannon’s mission is to teach people about Bruce Lee’s philosophy through education and entertainment. In addition to being the daughter of Bruce Lee, Shannon is a singer, actor, producer, speaker, writer and mother. 

Shannon also chairs the Bruce Lee Foundation, a 501c3 charity that serves kids and young adults by introducing them to martial arts, philosophy, self-discovery, and harmonious living. The foundation awards scholarships and runs programs like Camp Bruce Lee—a summer camp that teaches Bruce Lee’s philosophy to school aged kids by engaging their mind, body and spirit.

Through these different channels she’s created, Shannon shares her father’s messages of growth and freedom. Her desire is that Bruce Lee’s energy and ideas will uplift the planet and create harmony among our human family.

8:30am Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee is the CEO and Owner of the Bruce Lee Family Companies. Shannon’s mission is to teach people about Bruce Lee’s philosophy through education and entertainment. In addition to being the daughter of Bruce Lee, Shannon is a singer, actor, producer, speaker, writer and mother. 

Shannon also chairs the Bruce Lee Foundation, a 501c3 charity that serves kids and young adults by introducing them to martial arts, philosophy, self-discovery, and harmonious living. The foundation awards scholarships and runs programs like Camp Bruce Lee—a summer camp that teaches Bruce Lee’s philosophy to school aged kids by engaging their mind, body and spirit.

Through these different channels she’s created, Shannon shares her father’s messages of growth and freedom. Her desire is that Bruce Lee’s energy and ideas will uplift the planet and create harmony among our human family.

12:00pm Look into the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

12:00pm Look into the Future

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

12:00pm Radical Badges Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own activist badge! The Oakland, California based “Radical Monarchs” gain badges through civic engagement and helping their communities, including #SelfEmpowerment #RadicalBeauty and #EachOneTeachOne. If you could create your own badge to show how you help your community, what would it look like? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own activist badges from fabric and other textile. Don’t forget to pin or sew it!

12:00pm Radical Badges

Create your own activist badge! The Oakland, California based “Radical Monarchs” gain badges through civic engagement and helping their communities, including #SelfEmpowerment #RadicalBeauty and #EachOneTeachOne. If you could create your own badge to show how you help your community, what would it look like? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own activist badges from fabric and other textile. Don’t forget to pin or sew it!

12:00pm Taiwan: Digital Minister Audrey Tang Asia Society

Asia Society is delighted to host Audrey Tang, digital minister of Taiwan, for an address and discussion on social innovation, open government, youth empowerment, and the technological innovation landscape and growth opportunities in Taiwan. She draws from her experience in Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (Cabinet), democracy promotion in the Sunflower Movement, and work in Silicon Valley.

Minister Tang will also discuss the UN Sustainable Development goals where innovation is central to its success, and Taiwan’s desire to contribute to this global effort by offering its experience and knowledge to the world.

12:00pm Taiwan: Digital Minister Audrey Tang

Asia Society is delighted to host Audrey Tang, digital minister of Taiwan, for an address and discussion on social innovation, open government, youth empowerment, and the technological innovation landscape and growth opportunities in Taiwan. She draws from her experience in Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (Cabinet), democracy promotion in the Sunflower Movement, and work in Silicon Valley.

Minister Tang will also discuss the UN Sustainable Development goals where innovation is central to its success, and Taiwan’s desire to contribute to this global effort by offering its experience and knowledge to the world.

1:00pm Brave Banners Children's Museum of the Arts

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

1:00pm Brave Banners

Create a DIY pennant and wave it proudly! Using fabric and collage materials, consider a message you’d like to send, something you are proud of, or would like the world to know. Then, design your message and add it to your pennant!

1:00pm Activist Zines Children's Museum of the Arts

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

1:00pm Activist Zines

Zines, or handmade magazines, share roots with pamphlets and grassroots activism. Zinesters create handwritten and hand drawn pamphlets and then photocopy the pamphlets for wider distribution, often focusing on a message that they want to get across. Get inspired by the work in our gallery and create your own zine!

6:00pm LGBT Connections Night at Leo Bar Asia Society

Enjoy a fabulous evening of networking, art, and ambiance with the LGBT community, and make new professional and personal connections. Join host Global Talent Initiatives for an evening filled with intriguing people, cocktails, and culture. 

6:00pm LGBT Connections Night at Leo Bar

Enjoy a fabulous evening of networking, art, and ambiance with the LGBT community, and make new professional and personal connections. Join host Global Talent Initiatives for an evening filled with intriguing people, cocktails, and culture. 

7:00pm Betty: Naked Soul Rubin Museum

BETTY, the activist pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer, and Amy Ziff is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies, and energetic live shows. Their distinctive sound and inspired humor have been heard for decades on television, films, and concerts around the world, and in numerous recordings, including their tenth and newest album, On The Rocks, now available on iTunes. 

BETTY’s feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create a nonprofit on behalf of women, girls, and those marginalized by society. In 2016, The BETTY Effect began formally supporting the band’s outreach around the world.

7:00pm Betty: Naked Soul

BETTY, the activist pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer, and Amy Ziff is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies, and energetic live shows. Their distinctive sound and inspired humor have been heard for decades on television, films, and concerts around the world, and in numerous recordings, including their tenth and newest album, On The Rocks, now available on iTunes. 

BETTY’s feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create a nonprofit on behalf of women, girls, and those marginalized by society. In 2016, The BETTY Effect began formally supporting the band’s outreach around the world.

7:00pm Time, Desire, And Action: Ramayana And The Cosmic Game Strand Books

The Epic Ramayana is a beautiful and heartbreaking tale of the adventures of Prince Rama and his beloved princess Sita. Considered the first poetic work in Sanskrit, its literary, philosophical and aesthetic brilliance inspired poets, artists, and readers for two thousand years and continues to do so even today. We invite you to join us for an introductory lecture on the Ramayana, accompanied by two young artists to create an immersive experience inspired by the myth.

During the Olio, Adluri will explore the epic’s manipulation of time, narration, desire and action to demonstrate the fragility and paramount importance to ethical action. A vocal performance of a traditional classical composition by Bandlamudi and a contemporary composition and performance by Clemente helps us appreciate the universality, beauty and versatility of the story of the hero Rama.

7:00pm Time, Desire, And Action: Ramayana And The Cosmic Game

The Epic Ramayana is a beautiful and heartbreaking tale of the adventures of Prince Rama and his beloved princess Sita. Considered the first poetic work in Sanskrit, its literary, philosophical and aesthetic brilliance inspired poets, artists, and readers for two thousand years and continues to do so even today. We invite you to join us for an introductory lecture on the Ramayana, accompanied by two young artists to create an immersive experience inspired by the myth.

During the Olio, Adluri will explore the epic’s manipulation of time, narration, desire and action to demonstrate the fragility and paramount importance to ethical action. A vocal performance of a traditional classical composition by Bandlamudi and a contemporary composition and performance by Clemente helps us appreciate the universality, beauty and versatility of the story of the hero Rama.

8:00pm Esquina De Los Recuerdos El Taller Latino Americano

Un concierto como los de antes.

Ven a escuchar, cantar y bailar canciones de ahora, de ayer y de siempre 

Alexandra Castaño y Abram Alberto
Rubén González
Mario Cancel

$15

8:00pm Esquina De Los Recuerdos

Un concierto como los de antes.

Ven a escuchar, cantar y bailar canciones de ahora, de ayer y de siempre 

Alexandra Castaño y Abram Alberto
Rubén González
Mario Cancel

$15

9:30pm On the Beach Rubin Museum

1959, Stanley Kramer, USA, 133 min.

Introduced by astrologer Michael Lutin

Zodiac: Pisces (governed by Neptune and referencing two characters drawn to one another but swimming apart)

There could be worse ways to spend your final days than chasing Ava Gardner down an Australian beach. Gregory Peck (also seen in Spellbound, another film in this series) heads a starry cast in the first serious film to contemplate man-made global catastrophe. This movie is about predictions coming true. It also asks: If you had only months to live, how would you spend your final days?

Little known Cold War fact: this anti-bomb movie was the first full-length American feature to have a premiere in the Soviet Union.

9:30pm On the Beach

1959, Stanley Kramer, USA, 133 min.

Introduced by astrologer Michael Lutin

Zodiac: Pisces (governed by Neptune and referencing two characters drawn to one another but swimming apart)

There could be worse ways to spend your final days than chasing Ava Gardner down an Australian beach. Gregory Peck (also seen in Spellbound, another film in this series) heads a starry cast in the first serious film to contemplate man-made global catastrophe. This movie is about predictions coming true. It also asks: If you had only months to live, how would you spend your final days?

Little known Cold War fact: this anti-bomb movie was the first full-length American feature to have a premiere in the Soviet Union.

Saturday September 22, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
9:00am American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Queens Walk American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Queens Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

9:00am American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Queens Walk

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Queens Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

10:00am Fiddles and Whistles and Bodhrans, Oh My! Irish Arts Center

What’s a bodhrán? Have you ever heard of uilleann pipes? Did you know that your feet can make music? Learn about—and try for yourself!—traditional Irish instruments with a hands-on morning for the whole family. This event includes performances by Darrah Carr Dance and Irish Arts Center musicians.

Appropriate for children ages 4 and up

10:00am Fiddles and Whistles and Bodhrans, Oh My!

What’s a bodhrán? Have you ever heard of uilleann pipes? Did you know that your feet can make music? Learn about—and try for yourself!—traditional Irish instruments with a hands-on morning for the whole family. This event includes performances by Darrah Carr Dance and Irish Arts Center musicians.

Appropriate for children ages 4 and up

10:00am Radical Badges Children's Museum of the Arts

Create your own activist badge! The Oakland, California based “Radical Monarchs” gain badges through civic engagement and helping their communities, including #SelfEmpowerment #RadicalBeauty and #EachOneTeachOne. If you could create your own badge to show how you help your community, what would it look like? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own activist badges from fabric and other textile. Don’t forget to pin or sew it!

10:00am Radical Badges

Create your own activist badge! The Oakland, California based “Radical Monarchs” gain badges through civic engagement and helping their communities, including #SelfEmpowerment #RadicalBeauty and #EachOneTeachOne. If you could create your own badge to show how you help your community, what would it look like? Join CMA Teaching Artists as we create our own activist badges from fabric and other textile. Don’t forget to pin or sew it!

10:00am Look into the Future Children's Museum of the Arts

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

10:00am Look into the Future

If you could look into the future, what would you like to see? Today in the studio we will be creating monoculars with a view into the future.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth Children's Museum of the Arts

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am CIVICKIDS Photo Booth

Visit the Fine Arts Studio at CMA during general admission hours to create your own megaphone. We provide the supplies and a photo booth, and you bring the creativity. What do you care most about? What do you have to say? Speak up and speak out with a megaphone! Share your projects in our photo booth and tag your pics on Instagram using #CMACivicKids to be added to our online exhibition.

10:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line Children's Museum of the Arts

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

10:00am Art & Activism: Drawing the line

Andrea Bowers, Rico Gatson, Eric Gottesman, Guerilla Girls, Monica Lundy & Walter Maciel, Gordon Parks, Shane Aslan Selzer, and the CMA Permanent Collection

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

10:00am The World of Izabela Plucinska Children's Museum of the Arts

Izabela Plucinska has developed her own technique of creating animated films: she films figurines that she herself makes of plasticine clay (the same clay used at CMA’s Clay Bar!) Thanks to her developed technique, she manages to achieve the effect of “painting” with plasticine clay in her animations. Join us in the Media Lab as we screen some of our favorite films from this artist’s archive, and bring clay to life through animation!

10:00am The World of Izabela Plucinska

Izabela Plucinska has developed her own technique of creating animated films: she films figurines that she herself makes of plasticine clay (the same clay used at CMA’s Clay Bar!) Thanks to her developed technique, she manages to achieve the effect of “painting” with plasticine clay in her animations. Join us in the Media Lab as we screen some of our favorite films from this artist’s archive, and bring clay to life through animation!

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

Create a miniature clay terrarium with tiny cacti, succulents, miniature fountains, and flowers!

10:00am Terrariums

Create a miniature clay terrarium with tiny cacti, succulents, miniature fountains, and flowers!

10:00am Fiddles and Whistles and Bodhráns, Oh My! Irish Arts Center

What’s a bodhrán? Have you ever heard of uilleann pipes? Did you know that your feet can make music? Learn about—and try for yourself—traditional Irish instruments with a hands-on morning for the whole family. This event includes performances by Darrah Carr Dance and Irish Arts Center musicians.

10:00am Fiddles and Whistles and Bodhráns, Oh My!

What’s a bodhrán? Have you ever heard of uilleann pipes? Did you know that your feet can make music? Learn about—and try for yourself—traditional Irish instruments with a hands-on morning for the whole family. This event includes performances by Darrah Carr Dance and Irish Arts Center musicians.

SUBMERGE celebrates NYC’s coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. Join us for citizen science, free hands-on activities, kid-approved science entertainment and presentations by renowned scientists. Enjoy kayaking, fishing and activities galore! This is the fifth annual SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival on Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 from 11am to 4pm. 

11:00am SUBMERGE