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Monday, April 23, 2018

Conference |
This event is two days and evenings with German theatre researcher and author Hans-Thies Lehmann. His highly influential publication Postdramatic Theatre established the modern visage of avant-garde theatre by cataloguing and defining the tendencies and stylistic traits of experimental works since the end of the 1960s. Scholars and colleagues Marvin Carlson, Elinor Fuchs, Brandon Woolf, John Jesurun, Uwe Mengel, Molly Davis, Peter Eckersall, Jonathan Kalb, Carol Martin, Melissa Wansin Wong, and Frank Hentschker will join Lehmann in discussion throughout the sessions. 10:00am – 6:00pm Daytime screenings of excerpts from works by: Robert Wilson The Wooster Group John Jesurun Jan Lauwers Romeo Castellucci She She Pop René Pollesch Discussions: 6:30pm Postdramatic Theatre and the 21 Century -- Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:00pm New Forms of Theatre – Uwe Mengel, John Jesurun, Molly Davis & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:20pm Performance in the Age of Performance – Bertie Ferdman, André Lepecki & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:40pm Dramaturgy and Asian Theatres – Peter Eckersall, Melissa Wansin Wong & Hans-Thies Lehmann This is a two day event. The conference takes place on 4/23/2018 and 4/24/2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
10:00 am

to 8:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Two Days with German Theatre Expert Hans-Thies Lehmann: Screenings and Discussions
Book Reading |
The book tells the story of the world’s most audacious infrastructure project, an attempt to colonize and connect a dynamic, newly assertive region. Three decades after Paul Theroux dubbed China’s lumbering railway the Iron Rooster, the country’s network of high-speed trains is the envy of the world. Now, China is working to push those tracks into Southeast Asia, reviving a century-old colonial fantasy of an imperial railroad from China to Singapore. The talk is given by the book's author Will Doig, who has worked as Next City's (a national urban affairs magazine) international editor,  a columnist at Salon, an editor at The Daily Beast, a lecturer at the New School, and a communications staffer at the Open Society Foundations.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
12:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia
Conference |
Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US. This is a two day event. The conference takes place on 4/23/2018 and 4/24/2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
1:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture
Film |
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. 125 min.      New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
3:00 pm

Free

Films, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour (2017): Gary Oldman's Oscar
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
5:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Concert |
Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Broadway singers perform somgs by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist
Performance |
It's Shakespeare’s 454th birthday celebration. This is birthday party for the Bard that celebrates the dynamic female leads of Shakespeare’s plays. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as a New Orleans Second Line funeral processional by the Jambalaya Brass Band to spirit the Bard into the park.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, The Folio is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare
Lecture |
The dominant discourse about a “crisis of attention” depicts the new generations as scatterbrains doomed to evaporate in pathological distraction. There certainly are good reasons for most of us to feel overwhelmed by an excess of solicitations. In its current path of development, the capitalist mediarchy generates ecocidal and egocidal conditions of ubiquitous competition which dramatically drain our attentional resources. Speaker Yves Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Attention, Distraction and Curiosity in the Age of Digital Mediarchy
Screening |
Set in a time of leg warmers and Cold War chill, The Americans follows two Soviet spies (Felicity’s Keri Russell and Brothers & Sisters’ Matthew Rhys) undercover as a troubled married couple trying to steal U.S. secrets and blend seamlessly into American suburban life of the 1980s. Vividly detailed, the show captures Reagan-era politics and pop culture with equal brilliance. Creative team members Joe Weisberg, himself a former CIA officer, and Joel Fields screen an episode and take you behind the scenes of crafting FX’s award winning drama. Guests: Joe Weisberg, Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer Joel Fields, Executive Producer and Writer Moderator: Shruti Ganguly, Filmmaker    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
6:30 pm

Free

Screenings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, FX's The Americans: spy drama, watch an episode, meet the creators
Play |
Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to  New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara brings Shakespeare's Henry V to NYC
Discussion |
A conversation with Shahriar Mandanipour, whom The Guardian calls "one of Iran's greatest novelists," along with his his translator Sara Khalili and fellow Iranian novelist Jasmin Darznik, as they discuss Moon Brow (Restless Books, 2018), Mandanipour's first book in nearly a decade, and Song of a Captive Bird (Ballantine Books, 2018), Darznik’s debut novel based on the life of the rebel feminist poet Forugh Farrokhzad    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

$5 suggested donation...

Discussions, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Shahriar Mandanipour, 'One of Iran's Greatest Novelists'
Classical Music |
Program: HAYDN: Adagio Symphony No. 13 in D Major H. 1/13 HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1 ELGAR: Salut d'Amour HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, H. 7b/2, Op. 101    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Cello Works by Haydn and Elgar
Classical Music |
Program: Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) Sonata for Piano Nora Bartosik Spiral (2017) John Corigliano (b. 1938) from Winging It (2008) Charles Ives (1874-1954) from Piano Sonata No. 2 Samuel Barber (1910-81) Sonata for Piano, Op. 26 Nora Bartosik, piano.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Piano Works by Messiaen, Barber, Ives, Corigliano
Classical Music |
Esder Kang, Cello. Program: ELGAR: Cello concerto in E minor Opus 85 1mvt. SCHUMANN: Fantasy pieces Opus 73 SCHUBERT: Arpeggione- Sonata Aminor    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 23
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Cello Works by Schubert, Schumann and Elgar

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Conference |
Postdramatic Theatre publication established the modern visage of German avant-garde theatre by cataloguing and defining the tendencies and stylistic traits of experimental works since the end of the 1960s. Meet its author, German theatre researcher Hans-Thies Lehmann. Scholars and colleagues Marvin Carlson, Elinor Fuchs, Brandon Woolf, John Jesurun, Uwe Mengel, Molly Davis, Peter Eckersall, Jonathan Kalb, Carol Martin, Melissa Wansin Wong, and Frank Hentschker will join Lehmann in discussion throughout the sessions. 10:00am – 6:00pm Daytime screenings of excerpts from works by: Tadeusz Kantor Théatre du Soleil/Ariane Mnouchkine Klaus Michael Grüber Einar Schleef Angelus Novus Jan Fabre andcompany&Co Discussions: 6:30pm On Tragedy -- Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:00pm On Writing – Elinor Fuchs, Jonathan Kalb & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:20pm Theater of the Real – Marvin Carlson, Carol Martin and Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:40pm German Theatre and the Giessen Institut – Brandon Woolf, Frank Hentschker and Hans-Thies Lehmann This event is a two day events.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
10:00 am

to 8:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Two Days with German Theatre Expert Hans-Thies Lehmann: Screenings and Discussions
Conference |
Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
12:30 pm

to 3:40 pm

Free

Conferences, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture
Film |
Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville. Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. 130 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free

Films, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-Winning Phantom Thread (2017): Fashion Designer's Love
Book Reading |
Derek Lidow, an experienced and successful global CEO, a researcher, an innovator, and a startup coach, has long demonstrated the rare ability to operate successfully in corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic environments. Derek’s contributions include applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. His accomplishments include founding iSuppli, a leading market research firm, which Derek sold in 2010 for $100 million to global information leader IHS.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Bestselling author Derek Lidow discusses his book Building on Bedrock
Screening |
Eva Hesse's (1936-1970) pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. Director: Marcie Begleiter    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free

Screenings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Documentary about America’s foremost postwar artists, Eva Hesse
Book Reading |
As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. He tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed: A Life is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Lou Reed: A Life: one of the most incendiary artists of our time and his complex and chameleonic life
Book Reading |
The real story of what happened in the 2016 election, told through the dishy, rollicking, deeply personal story of one New York Times journalist's career covering the First Woman President who wasn't. For a decade, award-winning New York Times Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton's pursuit of the presidency. Chozick's front-row seat took her to 48 states and set off a time in which her formative years became -- both personally and professionally -- intrinsically intertwined to Clinton's presidential ambitions. Chasing Hillary is a campaign book like never before.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, New York Times' Amy Chozick discusses her book Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling
Book Signing |
A photographic tour of the different sides of Hollywood by the the bestselling author of life.love.beauty. The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see—and the one we don't—with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally charged color and black and white photos. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Keegan Allen signs copies of his book Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland
Discussion |
How and why our brains are wired to regulate our thoughts and emotions, what happens when our ability to regulate fails, and how mindfulness can be used as a tool to maintain self-regulation in both adults and children. Discussed by Meriah DeJoseph, who has BS in cognitive neuroscience from UCSD and an MA in psychology from Columbia University. How the brain adapts to care for a newborn, and how a baby’s cry can control adult behavior. Her research focuses on the vital bond between parent and child, and investigates the use of neurochemicals, such as the “love drug” oxytocin, as a treatment to strengthen fragile and broken parent-child relationships Discussed by Dr. Bianca Jones-Marlin, PhD. This event is 21+    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

$5, RSVP required

Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Mindfulness and Love
Book Reading |
Over the years, actor and director Christine Lahti has embodied iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now she’s turning her talent to the literary world. In this collection of affecting essays, Lahti examines her life, from her childhood, to her start as an actor and activist, and her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Her witty and humble writing captures moments in her life, revealing her struggle against her need for perfection, fighting to maintain her integrity as a feminist and as a person. She will be joined in conversation by documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Actress Christine Lahti discusses her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age with Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore
Classical Music |
The Columbia University Orchestra's Spring 2018 concert, directed by Jeffrey Milarsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 24
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Orchestral Works by Bernstein and Tchiakovsky

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Classical Music |
Program: J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (Arranged for Viola by Watson Forbes) F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D.821 (Arranged by Kurt Platz) F. Schubert Concertpiece for Viola and Piano, F Major (Georges Enescu) Benjamin Preneta, violin    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Violin Works by Schubert and Bach
Jazz |
Featuring Lou Caputo's Not So Big Band. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) Lou Caputo has performed with such musicians as Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Shirley Basey, as well as the many of the famous Motown acts like the Temptations and the Four Tops. He played for former President Bill Clinton on the occasion of Clinton's 50th birthday. The band: Lou Caputo, alto, baritone, soprano saxophone, flute; John Eckert: trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Geoffrey Burke: alto sax, flute; Virginia Mayhew, tenor sax; Jason Ingram, trombone; Dale Turk: tuba; Don Stein, piano; Joel Perry, guitar; Bill Crow, bass; Rudy Petschauer, drums; Mike Campenni, drums; Warren Smith, vibraphone, percussion; Eddie Montalvo, conga; Leopoldo Fleming, percussion. This concert is a part of an ongoing program for jazz lovers.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

Concerts, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Jazz band: saxophones, trumpets, trombone, tuba and more
Screening |
African dance scholar Carolyn Webb will help celebrate the life and work of Haitian dancer and choreographer Jean Léon Destiné.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
1:30 pm

Free

Screenings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Dance on Film: Haitian dancer and choreographer Jean Léon Destiné
Play |
Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2).) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Shakespeare's Henry V
Play |
Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant
Classical Music |
Program: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 Johannes Brahms (1833-97) 6 Klavierstucke, Op. 118 José María Sánchez-Verdú (b. 1968) Jardín de espejos (2017) Robert Schumann (1810-56) Fantasie, Op. 17 Bela Bartok (1881-1945) Out of Doors  Alexei Tartakovsky, piano    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann, Bartok, Brahms
Classical Music |
Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and top honors at the Warsaw Chopin, Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions, as well as the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and varied repertoire includes more than 60 concertos as well as solo works ranging from Bach to Boulez.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 25
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Internationally recognized pianist Jeffrey Swann

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jazz |
Ray Mantilla brings his exciting jazz / latin quartet.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Ray Mantilla, Legendary Conga Player
Film |
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. 125 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
2:00 pm

Free

Films, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour (2017) Gary Oldman's Oscar
Film |
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 134 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
2:00 pm

Free

Films, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Joseph Kosinski's Only the Brave (2017): Firefighting Tragedy
Film |
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Shelley Hennig. A lawyer gets involved in a complicated murder case, which offers him an opportunity to get rich if he compromises his ethics. 117 minutes    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
4:00 pm

Free

Films, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Dan Gilroy's Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017): Unconventional Attorney
Concert |
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the Grammy Award- winning vocal quartet Anonymous 4, sings lullabies and folk songs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. This is an evening of ancient lullabies, Irish, English, and American folk songs, along with Benjamin Britten’s whimsical masterpiece A Charm of Lullabies.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Folk Songs and Lullabies from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Lecture |
This is the first class of five on the social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. It will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized approaches to advertising food products; a burgeoning restaurant landscape including McDonald’s and Howard Johnsons; and newly organized school lunch programs. It will also discuss the deep nostalgia that surrounds this particular period in American history, asking ourselves “what do these foods and this time period really mean to us today?” The subsequent dates of the course are May 3, 17, 24, and 31. Speaker Shayne Leslie Figueroa is a doctoral fellow in the Food Studies program at New York University. Her dissertation work is a social history of the school lunch program in New York City during the postwar period.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Food and Families in Postwar America
Discussion |
The year-long “Uprising 13/13” seminar series explores various modalities of disobedience, revolt, social movement, or other forms of political contestation. Each session will focus on one form of uprising in relation to historical events, from modern revolutionary movements to the Arab Spring and the Dakota Access Pipeline. In this final session of the year, participants discuss counterrevolution. With: Bernard E. Harcourt (Columbia) Laleh Khalili (University of London) Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia) Massimiliano Tomba (University of California Santa Cruz) Moderated by Adam Tooze and Jeremy Kessler    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
6:15 pm

Free

Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution
Concert |
Four unique artists bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience as they perform selections of their work in a showcase hosted by WFUV radio personality Rita Houston.      New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Downtown Comes Uptown
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 26
8:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

Friday, April 27, 2018

Conference |
This graduate student conference is on the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. If the preconditions for the rise of the far-right, xenophobia, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, right-wing populism, religious fundamentalism and fascism can be found within liberal democracy and neo-liberalism, laying bare the violent foundations of the liberal democratic project, then what hope can theories of radical democracy offer toward re-founding society on democratic principles? How have the rise of social movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring, Rojava, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, 15M, AntiFa, and the emergence of left alternatives such as Podemos, MAS and Syriza both exposed the contradictions of institutionalism, capitalism, rule of law, deliberation and other aspects of liberal democracy, and also illuminated the need for radical democratic alternatives?    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
9:00 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, 7th Annual Radical Democracy Conference
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
12:20 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Bach at Noon
Discussion |
Instead of revisiting a few nostalgic clichés, this panel will collectively reflect on the very historical and political parameters of May ‘68: WHEN was May ‘68 exactly? WHERE did it occur? WHAT was it about? What is the meaningful historical sequence in which May ‘68 makes sense? With which other dates should it be paired in order to produce a significant chronology of the post-war period? 1958? 1967? 1974? 1981? 1989? Can this chronology be understood as a succession of “Revolutions” and periods of “return to order?” And where did it happen? While the narratives of May ‘68 traditionally locate it on a line going from Paris to New York, via Prague, Beijing and Tokyo, we would like to think through an alternative francophone geography of May ’68, one that includes Guadeloupe, where an anti-racist uprising in May 1967 was met with violent repression, as well as Dakar and Tunis, where contestations shook the local foundations of power and shaped social and political movements for decades to come. And finally, WHAT was May '68? How can we interpret together all the different movements that contested relations of power around race, gender, sexuality, labor, culture and knowledge? How did they shape subsequent political conflicts and how they resonate with current political and social struggles?    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
1:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, May 68 Fifty Years Later: When? Where? What? And Does It Even Matter?
Concert |
World-class harmonica virtuoso Jia-Yi He plays and discusses the history and construction of different kinds of harmonicas: Chromatic, Diatonic, Tremolo, and Bass, as well as the largest harmonica and the smallest harmonica in the world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, World-class harmonica virtuoso Jia-Yi He plays and discusses harmonica history
Film |
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon. At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. 123 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
2:00 pm

Free

Films, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Oscar's Best Picture of the Year in 2018: Guillerno del Toro's The Shape of Water
Classical Music |
NYC-based vocal ensemble The Salvatones. Daniel Brondel, director. The Salvatones consists of passionate, committed singers led by artistic director Daniel Brondel, who is the Associate Director of Music & Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The ensemble has collaborated with internationally renowned vocal ensembles including The Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Essence of Joy Singers, and DeKoor Close Harmony. Their yearly concert series, collaborating with the New York Virtuosi string ensembles, includes The Many Sounds of Christmas, The Many Sounds of Spring, and 9/11 Reflections.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Choral arrangements of music for the springtime and Easter
Conference |
A two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968. From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
5:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of bronze sculptures by New York-based artist Sarah Peters. This is the gallery’s second solo show of Peters’ work, which expands upon her exploration of formal sculptural languages and themes ranging from power and authority to psychology, gender, and humanity.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Figureheads: Sculpture by Sarah Peters
Discussion |
White student activists from Parkland, Florida and Black student activists from Chicago and New York come to share their experiences with gun violence, activism and organizing for gun reform laws and safe communities. These student activists engage and challenge all of us to reimagine what we know about gun violence and how to stop it. With: Amel Burton, Queens, NY Matt Deitsch, Parkland, FL Ryan Deitsch, Parkland, FL Journey Jamison, Chicago, IL Moderator: Maya Wiley    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Gun Reform in Black & White: Student Activism and #NeverAgain
Lecture |
A pre-concert lecture illuminates the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Great Performers program, which features Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Varèse’s Amériques, and a new work by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Harlow Robinson, speaker    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
6:45 pm

Free

Lectures, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Los Angeles Philharmonic Pre-Concert Lecture
Classical Music |
Rolf Schulte, violin; Judith Olson, piano. Program: Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata in G Major. Op. 78 (1879) Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2 (1894) About the Performers “One of the most distinguished violinists of our day” (The New Yorker) violonist Rolf Schulte has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic among others. Pianist Judith Olson is both a solo and collaborative musician, and has toured throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Korea.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Brahms' two sonatas
Classical Music |
The Queens Consort is a professional early music instrument ensemble. The group plays on period instruments and in baroque style. This is the first concert/lecture of The Queens Consort's series program entitled "The Arne Project".  Thomas Augustine Arne was an English composer. He wrote the patriotic song Rule Britannia, a version of God Save the King, which became the British national anthem, and the song A-Hunting We Will Go. Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. The Queens Consort brings a guest from Memorial University in Newfoundland -- a musicologist and Arne scholar who has spent years traveling back and forth to the British Library to collect and reconstruct little-known works by Thomas Arne. The Queens Consort: Claire Smith Bermingham, Baroque Violin Daniel McCarthy, Baroque Violin Margret Hjaltested, Baroque Viola Anneke Schaul-Yoder, Baroque Cello Aya Hamada, Harpsichord    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Works of a leading 18C British theatre composer, performed by Early Music ensemble.
Classical Music |
Dr. Jennifer Pascual is the first woman to become Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, one of the most prestigious sacred music appointments in the United States. She conducted the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir for President Bush at the White House for National Day of Prayer. Dr. Pascual conducted the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir and orchestra during the Mass at Madison Square Garden celebrated by Pope Francis.  Reception to follow.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Celebrated organist Jennifer Pascual
Classical Music |
The Barnard-Columbia Chorus joins the Choir of the University of Bolzano, Italy in presenting Messa da Requiem, Verdi’s masterpiece. In 1868, Giuseppe Verdi set out to commemorate the passing of Gioachino Rossini by inviting twelve additional Italian composers to contribute a section to a new Requiem Mass. The premier was slated for the following year, but difficulties with the organizing committee and the proposed conductor prevented the performance. Several years later, the great Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni also passed away. Verdi deeply admired Manzoni and was determined to set all of the Latin text of the Requiem Mass himself to honor his contemporary. The premier of the Messa da Requiem that, we know today, took place in 1874 with Verdi conducting.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 27
8:00 pm

$5

Concerts, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Verdi's Messa da Requiem

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Conference |
A two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968. From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
9:30 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Conferences, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
Opening Reception |
Visit Upper East Side galleries and attend events led by industry experts.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Upper East Gallery Walk
Workshop |
Celebrate World Tai Chi day with classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. All ages and levels are welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
11:00 am

to 2:00 pm

Free

Workshops, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Workshop |
Get outside and kick it “old school” with boxcar derbies, shuffleboard, stickball and other classics Revisit the days when boxcar derbies, stickball, pogo sticks, double-dutch and shuffleboard were all the rage at the 11th Annual Street Games. The event re-introduces classic games enjoyed by past generations to a new generation of kids. Street Games inspires kids to take a break from electronics, get up, get outside, and get active. Kids can try their hand at wheelchair basketball, paddleball, wall ball and parkour, or learn skateboarding and rollerblading tricks from the pros. Street Games is more than just games. The event will include live music and performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Groove Hoops, a professional hoola hoop group. Street Games is open to all ages and abilities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
11:00 am

to 3:00 pm

Free

Workshops, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, 11th Annual Street Games: Play Retro Games from the '60s and '70s
Workshop |
Celebrate International Tabletop Day. Try out this season's new party, card, and strategy games, and meet new people at the same time.  1pm - 1:45pm: Card games 2pm - 2:45pm: Party games 3pm - 3:45pm: Role playing games 4pm - 4:45pm: Euro games 5pm: Settlers of Catan Tournament    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
1:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Workshops, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, International Tabletop Games Day
Jazz |
Experience South Africa's rich culture celebrating the life and music of trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018). He was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number 1 US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Tribute to "the father of South African jazz" Hugh Masakela
Classical Music |
Program: Vivaldi's Gloria Handel's Foundling Hospital Anthem With: Columbia University Bach Society
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 28
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Works by Vivaldi and Handel

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Classical Music |
Composer and saxophonist, Remy Le Boeuf has a fresh and forward-thinking ear for blending his strong jazz roots with his clear classical, indie-rock, and electronic influences, defying genre and creating an energetic sound that is both intellectual and accessible to any audience Followed by a Q&A from 1-1:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 29
11:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf and 19-piece ensemble
Play |
Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 29
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara brings Shakespeare's Henry V to NYC
Classical Music |
Organist Daniel Hyde has apperared at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Town Hall, Birmingham Town Hall and more venues. He has been a concerto soloist with the BBC Philharmonic and the Britten Sinfonia and many more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 29
5:15 pm

Free

Concerts, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Organist performed with the BBC Philharmonic

Monday, April 30, 2018

Lecture |
The 13-year relationship between Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, conducted entirely through letters, was one of the strangest stories in the history of Romantic music. Their spiritualized romance will be discussed within the context of music patronage in Russia, Tchaikovsky's conflicts about his homosexuality, his failed marriage, and von Meck's unflinching admiration for him and his music, with a detailed discussion of her role in the composition of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Speakers: - Anne Swartz, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College - James Melo, Senior Editor at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and musicologist with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 30
5:30 pm

Free

Lectures, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Love Spiritualized: The Epistolary Romance of Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck
Discussion |
So you want to work on Broadway? Find out from Broadway’s leading producers what it takes to launch a show, get it noticed and reviewed, and what it takes to have a successful run. Guests: Tom Hulce, Producer and Director of Spring Awakening, American Idiot Rick Miramonetz, CEO, O&M PR Susan Vargo, Executive Producer, SpongeBob    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 30
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Tony-winning producer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot talks Broadway
Discussion |
On March 15, 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady arrived on Broadway for the first of its 2,717 performances (the longest Broadway run of its time). Considered by many critics, scholars, and fans as “the perfect musical,” the show’s Tony Award–winning original Broadway production starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. But the show’s life didn’t begin in New York and it certainly didn’t end when the original production closed. Through performance and conversation, New Yorker writer and host Adam Gopnik with guests including actors Kevin Kline and Melissa Errico and director André Bishop uncover the history of this landmark musical.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 30
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, My Fair Lady Hits Broadway: Performance and Conversation Featuring Actor Kevin Kline

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 1
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Workshop |
Designed for students who want to refine and enhance their compositional skills and improve their way of seeing, this introduction to photography course covers basic camera handling, composition, light, and subject matter. All classes take place in the park. Please bring your camera or iPhone. Open to all. Instructor: Lynn Saville    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 1
10:00 am

Free

Workshops, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Photographic Seeing: The Camera
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 1
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Bach at Noon
Book Reading |
Author, professor, and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen dispels misunderstandings about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony. Restrictions may apply. Callfor details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Former ACLU president  Nadine Strossen discusses her book Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 2
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Bach at Noon
Lecture |
Carl Zimmer's journalism has also appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Wired, and The Atlantic. Among his awards, he has earned the Stephen Jay Gould Prize and the Online Journalism Award. His thirteenth book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, will be published in May.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 2
5:00 pm

Free

Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life with New York Times Columnist Carl Zimmer

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 3
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 3
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Bach at Noon
Film |
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. 87 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 3
2:00 pm

Free

Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit (2007): Israeli Comedy-Drama
Talk |
The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American baritone Quinn Kelsey, one of the foremost singers of his generation and the natural heir to the mantle of Verdi baritone held by the likes of Sherrill Milnes. In June 2016, he scored a huge triumph in San Francisco as one of the most complex Rigolettos in decades. At the Met this season he sings in Il Trovatore, Hansel and Gretel and Lucia di Lammermoor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 3
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with MET OPERA Baritone Quinn Kelsey

Friday, May 4, 2018

Tour |
An annual weekend-long celebration featuring 200+ free “walking conversations” throughout the five boroughs, led by urban enthusiasts and local experts who care deeply about their neighborhoods. All of the walks combine the simple act of exploring neighborhoods with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. A typical walk is 90 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 4
9:00 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Tours, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, 200+ Free NYC Walking Tours
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 4
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Bach at Noon

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Play |
Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 5
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Birdwatching |
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 6
10:00 am

Free

Birdwatchings, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, Birding Basics: The North Woods
Classical Music |
Daniel Epstein, pianist; Michael F. Tietz, conductor. Program Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Concerto Grosso TWV 54:D3 (1716) Antonio Rosetti (17501-1792) Symphony in D Major, La Chasse (1786) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 83 (1881) About the Program Georg Philipp Telemann was a Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. His music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian, German) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles. Francesco Antonio Rosetti was a classical era composer and double bass player, and was a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart. He is best known today for his horn concertos. Rosetti is also known for writing the Requiem (1776) which was played at a memorial for Mozart in December 1791. The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B♭ major, Op. 83, by Johannes Brahms is separated by a gap of 22 years from his first piano concerto. Brahms began work on the piece in 1878 and completed it in 1881 while in Pressbaum near Vienna. It is dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. The public premiere of the concerto was given in Budapest, with Brahms as soloist, and was an immediate success.  He proceeded to perform the piece in many cities across Europe.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 6
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, The Broadway Bach Ensemble performs Brahms and more
Jazz |
The terrific Manhattan Jazz Quintet plays the jazz standards that the diverse audience loves. Out of the Manhattan School of Music, this band gives jazz standards played with modern finesse and spirit. The selections include the work of Miles Davis, Frank Loesser, Harry Warren, George Gershwin and other hip and beloved composers.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 6
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, The Manhattan Jazz Quintet performs works by Miles Davis, Frank Loesser and George Gershwin
Concert |
Hungry March Band fills its bottomless bag of musical treats with traditional New Orleans tunes, Gypsy-influenced dances, punk-rock noise, hip-hop beats, and Brooklyn-inspired concoctions with Latin grooves. Since its debut at the 1997 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the band has brought high-octane, thrill-a-minute mayhem to ecstatic audiences around the world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 6
2:00 pm

to 3:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, Traditional New Orleans tunes, Gypsy-influenced dances, punk-rock noise and more

Monday, May 7, 2018

Talk |
Chita Rivera is an actress/singer/dancer who has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical, the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She will be interviewed by Broadway World's Richard Ridge.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 7
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Chita Rivera, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend
Lecture |
Speaker Sarah Sobieraj directs the Digital Sexism Project, investigating the impact of gender-based attacks against women online on political discourse. She is the author of The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility (Oxford University Press 2014) with Jeff Berry, and Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism (NYU 2011).    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 7
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Stupid Bitch: Identity-Based Attacks Online
Book Reading |
An economist and a chess master discuss the future of democratic capitalism. Angry citizens from Belgium to Brazil are leading protests to demand a greater say in their political, personal, and economic futures. Their underlying outrage is the same, says economist Dambisa Moyo. People are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anemic growth. In her new book, Moyo argues that demographics, inequality, commodity scarcity, and technological innovation are driving social and economic unrest. The solution: a fundamental retooling of democratic capitalism. Fragile economies result in a fragile international community; that can lead, says Moyo, to a fragmented and unstable global future. Moyo will be joined in conversation by Garry Kasparov, 13th world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 7
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Dambisa Moyo discusses her book Edge of Chaos with Chess Champion Garry Kasparov

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 8
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 8
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Bach at Noon
Screening |
Filmmakers don’t always get it right when they put jazz into their films, but when they do, it should be celebrated. You’ll see Benny Goodman with his quartet and big band in Hollywood Hotel (1937), Nat King Cole in The Blue Gardenia (1953), Duke Ellington in Murder at the Vanities (1934), and much more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 8
7:30 pm

Free

Screenings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, The Best Jazz in the Movies: Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole and others

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Birdwatching |
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a nature sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 9
8:00 am

Free

Birdwatchings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Pond
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 9
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Bach at Noon
Lecture |
A lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, followed by a question and answer period, moderated by Adjunct Professor Mary Maudsley.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 9
6:15 pm

Free

Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The Jews of Italy and Italian Occupied Territories During the Holocaust

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Bach at Noon
Jazz |
George Braith is the hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, George Braith, Underground Saxophone Legend
Film |
Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. 119 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
2:00 pm

Free

Films, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Craig Gillespie's Oscar Winner I, Tonya (2017): Discgraced Skater Biopic
Film |
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart. Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. 119 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
4:00 pm

Free

Films, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017): Trapped in a Video Game
Lecture |
Anne Carson, a writer of “inscrutable brilliance” (The New York Times) who calls herself a visual rather than a verbal artist, discusses the influence of the Classics on her work as a poet, essayist, and translator. A teacher of ancient Greek, she has published 20 books, blending genres and media. Her first book, Eros the Bittersweet, was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time by the Modern Library.      New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 10
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Envisioning the Classics

Friday, May 11, 2018

Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 11
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Bach at Noon
Play |
This thriller delves into a dystopia where one man interviews the person responsible for the murder of a million people. Written by Lorenzo De Liberato Directed by Stefano Patti With Marco Quaglia, Stefano Patti This performance is part of the 2018 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. Now in its 6th season, the festival presents a survey of the best Italian theatrical productions - for free - in all five NYC boroughs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 11
6:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Echoes: One Man, One Million Murders
Play |
Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 11
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Play |
Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 12
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Concert |
Bang on a Can announces its 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists. Music by Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe, and more. Performances by Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, Eliza Bagg, David Friend, ETHEL, Flux Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin, Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, and more    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 13
12:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 13, 2018, 05/13/2018, 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon: 10 Hours of Live Music

Monday, May 14, 2018

Opera |
Passions flare in this hour-long adaptation of one of the world's most beloved operas.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 14
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, New York City Opera performs Bizet's Carmen
Concert |
Whistling is an art. Being able to merge this unusual sound with that of other instruments, as if it were sung, requires special technique and control. Listening to Elena Somaré, these seem like the most natural things in the world. Like a magical song, this sound awakes the curiosity of those who associated whistling with the male gender, relegated to lowbrow entertainment. It is a difficult task to center such a simple and rarefied sound that uses the human body as a sound box even more than the human voice does. History and tradition made it difficult of this art form to flourish, since whistling was identified with the devil's voice. Women were forbidden to whistle, as it was considered vulgar and rude. With her artistry, Elena Somaré aims to dispel these preconceptions and show how whistling can be delicate, spiritual and sentimental, a magnificent instrument demonstrating yet unexplored expressive possibilities. Elena Somaré, whistler Gianluca Massetti, pianist    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 14
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, The Magic Whistle: A Whistling Concert

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 15
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Workshop |
Focusing on the people, plants, and architecture of the park, this introductory course also covers basic camera handling, composition, light, and subject matter. Bring your own camera. Instructor: Jade Doskow.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 15
10:00 am

Free

Workshops, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Photographic Seeing: Light
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 15
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Bach at Noon
Book Reading |
In Our Damaged Democracy, Joseph Califano notes that he has never in all his 85 years “been so concerned about the destiny of our democracy.” The Harvard-educated lawyer grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn, served in the White House of President Lyndon Johnson, acted as an attorney for the Democratic Party during Watergate, and represented clients as varied as the Black Panther Party and Coca-Cola in his years as a Washington and Wall Street lawyer. Joseph Califano speaks with Robert Semple, who spent a year covering President Johnson himself, and has served for 30 years as the associate editor of the The New York Times Editorial page.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 15
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, An attorney for the Democratic Party during Watergate discusses his new book Our Damaged Democracy
Concert |
Program: Works by Schubert, Gershwin, Palestrina, Joni Mitchell, Verdi, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet, Carole King, John Dowland, Cole Porter, and others Featuring MGC and guest artists from the worlds of cabaret and opera: Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, piano and vocals Katie Dixon, soprano Camilo Estrada, tenor    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 15
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York Spring Concert: What Is This Thing Called Love?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 16
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Bach at Noon
Film |
The documentary is the story of an unusual staging of the last play written by W.Shakespeare: The Tempest. The film takes place during the 2016 Teatro Ecologico Festival (Ecological Theater Festival) in the Sicilian island of Stromboli. 55 min.   Introduced by director Alessandro Fabrizi. In Italian with English subtitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 16
6:00 pm

Free

Films, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Shakespeare on the Rocks (2017): An Unusual Staging of the Bard

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Bach at Noon
Jazz |
Ray Mantilla brings his exciting jazz / latin quartet.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Ray Mantilla, Legendary Conga Player
Film |
Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville. Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. 130 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
2:00 pm

Free

Films, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-Winning Phantom Thread (2017): Fashion Designer's Love
Film |
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. 125 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
4:00 pm

Free

Films, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour (2017): Gary Oldman's Oscar
Jazz |
NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. With a career spanning over five decades, Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Friday, May 18, 2018

Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 18
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, Bach at Noon
Play |
A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 18
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
Classical Music |
Collectio Musicorum performs works by 15C European composers. Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) was an innovative composer whose works changed the face of European music in the 15th century. Collectio will perform a number of his works, both sacred and secular including love songs and hymns, laments and prayers. Gilles de Binche (1400-1460) was a Netherlandish composer, one of the earliest members of the Burgundian school and one of the three most famous composers of the early 15th century. Pierre Fontaine (1380-1450) was a French composer of the transitional era between the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, and a member of the Burgundian School of composers. While he was well-known at the time, most of his music has probably been lost. All of his surviving music is secular, and all his compositions are chansons. Music Director of Collectio Musicorum Jeff Dailey is an active instrumentalist, musicologist, conductor, and stage director. His publications include studies of medieval and Renaissance music and theatre, Eugene O’Neill, Beowulf, Donizetti, and Gilbert and Sullivan. He has been president of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society since 2008.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 18
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, A Celebration of Early Renaissance Music
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 18
8:00 pm

$5 donation

Concerts, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, 'Keep a Lid on It' with The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Parade |
10,000 dancers. 80+ unique styles of dance. 150+ groups come together to participate in this "movement" of dance. This United Nations of dance presents ballet to breakdance and everything in between.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 19
1:00 pm

Free

Parades, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival
Play |
A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 19
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 19
8:00 pm

$5 donation

Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 'Keep a Lid on It' with The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tour |
1.5 hours at easy pace with optional extension at own pace. Bring water. Since it’s early in the season, food to purchase on the island may be limited. It’s wise to bring your own snack/lunch.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 20
11:15 am

$3

Tours, May 20, 2018, 05/20/2018, Governors Island, New York City Harbor: Guided History Walk
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 20
3:00 pm

$5 donation

Concerts, May 20, 2018, 05/20/2018, 'Keep a Lid on It' with The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group

Monday, May 21, 2018

Concert |
Vocalist Karen Mason has starred on stage and television, and in recordings. On Broadway, she dazzled audiences in Wonderland, originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, and earned ovations for her performance as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She is also a beloved cabaret singer, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, and other venues. Broadway composer/lyricists Barry Kleinbort (Broadway and the Bard, Big City Rhytm) has directed and/or written special material for such cabaret/theatre luminaries as Kaye Ballard, Marcia Lewis, Mary Cleere Haran among others.  Pianist Tedd Firth has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland and more venues.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 21
7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 21, 2018, 05/21/2018, Karen Mason, Broadway and Cabaret singer

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 22
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 22, 2018, 05/22/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 22
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 22, 2018, 05/22/2018, Bach at Noon

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 23
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, May 23, 2018, 05/23/2018, Bach at Noon

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 24
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Film |
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins. After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. 141 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 24
1:00 pm

Free

Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): 7-Time Oscar Winner
Film |
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. 111 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 24
2:00 pm

Free

Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Sean Baker's The Florida Project (2017): Growing Up Outside Disney World
Discussion |
Inspired by the tragic events and continued inaction in Puerto Rico, this event invites theatre and performance artists from Puerto Rico to speak about their artistic practices and how these have been impacted by Hurricane María. The evening will feature presentations, readings, and demonstrations, as well as an open forum to discuss the current state of performance and politics on the island. Invited artists and panelists include: Isel Rodríguez (Teatro Breve) Helen Ceballos (Mezcolanza) Kairiana Núñez (Mezcolanza) Mickey Negrón (Mezcolanza) Libertad Guerra (Loisaida Center) The event will be moderated by Bertie Ferdman.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 24
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Puerto Rico: Theatre after Hurricane María

Friday, May 25, 2018

Concert |
Celebrating over 20 years of bringing live musical spectacle to the people of New York City and beyond is Hungry March Band, a brass, percussion, and performance ensemble. Founded in Brooklyn in 1997 for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, HMB embodies the spirit of NYC’s streets.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 25
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 25, 2018, 05/25/2018, The Hungry March Band's Live Music Spectacle
Play |
A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 25
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 25, 2018, 05/25/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Tour |
Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. Leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . Walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. After the Hall of Fame walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water. Walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question.     New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 26
9:00 am

$3

Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame Walk
Play |
A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 26
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy

Monday, May 28, 2018

Park Walk |
Walk through the park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 28
11:00 am

Free

Park Walks, May 28, 2018, 05/28/2018, Memorial Walk Tour

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 29
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, World Tai Chi Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Book Discussion |
From The Lion King to Moose Murders and from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Agatha Christieʼs The Mousetrap, celebrate the Drama Desk Award-winning artwork of Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo with more than 250 of his theatre poster designs from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the globe. This is the perfect collection for students and fans of the theatre, graphic design and advertising, and the arts in general.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 30
7:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, May 30, 2018, 05/30/2018, Frank 'Fraver' Verlizzo discusses his book Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 31
7:30 am

Free

Workshops, May 31, 2018, 05/31/2018, World Tai Chi Day
Film |
The filmmaker and the photographer travel the French countryside, encountering people and places that become the subjects of their public art installations. 89 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 31
2:00 pm

Free

Films, May 31, 2018, 05/31/2018, Agnes Varda and JR's Faces Places (2017): French Documentary

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Festival |
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. The landmark synagogue as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds. Enjoy outdoor performances of Chinese opera, Chinese folk, klezmer, cantorial, and Puerto Rican folk music. Watch fascinating demonstrations by a Hebrew and a Chinese scribe, Puerto Rican mask maker, and other folk artists. Learn how to braid challah bread, roll dumplings and craft empanadas. Or try your hand at crafts including yarmulke making, mask making, lace making and more. You can also go head-to-head with community mavens in a fierce game of mah jongg. Best of all, kosher egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas will be available for purchase all day.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 17
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
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