Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

May 26 to Sept 9, 2018 (all day)

This city tradition feels fresh every spring when artists following in the footsteps of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning set up shop in the park. Hundreds of exhibitors, from NYU students to artists who remember the Village as a creative enclave, display their paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and woodcraft.

Cost: FREE
Washington Square Park
West 4th Street to Waverly Pl between MacDougal St and University Pl
New York NY 10012

More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/washington-square-outdoor-art-exhibit#tab_panel_2



Mother’s Day Card Making

May 13, 2018 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Explore the digital interactive in Port City, 1609-1898 to learn about Abigail Franks and Mary Alexander, whose independence, intelligence, and identity enriched the lives of their families. Create a card to express your gratitude and love for all that your mother does for you!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Cost: Free with Museum admission. 

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/mothers-day-card-making

inHarlem Open House

May 11, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Stop by our new Visitor Center from 12 to 6 pm to view renderings of our new building, share your thoughts on our Reflection Wall, and learn more about our upcoming inHarlem programs and projects. Later, join Studio Museum staff and our collaborators as we convene in Marcus Garvey Park to discuss and visualize the intersections of collective power and nature as related to our upcoming inHarlem artist project.

This inHarlem Open House is presented as part of Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY. Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around, and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Now in its 10th year–the last in its current form– OE will bring together hundreds of artists, activists, educators, students, organizations, institutions, and thinkers from every corner of the globe. This year’s program will explore the theme of SUSTAINABILITY, as well as take stock of the field of socially engaged art and practice.

Cost: FREE

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10027

More Info: https://www.studiomuseum.org/event/inharlem-open-house/1526054400


First Fridays! Havana Film Festival: De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World)

April 6, 2018  – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicking off the 19th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Museum will host a screening of De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World), an ode to the Puerto Rican diaspora by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez. The documentary features interviews with Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez and Luis Guzmán.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kids activity table and gallery tours
7:00pm Screening De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo
8:30pm Live music by Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades

Cost: Free. Tickets are free. RSVP required.

Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-havana-film-festival-de-puerto-rico-para-el-mundo-from-puerto-rico-to-the-world-with-tickets-43144073084?aff=es2


King In New York

January 13, 2018 to June 1, 2018| 10:00am – 6:00pm

Discover the legendary civil rights leader’s connection to the city.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with New York City’s mayor, and his relationships with New York’s own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of King’s work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.

The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+), Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free; and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

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First Fridays: Langston Hughes Poetry Slam/Open Mic Edition

April 6, 2018 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

It’s time for our annual First Friday’s Open Mic Edition, featuring our coveted Langston Hughes Poetry Slam! Come celebrate and honor the life of the legendary poet in the historic Langston Hughes Lobby, where his ashes are interred. Bring your best poetry to share during our open mic sessions on the cosmogram and dance the night away to curated beats by DJ IRS. Our hosts for the evening will be Marvy Tha Don & Tone Blaze, with special opening remarks by award-winning poet and Schomburg Director, Kevin Young, so arrive early! Open mic sign up will be on site.

Food will be available for purchase in the lower level in the American Negro Theater, and guests are invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink during our extended hours.
First Fridays Open Mic Edition is presented by the Schomburg Center in partnership with To Whom We May Concern.
Suggested Dress Code: Harlem Chic

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

Cost: Free & Paid – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

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Collecting the Women’s Marches

Now thru September 30, 2018 – 10:00am – 8:00pm (closed on Mondays; daily hours vary)

On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands rallied at the Women’s March on Washington for diverse issues including women’s rights, racial equality, and the environment. Counting more than 500 sister marches across the United States, it was the largest single-day protest in the nation’s history. As part of its History Responds program, the New-York Historical Society collected a range of artifacts, including signs, sashes, pussyhats, and colorful props, to document the moment. One year later, Collecting the Women’s Marches highlights some of the political and visual themes that emerged, as well as the efforts of individuals and groups that worked behind the scenes. An adjunct display of protest clothing by Olek (Agata Oleksiak), an artist who works in crochet, and Brick x Brick, a public art performance group, will be on view. Curated by Rebecca Klassen, assistant curator of material culture. Exhibition closes September 30, 2018.

Cost: $0 – $21; Prices vary for children under 4 years old, students, adults and seniors. Please check daily schedule.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024

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Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms – Ends September 1, 2018

The first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms launches at the in May. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art. In addition to Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, the exhibition encompasses numerous other examples of painting, illustration, and more, by both Rockwell and a broad range of his contemporaries, as well as historical documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts; interactive digital displays; and immersive settings, some using virtual-reality technology, all on the theme of the Four Freedoms, from FDR’s initial enunciation of them as a reason to enter the War to their powerful post-war legacy.

Please check hours and schedule as it varies. Exhibition closes September 1, 2018.

Cost: Free to $21; prices vary for children under 4 years old, students, adults and seniors. 10:00am – 8:00pm

New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibition – until May 20, 2018

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart―culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era―alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera―illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. is based in part on the book The Promise and the Dream by David Margolick, to be published on April 4, 2018, by RosettaBooks and available at the NYHistory Store. Exhibition opened Feb 2018 and ends May 20, 2018.

Cost: Adults – $21; Seniors/Educators/Active Military – $16; Students – $13; Kids (5–13 years old) – $6; Kids 4 and under – FREE. Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6-8 pm on Fridays. Please check museum hours & schedule as closing hours vary.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

NewYork Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers – The Croton Aqueduct at 175

Croton Aqueduct at 175 - MCNY

September 25, 2017 at 10:00am – 6:00pm

Uncover the hidden history of New York’s original water source, buried beneath the city.

On October 14, 1842, New Yorkers lined the streets to watch the largest parade that the young city had ever seen. The occasion celebrated a new sight in New York: fountains spraying clean, fresh water into the late fall air. The Croton Aqueduct, an unparalleled engineering feat, had finally been completed, bringing water from the Croton River through 41 miles of masonry, fed by gravity alone. For a city surrounded by brackish, polluted waterways, underserved by public water pumps, prone to fire, and plagued by epidemics of water-borne disease, the fountains were indeed a sight to see, and they pointed to a future where clean water was an everyday aspect of city life.

To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers: The Croton Aqueduct at 175 traces the history of this remarkable water system. The exhibition showcases the letters and drawings of Fayette B. Tower, a young engineer who worked on the aqueduct, and features newly commissioned photographs by Nathan Kensinger, tracing the aqueduct’s route and revisiting sights that Tower had sketched nearly two centuries before. On view until December 31, 2017.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free; and for Members: Free.

Museum of the City of the New York
1220 Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/quench-thirst-new-yorkers