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Tuesday May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
12:00pm Designer Showcase: Juliana Santos-Garrett Asia Society

Juliana Santos- Garrett expresses her individuality "through combinations and conjunctions of the different elements." Using ethically sourced Carabao (water buffalo), she is not only able to create stunning and unique pieces of jewelry but is able to incorporate her heritage into her designs. Combining metals, stones, and gems along with the horn, allows Juliana to create pieces that are reflections of what appears in her mind’s eye during the jewelry making process, resulting in one of a kind pieces.

12:00pm Designer Showcase: Juliana Santos-Garrett

Juliana Santos- Garrett expresses her individuality "through combinations and conjunctions of the different elements." Using ethically sourced Carabao (water buffalo), she is not only able to create stunning and unique pieces of jewelry but is able to incorporate her heritage into her designs. Combining metals, stones, and gems along with the horn, allows Juliana to create pieces that are reflections of what appears in her mind’s eye during the jewelry making process, resulting in one of a kind pieces.

6:30pm The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards Museum of the City of New York

The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards will be held at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York, now home to the acclaimed exhibition Activist New York. 

Hosted by the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum, created by LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Lemlich Awards have celebrated women who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others.

The program will include rousing performances from the New York City Labor Chorus. Must RSVP.

6:30pm The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards

The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards will be held at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York, now home to the acclaimed exhibition Activist New York. 

Hosted by the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum, created by LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Lemlich Awards have celebrated women who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others.

The program will include rousing performances from the New York City Labor Chorus. Must RSVP.

6:30pm Rules of Engagement: Brand Building & Social Media American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Social media has allowed both companies and individuals to leapfrog traditional media and forge direct relationships with supporters and assemble brand notoriety. But consequently, the landscape has also become oversaturated and ever-changing. How then do you build a brand that stands apart? And ultimately, how do you shift your branding, marketing and media strategy to leverage online networking platforms to build an authentic and modern brand?

In this session, you will hear from industry experts on how they built their brands for the digital age and you will learn how to develop and design your own brand narrative. Join influencer Patrick Janelle, fashion designers Mike Eckhaus, and Babak Radboy as they discuss strategic and practical social media insights with acclaimed New York Times journalist Matthew Schneier.

This panel is open to all but designed specifically for creatives engaged in social media and brand building.

6:30pm Rules of Engagement: Brand Building & Social Media

Social media has allowed both companies and individuals to leapfrog traditional media and forge direct relationships with supporters and assemble brand notoriety. But consequently, the landscape has also become oversaturated and ever-changing. How then do you build a brand that stands apart? And ultimately, how do you shift your branding, marketing and media strategy to leverage online networking platforms to build an authentic and modern brand?

In this session, you will hear from industry experts on how they built their brands for the digital age and you will learn how to develop and design your own brand narrative. Join influencer Patrick Janelle, fashion designers Mike Eckhaus, and Babak Radboy as they discuss strategic and practical social media insights with acclaimed New York Times journalist Matthew Schneier.

This panel is open to all but designed specifically for creatives engaged in social media and brand building.

7:00pm H Jon Benjamin: Failure Is An Option Strand Books

H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option.

Breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an impossible one. Society as we know it is, unfortunately, opposes failure. If failure became more accepted it would make the world a different place, a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

7:00pm H Jon Benjamin: Failure Is An Option

H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option.

Breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an impossible one. Society as we know it is, unfortunately, opposes failure. If failure became more accepted it would make the world a different place, a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

7:30pm Life Through the Reading Lens Irish Arts Center

Kathleen Hill’s spellbinding new memoir, She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, examines the defining moments in which works of literature shaped the way she read the world. A panel of authors will join Hill in conversation, moderated by Belinda McKeon, to discuss each writer’s relationship with the works of literature that profoundly affected them, or that they in turn allowed to affect a beloved character, shaping the way they, or their characters, read the world.

7:30pm Life Through the Reading Lens

Kathleen Hill’s spellbinding new memoir, She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, examines the defining moments in which works of literature shaped the way she read the world. A panel of authors will join Hill in conversation, moderated by Belinda McKeon, to discuss each writer’s relationship with the works of literature that profoundly affected them, or that they in turn allowed to affect a beloved character, shaping the way they, or their characters, read the world.

7:30pm Joana Avillez + Molly Young In The 2Nd Floor Art Department (W/ Nadja Spiegelman) Strand Books

There are few cities that can compare with New York City; it’s an almost magical place teeming with life and overflowing with stories. Writers and illustrators have worked for centuries to capture the city in some form. D C-T! (“The City!”) is Molly Young and Joana Avillez’s own ode to NYC and homage to beloved illustrator William Steig.

In 1968 Steig published CDB! (“See the Bee!”). The now-classic children’s book paired playful illustrations with a fun phonetic language, that in today’s world of shorthand texts, seems decades ahead of its time. Young and Avillez saw the potential: to depict the joys and difficulties of life in New York using Steig’s invented language! Their fully-illustrated book D C-T! tells the tales of New Yorkers with wit and charm.

Join us as Molly and Joana share and sign their book on the art floor with moderator Nadja Spiegelman!

7:30pm Joana Avillez + Molly Young In The 2Nd Floor Art Department (W/ Nadja Spiegelman)

There are few cities that can compare with New York City; it’s an almost magical place teeming with life and overflowing with stories. Writers and illustrators have worked for centuries to capture the city in some form. D C-T! (“The City!”) is Molly Young and Joana Avillez’s own ode to NYC and homage to beloved illustrator William Steig.

In 1968 Steig published CDB! (“See the Bee!”). The now-classic children’s book paired playful illustrations with a fun phonetic language, that in today’s world of shorthand texts, seems decades ahead of its time. Young and Avillez saw the potential: to depict the joys and difficulties of life in New York using Steig’s invented language! Their fully-illustrated book D C-T! tells the tales of New Yorkers with wit and charm.

Join us as Molly and Joana share and sign their book on the art floor with moderator Nadja Spiegelman!

Wednesday May 2, 2018 May 2, 2018
9:00am School Choice and Integration in NYC InsideSchools

Nearly 40 percent of New York City kindergartners take advantage of school choice to enroll in schools other than their zoned neighborhood school. Does this exodus make the school system more integrated or more segregated? Senior research fellow Nicole Mader of the New School's Center for New York City Affairs will present her research findings, based on student-level zone assignment data for 700,000 pupils over 10 years. Our report will show the demographic characteristics of who leaves and who stays and compare the current situation to what the system would look like if everyone attended their zoned school.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with:
-NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa
-New School Professor Maya Wiley, co-chair of the city's school diversity working group
-Dennis Morgan, PTA president of PS 180 in Harlem

9:00am School Choice and Integration in NYC

Nearly 40 percent of New York City kindergartners take advantage of school choice to enroll in schools other than their zoned neighborhood school. Does this exodus make the school system more integrated or more segregated? Senior research fellow Nicole Mader of the New School's Center for New York City Affairs will present her research findings, based on student-level zone assignment data for 700,000 pupils over 10 years. Our report will show the demographic characteristics of who leaves and who stays and compare the current situation to what the system would look like if everyone attended their zoned school.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with:
-NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa
-New School Professor Maya Wiley, co-chair of the city's school diversity working group
-Dennis Morgan, PTA president of PS 180 in Harlem

2:19pm Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st​

2:19pm Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st​

2:20pm Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st​​​

2:20pm Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st​​​

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour Rubin Museum

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

4:30pm Making It Happen Boarding School Fair InsideSchools

75+ independent boarding schools from across the country represented to share information
Manhattan Business Academy High School 
351 West 18th St. (between 8th & 9th avenues) 
Manhattan

4:30pm Making It Happen Boarding School Fair

75+ independent boarding schools from across the country represented to share information
Manhattan Business Academy High School 
351 West 18th St. (between 8th & 9th avenues) 
Manhattan

6:00pm Accountants & Bankers Reception 2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters

Executives from various industries, including fashion, law, and finance, attend to network as well as support and thank the leaders in the accounting and banking world. Tickets and Journal advertisements are available from $500 to $10,000.

Honorees:

Jack Kopnisky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sterling National Bank
Frank Schettino, Managing Partner, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

William Sweedler, Co-Founder and General Partner, Tengram Capital Partners

6:00pm Accountants & Bankers Reception 2018

Executives from various industries, including fashion, law, and finance, attend to network as well as support and thank the leaders in the accounting and banking world. Tickets and Journal advertisements are available from $500 to $10,000.

Honorees:

Jack Kopnisky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sterling National Bank
Frank Schettino, Managing Partner, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

William Sweedler, Co-Founder and General Partner, Tengram Capital Partners

6:00pm Suspending Time: Beth Gill Rubin Museum

*EVENT RESCHEDULED TO MAY 2 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER ON MARCH 21*

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, May 2, attend a performance by choreographer Beth Gill at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:00pm Suspending Time: Beth Gill

*EVENT RESCHEDULED TO MAY 2 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER ON MARCH 21*

We cannot stop time, but we can inhabit it. Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle.

On Wednesday, May 2, attend a performance by choreographer Beth Gill at either 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.00
Member Tickets: $13.50

6:00pm How to Get on the Ballot in New York City New York City Bar Association

The program will provide an overview of what is sometimes an intimidating process, break it down to basics, and provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to run for office in New York City. The panel will cover topics ranging from evaluating for which offices you are qualified to run, the mechanics of petitioning, the administrative process of filing and defending your petitions at the Board of Elections, and an overview of why and how petitions wind up the subject of court battles. There will also be information on a candidate's responsibility to comply with Campaign Finance law, and a review of best practices for setting yourself up for a successful experience with those filings.

 

6:00pm How to Get on the Ballot in New York City

The program will provide an overview of what is sometimes an intimidating process, break it down to basics, and provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to run for office in New York City. The panel will cover topics ranging from evaluating for which offices you are qualified to run, the mechanics of petitioning, the administrative process of filing and defending your petitions at the Board of Elections, and an overview of why and how petitions wind up the subject of court battles. There will also be information on a candidate's responsibility to comply with Campaign Finance law, and a review of best practices for setting yourself up for a successful experience with those filings.

 

7:00pm Ganavya Album Release Concert Rubin Museum

Singer Ganavya Doraiswamy draws from ancient Indian spirituals and jazz standards from the West, all sung with “aching emotional intensity” (Jazz Times). She celebrates the release of her anticipated debut album, Aikyam: Onnu (“Oneness”) in this concert presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive. Ganavya, whose voice has been described as “haunting” by All About Jazz and “enchanting” by NPR, sings in both Tamil and English—and in the universal language of pure emotion.

7:00pm Ganavya Album Release Concert

Singer Ganavya Doraiswamy draws from ancient Indian spirituals and jazz standards from the West, all sung with “aching emotional intensity” (Jazz Times). She celebrates the release of her anticipated debut album, Aikyam: Onnu (“Oneness”) in this concert presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive. Ganavya, whose voice has been described as “haunting” by All About Jazz and “enchanting” by NPR, sings in both Tamil and English—and in the universal language of pure emotion.

7:00pm Marcia Gay Harden: The Seasons Of My Mother Strand Books

Marcia Gay Harden knew at an early age that her life would be anything but ordinary. As one of five lively children born into a military family, she found herself moved around often, eventually ending up off the coast of Japan. It was here that her mother found calm in her hectic and child-filled life in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Marcia had by then founder her role as a mischief-maker and storyteller, yet was also drawn to the flowers.

Told through the imagery of Ikebana, one of America’s most revered actors ventures through the different seasons of her mother’s life, and tells her own story as a young girl, and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

7:00pm Marcia Gay Harden: The Seasons Of My Mother

Marcia Gay Harden knew at an early age that her life would be anything but ordinary. As one of five lively children born into a military family, she found herself moved around often, eventually ending up off the coast of Japan. It was here that her mother found calm in her hectic and child-filled life in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Marcia had by then founder her role as a mischief-maker and storyteller, yet was also drawn to the flowers.

Told through the imagery of Ikebana, one of America’s most revered actors ventures through the different seasons of her mother’s life, and tells her own story as a young girl, and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

7:30pm Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar: The Map Of Salt And Stars On 2 Strand Books

A beautiful and heart-rending tale, The Map of Salt and Stars follows the lives of two young women who undergo very similar geographical journeys, albeit 800 years apart. After tragedy befalls her immediate family, Nour, her sisters and their cartographer mother emigrate back to Syria to stay closer to the rest of the family. Unfortunately, the country that Nour's mother once knew is changing rapidly. Shelling and violence eventually force their hand, and they embark on a journey across numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa in hopes of reaching safety.

Meanwhile, 800 years in the past, 16 year old Riwaya seeks to help support her impoverished and widowed mother by disguising as a boy and becoming a cartographer's apprentice. Her mentor, al-Idrisi has been commissioned by Sicily's King Roger II to draft a map of the world. Together, they too journey across North Africa and the Middle East, encountering strange creatures, danger, and individuals who have been immortalized in history. As the two young women travel their mirrored paths, readers are immersed in the rich and diverse cultures of the regions. 

Join us in our 2nd floor Art Department, as Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar talks with Cinelle Barnes and Hala Alyan about her new book!

7:30pm Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar: The Map Of Salt And Stars On 2

A beautiful and heart-rending tale, The Map of Salt and Stars follows the lives of two young women who undergo very similar geographical journeys, albeit 800 years apart. After tragedy befalls her immediate family, Nour, her sisters and their cartographer mother emigrate back to Syria to stay closer to the rest of the family. Unfortunately, the country that Nour's mother once knew is changing rapidly. Shelling and violence eventually force their hand, and they embark on a journey across numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa in hopes of reaching safety.

Meanwhile, 800 years in the past, 16 year old Riwaya seeks to help support her impoverished and widowed mother by disguising as a boy and becoming a cartographer's apprentice. Her mentor, al-Idrisi has been commissioned by Sicily's King Roger II to draft a map of the world. Together, they too journey across North Africa and the Middle East, encountering strange creatures, danger, and individuals who have been immortalized in history. As the two young women travel their mirrored paths, readers are immersed in the rich and diverse cultures of the regions. 

Join us in our 2nd floor Art Department, as Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar talks with Cinelle Barnes and Hala Alyan about her new book!

9:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018 Lower Eastside Girls Club

9PM-12AM | Twilight Vernissage
• Cotton-candy-clad champagne, popcorn, and whimsical treats
• Promising talent, Superfine! exhibitor, and world-renowned body painter, Bodypaintings by Trina Merry, will perform a live recreation of two pieces from her “Lust of Currency” series which examines the role of art, commerce and society in a commoditized culture.
• ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance: a live deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show that turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court breaking down the boundaries between performer and sculpture
• Ethereal handpan sounds by Color of Rhythm
 

9:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018

9PM-12AM | Twilight Vernissage
• Cotton-candy-clad champagne, popcorn, and whimsical treats
• Promising talent, Superfine! exhibitor, and world-renowned body painter, Bodypaintings by Trina Merry, will perform a live recreation of two pieces from her “Lust of Currency” series which examines the role of art, commerce and society in a commoditized culture.
• ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance: a live deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show that turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court breaking down the boundaries between performer and sculpture
• Ethereal handpan sounds by Color of Rhythm
 

Thursday May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018
8:00am Averting a U.S.-China Trade War Asia Society

U.S.-China relations, tense at the best of times, are today at a particularly critical juncture. In recent months, the Trump administration has announced steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as the imposition of tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of Chinese imports that have set the stage for a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies. This economic confrontation is taking place at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping has further consolidated his political power in Beijing and is looking to guide China into becoming the world’s largest economy.

8:00am Averting a U.S.-China Trade War

U.S.-China relations, tense at the best of times, are today at a particularly critical juncture. In recent months, the Trump administration has announced steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as the imposition of tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of Chinese imports that have set the stage for a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies. This economic confrontation is taking place at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping has further consolidated his political power in Beijing and is looking to guide China into becoming the world’s largest economy.

9:00am Coping with Infertility Path2Parenthood

For Professionals. This training has a didactic component but will be predominately experiential. By learning from the inside out, attendees can expect to be able to support the infertility patient with powerful and effective “things-to-do” and “how-to-be” mind/body/spirit stress-reducing coping skills while they wait for their miracle.seeking greater expertise for working with infertility patients.

Tickets on site.

9:00am Coping with Infertility

For Professionals. This training has a didactic component but will be predominately experiential. By learning from the inside out, attendees can expect to be able to support the infertility patient with powerful and effective “things-to-do” and “how-to-be” mind/body/spirit stress-reducing coping skills while they wait for their miracle.seeking greater expertise for working with infertility patients.

Tickets on site.

10:00am Long Term Care in New York City Circa. 2030 New York City Bar Association

The panel of legal and policy experts will address the challenges (legal, fiscal and others) facing New York City and other regions in meeting the long term care needs of a burgeoning aging population as the so-called baby boomers achieve senior status. The panel will also seek to identify possible solutions (technology, care delivery models, etc.) and needed legal reforms as well as provide their prognosis for the future of long term care in New York City.

10:00am Long Term Care in New York City Circa. 2030

The panel of legal and policy experts will address the challenges (legal, fiscal and others) facing New York City and other regions in meeting the long term care needs of a burgeoning aging population as the so-called baby boomers achieve senior status. The panel will also seek to identify possible solutions (technology, care delivery models, etc.) and needed legal reforms as well as provide their prognosis for the future of long term care in New York City.

10:00am ‘Torn’ by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York National Academy of Design

“Torn” will be on show from May 3 through June 23, 2018, at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, 528 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Galerie Lelong & Co. will host in New York “Torn,” a solo exhibition of recent works by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, renowned for her large-scale sculptures in public spaces and museums in the United States and abroad. This exhibition showcases von Rydingsvard’s works in cedar, paper, bronze and resin, of which the artist said: “The work is becoming more vulnerable: it’s not as anchored…I want to be able to take greater risks from my own psychological arena.”
 

10:00am ‘Torn’ by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

“Torn” will be on show from May 3 through June 23, 2018, at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, 528 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Galerie Lelong & Co. will host in New York “Torn,” a solo exhibition of recent works by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, renowned for her large-scale sculptures in public spaces and museums in the United States and abroad. This exhibition showcases von Rydingsvard’s works in cedar, paper, bronze and resin, of which the artist said: “The work is becoming more vulnerable: it’s not as anchored…I want to be able to take greater risks from my own psychological arena.”
 

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Alex Tukelturk Asia Society

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Alex Tukelturk

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Rainbow Looms Children's Museum of the Arts

For this project, CMA visitors will use paper plates and cardboard to make their own miniature looms for creating woven rainbows of different shapes and sizes.

12:00pm Rainbow Looms

For this project, CMA visitors will use paper plates and cardboard to make their own miniature looms for creating woven rainbows of different shapes and sizes.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018 Lower Eastside Girls Club

THURSDAY 5.3: 12PM-7PM
• art|tea|talk panel with Superfine! team | 2-3PM
• Artist demonstration | 3-5PM
• Complimentary craft beer tastings with Zach Mack, founder of temple of hops Alphabet City Beer Co. | 3-5PM

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018

THURSDAY 5.3: 12PM-7PM
• art|tea|talk panel with Superfine! team | 2-3PM
• Artist demonstration | 3-5PM
• Complimentary craft beer tastings with Zach Mack, founder of temple of hops Alphabet City Beer Co. | 3-5PM

1:00pm Mini Secret Gardens Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Elissa Levy’s “Difficult Conditions,” museum guests will design and create their own miniature garden! Using materials like foam, wire and pom-pons, young artists will construct tiny flowers, hedges and fruits and veggies of their choice. Will your garden be hidden behind brick walls or will it be tucked away in the middle of the woods? Who visits your garden? People, animals?

1:00pm Mini Secret Gardens

Inspired by Elissa Levy’s “Difficult Conditions,” museum guests will design and create their own miniature garden! Using materials like foam, wire and pom-pons, young artists will construct tiny flowers, hedges and fruits and veggies of their choice. Will your garden be hidden behind brick walls or will it be tucked away in the middle of the woods? Who visits your garden? People, animals?

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club Lower Eastside Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

4:30pm Beats By Girlz NYC x LES Girls Club

Beats By Girlz NYC is back at in the Lower Eastside at the Girls Club! We have a few seats available in our FREE beat making and music production classes for girls, trans* and gender non-conforming youth ages 11–18, Thursdays after school! Contact melody@girlsclub.org

6:00pm Free Law Week Public Lecture: Legal Issues for Artists New York City Bar Association

Our annual Law Week program will feature a discussion of important legal basics for artists and those working in the art world by lawyers who focus on the field.  They will provide an overview of basic copyright law and provisions of the New York Cultural Affairs Law protecting artists, as well as speak about artist-gallery and nonprofit relationships and agreements and artist estate planning and collection management. 

After the program, volunteers from the Monday Night Law program, and from the Art Law Committee, will be available for free individual consultations. MNL subjects include:
Landlord-Tenant; Consumer Law; Bankruptcy; Employment Law; Small Business Matters; and Family Law.

6:00pm Free Law Week Public Lecture: Legal Issues for Artists

Our annual Law Week program will feature a discussion of important legal basics for artists and those working in the art world by lawyers who focus on the field.  They will provide an overview of basic copyright law and provisions of the New York Cultural Affairs Law protecting artists, as well as speak about artist-gallery and nonprofit relationships and agreements and artist estate planning and collection management. 

After the program, volunteers from the Monday Night Law program, and from the Art Law Committee, will be available for free individual consultations. MNL subjects include:
Landlord-Tenant; Consumer Law; Bankruptcy; Employment Law; Small Business Matters; and Family Law.

6:00pm Robert Kushner, NA "Reverie: Dupatta-topia" National Academy of Design

ROBERT KUSHNER, NA "REVERIE: DUPATTA-TOPIA"

May 3 - June 16, 2018 | Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday May 3rd, 6-8pm

6:00pm Robert Kushner, NA "Reverie: Dupatta-topia"

ROBERT KUSHNER, NA "REVERIE: DUPATTA-TOPIA"

May 3 - June 16, 2018 | Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday May 3rd, 6-8pm

6:30pm Designing for AR/VR + The Screenless World American Institute of Graphic Arts

We have experienced, designed for and lived in the device economy for decades. We watch, consume and create for screens of all sizes. However, we are now moving into the era of a world where content can be experienced in the absence of a true screen – a 360 video that invites us to interact with new environments, virtual reality that redefines the user as an active agent in creating a narrative and AR/VR/MR (augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality) that is blurring the line between “reality” and designed experiences all together.

The questions now include what does it mean to be a designer when working in AR/VR/MR? Does a designer become a director? What are the titles for the roles that are needed? What tools and new types of collaborators lay ahead?

With the help of Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards; Natasha Jen, a partner at Pentagram; Winslow Porter, an award-winning VR director and Rori DuBoff, a thought leader in extended reality space, this panel will dive into the strategic and practical insights needed to design for a screenless world.

This workshop is open to all, but designed for creatives just starting to understand the AR/VR/MR space.

6:30pm Designing for AR/VR + The Screenless World

We have experienced, designed for and lived in the device economy for decades. We watch, consume and create for screens of all sizes. However, we are now moving into the era of a world where content can be experienced in the absence of a true screen – a 360 video that invites us to interact with new environments, virtual reality that redefines the user as an active agent in creating a narrative and AR/VR/MR (augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality) that is blurring the line between “reality” and designed experiences all together.

The questions now include what does it mean to be a designer when working in AR/VR/MR? Does a designer become a director? What are the titles for the roles that are needed? What tools and new types of collaborators lay ahead?

With the help of Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards; Natasha Jen, a partner at Pentagram; Winslow Porter, an award-winning VR director and Rori DuBoff, a thought leader in extended reality space, this panel will dive into the strategic and practical insights needed to design for a screenless world.

This workshop is open to all, but designed for creatives just starting to understand the AR/VR/MR space.

7:00pm Writing the City Museum of the City of New York

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 but will now be held on Thursday, May 3.

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City.

Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

7:00pm Writing the City

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 but will now be held on Thursday, May 3.

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City.

Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

7:00pm Melissa Broder: The Pisces (W/ Laia Garcia) Strand Books

Lucy has been busy working on her dissertation for the past nine years when her relationship with her boyfriend abruptly blows up and causes her to fall apart. Her sister convinces her to visit her place and dog-sit for the summer to get her away from her problems for a while. Lucy attempts to adjust to the change of scenery, taking in the gorgeous house on Venice Beach, but can’t seem to piece together her broken heart, not even with the help of her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. 

 A wonderful mixture of realism and fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, THE PISCES is a story about falling into obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.

7:00pm Melissa Broder: The Pisces (W/ Laia Garcia)

Lucy has been busy working on her dissertation for the past nine years when her relationship with her boyfriend abruptly blows up and causes her to fall apart. Her sister convinces her to visit her place and dog-sit for the summer to get her away from her problems for a while. Lucy attempts to adjust to the change of scenery, taking in the gorgeous house on Venice Beach, but can’t seem to piece together her broken heart, not even with the help of her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. 

 A wonderful mixture of realism and fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, THE PISCES is a story about falling into obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.

8:30pm The Blob w/ Guest Blobbers! Magnet Theater

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

8:30pm The Blob w/ Guest Blobbers!

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

Friday May 4, 2018 May 4, 2018
7:00am Young Child Expo & Conference NYC InsideSchools

The 15th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference brings together everyone who works with and cares for young children to help them learn and grow, such as teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pediatricians, nurses, educators, academics and students. 

Conference attendees can expect to:
- Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. 
- Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. 
- Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations
- Network & connect with all kinds of professionals from around the world.

7:00am Young Child Expo & Conference NYC

The 15th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference brings together everyone who works with and cares for young children to help them learn and grow, such as teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pediatricians, nurses, educators, academics and students. 

Conference attendees can expect to:
- Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. 
- Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. 
- Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations
- Network & connect with all kinds of professionals from around the world.

10:00am Bike Expo NY Bike New York

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, cyclists from across the country and around the world roll through to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors, from big brands to local innovators. There’s truly something for everyone. Prepping for your next big ride? Check out the latest in state-of-the-art gear, merch, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, entertainment, food, and more!

10:00am Bike Expo NY

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, cyclists from across the country and around the world roll through to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors, from big brands to local innovators. There’s truly something for everyone. Prepping for your next big ride? Check out the latest in state-of-the-art gear, merch, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, entertainment, food, and more!

12:00pm Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018 Lower Eastside Girls Club

FRIDAY 5.4: 12PM-7PM
• Everything You Wanted to Know About the Art Market (But Were Afraid to Ask) with Sebastien Laboureau | 2-3PM
• Art demonstration with Cedrik Cavallier | 3-5PM
• Art-paired wine happy hour | 3-5PM

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018

FRIDAY 5.4: 12PM-7PM
• Everything You Wanted to Know About the Art Market (But Were Afraid to Ask) with Sebastien Laboureau | 2-3PM
• Art demonstration with Cedrik Cavallier | 3-5PM
• Art-paired wine happy hour | 3-5PM

1:00pm Mini Secret Gardens Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by Elissa Levy’s “Difficult Conditions,” museum guests will design and create their own miniature garden! Using materials like foam, wire and pom-pons, young artists will construct tiny flowers, hedges and fruits and veggies of their choice. Will your garden be hidden behind brick walls or will it be tucked away in the middle of the woods? Who visits your garden? People, animals?

1:00pm Mini Secret Gardens

Inspired by Elissa Levy’s “Difficult Conditions,” museum guests will design and create their own miniature garden! Using materials like foam, wire and pom-pons, young artists will construct tiny flowers, hedges and fruits and veggies of their choice. Will your garden be hidden behind brick walls or will it be tucked away in the middle of the woods? Who visits your garden? People, animals?

3:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York Children's Museum of the Arts

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

3:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

3:30pm Tell Rep. Donovan to Protect Health Care for ALL! #NoGag Planned Parenthood of New York City

WHEN: Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rep. Dan Donovan's Brooklyn District Office: 7308 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228 (Take the D, R, or N trains)
WHAT: Flash action to make our voices heard and DEMAND that our rights are protected! We'll drop off letters urging Rep. Donovan to OPPOSE a domestic gag rule. 

We'll bring signs, and we encourage you to also make your own. Get creative! A few ideas: Stop the Domestic Gag Rule, I Stand With Planned Parenthood, Health Care for ALL. 

Join us by RSVP'ing at the link http://bit.ly/NoGagRule

3:30pm Tell Rep. Donovan to Protect Health Care for ALL! #NoGag

WHEN: Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rep. Dan Donovan's Brooklyn District Office: 7308 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228 (Take the D, R, or N trains)
WHAT: Flash action to make our voices heard and DEMAND that our rights are protected! We'll drop off letters urging Rep. Donovan to OPPOSE a domestic gag rule. 

We'll bring signs, and we encourage you to also make your own. Get creative! A few ideas: Stop the Domestic Gag Rule, I Stand With Planned Parenthood, Health Care for ALL. 

Join us by RSVP'ing at the link http://bit.ly/NoGagRule

5:00pm How To Get Without Getting Got: Us//Ours & Institutions Pt. 1 Rubin Museum

Join BUFU and other invited guests in this first conversation by holding space to consider the relations between marginalized bodies, consumption/creation, visibility as a trap, and our institutional overlords.

To scam? To divest? To wage within? What are our options and their impact?

5:00pm How To Get Without Getting Got: Us//Ours & Institutions Pt. 1

Join BUFU and other invited guests in this first conversation by holding space to consider the relations between marginalized bodies, consumption/creation, visibility as a trap, and our institutional overlords.

To scam? To divest? To wage within? What are our options and their impact?

6:00pm K2 Lounge Dj Rekha Rubin Museum

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at K2 Friday Nights. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian menu to accompany the evening’s DJ. Happy hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. 

On May 4, DJ Rekha spins a special set at the Museum as part of our K2 celebration for Rubin Future Fellow Chitra Ganesh. 

6:00pm K2 Lounge Dj Rekha

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at K2 Friday Nights. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian menu to accompany the evening’s DJ. Happy hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. 

On May 4, DJ Rekha spins a special set at the Museum as part of our K2 celebration for Rubin Future Fellow Chitra Ganesh. 

6:00pm A Night With Dj Rekha, Special Tours, And Performances Rubin Museum

When you picture the future, what does it look like? Artist and Rubin Future Fellow Chitra Ganesh leads a Friday night celebration to kick off her Museum residency, which will explore the face of the future through performances, music, film, and special exhibitions now on display.

On the evening of May 4, join the festivities with music by the legendary DJ Rekha, cocktail specials, and future-inspired gallery tours.

6:00pm A Night With Dj Rekha, Special Tours, And Performances

When you picture the future, what does it look like? Artist and Rubin Future Fellow Chitra Ganesh leads a Friday night celebration to kick off her Museum residency, which will explore the face of the future through performances, music, film, and special exhibitions now on display.

On the evening of May 4, join the festivities with music by the legendary DJ Rekha, cocktail specials, and future-inspired gallery tours.

6:00pm First Friday: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Asia Society

Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at our biggest First Friday of the year and enjoy free admission to Asia Society Museum's exhibition Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and special activities inspired by Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

6:00pm First Friday: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at our biggest First Friday of the year and enjoy free admission to Asia Society Museum's exhibition Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and special activities inspired by Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

6:30pm Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors Asia Society

Andrew Quintman, Yale University, gives the Keynote Address prior to a day-long symposium which will focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

As part of Free Admission Fridays the museum is open from 6:00-9:00pm.

The symposium will take place at Asia Society on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30am-6:00pm

6:30pm Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors

Andrew Quintman, Yale University, gives the Keynote Address prior to a day-long symposium which will focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

As part of Free Admission Fridays the museum is open from 6:00-9:00pm.

The symposium will take place at Asia Society on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30am-6:00pm

7:00pm A Performance By Jacolby Satterwhite Rubin Museum

Artist Jacolby Satterwhite performs the first concert version of his visual album Blessed Avenue. 

In Blessed Avenue, viewers are introduced to a phantasmagorical world of bodies and machines, exploring such themes as desire and sexual freedom, while drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as gospel, acid house, and modern dance. The work in progress incorporates acapella songs originally composed by Satterwhite’s mother, Patricia, as she struggled with mental illness. They are reimagined into an electronic and visually stirring odyssey. In collaboration with the electronic composer and musician Nick Weiss, this performance features live vocals and new choral arrangements around Satterwhite’s latest musical and animated film.

7:00pm A Performance By Jacolby Satterwhite

Artist Jacolby Satterwhite performs the first concert version of his visual album Blessed Avenue. 

In Blessed Avenue, viewers are introduced to a phantasmagorical world of bodies and machines, exploring such themes as desire and sexual freedom, while drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as gospel, acid house, and modern dance. The work in progress incorporates acapella songs originally composed by Satterwhite’s mother, Patricia, as she struggled with mental illness. They are reimagined into an electronic and visually stirring odyssey. In collaboration with the electronic composer and musician Nick Weiss, this performance features live vocals and new choral arrangements around Satterwhite’s latest musical and animated film.

7:00pm Wakanda Forever: Killmonger The Villain Or Nah? Strand Books

First introduced in the 70’s amongst the backdrop of decolonization, Killmonger, an M.I.T. graduate, certainly knows the troubling histories of both his nations. Eric Stevens/N’Jadaka, is marginalized in the United States and branded a villain by his homeland’s ruler (and cousin). Despite his questionable actions, in the end he seeks what we all want: the supposedly unalienable rights of a citizen.

Teacher: Makeba Lavan is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Generally speaking, her research focuses on (African) American Studies, Speculative Fiction and Popular Culture. She teaches at Lehman College.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

7:00pm Wakanda Forever: Killmonger The Villain Or Nah?

First introduced in the 70’s amongst the backdrop of decolonization, Killmonger, an M.I.T. graduate, certainly knows the troubling histories of both his nations. Eric Stevens/N’Jadaka, is marginalized in the United States and branded a villain by his homeland’s ruler (and cousin). Despite his questionable actions, in the end he seeks what we all want: the supposedly unalienable rights of a citizen.

Teacher: Makeba Lavan is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Generally speaking, her research focuses on (African) American Studies, Speculative Fiction and Popular Culture. She teaches at Lehman College.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

8:00pm Chitra Ganesh Museum Tours Rubin Museum

As part of the festivities for artist Chitra Ganesh, join us for a docent-led tours of The Scorpion Gesture and Face of the Future.

Chitra Ganesh is made possible by Rasika and Girish Reddy, Manoj and Rita Singh, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.

8:00pm Chitra Ganesh Museum Tours

As part of the festivities for artist Chitra Ganesh, join us for a docent-led tours of The Scorpion Gesture and Face of the Future.

Chitra Ganesh is made possible by Rasika and Girish Reddy, Manoj and Rita Singh, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.

9:30pm Forbidden Planet Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future Rubin Museum

1956, Fred M. Wilcox, USA, 98 min.

Introduced by artist and Rubin Museum Fellow Chitra Ganesh

9:30pm Forbidden Planet Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future

1956, Fred M. Wilcox, USA, 98 min.

Introduced by artist and Rubin Museum Fellow Chitra Ganesh

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical Magnet Theater

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

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

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

11:00pm Sequel: The Musical

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

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

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

Saturday May 5, 2018 May 5, 2018
8:30am Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting New York City Bar Association

REGISTRATION FEES: 
NYSBA Criminal Justice Section Member: $200
NYSBA Member:  $275
All Other Attorneys:  $325
Optional Awards Dinner/Ceremony Friday Evening: $185 per person
Registrants attending both the Meeting and the Dinner may register online,  Extra fees apply for the Awards Reception and Dinner, 
Awards Reception and Dinner attendees not attending the Spring Meeting must purchase tickets using the downloadable online form for $185.
COMMUTERS WELCOME!  

8:30am Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting

REGISTRATION FEES: 
NYSBA Criminal Justice Section Member: $200
NYSBA Member:  $275
All Other Attorneys:  $325
Optional Awards Dinner/Ceremony Friday Evening: $185 per person
Registrants attending both the Meeting and the Dinner may register online,  Extra fees apply for the Awards Reception and Dinner, 
Awards Reception and Dinner attendees not attending the Spring Meeting must purchase tickets using the downloadable online form for $185.
COMMUTERS WELCOME!  

9:00am Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

9:00am Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

9:00am Bike Expo NY Bike New York

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, cyclists from across the country and around the world roll through to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors, from big brands to local innovators. There’s truly something for everyone. Prepping for your next big ride? Check out the latest in state-of-the-art gear, merch, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, entertainment, food, and more!

9:00am Bike Expo NY

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, cyclists from across the country and around the world roll through to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors, from big brands to local innovators. There’s truly something for everyone. Prepping for your next big ride? Check out the latest in state-of-the-art gear, merch, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, entertainment, food, and more!

9:30am Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors Asia Society

International scholars, art historians, and curators focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

9:30am Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors

International scholars, art historians, and curators focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

10:00am Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

10:00am Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

11:00am Cinco de Mayo Celebration Museum of the City of New York

Join us for a special family day in celebration of the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage. Learn about the origins of this holiday and listen to traditional Mexican music while you decorate your own New York-inspired picado banner while you enjoy a special free snack.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join us for a special family day in celebration of the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage. Learn about the origins of this holiday and listen to traditional Mexican music while you decorate your own New York-inspired picado banner while you enjoy a special free snack.

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

Registration suggested but not required.

In the celebration of Haitian cultural festival young artist will recreate amazing handmade wall art. Oil drums are often purchased in the capital of Port Au Prince, Haiti, but then recycled and made into steel drums, and then later into works of art! Young artists will also get a chance to upcycle, using tin foil and wires to create their own 2-D designs to hang up!

11:00am Wall Art

In the celebration of Haitian cultural festival young artist will recreate amazing handmade wall art. Oil drums are often purchased in the capital of Port Au Prince, Haiti, but then recycled and made into steel drums, and then later into works of art! Young artists will also get a chance to upcycle, using tin foil and wires to create their own 2-D designs to hang up!

11:15am North Shore Greenway Summit Transportation Alternatives

We have the power to transform Staten Island's North Shore! Hidden below the abandoned tracks, the obscured views and the remnants of an industrial past are opportunities for fresh air, green space, waterfront access and active transportation and recreation in our very own backyard.

On May 5th, join us at the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church of Staten Island, right along the waterfront, and learn why now is the time for a North Shore Greenway! We'll be joined by local community and economic leaders, public health experts and greenway engineers who will lead panels on bridge connections, community health benefits and benefits for tourism and the local economy.

11:15am North Shore Greenway Summit

We have the power to transform Staten Island's North Shore! Hidden below the abandoned tracks, the obscured views and the remnants of an industrial past are opportunities for fresh air, green space, waterfront access and active transportation and recreation in our very own backyard.

On May 5th, join us at the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church of Staten Island, right along the waterfront, and learn why now is the time for a North Shore Greenway! We'll be joined by local community and economic leaders, public health experts and greenway engineers who will lead panels on bridge connections, community health benefits and benefits for tourism and the local economy.

12:00pm Verbal Description And Sensory Tour For Visitors Who Are Blind Or Partially Sighted Rubin Museum

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

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

High-Contrast, Large-Print Labels

High-contrast, large-print labels are available for every exhibition. They can be found in binders in each gallery to assist visitors in viewing and understanding the exhibitions.

12:00pm Verbal Description And Sensory Tour For Visitors Who Are Blind Or Partially Sighted

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

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

High-Contrast, Large-Print Labels

High-contrast, large-print labels are available for every exhibition. They can be found in binders in each gallery to assist visitors in viewing and understanding the exhibitions.

12:00pm Asian American Showcase: Tea Tasting with Lucy Yung Asia Society

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Asian American Showcase: Tea Tasting with Lucy Yung

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York Children's Museum of the Arts

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

12:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018 Lower Eastside Girls Club

SATURDAY 5.5: 12PM-7PM
• From the XX Perspective female arts summit | 2-3PM (featuring Lolita Cros of The Wing, Sophia Dawson of The Lower Eastside Girls Club, Ashley G Garner of Superfine! - The Fair, Carrie Eldridge of NOW ART, and moderated by Jackie Dreier, founder of ArtsClub)
• Sake sampling hour provided by SOTO SAKE with live Japanese art demonstration by Tomoya Tsuruta of TOMOYAARTS | 3-5PM
 

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018

SATURDAY 5.5: 12PM-7PM
• From the XX Perspective female arts summit | 2-3PM (featuring Lolita Cros of The Wing, Sophia Dawson of The Lower Eastside Girls Club, Ashley G Garner of Superfine! - The Fair, Carrie Eldridge of NOW ART, and moderated by Jackie Dreier, founder of ArtsClub)
• Sake sampling hour provided by SOTO SAKE with live Japanese art demonstration by Tomoya Tsuruta of TOMOYAARTS | 3-5PM
 

12:00pm 10th Annual Health and Wellness Fair & Block Party! Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club invites you to our 10th Annual Health and Wellness Fair, Walkathon & Block Party!! The fair is open and free to all and will feature resource tables from local community health partners like, Ryan Nena Community Health Center, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, @NYC Mayor's Office's #ThriveNYC initiative, and more! The event will feature holistic workshops, a Walk-A-Thon around the East Village and LES led by The Brooklyn Express Drumline, and ending with a block party with music provided by our very own Avenue DJs. 

12pm: Walkathon
1pm-4pm: Block Party & Wellness Resource Fair

12:00pm 10th Annual Health and Wellness Fair & Block Party!

The Lower Eastside Girls Club invites you to our 10th Annual Health and Wellness Fair, Walkathon & Block Party!! The fair is open and free to all and will feature resource tables from local community health partners like, Ryan Nena Community Health Center, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, @NYC Mayor's Office's #ThriveNYC initiative, and more! The event will feature holistic workshops, a Walk-A-Thon around the East Village and LES led by The Brooklyn Express Drumline, and ending with a block party with music provided by our very own Avenue DJs. 

12pm: Walkathon
1pm-4pm: Block Party & Wellness Resource Fair

5:30pm Final Institute Happy Hour for the 2018 Fellows New Leaders Council

Dear NLC Community, please join us for the final Institute Happy Hour for the 2018 Fellows. See you soon and happy early Cinco de Mayo.

5:30pm Final Institute Happy Hour for the 2018 Fellows

Dear NLC Community, please join us for the final Institute Happy Hour for the 2018 Fellows. See you soon and happy early Cinco de Mayo.

6:00pm Adam Wade's Storytelling Series Magnet Theater

Hi Everyone, my 2nd album Adam Wade LIVE AT THE MAGNET THEATER will be release this week and I'll be doing a very special Adam Wade Storytelling Series Show this month... 

Saturday May 5th at 6pm - $7
SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW AT THE MAGNET THEATER 
With special guests Halle Kiefer, Carolyn Busa and David Martin!
The Magnet Theater 
254 West 29th St (btwn 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY
[note: The Adam Wade Storytelling Series will return next month with students from Adam's Magnet Theater Storytelling Classes]

6:00pm Adam Wade's Storytelling Series

Hi Everyone, my 2nd album Adam Wade LIVE AT THE MAGNET THEATER will be release this week and I'll be doing a very special Adam Wade Storytelling Series Show this month... 

Saturday May 5th at 6pm - $7
SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW AT THE MAGNET THEATER 
With special guests Halle Kiefer, Carolyn Busa and David Martin!
The Magnet Theater 
254 West 29th St (btwn 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY
[note: The Adam Wade Storytelling Series will return next month with students from Adam's Magnet Theater Storytelling Classes]

Sunday May 6, 2018 May 6, 2018
7:00am Five Boro Bik Tour Bike New York

TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel is for PREORDER only. All orders will ship the after the ride for delivery in late June. The PREORDER window will close May 7th at midnight.

As a PREORDER item, TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel may not be returned for exchange or refund. Discounts cannot be applied to TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel. Only the sizes and quantities ordered during the PREORDER period will be produced.

7:00am Five Boro Bik Tour

TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel is for PREORDER only. All orders will ship the after the ride for delivery in late June. The PREORDER window will close May 7th at midnight.

As a PREORDER item, TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel may not be returned for exchange or refund. Discounts cannot be applied to TD Five Boro Bike Tour apparel. Only the sizes and quantities ordered during the PREORDER period will be produced.

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

Join us on on Sunday, May 6 to celebrate the Haitian culture with workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices. CMA is collaborating with Haiti Cultural Exchange which will present Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs: connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti. Join us at 12:30 and 2:00 pm with Riva Precil whose work embodies the beauty of her Haitian heritage through singing, dancing, jewelry designs and writing. Families are also invited to taste the teas of Haiti with the Haitian Creole Language Institute and their Haitian Tea Party! The Haitian Tea Party is an opportunity to learn how Haitian people use natural remedies to heal themselves. Haitian Tea Party workshop participants will learn about 4 teas that can heal 4 common, everyday ailments. Participants will be able to taste the teas and the workshop will be accompanied by traditional Haitian snacks.

10:00am Haitian Cultural Festival

Join us on on Sunday, May 6 to celebrate the Haitian culture with workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices. CMA is collaborating with Haiti Cultural Exchange which will present Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs: connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti. Join us at 12:30 and 2:00 pm with Riva Precil whose work embodies the beauty of her Haitian heritage through singing, dancing, jewelry designs and writing. Families are also invited to taste the teas of Haiti with the Haitian Creole Language Institute and their Haitian Tea Party! The Haitian Tea Party is an opportunity to learn how Haitian people use natural remedies to heal themselves. Haitian Tea Party workshop participants will learn about 4 teas that can heal 4 common, everyday ailments. Participants will be able to taste the teas and the workshop will be accompanied by traditional Haitian snacks.

10:00am Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

10:00am Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

In the celebration of Haitian cultural festival young artist will recreate amazing handmade wall art. Oil drums are often purchased in the capital of Port Au Prince, Haiti, but then recycled and made into steel drums, and then later into works of art! Young artists will also get a chance to upcycle, using tin foil and wires to create their own 2-D designs to hang up!

11:00am Wall Art

In the celebration of Haitian cultural festival young artist will recreate amazing handmade wall art. Oil drums are often purchased in the capital of Port Au Prince, Haiti, but then recycled and made into steel drums, and then later into works of art! Young artists will also get a chance to upcycle, using tin foil and wires to create their own 2-D designs to hang up!

11:00am Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

11:00am Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

12:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York Children's Museum of the Arts

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

12:00pm CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York

Free with admission to Art NY & Context NY, Pier 94

CMA will provide hands-on art programming on-site at the Art NY Fair for children ages 4-14 in the CMA Kids Art Center. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their caregivers visit the Fairs.

To register for an hour and a half timeslot, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018 Lower Eastside Girls Club

SUNDAY 5.6: 12PM-8PM
• Collective Perspective: The "Gallery" in 2018 panel discussion | 2-3PM
• Art-paired wines happy hour | 3-5PM

12:00pm Superfine! - Art Fair | NYC 2018

SUNDAY 5.6: 12PM-8PM
• Collective Perspective: The "Gallery" in 2018 panel discussion | 2-3PM
• Art-paired wines happy hour | 3-5PM

1:00pm 17th Annual NYC Irish Dance Festival Irish Arts Center

We return to Riverside Park South to kick off the Summer-on-the-Hudson series and celebrate all aspects of Irish dance and culture. Enjoy a day filled with free performances from top Irish dance companies and learn the difference between sean-nós, céilí, and step dance with opportunities for all to join in.

Performers include festival favorites Donny Golden Dancers, Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe, Darrah Carr Dance, and Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance, plus special guests. With music and Irish language lessons, children’s crafts, face-painting, and more, this is one for the whole family to enjoy.

Free and open to all!

1:00pm 17th Annual NYC Irish Dance Festival

We return to Riverside Park South to kick off the Summer-on-the-Hudson series and celebrate all aspects of Irish dance and culture. Enjoy a day filled with free performances from top Irish dance companies and learn the difference between sean-nós, céilí, and step dance with opportunities for all to join in.

Performers include festival favorites Donny Golden Dancers, Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe, Darrah Carr Dance, and Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance, plus special guests. With music and Irish language lessons, children’s crafts, face-painting, and more, this is one for the whole family to enjoy.

Free and open to all!

1:00pm Transcendent Tales Family Sundays Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

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

1:00pm Transcendent Tales Family Sundays

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

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

2:00pm Haute Chocolate: Chocolate Tasting Strand Books

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so why not get the mom in your life some sweets? Come on out and enjoy some chocolate samples from Haute Chocolate!

Haute Chocolate is clean, sexy chocolate for goddesses, bad girls, and femme fatales. Her mission? To treat you for your commitment to a life of virtuous hedonism. Created by Beryl Fine, photographer, entrepreneur and feminist rabble-rouser hell-bent on creating a world where one can indulge in sweets without sacrificing a thing.

2:00pm Haute Chocolate: Chocolate Tasting

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so why not get the mom in your life some sweets? Come on out and enjoy some chocolate samples from Haute Chocolate!

Haute Chocolate is clean, sexy chocolate for goddesses, bad girls, and femme fatales. Her mission? To treat you for your commitment to a life of virtuous hedonism. Created by Beryl Fine, photographer, entrepreneur and feminist rabble-rouser hell-bent on creating a world where one can indulge in sweets without sacrificing a thing.

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

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

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

This month in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we are doing an Asian-American focused show, complete with Raffle Prizes!!!

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

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

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

This month in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we are doing an Asian-American focused show, complete with Raffle Prizes!!!

9:00pm Happy Hour Magnet Theater

Watch this talented cast of seven co-workers navigate their way through an improvised happy hour, where the next unexpected guest to "stop by" the party could be YOU!* Friendships will be made, relationships will be tested, and surprises will be aplenty in a show where anything can happen when (imaginary) half-price drinks are involved.

*Audience members will have the chance to make guest appearances throughout the show, so get there early to snag a spot!

9:00pm Happy Hour

Watch this talented cast of seven co-workers navigate their way through an improvised happy hour, where the next unexpected guest to "stop by" the party could be YOU!* Friendships will be made, relationships will be tested, and surprises will be aplenty in a show where anything can happen when (imaginary) half-price drinks are involved.

*Audience members will have the chance to make guest appearances throughout the show, so get there early to snag a spot!

Monday May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018
8:30am The Debate on Hong Kong's Future Asia Society

Last year, Hong Kong celebrated the 20th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese rule under the “One Country, Two Systems” governing model—which pledged to create a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong in its relations with mainland China. The anniversary also marked an occasion to reflect on Hong Kong's accomplishments, particularly in terms of development and economic growth. Yet the anniversary also saw demonstrations from Hong Kong residents who believe the governing model has come under threat from Beijing, along with their dreams of universal suffrage. In the country’s by-elections just last month, however, pro-democracy lawmakers lost seats in their legislature. And at the same time in Beijing, the National People’s Congress approved the removal of presidential term limits, paving the way for current leader Xi Jinping to further consolidate power.

8:30am The Debate on Hong Kong's Future

Last year, Hong Kong celebrated the 20th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese rule under the “One Country, Two Systems” governing model—which pledged to create a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong in its relations with mainland China. The anniversary also marked an occasion to reflect on Hong Kong's accomplishments, particularly in terms of development and economic growth. Yet the anniversary also saw demonstrations from Hong Kong residents who believe the governing model has come under threat from Beijing, along with their dreams of universal suffrage. In the country’s by-elections just last month, however, pro-democracy lawmakers lost seats in their legislature. And at the same time in Beijing, the National People’s Congress approved the removal of presidential term limits, paving the way for current leader Xi Jinping to further consolidate power.

11:30am Art Talk & Tour Rubin Museum

Make connections with the art in the Rubin’s galleries through a presentation followed by a lively group discussion on a variety of exciting topics. Art Talk & Tour themes alternate each month. Each program includes an hour-long exploration of Himalayan art and culture beginning in the theater, followed by a gallery tour led by Rubin Museum docent Denise Murphy, RN, PhD. 

This monthly program coincides with the Rubin’s Senior Mondays, adults 65 and older receive free admission to the galleries.

11:30am Art Talk & Tour

Make connections with the art in the Rubin’s galleries through a presentation followed by a lively group discussion on a variety of exciting topics. Art Talk & Tour themes alternate each month. Each program includes an hour-long exploration of Himalayan art and culture beginning in the theater, followed by a gallery tour led by Rubin Museum docent Denise Murphy, RN, PhD. 

This monthly program coincides with the Rubin’s Senior Mondays, adults 65 and older receive free admission to the galleries.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop With Nina Goss Rubin Museum

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall and is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor.

2:00pm Senior Writing Workshop With Nina Goss

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing exercises. The program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum’s entrance hall and is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor.

6:00pm International Night of Culture John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Would you like to wear something representing your culture while walking on a red carpet?
Would you like to see performances from your fellow Bloodhounds coming from all over the world?
If the answer is yes, you should join us at our annual International Night of Culture. ( TICKETS ARE FREE!)

6:00pm International Night of Culture

Would you like to wear something representing your culture while walking on a red carpet?
Would you like to see performances from your fellow Bloodhounds coming from all over the world?
If the answer is yes, you should join us at our annual International Night of Culture. ( TICKETS ARE FREE!)

6:00pm Diversity Jam Magnet Theater

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

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

6:00pm Diversity Jam

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

Hosted by Nicole Lee & Art Cai

7:00pm Hiroshi Sugimoto + Darius Himes Strand Books

Join us in the Rare Book Room as we host photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto for his third release in a row! His latest work, Portraits, showcases breathtakingly detailed wax statues of historical figures.

Hiroshi will be interviewed by Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs for Christie’s and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book.

Hiroshi Sugimoto has helped define what it means to be a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his photographs blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation and architecture. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.

7:00pm Hiroshi Sugimoto + Darius Himes

Join us in the Rare Book Room as we host photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto for his third release in a row! His latest work, Portraits, showcases breathtakingly detailed wax statues of historical figures.

Hiroshi will be interviewed by Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs for Christie’s and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book.

Hiroshi Sugimoto has helped define what it means to be a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his photographs blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation and architecture. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Raw Denim / Just Karen Magnet Theater

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

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Raw Denim / Just Karen

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

9:00pm Character Bash Magnet Theater

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

This months theme will be...CHARACTER BINGO! Each audience member will receive a bingo board with different character traits, and the winners will have a chance to win a Magnet Hoodie!!!

9:00pm Character Bash

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

This months theme will be...CHARACTER BINGO! Each audience member will receive a bingo board with different character traits, and the winners will have a chance to win a Magnet Hoodie!!!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday May 8, 2018 May 8, 2018
2:00pm Chuck Palahniuk: Adjustment Day Strand Books

Chuck Palahniuk is back with his first novel in four years! Chuck will be at Strand to sign copies of Adjustment Day and meet fans of his copious bestselling and beloved books.

Please note:

  • This ADJUSTMENT DAY appearance is a signing only.
  • Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
  • This is a ticketed event and each ticket will include a copy of the ADJUSTMENT DAY hardcover.
  • Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line, one book per person--no exceptions.
  • Signing will be limited to ADJUSTMENT DAY only--no other books or items of memorabilia will be signed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Line formation will begin at the corner of 12th and Broadway at 2 PM, traveling up Broadway.
  • We will cut off the line at 7:30 PM.
2:00pm Chuck Palahniuk: Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk is back with his first novel in four years! Chuck will be at Strand to sign copies of Adjustment Day and meet fans of his copious bestselling and beloved books.

Please note:

  • This ADJUSTMENT DAY appearance is a signing only.
  • Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
  • This is a ticketed event and each ticket will include a copy of the ADJUSTMENT DAY hardcover.
  • Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line, one book per person--no exceptions.
  • Signing will be limited to ADJUSTMENT DAY only--no other books or items of memorabilia will be signed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Line formation will begin at the corner of 12th and Broadway at 2 PM, traveling up Broadway.
  • We will cut off the line at 7:30 PM.
5:30pm Power Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Asia Society

Wealth and power are shifting east. Three of the world’s four largest economies are in Asia, and the fourth, the United States, is a Pacific power. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in Asia, compared with just over a tenth in the West. Asia’s economic transformation is reshaping the global distribution of power, changing the way the region — and indeed the world — works politically and strategically. Just as significantly, tensions between Asian powers will define war and peace in the 21st century.

5:30pm Power Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific

Wealth and power are shifting east. Three of the world’s four largest economies are in Asia, and the fourth, the United States, is a Pacific power. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in Asia, compared with just over a tenth in the West. Asia’s economic transformation is reshaping the global distribution of power, changing the way the region — and indeed the world — works politically and strategically. Just as significantly, tensions between Asian powers will define war and peace in the 21st century.

6:30pm New York at Its Core: The Archaeology Museum of the City of New York

Manhattan’s dramatic growth over the centuries is often pictured as a process of expansion, either northwards (up the island) or upwards (with ever taller skyscrapers). But since the 17thcentury, the island has also been expanding outwards into the East and Hudson Rivers through landfill. Garbage and rubble have long been used to create hundreds of acres of new, artificial land along Manhattan’s coastline. Once overlooked, this landfill has increasingly been seen by archaeologists as a rich source of information about the city’s past. Join a panel of leading archaeologists including Dr. Joan Geismer, Dr. Robin Nagle, Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein, and Dr. Kevin Wiley as they share their latest subterranean findings from Manhattan’s shorelines and explore what they reveal about the lives of previous generations of New Yorkers.

6:30pm New York at Its Core: The Archaeology

Manhattan’s dramatic growth over the centuries is often pictured as a process of expansion, either northwards (up the island) or upwards (with ever taller skyscrapers). But since the 17thcentury, the island has also been expanding outwards into the East and Hudson Rivers through landfill. Garbage and rubble have long been used to create hundreds of acres of new, artificial land along Manhattan’s coastline. Once overlooked, this landfill has increasingly been seen by archaeologists as a rich source of information about the city’s past. Join a panel of leading archaeologists including Dr. Joan Geismer, Dr. Robin Nagle, Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein, and Dr. Kevin Wiley as they share their latest subterranean findings from Manhattan’s shorelines and explore what they reveal about the lives of previous generations of New Yorkers.

6:30pm The Art Of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece New York Civil Liberties Union

Join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Society of Illustrators (SOI) for a unique event celebrating the SOI's exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from our engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights. 

6:30pm The Art Of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

Join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Society of Illustrators (SOI) for a unique event celebrating the SOI's exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from our engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights. 

7:00pm Jon Klassen + Mac Barnett Present: Square Strand Books

Meet New York Times best-selling best buds Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen as they celebrate the release of their newest picture book Square!

This book is about Triangle’s friend, Square.  Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground and bringing them to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square’s friend, Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to listen to Mac and Jon read Square, the companion book to Triangle (also about some seriously silly and sneaky shapes).  They’ll also talk about making books together, tell plenty of jokes, and there will be some live drawing too!

7:00pm Jon Klassen + Mac Barnett Present: Square

Meet New York Times best-selling best buds Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen as they celebrate the release of their newest picture book Square!

This book is about Triangle’s friend, Square.  Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground and bringing them to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square’s friend, Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to listen to Mac and Jon read Square, the companion book to Triangle (also about some seriously silly and sneaky shapes).  They’ll also talk about making books together, tell plenty of jokes, and there will be some live drawing too!

7:00pm Storytelling Cafe: All Things Dumplings City Lore

Join us for a delicious evening of dumplings and stories from around the world! Chefs from four different regions of the globe share their dumpling-making traditions and the bounty of their kitchens. A panel discussion will be followed by a buffet featuring vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections.

We are working with
Cafe Dushanbe, Tajik chef Imomov Olim making Manti.
Vaselka, chef Olesia Lew making Ukranian Pierogies
Yelka Kamara making patties from Sierra Leon
and Cafe Himalaya providing momo.

7:00pm Storytelling Cafe: All Things Dumplings

Join us for a delicious evening of dumplings and stories from around the world! Chefs from four different regions of the globe share their dumpling-making traditions and the bounty of their kitchens. A panel discussion will be followed by a buffet featuring vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections.

We are working with
Cafe Dushanbe, Tajik chef Imomov Olim making Manti.
Vaselka, chef Olesia Lew making Ukranian Pierogies
Yelka Kamara making patties from Sierra Leon
and Cafe Himalaya providing momo.

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

7:00pm Seeing Rape

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

Wednesday May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018
9:30am Public Insurance and Reproductive Health Care Planned Parenthood of New York City

This training will provide a detailed overview of New York State (NYS) public health insurance programs that cover family planning services and reproductive health care. The trainers will address eligibility and enrollment, family planning benefits covered and differences in coverage, NYS Free Access policies, minors’ rights to coverage and care, immigrant eligibility, and confidentiality issues. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to: describe the various NYS public health insurance programs that cover reproductive health care and family planning; educate clients about programs for which they are eligible; and help already-enrolled clients to understand their rights to reproductive health care.

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

9:30am Public Insurance and Reproductive Health Care

This training will provide a detailed overview of New York State (NYS) public health insurance programs that cover family planning services and reproductive health care. The trainers will address eligibility and enrollment, family planning benefits covered and differences in coverage, NYS Free Access policies, minors’ rights to coverage and care, immigrant eligibility, and confidentiality issues. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to: describe the various NYS public health insurance programs that cover reproductive health care and family planning; educate clients about programs for which they are eligible; and help already-enrolled clients to understand their rights to reproductive health care.

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Melissa Lew Asia Society

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Melissa Lew

AsiaStore celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of whom will be on hand to discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation Rubin Museum

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

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

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

1:00pm Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

1:30pm Robert Kushner, NA in conversation with Aliza Edelman National Academy of Design

Please join us as Robert Kushner, NA and Aliza Edelman have a lively discussion about the history of ornamentation and decoration. By revisiting the position of "Pattern & Decoration" as both a condition of modernism and as a vital contemporary art practice, they will address the intersection of fashion, dance, and performance as developed in Kushner’s early pieces from the 1970s, and the radicality of his new artworks’ engagement with surface materiality and narratives of textiles and cloth.

Q&A and reception to follow the talk. 

1:30pm Robert Kushner, NA in conversation with Aliza Edelman

Please join us as Robert Kushner, NA and Aliza Edelman have a lively discussion about the history of ornamentation and decoration. By revisiting the position of "Pattern & Decoration" as both a condition of modernism and as a vital contemporary art practice, they will address the intersection of fashion, dance, and performance as developed in Kushner’s early pieces from the 1970s, and the radicality of his new artworks’ engagement with surface materiality and narratives of textiles and cloth.

Q&A and reception to follow the talk. 

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour Rubin Museum

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

6:00pm Career Exploration Event: Getting into Healthcare Services LGBT Center

Learn more about getting free training to become a Patient Care Assistant and Home Health Aide. Representatives from All Metro Health Care Inc. will give you insight in getting into this field. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and onsite registration for the training program. Let us help you score your ideal job!

For more information, email opportunities@gaycenter.org.

6:00pm Career Exploration Event: Getting into Healthcare Services

Learn more about getting free training to become a Patient Care Assistant and Home Health Aide. Representatives from All Metro Health Care Inc. will give you insight in getting into this field. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and onsite registration for the training program. Let us help you score your ideal job!

For more information, email opportunities@gaycenter.org.

6:00pm Fatty Sundays: Pretzel Tasting Strand Books

Join us on the mainfloor for a sweet tasting with the dipped pretzel experts Fatty Sundays!

Fatty Sundays was inspired by the oweners' mom’s famous rainbow sprinkle chocolate covered pretzels, prompting sisters Ali and Lauren, along with their Dad (Jeff), Mom (Karen) and sister (Risa), to set out to reinvent and modernize the chocolate covered pretzel.

Now based in Brooklyn, Fatty Sundays has a 15+ flavor list. There’s a chocolate covered pretzel for every palette and each and every pretzel is thoughtfully flavored, generously dipped and perfectly decorated. As the company expands, their mission stays constant: to continue to share their gourmet, fun-flavored chocolate covered pretzels with the world and make people happy, one pretzel at a time!

6:00pm Fatty Sundays: Pretzel Tasting

Join us on the mainfloor for a sweet tasting with the dipped pretzel experts Fatty Sundays!

Fatty Sundays was inspired by the oweners' mom’s famous rainbow sprinkle chocolate covered pretzels, prompting sisters Ali and Lauren, along with their Dad (Jeff), Mom (Karen) and sister (Risa), to set out to reinvent and modernize the chocolate covered pretzel.

Now based in Brooklyn, Fatty Sundays has a 15+ flavor list. There’s a chocolate covered pretzel for every palette and each and every pretzel is thoughtfully flavored, generously dipped and perfectly decorated. As the company expands, their mission stays constant: to continue to share their gourmet, fun-flavored chocolate covered pretzels with the world and make people happy, one pretzel at a time!

6:30pm Advocacy Training - Street Redesign Transportation Alternatives

Channeling your grief and trauma into action saves lives and is proven to help encourage your own healing. Come learn why street design is the most important Vision Zero tool, hear more about current fights for street redesign, and help us strategize how we can pass a bill this legislative session that will mandate proven solutions when fixing our streets.

6:30pm Advocacy Training - Street Redesign

Channeling your grief and trauma into action saves lives and is proven to help encourage your own healing. Come learn why street design is the most important Vision Zero tool, hear more about current fights for street redesign, and help us strategize how we can pass a bill this legislative session that will mandate proven solutions when fixing our streets.

7:00pm Lucas Mann: Captive Audience: On Love And Reality Tv Strand Books

At the crossroads of pop culture and memoir comes Lucas Mann’s love letter to reality TV. Part cultural observations of television consumption, part memoir about his wife, Lucas tells of his viewing habits and wonders what drives people like him and his wife to watch other people emotionally expose themselves in search of fame. What does it mean to take pleasure in watching these people laugh, cry, and fight as millions tune in? What does it mean to live an authentic life? And what does it mean to love someone?

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Lucas answers these questions and shares his latest work.

7:00pm Lucas Mann: Captive Audience: On Love And Reality Tv

At the crossroads of pop culture and memoir comes Lucas Mann’s love letter to reality TV. Part cultural observations of television consumption, part memoir about his wife, Lucas tells of his viewing habits and wonders what drives people like him and his wife to watch other people emotionally expose themselves in search of fame. What does it mean to take pleasure in watching these people laugh, cry, and fight as millions tune in? What does it mean to live an authentic life? And what does it mean to love someone?

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Lucas answers these questions and shares his latest work.

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

7:00pm Seeing Rape

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

7:00pm The Future Of Feminism Rubin Museum

Reignited over the past few years, the U.S. Women’s Rights Movement has taken many forms, including the Women’s March on Washington, #MeToo, and Time’s Up—but where does it go from here?

To kick off her Face of the Future fellowship, artist Chitra Ganesh sits down with activist and co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington Linda Sarsour. Recognized for her focus on intersectional movement building, Sarsour was honored by the White House in 2011 as a “Champion of Change.” In this onstage conversation, she and Ganesh discuss the future of feminism as it relates to both of their bodies of work.

7:00pm The Future Of Feminism

Reignited over the past few years, the U.S. Women’s Rights Movement has taken many forms, including the Women’s March on Washington, #MeToo, and Time’s Up—but where does it go from here?

To kick off her Face of the Future fellowship, artist Chitra Ganesh sits down with activist and co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington Linda Sarsour. Recognized for her focus on intersectional movement building, Sarsour was honored by the White House in 2011 as a “Champion of Change.” In this onstage conversation, she and Ganesh discuss the future of feminism as it relates to both of their bodies of work.

7:30pm A Play for LGBT Rights: "217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous" New York Civil Liberties Union

In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, join the New York Civil Liberties Union to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness with a play about the man behind the mask—the courageous gay psychiatrist whose activism served as the catalyst for that dramatic milestone in LGBT civil rights. The play "217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous" was written and directed by Obie-Award winner Ain Gordon. 

After the show, stay for an interactive discussion with the playwright and James Esseks, Director, LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU.

7:30pm A Play for LGBT Rights: "217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous"

In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, join the New York Civil Liberties Union to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness with a play about the man behind the mask—the courageous gay psychiatrist whose activism served as the catalyst for that dramatic milestone in LGBT civil rights. The play "217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous" was written and directed by Obie-Award winner Ain Gordon. 

After the show, stay for an interactive discussion with the playwright and James Esseks, Director, LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU.

8:00pm Isle of Klezbos: Isle of Manhattan 20th Anniversary All Gal Sextet Concert City Lore

Celebrate ISLE of KLEZBOS 20th Anniversary & Spring at CityLore! We’ll feature all six gals to perform literally two blocks from where our band played its very first show two decades ago. In 1998, we brought the new group to debut at CB’s 313 Gallery (the folkier sister club two doors down from CBGB’s). Join us for an evening of music, refreshments & fun — and brand new repertoire as well as traditional and unorthodox favorites. Come enjoy the full sextet:

Debra Kreisberg – clarinet & alto saxophone
Pam Fleming – trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty – vocals
Shoko Nagai – accordion & keyboard
Saskia Lane – double bass
Eve Sicular – drums |bandleader

8:00pm Isle of Klezbos: Isle of Manhattan 20th Anniversary All Gal Sextet Concert

Celebrate ISLE of KLEZBOS 20th Anniversary & Spring at CityLore! We’ll feature all six gals to perform literally two blocks from where our band played its very first show two decades ago. In 1998, we brought the new group to debut at CB’s 313 Gallery (the folkier sister club two doors down from CBGB’s). Join us for an evening of music, refreshments & fun — and brand new repertoire as well as traditional and unorthodox favorites. Come enjoy the full sextet:

Debra Kreisberg – clarinet & alto saxophone
Pam Fleming – trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty – vocals
Shoko Nagai – accordion & keyboard
Saskia Lane – double bass
Eve Sicular – drums |bandleader

Thursday May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018
8:30am 'Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism' With Ian Bremmer Asia Society

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM

This debate is the centerpiece of a new book by Ian Bremmer, who joins the Hon. Kevin Rudd to explore how governments are responding to this global wave of populism. Where will that wave lead? How long might it last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate? Join us for this special edition of the “Asia Briefing” series.

8:30am 'Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism' With Ian Bremmer

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM

This debate is the centerpiece of a new book by Ian Bremmer, who joins the Hon. Kevin Rudd to explore how governments are responding to this global wave of populism. Where will that wave lead? How long might it last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate? Join us for this special edition of the “Asia Briefing” series.

12:00pm Scale: Possibilities of Perspective Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is pleased to announce Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, an exhibition that explores the notion of scale and its ability to alter our impressions of the universe and our existence inside it. Highlighting the work of Renate Aller, Christopher Boffoli, Sally Curcio, Zaria Forman, Patrick Jacobs, Peggy Preheim, Bobbie Russon, Diana Shpungin, Shahzia Sikander, and Dustin Yellin, Scale encourages visitors to interact with artworks that expand or reduce the objects and environments that surround us.

12:00pm Scale: Possibilities of Perspective

CMA is pleased to announce Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, an exhibition that explores the notion of scale and its ability to alter our impressions of the universe and our existence inside it. Highlighting the work of Renate Aller, Christopher Boffoli, Sally Curcio, Zaria Forman, Patrick Jacobs, Peggy Preheim, Bobbie Russon, Diana Shpungin, Shahzia Sikander, and Dustin Yellin, Scale encourages visitors to interact with artworks that expand or reduce the objects and environments that surround us.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

1:40pm Seeing Rape

Original short plays about sexual violence written by John Jay students.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lsRMg1ecQ3qXvb8j2

6:00pm Evolution of North Korea’s Cyberthreat Korea Society

Priscilla Moriuchi, Recorded Future’s Director for Strategic Threat Development, discusses the evolution of North Korea’s cyber strategy, including cryptocurrency theft, sabotage, espionage, and everyday internet usage by Pyongyang’s elites. Priscilla is the former head of the National Security Agency's East Asia and Pacific cyberthreats office. Today, Priscilla uses a variety of tools to generate unparalleled depictions of North Korea’s state-level online behavior.

6:00pm Evolution of North Korea’s Cyberthreat

Priscilla Moriuchi, Recorded Future’s Director for Strategic Threat Development, discusses the evolution of North Korea’s cyber strategy, including cryptocurrency theft, sabotage, espionage, and everyday internet usage by Pyongyang’s elites. Priscilla is the former head of the National Security Agency's East Asia and Pacific cyberthreats office. Today, Priscilla uses a variety of tools to generate unparalleled depictions of North Korea’s state-level online behavior.

6:00pm Path to a Low-Carbon Future: The Role of Natural Gas New York City Bar Association

New York State energy policy calls for reducing State economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. In addition, the State Energy Plan calls for generating 50% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 to help meet that goal. Many industry participants are developing technology and infrastructure that will enable large-scale electrification of space heating and transportation, and increased renewable power generation. This panel will examine electrification, the role of natural gas, and the implications for related infrastructure investments in the mid- and long-term as the State moves toward a low-carbon economy.

6:00pm Path to a Low-Carbon Future: The Role of Natural Gas

New York State energy policy calls for reducing State economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. In addition, the State Energy Plan calls for generating 50% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 to help meet that goal. Many industry participants are developing technology and infrastructure that will enable large-scale electrification of space heating and transportation, and increased renewable power generation. This panel will examine electrification, the role of natural gas, and the implications for related infrastructure investments in the mid- and long-term as the State moves toward a low-carbon economy.

6:00pm NYCLU Capital Region Annual Membership Meeting New York Civil Liberties Union

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a panel discussion addressing the pros and cons of the Trump Administration. Our panel of experts will cover consitutional issues, local immigration advocacy, concerns of the Muslim community, legal challenges to the administration, and media and the freedom of press. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided and cash bar available. 

6:00pm NYCLU Capital Region Annual Membership Meeting

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a panel discussion addressing the pros and cons of the Trump Administration. Our panel of experts will cover consitutional issues, local immigration advocacy, concerns of the Muslim community, legal challenges to the administration, and media and the freedom of press. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided and cash bar available. 

6:00pm Blockchain for Lawyers New York City Bar Association

If terms like blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, utility tokens, transaction blocks, consensus, smart contracts, hashing, mining, and forks mean nothing to you, beware! These terms are the building blocks of a technological revolution in the making. And the revolution is taking place closer to the lawyer than it seems. Blockchain for Lawyers will demystify the subject and provide conceptual and analytical tools for distinguishing the real from the hype.

6:00pm Blockchain for Lawyers

If terms like blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, utility tokens, transaction blocks, consensus, smart contracts, hashing, mining, and forks mean nothing to you, beware! These terms are the building blocks of a technological revolution in the making. And the revolution is taking place closer to the lawyer than it seems. Blockchain for Lawyers will demystify the subject and provide conceptual and analytical tools for distinguishing the real from the hype.

6:30pm Australian Short Film Today 2018 Asia Society

Asia Society, the long-time home base in New York City for Australian Short Film Today, is proud to present this annual screening. The 90 minute program features eclectic short films from Down Under, ranging from wry Australian humor, dark comedy, live action drama and clever animation.

This year's presentation will include legendary Australian filmmaker Jane Campion's 1982 student film, An Exercise in Discipline - Peel, which won the best short film prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. This recently remastered version of Peel is courtesy of Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Reception to follow. 

6:30pm Australian Short Film Today 2018

Asia Society, the long-time home base in New York City for Australian Short Film Today, is proud to present this annual screening. The 90 minute program features eclectic short films from Down Under, ranging from wry Australian humor, dark comedy, live action drama and clever animation.

This year's presentation will include legendary Australian filmmaker Jane Campion's 1982 student film, An Exercise in Discipline - Peel, which won the best short film prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. This recently remastered version of Peel is courtesy of Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Reception to follow. 

6:30pm In Defense of Voting Rights New York City Bar Association

This panel discussion will focus on national and New York State efforts to protect voting rights, with a particular focus on voting rights cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and recent litigation and legislative proposals in New York.

6:30pm In Defense of Voting Rights

This panel discussion will focus on national and New York State efforts to protect voting rights, with a particular focus on voting rights cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and recent litigation and legislative proposals in New York.

7:30pm Craic LGBT Fest Irish Arts Center

The 7th annual festival showcases the best of LGBT short films from Ireland and the U.S. 

Graham Cantrell screens his award-winning short film, Lily. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow, plus a reception sponsored by Stella Artois.

7:30pm Craic LGBT Fest

The 7th annual festival showcases the best of LGBT short films from Ireland and the U.S. 

Graham Cantrell screens his award-winning short film, Lily. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow, plus a reception sponsored by Stella Artois.

7:30pm Keisha N. Blain: Set The World On Fire Strand Books

In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for emigration to West Africa. In 1937, Celia Jane Allen traveled to Jim Crow Mississippi to organize rural black workers around black nationalist causes. In the late 1940s, from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, Amy Jacques Garvey launched an extensive letter-writing campaign to defend the Greater Liberia Bill, which would relocate 13 million black Americans to West Africa. Gordon, Allen, and Jacques Garvey—as well as Maymie De Mena, Ethel Collins, Amy Ashwood, and Ethel Waddell—are part of an overlooked and understudied group of black women who take center stage in Set the World on Fire, the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s. Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as an era of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N. Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist—and particularly, black nationalist women’s—ferment. In Chicago, Harlem, and the Mississippi Delta, from Britain to Jamaica, these women built alliances with people of color around the globe, agitating for the rights and liberation of black people in the United States and across the African diaspora. As pragmatic activists, they employed multiple protest strategies and tactics, combined numerous religious and political ideologies, and forged unlikely alliances in their struggles for freedom. Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.

Please join us in the 2nd floor Art Department as Keisha N. Blain discusses her book!

7:30pm Keisha N. Blain: Set The World On Fire

In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for emigration to West Africa. In 1937, Celia Jane Allen traveled to Jim Crow Mississippi to organize rural black workers around black nationalist causes. In the late 1940s, from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, Amy Jacques Garvey launched an extensive letter-writing campaign to defend the Greater Liberia Bill, which would relocate 13 million black Americans to West Africa. Gordon, Allen, and Jacques Garvey—as well as Maymie De Mena, Ethel Collins, Amy Ashwood, and Ethel Waddell—are part of an overlooked and understudied group of black women who take center stage in Set the World on Fire, the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s. Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as an era of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N. Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist—and particularly, black nationalist women’s—ferment. In Chicago, Harlem, and the Mississippi Delta, from Britain to Jamaica, these women built alliances with people of color around the globe, agitating for the rights and liberation of black people in the United States and across the African diaspora. As pragmatic activists, they employed multiple protest strategies and tactics, combined numerous religious and political ideologies, and forged unlikely alliances in their struggles for freedom. Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.

Please join us in the 2nd floor Art Department as Keisha N. Blain discusses her book!

8:30pm The Blob Magnet Theater

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

8:30pm The Blob

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

Friday May 11, 2018 May 11, 2018
12:00pm Colorful Doorways Children's Museum of the Arts

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Colorful Doorways

Join museum teaching artists as we celebrate our Haitian cultural festival and make our own colorful doorways! In 2015, artist and activist Duval Pierre made it his mission to strengthen the spirit of the Jalouzi community, whose land was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. To date, with the help of community members, over 1,000 city structures have been restored and painted in all the dazzling colors of the rainbow. Pierre’s mission was to ignite hope within his community through color and collaboration. Visit Fine Arts to learn more about this community and others like it in the beautiful country of Haiti.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

12:00pm Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

1:00pm Luncheon with Hon. Richard J. Sullivan New York City Bar Association

The Litigation Committee is pleased to announce another luncheon in its very popular luncheon series with a judge. This luncheon with Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York, promises to be both enlightening and entertaining. To facilitate the discussion, we are intending to limit the total number of attendees to approximately 35, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

1:00pm Luncheon with Hon. Richard J. Sullivan

The Litigation Committee is pleased to announce another luncheon in its very popular luncheon series with a judge. This luncheon with Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York, promises to be both enlightening and entertaining. To facilitate the discussion, we are intending to limit the total number of attendees to approximately 35, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds Children's Museum of the Arts

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

1:00pm Mini Playgrounds

Looking closely at Christopher Boffoli’s whimsical miniatures, museum guests will create and design tiny, fantasy playgrounds from their imagination! Young artists will use sculptural materials like toothpicks, art straws and pipe cleaners to complete their constructions.

7:00pm Dan Bern Naked Soul Rubin Museum

A remarkably prolific songwriter, Dan Bern has released around two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed album in 1997. Either fronting the prodigiously talented band Common Rotation or as a solo performer, he is comfortable and convincing, funny and topical, with an unassuming tip of the hat to Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, all while sounding thoroughly original and contemporary. Whether writing about stepping back and appreciating the world around us (“Breathe”) or celebrating the venerable voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers (“The Golden Voice of Vin Scully”), Dan’s songs are always literary, sometimes funny, and often cinematic. And it’s not uncommon at a Dan Bern concert to see and hear fans unabashedly singing along to one song after another with no prompting from the stage.

7:00pm Dan Bern Naked Soul

A remarkably prolific songwriter, Dan Bern has released around two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed album in 1997. Either fronting the prodigiously talented band Common Rotation or as a solo performer, he is comfortable and convincing, funny and topical, with an unassuming tip of the hat to Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, all while sounding thoroughly original and contemporary. Whether writing about stepping back and appreciating the world around us (“Breathe”) or celebrating the venerable voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers (“The Golden Voice of Vin Scully”), Dan’s songs are always literary, sometimes funny, and often cinematic. And it’s not uncommon at a Dan Bern concert to see and hear fans unabashedly singing along to one song after another with no prompting from the stage.

7:00pm [STartUP]: RECEPTION & AUCTION Art Students League

In studios evoking the grandeur of the Vanderbilt Gallery, works by the League’s renowned Instructors and Alumni, Students, and Young Artists will be on display and for sale. This strolling reception will include sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, themed cocktails, and live entertainment.

7:00pm [STartUP]: RECEPTION & AUCTION

In studios evoking the grandeur of the Vanderbilt Gallery, works by the League’s renowned Instructors and Alumni, Students, and Young Artists will be on display and for sale. This strolling reception will include sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, themed cocktails, and live entertainment.

8:00pm Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss Irish Arts Center

Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (This is How we Fly) and harpist Maeve Gilchrist bring their original infusion of music and dance to the stage for an enthralling performance. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Gareiss and Gilchrist have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Gareiss' footwork combined with Gilchrist's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet that delights both the ears and the eyes.

8:00pm Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss

Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (This is How we Fly) and harpist Maeve Gilchrist bring their original infusion of music and dance to the stage for an enthralling performance. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Gareiss and Gilchrist have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Gareiss' footwork combined with Gilchrist's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet that delights both the ears and the eyes.

8:00pm The Myth Of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy Strand Books

In recent years, some conservative and neoliberal academics have touted the idea that human societies are evolving toward a less violent state. Progress, such scholars claim, is an inherent quality of our species, and history moves in one direction. But what if the notion of progress itself is, in fact our most enduring fuel for violence? Let us look closely at the myth of historical progress and ask ourselves just how we came to believe that the past exists in service to the future.

Teacher: Jamie Warren has a Ph.D. in American History from Indiana University, and she is an Assistant Professor at BMCC-CUNY where she teaches American history, the history of women and gender, and women’s studies. Her research focuses on slavery in antebellum South with a particular focus on death, the body, and the philosophy of history.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery

8:00pm The Myth Of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy

In recent years, some conservative and neoliberal academics have touted the idea that human societies are evolving toward a less violent state. Progress, such scholars claim, is an inherent quality of our species, and history moves in one direction. But what if the notion of progress itself is, in fact our most enduring fuel for violence? Let us look closely at the myth of historical progress and ask ourselves just how we came to believe that the past exists in service to the future.

Teacher: Jamie Warren has a Ph.D. in American History from Indiana University, and she is an Assistant Professor at BMCC-CUNY where she teaches American history, the history of women and gender, and women’s studies. Her research focuses on slavery in antebellum South with a particular focus on death, the body, and the philosophy of history.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future Rubin Museum

Godzilla (aka Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attacks and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

Artist Tammy Nguyen’s work on display in Face of the Future and other projects deal with survival in a post-catastrophic trade war and a post-nuclear existence.

9:30pm Cabaret Cinema: Face Of The Future

Godzilla (aka Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attacks and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

Artist Tammy Nguyen’s work on display in Face of the Future and other projects deal with survival in a post-catastrophic trade war and a post-nuclear existence.

Saturday May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018
8:00am NAMIWalks NYC NAMI-NYC

Walk for your health! Walk for everyone's mental health! Bring your family and friends--and that means your dog too! NYC is beautiful in the spring, and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is always cool. Please join us in May for the biggest mental health advocacy event in the country!

8:00am NAMIWalks NYC

Walk for your health! Walk for everyone's mental health! Bring your family and friends--and that means your dog too! NYC is beautiful in the spring, and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is always cool. Please join us in May for the biggest mental health advocacy event in the country!

9:00am Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

9:00am Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

9:30am Look Make Sign Children's Museum of the Arts

CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore the museum exhibitions with their families. The program will take place in CMA’s gallery with a Teaching Artist and an American Sign Language interpreter.

This is an ASL–only tour for members of the Deaf community. ​CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. If you are studying ASL and are interested in observing please note that we only allow interns to observe programs.

9:30am Look Make Sign

CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore the museum exhibitions with their families. The program will take place in CMA’s gallery with a Teaching Artist and an American Sign Language interpreter.

This is an ASL–only tour for members of the Deaf community. ​CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. If you are studying ASL and are interested in observing please note that we only allow interns to observe programs.

9:30am Look Make Sign Children's Museum of the Arts
CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore the museum exhibitions with their families. The program will take place in CMA’s gallery with a Teaching Artist and an American Sign Language interpreter.
This is an ASL–only tour for members of the Deaf community. ​CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. If you are studying ASL and are interested in observing please note that we only allow interns to observe programs.
9:30am Look Make Sign
CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore the museum exhibitions with their families. The program will take place in CMA’s gallery with a Teaching Artist and an American Sign Language interpreter.
This is an ASL–only tour for members of the Deaf community. ​CMA is excited to partner with LC Interpreting Services, who will assist in making our events deaf friendly. If you are studying ASL and are interested in observing please note that we only allow interns to observe programs.
10:00am Mother’s Day Cards Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

10:00am Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

10:00am Undergraduate Information Session & Tour John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Undergraduate Admissions Information Session covers a variety of topics including academics, campus life and the admissions process at #JohnJayCollege. Immediately following the Undergraduate Admissions Information Session is a student led Campus Tour.

10:00am Undergraduate Information Session & Tour

The Undergraduate Admissions Information Session covers a variety of topics including academics, campus life and the admissions process at #JohnJayCollege. Immediately following the Undergraduate Admissions Information Session is a student led Campus Tour.

11:00am [STartUP]: Open House | Open Studios Art Students League

Anybody and everybody can MAKE art, SEE art, or even BE art at the League’s Open House event. Students and Instructors will be onsite to run demos and lead workshops for people of all ages and levels of artistic know-how. League Models dressed to the nines will pose for a series of live sketch sessions. And you, too, can take the stage and become a work of art.

11:00am [STartUP]: Open House | Open Studios

Anybody and everybody can MAKE art, SEE art, or even BE art at the League’s Open House event. Students and Instructors will be onsite to run demos and lead workshops for people of all ages and levels of artistic know-how. League Models dressed to the nines will pose for a series of live sketch sessions. And you, too, can take the stage and become a work of art.

11:00am Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2018 (Morning Session) Asia Society

The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York for the third year. LLF in New York will explore contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival will present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan and include discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.

11:00am Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2018 (Morning Session)

The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York for the third year. LLF in New York will explore contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival will present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan and include discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.

11:00am Life-Size Landscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Look at the work of Zaria Forman, an artist whose large-scale drawings convey the urgency of climate change. Visitors will work with CMA Teaching Artists to collaborate on a series of large landscapes, proving that we can make things happen when we work together!

11:00am Life-Size Landscapes

Look at the work of Zaria Forman, an artist whose large-scale drawings convey the urgency of climate change. Visitors will work with CMA Teaching Artists to collaborate on a series of large landscapes, proving that we can make things happen when we work together!

11:00am Free Practice Sat For Teens InsideSchools

Find out how you will score with a free practice test from The Princeton Review. Our exams feature: full-length tests designed to match the official exam; professional proctors and a realistic test setting; a detailed comprehensive score report; an optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score. 

This event is free but registration is required. To register, call 212-870-1633.

11:00am Free Practice Sat For Teens

Find out how you will score with a free practice test from The Princeton Review. Our exams feature: full-length tests designed to match the official exam; professional proctors and a realistic test setting; a detailed comprehensive score report; an optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score. 

This event is free but registration is required. To register, call 212-870-1633.

11:00am CHDC's Annual Spring Event Irish Arts Center

We are proud to be a part of CHDC's Annual Spring event. Representing Irish Arts Center will be fiddler Cleek Schrey, who will be performing a 30 minute set from 2:30—3pm.

11:00am CHDC's Annual Spring Event

We are proud to be a part of CHDC's Annual Spring event. Representing Irish Arts Center will be fiddler Cleek Schrey, who will be performing a 30 minute set from 2:30—3pm.

12:00pm Stamps and Patterns Children's Museum of the Arts

Use stamping tools create colorful patterns. Take pictures of your patterns as they grow and watch them come to life in today’s stop motion workshop!

12:00pm Stamps and Patterns

Use stamping tools create colorful patterns. Take pictures of your patterns as they grow and watch them come to life in today’s stop motion workshop!

1:00pm Mala Bracelets For Mother’s Day With Satya Jewelry Rubin Museum

Creating a personal mala works to open the heart and serves as a talisman for individual empowerment and well-being. In this fun and inspiring workshop, Satya Scainetti, founder of Satya Jewelry, will lead you through the sacred art of mala making and how these bracelets of prayer beads are used in daily practice to help set and manifest intentions. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a one-of-a-kind mala bracelet, a lovely gift for mothers or honorary mothers.

1:00pm Mala Bracelets For Mother’s Day With Satya Jewelry

Creating a personal mala works to open the heart and serves as a talisman for individual empowerment and well-being. In this fun and inspiring workshop, Satya Scainetti, founder of Satya Jewelry, will lead you through the sacred art of mala making and how these bracelets of prayer beads are used in daily practice to help set and manifest intentions. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a one-of-a-kind mala bracelet, a lovely gift for mothers or honorary mothers.

1:45pm Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2018 (Afternoon Session) Asia Society

The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York for the third year. LLF in New York will explore contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival will present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan and include discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.

1:45pm Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2018 (Afternoon Session)

The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York for the third year. LLF in New York will explore contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival will present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan and include discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.

7:00pm [STartUP]: House Party Art Students League

The League has put on some legendary parties in the past–Fakirs’ Balls, Dream Balls, and 140NOW– and this one promises to be a fabulous evening of dancing, performance, costumes, and over-the-top FUN.

7:00pm [STartUP]: House Party

The League has put on some legendary parties in the past–Fakirs’ Balls, Dream Balls, and 140NOW– and this one promises to be a fabulous evening of dancing, performance, costumes, and over-the-top FUN.

8:00pm Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers 2018 Asia Society

Qawwali is a Sufi devotional form known as the “path of the heart”. Popularized by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, qawwali songs are based on the mystical poetry of Sufism. The traditional music works its way to ecstatic peaks with strong voices and percussive handclaps, seeking to transport musicians and audience closer to the divine.

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers are masters of Qawwali Sufi music as well as classical genres such as tarana, thumri, and khayal. They belong to the Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi, a music school founded in the 14th century that remains the best-known gharana today. Weaving together devotional and secular traditions, Ayaz and company have been bringing South Asian music to international audiences for over 30 years.

8:00pm Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers 2018

Qawwali is a Sufi devotional form known as the “path of the heart”. Popularized by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, qawwali songs are based on the mystical poetry of Sufism. The traditional music works its way to ecstatic peaks with strong voices and percussive handclaps, seeking to transport musicians and audience closer to the divine.

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers are masters of Qawwali Sufi music as well as classical genres such as tarana, thumri, and khayal. They belong to the Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi, a music school founded in the 14th century that remains the best-known gharana today. Weaving together devotional and secular traditions, Ayaz and company have been bringing South Asian music to international audiences for over 30 years.

Sunday May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018
10:00am Celebrate Mother’s Day at CMA Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate mom today at CMA! Make something special in one of our workshops to show mom how much you appreciate everything she does.

Moms & Grandmoms get free admission all day.

10:00am Celebrate Mother’s Day at CMA

Celebrate mom today at CMA! Make something special in one of our workshops to show mom how much you appreciate everything she does.

Moms & Grandmoms get free admission all day.

10:00am Mother’s Day Cards Children's Museum of the Arts

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

10:00am Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day with CMA! For today’s project young artists will be making cards for their mothers, grandmothers or other special women in their lives.

10:00am Story Time With Kellogg's Nyc Strand Books

Story Time is taking a field trip across the park to our neighbor's at Kellogg's NYC, where we'll host a series of four special readings for families to enjoy on Mother's Day: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm. Additionally, Kellogg's NYC will be offering other free family-friendly activities from 10am - 2pm, and cereal and other treats from the café will be available for purchase, along with Dylan's Candy Bar who will be doing some candy bag giveaways!

Come celebrate Mother's Day with Kellogg's!

10:00am Story Time With Kellogg's Nyc

Story Time is taking a field trip across the park to our neighbor's at Kellogg's NYC, where we'll host a series of four special readings for families to enjoy on Mother's Day: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm. Additionally, Kellogg's NYC will be offering other free family-friendly activities from 10am - 2pm, and cereal and other treats from the café will be available for purchase, along with Dylan's Candy Bar who will be doing some candy bag giveaways!

Come celebrate Mother's Day with Kellogg's!

11:00am Mindfulness for Families: Compassion and Limits Rubin Museum

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? In workshops led by Ayman Mukerji Househam, families can learn how to apply the tenets of mindfulness to family interactions. This final session concludes the series by providing participants with valuable tools to continue developing their mindful family practice at home.

Each session of this series will combines teaching with working periods that can be applied to everyday family life. As a cumulative series, subsequent Mindfulness for Families sessions will build upon previous ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees.

This program is designed for children ages three to seven with accompanying adult(s).

Adult Ticket (incl. 1 child): $50.00
Addt'l Child: $10.00

11:00am Mindfulness for Families: Compassion and Limits

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? In workshops led by Ayman Mukerji Househam, families can learn how to apply the tenets of mindfulness to family interactions. This final session concludes the series by providing participants with valuable tools to continue developing their mindful family practice at home.

Each session of this series will combines teaching with working periods that can be applied to everyday family life. As a cumulative series, subsequent Mindfulness for Families sessions will build upon previous ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees.

This program is designed for children ages three to seven with accompanying adult(s).

Adult Ticket (incl. 1 child): $50.00
Addt'l Child: $10.00

11:00am Mother’s Day Card Making Museum of the City of New York

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.

11:00am Mother’s Day Card Making

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.

11:00am Compassion And Limits Creating Structure For Mindful Family Growth Rubin Museum

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? In workshops led by Ayman Mukerji Househam, families can learn how to apply the tenets of mindfulness to family interactions. This final session concludes the series by providing participants with valuable tools to continue developing their mindful family practice at home.

Each session of this series combines teaching with working periods that can be applied to everyday family life. As a cumulative series, subsequent Mindfulness for Families sessions will build upon previous ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees.

11:00am Compassion And Limits Creating Structure For Mindful Family Growth

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? In workshops led by Ayman Mukerji Househam, families can learn how to apply the tenets of mindfulness to family interactions. This final session concludes the series by providing participants with valuable tools to continue developing their mindful family practice at home.

Each session of this series combines teaching with working periods that can be applied to everyday family life. As a cumulative series, subsequent Mindfulness for Families sessions will build upon previous ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees.

11:00am Life-Size Landscapes Children's Museum of the Arts

Look at the work of Zaria Forman, an artist whose large-scale drawings convey the urgency of climate change. Visitors will work with CMA Teaching Artists to collaborate on a series of large landscapes, proving that we can make things happen when we work together!

11:00am Life-Size Landscapes

Look at the work of Zaria Forman, an artist whose large-scale drawings convey the urgency of climate change. Visitors will work with CMA Teaching Artists to collaborate on a series of large landscapes, proving that we can make things happen when we work together!

11:00am Faces of the East Village Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

11:00am Faces of the East Village

Manhattan Sideways and TD Bank are celebrating the small businesses of the East Village with a photo exhibition.  

Open for Public Viewing
April 26th - May 31st
M-F 8am - 6:30pm
Sa 9am - 2pm, Su 11am - 3pm
TD Bank, 21 E. 1st st

1:00pm Transcendent Tales Family Sundays Rubin Museum

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

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

1:00pm Transcendent Tales Family Sundays

Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

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

6:00pm Yes, And, Mom! Magnet Theater

This Mother's Day, the Magnet Theater's giving our moms the coolest present we can offer... an improv show!

A handful of our top comedians will perform a fully improvised comedy show with their actual moms?most of whom have never done improv before. Our moms can do or say whatever they like on stage, and it's our job to play along. Just like in real life.

Come watch as we create lively, unpredictable comedy with the women who will always be our biggest fans. Bring your mom--we'd love to meet her!

6:00pm Yes, And, Mom!

This Mother's Day, the Magnet Theater's giving our moms the coolest present we can offer... an improv show!

A handful of our top comedians will perform a fully improvised comedy show with their actual moms?most of whom have never done improv before. Our moms can do or say whatever they like on stage, and it's our job to play along. Just like in real life.

Come watch as we create lively, unpredictable comedy with the women who will always be our biggest fans. Bring your mom--we'd love to meet her!

9:00pm Fact or Fiction Magnet Theater

Fact or Fiction combines honest monologues with improv like few shows can. Watch these splendid performers tell truthful stories that naturally transform into improv. You'll witness rich characters and textured worlds that will make you laugh and connect more deeply with the humans around you. It's just what the doctor ordered! See you at the show.

9:00pm Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction combines honest monologues with improv like few shows can. Watch these splendid performers tell truthful stories that naturally transform into improv. You'll witness rich characters and textured worlds that will make you laugh and connect more deeply with the humans around you. It's just what the doctor ordered! See you at the show.

Monday May 14, 2018 May 14, 2018
8:00am Preparing for Your Next Job American Institute of Graphic Arts

Building a personal and professional brand is essential in today’s job market. In this workshop Heather Freiser, VP of Branded Content for The Muse, will show you how to shape your narrative. Heather will introduce the company’s Brandbuilder technology to help define your brand and get tips for crafting both the perfect resume and website. You’ll learn why your story is the most important one you’ll ever tell.

8:00am Preparing for Your Next Job

Building a personal and professional brand is essential in today’s job market. In this workshop Heather Freiser, VP of Branded Content for The Muse, will show you how to shape your narrative. Heather will introduce the company’s Brandbuilder technology to help define your brand and get tips for crafting both the perfect resume and website. You’ll learn why your story is the most important one you’ll ever tell.

12:00pm Magnified Illustrations Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in Fine Arts, museum visitors will use a magnifying glass to create close up illustrations of tiny objects! For this project, you can choose to bring a small object from home or examine the still life set up in our studio.

12:00pm Magnified Illustrations

Today in Fine Arts, museum visitors will use a magnifying glass to create close up illustrations of tiny objects! For this project, you can choose to bring a small object from home or examine the still life set up in our studio.

12:00pm Fine Arts Tiny Tools Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by CMA’s new exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, museum guests will design and create their very own teeny tiny tools! Using toothpicks, young artists can learn to build miniature cutlery, pencils, hammers, nails and more!

12:00pm Fine Arts Tiny Tools

Inspired by CMA’s new exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, museum guests will design and create their very own teeny tiny tools! Using toothpicks, young artists can learn to build miniature cutlery, pencils, hammers, nails and more!

12:00pm Growing and Shrinking Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate shapes and figures growing and shrinking! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and how to make big things turn small and tiny things turn huge!

12:00pm Growing and Shrinking

Animate shapes and figures growing and shrinking! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and how to make big things turn small and tiny things turn huge!

12:00pm Clay Bar Birds Children's Museum of the Arts

Sculpt a feathered friend: robins, flamingos, penguins, ostrich, blue days, blackbirds, crows, falcons, peacocks, and more!

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here’s how it works on busy days:

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.
12:00pm Clay Bar Birds

Sculpt a feathered friend: robins, flamingos, penguins, ostrich, blue days, blackbirds, crows, falcons, peacocks, and more!

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here’s how it works on busy days:

  • When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day.
  • Once you’ve signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don’t lose your spot.

Looking closely at Bobbi Russon black and white miniature portraits, young artists will create collaged grey scale “selfies!” Museum guests will experiment with mixed media to create their compositions.

1:00pm Mini Me

Looking closely at Bobbi Russon black and white miniature portraits, young artists will create collaged grey scale “selfies!” Museum guests will experiment with mixed media to create their compositions.

6:00pm Celebration of Courage OutRight Action International

As LGBTIQ rights face global backlash - OutRight is taking time to highlight continued progress - and support those who need it most. Join us in honoring those who fight for human rights against governments set to violate them. And in celebrating the resilience, visibility, and fighting spirit of those that dare to stand up.

OutRight's annual gala will be held on the Hudson - with full, open bar with both passed and buffet-style food.

6:00pm Celebration of Courage

As LGBTIQ rights face global backlash - OutRight is taking time to highlight continued progress - and support those who need it most. Join us in honoring those who fight for human rights against governments set to violate them. And in celebrating the resilience, visibility, and fighting spirit of those that dare to stand up.

OutRight's annual gala will be held on the Hudson - with full, open bar with both passed and buffet-style food.

6:00pm A Dinner in Honor of Judge Sérgio Moro New York City Bar Association

Judge Sérgio Fernando Moro is a Brazilian federal judge and professor of criminal procedure at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. He began his career in 1996 as an auxiliary judge in the Mensalao case, and he is currently the trial judge of bribery and money laundering cases as part of the federal police’s sprawling Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) involving Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras. As such, Judge Moro has overseen some of the biggest corruption cases in the country. He has authored several books, including Crime de Lavagem de Dinheiro and Jurisdiçao Constitucional Como Democracia. Because of his leadership in the Lava Jato case, he was ranked on Fortune’s 2016 List of The World’s Greatest Leaders. He was also on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People for the same year and on Bloomberg’s list of 50 Most Influential People in the World of Finance.

6:00pm A Dinner in Honor of Judge Sérgio Moro

Judge Sérgio Fernando Moro is a Brazilian federal judge and professor of criminal procedure at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. He began his career in 1996 as an auxiliary judge in the Mensalao case, and he is currently the trial judge of bribery and money laundering cases as part of the federal police’s sprawling Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) involving Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras. As such, Judge Moro has overseen some of the biggest corruption cases in the country. He has authored several books, including Crime de Lavagem de Dinheiro and Jurisdiçao Constitucional Como Democracia. Because of his leadership in the Lava Jato case, he was ranked on Fortune’s 2016 List of The World’s Greatest Leaders. He was also on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People for the same year and on Bloomberg’s list of 50 Most Influential People in the World of Finance.

7:00pm Be My Cover: Nyc Edition Strand Books

Penguin Random House celebrates its heritage and creativity internationally through the designs of its book covers, which are at the heart of the company’s tradition of enduring quality and visual innovation. An exhibit of 100 of Penguin Random House's notable book covers, created by a select group of designers and art directors in the US and UK over the past 10 years, is being presented in a special “Be My Cover” exhibit. 

Acting within the cultural and visual communication of its time the curated work represents a rich variety of styles and trends in book cover design worldwide.

To celebrate the exhibition, acclaimed designers Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday are going to discuss their design experience with the publishing company, moderated by curators Fabrizio La Rocca and Roberto Maria Clemente.

7:00pm Be My Cover: Nyc Edition

Penguin Random House celebrates its heritage and creativity internationally through the designs of its book covers, which are at the heart of the company’s tradition of enduring quality and visual innovation. An exhibit of 100 of Penguin Random House's notable book covers, created by a select group of designers and art directors in the US and UK over the past 10 years, is being presented in a special “Be My Cover” exhibit. 

Acting within the cultural and visual communication of its time the curated work represents a rich variety of styles and trends in book cover design worldwide.

To celebrate the exhibition, acclaimed designers Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday are going to discuss their design experience with the publishing company, moderated by curators Fabrizio La Rocca and Roberto Maria Clemente.

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle Magnet Theater

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

7:30pm Magnet Sketch Teams: Milwaukee! with Danger Noodle

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

9:00pm Chick Lit Magnet Theater

This fully improvised show takes the audience from a lively book club meeting to scenes from the (made-up!) book being discussed. Emotions are running high and the Chardonnay is ice cold, so settle in for an hour of high-octane book talk with the ladies of Chick Lit!

Featuring Hillary Dale, Alex DaSilva, Princess Gibbs, Lesley Hennen, Michelle Hess, Sara Parelhoff, Sarah Poirier, Parmita Samanta, Danielle Wessler

9:00pm Chick Lit

This fully improvised show takes the audience from a lively book club meeting to scenes from the (made-up!) book being discussed. Emotions are running high and the Chardonnay is ice cold, so settle in for an hour of high-octane book talk with the ladies of Chick Lit!

Featuring Hillary Dale, Alex DaSilva, Princess Gibbs, Lesley Hennen, Michelle Hess, Sara Parelhoff, Sarah Poirier, Parmita Samanta, Danielle Wessler

10:30pm The Melodrama Magnet Theater

The time has come. Lord knows it's been brewing. Simmering. Stewing. Take breath. Relax. Okay, ready? Come let your pimply secrets come to a head in... THE MELODRAMA.
Directed by Jana Heaton.
Featuring: Casey Antonio Blake, Mia Bloomfield, Alex Estrella, Michael Grosso, David Liang, Amanda Melhuish, Pete Morris, Ann Nunziata, Jess Rowley, Aidan Sank, Adam Solomon

10:30pm The Melodrama

The time has come. Lord knows it's been brewing. Simmering. Stewing. Take breath. Relax. Okay, ready? Come let your pimply secrets come to a head in... THE MELODRAMA.
Directed by Jana Heaton.
Featuring: Casey Antonio Blake, Mia Bloomfield, Alex Estrella, Michael Grosso, David Liang, Amanda Melhuish, Pete Morris, Ann Nunziata, Jess Rowley, Aidan Sank, Adam Solomon

Tuesday May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018
6:30am Bike Commuter Stations Transportation Alternatives

Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN. This year, we are introducing evening stations on the East River Bridges!

6:30am Bike Commuter Stations

Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN. This year, we are introducing evening stations on the East River Bridges!

8:30am Fearless Public Speaking for Lawyers: Small Law Firm Breakfast Program New York City Bar Association

At this program, you will learn how to prepare, practice and deliver your talk - whether you are in a courtroom, conference room, or large auditorium.  Topics will include: Knowing your audience; determining the optimum time for various talks; preparing your talk with a good opening and good closing; delivery techniques; and how persuasive public speaking enables lawyers to “make a difference”.

8:30am Fearless Public Speaking for Lawyers: Small Law Firm Breakfast Program

At this program, you will learn how to prepare, practice and deliver your talk - whether you are in a courtroom, conference room, or large auditorium.  Topics will include: Knowing your audience; determining the optimum time for various talks; preparing your talk with a good opening and good closing; delivery techniques; and how persuasive public speaking enables lawyers to “make a difference”.

1:30pm Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Spring Meeting New York City Bar Association

Cost to Attend: EASL Members: $50.00 | NYSBA (Non-EASL) Members: $100.00 | Non-NYSBA Members: $200.00 | NYSBA Law Students: $25.00 

5.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice. This program in not transitional, and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys

1:30pm Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Spring Meeting

Cost to Attend: EASL Members: $50.00 | NYSBA (Non-EASL) Members: $100.00 | Non-NYSBA Members: $200.00 | NYSBA Law Students: $25.00 

5.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice. This program in not transitional, and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys

5:00pm Building Community Power American Institute of Graphic Arts

AIGA empowers designers to be more vocal citizens. Designers empower nonprofit, community groups and activists on the ground to be more effective in their communications, outreach and ultimate impact. Design Pavilion NYC presents a selection of AIGA’s digital messages and graphics selected by a reputed jury from a submission gallery open to all, on Times Square–super-sized NASDAQ digital screens, marquee and tower included. Come see the winners at 4:20pm on May 15, in a 10-minute viewing on the NASDAQ 7-story tower. When was the last time you saw design in the middle of New York?!

Join AIGA for a panel on what it takes to Build Community Power. We will discuss design-led community engagement strategies to mobilize citizens to better understand their place and role in communities. We’ll use the case study of the work in progress collaboration between our New York chapter and Community VOTE, a civic anchor of Nonprofit VOTE, AIGA’s national partner on this initiative. This project is funded by NEA.

5:00pm Building Community Power

AIGA empowers designers to be more vocal citizens. Designers empower nonprofit, community groups and activists on the ground to be more effective in their communications, outreach and ultimate impact. Design Pavilion NYC presents a selection of AIGA’s digital messages and graphics selected by a reputed jury from a submission gallery open to all, on Times Square–super-sized NASDAQ digital screens, marquee and tower included. Come see the winners at 4:20pm on May 15, in a 10-minute viewing on the NASDAQ 7-story tower. When was the last time you saw design in the middle of New York?!

Join AIGA for a panel on what it takes to Build Community Power. We will discuss design-led community engagement strategies to mobilize citizens to better understand their place and role in communities. We’ll use the case study of the work in progress collaboration between our New York chapter and Community VOTE, a civic anchor of Nonprofit VOTE, AIGA’s national partner on this initiative. This project is funded by NEA.

5:00pm Lecture with Wayne Thiebaud Art Students League

Renowned painter and art educator Wayne Thiebaud will present a special address to the Art Students League community on May 15. Represented by Acquavella Galleries in New York City and Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco, Mr. Thiebaud is also Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Davis.

Early in his career, he joined lectures and classes at the League, especially with Yasuo Kuniyoshi. In gratitude for that experience, he will return to the art school where America’s great artists have learned and taught since 1875. Mr. Thiebaud is in New York for the opening of his drawing exhibition at the Morgan Library featuring the foundations of his work, one of the most iconic and personal expressions in the history of American art.

5:00pm Lecture with Wayne Thiebaud

Renowned painter and art educator Wayne Thiebaud will present a special address to the Art Students League community on May 15. Represented by Acquavella Galleries in New York City and Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco, Mr. Thiebaud is also Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Davis.

Early in his career, he joined lectures and classes at the League, especially with Yasuo Kuniyoshi. In gratitude for that experience, he will return to the art school where America’s great artists have learned and taught since 1875. Mr. Thiebaud is in New York for the opening of his drawing exhibition at the Morgan Library featuring the foundations of his work, one of the most iconic and personal expressions in the history of American art.

5:00pm Hell's Kitchen - A Photographic Journey Manhattan Sideways

Come celebrate the neighborhood at the opening reception of our Photographic Journey Through Hell's Kitchen. 

Food and drink provided by our amazing local businesses!

5:00pm Hell's Kitchen - A Photographic Journey

Come celebrate the neighborhood at the opening reception of our Photographic Journey Through Hell's Kitchen. 

Food and drink provided by our amazing local businesses!

6:30pm Here To Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience Asia Society

The positive impact that immigrant populations bring to their adopted countries is now well documented and widely accepted. This is perhaps most evident in the U.S., where immigration has proved a remarkable engine of economic and demographic growth. However, the current political climate and the ongoing debate on immigration reform have not only questioned these contributions but has also led to what some have described as a “criminalization” of immigrants — in a country long known as “a nation of immigrants.”

6:30pm Here To Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience

The positive impact that immigrant populations bring to their adopted countries is now well documented and widely accepted. This is perhaps most evident in the U.S., where immigration has proved a remarkable engine of economic and demographic growth. However, the current political climate and the ongoing debate on immigration reform have not only questioned these contributions but has also led to what some have described as a “criminalization” of immigrants — in a country long known as “a nation of immigrants.”

7:00pm Madisen Kuhn Strand Books

Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful work that refreshes readers with its candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.

Join us as Madisen shares and signs her new collection!

7:00pm Madisen Kuhn

Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful work that refreshes readers with its candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.

Join us as Madisen shares and signs her new collection!

Wednesday May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018
6:30am Bike Commuter Stations Transportation Alternatives

Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN.

6:30am Bike Commuter Stations

Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN.

8:30am What Does the ICC Mean for Human Rights Human Rights Watch

Twenty years ago, the global community came together to set up the International Criminal Court, adopting the Rome Statute, the court’s treaty, on July 17, 1998. The court, which takes on cases of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, began work in 2003 and has investigations in 10 countries. 

As the Rome Statute reaches twenty, Human Rights Watch talks to two leading activists--Chino Obiagwu of the Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court and Amal Nassar of the International Federation for Human Rights--about why the court matters today to the fight to protect human rights.

8:30am What Does the ICC Mean for Human Rights

Twenty years ago, the global community came together to set up the International Criminal Court, adopting the Rome Statute, the court’s treaty, on July 17, 1998. The court, which takes on cases of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, began work in 2003 and has investigations in 10 countries. 

As the Rome Statute reaches twenty, Human Rights Watch talks to two leading activists--Chino Obiagwu of the Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court and Amal Nassar of the International Federation for Human Rights--about why the court matters today to the fight to protect human rights.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Rosena Sammi Asia Society

AsiaStore Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of will be on hand to demonstrate their artistry and discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Rosena Sammi

AsiaStore Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of will be on hand to demonstrate their artistry and discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour Rubin Museum

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

3:00pm The Secret World Of Tantra Gallery Tour

There’s more to Tantra than most people realize! Join us for a special tour series illuminating the esoteric rituals of Tantra, which Tibetan Buddhists have used for centuries on the path to enlightenment. Explore the iconography and symbols in Tantric artworks and how they relate to the practice of achieving Buddhahood in one lifetime.

5:00pm Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens Educator Evening Museum of the City of New York

Join Curator Sean Corcoran for a tour of Stanley Kubrick's photographs from Look magazine, many of which have never before been published. 1.5 CTLE hours.

5:00pm Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens Educator Evening

Join Curator Sean Corcoran for a tour of Stanley Kubrick's photographs from Look magazine, many of which have never before been published. 1.5 CTLE hours.

6:00pm The Lower Eastside Girls Club's Spring Fling Gala Lower Eastside Girls Club

Now more than ever, girls matter!

The Lower Eastside Girls Club is hosting our biggest fundraiser of the year and we want you to be a part of it! 

Your support opens up a world of opportunities for girls and their families who are stressed by the overwhelming challenges that poverty, housing instability, and community violence present. Our programs range from the arts to STEM, leadership to mentorship, social justice advocacy to entrepreneurship and much more!

6:00pm The Lower Eastside Girls Club's Spring Fling Gala

Now more than ever, girls matter!

The Lower Eastside Girls Club is hosting our biggest fundraiser of the year and we want you to be a part of it! 

Your support opens up a world of opportunities for girls and their families who are stressed by the overwhelming challenges that poverty, housing instability, and community violence present. Our programs range from the arts to STEM, leadership to mentorship, social justice advocacy to entrepreneurship and much more!

6:00pm Big Data, Exclusionary Behavior and Economic Efficiency New York City Bar Association

During her lecture on Big Data, Exclusionary Behavior and Economic Efficiency, Judge Forrest will address a number of important antitrust implications raised by Big Data, including defining actionable exclusionary behavior, understanding the scope of "product" markets and competition, and conduct that promotes or detracts from economic efficiency.  Following the lecture, Judge Forrest will engage in a question and answer session.  The event will conclude with a cocktail reception.  

6:00pm Big Data, Exclusionary Behavior and Economic Efficiency

During her lecture on Big Data, Exclusionary Behavior and Economic Efficiency, Judge Forrest will address a number of important antitrust implications raised by Big Data, including defining actionable exclusionary behavior, understanding the scope of "product" markets and competition, and conduct that promotes or detracts from economic efficiency.  Following the lecture, Judge Forrest will engage in a question and answer session.  The event will conclude with a cocktail reception.  

6:00pm Tenzin Namdol, Tenzin Choesang, and Tenzin Dolma Rubin Museum

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:00pm Tenzin Namdol, Tenzin Choesang, and Tenzin Dolma

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

6:30pm 2018 Spring Benefit - Empower East Harlem Union Settlement

Join us to celebrate the work of Union Settlement!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner and Program
Silent Auction Throughout the Evening
Business Attire

6:30pm 2018 Spring Benefit - Empower East Harlem

Join us to celebrate the work of Union Settlement!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner and Program
Silent Auction Throughout the Evening
Business Attire

6:30pm Saga Dawa: Celebrating The Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, And Parinirvana Rubin Museum

Join guest speaker Geshe Tashi Dorje, members of the local Nepalese community from Shindupalchhok Tatopani Phulping Katti, and Rubin Museum educator Tashi Chodron in the sixth floor gallery for a close look at the exhibition The Second Buddha: Master of Time, about the life and legends of Buddhist master Padmasambhava. Learn how Padmasambhava and Saga Dawa have been honored throughout the Himalayas, especially in the Nepali village of Phulping Katti. Geshe will talk about his community’s efforts to rebuild Nepali villages after the devastating earthquakes in May 2015, and will lead group chants to cultivate compassion and loving kindness, while dedicating benefits to world peace.

6:30pm Saga Dawa: Celebrating The Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, And Parinirvana

Join guest speaker Geshe Tashi Dorje, members of the local Nepalese community from Shindupalchhok Tatopani Phulping Katti, and Rubin Museum educator Tashi Chodron in the sixth floor gallery for a close look at the exhibition The Second Buddha: Master of Time, about the life and legends of Buddhist master Padmasambhava. Learn how Padmasambhava and Saga Dawa have been honored throughout the Himalayas, especially in the Nepali village of Phulping Katti. Geshe will talk about his community’s efforts to rebuild Nepali villages after the devastating earthquakes in May 2015, and will lead group chants to cultivate compassion and loving kindness, while dedicating benefits to world peace.

7:00pm Priya Parker: The Art Of Gathering Strand Books

Priya Parker has been studying people, and her observations are that the gatherings in people's lives have become routine: lackluster and unproductive. She believes that people now rely on the accepted conventions of gatherings and neglect those involved, the distinctiveness each individual brings to a meet-up. We are now in a time when coming together is more important, and Priya's new book The Art of Gathering is a guide on how to create a human-centered approach to gathering.

Priya's words will assist people in creating meaningful and memorable experiences in both work and play. She draws on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide variety of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can enliven any group experience.

Join us as Priya shares her book with Melissa Bell!

7:00pm Priya Parker: The Art Of Gathering

Priya Parker has been studying people, and her observations are that the gatherings in people's lives have become routine: lackluster and unproductive. She believes that people now rely on the accepted conventions of gatherings and neglect those involved, the distinctiveness each individual brings to a meet-up. We are now in a time when coming together is more important, and Priya's new book The Art of Gathering is a guide on how to create a human-centered approach to gathering.

Priya's words will assist people in creating meaningful and memorable experiences in both work and play. She draws on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide variety of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can enliven any group experience.

Join us as Priya shares her book with Melissa Bell!

7:00pm The Future of Transformation with Qasim Naqvi Rubin Museum

In this program, musician and composer Qasim Naqvi reaches back into the past for images of futuristic transformation: he creates a live electronic score for key moments drawn from three gems of silent cinema: Aelita Queen of Mars, Metropolis, and Woman in the Moon. These scenes— including the dazzling transference of Maria into the revolutionary cyborg in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis—invite us to meditate on moments of change that powerfully punctuate early experimental cinema and the future-gazing narratives of silent cinema.

7:00pm The Future of Transformation with Qasim Naqvi

In this program, musician and composer Qasim Naqvi reaches back into the past for images of futuristic transformation: he creates a live electronic score for key moments drawn from three gems of silent cinema: Aelita Queen of Mars, Metropolis, and Woman in the Moon. These scenes— including the dazzling transference of Maria into the revolutionary cyborg in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis—invite us to meditate on moments of change that powerfully punctuate early experimental cinema and the future-gazing narratives of silent cinema.

7:30pm Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body And Other Parties Strand Books

Join the Insiders from Vulture, New York Magazine's omnivorous and passionate entertainment and culture website, for a Book Club meeting with National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado. Vulture books editor Boris Kachka will sit down with Carmen to discuss Her Body and Other Parties, her debut collection of short stories that garnered her comparisons to Angela Carter and David Lynch.

7:30pm Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body And Other Parties

Join the Insiders from Vulture, New York Magazine's omnivorous and passionate entertainment and culture website, for a Book Club meeting with National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado. Vulture books editor Boris Kachka will sit down with Carmen to discuss Her Body and Other Parties, her debut collection of short stories that garnered her comparisons to Angela Carter and David Lynch.

Thursday May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018
6:30am Bike Commuter Stations Transportation Alternatives

Rescheduled from Tuesday, May 15 due to weather. Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN. This year, we are introducing evening stations on the East River Bridges!

6:30am Bike Commuter Stations

Rescheduled from Tuesday, May 15 due to weather. Join us for our annual Bike Commuter Stations and fuel your ride to work! We will have complimentary snacks and coffee courtesy of Clif, Chameleon Coffee, and NUUN. This year, we are introducing evening stations on the East River Bridges!

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Disha Karale Asia Society

AsiaStore Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of will be on hand to demonstrate their artistry and discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Asian American Designer Showcase: Disha Karale

AsiaStore Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with expanded collections of jewelry, apparel, accessories, and home accents by featured Asian American designers, many of will be on hand to demonstrate their artistry and discuss the design inspiration that influenced their latest collections.

12:00pm Magnified Illustrations Children's Museum of the Arts

Today in Fine Arts, museum visitors will use a magnifying glass to create close up illustrations of tiny objects! For this project, you can choose to bring a small object from home or examine the still life set up in our studio.

12:00pm Magnified Illustrations

Today in Fine Arts, museum visitors will use a magnifying glass to create close up illustrations of tiny objects! For this project, you can choose to bring a small object from home or examine the still life set up in our studio.

12:00pm Tiny Tools Children's Museum of the Arts

Inspired by CMA’s new exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, museum guests will design and create their very own teeny tiny tools! Using toothpicks, young artists can learn to build miniature cutlery, pencils, hammers, nails and more!

12:00pm Tiny Tools

Inspired by CMA’s new exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, museum guests will design and create their very own teeny tiny tools! Using toothpicks, young artists can learn to build miniature cutlery, pencils, hammers, nails and more!

12:00pm Growing and Shrinking Children's Museum of the Arts

Animate shapes and figures growing and shrinking! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and how to make big things turn small and tiny things turn huge!

12:00pm Growing and Shrinking

Animate shapes and figures growing and shrinking! Learn the basics of stop motion animation and how to make big things turn small and tiny things turn huge!

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

Sculpt an animal that lives in the forest: deer, raccoons, owls, rabbits, badger, and more in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

12:00pm Woodland Animals

Sculpt an animal that lives in the forest: deer, raccoons, owls, rabbits, badger, and more in today’s Clay Bar workshop!

Looking closely at Bobbi Russon black and white miniature portraits, young artists will create collaged grey scale “selfies!” Museum guests will experiment with mixed media to create their compositions.

1:00pm Mini Me

Looking closely at Bobbi Russon black and white miniature portraits, young artists will create collaged grey scale “selfies!” Museum guests will experiment with mixed media to create their compositions.

4:00pm Wanted Career Day American Institute of Graphic Arts

As NYCxDESIGN 2018 welcomes thousands of professionals to the city, AIGA NY has partnered with WantedDesign, Core77 and its jobs platform Coroflot to host “Wanted Career Day” at WantedDesign Brooklyn on Thursday, May 17th from 4:00 to 7:00PM

Are you an emerging designer? The Wanted Career Day is speed networking meets the design industry job fair, not another portfolio review. Come by and introduce yourself. Meet reps from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and non-profits and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will discover what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

4:00pm Wanted Career Day

As NYCxDESIGN 2018 welcomes thousands of professionals to the city, AIGA NY has partnered with WantedDesign, Core77 and its jobs platform Coroflot to host “Wanted Career Day” at WantedDesign Brooklyn on Thursday, May 17th from 4:00 to 7:00PM

Are you an emerging designer? The Wanted Career Day is speed networking meets the design industry job fair, not another portfolio review. Come by and introduce yourself. Meet reps from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and non-profits and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will discover what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

5:00pm 10th Annual LGBTQ Immigration Fair and Cultural Event LGBT Center

10th Annual LGBTQ Immigration Fair and Cultural Event
Thursday, May 17 
Immigration Fair 5-7 p.m.
Cultural Event 7-9 p.m. 

The Immigration Fair offers a chance for LGBTQ immigrants and asylum seekers to meet providers in person and gain valuable information about legal services, medical services, community support, financial services and more. Following the fair we'll have a Cultural Event from with wonderful performances from our community members. This event is free and community members, providers and allies are welcome!

5:00pm 10th Annual LGBTQ Immigration Fair and Cultural Event

10th Annual LGBTQ Immigration Fair and Cultural Event
Thursday, May 17 
Immigration Fair 5-7 p.m.
Cultural Event 7-9 p.m. 

The Immigration Fair offers a chance for LGBTQ immigrants and asylum seekers to meet providers in person and gain valuable information about legal services, medical services, community support, financial services and more. Following the fair we'll have a Cultural Event from with wonderful performances from our community members. This event is free and community members, providers and allies are welcome!

6:00pm Webinar: What Does Advocacy Mean? National Kidney Foundation

Living Donors Together of Wisconsin Webinar

Speaker: Andrew W. Fullerton, Government Relations Manager, National Kidney Foundation

Register now online, or call 414-897-8669 or 1-800-543-6393.

6:00pm Webinar: What Does Advocacy Mean?

Living Donors Together of Wisconsin Webinar

Speaker: Andrew W. Fullerton, Government Relations Manager, National Kidney Foundation

Register now online, or call 414-897-8669 or 1-800-543-6393.

6:30pm YPM Blockchain: The Revolution In Decentralization Korea Society

The Korea Society and the Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs association (KSE) address blockchain as a transformational technology and developments in blockchain and crypto markets affecting the South Korean economy.

Followed by a networking reception with drinks on the 25th terrace.

6:30pm YPM Blockchain: The Revolution In Decentralization

The Korea Society and the Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs association (KSE) address blockchain as a transformational technology and developments in blockchain and crypto markets affecting the South Korean economy.

Followed by a networking reception with drinks on the 25th terrace.

6:30pm Make Your Mark with Watercolor Classes! Art Students League

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river.

Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult  watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the 2-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

May 17, June 28, and July 12
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bushwick Inlet
86 Kent Ave.

(At the River Edge)
Brooklyn, NY
In case of rain the class moves indoors.