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Here is your curated picks of cultural events happening in NYC this week.

Monday May 12th

Start the week off in the best way possible, with Prince. The comedy group Meatball Presents is offering fans of the star of Under The Cherry Room an opportunity to watch, and participate in A Hastily Written Masterpiece, Starring The Audience. For the chance to star in a Prince musical, head over to Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery.

Tuesday May 13th

The Newton Historical Society is hosting a sideshow for those who love urban exploration and historian. The sideshow will focus on “two forgotten streams that are buried in beneath the streets” in Queens: Flushing River and Horse Brook. More info on the Society’s Facebook page.

The New York Transit Museum is welcoming people interested in the hidden tunnels and stations that never fully became part of what we know as the NYC transit system. The talk The Routes Not Taken: An Evening with Joseph Raskin and Jim O’Grady will have the author Raskin talk with WNYC transportation reporter O’Grady about Raskin’s book The Routes Not Taken detailing the author’s research of a “century-long saga of clashing political will, financial woes, community opposition, and dashed ambitions.”

Wednesday May 14th

As part of their Innovator SeriesThe Museum of The City of New York  is hosting a discussion about the Gusatavino’s, two of the most renowned architects in the history of NYC. Norman Foster and his partner Roger Ridsdill Smith will discuss their impact and their inspiration as new methods of architecture come into form such as 3D printing.

Thursday May 15th

Juxtapoz: the culture and arts magazine founded in 1994 is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To commemorate this achievement, the Jonathan Levine Gallery is hosting Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine a group show in both of their Chelsea locations. The artwork on display will feature 40+ artists who have graced the cover of the magazine for the past twenty years.

Friday May 16th

As part of their Artisan Lecture SeriesThe General Society of Mechanics & Tradesman of The City of New York present a discussion of architect turned photographer Christopher Payne. The photographer will be present to discuss the photography of his newest book North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York CityThere will be a reception and book signing after the lecture.

Saturday May 17th

Greenpoint art gallery Succulent Studios newest show Palabra opens with new work from NYC street artists Beau Stanton, Rubin, El Sol 25 and more. If you missed their last show Succulent than you missed out on seeing one of the most massively spaced art galleries in NYC. Do not make the same mistake twice.

Atlas Obcura is giving a tour of Greenpoint. The tour will speak on the Brooklyn neighborhood’s industrial history. Historian Mitch Waxman will show you the last remnants of the industrial part of Greenpoint, while showing you what has become of Greenpoint and what will become of it in the future.

Sunday May 18th

The Van Alen Institute  understands that living in NYC can be really, really stressful. The pressure, the people, the unanswered text messages from that certain someone you have tried in seems like forever to land, they get it. They also know that to not go Nicolas Cage crazy on your co-workers or just some random stranger asking which train goes where. Their Yoga session Embodied Architecture will help ease all your troubles and get you ready to tackle the next work week.

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