Sims Municipal Recycling Facility. Photo by NYCEDC.
This week’s guide to New York City’s top 10 events includes our exciting new behind the scenes tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, New York’s state-of-the-art recycling facility, and the Museum of the City of New York’s discussion about Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi on modernism in 1900.
This Month’s Featured Exhibit:
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Monday, November 16th
Museum of the City of New York will be presenting Danish Modernity: Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi in 1900. The event will examine the works of these two Danes as they came to understand modernity in the early 20th-century. If you can’t make the discussion, don’t miss out on their new exhibit, Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.
Tuesday, November 17th
Join three of the world’s leading map experts at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn for a spirited discussion on The Subway Map: Tracing a Legacy, which will focus on the history and evolution behind New York City’s subway map, and its continuing impact on other metropolitan regions. After the discussion, you can take a look at some of the city’s original subway maps.
The 21st Annual ArtWalk NY will take place this year at the Metropolitan Pavilion. This year’s honorees include Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and Richard Gere. The event brings together artists and art-lovers from around the city to raise awareness about poverty and homelessness.
Wednesday, November 18th
The Rubin Museum of Art is opening its new exhibition, Steve McCurry: India. The exhibit will display McCurry’s, a renowned photographer, early work in India, including never-before-seen images. While visiting, don’t miss the Tibetan Shrine Room in the museum.
Thursday, November 19th
Join us for our new Untapped Cities Behind the Scenes NYC Tour with NYCEDC of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, is a state-of-the-art, recycling facility located at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). The facility is the result of a public-private partnership between New York City and Sims. You can purchase tickets to the event here:
Columbia University will be presenting Diplomacy in the Digital Age. The Ambassador of the United States to the United Kingdom, Matthew W. Barzun, will discuss the effect of technology and media on today’s diplomats. Barzun was once an internet pioneer and a leader in Obama’s electoral campaigns.
Friday, November 20th
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be screening a double feature of Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life (1959) and Todd Hayne’s Safe (1995) as a part of their Todd Haynes: The Other Side of Dreams series. Hayne’s, director of Bob Dylan’s I’m Not There and the HBO series Mildred Pierce, will be providing an introduction to the 9:30 showing.
Saturday, November 21st
Our next tour of the off-limits Woolworth Building, led by the great granddaughter of building architect Cass Gilbert, will take place at 4pm. Get your tickets here, they’re selling fast:
Drop in at Museum of the Moving Image for their How Cats Took Over the Internet exhibit workshop. At this workshop, which will be occurring every Saturday until December 19th, allows participants of all ages to help Museum educators with tasks like making a cat in space animation and designing cat celebrities.
Sunday, November 22nd
A sad day in American history – the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Here’s a list of 8 places in New York to remember his legacy.