Our events picks for the upcoming week include our special access tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the annual Easter Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue, a mobile performance of Romeo and Juliet and more!
Monday, March 21st
A reception for harlem is…A STATE OF MIND, an exhibit at Mist Harlem that celebrates Harlem’s historic and contemporary arts communities and captures a glimpse of the people. practices, and venues that continue to color this enclave’s lasting and international fame.
Tuesday, March 22nd
This spring, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit will tour Shakespeare’s timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet to communities across New York City. On Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, the play will be performed at Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn. Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please email Vivian.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 23rd
Our Behind the Scenes NYC Tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal with NYCEDC will feature not only a visit to the raw spaces of the sprawling complex and exploration of the roof, but also a first look at the newly renovated Annex building:
Opening of the new Skyscraper Museum exhibit “GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming.” The exhibition features the work of WOHA – the Singapore architectural firm known for its tropical towers enveloped by nature and vertical villages with sky gardens, breezeways, and elevated parks.
In the morning, the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College presents the panel NYC Greenmarket Turns 40: What’s in Store for the Next 40 Years, a free event.
A memorial for the 105th Anniversary for the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire will take place from 11:30am to 1pm at Washington Place and Greene Street at NYU.
Thursday, March 24th
The Jerome L. Greene Space at WNYC will host The Sporkful Live: Is This Food Racist? The event will be presented as a part of a four-part podcast series exploring the socio-cultural underpinnings of food led by host of WNYC Studios’ The Sporkful podcast, Dan Pashman. Pashman will lead the evening of conversations, insight and presentation, joined by Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez; Joe McNeil, one of the members of the Greensboro Four whose sit-in at a lunch counter in 1960 sparked a wave of protests leading to desegregation of restaurants across the south; founding member of rap group Das Racist, Ashok Kondabalou; Brooklyn Delhi co-owner Chitra Agrawal; and author of The Up South Cookbook, Nicole Taylor.
Through March 31st, The MoMA is hosting a series of film screenings from the museum’s film collection as part of Modern Matinees: An Animation Omnibus. Thursday’s showing will be of the 2000 animated film, Chicken Run.
Friday, March 25th
The Merchants House Museum will host an Open Mic in its parlor. In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House celebrates the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians. Come to share your work or simply enjoy. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 5 minutes of material; sign-up available upon entry.
Saturday, March 26th
Central Park Conservancy guides will lead visitors on a tour of the Ramble in Central Park. Coined the ‘wild garden’ by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.
Sunday, March 27
It’s the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival along Fifth Avenue from 49th Street and 57th Street. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is always a great people watching spot. Check out our previous coverage with some very architectural hats!