Image via Pillow Fight NYC 2016
To continue the spring hype, this week’s events picks include our exclusive tour of the Staten Island Farm Colony with NYCEDC, the annual pillow fight at Madison Square Park, a New York culinary history discussion and tasting and more!
The Morbid Anatomy Museum and Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn present Common Shade – a dialogue existing on the borderlands between the living and the dead. For this year’s first installment of Common Shade, the Common Shade host Evan Michelson welcomes Anna Sale of the podcast Death, Sex & Money to discuss her podcast, the allure of those tough topics, and her own experiences with life’s (and death’s) inevitabilities. The event will take place inside Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.
Reimagining Fiddler at the Museum of the City of New York is an exciting opportunity to explore behind the scenes stories of the theater legendary, Fiddler on the Roof. The original Broadway production of of the show made theater history, winning 9 Tony Awards and was performed more than 3,000 times since its inception in 1964. Now, more than 40 years after its original opening, a revival of the production is back on Broadway. On Monday, eminent theater scholars and representatives from the current show will speak about the challenge of refreshing a musical set in Imperial Russia more than a century ago, and their decision to draw on a melding of ethnic and contemporary dance to modernize the production.
As a part of Open House New York’s Monograph in Motion public tours series, architecture aficionado will have the opportunity to explore High Line, The Standard this coming week. The tour will be guided by Jarrett Pelletier, associate partner at Ennead Architects. Jarrett will talk about how carefully selected materials throughout create a dynamic mix of public and private spaces that reflect the dynamism of the surrounding district. Reserve your spot via Eventbrite here.
Floating Possibilities: The Value of Art at Underutilized Waterfronts is a discussion about art, social justice, and the waterways. How can art connect people to their waterfronts, and bring ideas to life? Learn more about how art can serve as a catalyst for social equity and open up space for engagement. This event is part of the Deep Dive Series presented by the Waterfront Alliance.
Join David Reid, author of The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia and distinguished historian Thomas Bender at the Museum of the City of New York My City Book Club event, for a conversation about the intersection of politics, art, and economics during this frenzied but dynamic period in New York City’s history.
To prepare for your next fine dining experience, join the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden in exploring early restaurants in the United States. At the event from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Dining & Social Positioning from Delmonico’s To the Four Seasons, samples of 19th-century restaurant dishes will be served, including Purée of Potatoes à la Benton, Cheese Crusts, Alligator Pears, Anchovy-butter Canapés, Salmon in Sauternes Wine, and Small Cakes for Entremets.
Later in the evening, art connoisseurs are invited to join the city’s most influential collectors, artists, art supporters, and curators at the Guggenheim Museum’s 2016 Young Collectors Party. The event aims to raise critical funds to support the acquisition of new works by emerging artists for the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection.
Join Columbia University’s Astronomy Outreach at New Horizons: The Pluto Encounter at 8pm. The free lecture by Lauren Corlies will be followed by a guided stargazing session lasting 90 minutes. No reservations are needed.
Untapped Cities’ Behind the Scenes Tour of the New York City Farm Colony will feature one of the most storied locations in New York City, a 46-acre site that was built originally as the Richmond County Poor Farm. The tour is currently full but explore our wide range of New York City tours!
In conjunction with the International Pillow Fight Day, Urban Playground Movement presents Pillow Fight NYC 2016 at Washington Square Park from 3pm to 6pm. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight! See our photos from a previous event here.
Batter up! To ring in the 2016 season, Baseball Greats of Green-Wood Trolley Tour will welcome Tom Gilbert, author and member of the Society for Baseball Research, for a tour of the fascinating ball-playing pioneers interred at Green-Wood. Visitors will see the monuments and markers of Henry Chadwick, the Father of Baseball, and James Creighton, baseball’s first national star among other baseball legendaries.
On 11am – 1pm on Sunday, Woodlawn Conservatory’s newly designed Woodlawn Highlights Trolley Tour will introduce visitors to this unique landmark and the stories of celebrated individuals from the past 150 years. Take a ride on the Bronx Trolley to explore a large section of Woodlawn and step inside several notable mausoleums.
Later the same day, get introduced to Jazz history on the Musical Jazz Trolley Tour. The tour will take guests from the Harlem Renaissance through to modern innovators of the genre. Visit the memorial sites of musicians like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, WC Handy, Coleman Hawkins, and many more, while listening to musical compositions of the artists you discover on the tour.