The inside of the Players Club mansion at Gramercy Park.
On the calendar for next week in New York City, there are plenty of art events, film screenings, behind the scenes tours, and an immersive recreation of the film Ghostbusters. Check it out!
Attend the opening reception of Uptown Arts Review at the Rio II Gallery at 583 Riverside Drive. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Arroyo and features the artwork of 29 local artists working in a variety of media. The exhibition runs from June 6th to the 30th and is free to the public. Call 212-568-2030 for more information.
Experience “a summer in Paris” in the middle of New York City. Films of the Green will be kicking off their outdoor film festival at 8:30 pm, with the 1960 Jean-Luc Godard film, “Breathless” at Cedar Hill in Central Park. This event is free and open to the public and all films are shown in French, with English subtitles. Check out the full listing of the films that will shown this summer.
Tour Jazz legend, Louis Armstrong’s house, now converted into the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Get a glimpse into the trumpet player’s Corona, Queens home with a 40 minute guided tour. The home and furnishings of the house remain mostly as they were when Armstrong and his wife lived there. Also during the tour, visitors will hear some of his homemade recordings and learn about the Armstrongs’ Japanese inspired garden. Admission is free for members. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.
Untapped Cities will be hosting its next Player’s Club Tour, where the secrets of the mansion at 16 Gramercy Park South will be revealed. Founded by Edwin Booth, the Player’s Club was a 19th Century social club that consisted of Booth’s friends, including Mark Twain and General William T. Sherman. The 60 minute tour of the historic building is lead by a Players Club docent, who will show you the rooms of the mansion and illuminate the history of the club and its members. Current members of the Players Club are Jimmy Fallon, Ethan Hawke and Tommy Lee Jones. Purchase tickets for this event below.
For three nights, BBQ Films will be hosting a Ghostbusters HQ event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Watch the classic 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Different ticket packages are available, but the basic package includes tickets to see the film, hands-on Ghostbuster training, a limited edition poster and more. You must be 21 and older to attend. Get tickets for this event here.
At 6:30 pm, the Museum of the City of New York will be hosting “Unearthing New York City’s African American History.” The event will feature noted archeologists, historians and public officials, who will speak on a number of salient topics in African American history. Such topics include the African Burial Ground, the Seneca Village Project and the Harlem African Burial Ground. The tickets are free to museum members, $16 for adults and $12 for children. Click here to purchase tickets.
Check out the latest screening of Modern Ruin, a documentary about the New York Pavilion from the 1964 World’s Fair. The screening at Queen’s Theatre at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, is free and open to the public. The film will be shown at sundown with a short Q&A with National Trust’s Jason Clement and filmmaker Matthew Silva preceding the start of the film.
Today is the last day to view Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Burdick was a 20th century trading and baseball card collector, and in 1947, he started to donate much of his collection to the museum. The collection includes cards that he collected from 1887 to 1959, and is noted as the most comprehensive collection outside the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown. The exhibit is located in Gallery 773.
The Ghostbusters HQ event continues for the second night and runs until June 11th. Alcohol will be served, so you must be 21 and older to attend. Purchase tickets here.
Enjoy nature how you weren’t able to in the colder months at the third annual OutdoorFest. From June 10th to June 19th, participate in a wide array of outdoor activities across the five boroughs including kayaking, rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking. There will also be film screenings, talks and volunteer opportunities. Get tickets here.
In continuation of the French Film Festival, Films on the Green will be showing “The Tall Blonde Man With the Black Shoe” at Washington Square Park. All films in this event are shown in French, but English subtitles are provided. This event is free and open to the public. Check out a full listing of the films that will be shown this summer.
The seventh annual Chelsea Music Festival starts today, celebrating “Gravity 350,” which commemorates the 350th anniversary of Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity. Though primarily about music, the Chelsea Music Festival allows guests to enjoy visual and performing arts, as well as culinary delights. The festival kicks off with the Opening Night Gala: The Elements of Gravity, from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, featuring visual arts by Lukas Birk, a full concert program and a reception curated by Chef Timothy McGrath. Tickets for the gala and all days of the festival can be purchased here.
For the second year in a row, Untapped Cities will be hosting the Execution Rocks Lighthouse Exploration tour. The lighthouse is located in the Bronx near City Island and Hart Island. During the Civil War, legend says that prisoners were chained to the lighthouse at low tide to be drowned. The tour begins at the Town Dock at Port Washington, where a boat will take you through Long Island’s Gold Coast, where you will see modern day mega mansions. See the Hart Island graveyard and even tour the inside of the lighthouse, in which some rooms have been converted into a bed and breakfast. Purchase tickets for this tour below.
Untapped Cities invites you to Tour the Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam in NYC. The tour, lead by guide Justin Rivers, will start at the Museum of the American Indian and make its way through areas that were historically considered part of Dutch New Amsterdam. During the tour follow Manhattan’s first map from 1667 to discover the location of New York’s first city hall, the original Dutch fort and more. Get tickets for this event below.
Discover secrets of a secret society at the 2016 Surrealist Illuminati Ball. Hosted by the Baroness and Baron de Rothschild, the event will start with a 6pm limousine pickup at an undisclosed Manhattan location. Guests will then be whisked out of New York City to a secluded lake peninsula an hour out of the city, where the fun will begin. Enjoy a night (sans cell phone) filled with exotic cocktails, decadent food, dancing and “esoteric rituals.” Though tickets are sold out, you can still apply to attend the event here.
The Chelsea Music Festival continues its celebrations with a diverse schedule of events. The Gravity Games: Newton vs. Einstein, is a family event where guests will hear, taste and see the worlds of these two renowned physicists. Hear a number of musicians perform the works of J.S. Bach during The Bach Effect: Greatness, Grace and Gravitas, and join Professor Imre Bartos for her festival talk “We Can Hear the Universe!” The last event of the night is a late night performance by the Adam Birnbaum Trio, following an encore of Professor Bartos’ talk and a reception. Tickets for all days of the festival can be purchased here.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. In celebration of his life and works, enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors with Shakespeare in the Park, an annual event held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Performances begin at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
OutdoorFest continues with a full day of outdoor activities planned. Go on a Family Nature Exploration with the Prospect Park Alliance, explore Van Cortlandt Park with NYC WILD! or go Outdoor Movie Night with Gear to Go Outfitters. See a list of all the June 12 activities and purchase tickets here.