Our curated events picks for this week: PULSE Art Fair, Frieze Art Fair and the Untapped Cities Secrets of Grand Central tour.
MONDAY, MAY 6: The Explorers Club lecture series with Dr. Pat Wright: The Lemur Crisis in Madagasar. Join Dr. Wright as she takes you to the rainforests of Madagascar and learn about her lemur conservation work that since its beginnings in 1986 has intertwined research, education, health and economic improvement. 6pm reception, 7pm lecture at The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street. FREE for members / $5 students / $20 general admission. For reservations call 212 – 628 – 8383 or email email@example.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 7: Architectural historian and Woolworth Building authority Gail Fenske will present a second lecture on the great Gothic tower: The Woolworth Building: Highest in the World. This illustrated talk will explore the professional relationship between architect Cass Gilbert and client Frank W. Woolworth. 6:30-8pm at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8: How Buildings Stand Up at the Center for Architecture Foundation. Learn about the structural systems that support buildings and how they work to resist the forces of gravity, wind, weather and earthquakes. Get the inside scoop on how new materials and technologies affect the way we build and experiment with simple structural models to gain a first-hand understanding of the push and pull at work in a building’s bones. 6-8pm at 536 La Guardia Place. $35. Buy tickets here.