Spring is here and that means the city is booming with events. Here is your handpicked list of cultural events this week.
Monday May 5th
Tuesday May 6th
Normally closed off to the public, Central Park’s magnificent Hallet Nature Sanctuary will be open from 1-3 pm for anyone waiting to take advantage to see what the Conservancy has done to restore this wildly overgrown piece of land in the middle of Central Park.
The Museum of The City of New York begins its Innovators talk series in conjunction with the current exhibit, Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile. The first of three lectures will address the question, “Who are the Guastavinos of today?” A panel of architects and engineers will discuss contemporary innovations like 3D printing and the ever-changing landscape of engineering.
The Historical District Council begins its three part series of films focusing on the life of New Yorkers in the streets and in private residences. Before the screening of a 1948 documentary titled In The Street, author and curator of the series James Saunders will lead a lecture on the importance of NYC in cinema.
Wednesday May 7th
Everyone loves Italian food, the cuisine of the country in the shape of a boot can bring back nostalgia of family dinners, or just be what is needed for a cheap, filling dinner when we forget to buy groceries again. At the New York Society for Ethical Culture, come see master Italian chefs talk about bringing their style of cooking, and with that their culture to NYC.
Friday May 9th
Over at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, the Pulse NY Contemporary Art Fair kicks off exhibiting contemporary art from some of the most recognizable and profitable galleries in the country.
Pulse is not the only art fair happening in NYC this week, as the Frieze Art Fair will also be showing off incredible contemporary art for three days starting Friday.
Saturday May 10th
The first large scale project by world renowned artist Kara Walker at the former Domino Sugar Refinery will be open to the pubic. The show titled “A Subtlety, or The Marvelous Sugar Baby” will address the history of the sugar trade and its implications in the past and present. It will be a rare opportunity to see the inside of the once-abandoned sugar refinery before its conversion to a mixed-use development.
Sunday, May 11th
Learn about Lower Manhattan’s latest development projects, from WTC to Santiago Calatrava’s PATH station and the transit hub at Fulton Street on a Municipal Art Society walking tour led by Matt Postal.