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This week, in addition to New York City’s celebration of International Pillow Fight Day, take in talks about Art Deco Architecture and steamboats on the Hudson River, historical exhibits and a crowdsourced performance evening at the New York Transit Museum.

Monday, March 30th

The Art Deco Society of New York presents Boak & Paris: New York Architects in an illustrated talk by Annice Alt. The talk will be about New York architects, Boak & Paris whose landmarked Metro Theater and residential buildings brought creative design to city dwellers in the 1930s. New York School of Interior Design; 170 East 70th Street.

Tuesday, March 31st

Join in on Steamboats on the Hudson: The Greenwich Village Waterfront, a lecture about how vessels such as the day liners shaped the Greenwich Village waterfront. Organised by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation at the Salmagundi Club; 47 Fifth Avenue. Free.

On Tuesday, Storefront for Art and Architecture will inaugurate an exhibition featuring The Architects, a film by Amie Siegal. The film explores the drivers, protocols and implications of architectural production in an era marked by globalising forces. Opening at 7 pm at 97 Kenmare Street.

Wednesday, April 1st

The New York Transit Museum brings PLATFORM: Creative Musings on Mass Transit, a series of crowd-sourced programs that enables artists to perform and show off their work inside the museum’s decommissioned subway station home.The event will include live performances, human bingo, walking men and interactive animation. Doors open at 6:30 pm and tickets are $15.

Check out Untapped Cities’ preview article for the PLATFORM here.

Thursday, April 2nd

 The Merchant’s House Museum inaugurates the exhibition All Broadway is Black with Mourning: The 150th Anniversary of the Assassination and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln that took place in April 1865. The exhibition will contain items from the Museum’s collection relating to Lincoln’s death and funeral – including a news article from the New York times announcing the assassination and Mrs. Tredwell’s inscribed copy of a sermon for Lincoln from St. Paul’s Chapel.

The Lobby Gallery Exhibit at 4 Times Square opens featuring the work of Peter Zonis in a Chashama initative. Zonis’ career over the past twelve years has moved from that of a struggling artist working at MoMA’s bookstore, to an Art Maverick with works that catch the eyes of high profile designers. His work captures the urban environment in a joyful manner. The exhibition is through May 15th and is open Monday-Friday, 8 am – 7 pm.

Cooper Hewitt presents Hacking Consumer Goods a discussion about the impact of personal 3D printing technologies that are moving design and manufacturing to the hands of users, allowing makers to create – and share – digital files for producing physical objects. Hacking, has now extended from the software world to the tanglible world. The event will take place at 6:30 pm at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. $15 for Adults, $10 for members and students.

Friday, April 3rd

Join the International Center of Photography for the ICP-Bard MFA 2015 Exhibition Opening of This one is for you. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase works that use photography as a way of exploring the various ways that pictures enhance and alienate our points of contact. The students examine through their lenses families, communities and surroundings. The forms in the exhibition include sculptural reliefs, sound installations, video projections, environmental viewing pods and other experiments that combine formal innovation with emotional directness. 6 pm at the School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas.

Saturday, April 4th

Saturday marks the 7th annual International Pillow Fight Day. With events in a 100+ cities including Amsterdam, Athens and Barcelona – New York’s event will take place at Washington Square Park at 3 pm. The event also has a cause – last year it donated over 1500 pillows to homeless shelters in the Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Sunday, April 5th

Celebrate Spring with Shakespeare in the Square in NYU’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The event is free and open to the public and at 12 pm and 4 pm at Washington Square Park.

Check out upcoming Untapped Cities tours including walking tours for May of Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village, Gay History of East Village and Dead Horse Bay.

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