From the opening of the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Museum, to the return of Tribeca Film Festival, and events surrounding the 50 Year Anniversary of the Landmarks Law in NYC, there’s a lot to do in New York City this week.
Monday, April 13th
Columbia University GSAPP lecture “Re-Purposing the Purpose Built” will look at the gravity-fed, 41-mile long Croton Aqueduct, one of the most ambitious municipal public works projects ever undertaken in the United States. Speakers Andrew Burdick, Associate Partner at Ennead Architects, and Meisha Hunter Burkett, Senior Preservationist at Li/Saltzman Architects (LSA), will discuss re-purposing of the Croton Aqueduct’s underutilized buildings and spaces with new public uses.
Wednesday, April 15th
Public Art Fund’s Spring Benefit will take place at Metropolitan West. Support this great city-wide art program with cocktails, artists’ project, silent auction preview, and a DJ’d afterparty.
The annual Tribeca Film Festival begins and continues through April 26th with screenings and events taking place at Spring Studios, various downtown cinemas such as Bow Tie Cinemas, Regal Cinemas Battery Park, BMCC Tribeca, as well as locations like Apple Store Soho and the SVA Theater.
Thursday, April 16th
The Moth will hold its Brooklyn GrandSLAM story championship at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Friday, April 17th
Join the Bronx Museum for “Bronx Stories in Celebration of National Poetry Month,” for an evening of poetry inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard in the open mic. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica S. Martinez.
Merchants House Museum is having a Candlelight Ghost Tour: Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight.
Saturday, April 18th
The new Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Museum opens and because it’s just a hallway of a Williamsburg apartment, the launch party will take place at Standard Toykraft on Metropolitan Avenue.
Open House New York and the New York School of Interior Design invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York City’s groundbreaking landmarks preservation law with a Landmark Dash through some of New York’s most spectacular landmark interiors, competing against the clock–and other teams–to complete challenges, earn points, and win prizes.
Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic, the newest interactive play by Cynthia Von Buhler, opens in a secret location amid Times Square’s historic theaters. Check out our reviews of Von Buhler’s past plays, Speakeasy Dollhouse: the Brothers Booth and Speakeasy Dollhouse: the Bloody Beginning.
Sunday, April 19th
Earth Day will be celebrated in Union Square for seven hours with live music, green vehicles, educational exhibits, and opportunity to recycle your old electronics, clothes and more. Keep updated through the Earth Day NYC Facebook page.
Merchants House will also have a special walking tour of 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho in celebration of the 5o Year Anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law.