From the opening of an exhibition about the Landmarks Law in New York City to a documentary screening about the World’s Fair Pavilion in Flushing Meadows, this week is jam packed with events for architecture buffs.
Monday April 20th: Untapped Featured Event
Monday at 5:30pm will be an exciting symposium to mark the new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks. Speaking at the event will be Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic; Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Partner, SHoP Architects and Professor Columbia University; Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York; Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Former President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome.
Introductory remarks will be given by Alicia Glen, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development; Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair and Commissioner of the Landmarks Preservation Commission; Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York.
Although the physical event is sold out, there will be a live stream of the symposium on the Saving Place event page on Monday.
Tuesday, April 21st
On Tuesday, the exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks officially opens. Read our interview with the curators about what New Yorkers will be surprised to find at the exhibition and stay tuned for our preview of the exhibition.
Storefront for Art and Architecture will hold the first public event inside 432 Park Avenue for its Spring Fundraiser, TRANS. Event will take place in the lobby, but with virtual reality tools to bring the experience above down to attendees. See the view from 432 Park Avenue in photos here.
Wednesday, April 22nd
On Wednesday and Thursday, Brooklyn Academy of Music will be celebrating a trio of films that inspired Matthew Weiner, director of Mad Men in Mad Men at the Movies. The Thursday screening at 7pm will feature a Q&A Weiner, and the 9:45pm screening will feature an introduction. Check out other events around New York City celebrating the final season of Mad Men.
At FIAF, the French Institute Alliance Francaise, will be the world premiere of the play Hermione Project Lafayette (in English), celebrating the historic return to America of the Hermione and an authentic reconstruction of Lafayette’s 18th-century ship will come to NYC this summer. 7:30pm
Thursday, April 23rd
At the Queens Theatre, starting with a cocktail at 7pm and screening at 8pm will be the documentary Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion about rise and fall of the World’s Fair Pavilion in Flushing Meadows. Read about the documentary on Untapped Cities and get tickets to the event here.
The new curation of No Longer Empty, “When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out” takes over the old Bronx Borough Courthouse showcasing the work of 26 artists in site-specific installations. Opening recreception at 6pm.
At the Brooklyn Brainery at 7pm, the history and know-how behind urban beekeeping in Brooklyn and the Bees: Talk and Taste with Borough Bees
Friday, April 24th
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy continues its trend of all-star programming here in New York City with a 12-hour nocturnal marathon called A Night of Philosophy, taking place April 24th to 25th in two of New York City’s gorgeous Gilded Age mansions–the French Embassy at 927 Fifth Avenue, in the former Whitney Payne Mansion, and the Ukrainian Institute of America. Read more about the event here.
Saturday, April 25th
The Good Festival will celebrate the 4th anniversary of unique community shared agricultural program, Local Roots NYC, with an annual celebration of local bands, cooking demonstrations and sustainability workshops at Tiny Montgomery housed inside Threes Brewing in Gowanus.
Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park is throwing back with the event Street Games reintroducing classic street games like stickball, handball, pogo stick jumping, hula hooping, street hockey and, of course, double Dutch.
Sunday, April 26th
The International Center of Photography (ICP) will present a pop-up bookstore, artist talk, and lecture on Japanese photobooks as part of the Shashin Festival.