It’s the week before Memorial Day, and an eclectic mix of events from supper clubs to new exhibits, to a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim lead up to the re-opening of NYC’s public beaches.
Monday, May 18th
Award-winning community shared agriculture program, Local Roots NYC will be hosting its bi-monthly farm to table supper club. Monday’s dinner features the owner of Boerum Apparel, a sustainable clothing line that emphasizes on creating a transparent supply chain. The farm-to-table menu will feature a 3-course meal inspired by seasonal items, only $20. Two seatings, 6:30 and 8:30pm. Tickets here.
Tuesday, May 19th
The Guggenheim’s second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be held on Tuesday in the media labs of the Sackler Center at the Guggenheim Museum between 3 and 7pm, and people can drop in anytime. You’ll be writing and updating entries on 100 artwork images donated to Wikipedia by the Guggenheim.
The Lilac Preservation Project (aboard the steamship that was converted into a floating library last year) will launch the Lilac Arts Series, focusing on themes inspired by the ship’s story – “Steam”, “Work + Labor” and “Restoration/Reinvention“. The visual art exhibition that starts Tuesday and goes until August will feature the work of over 25 artists within the ship’s unique spaces, including several site-specific installations. Opening celebration at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, May 20th
At the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, Ken Greene, renowned heritage farmer and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, will give a talk, showcasing New York’s heirloom gardening heritage, as part of the new exhibit The Garden Before the Grid: Seeds, Produce, and Markets in 19th-Century New York.
Thursday, May 21st
Opening at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Art, Head Shots, an exhibition about the history of head shots from daguerreotype to digital pulling from an archive of over 1 million photographs.
Friday, May 22nd
Opening Friday at the New York Historical Society, the exhibit The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld.
A show about tattoos (but not the type you think), “New York Tattoo” opens inside the 69th Street Regimental Armory. This military themed show will take you inside the historic armory, which hosted the first armory show.
Saturday, May 23rd
Memorial Day is Monday (already!), and New York City’s public beaches open officially on Saturday.
Sunday, May 24th
Join the Brooklyn Historical Society in This is Brooklyn, and learn about the history of Brooklyn amidst one of New York’s great landmark buildings. Free with museum admission.