Image via Queens Museum
This week’s fun and exciting New York City events to attend include a new exhibit featuring the legendary band Ramones, the opening of a swimming pool in Rockefeller Center and our own Untapped Cities Tour of Bialystoker Synagogue, Shteibl Row and Historic East Broadway.
Monday, April 11th
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ 1976 recording debut, head over to Queens Museum for the new exhibit Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk that captures legendary band lasting impact on music, fine art and popular culture through hundreds of pieces of Ramones-abilia.
Tuesday, April 12th
Head over to The Cooper Union for CTRL+F “BLACK”, a public lecture by Kimberly Drew who will introduce her blog, Black Contemporary Art, and discuss the importance of oral histories, archives and Facebook groups. With a background in art history and african-american studies, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media.
At night, British cabaret Star Melinda is “An English Girl in New York” at The Metropolitan Room. The Cabaret is a humorous look at being a Brit, poking fun at British culture, British Aristocracy, life in London and how Melinda fares as a British girl in New York. The show runs for one night only so get your tickets now!
Wednesday, April 13th
A Swimming Pool at Rockefeller Center, covered previously, will be opened on Tuesday. Organized by the Public Art Fund, the sideways swimming pool is actually a sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset, entitled “Van Gogh’s Ear.”
The Tribeca Film Festival, founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan, opens on Wednesday. The 2016 program will feature all sorts of films from provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and a bounty of panels and lectures.
Thursday, April 14th
To celebrate its 36th year anniversary, The Photography Show, presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will be held in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory. The show will showcase more than 85 of the world’s leading photography art galleries collections. Purchase tickets at the AIPAD website.
To commemorate the 104th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, join South Street Seaport Museum for the “Titanic’s Seaport” limited engagement walking tour. On the tour, guests will discover the sites of the Seaport connected to the ill-fated liner. The tours will run from 14th – 16th.
Friday, April 15th
On Friday night, head to Queens Council on the Arts for the “Short Films with Queens World Film Festival”, a screening of short films by Queens-Based artists. The LAB presentation will be hosted by Katha Cato, co-founder of the Queens World Film Festival, and will provide the opportunity for filmmakers to screen excerpts of new works-in-progress. RSVP on QCA’s calendar.
Saturday, April 16th
In the afternoon, join author, playwright, and Untapped Cities’ guide, Justin Rivers, for our Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam Tour. On the tour, guests will see the remains of Manhattan’s first city hall, take a walk of the city’s original coast line, discover the original Dutch fort, wind mill, and the original battery. Tickets are sold out for this Saturday, but secure your spot for the upcoming tours!
In the evening, see The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street, a new exhibit at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Less than four blocks from the Transit Museum, above the Jay Street – MetroTech Station, stands a 13-story white limestone building that for more than 50 years housed the headquarters of New York’s evolving transit agencies. The building’s 420 perfectly uniform windows hid the secret Money Room, the famed Subway Command Center, and even a Lost and Found full of abandoned umbrellas. Using photographs, architectural drawings, maps, models and ornamental details, this exhibition examines the quirky history of the building as well as its new life as the future home for New York University’s engineering and applied sciences programs.
For music lovers, head to The Met for one of the Schastey Piano Series performances by Naomi O’Connell, mezzo-soprano. The event takes place in The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, celebrating George A. Schastey, one of the Gilded Age’s most celebrated cabinetmaker and decorator. O’Connel will be performing the piece “A Bird in a Gilded Cage.”
Sunday, April 17th
Are you ready for some of the yummiest mac and cheeses in your belly? Get your tickets to the Brooklyn Mac and Cheeze Takedown 2016.
In the afternoon, join Untapped Cities’ Tour Bialystoker Synagogue, Shteibl Row and Historic East Broadway. On the tour, guests will visit the stunning landmarked Bialystoker Synagogue, normally off-limits to the public and only accessible via our organizations, as well as walk the streets of Historic East Broadway, viewing historical sites like the Henry Street Settlement, The Forward Building, Seward Park, Straus Square and more. There are only 2 tickets left for this Sunday, grab yours before they are gone!
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