Thursday, May 21, 2015

New York Events May- June 2015

Van Gogh: Irises and Roses in Metropolitan Museum
( through August 16, 2015)

 The show includes four paintings that were part of a floral series completed by the artist, just a few short months before his death in his last weeks at the asylum Saint-Rémy/ TRhese paintings  have never been shown together.

Irises and Roses” features the Met’s own Irises and Roses shown alongside their long separated mates: Irises from  the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Roses from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


 China: Through the looking glass in Metropolitan Museum (through August 16,2015)
Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its largest fashion exhibition ever. "China: Through the Looking Glass," a
collaboration between the museum's Costume Institute and Department of Asian Art, which celebrates its centennial this year.



Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 in MOMA ( Museum of Modern Art)
May 17–September 7, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art presents its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono.During the first 11 years of her extensive career, Ono moved among New York, Tokyo, and London, serving a pioneering  
role in the international development of Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance art.



Art of the Mannequin in MAD museum (March 31, 2015 to August 30, 2015)The first museum exhibition to explore the work of renowned New York-based designer Ralph Pucci, who is widely regarded for his innovative approach to the familiar form of the mannequin. The Art of the Mannequin will include over 30 of Pucci’s most important mannequins, as well as an in-gallery recreation of his sculpture studio.


Air Show  on Jones Beach, Long Island  May 23 & 24, 2015    12PM - 5PM (Free)
 Parking Cost: $10.00 EARPLUGS are suggested for the younger viewers (under 3 years), but aren't a bad idea for some of the grown-up viewers as well. The jets can get loud.  Get there early. In the past, this show has easily seen
200,000 people fill up the beach on a single day. It is not unusual for the parking lots to be filled by 11:00am

Freedom tower ( One World) observatory will open on May 29
On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, Guests will experience expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond.Price is steep- the cheapest tines ticket is 32 dollars.
Summer & Holiday Hours:
 May 29, 2015 – September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
 9am until midnight (last ticket sold at 11:15pm)



 Marine Day in Bryant Park  (Free)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Bryant Park featuring a boot camp style exercise session (6:30  a.m.), followed by USMC displays, demonstrations and a performance by the USMC Band.  Weapons and vehicles are on display from 9am - 5pm




 
Governors island Family Festival   May 23.
Family Festival will run from 12PM-4PM in Nolan Park and will feature theatrical performances by Story Pirates, the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater, and Arm of the Sea, live music with Astrograss and Arts in Action and  rides on The Home Spun Merry Go Round, and activities by Earth Matter,  NY Aquarium, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Brooklyn ARTery, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Spontaneous Interventions, and Art of Intuitive Photography.
All performances and activities are family-friendly and FREE to the public.
Ferries are free before noon and $2 round trip between noon and closing. Children under 12 always ride free.

The Manhattan ferry is in Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street.
Boats to Governors Island leave every half hour from 10am until 7pm on weekend.
Ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Boats from Governors Island leave every half hour

from 11am until 6pm.


The World Science Festival, May 27-31, NYU campus
 Festival was founded and created by Brian Greene, professor of mathematics & physics at Columbia
University and author of several science books   and Tracy Day, a four-time National News Emmy Award-winning journalist.
 The festival  will center on a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity on May
27. Mr. Greene, co-founder of the festival, will star in a dramatic re-enactment of Einstein’s discovery, which includes animation and music from the composer Jeff Beal, who has worked on “House of Cards.”


 Monday Night Magic Show  Players Theatre, Between West 3rd and Minetta Lane  115 MacDougal Street
 Mon, May 25  8:00pm  ,Mon, Jun 1   8:00pm 
10012)  New York's longest-running off-Broadway magic show, Monday Night Magic, showcases a weekly offering of some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight of hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Each show features at least five renowned illusionists.



FLOW.15 Art on Randoll Island, starting from May 30
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Made Event  present FLOW annual summer art 
exhibitions along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City.  FLOW.15 – this year's fifth annual 
exhibition  will feature new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment.

Governors island FIGMENT NYC, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 10 AM  to 6 PM
 FIGMENT is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of 
participants each year. At FIGMENT visitors will find works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, social experiments, and heart-stopping technological innovations that change the way we see the world… and visitors are invited to bring something, too
The Manhattan ferry is in Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street.
Boats to Governors Island leave every half hour from 10am until 7pm on weekend.
Ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Boats from Governors Island leave every half hour

from 11am until 6pm.


Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival  Sunday, June 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm 1
2 Eldridge Street  New York


This year, our signature festival celebrating Jewish and Chinese culture will expand to also feature the food, music 
and folk arts of the Puerto Rican community of our neighborhood. Enjoy Chinese opera, klezmer and salsa,  Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish lessons; Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, Puerto Rican mask making, mah jongg and, of course, egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas – all kosher! 

Museum Mile Festival Tues June 9th, 2015 | 6 – 9 pm
During this annual festival, 5th Avenue is closed to traffic and becomes home to a block party, complete with musical 
and artistic entertainment for children and adults. In addition to the nine museums offering free admission, there 
are activities, musical entertainment, and artist demonstrations along Fifth Avenue. Face painting and chalk drawing along Fifth Avenue are especially fun for children.
Museums participating:
• The Jewish Museum - 92nd Street
• Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution - 91st Street
• National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts - 90th Street
• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 89th Street
• Neue Galerie New York - 86th Street
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 82nd Street
Be prepared for crowds - the event is attended by 50,000 annually. Lines at museums can be long, but move quickly



Kayaking near Brooklyn Bridge,  Pier 2
Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm & Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm from June to August
Glide along the water while kayaking with the
Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Shakespeare at Sunset near Brooklyn Bridge
Fri, June 12, 2015 7pm
Sat, June 13, 2015 7pm
Sun, June 14, 2015 7pm

The Real Merry Housewives Of Windsor, CT.
Theatre 2020 presents “THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT.” a modern take of the Bard’s classic comedy.

Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, foolishly tries to woo two married ladies at the same time. Bring a blanket or seat cushion