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February 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Museum Events in New York City This Week
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.

Washington's Birthday Ball - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 17, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the birthday of our Nation's First President in true 19th-century fashion. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments. $15 Adults, $10 Members and Children Under 12 For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4043528

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Milstein Science Series: The Layers of the Ocean - American Museum of Natural History
February 17, 2019 - New York

The world’s oceans are divided into five “zones”, where a diverse array of marine species and ecosystems can be found at different depths. The amount of sun light, temperature, and salinity of the water changes from zone to zone. Some species can only survive in the oceans’ sunlit uppermost layer, while other must dive deep to find food. The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Natural History of Beer - American Museum of Natural History
February 19, 2019 - New York

Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle, authors of A Natural History of Beer as they weave together findings from their repective fields of paleoanthropology and molecular biology in an exciting journey though the world of beer. Take part in tastings and join this grand tour of the science and history of this popular beverage, covering a diverse range of topics including animal behavior ecology, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more. A book signing with Tattersall and DeSalle follows the talk.

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Jackie Robinson Family Day - Museum of the City of New York
February 19, 2019 - East Harlem

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis is a cool exhibition where kids can explore the story of germs in New York. When tiny germs interact with a massive metropolis like New York City, no aspect of life goes untouched. On view at the Museum of the City of New York from September 14, 2018, through April 28, 2019, Germ City creates an immersive experience for everyone. Kids can get a close look at historical artifacts such a real iron lung, and explore interactive art by artists such as Blast Theory. Germ City also includes a collection of New Yorkers' personal objects and stories; stuffed toy "germs," a curated selection of books, and hands-on activities to engage adults and children alike. Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which aims to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. The exhibition is part of Contagious Cities, a major international project led by Wellcome, staged in New York, Geneva, and Hong Kong.

Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism - Japan Society
February 20, 2019 - New York

EVENING LECTURE Wednesday, February 20, 6-8 PM All attendees will receive a FREE hard copy book (Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism). How has globalism affected the world? Has it been positive or negative? While globalization has brought economic growth and prosperity for many, the divide between winners and losers is growing. Some people fear uncertainty over shifting immigration policies. Others are concerned that technological advancements could displace them from the workforce. Those who have been marginalized by globalism are demonstrating increased frustration toward the government. Drawing on his latest book, Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism, Ian Bremmer, one of the country’s leading political scientists, discusses contemporary global affairs and the future of globalism. Speaker: Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group Presider: Catherine Kobayashi, Anchor & Reporter, NHK World Agenda: 6:00-6:30 PM Registration 6:30-7:30 PM Lecture and Q&A 7:30-8:00 PM Reception Admission: Non-members: $28 Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $23 Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circl... (read more)

Re-Stating the Union - International Center of Photography Museum
February 20, 2019 - New York

Re-Stating the Union WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | 6:30-8 PM | ICP MUSEUM, 250 Bowery. Artists, writers, and political thinkers respond to Franklin D. Roosevelt's iconic "For Freedoms" address and reflect on the state of our union, and our freedoms, in 2019. https://www.icp.org/events/re-stating-the-union

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Member Evening Hours - Museum of the City of New York
February 20, 2019 - New York

Join us for Member Evening Hours, a new membership event! Museum Members can enjoy special after-hours access to In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend and Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis. Drop-in tours of both exhibitions will be given during the evening. A cash bar will be available. Members can enjoy 25% off in the Museum Shop all night!

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Subway Sketch Night - New York Transit Museum
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for an evening of drawing at the New York Transit Museum! Hosted by New York City-based illustrators Ebony Bolt, Josh Cochran, and Julia Rothman, the evening will begin with a short discussion led by Senior Curator Amy Hausmann exploring the artists' work. Following the conversation, explore the Museum and draw inspiration from bygone days in our 1936 decommissioned subway station and vintage subway cars. Photography and video recording are permitted at the Transit Museum. However, selfie sticks, external lighting, tripods and stands may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time. Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Lucky 7 - Empire City Casino
February 21, 2019 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members earn 7 Empire Points playing slot machines to receive $7 Free Play.

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Dna Explorers - Museum of the City of New York
February 22, 2019 - New York

Learn about the basics of DNA in connection with the exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis. Discover how DNA is used scientifically to understand disease. Get hands on and learn to extract DNA from a piece of fruit!

EmptyMet: Jewelry - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2019 - New York

This is your last chance for VIP access to The Met’s dazzling exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed before it closes on Sunday, February 24! For one day only—Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m.—enjoy an exclusive early-morning viewing of the show that The Wall Street Journal calls “replete with artistry, history, and sheer luxury.” Docents will be in the galleries to answer your questions and help deepen your experience of this universal art form. General tickets include a free exhibition catalogue ($50 value). Members get in free and can purchase a catalogue with their Member discount.

EmptyMet: Jewelry - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
February 23, 2019 - New York

This is your last chance for VIP access to The Met’s dazzling exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed before it closes on Sunday, February 24! For one day only—Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m.—enjoy an exclusive early-morning viewing of the show that The Wall Street Journal calls “replete with artistry, history, and sheer luxury.” Docents will be in the galleries to answer your questions and help deepen your experience of this universal art form. General tickets include a free exhibition catalogue ($50 value). Members get in free and can purchase a catalogue with their Member discount.

EmptyMet: Jewelry - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2019 - New York

This is your last chance for VIP access to The Met’s dazzling exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed before it closes on Sunday, February 24! For one day only—Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m.—enjoy an exclusive early-morning viewing of the show that The Wall Street Journal calls “replete with artistry, history, and sheer luxury.” Docents will be in the galleries to answer your questions and help deepen your experience of this universal art form. General tickets include a free exhibition catalogue ($50 value). Members get in free and can purchase a catalogue with their Member discount.

EmptyMet: Jewelry - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
February 23, 2019 - New York

This is your last chance for VIP access to The Met’s dazzling exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed before it closes on Sunday, February 24! For one day only—Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m.—enjoy an exclusive early-morning viewing of the show that The Wall Street Journal calls “replete with artistry, history, and sheer luxury.” Docents will be in the galleries to answer your questions and help deepen your experience of this universal art form. General tickets include a free exhibition catalogue ($50 value). Members get in free and can purchase a catalogue with their Member discount.

EmptyMet: Jewelry - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
February 23, 2019 - New York

This is your last chance for VIP access to The Met’s dazzling exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed before it closes on Sunday, February 24! For one day only—Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m.—enjoy an exclusive early-morning viewing of the show that The Wall Street Journal calls “replete with artistry, history, and sheer luxury.” Docents will be in the galleries to answer your questions and help deepen your experience of this universal art form. General tickets include a free exhibition catalogue ($50 value). Members get in free and can purchase a catalogue with their Member discount.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

February Romance Tours: Courtship in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. February 2 to February 24 Grab someone you cherish and visit us for a special Romance-themed Tour. Held on weekends in February, this special tour explores the surprising myths and mores of 19th-century mating rituals of young lovers who arrived for a day of fun on the banks of the East River. Learn the secret language of fans, intimate letter writing, and romantic hideouts for couples in the early part of the new Republic. Free with admission. Reservations requested; call 212-838-6878. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant—a long beard, work shirt, and sandals—while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements—wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones—becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Art of Diorama - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Six Thursdays, January 24–February 28 Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt leads an after-hours look at our legendary dioramas. Discover how the Museum’s dioramas are made from start to finish and hear behind-the-scenes stories about how they were made. In this six-part series, you’ll travel the world through some of our most popular exhibits and create your own miniature replica to take home. Note: All experience levels welcome. Enrollment limited to 25 people.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow - New-York Historical Society Museum
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial quality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the "separate but equal" age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

Winter Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through March 12, 2019 - New York

Glimpse owls, hawks, and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home. Note: This walk is over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths.

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts - The Museum of Modern Art
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of the organizing institutions. Spanning the artist's entire career, from the mid-1960s to the present, Disappearing Acts provides a singular opportunity to experience his command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to performance, film, neon, and large-scale installations.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children's classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien's Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolk... (read more)

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

Fear & Force: New York City's Sons of Liberty - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through August 22, 2020 - New York

Opening August 22 // Mesick Gallery We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New York Harbor. Opening reception on August 21 by invitation only. Become a Museum Member today and receive an exclusive invitation!

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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