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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.

Mother’s Day at La Pulperia - La Pulperia
May 13, 2018 - New York

This Mother’s Day Sunday, La Pulperia’s three locations offer a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the Yolo Mimosa for moms. For dinner, La Pulperia will serve their regular exquisite menu plus chef specials. Dishes include starters such as Guacamole & Chips, Queso Fundido, Salmon Taquitos, Chicken Wings and Empanadas Mixtos. Mains include: La Pulperia Warm Farro Salad, Crab Meat Black Ravioli, Black Pepper Spaghetti Bolognese, Sangria Braised Short Ribs and Grilled Verlasso Salmon/Chicken Breast Tabla. For dessert, diners can choose between the Tres Leches Cake with Lucuma Ice Cream or the Crepes with Dulce De Leche Ice Cream. Moms will receive a complimentary cava champagne. La Pulperia Hell’s Kitchen 371 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 La Pulperia Upper East Side 1626 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10028 La Pulperia Midtown East 151 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 For more information, including menus and opening hours, please visit http://www.pulperianyc.com/

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 13, 2018 - New York

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books to provide a bridge to many wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
May 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
May 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 13, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

NYCRUNS Mothers Day 5K & 10K - Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island
May 13, 2018 - New York

Race with or for your mother in this special 5 or 10k race out on Roosevelt Island, which, if you're not familiar, is fast and flat with spectacular views of Manhattan. This race is for everyone, but all the women will be receiving a flower at the finish. With the plentiful bagel and fruit spread at the finish, there's a whole lot of post-race love to be had here. If you haven't raced at Roosevelt Island before, you're in for a treat. Fast, flat and with one of a kind views of Manhattan, Queens, and beyond: you're going to have a blast!

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble - The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
May 14, 2018 - New York

Following the resounding success of their recent Streicker Center concerts, the Orchestra of St. Luke's returns with a Serenade for Spring, including a Mozart Divertimento, a Mendelssohn Violin Concerto written when he was just 13-years-old and Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings, considered one of h greatest works.

Isadora for Adults - 92Y
May 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Isadora Duncan's rich legacy at the roots of Modern Dance encompasses formal technical training, while tapping students' own creative resources for performance and the creation of new works.

Nancy and Beth (Feat. Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) - The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Through May 15, 2018 - New York

YCC: Spring Acquisitions Committee Meeting - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 16, 2018 - New York

Members of the YCC Acquisitions Committee are invited to attend a curatorial presentation and to vote on works to be acquired for the Guggenheim's contemporary collection. The YCC Acquisitions Committee plays an integral part in growing the museum's contemporary-art collection by meeting twice a year to vote on the acquisition of works proposed by our curators. Exclusively for YCC Acquisitions Committee Members.

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
May 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session—Wednesdays - 92nd Street Y
May 16, 2018 - New York

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire. Wednesdays, Ongoing, 8:15 pm-12:45 am, $14 at door. Taught by Ruth Goodman. Call the Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for information and schedule updates.

American Life: Historic Rooms and Decorative Arts - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 16, 2018 - New York

This voyage through the history of American domestic interiors uses architectural elements, furnishings, silver, glass, and other decorative and utilitarian objects to tell fascinating stories of American life, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Many of the newly renovated period rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive computer touch screens, which explore the social and historical context of the rooms and catalogue information about their furnishings. The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art displays additional examples of American art.

Stephen Greenblatt - 92nd Street Y
May 17, 2018 - New York

In The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, scholar Stephen Greenblatt — the award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World — explores how the biblical story has resonated with different peoples in different time periods and of different faiths. "Greenblatt's great and rare gift as a writer is an ability to feel fully the concentrated force of the buried past," wrote Dwight Garner.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92Y
May 17, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations.Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

American Art in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 17, 2018 - New York

This tour provides an overview of the comprehensive collections of The American Wing and may include paintings, sculpture, furniture, period rooms, and decorative arts, as well as architectural spaces. Periods covered are from Colonial America to the early twentieth-century Frank Lloyd Wright Room, and will emphasize the newly reopened Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The American Wing has outstanding examples of furniture by John Townsend, Duncan Phyfe, and Charles-Honoré Lannuier; paintings by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent; and sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Gallim: New Work Open Rehearsals - The Met Breuer
Through May 17, 2018 - New York

"Her viscerally physical movement wrings every inch of life from her dancers—and you'll be holding your breath, too." —New York Magazine Get a behind-the-scenes look at Artist in Residence Andrea Miller's creative process during open rehearsals for a new work during Museum hours. Then, see it all come together in the world premiere performances of this thoughtful, invigorating integration of art, architecture, and movement.

Save the Children Young Patrons Gala - Central Park Zoo
May 18, 2018 - Manhattan

FIRST-EVER SAVE THE CHILDREN YOUNG PATRONS GALA SET FOR MAY 18 NYC Event to Benefit Organization’s Refugee Education Fund WHAT: The first-ever Save the Children Young Patrons Gala, a black-tie gathering of New York's young professionals and philanthropists, to raise awareness and funds for the global humanitarian organization’s Return to Learning Fund for refugee children. Save the Children’s new Return to Learning Fund supports the organization’s efforts to ensure that no refugee child misses out on learning for more than 30 days. This initiative is a pillar of Save the Children’s upcoming 100th anniversary campaign in 2019. The event will include musical performances, a silent auction and special guest speakers, to be announced. For tickets and more information, go to savethechildrenypgala.com. WHO: Gala Executive Committee members: Hayden Arnot, Bobby Arnot, John Bailey, Lily Baker, Lion Creel, Remi Evarts, Will Hayden, Cameron Ross, Janie Warnock, Cecily Waud and Esme Yozell. For the full list of committee members go to savethechildrenypgala.com. Musical performances by 2%, Agua sol, and Wizzy WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2018 ... (read more)

Shababa Fridays - 92Y
May 18, 2018 - Upper East Side

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous and active musical experience! Children, parents, grandparents and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping and celebrating as a community!

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 19, 2018 - New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 19, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after receiving strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” on her computer. The messages are somehow linked to nude artwork in the museum. Who is the murderer? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunnit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Tap (Open Level) - 92Y
May 19, 2018 - Upper East Side

The class is designed for those who have accomplished the basic tap foundations.We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques.

Iconoclast Lineage - 92nd Street Y
Through May 19, 2018 - New York

David Parker, the tap-inspired choreographer, traces his roots, exploring the choreography of James Waring and Aileen Passloff. James Waring, a revered figure in New York's experimental dance world in the 1950s and 60s worked with and inspired many members of the Judson Dance Theater and beyond. Parker was introduced to his work while a student of Aileen Passloff's at Bard College in the 1970s. Passloff, a muse and colleague of Waring's, restages Waring's Octandra and her own Nocturne for these performances. Parker's kinship with Waring, an artist whose refusal to conform to preconceptions about high and low art, ballet and modern, popular and serious dance, inspired his own works, Violin Phase and excerpts from A Mouthful of Shoes performed on this program.

Sight and Sound: Debussy and French Painting—Beyond Realism - The Met
May 20, 2018 - New York

The Orchestra Now Leon Botstein, conductor with the Bard Festival Chorale Debussy's Nocturnes and the artwork of the French Impressionists. Debussy's Nocturnes have been celebrated for their ability to evoke imagery, light, and color. But is he really music's answer to Impressionist painting? His works and those of Manet, Degas, and Whistler—who created his own series of atmospheric, tonal scenes that he labeled "nocturnes"—illuminate how the artistic response to nature differs in music and painting. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, March 6–July 29, 2018.

Hula (Open Level) - 92Y
May 20, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the native dance of Hawai'i and the holistic values embodied in its poetry, music and movement.Experience hula's fundamental elements with respect to the form's historical perspectives and cultural context. The Hawai'i-born facilitator is a student of Kumu Hula (master teacher), Johnny Lum Ho.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 20, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Iconoclast Lineage - 92nd Street Y
May 20, 2018 - New York

David Parker, the tap-inspired choreographer, traces his roots, exploring the choreography of James Waring and Aileen Passloff. James Waring, a revered figure in New York's experimental dance world in the 1950s and 60s worked with and inspired many members of the Judson Dance Theater and beyond. Parker was introduced to his work while a student of Aileen Passloff's at Bard College in the 1970s. Passloff, a muse and colleague of Waring's, restages Waring's Octandra and her own Nocturne for these performances. Parker's kinship with Waring, an artist whose refusal to conform to preconceptions about high and low art, ballet and modern, popular and serious dance, inspired his own works, Violin Phase and excerpts from A Mouthful of Shoes performed on this program.

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Japanese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 22, 2018 - New York

A tour of favorite objects; guide's choice, your treat.

Gallim: New Work - The Met Breuer
Through May 24, 2018 - New York

"Her viscerally physical movement wrings every inch of life from her dancers—and you'll be holding your breath, too." —New York Magazine Andrea Miller, The Met's 2017-18 Artist in Residence and choreographer and artistic director of the "excellent, inventive, impressive" (The New York Times) dance company Gallim creates a visceral and emotionally charged new work, which will be created in front of a live audience

Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea - Bookstein Projects
Through May 26, 2018 - New York

Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Paul Resika. This is the artist's ninth show with Lori Bookstein and the first with Bookstein Projects. An exhibition of related paintings from the same series will be on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects from April 18 – May 20, 2018. Paul Resika (b. 1928, New York, New York) studied under Hans Hofmann as a teenager in New York and Provincetown before departing for Venice and Rome in 1950 to study the old masters. After casting aside Hofmann's abstract principles, his Italian palette turned sober and descriptive. Upon his return to the United States, Resika devoted himself increasingly to the exploration of light and color, and the synthesis of abstraction and representation. Over his eight decade-long career, Resika has exhibited at the Peridot Gallery, Graham Modern, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, and Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York. Resika splits his time between New York and Truro, Massachusetts.

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

On February 22, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through May 28, 2018. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937" organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormously popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Before the Fall," and can also be credited for the inventive installations for the previous two ... (read more)

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie New York
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

On March 8, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the show, which will be on view through May 28, 2018.? The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937," organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormous popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Before the Fall," and was also responsible for the inventive installations for the previous two shows in ... (read more)

Logan Maxwell Hagege: Where Land Meets Sky - Gerald Peters Gallery
Through June 08, 2018 - New York

Arts of the Islamic World in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 11, 2018 - New York

A tour of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Spanish - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 11, 2018 - New York

Morning Hours for Members and Patrons - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

Start your day at The Met! Each month, Members and Patrons* are invited to attend private morning hours for one or more select exhibitions before the Museum is open to the public. Please present your Member or Patron card to admit you and a guest. Only the street-level entrance at 81st Street and the Parking Garage entrance will be open during this hour.

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lea... (read more)

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