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As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers. As you stroll through the gallery, Corcoran will discuss the three featured photographers—Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu—and how the exhibition provides a window into the lives of Chinese New Yorkers and the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience.
This is the first event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best. Additional tours in this series are listed here.
Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is suggested. Minimum enrollment must be reached two days in advance or the event may be canceled by email notification and fully refunded. All sales are final and exchanges within the series are subject to availability.
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Museum of the City of New York - Public
East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
At E 103rd St
New York, New York 10029 East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
At E 103rd St
New York, New York 10029
By Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 to 103rd Street By Subway: #6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; #2 or #3 to Central Park North/110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.
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The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a Scottish-born writer with a vision for a populist approach to the city. The Museum was originally housed in Gracie Mansion, the future residence of the Mayor of New York. Hardinge Scholle succeeded Henry Brown in 1926 and...
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Full Course Title: Self Care for Women: Mindful Cycles, Healthy Bodies, Clean Beauty In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth and postpartum doula and mom Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the female body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, from the inside...
Tuesday Nov 5th, 8:30pm - 10pm
Sunday Oct 20th, 11:30am - 2pm
Can the bricks, glass, wood, and mortar of our city's most emblematic buildings reveal how and why New York City has become the modern global metropolis we know today? To celebrate the launch of his latest book, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis, former New York Times urban affairs correspondent...
Monday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky stories and haunted histories at this month's Scary-Ass SASS. Lecture Details: Behind the Mask: A Brief History of Fancy Dress, Costume Parties, and Halloween Revelry Fashion & Dress Historian Bethany Gingrich will explore the fascinating history of fancy dress parties in the 19th century...
Monday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 8:20pm
If Mozart is one of the best-known figures in Western classical music, he is also, oddly, one of the most elusive. Admirers from his time to ours, while agreeing on his stature, have disagreed about almost everything else—to Wagner he was the “genius of light and love”; to Kierkegaard a musical apostle of the demonic. He has been claimed on...
Monday Oct 21st, 6:45pm - 9:45pm(4 sessions)
at Think Olio
Dating and marriage trends show an increase in interracial relationships over many decades. However, different patterns in these interracial relationships warrant a deeper look. Statistics demonstrate an unnerving consistency between our social hierarchies and interactions on dating apps. Are our racial dating preferences simply that? Or do they reveal...
Monday Oct 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm
In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 9pm - 11pm
at Think Olio
Between every thing that calls itself “I” and every thing that is known as “You,” a third entity exists. Neither an I, nor a you, the nameless non-presence is the axis of our desire. Indeed, it may be desire itself. It is the thing that animates us. That drives us to reach, to cross the boundary of ourselves, to long for the one we call You....
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm
Create leverage in life and business by optimizing your day. We'll geek out on productivity, automation and outsourcing hacks with a leading expert. There will be plenty of time to strategize about your specific needs. And, there's brunch. Menu Healthy and delicious grain bowls from FoodtoEat, mimosas and coffee.
Saturday Oct 26th, 11:30am - 2pm
BYOP = Bring Your Own Perspective You're invited to an apéritif with other brunchwork members. Enjoy focused and curated discussions among brunchwork members. The goal is simple, but important: resource and knowledge sharing. You will enjoy your apéritif in two parts. First, you will connect with other members in your field. Your second apéritif...
Sunday Oct 20th, 3pm - 4:30pm
You're invited to Book Club. We read 1 business-related book together each month and meet on the last Sunday of the month for a lively discussion. You never know - the author may just pop-in ;) OCTOBER SELECTION Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first...
Sunday Oct 27th, 2:30pm - 4pm
Inspired by the unofficial fourth branch of the United States government, THE PEOPLE will dive into one of the most important factions of any government, the citizens that the government is supposed to serve. Who are we, what do we want, what do we have to say – we will explore it all. The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview...
Sunday Oct 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Masters of Social Gastronomy: The World’s Most Terrifying Food Stories Each month, Masters of Social Gastronomy takes on a curious food topic and breaks down the history and science behind it. This month, we’ll embrace the Halloween spirit by exploring some of the world’s scariest foods. Sarah will explore the fascinating connection between...
Monday Oct 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Just do wit! If there's a better way to say it, The PUNch-Up will find it. News headlines: improved! Movie titles: tightened! Portmanteaus: revamplified! Join five of New York City's most decorated wordsmiths and friends for a night of vocabaret exploring the past, present and future of language. We'll punch up your evening with word games,...
Monday Oct 28th, 9pm - 11pm
Based on their book, The Science of Monsters, Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl will explore the science behind horror movies’ most iconic villains. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Freddy Kruger, Norman Bates, and many more. This event is mixed seated...
Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 8:10pm
This course will explore how we tell our stories through poetry, whether directly or slant, and ways we can be more adventurous, musical and honest. Experience with poetry-writing will be expected. Students will be required to turn in a poem a week to be workshopped by the group. Experience with reading poetry is also a must. Familiarity with the...
Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm(8 sessions)
Women can be anything they want to be—even the horrifying, manipulative, seductive, charismatic leaders of their very own cults. Tonight, with podcasters Rebekah Sebastian from DIE-ALOGUE and Tori Telfer from CRIMINAL BROADS, we’re diving into lady cult leaders and all the damage they’ve caused over the decades. We’ll look at what a female-run...
Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:30pm - 8:20pm
The Taoist arts of China and the general philosophy of Taoism are known and loved worldwide by millions of people. The simplicity and naturalness of the Taoist approach of Yin and Yang (Life Energy) to health, business, sex, relationships, family, and relating to everything within time & space, makes it an attractive path to follow. With...
Wednesday Oct 30th, 7:30pm - 9pm(3 sessions)
Popular Science Presents: The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week The Weirdest Thing I Learn This Week can get plenty spooky any Wednesday of the year: Popular Science's hit podcast has featured tales of murderous taxidermy art, fatal insomnia, and the time people tried to turn George Washington into a zombie (yes, really). Can you imagine a better...
Thursday Oct 31st, 6:30pm - 8:20pm
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: Marta McDowell in conversation with Alice Quinn In her new book, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life, landscape historian, NYBG instructor, and award-winning author Marta McDowell revisits an avid gardener-and one of America's most brilliant and original poets. McDowell's beautifully illustrated talk reveals how the...
Friday Nov 1st, 11am - 12:30pm
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