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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - August 18-August 25


Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week Photo: ArtBrom/Flickr 


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.

Fishing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is free for families and individuals. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Central Park Zoo: Sea Lion Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Right in the middle of the Central Park Zoo is the Sea Lion habitat. Here you can spectate three times daily as the Sea Lions have training/feeding sessions that keep them stimulated and fit. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Central Park Zoo: Daily Penguin Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

When it's time to eat, the gentoos, chinstraps, rockhoppers and king penguins come out of their dens or up from the deep and bob for fish. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three-hour park adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among the well-known and also the overlooked gems of Central Park, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

5k Fun Run - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

The Central Park 5K Fun Run takes you on a historical journey, following along the winding paths of Central Park's most iconic locations. Sights include Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, the Imagine Mosaic, and many others.

Lower Central Park Run - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

We will cover the lower half of Central Park which features some of the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the U.S. This tour is paced to accommodate all running levels.

Central Park Zoo 4-D Theater - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Ice Age- No Time for Nuts 4-D is playing through June 30 at Central Park Zoo. An immersive experience featuring the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of built-in sensory effects. It's quite an adventure!

Photo Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

This tour features some of Central Park's lakes, bridges, architecture, vegetation and the skyline of Manhattan. Your guide will lead you to some of the most picturesque and photo-worthy locations in the park, so don't forget your camera!

Central Park Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Hidden Secrets Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Experience some of the lesser-known treasures and tour the hard to find places that most don't get to see. Together with your guide you'll explore hidden gems including the last remaining fortification of a site from the American Revolutionary War, a must-see 3500 year-old visitor from Egypt, and other attractions invisible to the average eye.

Central Park Bike Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Cycle along the scenic paths of Central Park with your guide and visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
August 18, 2019 - New York

One-of-a-kind elegant fine dining, drinks, and extravagant live entertainment at one of NYC’s very best restaurants. All in a stunning, opulent interior with Italian marble, leather seats, and crystal chandeliers. Every Sunday enjoy brunch, with sounds from a special guest DJ!

Vinyasa Yoga Class - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Open to all fitness levels! This flowing and meditative Vinyasa yoga class has an emphasis on breathing and healthy pose alignment. Great for those who want a restorative practice. Unlock the tension in your body and relieve stress while building core strength with a mindful focus.

Victorian Gardens - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Victorian Gardens occupies Wollman Rink every summer and offers a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family, with the New York City skyline as a backdrop!

Pedicab Tours - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

A pedicab tour with a Central Park expert is a great way to see the sights without doing a lot of work. Visit many well-known attractions and famous landmarks, such as Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Wollman Rink, the Carousel and many more. The ride includes plenty of stops for photos, so be sure to bring your camera!

Horse & Carriage Rides - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park! Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable driver guides you through the scenic winding pathways on your tour.

Selena for Sanctuary: Kali Uchis/ Cuco / Ambar Lucid / Dj Svani / Santuario House Band - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

After the success of recent years' organizations, Selena for Sanctuary that supports immigration rights will give a party at SummerStage Festival 2019. The leading musician is American-Columbian singer Kali Uchis, and she will be supported by Cuco, Ambar Lucid, DJ Svani, and Santuario House Band.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Despers USA Steel Orchestra - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

The first band to win ten New York Steel Band panorama titles and the only in history to win six consecutive titles Despers Steel Orchestra USA was founded in 1976 by members of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago. The band has members of all ages. Their motto "Deeply Emotional Spirited Players Executing Rhythmical Sounds" gives us the clue of their spirit-lifting performance.

Central Park Zoo Quests - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

The Central Park Zoo team will show you around and teach you about different animals, the importance of conservation, and fun ways to enjoy the outdoors through games and science.

Central Park Zoo - Central Park Zoo
August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Welcome to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo and the Tisch Children's Zoo. Here, just a few yards from 5th Ave. you'll find over 130 different species ranging from Snow Leopards to Tropical Birds.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde - Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
August 19, 2019 - New York

Join Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Debbie Millman, National Design Award-winning host of Design Matters, for an evening of conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde, the world’s first—and so far only—luxury supersonic airliner. Supersonic explores the history, design, technology, and lifestyle of Concorde, the 1960s aircraft that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours. Yet, more than the time-bending capabilities of the aircraft itself, Supersonic celebrates the creative optimism and determination that made Concorde’s vision possible. Concorde commissioned notable designers including Sir Terence Conran, Roger Excoffon, Raymond Loewy, and Andrée Putman to create objects and spaces that enhanced the in-flight experience at every touchpoint. In the tradition of Concorde, guests will receive a limited-edition gift box of Concorde memorabilia created specifically for this event, produced by Neenah Paper and Azerrad’s studio LADdesign. 6:30 Doors Open 7:00 Conversation 8:00 Book Signing + Reception

Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde - Cooper Hewitt
August 19, 2019 - New York

Join Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Debbie Millman, National Design Award-winning host of Design Matters, for an evening of conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde, the world's first—and so far only—luxury supersonic airliner. Supersonic explores the history, design, technology, and lifestyle of Concorde, the 1960s aircraft that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours. Yet, more than the time-bending capabilities of the aircraft itself, Supersonic celebrates the creative optimism and determination that made Concorde's vision possible. Concorde commissioned notable designers including Sir Terence Conran, Roger Excoffon, Raymond Loewy, and Andrée Putman to create objects and spaces that enhanced the in-flight experience at every touchpoint. In the tradition of Concorde, guests will receive a limited-edition gift box of Concorde memorabilia created specifically for this event, produced by Neenah Paper and Azerrad's studio LADdesign.

Fishing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is free for families and individuals. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Central Park Zoo: Sea Lion Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Right in the middle of the Central Park Zoo is the Sea Lion habitat. Here you can spectate three times daily as the Sea Lions have training/feeding sessions that keep them stimulated and fit. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it

Central Park Zoo: Daily Penguin Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

When it's time to eat, the gentoos, chinstraps, rockhoppers and king penguins come out of their dens or up from the deep and bob for fish. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three-hour park adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among the well-known and also the overlooked gems of Central Park, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Sunrise Yoga Walk - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

This yoga-inspired workout combines a series of power walks throughout Central Park's most serene locations, with restorative yoga poses and stretches at each stop. You'll walk away feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day that lies ahead! Duration: 1 Hour

Lower Central Park Run - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

We will cover the lower half of Central Park which features some of the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the U.S. This tour is paced to accommodate all running levels.

5k Fun Run - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

The Central Park 5K Fun Run takes you on a historical journey, following along the winding paths of Central Park's most iconic locations. Sights include Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, the Imagine Mosaic, and many others.

Photo Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

This tour features some of Central Park's lakes, bridges, architecture, vegetation and the skyline of Manhattan. Your guide will lead you to some of the most picturesque and photo-worthy locations in the park, so don't forget your camera!

Central Park Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Hidden Secrets Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Experience some of the lesser-known treasures and tour the hard to find places that most don't get to see. Together with your guide you'll explore hidden gems including the last remaining fortification of a site from the American Revolutionary War, a must-see 3500 year-old visitor from Egypt, and other attractions invisible to the average eye.

Central Park Bike Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Cycle along the scenic paths of Central Park with your guide and visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Victorian Gardens - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Victorian Gardens occupies Wollman Rink every summer and offers a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family, with the New York City skyline as a backdrop!

Pedicab Tours - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

A pedicab tour with a Central Park expert is a great way to see the sights without doing a lot of work. Visit many well-known attractions and famous landmarks, such as Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Wollman Rink, the Carousel and many more. The ride includes plenty of stops for photos, so be sure to bring your camera!

Horse & Carriage Rides - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park! Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable driver guides you through the scenic winding pathways on your tour.

Hatha Yoga Class - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Open to all fitness levels! This gentle and slower-paced Hatha Yoga class brings attention to the even flow of breath and alignment of the body so energy can flow freely. There are minimal flows between poses, making it ideal for beginners. Class ends with final relaxation & meditation.

Central Park Zoo - Central Park Zoo
August 19, 2019 - Manhattan

Welcome to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo and the Tisch Children's Zoo. Here, just a few yards from 5th Ave. you'll find over 130 different species ranging from Snow Leopards to Tropical Birds

Young Artists and Innovators / Ages 7-12 - 92nd Street Y
August 19, 2019 - New York

Students design their own flying machines and paint their own masterpieces after being inspired by the New York Hall of Science and the Museum of Art and Design. Tuition includes a $40 materials and admission fee.

Curator-Led Tour: Design Triennial - Cooper Hewitt
August 20, 2019 - New York

Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by support from The Ainslie Foundation. Additional support is provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, and the Creative Industries Fund NL. Funding is also provided by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York as part of the Dutch Culture USA program, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

A Colorful Conversation: Gere Kavanaugh and Louise Sandhaus - Cooper Hewitt
August 20, 2019 - New York

Join Louise Sandhaus, co-author of A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer for a lively conversation with design legend Gere Kavanaugh. They'll discuss the breadth of Kavanaugh's expansive contributions to design over the last seven decades, in a career that covered everything from flamboyant textiles to unique furniture, playful products, vibrant interiors, and so much more.

Fishing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is free for families and individuals. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Central Park Zoo: Sea Lion Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Right in the middle of the Central Park Zoo is the Sea Lion habitat. Here you can spectate three times daily as the Sea Lions have training/feeding sessions that keep them stimulated and fit. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Central Park Zoo: Daily Penguin Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

When it's time to eat, the gentoos, chinstraps, rockhoppers and king penguins come out of their dens or up from the deep and bob for fish. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three-hour park adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among the well-known and also the overlooked gems of Central Park, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Sunrise Yoga Walk - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

This yoga-inspired workout combines a series of power walks throughout Central Park's most serene locations, with restorative yoga poses and stretches at each stop. You'll walk away feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day that lies ahead!

5k Fun Run - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

The Central Park 5K Fun Run takes you on a historical journey, following along the winding paths of Central Park's most iconic locations. Sights include Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, the Imagine Mosaic, and many others.

Central Park Zoo - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Welcome to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo and the Tisch Children's Zoo. Here, just a few yards from 5th Ave. you'll find over 130 different species ranging from Snow Leopards to Tropical Birds.

Central Park Zoo 4-D Theater - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Ice Age- No Time for Nuts 4-D is playing through June 30 at Central Park Zoo. An immersive experience featuring the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of built-in sensory effects. It's quite an adventure!

Photo Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

This tour features some of Central Park's lakes, bridges, architecture, vegetation and the skyline of Manhattan. Your guide will lead you to some of the most picturesque and photo-worthy locations in the park, so don't forget your camera!

Central Park Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Hidden Secrets Walking Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Experience some of the lesser-known treasures and tour the hard to find places that most don't get to see. Together with your guide you'll explore hidden gems including the last remaining fortification of a site from the American Revolutionary War, a must-see 3500 year-old visitor from Egypt, and other attractions invisible to the average eye.

Central Park Bike Tour - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Cycle along the scenic paths of Central Park with your guide and visit many famous landmarks and attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot, like Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Friends, Sex in the City, Saturday Night Live, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and more.

Vinyasa Yoga Class - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Open to all fitness levels! This flowing and meditative Vinyasa yoga class has an emphasis on breathing and healthy pose alignment. Great for those who want a restorative practice. Unlock the tension in your body and relieve stress while building core strength with a mindful focus.

Victorian Gardens - Central Park Zoo
August 20, 2019 - Manhattan

Victorian Gardens occupies Wollman Rink every summer and offers a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family, with the New York City skyline as a backdrop!

Bassey Ikpi in Conversation with Tarana Burke - 92nd Street Y
August 20, 2019 - New York

By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Def Poetry Jam, channeling her life into art. But beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey's mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II. Join her as she breaks open our understanding of mental health by giving us intimate access to her own showing just how mental health impacts every aspect of our lives, challenging our preconception about what it means to be "normal."

Smash Bash 2019: A Celebration of Tennis - The Rosé Terrace at Perrine The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
August 21, 2019 - New York

Enjoy a lively outdoor festival, meet tennis players Dominic Thiem & Garbiñe Muguruza & indulge in endless Château Miraval Rosé! About this Event Celebrate tennis season in New York with Smash Bash at The Pierre Hotel co-hosted by U.S. Open players Dominic Thiem and Garbiñe Muguruza! On Wednesday August 21st, The Pierre's Perrine restaurant will bring its vibrant flavors outdoors to its Rosé Terrace overlooking Central Park. Enjoy a delicious selection of elevated court-side fare from Executive Chef Ashfer Biju. Delight in endless Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé, the Honey Deuce cocktail by Grey Goose Vodka. Savor the sounds of DJ Neil "Nice" Whiting. And try your hand at table tennis.

Smash Bash 2019: A Celebration of Tennis - The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
August 21, 2019 - New York

Celebrate tennis season in New York with Smash Bash at The Pierre Hotel co-hosted by U.S. Open players Dominic Thiem and Garbiñe Muguruza! On Wednesday August 21st, The Pierre's Perrine restaurant will bring its vibrant flavors outdoors to its Rosé Terrace overlooking Central Park. Enjoy a delicious selection of elevated court-side fare from Executive Chef Ashfer Biju. Delight in endless Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé, the Honey Deuce cocktail by Grey Goose Vodka. Savor the sounds of DJ Neil "Nice" Whiting. And try your hand at table tennis.

NYCHORAL Summer Warmup: Brahms Requiem (Selections: Movements 4-6) - Church of the Holy Trinity
August 21, 2019 - New York

Brahms Requiem with Music Director David Hayes (Selections: Movements 4-6) Join NYCHORAL music staff and singers as we preview selections from our upcoming seasons. Our conductors will lead us in a mini-rehearsal and sing-through, followed by an after-party with refreshments. Come learn about and sing glorious music, meet NYCHORAL, and enjoy refreshments afterward! Who should come? All are welcome! Current or past NYCHORAL singers, those interested in joining the chorus, anyone who just loves to sing, or even non-singers intrigued to glance "behind the curtain" at the rehearsal process! Suggested donation of $15 includes air-conditioned venue, piano accompanist, soloists; music scores available to borrow, and refreshments to follow the Sing.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session — Wednesdays - 92nd Street Y
August 21, 2019 - New York

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

5k Fun Run - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

The Central Park 5K Fun Run takes you on a historical journey, following along the winding paths of Central Park's most iconic locations. Sights include Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, the Imagine Mosaic, and many others.

Victorian Gardens - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Victorian Gardens occupies Wollman Rink every summer and offers a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family, with the New York City skyline as a backdrop!

Pedicab Tours - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

A pedicab tour with a Central Park expert is a great way to see the sights without doing a lot of work. Visit many well-known attractions and famous landmarks, such as Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Wollman Rink, the Carousel and many more. The ride includes plenty of stops for photos, so be sure to bring your camera!

Horse & Carriage Rides - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park! Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable driver guides you through the scenic winding pathways on your tour.

Fishing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is free for families and individuals. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Central Park Zoo: Sea Lion Feedings - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Right in the middle of the Central Park Zoo is the Sea Lion habitat. Here you can spectate three times daily as the Sea Lions have training/feeding sessions that keep them stimulated and fit. If you have a question, there's always a friendly zookeeper nearby to answer it.

Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three-hour park adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among the well-known and also the overlooked gems of Central Park, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Sunrise Yoga Walk - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

This yoga-inspired workout combines a series of power walks throughout Central Park's most serene locations, with restorative yoga poses and stretches at each stop. You'll walk away feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day that lies ahead!

Lower Central Park Run - Central Park Zoo
August 21, 2019 - Manhattan

We will cover the lower half of Central Park which features some of the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the U.S. This tour is paced to accommodate all running levels.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
August 24, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for families in Central Park! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Party of Two: August Edition - The Pleasure Chest
August 24, 2019 - New York City

If you've ever watched You've Got Mail, Maid In Manhattan, Kate and Leopold, Serendipity, Hitch (F*CK THAT MOVIE, SERIOUSLY), or any rom-com that takes place in NYC and thought "dating in New York isn't NEARLY this fun and sexy," then PARTY OF TWO will be your new favorite monthly show! Featuring: BRIAN PARK (NBC Break Out Comedy Festival, Vice) ANDREA COLEMAN (BET, Wack or Woke Show) MARIA DECOTIS (HBO Women in Comedy Festival) Hosted by: ANITA FLORES has starred in videos for Buzzfeed, Univision, and Pride.com. She is currently on tour with Awkward Sex and the City. She has a podcast called ‘I’m Listening’ where she explores different themes and pivotal moments from the show Frasier with a new guest each episode. KATHERINE MENDOZA co-hosts the ‘Mess in Progress’ podcast with Gina Brillon. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Pero Like, and Mitú. PS. WE HAVE FREE WINE AND CANDY! $13 online, $15 at the door. Arriving early is strongly encouraged to ensure the seat that you want :)

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
August 24, 2019 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this unique scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central. The good news is that the villain is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance ticket purchase required.

Brunch: Every Sunday! - Zavo
August 25, 2019 - New York

One-of-a-kind elegant fine dining, drinks, and extravagant live entertainment at one of NYC’s very best restaurants. All in a stunning, opulent interior with Italian marble, leather seats, and crystal chandeliers. Every Sunday enjoy brunch, with sounds from a special guest DJ!

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Summer Special Sale - Questroyal Fine Art
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Sometimes dreams do go on sale. It was considered to be taboo when, ten years ago, we decided to establish a summer sale that deeply discounted many of our best American paintings. It was something sophisticated galleries didn’t do. We’d rather be passionate than sophisticated. These sales generate funds to supplement the coming season’s buying opportunities, and offer the possibility of a great acquisition for you. Over 100 deeply discounted paintings by historically important American artists, most offered near, at, or below cost. Visit www.questroyalfineart.com/special to browse all paintings in the sale.

Freedmanart - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Walls and Occupied Spaces: paintings by artist Kit White, in a timely conversation with artist and writer Jason Stopa.

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - The Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs brings together drawings, paintings, and photography by the American Modernist artist, while examining the confluence of two seemingly disparate series completed later in his life, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on the streets of New York, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and sense of spatial organization. The convergence of these two incredible series culminates in Torn Signs, 1974-76, the powerful, large-scale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition.

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue examine the confluence of Ralston Crawford's Torn Signs and Semana Santa series, two seemingly disparate themes connected by Crawford’s extraordinary visual memory, working method, and inventiveness. Over the course of four decades, Crawford recorded, transformed, and often merged his experiences and memories in photographs, drawings, etchings, paintings, and film. In 1938, Crawford first photographed a ripped and pasted over sign on the street in Philadelphia. Crawford returned to the theme frequently in the last thirty years of his life, capturing the layered and weathered advertisements plastered around New York City. During this time, he also traveled frequently to Seville, Spain and in 1972, documented the experience of Holy Week. Crawford drew inspiration from a constellation of memory and invention that flowed in multiple directions at once. For him, the rhythmic images of hooded penitents processing through the streets for Holy Week recalled formal elements of his Torn Signs imagery. The convergence of these two incredible series culminated in the powerful, large-scale painting Torn Signs, 1974-76 (Vilcek Foundation Collection).... (read more)


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