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November 2017

TimesSquare_Portal: Week 6 – Change

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 9:00 pm
Times Square, New York City New York, NY 10036 United States + Google Map

TimesSquare_Portal by Shared Studios October 10 – November 21 | at Broadway and 46th Street Enter a golden Portal* and find yourself face to face with someone in another part of the world, as if you were in the same room. A Portal Curator will introduce you to your conversation counterpart in a distant Portal and give you a conversation prompt focused on a weekly theme: Public Spaces; Food; Migration; Performance & Live Entertainment; Identity; Change; and Giving Thanks. In addition to hosting dialogues between individuals, the TimesSquare_Portal will host special conversations, meals, musical performances, and more. Check out the most up-to-date list of events and reserve your spot at http://www.TimesSquarePortal.com. Week Six: Change From the heart of the iconic location where Americans welcome fresh starts and change each New Year, theTimesSquare_Portal will feature dialogues and programmed events exploring change in many forms, from the global and universal to the personal and political. Dialogues and events will explore issues ranging from climate change and criminal justice reform to aging and falling in and out of love. During one featured event during Week Six, formerly incarcerated Americans from across the country will share their stories of prison and reentry into society. This event is FREE and open to the public. Daily walk up hours will be posted to @TSqArts Twitter and Instagram. You can also book a Portal reservation at http://www.timessquareportal.com. Presented in partnership with Times Square Arts *Shared_Studios' Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When participants enter one, they come face-to-face, live and full-body, with someone in an identical space somewhere else on earth. Portals exist in diverse locations including technology hubs, refugee camps, art museums, community centers, and public plazas. Locations include Afghanistan, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine,…

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TimesSquare_Portal: Week 7 – Gratitude

November 20 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 2:00 pm
Times Square, New York City New York, NY 10036 United States + Google Map

TimesSquare_Portal by Shared Studios October 10 – November 21 | at Broadway and 46th Street Enter a golden Portal* and find yourself face to face with someone in another part of the world, as if you were in the same room. A Portal Curator will introduce you to your conversation counterpart in a distant Portal and give you a conversation prompt focused on a weekly theme: Public Spaces; Food; Migration; Performance & Live Entertainment; Identity; Change; and Giving Thanks. In addition to hosting dialogues between individuals, the TimesSquare_Portal will host special conversations, meals, musical performances, and more. Check out the most up-to-date list of events and reserve your spot at http://www.TimesSquarePortal.com. Week Seven: Gratitude The TimesSquare_Portal activation will conclude during the week of Thanksgiving with a series of Shared_Thanksgiving meals connecting the TimesSquare_Portal to other Portals throughout the U.S. This event is FREE and open to the public. Daily walk up hours will be posted to @TSqArts Twitter and Instagram. You can also book a Portal reservation at http://www.timessquareportal.com. Presented in partnership with Times Square Arts *Shared_Studios' Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When participants enter one, they come face-to-face, live and full-body, with someone in an identical space somewhere else on earth. Portals exist in diverse locations including technology hubs, refugee camps, art museums, community centers, and public plazas. Locations include Afghanistan, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Rwanda, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, and Yemen.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration

November 24 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at the Children's Museum of Manhattan! Add to a communal table art installation, hear the story of the first Thanksgiving Day Parade and much more! *Note* the Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Installation Create a dinner plate that tells a story of your family and what you are grateful for. Add your plate to our CMOM dinner table installation to see what others are grateful for. Friday ‒ Sunday, November 24 ‒ 26 | 10 am & 1 pm | All ages | Drop-in Storytelling: The Great Turkey Race Museum Educators share the story of a silly misunderstanding that leads to a hilarious competition in Steve Metzger’s book The Great Turkey Race. Friday ‒ Sunday, November 24 ‒ 26 | 11 am & 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats Every year, thousands of people come to New York City to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade with its giant balloons and elaborate floats. Create a 3D float inspired by some of the Parade’s most famous designs. Friday ‒ Sunday, November 24 ‒ 26 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, & 4 pm | 6 & older | Sign-up* Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Specializing in the songs and dances of the tribes of the Northwest Coast, Woodlands (Iroquois and Winnebago), Plains (Sioux), and the Southwest (Hopi and Santo Domingo)‒Thunderbird American Indian Dancers preserve through their performances the varied traditions of the Native American peoples. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Friday, November 24 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed** Dance Performance with Steps on Broadway Dancers from Steps’ Professional Training Program share an interactive dance performance. Share what you are thankful for through dance! Saturday, November 25 | 2 & 3 pm…

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Bar Car Nights

November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show® as the centerpiece. Grab a drink from one of our seasonal bars and then set out to explore the night’s offerings.

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Astronomy Live: Voyagers

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024 United States
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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, composer Gerald Cohen brings us Voyagers, a new musical piece for clarinet and string quartet. The program features the Cassatt Quartet and clarinetist Vasko Dukovski accompanied by visualizations designed by Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart. Timothy Ferris, producer of Voyager’s Golden Record, joins as a special guest.

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21st Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Central Park, 5 Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St
Manhattan, NY 10022 United States
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Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Dana Discovery Center's Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Schedule of Events 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Photos with Santa (please bring your own camera) 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Caroling and Lighting Ceremony This event, organized by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, is made possible by our founding sponsor, Con Edison. Free family fun; no organized groups, please. Rain, snow, or shine. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza. Stroller parking will be provided. Registration is not required, but you can let us know you are coming here: http://bit.ly/2jRJHIQ For more information, please call 212.310.6675.

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December 2017

World War I: Its History and Art

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028 United States
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Join curator Sabine Rewald and art historian Romy Golan as they discuss the history, art, and culture of The Great War. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "World War I and the Visual Arts. " This event is free with Museum admission. Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

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Bryant Park Tree Lighting Skate-tacular

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bryant Park, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets
New York, NY 10018 United States
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The Lights Before Christmas An original tale on ice Starring: Jane Krakowski The Official Johnny G. Weir Meryl Davis and Charlie White Kimmie Meissner Jeff Buttle Presented by Bank of America in support of (RED) Tony Award winning, Emmy, and Golden Globe-nominated actress Jane Krakowski narrates an original holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas. Internationally acclaimed figure skaters perform as some of the story's characters accompanied by live Christmas music, and audience-interactive giveaways. After the beautiful 55-foot Norway Spruce is lit during a sparkling fireworks display, the rink will open again to public skating. Tree Lighting Skate-tacular honors the efforts of (RED) and their mission to eradicate AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. This spectacular holiday event is made possible by Bank of America. Additional support from Salesforce, LUMA Hotel Times Square and Time Out New York. http://bryantpark.org/programs/tree-lighting-skate-tacular Photo: Elizabeth Shrier

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The Neuroscience of Illusion

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Seeing is believing—or is it? Our brains perceive the world through our senses, and those senses can be fooled, creating a gap between perception and reality. Join master illusionist Apollo Robbins and neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde as we explore the limits of our own visual perception and learn the scientific secrets behind some of magic’s greatest tricks. Special exhibit access is available to ticket holders one hour prior to the program (6-7 pm).

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In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028 United States
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In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day presents the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017 in a daylong convening organized and hosted by The Met. During this event, international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers discuss their work and construct a global view of contemporary architectural practice. This event is free with Museum admission, and advance registration is recommended: http://met.org/2znbjft A full list of participants and a schedule will be announced shortly. For more information, email InOurTime@metmuseum.org. This program is made possible by Daniel Brodsky and Dr. William Pordy. Additional support is provided by Aesop. Dezeen is the media sponsor for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day. Assistive listening devices are available.

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