Friday, Feb. 8 – NYC Museum of the Dog Opens
Sit! Stay! Dog lovers and art fanatics have a new destination in NYC when the Museum of the Dog opens in midtown.
Nearly 200 canine-theme artworks will be on display, including paintings of White House dogs, 18th century figurines, when depicting dogs in art became popular, and a 30-million-year-old dog fossil.
Interactive exhibits teach about the traits of nearly 200 breeds, and there’s a 15,000 book library of all things dog.
Likely the most popular feature will be the the “Find Your Match” kiosk lets you snap a photo to discover which breed your face resembles most.
Founded by Robbie Capp in 1994, it remains the only community chorus in New York devoted to classic repertory from the American musical theater, stage and screen. Enjoy this FREE concert of Broadway favorites.
- FREE, 1pm at the 92Y. Registration is required to ensure space.
What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? For those trapped in the Nazi terror regime, mere survival became a nightmare. Those who went underground, including the expressionist artist Fritz Ascher, endured the terrors of nightly bombings and the even greater fear of being discovered by the Nazis. All were pressed to the limits of human endurance and loneliness.
Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, NYU, and Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and Curator of Fritz Ascher, a new exhibit at NYU’s Grey Gallery, will discuss.
Because we must #NeverForget.
- FREE, 6:30pm, at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, 53 Washington Square South, no reservations required.
- The buttonhook was used at Ellis Island to inspect arriving immigrants for what disease?
- What borough has the most handball courts per capita?
Players can compete in teams of up to six people. Each participant must purchase his/her own ticket, and teams will be created at the door. Prizes will be awarded to top teams!
Ticket includes your choice of a free beer or wine.
There will be a cash bar and feel free to bring your own snacks to the event.
Your ticket also includes Museum admission, so come early to explore (and study up on!) the museum’s exhibitions, which include the new Jackie Robinson exhibit.
- Tickets are $15. The Museum of the City of New York is at 103 St. and Fifth Ave.
Say “I do” all over again. Whether you’ve been married one year, ten years, or almost as long as Times Square has been around, you’re invited to celebrate your commitment at the annual Vow Renewal ceremony on the iconic Red Steps. The ceremony is open to couples of all persuasions, herero or not, and any religion, or not.
The ceremony will be preceded by a performance from Pretty Woman: The Musical and will conclude by 6:30pm — giving you plenty of time to get a romantic dinner afterwards.
Plus, make a future date night more dramatic: one lucky couple attending the event will win a pair of tickets to Pretty Woman: The Musical.
Friday, Feb. 15 – The Library After Hours: Love & Resistance
The city’s most cerebral happy hour returns for its first 2019 event to celebrate the opening of the Library’s new exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50. Enjoy a night of drinks and dancing, curator talks, trivia, special guests, and more, as you explore the history of LGBTQ civil rights in NYC following the momentous 1969 Stonewall Riots.
- After hours access to the Library’s new exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, featuring photographs, documents, ephemera and more that illustrate the themes of nightlife, love, activism, and the queer press.
- Copies of the exhibition’s accompanying book Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era—which includes photographs taken by Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, with a foreword by Roxane Gay—will be on sale before its March 2019 publication date.
- Curator talks featuring exhibition curator Jason Baumann, the Library’s Susan and Douglas Dillon Assistant Director for Collection Development and Coordinator of Humanities and LGBT Collections
- Trivia with Making Gay History podcast host Eric Marcus
- Drag Queen Story Hour’s very first story time for adults
- Listening stations from the NYC Trans Oral History Project—a community archive devoted to the collection, preservation and sharing of trans histories, organized in collaboration with The New York Public Library
- Games, puzzles, and crafting highlighting the Library’s vast LGBTQ archive
- DJ, and food & drinks available for purchase
- After hours access to beautiful NYPL spaces including the Rose Main Reading Room
Tuesday, Feb. 19 – A Natural History of BeerIt’s not often that a world-class museum hosts a seminar on beer. But that’s what’s on tap this month at the American Museum of Natural History.Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle, authors of A Natural History of Beer, as they weave together findings from their respective fields of paleoanthropology and molecular biology in an exciting journey through the world of beer. Take part in tastings of pilsners, IPAs, and stouts. 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.Moderated by Megan Krigbaum, freelance wine writer and contributing editor for PUNCH. A book signing with Tattersall and DeSalle follows the talk.
- 6:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 19 (doors open at 6:15pm), tickets are $20
Thursdays in February – Exerskate For Fun and FitnessExerskate returns to The Rink at Bryant Park. These FREE skating-based exercise classes are conducted by trained figure skaters and hockey players who will get your heart rate up while making you a better skater. They’re also timed so you can get in a brisk workout before heading to the office. Just imagine what 30 minutes in the crisp morning air will do for your mood.The 30-minute classes begin promptly at 8am. To ensure you have time to check-in, lace up your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. We recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your session. Exerskate and admission to The Rink is free of charge, and you may bring your own skates and lock.If you don’t have your own, skate rentals are available for $20 and locks can be purchased for $10. There are no showers or towels available. Exerskate classes are recommended for competent skaters.
- FREE every Thursday morning at 8am, through Feb. 28.
|The city’s most cerebral happy hour is back to celebrate the opening of the Library’s new exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50. Join us for a night of drinks and dancing, curator talks, trivia, special guests, and more as we explore the history of LGBTQ civil rights following the 1969 Stonewall Riots.|