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Frieze Art Fair New York

Randall's Island Park

Manhattan Fri, May 09, 2014 - Mon, May 12, 2014

This extensive international art fair—now in its third year—features contemporary painting, performances, photography and more, from over 1,000 different artists and 190 galleries from around the world. The fair commissions site-specific artworks and audio compositions for the grounds in addition to scheduling panel discussions and lectures from leading artists, art ...

The Best of Contemporary Art at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery

Manhattan Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - Tue, May 13, 2014

Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2014 - May 13, 2014 Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6 Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/5_1_2014.aspx

The Routes Not Taken: An Evening with Joseph Raskin

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Tue, May 13, 2014, 4:30 pm - 12:00 am

Celebrate the subway's 110th anniversary by exploring parts of the system that never came to be. Independent scholar Joseph Raskin, author of The Routes Not Taken, will guide us through the fascinating history of the subway's unbuilt and unused tunnels and stations. It is a century-long saga of clashing political ...

Slava Mogutin: Food Chain

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Manhattan Tue, May 13, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illustrated by the author, "Food Chain" is Slava Mogutin's first collection in English. Part memoir, part political satire, part magic realism, the book presents a scope of texts from his early teenage poems to his latest writings, dubbed by the recent Russian anti-gay law as “homosexual propaganda.”  Coming from a ...

How Does the Brain Respond to the City?

ISSUE Project Room

brooklyn Tue, May 13, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What grabs our attention in the congested city?The latest research in neuroscience is revealing fascinating things about human perception and the relationship between what we see and what we experience. And with inexpensive but high-powered tools such as electroencephalography-based (EEG) brain-computer interfaces (BCI) now increasingly accessible, it’s getting easier to ...

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan Fri, Jan 24, 2014 - Wed, May 14, 2014

The exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career over the last 30 years, from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the works that have placed her at the forefront of contemporary art. She is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Maxine Linehan: An American Journey

Terminus Recording Studios

Manhattan Sun, Apr 27, 2014 - Wed, May 14, 2014

Maxine Linehan: An American Journey, a story that is both achingly personal and extraordinarily universal. In a one-hour performance, using a diverse catalogue of music that includes show tunes, country, and pop, Maxine tells her story of leaving Ireland twelve years ago for life in America.

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind

Lehman College Art Gallery

Bronx Tue, Feb 25, 2014 - Wed, May 14, 2014

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind includes over 35 contemporary artists of Cuban descent, who have been raised in the States or in Cuba. In this groundbreaking exhibition, a myriad of themes are inspired by America: as the familiar homeland for second and third generation children of Cuban parents, ...

Dancing in Bryant Park: Brazilian

Bryant Park

Manhattan Wed, May 14, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pmNanny Assis GroupLesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pmDanielle Andrade and Jim ...

What Is Well-Being, Really?

ISSUE Project Room

brooklyn Wed, May 14, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The discussion of well-being is growing stronger across fields such as design, policy, business, and the sciences, but are we all talking about the same thing? With competing definitions, rubrics, and objective and subjective markers to measure well-being, how can we build a shared conversation about what it means to ...

Robert Vuichard and Broadway Chamber Players

Bloomingdale School of Music

Manhattan Wed, May 14, 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Exploring the Metropolis and Bloomingdale School of Music present an evening of new works and arrangements by composer Robert Vuichard, premiered in collaboration with the newly minted Broadway Chamber Players. This is the culminating program of Vuichard's 2013-14 EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency at Bloomingdale School of Music.Robert has worked with a roster of artists that includes ...

Sylvan Winds present Winds and Guitar

Hispanic Society of America

Manhattan Wed, May 14, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sylvan Winds present a FREE concert of mostly Latin chamber music for Winds and Guitar featuring guitarist Oren Fader, including works by Piazzolla, De Falla, Kreutzer, Sor, Dickhut, Villa-Lobos, Field, Braga. Marquez and Rodrigo. One can also view the wonderful Hispanic art and the 14 magnificent paintings that ...