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Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet

Bryant Park

Manhattan Ongoing

There's something rotten in the park and it’s definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe, The Drilling Company, who creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Shakespeare resides in the park in May and August for romance, ...

Books that Move

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, May 10, 2014, 1:30 pm

Flip books, step books, books that pop and spin — what better way to tell your story of travels than creating a book that moves? Museum educators will help you find the right materials for assembling your book creation and unique travelin’ tale.

Jamie Adkins’ Circus Incognitus

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Sun, May 18, 2014, 1:30 pm

Jamie Adkins – eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist and 100% percent poet – is delighted to present his newest creation, “Circus Incognitus.” More than ever before, Jamie shows his audiences, in his own unique way, the full range of his talents. He has taken his performance far beyond the bounds ...

How to Use Fiscal Sponsorship to Get Ahead as an Individual Artist

Queens Council on the Arts

queens Wed, May 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

Are you an individual artist interested in applying to large-scale grants and government agencies? Frustrated by a lack of opportunities without non-profit status? Fiscal sponsorship may be right for you.Find out more about fiscal sponsorship eligibility and advantages at the next edition of BYOB in Brief: Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists, ...

Word for Word: Emily Giffin with Jane Green

Bryant Park Reading Room

Manhattan Wed, May 21, 2014, 12:30 pm

The best-selling author of “Something Borrowed” and “Where We Belong” talks with author Jane Green (Tempting Fate) about her new novel—an exceptional story on love, loyalty, and finding truth.

Russian Film Series: The Children of Leningradsky

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Thu, May 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

A 2005 Polish short documentary about a community of homeless children living in the Leningradsky railway station in Moscow. Directed by Andrzej Celinski and Hanna Polak, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.Please note: this film is in Russian.To register, please visit and ...

Frankie 100: Midsummer Night Swing presents a special Social Dance with live music by Solomon Douglas!

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014, 7:30 pm

Free beginner swing dance lesson with Lainey Silver and Dan Newsome followed by live music with the Solomon Douglas Sextet!

A Breath of Fresh Air

Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 12:00 am

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall A Breath of Fresh AirFeaturing the Award Winning Professional Vocal Ensemble KHORIKOSDel Mar Master Chorus and Concert Chorale Dennis Richardson, Director Alice High School Honors Band Arnold Garza, Director“KHORIKOS performances have been described as other-worldly, powerful and cutting-edge”Save 50% with discount code DCD18973 Tickets ...

Frankie 100: Opening Ceremony & Dancing until 4am!

Terminal 5

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 7:00 pm

Opening Ceremony with Hanna & Mattias and Wycliffe Gordon & The Kyle Athayde Dance Party to follow.

Frankie 100: Film Festival at Lincoln Center

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 2:30 pm

Documentaries Call of the Jitterbug (1989) and Never Stop Swinging (2009) provide an up-close and personal view of Frankie Manning and are sure to put you in the mood to dance.

Giving Trees: Million Trees NYC

Poets House

Manhattan Sat, May 24, 2014, 11:00 am

Join us for a celebration of trees in NYC! Listen to live music, learn amazing tree facts, figure out how to identify tree species, and request a tree for your street. And create your own "poetrees" on plantable paper!Learn more about the Million Trees NYC initiative.

NYC Atlas

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, May 24, 2014, 1:30 pm

Collections of maps, called atlases, can tell a story just like any drawing or photograph. We’ll take a look at atlases and new maps of New York City and see how artists and cartographers—trained map makers—create different kinds of maps. Some of them are wild and fantastical and some are ...