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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.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them

New York Botanical Garden

bronx Sat, May 17, 2014 - Sun, Sep 07, 2014

This Garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design as well as garden photography.

Danh Vo: We the People

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Sat, May 17, 2014 - Fri, Dec 05, 2014

We The People (2010-2014) is a 1:1 replica of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, recreated by artist Danh Vo (b. 1975) in about 250 individual pieces. Vo’s segmented version is faithful to the original, using the same fabrication techniques and copper material.

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 ...

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan Tue, May 20, 2014 - Sun, Oct 26, 2014

This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's collections—including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles, prints, and illustrated books, will demonstrate the enduring ...

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan Tue, May 20, 2014 - Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a cultural benefactor and former New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. This exhibition brings together nearly one hundred outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs.

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.

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, ...

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!

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: 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.